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#2250393 How Would You Fix the All Star Game?

Posted by RusDRW on 28 January 2012 - 02:20 AM

Use Eastern/Western format and let them play for home ice advantage in SCF. Schedule the game a bit earlier in the seasons (e.g. Christmas time) such that all the players are interested. It is THAT simple. Still we will not see it.

#2249973 why is Emmerton instead of Mursak?

Posted by RusDRW on 26 January 2012 - 11:06 AM

Emmerton is a center, Mursak is a wing.

#2249013 Does the NHL suspend Toews?

Posted by RusDRW on 24 January 2012 - 02:56 PM

Hartnell is an all-star? Give me a break... We'll finally see someone like Rory Fitzpatrick making all-stars game.

#2244493 UofM/NHL in Advanced Talks for Winter Classic

Posted by RusDRW on 12 January 2012 - 07:47 AM

To be honest who cares? let it be roller hockey in texas between Dallas and Tampa it just one game out of 82. For those who live in Detroit it could be indeed a good Evening. If they could get tickets of course.

#2227188 Babcock: "Do we want to be a good team or not?"

Posted by RusDRW on 18 November 2011 - 03:54 PM

it is interesting point I would say... Either the team will magically find a way to work hard or someone will be traded and/or Babcock fired.

PS I want the next seasons start ASAP. Something tells me we'll continue to "find answers in the locker room"

#2227168 Bottom Six Philosophy?

Posted by RusDRW on 18 November 2011 - 02:49 PM

Clarkson, Moen, Penner, Nyquist (that one in Dallas)... go after them instead of keeping Miller, Eaves, etc. Two trades may chenge the entire team.

#2226965 11/17 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Sharks 5

Posted by RusDRW on 18 November 2011 - 01:03 AM

is the answer still in the locker room Kenny?

#2225538 Mark Howe's Hall of Fame Induction Speech

Posted by RusDRW on 15 November 2011 - 01:48 PM

Mark How inducted to the HOF? Really? Perhaps it should be renamed to NHL HOF as it has nothing with hockey worldwide. In Sweden, Finland, Chechoslovakia and Russia and we so many defs that were WAY better than Mark Howe. 100 more that are not there.

PS still I understand for whom the "product" is made.

#2221939 NHL Trade Deadline Predictions

Posted by RusDRW on 03 November 2011 - 01:24 PM

We'll get someone like Cory Cross.

#2218889 This team screams for a trade

Posted by RusDRW on 27 October 2011 - 04:37 AM

The reaction is pretty predictable... We are 5-2, no reason for panic, etc. I'm not satisfied with the quality of hockey not with the current record. If this team is not going to change somehow (via trades or changing mentality) during the year we will see yet another 2nd round exist. Red Wings have all the skill in the world. What the current roster lacks is some determination and willingness to win. We saw it twice in a row with San Jose when we simply forgot to start competing until it was 0-3. And yes uninspired play translates to the play-offs.

#2218608 This team screams for a trade

Posted by RusDRW on 26 October 2011 - 04:39 AM

We have one of the most capable rosters in the whole league that can deliver in each and every game and all we get is clear lack of effort. I'm getting tired of all these after game quotes "We though we were prepared", "We just got beat, 7-1, so to start like that tonight, to me, is lack of preparation," "It was a disappointing effort. The coaching staff didn't do a good enough job; the players didn't do a good enough job."

We've heard such things so many times during the last two/three years. Where are the consequences? I think the real reason is that everyone on the roster feel too safe. They known that no matter how bad they play they'll never be traded. Starting from 4th line plug Miller to "superstar" Zetterberg. When intensity of the game is rather low we often win on a pure skill, when it gets higher like in the last two games we simply give up. To me this is pure lack of effort. If Bertuzzi or Zetterberg don't like to compete in games like this scratch them and call up Nyquist or Tatar.

PS For those saying that it is only two games (there are always a plenty of such guys) I recommend to watch some other teams. No team in this league gives up games so easily.

#2216509 ESPN insider article re: Wing's deadline cap space

Posted by RusDRW on 20 October 2011 - 01:07 PM

Doan would be perfect and, thus, won't happen. Another player I would want is Ales Hemsky.

#2211001 Brendan Smith suspended for 5 games

Posted by RusDRW on 30 September 2011 - 03:54 PM

I completely disagree, telling a defensemen to con

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, Pronger has been pretty successful afterall.

don't hit Crosby anymore, please! Pleeeeease!!!! Pleeeeeeaaaaaase!

#2210815 Brendan Smith suspended for 5 games

Posted by RusDRW on 30 September 2011 - 10:30 AM

I predict 50 games overall for Perry and 30 for Getzlaf. Just beacause they pley THAT type of hockey. Half of the Bruins roster will be suspended soon and only Cooke will continue to do what he wants...

#2208303 Yet another lawsuit filed against Bert

Posted by RusDRW on 20 September 2011 - 01:21 PM

Same with Savard.

I thinks it is pretty clear to everyone who actually ended Savard career, when it happened and how it happened. I think the actual difference is that Savard was better player and earned a plenty of money himself. That is a bit unfair...