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Hank Dats 'N Homer

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#2417178 2013 Detroit Red Wings Eulogy

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 02 June 2013 - 07:04 PM

I know these things are suppose to be all in good fun and get a laugh. But i find it hard to believe im the only one that had a hard time getting through the whole thing because of boredom. The guy sat there and really beat the whole"how many cups have you won" thing to death to mock Wings fans, but then started talking about the same old "the wings are old" insult. Which to me is really lame considering we dont have nearly as many old players anymore and saw a huge youth movement the last 2 seasons. When are fans of other teams going to realize that insult doesnt apply anymore? And the whole "Wings fans travel to our arenas to watch games when they are on the road" thing really didnt make a ton of sense to me. I dont think fans from Detroit are traveling to other arenas. Do you think the more simpler answer of the fact that there are Wings fans all across the country makes more sense? Like i said, i know it was suppose to be a humorous thing and not meant to be taken to heart or anything, but i didnt really think it was well calculated, clever or even funny. But maybe I'm in the minority here. 

#2416079 The ugly elephant in the room

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 30 May 2013 - 10:02 AM

Anyone else want to bring up the fact that it doesnt matter who wins the Cup this year? Whoever gets it will ALWAYS have a star next to their name in the record books.

And President's Trophy winners? So they were the best team over 40+ games. Whoopdie doo.

I am proud of our team and extremely happy that our youngsters got the experience of 2 game 7s! What a playoff experience for our rookies. Now they know how deep they have to dig. The future is bright! Talk to me when there is a full season...

Edit: Kelsey.

I'm not trying to be rude or disrespectful by any means, but I have to disagree with ya. Was the season shortened for selfish greedy reasons? yes. Were the fans cheated out of a lot of good hockey? yes. Are there a number of different outcomes that would have happened if they played a full 82 game season? yes. However, was there a distinct advantage that any one team had over another because of the shortened season? No. Every team faced the same circumstances that all other teams faced. Just because it was a shortened season doesn't mean their should be an asterisk next to anyones name. All teams knew what the season was going to be before the season started. All teams faced injuries and played bad games. It's not like any team cheated another. The presidents trophy winner was still the team that won the most regular season game, and the cup winner will still be the team that wins 16 games first, period. If the Wings won the presidents trophy or the cup would the victories be any less sweet? not in my book. So why should it be for the real winners? I'm a fan of hockey, and am damn glad i got to watch some games this year or i would have gone crazy. As Wings fans i think we should be grateful that we got to see what we did. I think the reason we got to see a lot of the young guys for once was due to the shortened season. If we had a full 82 game season from the start, who knows who would still be buried in Grand Rapids. Plus, we got to see what alot of our guys were made of when not being a top seed and on everyones radar. They proved a lot this year, and we may not have had that opportunity on a full 82 game season. I, for one, will not be thinking of the winners as flukes or deserving of an asterisk mainly because no one was at an advantage. The only people that were cheated out of anything were the fans, not the players. 

#2416030 The ugly elephant in the room

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 30 May 2013 - 08:26 AM

This is the last time i can say this. The Bruins are my Eastern team (soon to be my second favorite Eastern team). I think they have a great balance of skill, scoring, toughness and goaltending. I think their mix of talents is better than any of the other teams left remaining. To say they dont have a chance for the cup, let alone a good shot to beat the Pens is ridiculous. I'm not saying they are going to sweep the Pens, but its going to be a hell of a good series, and I'm rooting for them one last time before i have to start rooting against them. In my mind, whoever wins the East is going to win the cup at this point. Western and Eastern teams just seem to play different styles. The Hawks and Kings are well rounded teams, but in my mind they just dont measure up with the Bruins or Pens for that matter. So, for me im going for the Bruins. A cup for the Bruins means two great things in my book. 1) The Hawks or Pens dont raise the cup 2) It solidifies that the Eastern conference is a tougher one (which means more competitive, exciting and important regular season match ups for the Wings next season). I can only hope that the move to the East makes Holland and the whole crew get into a new mindset not only of how we play, but also who we suit up for next season. Hopefully they have a strong offseason and go after free agents and trades that will make us competitive. 


All in all...(One last time) LETS GO BRUINS!!!!!!!!!!

#2414485 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 OT (CHI wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 29 May 2013 - 01:02 PM

Im on my phone and Im not sure how to embed this so maybe one of the mods can do it for me. Seemed to perfect for the situation not to post

Lets go boys!

#2375624 3/28 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Sharks 2

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 28 March 2013 - 10:54 PM

It is painful to watch Franzen play...

#2347126 Nail Yakupov Goal Celebration.

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 26 January 2013 - 09:16 AM

How can anyone have a problem with this? The guy plays with energy and excitement and was ecstatic he scored to tied the game they would have lost with 4 seconds left. From a Wings perspective, when was the last time we saw a guy this happy he scored? Maybe if Franzen was this excited every time he scored i would respect him more lol. In all seriousness though, it was a big goal that required some skill with practically no time left. I'd be more upset if he brushed it off as no big deal and went straight to the bench. 

#2346765 1/25 GDT : Wild 3 at Red Wings 5

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 25 January 2013 - 09:22 PM

Mick was saying earlier he originally asked to be called Brunner... but has now asked them to pronounce it Brewner...  I think... or maybe I got it reversed now. lol

haha i'll call him whatever he wants if he keeps putting the puck in the net lol, i just hate sounding like an unintelligent fan when talking about him so i'd like to know how he pronounces it haha

#2345820 New lines going into Friday (not speculation)

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 24 January 2013 - 12:06 PM

I like that first line. If i remember correctly Bert and Dats had some awesome chemistry last season. I was really worried that they were ganna demote Bertuzzi to a 3rd line role, but with the lack of top 6 talent on the team he'd have to be up there so I'm pretty excited for tomorrows game...well minus the whole no defense thing...

#2312289 Still no decision from Suter. Speculation abounds.

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 01 July 2012 - 11:59 PM

I almost hate saying this out loud, but to me, it sounds like Suter is coming to Detroit. Holland has made 3 forward signings and hasn't even hinted at a Defensemen. He wouldn't of missed out on Dmen today if he didn't have a feeling Suter was going to sign here. Just sounds like Holland has all his ducks in a row and Suter is on his way here. We still have a ton of cap space even if we throw the bank and Suter, which tells me Holland isn't done upfront either. Keeping cap space incase Parise comes here too. If not, than we have a ton of forwards and cap space we can use to make a trade for a top 6 guy. Possibly a Bobby Ryan or even a Nash trade if the price isn't to steep. Holland has put himself in a situation that allows him infinite possibilities.

#2297964 So I had an idea for the WC jerseys

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 29 April 2012 - 10:49 AM

Sign me up for one of those first ones you made. Ill take it with Parise on the back please.

#2276476 Samuelsson

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 01 April 2012 - 03:20 PM

Im one of those sammy "haters", as silly as it sounds I just hate his face. Just like in step brothers. POW.

I'm sorry, are you saying POW?

#2259860 Kyle Quincey traded to Detroit in 3 team trade (TBL & COL)

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 21 February 2012 - 04:45 PM

Am i missing something here? How are people not more upset by this trade? I mean i know that he has improved since he left here getting to play more minutes elsewhere, but i just don't see how he is worth a 1st round pick. I know that the draft is a craps shoot and you can bust big time in the first round, especially late in the first round like we are projected to be but still, how is this not a bigger concern to people? We have so few early picks usually anyways, and to just give up our first rounder to get quincey back kind of bugs me. He may help out on the blue line and give us another guy for our 2nd PP unit, but was he worth a first rounder?

Also, does this deal make anyone else think that Holland couldn't make a deal for anyone else better? And he kind of jumped on it just to fill the void with the best he could? Should we not expect any other upgrades before the 27th? I mean he basically sent away our first round draft pick which i was hoping was going to be used in a package along with a player or two to land someone bigger at the deadline. Now all we have left as trade bait are our own roster players that most believe teams are interested in, and our few exceptional prospects that teams would find appealing but are players we shouldn't really part with. Im confused, upset and perplexed by this trade.

Am i the only one??

#2259658 Cherry rips Holland

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 21 February 2012 - 12:00 PM

I agree with the whole sentiment that Detroit doesnt need a goon and could use another guy who can play a bit and be tough but are you forgetting the team Cherry is in love with? The bruins, to say he wouldnt allow American teams isnt true at all.

I dont think the wings are softer then a few teams out there, but they are definitely soft and could use another Abdelkader in the lineup.

PS isnt it nice to see Abdelkader manning up now and actually scrapping? 5 fights now, probably end up with 6 or 7 before the year is done and hes getting a lot better at it too

I like the Abs has stepped up in the role he's apparently been assigned, but i also think that he has disappeared in every other aspect of the game. In years prior, he always played physical but didn't fight a whole lot. He had on offensive side and played well with the puck, but i feel that he's gone backwards in most categories and seems to try and be making up for it by filling the gritty role that we have such a huge void for. Does anyone else see that? Or am i just blinded by how well everyone else is playing that I'm just complaining to complain here?

#2250555 Short Datsyuk Interview

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 29 January 2012 - 11:42 AM

Still can't understand half the things he says. I does seem like he understands the language really well, can process and answer questions quickly like its second nature now, just wish he could speak it a little more clear lol. However, he can speak gibberish for all i care as long as he keeps playing like he does.

#2249040 Time for my Cleary update.

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 24 January 2012 - 04:51 PM

I know my hate for Dan Cleary seems to get under a lot of Cleary lover's skin here. To me he is worthless I've been saying it for a while. So at 49 games on the books, lets see what he has done.
10 goals
11 assists

On a world class team. He's a horrible skater, injured often, and is completely worthless especially for how much he is making this year (2.8 million) Keep in mind Zetterberg's cap hit is 6 million.

So I pose this question again, without Crimson trolling me. How many of you would like to see Cleary gone at the trade deadline this year? At this point I'd trade him for a washing machine just to get him off and Mursak on.

Sometimes i wonder if i watch the same games that others are watching. 1) I don't find cleary to be a horrible skater. He may not be the fastest but he skates hard. He goes into the corners and tries to come out with the puck. He gets back on defense and plays a pretty good defensive forward role. 2) I don't see how he is completely worthless? You just stated that the guy has 10 goals and 11 assists and followed it up by calling him worthless? He's ganna net you 15-20 goals and probably 25-30 assists playing mostly 3rd line minutes. Thats 40-50 points...Ill take that all day from a guy who is also defensively responsible and willing to play a gritty game in the corners.