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#2448620 These aren't the Vets you are looking for...

Posted by Dabura on 29 October 2013 - 04:28 AM

To be fair, if Holland could sign a Hull and a Shanahan and a Fedorov and an Yzerman and a Lidstrom and a Rafalski and a Larionov and a Robitaille and a Hasek and a Chelios, he would. (He's done it before, hasn't he?)

 

But, like Son of a Wing said, this is the salary cap era. We're lucky just to have a Datsyuk and a Zetterberg and a Kronwall and a Howard. And I'll add to that the '02-esque signing of a quality vet named Daniel Alfredsson, who, forgetting the first four games, has been nothing but solid for us so far.

 

Does that mean I wouldn't like to see better veterans than the likes of Cleary and Samuelsson? No. I think a guy like Vinny Prospal, who's always found a way to score, might've been - and might still  be! - a nice add. But I don't know what his demands would be in the way of coin and term. And we can't even get Nyquist into the lineup, so...yeah. No Prospal, or anyone.

 

Does it mean I wouldn't love a lineup like the Pens and Blackhawks have? No. But they got to where they are by sucking mercilessly for a long time. We can barely stomach four straight games of suck. I can only imagine what multiple consecutive seasons of it would do to us.

 

At the end of the day, I want our team to get younger. So, to me, this is all sorta moot.




#2448599 What's Killing Our Offense?

Posted by Dabura on 28 October 2013 - 09:03 PM

Nieto and Kennedy are not scorers, and Wingels is having an unusually good season thus far.

 

Pretty sure he was just listing the whole top nine, because his point sort of calls for it. And he's right - they're very deep up front. And their blue line is pretty solid. They're a team that's built to win the Cup. No significant holes.

 

Our top nine could potentially be among the best in the league, if things come together the right way and a few planets align and the Hockey Gods shine upon us.




#2448329 The most annoying things about being at games?

Posted by Dabura on 27 October 2013 - 12:38 PM

I very much prefer to just watch games at home, instead of going to the games.  I don't have to shell out a hundred bucks for parking, overpriced crap beer, etc.  Instead I can sit at home with my friends and enjoy great food that only cost what the ingredients cost, good beer, not have to deal with assholes, actually be comfortable, etc.

 

Totally agree - especially with the rise of HD TV.

 

Oh, and to the person bitching about the people who complain about how the seats are too small, well they are.  I am your average tall guy and I am not fat, but I could barely fit in the seats.  They are made for shorter/skinny people.  Its like the people who say the people complaining about the seats on planes are just fat whales, when in reality if you are over 6'2", there is no way you can comfortably sit in a coach seat.  Thats just facts.

 

I'm 6'4, with a bad back (thank you, hockey). Sounds like the seats alone would ruin it for me.




#2448317 What's Killing Our Offense?

Posted by Dabura on 27 October 2013 - 10:53 AM

Maybe we're over-thinking this.

 

Our roster is relatively thin (compard to what we're used to). Maybe it's as simple as that. We could do all that crazy high-scoring puck-possession stuff before because, well, we could - i.e. we had the requisite skill, talent, moxy. Now we can't because, well, we can't.

 

Is it a mere coincidence that 1) this is the weakest lineup we've had in maybe twenty years, and 2) we're looking absolutely lost?




#2448307 The most annoying things about being at games?

Posted by Dabura on 27 October 2013 - 09:18 AM

I've never been to the Joe. I've seen them in a few different places, though. (PHI, NJ, NYC, NYI, SJ.)

 

The thing that annoys me the most? When they suck, like they did last night.

 

Buying stuff is, like, kind of a big deal in Detroit now, right? I mean, I'm not saying you're all poor. But to pay up for tickets (which I assume are generally massively overpriced) in rough times...you want your money's worth.




#2448033 10/26 GDT Rangers 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by Dabura on 26 October 2013 - 06:50 PM

Miller!!

 

4th line deserved that goal, only line that's been consistantly good lately.

 

Tootoolly agree.

 

(See what I did there?)




#2447961 10/26 GDT Rangers 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by Dabura on 26 October 2013 - 06:02 PM

Does anyone do a double-take when they see "Talbot in net"?

 

Talbot...

 

...Talbutt...

 

...patbutt...

 

...butt pat.




#2447878 Nyquist taking things in stride, with class

Posted by Dabura on 26 October 2013 - 10:10 AM

Can we change the thread title to "Nyquist taking it up the ass, with pride"?




#2447877 stephen weiss

Posted by Dabura on 26 October 2013 - 10:06 AM

VALTTERI FILPPULA YOU GUYS




#2447871 Splitting up Hank and Pavs

Posted by Dabura on 26 October 2013 - 09:21 AM

 

Correct me if I'm wrong, but all of Draper, Maltby, and McCarty were able to skate, shoot, and hit, none of which Cleary can do anymore.

 

You don't have to mention Cleary in every post you make, Crymson. In fact, I bet you're doing exactly what he wants.

 

Be strong. Don't let him win.




#2447838 Sweden Unveils Olympic Jerseys

Posted by Dabura on 25 October 2013 - 10:32 PM

I'm not shouting, I'm whispering intensely.




#2447835 Sweden Unveils Olympic Jerseys

Posted by Dabura on 25 October 2013 - 10:12 PM

Why not change it up and make it blue and yellow instead of yellow with some blue.

 

IT DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY




#2447773 Sweden Unveils Olympic Jerseys

Posted by Dabura on 25 October 2013 - 01:19 PM

:lol:

Viking semen. In the shape of a ship.

 

Vikings...se(a)men...ship...get it?

 

THE SWEDISH ARE AWESOME
 




#2447754 Sweden Unveils Olympic Jerseys

Posted by Dabura on 25 October 2013 - 11:32 AM

http://prohockeytalk...lympic-jerseys/

 

I'm definitely (secretly) rooting for Sweden now.

 

I still think the stuff on the shoulders looks like semen, though.




#2447746 Nyquist taking things in stride, with class

Posted by Dabura on 25 October 2013 - 10:55 AM

I have to think that he has had things going on.  He knew when he re-signed Cleary that this was going to  happen.

 

I guess my big problem here is that he signed Cleary in the first place. More specifically, he signed Cleary after all of his talk about the importance - no! The need to get younger, build and promote from within, etc. And here we are with Cleary, Samuelsson, Bertuzzi (who I actually do like, and who has, thankfully, been pretty good so far).

 

I'm love-hate with Holland. He seems to talk out of his butt a lot because he knows most people will eat up anything he says. (Does no one realize that he's shown just a tiny bit more than zero faith in our youth, all while saying youth is everything?) And yet, he does have a way of making things at least mostly right, and sometimes pulling rabbits from his magical hat. Probably the best GM in the league, but he does seem to be slipping a little these days.

 

Maybe I'm being too hard on him. (It's likely I am.) I get extra-grumpy, and slightly confused, in times like these, when our team looks an awful lot like the Winnipeg Jets. *shudder*