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A few things I thought I would point out. Weiss was a +3, Franzen led the team with 2 takeaways and two rookies (kinda) Andersson and DeKeyser led the team in time played on the PK. The future is bright.
1 year, 2 months ago on Red Wings vs Hurricanes Recap 10.4.2013
I'll have to figure out how to send invites out to everyone that wants in.
Draft has yet to be set
1 year, 3 months ago on NOHS Fantasy Hockey League
@LouHarris I was thinking ESPN
Lots of speculation already about Vinny. Brad May said on sportsnet that he talked to some of his former teammates and is hearing he wants to stay in the US. If thats true then that weeds out Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa... Well you get the picture, almost every Canadien team has been rumored to be interested.
Some of the trustworthy experts like LeBrun and Mckenzie seem to think he will go for around 4- 4.5 mil, which gives the Wings an even better shot, you would have to think he wants to play for a contender which ups the chances more as a lot of contenders are already up to the cap.
Only time will tell, I'm sure Kenny has already made some calls, Vinny is able to talk to any team he wants now that hes been bought out, he doesnt have to wait for FA to start. Time to Flip Fil and unload some cash with buyouts and trades. You'd have to think Emmertons time has run out & Tootoo, Eaves possibly Bert might have played their last game for the wheel.
1 year, 5 months ago on Buyouts Buyouts Buyouts! Come and Get 'Em
Filppula was "supposed" to be the 2nd line center he just never lived up to his potential except for 1 year which so far looks like a fluke. Having Pav and Z together on the top line is what needs to happen, but only if they can get a real 2nd line center. I'm not sure if Weiss can be any better than Fil and that seems to be the Wings only real interest to fill that void until now, hopefully
Imagine if Smith was living up to his potential. Not saying hes a dud, because I fully believe that he will be an impact defender in the future, but damn hes having a horrible time. Quincey on the other hand has been pretty damn good over the last few games, so its hard to fault him for Smith's shoddy play anymore. I think game 1 was a throw away, and now the team has a better idea of what they need to do to steal a game in Chicago.
NOT Jimmy's fault.
1 year, 7 months ago on In Defense of... Howard?
@ThroatShot Reverse the curse! I got postgame! Talk about diving, I'm in the dive capitol of the world... Denver
1 year, 7 months ago on Get Up, Rock!
You have to wonder if Shanny felt the need to give this suspension with all the outcry that he is bias towards the Red Wings. I also wouldnt be surprised if Lydman isn't hurt, but the Ducks knew they could get Abby out by going along with it knowing they have Souray to take his place
1 year, 7 months ago on McCarty's Thoughts on Abby's Suspension
I used a DeKeyser picture last game and he got hurt, so I figured I wouldn't take any chances today and used Sammy.
1 year, 7 months ago on Game 3: Build Momentum
I like how they give a percentage for winning the cup as if standings matter once the playoffs start
1 year, 8 months ago on Standings Watch - Why Detroit Is Sitting Pretty
@ThroatShot @dudeinvta good point on the Calgary thing. That team has been a failure for years and has refused to reevaluate their approach. I don't think we're at the blow it up point, bit if we do get there let's hope management isn't in denial like Feaster.
1 year, 9 months ago on Will Our Questions Get Answers?
@dudeinvta I don't want to blow up the team, I want them to play the game we know they can. If they can't show us that, then maybe something needs to shake this team up. I fully believe that this team will make the playoff, and I think they can make a good run if they can find a way to gel consistently.
Nyquist will be the only change for next game
1 year, 9 months ago on Wild vs Red Wings Recap 3.20.2013
@moorecha well according to a Wild fan that fought me on twitter by ignoring what I actually said by putting words in my mouth his head was up the whole time.
So are all the longtime Blue Jackets fans coming out to show support? You know, the guys who are REAL hardcore, they've followed the team for the last two weeks.
1 year, 9 months ago on March 20 - Standings Watch
This Movie poster is by far my favorite. When I have room in my next house i'm going to have to line the basement walls with a this and a few others.
1 year, 9 months ago on Good News, Great News, Amazing Game Day Movie Poster
@Josh Howard @Jordan_Reis With any other team I would say trade, but with Kenny I don't have a clue.
Holland says he has the day off. Not sure why you need the day off on a game day against a former team when you've only played 1 of the last 7 games. Sounds a bit fishy.
After posting this I see that Howard is out with the flu and Ian White didn't even skate. Could be injured, could be awaiting a trade. Not likely just a healthy scratch if he didn't skate.
@Tnhgeno the 2013 FA crop doesn't either
1 year, 9 months ago on Too Much D in the D?
@Oliviabrown I agree 110% and raise you 5%
1 year, 10 months ago on It's Rare Time That I'm Embarrassed to be a Wings Fan...
@ThroatShot congrats! It's going to be the greatest thing you ever do with your life.
1 year, 10 months ago on Red Wings vs Stupid Nashville Recap: 2.19.2013
@brandik1313 he was +2 and had an assist as well. Out of everyone Kronwall seemed the worst. Maybe its was the hit, but I'd hardly blame Kindl for any of it.
@brandik1313 his first penalty shoddy have even been clef and the third he had no choice but to take it. I'm not so sure about the 2nd, but he wasn't as bad as the scoresheet makes him look
Remember Fedorov on defense? Or Dandenault given somewhere around 8 years of playing time as a forward cause they thought he had "potential" Babs actually took a lot of his style from Bowman.
1 year, 10 months ago on Nightmare on Helm Street
Hey Grant. Don't we all aspire to be as good as BR?
1 year, 10 months ago on Time to Fire the Coach
@moorecha I remember when everyone was excited about Abby. He was supposed to be the new Maltby. Seems like he's regressed.
1 year, 10 months ago on Ducks vs Red Wings Recap: 2.15.2013
I agree on Emmerton. I wasn't high on him but lately he's proving himself quite well. If this team was fully healthy Kenny would have to dump Mursak down to GR. I doubt he'd be claimed, but I thought the same thing about Ritola and he isn't as good.
@Tnhgeno I feel like Emmerton fits as the 4th line center pretty well, and when Helm is healthy he's the 3rd line center. So where does that leave Abby? It seems like he doesn't have a clear role on the team like he used to.
1 year, 10 months ago on Happy Birthday Petr Mrazek
I'd like to see them convert someone into a net front guy. I'm not sure who has the size and willingness to do it, maybe Abdelkader.
@thebiglachovsky Preference denied. Mrazek is in.
1 year, 10 months ago on Give Mrazek a Shot
I've calmed down, but if Hudler lights us up tomorrow then there is no guarantee what I'll do.
1 year, 10 months ago on Where We Stand 2.4.11
If I were Kenny I'd compile a list of expendable assets and tell every GM that no one is on the block but if X were whats your best offer.
My list excludes Pav, Z, Brunner, Helm, Kronwall, Smith, Mrazek, Jurco, Jarnkrok and Pulkkinen. Anyone else can be had
1 year, 10 months ago on Something Needs to Change
I think I may need to be banned
I WANT FEEDBACK!
@JOHNxJOHN we gave up Primeau, Coffey and a 1st to get Shanny and it was the best thing to happen to us, now I know Primeau didn't want to be here but he's exactly the same as Franzen and somewhat Filppula. He had potential and he score 30 goals, but everyone was waiting for him to take his potential and run with it. He was relegated to the 3rd not just because we had skilled forwards ahead of him that was some of it but he could have fought his way up the ladder. We hear how Fil and Mule have the potential to be great but maybe its time to make that deal. Filppula especially. He's a UFA after this year why risk losing him for nothing. I know everyone loves Nyquist but maybe that's a piece we have to lose. There are so many promising prospects and we can't keep them all. We had the pieces to get Nash, we oils go after Yandle or Getzlaf or Iginla. Teams are going to be looking to unload before the cap goes down. Maybe Kenny doesn't fit in today's NHL as a GM. Other GMs aren't afraid to pull the trigger and its worked for some. Maybe it's time for Yzerman to come home or Babs get sent packing. Guys are getting older and it's not going to work to try and patch holes with Samuelsson or Cleary. We need 3 lines that can score at any moment of every game and 1 line that can cause havoc. We're close but some of the pieces need to be shuffled or moved.
1 year, 10 months ago on Columbus Again - Gameday Movie Poster and Live Blog
Anyone know if this game is streaming anywhere? Im stuck in a hotel in Texas so im SOL
Not to mention their crime rate is worse... But that's just a informed low blow
1 year, 10 months ago on Kick 'Em When They're Down vs St. Louis 2-1-13
I hate that dirty fuck of a team and city
1 year, 10 months ago on Hawks vs Red Wings Recap: 1.27.13
@D.M.N if they play like they did tonight and tighten up the D a bit I think it happens. Also the refs need to stay out of it, but fat chance in that one
1 year, 10 months ago on Wild vs Red Wings Recap: 1.25.2013
@moorecha @Reddy @Jillian Rizk it is a very good way to build strength and prevent injury though.
1 year, 10 months ago on Detroit vs Minnesota: Time to get Started
@moorecha @JOHNxJOHN Knuble has Dallas Drake written all over him. Only he probably could provide more offense. I think this team needs a shakeup and I'd be fine with anyone being on the block besides Z, Pav, Helm, Kronwall, Smith and Brunner at this point. Remember when this team was stale back in the 90's and KH pulled
Off the Shanny trade? I'd like to see that again.
1 year, 10 months ago on Stars vs Red Wings Recap 1.22.2013
@marti783 this is the first time I'm not worried about forward injuries. Mursak going down lets Eaves get in and some of the guys down in GR are better than most of our 3rd/4th line guys. Nyquist, Tatar, Sheehan, Jurco.
Defense is another story. There are some depth guys out there that haven't been signed like Kubina and Campoli. Also Kenny could go the trade route but not likely as we've seen the last few years.
Damn, sometimes my comments have more info than my post
1 year, 11 months ago on Detroit vs Columbus: Fresh Start
@haiggrinder somehow hurt his shoulder in practice stepping on a puck. Lashoff has been recalled incase big E can't go
We don't have Lidstrom anymore, but no one else has anyone like him so its not as if we are weaker, were just a little more on their level. We still have Z and Pav. That's much more than most teams. Not to mention We have no clue just how good Smith may be
1 year, 11 months ago on Detroit vs St. Louis: It's Back
I think the NOHS lockout is the real reason the NHL is back. I love this site.
1 year, 11 months ago on Lockouts Make People Fear Russians
As much as people don't like Sammy at least he's a better option at the point than Hoodler
1 year, 11 months ago on NOHS Bottom 6 Preview
The Bobs: "what would you say, you do here?"
@haiggrinder what are the D combos going to be? Carliacowhaterver is out 2-3 weeks. Is the roster set? Who's going to be available after buyouts? Who's on the block?
1 year, 11 months ago on All Coming Together