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#2406955 Trade Smith ASAP!

Posted by e_prime on 18 May 2013 - 03:20 PM

I'm in agreement with those that look at players like Kindl and Ericsson... (prime LGW whipping boys for the last few years) ...and say to those harping on Smith. PATIENCE!!

Now Q's a completely different story. LOL.

#2399071 ECQF - (8) NY Islanders vs. (1) Penguins

Posted by e_prime on 07 May 2013 - 08:52 PM

Wait?  Four games have been played and the series will go at least two more?


Let's Go Islanders!

#2397237 2 Games for Abby, 0 for Weber?...We Deserve Answers

Posted by e_prime on 06 May 2013 - 08:33 AM

All y'all need to stop living in the past with demanding retribution/explanation/etc. for the Weber hit.

Yes, it was a bad non-call, non-suspension, Shannywithhisheadinhisass kind of situation.

...and I love PainTrain as much as the next guy, but he gone.  He ain't coming back.


I'm pissed at Abby.  He's been playing well, been a good presence on the ice and then crosses the line and does something REALLY unnecessary.

Abby's hit was questionable and he compounded the issue by both exploding upwards into the hit (and in turn leaving his feet during impact) and extending his arms.  Keep your s*** in tight and rock the body, you got yourself a clean hit...




More than anything else:

I want a more coherent explanation of the Gryba on Eller hit. It's topical.  It's current. 

It's going to be a video comparison we see over and over and over moving forward.  ...and I still think it's clean as a bar of Irish Spring.


The video shown in the Shanaban explanation shows that initial point of contact is the chest and shoulder area. To me, it's clear. Impact is chest/sternum, glancing head, glancing right shoulder. It's unfortunate that hitting the ice opened up Eller's precious face, but c'mon Shanny this is grasping...

You say Eller is eligible to be hit, but then quantify it with nonsense!! 

I don't even understand what "taking the wrong route" means or "enough of a full body check." 

He doesn't explode upwards.  He doesn't extend a shoulder, elbow, or fore-arm. 

Get out your protactor, t-squares, and level to measure the angle of body checks folks...  This is what it's come to.

#2389180 4/24 GDT: Kings 1 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by e_prime on 24 April 2013 - 09:03 PM

Good work Z.  Kill some time.


hrm. shot wide by cleary... you don't say.

#2389096 4/24 GDT: Kings 1 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by e_prime on 24 April 2013 - 08:49 PM

I want the Wings to get that 3rd goal.  They are 16-0-2 when they score 3 or more goals this season.

Believe that's 17-0-2 since last game, no?  ;)

#2387667 The Race for Eight: Blue Jackets, Stars, Wings

Posted by e_prime on 22 April 2013 - 09:51 AM

I'm pretty sure we all have our opinions about what this team is made of, who are the stand-outs, who are the cast-offs.


This week will show the true make-up of this team. 


Play hard -- every game, every shift. Win and you're in.


Take a shift off, or a game for granted, and you've settled for allowing other teams to determine your playoff destiny.


Hoping it's the former and not the latter.

#2385077 Bert thinks he'll be back this season

Posted by e_prime on 15 April 2013 - 12:53 PM

I understand bert's desire to play again. but he really needs to think about his long term quality of life. No Hockey game is worth not being able to walk, play with your kids etc... he has already had 2 major back surguries, and if he isn't real carefull could have a 3rd. I would like to see bert healthy. Period. i don't care if he ever plays again. he has had a long and successful career. No need to risk his life or spend the rest of it wheel chair bound.

The man wants to play, man.  Let the man play!

#2385075 Tambelinni fired, MacTavish new Oiler GM...Scott Howson new Sr VP

Posted by e_prime on 15 April 2013 - 12:52 PM

Sather isn't the best GM, but I wouldn't put him in the same boat as snow or howson. Guy has an eye for talent and drafts really well


Agreed.  The Rangers draft well, they are just prone to impatience and readily blow up their team for the piece that they think will get them over.


See: The Rick Nash trade

#2384937 GDT 4/15: Red Wings 3 @ Predators 0

Posted by e_prime on 14 April 2013 - 09:08 PM

So Nashville isn't the biggest offensive threat, but Jimmy had a great first period with thirteen saves in that first period.  We bear down and make a good game of it.  Z shows what he's made of... so does Howard.  Damn fine result in a game we needed to win.

#2384516 Red Wings lack offensive creativity

Posted by e_prime on 14 April 2013 - 07:36 AM

You're right. Same problem with Fil. Maybe some fresh air would help this team to step up. Mule and Fil are skilled players but actually it seems that they're not willing to make an effort every single day.


The thing that kills me is that if we trade Franzen and don't re-sign Fil...  they'll probably both go on point and scoring streaks and we'd all be moaning and groaning about how Holland traded them away.  "Fresh air" works both ways.  This team just needs some new pieces.   Not a NYR or Philly styled blow up, but some key replacement cogs and grease for the Big Red Machine.

#2384345 Red Wings lack offensive creativity

Posted by e_prime on 13 April 2013 - 05:47 AM

- Tatar is a young guy but has the quickest hands (after Datsjuk and Brunner) of the whole roster. He's a natural born goalscorer and should get a call up very immediately. Wanna see him paired with Datsjuk and Franzen. Franzen can could take Abby's job and drive hard to the net. He has the body and but he's useless if  and he's just standin always just floating arround.



I've never been more high on trading this guy as I have been since just before the trade deadline. We constantly toss around things like:  Value. Worth. Contract Impossibilities.  Giving up our only big bodied scorer. OH NOEZ!!  I don't care. Trade the guy.  Make it happen. 


I promise I won't turn into LeftWinger with the Franzen bashing but, for chrissakes... Franzen is just getting worse and worse and there is no punishment for his sorry and lazy style of play.  Never benched.  Always in the top six. 


I know this team was once built on team/player loyalty for a number of years, but it's not working anymore.  Work hard and you will be rewarded. Now it just seems like we're rewarding guys because, "hey, this guy has done it before... he can do it again."

Well, WHEN?  If not NOW! WHEN?

If you're not working hard when your team needs you the most... GTFO. 

#2382049 4/7 GDT : Blues 1 at Red Wings 0

Posted by e_prime on 07 April 2013 - 03:11 PM

I do not understand the playing of Cleary over Tatar or Tootoo... it truly doesn't make any sense.  Youth and skill.  Tenacity and Grit.  vs.  Broken and Falling Down.  I loved me some Danny Cleary a few years back, but the guy should be finished in this league.

#2382042 4/7 GDT : Blues 1 at Red Wings 0

Posted by e_prime on 07 April 2013 - 03:05 PM

this year he kept the first rounder and people are still complaining lol. im glad he kept it. with how deep the draft is we will probably get someone pretty good.


im a very patient person, so this transition doesnt bother me like it does others. i do really enjoy how much more meaningful these regular season games are.

Agreed, ten fold.  I think some of you just need to stop watching hockey or something.  It's like you don't even enjoy it.

#2381951 4/7 GDT : Blues 1 at Red Wings 0

Posted by e_prime on 07 April 2013 - 02:04 PM

Look at that tough-guy Franzen. Too little too late, sir. 

Disappointed with the outcome, but not with the game.

We just needed some finish today. Everything else was spot on.

#2381491 Anyone else liking the pre 2005 more?

Posted by e_prime on 07 April 2013 - 07:47 AM

I refuse to live in the past.