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#2294913 What's Kenny Holland's Offseason Plan?

Posted by ben_usmc on 20 April 2012 - 11:24 PM

I'd probably cut off a pinky or something if we could Doan, Iggy, and Stewart this off season. You want hitting, fighting, leadership and intensity!!!!

#2292037 What's Kenny Holland's Offseason Plan?

Posted by ben_usmc on 18 April 2012 - 07:48 AM

Bring in Chris Stewart!!!!! He was a healthy scratch the other day for S.L. and is a RFA, we can probably get him on the cheap since his fall from grace. This dude a beast and everything we want in Detroit, that would be step 1.

#2292028 What's Kenny Holland's Offseason Plan?

Posted by ben_usmc on 18 April 2012 - 07:37 AM

The real s***ty thing isn't knowing Holland is going to do a damn thing, except sign some tired ass over the hill 3/4 liner and try to present him as the solution to our scoring touch(ala Modano) and probably some ex Red Wing (Sammy/WIlliams/Quincey) then give us some buls*** excuse about how he likes this team. f*** him for believing in his own hype!
The asking price was too? ***** you supposedly have a top 10 prospect pool and $6 million dollars, we won't see 95% of these prospects for another 10 years, so shut the f*** up and have the balls to make af****** move for someone we can see.

#2291711 WCQF Game Four GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by ben_usmc on 17 April 2012 - 10:22 PM

Wow, a lot of talk about letting Hossa go. Get real, guys, that wouldn't have made any sense. If u want Hossa, say good by to the 3rd and 4th lines, and a good chunk of the starters. Hossa is a fantastic player, but he costs too much. Look at the Blackhawks now, they're are the perfect example of a 'one and done' team. Sure they won A cup, but at the cost of selling off almost their whole team in the off season

OMG not our amazing 3rd and 4th lines.. Please say it ain't so

One of our biggest problems is our 3rd and 4th lines have no identity, feel free to dismantel them

#2291535 WCQF Game Four GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by ben_usmc on 17 April 2012 - 09:51 PM

Good to see the 06 red wings have shown the f*** up. Great you put up 40 shots from the peremeter, seriously holland is pathetic. You sign a an overrated lazy piece of s*** like Franzen to a life time contract. You are happy with the team?? The same team who lost to SJ 2 years in a row? Every team attempted to do something, our big move Kylef****** Quincey (who played very well tonight). Also the line up you put out there Babcock and your refusal to put the power line out there? f*** this arrogant orginazation and team, I'm so pissed. I just hope a 1st round lose actually makes Ken Holland pull out his tampoon and change this abortion of a hockey team into a something that actually has af****** sack. If god willing we win this round, whoever we end facing will physically beat the s*** out of us anyway so it's a moot point. Of course we will continue to sign the same old tired ******* and walk the same old tired phrases from Ken Holland.

#2286145 WCQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 3, at Nashville Predators 2

Posted by ben_usmc on 13 April 2012 - 10:56 PM

Ericsson has been Bad ass since his injury return. Also Props to Cleary (who I bag on all the time) he has played very good, lastly congrats to Emmerton. I feel like Datsyuk just looks injured or out of sync hopefully he can figure it out and start to light it up. All around the wings looked good and determined, I'm just hoping we can watch a SC highlight video a few months, interviewing the opposing teams talking about howf****** stupid Weber and Nashville was for the cheapshot and then joking around in the fact they woke up a sleeping juggernaut.

#2283854 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by ben_usmc on 12 April 2012 - 07:15 PM

Sure am glad we have 90% ******* on this team. They didn't care when Malkin swung a stick at Z, they didn't care when Datsyuk had to fight for himself, or Howard, but Holland loves this team... f*** HIM

#2281044 Dan Cleary openly admits to being at 50%

Posted by ben_usmc on 10 April 2012 - 07:08 PM

Dan Clearly will step up and be clutch. He's out there to win and no doubt he will put everything on the line to win.

Guy has heart!

probably not....

Hope I'm wrong though

#2278663 4/5 GDT : Devils 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by ben_usmc on 05 April 2012 - 10:31 PM

Well, it sucks we lost. But can't hate the effort, Nyquist/Emmerton/Murzak line look pretty good too. All you can ask sometimes is for an effort

#2276286 What do you consider a success?

Posted by ben_usmc on 01 April 2012 - 12:02 AM

WTF, The Cup! I certainly hope the mgmt/coaching staff/players, don't think anything less is a success either.

#2276054 3/30 GDT : Predators 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by ben_usmc on 30 March 2012 - 09:53 PM

you can blame babs, you can blame the rest of the coaching staff, blame kenny holland. none of them are at fault right now.
this team was successful all season long until we got injuries. a very well balance team.

its no one fault except the players. when only 3 or 4 players show up your not going to win. its a team sport. you need to play as a team. everyone has to play 100% do their job. when you got 3 players doing there job and no one else you arent going to win.

the line combos somewhat hurt. if nyquist is playing he needs to be on the first line him and datsyuk they have chemistry. you can blame babs for that.
4th line is a waste of space. homer battles hard. emmerton doesnt do s***. abs and miller do their job.
stuart and kronwall have played like ass on the back end. franzen cleary and bert and destroying the front end. they need to step it up.

the team has everything it needs to be a winning team, just got to put it all together and play hard for a full 60.

im not gonna lie im very concerned about their play going into the playoffs, they have no chance playing the way they are now and they need to fix it fast

Interesting, you say don't blame the staff, then point out how Babs should have Pav/Nyquist and talk about the pairing of Kronwall/Stu being bad. Not to mention Bert/Mule/Cleary all playing terrible or even playing, if that isn't the coaching staffs fault (and the players themselves) then whose fault is it? The coaches are responsible for rewarding and disciplining players, or sitting players who are "injured".

#2276048 Tomas Tatar

Posted by ben_usmc on 30 March 2012 - 09:41 PM

with so much awesomeness in the line up at the moment, where is he supposed to play?

#2272825 3/21 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Rangers 2 (OT)

Posted by ben_usmc on 21 March 2012 - 09:35 PM

Well at least Nyquist looks like a bad ass on either top six line. I also have to say at least the effort was there tonight, you can't win them all even when trying. Cleary is still such a terrible hockey player that I think it transends to the point that I think he kills kittens and runs over old ladies. Hudler sucks as well. Flip is the man!

#2272020 3/19 GDT : Capitals 5 at Red Wings 3

Posted by ben_usmc on 19 March 2012 - 09:49 PM

I honestly don't really have too much of a problem with Hudler, but I do think he's a fairly opportunistic scorer who gets a lot of goals based on Flip and Z's hard work. Given his speed and skill set, I don't see why Nyquist wouldn't be able to put up around 20 goals on a line with those two. But again, I don't hate Hudler or anything, he just is what he is.

Overall I don't think Hudler is bad either, or didn't until a few weeks ago. He just looks like he is floating around, taking a lazy penalty, while Z/Flip work their asses off.

I really don't dislike Emmerton either, he was a midseason unexpected rookie call up, his biggest problem is he brings nothing to the table that makes him worth keeping either. However I'd be willing to give him a little more time to prove himself with less s***ty teamates.

#2271912 3/19 GDT : Capitals 5 at Red Wings 3

Posted by ben_usmc on 19 March 2012 - 08:38 PM

Last time I checked Babs isnt trying to cheer us up or get US motivated. I dont think his motivational speeches are very PG. Hell he said that he doesnt want to be on 24/7 next year cause he doesnt want his kids to hear what he says. I believe something like, "Theres things said in the Locker room Id prefer werent repeated"/

Last time I checked the NHL is a business, the premise of a business is to satisfy the customer, so perhaps a good idea would be to reassure the customer that the faults in the product are going to be remedied not stay the status quo.