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#2214143 Season-Long Lines Thread

Posted by LeftWinger on 11 October 2011 - 05:59 PM

Mursak will be back around the All-Star break. What happens at that point. Waive Emmerton or Miller so that Nyquist stays up? Move Nyquist back to Grand Rapids? Waive Mursak?

You, and the other "Nyquist now!" posters, have yet to answer this question.

Honestly, I think those folks live in a perfect world where if Emmerton/Mursak or Miller gets sent down, nobody would touch them and they would remain in the organization. None of those players would make it through waivers. Some folks just don't get the concept that in this organization, as long as a player is waiver exempt, they are the one going to be sent down...

...he probably also thinks that since Smith was recalled from GRR, that it means he is here for the rest of the season because in all his line combos Commodore is missing... He has to get it through his head that Smith/Nyquist/Tatar etc... would only be temporary fill-ins for injuries and will be the ones sent to Rapids when the team is healthy.

The more pressing matter will be when Mursak gets back, who goes? I know that is a little while from now, but if Emmerton keeps it up and Brunnstrom plays like he did in the pre-season, it's going to be a tough, tough decision to be made... I am all for the kids revolution, but I also like Miller...

#2214141 Season-Long Lines Thread

Posted by LeftWinger on 11 October 2011 - 05:49 PM

i've already changed my proposed lines in response to some of the more intelligent responses...lol

Filppula-Datsyuk-Cleary - - - - - or - - - - - Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Cleary
Franzen-Zetterberg-Bertuzzi - - - - - or - - - - - Franzen-Filppula-Bertuzzi



So Helm is lower on the totem pole than Nyquist? Hudler has already proven to us he needs a playmaker to set him up, Nyquist is a scorer and Eaves is a checker, Hudler would be useless on that line. Plus you're still of opinion that Commodore won't be with the Wings anymore? Smith will ONLY be here for injury call ups, he will not have a permanent position on this team until at least next season. (barring major injury.) I know you said these are lines you would like to see, but can you keep it within reality? I'd like to see Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Ovechkin but it ain't gonna happen.

I'd like to see Filppula on Datsyuk's line again, they seemed to work wonderfully in the playoffs together. I also liked the Cleary - Helm - Eaves combo. Bert - Zetterberg and Franzen are great too. That would leave Abby, Holmstrom and Miller (rotating with Brunner and Emmerton.) No I didn't forget about Hudler, of course he will go where he can score, but I just cannot bring myself to list him on the first line with Datsyuk without my fingers burning...:P :lol:

#2213975 Hudler?

Posted by LeftWinger on 10 October 2011 - 06:00 PM

1. You are hoping that a player of your favourite team has a subpar season?

Nothing personal, just business....

2. Doan is Coyotes' francise player so they won't trade him

Ray Bourque?

and he dislikes Detroit.

:blink: Uh, ya, should I find the Chelios video?

#2213952 Hudler?

Posted by LeftWinger on 10 October 2011 - 03:18 PM

It ain't no Hudler thread without me chiming in! :lol: Seriously, so far, he is doing what he needs to do, score points. We know he isn't a grinder or a great defender. He isn't gonna win you battles in the corners and he isn't gonna stand in front of the net with the results Holmstrom brings you. That being said, he is here to score goals. Whether he becomes the scoring some folks believe he can be, we don't know. Personally, if Detroit is going to keep him (Lord knows from the off season, nobody was interested in him) then I hope he has another subpar season, so when it comes time to become a UFA, he will not command an increase in pay. But if he does have a career year, I hope he doesn't expect too much more in pay, because there are more important poeple out there Holland needs to spend the Cap on and not be handcuffed by him again. Has he done enough to get traded? When it comes to trades, almost everyone is fair game. If Hudler keeps up a nice pace to have a career year, of course he becomes more attractive to the rest of the league, at least more than he was over the summer. When Mursak comes back, someone has to go, I don't think Holland would want to lose Emmerton/Brunstrom (unless he is playing bad) or Miller for nothing on Waiver's, so yes, someone will probably be traded. BUT, Holland isn't gonna trade Hudler/Filppula or anyone if it's not for the right price and the right player.

What would it take to get Doan in Detroit? Definitely not a sub-par Hudler alone, if at all. As much as I would love to be rid of Hudler, he isn't going to bring much back to Detroit unless he is putting up Franzen type numbers, then would Holland even trade him at all? Maybe if he feels he is not going to be able to re-sign him...

#2213741 Season-Long Lines Thread

Posted by LeftWinger on 09 October 2011 - 12:32 PM

Popular demand? :blink: :lol: just kidding...

Anyhow, I like line combo talk, but in reference to your lines that you want to see this year. Neither Commodore or Emmerton will be in GRR anytime soon, if at all, especially while Smith and Nyquist are waiver exempt, so just keep the dream.

I do like Filppula with Datsyuk.

#2213478 10/8 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Avalanche 0

Posted by LeftWinger on 08 October 2011 - 06:39 PM

5-2 Wings.... Hudler Hattie...Helm...Brunnstrom (is he playing?) if not,then Bert. Cabrera with 4 RBI.

Avs....doesn't matter

edit: Avs go up 2-0 in the first and Wings score 5 unanswered...

#2212782 10/7 GDT:Senators 3 at Red Wings 5

Posted by LeftWinger on 07 October 2011 - 05:10 AM

:yahoo: :w00t2:

Red Wings game 1.....Tigers ALCS....Lions 4-0.....What a time to be a Detroit Fan!

Go Wings!

#2212589 Hudler?

Posted by LeftWinger on 06 October 2011 - 07:50 AM

In all honesty, and I know EVERYONE knows how I have been towards him, but really, if he can find consistency on Datsyuk's wing and become the player is he supposed to be, I will be very happy. So raise your glass to him being on Datsyuk's wing and scoring 30+ goals! (that just means Holland will have to pay him more as a UFA...) but if he is worth it, he is worth it. Good Luck Jiri!

Hudler - Datsyuk - Franzen

...I am on board for him to excel! (I am saying this now, so when and if he does start scoring, it doesn't look like I am jumping on a bandwagon.)

#2212166 Brunnstrom is signed.

Posted by LeftWinger on 04 October 2011 - 03:41 PM

RooseBill The Bill Roose
All five of #RedWings players placed on waivers yesterday cleared at noon today, and are headed to Grand Rapids. @DetroitRedWings


Depth Depth Depth!

Can't wait to hear the opening day roster!

#2212054 Pre-Season Line Hopes

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 October 2011 - 11:07 PM

D parings...

Commodore/Ericsson (he better step it up)

#2211987 Brunnstrom is signed.

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 October 2011 - 06:07 PM

They are right. Good luck to the nameless one and Brunnstrom. I will mention him no more. I must change my sig later, I am on my phone. Peace to you Eva!

#2211927 Brunnstrom is signed.

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 October 2011 - 03:06 PM

Well he beat Johnson out for the "Play until Mursak gets back" "Play until someone is traded" contract. Now he's got a new one; he gets to spend the first half of the season competing with Emmerton and Miller for two roster spots.


Na Na Na Na, Na Na Na Na, Hey Hudler, Goodbye!

#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!