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#2246867 Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium Finalized

Posted by F.Michael on 18 January 2012 - 03:38 PM

I'm curious to see what the jerseys will be for the classic.

Detroit hasn't had a very extensive list of home jerseys, so I'm guessing it will just be our current home with vintage white and an old logo.

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#2245259 Cammalleri traded

Posted by F.Michael on 13 January 2012 - 01:16 PM

He better learn how to speak French fast.

Rosetta Stone can't work fast enough for the poor guy :lol:

No matter how good he is with the players, no matter how positive he can portray himself and the Habs as a franchise, I'm afraid the Cunneyworth will never be "one of them".

#2244684 Zetterberg Trade Rumor

Posted by F.Michael on 12 January 2012 - 07:08 PM

Wonder what the response would be here if in fact Hank were moved?..IMHO outside of Dats, Lids, and Jimmy - anyone can be moved.

At work today a coworker forwarded me an email he received from a friend who apparently lives next to or near Ken Holland. No idea how reliable this is, but this person claims the Wings are about to trade Zetterberg to Florida for Stephen Weiss and a 2nd round draft pick.

Even though I doubt Hank will get moved - I for one don't understand the "minus ticks".

#2244359 Study done on fighting in hockey

Posted by F.Michael on 11 January 2012 - 03:55 PM

So teams with an enforcer in the line-up never have bad games?

Of course...The goons beat the crap outta those teammates not giving 110% on the ice, and for good measure they take their milk money too.

Trust me - it only needs to happen once to get the message thru.

#2243853 Marchand Suspended 5 games

Posted by F.Michael on 10 January 2012 - 01:43 PM

Maltby was annoying, but I've honestly never thought of him as a dirty or cheap player. Kind of like Holmstrom. He yaps a lot and gets on people's nerves, but I don't remember him trying to end someone's season or anything like that.

Well - IMO Marchand has yet to prove to be at the same level of dirty as Matt Cooke, Dan Carcillo, or Chris Pronger - yet he's still young, and there's always that possibility.

I don't recall ever seeing Maltby drop his gloves, and "man up" for his actions (although he has fought back when in a scrum, or if he got jumped); Marchand on the other hand has answered the bell a few times in his young career.

Maltby was at his best when McCarty, or Kocur were out there with him, and as you've pointed out having a tough team behind him gives Marchand the balls to "play a few inches taller"...IMHO there's nothing wrong with that; it's a primary reason why it's not such a bad idea to have a few guys on the bench whom are willing, and able to drop the mitts...That attitude can be infectious, and it's fun as hell not only to watch your team beat them on the scoreboard, but it's also fun watching your team beat'em up as well.

#2243789 Marchand Suspended 5 games

Posted by F.Michael on 10 January 2012 - 11:34 AM

I don't know that I'd want him on the Wings, but I did laugh when he did this:


C'mon Daniel, even Franzen has a point where he'll pop a guy for screwing with him. You're gonna just take jabs from the little weasel?

C'mon now Harold - we all know you'd be the 1st in line to get your #63 Marchand jersey if he found his way to Detroit, and I'd be standing right behind ya ;)

#2243785 Cherry rips Holland

Posted by F.Michael on 10 January 2012 - 11:22 AM

Miller and Eaves block shots, kill penalties, finish checks, and play solid defense. I'm sorry that they don't destroy dudes with every check. You know who else didn't? Draper and Maltby, and everyone around here (rightly) worships them like gods for their gritty play.

Additionally, if our entire bottom six consisted of Darren McCarty type guys, we wouldf****** suck.

One could argue the same could be said if our bottom 6 were Drew Miller types.

#2243759 Marchand Suspended 5 games

Posted by F.Michael on 10 January 2012 - 10:05 AM

I'm not ready to say the guy is a weasel, or a dirty player, but I think it was kind of a dirty play and honestly, I sometimes like dirty play, particularly from guys who you expect it from. I was always a big Maltby and Chelios fan, so I'd be a hypocrite if I condemned the guy for a dirty play, but he got caught and now he has to do the time.

It's guys like Marchand that keep us fans at the edge of our seat by getting his nose dirty, and mixing it up...He's not yet in the category of dirty such as Cooke/Lemieux/Pronger/Sammuelsson, but like you said he's def a Maltby type - although alot more skilled.

#2243418 Marchand Suspended 5 games

Posted by F.Michael on 09 January 2012 - 03:45 AM


#2242574 Cherry rips Holland

Posted by F.Michael on 08 January 2012 - 02:54 AM

Because Boston has such a winning record against us? I'm tired of this tough guy garbage. Last playoff run the Wings dished out more hits than the teams we played, and San Jose was a bruising team. Yeah, Boston is tough, but tough isn't what wins. A proper balance of skills wins. I'm not denigrating Boston, they're the best team right now, but in a 7 game series I like our chances still.

EDIT: Like Mick said tonight, Boston didn't win the Cup because of their physicality. They won because Vancouver couldn't score.

It's hard to score when the puck is in your end of the ice courtesy of an aggressve forecheck that involves big/fast/physical opponents whom aren't easily intimidated.

Just sayin ;)

#2241990 Open Season on Ducks

Posted by F.Michael on 06 January 2012 - 02:41 PM

I guarantee you that Ken Holland would not trade for him. When has Ken Holland ever signed a player of Perry's character?

I disagree with your examples, as none of them are d-bag weasels of Corey Perry magnitude.

Well it's more or less a matter of opinion...The examples I used I feel are as bad - if not worse than Perry...Chris "I would never play for Detroit" Chelios to Ulf "I go for the knees" Sammuelsson, to Wendel "I punch 1st and ask questions later" Clark to Todd "I end careers with a cheap shot" Bertuzzi.

Yeah your right - Perry is an ass when compared toi these guys :rolleyes:

#2241920 Flyers fans attack Rangers fans after Winter Classic

Posted by F.Michael on 06 January 2012 - 08:56 AM

The older I get, and now that I have 3 small boys - the chances of finding me at a away game are pretty slim...Maybe at a Yotes game where nearly 70% of the crowd are Red Wing fans.

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Dude shouldn't have been disrespecting me, bro. Also, this is me with my *****. She just gave me head. s*** was SO cash.

I've been known in these parts to start a Habs discussion in French come playoffs (doesn't look like it'll happen this year) courtesy of Google translator :blush:

For the life of me I cannot translate the sentence in bold above; is that some form of English I am not aware of?


#2241918 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by F.Michael on 06 January 2012 - 08:29 AM

More pearls of wisdom from Brian "The Deflector" Burke.

Not wanting, or meaning to derail this thread, but I agree with Burke 100%.

#2241916 Open Season on Ducks

Posted by F.Michael on 06 January 2012 - 08:10 AM

You should be shot for suggesting that that ginormous douchebag ever put on a Red Wings jersey.

The fact that he's a dip!@#$ weasel disqualifies him from Ken Holland's consideration anyway.

Chris Chelios, Ulf Sammuelsson, Wendel Clark, and Todd Bertuzzi could all fall into that "douchebag" category, and yet were once/currently are Detroit Red Wings.

Just because you dislike Perry doesn't mean Ken Holland loathes him as well...I for one (and many other LGW members) would love to have that half-shield wearin'weasel on our Red Wings.

#2241915 Open Season on Ducks

Posted by F.Michael on 06 January 2012 - 08:01 AM

Mule, Smith, Kindl for Getz and Parros.

I feel so dirty typing that.

This right here is a pretty realistic trade proposal.