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Son of a Wing

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#2632786 Achieving Perspective

Posted by Son of a Wing on 24 October 2015 - 12:30 AM

That piece "If" by Rudyard Kipling hung in my house growing up and means a lot. It's a great piece of literature.

 

The Wings will come together. Once they overcome all the change and adversity, they will fly high.

 

Go WIngs Go




#2631873 Blame Canada

Posted by Son of a Wing on 19 October 2015 - 11:00 AM

And here I thought it might be about our election...

 

Then I realized no one cares...lol




#2631795 10/17 GDT: Detroit Red Wings @ Montreal Canadiens, 7:00 EST

Posted by Son of a Wing on 18 October 2015 - 11:05 AM

I always read about the great prospects coming up who other than Mantha really has top 6 NHL potential? Also are people serious? A fat overweight defender in a contract year? No thanks the Wings need a top pairing guy something they've needed for years now Green can run the PP but as a 6 per guy he should also be able to help out Kronner instead of needing a 24 year old Danny D. to cover up his mistakes. People can crap on Ericsson all they want but he prevented that goal by taking a penalty.

And who cares how many shots they have last time I looked at it, goals were winning the game not the amount of shots taken. The most disturbing fact about the game wasn't the loss it was the fact that the team didn't play angry after that s***ty goal counted...other teams would have made life hard for price

It's 5 games in and Blashill is new like I said before the season the guy will need some time to figure things out. Also for the so called hottest team in the league their showing wasn't very impressing its basically Price (on godmode) plus the rest.

I also don't think Jurco and Pulkinnen would return a top pairing guy so something more enticing would have to be added to that package.

 

Seriously Frank? 

 

Svechnikov, Athanasiou, Bertuzzi, Holmstrom

 

Then there's that Larkin kid...




#2630583 Why Is The Joe Half Empty?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 13 October 2015 - 09:09 PM

I just tuned into the Tampa game and I noticed all kinds of empty seats and am wondering why? What happens when they move to the new arena? Is this a result of basically not being a Cup contender since 2009?

 

It's a Tuesday night game and judging by when you posted there was only a couple minutes left in the 3rd period.  People leave early.

 

It's not that unusual.




#2630291 10/13 GDT : Lightning 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Son of a Wing on 13 October 2015 - 01:42 PM

I don't agree that he's getting close to "make or break" status.  Abby toiled away on the bottom lines for years before he figured out his offensive game.  It takes awhile.  I think that Jurco is fine where he's at.  He's only 22, so he's got plenty of time to grow.  My only point is that he needs to produce if he wants a spot.  And while it's hard to produce on the fourth line, it's not impossible.  If he's as offensively gifted as I think he is, and he thinks he is, then he's got to make it happen.

 

Right now there's a huge opportunity for a big winger to land a spot on the top 9.  Nyquist is playing bad, and no matter what they do with him, it leaves two small guys playing together (which isn't working out).  If we don't get some depth scoring, one of our skill guys is going to see the bench soon, and Jurco could be well positioned to take that spot if he's making things happen on the fourth line in the mean time. 

 

We've only played 2 games. 




#2630052 10/10 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Hurricanes 3

Posted by Son of a Wing on 11 October 2015 - 11:48 AM

*Obligatory Kirk Maltby scored 50 goals in juniors reference*




#2630000 10/10 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Hurricanes 3

Posted by Son of a Wing on 10 October 2015 - 10:17 PM

I'm really happy for Abdelkader. I think he owes a lot of his success to the opportunities Babcock gave him.

 

I'm not a huge Babcock supporter by any means.  But I do think he saw something in Abdelkader, and stuck with him, when others may have not.  

 

He's developed nicely and definitely surpassed expectations.




#2624521 NHL videogaming

Posted by Son of a Wing on 03 September 2015 - 02:17 PM

For all those who enjoy the management of a hockey team, I'm genuinely surprised their is a bigger community for Eastside Hockey Manager. Especially since its gone on Steam. Obviously it's more complicated than NHL15 but is about 100x more in depth and enjoyable/gratifying.
Not to mention it's just $14.99.


#2624345 Moving Jimmy Howard

Posted by Son of a Wing on 01 September 2015 - 11:32 AM

It's kind of weird how personal some of you guys make it with the players.

Whether it's Howard or Franzen or Quincey.

When they wear the winged wheel I will always cheer and hope for them to do well.

I have a feeling this stupid goalie flame war is going to carry into every GDT all season long. And frankly that's a shame.


#2623183 Red Wings Sign D Robbie Russo

Posted by Son of a Wing on 16 August 2015 - 11:11 AM

I wasn't aware Lebda was 6'1", right handed, and a somewhat physical player...


#2622601 Non-Wings You've Grown to Like

Posted by Son of a Wing on 09 August 2015 - 09:32 PM

Ovechkin


#2621566 Holtby Asking for $8M

Posted by Son of a Wing on 25 July 2015 - 03:35 PM

People always hate what they don't understand.


#2621058 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by Son of a Wing on 21 July 2015 - 11:18 AM

Jealousy looks so bad.


Wait so you actually think people are jealous that you know somebody who's associated with someone who happens to know someone else? lol

People are mocking you because no one cares but you lol


#2620555 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by Son of a Wing on 14 July 2015 - 10:24 PM

Franzen is a waist of a money and a roster spot. If he is in the lineup on opening day, we will be less some good prospects...and we would have wasted our time with our draft picks.  To lose any one of these players to keep Franzen here for the next five years will be a waste. What are you going to do when Frk, AA, Mantha, and Larkin are due up, do you still keep Franzen? Franzen needs to go now or lose the likes of AA and Frk for sure. You need to get off this Franzen love, he is done, over, not worth keeping, especially when it comes to losing valuable prospects. He was the wrong choice and he continues to show that he is horrible.  Sure, he had the concussion last January, but how do you expain the previous 5 years of floating around and s***ting on the ice? You cannot explain it any other way than he is done, over, washed up. Time to cut ties with him now, either LTIR or trade him.  No way is losing ANYONE to cap issues worth keeping Franzen for.  If Holland does this, then this franchise is doomed... f*** Franzen

 

 

Anyhow, if the WIngs plan on moving forward and not losing young players for nothing or being forced to trade them, there has to be casualties at the NHL level. Q, E, K and Franzen, and maybe Smith are ALL great candidates to move in order to secure the kids arrival the next few seasons...

 

Soooo you DON'T have a source or anything for this "Franzen was included in Phaneuf trade" non-sense...

 

If Franzen is healthy he deserves to be on the opening roster.  He's been consistent over the years for what his cost is and at most will cost us the risk to waive a Callahan/Ferraro/Andersson.

 

But yes that's a big IF.




#2619174 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by Son of a Wing on 05 July 2015 - 11:42 PM

4.6-5.2m for 4-6 years.