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#2493992 Patrick Eaves First Game as a Predator

Posted by The Secret on 10 March 2014 - 07:33 AM

Patty was a great role player. I liked him as a Red Wing and hope he does well in Nashville... I'd rather see him get a regular gig somewhere, he deserves to play. Good luck Pat, thanks for the memories... Like this:



#2486860 Great story about Mike Illitch helping out Rosa Parks

Posted by The Secret on 26 February 2014 - 01:28 PM

God bless the Illitch family!

#2479130 Hypothetical: What Coach Would You Replace Babcock With?

Posted by The Secret on 31 January 2014 - 10:16 AM

Really, Another replace the coach thread?!


Any who, The answer to this question is very easy... a no brainer really. The ONLY person suitable to replace Babcock is ME! No one else anywhere is more suitable. Watch out Babs... once word gets out your a goner! Then you will see me take this very same team to the Stanley Cup parade... and the Super Bowl parade... and what ever parade they are having this year for the Tranna Maple Leafs!!!

#2478697 Tim Thomas is a dope: It's a scientific fact.

Posted by The Secret on 29 January 2014 - 10:25 AM

Still don't see what makes him a dope but regardless the guy is a scrapper and still is a great goalie... I wouldn't mind at all if they did not resign The Monster and did sign Timmy the Tank on a one year. Thomas can still be a #1 goalie and he'd challenge Howard every step of the way. A Howard-Thomas tandem would be wicked! Like Fuhr-Moog or Hasek-Osgood

#2469075 Tailgating?

Posted by The Secret on 31 December 2013 - 09:29 AM

I went once to tailgate and game at a Michigan State game a few years back and the alumn's that were bringing us were upset that we were running late to get there at 8:30 AM.... when we got there just before 9:00 there were tents set up, BBQ's in full use, music going, TV's going, Booze going, Footballs being thrown..... the party was in full gear at 9:00AM... it was insane and soo much fun. Enjoy! Keep us posted in the festivities, you'll get some worthwhile pictures to share.... just ask kindly :) Let them know your an exotic Canadian friend and they will LOVE it (don't mention the Toronto thing though)

#2462715 Darren Helm Injured

Posted by The Secret on 10 December 2013 - 02:35 PM


Well it's not too much of a stretch for me.  I like Franzen, and the blanket criticism he receives is hardly ever warranted.  Does he have bad games sometimes?  Sure.  Is he a bad player?  Nope.  On a team that has struggled offensively for four or five years, a guy who can put up 25-29 goals is a breath of fresh air.


Franzen is far from a breath of fresh air... he gets the flack because he has everything it takes to be a true power forward but lacks the cack n balls to use it half the time. He is on a roll now and playing great but for no rhyme or reason can vanish into thin air at any time. I think there would be less complaining about him if during his goalless droughts he was a great defensive player and making an impact in other ways but he doesn't... add to the fact that Holland stayed loyal and signed up Franzen first before Hossa, when we had Hossa in our grips, and then you see where all the s*** he tales comes from.... its always warranted and always will be while he plays the way he does

#2461303 Darren Helm Injured

Posted by The Secret on 05 December 2013 - 02:49 PM

Helm caught a skate in the shoulder in the 3rd period. This must be from that?! Get better soon Helmer... and Datsyuker... and Zetterberger ....and Dekeyserer.... and Bertuzzier.... and Howarder

#2458459 Looking for advice/attending a Wings home game

Posted by The Secret on 27 November 2013 - 09:56 AM

Have to go for the Lafeyette Coney Island experience after a game.... Its a must! Its like going to Montreal and not going to Schwartz for smoked meat... You just got to do it


"ONE UP!!!!"

#2458099 ****(Stuff) no one says about the Wings

Posted by The Secret on 25 November 2013 - 10:04 AM

I'm happy we signed Franzen instead of Hossa

#2457720 Babcock's system

Posted by The Secret on 24 November 2013 - 04:33 PM

He needs a system where the players listen to him and do whats asked of them. SHOOT THE PUCK! MAKE THE SIMPLE PLAY! A part from Babcock playing in the game and doing it for them there is only so much he can do.


I could see it now, Babcock (in the stupidest managerial move in hockey history) gets let go by Detroit today at noon and at 12:01 the coach of Tampa Bay gets fired and at 12:01:30 Babcock has a coaching job in Tampa working for Yzerman!


You can't have a Stanley Cup winning team every year and we are 22 straight years in the playoff, longest running streak in all of the major pro sports!! Let him do his job, things will straighten out OR invent the electronic remote control device that Babcock can use from the bench to electricute the desired player at the time he needs to shoot rather than pass. It can also be used to punish a player after he has given the puck to the wrong team (which we should also blame on Babcock I suppose), taken a stupid penalty, gotten hurt for an extended period of time, etc.

#2456913 What I'm thankful for...

Posted by The Secret on 23 November 2013 - 01:03 PM

Thank God for Mike Illitch.... It all starts with him!

#2456719 ****(Stuff) no one says about the Wings

Posted by The Secret on 22 November 2013 - 02:32 PM

I miss Boyd Devereaux and Tomas Kopecky

#2455667 Babcock performance thread

Posted by The Secret on 20 November 2013 - 10:08 AM

Give him some time. Let Babs see where his pieces work and don't. He's a winner, always has been and always will be. Might not be pretty at times but he gets the job done and he's prven that. How quickly we forget the massive changes this team has gone through in the last few seasons and we are still competitive with the ability to achieve more... Babs will figure it out. Looks at last season. There is a tonne of hockey yet to be played. If you want the Red Wings domination of old start watching the 2002 season archives... this team needs to adapt to what it has and it will. Won't be an all out Red Wings landslide anymore it will have to be done with some old school mucky grinding hockey.

#2454951 Brendan Smith

Posted by The Secret on 17 November 2013 - 09:25 PM

Not everyone can walk in and be a stand out like Dekeyser. I was one that regularly said the same thing about Ericsson that most are saying about Smith now. Ericsson took his time but is finding his ground and Smith will be the same. For now enjoy Dekeyser's success unti Smitty finds his ground.


Oh. What about that Kindl guy? 2 years ago I'd have said he was on his way out of town but he has actually finally proven some worth. Patience. It will be worth it.

#2452809 Brendan Shanahan appreciation thread

Posted by The Secret on 11 November 2013 - 08:02 PM

I'm with you... the whole team changed when Shanny arrived. He gave us everything we needed in a true blue Power forward. What an awesome player he was!