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#2250967 1/31 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Flames 1

Posted by LeftWinger on 31 January 2012 - 09:48 PM

Commie over Kindl everyday plus twice on Sunday.

#2250746 Toughening Up?

Posted by LeftWinger on 30 January 2012 - 04:12 PM

Link was a defenseman.

In all seriousness, I don't know what Holland/Babcock's definition of a "heavy" winger is.

After all, this is the team that gave us phrases like "team toughness" and "our powerplay is our enforcer", although the latter may have been a LGW created phrase (I don't remember anymore).

Well, comsidering the article says "ANOTHER HEAVY WINGER" I guess that means someone like Franzen or Bertuzzi, since Babcock seems to think we already have a heavy winger and he would like ANOTHER one...if that is the case, we will be seeing more of the same type of player...

...I would be excited if he would have left out the "another." I hope he feels that Moen and Morrow are heavy wingers, because I am all for that, but I am not all for another Franzen or Hudler...

If we can pluck these two from the stars I think we will be one of the hardest teams to play against in the playoffs:

imagine kronwall, stuart, and fistric all out there to destroy someone on any given shift.
also think of the drake factor that morrow has, a gritty guy who will take runs at anyone, fight, and even has some talent offensively and is a great leader.

Ya, Morrow and Fistric would be great. But, lets stop saying the "Drake" factor. He wasn't really that big of help in winning, but he did add grit and toughness as would Morrow, but it seems that most folks around here feel that if it weren't for Drake, we wouldn't have won.

Who would go back to Dallas in your trade scenario? A d-man obviously, but who and who else? Just curious...

#2250739 Dreger's mailbag

Posted by LeftWinger on 30 January 2012 - 03:22 PM

To me, it would be great to have Moen and Morrow the deadline, then get Suter and Parise over the summer.

Sure it causes a log jam at forward, but I too believe Homer and Bert will retire. Bert may go UFA, but I think Homer is done. He is 39. God Bless him, but he, like Draper and Osgood last year and Maltby the year before needs to hang em up and make room for the "NEW" Red Wings era...

#2250593 Dreger's mailbag

Posted by LeftWinger on 29 January 2012 - 05:03 PM

And no matter how many times people use it with Mule GWG is still the most useless stat there is. Guys who score lots of goals are going to have lots of GWG. People like to infer that it somehow means he's clutch, but it means virtually nothing, other than he scores goals.

And using +/- for players on two different teams shows absolutely nothing useful as well.

FINALLY someone who understands the GWG stat! Thank you! Maybe they will listen to you instead of me repeating myself over and over! Hey everyone Datsyuk and Kronwall BOTH have 4 GWG's! Does that mean they are both as good as each other? Holmstrom and Miller each have 2, are they half as good as Datsyuk? Is Franzen better than Datsyuk?

No one was suggesting that. Or at least I certainly wasn't.

I was just wondering why he was comparing the two and saying no thanks to Morrow (:lol: I said toMorrow....hee hee) Anyhow, he would still say no thanks even with BOTH of them on our team then I guess...

This team would be much better if Morrow were on it. He wasn't chosen to be the Captain of Team Canada because he has no heart. This guy is the prototypical NHL player. I say go for it!

#2250478 Who Could be Dealt at the Deadline?

Posted by LeftWinger on 28 January 2012 - 05:28 PM

Ok, I don't get it. Franzen is one of the top playoff performers in the league the past 3-4 years. He is currently leading the entire league in Game winning Goals, he's on pace for 67 points and 31 goals and is +25. His point totals have increased the last 4 years (except the year when he had knee surgery)) 30, 38, 59, 55, 67. He has played over 70 games in 4 of the last 5 years. He's only 32.

So why do we want to trade him?

Somebody explain this to me.

It's not that we want to, but there are players that may very well be available that are better than and more consistent than Franzen. Ryan, Perry to name a couple. IF you are to acquire someone like that, Franzen will have to be involved since you cannot trade Hudler for anyone of that stature. If they go somewhere else, then they still have Franzen and his playoff performances. But if I had to choose between Franzen and Bobby Ryan or Corey Perry? Franzen is gone yesterday...
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#2250325 Dreger's mailbag

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 January 2012 - 06:40 PM

Morrow would have to give his ' a-okay' with any move, being he has a ntc!

Yes, you are correct! What have we all been thinking?!?!? :lol:

Anyway, we all know he has a NTC, but I think that if he had a short list of teams he would accept a trade to, Detroit more than likely would be on it...but thanks for yelling at us about it! :hysterical:

#2250321 Datsyuk No 1 Pick for All Star

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 January 2012 - 06:18 PM

I believe that if the Wings can right their road woes, Datsyuk is gonna fly past Malkin for the scoring lead and solidify his first Hart Trophy. Although this is just the ASG, when the voters vote for the Hart, this will be in the back of thier minds that he went first overall in a fantasy draft amongst the elite of elite players in the NHL...We are witnessing the birth of not just a Detroit superstar but an NHL superstar that FINALLY gets his just deserts...

#2250314 Dreger's mailbag

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 January 2012 - 05:35 PM

I really hope that the Wings acquire Morrow! I am sure it will cost some prospects along with a roster player. But he is every bit worth it as long as Dallas doesn't try to high ball Holland with a deal that they know Holland won't do...

I still think if the Wings got Morrow, Hemsky and Nabokov for the playoff run, they would be a formidable force no doubt! Even if one of our rivals scooped up Perry or Iginla. The Wings have shown before that they can handle those guys. Unless it is a deal that cannot be passed up, I don't think Holland gets Perry/Ryan/Iginla.

But back on topic, Morrow would be totally awesome here, plus he is signed for another season so he would be able to see exactly what being a Red Wing is all about and not just spend a few months here and bolt. Brenden Morrow is a keeper. He would be worth signing on long term before he becomes a UFA.

#2250118 ASG Draft

Posted by LeftWinger on 26 January 2012 - 08:46 PM

Oh Sheet! Datsyuk and Perry together! Let's see what kind of chemistry can be made! :lol: Also Datsyuk and Hossa, together again!

Suter on his team too? Wow, could be a reunion this summer! :lol:

#2250089 What happened to Zetterberg's scoring touch?

Posted by LeftWinger on 26 January 2012 - 08:02 PM

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Give Zetterberg a break.

Sure is nice what money can get you...

#2250081 Red Wings Tattoo

Posted by LeftWinger on 26 January 2012 - 07:53 PM

I dunno but I get negged too. guess tattoos are a touchy subject, all I was doing was complimenting

Me too! I was just saying that they take this sport way serious to want to permanantly put their logo on themselves, but I did say that they all look awesome, just not my cup of tea...oh well, as usual if someone doesn't live and breathe Red Wings 24/7 and think that if the Red Wings didn't exist then the world would end, then they aren't really a fan...

Oh well, still some nice tattoos.

#2250072 Stars' Brenden Morrow available?

Posted by LeftWinger on 26 January 2012 - 07:20 PM

I'd take him. In fact, that's what happened to me in NHL 12 (the Stars offered him for Hudler and McGrattan) and I won the Cup!

He'd be a beast and would play his heart on every shift for a Cup. And he's still a pretty solid player.

Would I want him over Perry, Iginla or Ryan? No. But those guys would likely be harder to get.

Sounds good to me!

Morrow, Hemsky and Nabakov....plan the parade!

...and no, he hasn't won a Cup. His rookie season was the year they lost the Cup to the Devils...

#2250058 Red Wings Tattoo

Posted by LeftWinger on 26 January 2012 - 06:37 PM

To each their own....but you all are some fans that live and breathe Red Wings and take this sport a bit too serious. I have been a fan of theirs since I was 9, waaaay back in 1979, but I wouldn't think about putting their logo on my body....permanently. I am not saying anything bad, they all look nice, it is just me. (of course I currently have ZERO tattoo's it's just not my thing, if it were, I may feel different about the logo's.)

They all look awesome though! Life long fans for sure!

Anyone care to explain why this got negged? Just curious...

#2249060 1/23 GDT : Blues 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 January 2012 - 05:53 PM

Franzén leads the league in game-winning goals.

Lets not go through this again...thank you.

#2249049 1/23 GDT : Blues 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 January 2012 - 05:18 PM

Lost in all of this is an ACTUAL Game Winning Goal by Johan Franzen. He actually scored with the game tied, in a clutch situation! I have to give him credit for that! Good on ya, Franzen! Keep it up now!

cprice12.....what are we gonna do with you? Your true colors have come out in all those quotes...take Howard out? WTF? You can't score on him, so you want to injure him? Is that how you would like to see your team win, tainted? You get a -1000 just for being two-faced... PLUS you talk crap about our city...trust me, I know plenty of places in STL that are FAR worse than Detroit...

Again, I don't do it often, but Way to Go Franzen!