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#2000403 Bertuzzi Signs 2 Year Deal

Posted by Echolalia on 16 June 2010 - 08:28 PM

I'm a bit bummed by the hit being as high as it is, but if Bert is willing to work on some issues in the offseason (ie don't take retard penalties, two hands on the stick, a little more body down low) I'll be pleased with this signing. In other words, the realm of this cap-hit isn't something to be completely disappointed about, because I feel he's potentially worth it. Its now his job to earn it.

#2000157 Penguins open preseason schedule against Wings

Posted by Echolalia on 16 June 2010 - 11:44 AM

Its only appropriate that the only team to win a Cup at Mellon Arena should play the first game at the new place.

#1999326 Hudler+4th line grinder

Posted by Echolalia on 14 June 2010 - 07:35 AM

Heck, with Huds back in the lineup, we could get rid of Datsyuk and Franzen and still be overwhelming favorites to win the Cup. What's he good for these days, 300 points? 350 if he plays a full 82, I bet.

#1998103 "Detroit sucks" chant at Cup celebration?

Posted by Echolalia on 11 June 2010 - 09:17 AM

The whole Chicago chanting "Detroit Sucks" all the time makes me think of the "rivalry" between brothers. The older one is obviously better and has done more with his life, and the smaller one is incredibly envious and tries to be like him. Meanwhile the younger brother thinks they're rivals and insults his brother behind his back all the time. Of course the older brother has no clue that they're supposed to be rivals, and just goes on with his life.

#1998088 Fire sale in Chicago?

Posted by Echolalia on 11 June 2010 - 08:47 AM


#1998053 Willie Coetzee

Posted by Echolalia on 11 June 2010 - 07:47 AM

I've been wondering that myself. Who knows?

I'm pretty excited for Coetzee. I'm just worried that the Griffins have too many undersized scorers.

Coetzee, Tatar and Pare are 5'10.
Mursak is 5'11.

The Griffins need some serious size for their team next year.

Nothing will prepare you for Red Wing hockey like throwing a bunch of undersized players with no gritty support into a North American rink full of goons wearing the opposite jersey!

#1997616 Robert Lang to Phoenix

Posted by Echolalia on 10 June 2010 - 01:45 PM

Can someone photoshop Langface, Crosbyface, and Doanface into a picture where they're all screaming at Godzilla or something? Or better yet: photoshop their faces onto three different Godzillas wreaking havoc on a city.

#1997276 Bobby Ryan

Posted by Echolalia on 09 June 2010 - 11:25 PM

No way we can afford him.
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#1996713 GDT Stanley Cup Finals - Game 6

Posted by Echolalia on 09 June 2010 - 01:22 PM

it saddens me to see wings fans cheering for pronger.

I'd rather cheer for Pronger than Kane.

#1996095 The right way to be a prospect of the Wings

Posted by Echolalia on 07 June 2010 - 11:12 PM


this kid looks like a really hard worker and hes got great speed

He is amazing at finding those small holes that open up right in front of the net for just a moment, and that's all he needs to redirect a shot into the net. He has a great eye for how the game unwinds. I'd like to see him build up some more muscle because those holes are less common in the NHL, and the punishment for getting caught in them is a bit steeper.
I'm excited about Tatar, to say the least.

#1995903 Why Holmstrom

Posted by Echolalia on 07 June 2010 - 02:55 PM

Ya guys, why doesn't Holland just get Stamkos?! He had 51! goals last season, and is making .875mil a year! Surely the added offense would help the team right?

Pssh .875 is a lot for someone who can only score 51 goals. I mean, he's technically worth it, but he'll have to take a Red Wings' discount in order to show his loyalty.

#1995830 Would a real gritty fighter help or hurt this team?

Posted by Echolalia on 07 June 2010 - 12:24 PM

Did dressing fighter Riley Cote for half the season hurt the Flyers?

I think the wings are good enough to be able to give some thug (like May) 4 mninutes a night throught most of the regular season and still make the playoffs (where said thug's services are less likely to be needed). The presence of a low-talent fighter on a team in the regular season doesn't seem to have a clear effect on the success of a team. It doesn't help much, doesn't hurt much, but it will usually provide a bit of fun in November when the susperstars are coasting, so I'm all for it.

I don't know if using the team that got into the playoffs on a shootout in the last game of the season is the best approach at getting your point across. Especially when the player in question only played in 15 games, not half the season.
Anyway, I would love to see a fighter on the Wings roster. But like others have said: I want to know that he can score when needed and wont be a liability.

#1995780 Steve Yzerman

Posted by Echolalia on 07 June 2010 - 10:42 AM

In addition to the money, Yzerman was offered a job with a lot of power, and I think that was what he was getting at with the deal that he "couldn't refuse". He was the first person signed after a front office clearing, and he gets to pick who he works with. Vinik said Yzerman will have "full reign" over all hockey related matters for the team. He won't have to consult with anybody or convince anybody of his decisions. The Tampa Bay Lightning is officially his brainchild now, and nobody else's. That's pretty nifty for a rookie GM.

#1995675 Why Holmstrom

Posted by Echolalia on 07 June 2010 - 06:40 AM

Maybe you should look at his stats and then his caphit and come back to this thread.

#1995044 Steve Yzerman

Posted by Echolalia on 05 June 2010 - 10:11 PM

I'm a fan of Yzerman (and by extension the Lightning) just about as much as the Wings, so this persona non grata thing isn't much of an issue.