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#2027593 How big of a Wings fan is your Wife/Girlfriend/Significant Other?

Posted by spartansbleedgreen on 19 August 2010 - 09:44 PM

I'll reply with a picture story that says it all.

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I'm what I like to call passionate. She is borderline obsessive.


#2027516 Lilja: Red Wings only team to offer contract

Posted by Guest on 19 August 2010 - 03:52 PM

Uwe Krupp has a stanley cup winning goal on his resume, pretty good...




#2027438 How big of a Wings fan is your Wife/Girlfriend/Significant Other?

Posted by Blazer on 19 August 2010 - 12:24 PM

I'm not currently dating now, but I was during the last half of the regular season and the playoffs. Seeing as I have to download every game I see I usually watched 2 sometimes 3 games in a row, and it would drive her crazy.

But not so crazy as during the playoffs when my hockey obsession takes all over and I try to watch every game from every series in addition to work. She almost threw a fit when I put on a Red Wings t-shirt (Lidström) and said I would be wearing it out in public with her.
It's pretty hard to understand for girls here where hockey has a very low following, and most that follow hockey picks teams from the Norwegian league and don't really know that much about the NHL. I couldn't care less about our domestic league, only Wings and the NHL matter to me.

I've read all the posts here so far and I'm dreaming hard to find a girl that actually wants to take 10 hours of flying to Detroit with me just to watch hockey.

So far I've only seen two games in person, both losses (Stockholm games) and I went alone. The Wings come first, everytime! :)


#2027365 How big of a Wings fan is your Wife/Girlfriend/Significant Other?

Posted by Ozzie30 on 19 August 2010 - 08:52 AM

It's awesome to see so many female fans. It makes me feel better about ky Wings obsession. We might need to start a LGW singles thread to get some of us paired up haha.



I hope that's a typo. :ph34r:


#2027425 Lilja: Red Wings only team to offer contract

Posted by Echolalia on 19 August 2010 - 12:04 PM

You pick Lebda over Lilja?
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This is such a goofy picture

Anyway, this whole Lilja situation has the same feeling of awkwardness to it as getting caught sleeping with your girlfriend's best friend. Especially when she only wants a 1M birthday present instead of a 1.5M birthday present like your soon to be ex. And that your ex has a concussion problem.
You know, that kind of awkwardness.


#2027403 Lilja: Red Wings only team to offer contract

Posted by Guest on 19 August 2010 - 11:27 AM

I think he was holding out more for the role than the money. If another team would be willing to give him a chance he might have been able to prove that he does have that ability. Sad he won't be here this season since I just got his jersey in February, but I'll still wear it to games.


someone actually purchased a Lilja jersey?

my god...


#2027477 Jim Nill: Jakub Kindl 'should fit in well with us'

Posted by cusimano_brothers on 19 August 2010 - 02:44 PM

"He's not...he's not..." Nill said. "...he's not...he's not..."


Jimmy Nill doesn't sound all that excited about him.


Sounds like Mr. Nill needs a longer piece of rope for all those "nots".


#2027448 Jim Nill: Jakub Kindl 'should fit in well with us'

Posted by Guest on 19 August 2010 - 12:53 PM

Jimmy Nill doesn't sound all that excited about him.

They will insert him slowly and let him gainup the much needed confidence


#2027443 Jim Nill: Jakub Kindl 'should fit in well with us'

Posted by Guest on 19 August 2010 - 12:37 PM

I know most of us read all the detroit papers but I hope it works out for Kindl, because no matter how you look at it wings eventually needs to get younger, and insert high end youth players to get nhl experience, because the lidstroms etc won't be here for much longer

The Red Wings are about to integrate a new young defenseman, one who they thought so highly of five years ago they drafted him in the first round.

Jakub Kindl, 23, can no longer be sent to the minors without being exposed on waivers, which guarantees he has got a job in Detroit when training camp opens next month because the Wings won't risk losing him. He's slotted to be the seventh defenseman, the one who'll be called upon in case of injuries.

What will he bring to the lineup?

According to assistant general manager Jim Nill, who has watched Kindl closely since picking him 19th overall in 2005, Kindl brings the sort of skills the Wings love to have on the back end.

"He's a puck moving defenseman, he has good passing skills -- that's his strength," Nill said. "Like any young player coming into our system, he's had to learn how play in his own end, get the puck out quick, and not get beat in his own end."

Kindl had 30 assists among 33 points in 73 games last season with Grand Rapids. He went from a minus-34 in 2007-08, to a minus-14 in 2008-09 to a minus-4 last season .

Last season was the first time he made an appearance with the Wings, going without a point in the three games he played in December.

While he has got good size at 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, he isn't the punishing type, but his skills hint at the potential to be a future second-pairing guy.

"He's not going to wow you with a big shot, and he's not physical," Nill said. "He'll battle for loose pucks, but he's not run people over, he's not a Nik Kronwall type of defenseman. His strength is his ability to move the puck, and that should fit in well with us."




#2027254 How big of a Wings fan is your Wife/Girlfriend/Significant Other?

Posted by wingnut40 on 18 August 2010 - 08:42 PM

If I ever had a boyfriend, he'd probably dump me because the majority of my time would be spent on LGW, Puck Daddy, NHL.com, watching a Wings game, or watching RW Weekly. I would get too emotionally involved with the games(example: my story about The Game That Shall Not Be Named) I would endlessly rave about how epic a play was or rage about the refs or a poor Wings performance. I would spend my money on a newspaper after every win during the playoffs, just so I could read the sports section and tape the pictures to my wall. Even certain songs would remind me of hockey and I would end up making up my own lyrics to them. My facebook statuses would be game recaps/analysis, and everyone would probably get annoyed by it all. Maybe I'm not supposed to know more about hockey than some guys my age... :huh: Also, he probably wouldn't like that Marian Hossa is my computer background. ^_^


#2027258 How big of a Wings fan is your Wife/Girlfriend/Significant Other?

Posted by wingnut40 on 18 August 2010 - 08:59 PM

:thumbdown:

What can I say? My love is unconditional when it comes to hockey. ^_^


#2027305 Lilja: Red Wings only team to offer contract

Posted by NotTooAbby on 18 August 2010 - 11:04 PM

Hey now, Lilja is a solid defensive defensemen. He can kill penalties, block shots, and hit. He has much more value then Brett Lebda (in my eyes). I think he will be able to find work in the NHL. Idk who with though... lets not be so quick to throw him under the bus.



I get what youre saying but I will be the first one to say...yes he can kill some penalties and block some shots. But there are soooo many times that I would watch Lilja, and E for that matter, and just laugh/scream/shake my head. I DO NOT GET THE LILJA LOVE. Ive heard from other players that hes a great guy....he probably is. But as far as out on the ice, Im a Lebda supporter before Lilja. it doesnt matter anymore since they're both gone.

lets not be so quick to throw him under the bus --- I threw him under almost 2+ years ago long before the concussion. i just didnt see what was so big about him.


#2027301 Lilja: Red Wings only team to offer contract

Posted by NotTooAbby on 18 August 2010 - 10:41 PM

you mean an average defenseman, who was HORRIBLE on our team didnt get another offer......weird.

LIlja--you were out for forever with a concusion. do u expect a raise just because you came back?


--and I will forever be confused as to why there is so much love for "the pain train" he is absurdly overrated and that nickname is laughable...good luck in the KHL, if it's still standing come start of the season.




#2027253 Lilja: Red Wings only team to offer contract

Posted by WizardOfOz30 on 18 August 2010 - 08:40 PM

I just can't imagine Lilja being a top4 Dman in the nhl, he's not good enough. You need more offensive abilities playing top4 minutes.


I think he was holding out more for the role than the money. If another team would be willing to give him a chance he might have been able to prove that he does have that ability. Sad he won't be here this season since I just got his jersey in February, but I'll still wear it to games.


#2027251 Lilja: Red Wings only team to offer contract

Posted by Guest on 18 August 2010 - 08:14 PM

I just can't imagine Lilja being a top4 Dman in the nhl, he's not good enough. You need more offensive abilities playing top4 minutes.