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#2001479 Holland thinking of re-signing Kirk Maltby

Posted by ben_usmc on 19 June 2010 - 07:32 PM

if he spends the entire season in the minors and is used as a just in case measure during the playoffs I'd rather sign in at the trade deadline so the min. amount of salary is on the books. If he is honestly signing him for the entire season then I suppose Holland has said f*** the cup for another season now...


#2000502 Is Filppula going to be our 3rd line center...or 1st line winger?

Posted by ben_usmc on 16 June 2010 - 11:36 PM

It looks like it's going to be either...

Filppula-Datsyuk-Holmstrom
Franzen-Zetterberg-Bertuzzi
Hudler-Helm-Cleary
Miller/*FA-Abdelkader-Eaves
Draper

OR

Hudler-Datsyuk-Holmstrom
Franzen-Zetterberg-Bertuzzi
Abdelkader-Filppula-Cleary
Miller/*FA-Helm-Eaves

...the thing that drives me nuts about both lines (and hence, resigning bertuzzi) is that a very, very talented offensive player - hudler or filppula - will be wasted on a line that has two players with no hands - cleary and helm/abby.

i guess i like the second combination more, but really, i don't like either choice. it's going to take a cap-miracle signing to improve the situation.

Sorry I know this is a little off topic, so I'll at least start by saying I think Flip will eventually be what everyone hopes for. My point though is that I am gettingf****** sick of this team, I'm sorry and I may be the only one. I wan tto keep the superstars but I really wish Holland would cut some of thesef****** ties and actually opted for some more new blood besides a potential goon...


#1991629 CBC's Hotstove: Lidstrom to determine future within 7 days

Posted by ben_usmc on 31 May 2010 - 12:57 AM

You mean his his grandkids' grandkids' grandkids' grandkids' grandkids' grandkids' grandkids' grandkids' grandkids?


I agree with left winger, this team needs some change, not go back with the same team that just got beaten down by a team that got swept. Now I don't think Hudler is a waste and he is damn sure worth his 2.85m salary, but we need someone else for the top 6.

Agreed this team is tired, it needs to be changed. Signing away all your cap space just gives us another year of apathetic play. Hudler will be a massive improvement over Williams but still isn't enough. I just don't feel comfortable icing basically the same team, our bottom 6 isn't equally distributed, Miller/Eaves/Ritola/Helm/hell even Cleary all have the same type of play. We need to start changing some pieces and obviously Helm is staying and we are forced with Cleary, but we need to at least get rid one of Eaves/Miller/Ritola.

Also I would be highly disappointed if Lidstrom didn't take a decent pay cut. I don't give a s*** that he is a pro and worth the money, I just couldn't imagine Lidstrom being that type of guy, I figured he'd be more like Stevie Y.....


#1985499 Proof that NHL Parity Is Not Working.

Posted by ben_usmc on 15 May 2010 - 10:18 AM

considering the 7/8 seeds in the east are in the finals doesn't that prove there's parity. But you are right about where these teams would finish in the west, because it's kind of buls*** how pathetic the east is compared to the west.


#1983477 Babcock: Improvement to come from within

Posted by ben_usmc on 11 May 2010 - 01:14 PM

i keep saying this and i'll say again, Lidstrom's discount won't be much. i will be stunned if he gets less than $5million. i think he will get $6 million

I have to admit that kind of pisses me off that Nik said money will be a factor. I mean I can understand why he still wants to get paid like a baller, because let's face it he still his one of the best. But come on man I wouldn't have expected him to say money was a factor :(, 5 sounds about right....


#1983164 Ville Leino Appreciation Thread

Posted by ben_usmc on 10 May 2010 - 09:42 PM

totally saw this coming


#1979500 Ray Farraro Interview Suggests Lidstrom will return

Posted by ben_usmc on 07 May 2010 - 06:26 PM

league min. sounds about right :)


#1976823 Who would you most blame for a round 2 loss?

Posted by ben_usmc on 05 May 2010 - 04:29 PM

   First let's talk about Howard, over and over fans and critics alike are pointing to his missed saves and over looking those he made. On numbers alone Howard is superior to Nabokov, but he also has more self control, he doesn't give up after a few misses. Nabokov is not thought of as the best Goalie in his home town. He is barley tolerated after so many lackluster showings.

Howard is not to blame!

The Ref's… Well fine clearly they made some bad calls and missed others but if you put their bad calls and missed calls on a scale I think everyone will agree (even if only privately) that the Red Wings have alot more on the plus side of bad calls and missed calls then their opponents. I'll even go so far as to say that I think the team and fans have become accustomed to a certain level of favoritism on the part of officiating to the point that when a game is called even Detroit feels slighted.

The Ref's are not to blame either!

Babcock: He is the coach, responsibility begins and stops with him. Its coaching that keeps the team from laying off when they have a lead, its coaching that pulls a goalie if they go cold and its coaching that gets the team to calm down and regain their composure. Babcock is very likely the best coach in all of professional hockey today and you gotta believe when he got home he looked in the mirror and verbally B**** slapped himself. Nobody including the Sharks expects to see Detroit lose game 4 and you can rest assured that the Coaching is going to be precise.

One last thing, the wings were beat by another team, they didn't lose because they suck. They lost because another team was able to capitalize on their mistakes. In the playoffs it's all about who sees a hole and attacks first on a sheet of ice with precious few holes. 

What kind of buls*** is this? Are you really trying to tell me that game 2 officiating was fair and wings fans are just used to a bias, howf****** stupid and insulting of you.


#1969779 Eaves out for Game 2

Posted by ben_usmc on 02 May 2010 - 02:47 PM

nnnnnnnnnnnNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!


#1956840 Suspend Hossa?

Posted by ben_usmc on 24 April 2010 - 11:05 PM

I don't think Hossa really meant to f*** him up (like OV tends to) but if you suspend one you should suspend the other


#1949917 WCQF Game 3 GDT: Coyotes 4 at Red Wings 2

Posted by ben_usmc on 18 April 2010 - 06:55 PM

I'm not excusing anyone. Except maybe Rafalski, since they said he was injured?

plagued by incompetence


#1948403 Report: Hudler released from Moscow Dynamo

Posted by ben_usmc on 18 April 2010 - 08:56 AM

I wasn't a big fan of how he left, but if Kenny had either a plan or has no problem with bringing him immediately back then I'll welcome him. He did lack size but he has an epic pair of balls on him, you will see him in the middle of traffic and scrums. Basically the dude does everything we'd like to see williams do this year, so come on back you angry midget.


#1942904 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Coyotes 3

Posted by ben_usmc on 14 April 2010 - 11:45 PM

Hopefully Mike will realize that dressing Williams over anyone that can hit is a mistake

maybe Holland will stop giving this piece of s*** contracts



The wings commentators need to stop bitching about everyf****** call or lack there of.


#1935988 Alex Burrows doesn't like Detroit

Posted by ben_usmc on 09 April 2010 - 08:40 PM

lol why would Downey get angry over that? And what kind of homo rips on another guy for his weight? That's a chick insult.

maybe downey is a *** basher and he doesn't like fags checking him out??

Canuck fan here. I want to commend the posters in this thread for not lowering themselves as to dis our city in retaliation. Alex Burrows is quite often an embarassment to Canuck fans and this is one of those times. We just wish he would STFU and do what he is good at. With his work ethic he should be an admired player in the NHL. Instead he acts like a little tool diving and whining all over the place. If he concentrated on just the game he would be better for it as a player and a person. I won't bother apologizing for him but I will tell you that any Canuck fan that says they are happy with getting the Wings in the 1st round are lying or heavily medicated. I'ld much rather meet you in the final or better yet not at all. If Luongo doesn't get his s*** together I think we're done in 5 or 6. If he miraculously finds his game, I like our chances. So here's to a great series and better yet here's to you guys getting 5th.

well it's not like Detroit fans can really talk s*** about Vancouver, I mean come on now the only olympics we'd have is the ghetto ones; gold would be getting a book of food stamps.


#1916700 3/15 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Flames 1

Posted by ben_usmc on 15 March 2010 - 10:02 PM

lol good job on the williams pick up holland