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#2181296 I think we're going to win it all next season

Posted by Guest on 31 May 2011 - 01:32 PM

Smith wont be a wing next season, you can almost bet the farm on that.


I disagree.


#2179330 (1) Vancouver Canucks vs. (2) San Jose Sharks

Posted by esteef on 24 May 2011 - 11:21 PM

Obvious non-calls against San Jose are obvious!!!!

esteef


#2178801 Tampa Bay vs. Boston

Posted by Barrie on 23 May 2011 - 10:16 PM

Nice job Bruins! A Vancouver-Boston Stanley Cup final would work for me, I'd watch it.


#2178791 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by robb himself on 23 May 2011 - 10:01 PM

I want Doughty AND Weber.... BOOM.


#2178806 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by PredsFanTheBayouState on 23 May 2011 - 10:21 PM

SHEA WEBER WANTS TO REMAIN A NASHVILLE PREDATORS.


#2178814 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by Guest on 23 May 2011 - 10:26 PM

SHEA WEBER WANTS TO REMAIN A NASHVILLE PREDATORS.


MAYBE HE WANTS TO BE A DETROIT RED WINGS.


#2175343 Hudler's Future

Posted by eva unit zero on 13 May 2011 - 09:39 PM

Well, Hudler has gone on a long journey with the Wings. He did great in GR, worked his way up to the Wings, scored some big goals in the '08 playoffs, had his breakout season in '09, got a big arbitration reward that summer, left after making the Wings wait--and thus exhausting most of the free agent pool--did very well in Russia, and then this year made a triumphant return to the team, and promptly put in what was probably the worst performance of any forward on the team and was certainly the worst performance of any forward on the team as far as salary-per-performance goes. Then, finally, he was generally worthless in the playoffs.


Mike Modano? Hello? Modano made nearly $2m and outside of a stretch of seven or 8 games this season played at an AHL level. Modano was the worst forward to play for the Wings this season, including call-ups, and the worst by salary.

As for the playoffs, Hudler had an excellent first-round. In the second round, he wasn't as good but Filppula was no better through the first few games. And Hudler played very well in the last couple of games. It was brought up that he was a minus in games six and seven. In game six, it's because he was tying up the guy going to the net and then diving into the net to try and stop the puck that Howard couldn't hold on to. In game seven, he was on the ice for Couture's goal, which Howard should have been set and ready to react to but wasn't, and Zetterberg handed an open Couture the puck on a clearing attempt. Clearly that's all Hudler's fault. Just more examples of how plus-minus is not actually representative of the player's performance.

Jiri Hudler never came back from Russia. You said it well, he worked up from GR, played well despite his size and then the summer of 2009. Waited it out, handcuffing the Wings in free agency, left, and came back supposed to be a difference maker and failed miserably. Last night was possibly his worst game yet even when you don't mention the clumsy blind-siding of an actually effective player in Dan Cleary. He was called upon to take on big minutes, especially with the extra man and between him and Rafalski, managed to render all Red Wings powerplays worthless.

I agree with the firing squad comment. Either way, give me Miller, Eaves, or Draper any day, and I have no idea why we couldn't have played Modano. Still baffles me, but that's Babcock's issue. Trade or waive Hudler, at least with Filppula's contract we get solid defensive skill, more hustle, and equal/greater offensive capability.


Hudler was skating in a straight line; Cleary skated into him when trying to cut back towards the center of the ice.

As for Filppula having greater offensive capability... just no. Flip is better defensively and a better skater, he might be a better player...but he is not better offensively. Not even close. It's like Ron Francis and Adam Oates.



#2174384 Congratulations to the Sharks

Posted by Guest on 12 May 2011 - 11:02 PM

Am I the only one who doesn't feel like watching the rest of the playoffs?

Just can't stand it knowing we're out so early.


After the Wings are done, I don't watch.

I might go to a game though, since I live in the bay area.


#2174220 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Sharks 3

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 May 2011 - 10:44 PM

I hope these fags get swept like they did last season.


#2173911 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Sharks 3

Posted by Cali-Wing-Nut on 12 May 2011 - 10:02 PM

We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not only because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.


-JFK


GO WINGS!!!!!!



#2173900 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Sharks 3

Posted by Guest on 12 May 2011 - 09:56 PM

just put $100 on a sharks win. 4-3 sharks in overtime.

looking good!

think i'll put it towards an xbox 360.


#2173887 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Sharks 3

Posted by ShakeyWalton on 12 May 2011 - 09:52 PM

As a Blues fan, for the love of Christ, take these pricks out. I cannot stomach seeing either Vancouver or San Jose win a Cup before my team, so go Wings!


#2173876 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Sharks 3

Posted by Cevari on 12 May 2011 - 09:49 PM

I can't explain why but I feel confident we're winning this one. Too bad for my poor heart it's not going to be a blowout but I'll take any kind of win here.


#2172160 WCSF Game 6 GDT: Sharks 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Guest on 10 May 2011 - 11:22 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsnZs8_JwmU&feature=feedlik

He's missed like 7 so far this postseason.


He had a hell of a game tonight, even if he did miss on that breakaway.


#2172056 WCSF Game 6 GDT: Sharks 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Grypho on 10 May 2011 - 10:06 PM

Congrats to all the Wing Fans, that was an incredible game, and a stunning upset for my beloved Chokes.

I did NOT want to see this going seven games, but now that the improbable has happened - this is epic, and history will be made, regardless of the outcome.