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  1. 8 points
    I was at a meet and greet media event in Toronto last night. TSN radio personalities were there talking Leafs and Raptors playoffs. One of the guys there from TSN, was Jamie McLennan. Since I'm a smart aleck, and old enough to not be star struck, I told McLennan I'm a Red Wings fan, and said I remember when he two hand slashed Franzen in the 2007 Playoffs. Jamie laughed and said, "Franzen went down easy, and he resurrected the next day to score the series winning goal in over time". We made more small talk about that series, and I got a picture with him. Jamie's wife, Steff, is one of the producers of the radio show he's on. She was there too and I told her the same thing, I'm a Wings fan and remember when Jamie slashed Franzen. Steff laughed and said, "Yeah Jamie will never live that down". Walking out at the end of the night, I saw Steff again. I told her I got a picture with Jamie, enjoyed meeting him, so all is forgiven. Again she laughed. She added, their sources are saying Yzerman becoming the next GM of the Red Wings, is pretty much a done deal. Oh, I'll add Jeff O'Neill was there too, but he was kind of a jerk. I said to him, how great a team the 2001-02 Hurricanes were, and how nervous I was playing them in the Final. He just kind of looked at me, and brushed me off. Whatever Jeff.
  2. 7 points
    ChristopherReevesLegs

    Happy with 6th Pick?

    The most statistically probable thing happened AND I'M PISSED
  3. 7 points
    Stevie Y as GM is our lottery win.
  4. 7 points
    Good, I never wanted Hughes or Kakko anyways. They suck. Whoever we pick at #6 is who I really wanted.
  5. 7 points
    LeftWinger

    2019 Draft

    Ok. So I've done a 180 on this. Looking at it calmly, obviously wanting the #1 or best odds to get it, but honestly finishing 6th and winning it, rather than last and losing it, sounds good. Since the odds are so stacked against teams anyhow. There are a lot of great players in the top 10, we will get an impact player for sure. Plus I am so happy to see this team winning on the backs of our kids. It'd almost be better to draft in a slot where we can pick a player based on need rather than having to pick a player because he is projected top 2. Don't get me wrong, I'd still love to win Hughes or Kakko though, and hope we can, but we'll get better next year no matter what.
  6. 6 points
    Watching the game w my wife.. Wife: Chelios? Me: yeah Wife: Chris Chelios? Me: nope his son. Wife: Cheli’s chili plays in the NHL now!?! lol!
  7. 6 points
    Put McIlrath and Witkowski out there and have them mug Marchand.
  8. 5 points
    Breaking News. Hughes sign KHL contract. More info later....
  9. 5 points
    Totally Holland's fault.
  10. 5 points
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  12. 5 points
    Hirose had a nice feed to set that up. I’m in Pitt for a conference.
  13. 5 points
    ChristopherReevesLegs

    2019 Draft

    We're gonna win the lottery you peasants
  14. 5 points
  15. 5 points
    This has been an eye opener tonight. It makes me a bit more excited for next season.
  16. 5 points
    Hronek looked like Brett Hull on that shot. Same number too. I haven't seen so many one-timer goals since the last time I played NHL 19.
  17. 5 points
    You're not even making an argument here. All you're telling me is that you're a big drooling baby who hates our coach for irrational reasons. I've watched nearly every game the Wings have played under Blashill. I've obsessively tracked the development of our young players under Blashill. I've gone from disliking Blashill as a coach and thinking he's holding the kids back to firmly believing he's exerting a positive influence on these players and is helping them realize their full potential. I changed my mind about him because, as an obsessive fan who pores over e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g, I've seen enough to be convinced that 1) the young talent is progressing nicely and 2) Blashill has had a hand in this. "I've been saying AA should get more ice time. Now he's finally getting more ice time and he's scored 30 goals. Our coach couldn't see what was clear to me and this is why he is an idiot" is such myopic, narcissistic bulls***. Prior to this season, AA had been playing one-dimensional beer league hockey. Blashill wanted him to grow his game and earn more minutes and AA has responded by taking his game to another level this season. Larkin had to restructure his game and commit himself to becoming more than a speedy scoring winger. He didn't do this all by himself while Blashill played video games in the rec room. Same thing with Mantha. Same thing with all the young players who are blossoming before our eyes. The bus is now being driven by young talent. If you're not going to give the coach any credit whatsoever, you're a jackass.
  18. 5 points
    krsmith17

    Trash removal delayed 2 years

    This should come as no surprise to anyone. Blashill is a good coach with a s***ty team. The young players (Larkin, Mantha, Athanasiou, Bertuzzi, Hronek, etc.) that he has coached have all taken steps in the right direction. The old players (Kronwall, Ericsson, Daley, Vanek, etc.) will be fading out over the next couple years, and we'll start to see even more youth (Zadina, Svechnikov, Veleno, McIsaac, '19 first round pick, etc.) coming in. I look forward to see what he can do with a good team over the next couple years. It's amazing that some "idiots" still think that Blashill is the reason this team isn't good right now...
  19. 5 points
    Taking my family to game tonight...Our 1st time at the Pizza Palace. LGW!!!
  20. 5 points
  21. 4 points
    It's starting to sink in that we're probably not going to make the playoffs.
  22. 4 points
    kliq

    Buyout

    Re-building teams don't buy players out unless they the player is going to cost them a valuable asset. If we buyout Abby after this season, we are dinged with a cap hit for the next 8 years. Having his cap hit now when we are not contenders has very low ramifications. Sure it may piss some fans off, but there are no real consequences. In 4 years from now if things go as planned, his cap hit could really hurt being on the books for another 4 years. Maybe you buy him out when he has a year or so left, but not now as the penalty is too harsh, and the reward is very small.
  23. 4 points
    This morning I was in Meijer and I told the cashier "GO RED WINGS!" She said, "I too love to hockey," I smiled and said "You don't have to be afraid anymore. Dylan Larkin gave us the Red Wings back" she started crying tears of joy and said "LETS GO RED WINGS" and then everyone in the store sang Don't Stop Believing.
  24. 4 points
    I'm becoming a McIlrath fan pretty fast tonight, he's just throwing his body around hard.
  25. 4 points
    Hockeymom1960

    March 26, 1997....

    My favorite Red Wings music video.