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#2447096 Brendan Smith

Posted by CMatt89 on 22 October 2013 - 04:13 PM

Learn to love it. Brendan Smith is a Red Wing. Lower the expectation to the point where you can just simply enjoy watching him play. He's good, and he's learning how to play the hard way. Which only will help him in the long run. If the general opinions of fans towards a player is negative, that leaks all the way down through the media, coaching staff, teammates, and even the player. Accept him for who he is, a Red Wing. If everyone loved Smith for just being being a Wing, that positive energy from the fans will leak all the way down to the player. Thus, having a positive impact on his play, leaving every one fully satisfied in the end. Go Wings. 

#2442050 10/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Hurricanes 2 (OT)

Posted by CMatt89 on 05 October 2013 - 09:07 AM

Things I've noticed so far... Nyquist and Tatar need to be in the lineup. Cleary can stay, as long as Bert and Sammy are not in the regular rotation. Add a healthy back on track Helm, and we have ourselves a top tier team. I would use either Tatar or Nyquist on the second line, dropping Franzen to the 3rd. It'll give him more space and opportunity to float, and do what he does. Adding Tatar and Nyquist would give us 2a and 2b in terms of a second line. It was pretty obvious that our 2nd PP unit, our inability to get the puck out of our zone and make that first pass, as well as our super slow, ineffective 3rd and 4th lines, are what is holding this team back from really excelling and impressing.  


Props to Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Abby and Alfredsson. Those guys really stood out to me. In 2-4 years experience time, we undoubtedly will have the best d-corps in the league. 

#2104295 NHL ASG Entertainment to Suck

Posted by CMatt89 on 24 January 2011 - 01:09 PM

I'm confused to this whole guardian thing..whats the point?

#2062138 Crosby looking lethal

Posted by CMatt89 on 12 November 2010 - 11:40 AM

Crosby may be a ******, but he's only a ****** because he plays for Pittsburgh. He's good, real good. I'll take him on my team any day. Fake or not fake, its a cool video. Just because Datsyuk isn't Reebok's poster boy doesn't mean you gotta hate on every Crosby video that comes out.

#2029717 Should we try a new top Defensive pairing?

Posted by CMatt89 on 27 August 2010 - 11:53 AM

Lids Ericsson
Stuart - Kronwall
Raffi - Salei

#2014740 Trade idea between Wings & Hawks

Posted by CMatt89 on 13 July 2010 - 10:58 PM

I got a little excited when I read the title, *******. haha, maybe in NHL 10

#2014718 RUMOR: Wings Offer 1-year Contract to Maltby

Posted by CMatt89 on 13 July 2010 - 10:01 PM

If Modano is not signed, Maltby will....at least it seems this way. And if Modano isn't signed (which seems to be the way its turning out), then Abby will be the third center. Meech will likely be dealt. That leaves Helm and Eaves as the 4th line. Miller and Draper are the rotating guys and Ritola (yet to be signed?) will be the odd man out. Malts will be a good practice guy, and comes handy when someone gets injured. Modano would provide more of a problem then Maltby would. 500k vs 1-1.5 mil for Modano. I'll take Malts.

True or not true, which I'm sure it is...I'll take Malts, probably his last year anyway.

#2014707 RUMOR: Wings Offer 1-year Contract to Maltby

Posted by CMatt89 on 13 July 2010 - 09:28 PM

Just had surgery, and he will know his place in the lineup. He knows the system and can still, along with Draper, keep a good morale in the locker room. I'm sure Malts would be hungrier then an old Modano who might come here and try to coast his way to a cup in front of his home town...he's got nothing else to prove. We know what we'lll get out of Maltby....with Modano, its up in the air.

#2011088 Holland thinks he is close to signing Eaves, Miller, and Meech

Posted by CMatt89 on 06 July 2010 - 11:41 AM


#1997231 Fire sale in Chicago?

Posted by CMatt89 on 09 June 2010 - 10:53 PM

I thought they were fun to watch...and they were pretty damn good. I hope they continue to be a solid team...i just want the wings to beat them, of course.

#1996335 Lebda to KHL

Posted by CMatt89 on 08 June 2010 - 02:01 PM

They're obviously talking about Steve Lebda....

#1986954 Correy Perry slashes and slew foots Vockun

Posted by CMatt89 on 18 May 2010 - 10:50 PM

If your gonna leave the crease, you gotta pay the price. I hate Perry but, come on. He barely touched him

#1984733 Who should we Keep? Release? Sign?

Posted by CMatt89 on 13 May 2010 - 04:44 PM

Franzen for Cammalleri

#1981398 WCSF Game 5 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2

Posted by CMatt89 on 08 May 2010 - 11:44 PM

Poor showing. I miss the days where Mac, Malts, Draper, Yezerman and Shanny, were standing up on the bench, firing their team up, playing with heart, throwing weight around, shooting, going all out.

A little less skill, a little more heart should be the off season strategy.

Howard had a great rookie year. A few bad goals, but, he's a rookie, he's supposed to play like a rookie. Tonight, he played fantastic. Hope he comes back stronger next year.

#1968818 Pens get lucky AGAIN

Posted by CMatt89 on 01 May 2010 - 12:18 PM

Whats the point here? They are the best all round team in the East. They're offensively and defensively sound. No other team in the East has that. So, are you saying its unfair that they are good? How many times have we heard how Detroit has the weakest division in the league so its not hard to win every year. It pays to be good. Bottom line. I'm no Pens fan by any means, but face facts, they are scary good, without or without the refs on their side. While we play San Jose they play Montreal, whats the issue? Its unfair that we finished as a lower seed so we have to play a better team now? So its unfair to the rest of the league that the Wings had to play lower teams every other year because they finished first? I don't understand your rant here, sorry.