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frankgrimes

Which things from the past (not just Wings related) do you miss most?

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Personally for me there are lot of things:

- bench clearing line-brawls

- enforcers dealing with pests

- thrilling trade-dead-lines, 1 of July and draft day

- creative contracts

- hockey played like a mans game

- less diving

- less political bulls*** flooding into the game

- powerforwards not getting called for clean-checks

- hipchecks! what happened to them?

- bone crushing clean hitts

- less suits in the arenas+

- players playing without helmets

- rivalries fueled with pure hatred for the opponent

- stacked line-ups probably one of the worst parts about the new new NHL is that so many teams are almost equal save for a few superstars

Given all these things, it doesn't surprise me how fast my interest in the NHL (not the sport iself) is dwindling down quickly.

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The amount of diving that goes on in today's game is what irks me the most followed by the lack of consistent officiating.

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Somehow I forsee this thread turning into another enforcer debate :lol:

On a serious note; I agree 100% with Grimey...As much as I want to see the Wings make the playoffs - with this team I'm very indifferent...Outside of a handful players on our roster I honestly could care less for this team...Back when I became a fan of the Red Wings in the mid 80's they were no better than they are now, but at least they played like they had a pair dangling between their legs.

Again 97/98 teams >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>2008 team.

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Those darn goalie masks. Gave a bad image to every self-respecting horror movie madman. One guy puts one on, and the next thing you know, mass murderers have a bad reputation, not to mention the decrease in popularity of the name Jason. Go bare like pre-Plante, dang it.

Seriously- I like helmets/masks because of the protection they provide, but I miss seeing the guys' hair flowing behind them like they were rock stars (Ron Duguay, anyone?) and I miss the way that they recognized that they were vulnerable. They knew the difference between hurt and injure and played to hurt.

The game being faster has made it more dangerous, but maybe we've lost something with all this speed.

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I really miss quality teams. I don't mind parity. But I'd rather have a smaller league with stacked teams than a larger league with mediocre teams. It's too watered down. I don't like the 2 stars, 18 average ratio the league uses now.

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I miss owners not being able to spend what they want to in order to build their team & not having to hand over money to other owners who can't run their businesses successfully.

Edit: Makes more sense that I miss Mr I not being able to spend how much he wants

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I miss Kocur the most. I liked it when the Wings could kick the shyte out of the other team if necessary.

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Actual sweaters.

No forward passing.

Goalies not being able to leave their feet.

The rover.

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Players being able to police themselves. That is what I really miss.

This is what I miss.

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- stacked line-ups probably one of the worst parts about the new new NHL is that so many teams are almost equal save for a few superstars

I'm conflicted on this one. On the one hand, watching teams like the 2002 Wings was fantastic. On the other hand, does anybody else remember the mind-numbingly boring games against Chicago, St. Louis and Columbus for a few years? And it was what, like 8 games with each of them each season? We destroyed every one of them every time and it was REALLY hard to get excited about long stretches of the regular season.

I think that was actually just after the 2005 lockout that I'm referring to, before we actually saw the parity start to come about. The Wings had 124 points that first season back and the next closest in our conference was 12 points back of us.

Oh right, and the thing I miss. Steve Yzerman.

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Pictures or it didn't happen.

I spent all my $$ on Tickets and was rockin a motorola flip phone which predated the cAmera phone era.

Plus i was 27 and she was 17 so I felt a little greasy about the thoughts I was having in general.

Actually did small talk to her and her friend and they were drinking Daquries....at 17 in the joe:)

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I miss Kocur the most. I liked it when the Wings could kick the shyte out of the other team if necessary.

This.

It's great to beat an opponent on the scoreboard, but also fun watching our beloved Red Wings beating the snot outta them as well...Especially when it was against the Avs.

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This.

It's great to beat an opponent on the scoreboard, but also fun watching our beloved Red Wings beating the snot outta them as well...Especially when it was against the Avs.

It was cool cause the wings never went looking for trouble. They just ended all the trouble.

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