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#2298784 What's REALLY going to happen this off-season?

Posted by F.Michael on 02 May 2012 - 06:24 PM

Don't call me a psychic....but I think we're giong to end up seeing something very close this.

Zach Parise ($7.000m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Evander Kane ($5.000m)
Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Jordan Staal ($4.000m) / Valtteri Filppula ($3.000m)
Wayne Simmonds ($1.750m) / Martin Hanzal ($3.100m) / Dustin Brown ($3.175m)
Travis Moen ($1.500m) / Paul Gaustad ($2.300m) / Cal Clutterbuck ($1.400m)
Shea Weber ($7.500m) / Oliver E.-Larsson ($1.750m)
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Ryan McDonagh ($1.300m)
Brendan Smith ($0.875m) / Luke Schenn ($3.600m)
Jimmy Howard ($2.250m)
Anders Lindback ($0.715m)

Just a few simple trades/signings/offer sheet and we'll have a team that is built to get out of the first round.


Thanks - I needed a good laugh.

#2292115 Hossa Smoked

Posted by F.Michael on 18 April 2012 - 10:01 AM

Its starting to be embarrasing to tell people in a hockey fan. first the busch league stuff in NYR/OTT series, then shaw elbowing smith, weber on zetterberg, and now this.

at least the guys in the PIT/Philly series seem to be just fighting and commiting only minor, questionable hits.

this other s*** is garbage.

Not sure if I'm getting this right, but do you mean that you're embarassed to tell others that you're a hockey fan?

If that's the case - why on earth would you be embarassed?..Other than the Red Wings being on the verge of elimination - this playoffs has been pretty damn great!..The ratings are hitting all time highs.

So there's been some head hunting, and dirty play?..All the more to enjoy since it means new rivalries will be created with animosity extending beyond this season into the next (that is if there's a 2012/2013 season).

I'm no fan of seeing players getting injured, but unfortunately this is outta our hands as fans...The NHL created this problem themselves when they started to crack down on fighting, and initiated the instigator penalty in efforts to clean up the game, and bring in a larger American audience...Now we've been seeing what happens when the players don't police themselves, and the league tries - inconsistencies at their finest.

If anything - I'd be embarassed to say I was a fan of the NBA; so many things wrong with that league I don't know where to begin.

I'm damn proud to be a fan of hockey, and the NHL - by far the best game, and best league on the planet...If anyone says anything to me about it - I'll just pull their shirt over their head, and go to town on'em ;)

#2292011 Time to start looking for a new coaching staff

Posted by F.Michael on 18 April 2012 - 07:02 AM

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Oh God no!..Keep that moron away from the Wings!
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#2292008 Time to start looking for a new coaching staff

Posted by F.Michael on 18 April 2012 - 06:56 AM

What crap are you talking here? Are you inventing a conspiracy for Bettman that has him having NA player target skilled european players and taking them out of the game with headshots? Give me a break.

North American play off hockey is a rough tough sport.... if a player can't handle the heat, be he Euro, Chinese or whatever, then he should go play ringette or patty-a-cake or something!

The dirty s*** needs to be penalized, and Shanny is doing just that, but it will never be completely removed because of the speed, intensity and emotion in the game.

...and lets be brutally honest...Some of the cheap shots/rough play creates a new level of hatred that carriers over for years to come, and IMHO it's some of the most intense/exciting hockey ever...The current Flyers/Pens series, and Red Wings/Avalanche of yesteryear is some of the best stuff we'll ever see.

Fighters are losing their role in the game across the league, it's not just Detroit. Hard to justify a roster spot for a guy who doesn't bring much of anything else to the table especially when the other teams aren't carrying pure fighters either. They just need some guys that are hungry. I'd settle for a hint of chippiness at this point. I really don't give a s*** about fighting one way or the other, I just want guys who are willing to do whatever it takes to win so much so that they sometimes do something stupid.

I'df****** kill to have Shea Weber on our side smashing some other team's star's head into the glass at the end of a game that's clearly over in your favor. I want a team that gets fined because they want it so bad that they make some stupid mistakes like that. Where's the tenacity on this team? It's absolutely non-existent.

I want guys who can play the game, AND fight when it's needed...There's been quite a few guys via the draft, and free agency that Holland/Nill pass by.

#2292001 Too many damn pretty boys

Posted by F.Michael on 18 April 2012 - 06:36 AM

newfy you're a brave man for starting this particular topic so soon, but as usual you're spot on with your point...Too bad Holland wants his Euro figure skating club on the ice.

#2291997 Will Detroit win this series?

Posted by F.Michael on 18 April 2012 - 06:30 AM

I've said it long before the playoffs began...This team won't make it outta the 1st round.

#2289971 Nashville or Detroit: Better Hockey Fans?

Posted by F.Michael on 17 April 2012 - 04:08 PM

Seriously - who cares?

#2283734 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by F.Michael on 12 April 2012 - 04:15 PM

And there Hank knelt to collect himself. Alone! This is a Kenny team. Sorry it is hockey. Webber should have been picking himself up off the ice. We don't have that dimension. That's part of why my favorite team will be golfing in 5.

Ironically it was the same team that watched Stuart go down with a broken jaw courtesy of a Tom Kostopolous elbow...Later that night after the game it was Zetterberg who said he hopes the league would look into the matter with the hope of a suspension...Looks like this time around telling the teacher about the bully on the playground isn't gonna do squat.

Yes - I too miss those teams that had that "dimension".

#2283496 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by F.Michael on 12 April 2012 - 12:04 PM

The message has been sent and it is now going to be open season on the Wings. Preds know nothing will happen to them. I am concerned.

Pretty much what we saw when we faced the Ducks a few years back.

#2279020 Favorite Play of the 2002 Cup Run

Posted by F.Michael on 06 April 2012 - 11:57 PM

Who can forget Wings Dman Steve Duchesne taking the puck to the kisser, and coming back 15 min later sans 6 teefers?

#2277211 Milbury slams Blysma and Crosby

Posted by F.Michael on 03 April 2012 - 02:21 PM

Hey, Milbury only stated to the hockey world what many of us feel, so good for him. :clap:


While guys like Milbury, and Cherry irritate many fans - I gotta admit that I find myself agreeing with them from time to time.

#2276850 Pens vs Flyers

Posted by F.Michael on 01 April 2012 - 11:08 PM

I really do hope the Eastern Conference standings don't change so we can all watch this carnage take place once again in a few weeks.

#2276109 3/30 GDT : Predators 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by F.Michael on 31 March 2012 - 01:22 AM

At least Franzen can produce.

Is it just me, or is Franzen normally the reason we lose hockey games nowadays?

Good news about seeing that game in person: I got a free green hat (Sponsored and everything, WHOA!), some stickers of Filppula, and got to wave at Larry Murphy in a backpack.

Other than that, pretty lame.

I'm no physics expert, but somehow I just can't see anyone squeezing Larry Murphy into a backpack :g:

#2276102 Nordiques Nation coming to the Joe

Posted by F.Michael on 31 March 2012 - 01:09 AM

Any fun things to do after the game? Restaurants, bars, comedy clubs?

This is coming from an outsider who's been to the Joe a handful of times these past few years...The "People Mover" light rail (50 cents 1 way, $1 roundtrip) will take you all over downtown Detroit (a stop right at the Joe), and goes out to the "Foxtown" area (Fox Theatre, Comerica Park, Ford Field, Hockeytown Cafe, and Cheli's Chili - Chris Chelios bar)...The Fox Theatre may have some shows/concerts while you're there.

There's the Greektown Hotel/Casino in the aptly named "Greektown" neighborhood (can get their via the People Mover); lots of little bars/restaurants within a few blocks radius (Astoria Bakery, and Red Smoke BBQ are great).

I stayed at the Greektown Hotel/Casino on my last visit; rooms are reasonable, very nice, and clean ($90 per night with AAA discount)...There's a pricey ($15) but really good breakfast buffet at the Greektown, and IMO the gambling there is rather dull/poor (tight slots, and rather high minimum bets at table games)...Overall it's a nice place while staying downtown with a fair number of establishments within a few blocks.

Hope you guys have a great time!

#2276038 3/30 GDT : Predators 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by F.Michael on 30 March 2012 - 09:37 PM

Jesus Christ that was pitiful. I'd come up with something stronger, but words escape me.

Nah - pitiful pretty much sums everything up.

At this rate by next week Sunday the Wings will have dropped to 6th, and lose their precious "home ice" advantage.