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#2427278 The Overreaction Thread

Posted by RusDRW on 05 July 2013 - 02:46 PM


Yeah plus, correct me if I'm wrong, but I just realized we're past the stage for normal buyouts regardless. Not just Compliance. So trades it is...



it seems normal buyout are still feasible.

#2334918 New fan.. need advice

Posted by RusDRW on 29 November 2012 - 02:34 AM

Watch more of Pavel Datsuyk highlights and you'll get how the hockey must be played :)

#2328672 The best players YOU've ever seen...

Posted by RusDRW on 14 September 2012 - 02:28 AM


#2327104 Alright. How good are we going to be this season?

Posted by RusDRW on 28 August 2012 - 11:50 AM

my prediction: Datsyuk tops 60 assits for Dynamo, Zetter scores 40+ for Timra while Filppula shows flashes of brilliance for Jokerit.

#2323027 Bottom Six

Posted by RusDRW on 30 July 2012 - 01:41 PM

Id rather see:



Helm will never be a second liner. He might be the best 3rd liner but it does not mean he could fill 2nd line role.

#2318600 Holland Content with Current Roster

Posted by RusDRW on 12 July 2012 - 11:31 AM

You cannot say that anymore.... LA was an 8 seed last season and no one thought they'd make it anywhere... NJ was, what? a 6 seed? That was your Final this past season.... low seeded teams that no one would have ever predicted being there. We are a contender, plain and simple.

Well, I won some money predicting LA as the winner this season in one local Finnish betting agency. At least for me it was not a big surprise. Just a quick look at their roster shows that they can go very far this season as well. Same quick look at our roster shows 1st round exist at best.

#2318504 Holland Content with Current Roster

Posted by RusDRW on 12 July 2012 - 08:49 AM

Well, it is tough to face the fact that we are not a contender.... I took it for granted for 19 years that I followed the Red Wings. Any advices?

#2317611 How bad are we if our roster is now finalized?

Posted by RusDRW on 10 July 2012 - 07:25 AM

The power play was awful last year and so was the offense. A new coach helps that.

It was awful every year since 2008 (including 2009 SC). Makes me think it is more about players not wanting to work hard rather than 3 coaches who tried to run it.

#2313522 Opinions if Wings have to settle for 'Plan B': Semin and Carle

Posted by RusDRW on 03 July 2012 - 11:16 AM

why are people so high on Carle? Just two seasons ago Tampa and Philly played a ping-pong game with Carle and suddenly he is going to get 5M. I watched Philly multiple times this season and he did not impress that much.... Well, to be honest Suter did not impress me as well last season. Well, I can understand that Suter is always in the shadow of Weber but still.

PS Semin would be good addition for not more than 5.5-6M per season for say 4-5 years.

PPS Getting rod of Emmerton is a must for this offseason to be successful. Get a legitimate 4th line center.

#2312154 Red Wings Sign Jordin Tootoo to 3-yr deal, $1.9M/yr

Posted by RusDRW on 01 July 2012 - 05:50 PM

Can we also trade for Ott? Abdelkader-Ott-Tootoo would be everyone's favorite 4th line!

#2301003 Babcock and Holland want to keep Homer.

Posted by RusDRW on 13 May 2012 - 01:24 PM

they are taking it too far in my opinion. Why not to bring Jarnkrock, Tatar, Nyquist??? I was laughing at people claiming we are too old and slow in the past, but now we are indeed too slow to actually compete with teams like Nashville, Phoenix, etc.

#2298253 Is Rinne Getting Exposed?

Posted by RusDRW on 30 April 2012 - 11:57 AM

Same thing happened in 2010 when the Sharks beat the Wings and then bowed out in the Conference Finals in 4 straight games against the Hawks.

didn't they lose last year to Vancouver in 4 games as well after beating us?

We can call it "detroit syndrome" :)

#2298225 Calle Jarnkrok - Does he have a chance to make next season's team?

Posted by RusDRW on 30 April 2012 - 10:36 AM


and that is sad.

#2296713 #4 Nashville Predators vs. #3 Phoenix Coyotes

Posted by RusDRW on 24 April 2012 - 02:39 PM

not gonna watch this one. do not have favorites. do not think this will be hockey.

#2296706 Crazy, but serious, off season predictions

Posted by RusDRW on 24 April 2012 - 02:34 PM

Can we do "anyone on Detroit's roster for Ryanf****** Getzlaf"???