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#2262534 2/25 GDT : Avalanche 4 at Red Wings 3

Posted by LeftWinger on 25 February 2012 - 07:27 PM

Still waiting for Mursak to prove something...I was more impressed with Conner when he was up...we have the worst 4th line in the NHL it was better when it had Miller and Abdelkader on it. Reunite Helm Cleary and Conner please. Dump Emmerton and Mursak.

#2262228 Just Say 'No' to Mikael Samuelsson

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 February 2012 - 08:02 PM

Im sure it should be obvious but what is a logo hunter?

it is kinda obvious.....When he shoots the puck at the net, he hits the goalie right in the logo on a consistent basis. (when he gets it on net that is)

#2262227 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 February 2012 - 07:58 PM


...according to this TSN article called Trade Bait, they list Steve Ott as a trade possibility.

Make it happen Kenny!

edit: Just saw that Dallas is currently in 8th place and it looks like it's gonna be a battle the rest of the way and they could very well wind up in 8th at the end. So I guess there is NO WAY that they trade Ott to their possible first round opponent....DAMN!

#2262224 Alright, time to call Nyquist up

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 February 2012 - 07:42 PM

Firstly, why do you think I hate Cleary?? Sure, he's not one of my favourite Wings, but I like him, I certainly don't hate him. :lol: So anytime anyone criticise a player it means they hate them??

Secondly, I get a lot of players cycle the puck back to the defenseman, my man Filppula does it a heck of a lot, but unlike Cleary, his passes make it back. Often Cleary’s passes will be easily intercepted and the opposition will start a rush the other way. I’m not repeating that again, so if you fail to understand it this time, bad luck.

Yep, and it somehow makes you "not a real fan" or if you don't like any and all players who ever wore the Wheel then "you should go root for (insert any other team)"

Trust me, I know about this! :lol:

#2262195 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 February 2012 - 05:04 PM

Just an observation, last night's game was a perfect indicator that the Red Wings NEED a top line scorer that shows up every night to play. I certain hope Holland addresses this problem by the deadline because these are the teams we are going to be facing in the playoffs....Vancouver, San Jose, St. Louis...even Chicago still gives us fits. Please Kenny....PLEASE! WE NEED A REAL CLUTCH SCORING WINGER!

#2262194 2/23 GDT : Canucks 4 at Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 February 2012 - 04:59 PM

I think Franzen has been suckin. If he had gone down like a man last night he probably would have been able to block the Sedin shot that tied the game with 15 seconds remaining. We should have never been in overtime. He also is almost a guaranteed loss of possession whenever he touches the puck of late. Sit him down for a game or two and let some motivated youngsters show him what proper effort is.

...a lot of folks are gonna flame you for this post, especially since it's you first post, BUT I give you a +1 because yesterday was the type of game that we needed Franzen to show up, and Hudler to show up amongst others...Bad call on the icing, but bear down and clear the net so Jimmy can see! Franzen did try to block the shot, but I do agree he kinda looked like a ballerina while doing so, maybe he was just in awe of Daniel....er or Henrik...or was it Daniel? Anyhow...Franzen first and foremost needed to show up last night and he didn't.

And those Nuck fans that are gloating and saying how much better they are than the Wings...Gloat away, go ahead, the streak was gonna end sooner or later, not only did you have a blown icing call in your favor (in which game would've been over without it) you also had law of averages in your favor. You should be sad that it took a 6 on 5 for you guys to tie it and a shootout to win it. That there doesn't tell me that you are better than us, just that Burrows got the better of Howard this one time and you guys can score when you have more players on the ice. I really hope these two teams meet in the playoffs, not only is it great hockey (if our "CLUTCH" players decide to show up) but it will be fun to eliminate you guys. Oh and back to breaking the streak, thank you, now the Wings can go back to playing without having this thing in the back of their heads. I am glad it was Vancouver that ended the streak, better than losing to St. Louis or Chicago or worse yet, Pittsburgh. See ya in the playoffs! What time is it? 12 past Luongo....now that is a streak I would hope is more important to you to break, your playoff choking streak.

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Lovely! I guess Cindy Lee Crosby isn't the biggest diver in the league! I take back all the bad things I have said about him! Sorry Sid!

#2260040 Kyle Quincey traded to Detroit in 3 team trade (TBL & COL)

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 February 2012 - 06:48 PM

And, per Ansar Khan, what Holland said:

Ken Holland: “I talked to (Colorado GM) Greg Sherman a few days ago about Quincey and we didn't have a fit. In the last 48 hours, Steve (Yzerman) called me and said he had a deal to get Quincey and asked if we're interested. We got a 26-year-old defenseman who's got experience. He's played 20-plus minutes. He competes. He's coming into his prime. We expect him to be on our team going forward, and he improves our team on the back end this year. We should have never let him go. It worked out great for him. He got an opportunity in L.A .and Colorado."

And this should end the debate and the thread.... I trust Holland. I hope he gets a forward, someone earlier mentioned Ott, WOW, would that be cool!!?!? Morrow is always on my wish list, but if Ott could be had, there goes the idea that we aren't tough....You listening Cherry?

#2259339 Ty Conklin clears waivers, assigned to GR

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 February 2012 - 01:22 PM

Start Jimmy vs. Chicago AND Vancouver to get him back into game shape, then rotate every other until the playoffs. Or maybe give Jimmy 2 and Joey 1 every three. Joey has proven he can play against the elite teams, so its no matter who the Wings start him and Jimmy against. I just say, give Jimmy the next two to get going and then do a rotation.

I feel for Ty, but if he goes unclaimed he will get plenty of playing time in GRR and at the same salary, so he won't be up here but he will be making his NHL salary. GRR is in desperate need of a goalie every since Joey has been gone, so Conklin would be a welcome sight. If he does get claimed then it will be a team that needs him to play right now, so he will get his playing time there as well. I would love for him to stay in the organization and even re-sign to play in GRR next season, because he will get huge minutes and when he plays alot, he plays great! Ty shouldn't be mad (hopefully) at the Wings brass, he knew he wasn't playing well enough to keep the Wings rolling in first place, sure it may of had to do with very limited starts, but that is just how it worked out and you cannot change it. I hope he clears waivers and starts every game in GRR and becomes "ready" to be our third string and be called upon when and if needed.

#2259328 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 February 2012 - 01:01 PM

I still believe that with the way the team has been playing, our goalie issues are over, our defense is fine, all we need is someone to turn our power play around. Teemu Selanne. If Holland can get Selanne for a cheap price (if he is available) that would more than turn our power play around and in turn, turn our road record around. But if nothing is available at the right price, Holland will probably stay put and address whatever issues in the off season.

#2259165 Sharks May overcome your streak. Otherwise it would be a great game.

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 February 2012 - 10:44 PM

I think the OP actually meant, when he said Sharks may overcome your streak, that The Sharks may Come Over and enjoy your streak... That's the only sense I can make out of it...

#2259154 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 February 2012 - 09:49 PM


Thank you... I guess to sum up my opinion, if a player doesn't have a desire to play in Detroit, then he is not Detroit material and would probably be worthless in our lineup...

I don't care how "great" the player is, if he doesn't think that he would have a greater shot at winning a Cup in Detroit than he would in LA then I feel sorry for the guy...and he will be just another perennial all-star that has never won a Cup. That makes for a great feel-good story come playoff time, but when that player's team is eventually eliminated, that is where the story ends...again. Not saying Detroit is the only place to go to win a Cup, but the past cannot be denied and if Detroit is not on every players top 5 list of places they'd want to play, then something is mentally wrong with that player...hell even Forsberg considered it but felt he would be betraying his fans and for that I actually give him credit. I would hate to see any of our "dynasty" players play for the Avs...

#2259140 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 February 2012 - 09:13 PM


Evidently Detroit is currently the second favorite choice for players.

Worse yet, More players would rather play for Quenneville than Babcock. :blink:

Yeah, by 1% and last season's poll had Detroit at #1. It is only obvious that if 15% of the players would want to play for Chicago, that their head coach would be #1 as well. OF course last season Bylsma was #1 with Detroit being #1...

...besides, that whole come to Detroit because it's Detroit has died down since the Cap era began. More parity in the league has led to more successful teams. But one thing cannot be denied, no matter who "wants" to come play here, the ones that do rarely ever leave and it hasn't stopped the Big Red Machine from being the most successful NHL franchise in the last 20+ years! Which is huge considering that the "CAP" and "PARITY" was supposed to bring Detroit Monster down to its knees...

...epic fail by Bettman. Maybe he will try again this summer...

#2259107 MAC-SANITY!

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 February 2012 - 06:11 PM

I don't know about sitting a healthy Howard for MacDonald, but ya, I do believe we will no backup goalie issues come next season....Howard/MacDonald....set.

Everytime Joey wins I can here him saying... "I'm the migity migity migity migity migity migity Mac!"

edit: Sorry, showing my age there. No Kriss Kross fans left around eh? :lol:

#2257575 Zetterberg out vs. Predators, Tatar called up

Posted by LeftWinger on 16 February 2012 - 09:51 PM

Pessimistic as always. Haven't you learned anything in your 20 years of watching the Wings?

20? 20? What do you take me for one of those bandwagon Wings fan that only caught the bus once they started winning? My first game was in 1979 at The Joe when the re-hung Gordies number in the rafters. Been a fan since i was 9 and have stuck with them through the lean,years as well as the last 20. That is why i get so passionate sometimes. But honestly, ya, they could still win friday, but its gonna be hard as Nashville will be gunning for our spot. Without Z its gonna be even harder.....

#2257389 Yzerman asks Pavel Kubina to Provide list of teams

Posted by LeftWinger on 16 February 2012 - 12:34 PM

Could this be the veteran depth we've been hearing about?


God i hope not.....