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#2216164 2011 MLB Season Thread

Posted by 8 Legged RedWing on 18 October 2011 - 01:45 PM

They are 70 MPH pitches down the middle in batting practice. It was cocky to say, especially when he failed to show up a couple games. Furthermore I'm sure he could jack 10/10 in batting practice if he really wanted to. Again, they are 70 MPH pitches down the middle, I would hope he can do that seeing how he is the best hitter in all of baseball. They might even be 60 MPH for all I know, figured 70 was a nice, round number


Get Real

It was very fun to watch, no doubt, I'll agree all day with that. Not hear though. Keep your mouth shut, take care of your business and you'll do fine. You ever hear any Red Wings opening up their mouth?

Didn't think so - Go aboot your business

I wasn't upset with Cruz taunting Verlander, Cabrera started it. It's not like Verlander did anything out-of-the-ordinary special in the playoffs anyways. Once in a lifetime regular season, meh post season.

I fear the backlash

I never even heard of Cabby saying anything but let me get this straight. You're upset that Cabby said something during batting practice when Cabrera has always been a light hearted guy who jokes around at all times but you're cool with Cruz taunting our pitcher in the middle of an LCS? You're sure you're a Tigers fan?

#2216069 Filppula is "too nice".

Posted by Guest on 17 October 2011 - 08:04 PM

i also didn't post when he was on pace for zero points after 2 games. that would have been optimum trolling potential, if that's what i had in mind.

Like I said...

i really think you need to get laid, by filppula. you've obviously got a major hard-on for the dude if you take such offense anytime anyone dares to suggest that he might not dramatically increase his point total all of the sudden.

#2215801 Eaves needs to be in every game

Posted by stevkrause on 16 October 2011 - 07:29 PM

He is EASILY one of our 11 best forwards when everyone is healthy (let alone top 12)... the fact he's been a healty scratch at ALL is a problem... I love the way Miller and Emmerton have been playing and they've both shown they deserve to play, so it's a difficult situation, but Eaves flat out should never be a healthy scratch... I'll go one further that he needs to see PP time, yes, I said it. Babs wants another R handed shot on the point for the PP - problem solved.

He is too good to not play.

#2215644 Thoughts on Ericsson?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 15 October 2011 - 10:36 PM

Wow. we made it a whole 4 games before this thread popped up.

So you're asking if he's worth it 4 games into a three year contract?

#2215641 Thoughts on Ericsson?

Posted by UP Wings Fan on 15 October 2011 - 10:19 PM

Vote all you want but that's not the way it works.

Wow, you're a wise one!

#2215640 Thoughts on Ericsson?

Posted by P. Marlowe on 15 October 2011 - 10:16 PM

My vote is that we keep Kindl up, send Ericsson down.

Vote all you want but that's not the way it works.

#2215127 Abdelkader pounds Lapierre

Posted by Doc Holliday on 14 October 2011 - 01:28 PM

Last ngihts game is a textbook example of how it can be a pretty damn big factor.

I'm notorious for thinking fighting is more than just a side show for goons and anyone who thinks that I will call an anti fighter til the day I die because they dont realize the impact it can have on a game and team.

I don't think I have ever said that. You have me confused with someone else.

I think players can get sparked up by a fight. On the other hand, so can the other team. That is why I don't put AS MUCH stock into the benefits of fighting as you do. There is a big gray area on which team gets more of the jump from it, and I don't think there is anything wrong with having one opinion or the other. My issue is creating strawmen simply to prop up one of the opinions.

Personally, if there was a player who I wanted to have his clock cleaned last night, it was Ballard. The guy was grabbing people, acting tough towards our smallest players, and in general acting like a ******.

#2215092 Abdelkader pounds Lapierre

Posted by Doc Holliday on 14 October 2011 - 11:49 AM

Abdelkader on the Lapierre fight: "He asked me to go and I said yes. It was good to give our team a spark, especially after being off."

The team was playing like s***, and he realized it and went out there to spark them. Needless to say it worked and the difference was noticeable,anyone who wants to say fighting has no effect whatsoever on a game is clueless.

I think Abdelkader has really cemented himself as a solid middleweight his last 3 fights or so and has looked feistier this year than he did last year. When hes on the wings with Bert backing him up hes a real bruiser.

Look forward to a lot more of this from him and Bert, that third line has been sick :clap:

Get off your podium, already.

#2215122 Abdelkader pounds Lapierre

Posted by Doc Holliday on 14 October 2011 - 01:01 PM

Was there a noticable difference before and after? Yup

Are you the type of person who would deny this effect of a hockey fight to all ends? Yup

Does it feel great to have proof that the wings players also agree it can have a spark, contrary to some people's ridiculous thoughts on here? Definitely

Like I said, get off your podium already, and just appreciate the damn fight. Also, I have never said that fights don't spark a team. I have simply said it isn't as big of a factor as you would like to make it appear. You are notorious for pegging anyone who doesn't see fighting the way you do as an "anti fighter". Just pump the brakes.

#2214873 10/13 GDT: Canucks 0 at Red Wings 2

Posted by P. Marlowe on 13 October 2011 - 09:19 PM

I guarantee you we've won many, many games where it was a matter of the refs making a bad call against the other teams that gave us that little extra *something*, and I can also guarantee that you didn't give a damn, you were just happy that we won, like every other fan.

Don't. You don't know me. I know how I feel and although all wins feel good winning a hardfought fair game feels better.

#2214941 10/13 GDT: Canucks 0 at Red Wings 2

Posted by Nightfall on 13 October 2011 - 09:37 PM

I'm thinking when the first loss comes, it's officially the end of the season. The bandwagon fleas begin to fall off.

Haha, true story. I still remember when a friend of mine who is a Tampa Bay Lightning fan had season tickets during all those crappy years. Everyone who showed up to the games were real Tampa Bay fans. Then, the team got good and won the Cup. He said that the cup winning year was fun, but all the bandwagon fans jumped on. When they regressed, it went back to the way it was. Now with the team getting good again, the bandwagoners have returned.

Personally, I would rather have a good team and deal with the bandwagoners than have a crappy team and no bandwagon fans. Ask the Lions fans how they have felt the last 8 years.

Character assassination won't do you any good, sweetcheeks.

You don't have any character left to assassinate. So it was a fruitless effort. :D

#2214422 Hudler?

Posted by Barrie on 12 October 2011 - 10:31 PM

First, do you really care this much about the +/- that your thread gets?

Yea who cares? I get -'s for being anti fighting, ah whatever...

#2213863 Weekend Picks: Week 1

Posted by Dan Bylsma on 10 October 2011 - 06:19 AM

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#2213326 Tell the Illitch Family to Drop "Presented by Amway"

Posted by Konnan511 on 08 October 2011 - 06:44 AM

Am i the only person who doesn't give a crap who our sponsor is? We are still the Red Wings. Illitch is still the owner. It's not like we are the Detroit Amways or play at Joe Louis Amway Arena. Amway is footing a huge bill. Without that massive corporate sponsorship, we'll start being less competitive. I know I don't want that, do you? Would you be ok not being able to spend to the max and have the best possible team possible? It's a sponsor. It doesn't change the team and no one outside of Red Wing fanboys give a hoot who our sponsors are. I can't name more than 2 or 3 sponsors of any teams around the league, i assume most can't either.

#2212695 Eric Nystrom on waivers

Posted by Konnan511 on 06 October 2011 - 06:42 PM

You should ask Babcock to explain it to you.

The simple answer is, if I'm a player around the net in a scrum after the whistle, I'm a lot less likely to take a little cheapshot at the goalie or give a little crosscheck to a star player if I know I will get punched in the face for it. If I only have to answer to Franzen, then it's jab away.

I don't think it prevents guys from hitting players or injuries during the game, but as for crap after whistles and little cheapshots, hell yes it does.

Just because you say it's true doesn't make it so. Even if it were true, those players would have to be on the ice to prevent anything, and none of those players would play on the same line as Datsyuk or Zetterberg or anyone decent.

Drew has two 10 goal seasons with Detroit in years where we faced a ton of injuries and now he's a better player then Nystrom? Haha, ok. Nystrom would be a good fit, can score just as well as Miller, hits harder and is faster. I don't think Kenny even looks twice at him because we already have too many forwards and he's a bit pricey for a 3rd/4th line guy.

Nystrom cannot score just as well as Miller. Miller has more points and goals in 100 less games played and has 2 straight 10 goal seasons with the Wings while Nystrom hasn't accomplished that feat. Nystrom has never had a positive +/- as a pro as well. So yes smartass, Miller is the better player.