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Son of a Wing

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#2674558 Fixing this mess....

Posted by Son of a Wing on Yesterday, 09:58 PM

#2674542 This hits the nail on the head......

Posted by Son of a Wing on Yesterday, 08:44 PM



Hold on Hold on.


We are 11 (ELEVEN) years removed from the Salary cap being institutied.

We are 5 years removed from Rafalski retiring. 

We are 4 years removed from Suter signing with the Wild. 


Are people seriously still trying to throw up these excuses?  That's pathetic.  If you can't adjust to something in 4 years you failed.  Period.  Let alone 11 years.  That's a joke. 


We haven't realistically competed for a cup since 09.  That's now SEVEN YEARS.  Expecting a team to compete for a cup once in 7 years is not asking too much nor does it make us "spoiled fans".  You want to know what fan base is happy just making the playoffs?  The Maple Leaves.  Is that who you want to be?


You obviously have a ridiculous idea of what "adjusting" means...lol

#2674444 Fixing this mess....

Posted by Son of a Wing on Yesterday, 11:20 AM

I didn't say Helm was a below average player, I said below average size. He is below average offensively which is why he belongs on a checking line and plays that role well.


When it comes to listed sizes, this is true in all sports: teams lie. Always have. Guys are listed taller or heavier/thinner than they are. Same is true with speed as well. Football is famous for this. Guys in college are listed bigger than they are 95% of the time. Then they get to Indy and we see them shrink 2 inches and 20 pounds while driving over for the combine. Guys that are listed as having a 4.5 40 yard dash suddenly can't run any faster than 4.65.......


Well if that's the case then the REAL average must be around 5-10 and 180lbs.


Since everyone exaggerates and lies so much...lol

Or does that only apply when it suits your argument?

#2674380 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by Son of a Wing on 28 April 2016 - 10:15 PM

They were going to sell the rights to some company.  To think otherwise is really naive. 


So all this "it should have been named after a Red Wing" is pointless.  Where in the NHL has that happened in today's day and age??

#2674120 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 27 April 2016 - 10:54 PM

1. Abby is a power forward.


2. Losing Abby would make us even smaller and easier to play against.


3. The contract really isn't that bad at all. In fact the AAV is pretty good. 


Get over it and find something legitimate to complain about.  He's the last thing we need to change/fix.

#2666496 2016 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by Son of a Wing on 09 April 2016 - 02:20 PM

Wow that was fast. LGW!

Looking forward to all the mad skillz!

#2665857 Knuckles vs Numbers - The death of the enforcer

Posted by Son of a Wing on 08 April 2016 - 08:26 PM

Each change has been for the worse , be it the southern expansion, reducing physicality , killing tradedeadlines and the UFA market and of course allowing the garbage known as Rogers to own the NHL rights.

I don't care who's fault it is but the reality is we are losing things that made our game great.

April fools was last week :)


Southern expansion has had more success stories than failures. 


The game is faster and more physical between whistles then ever.


The salary cap has been great for the league despite the lack of trades and activity.


I'll give you the Rogers deal.

#2665762 Fixing this mess....

Posted by Son of a Wing on 08 April 2016 - 10:34 AM


A first liner is not supposed to bring intangibles.  He's supposed to score. And if he's on the first line because we don't have anyone else, then the organization is failing.


Ericsson, Holland, Jurco and a first round pick for Subban.    


Or you don't understand or agree with how the usage of players has changed.


It's not about putting your three best scorers on the top line.


Abby is a solid reliable top 6 power forward.


Our skilled guys are undersized so it helps to pair him with them.


That doesn't change who or what Abby is.

#2665751 Fixing this mess....

Posted by Son of a Wing on 08 April 2016 - 08:19 AM

Ya..let's judge a player like Abdelkader solely on goals and points.


Cause you know....it's not like he brings any other intangibles...lol

#2664587 Fixing this mess....

Posted by Son of a Wing on 05 April 2016 - 05:44 PM





How many of our Dmen have ever been considered top 25 by anyone defensively? Now granted that is one writers opinion, others disagree. But Schenn is a good Dman that has been playing on bad teams. He is also younger than Kronwall, Ericsson, Green, KFQ and Smith.


2 years ago we all had this debate about Stafford. He was available from the Sabres. But because his numbers were down, many thought he was done. Now playing with a much better group of talent with the Jets he is scoring 20+ again.


A 3 year-old bleacher report article is the best (only) thing you can find?


Well I guess that speaks for itself...lol

#2664470 Fixing this mess....

Posted by Son of a Wing on 04 April 2016 - 07:36 PM



Luke Schenn @ 5 million = loss of all credibility and talent analysis

#2662491 Fixing this mess....

Posted by Son of a Wing on 28 March 2016 - 10:11 AM

Its not as far fetched as you might think. Pitt wants to free up cap to add depth to their team. Malkin is 29, Nyquist and Smith are both younger and would be adding depth. Now will they want more? of course. But it is possible. Even if we have to add another secondary piece like Sheahan or Jurco I would still do it. That is the point in the discussion. we need stars, Malkin is a star that could be available.


It's not about quantity it's about quality.


If someone is going to deal a star player like Malkin, their going to insist on getting a very good piece back.


Not a bunch of mid to lower level pieces.

#2662489 Fixing this mess....

Posted by Son of a Wing on 28 March 2016 - 09:51 AM

Here is one for you all. It has been widely rumored for 2 years now that Malkin is going to get moved. he is the type of player that we lack, is very expensive cap wise, and does come with some injury concerns. But all that set aside would you do a Nyquist+Smith to Pitt for Malkin and they retain say 1.5-2 million per year?

If I could get them to retain 2 million per year I would. Next year you have the following top 6:



That is starting to look much better. Then in 2017/18 Datsyuk is gone, Malkin goes back to C and Schvenikov moves in on his wing.


You think that's fair value for Malkin plus they're going to retain salary? lol

#2661357 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by Son of a Wing on 22 March 2016 - 05:18 PM

That is always the issue with all prospects: Junior is not the NHL Maltby was just one example. Lil Bert scored a ton in the OHL but to date not much in the AHL.


No he didn't.  He had one good year as an older player.


He's an Andrew Shaw type.  Not a first line scorer.  


Your constant ragging up of Bertuzzi is getting old...

#2661338 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by Son of a Wing on 22 March 2016 - 01:04 PM







there are of course others. Yes he has tools to be a good offensive player, but then again so did Stu Grimson and kirk Maltby. Neither scored much in the NHL. Will Jones? To soon to know. I like the kid and will not be upset if we take him.  I prefer Gauither as he is already scoring at a much higher level. Jones is the better skater between the 2. But anytime we can add an in-state kid that is a legit prospect is a plus.

Gauthier had 41 goals in 54 games for VD. To go along with the 32 goals in 50 games that Scvehnikov scored, this becomes a good pair to add in 2-3 years.


There's a big difference between actual scouting reports and fan-blog websites.