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#2031171 Shanny says he'll always feel like a Red Wing

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 05 September 2010 - 03:21 PM

Cool of him to say. I've read similar things from a few other players who spent some of their career in Detroit.

Something about winning all those cups tends to stick with you. :cool:

I hear the organization really knows how to take care of its players too. Gotta love mike. Hes a loyal guy and treats players like family. What else could you ask for as a player?

#2030452 Kirk Maltby nearing 1 year, 2 way deal

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 01 September 2010 - 09:11 AM

i was hoping to see him get an offer somewhere. I thought Stevie was ganna give him a cheap contract in Tampa for some depth and veteran leadership. I hate to see guys retire in the minors. He probably wont be getting alot of NHL playing time on this years wings team unless injury (and even then hes not the first call up im sure). Just wish he would go out atleast still being a pro player ya know?

#2029636 Bill Guerin will NOT be offered a contract

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 27 August 2010 - 07:12 AM

So playing first line minutes with two of the best centers in the league doesn't inflate his stats at all? You're acting as if the ice time (or the line mates he had for the 1.5 in Pittsburgh)he has received in the last few seasons had no effect on his point production. Sorry, but as much as it hurts to admit, I have to side with EZ. What Mac was saying in his 2nd post was ridiculous and had no relevance.There is no proof that he would put up those points regardless of what team he is on. Anything to the contrary is a blatant lie.

But there is proof that he would put up those kind of numbers elsewhere. Look at his stats for the past 5 years. Hes put up those kind of numbers regardless of what team he was on. Islanders, blues, sharks, devils he has put up those numbers. Im not saying that he did get help from the penguins top line or ice time, but he had the same kind of numbers while playing on other teams. Thats all i was saying. And i think that is proof that he could continue to do that.

#2029559 Bill Guerin will NOT be offered a contract

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 26 August 2010 - 08:27 PM

The irony of this post hurts. Please read the bolded, and don't bother replying.

That whole post hurt my head. Implied this, idirectly that. Regardless of what your feelings are, facts are facts. The guy has scored over 40 points the last 5 seasons and that includes almost 2 full seasons with the islanders, and a season with te blues...so im not really understanding your whole rant. You took every last thing that Mac said and twisted it until you could make some kind of ass backwards response to it. You and my girlfriend would get along pretty well, you are both great at that.

Guerin is a bonafide 40-50 point getter even in his late age PROVEN. Regardless of what team he is on. You can sit there and say he got his stats padded in pitts all you want, but go look at the last 5 season when he was with below par teams. He is worth above league minimum if guys like boogard and lebda are getting 1.5 a year...and i beleive thats ALL Mac was trying to say in his posts.

#2029431 Bill Guerin will NOT be offered a contract

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 26 August 2010 - 12:29 PM

Hopefully a team picks him up. Ive always liked the guy, and really hated having to root against him since he put that pens jersey on...

#2029430 LA Kings sign Willie Mitchell

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 26 August 2010 - 12:25 PM

A thread made for the signing of Mitchell has all of 1 post actually mentioning his name...Only on LetsGoWings haha. Does anyone know how much the contract is for? I couldnt seem to find any information about the actual signing while trying to read my way through all the lidstrom doughty talk.

#2028974 A Long Time Ago...

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 24 August 2010 - 06:44 PM

Am i the only person in the world that has never seen a star wars before? Who knew i would ever feel like a loser having NOT seen them haha

#2027563 What We Learned: The Hockey News 2010-11 Yearbook

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 19 August 2010 - 06:59 PM

Have a listen to THN staffer Rory Boylen has to say about our boys at about 2:15 during this one...


Frankie says relax

Wow it was brutal to listen to that guy try and pronounce Detroit's players, i dont think he got any of them right...

#2025817 Hockey withdrawals

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 13 August 2010 - 12:20 PM


I don't understand why people feel the need to even post when they're adding absolutely no substance to a thread... even if it's just a light-hearted, silly thread, such as this... if someone just wants to join a thread to be an ass, take it to another board...

Is this directed towards me? I was basically trying to say the same thing you did but towards T.Low for acting like a prick to the to OP.

#2025786 Hockey withdrawals

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 13 August 2010 - 11:00 AM

Let's start a thread about...







Atleast the thread topic had more of a point then this post...

#2025778 Hockey withdrawals

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 13 August 2010 - 10:20 AM

he fakes left... wait, he FAKES about faking left... WAIT, he fakes, FAKING, no he THINKS about faking, faking...

I need to sit down...

tackling fuel...

#2020355 Scott Stevens: The Definitive Reel

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 29 July 2010 - 10:06 AM

This guy was a master of the game. I'm kind of shocked to read some people talking about how his hits were illegal. Im not saying that the hits arent illegal on todays standards, but they seemed pretty standard in the Stevens Era. The guy may have been waking a thin line with many of his its (leaving feet, hitting high, hitting late) but Hits were a part of the game then, and this guy was awesome at it. I know hockey has changed alot over the last few years, im not saying that players are "softer" but the league is taking alot more precautions (and i respect that, noone wants to see anyone get hurt or anything) but back in the day, alot of people were watching hockey because they loved the physicality of it, and man could Stevens produce.

Im not saying that im one of those guys that love violence and love to see people get hurt, but man i miss old school hockey. Yes there was more violence and a higher potential of getting hurt, but there were a hell of alot less questionable penalties. Nowadays the refs blow the whistle if a player looks at someone the wrong way, or if his hand comes off his stick to scratch his nose. I liked the old school hockey where the refs let the good ol boys play! A penalty was a penalty back then, and thats how it should be!

It was truly a sad day when Stevens retired! I got really excited 2 seasons ago when Kronwall really started to step up his physical game. I could see shades of Scott Stevens in his hits and my eyes would light up when i would see Kronner line someone up (I.e. Havlat). But ever since his last few injuries he has really slowed down that aspect of his game. Its kind of dissapointing to me, because Kronner isnt the best defensive Dmen but his physical play was making up for the areas that he was slacking in. But now to me Kronner either needs to become more of an offensive Dmen or bring back that physical play to make up for his flaws. His offense is picking up, but man id like to see him and Stuart together bruising some players up (legally).

#2020005 Are we becoming Lightning fans?

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 28 July 2010 - 09:27 AM

I've never seen the problem of calling yourself a fan of many teams. Obviously, a person has their FAVORITE team that they root for above all else, but i dont see how watching and cheering for another team makes you any less of a die hard fan of your favorite team. I'm a hockey fan. Period. My FAVORITE team to watch has been and will always be the DETROIT RED WINGS. Am i a fan of other teams? Of course. Because my love for hockey runs deep. And i dont see anything wrong with saying that. So yes, i have seen myself become a bigger Tampa fan than i already was. Vinny and St. Louis have been two of my favorite players to watch, so ive been a Tampa fan. Then they get Stamkos, Gange, and Ellis and of course Yzerman. So now Tampa is at the top of my list of Eastern Conference teams. This team in my book is going to be very exciting to watch and i cant wait for the season to start. Again, i will never root against the Red Wings, but i dont see any problem for rooting for other teams at the same time. Again, im a hockey fan and enjoy watching other teams play as well. I know some people dont agree with this and are ONLY Wings fans, and im not saying that you are wrong or any less of a hockey fan as i am. Im just saying i really enjoy the sport, and i choose to watch more than just the Red Wings, but that doesnt mean i dont bleed Red and White.

Im the same way with other sports. Im a die hard baseball and football fan as well. My favorite baseball team is by far the Detroit Tigers. As a Tigers fan i really only truly despise one team...the Yankees. I'm also a fan of the Red Sox, the Cubs, The Braves, and the Phillies. Same with football. My favorite team is the Lions (i know, thats sad but i dont care) but i also root for the Saints (before it was the popular thing to do) and the Patriots (yes because we all love Tom Brady).

I dont see a problem with rooting for other teams as long as you know where your true allegence falls. I would never root for any of these teams when they are playing my favorite teams, but i dont see why that means i cant root for them in general and hope they do well.

#2019702 Rangers Sign Frolov

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 27 July 2010 - 12:37 PM

I dont get why people are saying overpayment here. I mean i see their points when they say his play production has gone down each year, but this guy is still very young and will be on the first line for the rangers probably. I think hes going to be pretty good for the Rangers and 3 million is a pretty small price to pay for that kind of player. I mean look around the league there are a ton of guys making that price for much less production. I think thats a pretty good caphit for a player like that. I know LA was a good team last year, but i think he will have a pretty solid year playing on the first line in New York.

#2019295 "Investigating" How Brett Lebda is Worth 3M

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 26 July 2010 - 09:42 AM

Pretty good impression of Lebda I think. But yeah, the Cheli part was the best. I also liked the part about choosing between holding the Cup and doing the robot.

You cant possibly think that was a good impression of Lebda can you? There was nothing funny about this skit whatsoever. The only bigger waste of space then Brett Lebda are these two clowns trying to mock him. Toronto may have wasted 3 million on Lebda, but ive just wated 4 minutes of my life that i can never get back.