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About HockeytownUW

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  • Birthday 07/26/1984

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  2. signed

    It's hard, nay, damn near impossible to replace St. Nick - anyone who's watched half a dozen Wings' games should be able to attest to that fact. However, that in and of itself shouldn't make someone disappointed with the signing. Do you think Franson would provide a better back end presence to the team? Frankly I'm intrigued to see what Green can do on the blueline with DeKeyser, or on the power play with Kronwall. The Lidstroms and Niedermayers of the hockey world are few and far between, but this was a Norris-trophy caliber D-Man only a few seasons ago. At the stage of his career, with the arsenal of weapons bristling out of this team, is there any reasonable doubt whether he could get to 50-52 points on the year, landing him in the top 10 of last season's D-men? The purely defensive edge of things is harder to quantify, to be sure, but the Wings have been missing a powerplay QB and diversified outlet passing for the past few seasons.
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    I don't mean to be beating a dead horse here, nor do I specifically mean to be calling out you, Frankgrimes, but surely I cannot be the only one who remember's McCarty tweeting something overtly and openly positive when Cory Emmerton took over #25 in 2012. My Google-Fu is lacking at the moment, but I distinctly recall D-Mac tweeting out something like "Best player to carry on the tradition of #25" when it was made official. @D-Mac25, which as far as I can tell was McCarty's twitter handle (evidence here) has since been suspended for reasons unknown, but the fact remains it didn't appear he was at all against someone else taking on his number - why should we as fans hold a grudge if he didn't/doesn't? And that being said, do we honestly expect guys to cow-tow to the fans' enthusiasm for each and every player who has worn a jersey number? I think the precedent has been well established with a newcomer joining a team having to "buy" a number off of a guy who preceded him on the roster - but the crucial thing being if it is an active roster player! If Green is supposed to check with each of the (living) 31+ players to have sported the #25 for the Wings before stepping on the ice, I think we're going to run into issues. As long as it's not retired, or some well-known EXCEPTIONAL case like Aurie or Vladdy, any number that Paul Boyer freely assigns should be good with us. Perhaps a bit more back on track, I remember a few years back when Green was a Norris contender thanks to all the points he put up in Washington - and the outrage that this garnered from the Red Wings / Nick Lidstrom faithful saying how he wasn't a true "defensive defenseman." With that in mind: would you rather have the point production out of him that the team seems to have been lacking in recent years, or a shut-down D-Man to limit the opponent's goals against?
  4. Looks like the team's 784-383-119-77 (W-L-T-OL) all time at the Joe. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. Source:
  5. GDT

    Watching a stream with the Islanders' commentators - the homerism really shines through, sadly. Who else is concerned we've registered 0 SOG in the 4rd?
  6. gdt

    That's what I figured. Plus who really thinks of Hasek and pictures him as a Hawk or a Senator??
  7. gdt

    Glad the boys got it done against the Sabres. Surely I can't be the only one who assumed it was a deliberate move on the part of the Sabres organization to let Dom's number retire with his two most "notable" teams on the ice..? Can anyone: Offer a video/gif/lilnk of the Dats hit? Sounds like something worth seeing! Give a synopsis of Pulk's play tonight? I saw that slapper from the wing that *RANG* off the pipe - and to think he wasn't going to be able to wind up like that in the NHL!
  8. GDT

    Eastern Europe checking in. Love to see 55 get a goal! Keep the pressure on, boys!
  9. I'm undecided about the league expanding in Vegas. Seems to me that relocation is a better idea as others have mentioned. This link turned up in my Facebook newsfeed a few minutes ago: A second team in Toronto? That's as, if not more, interesting to me than the potential "Gamblers" in Sin City.
  10. I'm a "Dan," but I do currently find myself in the aesthetically pleasing locale of Poland. It may not be Atlanta or Nashville, but that's neither here nor there.
  11. Anybody speaking Polish: Vancouver = Wan Kurwa
  12. Truer words were never spoken... I like what Pavel had to say on the matter. From his lips to Nick's contract-signing-hand, hopefully. (Not expecting a anything but a 1 year deal, but one can always dream.)
  13. I seriously LOLd. Love Stevie. Haters gonna hate!
  14. How could they really put more of those on? Seems like that's all I can see when I turn on SportsCenter. I saw yesterday that P. Manning and Tom Brady had already set up lawsuits against the league, so it could get interesting. That being said, I doubt that the entire season will be locked out. As others above have said, there is too much to lose by canceling the whole shebang. I could imagine a couple weeks lost in the beginning of the season, but then everyone comes to their senses and renegotiates. If not... well, I'd love to see the NHL back on ESPN with some greater coverage nationwide. I'm not really holding my breath, however.
  15. and I didn't even mention how many times he drops some of his favorite phrases: "flexes on" "DRIVEEE!!!" etc etc. It's really just his voice, I can't stand it. Shouldn't complain too much though, 2 Wings goals in less than 90 seconds.