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#1 b.shanafan14

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 07:28 PM

http://watch.tsn.ca/...-11/#clip300656

Good ol' Aaron seems to take it a bit personal. It is funny that a team like the Wings can spend the last 19 years competing for or winning the Stanley Cup and they lose to a good team on an off year in the second round and its about "what happened" and "are they finished". Gotta love the media...

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 07:42 PM

Fans of other teams and media were just waiting, lurking and hungry to pounce on the Red Wings for not making it to the WCF/SCF. They wanted this day to come since 2006 so they can say, "hey look, Detroit sucks! Their days are over!!". Wings will be in the finals again either next year or the year after.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 07:44 PM

Nice guy, that Downey :thumbup:

I'd take him back.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 07:51 PM

People in the media are stupid. "They are used to it." What? They played like 402 games in 4 years no one is used to that. And it's not like they lost to the Thrashers they lost to the best team in the West. And they really aren't all that old. 70-75% of this team is 30 or younger. People just want this to be the end. But people said that in 99 too and now only 5 guys from that team are still here and they are still a contender.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 08:21 PM

People in the media are stupid. "They are used to it." What? They played like 402 games in 4 years no one is used to that. And it's not like they lost to the Thrashers they lost to the best team in the West. And they really aren't all that old. 70-75% of this team is 30 or younger. People just want this to be the end. But people said that in 99 too and now only 5 guys from that team are still here and they are still a contender.


Exactly. Look at our core:

Datsyuk-- in his prime
Zetterberg-- in his prime
Franzen-- in his prime
Filppula-- entering his prime
(Hudler-- entering his prime)

Lidstrom-- Old but better than 99% of the league
Rafalski-- Old but still a top pairing d-man (and the defensive mvp of the Olympics)
Kronwall-- entering his prime (and was the leading defensive scorer of the playoffs in 09)
Stuart-- entering his prime

Howard-- just finished his rookie season! He just turned 26 but goalies hit their prime around 30

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 08:25 PM

Yeah, like a player gets used to that.

Good on Downey for being the only guy to think the Wings just lost to a better team but have plenty of a chance to come back with some rest next season.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 08:36 PM

I love the argument that they are "used to it". By that logic, get there twice and you should be there for life instead of getting exhausted from one trip after the other. The media just doesn't like the explanation to be that the Wings have been better than any other team in the last 4 years and playing that much hockey is draining. Its more fun to speculate that the previous 19 seasons of excellence are FINALLY over.

Not so fast :D

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 08:37 PM

http://watch.tsn.ca/off-the-record/off-the-record---may-11/#clip300656

Good ol' Aaron seems to take it a bit personal. It is funny that a team like the Wings can spend the last 19 years competing for or winning the Stanley Cup and they lose to a good team on an off year in the second round and its about "what happened" and "are they finished". Gotta love the media...

Amen brother.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 08:43 PM

I miss Aaron. :(

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 09:02 PM

I miss Aaron. :(


Every Wings fan does, he was a great defender of the Wings, and apparently still is.
"It was pretty interesting," said Detroit coach Mike Babcock. "We had May in exhibition for a couple of games and no one gets hacked or whacked. When we don't have him, we get run. We don't have a team that twists off helmets at stoppages. You get tired of seeing it all the time. It's just nice when you get someone to look after that stuff."

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 09:11 PM

Meh, analysts have been asking or assuming that the Wings era of greatness might end pretty much every year. Well, it hasn't and I don't see it happening next season either.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 09:44 PM

The dynasty ended the minute Mikael Samuelsson went to Vancouver.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 10:31 PM

Every Wings fan does, he was a great defender of the Wings, and apparently still is.

I always liked Aaron.I'd really like to see him back in the league.
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Posted 11 May 2010 - 10:53 PM

The guy on the left was a straight up Ratard(hangover). He mentioned the Wings getting old and that Maltby and Draper used to energize the team but theyre getting up there. How are people like this able to talk on television?

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 12:08 AM

I say we (meaning Holland) brings Downey outta retirement for 1 more year to play alongside Brad May, and Justin Abdelkader (or Draper) on the 4th line.

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 11:19 AM

Downey craps bigger than the turds on that show.

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 03:03 PM

Well most of the media are idiots and 99% have never played the fricken game.

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 05:21 PM

If I remember correctly the Wings have been too old since '97.





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