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#2449433 Franzen believes hes playing well.

Posted by Dabura on 01 November 2013 - 10:57 AM

Our offense has dried up so much that I actually kinda sorta miss Hudler.




#2449430 Franzen believes hes playing well.

Posted by Dabura on 01 November 2013 - 10:43 AM

Could've had Hossa.




#2449422 Franzen believes hes playing well.

Posted by Dabura on 01 November 2013 - 10:10 AM

Maybe's he's not lazy. Maybe he's just dumb.




#2449418 What's Killing Our Offense?

Posted by Dabura on 01 November 2013 - 09:29 AM

Is like to see us trade a prospect for an established A-lister in their mid-20s. Better to win now than pin your hopes on some kid or as-yet-undrafted player of the future.

 

Not saying trade picks and prospects like no tomorrow, but two players and a couple of picks for a Norris-caliber defenseman would benefit us more than those prospects.

 

Yes, this. This, this, this.

 

Datsyuk and Zetterberg are, right now, about as good as they're going to be from here on out. Alfredsson is here and he's awesome and ludicrously motivated. Howard is in fine form.

 

Ericsson is good enough that he can play top-pairing minutes or drop down to the second pairing and be really, really good - so, point being, it's not like adding a high-end defenseman would give us only two really good defensemen (which, I admit, probably wouldn't be worth it). It'd give us three studs plus DeKeyser, and that's a potentially Cup-winning top four, unlike what we have now (yeah, we're gonna win it all with Smith-Quincey getting pretty big minutes. Excuse me while I barf.)

 

Or, if we wanna go for a scoring forward - go for it, Ken! We need all the scoring help we can get! Do it!

 

This team is nowhere good enough to be a legitimate Cup contender. I'm starting to feel bad for Alfie. Do you see us beating the Pens in a best-of-seven? Boston? I think even the Leafs would thump us, and, ick, that's a new and extremely unpleasant notion. Or, let's say we come out of the East. Do we beat the 'hawks or Sharks or even the  Avs? OK, maybe the Avs. But it'd probably be close, and Mule would have to be the real Mule, which we can't really count on.

 

"Well, two things, Robert."

 

Go ahead.

 

"First, we took the Blackhawks to seven games last season."

 

I think we got a bit...well, I don't want to say lucky. I'll put it this way: I don't see us doing that again. We were just obscenely incredible for that three-game stretch, and the 'hawks were not themselves during that time. They got their crap together, Brendan Smith existed, and we ended that series on an incredibly terrible, madly disappointing, searingly sour note.

 

"OK, fair enough. But, the second thing is, we're in the middle of a big transition phase; we should be satisfied with just making the playoffs."

 

Booooooo!!!

 

We're the Red Wings. It's Cup or bust every season, no excuses. And Daniel Alfredsson, who some believe is God Himself, chose the Wings over the Bruins for His final push. So, win the Cup or go to Hell. (No pressure.)

 

/weekly rant




#2449391 What's Killing Our Offense?

Posted by Dabura on 01 November 2013 - 04:52 AM

I like your thinking, jimmy.

 

Also, it just occurred to me that Lidstrom - Pronger would have resulted in a dozen Cups. I am very sad that this never happened, even if Pronger is a godforsaken ****** (and he is) and a sworn eternal enemy (and he is).




#2449387 What's Killing Our Offense?

Posted by Dabura on 01 November 2013 - 03:26 AM

Giroux and Pronger. And Crosby.




#2449324 These aren't the Vets you are looking for...

Posted by Dabura on 31 October 2013 - 03:55 PM

Bad examples.




#2449313 What's Killing Our Offense?

Posted by Dabura on 31 October 2013 - 02:24 PM

Let's trade for Giroux.




#2449298 Avs trade Downie to Flyers for Talbot

Posted by Dabura on 31 October 2013 - 01:25 PM

I've gotta think there were some "issues" on both sides but neither side wants to lose that element they both bring. Otherwise, yeah, head-scratcher. Unless maybe the Avs wants a former Wings-killer (because, HA! We beat them! HAHAHA!) and Holmgren is just sort of an incompetent GM (shocking thought).




#2449265 Lines Thread

Posted by Dabura on 31 October 2013 - 11:25 AM

Are you both good looking women with loose morals and the uncanny ability to produce gourmet cheeses, smoked meats, and mustards upon demand? 

 

If not, then I'm out. 

 

a/s/l?




#2449256 Varlamov Arrested

Posted by Dabura on 31 October 2013 - 09:46 AM

I'm guessing Avs Nation is pretty stressed out right now.




#2449242 10/30 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Canucks 1

Posted by Dabura on 31 October 2013 - 07:00 AM

These jokes got old a long time ago.

 

So did you.

 

OH SNAP


If Tatar can develop into a younger Briere that would be fantastic but I doubt it.

 

Tatar will be bigger and better than Briere, IMHO. Or, at least, in the regular season. No one's better than Briere once was (and still is?) in the playoffs.




#2449217 10/30 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Canucks 1

Posted by Dabura on 31 October 2013 - 12:24 AM

Weiss had a great game. Just wanted to say.




#2449175 10/30 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Canucks 1

Posted by Dabura on 30 October 2013 - 11:56 PM

Tatar is awesome.




#2449112 10/30 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Canucks 1

Posted by Dabura on 30 October 2013 - 11:14 PM

Who's the guy who said a few pages back that we need two in the second? That guy is awesome.

 

Now we just need a Weiss hatty.