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#2271312 Helm has MCL sprain, out 4-6 weeks

Posted by ben_usmc on 18 March 2012 - 12:55 AM

Thank God we have Dan Cleary still


#2270869 $35 All YOu Can Drink in Tampa

Posted by ben_usmc on 17 March 2012 - 11:05 AM

Oh good. Just what sporting events need - more drunks. Letting people drink themselves into alcoholic stupors is totally responsible, and not at all going to affect the quality of the game for those unfortunate enough to be seated near these people.

Oh good someone else bitching other peoples good time.


#2270654 3/14 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Ducks 4

Posted by ben_usmc on 15 March 2012 - 05:31 PM

I feel for you, that definitely blows. Imagine how Hank and Fil must feel, like "really, just us then? ok..."

So to recap: the regulars are playing like s*** but its because of injuries, the powerplay has been the worst in the league in the past 41 games but its because of injuries, they are continuing to plummet below .500 on the road but its because of injuries, in the meantime, near losing home ice in the playoffs, but again, because of injuries.

But its OK that Franzen phones it in every game because he is just so super-duper clutch that it is beneath him to get up for these "lesser" games, it just bores him. I mean he is leading the team in goals, so he doesn't really need to do much beyond pot a gimme here and there, ala Hudler. Statistics are really all that matter, because who has the time to watch the games, especially the late ones like tonight?

Can't wait until Datsyuk comes back so we can have 3 players in the top 6 who skate instead of just 2, that and we can pad Mules stats some more. And when Lidstrom comes back eventually from his ill-progressing bone bruise, White will become a player again, instead of a pylon. And when Eaves returns from his concussion we can have a fourth line with three skaters, instead of a slow skater, a fast skater, and an empty #48 sweater. And when Ericsson and Kindl heal up they can sit more comfortably in the press box, which will be a nice change of pace.

Don't worry, help is on the way and it will be ALLLLL better.

Post-game Mike Babcock: "I hope the people in Michigan were already sleeping."
http://twitter.com/#!/freepwings/status/180156189173219328

Didn't you know stats mean everything?

I mean Dan Cleary had 26 goals last year so he automatically was a great player for us :yowza: :yowza:

Im pretty sure we all knew a slump was coming, we were certainly due for one and with our list of injuries it's a no brainer. That being said as long as we have Dats, Lids back for the playoffs (and in form) we will be in good shape...I fell asleep before last nites game apparently I wasn't the only one :hehe:

The slump does suck, but that would be tolerable if the team did something. Anything... At least look like you give a s***


#2270459 3/14 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Ducks 4

Posted by ben_usmc on 14 March 2012 - 11:18 PM

We'll almost certainly end up either 5 or 6. I'm actually rooting for 6th though...we'd have an easier opponent (Dallas). We're on a horendous streak, but there's no reason to be too negative. We all know that the Wings can play better, and often do for the playoffs. If we play Dallas I'm pretty confident that we'll at least win that round.

Perhaps that's blind optimism, but you've got to find some hope somewhere here...

sadly enough I must agree with sandbagging the last few games. I seriously would rather play anyone the Preds.


#2270417 3/14 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Ducks 4

Posted by ben_usmc on 14 March 2012 - 10:59 PM

Did he suck last year when he scored 26 goals? http://www.mlive.com...y_trying_1.html No excuse, he's just being stupid. No reason to play through injury now.

Hey another goal, nice guys. Glad to see Babs is a great coach, clearly Quincey-White hasn't been working, but keep throwing them out there :clap:

lol thanks for proving my point, guess Hudler is a world beater too. I didn't realize stats tell the wholef****** story, or does that only work in certain arguments?


#2270406 3/14 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Ducks 4

Posted by ben_usmc on 14 March 2012 - 10:54 PM

Or how about we hope he heals and plays better?

like I said there's always an excuse for Cleary, hef****** blows. Some how Hudler gets reemed even though he can score, yet when someone says Cleary has blown the last few years everyone jumps on his goals scoring last year. Cleary has been a floating piece of s*** for 2 to 3 season now, I wish we could cut him.


#2270401 3/14 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Ducks 4

Posted by ben_usmc on 14 March 2012 - 10:51 PM

This team is a joke right now. No compete level, no intensity, no skill, no nothing. Dano's playing on one leg, he should just get surgery already. Bert, Franzen, Hudler, Emmerton are doing absolutely nothing out there. The D is leaving Joey out to dry, and he hasn't been that great anyways. I'm afraid that this is more then just missing Lidstrom and Datsyuk, we'll be in 5th place by tommorow night and it's not looking good. This is the worst possible time, to be thisf****** bad.

he's not playing on 1 leg he justf****** sucks. Why does Cleary seem to always get excuses..


#2269981 Nyquist needs to stay here

Posted by ben_usmc on 14 March 2012 - 12:04 AM

sit cleary or homer for him and I'd be very happy. Although Homer tries he just sucks now


#2269959 3/13 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Kings 5

Posted by ben_usmc on 13 March 2012 - 11:55 PM

Dan Cleary is such a useless piece of s***, I wish they could just wave his sorry ass


#2267104 Dearborn councilman assaulted outside JLA

Posted by ben_usmc on 06 March 2012 - 09:52 AM

That sucks, but holy s*** some of you are so over emotional. It sucks but these things happen ALL the time in sports, it's f'n stupid someone would fight over a sports team (considering none of us actually play for them)but EVERY city and majority of popular sports have s*** like this happen. Plus we are only hearing one side of the story, not that I'm saying he's lying (most likely is very accurate, compared to whoever did this justification). But it would be interesting to actually see this go down, as in did he say something back, or make some sort of action that set these guys off. Or were the guys just drunk assholes that you see outside South U on a Saturday night.


#2267100 Cleary, Bertuzzi, Hudler and Franzen

Posted by ben_usmc on 06 March 2012 - 09:41 AM

Cleary has been damn near worthless the last 2 years. He just skates into the zone and then loses the puck in the corner, or takes a shot from below the face off circle, making any rush pointless. Mule is lazy and it's really annoying, but like everyone else has said, depending on his playoffs will mold more defining opinion. Bert I think looks decent, wish it was a 1 year contract instead of 2, but he's alright. I'm not sure all the Hudler hate, he looks like he is always working his ass off, but physically gets owned, and takes bad penalties, I just don't think it's for a lack of effort.


#2252424 2/4 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Oilers 5 (SO)

Posted by ben_usmc on 04 February 2012 - 11:24 PM

Someone explain to me why s***box did't shoot that? :ranting: :ranting: :ranting:

because he sucks


#2243592 Speculation on Red Wings

Posted by ben_usmc on 09 January 2012 - 03:56 PM

I'd love it if you'd stop pretending that this was NHL 12.

Correction: that trade wouldn't be accepted even in NHL 12.

I'd love it if the site wasn't so full of condescending assholes who feel as if they are superior to everyone else with their opinions. If you don't agree fine, but feel free to leave the arrogant attitude out of your response.


#2235843 Can Conner reasonably be sent down?

Posted by ben_usmc on 14 December 2011 - 02:53 AM

Cleary has been doing very well on a line with Conner. He's not the Cleary we're accustomed to, but he can still contribute a lot.

personally I have thought Cleary has been overrated for a while. But since he's been moved down he's done awesome. Conner is a beast out there, him and helm are a really fun duo to watch.


#2232499 Ferraro is the next Helm

Posted by ben_usmc on 04 December 2011 - 11:28 AM

Ferraro doesn't have the defensive prowess to compare to Helm. Considering we had the pick in 2009 that eventually got Carter Ashton (13 goals for Norfolk this year, compared to four for Ferraro in GR), I'd say trading down a sniper from the late first round (Ferraro and Nestrasil for Ashton) to get a third-liner will probably end up being a mistake.

That's some fantastic monday morning Quarterbacking you did there