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#2199537 Oh Garth Snow, you're silly

Posted by Rivalred on 19 July 2011 - 03:01 PM

And they wouldn't take Hudler?

#2199161 Chris Osgood announces retirement

Posted by Rivalred on 18 July 2011 - 09:57 PM

I am going to be laughing hard if he is healthy and has a stellar season.

Folks have short term memory issues as Osgood came off the bench in 2008 and well, there was a parade with that big shiny metal thing.

#2198297 Holland becomes US citizen

Posted by Rivalred on 13 July 2011 - 10:53 AM

Bet some LGW folks were threatening to call INS if he didn't land a big name FA this summer, therefore he was forced into becoming a citizen.

#2197943 Wings re-sign MacDonald to 2 year contract

Posted by Rivalred on 11 July 2011 - 05:13 PM

Other goalies have rebounded from groin hip/groin injuries, most recently Tim Thomas or even in 2008 Dom Hasek.

Osgood may have a year or so left in him if healthy.

#2197531 Double D

Posted by Rivalred on 09 July 2011 - 11:17 AM

That was disappointing. I was hoping to sure pictures

#2197510 Wings sign D Mike Commodore to 1-year, $1m contract

Posted by Rivalred on 09 July 2011 - 09:20 AM

Enter Command:

Focus on offense

Commodore 64 does not compute error error

Commodore 64 clears net and blocks shots

Please resubmit request

#2196031 Red Wings trying to move Jiri Hudler

Posted by Rivalred on 04 July 2011 - 12:21 AM

Ah yes, two-way players like Holmstrom, Bertuzzi, and Franzen. The epitome of offense combined with defense.

So quit complaining about people bringing up Datsyuk's '09 playoff run and calling him a ghost. The stats show that he wasn't putting in the effort.

Hudler had trouble scoring for about 30 games, but he was working as hard as anyone from about game 15 on and was creating scoring chances, playing well in the corners and backchecking hard. Yet he gets bagged on about effort and defense based on his nationality, or his play several years ago.

"No Love" for Hudler


I think you are responding to the wrong folks Eva, you need to contact Holland, Babcock, and the rest of the DRW Organization as I said before....

"Wings would not be shopping Hudler if he was what they expecting"

Hope they get him out of here, get someone in here who can put up goals/assists, and want to be here.... At the same time, wherever Jiri lands, he will want to be there and help that team accordingly.

#2195878 Red Wings trying to move Jiri Hudler

Posted by Rivalred on 03 July 2011 - 05:09 PM

I am a Wings fan and a Hockey fan, but I am also realistic....

Bringing up Pavel in a Hudler thread is like comparing apples and oranges, yes they are both fruit (Big Fat Greek Wedding line), but that is about it...

Pavel is very effective defensively/offensively, and has been consistent...

Hudler, well.... We will not go there as what needed to be said has been written already.

We need 2 way players who want to be here and play hockey, plain n simple... Guys who will give their all every night... Ones who can play defense, not be knocked off the puck, can take face-offs, work the boards, not turn over the puck a lot, and set up goals accordingly.

Hudler is not the worst guy out there, but there are better for the money who will be more productive in certain situations.

Huds was scratched for lack of production. Not for lack of effort.

Usually when a player puts forth effort, there is production... His production only increased when it seemed he was putting forth more effort...

For some reason I think BabCOCK is the type of coach who values effort... As long as he thinks you are conditioning/trying your hardest, he will give you a chance even if you struggle putting up points. Hence why he is one of the best coaches (ie - see the history of Commie and Babs)

#2195857 Red Wings trying to move Jiri Hudler

Posted by Rivalred on 03 July 2011 - 03:48 PM

In 2008-09 he had 23 goals and 34 assists. Sure, a higher assists to goal ratio last year. But a big difference is that he started the season in a slump with other slumping players, and then when he served in more of a playmaker role, with his peak alongside Datsyuk and Cleary (both scoring more goals than assists during that period). So he spent most of his season as a playmaker.

I'll place a call to Switzerland and get Stacy Roest on the first flight over. Haven't seen many harder working Canadian players, and a guy with his speed and tenacity would match up very well with Helm.

Other teams push him off the puck and Babcock sat Jiri a few times for his lack of effort if I remember correctly.

Dan Cleary works hard for his size, as did Draper and neither are as much as a "pushover" as your boy Hudler.

#2195848 Brett Lebda traded to Nashville

Posted by Rivalred on 03 July 2011 - 03:29 PM

July 3rd. I repeat... July 3rd.

The goalie we're missing is a BACKUP
The forwards are debatable in the first place, but once again, July 3rd and trades still exist, or were those forgotten about?
Coaches are Babs decision and unless they're not there come training camp, that's hardly something to get worked up about...

Once again, I re-itterate. Be patient...

I feel like a damn grief counselor, talking people off buildings on this board sometimes around this time of year...

I might need to talk you off your soapbox a little considering I haven't been around much over 7+ weeks and not up to date on the hockey world. I am catching up this weekend and just posted in what I see...

And yes, I realize you are just frustrated with everyone saying "blah blah blah" and that is the time you finally decided to respond to such, but pick a more well deserving candidate next time; aka a broken record.

I am not going to get into a pissing match over FA's, gaps in the roster, and woulda-coulda-shoulda thoughts nor am I going to derail a thread. If ya want to share more, feel free to PM me and I may get around to reading, checking, and responding.

/ clean up as I have to read up on hockey transactions + sweep up all the dried powdered soap from the broken soap box.

Good for the Leafs, I hope this trade really helps them this season and as for the Preds, they are a hardworking team... Fun to watch, but do not enjoy playing against them. May the Lebda transaction help Detroit during games and in the standings in a positive manner.

#2195804 Red Wings trying to move Jiri Hudler

Posted by Rivalred on 03 July 2011 - 01:36 PM

I am thinking the reason we are unable to unload him is that he is knocked off the puck WAY to easy... The guy is little and is VERY easy to move...

Give me a hard working Canadian boy any day over his lazy butt...

#2195795 Brett Lebda traded to Nashville

Posted by Rivalred on 03 July 2011 - 01:23 PM

How in the world can TO move Bart Ledba and we are unable to move Hudler? :huh:

#2195789 Wings sign D Ian White to 2-year, $5.75m contract

Posted by Rivalred on 03 July 2011 - 01:18 PM



So the one mustache that we lost and went to Ottawa has been replaced?

#2191233 Filling Out Roster From Within

Posted by Rivalred on 28 June 2011 - 06:24 PM

Smith can't be any worse than Salei or Ericsson

#2189058 Rumor: Wings in play for Bobrovsky

Posted by Rivalred on 24 June 2011 - 07:14 PM

Yea, trading one of the league's best goalscorers would be a great move for Yzerman.

Stevie doesn't know what he is doing, I mean Tampa only got to the ECF within the first year of him taking charge.

Might as well try another approach :lol:

You know the philosophy, Stanley Cup or Bust...