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#2210517 9/28 Exhibition GDT: Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by F.Michael on 29 September 2011 - 09:27 AM


I'm not impressed at all with what Brendan Smith was trying to do there. Leaning like that where else did he think he would hit Ben Smith than right in his head?

A perfect opportunity for an old school hip-check.

Too bad we rarely see them anymore; a truly lost art :(

#2210425 9/28 Exhibition GDT: Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by F.Michael on 28 September 2011 - 09:40 PM

unintentional. would have hit the shoulder if he didnt drag it.

Agreed...The drag & side-step put himself in a vulnerable spot.

Either way I'm thinking 4 to 6 games suspension.

#2209753 Datsyuk's Wrist

Posted by F.Michael on 26 September 2011 - 08:59 AM

Any ligament woes (I'm assuming it's strained ligaments) can take months if not over a year to be anywhere near close to 100% healthy :(

#2209426 NHL Center Ice programming

Posted by F.Michael on 24 September 2011 - 04:25 PM

DirecTV by a wide margin is the best provider in sports programming.

I was once a subscriber to Time Warner cable; they had the Center Ice package - however in many cases only 1 feed was available (mind you this was several plus years ago prior to the whole HDTV change).

I was once a subscriber to Charter Cable - where I live the local franchise didn't offer Center Ice, and the overall service was horrible (Charter Cable throughout the USA has the worst ratings in cable tv).

I was once a suscriber in Dish Network - overall they were pretty good...They'd offer both feeds in most cases - however usually 1 feed was in HD (most of the time it was the home feed)...Last year I switched to DirecTV because of the FOX Sports fiasco.

Now that I have DirecTV - I'm in heaven...9 times outta 10 both home, AND away feeds are in HD.

From what I understand, and have heard from those "in the business" - cable is limited as to the # of channels that they can carry thus limiting the # of channels that they will offer the Center Ice programming in HD; satellite doesn't have those restrictions, and is capable of offering more for your $$$.

#2207553 Babs sets defense pairings for camp

Posted by F.Michael on 14 September 2011 - 10:24 AM

I was really hoping for Ericsson to play with Lidstrom. He's the one who needs it the most.

To be honest I don't want a repeat of 2006 when we saw Lilja paired with Lids.

glad to see white with lidstrom. makes me more comfortable knowing lidstrom will be able to cover up whites defensive lapses.

Lidstrom won't be covering up for White too often as White is pretty respectable in his own end of the ice.

#2206199 Report: Wade Belak found dead in home

Posted by F.Michael on 04 September 2011 - 08:27 PM

Auto Erotic asphyxiation....what a way to go.

RIP Wade, you were always a fan favorite.

I was thinking this may have been the cause when I 1st had heard that he had hung himself...INXS frontman Michael Hutchence died the same way.

#2205629 I could have made it to the NHL!

Posted by F.Michael on 31 August 2011 - 02:11 PM

I could have made it to the NHL...

1) If I grew up somewhere else other than Wisconsin; not to blow all of your minds - WISCONSIN IS NOT A HOCKEY STATE!

2) If my parents would've put forth the effort in getting me in the sport when I wanted to back in the 2nd grade (they knew nothing about hockey, and few rinks in the burbs of Milwaukee...See above).

Although I will say my parents got me some skates, and a stick for Christmas, and I played on the nearby pond just almost every day of the week throughout the winter (be it with some friends or alone)...Pretty much taught myself how to skate, crossovers, backwards, etc, etc...Some of my friends even joked how I was probably born in Montreal, and some gypsies abducted me, and sold me off to my parents :P

#2204755 Anyone else a little excited

Posted by F.Michael on 21 August 2011 - 09:12 PM

I'll be more excited when we get another player that can do this.


We already got ourselves a guy that gets beat up - his name is Johan Franzen :hehe:

#2204384 Crosby's 2012 Season now in Question

Posted by F.Michael on 18 August 2011 - 05:10 PM

it's pretty pathetic that some of you would wish to see one of the best point producers and most talented players in the nhl never take step on the ice again just because you're still bitter about a SCF loss a few years ago.

all this talk about his "character" make it seem like he's sean avery.

get a grip.

also, LOL at maltby "not being a ******". talk about homer-goggles at their worst.


#2201226 Jason Williams signs 1 year contract with Pittsburgh

Posted by F.Michael on 27 July 2011 - 08:22 AM

Apparently Holland is capable of Jedi "mind tricks", and got Shero to sign Williams.

The force is strong in Kenny!

#2200690 Winnipeg Jets' New Logo

Posted by F.Michael on 24 July 2011 - 06:18 AM

WTF? :blink:

I was under the impression they were going to use the old logo. This logo sucks compared to that.

Yup - it indeed does suck when compared to the old logo.

#2199444 Why the Detroit Red Wings are headed for a fall

Posted by F.Michael on 19 July 2011 - 12:49 PM

That article isn't too unreasonable.


Can't be top dog all the time, and with the cap it does create a form of parity...We'll see what happens in a few years, but my guess is we'll still continue to be a playoff team with a shot at the :stanley:

#2199027 Things you're hoping to see more of this season.

Posted by F.Michael on 18 July 2011 - 11:41 AM

I want Jiri Hudler brainwashed into thinking that he's Dino Ciccarelli.

#2198426 Holland becomes US citizen

Posted by F.Michael on 14 July 2011 - 01:21 AM

Stings a little I won't lie Kenny. I get it, and still respect the sh*t out of you, but not in that good ol' Canadian way I used to.

I consider myself a dual citizen (even though it's not "official" <_< )...I love hockey, Tim Hortons are yummy, Molson is pretty good brew, I prefer CBC/TSN/Rogers (although Ken and Mickey are good lads), I know the Canadian national anthem by heart, Harper is the PM, and I speak "Canadian" fluently - eh?

#2198053 2012-13 Realignment Leak?

Posted by F.Michael on 12 July 2011 - 08:12 AM

Sure the time zone change would be nice, but I really don't see the move working in our favor as much as most of LGW seems to think. I still have my doubts on us going east as well until it happens. As I have said again and again, I think we are too much of a cash cow to move from the west. I just don't think the NHL will shoot themselves in the foot financially like that to make all of LGW happier. <_<


Many teams in the west want the thousands of Red Wing fans to attend games when the Wings are on the road.