Cory Emmerton has to go. Doesn't finish checks, doesn't really add any offense, doesn't fight, doesn't kill penalties. The guy is useless. Drew Miller adds some offensive capabilities to the bottom 6 and is a decent penalty killer. I don't want Miller gone.
Whats your definition of tear it up? I think Cleary will score around 30 points and Sammy around 40. Both are dead weight.
I think Sammy will score ~45-50 points and Cleary about the same, while both bringing leadership and being solid on the fore-check.
Sorry, I know optimism is a rare thing around here, but I honestly believe that.
Both Sammy and Cleary can play well in front of the net (a la Holmstrom), who should be cut loose btw. I love the guy, but it really is time to retire. Sammy is also decent on the point...much better than Hudler was.
Cleary showed in the playoffs he's still willing to play his game. The question mark with him is whether the surgery will bring back his skating. He at least deserves a chance, and with him playing for another contract this season I wouldn't be surprised to see him have a rebound year either.
I'd cut loose Bertuzzi, Samuelsson, and Emmerton and start the season with this
Personally, I think the Wings shouldn't have kept Bertuzzi, and that Samuelsson wasn't the right move when it was made. But cutting them loose right now isn't exactly an option.
Yea bad first attempt. Don't think playing Abdelkader at C is a smart move though, and no reason to break up Miller-Helm after seeing their play together last season. Brunner should give that line a bit more scoring and add to their speed.
Is there anyone or anything about the Red Wings you actually LIKE?
And don't worry - the last two on your list are gone.
oh yea. russian 5, yzerman, lidstrom, aquiring fa or trade for good player in the past like brett hull, robitaille, murqhy, coffee etc.
in the present i can reduce my cheering for to datsyuk, franzen, babcock and howard (fultime), parttime for zetterberg, flip, holmstrom and the guy who serves the ice cream in the arena. thats it.
i am just hoping the time of non talented role player will be gone one day. but untiul then i dont wanna watch the mentioned player or any ken holland action.