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#2225061 Will Stuart re-sign?

Posted by LeftWinger on 13 November 2011 - 10:07 AM

Well, I would hope that if he does want to move closer to home next year he does one of two things, A. Tells the Wings early enough of his decision so they can trade him to LA at the deadline for Penner or 2. HE lets them know he wants to finish the year out with the Wings and THEN go home, so after the season he re-signs a sign and trade contract with the Wings that the Kings like and gets's traded to the Kings for Penner (who also does a sign/trade.) Of course there is always option C. I'd like to see him re-sign here and when/if Lidstrom retires and Holland gets Suter (or Weber via deadline trade(yes I am thinking positive)) he will still be part of the NHL's best defensive corps and help bring one or two more Cups here.... (positive thinking feels good this morning!)

#2224818 11/12 GDT: Stars 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 November 2011 - 02:37 PM

Lol every time I post a negative Conklin post some fanboys give me negative reputation. Who here is related to the guy haha.

Ya, you'll find out that if for some reason you don't like a Red Wing, you'll get a neg and you'll also be told you aren't a true fan. The year Hudler held out, I amassed a -101 by saying he is horrible and is not worth the money he wants. Seems it took 3 years for him to prove that he isn't worth the money, and most if not 95% of the users on here now agree that he isn't and would welcome a trade. But there are still folks out there that will neg you if you don't like someone. Honestly though, you probably get negged because you just say stuff like "Conklin Sucks." Instead maybe you should give some argument to why you think he is bad, give some insight, maybe there is something you know that folks here don't know. You probably will still get negged by the slappies, but most users won't.

Anyhow, why the heck is Commodore not playing again? If e was gonna be a healthy scratch most nights, they could've saved the $1M and just brought up Exleby or Janik...

#2223544 This team screams for a trade

Posted by LeftWinger on 07 November 2011 - 05:15 PM


What those teams have in high end scoring, they lack in offensive or defensive depth. Wings had a ton of guys last season with 10 or more goals, and its really nice to know that any line can score. Its nice having 40 or 50 goal guys but not at the expense of depth.

I agree with this, depth is good, but I think Detroit needs to acquire one if not two LEGIT 40-50 goal threats. Maybe they won't score 50, but they need to be a threat to score every night. Franzen is just no longer that threat. Sad to say, neither is Zetterberg. I sure wish they were, but realty says that they are not...

#2223172 11/5 GDT: Ducks 0 at Red Wings 5

Posted by LeftWinger on 05 November 2011 - 07:37 PM

Much better period, yet there are a few players who are just bad still....

...funny, Bertuzzi out with the "Flu" :lol:

#2222463 11/3 GDT: Flames 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 November 2011 - 09:23 PM

Thing is, this team peaked in 2008. Period. The players who are here now that weren't here then just aren't skilled enough to make a difference. If this is the way our "core" is going to play, we have about 20 more years of this mess with all those "lifetime" contract Holland handed out. Although I am sure Holland didn't think that they were going to start diminishing after a couple of seasons...If we are stuck with THIS Franzen and THIS Zetterberg and THIS Kronwall or worse until their contracts are up.....sheesh! Well at least we may see a top 5 draft pick every year for a bit, eh?

Seriously though, this team needs to find their identity and search quickly. If they get buried too deep in the standings too early, there wont be any coming back. They got to win at least 6 out of the next 9 if not more in order to save their first 20 games and keep pace for a playoff spot. If they only win 1 or 2 of the next 9, there may be no saving the season...maybe. They'd have to go on a hellacious winning streak if they wanted to get back to the top.

Where are you Wings? Please come home!
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#2221852 Commodore to play tonight

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 November 2011 - 11:11 AM

Ok, I am excited to see what kind of game Commie brings tonight! I know he is not a saviour for this slump, but a change on D right now could spark something. I am little disappointed to see Nyquist is not in (according to mLive) tonight, I feel he really didn't get a good look the other night because of the refs...er,I mean all the penalty's they took ( :ninja: .) Plus I cannot say how much I dislike Hudler being back in, but Emmerton is due in and with Eaves out, I guess someone has to play if Nyquist isn't. I sure hope SOMEONE finds their scoring touch tonight, please someone find their scoring tonight...

#2221516 This season is over!

Posted by LeftWinger on 02 November 2011 - 08:29 AM

Joke? Good one, I like the thread dedicated to all the jumpers...but to all the ones who seriously think this is over, again 1995-96 Wings started out 5-5-1. Finished the season 62-13-7.

If they go 5-6 or worse, then Holland will attend to the issues...

#2221298 11/1 GDT: Wild 2 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 November 2011 - 09:12 PM

Tonight you can honestly say, Red Wings got screwed by the refs. The hit on Kronner is being called interference this year, well except tonight. 8 penalties to 3? PLUS a 5 on 3? Wings definitely got screwed tonight.

Never fear guys! In 1995-96 the Wings started the season 5-5-1 and wound up at 62-13-7.

BUT, this lack of scoring is becoming a bit concerning...5 goals in 5 games is not gonna cut it. I wouldn't be surprised if Holland makes a few phone calls just to see what's out there... Wings lose a 6th in a row, you can bet numbers will be dialed...

#2220872 Season-Long Lines Thread

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 November 2011 - 04:47 PM

Babcock's revamped the lines again, post-Nyquist (link - http://www.mlive.com...uist_has_g.html)




Ugh, I still don't like that second line and swap Helm and Abby.

#2220399 Own success is our downfall

Posted by LeftWinger on 31 October 2011 - 05:18 AM

The bottom line? I've said it a few times in the last few days, this team is what it is. You have seen to peak of every core player on this team, noone is getting any better. You have a system full of mediocre players with "potential" and that is all. But this is the product you are going to get for being so good for so long. Holland has done the best he can with the picks he is given, but when you are consistently this good, even your first round picks are pretty much just high second rounders, and that is what we are seeing.

This team will bounce back, its not like they are garbage. They are what they are, but what they are is a good team. We've seen it, they'll get back to winning this year, make the playoffs and everyone here will enjoy the season. But if you guys expect the likes of Franzen or Hudler or Filppula, etc... to "grow" and become something that we haven't already seen, then you are in for a huge disappointment. The only player on this team that is going to "grow" at all is Emmerton and that is because we haven't seen him for an entire season yet. The rest of the team, including Datsyuk and Howard, will not all of a sudden become anything more than they have already been, and that is what it is. Not saying they are bad, or even remotely bad. They are stars in their own right, but they have peaked already. You cannot ask Howard to win 37 games every year, it just won't happen. Datsyuk cannot be a top 5 scorer and top 5 defender every year.

This team screams of change soon. Abandon ship? No. But within the next 2-3 years if we have the same team, you will see some dark years I do believe...

#2220397 Buyers Remorse

Posted by LeftWinger on 31 October 2011 - 05:00 AM

The term REDiculuos is an adjective used when describing yet another great season by the best team in the NHL!

"Geez, that team is so good they're REDiculous!"

"Did you see that REDiculous game by the Wings last night? Wow what a team!"

#2220206 Brunnstrom on waivers

Posted by LeftWinger on 30 October 2011 - 11:14 AM

So, waiving Brunnstrom allows Commodore to return to the roster AND keep Smith here to serve more of his suspension, then when Smith gets sent back down, it opens a roster spot to promote a Griffin (with waiver exemptions) until Mursak returns from injury, thus when the time comes, nobody needs to get waived. Makes sense to me. Waive Brunnstrom now before he has had a chance to impress other GM's around the league, so it is less apt that he will be claimed rather than let him play here and get better and risk losing him for sure when Mursak comes back. I like the move. If he gets claimed now, that's the risk, but it would be riskier to waive him in December if he has 10-15 points. +1,000,000 to Holland.

#2220198 Buyers Remorse

Posted by LeftWinger on 30 October 2011 - 10:56 AM

White is a different type of player than this team is. Ya, he has slipped a bit since the 5-0 start, but liek with any losing streak, you are going to find things to nit pick about with everyone. White not an exception. I hope when Commodore comes back, this team has already turned it back around because then people are gonna start blaming him as well. I think White and Commodore is what this team needs on defense and with the possiblity of Smith being ready next season and the hopeful pursuit of Suter this defense is gonna be a whole lot different next year than in years past. I hope Ericsson changes, but I doubt it and if not, I'm trading him. I'm re-signing Kronwall, Stuart and Commodore as well and if I can, I am trading Kindl

Suter - Kronwall
White - Stuart
Smith - Commodore

#2220195 This team screams for a trade

Posted by LeftWinger on 30 October 2011 - 10:40 AM

LOL. Typical. We're eight games into the season, and now Cleary sucks? Never mind that he was one of the team's best players last season. Never mind that he's a consistent all-around player. He hasn't been playing well over the last three weeks? HE SUCKS! TRADE HIM!

I too am not saying anyone "sucks" but like I said in the GDT from yesterday, we have seen these players peak, almost all of them. Cleary is always one of the "teams" best players, but he is never one of the "leagues" best players. Cleary (amongst others) has peaked and will not get any better than we have already seen. Abdelkader and Helm are what they are, and I don't see them getting any better, not that they are bad, but they are what they are. I said given the exception of Emmerton, this whole team has played their best season already and will continue on a downward slope or remain similar. Our team is what it is and is not getting any better, if not, slowly declining. Meanwhile most if not all other teams are making moves, bringing up young-in's and ARE getting better and better while Detroit sits stagnant. I do think Holland has tried to change the makeup of his a team a bit with signing Commodore and White along with Emmerton and Mursak (before injury) having a roster spot, but until something is done in the top 6, which I mean getting a legit top line sniper somehow, this team will remain stuck in this rut that we have grown used to since the 2008 win. I think Holland made mistakes by giving Franzen such a long contract, signing Ericsson, keeping Hudler (although nobody wanted him) and I think it will be a mistake if doesn't seriously, SERIOUSLY pursue one of Weber, Burns or Suter AND if not acquired at or before the deadline a LEGIT super scorer to put on Datsyuk's line and possibly another one for Zetterberg. Whether or not he will be able to do so, we'll see, but this is what the team needs.

I am not calling for heads, but if this team is gonna get better, there has to be change. This team is good enough to make the playoffs, but they are gonna get any better than what we've seen.

edit: I had to edit because I didn't know Burns signed a life long deal and Weber is still a RFA after this season...how is that?

#2219620 10/28 GDT: Sharks 4 at Red Wings 2

Posted by LeftWinger on 28 October 2011 - 09:12 PM

Analysis of the last play, IF Ian White hits Clowe instead of reaching for the puck, Clowe cannot get the pass back to #9, who in turn doesn't get the pass to Thornton for the empty netter. May not have won the game for Detroit, but would've prevented to 4th goal. Babcock better mix this team up a lot more, 1 is an incident, 2 is a habit, 3 is a problem and they just lost 3 in a row. Not calling for trades, just some lineup changes. Like I said, if White is more physical at the end, they don't get that 4th goal. I like White, but he just needed to be physical instead of playing the puck...