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#21 DeGraa55

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 04:49 PM

Very surprising. Holland only goes for washed up veterans, so it's mind boggling why he didn't throw a 3 year offer at him.


Even more mind bogglig why haven't Sammy Bert and Quincey been given matching
Deals yet?

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:31 PM

It's about time ... one year too late if you ask me.  Thanks Bert but you're no Lidstrom.  Time to hang the skates up.  



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 09:56 AM

the spin-o-rama must be carried on by someone.....



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 10:07 AM

And thus ends my long time dream of cheering wildly as Todd Bertuzzi is handed the Stanley Cup first after it is presented to Zetterberg (and cheering all the more wildly knowing that the rest of the hockey world is HATING what they're seeing). 


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 20 June 2014 - 10:46 AM

Now how are we gonna win shootouts? Hopefully one of the kids, idk maybe Jurco (I know, shot in the dark), could be tried in a SO... Wait, who am I kidding? that won't work.

 

Let's convert Lashoff to a shootout specialist. Or Gustavsson. 


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#26 kylee

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 10:55 AM

And thus ends my long time dream of cheering wildly as Todd Bertuzzi is handed the Stanley Cup first after it is presented to Zetterberg (and cheering all the more wildly knowing that the rest of the hockey world is HATING what they're seeing). 

He could just sign with a real contender now.



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 11:01 AM

He could just sign with a real contender now.

 

I wish.  Seriously, I'd really love for Bert to get a Cup.  I've got nothing but sympathy for the guy.  I'd rather he win one than Alfie. 


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 20 June 2014 - 11:06 AM

 

I wish.  Seriously, I'd really love for Bert to get a Cup.  I've got nothing but sympathy for the guy.  I'd rather he win one than Alfie. 

 

Why? I mean I have nothing against Bert, but no sympathy really. He nearly killed Steve Moore after all. Really he should have been banned for life. 


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 11:08 AM

 

Why? I mean I have nothing against Bert, but no sympathy really. He nearly killed Steve Moore after all. Really he should have been banned for life. 

 

I like a good redemption story. 


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 20 June 2014 - 12:51 PM

It's a shame we never had Bertuzzi during that short window when he was a dominant force in the NHL.

 

He's had two stints for the Wings, but both are very forgettable.  Ironically, that gap when he wasn't on the team was when we made two Finals apperances.  Not saying it was his fault, but ironical (Where's DraperFan?)


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 02:43 PM

 

Why? I mean I have nothing against Bert, but no sympathy really. He nearly killed Steve Moore after all. Really he should have been banned for life. 

 

No he didn't.  The guys that jumped on top did but I'm not going to debate it.  If any one should be banned it's Matt Cooke but that's not going to happen.



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 05:07 PM

 

No he didn't.  The guys that jumped on top did but I'm not going to debate it.  If any one should be banned it's Matt Cooke but that's not going to happen.

 

Matt Cooke should be banned too. I don't want to debate it either but the force of the sucker punch followed by driving Moore's head into the ice practically broke all of his cervical vertebrae by the looks of it. Could easily have severed his spinal cord but he was lucky. 


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#33 jimmyemeryhunter

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 05:58 PM

I said the day we brought him back that wed never win a cup with him on the roster, bad juju.

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 07:08 PM

I said the day we brought him back that wed never win a cup with him on the roster, bad juju.

This. Very true. I always thought it was a bad idea. He had his moments, but he just didn't throw his weight around like he could have. I mean he certainly could have been the muscle we needed to keep opponents in line, but he never tried to put anyone on their ass like a guy that size could. I wonder if there is a rule on the team not to get into the messy stuff by babcock. Because he certainly doesn't ever look happy when Justin gets greasy.


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#35 jimmyemeryhunter

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 07:15 PM

This. Very true. I always thought it was a bad idea. He had his moments, but he just didn't throw his weight around like he could have. I mean he certainly could have been the muscle we needed to keep opponents in line, but he never tried to put anyone on their ass like a guy that size could. I wonder if there is a rule on the team not to get into the messy stuff by babcock. Because he certainly doesn't ever look happy when Justin gets greasy.


I was kind of thinking he just stopped engaging in all that because of the Steve Moore thing.
Like Not only was it weighing on him that he messed up another mans life, and he's got the decision of the courts hanging over his head.
He probably was told by multiple people that it will influence the case If they see him out there acting like a goon opposed to him showing he changed his ways.

On top of the bad karma, it was never a good mix.

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 07:24 PM

I was kind of thinking he just stopped engaging in all that because of the Steve Moore thing.
Like Not only was it weighing on him that he messed up another mans life, and he's got the decision of the courts hanging over his head.
He probably was told by multiple people that it will influence the case If they see him out there acting like a goon opposed to him showing he changed his ways.

On top of the bad karma, it was never a good mix.

 

I got that impression too. Like it severely affected him and he just didn't want to play that physical style anymore because it just felt wrong to him? I don't know. But Bert never seemed like the big physical power forward anymore after that. 


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 05:44 AM

In spite of all these negative opinions I liked Bert in our uniform. Yes, this year he was useless but he was a good player for us. Perhaps, this is just my opinion as I was a big fan of him starting from late 90s and it was like a dream come true when we traded for him.

 

So I wish all the best to him, the only player I truly liked who spent his best years not in Red Wings jersey.


Sweet. This dude was brought here for one reason, to punch people in the head - every other thing that he can do, other Wings can do better. I like that we have a head-puncher. The league has other, better head-punchers, but this one is ours. Better than nothing. Good work, Kenny!

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 06:24 AM

It's a shame we never had Bertuzzi during that short window when he was a dominant force in the NHL.

 

 

Is Danny Heatly available?

 

What's Jonathan Cheechoo been up to?


On a more serious note...I got nuthin on Bert, but honestly these past few seasons he was a 'poor mans' Franzen at best (has a few good games, makes a few hits, has a fight, and then that's it for the season).



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Posted 21 June 2014 - 07:59 AM

In spite of all these negative opinions I liked Bert in our uniform. Yes, this year he was useless but he was a good player for us. Perhaps, this is just my opinion as I was a big fan of him starting from late 90s and it was like a dream come true when we traded for him.

 

So I wish all the best to him, the only player I truly liked who spent his best years not in Red Wings jersey.

 

I have nothing against the guy either, and I do wish we'd had him when he was one of the best players in the league. I thought he played well at times this season, mostly on the PP, but it's clearly time for the Wings to move on. That guy named Cleary though...


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 08:09 AM

And thus ends my long time dream of cheering wildly as Todd Bertuzzi is handed the Stanley Cup first after it is presented to Zetterberg (and cheering all the more wildly knowing that the rest of the hockey world is HATING what they're seeing). 


Let's do that in the Pepsi center.

Now how are we gonna win shootouts? Hopefully one of the kids, idk maybe Jurco (I know, shot in the dark), could be tried in a SO... Wait, who am I kidding? that won't work.


Not a bad idea! Let's turn out the lights and give the refs night vision goggles and let the players shoot in the dark. If you hear a whistle it's no good, but if the goal light comes on its in.





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