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#2256604 Rick Nash "available for the right team/price"

Posted by LeftWinger on 14 February 2012 - 04:57 PM

Ok, again, Nash would be totally awesome in a Wings sweater, but not if it's gonna affect their chemistry. Sure they need that sniper to help alleviate their road woes plus their power(less) play, but getting Nash would not only have us lose a couple of high end prospects, but a couple of our roster players AND draft picks...

Nash would be great, but I think Holland would go for Selanne and Moen for rentals that wouldn't cost the farm or the chemistry for the playoffs, and then throw the $7.8M at Parise for "for life" and Suter "for life" in July. Of course that would mean if Lidstrom comes back it would have to be around $5M unless the CBA goes off wihtout a hitch and the cap actually goes up, but if Lids comes back at $6.2M again...but this isn't about the cap or the offseason. Nash would be awesome but I think it would cost too much...but stranger things have happened.

Rest assured, if Holland thinks the deal is right, Rick Nash will be in the Winged Wheel come Feb. 27th.

#2256036 2/12 GDT : Flyers 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 February 2012 - 10:12 PM

Good GWG Clutch! Keep it up, make me a believer!

BTW, had tix in my hand for Tuesdays game in the beginning of January...had to sell them though...damn, would've been nice to be there to see the new record set...

I do like the idea of Wings being able to add $17M in cap hit at the deadline...oh the damage that could be done!

#2255397 2/12 GDT : Flyers 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 February 2012 - 12:00 PM

As far as I remember, the majority on this forum didn't want Jagr in Detroit, especially for the salary that he got in Philadelphia.

Ya, a lot of folks didn't. I wouldn't have minded him here, but not at his salary. This may be hard to say, but I'd rather have Franzen at his cap hit than Jagr at his.... :puke:

...sorry, that just snuck up on me...I will get a mop.

ah, but LGW posters are very fickle. Many didn't want to give Hudler another shot but alas, those posters are nowhere to be found.

I am here! Present! Accounted for!

I do agree with you though, it seems I had a ton of supporters over the summer in my dislike for the little Piddler, but I am proud to say, my opinion has never faltered! :lol:

I am glad he is doing better, but only because it makes his trade value higher. BUT nobody wants him except Holland, so we will see him here again, for even more wasted cap space.

But that is just my opinion. At least he is playing better...

#2255389 If we got Selanne..

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 February 2012 - 11:47 AM

Chelios didn't have a NTC when he was traded here, though.

Yes, but I recall him saying the Hawks asked him to give them a list of 5 teams he would like to play for and they would try to accommodate him. Lucky for us, Detroit was on that list, despite his words previous to that date.

Blue, I don't understand all the hate you get for making threads that include lines combo's. Isn't that an important part of hokcey, lines? I like reading them. I don't always agree with your combo's but that is the point right? With that being said, I am not so sure it would cost as much as Hudler and Kindl to acquire Selanne for a spring rental. Wings_Toledo is on the right track with Hudler always be offered up (I am guilty as charged) but really, unless some team REALLY wants Hudler badly, nobody that are sellers are going to ask for a pending UFA in return. BUT, they mayb take a lessor player and a higher level prospect for him, or maybe a couple of prospects. I am not sure. I would make one change to your lines though, I would swap Zetterberg and Datsyuk.

Filppula - Datsyuk - Selanne
Bertuzzi - Zetterberg - Franzen

I would also like to see what wings_fanatic suggested with re-teaming Zetterberg and Datsyuk, but I would keep Franzen on their wing, because if Franzen was on a line with Fil and Selanne they would get their assess pounded on a nightly basis with no one to protect them. Having Bertuzzi out there would at least make other teams look behind their heads before taking liberties. Of course that would leave Dats and Z open for abuse then, because Franzen isn't gonna drop anyone short of punching someone after the whistle or game expires...

#2255186 2/10 GDT : Ducks 1 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by LeftWinger on 11 February 2012 - 06:38 AM

Do you get tired beating that dead horse?

Nope. According to most of you, he is the most clutch player in the NHL, so until he starts playing like it and actually puts in some "clutch" goals when the team needs them, then no I am not. Besides beating a dead horse means to keep saying something everyone knows is true. So I guess you think it is true too?

#2255145 2/10 GDT : Ducks 1 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by LeftWinger on 10 February 2012 - 10:53 PM

All you folks saying this was the best game you've watched or been too must not have watched the same game I did. Most of our players were invisible, especially Franzen who is supposed to be our clutch scorer. I still think we need an experienced back up for the playoffs, but if it wasn't for Joey playing a great game, the Ducks would've slaughter the Wings tonight. Perry may be a ******, but I would trade Franzen for him today. Too bad he isn't worth the spit of Perry, so Anaheim would laugh at that trade proposal!

#2254764 Will there be an impact trade by the wings?

Posted by LeftWinger on 10 February 2012 - 05:38 PM

Selanne, Morrow & Nabokov. Book the Parade...

Will the trades happen? Doubt it. But it would be nice!

#2254763 Red Wings Alumni lineup

Posted by LeftWinger on 10 February 2012 - 05:33 PM

Fedorov needs to come home. He needs to see that 99.9999% of the fans here still love him and would LOVE to see the #91 grace the Winged Wheel again! Ya, it may not be for the REAL Wings, but still. This is a shot to get back in the mix in some form and maybe, just maybe, get back to the hearts of ALL of the fans and get his number hung up next to Lidstrom's eventual banner. He knows it, the Wings know it, we all know it...he needs to be here and he could come along with Larionov and Kozlov.
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#2254433 Anyone Ever Notice This?

Posted by LeftWinger on 09 February 2012 - 06:10 PM

I was about to say this. Probably the second time in my life watching the Wings that I recall seeing him get clocked, the other being a hit from an Av that dazed Lids pretty good, can't remember who it was although I remember Lidstrom crawling to the bench he was so dazed.

Ian Laperriere...who promptly got his ass kicked by Aaron Downey for doing it...memories...ahhh.

#2254427 Anyone Ever Notice This?

Posted by LeftWinger on 09 February 2012 - 05:45 PM

At one time he was the guy that was just plain hard to hit. Guys would take a run at him and end up hurting them self (like Pronger did) I don't know if he still has some of that elusiveness left in him or its just plain respect.

Are you talking about the Yzerman and Pronger incident? If so you do know that Yzerman undercut Pronger and intentionally hurt Pronger right? At least that is what our buddy cprice says...anyhow...

If there was an incident that involved Pronger and Lidstrom then I apologize, but that incident has slipped out of my head (as have many things as I age.) :lol:

#2254423 Will there be an impact trade by the wings?

Posted by LeftWinger on 09 February 2012 - 05:40 PM

I still want to see Morrow & Nabokov here for the playoffs...THEN sign Parise and Suter in the offseason. I know it will cost us roster player to get Morrow, but I am not too concerned about that since it won't cost us anyone who is above Hudler on the pecking order. If we could somehow acquire him without losing a roster player then great. That is my hope, but like most are saying, Holland is only gonna get someone if it helps the team. I hope he does.

#2254411 How WC tickets will be sold

Posted by LeftWinger on 09 February 2012 - 05:10 PM

The tix should be open to ALL hockey fans. Just block off the exact same amount for Wings fans and Leafs fans, then the rest are open to all. 36,000 for Wings all in one part of the Stadium, 36,000 for Leafs in a different part of the Stadium and 38,000 for general NHL fans who want to attend. When you order, you are asked which team or neither? Then you are given the choice of certain sections for that team only. That way we have a side with Wings fans and side with Leafs fans, then the ends are filled with random fans. (certainly of which can be Wings and Leafs fans.) Imagine the view from the blimp with all Red on one side of the field and all Blue on the other?

#2254407 How WC tickets will be sold

Posted by LeftWinger on 09 February 2012 - 05:04 PM

Would they be able to sell them at the premium Leafs fans will pay? This won't just be tickets at regular NHL prices, there will be a significant mark-up.


So....what you are saying is that Leafs fans are more well-to-do than Red Wings fans?

Just because there will be a mark-up doesn't mean Leafs fans are the only ones who can afford it...I would say 99.999999999% of Wings fans do not live in the City and as a matter of fact, a ton of them live in Oakland County which is one of the wealthiest counties in the Nation....

#2253652 2/8 GDT: Oilers 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by LeftWinger on 08 February 2012 - 04:46 PM

Clutch better show up tonight...he better dominate. We need our scorers to score, Clutch, The Worm are on the hotstove tonight!

#2252899 Another crybaby

Posted by LeftWinger on 05 February 2012 - 04:43 PM

Avoiding the mention of Jiri Hudler’s name, or the fact the Detroit Red Wing worm smashed Sharp’s wrist with a vicious slash

:hysterical: This guy has never even watched Hudler play! Huder? Visious? Oh that hurts, stop I am laughing so hard!

I do like the name Worm for Jiri though! I think if a worm had a face, it would be Jiri's! (quick someone photoshop it!)

Jiri "The Worm" Hudler ©