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#2458540 Defense or Offense

Posted by F.Michael on 27 November 2013 - 01:39 PM

A vast majority of our forwards couldn't score in a women's prison while carrying a fistful of pardons.

#2455847 Respect Babcock and Holland

Posted by F.Michael on 20 November 2013 - 05:52 PM

Cup favorite in 2, or 3 years?


You got the winning Power Ball numbers for me?

#2452958 Brendan Shanahan appreciation thread

Posted by F.Michael on 12 November 2013 - 03:39 PM

I remember Shanny in Hartford, and how he wasn't overly thrilled about playing on a team with an indifferent owner/fan base...That was spring of 1996.


Then later that fall - rumours swirled about Shanny being moved; I recall thinking that he would be a perfect fit for the Red Wings.


No matter what he does as 'head disciplinarian' - he'll always have a big fan in F.Michael.

My favorite Shanny pic of all time.

My favorite is my avatar...YzermanShanahan.gif

#2451526 Brendan Shanahan: Hall of Fame Memories

Posted by F.Michael on 07 November 2013 - 07:45 AM

Good read...Thanks for sharing.

#2451523 Chicago fans steal players helmet off head and dump beer on him

Posted by F.Michael on 07 November 2013 - 07:34 AM

Not surprising...I've been to numerous games in Chicago in both the old Stadium, and newer UC...Chicago has some pretty nasty fans; many are outright assholes.


It's why I would never take my children to a game there.

#2450040 Philly Capitals line brawl

Posted by F.Michael on 02 November 2013 - 09:25 AM

he fought for the fans, who seemed to love it...

Well - that might be true, but ya know it's pretty bad when all you got to cheer for is watching your goalie beat up the other teams goalie...It's sort of on the same level of some drunken goof sitting in his weathered lawn chair on the front yard laughing his a$$ off while watching his bully of a son beat up the kid from across the street.


It might make ya feel good for a few minutes, but in reality it's a pretty bad situation.

#2450032 Philly Capitals line brawl

Posted by F.Michael on 02 November 2013 - 09:03 AM


Damn old time hockey and I missed it.

My only real beef is the fact that there may have been a few guys on the Caps (Holtby in particular) who were on the ice, and aren't accustomed to getting involved in fights, and are then 'jumped'...The 'Old School Knuckle Dragger' in me thinks that was a pretty low brow move by Emery, and unless you're Matt Cooke/Ulf Samuelsson/Claude Lemieux/etc/etc - you do not deserve that sort of treatment.

#2450001 Philly Capitals line brawl

Posted by F.Michael on 02 November 2013 - 02:57 AM

As others have already mentioned...Flyers GM Holmgren is on the 'hot seat' more ways than one...


The team sucks - they goon it up (in a rather unsavory fashion I might add - mind you I still enjoy the pugilistic side of the game) - and as Harold pointed out - I'm certain Holmgren had words with both the coaching staff, and players.


To me - this has suspensions, and fines written all over it...Can we possibly ship Franzen, and maybe Smith (or player/s 'X') to land Giroux before Holmgren is relieved of his duties?


I honestly don't believe it will happen, but just think if it did.

#2450000 Philly Capitals line brawl

Posted by F.Michael on 02 November 2013 - 02:48 AM

I could see if 1, or 2 Flyers wanting to mix it up (of course getting consent with a few Caps to see if there's any willing combatants), but a full line brawl was a bit over the top - especially with Emery going after Holtby (just when he got his image/career in the NHL back in order with the Blackhawks - he craps the bed with the Flyers).

#2448818 fedorov confirmed for wc alumni game

Posted by F.Michael on 30 October 2013 - 11:57 AM

Anyone else think Feds today can contribute more than a good portion of what we have now on the roster (namely Franzen)?

Busting out my Fedorov jersey today for this wondeful news :D

Me too!


I for one was pretty upset how things went down between Feds, and Holland (mostly pissed at Fedorov), but I must admit - he'll always be a Detroit Red Wing in my mind, and I'm looking forward to his return...Hoping the crowd will give him a standing ovation.

#2447848 stephen weiss

Posted by F.Michael on 26 October 2013 - 12:20 AM

During last night's telecast, Mickey stated that because Weiss is coming off injuries and because he's coming from a team with relatively no system, he believes Weiss won't begin to hit his stride until about the 20 game mark.  Because Mickey has played professional hockey and therefore knows how hard it is to go from team to team, system to system, and bounce back from injury, I'm going to go with his assessment. 


That said, Weiss hasn't lived up to expectations.  Which is hard for me to say because I lobbied hard for the guy in the offseason and was thrilled when he was signed. 

There are times when I do not agree with your view, but when I do - I make sure to give you a :thumbup:



#2447724 What's Killing Our Offense?

Posted by F.Michael on 25 October 2013 - 07:32 AM


Maybe we aren't giving some of our higher end talent any chances to prove themselves. Instead we have Cleary and Samuelson showing why exactly they shouldn't have been signed.



Not giving guys like Nyquist, and Tartar a chance at top 6 minutes is silly.

#2447051 The DeKeyser Appreciation Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 22 October 2013 - 11:50 AM

As I posted some time ago - DeKeyser is already a solid 2nd pairing Dman in this league, and within a few seasons he'll be a legit top pairing guy.


He looks as though he's been in the league for several seasons...I hope HBO's Winter Classic 24/7 takes notice; this guy has potential for the Norris Trophy.


EDIT - clarification -  potential for the Norris Trophy in a few seasons.

#2445965 Kronwall Injury Update

Posted by F.Michael on 19 October 2013 - 12:51 AM

I know this isn't going to be a popular thing to say, but it wasn't a dirty hit. if you watch the replay, what part of Mccloud's body hits kronwall's head? It was his thigh. kronwall's head went sideways into the boards. That is why his ear is cut up. Now it is physically impossible for those 2 things to be true in a hit from behind.

I understand the climate of sports today, and no one wants to see anyone get hurt. But players need to be more aware of where they are in todays game. Darren Elliott during the intermission break all but refused to call it a dirty hit, in fact he was far more focused on the other hit right behind the play on Glendenning.

Mickey Redmond talks about this all the time. Players put themselves in dangerous positions far to much and are not allowed to protect themselves anymore. a bi-product of far to many rules in todays game.

Now will McCloud get suspended? yes he will. it would have been a boarding call if Kronwall hadn't turned, so a dangerous play anyway.

I will agree with you that Kronner turning/changing direction only made things worse...


Now - with that said - my beef with McLeod is how he was lining Kronner up from the blue line, and didn't slow down one bit.

#2445870 stephen weiss

Posted by F.Michael on 18 October 2013 - 01:27 PM


I've got anger issues, everybody knows that. 

Why you're not one of us 'knuckle draggers' who love a good scrap is beyond me ;)