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#2623833 Grantland: The Heavyweight Belt of NHL Rivalries

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 25 August 2015 - 05:47 AM

Pretty soon rivalries will be based on the actually game being played. How lame. I can't think of a single good rivalry that doesn't involve punching. Except the Yankees vs. The Red Sox, Michigan vs. Ohio State, North Carolina vs. Duke, or Liverpool vs. Manchester United.

Yep, obviously can't have bitter rivalries without fighting. You betcha.


We get it.  You don't like fighting, but some of us do.  

#2623691 Grantland: The Heavyweight Belt of NHL Rivalries

Posted by F.Michael on 21 August 2015 - 05:59 PM

That's definitely the point YOU are making. But several other people here have insinuated that the amount of punching is directly proportionate to the intensity or bitterness of the rivalry and lamented the future of rivalries because fighting is down. Which is crap. There are tons of REALLY intense rivalries that exist because of the game, and not because of the penalties.

Just like a-holes - everyone has an opinion.


And for the record - as a fan - it's been years since I 'felt' the intensity of past rivalries...IMHO - there isn't a rivalry today that can  match-up to what we saw 15 plus years ago.


Yes - the fighting - the cheapshots - the hard nosed play are all key, and it lends a helping hand in hating a rival.

#2623583 Adidas Gets NHL Jersey Deal

Posted by HadThomasVokounOnFortSt on 19 August 2015 - 10:01 PM

I like my cars black, and my sticks and skates white

I have a black car. :)

Also when I played high school hockey. A kid on my team had white skates. Let's just say we made fun of him a lot lol.

#2622734 Non-Wings You've Grown to Like

Posted by rick zombo on 10 August 2015 - 08:47 AM

No one. If you're not a Red Wing? Then piss off.

#2622896 Franzen's Gift to Nyquist

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 11 August 2015 - 05:13 PM

I think these would work as a realgud form of birth control. 

#2620783 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by roboturner on 17 July 2015 - 03:02 PM

My sister passed away about 3 weeks ago from cancer.


A couple of seasons ago she had a chance to go to a Wings game.


My dad had been in contact with the Wings people and they were trying to work out who she might want to meet if she got the chance. It was up to me to ask her who she wanted to meet. Of course, we were trying to surprise her so I didn't want to just come out and say "Hey you're probably going to get to meet one of the players, who do you want to meet?"


So i would ask, "Hey Care, if you got to meet anybody on the wings who would you want to meet?"


"DAN CLEARY!" she'd exclaim.


So a couple of days later I would ask again. "DAN CLEARY!!" was the answer I got again.


She knew they were going to be going to the game when she went down to Ann Arbor, so I tried again, "No..Seriously....If you really got to meet one of the current Wings players when you go to the game, who would it be?"  I could not have given her a bigger hint without flat out just telling her!




So she and my dad and uncle went to the game and had a good time. Then the game was over. As they are trying to 'leave' the building, my uncle is leading the way with directions on where to go with my dad and sister following him. She still has no idea.


They end up in an area where she figures they aren't supposed to be. "Are we allowed down this way?"


Finally they end up standing against a wall with a bunch of other people with a Wings/arena employee telling them to just wait where they are.


"Are we meeting players?!" She had finally figured it out.


While they were waiting she felt she had accidentally bumped into someone behind her. She turned to say she was sorry to them. But nothing came out of her mouth. It was Nicklas Lidstrom that she had bumped into!! (This was during his last season when he wasn't playing due to his ankle) He saw she was trying to apologize and told her it was no big deal. Other players like Pavel and Zetterberg had walked through the hallway where they were waiting.


Finally Dan Cleary came out and asked "Are you Carrie?"


I don't remember much of what else happened (I wasn't there, just heard the stories afterward), but he was super nice to her, took a couple of pictures, and signed some things.

The jersey says

"To: Carrie    Best Wishes

 Your friend, Dan Clear 11"


He also had a signed bobble head sent to our house a couple of weeks later.


I always teased her about wanting to meet Cleary over anybody else, but she really enjoyed the whole experience




#2620758 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by Mckinley25 on 17 July 2015 - 08:24 AM

Wow. This guy just won't go away. I didn't even go to a game last season because of the Wings signing Cleary. Don't have a choice this season since it's the last season at the Joe.

Wait,..so you're saying you had the means and resources to go to games, but chose not to, because of Dan Cleary? Please tell me he's a jaded ex lover you don't want to run into because that's the only way that makes sense.

#2620655 Brian McGrattan

Posted by Bolgar on 15 July 2015 - 03:33 PM

What's to stop Brian McGrattan....ehhh, doing it wrong:(

#2619793 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by kickazz on 09 July 2015 - 10:55 AM

That was the point.  Green isn't a druggie piece of crap, so I don't really care if he wears 25.  It's not like the guy guy typically associated with it was a class act or anything. 

Drugs or not McCarty was still a great teammate on and off the ice. Stuck up for his mates and defended them. His number isnt all that special to me but credit is goven where it's deserved

#2619722 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by Rivalred on 08 July 2015 - 09:28 PM

I'm glad to have the guy on our team and all but I've saw him fight. He does not deserve to wear McCarty's number.
If it was me, I'd pick #50.

And Nyquist has the right to wear number 14? Sheesh

#2619674 Over/Under for Larkin's time as a Red Wing in 15/16

Posted by wings87 on 08 July 2015 - 04:50 PM

I'll bet you $50 I can't swallow a tablespoon of cinnamon

I'll bet you a tablespoon of cinnamon you can't swallow $50.

#2619064 Tj oshie to washington

Posted by Shinzaki on 05 July 2015 - 08:15 AM

TJ Oshie is a gentleman and a scholar...a prince amongst men.

#2617625 Brendan Smith re-signed 2 yrs $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by Nevermind on 30 June 2015 - 05:23 PM

Someone as dumb as Smith shouldn't have access to that kind of money.

#2618528 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by Shinzaki on 01 July 2015 - 07:28 PM

Yep...I'll surely trust the judgement of Caps fans over Kenny Holland when it comes to evaluating NHL talent.

#2618684 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 02 July 2015 - 10:59 AM

After last July 1st us Wings fans deserve to celebrate these 2 signings!


I haven't been this excited since that fake thread many years back about us signing Andre Roy.   :hehe: