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#2121448 Avery Sucks.

Posted by F.Michael on 24 February 2011 - 06:28 PM

What's that got to do with Avery?

Nothing directly - just another example of a player interacting with a fan.

Avery does it = not funny to some fans (even though I thought it was).

Shanahan does it = hilarity to the masses (and yes - it was funny).

#2121399 Avery Sucks.

Posted by F.Michael on 24 February 2011 - 05:01 PM

So did Maltby for many years. Would rather have good guys like him and not ass clowns like Avery.

Nothing against Maltby, but there's a particular reason why I would take Avery over Maltby...I'll let you guess what it may be ;)

Avery is somewhat entertaining. That being said I'm quite happy his sideshow antics aren't with the Wings anymore.

This thread had taken quite a retarded turn. Mors has abused the "No Sensible QQ" policy.

So fellow LGW members aren't allowed to post their opinions?

#2121391 Avery Sucks.

Posted by F.Michael on 24 February 2011 - 04:53 PM

Let me tell you, the Nashville fans are probably one of the worst in the league, As many of you know I use to live in that s***hole, and that state and town do not need professional sports! Back on topic, you gotta love Avery's comebacks, sure the dude is classless sometimes, but he sure is fun to watch!

The Nashville comments goes to the Chelios video! Sorry, I get soooooo angry when I think about the Nashville Welfares i mean Predators!!

Well - agree, and disagree.

Agree that Nashville is just 1 of a handful of welfare teams in the league, but disagree that the folks in Nashville are really the "worst" in any particular category...When I was down there a few years ago (Wings game in which Lilja's noggin met Weber's fist) I thought the locals were really nice, and thoroughly enjoyed the "southern charm".

#2121383 Avery Sucks.

Posted by F.Michael on 24 February 2011 - 04:49 PM

Say what you will, I'd love to have Avery back in a Wings sweater.


For all his faults the guy is a pretty good at what he does be it talking $hit, agitating, or playing a grinding style of hockey.

We also seem to have a "No Fighting" and "No Hitting" policy that goes nicely with our shameful "Don't back your teammates up" policy.

Agreed part deux.

#2121332 2/22 GDT: Sharks 4 at Red Wings 3

Posted by F.Michael on 24 February 2011 - 02:45 PM

Is there a stat that shows the # of goals bouncing off a teammate's skate, or stick, or a re-direction?

How about a stat that indicates how most of our Dmen aren't capable of clearing the crease of opposing forwards?

Howard isn't a Vezina calibre netminder - however I for one don't believe a fair # of the goals are entirely his fault.

#2116827 Isles vs Pens

Posted by F.Michael on 15 February 2011 - 09:02 AM

I'm confused. Dean Lombardi rips the officiating and gets fined. Mario Lemieux does the same and gets nothing.

Oh, I forgot who I was talking about and what team he controls. I get it now.

Yup - pretty much why the NHL as a whole is looked upon as a "garage league" by many outsiders :rolleyes:

If this isn't a blatant sign of favortism - then I don't know what is.

#2116347 Isles vs Pens

Posted by F.Michael on 14 February 2011 - 04:47 AM

Heaven forbid an owner stands up for his team. It was clear on the intentions of the Islanders, and Mario called them out on it. He'll get fined, but the whole fallacy of "But they have Matt Cooke and Cindy Crysby blah blah blah" doesn't pertain to Mario's argument or comments, so why even bring them up? Just because the Pens have Cooke, that doesn't mean Mario can't complain when a game turns into a goonfest.

I think Mario was overly dramatic with the James Harrision "I'm out" comment, but it was good to see an owner stick up for his team.

I personally have no problem with Mario (or any owner/gm/player) voicing their opinion - in fact it's refreshing that some do since it's needed from time to time.

I just hope that he gets a hefty fine from Gary; how much of a field day would the media have if Mario gets away with what he said?

Here a small statistic *penalties*;
1st FLA 183 minor / 14 major / 460 PIMs total
29th NYI 244 minor / 48 major / 1022 PIMs total
30th PIT 290 minor / 63 major / 1113 PIMs total *all three highest*

Furthermore a brawl needs two parties, so why is Pittsburgh in the victim role?

Pittsburgh has been the "league darling" since Crosby's arrival, and considering who Mario has on his team (Cooke), and the fighting majors - he comes across as the textbook definition of a hypocrite.

With the hefty fine of $100,000 going to Isles owner Charles Wang - ya gotta wonder if he's thinking of putting the team up for sale, and/or relocating the team outta Long Island...This has gotta really piss him off.

#2114172 Montreal vs Boston

Posted by F.Michael on 10 February 2011 - 11:29 AM

Agreed on all counts.

I understand that people here love the Wings, and the team for the last several years has mostly lacked the fighting element, so they may be inclined to say "who needs it" or "we don't want it." But if this team was winning and could beat the snot out of people, I doubt many here would be complaining either. It'd be an awesome thing to watch the Wings win and intimidate teams physically.

Winning on the scoreboard + winning the physical battles = great hockey.

#2114093 Montreal vs Boston

Posted by F.Michael on 10 February 2011 - 08:49 AM

I'm certain if games like this were broadcast on NBC on a Saturday night - ratings would go thru the roof.

#2111196 2/5 GDT: Red Wings 0 at Predators 3

Posted by F.Michael on 05 February 2011 - 11:11 PM

all right, I'm off to watch the Kings game. They've had some trouble scoring goals too, but at least when they're not scoring they still hit people and fight.

It's the reason why I've been watching more, and more Boston Bruin games.

#2107189 Red Wings Skills Contest

Posted by F.Michael on 30 January 2011 - 12:50 AM

I was wondering if the Red Wings have their own skills contest before or during the season, similar to the ASG format?

If they did, then I'd be curious to know who won what. If they don't, I see a skills contest going something like this:

Fastest Skater: Darren Helm. Draper is not as fast as he once was and Lebda is no longer here. Helm wins hands down with Draper coming second.

Hardest Shooter: Jonathan Ericsson. I don't think we have any really hard shooters, but it's either him, Stuart or Franzen. I pick Ericsson.

Breakaway Challenges: Pavel Datsyuk. No one can do what he can do with the puck. That may go for the whole league.

Accuracy Shooting: Johan Franzen. Can pick corners better than anyone on our team. A few years ago I'd pick Zetterberg, but he's no longer the top sniper on the team. The other guys would just hit the boards and glass, most notably Filppula.

What - no "who can punch their way outta a wet paper bag" competition :paperbag3:

#2105012 Enforcer Poll

Posted by F.Michael on 25 January 2011 - 06:04 PM

I don't support a goon being on the team that will accumulate less than 10 points throughout the course of the season and will average a fight/game. I would like a power-forward type though, who can contribute offensively at least as regularly as Miller or Eaves right now, yet can also drop the gloves, lay heavy hits, and wear down the opposition on a nightly basis when need be. The problem with getting someone like that on the roster is cap-space. A player who can score occasionally and hit hard demands more money than a strictly finesse/shooter/passer or strictly tough guy does. When the type of player we're talking about is likely going to have 3rd or 4th line minutes, is it worth the investment in him?

For what its worth, I would love to see Steve Downie in a Wings uniform (if the price is right of course)

IMHO the #1 problem with the Red Wings is that we're not seeing these types of players being drafted, and yes - as of now these types of players are in fact a rarity (unlike 15 plus years ago).

#2100739 Wings Negotiating w/ Nabokov

Posted by F.Michael on 20 January 2011 - 05:23 PM

Jimmy sounds pissssssed.

Hopefully it'll motivate him.

#2100548 Wings Negotiating w/ Nabokov

Posted by F.Michael on 20 January 2011 - 02:24 PM

Can you imagine how good Nabakov could be with a team in front of him that doesn't choke in the playoffs?

EDIT: I know he'd be coming in to replace Osgood as the backup, but part of me seriously believes he'll end up stealing the Number 1 spot from Howard unless Howard really picks up his play. Either way, a great 1-2 punch.


Not knocking Howard by any means, but he wasn't himself last spring either, and from what I gather it'll be questionable as to Osgood's health/fitness once the playoffs begin.

I'd welcome Nabakov with open arms; he still has a few years left in him at the NHL level, and has gotta be hungry to put his days in the Bay behind him, and prove his critics wrong that he's a top tier netminder.

#2096468 2011 NHL All Star Jerseys unveiled

Posted by F.Michael on 12 January 2011 - 08:26 PM

Looks like the pj's my boys would wear to bed.