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#2569790 Nasty Business-Roussel ejected for cross-check to McQuaid's throat

Posted by F.Michael on 11 February 2015 - 12:42 PM

Chris Chelios was notorious for hitting people in the face with his stick.  Come off it everybody.  You want to talk about "old time hockey"?  Here you go.  Stick work.  As old timey as it gets. 

'Old Time Hockey' would've seen a line brawl with Roussel getting bloodied...Surprisingly nothing happened immediately after that.


I have some fond memories of watching Chelios getting his ass kicked by Gerard Gallant, and by a few others as well.


Chelios wasn't as tough as some would like to think...His only fight victories came up against guys like Fedorov, or Robitaille, but like you said - he was known more for his cheapshots.

#2569650 ESPN 30 for 30 - Of Miracles and Men

Posted by F.Michael on 10 February 2015 - 04:46 PM

Always admired the Soviet/Russian players, and when they came over in the early 90's.


My 1st 'lettered/numbered' Red Wings jersey was #16 Konstantinov...His name takes up the entire jersey :thumbup:

#2569647 Manny Legace joins concussion lawsuit..

Posted by F.Michael on 10 February 2015 - 04:36 PM

Clearly he's suffered from concussion/s.....He used to think that he was a quality NHL netminder.

#2569616 Original Six...Sorta?

Posted by F.Michael on 10 February 2015 - 01:20 PM

I do think it calls into question something bigger though.  Why do we care about the Original Six if they're not original?  Does it really mean anything?  Do all these Finns, Swedes, Russians, and Czechs give a damn about a history that's made up?  Or is it some talking point they're told to hit on, just like they're required to wear officially sanctioned clothing during interviews?

I still see the Original 6 as who they are perceived to be - the 6 franchises prior to the expansion in 1967...Nothing more - nothing less.

#2569596 Nabokov traded back to San Jose

Posted by F.Michael on 10 February 2015 - 10:36 AM

Future considerations is usually dependent on something happening beyond the deal. A player can't be given up for nothing so I would imagine the deal is something like if Nabakov signs a new deal then San Jose would need to give something. He's retiring so I would imagine there's nothing going to be exchanged. An example of this would be when we got Draper for $1

#2568375 song title game

Posted by F.Michael on 04 February 2015 - 07:15 PM

Life, in a Nutshell - Barenaked Ladies

'Lust For Life' - Iggy Pop

#2568371 Great Brandon Prust Article

Posted by F.Michael on 04 February 2015 - 07:05 PM

Thanks for the share.


Even though fighting in hockey is at a all time low - it still needs be be tolerated in the game at the pro levels.

#2568044 This or That

Posted by F.Michael on 03 February 2015 - 04:43 PM

Scotch. Lagavulin or Ardbeg Sent from my hooka via hash cloud.

Oh - nice - another scotch fan!


Lagavulin all the way!


Italian food or Mexican food?

#2565382 What should we do with the Monster?

Posted by F.Michael on 21 January 2015 - 09:37 AM

Do nothing right now.


Ya never know when the injury bug could strike, and last season the Monster played well when Jimmy was outta action.

#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?