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#2211805 Pre-Season Line Hopes

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 October 2011 - 05:19 AM

While we'r at it:

Filppula Datsyuk Holmstrom
Bertuzzi Zetterbeg Franzen
Cleary Helm Eaves
Miller Abdelkader Brunstrom
Emmerton/Hudler :P

#2211442 10/1 Exhibition GDT: Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 October 2011 - 07:39 PM

I think I dislike Ericsson more than Hudler....

...he is playing like s***e! Overpayment PLUS a no trade clause....super

#2210486 Fabian Brunnstrom

Posted by LeftWinger on 29 September 2011 - 05:51 AM

Brunnstrom: AHL player trying to make any NHL roster.
Hudler: proven NHL player working hard on having a better year because he is disappointed with last season.

You can have Brunnstrom. I'm sure you'll enjoy him. Especially twice on Sunday.

Brunnstrom: Pretty much solidified a spot on the Wings (unfortunate for Mursak.)

Hudler: Now even more expendable and if he doesn't play to his "potential" will be traded or not be re-signed. He WILL be a healthy scratch more times than twice on Sunday, guarantee.

Way to go Fabian!

Good luck Hudler, you're gonna need it!

#2209848 Fabian Brunnstrom

Posted by LeftWinger on 26 September 2011 - 07:02 PM


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Wow, just what I was thinking everytime I hear the words "Hudler" and "Potential" in the same sentence or everytime he is placed on the top line... I'll stop talking crap about him when people stop saying he has the potential to be a first line sniper...

So for now, Brunnstrom over Hudler everyday of the week and twice on Sunday...

#2209820 Mursak is out

Posted by LeftWinger on 26 September 2011 - 03:54 PM

If we are throwing names around on who we think is the most expendable, then my vote is Hudler(of course.) Bottom line is Miller and Eaves at their rate of pay are far better than Hudler at his rate of pay. Unfortunately Hudler cannot be traded (nobody wants our fodder) and he won't be waived, so we are stuck with him. I just can't wait until he is a healthy scratch (again) this season and is splitting time with Emmerton in and out of the lineup.

Considering the lines, I absolutely loved Filppula on Datsyuk's wing in the playoffs last year and would love to see that again, which would move Helm up to 3rd line center and give Abby the 4th line. This probably wont happen and Hudler will probably be put on Dats line, I hope he does well up there, but he is VERY one dimensional and his point total can and will be replaced with the Miller/Eaves combo, plus the defensive upside of those to make Hudler look like a wet diaper. I also loved Helm and Eaves together and the Bertuzzi/Zetts/Franzen combo was lethal for a stretch, but I know lines will change all year long, so nothing is set in stone. IF Brunnstrom gets a contract, Hudler better "return to 2008 status" or he could find himself out of a job in the near future. I believe Miller will not be waived, the final two spots are down to Emmerton/Brunnstrom/Conner/Johnson. I don't know which (if any) can go to Rapids without passing through waivers (I do know Emmerton cannot.)

Anyhow, get well soon Mursak and here's to the regular season!

#2209690 9/25 Pre-Season GDT: Chicago Blackhawks at Red Wings

Posted by LeftWinger on 25 September 2011 - 08:58 PM

Nice to see Ericsson off to a strong start.


#2209637 9/25 Pre-Season GDT: Chicago Blackhawks at Red Wings

Posted by LeftWinger on 25 September 2011 - 06:34 PM

Defense bottom line:

Commodore in, Kindl invisible, Smith not ready, Ericsson sucks (he will NOT earn his money)

On the offense:

I am impressed with all the kids and to tryouts. Unfortunate for Mursak....

#2209425 Fabian Brunnstrom

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 September 2011 - 04:23 PM

He looks like he is gonna earn a contract, but he won't start the season up here because of Jiri "Choke" Hudler...

#2208638 9/21 Exhibition GDT: Red Wings 2 at Penguins 3

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 September 2011 - 07:30 PM

Jimmy lookin a little shakey first game...get those moths shaken out boy!

Sure do notice Brunnstrom more than Hudler...

#2208479 What can be done to go East?

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 September 2011 - 04:29 PM

I liked the idea Bettman was kicking around moving Winnipeg west (obvious) with Detroit AND Columbus both moving East. That would make it exactly the same as MLB. That would put 16 in the East and 14 in the West. Works fine in the MLB, it would work wonderful in the NHL. Say what you will about the West rivals "needing" Detroit in the West, in the end, it's all about money and TV ratings, and people will tune in to watch Detroit/Montreal/Toronto/Rangers/Pittsburgh/Bruins all play each other more than Detroit playing Phoenix. Besides, Chicago is the new big name in the West , so they can take on that roll of selling out the seats in the West. Vancouver is great, San Jose, Anaheim are always a good draw. There are plenty of teams in the West that are good to great, they don't 'Need" Detroit. I want to see that Detroit/Chicago Stanley Cup Finals next year, so I am all for moving East!

#2208408 9/21 Exhibition GDT: Red Wings 2 at Penguins 3

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 September 2011 - 10:25 AM

What? I can stop watching Tigers/Lions and :puke: Michigan football? The REAL sport in town is about to start? :yahoo:

(Just kidding about the Tigers/Lions I hope they do great! :puke: on Michigan Football though...)

Go Wings!

#2208280 Fabian Brunnstrom

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 September 2011 - 11:30 AM

I don't see why we would need Brunnstrom for that. It's a pretty widely accepted fact around LGW that if Hudler were to play on Datsyuk's wing for the entire season he would also put up 35 goals. :ph34r:

No....don't you know he outscored Dats while playing with him, so Hudler should score 100+

#2208002 Hudler took UFC training in off-season

Posted by LeftWinger on 17 September 2011 - 06:50 PM

Really? UFC? MMA? Cool, now he can be just like Johnnie Morton who also trained for MMA at one point in his career and he became a superstar after....oh wait....

...nevermind :lol:

#2207999 Babs sets defense pairings for camp

Posted by LeftWinger on 17 September 2011 - 06:38 PM

I find it funny to get a negative for a joke.... The :ninja: means ha ha funny and not being serious....but some folks are just so negative that they don't take a moment to actually read it. Seriously though, I think I am not alone in hoping Commodore makes the #6 spot over Kindl...

#2207990 Datsyuk to wear 24 in preseason to honor Salei

Posted by LeftWinger on 17 September 2011 - 03:58 PM

Classless bunch of players, my ass.

I know! Sheesh! I remember an Av's fan in here one year saying Sakic had more class than Yzerman because he handed the Cup to Bourque first and Yzerman (or anyone else) has ever done something that classy. (I guess Lidstrom handing off to Drake doesn't count either...) When I mentioned that Yzerman handed the Cup to the Illitch Family in 1997, Konstantinov in a wheel chair in 1998 and Scotty in 2002, he still argued with me... oh well! Go Pav! Go Wings!