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F.Michael

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#2579222 Vaya con dios Damien Brunner

Posted by Internet.Unknown on Today, 10:42 AM

Gah, seeing those uniforms is like being forced to stare at the advertisements placed above urinals in the a men's bathroom.




#2579124 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by DickieDunn on Today, 12:16 AM

There was a guy in Omaha, compulsive masturbater, he'd intentionally get a penalty and go to the box, and damned if he wouldn't mmmmmmmhmmmm!


#2578284 3/4 GDT : Rangers 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by Euro_Twins on 04 March 2015 - 04:19 PM

You got me. The one I had installed at home just isn't the same


It might feel the same if you invite a bunch of homeless men to come per with you


#2578282 3/4 GDT : Rangers 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by rooter2309 on 04 March 2015 - 04:17 PM

I call bulls***.....You enjoy peeing in the troughs. 

You got me. The one I had installed at home just isn't the same




#2578246 3/4 GDT : Rangers 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by krsmith17 on 04 March 2015 - 01:08 PM

Zero percent chance any of Kronwall, Ericsson, DeKeyser, Quincey or Smith sit in favor of Marchenko. Not going to happen, despite what Holland and Babcock have said...


The only way we see both Zidlicky and Marchenko in the lineup is if there is any injury to one of the other 5.




#2578259 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by number9 on 04 March 2015 - 01:58 PM

Watching the Maple Leafs lately has got me thinking quite a bit about wildlife documentaries.  I feel the same as those cameramen must feel when they follow around the water buffalo recently bitten by a komodo dragon.  You know he's poisoned.  You know he's dying.  You know the end result.  Even if they don't.  This is only going to get uglier between now and the draft, when (mercifully) the final agonizing death throes should end. 


This year has been rough, as well as the 45 before it, but I think next year is the one for them.


#2577987 What's with the "giving players hamster names" obsession?

Posted by kipwinger on 03 March 2015 - 01:51 PM

Depends on what the alternative is.  I think I'd much rather hear those names than professional wrestler nicknames or nicknames that make a player sound like an American Gladiator. 

 

Teemu "Lazer" Pulkkinin.  No thanks. 

 

Luke "The Glenemy" Glendening.  Not a chance.

 

Brendan "Motor City" Smitty.  Yes please. 




#2577652 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 02 March 2015 - 02:22 PM

I miss Esteef - he made me giggle.

 

 

F.Michael

 

Just another tough guy lover scared away from here by the modern Wings fan.  




#2577824 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 02 March 2015 - 10:11 PM

 

What?

 




#2577119 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by kipwinger on 02 March 2015 - 12:15 AM

If Illitch really wanted Yzerman to replace Holland, you don't think he could have done this? Pretty sure a franchise that has helped Russians defect, could force a current GM to step aside. To me, Ilitch was trying to do some damage control when Yzerman left (for the sake of fans like you) by saying "I love Stevie, I did everything I could to get him to stay", when really he was probably thinking "I love Stevie, but Kenny's the best GM in the NHL, so I probably shouldn't force him to give up his job to a rookie GM"

Just my opinion, of course.

 

Not to mention, I'm not sure that giving former players important jobs within the organization is such a good thing.  Especially if they haven't proven themselves.  I don't care if Maltby is a scout, or Draper is an assistant.  But I would be very reluctant to make a former player the GM or Coach or President of the team just because it would be popular with the fans. 

 

Wanna know why?

 

These guys...

 

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#2577026 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by greenrebellion on 01 March 2015 - 10:18 PM

Ya well, name just one player, Manager or GM that has ever batted 1000.


Holland doesn't regret the Legrand trade. The organization wanted to continue the streak and that wasn't happening with Andersson on the top line.

Fans may not agree with making a push for the playoffs and giving up Jarnkrok but the trade did accomplish its goal.

I would make that deal again today as it is highly probable we miss the playoffs without Legwand. The streak may mean nothing to many fans but it does mean something to the coaches, the players, the management, the Illitch's etc.


#2576345 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 3

Posted by TheXym on 28 February 2015 - 05:57 PM

9 points out of 12 on a road trip many thought could bury the Wings. Even without Hank for most of it. If they show up for the opening bell every game, they can do some damage in the postseason. I'd like Kenny to make a trade IF it helps and doesn't thin our prospect pool for a lower tier rental. I DON'T want a trade for the sake of making a trade.


#2575688 Couture suspen.....no wait, just fined pocket change

Posted by Jesusberg on 27 February 2015 - 05:39 PM

 

If I was Couture, I wouldn't slew foot Smith if I had to deal with someone who looks like this:

 

 

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Every one you love looks like a yeti.




#2574409 Quincey... Surgery coming?

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 24 February 2015 - 03:29 PM

I'd rather he get the surgery now. He'll be back in time for the playoffs, lots of guys in the minors could get looks, and Kindl hasn't looked horrible since he's been back.




#2574318 Zetterberg leaves after 2nd Period; "upper body injury"

Posted by Nevermind on 24 February 2015 - 09:57 AM

 
Because he was pissed off and it was a rivalry game?  I'm not sure why you think that's some sort of objective standard by which to measure fighting's impact on the game.  Furthermore, as I've stated before, if you want to understand how one variable impacts another, you use science...not an interview with Claude Lemieux.  Scientific research has consistently shown that fighting does not positively impact the game.  The fact that a bunch of people say otherwise doesn't mean anything unless they're qualified to say so professionally and empirically.  For quite a long time everybody just "knew" that the sun orbited the earth, and the world was flat.  It was common knowledge...duh. 
 
Science says fighting is harmful for the individual and unnecessary for the game.  I don't really give a s*** what the athletes say.  These are the same types of guys who still regularly use sterdoids, chewing tobacco, etc.  They're not exactly to be trusted for their keen insights and objective thinking. 

I agree that fighting is harmful in that it can leave a player with long-term issues related to concussions, brain trauma, etc. If that's your only argument, fine.

But to say a genuine fight doesn't impact a hockey game is silly. That's like saying a big hit or shot block doesn't affect the momentum of a game either. Or the crowd even. There are too many variables and differing scenarios that a scientific study won't be able to capture this.

Also, chemistry and camaraderie are vital to any hockey club. Sticking up for your linemate after a dirty hit is part of being a good teammate. You don't think that brings a team closer together?