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#2025159 Wings' Goaltending Situation

Posted by The Secret on 11 August 2010 - 12:53 PM

Although I agree with this to some extent, the NHL is a different beast and HOW many goalies have we seen that exploded onto the scene, only to be out of the NHL altogether in 3 years? (Steve Shields, Brian Boucher - although he kinda had a resurgence last year, Roman Chechmanek, Jim Carey, etc, etc....) the point is, it's all about how he handles it mentally and how consistent he can stay... I think he has shown through college, to GR, to Detroit, that he can handle adversity and let it roll off his shoulders (remember, he almost lost the job in GR to Larsen and came back to have a Calder'esque first season in Detroit, so I don't think he is in that group and I think he will continue to play solid... let's just keep things in perspective and accept the fact that he may still have a few down points in the season... the focus is, and should be, on how he bounces back from it...

....Jose Theodore, Carey Price, Andrew Raycroft
I was not ever 100% confident in Howard and I thought he had multiple area's in need of big improvement but he did seem to have that calm about him and did bounce back from horrible games. I think after having improved even a bit on those glaring problem area's he could be just enough goalie this team will need with the ability to put on a show now and then... very similar to the career of Chris Osgood.

#2024224 Red Wings might opt to keep Ritola at the expense of Miller

Posted by The Secret on 09 August 2010 - 09:24 AM

Drew Miller is a great plug... I didn't mind having him on the team but I think we have seen the max of what he can do. We need to gamble now and then and I would gamble on Ritola at the expense of a plug like Miller without even thinking about it. Look at what happened with Leino... he was given time but perhaps not enough. I was one who wanted him off the team but its proven to be the wrong choice. At least give Ritola an opportunity, there will be other Miller types available if the gamble doesnt work.

#2010507 TSN: Discussion of Modano To Wings

Posted by The Secret on 05 July 2010 - 03:45 PM

Modano is too old! We need to get tougher on the 3rd and 4th lines not older. Unless Modano comes for real cheap...like so cheap that you couldn't turn it down but I doubt that would happen. I would pass on this!

This is exactly the way I read his comments. It almost feels like he's posturing here, seeing if he can get a better deal somewhere else with better minutes, but maybe it's more showing Dallas that someone still wants him. He could just be bitter too, who knows.

Also, I doubt his jersey number is a huge issue. He could end up wearing #10 or #18... or something. My only true gripe with Modano is that he looks like Jon Heder.

YESSSSSSSSSSS! I think he looks like a decroted piece of crap.

#2010505 Getflaf for Zetter

Posted by The Secret on 05 July 2010 - 03:39 PM

Trade... Getzlaf's game is too big to turn down. Nothing against Z but I'd have to make this trade. Getzlaf is unstoppable!

#2002343 Wings sign Ilari Filppula 1yr/$500k

Posted by The Secret on 22 June 2010 - 08:57 AM

Yeah got forbid someone wants a player that can score over 20 goals at like the age of 22 and also can hit and fight well. That would be horrible for this team.

I don't talk up NA players, i talk up tyough players. This team needs some hard hitters and some tougher players tyo really be the best ethy can br. Its just more often then not the tuogher guys available are Na players. Sorry that I wanna see some grit on this team, I'm sure I'm not the only one in this boat,.

No, your not alone on this. I fully agree with you and I do talk up North American and more importantly Canadian players. I'm Canadian and I Love the way we play the game and I miss having good Canadian players in the mix on our team. I don't hate euro's but for the most part they do play a different style then NA players. My opinion is that we need a better mix! A better mix will give us a more exciting product on the ice... we haven't had what I am looking for since losing Yzerman, Shannahan, Old Mac, a Prime Grind Line. I'd rather see moves made to bring in a Carcillo or Asham rather then sign an unknown Filpula especially since i am not satisfied yet with the current Filpula.

#1988726 The Curse of Marian Hossa

Posted by The Secret on 23 May 2010 - 10:53 PM

I Hate the BlackHawks.... So I am invoking the curse!

#1986686 hasek to khl?

Posted by The Secret on 18 May 2010 - 12:03 PM

It cooperated fine last month. :D playoff masterpiece

Dom's team only lost one game in the playoffs. He won 12 straight games with 3 shut outs to lead his team, Pardubice Eaton, to the Czech Championship. See avatar. He was named MVP of the league, top player and top goalie, with ridiculous stats -- in the playoffs and regular season.

He's fine. I wish he was still in the NHL.

Good luck, Dom. Play forever, if you want to. :thumbup:

I'd like to see a Hasek/Howard tandem! Howard would have gotten tutoring from both Hasek and Osgood and we could actually throw in a goalie that would win his games when given the chance.... Hasek might even be able to snag the lead role from Howard, who knows?!

#1984670 Hawks or sharks?

Posted by The Secret on 13 May 2010 - 03:06 PM

For me its always been Wings or bust! If the Wings aren't in it then I cheer for no-one. I will watch, I enjoy a good hockey game, and there's no doubt that the Sharks vs Hawks series will be a good one but i really couldn't care less who wins just so long as they beat the hell out of each other.

EDIT: Never mind... I hate the Hawks and I hope they lose

#1984619 Montreal rioting after win

Posted by The Secret on 13 May 2010 - 01:48 PM

A second round win for a team who were suppose to be eliminated (with ease) by the caps, and then by the pens as well. This team has already won two stanley cups(at least in it's fan's eyes) by eliminating the only two worthy seeds in the East.

Both my old man, and my younger brother are habs fans... while they of course want their team to advance to the SCF, beating both the caps and the pens has pretty much made this a winning season/post-season.

Side note: any Canadian who doesn't acknowledge Quebec as being a part of this great country, is not a true Canadian.

Go live in Quebec and see if you have the same thoughts after living there! They don't consider themselves as a part of our great country so why should we?

On another side note... wait until the winner of the Eastern Conference (doesn't matter who it is) meets the winner of the Western Conference (doesn't matter who it is either) because I have a feeling the Western team will destroy the Eastern without too much trouble! Remove Halak's miraculous performance from Montreal's current play off run and they are swept in the 1st round!

#1984529 Montreal rioting after win

Posted by The Secret on 13 May 2010 - 10:43 AM

Quebecers are not Canadians ;)

Thank you for acknowledging this, they are not Canadians! France didn't want them, Niether does Canada. Who riots to celebrate getting out of the 2nd round of the playoffs anyway? They barely won the first 2 rounds and haven't won a thing yet! Quebecois continuously find new ways to make them selves look like assholes!

Detroit is not known to be the safest city in America and I was there in 96 when we won the cup and millions of fans spilled into the streets... it was the happiest, friendliest mob of fans ever! No riots, no looting, no fighting, no burning just happy fun celebration by all.... and we won THE CUP!

Not all Habs fans are Quebecois, and that mentality is slowly dying from generation to generation.

I lived there until recently and its not dying nealry as fast as you think... They are a very prejudiced and racist breed and they instill it into their children. I saw it first hand! Being an anglo I was told to "go back to Ontario where I belong" and that they "don't know why they let my kind into Quebec"

#1982719 Howard injured?

Posted by The Secret on 10 May 2010 - 12:14 PM

A gash to his five-hole from what I could tell.

HAHAHA...Classic! Funnniest thing I have read in a long while... nice one!

#1969377 Octopus vs Shark

Posted by The Secret on 02 May 2010 - 09:44 AM

#1967924 Le Canadien de Montréal au Penguins de Pittsburgh.

Posted by The Secret on 30 April 2010 - 07:37 AM

Quebecois suck.... so do the Habs!


#1954034 Hasek/HC Pardubice set record, win championship

Posted by The Secret on 22 April 2010 - 03:51 PM

Good for Dom. Great to see he still has it.

Your avatar creeps me out everytime I see it. Those have to be 2 of the ugliest f***ers the league has ever seen!

#1954030 Hasek/HC Pardubice set record, win championship

Posted by The Secret on 22 April 2010 - 03:50 PM

I miss Hasek... my fav Red Wing goalie, wish we could have seen more of him.