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In Topic: 10/31 GDT : Los Angeles Kings at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Yesterday, 11:19 AM

Huge game.  The teams near us in the standings keep winning, so we need to keep pace.  A win against the Kings will be a tough, hard-fought battle.


In Topic: Weiss sent down to GR- conditioning assignment

Yesterday, 11:18 AM


As far as your UFA comment, you hit the nail on the head. People get so hung up on teams not signing UFA's, but it happens all the time where a UFA signing blows up in a team's face. Its better to sign your players to long term contracts now a days. Its not a risk when you have seen a guy play on your team for years.

 

Eh...I don't think this has anything to do with UFAs, really.  Your own players are just as likely to get injured.  The Weiss situation is tough because he lied about his condition when we signed him.  Normally that wouldn't have happened.  The luck the Wings have had with UFAs is just that: bad luck.

 

Modano got his wrist sliced open.  Weiss misled us (supposedly) about an injury and sat out most of last season.  Samuelsson held us hostage because his boob hurt.  I mean, there really isn't anything to be learned by this. It's just a horrible fluke and we happen to have had three of them the last few years.


In Topic: 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

30 October 2014 - 12:29 PM

Nesty comes from Babcock himself... 

 

But I guess nicknames = serious business. 

 

I personally hate nicknames in sports.  They're seldom any good and everyone wants everyone to have one.  Not every player should have a nickname.

 

On the Wings, I can think only of Mule and Goose that have "real," non-shortened-name nicknames. 


In Topic: Weiss sent down to GR- conditioning assignment

30 October 2014 - 12:27 PM

Might be time to bury him on LTIR for a while so we can sign or trade for a much-needed top 6 guy.


In Topic: Weiss sent down to GR- conditioning assignment

30 October 2014 - 09:19 AM

Weiss has already played a game in the NHL this season.  And after all the workouts and pre-season, I'm not sure this is comparable to Helm getting injured in his first game or so.  But I could be wrong, I'm not an athlete or a physician.