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#2397273 Samuelsson on the top line tonight - god help us all !

Posted by barabbas16 on 06 May 2013 - 11:21 AM

I don't see many other options at this point, it is either Bert or sammy considering abby is suspended. I really don't think babs wants to push bert to be on the top line and re-injure himself, so as much as I hate sammy this is the only move that makes sense, they need a big body on the top line

 

I agree.  I thought it was fairly obvious that this would happen.  The only other option that I could think of, really, was Dan Cleary on the top line.  Of course, THAT would have caused even more of an uproar here.




#2393087 WCQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1, at Ducks 3. (Anaheim leads, 1-0)

Posted by barabbas16 on 01 May 2013 - 12:05 AM

A deserved loss, in all honesty.


#2386120 4/17 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Flames 3

Posted by barabbas16 on 17 April 2013 - 11:06 PM

I almost hope that they are out of playoff contention for the final home game of the season season, so that they get booed off the ice by the fans in Detroit. Because that is what they deserve for this season.


#2380006 Babcock loving this young group, Abby thinks any team can win it, and

Posted by barabbas16 on 03 April 2013 - 10:11 PM

Ok... Well, fortunately I did not get to see the 7-1 Chicago loss.  I am sure it was terrible, but I don't personally feel like I can say much one way or the other based on one game... national television and against a rival or not - at least not one regular season game.  I don't really agree on the Legace/Howard 1 to 1 comparison, but I won't get into that.

 

MasterPavel - I'm with you.  I'm greedy too, and I honestly have felt like the Wings had a legitimate shot for a long period of time.  And we have all gotten used to that.  But in a salary cap world it is just not realistic to expect that to continue on indefinitely.  I agree with GMR too, though, in that making the playoffs and the streak matters to me.  And, I think that can happen with the current roster.

 

GMR - You're probably going to hate my bringing this up (and I do too, to be honest), but Holland DID make a move last season.  Clearly that has not worked out the way that any of us, or Holland I'm sure, wishes... but he did do something.  Yeah, I know he stood pat some years prior to that.  And it does seem like he says the same thing every year.  I'll give you that... it's kind of annoying.  But, what do you want him to say?  And, which deals specifically that happened do you wish the Wings had made for this year's deadline?

 

Oh.... and as for what can happen in the playoffs... come on, man.  It may be a really small possibility, but anything CAN happen in the playoffs......

 

Lloyd: What do you think the chances are of a guy like you and a girl like me... ending up together?
Mary: Well, Lloyd, that's difficult to say. I mean, we don't really...
Lloyd: Hit me with it! Just give it to me straight! I came a long way just to see you, Mary. The least you can do is level with me. What are my chances?
Mary: Not good.
Lloyd: You mean, not good like one out of a hundred?
Mary: I'd say more like one out of a million.
[pause]
Lloyd: So you're telling me there's a chance... *YEAH!*




#2379916 Babcock loving this young group, Abby thinks any team can win it, and

Posted by barabbas16 on 03 April 2013 - 08:29 PM

Name me the last team similar to the 2013 Red Wings in style of play and talent, that won the Stanley Cup?

 

I challenge anyone here to answer this post.  
 

I'm tired of the anything can happen bulls***.   

 

I don't know how you can be tired of it when it is grossly outnumbered here by negative posts like yours.


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#2379294 Babcock loving this young group, Abby thinks any team can win it, and

Posted by barabbas16 on 03 April 2013 - 11:51 AM

Make the playoffs and anything can happen?  Right.  When was the last time that a team with terrible special teams, and middle of the road offense and defense won a cup?

 

I'm so sick of this "LA did it last year" bulls***.  LA was a stellar team in every area but one, they couldn't score.  They made some improvements at the deadline, finally got some offensive stars to wake up, and bingo bango you've got a cup team. 

 

If Justin Abdelkader thinks any team can beat any other team in the playoffs I'd like to remind him of last Sunday's game.  Psss...Justin...they didn't even have Hossa and Sharp.  Anything can happen right? 

 

Except Justin Abdelkader outplaying a top six forward. 

 

Well, I am so sick of this whining about the lack of movement at the deadline, but it's going to keep on flooding in with abundance.  I haven't seen a deal happen yet this year that I felt like if Detroit had made it, they would be in better enough shape to make a Cup run to outweigh the worse shape they would be in going forward.  And LA did win it last year.  Deal with it.  But, but, but, boo freaking hoo, bingo bango all you want.  It happened last year.  Edmonton made it to the Cup finals and took it to 7 games in 2006 as an 8 seed.  And, it remains a possibility this year. 

 

Pittsburgh just lost 4-1 at home to Buffalo.  I don't think the Pens have a chance now!  They clearly suck terribly.  Oh wait - that's just one game and is totally not indicative of the season and even less so of the yet to happen playoffs.




#2353102 General thoughts: this team, its future, the league...

Posted by barabbas16 on 09 February 2013 - 12:34 PM

What? Obviously the return on investement on Colo, Sammy and Gustavsson is still up for debate because they have been injured.  Tootoo has done everything they would've wanted out of him so far..he's been physical, dropped the gloves and changed the flow of games when we needed it.  Bert is what he is, 3rd line guy..10-15 goals a year..good contract..good team guy.  Quincey would be tolerable if we didnt give up a 1st for him..that one hurts.  Huskins was an emergency guy playing for peanuts and doing everything they asked of him. Get over the Parise and Suter thing..you don't get it..they were never playing here..we offered them huge money and they wanted to play in Minny.

 

I agree wholeheartedly.  I don't mind these 'the team going forward' threads.... even if some people are seriously delusional about the quality of Detroit's prospects one way or the other.  What I am absolutely sick of is the fact that people can't drop the Parise/Suter thing.  It's not like they didn't get significant offers from Detroit.  I believe that the best effort was made to get them.  Everything doesn't always go your way, though.  EVEN IF something could have been done differently and Parise and Suter would be here (which I don't believe), it DOES NOT MATTER.  They aren't here.  It is over.  And, all the complaining in the world about it will not make the Red Wings a better or worse team going forward.  It is done - move on.




#2351811 2/5 GDT : Flames 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by barabbas16 on 05 February 2013 - 10:07 PM

Time for Brunner to score a pointless goal in the last minute....




#2314493 Ryan Suter agrees to 13-year, $98-mil deal with Wild

Posted by barabbas16 on 04 July 2012 - 11:36 AM

Suter wanted to come to Detroit... Parise didn't... Suter signs wherever Parise wans to go. These guys don't give a s*** about winning they just want to get paid and have fun. I'm sorry but this is just the way that American born players are. The stanley cup isn't their end all be all. It's weird cause most other nations are passionate about the cup but it seems as time goes on players are choosing $$ and lifestyle over being a champion


Anyone want to guess where this guy is from?

Apology not accepted. Ass.


#2307441 Nashville to trade Suter's rights?

Posted by barabbas16 on 14 June 2012 - 06:40 PM

I do not understand why players in the situation that Suter and Parise are in right now do not take more control of their future. If they are not going to resign with their current teams, they should just say "I'm not signing anywhere until 7/1 so don't trade for my rights." Most likely, both of these guys will be signing deals for the remainder, or at the very least the vast majority of the rest of their careers. Why would they want to hurt the franchise they will spend the rest of their career with right off the bat? They are in the driver's seat.


#2271872 3/19 GDT : Capitals 5 at Red Wings 3

Posted by barabbas16 on 19 March 2012 - 08:11 PM

This team, with it's play for the last month, is an embarrassment to the winged wheel. Injuries and other excuses aside, there are guys out there that are supposed to be playing hockey. Supposed to be showing some sort of will to win. Supposed to care about what they are doing. I see none of those things and I find it unacceptable.


#2265122 Legacy of Ken Holland

Posted by barabbas16 on 29 February 2012 - 12:08 PM

Wow so Holland gave up:

Petr Sykora, Patrick Sharp, Alexei Ponikarovsky, Mike Green, Thomas Fleischmann, Mike Comrie, and Mike Knuble for ...

Jamie Macoun, Doug Brown, Stefan Liv, and Robert Lang???

:thumbdown: :scared: :thumbdown:


That's not the Petr Sykora you are thinking it is.


#2262260 Just Say 'No' to Mikael Samuelsson

Posted by barabbas16 on 24 February 2012 - 10:00 PM

Yes Sammy did score 30 goals 2 SEASONS AGO while playing with thef****** Sedins. He will never achieve that again in his career and especially not on this team. Give it up, Samuelsson is not what this team needs


Yes, and Hudler has NEVER scored 30 goals - with anybody. And I never said Samuelsson is what this team needs, did I? Does anyone actually read posts around here?

The guy was making an argument that Hudler was leagues better than Samuelsson ever thought about being. I disagree with that line of thinking so I used some statistics to make the other side of the argument, much more convincingly than he did, in my opinion.

I didn't say Samuelsson was the best thing since sliced bread. Or that he was what this team needs. Or that we should trade for him. OR that he is better than Hudler. I said - Samuelsson and Hudler are different types of players and I was making the argument that they are of comparable value and skill level. Hudler is a better playmaker and is younger. Samuelsson is bigger, a better defender and (I think) has a better shot than Hudler. I think that 'Jiri Hudler is WAY better than Mikael Samuelsson' is a false statement.


#2262251 Just Say 'No' to Mikael Samuelsson

Posted by barabbas16 on 24 February 2012 - 09:37 PM

I disagree with your mplications! Lol. Well, Hudler is younger and you may have used that argument about Florida 5 years ago, the current team is LEADING their division. The idea that you named Sammy as a sniper is a bit of a stretch, unless taking out the logo gets points.
Think what you want but I think Hudler offers more to this team than Sammy does and I still say HUDLER> SAMMUELSON


Look at the standings again. Winnipeg is currently LEADING what is a race between three mediocre-at-best teams to win by far the worst division in the league.

I didn't say anything about their record, though, or where they sit in the standings. I was referring to team offense. You were using this season's statistics to support your implication that Hudler and Samuelsson don't belong in the same conversation. I pointed out that their ppg for the season is actually pretty close AND that Hudler plays on a much better offensive team. I gave you the goal amounts... but maybe this will clear my point up for you - Detroit is currently 4th in the league in goal scoring, and Florida is 26th. So, the points would be fewer and further between for Sammy than they would for Hudler because Hudler's team scores much more often.

Let's go back to last year when Samuelsson was also on a team with a good offense....

Hudler - 73 GP 10 G 27 A -7

Samuelsson - 75 GP 18 G 32 A +8

Sammy scored 30 goals the year before that. Hudler's career high is 23.

Kind of makes the argument the other way... but the stats from those seasons aren't really the whole story, are they? Neither are the stats from this season.

As for the use of the word 'sniper'.... I didn't say he was Brett Hull. I was talking about his style of play. You said Hudler was a better playmaker - I agree, but Samuelsson is not a playmaker. I would also probably agree with you that Hudler offers more to this team that Samuelsson and that, at this point, "Hudler > Samuelsson"... probably mostly because of the age difference. All I am saying is that it is not that clear cut who is better. It seems to me that you just jumped on the 'I hate Sammy' bandwagon and now you are just regurgitating the Sammy bashing that was commonplace on LGW from 2005-09. Sammy and Hudler each have advantages over the other. They are different types of players. I like both of them


#2258390 Sharks May overcome your streak. Otherwise it would be a great game.

Posted by barabbas16 on 18 February 2012 - 11:50 PM

"Sharks May overcome your streak. Otherwise it would be a great game."

As a fellow shark, and hockey fan, I'd like to bid you a good luck to your next game. All I know is that your streak must end. It will eventually, I do not know if it would be by the sharks, but regardless, I shall take pleasure in it. Regardless of what team, you guys are setting yourselves for a great sigh. A long one.

Anyhow, win or lose, It'll be a hell of a game to watch.

BUT....

If the sharks break your famous NHL record of yours.... oh lord, your will never heard the end of the sharkie fans.... lol.


With regards, and with great anticipation of tmw's game,

-imdw


Is it just me, or does the style of writing here remind anyone else of those emails that you'll get randomly from someone in 'another country' giving you a 'lucrative' offer?

Something like - 'if only you would give them you bank account information, they would send this sum of money to you so you can help them out of their terrible situation and THEN, of course, you get to keep some of the money...'

Anyway, it is entirely possible that the Sharks will win. Either way, though, if anyone is laughing at the Red Wings... they need to take a closer look at the standings and then promptly shut their mouths.