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#2225929 11/15 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blues 2

Posted by LeftWinger on 15 November 2011 - 09:55 PM

someone PLEASE gif the part of that commercial where franzen is laughing about his 11 year multi million dollar contract.

perfect response when he decides to take 10 straight games off again.

:blink: we got 11 more years of him? Oh.my.God. Didn't realize it was that long....:puke:


#2225887 11/15 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blues 2

Posted by LeftWinger on 15 November 2011 - 09:36 PM

Geez, Backes is just doing whatever he wants! Why? Noone is gonna step up, thats why.....


#2225860 11/15 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blues 2

Posted by LeftWinger on 15 November 2011 - 09:28 PM

Man, Zetterberg has to be hurt....sit him down already, let him heal....long term if needed, Jesus, I'd rather have him healthy for the playoffs....


#2225264 The 2012 Off-Season

Posted by LeftWinger on 14 November 2011 - 06:06 AM

Nice! But I dont think they have too much confidence in MacDonald. The rest is awesome!


#2225164 Will Stuart re-sign?

Posted by LeftWinger on 13 November 2011 - 06:06 PM

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!)

Would the neg bandits kindly explain to me what about this post warranted a -2? You wouldn't want Suter or Weber or Penner or 2 more Stanley Cups? Would you rather lose Stuart for nothing? So it wouldn't be a good idea to trade him before he leaves or sign/trade him if his heart is in LA? Do you hate Stuart so much that the mere idea of someone mentioned re-sign him makes you sick? Don't just neg someone, be a man and step up and explain the reason you disagree, instead of hiding...


#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

Agreed.

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)

Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Holmstrom
Nyquist-Franzen-Bertuzzi
Cleary-Filppula-Abdelkader
Miller-Helm-Eaves
*Hudler
*Emmerton

Lidstrom-White
Kronwall-Kindl
Ericsson-Stuart
*Commodore

Howard
Conklin

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...