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#2623983 Stadium series Wings vs Avs 2016!

Posted by F.Michael on Today, 09:20 AM

@sportslogosnet: According to sources, here's the #RedWings #StadiumSeries jersey

#Avalanche jersey in link: http://t.co/eKIMHbqyPthttp://t.co/pcM4IlyEKB


Truth be told I'd like to see something like this used again...



#2623742 Franzen back on ice

Posted by F.Michael on 22 August 2015 - 10:21 PM

I always feel bipolar when it comes to Franzen.  One minute I want to defend him, and the next, I want to punch that stupid ass grin off his face because he's so damn frustrating to watch.   You see the stats and think damn, he's still good. Look at the points.  But then you watch the games and you see him get knocked down and then he looks around waiting for the call and then ever so slowly gets to one knee and then stops and then finally gets up and moseys on over to the bench while the play is going on in the other end.  Then you see him score 7 goals in 10 games or whatever and you think hot damn, the old Franzen is back!  Then he's hardly noticeable for the next 20 games and the Wings are losing games and not scoring worth a damn and there he is on tv like wuh??   Who me????  I'm not a goal scorer.  I'm a defensive specialist!  STFU. Did you tell Ken Holland you were just a defensive specialist when you signed the long term deal?  Then it's, well, his cap hit is a bargain for the points he scores, right?


On the health front, knowing what the medical community knows now about concussions and you have a guy who's already said he's had life altering symptoms trying to come back with a wife and kids, and you think what a selfish moron for putting himself at risk like that. Thank you for 2008, go back to Sweden and have a nice life. Then the next minute you think wow, he must really be dedicated to try and come back from this.  But will a guy at his advanced age and history of multiple concussions really contribute much?  Do we want him taking up a roster spot?  But what if can come back and chip in 20 goals?  Or would it just be better having that cap space if he goes on LTIR really be better for all involved?


I guess it all comes down to expectations and potential.  They guy has all the physical gifts.  Year after year, you hear the Wings need a big tough winger who can score.  That could and should be Franzen, but it isn't.  You wonder if its his health.  Then he and the team say no.  Next thing you know,  Franzen is out for multiple games with some "mystery" ailment.  


I'm decidedly undecided on the guy.

Pretty much sums up how I feel.

#2623694 Grantland: The Heavyweight Belt of NHL Rivalries

Posted by F.Michael on 21 August 2015 - 06:19 PM

Colostomy bag.

#2623691 Grantland: The Heavyweight Belt of NHL Rivalries

Posted by F.Michael on 21 August 2015 - 05:59 PM

That's definitely the point YOU are making. But several other people here have insinuated that the amount of punching is directly proportionate to the intensity or bitterness of the rivalry and lamented the future of rivalries because fighting is down. Which is crap. There are tons of REALLY intense rivalries that exist because of the game, and not because of the penalties.

Just like a-holes - everyone has an opinion.


And for the record - as a fan - it's been years since I 'felt' the intensity of past rivalries...IMHO - there isn't a rivalry today that can  match-up to what we saw 15 plus years ago.


Yes - the fighting - the cheapshots - the hard nosed play are all key, and it lends a helping hand in hating a rival.

#2623619 Grantland: The Heavyweight Belt of NHL Rivalries

Posted by F.Michael on 20 August 2015 - 03:36 PM

Rivalries today just don't seem the same as they were 15 plus years ago.

#2623612 Getting bigger.

Posted by F.Michael on 20 August 2015 - 02:40 PM

Got man luv for this guy...



#2623177 Mullets - post pics

Posted by F.Michael on 15 August 2015 - 09:32 PM


Stevie Yzerman

Our Motor City Hero

Hockey Hall of Fame

#2623141 Mullets - post pics

Posted by F.Michael on 14 August 2015 - 11:57 AM





Enforcer mullet

Repels all blood sweat and tears

Use conditioner




Probie the badass

Threw down like nobody else

Rest in peace big guy

#2623112 Mullets - post pics

Posted by F.Michael on 13 August 2015 - 07:51 PM

Father, and son mullet...




Now for some 'Mullet Haiku'...


Tennessee Tophat

A Mississippi Mudflap

Rebel Mullettude!


Chevy Camaro

Wind blowing my manly mane

Taco Bell drive-thru


Luke warm tater-tots

Schlitz Malt Liquor and hot dogs

Trailer park Christmas

#2623088 Mullets - post pics

Posted by F.Michael on 13 August 2015 - 04:39 PM

That first pic is from one of my all-time favorite threads from somethingawful

Also this thread has potential

I figured things had to be slow for this thread to have a chance.


It's possible my 1st pic was too much too soon - maybe more worthy if it were on the 2nd page?


Mullet family shots...



#2623077 Mullets - post pics

Posted by F.Michael on 13 August 2015 - 04:02 PM

Nice 'Euro-Mullets'...Jagr being Czech, and Palfy being a Slovak...Another Slovakian squirrel pelt...handzus-mullet.jpg

#2623074 Mullets - post pics

Posted by F.Michael on 13 August 2015 - 03:36 PM


#2623073 Mullets - post pics

Posted by F.Michael on 13 August 2015 - 03:28 PM

Thanks GMR for playing...Nobody else here wants to  :unhappy:  


This one of Al Iafrate - more of a 'skullet'...





Our very own LGW 'Hillbilly'...



Danny D just cut his hair


Yes - sadly his hockey mullet no longer exists...It was this very reason why I started this childish thread (and I'm bored)...Of course I got approval from a mod before I started it  :hehe:

#2623067 Mullets - post pics

Posted by F.Michael on 13 August 2015 - 02:31 PM

C'mon people - it's the boring off season...Here's one of our very own,



#2623057 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by F.Michael on 13 August 2015 - 12:15 PM

Will there be slot machines in the penalty box?