Learn2LuvIt

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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from NerveDamage in How You Know These Are Dark Times: Arby's Changes Promotion From Hatrick to 3 Goals for Curly Fries   
    Totally.  Or...free curly fries if you can name one player from the team.
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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to NerveDamage in How You Know These Are Dark Times: Arby's Changes Promotion From Hatrick to 3 Goals for Curly Fries   
    or bring proof that you assisted to the game at the LCA and get free Curly Fries.
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from Dabura in 2018-19 Season Lines Thread   
    I feel ya.  I don't think I've ever worried that Big E might help us win.    Life is strange
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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to Dabura in 2018-19 Season Lines Thread   
    But we're winless with the kid defense. If it ain't is broke, don't fix it.
    0-82, baby!
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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to ChristopherReevesLegs in 10/18 [Safeword] GDT - Red Wings @ Lightning - 7:30 PM ET   
    Didn't he lead the league in GWG or something?

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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to Euro_Twins in 10/18 [Safeword] GDT - Red Wings @ Lightning - 7:30 PM ET   
    07/08-09/10 playoffs don't count as clutch now? We literally don win a cup in 08 without mule. 
    And yes obviously his 187 goals on 602 games all came when we were up by 3 goals... 
    Only %23.5 of his goals were gwg. So he was obviously useless 
    Compare his %23.5 get to z's %19 and you can see why z was way more clutch 
    Unless were going to say gwg doesn't count or something 
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from e_prime in 10/18 [Safeword] GDT - Red Wings @ Lightning - 7:30 PM ET   
    I agree that Mule got (and still get's his share) of bashing.  My frustration with Mule is that he was so hot and cold, and many of his points came when we were up by 2-3 goals.  I know there are exceptions and certain instances where this wasn't true, but I never saw Mule as being clutch. A goal when we needed it.
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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to puckbags in 10/11 GDT - Maple Leafs at Red Wings - 7:30 PM ET   
    Kronwall is old and slow I get it but if we want any of these young forwards to have a chance we need some guys who can move the puck. Kronwall can move the puck. He's always been a good passer. I'm all for having young guys in the lineup and I've given into the fact it's happening right in front of my face but these young guys can't get better on their own.  Green, Kronwall, Daley and even ( I cringe) Ericcson will help these guys along.  Abby is in no mans land right now. He could be a very effective 3/4th line checker but he's paid like a guy who should score 20 goals. Won't happen. Jimmy isn't getting traded. He's in the last year of his deal and he will probably be gone at the end of the year unless a team has emergency goalie issues. Nyquist better start doing something quick or he's going to end up on the bench, he's been totally invisible and isn't really tradeable unless we Vegas wants to make a Tatar deal again   There are a million Glendennings out there. Could care less either way about that guy. 
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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to krsmith17 in Howard = Average   
    Love or hate Howard, it would be a smart move to trade him this season and acquire assets. Assuming he puts together another decent season, and a team is in need of a goalie at or before the deadline...
    Bernier is a capable starter for a non-playoff team. Much like Howard, he's not going to win or lose many games on his own, but he'll keep his team in most games, which is all you want as a bottom third of the league team. I think Sateri could be a viable backup options as well.
    If we can trade Jimmy for a 2nd, or even 3rd round pick by mid-season, I think you'd be foolish not to...
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from e_prime in Henrik Zetterberg has Retired   
    Thanks for everything Z!!  You gave us everything you had, all the time.  So grateful.  So many great memories you have given us all.  Your PK shift in the 3rd period in game 4 of the 2008 SCF, against the Pens, 5 on 3, will always be the "bar" for what TOTAL SELFLESS EFFORT represents.  Thanks again
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from e_prime in Henrik Zetterberg has Retired   
    Thanks for everything Z!!  You gave us everything you had, all the time.  So grateful.  So many great memories you have given us all.  Your PK shift in the 3rd period in game 4 of the 2008 SCF, against the Pens, 5 on 3, will always be the "bar" for what TOTAL SELFLESS EFFORT represents.  Thanks again
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from e_prime in Henrik Zetterberg has Retired   
    Thanks for everything Z!!  You gave us everything you had, all the time.  So grateful.  So many great memories you have given us all.  Your PK shift in the 3rd period in game 4 of the 2008 SCF, against the Pens, 5 on 3, will always be the "bar" for what TOTAL SELFLESS EFFORT represents.  Thanks again
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from krsmith17 in Steve Yzerman to step down as GM for TBL. Will serve in "Advisory Role".   
    IMO...I'm thinking he will be offered the Seattle job (IF they get a team), but he'll decline and head "upstairs" for the Wings in an advisory role (SVP and Alt Governor) .  I'm thinking Jimmy D at age 75 might step down.
    Kenny will be 63 this November, and that would make him 64 by the time his first season with Seattle is getting underway (if the team ramps up by 2019-2020 season).  He's got 4 kids who most are still in the area.  Really nice home in the area.  He has summer vacation home in Ontario which is a fairly short drive (considering) from the Detroit area.  I just don't see it.   At his age, what he's already accomplished, doesn't need the money, moving literally all the way across the country to Seattle (or at least spend 2/3 of his year away from his home and family).  I don't think he will. 
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from krsmith17 in Steve Yzerman to step down as GM for TBL. Will serve in "Advisory Role".   
    IMO...I'm thinking he will be offered the Seattle job (IF they get a team), but he'll decline and head "upstairs" for the Wings in an advisory role (SVP and Alt Governor) .  I'm thinking Jimmy D at age 75 might step down.
    Kenny will be 63 this November, and that would make him 64 by the time his first season with Seattle is getting underway (if the team ramps up by 2019-2020 season).  He's got 4 kids who most are still in the area.  Really nice home in the area.  He has summer vacation home in Ontario which is a fairly short drive (considering) from the Detroit area.  I just don't see it.   At his age, what he's already accomplished, doesn't need the money, moving literally all the way across the country to Seattle (or at least spend 2/3 of his year away from his home and family).  I don't think he will. 
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from krsmith17 in Steve Yzerman to step down as GM for TBL. Will serve in "Advisory Role".   
    IMO...I'm thinking he will be offered the Seattle job (IF they get a team), but he'll decline and head "upstairs" for the Wings in an advisory role (SVP and Alt Governor) .  I'm thinking Jimmy D at age 75 might step down.
    Kenny will be 63 this November, and that would make him 64 by the time his first season with Seattle is getting underway (if the team ramps up by 2019-2020 season).  He's got 4 kids who most are still in the area.  Really nice home in the area.  He has summer vacation home in Ontario which is a fairly short drive (considering) from the Detroit area.  I just don't see it.   At his age, what he's already accomplished, doesn't need the money, moving literally all the way across the country to Seattle (or at least spend 2/3 of his year away from his home and family).  I don't think he will. 
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from krsmith17 in Steve Yzerman to step down as GM for TBL. Will serve in "Advisory Role".   
    IMO...I'm thinking he will be offered the Seattle job (IF they get a team), but he'll decline and head "upstairs" for the Wings in an advisory role (SVP and Alt Governor) .  I'm thinking Jimmy D at age 75 might step down.
    Kenny will be 63 this November, and that would make him 64 by the time his first season with Seattle is getting underway (if the team ramps up by 2019-2020 season).  He's got 4 kids who most are still in the area.  Really nice home in the area.  He has summer vacation home in Ontario which is a fairly short drive (considering) from the Detroit area.  I just don't see it.   At his age, what he's already accomplished, doesn't need the money, moving literally all the way across the country to Seattle (or at least spend 2/3 of his year away from his home and family).  I don't think he will. 
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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to kickazz in 2018 Off-Season Trades / Signings / News   
    This guy Tatar is just getting passed around like the smelliest Tartar sauce.
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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to krsmith17 in 2018 Off-Season Trades / Signings / News   
    F*** that noise. Tatar sucks, and last I checked we still shutdown extraordinare, Jonathan Ericsson...
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from krsmith17 in 2019 NHL Winter Classic   
    It would be nice if the NHL stopped with the year-after-year Winter Classic games.  IMO-It's lost it's luster and now seems like a on-going challenge to see what novel stadiums/setting they can play the game.  It's obvious from the news that Chicago and Boston are playing in South Bend that the actual teams playing in the game are kind of random/hand-outs.   I'd make it a every other year, or something different/staggered timing to create more desire and "buzz" to watch.  It's become a bit lame. 
    Have they played the Winter Classic at Arthur Ash Stadium yet??  Augusta National?? 
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from Neomaxizoomdweebie in Knuckles vs Numbers - The death of the enforcer   
    Not saying that I don't think every avenue should be investigated when it comes to the health (short AND long term) of players, Especially considering the speed of the players today, the size/muscle these guys are packing, and the bulked up armor/equipment in today's game.  However, isn't this a free will sport?  Don't players choose to play in the NHL fully knowing what could happen?  I guarantee their parents knew when they invested all of the time and money to cultivate the player making it to the NHL ranks.  So...are we protecting players from themselves??
    Our sport we love so much has always been like this.  It's what makes hockey fans to passionate, and non-hockey fans so indifferent.  LIve by the sword...die by the sword.
    BTW...hate to see players go down like Lindros did...but he did have his head down while gaining the offensive zone at a high rate of speed....what did he expect in a Conference Finals game? 
    Which brings up another question to pose...could some of this be eliminated with better coaching?  I know there has been a huge push in "Pop Warner"/youth football, high school, and college to teach better fundamentals to the youth involved in the sport.  The right way to hit and tackle, QB's leaving receivers out to hang with vulnerable passes over the middle, etc. .  I will say, I'm pretty sure Gordie Howe and tons of other older players who've played in the league would definitely teach that if you skate with your head down while handling the puck... you're going to get nailed.
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from Neomaxizoomdweebie in Knuckles vs Numbers - The death of the enforcer   
    Not saying that I don't think every avenue should be investigated when it comes to the health (short AND long term) of players, Especially considering the speed of the players today, the size/muscle these guys are packing, and the bulked up armor/equipment in today's game.  However, isn't this a free will sport?  Don't players choose to play in the NHL fully knowing what could happen?  I guarantee their parents knew when they invested all of the time and money to cultivate the player making it to the NHL ranks.  So...are we protecting players from themselves??
    Our sport we love so much has always been like this.  It's what makes hockey fans to passionate, and non-hockey fans so indifferent.  LIve by the sword...die by the sword.
    BTW...hate to see players go down like Lindros did...but he did have his head down while gaining the offensive zone at a high rate of speed....what did he expect in a Conference Finals game? 
    Which brings up another question to pose...could some of this be eliminated with better coaching?  I know there has been a huge push in "Pop Warner"/youth football, high school, and college to teach better fundamentals to the youth involved in the sport.  The right way to hit and tackle, QB's leaving receivers out to hang with vulnerable passes over the middle, etc. .  I will say, I'm pretty sure Gordie Howe and tons of other older players who've played in the league would definitely teach that if you skate with your head down while handling the puck... you're going to get nailed.
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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to Neomaxizoomdweebie in Knuckles vs Numbers - The death of the enforcer   
    Pretty much this. All of these players (football too) knew there were risks to their sport, although admittedly not fully understood. I feel sympathy for anyone who has lifelong brain damage from playing any sport, but at what point do you stop suing others and admit to some degree of personal accountability. 
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from Neomaxizoomdweebie in Knuckles vs Numbers - The death of the enforcer   
    Not saying that I don't think every avenue should be investigated when it comes to the health (short AND long term) of players, Especially considering the speed of the players today, the size/muscle these guys are packing, and the bulked up armor/equipment in today's game.  However, isn't this a free will sport?  Don't players choose to play in the NHL fully knowing what could happen?  I guarantee their parents knew when they invested all of the time and money to cultivate the player making it to the NHL ranks.  So...are we protecting players from themselves??
    Our sport we love so much has always been like this.  It's what makes hockey fans to passionate, and non-hockey fans so indifferent.  LIve by the sword...die by the sword.
    BTW...hate to see players go down like Lindros did...but he did have his head down while gaining the offensive zone at a high rate of speed....what did he expect in a Conference Finals game? 
    Which brings up another question to pose...could some of this be eliminated with better coaching?  I know there has been a huge push in "Pop Warner"/youth football, high school, and college to teach better fundamentals to the youth involved in the sport.  The right way to hit and tackle, QB's leaving receivers out to hang with vulnerable passes over the middle, etc. .  I will say, I'm pretty sure Gordie Howe and tons of other older players who've played in the league would definitely teach that if you skate with your head down while handling the puck... you're going to get nailed.
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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to ChristopherReevesLegs in Dylan Larkin Signs ($6.1M x 5 yrs)   
    In the future he should hold all Larkin Hockey School practices in his "dungeon"
     
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from LeftWinger in 5 Keys To Success   
    A lot of good posts with specifics on player moves/acquisitions etc.  My list is more at a high level as an organization.
    1.  Determine our goal/identity as an organization for the next three years, develop a clear plan, and stick with it no matter what.  If this is a youth movement, then so be it....the wavering mid-plan by getting distracted by early/mid season success and then thinking "we could make a playoff run", bright shiny player pick-ups, etc. is what kills.  Also, have a 5 year plan that transitions from the 3 year plan.  Be open and transparent to your fan base about the vision.  Not with every minute detail, but let them know where your heads at as an organization and don't hide behind set-backs.  Getting them a look into what your are trying to accomplish could help with getting them excited about watching the plan come together and sticking with the team.
    2.  Get the best coaching and support staff that money can buy.
    3.  Agree as an organization that there are very few untouchables in regards to roster moves if the moves align with our three year plan/strategy.  My short list would be Larkin, Mantha, Zadina, Veleno and....no one else.
    4. Defense development as a priority.
    5.  The mentality that every move counts.  EVERY DECISION CAN MAKE YOUR TEAM BETTER.  From what to serve at team breakfast, to what type of skate sharpening machine do you use, to minor, low profile development league player decisions.  Jeff Luhnow, GM of the Houston Astros, has/had this mentality when re-building the Houston Astros and his philosophy has been talked about a lot.  There is a story that one of their assistant coaches (not very high up in the coaching ranks) thought they could get better at base running by putting a trash can half way down the first base-line in practice.  This idea was simple, and sometime used in even youth baseball, but many of their players weren't running the first-base line at an angle in preparation to round first and head for second.  They started dong this.  Luhnow their GM believes this helped them gain 15+ extra bases throughout the season.  Every decision can make your team a little better.