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  1. i honestly don't think it would have any effect on the 2020/21 season. Maybe I'm wrong, but really only a few teams would be playing that late into July as they move through the brackets. The two teams in the SCF would still have a month+ to rest and get ready for the next season. Maybe delay the start of the season by a few weeks or something..but these teams/venues/cities are going to be desperate to get people in the doors asap. They'll want the season to start as soon as possible due to losing months of revenue$ due to the season suspension.
  2. Since the Tigers are...um...not good, it would be awesome to have summer playoffs.
  3. Yeah agree. However, in this situation and if they suspend and go off of current standings....A LOT of teams that don't make it in the playoffs or have what they feel are undeserved low seeds will have something to complain about. Be it: we didn't get to play as many games as the other teams, we were just coming into the easier part of our schedule, headed into a long home stand, we were set to have top player(s) just returning from injury, etc. Some teams will feel screwed by this for sure, no way around it. What's the alternative though? If you cancel the season entirely then you'll still have teams feeling as if "this was our year to win the Cup!" and they're getting screwed. If you continue to play the season out then you're perceived as barbarians who'll be on cable news every night. I don't see any real "wins wins" with this.
  4. So they're all headed back to the Maple Leaf's Head Quarters?
  5. IMO- I can totally see a scenario where the NHL suspends the regular season and ends up having the playoffs in April (or later) with either the top 16 seeds as of the day of the suspension announcement, or condensed playoffs with less total teams/seeds to to shorten the playoffs. Fans able to attend?...who knows.
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    In an effort to replicate what was done in Detroit with the Russian Five, Kenny has been secretly traveling to China to scout with the plan of shocking the world and drafting only Chinese players in the 2020/2021 draft, and creating thus what will be know as the "Mandarin Five" line, which will dominate the NHL for years to come.
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    2020 Playoffs

    Any opportunity to see a Torts post game interview is never a bad thing. Especially after a badly officiated game. As the young whipper snappers are saying these days..."that guy has no chill".
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    News From Around the NHL *Mod warning page 75*

    IMO - AA is shaping up to be very similar to Maxim Afinogenov. One/two really good years, elite speed, defensive liability for most of his career except for his two good years, a pain in the ass to deal with from an organizational standpoint, and way, way overrated. I remember and article written back at that time stating that Buff should have traded either Briere or Drury for more pieces because they had Afinogenov. I was HOPING that he'd shut up and take a page from his new GM's handbook on how to overhaul his game and become dominant at both ends of the ice. Could you get a better example of how "that" works with Stevie as your GM and steps away from mentoring/advice?? Dam. Also, with his +/- being horrendous and only one short NHL playoff round experience under his belt...I'd be really, really nervous about him being on the ice during a critical playoff game if i were a coach. He's been in the league now for 5 years and not the "speedy youngster with such potential" anymore. He'll likely learn the hard way as most with his disposition do..
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    Of course they know what the military is.
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    Are these press conferences necessary?

    Blashill might be an okay AHL coach but he sucks as an NHL coach and I like him well enough not to embarrass him and fire him now when this season is far beyond repair
  11. Zadina: "I am going to fill our bench with hometown Frenchies"
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    Joe Thornton

    ha ha! Totally agree with you. Always a bit overrated. However, unfortunately, his size and experience alone would attract interest from a few playoff caliber teams at the right price AND if he'd be available. Big body, tons of experience and deep playoff experience, calming veteran influence, still above average passer of the puck, etc. Someone would want.
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    Gallant fired - Deboer replaces him...

    Hmmmm....something is off for me on Gallant and his coaching skills and performances vs his firings. I get it and it definitely can be argued that he's a great vs. good vs. horrible coach. But this just doesn't add up to me. I understand the firing from Columbus, but FLA and Vegas don't add up to me. He was the Jack Adams and The Hockey News/Scotty Bowman Award winner in 2018. Yes Vegas was ousted in first round last year, but this was after making the SCF the previous year with a first year team, and in the mix to make the playoffs this year....seems like a pretty quick trigger finger to fire on Gallant. So quick, it leads me to have the opinion that he's brings some sort of baggage with him. Either being a pain in the @ss to work with or play for, or other off-ice issues. I just don't buy that FLA and Vegas threw in the towel on him so quickly as he was having success to a certain extent. I mean....FLA and Vegas were not total train wrecks in terms of records. I just don't get it and wouldn't be surprised to hear down the road of some sort of off-ice baggage or very difficult to work with management style. IMO
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    News From Around the NHL *Mod warning page 75*

    Agree. I think Stevie is waiting till he has full understanding of who he can get and who he can't. I don't see him rushing to pull the trigger on this. IMO-He likely has a list of coaches in mind that he'd want, and as the season plays out, his "list" of guys he wants will shorten. As the list gets smaller and smaller I would suspect the back-channel communications will start to happen with the short list coaches and their agents. Basically this....100% off the record and will be denied if gone public, but Yzerman wants to have a very serious conversation with you about you being his bench boss in Detroit.
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    Your thoughts on Sergei Fedorov

    After watching The Russian 5, does anyone think that the Wings and Wings fans should give Feds some additional "guts" points when considering if he should be in the rafters? By pure #'s it can be argued either way (for or against), but do we give Feds a little extra love considering what he went through to get to Detroit and start his new life and hockey career? Other players you primarily go off of the #'s, but this guy defected from the USSR to come play in Detroit. I realize that we had other players that did the same to come play for us, but none that have the #'s to make an argument for being in the rafters in addition to the stats. It was a total boss move that had lives in the balance if it didn't go the way it was planned. Style points??
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    12/17 - CRL GDT - Jackies @ Wingsys 4:30 PST

    Big Bert on the telecast last night...not too shabby. He looked comfortable and had some really good insights, especially post game. My wife noticed that early on, he had his hands as normal with his hand tats showing quite openly. She then noticed (according to her...oh and btw ...she's crazy) that late in the telecast he was keeping his hands palms up as to not show hand tats as much. I assured her she was right and went to bed. Thought he was good and had refreshing insights.
  17. During the 2nd Period of Tues game (can't remember the exact time during the period), we were getting swarmed by the Jets. Just an onslaught of offense and our D was scrambling. Right before the whistle blew there were 3 Wings standing directly outside of the crease in front of Comrie in essentially the form of a triangle...the other 2 Wings were chasing the puck around looking quite honestly a bit silly. Once the whistle blew, you could see Comrie laying into the 3 guys in front of the net, you could tell he was saying something to the effect of stop standing around and screening me....go play D!! Ugghh...it was hard to watch.
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    Would you bring back Babcock?

    I think the way this ended in Toronto has likely put a massive jolt of shock and anger into Babs and his ego. Especially considering his firing was from the self proclaimed "epicenter of hockey" in Canada. I mean, he's probably thinking "after multiple gold medals...this is how you treat a national hero??" I know the Leafs are an NHL organization, but the town of Toronto (which is tied to the hip with the Leafs) is where most of the shots are called in terms of hockey in Canada and the NHL. I could see him seeking a little revenge on many in the town of Toronto and many within the Leafs organization. I don't see him taking a year or more off to evaluate and look for the right opportunity...I think he's pissed and now on a mission to prove to Toronto that they made a big mistake. As far as Commodore's comments when he was fired...kind of lame. We get it dude, you didn't like your boss and thought you didn't get a fair shake or weren't treated right. I got news for you dude...welcome to the club. Bosses can totally suck. But do you have to kick a guy like you did when he's down (and not just kick...I mean top rope to the head with a lot of very personal insults about Babs as a person). What he said may be okay if there is that much bad blood between the two (I don't think anyone knows the true details of what happened)? I guess.... But on the day he got fired to publicly state that he's a "terrible human being" and "selfish pr#@*" is a little strong. Low class.
  19. Agree. Hard to watch Howard go through this. Can't determine in my mind if it's him and his ability at this point in his career, if it's totally on our D and support they are giving him, or has losing and this team just put him into a major "funk" and only a change of scenery could bring him back to the level he once was. I totally understand that a bad defense and bad goal tending aren't mutually exclusive. A bad D corps can sometimes make even great goalies look bad. But Jimmy has had a lot of goals get by him this year in which he should have made the save. I just know that the days of Jimmy being super hyped and a staple of this organization are gone.
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    Blash replacement story

    I have a feeling that many, many in this organization are going to feel the wrath of Stevie this season. By "wrath", I mean gone. Per this thread, this organization is broken or weak in almost every aspect - top to bottom. IMO -Stevie is a winner and he won't simply watch this season go down the road it has been going. I know he's preached patience, and rebuilding "will take time", but if I were with the Wings organization, my head would be on a swivel. This guy hates to lose, and not only hates to lose, the Wings are embarrassing (for Wings and Wings fans standards)...this just isn't going to fly for long. I've said it before, but I wouldn't be surprised if we see some major player, coach, and front office moves this year. Likely some player moves that are surprising as we believed said player was a part of our "core" or future. More specifically, and not saying I'd be against this move, but many Wings fans I've talked to believe AA is a part of our "core" and future. Not sure if agree with that but If rumors are true about AA and him having a bit of an attitude and "me first" mentality....HE GONE!
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    Truculence and the Red Wings

    "Keep the flies off" - Babs
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    What's worse than this team?

    Road construction in Michigan Close 2nd: The Masked Singer on Fox (TV) Panel of Judges wondering who the masked person is: Who could it be!!?? Bill Gates?? Lebron James?? Elon Musk?? Taylor Swift?? Tom Cruise???? Reveal: Ohhhh, it's Kato Kaelin!!!! Former OJ Simpson house guest that nobody has heard from in 20 years! We were so close!!
  23. Trippy music never gets old. Whooaa....I'm freakin out over here. Send help!!!
  24. Agreed. Also, my gut tells me Stevie will be really active at the trade deadline. Wouldn't be shocked to see him pulls a major move(s) that involve guys that we assumed we were definitely core to our future.
  25. Can we at least pretend that we have a slight chance of making the playoffs at least until....December?? We're not even out of October and this looks really bad and hope already lost....this is ugly. So, it was a great 2019-2020 season for three weeks. Who is under the most pressure in the Wings organization?: The LCA promotions team. Can't wait to see what ridiculousness they conjure up to fill seats come February. Free iPhone night?? Celebrating the "Roarin 1920's"?? Roller Skate Night - (fans encourage to attend game wearing roller skates)?? LSD Night?? Celebrating Michigan Marine Life Night?? This will actually be the "game within the game". This should be fun.