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#281 WorkingOvertime

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 05:03 PM

I'm just curious: why don't you want him on the team?

I think he or she was responding to the report that he might play more than one year with the Wings. After this year, there needs to be room for other players (Abby, Helm, Tatar, Mursak) to make the jump above the Wings' forth line. Currently the Wings' entire top-9 is signed for next year outside of Modano, and this log-jam may end up hurting development if it is continued.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 05:05 PM

People...People.. 1 year at the time.. :P

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 05:13 PM

I was in Dallas for his 500th goal - the fans loved him so much there. I am sure there are a lot of sad people in Big D. It's sort of fun reading the newspapers where they are blustering saying they are fine without him. We'll see. No Mo, no Zubov... no heart, no soul. Turco gone? Meh. :lol:

I think Modano will fit into the Detroit locker room seamlessly, provide leadership to younger players, and will quickly become a fan favorite in Detroit. At least that is my hope for him. I am really only sad that Dallas didn't try to keep him, so he could end his career as a Star -- he is the face of the franchise after 20 years (starting as a North Star til present).

But that's not the way the world works anymore, I guess. Good luck, Mo!


It's unfortunate that some of those very fans are now calling him a traitor for signing with Detroit.

I do hope he fits in as well, and wish him the very best with the Wings.

Datsyuk - Zetterberg - Franzen
Cleary - Filppula - Bertuzzi
Hudler - Modano - Eaves
Abdelkader - Helm - Miller





Homer? Please no.


Homer just resigned for two years; he's not going anywhere. Why the hate?
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Posted 05 August 2010 - 05:22 PM

and btw i got a bit shocked where everywhere i read stars' fans and bloggers think of detroit as the team they hate the most / biggest rival... errr? they're in the pacific division we play them 4 times per year, 2 in their barn... WCF 08 in the playoffs in recent time... but they were no match... hmmm


Edit: spelling and facts error (two western teams can't play in the stanley cup final lol)

Edited by mindfly, 05 August 2010 - 05:24 PM.


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Posted 05 August 2010 - 05:23 PM

and btw i got a bit shocked when everywhere star fans and bloggers think of detroit as their most hated team / biggest rival... errr? they're in the pacific division we play them 4 times per year, 2 in their barn... no stanley cup final between them(?)... WCF 08 but they were no match... hmmm


It's kind of like a lot of baseball fans hating the Yankees, or football fans hating the Colts. When you're at the top there's a lot of envy coming your way.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 05:23 PM

Babs has already put Homer on a line with Z and Dats!
"He was standing there like a cigar store Indian" Mickey Redmond
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Posted 05 August 2010 - 05:25 PM

Babs has already put Homer on a line with Z and Dats!

Would be amazing if they could return to 07/08 form :D or is it wishful thinking?

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 05:26 PM

Any word on fox sport carring the press conference on tv or not?
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Posted 05 August 2010 - 05:26 PM

Any word on fox sport carring the press conference on tv or not?

Not on tv as far as i know, but they will stream on their website.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 05:36 PM

Would be amazing if they could return to 07/08 form :D or is it wishful thinking?


Would be amazing!!! :clap:

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 05:36 PM

id rather get rid of Miller before Homer

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 06:15 PM

We should have signed Shaq instead of Modano. Turns out he's still chasing another championship as well, on someone else's coattails.

Edited by GMRwings1983, 05 August 2010 - 06:16 PM.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 06:20 PM

We should have signed Shaq instead of Modano. Turns out he's still chasing another championship as well, on someone else's coattails.



What about if we signed Fedorov? :hehe:

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 06:24 PM

<br />Homer scored 25goals last season did he not.. let the guy surprise us yet again?<br />

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Homer needs an "A" on his jersey!!! Then the refs will have to listen to him.

I am serious. I would love to see him and Draper alternate.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 06:41 PM

http://blog.mlive.co...modanos_ad.html

another article about Mike.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:17 PM

"I had [Chris] Chelios and [Brett] Hull talk to him, tried to put on a full-court press,’’ Holland said.

That's our Ken, craftier than ever.
"We've been in the same spot all year long. We won 50 games for the fourth year in a row. People think we're just hum-drum and boring.
No, you know what we are, we're good. You can't do what we do every single day and not be good." - Mike Babcock

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:31 PM

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Homer needs an "A" on his jersey!!! Then the refs will have to listen to him.

I am serious. I would love to see him and Draper alternate.

Any time I think of Homer having to speak, I'm always reminded of the fake quote from him to Zetterberg in '08-09 (KuklasKorner, if I'm not mistaken).

Homer - “You signing renewing and using ink for a name with paper?"
Z - "Jesus, Homer!"

Imagine the hilarity of that kind of banter from Homer to a Ref. :lol:

"And the best, I must confess, I have saved for the last, for the ruler of this Christmas land,

is a fearsome king with a deep mighty voice, least, that's what I've come to understand.

And I've also heard it told, that he's something to behold, like a lobster, huge and red!

When he sets out to slay with his rain gear on, carting bulging sacks with his big great arms, that is so I've heard it said.

And on a dark cold night, under full moon light, he flies into a fog like a vulture in the sky!

And they call him Sandy Claws!


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Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:35 PM

<br />&quot;I had [Chris] Chelios and [Brett] Hull talk to him, tried to put on a full-court press,'' Holland said.<br /><br /><a href='http://www.faceoff.c...4291/story.html' class='bbc_url' title='External link' rel='nofollow external'>That's our Ken</a>, craftier than ever.<br />

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Yeah, I brought this up earlier in this thread. I was wondering if Hull and Chelios had called on their own or not. Now we know that Holland had one up his sleeve!!

Very cool!! I really really wanted to know more about this!!

Thanks for the link!

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:36 PM

A huge reason why his productivity went down and why people are saying he's "washed up" is because he played on a terrible Dallas Stars team on the third line with Barch and Peterson, not exactly the best line. Here, he's playing with Cleary and Hudler and they are much better than who he played with there.

Not to mention, coaching differences. Babcock makes Crawford look like a b*tch, and when Tippet coached him he was so much better.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 08:36 PM

I'm very excited about this. This team has already improved a decent amount since last year. We SHOULD win the division and I like our chances.





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