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#2478154 NHL may rethink Sochi

Posted by F.Michael on 28 January 2014 - 01:51 PM

Holding the Olympics in a country like Russia is like having a box of chocolates...Ya never know what ya gonna get.

#2477199 Stadium Series, Vol. I - Ducks @ Kings (GDT)

Posted by F.Michael on 25 January 2014 - 10:36 PM

Kings should've gone with their retro 70's/80's gold, and purple jerseys.

#2475648 So when would you make a move and what type?

Posted by F.Michael on 22 January 2014 - 09:05 PM

BTW, did anyone else think this thread would be about dating advice?

Meh - after nearly 10 years of marriage, and 3 kids I'm officially in the lobotomized category.


I definitely have noticed that.  On the one hand we never make any of the s***ty trades we're rumored to be making, on the other hand we never make any good ones either.  The closest we ever get is "the Red Wings are taking to GM whomever but nothing is imminent".  At least this level of ambiguity allows me to dream of something better than lame-ass Ales Hemsky.

In Hemsky's defense - he's on 'lame-ass' Edmonton.


Now - with all that said...He could possibly flourish in Detroit, but then again I thought the same about Weiss, and Alfredsson.

#2475405 So when would you make a move and what type?

Posted by F.Michael on 22 January 2014 - 04:37 PM







Not while Holland is GM.

What type of move?


A move for a goal scorer. Something that has been needed for 5 years....

Hey now...We have Franzen.



{note heavy sarcasm referencing Franzen as a scoring winger which we all know is a load of BS}.

#2475060 1/20 GDT: Blues 4 @ Red Wings 1

Posted by F.Michael on 21 January 2014 - 07:19 AM

I'm sof****** sick of this. I lived through the 80s please don't make me do it again

You, and me both.



Except in the 80's, we'd be gooning it up right now with Probert and Kocur. 


This sorry team can't give its fans anything to root for or enjoy.  


#2473580 1/16 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Rangers 1

Posted by F.Michael on 16 January 2014 - 10:06 PM

Come on guys.  It was a really good game.  They aren't going to win many games with this lineup.  It's just not going to happen.  It sucks, but it's not nearly as frustrating (to me anyway) as when they should play better and they fail miserably.  Honestly, they should have played worse or the score should definitely have been worse.  The team the Rangers iced was better that the players Detroit has available.

So far this season seems to be either they lose because of piss poor effort (see our loss to the Isles a few weeks ago), or they lose because they're simply out matched.


Either way - we still lose.

#2473091 Going to the Joe for the First Time!

Posted by F.Michael on 15 January 2014 - 10:05 AM

Be sure to attend the 'Windsor Ballet'...



Joking...It's slang for the strip joints :lol:

#2471947 Cleary should be suspended for elbow to head

Posted by F.Michael on 10 January 2014 - 05:32 PM

What makes me mad is that someone didn't shove that pig-nosed Olympic diver into the glass snout 1st.

#2471806 1/9 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Sharks 4

Posted by F.Michael on 10 January 2014 - 01:00 AM

Where's Tootoo when ya need him.....

True. Still nice to know at least a few people give a s*** about winning. Or just don't like losing I guess.

Problem is...It's hard to tell sometimes by the reaction ya see on the bench.

#2471804 1/9 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Sharks 4

Posted by F.Michael on 10 January 2014 - 12:57 AM

Showing some fire and a desire to mix it up for the first time this year.

Too bad it's only after we're getting our asses handed to us.

#2471457 Certain NHL attendance metrics are better than NBA

Posted by F.Michael on 09 January 2014 - 08:50 AM

IMHO the rise of the NHL has less to do with Bettman, and more with the quality of the game we see today; NHL players getting noticed (and seeing what great guys, and remarkable atheletes they are); strong Canadian $ along with franchise stability in Canada; and most of all - many are beginning to realize what a joke the NBA really is - from Bettman's pal aka the NBA commish David Stern down to the players themselves (really - the average 'baller' IMHO is a total d-bag).


Even though we didn't get what we wanted on HBO's 24/7 - we got a glimpse at how much tougher hockey players are when compared to their pro sport counterparts...How many NBA/MLB/English Premier League players would return to action after losing 10 teeth, or taking 18 stitches in the elbow?


With the Winter Olympics right around the corner - I'm hoping it's another USA/Canada vying for the gold medal...The NHL is prime to overtake the NBA is so many different ways; just too bad that most media outlets (in particular ESPN) have their heads so far up their rectums that they're still too busy sniffing Michael Jordan's jock strap, and dreaming a dellusional dream of how 'exciting' NBA basketball is...A big knock that remains against the NHL is that it doesn't help having franchises in less than optimal markets  <cough>Phoenix<cough>.

#2470998 24/7 Episode 4 Discussion

Posted by F.Michael on 06 January 2014 - 01:54 AM


You’re saying that the Leafs players are “cooler” and more “hip” than Wings players? 


Yes. The Leafs came off differently because Phanuef, Lupul, and Kadri are all members of Radiohead. It had absolutely nothing to do with editing.


Kadri’s getting his car with Jai Paul’s super-slick “BTSTU” song playing in the background (even though Kadri probably hasn’t even heard of Jai Paul) vs Helm, Smith, Dekeyser, and Abby eating ribs and fish tacos? 


Or how about Phanuef, selecting his suit and bow tie to epic synth M83-style music? Howf****** funny is that? Knowing Dion is part cave-man. 


That’s all HBO image-crafting and editing. It has way more to do with their idea of presentation than it does with The Leafs players being hip vs the Wings being boring. 

I agree that we're at the mercy of HBO's editing dept as to what we as fans see - however if there was anything remotely 'interesting' - wouldn't HBO want us to see it?

#2467780 Winter Classic Parking

Posted by F.Michael on 26 December 2013 - 07:08 PM

I'm gonna park my ass on the sofa...5 feet away from an hdtv...12 feet away from cold beer/snacks...10 feet away from the bathroom (no lines).

#2467603 12/23 GDT : Islanders 3 at Red Wings 0

Posted by F.Michael on 24 December 2013 - 01:47 PM




Now if I had any photoshop skills - I'd have Tootoo's upper torso protruding from the opened belly of a killer whale (or a walrus, or any large marine mammal).


Make it look like Luke Skywalker lying in the belly of the slain Tauntaun.

#2467230 Leafs/Wings 24/7 Episode 2 Discussion (12/21)

Posted by F.Michael on 22 December 2013 - 09:38 PM

I can understand Babs wanting to have privacy, but then again what's the point of this series if we as fans can't see him calling out players for poor play?


I also agree with others that the Leafs are a more interesting bunch thus far in the series...All these Euros are boring :lol: