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#2252188 2/4 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Oilers 5 (SO)

Posted by LeftWinger on 04 February 2012 - 10:29 PM

Need Nabokov to be goalie 1b.....

#2251864 Howard has broken finger, Joey Mac recalled

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 February 2012 - 01:38 PM

Time to acquire Nabokov. Ya, this may be a minor inury, but if something happens in April, we wont win with Conklin/MacDonald.

#2251375 Rick Nash?

Posted by LeftWinger on 02 February 2012 - 05:01 PM

Again, if it involves trading Filppula, then I am not happy about it. I would offer them Hudler for sure and a number of prospects and picks, but not Filppula and not Smith.

#2251367 Rick Nash?

Posted by LeftWinger on 02 February 2012 - 04:49 PM

Rick Nash would be great, but no to Filppula or Smith going to Columbus. Filppula is too valuable to this team, and with the chance that BOTH Lidstrom and Stuart will be gone next year, this team needs Smith to come in and be that solid #4-5 defenseman.

He is signed thru 2018 for a hit of $7.8M per season. That would take us out of the Parise sweepstakes and it have to have Lidstrom retire for sure if we have any hopes of getting Suter...

#2251266 Vancouver Sun article on why no one hates the Wings

Posted by LeftWinger on 02 February 2012 - 10:39 AM

The only thing I remember reading about anyone being truely unhappy with the Wings was Curtis Joseph after we apparently treated him like crap. I think he said something to the effect that his years in Detroit were the worst of his career.

He sure loved his $8,000,000 a year though...

#2251228 Vancouver Sun article on why no one hates the Wings

Posted by LeftWinger on 02 February 2012 - 06:11 AM

This isnt about fans hating the Wings, it says "players" dont hate the Wings.

Cprice, you are classic...please enlighten us on the players that you know for a fact hate the Wings and provide us with the players statements that prove it. We already know you are jealous and that is why you hate.

I personally only dislikes teams because of their idiot fans who think they know stuff, but they really dont....ie Blues.

#2251157 When Eaves comes back...

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 February 2012 - 06:58 PM

So, if there is no roster limit after the deadline here is a roster I would LOVE to see after the deadline and with Eaves back in the mix...

Bertuzzi Datsyuk Franzen
Filppula Zetterberg Morrow
Moen Helm Cleary
Miller Abdelkader Eaves/Mursak/Conner/Holmstrom

Lidstrom White
Stuart Kronwall
Commodore Ericsson


Obviously I am trading Hudler/Emmerton/Prospects/Picks to get Morrow/Moen/Nabokov. I know Hudler is playing well right now, but for me, that just ups his trade value and we need a valuable asset to acquire Morrow. I am not saying that Dallas would accept Hudler in exchange, but this is just what I would like to see happen. Obviously this team to be a bigger tougher team in order to get past the Sharks and Canucks this playoff season, so that is why I am sending Hudler away for Morrow and acquiring Moen and also shoring up the goalie spot with Nabokov because I would not be comfortable with Conklin backing up Howard in the playoffs.

I know the Hudler slappies are gonna neg me for this, but that is ok and justified, I personally would just rather see Morrow in the top 6 than Hudler. If we could get Morrow without losing Hudler, then all the better, but I think Hudler is not as good in the bottom 6 as he is on the second line and he would be wasted in that spot.

How about this:

Bert -Dats- Franz
Fil - Zett - Huds
Morrow - Helm - Cleary
Miller - Abdelkader - Moen

That would assume that we could get Morrow AND Moen for just prospects. Of course Nabokov can be had with picks or maybe even a package including Conklin...

#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.