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Kronwall: Time for Red Wings to step up

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08:23 AM ET 09.10 | On paper, Detroit has been weakened by the retirement of Nicklas Lidstrom and the departure of Brad Stuart, which might have some wondering how Mike Babcock's team will win games. Defenseman Niklas Kronwall has one theory on how they will do it. "The rest of us, we're going to have to take a step in the right direction and step up our own game," Kronwall said. "Try to elevate our game to the next level and, hopefully, we can be just fine." Like Babcock, Kronwall figures that Holland will find a way to keep the Wings competitive. "When the season starts, we know that the organization always puts a team (on) that can compete for a Stanley Cup," Kronwall said. "If there's things that need to be made, Kenny's going to make that happen."

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September 10, 2012  08:54 AM ET
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Red Wings threads are becoming as annoying as Wild Jackets & Leafs threads.

Fixed

September 10, 2012  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Fixed

speaking of which (The Leafs)
we haven't seen hide nor hair of Lord Irk in a while

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September 10, 2012  09:49 AM ET

Gee what a novel thought. The team loses an important player so the rest of the players need to step up. Has anyone ever thought of that before?

September 10, 2012  09:52 AM ET
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Kenny's going to make it happen eh Kronwall....let me ask you this......was Kenny successful in luring free agents to your team this summer ?? YEAH THATS WHAT I THOUGHT...oh sorry he did steal Jonas Bustavsson away from the rest of the league.Suter ?? PASSParise ?? PASSShultz ?? PASSThe Dead Wings are gonna place anywhere from the 6-9 seed this year.Oh yeah Kenny cant stop players either from jumping ship...there's a mass exodus of biblical proportions happening in Detroit right now.

Location, Location, Location

September 10, 2012  09:52 AM ET

Did he say "Stanley Cup"?

September 10, 2012  09:57 AM ET
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speaking of which (The Leafs)
we haven't seen hide nor hair of Lord Irk in a while

That hasn't gone unnoticed up here.

September 10, 2012  09:58 AM ET
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Did he say "Stanley Cup"?

yeah. He first said they were going to compete for the Vince Lombardi trophy, the realised they's have to play the other team in Pittsburgh, so he figured he'd take his chances with The pens

September 10, 2012  09:59 AM ET
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That hasn't gone unnoticed up here.

if you got a litre size, you could put the Dwarfus' picture on there life size. But we are not so lucky as to have him go missing....and no one would want to find him either I guess

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September 10, 2012  10:29 AM ET

Kronwall: Time for Red Wings to step up

Of course ... we're assuming he's speaking for himself?

September 10, 2012  10:31 AM ET
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speaking of which (The Leafs)we haven't seen hide nor hair of Lord Irk in a while

Two things that can be said about Lord Irk: He's got hide and, he's got hair .... and lot's of it.

September 10, 2012  10:32 AM ET
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speaking of which (The Leafs)we haven't seen hide nor hair of Lord Irk in a while

Why!! Looking at his picture again .... he almost looks like your avatar! :-)

September 10, 2012  10:36 AM ET
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Red Wings threads are becoming as annoying as Wild & Jackets threads.

Bite your tongue sir. At least this one is them actually talking to a d-man rather than just talking about how they need d-men.

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September 10, 2012  10:40 AM ET
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Kenny's going to make it happen eh Kronwall....let me ask you this......was Kenny successful in luring free agents to your team this summer ?? YEAH THATS WHAT I THOUGHT...oh sorry he did steal Jonas Bustavsson away from the rest of the league.Suter ?? PASSParise ?? PASSShultz ?? PASSThe Dead Wings are gonna place anywhere from the 6-9 seed this year.Oh yeah Kenny cant stop players either from jumping ship...there's a mass exodus of biblical proportions happening in Detroit right now.

I'm not completely versed in the Bible, is there something in there about a mass talking out your a$$?

September 10, 2012  10:40 AM ET
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I'm not completely versed in the Bible, is there something in there about a mass talking out your a$$?

Oops, forgot the kindly wink of the eye at the end of that one...oh well.

September 10, 2012  10:47 AM ET

I hardly seereporting what Kronwall said as "Truth or Rumor." Now, if he had said something like, "We have no one to step uip, that would be 'truth.'" If he had said, "We are going to bring back GHordie Howe, Stevie Y, Red Kelly, and Terry Sawchuk, that would be 'rumor.'"

Too bad, interns. You blew it again!

 
September 10, 2012  10:52 AM ET
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speaking of which (The Leafs)we haven't seen hide nor hair of Lord Irk in a while

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