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#2563785 Franzen on IR

Posted by LeftWinger on 16 January 2015 - 02:30 PM

So, Kip, when you say something that not's very popular, you are just kidding around...when others have opinions that aren't very popular, they are obnoxious assholes that flip flop their opinions like houses get flipped on DIY... I get it now! I understand your agenda!

#2563702 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

Posted by LeftWinger on 15 January 2015 - 10:53 PM

I haven't see CPRICE12 around these parts for a LONG time! He was our resident Blues fan...maybe he got tired of getting beat all the time?

#2563699 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

Posted by LeftWinger on 15 January 2015 - 10:51 PM



Boy, Danny D is really coming up! He made some great plays all game long! He should get one of the stars!

#2563417 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

Posted by LeftWinger on 15 January 2015 - 08:02 PM

LGW! I sure hate (but love) Backes!

#2563198 Franzen on IR

Posted by LeftWinger on 14 January 2015 - 03:49 PM

go back to the franzen signs extension thread...not EVERYBODY was happy. Most, as a matter of fact, hated the term and a lot of us, me included, thought it was too high cap hit in order to make the team better.


most of that thread had a lot of people NOT liking something about it. Again, if you read entire posts instead of just looking for things that may support your opinion, you'd be a bit wiser.

#2562810 Name That Band

Posted by LeftWinger on 13 January 2015 - 07:06 AM

yes. The Soup Dragons.


Five For Fighting.


Officially give in to Atheism.

#2562671 Franzen on IR

Posted by LeftWinger on 12 January 2015 - 01:41 PM

In all honesty, I know I kick him and kick him, and beat him like a dead horse, but I wonder if he still has head issues from the cuncussion(s) he had starting in 08?  I know he came back and had an awesome 09, but then all of a sudden he sucked.  I hate to beat the dead horse of he got his "serious contract" and decided to pansey around, I'd hate to think that, but something happened, because no way Holland chooses what he got from Francine over Hossa if he knew something was wrong with him...

#2561471 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by LeftWinger on 07 January 2015 - 09:39 PM

Pulk will do great. I can remember when we were accused of overrating Nyquist and Tatar...they are both on pace to be our first 30 goal scorer not named Datsyuk or Zetterberg since Hossa.

#2561302 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by LeftWinger on 07 January 2015 - 10:53 AM

I was thoroughly impressed last night with Tatar that I have decided I am DEAD SET against using him to acquire Myers.


I was also impressed enough with the play and composure of Petry to want him to be our pickup to solidify the top 4 defense.  I just hope that it doesn't cost too much.  I assume that Kindl would probably be involved, but I do believe it would cost a bit more to acquire Petry, especially since Edmonton knows that Detroit has a 99.99999% chance of re-signing him long term.


Would you swap Smith & Kindl for Petry and a 2nd rounder in this years draft?  That would open the door for XO to stay, Petry would take Smith's spot and the2nd rounder would make up for the one Kenny sent to Nashville.  Plus, that 2nd rounder could be high enough that Kenny could entertain idea's of trading our 1st rounder for some "rental" help for the playoffs. That being said, I am not sure Edmonton would send us that 2nd rounder.  Maybe their 3rd, since it would almost be like a low second rounder.

#2561100 1/6 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Edmonton Oilers 2

Posted by LeftWinger on 06 January 2015 - 10:21 PM

Shanahanman, on 06 Jan, 2015 - 10:09 Said:


Franzen 7 years ago?


Nope, Hossa 6 years ago....and 5 years, and 4 years, and 3, and 2, and 1, and now...

#2561027 When you do that you are just some English pig with no brain at all yo

Posted by LeftWinger on 06 January 2015 - 06:46 PM

How come the name Joe Grimaldi sounds so familiar?


Does anyone else think that Maxime Langelier-Parent of Nottingham sounds like the noblest lad in the kingdom?


Or like he's the Parent of everyone in Nottingham!

#2560880 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by LeftWinger on 06 January 2015 - 12:12 PM

I happen to think it is a conspiracy amongst the other GM's to raise the asking price when it comes to the Red Wings.  Not that they all hate Ken Holland and want to lynch him, but because Detroit has done so good the last million years (so it would seem to every other GM in the league) that they don't want to give them something that may help them get better without taking something super valuable to their future.  David Perron for example, I am sure Edmonton had talks with most of the GM's in the league (Ken Holland included seeing that he has interest in Petry) and what they accepted from Pitt could have been beaten by Andersson and our 1st pick.  But I am sure the asking price from Holland was a top prospect and our #1 pick.  Which (even though I ranted for a couple of days) I am glad we didn't give them.  I am sure at least Edmonton wanted Pulk and the 1st, and Holland isn't dealing either. I'd like to see a trade to better our team, but not a the price of rape. I happen to think the rumor of Tatar for Myers is overprice.  The ONLY guy that would garner (in my book) ANY of our top prospects or super kids on our team is Shea Weber and I balk at even starting with Mantha for him.


We missed out on Suter, and he would have been solid (I hate the description) on this team, but he hasn't won anything in Minny yet, even with all that "talent" up there.  He isn't exactly the absolute best in the league and we aren't the worst without him.  If Holland could land a #3/#4 RD'd guy for a lower prospect or pick and lower roster player, that would be great, but if the prices are too rape, I mean high, then I just assume wait on our kids.  Pulk will be here no matter what next season, as will Jensen if he isn't traded or signs somewhere else as an RFA.  Ouellet seems to be on the fast track to staying, even though he has another entire year of exemptions.  His exemptions run out the same time as Sproul and Marchenko as well.  Something has got to give since in two years time, there still won't be enough room for 4 new defensemen. Especially if Smith is re-signed and not traded.  So, unless we get a rental on the cheap, do we really have room for a guy under contract with 4 of our own being out of exemptions in the next two off season's?


I disclaim that even though I said what I said above, I will still be bitching on March 2nd about Holland, because that is what I do on a knee jerk reaction. It helps me get frustration off my chest and then after a couple of days, I will calm down and return to my mindset of what I said above.  This is not an emergency, only a test. We now return you to your program! :ninja:

#2560700 CapGeek shuts down

Posted by LeftWinger on 05 January 2015 - 11:17 AM

God Bless Matt and his family!  He really provided all of us with unlimited information! Sad to see the site go (RWC as well.)


We lose nothing without those two sites, but if we lost Matt, the world would lose an exceptional human being, and this world is running low on those, the world needs Matt, we can do without Capgeek. Get Well Soon!

#2560660 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by LeftWinger on 04 January 2015 - 08:09 PM

if we trade Tatar for a right handed version of Ericsson, we are in trouble.

#2560158 12/31 GDT : Devils 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 January 2015 - 06:06 PM

Babcock did the same thing to Modano and Legwand.  For some reason he doesn't like to play Holland's main "acquisitions."


Is it a head butting, dick measuring thing? Not sure, but he platooned both the former to the 4th line, even though when given top 6 minutes, they produced.  Weiss is a legit 2nd line center.  He would also be great on the 3rd, between Franzen and Helm.  He doesn't deserve to be demoted to the 4th and if I were him, I would start thinking about waiving that clause in Feb.  Babcock is going to continue to play him on the 4th and continue with Abby (again, no offense to Justin) on the 1st. 


Like I said in the GDT, Justin should be on the 4th with Miller and Glenny.  Weiss should be at center between Helm and Franzen.  Nyquist should be playing with Dats and Z.