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  1. Ummm, just for future reference, it's a little misleading when you tell someone you played college hockey and dont immediately say it was club hockey for a community college. Especially when you're talking about Washtenaw (funny you brought them up cause I start school there is semester, meant to try out but missed try outs [now that I look, maybe I've still got time, but I thought someone told me tryouts were early August]) for the simple fact that it borders Ypsi and well, majority of students there have probably played, say, basketball their whole life as opposed to hockey. Not trying to take antyhing away from you or your skill of the game. Just making a simple point. Afterall, there's a HUGE reason that Eastern Michigan doesn't have an ice hockey team!
  2. In the Finnish Elite League... or wherever he came from. He's in there though for sure. Got him on my team also.
  3. Personally, I think they're a little corney and I don't particularly find them funny. What I do appreciate is the fact that these guys realize how bad the NHL's marketing and advertising is and are trying to do something about it. Unfortunately for them, these commercials just seem like something that the NHL or Versus would actually make. The NHL needs to find a new advertising team and try to bring back some of the great feel of the older commercials.... The Nike commercials with Fedorov were great. Speaking of him, the "coolest game on earth" with him racing Allen Johnson! The old ESPN commercials were good. The best commercials, in my opinion, were the old Bud Light Hockey Falls ones... name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src=" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="500" height="405"></embed></object>&"> name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src=" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="500" height="405"></embed></object>&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350" /> name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src=" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="500" height="405"></embed></object>&"> name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src=" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="500" height="405"></embed></object>&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350" /> name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src=" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="500" height="405"></embed></object>&"> name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src=" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="500" height="405"></embed></object>&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350" /> and... this years Boston Bruins Fox Sports commercials... name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src=" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="660" height="405"></embed></object>&"> name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src=" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="660" height="405"></embed></object>&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350" /> name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src=" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="660" height="405"></embed></object>&"> name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src=" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="660" height="405"></embed></object>&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350" /> There's a real reason why companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars for advertising. It's cause it really does help sell the product!!! And at this rate, the only thing the NHL is trying to sell is Sidney Crosby and maybe trying to convince someone stupid enough to build a miniture replica hockey boards and splexiglass around your flatscreen. (Don't wanna get this into a Crosby bashing or anything like that, just pointing out the obvious)
  4. I could not agree with you more. I was skimming through the live blog over at Puck Daddy and after the Canes won, all I read was a bunch of comments about how the Pens are gonna handle the Canes with ease. I just don't see that happening. Carolina has taken out New Jersey and their amazing goaltending, and now Boston with their great defense. Boston is a great team up and down, and they actually worried me, having to face them in the Finals. Carolina is no joke and I really still feel as if the Pens haven't played anyone GREAT! The Flyers just are not cut out for playoff hockey. I don't know what it is, but every game I've watched the past two seasons (or post-seasons) they've looked very beatable. This year they beat the Capitals who I have never been THAT impressed with. Their offense is great, but their defense is sad. Even after Varlamov was playing insane hockey, he still had some huge brain farts that cost them the series. I guess now we will REALLY see what the Penguins are made of. But in my opinion, the East, as mentioned above, is a complete joke. The only team I thought was that good (the Bruins) are now out of the playoffs.
  5. I gotta say, it REALLY looks like Abds goal to me. Even after I went back to my DVR to watched it on my big screen (92 inch projection screen) I gotta agree with everyone who says Abdelkader tipped it. You can even tell cause as the puck comes off of Franzens stick, the puck is spiraling perfectly flat and as SOON as it grazes Abdelkaders stick, it starts to go on edge and roll in the air. You can even faintly see it on the YouTube video above, but it is MUCH clearer on such a big tv. Truthfully though, I'm glad this hasn't been noticed until now. Had the refs or the guys in the war room seen that, it might have been reviewed and declared to be a high stick (lord knows the war room doesnt get everything right). So, i'm glad they gave it to Franzen.
  6. During the playoffs last year, watching this kid play, I was telling all my friends that the Wings NEED to lock this kid up long term. Give him all the money his heart desires. I look forward to watching him play his whole career in a Wings uniform.
  7. It's official, you're a close minded idiot, I'm done trying to be rational with you. I have no problem agreeing to disagree but you just only see your one side of it. If you really can say that Hossa is "too much value in one player" at only about $5.75 million, you're just dillusional. No need to respond, I'm going to bed and won't be back to check this topic... Unless you just feel like working yourself up again.
  8. Oh, and one last little thing... I can't help but find it a little funny that you just joined TODAY and 90% of your posts are about what a horrible player Hossa is. You're the epitome of why real knowledable hockey fans HATE going to bars and Wings games to actually watch the game because we have to listen to people like you behind us in our ear all the time pretending like you actually know what the hell you're talking about. You are the complete definition of someone who never once played or understood the game of hockey but just wants SO bad to be a fan. As for the debate about the cap hit... where are you getting this number of 6.5? Is that what he's asking to be signed for? Cause it's already been stated by him and Holland (and anyone with half a brain) that he would have to be closer to $6million to stay with the Wings. You're probably one of them smart people who thought Zetterberg would be the first Wing to have a higher cap hit then Lidstrom too, huh?
  9. Like I said, you're complaining for the sake of complaining. First it was his cap hit being too high. Then it was his defensive play wasn't as good as Pav and Hank (you still haven't even named a player who can score as many goals, yet is as good defensively as him) and then you start in about him not having the chemistry with Pav that Z does. If you just came out and said "I don't like the guy" it would be a lot easier than trying to nit-pick sh*t that doesn't even matter. Let alone, to top it off you start trying to make assumptions about how many points Pav and Z would have if they played together all season!!! Maybe if we loaded up 1 line they all would have been the top 3 scorers in the NHL... ohhhh, what ifs! They're so cool. Unfortunately they mean nothing... What matters is that all anyone every talks about is how great of a fit Hossa is to this organization. I'm guessing you'll say "well of course they'll say that, they have to". Well no, they don't. Its been taken above and beyond and almost talked about TOO much and the players just keep throwing fuel on the fire complimenting this guy about how great of a fit he is into the organization. Hossa is a perfect fit! Why? Because you won't find many other natural goal scorers like Hossa who are as good defensively as him. You can deny it in your little brain all you want. The guy was our leading goal scorer and still plays better defensively than majority of leading goal scorers on other NHL teams. And like I said... that's really all that matters. So until you find some logical to say, other than just trying to make him out to be some Ovechkin type of goal scorer who does ZERO back-checking, shut up! It's truthfully annoying. Honestly, if I had to guess, you were a bitter Pens fan who still held a personal grudge for him leaving Pittsburgh... If not, you need to find a new hobby my friend. Oh, and you talk about Hossa scoring 50 goals like he only scored 10! The guy was hurt for like 8 or 9 games, and still put up a team best 40 goals. Truthfully, I'd say that's not too bad for a player in his first year as a Wing. Hell, you've now inspired me to make a post on why Holmstrom isn't worth his cap hit because he plays on a line with Selke nominee Datsyuk and doesn't play well enough defensively. Why are we even paying Homer? The guy is horrible in his own zone! (idiot!)
  10. Uhhh, am I dealing with the same moron here? I'm just not sure but it seems as if this is a single person using two seperate accounts... As for comparing Hossa defensively to Zetterberg and Datsyuk defensively... You're talking about arguably the 2 best defensive fowards in the game of hockey right now and you're complaining the Hossa isn't as good defensively as these two? No sh*t! The same could be said about every single forward in the game of hockey compared the Z and Dats. Again, what is making you sound like a complete idiot, is that you're making out Hossa to be nothing but offense. A horrible defensive player in his own zone. This is just not the case!!! Again, since you think you're so brilliant, why do you think that everyone in the NHL has complemented Hossa for not only his great offensive play but for his great back-checking and defensive ability AS A FOWARD!!! Did you get that? His defensive play (taking it slow here for you) as A FOWARD. As in nobody expects this guy to be Zetterberg or Datsyuk. Nobody on this planet (except maybe you're dumb.... nevermind) expected Hossa to be a frigging Selke finalist. So WHY are you bringing this up? Obviously, not every foward can play such great hockey defensively as Zetterberg or Dats. I mean, it's like if Ovechkin wanted to come win a Cup and signed with the Wings for a one year deal for $6 million and here you are complaining that he doesn't play as well defensively as Datsyuk. It's almost like you're complaing just for the sake of complaining which is why I'm done responding to you. I mean, if you wanna start complaining about Hossa not being a Selke type of forward, why don't we just start ripping everyone apart! Lidstrom doesn't check enough. He should be out there drilling people. All that and no checking for $7mill a year? Zetterberg doesn't score enough, all he does is play stupid defensive hockey, and for a whopping $6mill? Franzen doesn't stick handle enough like he can, he should be dangling defenseman way more often, why'd we resign him? In the end, you are complaining that our LEADING GOAL SCORER in the regular season, is not good enough for you defensively! YET every team in the NHL would take a player with his goal-scoring capabilities and his back-checking and defensive capabilities over about %90 of the fowards in the world. I mean, does this actually make sense in your own head? And why are you even talking about the cap-hit next year? This whole post was about how Hossa hasn't been that good offensively thus far in the playoffs. What that has to do with getting him signed next year is beyond me. OH, but since you brought it up, we would have to come to a number of around $6million a year (with losing the likes of Huds and Sammy) for Hossa to resign. Maybe a little less, we'll say 5.75 million per year. You're saying that Hossa, for $5.75 million per year, is a waste of space and assets? You keep your Huds and Sammy. But every other GM in the NHL will gladly take Hossa for anywhere even remotely around $6million. Oh, and to say that Hossa and Datsyuk have NO chemistry... a big STFU on this one: buuut... the tip pass from Hossa... he couldn't... even.... see datysuk? name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src=" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="500" height="405"></embed></object>&"> name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src=" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="500" height="405"></embed></object>&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350" /> I won't argue, Dats and Z have much more chemistry than Pav and Hossa. But it's funny that when Hossa and Pav were clicking everyone was loving every second of it. Now in the playoffs, they're not fully up to speed with each other and everyone complains. Some of you people should really be Blues fans. Bitter.... Well, you get it. Than again, you clearly know everything about hockey! Bet you were a wonder kid, tearing up all those house leagues..
  11. ohhh yea, almost forogot... I think you just might be one of the dumbest people I've ever met when it comes to hockey knowledge. Hossa doesn't use his weight/size? You could argue that he uses his size better than Franzen (don't get me wrong here, love Franzen too). Only backchecks in the neutral zone? Do you think that Mickey just makes out Hossa to be this amazing goal scorer who just happens to play phenomenal defensive hockey for his own good? As 'numberthirtynine' already pointed out, MOST (he only said 'some') teams would KILL to have their star forwards play defensive hockey as well as Hossa. Hell, I'd even care to argue that Hossa puts forth more effort back-checking than he actually does skating up ice! "one dimensional"!!! Are you freaking KIDDING ME? Funny thing is, before Hossa even played a single game, the whole organization was foaming at the mouth when Hossa signed, foaming at the mouth about how great of a fit he'd be in a Wings uniform because he's such a great forward who can play well defensively. Then again, Babcock must just be an idiot putting Hossa out there on the penalty kill all the time, like he does. Maybe YOU should take over as Wings head coach so YOU can win us a Cup! Or you'd probably just run Hossa out of town and every other great player like him cause you're such a damn FOOOOOL!!! (I apologize if I came off a bit harsh or cruel towards a fellow Red Wings fan. I'm a little drunk and I've dealt with immaturity all night. Just saying, you should probably rethink your opinion since you're the only person on the planet who feels this way about this specific player)
  12. You know what's REALLY funny is that just Hossa's presence alone is a boost for this team. Last year, one of our most important players (not on the stats sheets for all you people who only realize that aspect of the game) was Dallas freaking DRAKE! Why? Because he wanted that Cup more than anyone else. His presence alone pushed the other Red Wings to be better and this year, that is what Hossa has been doing. Sure, I'd love for him to get going like he did last year for the Pens. But to say he is "invisible" is just ridiculously stupid. Stop looking at the stats. Just WATCH the guy when he's on the ice. He's always giving 200% to get the puck, to back-check, to hold onto and control the puck. Sometimes you just need that extra bit of energy that Hossa is providing and thus far, it's paid off. Now, if you wanna say he's been invisible on the stats sheet, then go ahead. But as it's been pointed out, none of our top 4 offenseman have been dominating by any means. Besides, it's been a single game into this series where we saw a VERY rusty Red Wings team. Oh, and for the idiot who said "oh, he just scored 2 goals against a Colombus team that was already down 3 games to none". Uhhhh, have you EVER heard a hockey player make the expression of "they always say the clinching game is the hardest"? That's because it IS! Hossa scored 2 goals in the most hard-fought game of the series. A game where Colombus had nothing to lose and was leaving it all on the ice. Funny thing, eh? Thus far in the playoffs, game 4 of the Colombus series, the most important game of these EARLY playoffs, at the point where we needed Hossa most on the score sheet, he was there! Like I said, he might not be scoring two-three goals/points a game, but you HAVE to believe that his energy alone is giving the Wings a mental boost that is much needed after a worrisome regular season.
  13. I think Z and Pav are a little more professional than to let something like that get in between their chemistry. And if they do, they belong in a high school reality drama. Ultimately the Red Wings (especially Pav & Z) know that Hossa does nothing but HELP the team. The thing I do wonder these days is what if Datsyuk was just now coming up on a new contract? Think he would still take that low of a hit knowing he'd be a Hart finalist? As it was mentioned, these guys know the ultimate sacrifice of winning and that's what's beautiful about all these guys we find. None of them (with the exception of the Russian who got into the car crash, can't think of his name?) are the primadonna types. I would gladly keep Z, Mule, Dats (and even Hossa if we can get him signed) over an Ovie or Crosby at their cap-hit. I said a long time ago that Hossa would retire a Red Wings. Truthfully it was wishful thinking at the time and it still is. I just pray that we can keep a class act like this guy around our organization.
  14. I would agree except Ozzie STILL looks young cause of his 'baby-face'. He just has those boy-ish (I didnt say 'good') looks. The man will be 80 and still look like a freakin teenager. Not a bad thing though! I'm 25 and people always tell me the oldest I look is 17 or 18.
  15. Wow, I definitely would've thought Leino wouldve been brought up too! As for Helm, I think he'll most likely take some time away for Kopy but I don't know. Babcock absolutely LOVES Kopy (he must see something that NO ONE ELSE does) but he said the other day (as was mentioned) that the veterans will step up and NEED to step up. I just don't see him talking about how important the role is for the veterans right now, and then sitting one of them for Helm. Like I said, I think he'll just steal some time from Kopy. Other than that, it'll be a game by game basis on whos playing and sitting.