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#2263873 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 February 2012 - 02:37 PM

Come on Holland! Improve this team!

#2263590 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 February 2012 - 12:52 PM

Wow, so far Holland is a seller! :lol:

#2263257 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 February 2012 - 07:52 AM

Ladies and Gentlemen! Welcome to Trade Deadline Day!!!

Will Ken Holland "Go Big or Go Moen?©" or will he do nothing? No matter what, it's always starts out as a very anxious and exciting day!

BTW, this is off topic, but yesterday my two youngest son's played at the Joe and yours truley (who is one of their coaches) got to coach from the Red Wings bench! Wow! What a perspective you have from there! I was working the door for the kids at the tunnel to the locker room! I tried to upload some pics, but they always end up small on here, not quite sure how to show them full size! Anyway, it was great! The ice is actually a lot smaller than what it looks like from up in the stands and on TV...

#2263031 Johan Franzen Depreciation

Posted by LeftWinger on 26 February 2012 - 01:56 PM

He leads the league in GWG.

Close thread.

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and Dan Cleary led the Wings last year with 8, that sure is the mark of NHL Elite-ness! Besides Vrbata is now leading 10 as well, so his inconstant play is allowing players to catch him in all statistics...soon Hudler will pass him on the goal-scoring. For the "most clutch player in the NHL" who has a "Serious Contract" 47 points in 62 games is horrendous!

We can't move him for another 2 years, folks. He has a NTC for the first five years of his contract, if I remember right.

according to Capgeek.com, he has no such thing...

#2262664 2/25 GDT : Avalanche 4 at Red Wings 3

Posted by LeftWinger on 25 February 2012 - 08:35 PM

What a waste of an hour and a half...time to let the wife take the TV over. Holland better be making calls right now...This team is in dire trouble...

#2262590 2/25 GDT : Avalanche 4 at Red Wings 3

Posted by LeftWinger on 25 February 2012 - 07:58 PM

Here's an idea on lines for the second:


edit: yes, in that order....Helm deserves better! Franzen and Hudler deserve the Iron Maiden...

#2262553 2/25 GDT : Avalanche 4 at Red Wings 3

Posted by LeftWinger on 25 February 2012 - 07:40 PM

Hudler is horrible...Franzen I haven't even seen on the ice...where is Z?

#2262534 2/25 GDT : Avalanche 4 at Red Wings 3

Posted by LeftWinger on 25 February 2012 - 07:27 PM

Still waiting for Mursak to prove something...I was more impressed with Conner when he was up...we have the worst 4th line in the NHL it was better when it had Miller and Abdelkader on it. Reunite Helm Cleary and Conner please. Dump Emmerton and Mursak.

#2262228 Just Say 'No' to Mikael Samuelsson

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 February 2012 - 08:02 PM

Im sure it should be obvious but what is a logo hunter?

it is kinda obvious.....When he shoots the puck at the net, he hits the goalie right in the logo on a consistent basis. (when he gets it on net that is)

#2262227 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 February 2012 - 07:58 PM


...according to this TSN article called Trade Bait, they list Steve Ott as a trade possibility.

Make it happen Kenny!

edit: Just saw that Dallas is currently in 8th place and it looks like it's gonna be a battle the rest of the way and they could very well wind up in 8th at the end. So I guess there is NO WAY that they trade Ott to their possible first round opponent....DAMN!

#2262224 Alright, time to call Nyquist up

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 February 2012 - 07:42 PM

Firstly, why do you think I hate Cleary?? Sure, he's not one of my favourite Wings, but I like him, I certainly don't hate him. :lol: So anytime anyone criticise a player it means they hate them??

Secondly, I get a lot of players cycle the puck back to the defenseman, my man Filppula does it a heck of a lot, but unlike Cleary, his passes make it back. Often Cleary’s passes will be easily intercepted and the opposition will start a rush the other way. I’m not repeating that again, so if you fail to understand it this time, bad luck.

Yep, and it somehow makes you "not a real fan" or if you don't like any and all players who ever wore the Wheel then "you should go root for (insert any other team)"

Trust me, I know about this! :lol:

#2262195 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 February 2012 - 05:04 PM

Just an observation, last night's game was a perfect indicator that the Red Wings NEED a top line scorer that shows up every night to play. I certain hope Holland addresses this problem by the deadline because these are the teams we are going to be facing in the playoffs....Vancouver, San Jose, St. Louis...even Chicago still gives us fits. Please Kenny....PLEASE! WE NEED A REAL CLUTCH SCORING WINGER!

#2262194 2/23 GDT : Canucks 4 at Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 February 2012 - 04:59 PM

I think Franzen has been suckin. If he had gone down like a man last night he probably would have been able to block the Sedin shot that tied the game with 15 seconds remaining. We should have never been in overtime. He also is almost a guaranteed loss of possession whenever he touches the puck of late. Sit him down for a game or two and let some motivated youngsters show him what proper effort is.

...a lot of folks are gonna flame you for this post, especially since it's you first post, BUT I give you a +1 because yesterday was the type of game that we needed Franzen to show up, and Hudler to show up amongst others...Bad call on the icing, but bear down and clear the net so Jimmy can see! Franzen did try to block the shot, but I do agree he kinda looked like a ballerina while doing so, maybe he was just in awe of Daniel....er or Henrik...or was it Daniel? Anyhow...Franzen first and foremost needed to show up last night and he didn't.

And those Nuck fans that are gloating and saying how much better they are than the Wings...Gloat away, go ahead, the streak was gonna end sooner or later, not only did you have a blown icing call in your favor (in which game would've been over without it) you also had law of averages in your favor. You should be sad that it took a 6 on 5 for you guys to tie it and a shootout to win it. That there doesn't tell me that you are better than us, just that Burrows got the better of Howard this one time and you guys can score when you have more players on the ice. I really hope these two teams meet in the playoffs, not only is it great hockey (if our "CLUTCH" players decide to show up) but it will be fun to eliminate you guys. Oh and back to breaking the streak, thank you, now the Wings can go back to playing without having this thing in the back of their heads. I am glad it was Vancouver that ended the streak, better than losing to St. Louis or Chicago or worse yet, Pittsburgh. See ya in the playoffs! What time is it? 12 past Luongo....now that is a streak I would hope is more important to you to break, your playoff choking streak.

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Lovely! I guess Cindy Lee Crosby isn't the biggest diver in the league! I take back all the bad things I have said about him! Sorry Sid!

#2260040 Kyle Quincey traded to Detroit in 3 team trade (TBL & COL)

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 February 2012 - 06:48 PM

And, per Ansar Khan, what Holland said:

Ken Holland: “I talked to (Colorado GM) Greg Sherman a few days ago about Quincey and we didn't have a fit. In the last 48 hours, Steve (Yzerman) called me and said he had a deal to get Quincey and asked if we're interested. We got a 26-year-old defenseman who's got experience. He's played 20-plus minutes. He competes. He's coming into his prime. We expect him to be on our team going forward, and he improves our team on the back end this year. We should have never let him go. It worked out great for him. He got an opportunity in L.A .and Colorado."

And this should end the debate and the thread.... I trust Holland. I hope he gets a forward, someone earlier mentioned Ott, WOW, would that be cool!!?!? Morrow is always on my wish list, but if Ott could be had, there goes the idea that we aren't tough....You listening Cherry?

#2259339 Ty Conklin clears waivers, assigned to GR

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 February 2012 - 01:22 PM

Start Jimmy vs. Chicago AND Vancouver to get him back into game shape, then rotate every other until the playoffs. Or maybe give Jimmy 2 and Joey 1 every three. Joey has proven he can play against the elite teams, so its no matter who the Wings start him and Jimmy against. I just say, give Jimmy the next two to get going and then do a rotation.

I feel for Ty, but if he goes unclaimed he will get plenty of playing time in GRR and at the same salary, so he won't be up here but he will be making his NHL salary. GRR is in desperate need of a goalie every since Joey has been gone, so Conklin would be a welcome sight. If he does get claimed then it will be a team that needs him to play right now, so he will get his playing time there as well. I would love for him to stay in the organization and even re-sign to play in GRR next season, because he will get huge minutes and when he plays alot, he plays great! Ty shouldn't be mad (hopefully) at the Wings brass, he knew he wasn't playing well enough to keep the Wings rolling in first place, sure it may of had to do with very limited starts, but that is just how it worked out and you cannot change it. I hope he clears waivers and starts every game in GRR and becomes "ready" to be our third string and be called upon when and if needed.