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#2601045 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by F.Michael on Yesterday, 08:25 PM

Isn't it easier just to be happy the team won? The Wings maybe aren't even playing right now without Jimmy's first half.



This is sorta reminding me of what the Habs had 4, or 5 years ago with Price, and Halak. 


I hope both are kept, and share the net next season (unless of course Holland is offered a ridiculous package for 1 of them sometime this summer).

#2600106 Brian McGrattan

Posted by F.Michael on Yesterday, 12:10 AM

On Christmas Eve - Santa's 1st stop?


Yup - the McGrattan residence...Santa ain't stoopid!

#2598138 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 3 - DET Leads series 2-1

Posted by F.Michael on 21 April 2015 - 09:34 PM

Ha. Justin abdelkaders media session just now was hilariously awkward.
No one was asking him questions and he sat there, making noises with his mouth like he was chewing.

I keep saying he looks like a goat, this did not help the case.

Well he does have the 'billy goat' gruff.

#2598132 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 3 - DET Leads series 2-1

Posted by F.Michael on 21 April 2015 - 09:29 PM

Howie is in a sticky situation only because Petr is proving to be the real deal. He is the only one this entire season I believe to shutout the Lightning....twice! When you have a 5 million dollar goalie sitting because of some kid, it grants discussion on a message board, even after a solid W from our boys, and Peteee especially. Boyle could have changed the tempo on that breakaway, but this time Petr had his number. Great win, great effort, and lets keep it rolling! Tampa is going to come guns blazing, but we just may have ourselves a forcefield in goal.

Am I the only one who's shocked that the big lug Boyle is probably faster than nearly half the Wings roster?

#2598090 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 3 - DET Leads series 2-1

Posted by F.Michael on 21 April 2015 - 08:57 PM

poor Jimmy....he'll waive his NTC for sure. Who out there needs a goalie?

All I can think of is Edmonton...

#2598075 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 3 - DET Leads series 2-1

Posted by F.Michael on 21 April 2015 - 08:51 PM

Just after Glendening scored that en goal - camera scans the Wings bench - everyone cheering except Howard :lol:

#2597698 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 3 - DET Leads series 2-1

Posted by F.Michael on 21 April 2015 - 07:34 PM

How about a penalty for pushing off the net?

Yeah - looked a little too convenient.

#2597171 Kings' Jarret Stoll arrested for cocaine possession

Posted by F.Michael on 21 April 2015 - 03:13 PM

If anyone can find me a picture of Stoll and Erin Andrews snorting coke off the bowl of the Stanley Cup, it would be much appreciated.  

Meh.....I'd rather see a pic of Stoll snorting coke from a strippers', or Erin Andrews'  ass-crack.

#2596936 Kings' Jarret Stoll arrested for cocaine possession

Posted by F.Michael on 20 April 2015 - 08:41 PM

This happened in Vegas.  I thought what happened in Vegas stayed in Vegas.


<shrug> Guess he was happening and he'll be staying.

Dammit - you beat me to it.



#2594181 We NEED Bigger Ice!

Posted by F.Michael on 16 April 2015 - 07:02 PM

I thought this would've been a topic on mixed drinks, and what size ice (large cube, or fine chips) are best.


Stay thirsty my friends.

#2593966 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by F.Michael on 16 April 2015 - 03:42 PM

I would say yeah maybe not yet at the same level but to see how many times he has slashed,cross checked and slew footed just in the wings games without any kind of retribution it's time for him to get some. He is working himself up to pronger 2.0 =)

hahahaha Im dying here.

Ok so I have to ask this and you probably knew it was coming...What if it were the wings and he 2 handed dats or z the same way and put them out of the playoffs because of a broken hand/wrist. What would be saying right now? "oh the 5 min and the game was good enough" or would it be more like "oh he needs to die" hahaha

Je ne serais pas trop surpris si Subban est devenu une cible pour chaque joueur dans un chandail des Sénateurs.
Subban patine avec la rondelle - beaucoup ... Comme nous l'avons vu dans des séries éliminatoires au cours des années - les arbitres ont tendance à relâcher sur les hits fin un peu ... Donc, si quelqu'un veut clouer Subban dur chacun, et chaque fois qu'il traverse la rondelle - ainsi que l'occasion se présentera ce vendredi soir, et pour le reste de la série.

#2593145 No Scoring and No Fighting

Posted by F.Michael on 14 April 2015 - 10:05 AM

Just look at this forum. there are or where thousands of members. But most are gone now and maybe 40-50 ever post anymore. Mods feel free to add traffic numbers to this.

I used to look forward to watching the RW's on TV-man I miss gary thorne but that is a side issue, now I fall asleep half of the time. This team is boring as hell to watch. Some of the best games the past few years are when the west coast teams hook up. Kings-Ducks-Sharks. All are big, fast, physical, and have as much skill as anyone does. Which brings me to college hockey. I am a huge Michigan fan and I never watch college hockey. It is boring. Always has been. On the West side of the state, we have/had the same issue with the Griffins. Going to the VA to watch a game can and will involve sleeping. Boring games where no one touches each other, an arena that is overly PC, and a crowd that largely is there for something to do before they hit the bars downtown. Games at LC Walker in Muskegon have always been more fun.

Long story short in the game has lost something. some of it is the fact the RW's are not a dominate team anymore and we are effected by that. But the game itself isn't the same.

Get rid of the points all together. Every game has a winner and loser, so just go back to tracking wins and loses. So simple.......

Years ago I used to look forward to Red Wing games on Sportschannel, and ESPN.


Maybe it was because there were so few games for those living outside of Michigan who could watch when they were on national tv, but maybe I looked forward to these games for the excitement that they brought as well (now I'm spoiled with DirecTV, and the Center Ice package).


I honestly don't have the enthusiasm as I did years ago, and truth be told much of it lies within the fact that I find this team a bit dry...Up until the recent dismantling - the Bruins for the better portion of 3 seasons were 1 of the more entertaining teams to watch since they reminded me of our Wings from years ago...It also helps that I find Jack Edwards an entertaining 'homer'.

#2593118 No Scoring and No Fighting

Posted by F.Michael on 14 April 2015 - 08:26 AM

"But the fans! The entertainment!"

GMs couldn't give less of a s***. It's all about winning.

I'd like to think it's both winning, and entertainment.


I'd say the vast majority of Detroit Red Wing fans (including  those who don't visit this site) would agree that the Cup winning teams from the 90's were much more entertaining than what we had in 2008.

#2593082 No Scoring and No Fighting

Posted by F.Michael on 14 April 2015 - 12:03 AM

No this thread is not about the Wings.  


So the league leader in points this year was Jamie Benn, with a whopping 87 points. Ovechkin led the league in goals with 53.  Only two other players even hit 40 goals!  Only 15 players hit 30 goals.    


I know this is the era of butterfly, oversized pad goaltending, but this can't be what Bettman and company want to see.  You'd think all the top players in the league spent the season overseas when you look at these stats atop the leaderboards.  


Oh and only 16 players hit 100+ PIM, with only 4 of those players hitting 150+ PIM.  I can't imagine that happening any other time in a full season in the modern era.  


To sum up, this "new NHL" has no scoring and no fighting.  I guess if you're a fan of big goalies swallowing up pucks, you'll love today's game.   :sleepy:



Oh I almost forgot.  There's parity, so that makes everything more fun to watch, despite the fact that nobody scores, hits or fights.  Parity is what really counts here folks.  

You forgot the instigator rule.


As barbaric as it may sound - the notion of getting pummeled by an opposing teams enforcer kept some players on their best behavior.

#2592617 43-25-14......3rd seed in Division. Success or Failure?

Posted by F.Michael on 12 April 2015 - 06:16 AM

Success, with a really obnoxious hiccup in March.

Dunno if I'd call it a 'hiccup'.


I'm thinking it was more like a sneeze that resulted in sharting themselves.....Luckily nobody saw what took place so they just cautiously made their way back home to clean up.