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#2342762 Ericsson out, Getting MRI on Hip

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 January 2013 - 04:08 PM

Well, I sure wish it was Mrazek coming up instead of McCollum....

 

Also, with Ericsson questionable, I guess we'll see Kindl.... :bad:  I'd rather they call Ouellet or Sproul.




#2342657 Everyone chill out!

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 January 2013 - 12:48 PM

It is time for an overhaul... This small skilled team doesn't equate to NHL hockey anymore.  Sure, there is a place on the team for a couple of smaller skilled forwards, but if St. Louis didn't prove anything to anyone else last night, they proved it to me, todays NHL needs BIG skilled forwards... I almost blew my beer through my nose when Mickey Redmond said about Franzen that "There is a guy who can match up physically with Backes..." I laugh hysterically today about it.  The Wings are full of small skilled and big average players. The extent of our small skilled forwards should start and end with Zetterberg and Datsyuk.  I reserve judgement on Brunner because he is a rookie and well had 1/5 of our shots last night and at one point had half of them. But the rest of this team can and will be judged, especially after 10 games if they aren't at least 6-4.

 

The makeup of this team needs to be changed drastically.  I know Holland tried for the Olsen twins and I give him credit for everything he did over the summer, including the draft where he went with some larger and tougher players along with his couple of smaller skilled players.  I know nobody agrees with me, but Franzen needs to be traded and I would say the same about Filppula. Why? Because Filppula can bring us a nice piece in return.  I still maintain that Filppula should be traded to Anaheim for Bobby Ryan (if Anaheim would do so.)  I know Selanne holds alot of water in Anaheim and the fact that he said he wants to play with Filppula should not go unoticed by Holland and the Anaheim GM.  I do not even know what Franzen would get us in return after his epic fall at the end of last season and which contiues today.  If traded anywhere, I am sure it would be somewhere where he would have countrymen who have chemistry with him, Vancouver or Dallas come to mind.  I have said before about getting Burrows or Morrow for him, but I am not sure now that those teams would want him.... I could see Franzen doing well with the Sedins or Eriksson, which is why I mention those two teams.

 

Quincey wasn't anywhere worth the 1st round pick, I don't care who would have been selected at #19.  Heck, Stuart only cost us a 2nd and a 4th.  I maintain that Quincey should not have been re-signed and we should have collected whatever picks we could have gotten as compensation.  But no, Holland wasted $3.75M of cap space on this useless garbage.

 

In my opinion tradeable assets today are:

 

Filppula, Franzen, Cleary, Emmerton, Quincey, Ericsson, Kindl...(of course along with picks or prospects to get us what we need...)

 

Waive Mursak, his NHL career is over, WAY over...

 

Buyout Samuelsson and Bertuzzi....




#2342454 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 January 2013 - 11:15 PM

What a great first post-game interview for the new Captain. Not even any pre-season games to warm up on. Gotta feel bad for Z.

 

Ya, gotta feel bad for those teams that didn't have any pre-season games to warm up on....like St. Louis.




#2342433 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 January 2013 - 11:02 PM

Could have had a 1st and 3rd for Quincey if you just let him sign for $3.7M somewhere else...now you couldn't even get a 5th for him.  I still like Holland, but he makes some stupid moves...




#2342429 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 January 2013 - 11:00 PM

Does anyone think that Stevie would trade us a 1st rounder for Quincey?




#2342422 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 January 2013 - 10:57 PM

In other news.....Hossa with 2 goals today. Franzen with....a massage, a glass of Zima and a new Ram vs. Mule commercial.




#2342361 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 January 2013 - 10:40 PM

Jackman is lucky the ref stepped in there.

 

Franzen would have dropped him. Yanked his mouthgaurd out...

 

:lol:...fixed....




#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....