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#2562015 Lines Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 09 January 2015 - 01:30 PM

Based upon my exhaustive search of the league's worst teams I've come up with a comprehensive list of right handed defensemen that could be targeted at the trade deadline.  (I have very little to do at work today)

 

Known Knowns:  Wisniewski, Barrie, Petry, Spurgeon

 

Out of the Blue:  John Klingberg*, David Savard

 

Depth:  Nate Prosser, Paul Postma

 

*Klingberg is who I'd target.  While he seems to factor into Dallas' future, I think you could get Nill to come off him for a reasonable package centered around our good young defensemen (considering Nill helped draft our good young defensemen). 

 

Is Klingberg really much of an upgrade over Jensen/Marchenko/Sproul?




#2562006 Lines Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 09 January 2015 - 12:59 PM

Saw this on Reddit

 

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#2560987 Lines Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 06 January 2015 - 03:57 PM

That really is impressive. Crazy to see it put in perspective like that.

As far as Quincey wanting to keep things simple and play defensive hockey... please keep it up KQ. Even if his play is a microcosm of the team's, he's doing right by Kyle Quincey. I'm having flashbacks to last season when he was 2nd in shots among Detroit defenders. Let Danny do the shooting.

While we're on the topic, stop shooting Ericsson. Just stop. Big Rig... smash. No shoot. Smash.

 

Absolutely.  Guys like Quincey and Ericsson need to keep their game simple. That's when they're most effective. Same as a lot of our grinding forwards. Simple Simple Simple.




#2560963 Lines Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 06 January 2015 - 03:14 PM

 

Sure he wasn't just talking about his role and DeKeyser's role as a blueline tandem? That would make sense.

 

That's exactly what he was describing.  

 

I just see it translating to a team-wide philosophy.  

 

Nobody wants to take a risk/shot/chance in fear of being "that guy" that cost his team a goal.

 

Don't get me wrong... defence comes before anything and everything.

 

I just don't like when people develop a habit of making decisions based on of fear of screwing up.




#2560925 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by Son of a Wing on 06 January 2015 - 02:31 PM

Wouldn't that be tampering ?

 

Last time I checked Yahoo bloggers can't commit tampering...




#2560895 1/6 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Edmonton Oilers 2

Posted by Son of a Wing on 06 January 2015 - 12:58 PM

 

Because we suck. Right?

 

Well obviously.  Shanahanman is nowhere to be seen while we're winning.

 

A few loses and *POOF* his rays of sunshine come down on the forum.




#2560894 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by Son of a Wing on 06 January 2015 - 12:55 PM

 

Jesus Frank. We get it. Babcock's your man and he's been performing miracles with this welfare line-up that Holland The Incompetent has shackled him with. Like how he took a borderline ECHLer like Weiss and turned him into a serviceable 4th line plug. Coach of the year move there.

 

But things will be different in Toronto. Because, unlike the Wings, they a deeply sophisticated organizational structure and philosophy that other teams covet.

 

I can see it now, Babcock will go to Shanahan and demand that they trade Clarkson and a 4th for Tavares, and it will be so. Why? Because Babcock will have more "say".

 

Should've thrown in a "Looch" reference for good measure...




#2560854 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 06 January 2015 - 10:41 AM

I just don't think Holland would offer up Ouellet or any of our top prospects.
 
Which is exactly why we don't see many trades...
 
I don't believe many teams are interested in a package of 2-3 underachievers and a 2nd.
 
Unless it's a rental/cap dump/+35er its going to cost us a valuable roster piece +.

Also I'm pretty sure it will be one of our young wingers going in a trade eventually. Simply a numbers game.




#2560840 Pens aquire David Perron from Oilers

Posted by Son of a Wing on 06 January 2015 - 10:08 AM

 

Aha, thanks for the clarification.  Admittedly I do not follow the Maple Leafs and their goings on.  Mostly because I do not want to be tarnished by filth. 

 

Unfortunately I'm surrounded by it  <_<




#2560742 WJC 2015 Starting today

Posted by Son of a Wing on 05 January 2015 - 06:42 PM

Good for the Slovaks to get the Bronze.
Played a solid team game and really sharpened up after that initial blowout to Canada.


#2560671 WJC 2015 Starting today

Posted by Son of a Wing on 04 January 2015 - 10:05 PM

Canada's looking better now.  Started slow.

 

Shots 14-2 in the third.  Slovak goalie standing on his head and playing amazing.




#2560197 WJC 2015 Starting today

Posted by Son of a Wing on 02 January 2015 - 01:43 PM

They were pretty legit penalties. USA is chasing.

Hoping Larkin can step it up in the 2nd and 3rd and come back.


#2560174 WJC 2015 Starting today

Posted by Son of a Wing on 01 January 2015 - 09:03 PM

Geeze people need to lighten up.


#2559937 WJC 2015 Starting today

Posted by Son of a Wing on 31 December 2014 - 04:39 PM

Go Canada Go!!


#2559175 WJC 2015 Starting today

Posted by Son of a Wing on 27 December 2014 - 02:38 PM

Domi does look very impressive. NHL-ready I'd say. Same with Duclair.