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#2431734 Tootoo back to Nashville?

Posted by ben_usmc on 28 July 2013 - 07:01 PM

Of course we should keep Sammy who couldn't stay healthy at all last season and pay him $3 mill. While we get rid of any actual muscle we have, going into a more physical division. I hope these are only rumors. 

#2431446 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by ben_usmc on 24 July 2013 - 11:01 PM

Soooo any actual updates on Brunner?

#2430854 Fedorov: ‘We had the chance’ to bring Datsyuk to KHL

Posted by ben_usmc on 19 July 2013 - 03:43 PM

I don't see why any of this is negative. Feds was doing what his job entails and he even admitted he understood why Pavel made is choice, of course I don't have the same hate for Feds as many.

#2428661 Wings Attempting to Re-sign Cleary

Posted by ben_usmc on 07 July 2013 - 08:59 PM


I'd actually have to BE a newfie for that to happen. The reality is, is that a team with a bunch of small, skilled players isn't gonna get you far. Do you need skill guys? Yes! But you need guys like Cleary to. Certainly glad Holland doesn't live in your reality or we would be icing a smurf roster like the Habs each and every year. 


With Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Alfie, Franzen, Weiss, and Abby (you can't not play him with Dats at this point. His suspension proved his value) why is everyone so sure Cleary would be in the top 6? He is a role player. With the forwards the Wings have now, his role is grind, PK, and give the bottom 6 some secondary scoring. Sure he may get some 2nd unit PP time to get in the goalies face. 


It isn't gys like Tatar or Nyquist who will lose roster spots with a Cleary signing. It is guys like Sammy, Tootoo and Eaves. Guys like Bert will have to fight for a spot. There will be injuries all season. Everyone will get their chance to play. Dunno if everyone has forgotten, but that is the exact reason why the Wings have made the run they did this year! Maybe people should see how the roster actually shapes up by the end of the summer before getting all bent out of shape now. Ever think that just MAYBE a trade or two will still happen? 

Cleary is so bad at hockey it makes me question whether he is generally a bad person or not.  He brings nothing to the table, he had a stretch of 4-5 games this whole year where he was worth a damn.


edit: I really hope the Avs sign him, I have a friend who is a huge Avs fan and always talks about how terrible he is.  I mean Col does need leadership :)

#2428511 Abdelkader Hypothetical

Posted by ben_usmc on 07 July 2013 - 01:43 PM



55 points?  


Guy scored 3 points in 12 playoff games, playing on the top lines.  He's not an offensive player and has hammer hands.  


Babcock needs to put this guy on the lower lines where he belongs.    

Lower lines, not on the team....

#2426213 Wings in on Alfredsson

Posted by ben_usmc on 04 July 2013 - 10:15 PM

12 other teams want Cleary? There is a god!

LOL please God let Cleary cash in.  The one time I hope a player feels no loyalty to the Wings!

#2425452 Wings buy out Colaiacovo, will keep Bertuzzi

Posted by ben_usmc on 03 July 2013 - 01:37 PM

I know I'll probably get flack for this but I'm okay with him re-signing Cleary if it's for a decent price. The guys a warrior and in spite of how people discount all his points, he was second only to Z in playoff scoring.

It just needs to be at good value, short term, and he should play fewer minutes.

re-signing Sammy on the other hand, I'm still ticked about. And now even if Holland wants to he may not be able to buy Sammy out because he's "injured."
True. It would've been what, something like $23 million tied up through 2021 AND having to re-sign Datsyuk?

It's a decent value for those guys now but the team loses so much flexibility for future moves.

IMO he had 1 good half playoff series in the last 2 years.  Other then that, his favorite move is get the puck, pin it to the corner half way up the boards, and then let the dman take it away and throw it out of the zone.

#2422470 17yr old hockey player charged for on-ice assault.

Posted by ben_usmc on 26 June 2013 - 03:01 PM

I wonder if they would be filing this if their son didn't get his ass kicked. Can't really say I feel sorry for him, I know the other guy certainly went full retard, but still IDK i just can't get behind an assault charge being used in this case. Perhaps the roller hockey incident but not so much this.

#2420152 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by ben_usmc on 16 June 2013 - 09:14 AM

You don't let players like that walk

#2420150 3 1sts for 1st Overall?

Posted by ben_usmc on 16 June 2013 - 08:58 AM

Avs fans/team are convinced they are 1 dman away from the playoffs.  Whether that maybe true or not, under those ideas I wouldn't trade a potential generational dman (who already has a relationship with the team).

#2418323 Blessing in disguise?

Posted by ben_usmc on 07 June 2013 - 09:30 AM

Also this team will be hungrier next year, knowing they so far have been the toughest Chi has seen so far but had the least experience.  For people have been following the minor league at least during  the playoffs, the future of the Wings is really bright.  This team will be scary with Tatar up next year, and if Jurco can continue with his playoff abilities he may force some hands. 

#2416280 Wow... Danny Cleary

Posted by ben_usmc on 30 May 2013 - 04:31 PM

Go fricking figure.  
Will this shut the Cleary cretins up?   Will this get them off his back?  
Nawww....Hell, he shoulda been scoring goals even with a broken back.
And don't tell me that was only for the last two games.  Did any of you see him let up?  To all of you Cleary haters out there, move on and get.a.life.  Pick on someone your own size because you'd never ever fit in his skates.  

Not unless it was separated in game 1.  Cleary was terrible all year, and needs to no longer be on the roster

props to him for playing through so much pain though.

#2413964 Trade Smith ASAP!

Posted by ben_usmc on 28 May 2013 - 09:31 AM

Smyth by far was the worst player on the ice, in the series, and perhaps the entire playoffs. He deserves all the s*** he gets, he played terrible.  But he's young and he is like every other Wings dman through the system looks like bust to most.  In about 2/3 years he will be praised. 





Right now he should be slapped though

#2412363 “I’d never seen something like that, that big,'' Keith said.

Posted by ben_usmc on 27 May 2013 - 10:08 AM


Dumbcan Keith quote.  He just sounds dumb.


“Isn’t it supposed to be a penalty when their fans are throwing things on the ice?'' Keith said. “I think it’s in the rule book. Maybe we can get a power play from that.” 


man the Hawks have been such victims this series

#2408884 Report: Roy Appointed Avalanche Coach

Posted by ben_usmc on 21 May 2013 - 10:57 AM

He's not another Gretzky. He's had a lot of success with the Quebec Ramparts and shown that he deserves the job regardless of his playing career.

I imagine Juniors is far different then NHL