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#2342335 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 January 2013 - 10:36 PM

Hey who misses Lids? The penalty kill is just as good as last season!

#2342079 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 January 2013 - 09:40 PM

Not only is Holland REALLY going to have to re-evaluate this team (I hope he doesn't stay content and just miss the playoffs for the heck of it) but if Babcock cannot get these guys to respond to him or respond to something, he will find himself out of a job.  I hate to tell him, but Tom Renney wasn't just brought in to be an Asst.  He was brought in to fill the gap if Babcock cannot get it done.  I am not saying fire Babs, but its no secret that the rumor has it that the players have stopped responding to him...Renney will take over when and if Babs gets fired....

#2342006 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 January 2013 - 09:23 PM

And apparently now I see why theyre all over his jock...    unreal.



Like I said before the intermission...   PK.. means 3-0


Quincey undressed again.\


Can we ditch this loser now?  Glad we traded for him... 


You mean you aren't happy that we traded a 1st round draft pick (#19 overall) for him? Then, instead of letting him sign with someone else and getting a 1st/3rd in return for him, we re-signed him for $3.7M for the next two years?


I would have rather traded the 1st round pick for Steve Downie, whom Tampa traded to Colorado for Quincey, then we sent the 1st to Tampa for Quincey....I never defended this guy and he looks like garbage...

#2341984 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 January 2013 - 09:19 PM

unacceptable....very unacceptable.


Players that do not belong: Emmerton, Mursak, Franzen, Quincey. The rest of the team is playing like garbage.


In reference to an above poster, I am not ok with losing to this team. I don't care if they are the best in the West.  Right now, the Wings aren't even playing with the best team.


I am not even going to blame it on rust.  The Blues look mid season form, Red Wings look like soft Euros...

#2340802 TooToo - the lovable little Tasmanian Devil

Posted by LeftWinger on 16 January 2013 - 10:52 PM

I agree.  We should get another fighter, preferably on defense.  


Speaking of fighter on Defense....Geezus, Mike McKee played in 23 games for Lincoln and has 202 PIMS! He played in 59 games last season with 237 PIMS! I think he is going to eclipse that number this season.... I sure hope he grows enough at Western to earn a spot in Detroit within the next 4-5 years....(or sooner)

#2340795 Jeremy Roenick's book and the introduction is AMAZING

Posted by LeftWinger on 16 January 2013 - 10:33 PM

The chapter about his day with the Cup should be a really good re.....................................................oh wait, nevermind.  

I know he is still kicking himself in the ass for picking Philly over Detroit....poor JR. He said that Detroit had the exact same offer and he chose Philly because he felt they had more of a chance to win the Cup....and then Detroit got Hasek.  I still like the guy, but he sure made some poor UFA decisions...

#2340771 TooToo - the lovable little Tasmanian Devil

Posted by LeftWinger on 16 January 2013 - 07:30 PM

Some fans will never be satisfied...soft Euro's or tough NA's...what do they want?

#2340737 Wade Redden

Posted by LeftWinger on 16 January 2013 - 04:59 PM

Not a fan of this... I don't see how Redden-White is that much better than Colaiacovo-White. Not to mention we'd be moving Kindl for a 4-5th rounder, or even lose him for nothing. Don't see the point.


As a Wings fan you should bleed Redden-White.... :hysterical:


Anyhow, Kindl is a bust anyhow. I had that feeling from day 1 and he has done nothing to convince me otherwise....should have just drafted Yandle that year, then there would be no debate about how the hell we are going to acquire him.....Holland blew this 1st round pick, as he did also for trading last years #19 pick to Tampa...Holland is a great GM, but even he makes some glaring mistakes....

#2340725 TooToo - the lovable little Tasmanian Devil

Posted by LeftWinger on 16 January 2013 - 04:26 PM











Welcome to Detroit, Jordin, Welcome to Detroit!

#2340594 Brunner's nickname

Posted by LeftWinger on 16 January 2013 - 12:46 PM

Well, don't think anyone came up with this, but after watching the game last night and learning the correct pronunciation of his name (rhymes with runner,) I am officailly going with...


Damien "The Gunner" Brunner....

#2340592 TooToo - the lovable little Tasmanian Devil

Posted by LeftWinger on 16 January 2013 - 12:42 PM

If I recall, most of the same Tootoo haters on here were Drake haters when the Wings signed him. Now they are all like, "he was so important to our 08 Cup!"  I am not saying Tootoo will get us a Cup, heck I didn't even say that in 08 about Drake, but you and you and you and even you cannot deny that Tootoo brings a dimension to this team that we haven't had since 2008.  Tootoo will not only bring so much energy to this team and the crowd, he will stand up for his superstars and fellow teammates. When Lidstrom got smoked in Colorado, Aaron Downey stepped up, kicked ass, didn't ask any questions, just kicked ass.  What happened when Brad Stuart got his jaw broken in Calgary a few years ago? Abby and Ericsson just stood there and looked at the guy who did it.  What happened when Corey Perry was beating on Datsyuk so much that enough was enough? Well Datsyuk whooped him, but Pavel cannot be fighting out there, period. What happened when Weber head slammed Zetterberg? What happens everytime Backes takes liberties on Datsyuk? You get my point. With Tootoo here, you can guarantee what is gonna happen the first time someone tries to take out Calder candidate Damien "The Gunner" Brunner. 


PLUS everyone is forgetting Tootoo is still only 29 (30 Feb. 2,) in the prime of his NHL career and is coming off his best ever offensive performance last season all while playing in a limited 4th line role. People mention Chelios and they way we and he both hated each other. Well, after 10 years of being a Red Wing, I do believe he warmed up to us and us to him very well.  As long as Tootoo stays healthy and gets a fair chance from us (unlike Hatcher and Modano did) he will become a fan favorite. I see him playing the rest of his years here in Detroit because that is what players do.  They may start their career's somewhere else, but in Detroit they finish their career's.  I am on the Tootoo train, I always was from day 1.  I loved his intensity in Nashville, his hard work and toughness.  I hated him when he played us, but wished that someone on this team had his work ethic and energy. Well now we have him.  All aboard, the train has room for everyone, but we are leaving the station soon, express line to the Stanley Cup.

#2340422 Detroit Red Wings vs Grand Rapids Griffins Jan 15th @ 6pm ET

Posted by LeftWinger on 15 January 2013 - 07:35 PM

Kindl looks horrible... Ugh...


Agree....he has been given tons of chances in his career to make the top 6 defenders.  He is not gonna do it again this season.  He is done.


I also agree that Mursak isn't look so good and haven't heard much about Emmy besides he changed his number.


Those three are expendable in my book. Franzen had a couple of attempts, but he isn't "playing" Holmstrom like he is supposed to.  His job is to stand in front of the net on the PP. He is trying to do too much... He has a chance to win me over this short season, so far, I am not too impressed.


I think Tootoo is playing hard, I am very impressed with Brunner.  The "kids" are playing a solid game. I seen a lot of Knuble in the 1st, but haven't heard much in the second. He doesn't look 40, but needs to really impress to beat out Eaves and or Miller.  Of course if Nyquist starts in GR and Mursak and Emmy get waived (or traded) Knuble could slip in...


All in all, they don't look too bad.  They will do better than most people think this short season. Covo looks very solid and looks like he will win the 6th spot from Kindl.


Datsyuk - Zetterberg - Brunner could be a top line in scoring this season. That gives Flip the second spot and the Bert - Helm - Cleary line is gonna be a bruiser! Along with Abby-Tootoo combo. I am optimistic about this team! I am with them until the end!

#2340096 Visnovsky files NHLPA grievance to void NYI trade

Posted by LeftWinger on 14 January 2013 - 04:58 PM

Holland needs to contact Visnovsky's agent to get him to agree to a trade from the Island to the Wings.

#2340087 The Power Play

Posted by LeftWinger on 14 January 2013 - 04:28 PM

Love it, better hands then Homer but will he be willing to take a beating like Homer is the question.  If he's going to be the front of the net guy he has to be all in and not half ass.


won't happen. Plus he will never be as important on the PP as Homer was. We'll see what kind of net -front guy he turns into, hopefully he finds something to keep him motivated. 20-30 goals in 48 games would up his trade value!

#2340069 Wings Looking For Defenseman

Posted by LeftWinger on 14 January 2013 - 03:36 PM

Pardon my ignorance, but are you serious about Feds wanting to return to the NHL?


If so.....If I were Holland - I'd def offer Feds a camp invite.....That guy was amazing when playing on our blueline; a 4th forward on the rush, and a guy capable of breaking up a play at any given time.....Something tells me he might've won a Norris Trophy, or two had he stayed back there.


I haven't heard anything about Fedorov making a comeback, I though he was happy being GM of CSKA.  Funny though, I too would welcome Feds back for this short season. But at 43, I'd moreso like to see him comeback in a scout/coaching position. I am still waiting for the time when our coaching staff exists of Larionov and Fetisov...


edit: On topic, I too think that the best thing to try to do is get Visnovsky off the Island (if we could convince him to play here.)  Yandle/JBo/Burns/et al. would cost way too much! Besides there will be more than a few available as UFA too come summer...