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#2534959 Fedorov and Yzerman vs. Datsyuk and Zetterberg

Posted by LeftWinger on Yesterday, 06:05 PM

In all seriousness, this is no contest. Yzerman and Fedorov, hands down, all day long, all week long, all year long...etc...etc...

 

I love Pav and Z, but if Yzerman and Fedorov were able to play in this no obstruction era, I cannot imagine the points they would have put up. I believe Pav and Z would've done fine in 90's, but not as good as they do now and I believe nowhere near what Yzerman and Feds would do today...




#2534586 Candiens, P.K. Subban agree to 8 year contract

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 19 August 2014 - 07:43 PM

@theScore: Kovalev is unsure why P.K. Subban is worth $72M: 'He plays like he did on streets as a child.' http://t.co/GoV5aINrNn http://t.co/AFKZPl1Rq8

SHOTS FIRED

 

It's pretty hilarious that Kovalev of all people would call out a player.  Especially the part about scoring 5 goals but allowing 5 goals.  Maybe check your career +/- there Alex.  The guy embodied the lazy Russian stereotype when he played.  

 

I guess he's not been getting enough attention lately? 




#2534220 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by number9 on 14 August 2014 - 09:42 AM

Best signing yet. Hollands offseason acquisition is himself. His deadline acquisition will be Babs.


#2533974 Greatest Wings game ever

Posted by Copenhagen848 on 10 August 2014 - 02:32 PM

March 26, 1997.  The most exciting sporting event I've ever watched.  I can't imagine a game ever topping that one for me.  My wife got me the "Sweet Revenge" poster framed and signed by McCarty for me as a wedding present.




#2533932 Greatest Wings game ever

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 09 August 2014 - 07:41 AM

Hockey withdrawal symptoms have reached a point of catastrophy. To alleviate these symptoms I'm watching the entire 97 cup run and will spend most of September watching the 98 run also.

 

This got me thinking. If you could name one Wings game that you saw that was in your opinion the greatest game you've ever seen, what would it be?

 

For me it's game 6 2002 WCF vs the Avalanche because it just demonstrated just how dominant Hasek really was and Roy's gaffe was such a beautiful moment. Even better that it virtually cost the Avs another shot at the cup. I just remember being so elated with joy after seeing us stick it to Colorado. That series and that rivalry had so much passion and intensity and I can still hear Gary Thorne's voice as Shanny put the puck past a showboating Roy.

 

What about anyone else?




#2533872 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 07 August 2014 - 08:05 PM

Yes and let us share a toast.
Raise your glass..
Somewhere there is a sandwich. ;)


#2533871 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by number9 on 07 August 2014 - 07:57 PM

Lol... Damn I got called out... Yes I've been drinking

 

As have I, cheers. (The rest of LGW could use a few strong ones I'll tell ya hwhat)




#2533870 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 07 August 2014 - 07:46 PM

Of course he's you're unsung, you can't even spell his name.


Lol... Damn I got called out... Yes I've been drinking


#2533869 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by number9 on 07 August 2014 - 07:33 PM

Under appreciated... That's easy FEDEROV.

Yes he had issues but... Damn the wings would be shot without him.


Of course he's you're unsung, you can't even spell his name.


#2533610 Candiens, P.K. Subban agree to 8 year contract

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 03 August 2014 - 12:06 PM

 I just don't really understand why he gets as much criticism as he does for what are usually very minor things.


I do. People just don't like to admit it.

I am in no way saying that the people who dislike him here at LGW do so for race-related reasons, but the reality is that prejudice is, unfortunately, alive and well within the hockey community. Does he have a bit of moxie? Sure. But if he were a white Canadian *some* people wouldn't look twice at his actions or have a problem with his "attitude." I don't think there is anything over the top about P.K.'s actions, and he is a young kid who will continue to mature.

Mods, feel free to delete if you think this will stir s*** or incite politics discussions, but I felt it needed to be said.


#2533608 Candiens, P.K. Subban agree to 8 year contract

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 03 August 2014 - 11:55 AM

Sure for me it means: acting like you are above the team, over the top celebrations, butting heads with your coach and/or teammates. I really can't stand such attitudes stopped following soccer after it became more like the NBA too, I think this trend with more and more young cocky guys such as Kadri, Yakupov, Eller and him is alarming :( Their franchise is and has been Price Trust me I understand the whole microscope point that's why I've said pay him a bit more and be done with it. I really thought the arbitrator would have awarded less.. If I'm paying 9 per for a defenseman my first priority would be can I trust his defensive skills when the game is on the line? And just like Karlsson I wouldn't they are offensive defenseman and good ones at that but not reliable in their own end.

 

How has he acted like he is above the team?  What over the top celebrations?  I've seen him be incredibly excited for a goal but I've never seen him do a dance over a flaming stick or anything.  It sounds like their relationship is actually fine now but Therrien is as much to blame with his handling of Subban and any friction there. 

 

If they thought the arbitrator would have awarded less, they would've done that.  They just locked Subban up for his prime years and he's likely only going to get better. 

 

Like I said, I'm not even particularly a huge fan of the guy.  I just don't really understand why he gets as much criticism as he does for what are usually very minor things.  I don't lump him in with the guys who are sliding down on one knee and pointing their stick at the goalie like a rifle.  Or flopping all over the ice to draw penalties.  Guys like Ryan Clowe can interfere with the play from the bench and it's somehow no big deal.  Shawn Thornton squirts water in Subban's face during play and it's somehow just gamesmanship.  

 

Can you imagine the reaction if Subban had done that to someone? 




#2533580 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by DeGraa55 on 02 August 2014 - 11:19 PM

 
We have 5 players over the age of 31.....Franzen (34), Zetterberg (33), Cleary (35), Kronwall (33) and Datsyuk (36) and 3 of those 5 are elite talents. Your statement makes it sound like our team is littered with older players who arent performing. We have two in Cleary and Franzen.


Kronwall elite? No. Elite is the best of the best too many people throw elite around too much.


#2533586 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by DeGraa55 on 03 August 2014 - 12:45 AM

 
Kronwall finished 13th in Norris voting this year. That means he's ranked higher than 168 NHL D regulars among the theoretical 180. And that's on a team that was severely injured the entire season, with a weak D, and a goalie in a down year. If elite to you is top 10, cool. But that's good enough to me to not split hairs about it...
 
 


To me elite is like top 2 or 3 at that position. Like goalies. Elite we had guys like Brodeur Roy and hasek now it's henrik and quick.

So to me kronwall is very good but not elite.


#2533532 NHL jersey's in GIF's

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 02 August 2014 - 12:57 PM

The Reebok jerseys and the unnecessary, obtrusive stripes have ruined hockey jerseys.  One of the worst mistakes the NHL made.    

 

I've said this a million times, but the best jerseys are typically the earlier ones.  The teams that decided to drastically change things just to sell more merchandise usually chose a worse design than the one before.  

 

Someone here once told me that people tend to prefer the jerseys that teams wore when that person was younger.  That is also true. I prefer the jerseys teams wore in the early 90's when I was a kid.  However, looking back at those jerseys, they really were simpler and more memorable.  

 

The NHL needs to get rid of the verticle stripes running down from the armpits, and the idiotic horizontal stripe running below the shoulder and neck.  f*** Reebok.    




#2533542 Candiens, P.K. Subban agree to 8 year contract

Posted by Echolalia on 02 August 2014 - 02:49 PM

This cap hit seems like they used Quincey's contract as comparison.