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#2291997 Will Detroit win this series?

Posted by F.Michael on 18 April 2012 - 06:30 AM

I've said it long before the playoffs began...This team won't make it outta the 1st round.

#2289971 Nashville or Detroit: Better Hockey Fans?

Posted by F.Michael on 17 April 2012 - 04:08 PM

Seriously - who cares?

#2283734 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by F.Michael on 12 April 2012 - 04:15 PM

And there Hank knelt to collect himself. Alone! This is a Kenny team. Sorry it is hockey. Webber should have been picking himself up off the ice. We don't have that dimension. That's part of why my favorite team will be golfing in 5.

Ironically it was the same team that watched Stuart go down with a broken jaw courtesy of a Tom Kostopolous elbow...Later that night after the game it was Zetterberg who said he hopes the league would look into the matter with the hope of a suspension...Looks like this time around telling the teacher about the bully on the playground isn't gonna do squat.

Yes - I too miss those teams that had that "dimension".

#2283496 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by F.Michael on 12 April 2012 - 12:04 PM

The message has been sent and it is now going to be open season on the Wings. Preds know nothing will happen to them. I am concerned.

Pretty much what we saw when we faced the Ducks a few years back.

#2279020 Favorite Play of the 2002 Cup Run

Posted by F.Michael on 06 April 2012 - 11:57 PM

Who can forget Wings Dman Steve Duchesne taking the puck to the kisser, and coming back 15 min later sans 6 teefers?

#2277211 Milbury slams Blysma and Crosby

Posted by F.Michael on 03 April 2012 - 02:21 PM

Hey, Milbury only stated to the hockey world what many of us feel, so good for him. :clap:


While guys like Milbury, and Cherry irritate many fans - I gotta admit that I find myself agreeing with them from time to time.

#2276850 Pens vs Flyers

Posted by F.Michael on 01 April 2012 - 11:08 PM

I really do hope the Eastern Conference standings don't change so we can all watch this carnage take place once again in a few weeks.

#2276109 3/30 GDT : Predators 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by F.Michael on 31 March 2012 - 01:22 AM

At least Franzen can produce.

Is it just me, or is Franzen normally the reason we lose hockey games nowadays?

Good news about seeing that game in person: I got a free green hat (Sponsored and everything, WHOA!), some stickers of Filppula, and got to wave at Larry Murphy in a backpack.

Other than that, pretty lame.

I'm no physics expert, but somehow I just can't see anyone squeezing Larry Murphy into a backpack :g:

#2276102 Nordiques Nation coming to the Joe

Posted by F.Michael on 31 March 2012 - 01:09 AM

Any fun things to do after the game? Restaurants, bars, comedy clubs?

This is coming from an outsider who's been to the Joe a handful of times these past few years...The "People Mover" light rail (50 cents 1 way, $1 roundtrip) will take you all over downtown Detroit (a stop right at the Joe), and goes out to the "Foxtown" area (Fox Theatre, Comerica Park, Ford Field, Hockeytown Cafe, and Cheli's Chili - Chris Chelios bar)...The Fox Theatre may have some shows/concerts while you're there.

There's the Greektown Hotel/Casino in the aptly named "Greektown" neighborhood (can get their via the People Mover); lots of little bars/restaurants within a few blocks radius (Astoria Bakery, and Red Smoke BBQ are great).

I stayed at the Greektown Hotel/Casino on my last visit; rooms are reasonable, very nice, and clean ($90 per night with AAA discount)...There's a pricey ($15) but really good breakfast buffet at the Greektown, and IMO the gambling there is rather dull/poor (tight slots, and rather high minimum bets at table games)...Overall it's a nice place while staying downtown with a fair number of establishments within a few blocks.

Hope you guys have a great time!

#2276038 3/30 GDT : Predators 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by F.Michael on 30 March 2012 - 09:37 PM

Jesus Christ that was pitiful. I'd come up with something stronger, but words escape me.

Nah - pitiful pretty much sums everything up.

At this rate by next week Sunday the Wings will have dropped to 6th, and lose their precious "home ice" advantage.

#2275586 this team is soft

Posted by F.Michael on 30 March 2012 - 08:23 AM

That's kinda sorta not the point. Wading through the noise to find threads about subjects that haven't been beaten to death is rather hard most days. It's either threads about HWSNBN, enforcers, Babcock/random player sucks, we're too soft....ad infinitum. It would be nice if people did a search on a particular topic to see if it's been discussed recently, and add their opinion to that thread rather than create a new one for a point that's been made a thousand times already.

I hear ya, but if someone wants to vent/get something off his chest about the team - then why not start a thread?

As long as fellow LGW members remain civil towards one another then I for one have no real issue with this.

You gotta remember - as a knuckle dragger I find these threads both amusing, and therapeutic :lol:

#2275580 this team is soft

Posted by F.Michael on 30 March 2012 - 08:01 AM

You mean the only conversation to be had here is we're too soft/too Euro/we need enforcers/______ should be fired? There's literally NOTHING else worth discussing in regards to the Detroit Red Wings? How many damn threads about how random poster X thinks we need goons on the squad do we need? Is thread #1,000,000 going to suddenly make everyone scream "EUREKA!!111!" or something?

Well it is a discussion board afterall...If ya don't like the title of the thread.....

#2275575 this team is soft

Posted by F.Michael on 30 March 2012 - 07:35 AM

Plus, tough hockey isn't winning hockey anyways.

2 words - Boston Bruins ;)

I'm really getting sick andf****** tired of the same bulls*** arguments being made on these boards time after time after time. It's like a broken record that's had the needle taped down. Nothing new is ever said, no one's minds are changed, nothing different is brought to the table. It's like any thread about HWSNBN*. The same circle jerk consisting of the same damn people shouting the same incomprehensible babble over one another until they pass out or a mod locks/deletes the thread.

*He Who Shall Not Be Named

So...What should we talk about then?

#2274744 Wings or Blues

Posted by F.Michael on 28 March 2012 - 07:57 AM

Wings should be the clear favorite; they have more skilled forwards; more trophys, more experience and skill on the blueline; probably a wash with goaltending and coaching and finally the "Lidstrom" factor.

Hmm - dunno about that.

Personally I get the feeling it'll be another early exit for the Red Wings (unless of course we get favorable calls, and both the pp/pk get red hot).

I'm of the opinion the Blues will be the Western Conference "dark horse"; a team that not many talk about, but has the potential to win the Cup...If it's not the Red Wings representing the Western Conference - then I honestly hope it's the Blues...A Blues/Bruins, or a Blues/Rangers Cup Finals is certainly possible, and would be a good series.

#2274003 Happy Turtle Day

Posted by F.Michael on 26 March 2012 - 01:19 AM

Great story :thumbup:

Unfortunately, I was in 2nd grade at the time and this was before I was a full-time Wings fan, so I never got to experience watching this live.

What made it more "special" was the simple fact that I'd be able to watch the game...Living in Wisconsin meant I needed cable tv (I don't recall DireTV nor DISH being around in the 90's, and there certainly wasn't NHL Center Ice back then), and lucky for us ESPN 2 carried the game that night (in those days only a handful of Red Wing games were aired each month); I'll never forget Gary Thorne, and Bill Clement getting all "geeked up" as the game progressed - they too were waiting for something to happen :lol:

When the game ended with a Red Wing victory in OT - I truly felt our chances of seeing them hoist the Cup later that summer multiplied considerably...That was a massive bonding moment, and as a fan of the Detroit Red Wings I was so proud of them.