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#2344325 New Defenseman: Guess who?

Posted by Dabura on 22 January 2013 - 11:14 AM

Fat chance, he already said no several times to coming back, plus he would never make it back in time



#2344316 New Defenseman: Guess who?

Posted by Dabura on 22 January 2013 - 11:11 AM

Wouldn't it be completely opposite? Ken Holland strictly believes in developing through the draft and in-house. "Because it's Ken Holland" would normally result in him calling up Max Nicastro, instead of searching for an UFA. Nah i'm just busting your chops.


Good point.


OK, it's half-Holland. It's an "outsider," but it's a veteran (which, in my mind, means fairly old guy. Which, of course, Holland lurves.)


EDIT: Wait, are we sure it's someone from outside the system? I sware I read something about Paetsch somewhere earlier this morning.

#2344225 25 Questions for Darren McCarty

Posted by Dabura on 22 January 2013 - 08:16 AM


#2344202 Wings Looking For Defenseman

Posted by Dabura on 22 January 2013 - 06:43 AM

I like Volchenkov, and Ellerby.  Subban, I could take or leave.  He's a good player and all, but I'm not worried about our defensemen scoring, I'm worried about physical/shutdown play, and the PK.  Volchenkov for sure.  Or maybe Robyn Regehr.  That guy's a beast too.


I recommended Regehr awhile back. Crymson yelled at me and I cried and I have not spoken of the matter since then.


I share your concerns. We need an ass-kicker. We need a down-shutter.

#2344197 Brunner's nickname

Posted by Dabura on 22 January 2013 - 06:26 AM




#2343423 1/21: Red Wings 4 at Blue Jackets 3 (SO)

Posted by Dabura on 21 January 2013 - 08:44 PM


#2343039 Everyone chill out!

Posted by Dabura on 21 January 2013 - 01:17 PM

Really?  Franzen can't be the #1 goal scorer for a team.  Uh...  He was last year.  Hossa is a great regular season player but a playoff no-show. 


I took it to mean, Franzen is most comfortable (and performs best) when he's not the #1 Guy.


Hossa is a known, and was a known at that point. He's one of the most consistent players in the league as far as production is concerned (and I'd also say as far as all-around commitment goes). Like I've said, maybe not a lamp-lighting force in the playoffs - but Franzen is? Put another way: "Hossa is a great regular season player but a playoff no-show" -  take away Franzen's '08 run, and the statement's a pretty good fit for him as well. The guy plays like a big-bodied Brett Hull, minus the stuff that made Hull an elite asset.


Hossa >>> Franzen. Kenny got the wrong guy. I know, hindsight blah blah blah. But, again, Hossa was a known. Franzen was still very much a question mark. Has he done anything since the signing to really make you say to yourself, "Thank GOD Kenny picked Franzen!"? You could say, "He scores 25-30 goals for us every season." So then why get on Hossa's case about disappearing in the playoffs and only being valuable in the regular season?


And then there's the contract. That big blessed albatross.

#2343032 Anthony Stewart Placed on Waivers

Posted by Dabura on 21 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

No such thing as too much depth this "season." Or, if you're the Red Wings (who crumple when the wind blows, and slip on pucks in practice, and get their arms lacerated by skate blades), any season, really.

#2342975 TooToo - the lovable little Tasmanian Devil

Posted by Dabura on 21 January 2013 - 11:43 AM

Trotz had grown weary of him, for reasons no one - to my knowledge - has really unearthed. (My theory? The whistles.)

#2342920 Everyone chill out!

Posted by Dabura on 21 January 2013 - 08:28 AM

Hindsight is always 20/20...Rafalski retired totally unexpectedly and Holland got what he could last minute...This summer, he made a concerted effort to get the best FA defenseman available, and it didn't happen for reasons that were mostly out of his control...After Franzen's dominating 2008 Cup winning performance and Hossa's disappearing act in the playoffs the one year we had him, not many were interested in keeping Hossa at the time. Of course NOW everyone will say that wanted Hossa, of course and that Holland is just an idiot. 


As I said in the Kings-'hawks GDT - Hossa always tries. That's what I like about him.


This Wings team needs more Hossas, fewer Franzens. It needs heart, effort, consistency, dogged determination. It needs some kind of edge, spark. It needs legs, speed, jump. How much is Franzen helping on these fronts?


I'm not harping on what could've been. (Well, alright, maybe I am. A little.) I'm saying Hossa >>> Franzen.


Another thing (and it's not necessarily in response to anything you just said, Playmaker): I don't really buy this "Franzen is a playoff beast, Hossa is not" line. Franzen had an amazing run way back when. And it was glorious. But, for the most part, he hasn't exactly established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the postseason. I realize Hossa hasn't done much better, and he certainly hasn't had a run like Franzen did in '08, but, overall, and pound-for-pound, Hossa is the better player.


Just sayin'.

#2342892 Everyone chill out!

Posted by Dabura on 21 January 2013 - 04:09 AM

Here is a summary of the ranting:


-We lost Rafalski...."replaced" by Ian White

-We lost Lidstrom/Stuart...."replaced" by Carlo Colaiacovo

-We chose Franzen.....Hossa has 5 points (4 goals) through 2 games this season




Hossa is so much better than Franzen it's not even funny.

#2342839 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by Dabura on 20 January 2013 - 09:40 PM



“We have to be way more competitive than we were,'' Babcock said. “We didn’t have much structure and much battle in us. It was disappointing. It was pretty easy to see and it didn’t feel very good to be a player or a coach, a manager, probably an owner.''


Or a fan.

#2342788 Everyone chill out!

Posted by Dabura on 20 January 2013 - 04:56 PM

Y'know what'd really help? A real third line.

#2342733 Quincey

Posted by Dabura on 20 January 2013 - 03:07 PM

You'd be saying that he hadn't tried.


Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't.


You're overcomplicating things with alternate universe mumbo-jumbo.


Holland traded a 1st round pick for Quincey. For this, he ought to go to jail, or be punched really hard in the arm.


"Yeah, but if he hadn't--" but he did. Which is why this thread exists.


"Yeah, but if this thread hadn't been made..."

#2342727 Ericsson out, Getting MRI on Hip

Posted by Dabura on 20 January 2013 - 02:55 PM

Chelios, Drapes, Malts, Ozzy should return


And Larry Murphy.