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#1 grimace1970

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:08 PM

Holmstrom reaches 1,000 games the hard way

Didn't see this posted. Drapes' "I'm in the coaches' dog yard" story is just funny.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:21 PM

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:24 PM

I remember those days of Scotty riding Homer. The things is though that with Homer it really worked. During the 97-98 season I vaguely remember him securing 12-15 straight games after a really good performance against Montreal with the Holmstrom-Yzerman-McCarty line. I could just be making that up but I do remember something like that along those shades of memory.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:41 PM

Scotty Bowman once asked Tomas Holmstrom why he chose to wear No. 96.

“That's the year I came here from Sweden,'' Holmstrom said.

“We'll, you should have picked 98,'' Bowman told him, “because that's the year you're going back.''

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:00 PM

The hardest fought 1000 games by a player likely in NHL history.

The Demolition Man is a true warrior.

Edited by sleepwalker, 10 February 2012 - 04:03 PM.


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:08 PM

We always lement about the lack of grit and toughness on this team, no one is tougher than the Demolition Man. Congrats Homer!!!! You're in rare company.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:28 PM

Great article. Homer has to play another season, 24/7 would just not be the same without him.

Congrats Homer on reaching 1000 games! I'd love to hear Scotty's opinion about the guy now :lol

Have to post my favorite Red Wings goal from this season, simply a beautiful play and finish by Homer:



Also, the 1st goal from this amazing game. Has to be one of his best deflections ever, right? :



#8 Hockeymom1960

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:43 PM

My favorite Wing! Congrats Homer!!

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:49 PM

Also, the 1st goal from this amazing game. Has to be one of his best deflections ever, right? :


Homer deserves a top ten deflection goals compilation. I would make one myself if I had the access to the archives.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_ZQTDq823I

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:12 PM

Oh yeah this was hilarious.

0:43 seconds in...



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Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:28 PM

Sadly I don't think Homer will play next season. If the Wings had to pick between Bertuzzi and Holmstrom, they'd pick Bertuzzi, no question.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 03:51 AM

Wow, only the 6th Wing to play 1000 games? Impressive achievement for a guy who can't skate, can't stickhandle and can't shoot ;) An absolute warrior and a unique player.


"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 11 February 2012 - 09:21 AM

Scotty Bowman once asked Tomas Holmstrom why he chose to wear No. 96.

“That's the year I came here from Sweden,'' Holmstrom said.

“We'll, you should have picked 98,'' Bowman told him, “because that's the year you're going back.''


LMBO.

I'm proud to say that my first NHL game was the game Homer scored his first NHL goal. I believe it was November 1996, 5-1 win over the Sharks. The goal was originally given to Doug Brown. I was 10. My second, and only other game that season, was Federov's 5 goal game against Washington. Good times!

Edited by achildr1, 11 February 2012 - 09:23 AM.


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Posted 11 February 2012 - 01:20 PM

Homers present from the team

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"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 11 February 2012 - 05:22 PM

Homers present from the team

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I heard Zetterberg rode out on it. :yowza:

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 05:27 PM

It's funny how tough Holmstrom is when he looks like he should be the team's water boy lol

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 09:37 PM

The term Dog yard is truly Swenglish. That's a swedish expression that he just translated.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 12:06 AM

here's video of holmstrom receiving the snowmobile



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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:34 AM

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