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#2684719 Patrick Roy steps down as Head Coach and VP of Hockey Operations

Posted by F.Michael on 12 August 2016 - 10:59 AM


#2684691 Patrick Roy steps down as Head Coach and VP of Hockey Operations

Posted by GoalieManPat on 11 August 2016 - 07:46 PM

I'm elated at the Avs failing under Joe Sakic though. That clown is the most overrated player in the history of the NHL.


Are you kidding? Sakic was basically Steve Yzermans hockey doppelganger. Saying Sakic is overrated is saying Yzerman was. The fact that Brett Hull physically grabbed and sat Avery down and told him hes not allowed to talk to "Mr Sakic" shows the level of respect that guy earned. Through the whole rivalry Sakic was the only guy you couldnt hate. Pure class. 


As for Roy leaving 


#2684690 Patrick Roy steps down as Head Coach and VP of Hockey Operations

Posted by WhiteLightning91 on 11 August 2016 - 07:05 PM

The business world of connections.


Though Roy did win that Jack Adams. 


#2684364 Random Discussion Thread

Posted by NerveDamage on 02 August 2016 - 08:53 PM

best face swap ever


#2684322 Fox Sports DET to stream DRW games online

Posted by Echolalia on 01 August 2016 - 08:28 PM

IP reroute perhaps?


I mean there are options, such as proxies and whatnot.  They just aren't kosher.  But more to the point, I think that here in 2016 convenient and legal options for folks to watch games regardless of whether they're in Texas, Australia, or Michigan should be available and independent of a cable or satellite subscription.

#2684278 Red Wings All-Bust Roster

Posted by kickazz on 31 July 2016 - 02:58 PM

Whoever thinks Cleary was a bust probably has zero clue what "bust" means. And is likely equating typical "I hate Dan Cleary" narrative with the concept of being a "bust".


Aside from winning a Stanley cup with us he also scored the OT game winner against Anaheim in 2009. Not to mention he had two 20 goal seasons, a 26 goal season and scored more points than Datsyuk did in the playoffs at least 3 different times. Also scored more goals than Zetterberg did in 2011. So it's not even "efforts". He actually produced better than our star players did at times. And not just one time. Multiple times. 


His last playoffs with the Red Wings was in 2012-2013 where he scored 4 goals and 10 points whereas Dats scored 3 goals 9 points. Both played exactly 14 games.


So lol. 


Can't believe I just had to defend Dan Cleary. He might have been a washed up player for the last 3 or 4 years who no longer belonged in the line up, but the guy was no bust. He made a career here when the Red Wings gave him a chance. And he won a Stanley cup in the process. 


Not many people in the league can say that about themselves. And not many teams can say that about other players they give opportunities to. Usually when a team gives a chance to a player whose career is falling apart or declining, they end up being a bust. Not Dan Cleary though. That guy ended up winning a Stanley cup, recovering his falling career and went onto play 10 more seasons with a successful franchise.  

#2683842 Another new Wings Fan is on the way!

Posted by Jedi on 25 July 2016 - 04:36 PM

Rosemary Grace was born at 9:10am this morning, 8lbs 8oz and 20 inches long. She's absolutely perfect.

Mommy and baby are both doing well!



#2683573 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 July 2016 - 12:29 PM

Can we all agree that if Stu Grimson's 32 isn't retired, nobody else's number should be?  


81GP (including playoffs) 




#2683368 Random Discussion Thread

Posted by puckloo39 on 17 July 2016 - 07:42 PM

Helm.. .it's the meth-stache. 

#2683196 Random Discussion Thread

Posted by kickazz on 14 July 2016 - 02:25 PM

When the team captain photobombs the hell out of you. 



Even on the re-take. 



#2682151 Who should get A?

Posted by Franzine on 04 July 2016 - 10:15 AM

Athanasiou deserves both As lol get it

#2678021 NHL Chooses Las Vegas for 17-18 Expansion

Posted by DickieDunn on 17 June 2016 - 06:19 PM

what is next placed to be bombed? 

Only the players and fans will be bombed in Vegas

#2677981 NHL Chooses Las Vegas for 17-18 Expansion

Posted by HelmFan on 17 June 2016 - 03:56 PM

Bob Mckenzie's reporting that it was basically a toss up between Vegas and Syria.

#2677826 Official Detroit Lions thread

Posted by NerveDamage on 15 June 2016 - 09:22 PM

So it begins...


#2677583 2016 SCF: San Jose Sharks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 13 June 2016 - 07:29 AM



Let it sink in folks. Those of you that cheered for Pittsburgh. Sidney Crosby beat Lidstrom, and went back to the finals before Datsyuk/Z and insult to injury also won the Conn Smythe. 




Crosby has a much different personality now than he did then.  No more whining or sucker punches (although him and Thornton went at it pretty good).  No more acting like a petulant child.  He's not perfect, but he's light years ahead of where he was when he played us, in terms of maturity, which is one of the reasons I was okay with them winning it this year.  


16 Pens = 08 Wings 


While the Sharks were getting good pressure on the Pens last night, I noticed that a lot of their offensive pressure was a result of good passing.  That's one way to get around relentless forechecking.  Pass that puck around and wear them out, they can't move as fast as a pass.  Then I thought, about the '08 Wings and how ridiculously well they could control and pass the puck around.  If the '08 Wings played the '16 Pens, it would still be a good series, but the Wings would take it.  The Pens wouldn't be able to do what they did throughout these playoffs against that Red Wings team or really any Red Wings team for that matter.



Hopefully Blash was watching these games. Speed kills, no more slow garbage clogging the lineup next year.


Hopefully everybody remembers this next year when they start complaining about how we have too many "soft players" and we need to get bigger.  Bigger equals slower.


Not sure if you're joking, but I think they're referencing the film Sudden Death.

Film?  Y-You mean... that wasn't... real??   :lol: