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#1951282 Fans more paranoid than ours

Posted by Howard He Do It?! on 20 April 2010 - 10:49 AM

Intent to kick. :hehe:

#1951394 Samuelsson looking good at 2.5 million

Posted by StormJH1 on 20 April 2010 - 12:26 PM

That's just nuts, you truly dont appreciate what you have until it's gone. (Hossa can still f*** off though :))

Edited for messing up Sammys bad season

I really don't get all the negativity against Hossa in this town. This time last year, the same people on this site were telling Pittsburgh fans that they had no ownership interest over Hossa, and that they should've known he was a mercenary and nothing more. When he signed his one-year deal here, shouldn't we have gotten the same message?!

Hossa was a great two-way player for the Wings all season, and was probably their most consistent goal scorer. Datysuk, Lidstrom, and Rafalski had limited effectiveness in last year's playoffs, and they missed 14 games combined. Hossa's shoulder was destroyed, and he didn't miss a single game. Yes, Hossa was not effective at all in the final two rounds, but why is it that people use injuries as the excuse for all the other slumping Wings, but Hossa's just "sucks"? Pavel Datsyuk had one goal in 16 playoff games last year...secondary scoring (Cleary and Franzen, primarily) had to carry us to Game 7. But okay, it's much easier to blame the guy on his way out the door.

I had an interesting conversation with a non-Red Wings fan about Fedorov recently. I told him that the a significant portion of Wings fans felt betrayed by Fedorov, even though we won 3 Cups with him, because of his exit to Anaheim in 2003. My friend found that surprising, but not because Fedorov won 3 Cups with us or because he put in 13 good seasons for us--my friend's point was "Why would Detroit fans have wanted Fedorov back...he only had one more good season left in him."

It's the nature of Detroit fans (particularly from our big spending, pre-lockout days) to want, want, want, and expect everybody to want to play here and only here. But if you're mad at Hossa for leaving, don't you have to balance that against the negatives of Hossa STAYING? As in, taking a $6.5 million cap hit for a guy probably already past the prime of his career, and with serious shoudler issues requiring surgery? I have a Hossa Winter Classic jersey, which I wear from time to time. How is Hossa any more of a "traitor" than Martin LaPointe, Shanahan, Fedorov, or Samuelsson? (Or is this a business, after all?)

#1951507 Intensity. Urgency. Passion.

Posted by Lidstromboli on 20 April 2010 - 03:42 PM

they only panic in the last 5 minutes when their disciplined veteran asses realize they're about to lose

#1951485 Intensity. Urgency. Passion.

Posted by Dominator2005 on 20 April 2010 - 03:33 PM

Need to play with passion - just like in game # 2.


#1951325 2010 Round 1 Photoshop War: Phoenix Coyotes

Posted by UNOmar on 20 April 2010 - 11:25 AM

First photoshop attempt. I don't recall seeing anyone hit this angle.

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#1951491 Datsyuk up for Selke again

Posted by Phazon on 20 April 2010 - 03:35 PM

who cares about this award as long as he suck in the playoffs

#1951017 "Jimmy! Jimmy!" Chant

Posted by clutchngrab on 20 April 2010 - 12:08 AM

Ain't gonna matter. Our defense blows in its own zone. They look like abused women expecting to get hit by their abusive husbands.

#1951143 New SO Rule For Next Season

Posted by betterREDthandead on 20 April 2010 - 08:05 AM

And why should Tort's mind have changed between the start of the shootout and that point? He knew when he named Jokinen that far into his list that it's round-by-round sudden death, and yet you think he would put out the second best option? Right.

What if you're facing a goalie you don't have much shootout tape on, and the goalie flashes a glove hand that you know is going to beat that third-best shooter you have who loves going glove side, because you blindly ordered them 1-2-3 without thinking about it? Maybe you'd like to change your mind and put your 4th best guy there because he goes five-hole and this goalie looks like he's got a five-hole the size of Montana. I can think of lots of reasons.

#1951153 Fans more paranoid than ours

Posted by EastLansingNative on 20 April 2010 - 08:17 AM


That was not a kicking motion.

I'm a high school drop out, and I find that clip highly offensive.

#1951133 Samuelsson looking good at 2.5 million

Posted by motorcitykid on 20 April 2010 - 07:44 AM

So you'd like to see him disappear again this year in the playoffs. No thx. Especially when the Coyote logo is so big - Sammy wouldn't miss hitting that as per the norm with all his selfish shots!!
Yeh he leads the Canucks in goals. Big deal. The goals aren't exactly game deciders. Timely goals are more important than just scoring at this time and the Canucks look to be just about out yet again, relying on 2 players + Luongo to win a Cup ....

#1951054 Samuelsson looking good at 2.5 million

Posted by Crymson on 20 April 2010 - 01:14 AM

$2.5 million > $1.5 million. That's why Sammy is a Canuck.

Jiri Hudler = dips***. That's why Sammy is a Canuck.

#1950797 Note to Al Sobotka:

Posted by Crymson on 19 April 2010 - 06:49 PM

don't drop the octopus when swinging it over your head, all that did in game 3 was send a bad omen to the team

Red wings fans everywhere

Umm... ya.

Let's translate your post into what it really is:

"Don't offend my fragile nerves by violating my arbitrary superstitions.

one Red Wings fan with silly fears"

#1950660 How will this series end predictions

Posted by Trilobite on 19 April 2010 - 02:38 PM

Um...this is rather routine. Look how quickly 3 wins pile up.

Game 4: Wings win, even the series.
Game 5: Wings ride momentum to a win.
Game 6: Due to two losses in a row (which is routine in playoffs), Phoenix panicks and loses Game 6.

So yes, it's entirely possible.

I never said it wasn't possible, I said that there is no reason to think it will happen at this point. It's possible that death rays from Mars will kill the Coyotes in their sleep but I wouldn't bet on it.

#1950484 How will this series end predictions

Posted by micah on 19 April 2010 - 09:22 AM

Wings in 6.
I believe.

#1950475 How will this series end predictions

Posted by mindfly on 19 April 2010 - 09:09 AM

After yesterday's pathetic effort and no signs of tightening upp defensively Wings will go for a 1st round exit....it sucks to be a red wing supporter this season