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#2304082 Red Wings Next Captain

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 30 May 2012 - 09:21 PM

I bet if they named Hudler captain he would wear a cape to practice.

#2303478 Excellent 'Parise and Suter to Detroit' article

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 28 May 2012 - 04:08 AM

1. The numbers: The numbers of all our 'core' or 'star' players (including Yzerman/Shanahan/Chelios/Hull/Hasek/ect.) are and have been falling in past years save for Zetterberg.
2. IMO, there are no prospects with real star potential to replace these guys that are getting older and watching their production fall. I think Datsyuk is the closest thing to that and even he could be a bust. And even if he makes something of himself, is it going to be Sergei Fedorov something? Not likely.
3. It all starts and stops with Yzerman for me. I think his retirement (be it this year or the next) is going to be the beginning of the end of our ten year run. It always seems to me that when Stevie goes, we go. He's the leader of this team without question and it's going to be hard to compensate for the loss of him.


Great post and an even better point.

#2303474 Red Wings make contract offer to D Justin Schultz

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 28 May 2012 - 12:39 AM

You should be more pacific. All of this is a mute point, until July 1 we are just gonna have to play it by year.

#2303236 If you could pick any 23 players in the NHL to start a franchise with

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 25 May 2012 - 04:37 PM

Datsyuk x23

#2302703 What's the point of the crease?

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 22 May 2012 - 11:02 PM

I think taking away the crease would be like taking away home plate from a pitcher. I played a few years as goalie for my high school hockey team, and I relied heavily on the crease to figure out my dimensions. I think it would be catastrophic to introduce this and especially toward veteran goalies it would present a very steep challenge. The crease, even if it has no standing with the current rules, is an essential guideline for any NHL goalie and it would be too significant of a change for it to be removed. You need to maintain some kind of regularity not only for the integrity of the sport, but keeping a balance in the record books and not changing too much from the game how it used to be played to the current layout.

#2302368 The person below me game...

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 21 May 2012 - 12:45 AM

I'm not even touching this one. :lol:
I consider 65+ "old" so I think you are safe.

The person below me looks a lot younger/older than they really are.

#2302283 A general, how I would build a team

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 20 May 2012 - 12:52 AM

I'll give Rich a +1 if he agrees to stop starting new threads.

#2302146 The truth of our decline.

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 18 May 2012 - 10:16 PM

Game over i'm already drunk.

#2302142 The truth of our decline.

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 18 May 2012 - 09:56 PM

I suggest a drinking game based on the "new guy".

Any suggestions?

A shot for every typo?

#2302134 The truth of our decline.

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 18 May 2012 - 09:20 PM

Holy Jesus am I ever sick of clicking on a new thread, all excited to read something new and then seeing the SAME things posted by the SAME people. I still love LGW but some of the new posters (yes my post count is low but I'm not brand new) are driving me insane.

Honestly this is probably the primary cause of all the negs to the posters above. It's taking something that's been posted about and discussed and debated multiple times in other threads and it's just grinding it further then it needs to go. I've been a member for a long time but i'm relatively new to posting here, and i've found that the majority of the people here are knowledgeable and fair as long as you aren't constantly falling outside of the guidelines of the forum rules.

Fact is, we made the playoffs, broke the home ice record for most consecutive regular season wins, and overall had a successful season even through major injury problems. Filppula is emerging as a valuable young player for this team, and Smith really looks like he can develop into a franchise player. Sure we got knocked out of the first round, but look at all the other excellent teams that fell out in the first round also. It's gonna happen, and i'm not very concerned about the future of this team because we really haven't fallen all that far. Once we go a season or two missing the playoffs i'll begin to look for answers.

#2301978 2012 Lockout Watch

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 18 May 2012 - 05:02 AM

This league can't suffer another lockout. I don't even want to think about it as a possibility right now, the idea scares me.

#2301602 Anyone else notice the Rangers are drafting a LOT better than us?

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 16 May 2012 - 01:11 AM

I don't get it, what does this have to do with lines? :blink:

#2301601 Kronwalled at the Worlds!

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 16 May 2012 - 12:54 AM

What's the point of that hit? Sweden's winning easily. Latvia has no chances to advance further. No necessity to swing momentum here. I just don't get it.

Kronwalling needs no reason or purpose, it is above all of that. That Latvian should accept his gift with honor. Kronner just gave it to him wrapped in a freight train and now everyone in his village will be talking about how he got to exchange pleasantries with a real hockey player.

#2301587 Alex Semin officially going to free agency

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 15 May 2012 - 10:32 PM

40 goal scoring right handed winger with a shoot first mentality? Yes please. Whoever thinks this guy isn't an upgrade over Hudler is on crack.

Still rather have Parise, but if that doesn't happen, Semin is a nice consolation prize IMO. Wouldn't give him anymore than 3 years max, however.

Scoring 40 goals in one season does not make him a 40 goal scoring forward. Cheechoo had a 50 goal season once, should we lock him up with a contract? Past couple seasons he averaged 24 goals per season and he's had a severe decline in production and overall attitude. He isn't not scoring because he's shooting a ton and getting unlucky, he's not scoring because he doesn't give a damn. His one 84 point season was a fluke and i'm confident in predicting that he doesn't come close to a season like that from here on out.

I'm seriously not trying to be a jerk or anything like that, but this guy has bad news written all over him. Overall package, i'll take Hudler underwhelming us over Semin floating around and bringing a s*** attitude to the locker room. We don't need it.

Again, no disrespect intended at all to Tr!PoD, I value everyone's opinion. I just disagree with this one.

#2301494 Alex Semin officially going to free agency

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 15 May 2012 - 12:58 PM

Semin is a perfect fit... anywhere but here. :thumbup:
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