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#2244661 Zetterberg Trade Rumor

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 January 2012 - 06:09 PM

If Zetterberg's name is in the rumor and the other name is anything short of Ovechkin or Stamkos or Malkin then don't believe your friend's brother's uncle who lives next door to Holland's bastard child's half brother's nephew, who just happens to bank at the same place as Kory Kocur...

#2244659 Spencer Abbott Wings next draft steal !

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 January 2012 - 06:06 PM

Abbott in for Hobey Baker this year ! i say we reunite Nyquist and Abbott !!! 19GP 33PTS so far this season

5'10" 175lbs.

Ya, that is exactly what we need...like another hole in our head.

#2244656 Zetterberg Trade Rumor

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 January 2012 - 06:01 PM

At work today a coworker forwarded me an email he received from a friend who apparently lives next to or near Ken Holland. No idea how reliable this is, but this person claims the Wings are about to trade Zetterberg to Florida for Stephen Weiss and a 2nd round draft pick.


a friend of a friend who near Holland....hmmmm, guess they spoke about this important matter over a couple of ginger pop's in the garage listening to Tom Petty?

#2244651 1/12 GDT : Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 January 2012 - 05:44 PM

I think I'd rather see Mursak on the second line with Cleary on the third.

That will work too! Just as long as Cleary and Helm remain together. You cannot split apart your best checking line...you just cant! Damn You Babcock!

#2244650 Congrats to Jimmy & Pavs

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 January 2012 - 05:40 PM

Gee, I wonder why Mr. Clutch never gets picked to go.... after-all, he IS the most clutch player in the NHL, right? Oh and that scrub Hossa, he never goes either....oh wait...

But ya, congrats to Datsyuk and Howard. It'll be awesome to see if Dats and Hossa team up for some highlights like the time Hossa had 40 goals and Pavel had nearly 100 points that year playing along side him...sure glad Franzen is Pavs line-mate now instead of Hossa...

But oh well, Mr. Clutch will prove me wrong! (one day?...maybe?...sometime?...soon?...please?...just once?)

Ya for Jimmy, he deserves it and I hope he shines!

#2244647 1/12 GDT : Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 January 2012 - 05:22 PM

Lines in the OP are off a little.



That's how they practiced this morning.

I am telling you, splitting up Helm & Cleary spells doom! PLUS the law of averages is working against the Wings as well?!?! They cannot win all the games left at home, they are bound to lose one soon. Couple that with splitting up the Ancient Chinese Secret and it may be a long, long night!

EDIT: Also, no Commodore and Raffi is gonna be running our players? Sorry, but this may be ugly tonight...I hope not, but this lineup is about as tough as a Filet Mignon marinated in Montreal Steak Marinade overnight and drenched in Gravy....

#2244643 1/12 GDT : Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 January 2012 - 05:14 PM

Conner is in GR. He won't be playing.

Damn! My bad.... OK, so just switch Miller to the third and put Emmerton with Abdelkader...


Cleary on the 2nd line spells trouble....Cleary with Helm is the secret ingredient...Get it Done Babcock!

edit: Damn injuries....OK, well, if Datsyuk is out that screws up the Chemistry these lines have, and if Mursak plays, he could slip into the third line and put Miller back on the 4th. With Datsyuk out, slide Zetterberg up one, move Filppula to center of the 2nd. Put Holmstrom on the first line with Zetterberg and Franzen and slide Bertuzzi down to Fil's line with Hudler.


Viola, win for us!

#2244173 1/10 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Islanders 5

Posted by LeftWinger on 10 January 2012 - 09:46 PM

Mr. Clutch shows us again!

#2244060 1/10 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Islanders 5

Posted by LeftWinger on 10 January 2012 - 08:40 PM

Here are a couple of observations.... I think the third period screams for Mr. Clutch to take this game over, he is after all, clutch....right?

Also, anybody gonna go back to the Hudler for Nabokov sceanrio's from the off season? I do think Holland is not comfortable with this duo going in to the playoffs. Maybe he acquire's Nabby for that experience in the playoff's? I like Conklin, I do, but if the Wings could have Nabby backing up Howard come April, that would be nice. Something tells me that right about now, Nabby wouldn't mind being backup in Detroit, rather than the starter in NY. Especially come playoff time...where the Islanders won't be.

edit: The neg.....ahhh, must be another Hudler & Mr. Clutch ball licker...They suck man, get over it!

#2243286 1/8 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Posted by LeftWinger on 08 January 2012 - 10:16 PM

I guess the only way Detroit can beat Chicago, is by cheating....from what I heard on TV...

#2242932 1/8 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Posted by LeftWinger on 08 January 2012 - 08:39 PM

Hey, here is an idea, lets put cleary back on thesecond line where he has sucked,and lets put hudler on the third line where he has sucked.

Hudler is playing good with Z and Flip. Cleary is great with Helm. WTF is Babcock doing?

#2242630 Open Season on Ducks

Posted by LeftWinger on 08 January 2012 - 01:14 PM

Franzen leads the team in goals and is second in points. He's on pace for over 30 goals. How is that "not performing"?

Ok, he was "performing" then last year too when he scored 28 Goals to lead the team and 55 points to end up 4th on the team, right? Problem is, on 2/2/11 he scored 5 goals against Ottawa to give him a total of 26 on the season, that means for the next 2+ months he only had 2 goals, one on 3/5/11 vs. PHX and one on 4/3/11 vs. MIN. That is far from performing and leading the team. He does the same thing year in and year out. He is very lazy most nights, puts in a batch of goals for a stretch, then disappears again. I'd rather he score a goal every other game than a bundle before the trade deadline then stink up the ice the rest of the season. Again, if Perry is presented to us and Franzen needs to part of the deal, I say do it!

#2242621 1/7 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Maple Leafs 4

Posted by LeftWinger on 08 January 2012 - 12:09 PM

I hate to interrupt the bulls*** with an actual fact, but Fanzen has 8 game winning goals which leads the entire National Hockey League. Brad Richards is second with 6. 8 guys have 5. He has a +22 which is number 1 in the NHL among Right Wingers.

So explain to me again why you want to trade the most clutch player in the league.

...again, someone misinterprets the GWG stat by actually thinking the game was tied and he scored to untie it to win us the game. The GWG is nothing but the goal that you won by. Let's say the Wings were up 6-0 and Franzen scored the 7th goal. The Hawks come roaring back and score 6 goals only to fall short of the comeback, viola, that 7th goal is still considered the GWG, but it was hardly a "clutch" goal. Franzen is no more clutch than a break pedal. Most if not ALL of his 8 GWG's are of that exact variety, he scores when the Wings are already winning and the other team loses by one goal or more and Franzen's goal which was scored two periods ago, just happens to get the stat of GWG. The NHL should change the way the stat is defined. A GWG should only be a goal that a player scores to untie the game and end the end wins the game for you, not the way it is awarded now.

Again, if you or anyone can show me Franzen 8 ACTUAL GWG's that untie the game and win it for the Wings, then I will agree that he is the most clutch player in the league. But in all actuality he is not.

#2242556 1/7 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Maple Leafs 4

Posted by LeftWinger on 08 January 2012 - 12:21 AM

I like how you waited three minutes before assuming I was too afraid to respond.

I had originally thought it was 8 goals when the game was tied, but I must have misread that. Either way, you disregarded the rest of my post to argue a minute point. Bad form.

Well, the rest of your post was fine. I hate Hudler and Franzen equally, ya, his cap hit is pretty small, and again, I dislike him with a passion, so I never thought he was as clutch as Zetterberg. BUT the 8 GWG, doesn't always mean they were actual goals that untied the game for a win. In all honesty I wish that was the way they credited GWG's instead of the way they do now. Sorry, Franzen could score 100 and Hudler 200 and I will never like them...

#2242548 1/7 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Maple Leafs 4

Posted by LeftWinger on 07 January 2012 - 11:58 PM

You have lost it.

And half of them have come when the game is tied.


Yeah, and we have to pay him a whole 4 million a season. Everyone run for the hills, because we won't be able to improve the team or trade him like ever.

It only took a year for Franzen to turn from "the most clutch player next to Zetterberg" to "the least clutch player on the team".

I'm not even saying Franzen has been up to par this season. But you are just getting ridiculous. The guy is struggling but still able to have more goals than anyone else on the team.

Temper the over the top hate.

Half of them have not come when the game was tied. Of those 8 GWG's, most of them were goals he scored when the team went up 2 or 3 goals and the other team fell short of a comeback and by default his goal was the game winner. Show me 8 GWG's from him when the score was tied and I will take back everything I have said.

edit: thought not.