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#1 Nev

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 08:59 AM

Before my time as a Wings fan, but 17-57-6? 415 goals against?????

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 09:07 AM

Yeah I wasn't even a zygote yet.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 09:18 AM

Before my time as a Wings fan, but 17-57-6? 415 goals against?????

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I'll need therapy again if I click it......
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:04 AM

I remember those days. But I started watching the Wings during that era, so it makes me really appreciate how good they truly are now.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:18 AM

Those were my heavy drug years. Didn't get clean until '87. Had I known that somewhere in NS Sid the Kid was being born, I might not have sobered up.

In all honesty, that was before I had internet and cable tv. Following the team was next to impossible. I just knew from some of dad's friends who still had family in Detroit that things weren't going well, but that we had some new kid that was going to save the day.

Being a Lions fan, I didn't believe it.

For all of you who sat through the games, cheered on the team, and believed that someday they would rise again, I salute you. You are the backbone of the team.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:19 AM

i was nine. i do remember my grandfather watching them, though. he used to shake his head and swear a lot.
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:22 AM

I remember.:blush: Actually we had some great players. Unfortunately our defense SUCKED. Steve (the baby) Yzerman had 90 points. Gerard Gallant (still love him) was great at that time. We also had Adam Oats, Peter Klima, Bobby Probert and Joey Kocer so the win/loss record was awful but it was also fun to watch some great smash-mouth hockey!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:23 AM

every new wings fan and every one under 25 should be forced to read that



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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:31 AM

i've found the answer:

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 11:12 AM

I also remember "darkness with Harkness" and fans wearing paper bags over their heads cuz the on-ice product was SOooooooooooooo bad. Watching games at the old Olympia was great. The players used to walk right down the concourse after the games to leave and I still kick myself for not having the courage to approach Mickey Redmond for his autograph. Actually we just watched in awe as they all went strolling by.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 12:52 PM

According to dropyourgloves.com that team led the league with 171 fighting majors!

:yowza:

Now that must have been a fun team to watch.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 12:54 PM

According to dropyourgloves.com that team led the league with 171 fighting majors!

:yowza:

Now that must have been a fun team to watch.

The good ole days of great fights.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 02:25 PM

Imagine the fighting of yore and the winning of now. <sigh> Sweet dreams are made of this...

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 02:29 PM

I was only a baby that season so I don't remember personally, but I just asked my dad and he just cringed and walked out of the room lol.
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 02:35 PM

s***, I was only born in 86.
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 02:39 PM

I remember.:blush: Actually we had some great players. Unfortunately our defense SUCKED. Steve (the baby) Yzerman had 90 points. Gerard Gallant (still love him) was great at that time. We also had Adam Oats, Peter Klima, Bobby Probert and Joey Kocer so the win/loss record was awful but it was also fun to watch some great smash-mouth hockey!!!!!!!!!!

I remember it well. Actually Yzerman only had 42 points and was a -24. Fortunately the next season is when everything started turning around for us. Too bad our first overall pick in86 was wasted on Joe Murphy. Could've had Vinnie Damphousse or Brian Leetch. In the end it worked out though, because Murphy got us Carson, who got us Coffey, who got us Shanahan, so in a round-about way, that 40 point season was worth it!

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 03:45 PM

Yup - I remember them days.

Even though the Red Wings were on cable very sporadically back then - I did my best to dial in 760 WJR, looked at the box scores every morning, and subscribed to the Hockey News...Being a Cheesehead it was damn tough to follow the Detroit Red Wings - let alone the NHL in those days.

Stevie, Proby, and Jerry (Gerard Gallant) were primary reasons why I became/stayed a fan of the Red Wings.

Those of us who followed them back then - winning the Cup of 1996/1997 season was oh so sweet!

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 03:46 PM

Losing Streaks / Number of Times
9:2
8:1
7:1
6:1
4:1
3:1
2:3
1:5
The longest winning streak: 2, twice. And it was, mercifully, only an eighty-game schedule!

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 03:47 PM

Imagine the fighting of yore and the winning of now. <sigh> Sweet dreams are made of this...

Yeah - back then it was common to draft the "skill" guys in the 1st, and 2nd rounds...3rd round, and up were more or less guys who got into the NHL via their fists :lol:

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 03:55 PM

Joey Kocur: 377 PIM. That picture of Corrado Micalef is funny.

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