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#1996380 Bertuzzi offered 2 year deal

Posted by Jesusberg on 08 June 2010 - 03:14 PM

What is a conventional Red Wing?


He has bowed legs and trusts his eyes to Dr. Rahmani.


#1994965 Which defunct team would you like to see make a comeback?

Posted by Lidstromboli on 05 June 2010 - 06:35 PM

What are you doing? You promised me breakfast.

Breakfast, shmreakfast. Look at the score, for Christ's sake. It's only the second period and I'm up 12 to 2. Breakfasts come and go, Rene, but Hartford, "the Whale," they only beat Vancouver once, maybe twice in a lifetime.


#1996335 Lebda to KHL

Posted by CMatt89 on 08 June 2010 - 02:01 PM

They're obviously talking about Steve Lebda....


#1995831 Bertuzzi states he will either stay with wings or retire

Posted by HankthaTank on 07 June 2010 - 12:26 PM

The sheer fact we are discussing trading Cleary in this Bert thread just baffles me and LGW never ceases to amaze with the amount of ass hats that sign in here everyday to say this. The man fought through a torn meniscus which everyone condemns him for and some think thats just sheer Cleary warrior stuff. I am of the latter thinking this guy would die for the Wings on the ice. You NEVER get rid of guys that carry this much respect in the locker room and you NEVER forget what this guy has done during both Cup runs. Clears will be back at 100% and for most thats still not enough but for me that gets me pumped. IF Bert will sign for the right price bring him back. If he retires get somebody else then, I am ok either way. But give up the Cleary bashing.... :rolleyes:


#1995991 The Curse of Marian Hossa

Posted by Joseph Franks on 07 June 2010 - 07:05 PM

That's why I love forums.

Guy scores 40 goals in the season, leads the team. We lose game 7 overtime of the Stanley Cup Finals, and people talk s*** :)

Sure, lets blame it all on Hossa :)

He's been to the finals 3 times in a row. No Detroit player can lay claim to that :)

What if we had made it to the finals this year....and lost. Guess we'd have to pick someone else to blame :)

Sure, hes been a poor playoff performer the last few years.

But he's in the finals again, and all of our "playoff performers".....are playing nhl 2010 on their playstations.


#1995954 The Curse of Marian Hossa

Posted by HankthaTank on 07 June 2010 - 05:50 PM

Also took a s*** ton less to come here as well fellas. I realize he just bounces to winners that eventually go on to lose the Finals but, we were all singing a different tune when we got him. Especially when he played the way he did throughout the season and I saw crazy mofo's donning his jersey even though we knew it was for 1 and done, and even the way he was going in the Chicago series right before the Finals. I was at game 5 in the WCF and the guy was pretty close to unstoppable. I think we should all just take it easy on the Hossa hate. I am not a slappy here and I loathe Chicago but there is really nothing in here that has made a ton of sense to do one of these :thumbup: if he loses another. The overall consensus to me would make more sense to do one of these :clap: :yowza: Posted Image if Chicago was to lose out on another. The Hossa part would just make an amazing story that's all. No real gratification comes from it.


#1996137 Pick-A-Douche

Posted by Bannedforlife on 08 June 2010 - 04:25 AM

I picked Summer's Eve. It reminds me of a warm tropical rain.


#1995789 Steve Yzerman

Posted by LeftWinger on 07 June 2010 - 10:54 AM

Get off your high horse... jesus...

There's no guarantee that Yzerman will EVER return to the Wings. You may not have a problem functioning in the state of delusion, but don't expect everyone else to eat corn bread just because you are convinced Yzerman is a saint.

Yzerman is a competitor. If you think he is looking at this opportunity in Tampa as a 'tune up' for a future job with the Wings... you are HIGHLY delusional. He's there to win and, knowing Yzerman, win NOW. Seriously... get a clue.

isn't it funny how some people can say pretty much the same thing and get multiple positive votes, then this guy gets a negative? Weird how that works, eh?


#1995775 Steve Yzerman

Posted by toby91_ca on 07 June 2010 - 10:27 AM

I don't get it. GMs and other members of management ask for permission to speak to other team's personnel. If you really want someone, that's what you have to do. It would such if you had to simply accept who's out there, out of job and looking. People ask for permission to speak to certain people all the time, sometimes the team says no, sometimes they say yes.

Do I have this correct...some people on here are okay with other GMs doing this with the wings, but not Steve? Makes no sense. He needs to fill positions, he can speak to the other 28 teams, but not the Wings? That's just stupid.


#1995692 Why Holmstrom

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 07 June 2010 - 07:19 AM

*facepalm and a half*

It's easy to say we should've kept Leino AFTER THE FACT and AFTER HE'S FINALLY DOING WELL. He barely did squat here during the trade so I don't regret whatsoever getting rid of him. More power to him doing well in Philly.

Babcock manages Holmstrom great. When he feels it is necessary, he puts him in a reduced role on even strength if he feels that Holmstrom can't keep up speed wise. Holmstrom is still a decent option on the top or second line when Babcock feels that his speed/lack thereof won't be an issue.

Lidstrom signed for less than he did last year, he still gave the Wings a discount and is a steal money wise for being one of the best defensemen in the league.

Holland is still one of the better GMs in the league, by other peers in the NHL.

Your post is a bad one, really really bad.


This post is a good one, really really good.


#1995665 Steve Yzerman

Posted by SouthernWingsFan on 07 June 2010 - 05:04 AM

This happens in business all the time.

Boo-fricken-hoo.


#1995049 Bertuzzi states he will either stay with wings or retire

Posted by NBCnothingbutcrosby on 05 June 2010 - 10:30 PM

It's bad, but it really isn't much of a problem. $1.5m isn't that bad for Drapes, he brings a lot of intangibles.



Clearys contract is the joke, he's garbage he'll be injured half the season again next year with like a broken leg or something. He doesn't deserve the money he's being paid.

For what we pay him players like David Backes, Tomas Plekanec, Matt Lombardi, Scottie Upshall, Joe Pavelski, Alex Tanguay all made equal to or less than Clearys 09 salary. I'd take anyone of them for him... his god damn NTC.


#1995243 Steve Yzerman

Posted by Broken 16 on 06 June 2010 - 12:10 PM

WTF is wrong with you people? Shouldn't you want Yzerman to be successful? If he's successful in Tampa and proves his competence at being a GM, that means there's a greater chance that when Holland retires, there could be an opening for him to be GM of THIS team. I wouldn't want him running this team if he can't run Tampa Bay. The margin for error in Detroit is smaller than Lindsay Lohan's chances of staying sober. So that means if he needs to take some people WITH THE ORGANIZATION'S PERMISSION down to Tampa to help him do his job there, I'm not going to argue. Because if they have no problem with it, what the hell are all of you crying for?


For God's sakes, stop it. Just stop it.




Get off your high horse... jesus...

There's no guarantee that Yzerman will EVER return to the Wings. You may not have a problem functioning in the state of delusion, but don't expect everyone else to eat corn bread just because you are convinced Yzerman is a saint.

Yzerman is a competitor. If you think he is looking at this opportunity in Tampa as a 'tune up' for a future job with the Wings... you are HIGHLY delusional. He's there to win and, knowing Yzerman, win NOW. Seriously... get a clue.


#1995145 Steve Yzerman

Posted by cusimano_brothers on 06 June 2010 - 07:42 AM

He's just trying to make the lyrics of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" more believable by creating "South Detroit".


#1995027 Steve Yzerman

Posted by Seraph on 05 June 2010 - 09:21 PM

Here's some news. Steve Yzerman no longer plays hockey. You want him to sit in an office down the hall from Holland for the rest of his working career just so he can have some undying loyalty to this organization?

Sure, the man is an icon, but you have to remember, he is also a man. If he wants to take his family to Florida and pursue other interests, that's up to him. He was a career player for the Wings and helped turn this organization into a contender. He'll always be rememebered as such.