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#2551888 Doggone it Danny Cleary

Posted by F.Michael on 25 November 2014 - 09:41 AM

I am a Cleary fan, even with the knowledge that he must step aside soon for the younger kids.  In the meanwhile, he brings veteran presence to the locker room, and intangibles like heart and desire.  He's contributing.  Bravo, Daniel.



Cleary came into the league as a 1st round pick by Chicago...He thought he'd have it easy because he was a top player at ever other level of the game prior to the NHL.


He found out the hard way how one can be on the outside - looking in...Lucky for him that Holland saw some redeeming quality, and gave him a chance...This experience is what Cleary can pass along to the youngsters within the Wings organization.

#2551554 Doggone it Danny Cleary

Posted by F.Michael on 24 November 2014 - 03:24 PM

Not surprising...Danny more or less 'grew up' in Detroit after he bombed in Chicago/Edmonton/Phoenix.


Even though his best playing years are behind him; I could see him as part of the Wings organization down the road.

#2550933 Lucic tasting some knuckles...

Posted by F.Michael on 22 November 2014 - 09:47 AM

See i think Lucic should be suspended for something like that. He throws a punch through the ref after its all over then throws his glove. The guy is an effing baby. No one is apparently allowed to hit him or make a good play on him. He comes back with a punch to Prouts head because he is fruatrated someone is playing D.

Personally - I want Lucic to play more.....That way there's more opportunity for every fan around the league to witness what a jerk he really is, and hopefully - fingers crossed - he comes across another guy like Prout who takes Lucic down a few more pegs.


Lucic is lucky he's in today's NHL.....Back in the 80's/90's - he would've had his lunch fed to him each, and every night.

#2550919 Lucic tasting some knuckles...

Posted by F.Michael on 22 November 2014 - 07:42 AM

It's official...I cannot tolerate this jerkoff any longer...


#2550729 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by F.Michael on 21 November 2014 - 08:26 AM

Higher standards in that I went there and YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH

I see both sides of this one, but I've gotta say--hiring a professional that is skilled in handling large amounts of money does not equal not trusting your parents. My mom is my favorite person in the world, great at her job, and I trust her beyond any other human on this earth. That being said: she knows f*** all about handling millions of dollars (not to mention she can't remember where she put her own glasses half the time), and I would never place her in that position because she would feel terrible when she inevitably screwed everything up. Add that to the fact that JJ's parents sound like absolute trash cans, sprinkle in a little bit of why the hell would he give them power of attorney and you have one big WTF Pot Pie. Can you smell what The Rock is cooking?

Sad situation either way--hopefully he learns from this and moves on, but from the sounds of it he'll unfortunately be moving on without his parents.

'WTF Pot Pie' - :lol:




To answer your question, I guess I'd trust...Pat Brisson.  The agent he stupidly fired, but who nevertheless seems to managing Crosby, Kane, and Toews just fine.  Johnson was duped, in large part because he's dumb, and easily duped it seems. 

That right there is what leaves me scratching my head...Obviously JJ isn't the brightest guy on the planet, nor are his parents.

#2550115 Smith and Ericcsson?

Posted by F.Michael on 20 November 2014 - 09:49 AM

Why does there seem to be some sort of weird, pathalogical, need to assign blame to each and every little thing that happens to this team?  Smith went back out because he wanted to play, the coach probably wanted him to play, and the folks signing his checks want him to play.  A cut on his hand is a minor injury.  The kind that hockey players sustain CONSTANTLY throughout a season.  Think about all the times that you see blood in the course of a hockey season.  All of those are cuts, and all of those have the potential to get infected.  Most don't.  This one did.  It's not anyone's fault.  It just happened. 

And is it even infected?


Usually you do not see signs of infection for a good 24 plus hours later.....Me thinks it's just precautionary.

#2549988 Malkin hit on Girardi

Posted by F.Michael on 19 November 2014 - 09:21 AM

I think you've got me all wrong, I think fighting is great, when it's called for. I despise staged fights, and I'm not a big fan of fights after clean hits(that don't result in injuries). Too many fights lately happen because of complete overreactions. It's hockey people get hit, some players need to learn to deal with it. That being said, fighting after a huge clean hit (as in this case) when emotions are riding high is part of the game, and those are the fights that get fans excited. Not the pushing and shoving after a soft hit in the corner.

We both agree that there's no need for fighting after a clean hit...I think where we have our differences is the 'definition', or what may be perceived as a clean hit.


From what I've seen with this hit on Girardi - a teammate of his could easily see it as an attempt to injure...Malkin came in full bore, and didn't slow down (it could've been assessed a charging pen)...Unlike most on the Wings - a good number of other players from around the league will step in to send the message, and I personally cannot fault them for that since it happened so fast, and was such a violent hit.


We could discuss at length about Smith getting bumped/hit from behind near the end of the game last night by Foligno...Was Smith justified to engage in fisticuffs since he didn't appear to have suffered an injury - to which I say yes because it was from behind, and Smith was standing up for himself (although I do hope that cut on his knuckles heals quickly - don't need an infection to set in).

#2549852 11/18 GDT Red Wings 5 @ Blue Jackets 0

Posted by F.Michael on 18 November 2014 - 09:05 PM

That 'Little Cesars' commercial with the dad, and 3 kids is hilarious!


Reminds me of myself, and my 3 boys...Although I already have a beard...And I don't get pizza...I usually have a dram or 2 of scotch in the evening when my little monsters children are in bed.

#2549783 11/18 GDT Red Wings 5 @ Blue Jackets 0

Posted by F.Michael on 18 November 2014 - 07:39 PM

Cue the Van Halen. (Top Jimmy)

he's the king!.

#2549776 11/18 GDT Red Wings 5 @ Blue Jackets 0

Posted by F.Michael on 18 November 2014 - 07:34 PM

Bobbleheads.....Some poor guy in China who's painting these things is probably thinking 'who the f***k is this Abdlkinder - Abdelkazier - Abdulla - ah who cares.'

#2549756 11/18 GDT Red Wings 5 @ Blue Jackets 0

Posted by F.Michael on 18 November 2014 - 07:19 PM

Nice take-down by Q.

#2549660 Kevin and Kelly Klima....

Posted by F.Michael on 18 November 2014 - 10:02 AM

Now that's what I call 'MULLETUDE'!

#2549639 Malkin hit on Girardi

Posted by F.Michael on 18 November 2014 - 07:41 AM


Obviously not every kind of hit, that was a bit of a hyperbole on my part. But, come on, stop being argumentative, you're acting like we haven't seen time and time again fights start over the slightest of things. 

Clean hit=fight.(Sometimes this deserves a fight, but a lot of times these fights are complete overreactions)

Dirty hit=fight(this one deserves fighting)

Perceived dirty hit, but actually not=fight


Guys are so worried about being perceived as bad teammates, they go out of their way to protect a teammate-sometimes for no reason.   

Fights take place for just about any reason; a staged fight between 2 enforcers, a fight breaks out due to 'heat of the moment', or a fight breaks out due to a hit (be it clean, or dirty).


As long as fighting is tolerated at the pro level of hockey - some GMs/coaches will seek out players who are capable of doing so...A significant portion of guys that do engage in fisticuffs at the NHL/AHL level began fighting as teens while playing junior hockey in Canada...So standing up for a teammate is not some new, or original concept  that sprung up at the highest level of the game. 


The staged fights I can live with, or without.....I do however like seeing the team stand up for one another.....Shanny said it best some years ago while he was still a Red Wing; hoping his teammates don't mind killing off a pp if he is assessed an additional pen by going after an opponent who he feels took a run, or advantage of a teammate.


You can say - 'that was then, but this is now' in regards to how the game is being played...Well - that notion might be applied to the Red Wings since for the last several seasons we've seen Detroit at the bottom of the list for fighting majors, but lets be honest - other teams locker rooms would rather see justice met on the ice that night than a few days later in Toronto courtesy of a conference call.

#2549592 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by F.Michael on 17 November 2014 - 07:54 PM

Nothing against Abdelkader, but when guys like him are getting top line minutes - ya know sumthin ain't right.

#2549161 Malkin hit on Girardi

Posted by F.Michael on 16 November 2014 - 02:00 AM

Clean hit - no need for the scuffle afterwards...


Anyone else looking forward when these 2 teams meet again?

It was a clean hit from the blindside. That hit was maybe one Malkin should have eased up on out of respect for a fellow player, but it was clean. The fight after isf****** embarrassing, do we really have to have bench clearing brawls after every hard hit? This bulls*** is the driving force behind the league trying to get rid of hitting and fighting. 

Benches didn't clear - just players grabbing their opponent...


We have the luxury of watching everything in HD, and replay...Sometimes players think their teammate was run at, and will stand up for him (again with replay we can see that it was a clean hit).