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#2456809 Nyquist Getting the call

Posted by Dabura on 22 November 2013 - 07:39 PM

I do think Tats should get a look in the top six, though. And I've gotta think it's gonna happen soon enough, unless we start rolling along, which I'd be fine with.

 

What I'd really like to see - as an "experiment," if you like - is Z and D each sort of mentoring one of Gus/Tats, taking them under their wings, molding them into potential future Euro Twins. If that makes any sense.




#2456800 Ugly Christmas Sweater.

Posted by Dabura on 22 November 2013 - 07:07 PM

Best. Jerseys. Ever.




#2456572 Nyquist Getting the call

Posted by Dabura on 22 November 2013 - 08:35 AM

It is, Holland f***ed up, no doubt about it.  He knows it.  But the problem is, there aren't a lot of easy fixes for the situation.  We've already put 2 guys on waivers who would seem attractive to other teams, and no takers.  Cleary, Bert and Sammy have NTC. I don't know how those apply to waivers and being sent down, etc.   It's not like it isn't evident that Nyquist is better than Cleary or Sammy, but there aren't a lot of simple solutions.

 

I'm not giving Holland any sort of pass here. After all the bad decisions he's made, and now it's "Well, you have to understand: this is a really tough situation"? You're supposed to be the best GM in sports, you soggy, droopy boob.

 

He can start by waiving Cleary. I really don't care "how that would look," or if it's "bad business." Re-signing Cleary in the first place sent a bad message and was not exactly a brilliant business move. And, at some point, playing this "Now you have it. Now you don't!" game with one of our best and brightest in Nyquist (and, perhaps, Tatar), "doesn't look good," and is most definitely "bad business."

 

It'd be one thing if this team were stacked, or even just performing well. But Nyquist helped snap a seven-game losing streak. Because this is a team of scrubs, at least up front. If we were in the West, we'd be toast.

 

Get something done, Ken. Stop telling us how hard it is and make something happen to make your team better.


/weekly rant




#2456571 Nyquist Getting the call

Posted by Dabura on 22 November 2013 - 08:21 AM

Nyquist is essentially a high-end top-six forward. Exactly the sort of piece we need right now. Exactly the sort of piece a ton of GMs would like to add. This isn't some middling checking-line grinder whose presence/absence is more or less inconsequential. We need skill, speed, youth, secondary scoring in the worst way. Nyquist gives us all of that.

 

But Dan Cleary. An enforcer without the whole enforcing thing.

 

And all of this comes after Holland's "Guys! It's all about our young homegrown talent! That's why I'm not doing anything! This is really important! Parity!" campaign.

 

Not to be overly dramatic here, but...what was Ken Holland really done lately?

 

Take a paid vacation, Ken. Go play some golf. I have a block of wood that can fill in for you.




#2456528 11/21 GDT: Hurricanes 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Dabura on 21 November 2013 - 11:37 PM

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I love this pic. The Hurricane guy is the eye of the Swedish National Team Dance Party Storm.




#2456520 11/21 GDT: Hurricanes 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Dabura on 21 November 2013 - 11:08 PM

It just occurred to me: we have a second line now!!!




#2456493 11/21 GDT: Hurricanes 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Dabura on 21 November 2013 - 10:16 PM

I was just thinking that.  If only Tatar had a great game, too, that'd be the ultimate finger in Holland's face.  But I'm afraid Babcock will use his game as an excuse to waive him or some garbage like that.

 

Waive Tatar? Even Holland's not that wacko.

 

The thing with Nyquist-Tatar is, IMHO, Nyquist is this good right now largely because he was up with us in the playoffs and gained some great experience and confidence. Tatar can sit every now and then, fine - but experience (or a lack thereof) is the thing with him. That's what he needs more than anything else. Experience.




#2456388 11/21 GDT: Hurricanes 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Dabura on 21 November 2013 - 09:52 PM

I love Gustav Nyquist.




#2456287 Quincey

Posted by Dabura on 21 November 2013 - 09:07 PM

I want to make a thread called "How Much Better Would This Team Be Without Kyle Quincey?" We'd use fancy stats to prove that Quincey has singlehandedly cost us 10 games and provided absolutely nothing positive.




#2456258 11/21 GDT: Hurricanes 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Dabura on 21 November 2013 - 08:58 PM

How many two-goal leads have we given up this season? 14?




#2455922 Lines Thread

Posted by Dabura on 21 November 2013 - 02:37 AM

Brian Campbell. Let's trade for him.




#2455846 Respect Babcock and Holland

Posted by Dabura on 20 November 2013 - 05:50 PM

Re-pect? Is that when Sammy injured his nipple?

 

Whoa, that is actually exactly what I was going for. +1




#2455826 Respect Babcock and Holland

Posted by Dabura on 20 November 2013 - 04:42 PM

R-e-p-e-c-t

Find out what it means to me

R-e-p-e-c-t

Buy out Dan Cleary




#2455821 Holland Interview

Posted by Dabura on 20 November 2013 - 04:25 PM

More like Holland stupidview.




#2455706 Danny DeKeyser out 3-6 weeks with separated shoulder, LTIR

Posted by Dabura on 20 November 2013 - 12:30 PM

Better than 6-8 weeks for a broken collarbone. Still absolutely awful news though. Dammnit, Cleary and Quincey with your voodoo dolls

 

I broke a collarbone once. Very, very unpleasant.

 

My only hope here is that maybe Holland feels compelled to pull the trigger on one of those mythical "good trade" things. (Del Zotto? Niskanen?) And/Or maybe one of our Griffins gets a legitimate Opportunity.

 

Also, can I just say, this whole gets-injured-just-as-he's-starting-to-really-take-off business needs. to. stop.