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daniel1

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In Topic: Time for Teemu?

22 January 2015 - 03:03 PM

Weiss - Datsyuk - Tatar

Abby - Zetterberg - Nyquist

Pulkkinen- Sheahan - Jurco

Miller - Glendening - Helm

 

If Jurco is still hurt, then put Helm in his spot and put Andersson in.

 

Stephen? Is that you? lol  We'll put you on the first line when you earn it my friend; this ain't Florida!!


In Topic: Mantha Still Hopes to Play in Detroit This Season

22 January 2015 - 02:53 PM

Can't see it; unless we have 3 or 4 guys go down and even then I would think Callahan or Ferraro is ahead of him development wise. I would say patience is prudent with him. Coming off an injury, adapting to a league of men rather than boys, and his first real taste of pro hockey. Lots of adjustments; let's just leave him alone to find his game and when he starts leading his team/league in a couple years like Teemu has done then we can bring him up for a taste. This method has worked well for us in the past, (Tatar, Nyquist, Sheehan) so let's not break the mold or rush this kid. We need him to develop into a 1st line scorer, not a 3rd liner.


In Topic: Petry next Oiler to be shopped - FTLOG Kenny, get it done!

22 January 2015 - 02:09 PM

I like the Smith for Petry idea... someone send a text to Kenny.

 

I wouldn't be in favour of throwing in picks or prospects though. Edmonton knows Petry is gone at the end of this season and Smith is still an RFA at the end of this season. Based on his play/ice time I can't see him seeking a significant raise from his reasonable 1.26m cap hit. If he turns into the next Niedermayer then so be it, but I really can't see it as I think the "potential" tag with him has worn off somewhat and the Smith we see now won't be that different from the Smith we'll see 5-7 years down the road. It's one of the great mysteries of the world as to why he thinks he can pass the puck THROUGH opposing players when he's trying to break out of his own end. He's done this consistently ever since he played his first game with the Wings and still hasn't learned his lesson despite many, many, many turnovers. If he hasn't corrected this by now then he likely never will.  That's just his style; go for the high risk, low percentage pass up the middle, between the opposing player's body/legs/stick/jockstrap.

 

Although if the Oilers would take both Smith AND Kindl off our hands for Petry I would personally buy their GM a week's supply of curly fries!


In Topic: Brodeur retires. Named Sr. Advisor to Blues GM

14 January 2015 - 10:32 PM

 

Terry Sawchuk

Dominik Hasek

Glenn Hall

Martin Brodeur?

 

 

Wings have had more legendary goalies suit up than any other franchise.  

Where's Ozzy on this list?? If I recall from his last broadcast he was very very, very very, good. lol


In Topic: Petry next Oiler to be shopped - FTLOG Kenny, get it done!

14 January 2015 - 12:53 PM

Petry's a legitimate top-four defenseman. If we're being honest, we have exactly one defenseman who's clearly better than Petry.

 

We (Holland) really missed the boat on Leddy and Boychuck... they would have made a great 2nd pairing here for years to come. If we're waiting for Sproul/Marchenko/Jensen to play to that level it's at least 5 yrs down the road. We need some D'men to bridge that gap now if we're going to seriously contend in the playoffs. Petry would be a great start but I think we need at least one other top 4 D too and from what I've seen up to this point Smith and Kindl should be moved to make room.