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#2534204 Helmer: First one to get a herniated disc in the new Season?

Posted by Spongewingredpants on 14 August 2014 - 08:13 AM

my apologies to the typo but the upside is that this thread has become fun to read


plus, maybe the accidental nickname will stick :-)



#2534095 Helmer: First one to get a herniated disc in the new Season?

Posted by rick zombo on 12 August 2014 - 01:37 PM


#2533914 Prayers are needed

Posted by 96warrior on 08 August 2014 - 11:49 AM

I hold you in my prayers.

#2533903 Prayers are needed

Posted by puckloo39 on 08 August 2014 - 08:12 AM

Aw, take care, and have fun on your cruise, dear.  We will all be thinking about you and wishing you well with your surgery.  :thumbs-up:

#2533902 Prayers are needed

Posted by frankgrimes on 08 August 2014 - 03:04 AM

All the best to you, hopefully it's work out in the best possible way and you never have to through it again.


My prayers are with you

#2533813 State your unpopular opinion

Posted by number9 on 06 August 2014 - 05:44 PM

If I had a gun with two bullets and I was in a room with Hitler, Stalin, and the new chick in the Wendy's commercials, I would shoot Wendy's girl twice.

#2533691 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 August 2014 - 03:28 PM

How has no one yet mentioned Andreas "Iron Jaw" Lilja. We're still trying to replace him ... oh, wait, we already replaced him with Kyle Quincey. Never mind. 


On a serious note, and avoiding the obvious choices, I'd go with Martin Lapointe. One of the last punishing body-checking forwards Detroit had in the line-up before signing Drake in '08. Since then...


Same Andreas Lilja who TKO'd this guy back on November 20, 2008?









Or the same Andreas Lilja who made this guy s*** his pants back on November 27, 2008?  (greatest picture ever)








Or the same Andreas Lilja who made Patrick Sharp.................OK you get the point.

#2533678 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by Learn2LuvIt on 04 August 2014 - 10:26 AM

Rafalski.  He did it all...and did it all at a world class level.  Unfortunately, as so happens when you play with one  of the best ever at a particular position, he was often overshadowed by Nick.  I also think Nick learned a lot from him on the blue line in terms of offense.  I have seen very few "skate the line" with the puck like Rafalski did.  At the beginning of his term with us, he was much better at this than Nick.  His lateral movement with the puck at the blue line to find a shooting lane was second to none.  As a result, Nick soon became much improved at this, and eventually you'd have to say that they were equally as good.  But Rafalski was underrated in my opinion.

#2533655 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by number9 on 03 August 2014 - 09:00 PM

In my mind Konstantinov would have been legendary had that tragedy not occurred.

#2533654 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 August 2014 - 08:55 PM

What about Downey?


Guy won us the Cup in 2008.  The manhood that he displayed in the regular season rubbed off on our soft Euros come playoff time.  To this day, people still discredit him on LGW.  

#2533487 Paul McCartney and the Red Wings

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 01 August 2014 - 09:29 PM

We should cement this relationship and name the new arena Octopus's Garden!


Maybe Ringo can be the corporate sponsor.

#2533463 Paul McCartney and the Red Wings

Posted by hooon on 01 August 2014 - 03:09 PM

Take these broken Wings... and get a new training staff.

#2533406 Samuelsson signs new contract....... with Djurgarden.

Posted by Nev on 31 July 2014 - 05:54 AM


Are you currently dating Mark Mowers by any chance?


In a menage a trois with Matt Ellis.


After breaking up with Brad Norton.

#2533331 Predictions for the DRW 2014-15 Season!

Posted by luvmnger on 29 July 2014 - 09:22 PM

1. the wings come out of nowhere and win the super bowl on feb. 3rd.

get cocky...and slack the rest of the season finishing 28th....missing mcdavid & rychel.


2. followed by a game 7 world series where cleary hits the bottom 9th run...straight to the pitcher.


3. the NFL starts using their waterboys and moneyball analytics and the whole league crashes.

4. XFL returns with a vengence...some punter re-names himself..."the real"


done. book it.


#2533199 Predictions for the DRW 2014-15 Season!

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 28 July 2014 - 04:04 PM

minus his kronwalling though, he just doesn't seem to be brave enough to do it anymore.

Do you honestly see Kronwall's reduction in hits as a lack of "bravery?" As the Wings' #1 Dman, the onus is on him to be defensively responsible at all times. He can't afford to take himself out of the play (who's going to cover-Smith?) in order to deliver a soul-crushing hit, the very type the league seems intent on cracking down on, especially if someone's hurt on the play. I don't see that as a lack of bravery, I see that as Kronner recognizing that he is now a leader on this team and adjusting his game accordingly.

As for predictions, I can't wait to see how a pain-free Z plays. If he truly feels better than he has in years, he's going to rep that C beyond our wildest dreams. *lady boner* Same with Pav and The Knee of Infinite Sorrow.

The kids are going to continue to play with swag and light a fire under everyone's ball sack. I love the smell of burnt pubes in the morning. Particularly if that morning is hosting a nationally televised NBC game. Suck it, Edzo.

I lost a lot of confidence in Howard last year, and from interviews I've read it sounds like he understands that his play was unacceptable. He's the big question mark for me this year--when he's on, the Wings are a machine. When he's off we're a bunch of monkeys humping various footballs all over the ice whilst pinching uncontrollably at the wrong times and firing off slappers over the glass resulting in ill-timed penalties and a growing sense of ennui. It's horrible.


Anyway, while I'm certainly not counting poultry, I do see that there could be some positive things to look forward to this season, despite some of the glaring holes remaining unaddressed.