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#2352887 Franzen spear on Perron

Posted by GoalieManPat on 08 February 2013 - 09:04 AM

Franzen needs to be a man and go after him and drop the gloves. None of this childish spearing crap. But then again what do you expect from one of the softest "power forwards" to play. The guy is the king of the after whistle scrum. 

#2352350 Mrazek To Start Tonight

Posted by GoalieManPat on 07 February 2013 - 04:52 PM

I think in the back of Babcocks mind he isn't expecting to get much of a result tonight anyways even if he started Jimmy. Why not throw Mrazek in and see if it gives the team a little spark. I like the move. If he gets shelled against the best team in the conference it wont hurt his confidence as much as if he would have gotten shelled against a lower team. 

#2352197 Tomas Tatar Is Jiri Hudler 2.0

Posted by GoalieManPat on 07 February 2013 - 09:09 AM

So hes Hudler but faster and with a better hockey motor and hes not costing 4 million a year? Whats not to like.

#2350288 Zetterberg's Great But...

Posted by GoalieManPat on 01 February 2013 - 11:52 PM

Zetterberg is now peeing in the OP's Cheerios.

#2347214 How do we solve our PK issues?

Posted by GoalieManPat on 26 January 2013 - 03:26 PM

Stay out of the box. Problem solved.

#2346216 Nail Yakupov Goal Celebration.

Posted by GoalieManPat on 25 January 2013 - 03:18 PM

Personally I don't like to see it, having growth up in a city where stars like Steve Yzerman, Barry Sanders, Lidstrom, etc. would score and go about their business.  However, at the end of the day I don't think it's that big of a deal.  I'm sort of in the "if you don't like it don't do it" camp.  Also, I'd never teach kids to do this either.  But good on him for getting excited and having a hell of a beginning to his career. 


Edit:  Additionally, I have a feeling he'll pay for that one the next time he plays the Kings.


I guess Stevie didnt celebrate on his doublt ot goal in St Louis?? Whether someone celebrates or is low key its all the same. The line is when your taunting your opponents and he didnt cross it. Its ok in the sport to punch people in the face but not celebrate a goal? I loved the reaction and personally would love to see it more in the league. As long as your not running around pointing your stick at opponents its great.


It was quite the skillful goal as well. 

#2345369 Karen Newman

Posted by GoalieManPat on 23 January 2013 - 09:59 AM

All due respect to Budd and his WWII heroism and decades of work in the organization, but there come a time when change is needed from the top to the bottom... Holmstrom retired today, the last of the dynasty, its time for a new beginning...but this organization refuses to change. That is why you will see the same old crap at the Joe and the same junky music and the same type of players....its over, the dynasty is over, let go. I am sure Budd wouldn't mind, nor his family.  Time to stop talking about history and tradition, what did it get us last summer, no UFA's of significance, no players who mean anything want to come here anymore....Detroit has worn out its welcome in the NHL and yet they still keep going back to the same well....let it go....Hey dude, my grandfather was a war hero too, he is dead, I let him go, I don't go around playing tapes of him talking...life goes on..time to move on from Budd, Karen, Stanley the Octopus and Hey Hey Hockeytown...


Because a 3 second clip of Budd saying "Last minute of the period" three times a game takes so much away from the experience *rolls eyes*. Who the F cares who says it. 

#2345365 Trade for Bogosian

Posted by GoalieManPat on 23 January 2013 - 09:43 AM

To Winnipeg:


Ian White

Kyle Quincey

Jakub Kindl

Jan Mursak

Tomas Tatar

2013 1st round pick


To Detroit:


Zach Bogosian

Mark Stuart

2013 3rd round pick


This isnt NHL13. You cant throw 5 mediocre players into a trade to make it seem equal to get a really good player. 

#2342552 Quincey

Posted by GoalieManPat on 20 January 2013 - 05:24 AM

I'll stick with him. Everyone has bad nights and everyone has horrible nights. He had a horrible night (along with a large cast of players).


Can you off the top of your head remember a good night for him since coming back?

#2342359 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by GoalieManPat on 19 January 2013 - 10:40 PM

Franzen into the locker room. He'll have just as much impact on the game in there as he has on the ice.

#2342187 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by GoalieManPat on 19 January 2013 - 10:01 PM



Thats like sending Dats to a Siberian work camp.

#2342066 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by GoalieManPat on 19 January 2013 - 09:37 PM

If anything, this game will certainly put pressure on Kenny to trade for a good d-man.


This team is more than just a defender short.

#2340849 Kronwall IS a #1 Dman

Posted by GoalieManPat on 17 January 2013 - 09:39 AM

Sorry but I disagree:


Weber, Suter, Pietrangelo, Letang are elite. Kronwall is a great second pairing guy just like White but he is not and probably at the age of 30 will never be a number 1. The reason why the Wings urgently need a number 1 defenseman is simple; to create a top and a very solid second pairing, as of now this team doesn't have that.


Theres a difference between elite and good #1 defenders. You can be a good #1 and not be elite. There are only going to be 4-5 "elite" defenders playing in the league. Does than mean that 25 other teams dont have legitimate #1 defenders? 

#2340561 Half Season Predictions 2013

Posted by GoalieManPat on 16 January 2013 - 11:14 AM


1. St Louis

2. Detroit

3. Chicago

4. Nashville

5. Columbus


Any of the 1-4 can switch spots. To be more specific on my prediction is that those 1 and 4 will finish just 5 pts between each other. 




 - Wings finish 3rd in the Western conference.

 - Brunner scores close to 20 goals

 - Kronwall picks up his game and solidifies himself as the new number one d-man.

 - Howard plays more games, than Gustavsson, but the Monster has better numbers.

 - Datsyuk finishes in the top 5 in scoring.

 - Nyquist finishes the season on one of the scoring lines.

 - Franzen will be a $3.9 mil cap hit, score around 30 goals, and people will complain.


 - Crosby wins the Art Ross.

 - Ovechkin wins the Hart and Rocket Richard

 - Tuuka Rask wins the Vezina

 - Shea Weber wins the Norris.

 - Parise scores less than 30 goals.

 - Suter finishes the season as a minus player

 - Rick Nash does only slightly better than he did in Columbus.

 - Anaheim makes the playoffs and Selanne's final run for a championship is an exciting one.

 - Rangers, Flyers, Wild, Hurricanes, and Kings underachieve.

 - Stars, Canadiens, Oilers and Ducks overachieve.

 - The Kings start off slow, but finish strong to barely make the playoffs.

 - Penguins and Canucks are top seeds in their respective conference.


I agree with pretty all you said there except for the Norris. Weber brings size and a sexy shot but in my opinion Suter was the better all around player. Weber could do a lot because he had Suter supporting him. I see Weber having the worst season of his career this year. 

#2339688 Wings give Mike Knuble a tryout

Posted by GoalieManPat on 13 January 2013 - 12:54 AM

If he can still play bring him in on a 1 year contract. This season is a sprint to the end and with so many games in such a short timeframe there is no "if a team can stay healthy". Every team is gonna have an injury problem so grab as much depth as possible. There is nothing wrong with giving him a tryout and if he can play theres nothing wrong with a 1 year contract.