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#2427298 is anyone happy right now?

Posted by barabbas16 on 05 July 2013 - 02:56 PM

No this isn't an overreaction thread. I'm just wondering what is everyone's thoughts right now?

Let's look at our team. We lose fil and Brunner which are negatives. Lose cleary and Sammy which are positive.

Gain Alfie and Weiss. So as of right now we are a worse team from last year.

Then to top it all off we could of had a much better player in fil for 5m or Vinny for 4.5m but we got stuck with Weiss for just over 4m?

Then the best part is bobby Ryan got traded for almost nothing. Nyquist, a 1st, and what any other younger prospect not named mantha, Sproul, oullet, mrazek and it would've been a done deal. Youre talking a no brainer of a deal. Ana gave him him for almost nothing they could be got so much more.

So I ask unless there's a more trades or signings(cleary makes us worse) what are everyone's reactions and thoughts right now.

Mine is I'm quite mad. Holland continues to let us down. And THE ONLY wah I see us making the playoffs is we need DAT z kronwall ericsson and Howard to play like like they did this year. As well as guys like Nyquist Anderson Tatar smith and dekeyser need to play major roles as well.


I'm not 100% thrilled or 100% pissed.  Everything isn't over and done with yet, though.  So, we'll see when the dust settles.  However, the above post is simply ridiculous pretty much all around..... and CLEARLY belongs in the overreaction thread.

#2424542 2013 NHL Entry Draft Discussion

Posted by barabbas16 on 01 July 2013 - 06:55 PM

I think the consensus is that the order of reliability goes TSN>Sportsnet>Free Press>Mlive>Random poster on LGW>Eklund>>>>>ESPN.


Sorry but ESPN is literally bottom of the barrel when it comes to hockey coverage.  


Well, you are entitled to your opinion on that just as much as you are on the draft.  I was just saying that it seems like others disagree with your negative opinion of the Wings' 2013 draft.... so you may not be in the consensus there.




Greatest Needs: Forward depth

Top Pick(s): RW Anthony Mantha, RW Zach Nastasiuk, LW Tyler Bertuzzi, C Mattias Janmark-Nylen

The Detroit Red Wings had a number of options with their first-round pick. They ended up selecting the top goal scorer in junior hockey, winger Anthony Mantha. Mantha scored 50 goals last season and has a great shot. He needs to get more involved physically, but the Red Wings can give him the time to develop that element in his game.

The Wings also added Zach Nastasiuk of the Owen Sound Attack. He switched to the wing halfway through the season, and it made a huge difference in his game. They also added winger Tyler Bertuzzi who is a project, but has some good bloodlines as the nephew of Todd Bertuzzi.

It was some good drafting by the Red Wings.

Grade: B+




DETROIT RED WINGS: A. Got an extra second-round pick for being willing to move down two spots in the first round, where they came away with a fine prospect in Anthony Mantha. Didn’t pick anyone smaller than 6-0, 178-pound Tyler Bertuzzi, selected with that extra second-rounder.


The reality is that, obviously, no one will know for a while how good the draftw as for anyone.  But, I just don't see how anyone on this board can be complaining about this draft.  It seems like in every thread multiple people are whining that the Wings and their prospects are too small and not gritty enough.  So, they draft size and grit.  And there's still complaining.  I don't pay enough attention to who says what, so I am not directly calling you a hypocrite in particular.  Just speaking about the board in general.... it seemed to me like a draft that LGW should have been pretty pleased with.  I guess everyone can;t be pleased.... and some will just always find something to complain about (again, not necessarily you.... just venting I guess).

#2424533 2013 NHL Entry Draft Discussion

Posted by barabbas16 on 01 July 2013 - 06:15 PM

So you pick the two groups who know nothing about hockey.


So you just say that because they don't agree with what you think.

#2406022 Red Wings don't belong in the same rink as the Hawks?

Posted by barabbas16 on 17 May 2013 - 03:53 PM

I don't know why this article would upset anyone at all. I thought it was hilarious and it made the writer sound like he suffers from small man syndrome.

The Blackhawks are a better team right now than Detroit, no doubt. But they haven't even played Detroit in the playoffs since 2009, when they lost. The basis of rivalries, to me, is mainly in the playoffs. And, even if the Blackhawks win this series.... this Blackhawks team will be a sparkling 1-1 in playoffs series vs. Detroit.

The guy sounds pathetic.

#2405533 WCSF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (CHI leads series 1-0)

Posted by barabbas16 on 15 May 2013 - 09:19 PM

Beaten all over the ice all around. Shouldn't even be in this game.

#2401781 WCQF Game 6 GDT : Ducks 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT) - (Series Tied 3-3)

Posted by barabbas16 on 10 May 2013 - 09:47 PM

What a complete embarrassment. Hang your heads in shame red wings. You are a total joke. Pathetic. You deserve to lose. You are losers.

#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.
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.