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#21 Rivalred

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 12:01 AM

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#22 LeonardSankar

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:48 PM

Well add the Hawks to the list after today's loss and injury to Howard. Just a complete lost weekend for as Duke loses to UNC, Heat loses to Lakers and Wings lose to Hawks.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:52 PM

Well add the Hawks to the list after today's loss and injury to Howard. Just a complete lost weekend for as Duke loses to UNC, Heat loses to Lakers and Wings lose to Hawks.


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Posted 04 March 2012 - 06:09 PM

How long have you been a Heat fan?


Not a Heat fan but I hate the Lakers b/c they traded Shaq to the Heat in the summer of 2004 and thus I don't like the Lakers anymore and thus will root for the Heat to beat them when they play each other.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 07:03 PM

Today's loss confirms it:

The Wings are the biggest threat to the Wings.

They do it to themselves, they do....

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 12:30 PM

Well add the Hawks to the list after today's loss and injury to Howard. Just a complete lost weekend for as Duke loses to UNC, Heat loses to Lakers and Wings lose to Hawks.


Wait, you're a fan of Duke, and the Red Wings, and the Lakers before they traded Shaq? Where are you from again?

Edited by kipwinger, 05 March 2012 - 12:31 PM.

GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

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#27 LeonardSankar

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:37 PM

Wait, you're a fan of Duke, and the Red Wings, and the Lakers before they traded Shaq? Where are you from again?


I am from Ontario, Canada a city called Brantford e.g Gretzky.

I didn't really like the Lakers I just always rooted for Shaq as I am a fan of the Pistons & Raptors for basketball but I also root for James & Wade.

Also btw I am a fan of Notre Dame, San Francisco 49ers, Blue Jays in case you were wondering.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:46 PM

If we were to face the Sharks in the first round, I would feel pretty confident about taking them down. In the second round, though, I start to get nervous. Any team in the playoffs will be a threat - Sharks scare me, as do the Blues (just because of how well they have been playing lately). I think our scoring has been alright, but I would like to see us playing a little better on defense (not that it has been bad, I just want to see Howard get a bit more backup).

As much as I would absolutely love to see a Wings/Penguins rematch for the cup, I don't think it will happen this year. With Crosby out, I really don't think the Pens have the guns needed to go very far into the Playoffs.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:49 PM

i think groins are the biggest threats in the playoffs.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:05 PM

I am from Ontario, Canada a city called Brantford e.g Gretzky.

I didn't really like the Lakers I just always rooted for Shaq as I am a fan of the Pistons & Raptors for basketball but I also root for James & Wade.

Also btw I am a fan of Notre Dame, San Francisco 49ers, Blue Jays in case you were wondering.


hmmm...that's a lot to keep straight. Thank god I root for Detroit in everything...and Michigan State. Keeps it simpler that way.

GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:42 PM

Franzen for the biggest playoff factor on the Wings. I think he has turned into the new Kozlov. And hey, he has to show up sometime...right?

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:11 AM

Franzen for the biggest playoff factor on the Wings. I think he has turned into the new Kozlov. And hey, he has to show up sometime...right?


Since the lockout, Zetterberg, Datsyuk, and Lidstrom all have better numbers than Franzen in the playoffs. So no, he isn't the Wings "biggest playoff factor" and no there's no guarantee he'll show up anywhere. God knows it will be nice if he does, but no guarantee.

GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


#33 LeonardSankar

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:27 AM

hmmm...that's a lot to keep straight. Thank god I root for Detroit in everything...and Michigan State. Keeps it simpler that way.


I only root for Detroit for NHL & NBA as I grew fans of other teams in the other sports leagues. Since I live close to Toronto I'll root for the Blue Jays & Raptors but not the Leafs b/c they are the worst fans in the history of all of sports and my hatred for the Leafs is one of the main reasons why I became a Wings fan back in the old Norris division days of the 80's.

Aside from the Wings I also rooted for the Oilers, Kings, Blues & Rangers e.g. Wayne Gretzky and I was one of the people who wanted the Wings to sign Gretzky in the summer of 1996 as it would have been great for him to be apart of the 97 & 98 Cup teams but he choose the Rangers.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:56 PM

I only root for Detroit for NHL & NBA as I grew fans of other teams in the other sports leagues. Since I live close to Toronto I'll root for the Blue Jays & Raptors but not the Leafs b/c they are the worst fans in the history of all of sports and my hatred for the Leafs is one of the main reasons why I became a Wings fan back in the old Norris division days of the 80's.

Aside from the Wings I also rooted for the Oilers, Kings, Blues & Rangers e.g. Wayne Gretzky and I was one of the people who wanted the Wings to sign Gretzky in the summer of 1996 as it would have been great for him to be apart of the 97 & 98 Cup teams but he choose the Rangers.


haha it might be simpler to just keep track of the teams/players you don't like.

GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


#35 LeonardSankar

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 02:42 PM

haha it might be simpler to just keep track of the teams/players you don't like.


Actually they are way too many teams to keep track of that I hate b/c my list is very long consisting of teams & players and I'll list a few with the reason being in brackets:

Teams:

Toronto Maple Leafs (hate their fans)
Dallas Cowboys (Niners rival)
Green Bay Packers (Beat Niners repeatedly)
Buffalo Bills (Just like Leaf fans)
New York Yankees (Jays rival in AL East)
Pittsburgh Penguins (Lemieux & Crybaby Hater & 2009)
New York Jets (Favre played for them in 2008)
New York Giants (Beat Patriots twice in SB's)
Baltimore Ravens (Bunch of Blow Hards)
Dallas Mavericks (Can't stand Cuban & Dirk)
North Carolina Tar Heels (Duke fan)
Vancouver Canucks (Wings main competition)

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:07 PM

I actually picked Vancouver as our toughest opponent because they play a similiar style of game to us. They aren't overly physical...more of a puck possession team and they can be sooo dangerous. Since Burrows pulled that bullshard on us in the SO win 2 weeks ago, I want to ram a goalie pad down his thoat....BUT, that is nothing for the pure disgust I feel for San Jose.
I can't stand Thornton...I used to respect him, him being a local boy but somewhere along the way he became a whiney, embellishing, disgraceful weasel man. I hate how he blows kisses to the fans after a goal (Really JOE...You arent at a Stanley Cup parade) and how he will flap his arms up in the air if he is called for a pentaly ( like he cant BELIEVE the injustice that has just happened to him) The entire team is a classless bunch- they are diver's and they love to cheap shots at us.

I want to meet them in the SCF. I want us to run them over. I want Smith and Krons to step up. I want them to punish Thornton and his merry class of clowns....and that manchild Niemi.

I want the Sharks and I want tehm to suffer!!! :ph34r: (last sentence was in a very slow and menacing voice! lol)
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:17 PM

I actually picked Vancouver as our toughest opponent because they play a similiar style of game to us. They aren't overly physical...more of a puck possession team and they can be sooo dangerous. Since Burrows pulled that bullshard on us in the SO win 2 weeks ago, I want to ram a goalie pad down his thoat....BUT, that is nothing for the pure disgust I feel for San Jose.
I can't stand Thornton...I used to respect him, him being a local boy but somewhere along the way he became a whiney, embellishing, disgraceful weasel man. I hate how he blows kisses to the fans after a goal (Really JOE...You arent at a Stanley Cup parade) and how he will flap his arms up in the air if he is called for a pentaly ( like he cant BELIEVE the injustice that has just happened to him) The entire team is a classless bunch- they are diver's and they love to cheap shots at us.

I want to meet them in the SCF. I want us to run them over. I want Smith and Krons to step up. I want them to punish Thornton and his merry class of clowns....and that manchild Niemi.

I want the Sharks and I want tehm to suffer!!! :ph34r: (last sentence was in a very slow and menacing voice! lol)


Mark my words, the Wings can NEVER, and will NEVER beat the Sharks in the SCF...ever!

GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:55 AM

Mark my words, the Wings can NEVER, and will NEVER beat the Sharks in the SCF...ever!


What's the latest on the re-alignment plan for that matter? Under that scenario those two teams could theoretically meet in the SCF.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 02:02 PM

All are huge threats in their own way, especially on the road...

...definitely the PP/PK...

...Helm will have a great playoff. Franzen....BETTER show up!


Agreed. everyone keeps calling him a playoff beast...he had a 5 goal game against the Avs the one year and was pretty average aside from that. Consistency is a beast that Mule needs to tame...

I'd personally like to see the Wings keep Nyquist up and have 3 scoring pairs and a grinder to get the puck on each fwd line.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 10:51 PM

Here's why I think the Wings have a great chance to win the Cup and it has nothing to do with matchups. Doesn't matter who you play, you have to beat them regardless. I think the Wings can win because it's time. If not this year, then next year for sure. After they won the Cup in 98, the next three seasons, they were bounced in either the first or second rds. Then, they won it in 02. Another flurry of early exits in 03, 04, and 06. In 07, they get to the WCF's before losing to the Quacks. In 08, five seasons after the last Cup, they win it again. Lost the Cup in 09, then two years of early exits. Now, it's four years after the last one, so they're due.
I'm getting the idea that the Wings organization knows it's much to difficult to win it every year. So, they spend a few years recharging the team, staying competitive, figuring that if they advance to the next rounds, fine, but if not, no worry we'll get there. The Wings have been known to be very patient both on the ice and off. They don't panic. And I've noticed this year as opposed to the last two, they're playing with much more purpose and energy. They are hungry again and they want one more Cup for Nick before he goes. Sure, they're having some PP problems and "injury" problems, but don't be surprised to see them healthy and ready to go in April.





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