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#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***.


#2260500 2/21 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 22 February 2012 - 01:00 AM

I can't stand him. I hope he, and not Kindl, gets benched when Quincey comes in.


In spite of all the blame he gets around here, the Wings would still be a better team with Ericsson and Quincey in the lineup as the bottom pair than they would with Kindl Quincey.


#2260039 Canucks Vs Detroit in Motor City

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 21 February 2012 - 06:43 PM

I get the need for mitigation of potential pending cognitive disonence, either way I expect a pretty epic effort by both teams.

When you're going to throw around big words like cognitive dissonance to try and sound smart, it helps if you spell it correctly.

Back to Psych 101 for you!


#2259963 Kyle Quincey traded to Detroit in 3 team trade (TBL & COL)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 21 February 2012 - 05:46 PM

Prior to it everyone complained that that was one, if not THE, gaff of Holland's career. Now that he's back, he cost us too much. Make up your damn mind already.

You can't see how both of those are still valid?

I don't know that I would even say he was THE gaffe. But clearly they were off in their evaluation of their young defenseman at that point. But that's not to say I thought Quincey was some absolute awesome defenseman the Wings had to get back.

Like I said, I'm just meh. He's an upgrade over Kindl for sure. Can kill penalties. Plays on the PP. The move definitely improved our defense.


#2259944 Kyle Quincey traded to Detroit in 3 team trade (TBL & COL)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 21 February 2012 - 05:35 PM

He was put on waivers because Meech constantly outplayed him. Were you watching hockey back then, or did you completely miss that Quincey did not at all attract attention whereas Meech played very well in 2008 and 2009?

Yeesh. Also--yes, grammar--it's "should have," not "should of." :thumbup:

Quincey did not magically transform into a 20 min a night defenseman overnight, and Meech is no longer playing in the NHL.

Clearly the Wings staff were off in their evaluations of both of them.