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GoWings1905

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In Topic: Free agents this off season

27 June 2015 - 06:27 PM

The Wings will pursue Green hard, get outbid again by someone else in free agency (which is fine in this case) and then just continue to fill the roster internally. 

 

I really don't expect much of anything come July 1st. With Blashill and the wave of prospects coming, I'm OK with that. 


In Topic: Last 16 Cup Winners Bracket (from Reddit)

18 June 2015 - 05:59 PM

Very interesting. I don't think there is any question that 2002 team was the most talented of the past 16 cup winners. I'm not really surprised the 2008 Wings advanced that far either -- that team put on a clinic in puck possession almost every single game. I still lean to 2008 being my favorite of the four championships just because so many people had the Red Wings dead following the lockout and Stevie Y's retirement. 

 

It's somewhat difficult to simulate as well, even just over the span of 16 years. Like for instance, the 2002 Red Wings wouldn't be very well equipped to play in today's NHL. They would get chewed up by the speed element. 


In Topic: 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

15 June 2015 - 10:45 PM

You think I enjoy watching Chicago win again? NOPE.


I think it was a wise decision you answered that question yourself. There's room for doubt.

In Topic: 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

15 June 2015 - 10:35 PM

 
People said that in 2010 as well. And I've thought for a long time that Chicago is definitely cut from a different cloth than Pittsburgh, and the results clearly show that. Just a lot of talent and a lot of guys working hard. Good management. Good coach. They're the real deal.
 
Pittsburgh wouldn't have won even one Cup if our team hadn't been so beat up in 2009, let alone that they seemingly had the refs on their side.

I agree with you. The Wings win in 2009 again even with just a healthy Pavel Datsyuk. Malkin went off that series because Pav was hurt and couldn't shut him down while Z was taking care of Crosby.

Chicago is definitely impressive, as much as we all hate them as Wings fans. I just hope this is the end of their championships for awhile.

In Topic: 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

15 June 2015 - 10:27 PM

You can think what you want. I'm neither a Leafs or a Hawks fan. I just know that Toews and Kane's legacy has already surpassed Datyuk and Zetterberg's.


Rightfully so. What did you expect? They are elite players on a team stacked with high draft picks from sucking for years. I don't even know why you are comparing the two besides to weave your anti-Wings rants into the picture.