Learn2LuvIt

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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from Dabura in GDT 9/17 - Blackhawks at Red Wings 730 EST   
    HYPE!
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from F.Michael in Yzerman vs Fedorov. Which one was better?   
    "Better" would need to be defined further.
    Feds - More talented
    Stevie - Better overall impact on his team
     
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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to Dabura in 2019 Offseason Rebuild Thread, Pt. 2 - What's the Yzerplan?   
    A hockey fan doing what he loves: talking hockey. I like hearing what he has to say about stuff. When it comes to the Wings, it's nice to get a well-informed outsider's take.
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from F.Michael in 2019 Offseason Rebuild Thread, Pt. 2 - What's the Yzerplan?   
    What??  Hot-n-Ready Pizza's aren't good enough for them??  Live by the sword...die by the sword.
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from Dabura in News From Around the NHL   
    We were the 4th worst team in the league last year.  I hate to say this as I'm usually pro "accumulate talent based on priority of needs"...but we need major help in every area.  Offense, defense, goal-scorers, shut down D, offensive D, puck movers, ....you name it and we pretty much need it.  I'd lean towards best available talent with the best contract terms for the Wings and our 3-5 year roadmap.  We could debate the bigger wants/needs for months, and maybe Stevie and the Wings brass have a better idea of what gaps to fill first, but the reality is that we need a lot on both ends of the ice.  Just my $.02
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from ChristopherReevesLegs in Zadina Says It   
    Nice!!  The ol' "I'm not very good at my current position, but believe I could be super successful if I took a promotion to a higher position".  60% of the time, that argument works every time! 
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from Dabura in News From Around the NHL   
    We were the 4th worst team in the league last year.  I hate to say this as I'm usually pro "accumulate talent based on priority of needs"...but we need major help in every area.  Offense, defense, goal-scorers, shut down D, offensive D, puck movers, ....you name it and we pretty much need it.  I'd lean towards best available talent with the best contract terms for the Wings and our 3-5 year roadmap.  We could debate the bigger wants/needs for months, and maybe Stevie and the Wings brass have a better idea of what gaps to fill first, but the reality is that we need a lot on both ends of the ice.  Just my $.02
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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to krsmith17 in Is Filppula going to be our 3rd line center...or 1st line winger?   
    0% chance Kronwall plays in Grand Rapids. 0.05% chance Hronek plays in Grand Rapids.
    Kronwall will either be in Detroit or retire. Hronek has played his last game in the AHL...
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from ChristopherReevesLegs in "The Russian 5" Documentary   
    Watched it (finally) last night.  Really, really good.  A lot of good insight into how tight that team was off the ice.  Loved it when Mac explained the difference between a sucker punch and getting cold cocked.  Hilarious.
    If I had one very minor "I would have liked more" from this, I would have liked to have more insight from Stevie on his perspective as the Captain and how he dealt with their style of play, speaking very little (if at all) English when they first arrived and how this effected how they communicated, how he dealt with the perception among the other teammates that "Russians were bad for NHL hockey", etc.  However, top to bottom a outstanding film.
    Yes!  I definitely got the impression that Kozlov had a major edge to him.
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from ChristopherReevesLegs in "The Russian 5" Documentary   
    Watched it (finally) last night.  Really, really good.  A lot of good insight into how tight that team was off the ice.  Loved it when Mac explained the difference between a sucker punch and getting cold cocked.  Hilarious.
    If I had one very minor "I would have liked more" from this, I would have liked to have more insight from Stevie on his perspective as the Captain and how he dealt with their style of play, speaking very little (if at all) English when they first arrived and how this effected how they communicated, how he dealt with the perception among the other teammates that "Russians were bad for NHL hockey", etc.  However, top to bottom a outstanding film.
    Yes!  I definitely got the impression that Kozlov had a major edge to him.
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from e_prime in News From Around the NHL   
    My buddy just texted me:  If we could sign him for super cheap $$, do I think we should sign Phaneuf for a 1 year (2 max) to stabilize our D and provide some leadership until we're able to bolster our D via GR, draft, and trades? 
    My one word response back to his very long text was "NO"
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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to Neomaxizoomdweebie in Collapse?   
    No. It would be called "Kicking Tires in the Motor City"
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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to GMRwings1983 in Collapse?   
    Holland should write a book titled "What Happened?"
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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to ChristopherReevesLegs in Collapse?   
    Exactly. The Illitch's essentially chose Holland the first time around. 9 years later they changed their mind.
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from The 91 of Ryans in 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.
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from ChristopherReevesLegs in Collapse?   
    Maybe.  As said by Jonas I don't remember hearing anything at all publicly about this.  IMO-Hard to think that Holland could have blocked anything from the owner of the team and a guy as hands-on as Illitch.  What leverage would Holland have and why would Illitch even need his approval to do what we wanted to do?
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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to Neomaxizoomdweebie in Collapse?   
    And like a washing machine, people would praise the manufacturer for it lasting so long. Only haters of that particular brand would poo poo on it.
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from The 91 of Ryans in 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.
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from The 91 of Ryans in 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.
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from The 91 of Ryans in 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.
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from The 91 of Ryans in 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.
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from The 91 of Ryans in 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.
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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to ChristopherReevesLegs in Signed: Finnish Defenseman Oliwer Kaski   
    Me mowing the lawn at 6 AM and none of the neighbors wake up, picking the right setting on the microwave for my bacon cheeseburger, asking the wife permission to go to the local sports bar and she says yes, listening to the same classic rock for the billionth time but still enjoying it.
    I have a separate touchdown dance for each one.
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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to Jonas Mahonas in Signed: Finnish Defenseman Oliwer Kaski   
    Ha ha ha.  Don't forget you fishtailing the shopping cart perfectly at the transition between aisle 6 and aisle 7 at Meiers. 
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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to kipwinger in Signed: Finnish Defenseman Oliwer Kaski   
    Red Wings signed 23 year old, Finnish, defenseman Oliwer Kaski to a 1 year ELC today.  Kaski was 2nd in the Liiga in defensive scoring this season and had previously played at Western Michigan for two years so he's familiar with North American hockey.  Oh, and he's a right shot for the dopes who over value that particular characteristic.
    https://www.freep.com/story/sports/nhl/red-wings/2019/05/13/detroit-red-wings-oliwer-kaski/1191355001/
     
    And his highlights package:
    https://youtu.be/OKbOJyjwwTM