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#2613231 Which Sweater Do RWs Retire First - Feds or Ozzy?

Posted by F.Michael on 05 June 2015 - 07:44 AM

Neither.  And neither was spelled correctly.  


Retire Red Kelly's number first.

number9 might've been enjoying a barley pop, or two while starting this thread.

#2613093 Khan: Jeff Blashill to be announced new head coach next week

Posted by F.Michael on 04 June 2015 - 06:55 AM

I knew you were hiding in the bushes somewhere.

No - that would be Margot Kidder.

#2612883 Tampa Bay Lightning dress code for fans

Posted by F.Michael on 02 June 2015 - 04:55 PM


You should have put on a Chelios Wings jersey.  That would have done it.  

I recall a few years ago Chelios was honored by the Blackhawks, and many boos rained down upon him when mentioning his Cup wins with Detroit.


Those fans in Chicago will eat their own young.

#2612882 Tampa Bay Lightning dress code for fans

Posted by F.Michael on 02 June 2015 - 04:45 PM


I remember a few years ago I was at Joe Louis West as I like to call the Hawks' barn, wearing my Yzerman jersey and a Hawk fan yelled at me, "Why are you wearing that? He doesn't even play for them anymore! And Red Wings suck!" It was then I looked at who he was wearing and it happened to be a Byfuglien one so I said, "Why are you wearing that? HE doesn'e even play for the Hawks anymore." He then tried to tell me that Byfuglien still does, and that he just bought it because Byfuglien is a, "Beast," and will win cups with the Hawks for many years to come. So I laughed in his face and left. Then some of their fans tried pushing my little brother down the stairs getting outside. It was a real...magical...expierence.

And hell I remember when Wing sweaters took up 85% of that place, they couldn't even give tickets away, what a joke.

I kid you not - I was at a game in the UC where nearly 70% were Wings fans (back in 2003 when the Hawks were in the dumps), and the Wings scored - the crowd went wild, and the loud horn went off (the guy behind the button must've fell asleep, and thought the Hawks scored due to the noise from the crowd).

#2612821 Tampa Bay Lightning dress code for fans

Posted by F.Michael on 02 June 2015 - 08:33 AM

I really think the Captain (#19) may have lost some credibility, although i have no idea if he has a hand in this childish behavior.  I attended the first Tampa home game against the Wings, with  the Captain as the new GM, where over 80% of the crowd was wearing Wings sweaters, shirts, hats, etc.. now this, please see the following link.    http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-06-01/tampa-bay-s-hockey-dress-code-insults-lightning-fans 

  To be clear, i am not alleging that the Captain had anything to do with this decision, but it is an absolute embarrassment to the Lightning organization as well their fan base. I guess once expansion teams enter the picture this type of behavior exists.  

While TB's policy is nothing short of retarded - has anyone here other than myself been to a game in Chicago while wearing your Red Wing jersey?


Hawks fans can be pretty classless turds toward visiting fans.

#2610980 WCF : (3) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (1) Anaheim Ducks

Posted by F.Michael on 28 May 2015 - 08:24 AM

The NHL is a Ducks/Lighting win away from ratings hell. 



Just think of the difference between a Bolts/Ducks, and a Rags/Hawks ratings for the Cup Finals.

#2610618 The return of The Mule?

Posted by F.Michael on 27 May 2015 - 08:55 AM

IMHO the Mule should hang up his skates, and enjoy spending time with his family.


Lord knows he'll never have to work another day in his life; being on LTIR he'll continue to receive  paychecks for what's left of his contract which is what - 4, or 5 more years?

#2609445 Dylan Larkin turning pro... will play for GR immediately

Posted by F.Michael on 21 May 2015 - 01:59 PM

Helm isn't going anywhere , seriously doubt it he can play the wing as well and has a ton of speed

Tell Babs when he comes calling for glendening to pay up a 1st or take a hike lol



At times Helm was a force to reckon with in the post season...He's finally turning into the player that we had hoped he'd become, but then again - as bad as it sounds - maybe his trade value is at a all time high, and what we get in return will fill a few holes?

#2609283 Datsyuk's House

Posted by F.Michael on 21 May 2015 - 06:25 AM

I can totally see Datsyuk moving to Moscow and living in one of those giant apartment complexes (yours truly used to live in one too).  

You lived in Moscow?  


I didn't realize you were so 'worldly'.....And here I thought you were crashing in your parents basement for the past 10 years :crazy:

Well, I guess I'm busted. Pav is moving in with me.

We have an arrangement wherein he does all the chores I don't like and I do absolutely nothing for him in return. I think it's a pretty sweet deal on his end.

Is this a 'shack job', or is this something more permanent?


If I see Dats looking sad on the bench - well that means something is wrong with his home life, and I'm holding you responsible.


You don't need to tell me.  I can tell you a Moscow, break-in, apartment story you'd never believe.  

Were the Spetsnaz involved?

#2608864 Datsyuk's House

Posted by F.Michael on 20 May 2015 - 12:49 PM


Sounds like a married man wrote this post.  :hehe:

Just because I'm on a 'diet' - that doesn't mean I can't look at the 'menu'  :innocent:

#2608835 Datsyuk's House

Posted by F.Michael on 20 May 2015 - 12:36 PM

It's obvious he wants to live with Tatar...Wild late night apartment  parties > secluded subdivision home life.

#2608542 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by F.Michael on 19 May 2015 - 12:04 PM

Yeah, except instead of a rose its a Maple Leaf.

How many personalities does Bob have?

Not sure, but I betcha they all like donuts.

#2608098 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by F.Michael on 16 May 2015 - 01:03 AM

On a side note, I do think he's a great coach, but I would trade him for Quenville if that was an option. I'm hesitant to want him gone because I don't know what better options there are, which admittedly is influenced by ignorance, I'm not an authority on coach talent. But if coaches do have shelf lives, I don't think we're a new coach away from a Stanley cup, so if roster adjustments are made as well I wouldn't be too sad to try something new.



Babs is arguably the hottest available coaching commodity hence all the speculation (also keep in mind Toronto wants him badly).


I'm indifferent overall...Part of me thinks this team needs some fresh ideas, and maybe a style better suited for what players we have...Then again - is there anyone available that can get the most outta a team that appears to have a 'ordinary' roster?

#2607726 Breaking News: Gordie Howe Int'l Bridge

Posted by F.Michael on 14 May 2015 - 11:55 AM

Instead of paying a toll - a mechanical elbow resembling Howe's will nail ya in the chops.


Nobody ever crosses the Gordie Howe Bridge without it.

#2607475 ECSF: Tampa Bay Crying Coopers vs. Montreal Complaining Canadiens

Posted by F.Michael on 13 May 2015 - 07:17 AM

I don't want Yzerman to have a cup with another team. There. I said it.

Wouldn't bother me one bit if he did.


IMHO - Stevie has earned the right for some success outside of the Red Wings organization.