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#2338126 Which players will get bought out?

Posted by Dabura on 07 January 2013 - 09:55 AM

Holland overpaid for Tootoo, but, honestly, I think the guy's gonna be even more important now, with the shortened season, than he would've been with the full 82. Why? Because we're insanely soft and insanely injury-prone - and that's under normal, non-post-lockout circumstances, when everyone's (supposed to be) in top shape. I'm fully expecting at least half of our top-sixers to go down within the first five games.

Off-topic, but...is the site formatting all screwed up for anyone else?

#2336585 Players That Never Played in Detroit

Posted by Dabura on 22 December 2012 - 04:21 AM

Anything to change the course of our history so that we don't become the pansy-ass patty-cake playmakers club that we are today. Did we learn nothing from the latter half of the 90s?

#2336457 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by Dabura on 20 December 2012 - 12:59 PM

It's really the owners protecting themselves from themselves.

And to that end they...lock the players out, kill league operations, kick off "negotiations" with one of the oldest underhanded negotiating tricks in the book, single-mindedly endeavor to destroy Donald Fehr, etc. And all of this is costing them how much $$$ every day? And it's driving away how many fans, how many potential patrons? And it's wrecking how many oh-so-lowly livelihoods (e.g. vendors)? And it's doing how much damage to the NHL (hot on the heels of last season's record revenue)?

Just saying.

#2336248 Linus Omark

Posted by Dabura on 17 December 2012 - 02:23 PM

Unless he is a power forward who can kick ass, the Wings don't need yet another forward

He'd probably be a power-forward on our roster.


#2334835 Sheahan arrested for "superdrunk" driving

Posted by Dabura on 27 November 2012 - 10:09 PM

Oh, and to whom ever brought up "alcoholism", you need to spend less time on your computer and more time at the bar.

Might've been me.

- I've done my fair share of drinking.
- I'm not saying he's necessarily an alcoholic. Just a consideration.
- Agree with the rest of your post.

#2334808 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by Dabura on 27 November 2012 - 04:02 PM

I gotta agree though...Outside of playing a kids game - what do these players offer to society, or the workforce?

Ask downtown Detroit.

#2334779 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by Dabura on 27 November 2012 - 11:27 AM

"Global smarming."

#2334775 Has your opinion of kenny changed?

Posted by Dabura on 27 November 2012 - 10:52 AM

Acting like Kenny didn't do anything is very disingenuous

We've lost Rafalski, Stuart, Lidstrom. Here is our blue line, as it currently stands:

Kronwall - White
Quincey - Ericsson
Smith - Colaiacovo

That's inexcusable - especially for 1) the best GM in the league, and, frankly, 2) The Detroit Effing Red Wings.

Saying, "Well, I don't really see any deals that could've been made. And looking at the list of the guys who were dealt...." isn't really a solid counterargument. Ken Holland deals in magic; his reputation (as the best GM in the league, a genius, etc.) is built largely on his ability to pull the perfect deal seemingly out of thin air and give this team exactly what it needs, often filling a hole everyone knows was there but no one reasonably believed could be filled - and all for good coin and term (usually).

That he hasn't done so re: our blue line (and he hasn't) indicates to me that he's in La La Land, not that there hasn't been a single worthwhile deal he could've made over the past 3-4 seasons (come on, man).

To be clear: I'm not tearing him down for losing the Suter sweepstakes. I'm not tearing him down at all, really. I'm just pointing out an extremely uncharacteristic lapse in, well, call it "GM smarts." Though, yeah - there is that fear in the back of my mind that it's more than a lapse....

P.S. Top GMs don't get points for trying.

#2334712 Has your opinion of kenny changed?

Posted by Dabura on 26 November 2012 - 11:02 AM

(Belated response, sorry.)

The "Who?" game is lame. I don't know who Kenny should've-would've-could've picked had his head not been inserted firmly up his arse.

(Rafalski, Stuart, Lidstrom. And our top-4 at present is, what, Kronwall-White--Quincey-Ericsson? Seriously?)

#2334436 Has your opinion of kenny changed?

Posted by Dabura on 21 November 2012 - 08:39 AM

You can't replace Lidström

Doesn't mean you don't bring someone in.

And I don't mean Carlo Colaiacovo.

#2334359 Has your opinion of kenny changed?

Posted by Dabura on 20 November 2012 - 02:29 PM

Was totally unprepared for Lidstrom's retirement. Shouldn't have had to jump through hoops for Suter in the first place.

#2334287 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by Dabura on 19 November 2012 - 11:42 AM

And the owners rightfully so will not be giving up their money any time soon so the players can all go over seas to play I guess. If that's what they want so bad. The idiot players that are running their mouths to the media need to shut up and let the big boys negotiate and stop crying.

Go away, Gary. No one likes you.

#2334021 Sheahan arrested for "superdrunk" driving

Posted by Dabura on 14 November 2012 - 08:24 AM

Stupid. But I'll reserve super-harsh will-someone-please-think-of-the-children judgment. Maybe he has, y'know...*serious issues*. Alcoholism is a disease. But, granted, some people are just plain stupid. I hope that's not the case here - but, like I said, reserving judgment.

"Superdrunk" is probably the best word ever. This much is certain.

#2333802 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by Dabura on 09 November 2012 - 11:33 PM

What is this "Well, if you're going to criticize Bettman, you have to hit D. Fehr with the same" business? No, I don't; Bettman is a known evil, a master manipulator.

#2333450 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by Dabura on 04 November 2012 - 08:36 AM

Can only be a good sign....why would they be meeting into the wee hours of a Saturday night if they weren't trying to hammer out an actual deal or something very close to it?

Call girls.