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#2029090 A Long Time Ago...

Posted by F.Michael on 25 August 2010 - 09:03 AM

I liken Hossa to Boba Fett; a gun for hire who's going where the $$$ is at.

#2028948 Bill Daly confirms Red Wings contracts are NOT under investigation

Posted by F.Michael on 24 August 2010 - 04:53 PM

Other teams would be well advised to try to pattern their franchise operations after the model created, and adhered to, in Detroit.

Amen brother!

#2028411 Penguins sign Arron Asham

Posted by F.Michael on 23 August 2010 - 04:27 AM

I agree. Asham would've been a nice little addition and for cheap.

In these threads about adding grit people always make the argument that guys who will hit, fight, and aren't total goons aren't out there to be had, at least not for cheap. Asham is a good example of a guy that was.

And I have to admire your dedication in this thread GMR, but it's a lost cause dude. If Holland had signed Asham, there would be a 20 page thread about how great the guy is and what a positive addition to the team he is. Because he signed elsewhere, most of what you're going to get is how Holland knows what he's doing and Asham is useless.

Obviously we don't know if Holland ever contacted him or Asham ever would've played here. But he's a guy who was had for cheap that would've made a team better. That seems worth commenting on. This place has become such a Red Wings cheerleading camp sometimes. Talking about this s*** doesn't mean you hate the Wings or think Holland is a bad GM. It's a hockey forum.

It's not like he was saying Holland was a terrible GM or the Wings suck. Just pointing out someone who was out there and being disappointed we didn't get him, when the argument is often made these guys don't exist or will cost too much.

:ph34r: Harold - you're an ignorant fossil!...How dare you question the Detroit Red Wings brain trust?!!...Go to hell!!! :ph34r:


#2028410 Penguins sign Arron Asham

Posted by F.Michael on 23 August 2010 - 04:18 AM

Our fourth line has energy. We have Abdelkader and Eaves, among others. It's not like we have a fourth line of cowards on the team and need someone like Asham for it to stay afloat.

This is a single fourth line guy who honestly would not improve the team a hell of a lot over what he would replace. Nothing to freak out about.

Adding Asham certainly wouldn't have hurt.

But he gives us an added dimension that those guys don't.

And despite what other posters may say, it does help to have a guy on the 4th line that can drop the gloves.


#2027529 Jim Nill: Jakub Kindl 'should fit in well with us'

Posted by F.Michael on 19 August 2010 - 04:33 PM

Atleast he's not over-hyping him like some brass' like to do.

...or like some posters here

Whatever he wears, I just hope he stays away from 22.

With all due respect Lebda is a much better player.

#2027070 How big of a Wings fan is your Wife/Girlfriend/Significant Other?

Posted by F.Michael on 18 August 2010 - 11:31 AM

My blow up doll can't get enough hockey.

At least she won't ask you questions about icing, and offsides.

#2025882 Hockey withdrawals

Posted by F.Michael on 13 August 2010 - 03:48 PM

Top shelf where momma hides the cookies!

#2024753 Designer shares idea for new rink

Posted by F.Michael on 10 August 2010 - 09:36 AM

I've always liked Schulzte's concept of a New Olympia :thumbup:

#2023569 Would You Buy A Modano Jersey?

Posted by F.Michael on 07 August 2010 - 05:30 AM

I would buy it without question if it weren't for the high cost of jerseys, especially if they have to be sent overseas. I still need a Franzen jersey first.

Having said that, I'd buy it immediately if we were to win the cup.

Also the #90 just looks awesome :P

Save your pennies, and then go all-out on a shopping spree (buy mutltiple jerseys) at SportsK.com...They'll probably cut you a deal on the jerseys themselves, or possibly on the shipping.

#2021445 Corey Perry

Posted by F.Michael on 01 August 2010 - 11:55 PM

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.

#2021440 NHL Center Ice

Posted by F.Michael on 01 August 2010 - 11:41 PM

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.

#2020967 ran into abdelkader last night

Posted by F.Michael on 30 July 2010 - 11:47 PM

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? :P

And I want to send O'Halloran a Holmstrom jersey. :lol:

FYI - Lebda is in Toronto - so bash away :hehe:


#2020351 Pick Your Favorite Wings' Title

Posted by F.Michael on 29 July 2010 - 09:23 AM

Nothing compares to our 1997 Cup winning roster; skill, and muscle :thumbup:

Well - our 1998 Cup team was great as well :)

#2020033 Are we becoming Lightning fans?

Posted by F.Michael on 28 July 2010 - 10:24 AM

Me a Lightning fan?

Hell no!

No. I'm a Red Wings fan. I wish Steve well, but that's it.

My thoughts exactly.

#2014461 something that would never happen in Detroit

Posted by F.Michael on 13 July 2010 - 11:54 AM

Yeah, they would never hold a s***ty show like that at the Joe.

Kid Rock?.....That you?