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#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!

#2452136 Any Drew and Mike fans in LGW?

Posted by The Secret on 08 November 2013 - 12:44 PM

If you are were a Drew and Mike fan... you may not know that Mike Clark and Mike Wolters have a podcast that they are doing now that is friggin awesome. It's as close as you can get to the Drew and Mike show. Oh, and since it is a podcast they are not restricted by the FCC which opens alot of doors for hilarious stuff. Podcast format is great too because you can listen to it where and when you want and don't have to miss any of the show!


Check them out, show your support (I'm wearing my thedetroitcast sweater right now) and let them know The Secret from LGW sent you and you could be entered into a contest to win a brand new car (...nah, I made that up) but the show is great... check it out!



#2451490 Franzen believes hes playing well.

Posted by The Secret on 06 November 2013 - 10:09 PM

I believe I have figured out what the mysterious illness is that has suddenly taken down the mighty mule. It was this post that I started. Let me quote myself:

"This guy drives me nuts!! He has everything it takes to be a legit Power forward except for the heart..."


Its obvious that Johan Franzen is a member of LGW and he has read this post and his mysterious illness... hurt feelings and a broken heart! Yes, Johan does have a heart, its broken and its making him nauseous.


Johan, I'm sorry for what I have said. Please accept my apology... Play hockey, make millions and have fun! We don't care if you score alot of goals anymore or if you want to vanish for weeks at a time, its fine... we just want you to be happy and have fun.


There... now I feel better



#2449416 Franzen believes hes playing well.

Posted by The Secret on 01 November 2013 - 09:21 AM

This guy drives me nuts!! He has everything it takes to be a legit Power forward except for the heart... Have a read:




Despite the lack of production, Franzen believes he’s playing well.

“I feel really effective, actually,’’ he said. “I had two good chances and scored on both of them this year, so it feels pretty good, actually.’’


What a joke

#2448772 The most annoying things about being at games?

Posted by The Secret on 30 October 2013 - 07:44 AM


#2448638 Babcock's coaching

Posted by The Secret on 29 October 2013 - 08:18 AM

We are in waters we haven't been in for a very long time. Babcock needs to, and will, find a way to evolve with this team. There is alot of inexperienced players in the line up which normally have their growing pains, plus there are some lingering pains (Leaders not leading -Franzen), Some dead weight (Samuelsson), new players adjusting (Weiss, Alfie) and key injuries and more. Thats a whole lot to contend with all at once but I have no doubt Babcock will figure it out and get things back on course and this diversity now will be our strength come play off time. Last season was a rough one but the team came together at the right time... I know its hard to watch but it will happen again this year also.

#2436098 So....did Cleary just take Tatar's spot?

Posted by The Secret on 12 September 2013 - 10:43 AM


Having just signed a 3 year extension in June, I really don't see Miller going anywhere.

Miller or Eaves... same sort of player. I just hope Tootoo is not the one on the outs. Cleary can play everywhere, is physicalish and is clearly a big leader in the lockerroom... He's been a great Red Wing and that is why I am happy to see him back.

#2436070 So....did Cleary just take Tatar's spot?

Posted by The Secret on 12 September 2013 - 10:22 AM

Am I the only one glad to see Cleary come back? I guess I may change my mind after seeing how the dust settles... if the dust settling means Sammy, Miller and Emmerton are the casualties then I will be fine... even add Bert to that (Not because I dont want him on the team but...)

#2434792 Keep Tootoo, Drop Cleary

Posted by The Secret on 03 September 2013 - 09:26 AM

And then he gets a sore boob and has to take a nap.


Great LOL to start a work week!! Thanks.


If we are looking to move a few players to bring in a gritty veteran presence... I might prefer to see us bring in Morrow over Cleary. I have nothing against Cleary and would be happy with him coming back but maybe Morrow would be a better option?!


I also dont think Tootoo should be going anywhere and would rather see him perm on the 4th line. He's always all in! I believe he has some good 4th line hockey in him too. Lose Miller or Eaves and Emmerton + Keep Tootoo and bring in Morrow!! If that would work of course.

#2429425 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by The Secret on 11 July 2013 - 09:11 AM


I agree with this... I felt as playoffs got tougher basically he was a black hole with puck, if it got passed to him even if he was at the far edge of the circle on the boards, he would just spin and shoot puck into goalie's pads. And not with traffic in front, the rest of his linemates hadn't even entered into the play yet or were just starting to cross blue line as they passed it to him.


I've said it before..... It was his first season in North America, the most games he'd ever played in a season (remember he played in Switzerland before his first crack at the NHL), He came out on fire and hit a wall but rebounded in the playoffs. Thats a very successfull first season on my opinion... he was put through the ringer and worked his way through it. He's a hard working shoot first player that was able to have success in a few different roles. Looks like he will only get better. Sometimes you have to roll the dice and this is an instance where I would roll them for sure.... Unless he wants a ridiculously long contract. Brunner was the player that should have been signed not Alfredsson!

#2427233 Wings sign Alfredsson to 1-year, $3.5m deal (+$2m bonuses)

Posted by The Secret on 05 July 2013 - 02:30 PM

That just seems like a weird combination of wishes, get tougher or sign a somewhat soft Euro.

Agreed and I was hoping to get tougher but given a 40 year old soft euro for 1 year at the expense of a 27 year old soft euro for multiple years I'd have gone with Brunner. Would have loved to see what he could achieve in a full season plus he was a key piece on a dominant 3rd line... I LOVE that 3rd line!!!!!