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  4. 8 points
    Pretty fitting that Yzerman is being announced as GM on 4/19/19. What a Good Friday!
  5. 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.
  6. 7 points
    Weiss and Abdelkader look pretty much the same out there these days
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    It's called committing to your loved ones. Hes realized his dream and will be a millionaire either way. Why take hers away?
  9. 7 points
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.clickondetroit.com/sports/report-detroit-red-wings-to-introduce-steve-yzerman-as-general-manager He has been brought back, time for a new screen name... Maybe BringBackStanley20?
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    ChristopherReevesLegs

    Happy with 6th Pick?

    The most statistically probable thing happened AND I'M PISSED
  12. 7 points
    Stevie Y as GM is our lottery win.
  13. 7 points
    Good, I never wanted Hughes or Kakko anyways. They suck. Whoever we pick at #6 is who I really wanted.
  14. 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.
  15. 6 points
    The 91 of Ryans

    2019-20 Prospects Thread

    I bet you friend was happy. Leafs fans love meaningless hockey games.
  16. 6 points
    Dabura

    2019-20 Prospects Thread

    Veleno HYPE! https://dobberprospects.com/player/joe-veleno/ https://dobberprospects.com/prospect-ramblings-roster-bubble-prospects/ https://www.nhl.com/redwings/news/red-wings-prospect-veleno-impresses-in-first-wjss-game/c-308399912 https://www.tsn.ca/dach-veleno-and-lafreniere-dazzle-in-top-line-tour-de-force-for-canada-1.1344525
  17. 6 points
    We signed filppula?! Holland really needs to go!
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    mackel

    2019 Draft

    I love the Seider pick! Watch that guy being interviewed he's very sharp, self-aware, and seemingly willing to be a team guy. The argument about where he should have been picked is based on mock drafts... remember these guys aren't scouts they just play them on TV.
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    The 91 of Ryans

    2020 Tank

    I share the same thoughts. Few others: - I agree with Brian Burke (yuk!). I think they the lottery should have a cut off point. Somewhere between 6 and 10. No team finishing 17 - 21 should have any shot at the lottery - If the current system is not amended I'd rather go back to the old "you draft where you finish" format. I have way more tolerance for watching an already bad team deliberately lose than I do watching Chicago, Carolina, or Philly jumping 12 spots into the top 3. - MUST HAVE RADIUS CLAUSE: If you have won a cup within the last 5 years, no moving into the top three. If you have drafted top 3 within the last 3 years, no top three for you this year UNLESS you finished bottom 5 in the standing.
  20. 6 points
    Thank you Blues for giving the sole possession of the longest cupless streak to the Toronto Maple Leafs
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    Learn2LuvIt

    Collapse?

    Kinda dumb piece. It's like documenting the collapse of your washing machine. So great at first, but WHAT!!!!....after 20 years it breaks????! Preposterous!!! Moving on.
  22. 6 points
    kliq

    Holland set to become GM of Oilers

    Sad to see the reaction of some Wings fans. I grew up a fan of 4 teams, the Wings, Blue Jays, Raptors, and Lions. With the exception of my first two years as a Jays fan, between those 3 teams I never saw a single championship. Lions can't win playoff game, Raptors have not been relevant until now *fingers crossed*, and outside of a couple good years in 2015 and 2016, the Jays have not been contenders since the '93 team broke up. In that same time frame, the Wings brought me as a fan 4 Cups, 6 finals appearances, 8 conference finals, and they were contenders every single year from when Holland took over until 2013. In that time frame they even successfully went through a re-build on the fly to win a cup. There is no question that between 2013 and 2017 we were in a holding pattern of mediocrity, and we made bad moves, likely done to preserve the streak, but regardless of the reason, it happened. During that time we signed some bad contracts, and bad decisions were made, that is for sure, no argument. With that said, since the 2017 TDL the majority of the decisions that have been made have been good and placing us in the right direction I understand people wanting to move in a different direction, especially with Yzerman, I myself am happy we moved in that direction. But now that Holland is gone, I would think that people would show appreciation for what he accomplished here opposed to having a "dont let the door hit you on the ass" mentality. Its just sad, the Holland chapter is over, rather then judging him for the 4 bad years, or minor mistakes during the good years, lets focus on the 17 good years, and all the championships. I just hope the same people don't turn on Yzerman when the team eventually becomes bad under him, because it happens to everyone eventually.
  23. 6 points
    amato

    TB vs CBJ - Series Thread

    Barstool Sports posted this on their social media with the caption: "This is what a drunk text at 2am to your ex looks like."
  24. 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!
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    Put McIlrath and Witkowski out there and have them mug Marchand.