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#2574280 2/24 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Kings 1

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 24 February 2015 - 01:14 AM

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#2572748 Around the NHL -- GWT -- 2/16 thru 2/22

Posted by Euro_Twins on 21 February 2015 - 05:54 AM

That would be amazing.
Not only because I like our chances of beating the panthers over Boston I'd it were to shake out that way, but also because Florida deserves to get in.
They need some hype that the playoffs would help bring, but could you imagine if they get in and their home attendance is still near 10-15k.
Ha..

If that happened you'd think it would cause some serious consideration of making the Vegas team a relocated panthers.

The Las Vegas Sand Panthers.
Ha.


The Nevada sand people sounds better to me

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#2573552 Zetterberg leaves after 2nd Period; "upper body injury"

Posted by DickieDunn on 22 February 2015 - 01:32 PM

Ericsson stepped up to Benn, the official was right there.  Was he supposed to shove him aside to dispense some frontier justice, nullify the PP, and probably get a game misconduct and extra 2 minutes on top of it?  




#2573540 Zetterberg leaves after 2nd Period; "upper body injury"

Posted by TheXym on 22 February 2015 - 11:55 AM

Benn should be facing a suspension, but since it was against a Red Wing, and Pronger is now employed by the department of player safety, I'm expecting to be disappointed. Still hoping Hank is OK. It would be only too fitting if next season, Benn went to hit Zetterberg and Hank went low like Stevie Y did on Pronger back in the day.


#2572910 2/21 GDT : Red Wings 7 at Dallas Stars 6 (OT)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 21 February 2015 - 06:08 PM

Did you all even remember that Patty Sunshine (Eaves) plays for Dallas?  :w00t:

 

He's out with a concussion, poor laddie.  He has no luck with pucks and his head... perhaps the hockey gods are trying to tell him something.  Seguin is out, too, from a vicious hit earlier this week.  Hemsky is iffy for game time.

 

LGRW!!

 

Anyone remember his hatty against Dallas? 




#2572819 Corey Crawford, you're gonna be on the news for that

Posted by TheXym on 21 February 2015 - 11:42 AM

Osgood is very very sympathetic to Crawford after watching this replay.


#2572661 Nashville Predators to Host Alumni Game vs. Detroit Red Wings

Posted by Smite on 20 February 2015 - 04:35 PM

sorry for hijacking the tread. It would be a great Alumni Game.... in 10 years when the teams have enough retire players to make the interesting. 

 

this is the last comment I promise.

 

After debating that this is fake gif this tread was epic. Edit: Reddit url 

 

[–]Tkavil 72 points

2 hours ago  

How is this fake?

I was at this game, this man was shovelling the ice right before the 3rd period however the ref didn't notice him and dropped the puck. Detroit won the draw so rather than continue and risk a too many men penalty, they substituted one of their forwards and let him join the play. I heard this morning that they signed him to a 1yr 900k deal, he'll most likely be with the Grand Rapid Griffins for about 12 years though before getting called up again.

 
 

[–]MapleLeafsBear 15 points

2 hours ago  

That's just how Detroit develops their players -- spend 8 years in the AHL while playing with a shovel. Once you learn how to score with a shovel you get a stick.

 
 

[–]CunnedStunt [score hidden]

an hour ago  

"Back home, we fight bear with shovel. So I come to Detroit with already shovel experience. They tell me score with shovel, so I score with shovel, and now I am score with stick in NHL." - Pavel Datsyuk




#2572652 Nashville Predators to Host Alumni Game vs. Detroit Red Wings

Posted by puckloo39 on 20 February 2015 - 03:46 PM

I don't always get there.  Did we win, or the Preds?  I don't even care.  Igor??  Fisch??  Drake??  THE CUP???   I must have done something right, to get to see this, too.




#2572646 Nashville Predators to Host Alumni Game vs. Detroit Red Wings

Posted by puckloo39 on 20 February 2015 - 03:29 PM

oh holy s***!!!    My only Wings in-person game this season... I am going to be there!!!!!!!!!!!    I am about to die of happiness right now!!!




#2571708 Does Kenny Hate Mickey?

Posted by T.Low on 18 February 2015 - 12:59 PM

I get it, it's sacrilege to say anything bad about the best announcer EVAR!!!! because he's been in the booth forever.  That doesn't change the fact that by the third period he sounds like you're sitting next to him in a bar.  He's not as good as he used to be, and a lot of times he seems to fall into complaining about the refs and weak penalties, chuckling when the Wings get away with something he'd yell at the refs for, dropping a catch phrase, complaining about broken sticks, and waxing nostalgic about the good old days when you showed respect for another guy by "feeding him some lumber" when he was going to hit you.  He's better between periods, but during the game I think he's slipping.  If you disagree, or want to just say "It's Mickey and he's awesome and if you don't like it go piss up a rope," fine.
 
BTW, Madden was bad his last couple years, and Pat Summerall was the boozer in that duo.

I get it, it's sacrilege to say anything bad about the best announcer EVAR!!!! because he's been in the booth forever.  That doesn't change the fact that by the third period he sounds like you're sitting next to him in a bar.  He's not as good as he used to be, and a lot of times he seems to fall into complaining about the refs and weak penalties, chuckling when the Wings get away with something he'd yell at the refs for, dropping a catch phrase, complaining about broken sticks, and waxing nostalgic about the good old days when you showed respect for another guy by "feeding him some lumber" when he was going to hit you.  He's better between periods, but during the game I think he's slipping.  If you disagree, or want to just say "It's Mickey and he's awesome and if you don't like it go piss up a rope," fine.
 
BTW, Madden was bad his last couple years, and Pat Summerall was the boozer in that duo.




I actually have real reasons from my own observations that result in my favorable opinion of Mickey Redmond. A few of them are precisely the reasons you dislike him. You and I simply have different perspectives and want different experiences

I totally agree that it's like watching a game with him in a bar and I very much enjoy that aspect of his persona. It's genuine, down home, as if you are sitting watching a game like he's your uncle that actually skated in the nhl.

I like the way he comments on penalties, especially compared to other teams color guys. Mickey will often point out that our opponent "Gets two minutes for playing hockey, but we'll take it", whereas other guys take the Homer road and make it sound like it was the most egregious penalty ever as they watch a replay that shows a ghost infraction. I always feel insulted as a viewer when Panger or anyone does that.

Mickey is still sharp as a tack when it comes to pointing out things at game speed that I have missed. One example: Countless times he points out a deflection on the goal that I missed, then sure enough you see it on the replay. However, when I watch other teams play I'm dumbfounded at how often they credit the point shot with the goal when the deflection was plain as day and the camera is on the deflector getting congratulated, not the shooter. Then they show the replay and they're surprised as can be at the obvious: "OH!!! It was DEFLECTED". Sigh. Roll eyes.

And Mickey tends to point out things that only an nhl player knows, where other "more professional" guys tend to point out things that are obvious to the hockey fan, as if their broadcast is geared toward a least common denominator viewer demographic or something.

I enjoy his anecdotal ramblings. For example, Abby being a Muskegon boy. His father Joe Abdelkader always paces back and forth in the living room when the game is on. " You can sit down now, Joe, Justin scored a goal."

Believe me, I could go on about how he greatly enhances my Red Wings viewing experience.


#2571542 Does Kenny Hate Mickey?

Posted by barabbas16 on 17 February 2015 - 05:26 PM

 

Mother effer, I thought that was just me hearing that! It sounds like he's trying to prove how much he can remember. And I agree about Dave Strader. I'd take Larry Murphy over Ken.

 

He still isn't anywhere near as bad or annoying about it as Pierre McGuire.




#2571491 Does Kenny Hate Mickey?

Posted by Echolalia on 17 February 2015 - 12:34 PM

I took it as more Kenny joking around because there was such a long period with no whistles. Or maybe Mickey wanted to say chime in and something but couldn't because of the ongoing action and Kenny knew that (after all, they can see each other and their body language whereas we only have their voices to go off of). Anyway I don't think there's any animosity between them because they typically have excellent chemistry and often joke around. I want to say that Kenny and Mickey celebrated Thanksgiving or Christmas or something recently, but I might be misremembering.
I also love all that Mickey has to offer as a color commentator. He is an entertaining individual, not the cookie-cutter type of boring, safe personality that you see so often in sports. The guy is passionate, and what I love the most about him is that he comes off as a fan of the game of hockey moreso than a fan of the Red Wings. Sure he loves the Wings, and it's his job to pass out praise to our team, but he doesn't shy away from passing out praise to players or coaches from other teams, hates weak penalties regardless of who gets the power play, and hates dangerous plays and dives regardless of who's doing them. It's good to have that kind of voice on tv, I think, instead of the mindless homer who puts his team above all others regardless of the situation as well as the game of hockey itself.


#2571471 Does Kenny Hate Mickey?

Posted by number9 on 17 February 2015 - 12:02 PM

Yeah he's got celiacs, so he can't have gluten.
I don't see him drinking too many beers anymore

 

It's amazing how people just come in here and assume he's some kind of drunk. I hope I'm listening to Ken and Mick for many more years.




#2571464 Does Kenny Hate Mickey?

Posted by number9 on 17 February 2015 - 11:57 AM

Mickey is a legendary color man. Those who speak ill of him shall receive no butt pats.
Can mickey drink? I thought he had bad stomach/intestinal problems?


#2571443 Does Kenny Hate Mickey?

Posted by rick zombo on 17 February 2015 - 10:58 AM

That happened because there was a long stretch of action with no whistles. I took it more as a comment about how Ken was so busy calling the play-by-play that there was no room for Mickey to get a comment in.