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#2564944 1/20 GDT: Wild 4 @ Red Wings 5 (SO)

Posted by F.Michael on 20 January 2015 - 04:15 PM

I think I figured out the lines, guys.  Babs is ALL about overcoming adversity and earning the right to feel good about yourself and working your way back up through the lineup, so anytime someone starts playing poorly, Babs gets excited because this is an opportunity for a player to grow, so he demotes them to the third or fourth line.  Except Sheahan has been on the club for over a year, now, and hasn't had a poor stretch yet. And Babs is baffled and upset because Sheahan hasn't had that opportunity to build character or whatever.  So Babcocks is all "whatever, I'll give you adversity myself!  Glendening!  Miller!  You guys are playing with Sheahan now!"  And that's the story of how Mike Babcock saved Sheahan from himself.

I think there's a future for you in sports psychology.....I hear the Maple Leafs could use a man of your skill set.

#2564155 Franzen on IR

Posted by F.Michael on 17 January 2015 - 11:47 PM

Lol. I thought you were just talkin trash. I understood it, and still understand it, as gamesmanship. No apology necessary.
Also. You should have punned on ASSinine. Just saying.

I left it lower case 'cause I'm more sophisticated.

#2564149 Name That Band

Posted by F.Michael on 17 January 2015 - 11:23 PM

Culture Club?


If I have it...Here's mine...


An impostor, or a fraud living in England.

#2563743 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by F.Michael on 16 January 2015 - 08:39 AM

Dickie, I think it's pretty clear that anyone would trade a Mantha or Larkin type of prospect for a Weber, Doughty, Pietrangelo, Tavares, Seguin, Benn, Giroux, or any other young, established player in the league. But those types of players simply are not available. When I say, "this is my untouchable list", I mean, "in any plausible trade that Ken Holland could make, I would not trade...". The type of trade that Holland is likely to make (if any) leading up to the trade deadline would be for a rental / veteran / depth defenseman. So no, I would not trade anyone on my lengthy "untradeable" list for what Holland could possibly get in said trade... You (some people) may be okay with trading away a Pulkkinen or Athanasiou for a few months of a Zidlicky or Petry, but I would not...



I'm of the opinion that we keep our youth - hell - the Wings spent alot of time grooming them so we need to see what they're capable of once they get their shot at the 'bigs'.

#2563639 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

Posted by F.Michael on 15 January 2015 - 10:35 PM

Jeez - can this team hold onto a lead in the dying moments of a game?

#2563570 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

Posted by F.Michael on 15 January 2015 - 09:50 PM

Is it me or is Sheahan quietly becoming one of our more offensively creative players?

#2563498 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

Posted by F.Michael on 15 January 2015 - 09:31 PM

Franzen can stay on IR for the rest of the year now that we have Pulky.

#2563333 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

Posted by F.Michael on 15 January 2015 - 12:21 PM




I remember when the Wings used to be the measuring stick.

I think Lids took that measuring stick with him when he retired.

#2563302 Howard on Sportsnet's list of seven Vezina finalists at halfway po

Posted by F.Michael on 14 January 2015 - 11:33 PM

Just think of Howie's ranking if he could stop a shootout attempt, and/or his Wings teammates could score more than 2 goals a night?

#2563231 Franzen on IR

Posted by F.Michael on 14 January 2015 - 05:32 PM

you guys amuse the hell outta me

What ya mean - 'amuse'?


Am I some sort of clown - I'm here to amuse you?

#2563222 TB's Paquette learns the hard way, don't start **** w Chara

Posted by F.Michael on 14 January 2015 - 05:00 PM

Ok, if that's your biggest beef against him, then yeah, absolutely, he sucks, and he and Mick could not be further apart. Mick, while still having "homer" moments, is pretty unbiased. And while Mick may still get nostalgic about the old days, I think he understands the direction the league is going and he has, begrudgingly, accepted it. But I also know that he would probably get giddy like a schoolgirl if Holland traded for someone like Matt Martin. 

You can hear the excitement in Micks voice if/when a Wing drops the gloves...


GMR - Bring back the Bruise Bros - frank grimes - RyanBarnes - myself, and a few others all text each other about the fight like school girls do with each other when 1 of them gets a  text from that boy they like in class :lol:

#2563023 Franzen on IR

Posted by F.Michael on 13 January 2015 - 09:11 PM

Like I said before... It was 6f****** years ago... Get over it...


Every GM makes mistakes and that was clearly one of Holland's. Difference between Kenny and the other 29 general managers is that his mistakes are a lot more few and far between.

Sorry.....Watching Franzen play sorta reminds me that we could've had Hossa.

#2562435 1/10 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Capitals 3

Posted by F.Michael on 11 January 2015 - 12:09 AM

Yep. I'm full of Glenmorangie now. Very, very full that is.

10 yr, or something else?


Just picked up the Balvenie 15 yr Single Barrel Sherry Cask...Holy Sherried Goodness Batman!

#2562184 Osgood circa 2008 *Mod Advisory @ #18*

Posted by F.Michael on 10 January 2015 - 12:52 AM

i seriously don't remember anyone blaming Cujo. Was it the media or just fans?

Huge hype.


Cujo leaving  a very good Maple Leafs for the Red Wings, and with Dom retiring just after winning it all in 2002.....Cujo had some big shoes to fill.

It was a lot of both that I recall. And then the whole Hasek fiasco just made things worse. In my opinion, that goalie controversy was the worst management in memory, regarding the Wings



That was a total clusterf*** created by Holland.

#2562073 Franzen on IR

Posted by F.Michael on 09 January 2015 - 04:29 PM

I heard it was to his appendix. Doubtful he'll be able to score at all anymore.

Franzen couldn't score in a women's prison with a handful of pardons.