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#2264972 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Blue Jackets 2

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 28 February 2012 - 09:22 PM

they played a terrible 50 minutes and then got a couple goals, the first being incredibly lucky.

does that change the piss-poor effort? the abysmal special teams? hudler being generally awful?

i hope teams aren't planning on taking shots at datysuk, because this team won't win a playoff game without him.

piss poor effort. special teams suck. one of the best defenseman of all time out of the lineup. one of the best forwards in the world out of the lineup.

Wings are winning 5-2.

Somehow I'll manage to suffer through that kind of game.


#2263996 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 27 February 2012 - 03:13 PM

....and cue the *****-fest.

I won't ***** exactly, but I gotta admit that I'm disappointed.

Probably Lidstrom's last season, the team is good, we have a ton of cap space. I was hoping he'd make a serious move to go for it this season.


#2263839 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 27 February 2012 - 02:19 PM

I agree. Kenny did a great job filling that need. Problem is, we have more then one need. We have a ton of assets, ton of cap space, and don't have a ton of scoring depth or grit on the bottom lines. Obviously we miss Datsyuk, but if we rely so heavily on one guy to spark the offense and the PP, we're in trouble. Likewise we don't have a strong 4th line center or much grit/big bodied players. Those types are available, like I said, time to make deals. I don't care what anyone feels, if Holland stands pat up front, I think it's a mistake.

I tend to agree with you, only because of Lidstrom potentially retiring. Like you said, they have the cap space. When was the last time that happened? If Holland was ever going to gamble, now is the time.


#2263638 D Commodore dealt to Lightning for cond. 7th round pick

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 27 February 2012 - 01:04 PM

I would love to see Smith playing more... but there is no need to trade Commodore. Something more is coming.

Let's hope so.

Trading Commie for a bag of pucks better not be the only Wings move today.


#2263002 Johan Franzen Depreciation

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 26 February 2012 - 12:45 PM

I don't know that he's on a downswing. It's so hard to tell with Franzen. I wish I could still find the quote where he basically says he gets bored in the regular season.

It's certainly not that he's awful, it's just that he could be so much better if he had the compete level of someone like Darren Helm.

Goal scorers are often streaky, but he can be amazingly invisible for a 6'3" 225 lbs guy. What frustrates me about him is not that he's not scoring. It happens. But sometimes he looks like he doesn't want to play.


#2262908 Neil hit on Boychuk

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 26 February 2012 - 12:19 AM

Anyone got clip of Chara paying Neal back in the fight?

I know he didn't, but I wish Chara would've gotten a 2, 5 and 10 minute misconduct for instigating after a clean, hard hit.


#2262904 Ericsson out One Month

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 26 February 2012 - 12:08 AM

I think you misunderstood what I meant. Do I like that he fractured his wrist? Of course not. Will I miss him on the ice? Not at all, and that's what I meant. He makes me facepalm on a regular basis like nobody has since '05-'08 Lilja.

You may not miss him, but the Wings will. Unless Kindl or Commie make a marked improvement in his absence, the Wings just got worse defensively.

It seems like you'd want the best lineup on the ice.


Ericsson also was 4th on the team in PK minutes (tied with Lids). In his absence that means those pk minutes will be picked up by Lidstrom, Stuart, Kronwall, and now Quincey.

Like I said, picking up Quincey now becomes a good move as he can pick up some of those minutes without them having to go to Commie and Kindl.


#2262887 Ericsson out One Month

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 25 February 2012 - 10:57 PM

I'm not at all sad.

Wow. Not at all bummed that a Red Wings player just fractured his wrist and will be out of the lineup for at least a month?


:thumbdown:


I'd remember this post of yours when you think of lecturing someone on not supporting the Wings.


The Wings just got worse defensively. Picking up Quincey definitely is a good move now.


#2262488 Just Say 'No' to Mikael Samuelsson

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 25 February 2012 - 06:33 PM

I still don't get why people hated Sammy so much when he was here. Yeah he was a logo hunter and shinguard assassin, but like I said, for the money he was a steal.

19 goals 40 points in 09
11 goals 40 points in 08
14 goals 34 points in 07
23 goals 45 points in 06

His contract was $1.2 million for all those seasons except 06, when it was $537,000.


#2262485 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 25 February 2012 - 06:24 PM

I wouldn't want him neither.

Here is a tweet from Nick Kypreos:

Nick Kypreos ‏ @RealKyper Reply Retweet Favorite Open
#SNtrade. 3 teams that have heavy interest in #Stars Steve Ott are #Leafs #Flyers and #Canucks. Philly reluctant to move Van Riemsdyk

Given that Ott is a douchebag, the Flyers and Canucks seem like the best fit.


#2262262 Dustin Brown being shopped around

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 24 February 2012 - 10:19 PM

Terrible post

No, yours was the terrible post.

Stay on topic please.


#2262183 Dustin Brown being shopped around

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 24 February 2012 - 04:43 PM

Brown's off the market. Dang...

It seems like it would be unlikely he was ever on it, other than for part of a deal for someone like Nash. Unless it's someone of that caliber I dont' know why they'd trade Brown.


#2262099 2/23 GDT : Canucks 4 at Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 24 February 2012 - 12:54 PM

It's so pathetic that they're excited to end the streak anyway. The Wings already got the record, any more wins were just gravy. I guess when you don't win anything you get easily excited for every little thing you do win. Whatevs...

esteef

I thought it was only with the fans, but it's funny that the fascination on little things like that are important enough to a player to do that for his shootout celebration. I guess they're trying to rack up whatever little achievements they can after crapping the bed during their chance at the big one.


#2261959 Just Say 'No' to Mikael Samuelsson

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 24 February 2012 - 03:26 AM

I just puked in my mouth. If this was to happen....man, wtf? No way in hell is there any truth to this.

I don't know that I'd want him back necessarily, but Sammy was a huge bargain for Detroit when he played here.


#2260501 Alright, time to call Nyquist up

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 22 February 2012 - 01:12 AM

could not agree more. cleary is s*** this year.

Right.

11 goals, 27 points. one each less than Bert. plus Cleary plays on the PK. And tonight coming back after a knee injury.

He may not be having a career year, but he's hardly s***.