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#41 Ram

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:11 PM

If the Lightening Organization has any class they will tell Stevie Y to come back and play for his team in the alumni game... I am sure Lightening fans will understand. Hell, most of their fans are actually Red Wings fans just cheering for the Lightening as a second favorite team simply because Stevie is Gm...

I have to disagree. I would say if Stevie has any class, which he clearly does, he will steer clear from it.

Did anyone realistically think he was going to come back and play for the alumni game? Granted it would be absolutely everything we wanted, but it just doesn't make sense. He is literally the #1 guy in the front office for another organization, he is all business, especially in the middle of the season, why would it be legit for him in his position to do something like that? Believe me, if Stevie is throwing on the Winged Wheel again, I would be the first one to be there, but it just doesn't make any sense, and to me it is a class move by the classiest act this sport has ever seen.

That being said, the alumni game and potential roster will not disappoint. Domi and Joey dropping gloves, potential Russian 5 resembled (I am sure they will honor Vladdy in some way); the players who have played for these teams is downright disgusting how deep it could go, I wouldn't want to be the person from each organization who has to choose who plays and who doesn't, because I'm sure almost everyone would love to.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:26 PM

Shanny - Larionov - Ciccarelli

Redmond - ? - Hull

the grind line

Kocur - Lapointe - Robitaille

Coffey Murphy

Rafalski Scneider

Uwe Krupp Dandenault?

RIP BOB PROBERT #24


#43 Bring Back The Bruise Bros

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:06 AM

Shanny - Larionov - Ciccarelli

Redmond - ? - Hull

the grind line

Kocur - Lapointe - Robitaille

Coffey Murphy

Rafalski Scneider

Uwe Krupp Dandenault?

It would be awesome to see Shanahan and Yzerman, but it seems to good to be true. Yzerman is Tampa's GM and Shanny hands out s***ty suspensions. I don't know if they'd actually be allowed to. I wish Gordie could get out there one more time :( Ideally, I want to see:

Shanahan-Yzerman-Fedorov
Redmond-Larionov-Ciccarelli
Maltby-Draper-McCarty
Kocur-Lapointe-Gallant

Coffey-Murphy
Fischer-Dandenault
?-?

Osgood
Hasek

I wonder what Toronto will look like? At the minimum, gotta have the following:

Sundin
Gilmour
Domi
Clark
Corson
Tucker
Roberts

Wish Belak and Probie were around :crybaby:

Edited by Bring Back The Bruise Bros, 10 February 2012 - 12:08 AM.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:20 AM

I have to disagree. I would say if Stevie has any class, which he clearly does, he will steer clear from it.

Did anyone realistically think he was going to come back and play for the alumni game? Granted it would be absolutely everything we wanted, but it just doesn't make sense. He is literally the #1 guy in the front office for another organization, he is all business, especially in the middle of the season, why would it be legit for him in his position to do something like that? Believe me, if Stevie is throwing on the Winged Wheel again, I would be the first one to be there, but it just doesn't make any sense, and to me it is a class move by the classiest act this sport has ever seen.
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Have to disagree here. I think he should play, and while I suppose it's a nice gesture to the TB organization, I think it's a little insulting to Wings fans. It's an alumni game; not like he'd be dressing for the WC itself.

The WC and all the festivities will be an epic event regardless. If he bows out it will dim the luster of the alumni game a little, but it isn't going to hurt the Wings or help the Bolts at all. No decent person in the TB organization or their fanbase would hold it against him if he plays. Whether he plays or not, he's still a former Red Wing. And I can't imagine he'd be so busy that he can't take a day off during the holidays to have some fun and give the multitude of adoring Wing fans a little treat. No good reason not to play, IMO.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:28 AM

When was the last time Yzerman skated? I remember a quote from him when he was in the WIngs front office and he said he hadn't put on a pair of skates once since his retirement. Don't forget that his knee was completely and utterly ****ed by the time he retired.

Not to mention he'd be totally embaressed by the heros welcome he'd get. Think of that applause that Gordie got when he played in the ASG at the Joe, thats the kind of thing that Stevies nightmares are made of ;)


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:13 AM

No Yzerman????

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:33 AM

I wonder what Toronto will look like? At the minimum, gotta have the following:

Sundin
Gilmour
Domi
Clark
Corson
Tucker
Roberts

Can pretty much guarantee Corson won't be there.

Borje Salming is in god-like shape, I bet he could still play. CuJo has been playing the alumni games for the Leafs this year. Brad May, too.
Nick Kypreos plays in the alumni game every year at the Winter Classic because he's played for just about every team that has ever played in it.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:30 PM

It's really hard for me to pick just 20-23 players.

I would want Yzerman and Fedorov for sure, which sucks because right now it seems as if neither of them want to play.

At some point you might just want to go with the classics: Yzerman-Shanahan, The Russian Five, The Grind Line, The Bruise Brothers with Kocur as the representative for both (RIP Bob Probert), The Production Line (however plausible), Mickey Redmond. Man I wish they could make two-three teams. Organizations like the Wings and Leafs can pull that off.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:15 PM

I've heard there is so much interest from past players that there may be two alumni games. The more the better!
When the teams played during the lockout, it was a great turnout. Marcel Dionne, Mickey, Johnny O, Dino, Burr, Fedyk. Don't know if the Mahovlich brothers still play, but it doesn't matter, whoever DOES play will make it a fantastic event.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:33 PM

Fedorov needs to come home. He needs to see that 99.9999% of the fans here still love him and would LOVE to see the #91 grace the Winged Wheel again! Ya, it may not be for the REAL Wings, but still. This is a shot to get back in the mix in some form and maybe, just maybe, get back to the hearts of ALL of the fans and get his number hung up next to Lidstrom's eventual banner. He knows it, the Wings know it, we all know it...he needs to be here and he could come along with Larionov and Kozlov.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:53 PM

Fedorov needs to come home. He needs to see that 99.9999% of the fans here still love him and would LOVE to see the #91 grace the Winged Wheel again! Ya, it may not be for the REAL Wings, but still. This is a shot to get back in the mix in some form and maybe, just maybe, get back to the hearts of ALL of the fans and get his number hung up next to Lidstrom's eventual banner. He knows it, the Wings know it, we all know it...he needs to be here and he could come along with Larionov and Kozlov.


Hmm. Interesting. What makes you think up that number?

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:51 PM

That's what heard via twitter too. I wonder what the issue is.


Probably his knees.

I have been seeing Osgood, Vernon, and Hasek as possible goalies.

Draper and Maltby have said yes. They have asked Shanahan and possibly Hull.

Edited by CenterIce, 10 February 2012 - 07:56 PM.


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Posted 11 February 2012 - 03:15 AM

Nick Kypreos plays in the alumni game every year at the Winter Classic because he's played for just about every team that has ever played in it.


Just one of the reasons why he was nicknamed Forrest Gump, but that's another story ;)
"If I can be totally honest, it's not a lot of guys you get impressed by. Actually, it's no one else but him. From the bench, to see what move he makes -- you're like, 'I wish I could do that.' Sometimes you sit on the bench and just think, 'wow,' and you look over to the other bench and they sit there and shake their heads, too. He has great, great skills. I'm probably not going to play with another player who has the kind of skills he has." Mikael Samuelsson on Pavel Datsyuk

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 07:13 PM

Some good news to post here: Helene St. James (@freepwings):

Just spoke with Jiri Fischer. Said he's definitely able to play in WC alumni game, "all Ken (Holland) has to do is ask." #redwings







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