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#2249554 1/25 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Canadiens 7

Posted by VM1138 on 25 January 2012 - 08:16 PM

This is garbage. It's just one game, true, but it reflects problems they've had for a few years now. Stop being so apathetic!


#2249175 Props to the DJ at the Joe

Posted by VM1138 on 25 January 2012 - 12:11 AM

I noticed he was taking requests, never noticed that before. At any rate, I don't much care for generic techno music, but it seems to be necessary for modern sport events. I love the classic rock, but I think the DJ needs to do a better job of picking good songs, not just songs that happen to have a relevant lyric.

Also, as much as I love "Don't Stop Believing" I think it should be reserved for special occasions. When the crowd started singing it in Game 6 or 7 of the San Jose series, that was special, I got chills. Hearing people sing it when the Wings are up 3-1 in a regular season game...not so special.

Also, I loved the old Detroit Rock City intro...didn't notice it during the Buffalo game, did he stop using that?

Sweet Caroline is a good way to end a win, though. Totally unrelated and not a very "sportsy" song, but it's a happy song and when the crowd starts singing it it puts a smile on my face.

I also noticed at the Buffalo game he played two Black Keys songs, both of which I immediately thought "sports anthem" when I heard them on the album...even though they're not sports songs. (Lonely Boy and Gold on the Ceiling) They didn't seem very loud when he played them, though. Gold on the Ceiling especially would be a good song to use prominently mid-game or something.
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#2246809 Brad Stuart to the West Coast?

Posted by VM1138 on 18 January 2012 - 12:02 PM

We could get a lot for Stuart. I'd hate to see him leave, but if that's what he wants, he's contributed and done his part. There's nothing to criticize about wanting to go be with family. He's done everything we as fans asked of him. He'll be hard to replace, but I think it's obvious he is the highest trade value on the team right now. Package him with a role player or a pick and we could get a top 6 scorer. Then either call up Smith or trade for a mid-level defenseman. I don't much like counting on Ericsson-Kindl-Commodore going into the playoffs.


#2246691 1/17 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Dallas Stars 2 (SO)

Posted by VM1138 on 17 January 2012 - 11:17 PM

I bet Hudler told Zetterberg he was going to do that. It just seems like something Hudler would do.

...and Conks with the save! Conklin is getting his game back, I hope.


#2245194 Next Captain?

Posted by VM1138 on 13 January 2012 - 10:02 AM

The sudden anti-Zetterberg attitude on these forums is beginning to sicken me. How the guy went from untouchable to trade-worthy in the eyes of fans is beyond me. I shudder.


#2245185 Next Captain?

Posted by VM1138 on 13 January 2012 - 09:10 AM

They've been pretty clear the past year or two that the next captain WILL be Zetterberg.


#2244278 Pavel Datsyuk is lazy and he sucks.

Posted by VM1138 on 11 January 2012 - 10:28 AM

Jimmy Howard played a pretty crappy game, too. Posted Image


Trade them both for an enforcer.
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#2244217 Losing: a reoccuring theme

Posted by VM1138 on 11 January 2012 - 12:08 AM

Just in 2008, they had some ugly games and losses where nothing energized them. I remember a game against Atlanta when we lost 5-1 and everyone was flat that game. The Wings are on pace for another 100 point season and defensively, they are better than last season.


They are going in the right direction, but you don't feel like something is missing? I think scoring has still been their achilles heel, as well as stupid defensive lapses. They've improved, but when push comes to shove, we haven't improved faster than other teams.


#2244213 1/10 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Islanders 5

Posted by VM1138 on 10 January 2012 - 11:54 PM

Being a little tired is no excuse for this. They are way too good to phone in a game against the third worst team in the league.


#2243737 1/10 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Islanders 5

Posted by VM1138 on 10 January 2012 - 08:51 AM

It's matchups like this, against vastly inferior teams, that terrify me. The Wings have a tendency of not coming out of the gate firing.

I wish Conklin would get a consecutive start, though.

But here's hoping for 7 points for Datsyuk and a hat trick for Franzen or Zetterberg.


#2243304 Bobby Ryan

Posted by VM1138 on 08 January 2012 - 10:22 PM

The facts: We can't offer anything better than 28 other teams in the league. We don't have what Anaheim wants.


#2243270 1/8 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Posted by VM1138 on 08 January 2012 - 10:13 PM

Isn't Olczyk a Chicago play by play guy? Who's bright idea was it to have him call a nationally televised game? He's always so biased it's ridiculous. Usually I roll my eyes at whatever they say, but their focus on the too many men call was not only irrelevant at that point, it was just in bad taste. I don't think I heard them say a positive thing about Detroit all night.


#2243256 Speculation on Red Wings

Posted by VM1138 on 08 January 2012 - 10:11 PM

Suter is definitely the better option out of him and Weber, but to whoever suggested trading Stuart to San Jose I must wag my finger at you. Do you really want to wind up facing Stuart in the playoffs on a strong team like San Jose? Stuart is one of the better stay-at-home defensemen in the league, and always seems to make the crazy "I think I'm a goalie" stops when defense breaks down. I sure don't want to have the Wings play against him in the playoffs.


#2242251 Flyers fans attack Rangers fans after Winter Classic

Posted by VM1138 on 07 January 2012 - 06:56 PM

Get over yourself. I've been going to Wings-Flyers games in Philly as a Wings fan for 3 decades now. No issues (to include the 97 SCF games…). I didn't act like a ****** bag, I got treated like a hockey fan. Not to say there aren't d-bag Philly fans, but there are d-bag fans in every town with a team. Lots (but not all) of the stories about how horrible Philly fans are are exaggerated or completely fabricated because it's cool to tell a story about d-bag Philly fans. But no, one dude beats the crap out of somebody = all sports fans in a city of 1.5 million are horrible human beings…


You really think I'm basing my judgment on one event? Have you missed the last 40 years where Philly has more than earned the reputation as a hive of terrible sports fans? In every sport? Yeah, there are bad guys everywhere, but show me another town that CONSISTENTLY shows disgusting levels of violence and disrespect as Philly. Even Ken Dryden in his 1983 book recognized Philly as the worst sports fans. They had that reputation ALREADY back in the early 80s. They've earned it.

And, for the record, anecdotal evidence of your personal experience does not trump evidence gathered by news media for the greater part of 40 years. I hate that kind of defense. "Well I've never seen anything bad, therefore it must not be bad." I've never been shot or raped in Detroit but it happens.

And, just to put icing on the cake: recently a women was hit by THREE cars in Philly, they all drove off instead of stopping.


#2242150 Detroit Red Wings, Stanley Cup Champions!

Posted by VM1138 on 07 January 2012 - 09:55 AM



Thought I'd share this, as you know I like to contribute historical-based links here, and I stumbled across this on Youtube. I like this video because it shows more than two second clips. This video actually gives you a chance to figure out what's going on. Awesome highlights. Not quite as good as a full game, which as far as I know aren't available anywhere this old.


And 1955:



Love the speech at the end about how consistently awesome the Wings are. Sounds familiar!