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#2623070 Mullets - post pics

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 August 2015 - 03:06 PM

Hard to beat Jagr.  There are fancier and uglier mullets than his in NHL history, but he's the best player to openly sport one for a long time.  




#2622934 Nashville to wear gold helmets for Saturday games in 2015/2016

Posted by rick zombo on 11 August 2015 - 11:02 PM

I remember before yesterday when I could smugly scoff at other teams piss-ugly ideas for gear and jerseys.

#2622887 Stadium series Wings vs Avs 2016!

Posted by puckloo39 on 11 August 2015 - 03:32 PM

No WInged Wheel is a negatory. 


Also, that white diagonal stripe is the international sign for "dive" - as in scuba diving.  The Wings are not divers... although for the Avs it might be appropriate.  ;)

#2622877 Franzen's Gift to Nyquist

Posted by kipwinger on 11 August 2015 - 03:07 PM

People all over the internet keep saying "I want these sheets!".  They're nuts.  Who the hell wants Mike Babcock's disapproving glare watching over everything they do in bed?  You can almost see him thinking "Luke Glendening works harder than that" whenever you're making love to your partner. 


Screw that. 

#2622803 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by DickieDunn on 10 August 2015 - 09:10 PM

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, except VD. You bring that home.

#2622574 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by Helmethead on 09 August 2015 - 09:28 AM

McGratton in Vegas. Awesome.

#2622258 Stadium series Wings vs Avs 2016!

Posted by HadThomasVokounOnFortSt on 04 August 2015 - 03:41 PM


Read the comments on the article? One guy nailed it..

two thoughts:
1. Either team could still probably beat Buffalo.
2. If Claude Lemieux was playing in this game I would STILL want someone to knock him out.

#2621802 Jonathan Quick on snipers, including Datsyuk

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 July 2015 - 02:38 PM

Jonathan Quick has a piece in the Player's Tribune on snipers in the NHL.  It's a good read an an interesting perspective on goaltending.  He picks Datsyuk as one of the snipers to highlight. 






Most guys have a little tell. You look at where the puck is in relation to their feet, or the way they’re bending their knees to get ready to shoot, and you just know what’s going to happen before it happens. But the problem with Datsyuk is that he fools you with his intentions. He will be way out on the wall with his hands, feet, and eyes positioned for a cross-ice pass — and it’s the right decision. It’s what 99 percent of players will do in that situation. So you instantly start cheating your eyes over to where he’s going to pass. Next thing you know — what the hell? — the puck is behind you in the net. He shot it. Who shoots from there? Datsyuk shoots from there.


#2621327 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by roboturner on 23 July 2015 - 01:03 PM

Thank you all for the kind words and well wishes. Means a lot.

#2621546 Random Discussion Thread

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 24 July 2015 - 09:53 PM

Grammer is grate.

My nieces left their minion toys from McDonalds happy meals at my house, and they giggle when I friggin cough....
Which is terrifying at 3 a.m.

#2621394 Lou Lamoriello new GM of the Leafs

Posted by DickieDunn on 24 July 2015 - 02:32 AM

I see this working a well as an unsinkable ship and the best dirigible ever.

#2620784 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by FlashyG on 17 July 2015 - 03:14 PM

Sometimes its easy to forget that while Dan Cleary the player has long since outlived his usefulness as a Detroit Red Wing, that Dan Cleary the man is actually a great person and a wonderful ambassador for not just the Red Wings but professional athletes in general. That story above my post is a good reminder of that.


In no way do I want him taking a roster spot up on the team anymore, but I'll always respect how he turned his career around with the Wings and his contributions to the team over the years.

#2620783 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by roboturner on 17 July 2015 - 03:02 PM

My sister passed away about 3 weeks ago from cancer.


A couple of seasons ago she had a chance to go to a Wings game.


My dad had been in contact with the Wings people and they were trying to work out who she might want to meet if she got the chance. It was up to me to ask her who she wanted to meet. Of course, we were trying to surprise her so I didn't want to just come out and say "Hey you're probably going to get to meet one of the players, who do you want to meet?"


So i would ask, "Hey Care, if you got to meet anybody on the wings who would you want to meet?"


"DAN CLEARY!" she'd exclaim.


So a couple of days later I would ask again. "DAN CLEARY!!" was the answer I got again.


She knew they were going to be going to the game when she went down to Ann Arbor, so I tried again, "No..Seriously....If you really got to meet one of the current Wings players when you go to the game, who would it be?"  I could not have given her a bigger hint without flat out just telling her!




So she and my dad and uncle went to the game and had a good time. Then the game was over. As they are trying to 'leave' the building, my uncle is leading the way with directions on where to go with my dad and sister following him. She still has no idea.


They end up in an area where she figures they aren't supposed to be. "Are we allowed down this way?"


Finally they end up standing against a wall with a bunch of other people with a Wings/arena employee telling them to just wait where they are.


"Are we meeting players?!" She had finally figured it out.


While they were waiting she felt she had accidentally bumped into someone behind her. She turned to say she was sorry to them. But nothing came out of her mouth. It was Nicklas Lidstrom that she had bumped into!! (This was during his last season when he wasn't playing due to his ankle) He saw she was trying to apologize and told her it was no big deal. Other players like Pavel and Zetterberg had walked through the hallway where they were waiting.


Finally Dan Cleary came out and asked "Are you Carrie?"


I don't remember much of what else happened (I wasn't there, just heard the stories afterward), but he was super nice to her, took a couple of pictures, and signed some things.

The jersey says

"To: Carrie    Best Wishes

 Your friend, Dan Clear 11"


He also had a signed bobble head sent to our house a couple of weeks later.


I always teased her about wanting to meet Cleary over anybody else, but she really enjoyed the whole experience




#2620765 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by LeftWinger on 17 July 2015 - 10:15 AM

That's not WATER!!!!!! :P

#2620457 Ryan O’Reilly Charged With Impaired Driving

Posted by wings87 on 14 July 2015 - 07:20 AM

All joking aside. Drinking and driving is a serious and dangerous activity. Let's hope that the punishment and public embarrassment is enough to deter him from doing it in the future.