False. Williams played for the Wings, we all hated him. Leino played for the Wings, we all hated him (except for me). Lebda played for the Wings, we all hated him. What makes you think just because they play for the Wings, our opinions of the player suddenly change?
Perry has talent, and is very good at what he does...I dunno if you can say that about the 3 guys you've compared him to.
IMHO many here would eventually like him...I know I would.
I considered getting the package last year but seeing as I only care about/have enough time to be watching Red Wings games anyway, I'm not going to waste close to $200 to catch a few more games out of the year. Maybe someday though.
If I lived in the greater Detroit area I too wouldn't spend the extra $$$...You guys also get the CBC HNIC too...I'm envious.
Sometimes during GDTs when I crucify a player, I actually feel really bad afterward thinking that, rare the chance may be, the player could see it and get bummed out. I know it sounds stupid, but it's why I lightened up a bit on players like Lebda from time to time. They're still human and all that and who am I to bash their hockey skill (or my perception of their lack thereof)? Does that make sense?
Yeah - he's getting better, but so far he's not a .5 ppg guy, and he's still a minus player (that is if that stat is important/relevant)...Improvement - yes; is he an NHL calibre Dman right now - dunno about that, and some might question if he'll ever be.
never understood the hatred here for lebda. a solid d-man with speed. obviously 1.45M would've been too steep for the wings so good for him getting that deal, but you guys are s***ting on him like he was a scrub. am i the only one that actually liked this guy (a little)?
I've always felt he was a respectable 5/6 Dman on this team, he paired quite well with Lilja, and IMO was better than Meech...Is Burke looking to replace Ian White's speed on the blueline?
Now with that said - Burke probably could've gotten him for $1 million per season.
His speed was the only thing he had going for him. Fortunately the speed of his game didn't coincide with the rest of the guys on the ice at the time. He was poor at best with two thirds of his game.
I don't hate him. Good for him getting over paid and putting himself under the microscope there in Toronto. He will probably will play decent now. Typical of past Wings that have moved on.
I recall a few ex-Leaf Dmen help our beloved Red Wings to a few Cups
w00t, I assume you're in the military. One thing I hate about the military is the severe shortage of hockey fans, versus being back home in say....Detroit. Usually when I do find hockey fans in the army, they're Pittsburgh or Washington "fans", and I end up always having to teach them what off sides and icing are when I challenge them to games of NHL 2010.
Im headed to Afghanistan here shortly (Literally 2 days), but when I went to Iraq I brought my Wings jersey, and I'll be doing the same this time around. Can't really wear it downrange, but I can sport it all the way home when I go on leave