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#2265113 Legacy of Ken Holland

Posted by F.Michael on 29 February 2012 - 11:20 AM

Primeau lead to Shanahan, so it worked out.

And for the record...Shanahan >>>>>> Jagr >> Primeau

#2264628 Brad Stuart's family issues

Posted by F.Michael on 28 February 2012 - 05:30 PM

His wife has a daughter with another man. She can't move out of the state of California with her daughter... and obviously she's not going to leave her daughter behind.


The only way the child could reside in another state is if the father of that child would relinquish parental rights - thus allowing the mother, and said child to move elsewhere...Since the father wants to be a part of his daughter's life (I'm assuming this is the case here) - the Stewart clan more, or less will stay in California.

#2256286 Is Nicklas Lidstrom The Greatest Detroit Red Wing Of All Time?

Posted by F.Michael on 13 February 2012 - 03:52 PM

Personally I'll always see Yzerman as the greatest Red Wing.

#2254335 How WC tickets will be sold

Posted by F.Michael on 09 February 2012 - 02:57 PM

The NHL doesn't give a damn about fair, they want 110,000 tickets sold. Selling as many as they can to Leafs fans will ensure that.

...and Burke's comments at the announcement today were pretty funny (concerning Leaf fans attending), and also quite true - except for winning though :sly:

#2254273 Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium Finalized

Posted by F.Michael on 09 February 2012 - 01:22 PM

Could Bettman sound any LESS interested right now?

Hmm - seemed fine to me.

I'd say Bettman looked pretty upbeat about this; who wouldn't want to showcase 2 long time rival Original 6 teams on the grand stage known as the Winter Classic?

Just hope there's no lock-out, and HBO will continue the 24/7 series.

#2254256 Miller Time Appreciated Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 09 February 2012 - 12:47 PM

I for one have been critical on the guy...So far this season he's got me eating crow; his solid 2-way play will ensure him a spot when Eaves returns.

#2254253 Jeff Carter

Posted by F.Michael on 09 February 2012 - 12:38 PM

ogreslayer - that's a big-ass pic of Craig Janney...Did ya take the poster from your bedroom wall, and scan it to post it here ;)

#2249976 What happened to Zetterberg's scoring touch?

Posted by F.Michael on 26 January 2012 - 11:11 AM

That's just retarded. He's under no more wear and tear than any other hockey player out there.

With all due respect - T.Low IMO is spot on, and I agree with him...Remember Hank's lingering tendonitis in his wrist?..Who knows if that, and his back flare up on a reg basis throughout the season?

Every player is different; some wear down faster than others, and are more prone to injury, and quite possibly re-injury (see Osgood's groin, and Yzerman's knees).

Hank has slowed down a bit, and so has his scoring prowess...He's still a #1 centerman on most teams, but with Dats in the line up - Hank then is the #2 guy.

#2249372 Thomas on the way out for Boston Bruins?

Posted by F.Michael on 25 January 2012 - 05:02 PM

Boston would be utterly mental if they were to deal Thomas away...Rask may be the "future" in about 2 to 4 years from now, but in all honesty this is Thomas' team, and if Bruins want a chance to repeat - it'll be with Thomas in net.

#2249368 What happened to Zetterberg's scoring touch?

Posted by F.Michael on 25 January 2012 - 04:49 PM

IMHO he's been on a slow decline these past 3, or 4 years - point totals excluded (I brought this up a few years ago).

He appears to have lost a step, or 2 in his skating, and doesn't have the accuracy in his shots as in years past.

Dats is still an elite centerman, and unfortunately Hank is not.

#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.