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#2338362 2013 BlueAdams Where Are You, Line Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 07 January 2013 - 08:31 PM

Are there lots of guys on our roster, or in the league for that matter, who have the same size as Bert with more talent and work ethic.  As a matter of fact where does this belief that he's not talented or doesn't work hard come from?  I can recall multiple interviews in which Babcock lauds Bertuzzi's work ethic. 

Bert might have a good work ethic, but so did Chelios, and just like Chelios - Bert is on his last legs (at least in my opinion), and as GMR has already mentioned - if ya can't get anything more than 38 pts on a top Red Wings line - well that's not saying much.


Want my bloody honest opinion?.....I'd rather have that lil'nutty bastard Tootoo out there instead of Bert, or Sammy...He's more physical than the other 2 combined, and he drives to the net like a street vagrant diving on a half-eaten Tim Horton's apple fritter.

#2338147 Zetterberg named Captain, 36th Captain in Red Wings History

Posted by F.Michael on 07 January 2013 - 10:21 AM

I am going to go with the simple fact that Daysuk's English is atrocious, seemingly having never made a solid effort to learn the language of the country he has been playing in for so long. A bit off-topic, and I love Datsyuk in general don't get me wrong, but I am slightly offended at his horrible English. I think if he had even passively tried to pick up English he would be fairly fluent by now, considering how long he has been here. It makes me think he must have made a conscious effort to avoid learning it, to still be so horrible...


That... and he's older and would like to go back to Russian. We will presumably get a few more solid years of captaincy out of Z.

Ah - good points.


I remember Feds picked up English quite well, but I agree - Dats can get by, but doesn't appear overly comfortable...For some insane reason many Swedes around the NHL (excluding our beloved Homer - joking) speak English with very little accent.


My 2nd language is limited to a menu at a Mexican restaurant :lol:

#2337802 NHL, NHLPA reach tentative agreement on new CBA

Posted by F.Michael on 06 January 2013 - 05:26 AM


#2337713 NHL submits offer to NHLPA - **Suspension Warning Post #70 & #273*

Posted by F.Michael on 05 January 2013 - 01:54 PM

PA hotel is buzzing in anticipation. Down to minimal issues...but, still not done. And definition of "minimal" may differ.                    



Issues still include cap in 13\14, max contract and variance. So, "minimal" may not be best word unless significant movement from both.                    

Once again it's these "minimal" differences that'll steer this season right into the toilet.


I hope both sides just man the f-up, swallow their pride, get over their childish posturing, and hammer out a deal.

#2336890 NHL submits offer to NHLPA - **Suspension Warning Post #70 & #273*

Posted by F.Michael on 28 December 2012 - 10:28 AM

I'm attributing the NHL's new offer to this recent tweet by Dr. Ruth:

@AskDrRuth: Members of Congress who can't compromise probably aren't good lovers. Sex requires give and take.

Insult a man's sexual prowess and it's on. If the season is saved I think we should send Dr. Ruth a fruit basket or something...

She'd probably prefer a manwhore dressed up like the Marlboro Man...

Just sayin.

#2336817 Yakupov VS Cherry

Posted by F.Michael on 27 December 2012 - 10:28 AM

As a child during the "Cold War" 1970's - I honestly don't believe for 1 second the Soviets feared the potential for a American attack with ICBMs...Oh no...Their fears ran much - much deeper.....

I believe they instead feared an attack would include stealthy American aircraft loaded-up with Canadian hockey players - parachuting upon them while they slept...During the night like busy lil'beavers the Canadian Hockey Commandos would construct 'Tim Horton' donut shops, and North American NHL sized hockey rinks on every street corner.

Before they could acknowledge the sting from a Bobby Clarke 2-hander (and if any comrade would complain - he'd get a Dave Schultz knuckle sandwich) - they were living in an exact replica of Winnipeg with Don Cherry as their mayor.

#2336758 Yakupov VS Cherry

Posted by F.Michael on 26 December 2012 - 07:23 PM

Good on Grapes :thumbup:

#2336482 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 20 December 2012 - 06:36 PM

And here's to you Evander Kane, for dim-wittedly destroying any good will the players might still have in the minds of many fans. Nothing says "we're the good guys" like flaunting your stacks of money in a Las Vegas penthouse. Atta boy.

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I still find it rather amusing how any pro athlete can pull a ****** bag stunt such as this, and probbly not think of the consequences...Even more amusing is that he probably is carrying what's left in his bank account.

#2336454 Prospects That Have Missed The Boat

Posted by F.Michael on 20 December 2012 - 11:42 AM

Riley Sheahan. I would guess theres never been a player in the history of the game who recovered from being caught wearing a Tinky Winky costume.

I guess the real question about that whole incident is.....Did he carry a purse?

#2336452 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 20 December 2012 - 11:31 AM

Thank goodness for the Sony Playstation Network! It helped restore a bit of my sanity during this lockout.
I just downloaded and watched the December 2, 1995 Detroit-Montreal game, where we chased Roy outta the net and outta Montreal in a 12-1 blowout. :yahoo:


I remember that game...Snowy night in Montreal...I on the other hand was watching the game on the "Deuce" - aka - ESPN 2.

I disliked him as a Hab, and even more when he became a Av.

#2335841 Has your opinion of kenny changed?

Posted by F.Michael on 10 December 2012 - 09:36 PM

Exactly. Hes growing as an NHLer. People give up on him too easy.

We lost Eva, and his man love for Hudler...Now we have you :lol:

#2335640 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 07 December 2012 - 11:28 PM

If you ask me, the compromise is a Luxury Tax.

It's quite possible that Fehr is fine with losing this season - only to introduce a luxury tax for the 2013/2014 season...Maybe - just maybe some of the more profitable franchises push for this as a means to avoid losing 2 seasons in a row?

EDIT - truth be told - I'd love to see a luxury tax.

#2335461 Has your opinion of kenny changed?

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

Tootoo got benched. Emmerton played. Nuff said.

Hmm - I wonder if the acquisition of the Kostitsyn bros, and the return of Radulov had anything to do with Tootoo sitting on the pine?

EDIT - can toss Paul Gaustad in as well...

#2335374 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 06 December 2012 - 07:52 AM

Key points from LeBrun...

Raising the total money in its Make Whole provision to $300 million from the previous offer of $211 million. This is a key move to say the least.

League backs off contracting-rights demands on unrestricted free agency age (27) and salary arbitration, offering to keep both the same;

However, the league stays firm on five-year term limits for contracts and 5 percent salary variance; the only exception is when a team re-signs its own free agent it could go to seven years in term

League wants 10-year term on CBA (union has asked for five-year term).

Seems reasonable to me...Drop the puck already!

#2335266 Illitch announces plan to build new arena

Posted by F.Michael on 05 December 2012 - 10:02 AM

ya, just like the Old School charm of Tiger Stadium he built into Comerica....It will be nothing but a cookie cutter arena based on the new Pittsburgh and Columbus arena's...and it will be named something by the highest bidder regardless of where the HQ is for that bidder...ie Comerica Park HQ'd in Texas.

I would love to see an Olympia style arena and I am sticking by my name of Cadillac Centre. (Not only for GM ties but mostly for Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac...founder of Detroit.)

One of you guys LONG ago made up a "Olympia" type rendition of a new arena, you shold repost it in this thread.

Found the new Olympia http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JrQgsvelr8Q

Website here http://newolympia.blogspot.com/