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#2524750 State your unpopular opinion *Mod Warning Post #'s 200 & 219*

Posted by GoWings1905 on 20 June 2014 - 12:32 AM

I really dislike Seinfeld. Have never found it the least bit funny, nor entertaining. A show about nothing (which I know is the idea) and that's about how much appeal it has to me.

#2524673 Dan Cleary may return...sigh

Posted by GoWings1905 on 19 June 2014 - 07:08 PM

If Dan Cleary SOMEHOW is given a roster spot on the Red Wings then I think all us Wings fans should go to every single pre-season game and chant CLEARY SUCKS... maybe that would send him a message to just go away already along with tell Kenny we are fed up with his loyalty.

Shouldn't we chant Holland sucks instead? Cleary is just doing what he loves. Holland is the one enabling that unfortunate opportunity to occur.

#2524350 Dan Cleary may return...sigh

Posted by GoWings1905 on 17 June 2014 - 11:30 PM

Can't wait for the "free Jurco!" movement to gain steam quickly when Cleary makes the team over Jurco in September. I don't even want to believe this is truly realistic, but after last season with Nyquist...

#2524314 Dan Cleary may return...sigh

Posted by GoWings1905 on 17 June 2014 - 08:25 PM

I like Cleary as a Wing. Hope he has a better year production wise. I thought he was effective last year carrying the puck into the o zone and getting under the skin of some guys.

This post brought to you by the year 2007.

In all seriousness, I felt the same way about Cleary too years ago but he isn't a remotely effective NHL player any longer. I wish Franzen had Cleary's heart. Beyond that, Cleary gave everything he had and finally just broke down physically. Take a job within the organization that doesn't involve playing hockey.

#2524292 Eaves is OUT in Nashville

Posted by GoWings1905 on 17 June 2014 - 06:10 PM

I still like Eaves more than Miller, but unfortunately injuries derailed any real shot Eaves had at sticking with the Red Wings. I hope he finds a job somewhere in the NHL.

#2524263 Detroit re-signs Gustavsson 1 yr $1.85 mill

Posted by GoWings1905 on 17 June 2014 - 02:27 PM

Don't like it at all. Mrazek doesn't need another year in Grand Rapids with nothing to prove. Monster is too much of a risk as a backup and quite frankly, he wasn't good the second half of the season either.

#2524103 Shawn Thornton will not be returning to the Bruins

Posted by GoWings1905 on 16 June 2014 - 10:57 PM

I am 100% positive ALL GM's have interest in players before July 1st....it's my opinion that Holland will not show any interest in him...but stranger things have happened...
I would welcome Thornton, even though he is not who I think Holland should go after, just like I would welcome Boyle.  I do think, on the other hand that both of these guys would be better pickups than Nosek, Epec, Asslec, Ballsec though...

Of course Holland has an idea going into July 1st. You stated he isn't interested in NHL players though, which is either speculation or a major leap of exaggeration. Without debating the merits of the actual signings, Holland is always active through free agency. Trades are another story, but show me an instance where Holland has only been interested in undrafted players. He can take flyers on those guys (and why not?) and still pursue other players come July 1st, which by all indications is the plan.

I don't see Thornton being an option, nor do I think he should be one for the Wings. However, I am extremely confident Holland will sign at least one NHL quality d-man in the near future. I guess I'm just not following the assumption Holland is standing pat this summer.

#2523759 2014 SCF : (2) The Big Apple vs. (3) Hollywood

Posted by GoWings1905 on 13 June 2014 - 11:41 PM

The Kings certainly earned it. Fun team to watch play and they prevented Chicago from winning it all most importantly. However, that's two in three years so it's gonna be harder rooting for them going forward.

Seeing the Stanley Cup is easily the coolest moment in sports. Hockey is the best.

#2523570 Spezza Requests Trade

Posted by GoWings1905 on 12 June 2014 - 12:01 AM

I like Spezza quite a bit, but I don't see a fit at all for the Wings. They have plenty of depth up the middle. The need is a top-six winger ideally with some size that can score goals.

Besides, I'm not willing to part with the assets it will take to acquire Spezza. The Ducks, Blues or Predators seem to be mentioned the most in regards to trading for Spezza.

#2522835 2014 SCF : (2) The Big Apple vs. (3) Hollywood

Posted by GoWings1905 on 04 June 2014 - 10:12 PM

Who else? That dude isn't clutch or anything.

#2522614 Shero & Bylsma Fired

Posted by GoWings1905 on 03 June 2014 - 01:43 PM

He may be annoying and awkward as part of the broadcast team, but Pierre has a great hockey mind. Very knowledgeable about the game.

I agree completely. He's a doofus and awkward on television, but he knows a ton about hockey. I can appreciate what Pierre brings to a telecast far more than fan boy Edzo. He's just a cheerleader on national broadcasts.

#2522367 WCF: (6) California Dreamin' v (5) The Night Chicago Died

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 June 2014 - 08:40 PM

You know the state of NHL officiating is poor when Dan O'Halloran is selected for a Game 7 in the conference finals. Should have just teamed him up with Brad Watson while they were at it.

#2522248 WCF: (6) California Dreamin' v (5) The Night Chicago Died

Posted by GoWings1905 on 30 May 2014 - 10:45 PM

Damn it. As much as I absolutely despise the Blackhawks, they know how to win games when it matters. Have to give them credit because the Kings had all the momentum up 3-1 in the series and 3-2 late in an elimination game on their home ice. 


Fitting this series is going seven games. These are two excellent teams and this feels like the Stanley Cup Final, which is why Chicago can't win because there's no way the Rangers beat them. The Kings won't be overwhelmed by the situation having won two Game 7's on the road already in the playoffs at least. Just seems like a huge blown opportunity not finishing off Chicago tonight at home. 

#2522111 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by GoWings1905 on 29 May 2014 - 03:20 PM

Sure, considering the complete set of positive integers, 2 is certainly very close to 6.

Nyquist, Tatar, Jurco is close. Plus Weiss possibly, Mantha is coming. The Wings have cap space too. It's not just about Franzen this season, but the likely steeper decline to follow in years to come. Lose the buyout after this summer and then you are just stuck with Franzen.

#2521872 WCF: (6) California Dreamin' v (5) The Night Chicago Died

Posted by GoWings1905 on 27 May 2014 - 01:46 PM

Their blueprint is to build a tough team build on superb defense  if they can add a bit of scoring in the off-season, the Blues are for sure are a cup contender again next season. But I agree with you, they have to proof it at some point but given how tough the West is making it out of that conference is insane.

Fair enough. I do agree with you about the Blues and drawing the Blackhawks in the first round was just unfortunate. However, I think you have to achieve and maintain playoff success before a team can be declared a model.