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#2644164 12/22 GDT : New Jersey Devils at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by LeftWinger on 22 December 2015 - 09:54 PM

in my book, Kindl is done. Put XO in a let him play until E gets back or a deal is made...


I'm done with Smith too...




#2644064 12/22 GDT : New Jersey Devils at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by LeftWinger on 22 December 2015 - 08:06 PM

get him the f*** out! 3 shots, 3 goals....jesus!




#2644058 12/22 GDT : New Jersey Devils at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by LeftWinger on 22 December 2015 - 08:05 PM

get Howard the f*** out of there!




#2643895 That lazy Mantha....

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 December 2015 - 08:15 PM

I understand, but for just $3.6M more than Ericcson, he is worlds better.  Plus E is 31 and still has 5 more years. (including this year)

 

If that were a trade that could happen (which of course it wouldn't) its really a no brainer. But odds are we are keeping all of E, Nyquist and Mantha.... I just hope Mantha isn't a bust, all the hype and hooplah.  We need to get him up here for a few games to see how he handles it.




#2643892 New Name For "Grind Line"

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 December 2015 - 08:04 PM

Let's call them the "Retired Line"

 

 

:P :lol:

 

Sorry for the bump, but sometimes its fun to bump up an old topic to look and remember some of our older users!

 

Dang, I cannot believe Eva Unit Zero hasn't been here for a few years!




#2643889 Goalie Battle

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 December 2015 - 07:47 PM

:blink:

 

This is why we need two threads.... :P




#2643885 That lazy Mantha....

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 December 2015 - 07:10 PM

Nobody....you keep in GR to get top line minutes unless you can plug him in the top 6 here as an injury call up. Again, if he were here now, I'd put him next to Pav and drop Helm into Miller's spot, until Miller comes back.  Which is where I have Nosek.

 

 

The Kid - Z - Abby

Nosek (or Mantha) - Pav - Richards

Nyquist - Sheahan - Tatar

Helm - Glen - Jurco (or Andersson)




#2643852 That lazy Mantha....

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 December 2015 - 04:53 PM

Penalty kill has gone from 6th in the league to 14th since he's been gone.

 

Awww, I liked your first edit! :lol:

 

He difinitely makes out PK better.

 

I'd like to amend my trade with Nashville.  IF they were offering Weber and Mantha was on their want list, I'd do it.




#2643797 That lazy Mantha....

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 December 2015 - 10:16 AM

Jimmy, I like it. It would certainly be worth the experiment for a game or five, since he is immune to waivers, he can come and go as he is needed while we have injuries opening up a roster position. I'd like to see what he can do. If you recall, he and Larkin did pretty damn good in the pre-season together as well. I know it was only pre-season, but he along with Larkin and Jensen really look quite good. Of course we know which way Larkin is headed, but again, I'd like to see Mantha get about 10-15 games in this year playing in that sniper position to see if he can translate his junior success into the NHL. Helm has no business on Pav's line, let alone in the top 6 anyhow.

 

Larkin - Z - Abby

Jurco - Pav - Mantha

Nyquist - Sheahan - Tatar

 

....interesting, interesting indeed....




#2643790 12/20 GDT : Calgary Flames at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 December 2015 - 09:35 AM

:lol: My first sweater was #14..........Miroslav Frycer.  I s*** you not!  I was a teenager and wanted a name that nobody else had....well, what seemed like a few games later he was no longer a Wing.  I then went with an Yzerman one.  True story!


Happy B-Day, and nice choice of 'sweater'.

 

Truth be told - my 1st lettered/numbered was/is a white #16 as well.

 

Chabot, Cha-boom? :lol:

 

http://www.letsgowin...n-the-late-80s/




#2643294 Adam Oates being brought in to help PP

Posted by LeftWinger on 18 December 2015 - 03:48 PM

improve the PP by acquiring the correct net front presence, I ike Abby, but he is not a PP specialist....AND SHOOT THE FRICKIN PUCK! Stop with the fancy pussyfoot passing! 9 times out of 10 Kronwall passes the puck even when he has time to lean into a one time slapper! Stop being so fancy, go back to basics! Shoot hard and shoot often!  Pummel the net! You got Mike Green with a rocket shot. shoot it! A huge net front presence, and put a guy in the slot on opposite sides of the puck....shoot it! The main problem is not shooting and looking for that perfect play.  Sure it looks beautiful when it works 10% of the time, but the other 90% its just one too many passess....BLAST THE PUCK! Even in front of the net, you're always told that when you shoot it, try to drive it through the back of the net, stop with the soft little taps at the puck!

 

 

Simple....I'd teach them for half the cash Oatsie is getting! But its nice to see him (kind of)back within the organization.




#2643157 The Killer Instict

Posted by LeftWinger on 16 December 2015 - 02:08 PM

We have to get bigger.  I don't mean big like height, but we need a player or two that plays big.  We all know E has size, but he pays like he's 5'9". We need a player who plays 6'5".  Whether he actually be 6'5 or if he is 6' and plays bigger, we need him now. Everyone is tired of hearing trade scenarios or players that can be traded, but its time, we went from winning ROW's to losing OT, to losing.  It was a slow pregression, but it got there.  It's time for Holland to make that deal that gets us the top line defender (if one is available) and/or a bigtime legit scoring threat.

 

I still maintain that E, Smith, K, Helm, Andersson, Jurco, Pulkkinen and Howard are ALL expendable/replaceable, and I am a fan of Jurco and Pulk, but any of these guys can be replaced within the system or with whomever is acqured.  Throw the 1st round pick out there and a prospect or two in order to get what we need.  Of our 4 D kids, we aren't going to be able to keep all of them, there's just no room, especially if we get that top guy in a trade, so throw one of them in a deal.  I know the goalie tandem is doing fine, but trade Howard now while he still has #1 value.  It's time for Mrazek to take over playing 8 out of 10 games now. We cannot just sit back anymore and hope things turn for the better, they have gotten worse. The only reason we are anywhere near MTL is because Price is hurt. 

 

I suppose if things don't get any worse, we could wait until the deadline, but I really wish they wouldn't, they seem to be going downhill a bit, I hope they trend up very soon.  I don't know what it would take to get that #1 defenseman, but I am sure, even with the names I listed, Holland could offer a package of any combo of them and get what he needs.




#2643111 Name That Band

Posted by LeftWinger on 15 December 2015 - 09:54 AM

Not that I've heard of the, but I am guessing:

 

The Submarines?

 

 

If that is correct, then try this one:

 

Spy Plane (not the one with Bono in it either)




#2642090 12/10 GDT : Montreal Canadiens at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by LeftWinger on 10 December 2015 - 09:01 PM

....ya, Pav is not the player he used to be. Seems like he's aged quickly the last two years.




#2642068 12/10 GDT : Montreal Canadiens at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by LeftWinger on 10 December 2015 - 08:48 PM

...and Helm? Ozzie said he needs to stop deking.