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#2114821 The Dreger Report

Posted by LeftWinger on 11 February 2011 - 06:58 PM

Yes. Matt Carkner - definitely a HUGE upgrade.

How is he defensively? I see he can fight, stick up for his teammates and rack up some PIMs, but I don't want a pylon out there. The cap hit definitely favor us, trade Hudler and Kindl for Carkner and Neil. Of course if the pot needed to be sweetened, Holland could do it...

#2111485 And he does it again!

Posted by LeftWinger on 06 February 2011 - 05:45 PM

this is why I could never play in this league (besides the fact I am not good enough, but that's another topic! :lol: )if a player blatently tried to injury me that way and possibly end my season or career, I would have gotten up a reeled my stick back and two handed him right in the back of the neck!

#2109642 Shades of Fedorov?

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 February 2011 - 07:09 PM

I would debate Lidstrom on this particular statement but Fedorov was just unreal and at time made you just shake your head. Datsyuk also.

now there's a debate! I believe with 100%, that if Fedorov was a defenseman (FULLTIME) and still had all the two way dominating talent that he possessed while here, HE would be the one with all the Norris' and he would be considered better than Lidstrom. He wold also be rivaling Orr, if not have passed him up in Norris Trophy's.

edit: Fedorov has 136 less Red Wing points than Lidstrom, but has played in 554 LESS Red Wing games than Lidstrom. Fedorov career average as a Red Wing is 1.05 PPG, Lidstom's is .74 PPG. I know this is comparing a forward to a defensman, but you have to believe that Fedorov would still score more points than Lids considering his offensive dominance. Being a top defender, he would also be on the ice more than he was as a forward, so you would have to factor that in too... I aint knocking Lidstrom at all, don't get me wrong.

#2109438 Shades of Fedorov?

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 February 2011 - 10:02 AM

it's crazy, once they get their "payday" they get lazy...

Fedorov did most of his damage at $285,000 per season. Franzen got his rep BEFORE he got his lifetime contract... hmmmm.... :lol:

#2109428 I Just Realized...

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 February 2011 - 09:34 AM

Yup. Added them to a "list" too. Repeated offenses would lead to suspensions. My bet is that certain players just dove too much and the league realized that they couldn't start suspending those players.

I'll say it for you.... Crosby...

The "Diving" rule started waning when one Cindy Lee Crosby came into the league and became the poster child for abortion...er, I mean the NHL. He was diving all over the ice trying to rival Greg Luganis, and Uncle Gary and his NHL cronies couldn't go putting Crosby on the naughty list and suspending their poster child every week, hence the diving penalty became extinct. Love him or hate him, this is the reason that penalty disappeared.

#2106396 We need an Irishmen on the team....

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 January 2011 - 07:02 PM

I'm so glad theres another goon slappie on here that's a newfie, it's refreshing :D

I'd say the Screech is the biggest difference, wont see an Irishman putting that anywhere near his mouth, thats for damn sure.

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...I don't think ANY nationality should be putting that anywhere near his mouth!

#2106372 Darren Helm's goal song

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 January 2011 - 06:30 PM

You won't like this thread then.

Ya :puke: How about an Irishman because he is great and can shoot the lights out? Not just to hear a stupid little jig musical after a goal!

Franzen Scores! - Cue up Edgar Winters Frankenstein

Adbelkader scorers! - Bill Haileys See ya later Alligator!

Hudler - Who am I kidding, Hudler doesn't score...

Lidstrom! - Santa Claus is coming to town!

Holmstrom! - The Police, Demolition Man!

Perhaps the best that is the worst, Mursak scores! - The theme to Miami Vice or Crocketts Theme (Jan Hammer :ninja: stick with me here)


#2104967 If Lidstrom retires....

Posted by LeftWinger on 25 January 2011 - 05:10 PM

I too thought Kronwall was the next in line, but I think he has pretty much reached his potential. Rafalski I have never thought to be a truly great defensemen, especially at defense. He also makes way too many unforced errors. He is a compliment to Lidstrom, but by no means a replacement.

But yeah... there simply is no replacing him. I shudder to think about when he retires, and hope it never happens. I think Stuart could potentially step up as the number 1 guy for a couple of seasons.

I dont think they should take Nick's cap space and just fill it with another defensemen, I'd rather they spread the money around and go for more depth signings and then in a few years go after a big D man who is available.

I said this a couple of years ago when Brad signed his contract, and boy did I get lit up! I guess that is because Kronwall was Nick, Jr. and he just played an awesome 2008 playoff and Ericsson was supposed to be the next best thing behind Kronwall. Fast forward to now and it looks like Stuart is gonna wind up being the #1 guy here after Nick retires, especially if its next season. Both Brad and Rafalski are signed thru next year, I can see Stuart getting a raise and Rafalski taking a cut. But next season, if Lids goes, we have Rafalski for the offensive end, I believe we need to get better (or tougher) on the defensive end. Someone maybe like Wisneiwski. We all know there is NO replacing Lidstrom, but the time is gonna come when you have to deal with it. Since we seem to have no choice but to have Kronwall here, we have two offensive minded defensmen in him and Rafalski, Stuart is their best defensman right now (uninjured) anyhow, and then add Wiesnewski, then let the young guys battle it out for the 6th and 7th spot. (assuming Salei isn't gonna be around either) I refuse to give Kindl the 6th spot because I just don't think he is good enough... Honestly the UFA defensive pool is not that good this off-season...

#2102221 Forsberg back ?

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 January 2011 - 06:50 PM

Crosby would be a better comparison, as much as I hate to say it.

Or Datsyuk combined with Maltby.

Crosby would be a great comparison! They didn't call him Floppa for nothing! What is it a player once said about him, when he has the puck he is the hardest player to play against, but when he doesn't have the puck, all you got to do is breathe on him and he goes down... Ya, sounds like Cindy to me!

#2102212 Nabokov claimed by NYI, refuses to report, suspended

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 January 2011 - 06:31 PM

THANK YOUU! someone who agrees with me

Why? Anyone can win in Detroit, right? That's the only reason Osgood has 400 wins, right? So if anyone can win in Detroit, why not pay someone $250,000 to do so?

#2102171 Nabokov claimed by NYI, refuses to report, suspended

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 January 2011 - 05:38 PM

Stop being such a Hudler slappy.

:lol: Crap! I have been discovered!!!!

#2102127 Nabokov claimed by NYI, refuses to report, suspended

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 January 2011 - 05:07 PM

I think this signing is for insurance purpose. As people have stated, if Ozzie isn't ready to come back/ Howard struggles down the stretch.

it is my belief that if Geno (I hate the nickname Nabby, besides that was a SJ thing) is able to become a Red Wing, Osgood will be put on LTIR for the rest of the season, opening up $1.4M of cap space and then at the trade deadline, they will trade Hudler and his OVERPAID $2.8M, opening up even more to allow them to acquire a missing piece to put them over the top to win the Cup. Trade Hudler for a pick, then get a player with over $4.2M in cap space...it's so simple it's hidden right in plain view!

#2102081 Forsberg back ?

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 January 2011 - 04:32 PM

so why no re-entry waivers? special rules apply? He played outside of North America this season...

#2100749 Wings Negotiating w/ Nabokov

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 January 2011 - 05:30 PM

Jimmy sounds pissssssed.

Well, Jimmy should realize that this is a bandage so he can heal properly... Why play a non 100% Jimmy or a not-so-good MacDonald, when Nabby will come in, have MacDonald as backup so Jimmy can heal. I understand him being scared though, because if Nabby comes in and plays stellar, Babcock will have no choice but to go with him in the payoffs... SOrry Jimmy. I do agree that McCrimmon HAS TO GO!

#2100667 Wings Negotiating w/ Nabokov

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 January 2011 - 04:05 PM

so did you come in here just to argue?hahaha=)

Nah, just love beating the Osgood haters up. When folks say any goalie can play and win here, but then when a great goalie wants to come here, he's not good enough. :blink: Nabby a much better goalie than Osgood, so if thats the case, we win!