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#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

#2230419 Bylsma Defends Crosby's Elbow on Foligno

Posted by ben_usmc on 27 November 2011 - 02:33 PM

Why is anyone surprised that entire organization is full off****** hypocrites starting with that piece of whiney s*** Mario

#2226097 11/15 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blues 2

Posted by ben_usmc on 15 November 2011 - 11:41 PM

haven't read the thread, but am I the only one who thinks Cleary is worthless?

#2221635 Welcome to Big Leagues Gustav Nyquist!

Posted by ben_usmc on 02 November 2011 - 02:15 PM

makes sense, he was the only one who looked like an NHL on a line with Franzen/Bert so we can't have any of that on this team.

#2212745 Eric Nystrom on waivers

Posted by ben_usmc on 06 October 2011 - 10:16 PM

Never would happen, but I am tired of watching Howard as our enforcer

#2197448 Stamkos Re-Signs With Lightning

Posted by ben_usmc on 08 July 2011 - 10:06 PM

NHL Free Agency 2011: Boston Bruins Should Spend Big or Not Spend at All

Funny how Stamkos keeps coming up with the Bruins.

f*** boston

#2197009 Wiz is a dick.

Posted by ben_usmc on 06 July 2011 - 11:19 PM

Oh God... Stop crying. Sound like a bunch of whiny babies getting butt hurt like you should be butt hurt. He is correct. Holland could of got Jagr for 3.3m, and he didn't, thats not a ride, that's a steal. Datsyuk and Zetterberg need someone to pass to that can get the puck in the net, and Jagr could of been that guy, $5 million would of been a steal.

People need to accept this: Holland really did nothing this year to revamp the team, NOTHING. He had room to sign Jagr, and overpaying him for a year, is much preferred to the position they currently are in. Money and no one to spend it on, you can't find enough okay 3rd liners to sign to make the Red Wings a serious Stanley Cup contender.

f*** Jagr

#2195700 Wings sign D Ian White to 2-year, $5.75m contract

Posted by ben_usmc on 03 July 2011 - 08:26 AM

Yet you didnt name Kindl.

Im well know for hating Ericcson. And we signed him

I actually made comments about picking up Wiz back in January thinking that would be a good grab, wouldnt pay him.

Im no bandwagon fan sir. What Holland is picking up now is a result of his lack of dealing earlier on.

RFAs are overpriced ie: Weber. UFAs need a bit of wooing and at the very least a good reason to consider the job. Holland isnt doing a good job of wooing .

We shall see how things play out but I have a bad feeling about our defense.

The only other dman of any merit who wasn't overrpaid this off season was Eric Brewer. I think Holland got the most bang for his buck as far as defensive spending (White, Commy, Big Rig). I say this and I HATE Ercissons contract but in respect to the entire situation we are better defensivily than we were last year, younger and bigger. Plus we don't know how much of a negative effect McCrimmon had on our defense and with a new D coach a lot of people will probably be quite pleased. Like I said last page though, I'd love for a big mean son of a *****, if that happens, helm/Murzak/Abby will be running people through the freakin boards.

#2195619 Wings sign D Ian White to 2-year, $5.75m contract

Posted by ben_usmc on 02 July 2011 - 10:18 PM

Im happy with the signing, and with people stating about the comparison with Rafalski, he is paid about half Raffy's contract

#2194841 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by ben_usmc on 01 July 2011 - 09:54 PM

Lol. Datsyuk was known as a playoff bust and Kenny Holland re-signed him to that 7 year deal when the salary cap was really low. Kronwall didn't show his worth in his cap area either. Lots of angry LGWs fans. Similar to now... nothing's changed around here.

Ericsson has shown he has great potential. He's had some very solid games and Babcock and Holland (Holland with the best scouting staff in the game) believe in him. I guess LGWs has more hockey intelligence than DRWs brass?

I love comments like this. I suppose the J Williams and Modano signings were brilliant moves as well? Because pretty sure most Wings fans were pissed about both them, but Holland and Co. are all knowing..... It is ok to think for yourself on here...

This defense is going to be hilarious to watch this year. Did we address any actual needs other than resigning Lidstrom?

#2194113 Too early to panic?

Posted by ben_usmc on 01 July 2011 - 01:57 PM

I haven't seen any deals made that I would have been happy with anyway. Have you seen some of the money being tossed at people? Rediculous amounts in some cases, no way a lot of those players actually earn the amount of $$$$ they will be making.

You can panic if you want, but it's not very constructive =)

see I don't understand this. Everyone says it's a weak FA market and players are being overpaid so Ericsson's contract doesn't look so bad. But Ericsson at no point is worth 3.25 million dollars, whether inflated or not. Let him walk it's not like Smith could be much worse, and save the cap money for through out the season when teams realize they won't be in the chase.