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#2327649 Franzen Trade Bait? Possibly!

Posted by Dabura on 04 September 2012 - 09:54 AM

Franzen is the man. f*** the haters.

I especially like how he says the regular season bores him and the postseason is what it's all about, then disappears in the postseason while we get our collective ass handed to us, then says the team needs more...joy.

At any rate, bleacher labels this a rumor, but it's really just speculation.

#2327610 So What's Up With Abby & Quincey?

Posted by Dabura on 03 September 2012 - 05:26 PM

He has a big nose.

#2327144 Monster's New Goalie Mask

Posted by Dabura on 28 August 2012 - 05:09 PM

Was hoping for a red smoke-monster fighting a ginormous mechanical octopus piloted by a cigar-smoking, laser-eyed Larry Murphy.

This offseason is an endless succession of bitter disappointments.


#2327137 Top 25 uniforms in U.S. professional sports

Posted by Dabura on 28 August 2012 - 04:21 PM

The Wings have absolutely the best looking uniform, hands down. That's why I fell in love with them as a kid.


I thought our red scheme is generally regarded as the best uniform in U.S. pro sports. Have I been living a lie?

#2326995 New Commissioner?

Posted by Dabura on 27 August 2012 - 02:07 PM

What's sad is that your predisposition against Bettman makes you believe a fabricated story and then you use that as evidence that he should be fired.

Can anyone name one thing they know for certain about this guy that is a justification for their animosity?

Go away, Gary.

#2326956 Most overrated player.

Posted by Dabura on 27 August 2012 - 10:32 AM


#2326718 If you could reset the career of one Wings player...

Posted by Dabura on 24 August 2012 - 10:45 AM

i know that people are entitled to their own opinion, but i can't see how Konstantinov can be anything other than the best answer.

Good call. If it's any Wing ever, I suppose it's gotta be Vladdy. People don't realize/remember how good #16 really was - and I don't just mean in terms of "what-could've-been..." He was, at the time of the accident, Elite. He was The F***ing Man. He and Nick could've - and I say would've - gone on to become the best pairing in NHL history.

I've got a couple decidedly feel-good anecdotes, one featuring Perfect Human Being #5, the other, The Effing Man #16 himself. I don't think I've ever shared them here, not sure why....

#2326713 If you could reset the career of one Wings player...

Posted by Dabura on 24 August 2012 - 09:59 AM

Bert. If we're talking about the current team. (And hell, maybe all-time as well. Guy was a beast.)

#2326272 Our current forwards.

Posted by Dabura on 21 August 2012 - 12:41 PM

We're gonna start a revolution.

#2325537 2012 Lockout Watch

Posted by Dabura on 16 August 2012 - 03:39 PM

They should all be locked in a room together with no food or water. They can haz cheeseburgers when we can haz NHL season.

#2325534 12-13 Biggest Surprise

Posted by Dabura on 16 August 2012 - 03:25 PM

Franzen - Datsyuk - Brunner
Filppula - Zetterberg - Samuelsson
Bertuzzi - Helm - Cleary
Miller - Abdelkader - Tootoo/Eaves
Eaves/Tootoo, Nyquist


#2325419 Our current forwards.

Posted by Dabura on 15 August 2012 - 09:38 PM

Hope for a trade all you want fellas, but I wouldn't hold your breath. Cleary, Bert, and Sammy all have NTC's. Miller, Eaves, Abby, Emmerton, and Mursak have little to no value on their own. Datsyuk and Zetterberg aren't going anywhere. Which leaves Flip, Nyquist, Franzen, and Brunner. Only two of them are proven enough to be center pieces in trades as the other two haven't proven anything at the NHL level, and losing a top six from an already depleted top six really doesn't make any sense unless we're getting one back.

Frustrating but true, friend. Frustrating but true.

Still, I'd part with Franzen or Flip if it meant landing a first-line/top-pairing stud.

#2325264 Holland losing his moxie? Is Detroit slipping as UFA destination?

Posted by Dabura on 14 August 2012 - 09:31 PM

The "Youth Movement" is lol on many levels. For starters: there is no youth movement, just a couple younger guys in the top-6 (Brunner, Nyquist) and Smith on the third-pairing. I guess you could say that's a youth movement by our standards. And hey, who knows, maybe Tatar, Sheahan et al. will see NHL ice. But we added Sammy and Tootoo, and Holland was hard for Doan, etc. That, to me, doesn't scream "Youth Movement!" Then there's Kenny's comments about the importance of building from within. Drafting well, cultivating your young talent - that's how we've got to do it these days. To which I say: 1) that's always been the case (not with us, but generally for everyone else), and 2) you're saying this while nearly matching Minnesota's bid for Suter and chasing after Nash and Doan and a thousand other free-agents and giving up a first-round pick for Quincey? (Not that I object to his having pursued free agents. And, turns out we need Quincey now.) I could go on.

#2324509 Our current forwards.

Posted by Dabura on 09 August 2012 - 06:32 PM

Tootoo has more than heart. He's a tough customer, very hard hitter. "Yeah, but if only he were a jawbreaker." Really? Come on, yo.

#2324453 Our current forwards.

Posted by Dabura on 09 August 2012 - 02:03 PM

I love the Tootoo signing. He'll crash, he'll bang, he's pester, he'll piss off. He'll stand up for his team mates. He'll fight. How many other guys like that do we have?