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#2405805 WCSF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (CHI leads series 1-0)

Posted by ben_usmc on 16 May 2013 - 10:08 AM

Yep. It's all on Danny. Forget the fact that there were consistent and incessant f***-ups all over the ice last night by every one of our guys except Howard. This Cleary crap has become weirdly obsessive and way over-simplistic. And NO. I do not agree that he is consistently the worst player on the ice.

That's fine, I think a majority disagree with you though.  He was responsible for a 2 goal swing alone (Not shooting/not covering his man).   Anytime he touches the puck he turns it over, he will try to skate into the zone, dump it to them, or trap himself against the boards and have it taken. 

#2405796 What does Babs do?

Posted by ben_usmc on 16 May 2013 - 09:41 AM

Cleary is the worst player we've had in a while.  I think the only reason he has points is because pucks bounced off him.  I swear he is the Brandon Inge of The Red Wings we can't get rid of this guy.  Tootoo couldn't possibly be worse. 

#2405738 WCSF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (CHI leads series 1-0)

Posted by ben_usmc on 15 May 2013 - 10:49 PM

Dan Cleary= Brandon Inge of the Red Wings, when will we get rid of this useless f***?

#2400646 Ryan Sproul: OHL D-Man of the Year

Posted by ben_usmc on 09 May 2013 - 02:33 PM

We have a very promising defensive prospect pool. This Sproul kid is the real deal offensively. I'm really excited about our future.


Oullett, Jensen, Backman, Sproul,  all the tops of their leagues.

#2393238 WCQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1, at Ducks 3. (Anaheim leads, 1-0)

Posted by ben_usmc on 01 May 2013 - 10:27 AM

 I thought the Wings played good enough to win, and Hiller just wasn't going to let it happen.


A few people on this board should really reflect on their opinions before they express them. They scream the Wings will be a lottery pick at the beginning of year. Then when that changed, we are just going to be medicore, then we won't make the playoffs. Now we do make the playoffs, those same people previously stating we won't do anything, are now complaining about us losing Game 1, against the number 2 seed, at their rink, and with a terrible line up and combos all year long (according to majority of the board). So which is it, is it SC worthy and under achieving or is it a lottery team that is over achieving?

#2391329 Thank You Detroit Red Wings...

Posted by ben_usmc on 28 April 2013 - 01:31 AM

Best part is, we have players on this team right now that are holding us back.  Once the Clearys and co. are gone, a lot of GR will be pushing.  We seem like we have massive depth in both defense and offense in the next few years.  I believed this year was; If Babcock missed the playoffs he would have been held responsible, however if the team got in despite everything, he deserves the damn Jack Adams. 

#2387353 4/20 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Canucks 2 (SO)

Posted by ben_usmc on 21 April 2013 - 08:36 AM

Wings played good enough to win, they didn't :( . Hopefully we can turn it around and go on a streak to close out the season. 

#2386206 4/17 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Flames 3

Posted by ben_usmc on 17 April 2013 - 11:32 PM

I just feel really bad for Dan Cleary.
This could be his last chance to win another Cup, and his teammates and Howard let him down.

Dan Cleary is the worst player on the Red Wings

#2384268 Can someone tell me why Brunner is playing the point on PP?

Posted by ben_usmc on 12 April 2013 - 10:33 PM

I have no idea what Babs is doing here but why do we have Damien Brunner playing the point when in fact he is not a sniper, probably one of the weakest players on our team when it comes to shooting (besides Helm) and he is not a good defensive forward. Give me Kindl! 

I'm going to have to disagree as well.  I don't like him on the PP point, but he in my opinion has a fantastic shot

He needs to sit for Tatar

I also disagree with this. Cleary needs to sit, he provides nothing

#2383647 4/11 GDT : Sharks 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by ben_usmc on 12 April 2013 - 10:27 AM

Might be because he plays against top lines and him and Pav get double teamed all the F'n time!!

So do a lot of other stars.  Of course most of them also are surrounded with more talent or better work ethics.  Can someone explain why we have sat, Brunner, Eaves, Tootoo, Nyquist, etc. Yet Dan Cleary continues to play....

#2378618 Ericsson for Courturier?

Posted by ben_usmc on 02 April 2013 - 12:03 PM

I love Mrazek I really do. But Jimmy is here for the foreseeable future. Adding young big forward to our line up will make us a more effective team for the next 4-5 years, and Couturier has all the potential in the world to be a great player.


I don't see the downside, we lose a blue chip goalie, for a blue chip forward. The difference is we actually have a good goalie that will be here for a while, while our forward depth looks pretty barren for bigger top 6 caliber prospects.


Now unless you think Mrazek will step in next year if we let Howard go, I don't see how this deal doesn't look appealing.

Mrazek is going to be the back up in about 2 years, then once Howards contract start coming to an end, they will probably split until Mrazek slowly takes over.

#2373113 10/24 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Ducks 1

Posted by ben_usmc on 24 March 2013 - 07:05 PM

WTF is the hate on Brunner for?  They scratch Nyquist, Brunner, Tatar? Yet they kept Cleary, Franzen, Abby (yes I know he had a hatty but until that point?)... 

#2368858 3/13 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Flames 5

Posted by ben_usmc on 13 March 2013 - 11:09 PM

Anytime Abby or Cleary touch the puck I ponder what it would be like to have an actual NHL player in their place 

#2366524 Favorite thing about the Wings this season

Posted by ben_usmc on 07 March 2013 - 10:24 PM

Tatar, Tootoo, Brunner

#2364553 3/3 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by ben_usmc on 03 March 2013 - 09:12 PM

Abby is leading the team in hits (again), plays the net front role well, has more takeaways than giveaways, is defensively responsible, and provides good pressure in the corners. IMO he's doing exactly what is expected of him. He isn't the type of player that can carry line- he is a checker and can be a complimentary player like Homer and Cleary (was). The line is the problem, not his play.

Abby blows