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#2340692 Congrats, John

Posted by F.Michael on 16 January 2013 - 03:16 PM

Big Rig will be paired with Kronner on 1st line D. Smith and Quincey will be 2nd pair, while White and Colo/Kindl take the third tier 

As long as Cola is healthy (crosses fingers) - he'll be paired with White, and Kindl will sit...Hopefully.

#2340685 Congrats, John

Posted by F.Michael on 16 January 2013 - 03:11 PM

From last pick at forward position, to scratch at D, to lost 6th pairing D, to decent pker 4th position D, to fairly paid 3rd D, to decent top 2 D man. All the while taking a beating from fans for not being Jiri Fischer. Ive thrown as many remotes through drywall as the next guy watching this guy's blunders over the last 5 years, but I gotta give him his props now. Well done, big rig.

$5 says in 6 to 8 weeks from now you'll be singing a different tune.


He's nothing special.

#2340418 TooToo - the lovable little Tasmanian Devil

Posted by F.Michael on 15 January 2013 - 07:30 PM

Especially Abdelkader and his "supposed" boxing lessons from several offseasons ago.  

Wasn't he the punching bag?

#2340064 Wings Looking For Defenseman

Posted by F.Michael on 14 January 2013 - 03:21 PM

Wings are looking for a defenseman, Sergei Fedorov is thinking of making a comeback as a player.  Go with what you know Kenny!  :eh:

Pardon my ignorance, but are you serious about Feds wanting to return to the NHL?


If so.....If I were Holland - I'd def offer Feds a camp invite.....That guy was amazing when playing on our blueline; a 4th forward on the rush, and a guy capable of breaking up a play at any given time.....Something tells me he might've won a Norris Trophy, or two had he stayed back there.

#2339447 Johan Franzen - Once and For All

Posted by F.Michael on 11 January 2013 - 10:45 PM

How about we see how he performs in this shortened season shall we?

#2339061 Would you trade Jimmy Howard for an elite forward/defenseman?

Posted by F.Michael on 10 January 2013 - 01:36 PM

I would make the trade - however only if newly signed goalie Jonas Gustavsson can overcome the nightmare he suffered while a Maple Leaf, and be 100% healthy, and be capable of putting up similar numbers as J-Ho.


Hard to say. Does the "elite" defensemen/forward also come with an "elite" contract? If so, it doesn't really make sense. But if you take the money out of it, sure, I'd trade Jimmy for Stamkos.

Stamkos as a Red Wing would be awesome!


However if Stevie Y is gonna part with any of his high priced forwards - it'll probably be Vincent Lecavalier.

#2338635 Now What Can the NHL Do For You, the Fans

Posted by F.Michael on 08 January 2013 - 06:43 PM

No way in hell they give us free center ice, although it had better be half price for a shortened season.  Either way i will pay for it because i'm a hardcore fan and it's the only way i get to see all the Wings games.

I'm in the same boat my friend.


I've missed out on half the season...I'll be honest - unlike many I won't show my displeasure by not watching games, or not buying merchandise...I've been a fan of the game of hockey, and the Detroit Red Wings for many years...Like the child who draws on the wall with crayons - you're frustrated, but you  get over it, and embrace/cherish them...I will do the same with the NHL.

#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.