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#2393329 WCQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1, at Ducks 3. (Anaheim leads, 1-0)

Posted by Zetts on 01 May 2013 - 03:31 PM

He scored zero goals in the 2009 finals.


The simple fact is that he's completely out of game shape. More, it's entirely possible---perhaps even likely---that he's being kept out of the lineup as a safety precaution leading up to a buyout.


It's funny how much you criticize other people for speculation and then do the same thing yourself.


To say pretty much exactly what you would say to such a post:


-How do you know he's out of game shape?  In particular, his broken hand and pectoral injury should have little impact on his ability to get in cardio work.

-Your claim that he's being kept out as a precaution is complete speculation.  Is there any factual basis for claiming that this is likely?  I've seen you claim this several times, not just in this post.

#2390390 Zach Parise

Posted by Zetts on 26 April 2013 - 09:13 PM

I'm right here bud, come at me! :colgate:

Everybody doubted that this would happen. Now all of a sudden the Wild's roster looks a LOT better than the Wings roster. I have to say, I told you so.

Going to be interesting to see how this year shakes down and how the Wings find answers for their many questions.

Looks like we're getting some perspective on this one, hey?


Obviously the Wings could still miss the playoffs.  But centcougar's post is just too funny right now. 


Edit: Sorry, I know it's probably not necessary to bump this.  But at the very least it should prove to people that landing the big UFA's isn't everything.  So many people thought that Minny was in such great shape.

#2388697 Bertuzzi not returning Wednesday vs Kings

Posted by Zetts on 24 April 2013 - 11:59 AM

As per Mlive:

DETROIT -- Detroit Red Wings forward Todd Bertuzzi said today that he will return to the lineup for Thursday's game against Nashville at Joe Louis Arena.

Bertuzzi skated with the bottom six forwards today and said he expects to play on the third or fourth line when he returns.


And, in case anyone missed this bit:

Forward Mikael Samuelsson (strained pectoral muscle) has been cleared to play but Babcock is not ready to insert him into the lineup.


Samuelsson could be back in the lineup any time as well.

#2387704 The Race for Eight: Blue Jackets, Stars, Wings

Posted by Zetts on 22 April 2013 - 12:33 PM


Because I'm a Wings fan?


You're a parent. I dunno if you really are or not. (I'm not.) But, you're a parent. And you've got a kid. And this kid, well, he f***s up. A lot. And he's in deep. And some days, you catch yourself wishing he was never born.


But, at the end of the day, he's your kid. And you stand by him.


Doesn't mean you have to like his s***, though.


I'm not a parent either, but I just...does that actually happen?!  I can't imagine thinking that...

#2387404 Drew Miller breaks hand, done for the year

Posted by Zetts on 21 April 2013 - 01:24 PM


Correct, but the originally linked article didn't say ANOTHER injury and still doesn't.  You can also notice that it's crystal clear as people in this thread and in the comments section below the originally linked article are calling for Tatar to be brought up.  But thanks.



That's fine, I wasn't trying to call you out or question your reading comprehension.  I think it was just clearer to me beacuse the first thing I read was the bit on the front page (quoted in my last post) that, in reference to Miller's injury, does explicitly state "another injury".  Just trying to clarify.

#2386483 4/17 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Flames 3

Posted by Zetts on 18 April 2013 - 02:13 PM

In their last game against Columbus, San Jose benched Joe Thornton for the entire third period because he was playing like garbage.  Joe Thornton.  I can't even imagine what it would be like to see our team bench anything for playing like s***.  And obviously I don't mean Eaves, Kindl, Smith, Tootoo etc. etc. etc.  Pretty easy to scapegoat those guys and bench them, takes a little more guts to do it with your high end talent. 


Of course, for that to even be considered in the first place, Babcock would have to acknowledge that there's a problem.  Exhibit A:


"The Mule's been scoring goals," Babcock said. "I think Mule's been good. We played him at center, we played him at wing, changed lines. I thought him and (Valtteri Filppula) in Chicago, with (Daniel Cleary), were our best line."

#2386482 Top 5 defenseman

Posted by Zetts on 18 April 2013 - 02:10 PM

I absolutely guarantee that we would regret trading Smith or even sitting him for extended periods of time.  As I've said before, this is exactly what people were saying when Fischer came into the league.  My lord people here hated him for quite some time.


Yes, Smith hasn't been as good as we expected in his first season, but he'll get a lot better.  To do that, not only does he have to stay here, but he has to get icetime.  Some guys just take a couple of years to really get going.


Obviously, especially with our suckage, peoples' patience is particularly short.  But we can't be stupid about this - he will be a key part of our future.  There's a reason that he's been highly touted.

#2386250 4/17 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Flames 3

Posted by Zetts on 17 April 2013 - 11:53 PM




They scored one goal. ONE GOAL. That's not enough. YOU....NEED....TO....SCORE...MORE...OR....YOU...WONT...WIN.


Whatf****** team in this league scores one goal and expects to win? No team.


It doesn'tf****** matter how Jimmy plays if the team in front of him only scores once.

They did score more.  They scored 2.

#2384274 4/12 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Blackhawks 3 (SO)

Posted by Zetts on 12 April 2013 - 10:37 PM

Normally I try to stay positive about the Wings, but I have to say this:


It is an absolute joke that Filppula is asking for 5M+ per year.  Does anybody remember the last time that he looked dangerous?

#2383968 Can someone tell me why Brunner is playing the point on PP?

Posted by Zetts on 12 April 2013 - 09:00 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! 

He probably does it because he doesn't see eye-to-eye with you on that bolded part.  And neither do I.

#2383478 4/11 GDT : Sharks 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by Zetts on 11 April 2013 - 09:08 PM

I notice the incredibly underwhelming season he's had this year.


Kindl and Lashoff have both outplayed him, and neither was supposed to even play that much this year.  

Watching peoples' comments around here, it's like Jiri Fischer all over again.  His level of play this season is no surprise and you can rest assured that he'll get much, much better over the coming years.

#2364924 This should scare us all......

Posted by Zetts on 05 March 2013 - 01:45 AM


#2364818 Franzen Is The Wings Most Undeserved Whipping Boy

Posted by Zetts on 04 March 2013 - 08:05 PM

i expect more from him, because he can. I understand the frustration lots of the fans have with him, and NHL athlete shouldn't be "streaky", Franzen has the hands, size and skating ability to be a dominate player, yet he is only dominate in spurts.


But don't take it from me, take it from his coach



To me having your coach call you out on not coming to the rink with the right mentality every single night. Something he did earlier in his career when he was fighting for a roster slot and a stanley Cup. Which is when Yzerman gave him that nick name.

This is definitely true.  But if he was on his game every night, do you think we'd be paying him the same amount?  I totally get the frustration here, but I think some people think that it would be perfectly natural to have a 40-50 goal-scorer (as he almost certainly would be if he tried) for under 4 million/yr.


Realistically, this is why long term bargain contracts are bad.  He IS earning the money that he's making, whether people like to admit it or not.  There's just an infuriating amount of potential that he refuses to tap into.

#2361091 Bruins looking for forwards.....

Posted by Zetts on 25 February 2013 - 12:41 PM

I think its unnmovable based on the fact he is dead weight. He doesn't play defense or skate hard. His goals? Thank Z, wasn't anything franzen did. Instead of mule being his nickname I think "bloody tampon" fits him better.

Also whether you like him or not put your bias aside. He has very little trade value.

This has to be a joke post.  Have you even watched Franzen play?  Sure, he's lazy at times and he floats at times, but you don't put up numbers like he has playing against the best pairings of other teams without having a LOT of talent.  Yes, his disinterest can be frustrating, but lets not get carried away trashing the whipping boy of the day on LGW.


The reason we won't trade with Boston has nothing to do with Franzen or his bargain of a contract.  It has to do with the aforementioned cap crunch of the Bruins.  I would be willing to trade him for a good defenseman (for which Franzen would bring back a good bit of value to Detroit in a trade), but I'm not sure if Boston would be willing to give up a D of a high enough calibre.

#2345646 Ian White Out 2-3 Weeks

Posted by Zetts on 23 January 2013 - 10:17 PM

Bert = 1.75 mil
Sammy = 3 mil
Colo = 2.15 mil
Quincey = 3.55 mil
Gustavsson = 1.4 mil
Tootoo = 1.9 mil
Huskins = .75 mil

Thats 15 mil of s***. We need NONE of these players. What we needed was Parise and Suter. But Holland is too stupid to see that we'd be better off going with an 18 man roster of GOOD players than a 23 man roster of crappy washed up has been other teams' rejects. I cant believe people cant see Holland's incompetence yet. Its no wonder star ufa's are avoiding Detroit like the plague. Holland is too concerned about Holmstrom and Bertuzzi's golden parachutes.

The only reason that we had the money to talk to Parise and Suter was because we had players on lower level contracts.  If you want elite players, some of your other players will be of the quality of those you listed.  In your ideal world (I assume) none of those players would be here and we'd have Parise and Suter.  But then who fills those remaining roster spots?  Parise and Suter are two players.  The people who would fill the other roster spots would be B-level players such as the very players you listed.


So what this really is, is that Holland set his roster up with the expectation of landing the two big fish.  Your argument about that dead weight is really just re-hashing the same criticism that's seemingly never-ending here: that we couldn't land Parise and Suter.