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#2241723 NHL Players That Should Retire

Posted by VM1138 on 05 January 2012 - 09:55 AM

Apparently the NHL thinks Lidstrom needs to. Their new poll on who should win the Norris doesn't even include him as an option. Shocking.

On a serious note, Brodeur and DiPietro should. I can't beleive DiPietro got hurt again yesterday off-ice? How does any human get hurt that much, especially an athlete? Makes me wonder if he really gets hurt or he just can't play through any kind of discomfort. I hope someone writes a book about how dysfunctional the Islanders are.

I can tell you who shouldn't retire: Selanne. The guy just keeps playing at a high level.


#2241651 Red Wings - Maple Leafs 24/7...

Posted by VM1138 on 04 January 2012 - 07:58 PM

I would imagine Babcock is pushing hard NOT to have a 24/7. It doesn't fit his coaching style. I think the Wings would be "boring" compared to other teams. A bit more intense. Of course, there will be plenty of entertainment from Cleary and whatnot. I really think the series would shape up as a serious juggernaut (Wings) against the young, upstart Maple Leafs. Which could be compelling in itself.


#2238367 Jimmy Howard - "Iím just sick and tired of getting run over.

Posted by VM1138 on 22 December 2011 - 04:01 PM

WTF happened to Abby? He used to hit people and fight the odd time and just be a pain in the butt. I think that Jimmy will be ran over more now that other teams know he can get rattled and not one player on the Wings will do a damn thing about it. Shame on them.


Abdelkader has been a huge disappointment in general this season. I'm not sure what it is, but he's just sort of disappeared into the woodwork.


#2237515 Quebec culture minister upset at Habs

Posted by VM1138 on 19 December 2011 - 11:46 PM

The Quebecois are a really unlikable, prejudiced bunch, arne't they?


#2236792 Turris speculation

Posted by VM1138 on 17 December 2011 - 07:30 PM

Hudler is on pace to basically be the player we wanted him to be last season. I don't get all the complaining about him. I didn't calculate the math exactly, but isn't he on pace for 55-65ish points?


#2236421 Best Red Wings Books

Posted by VM1138 on 16 December 2011 - 12:44 AM

Blood Feud by Adrian Dater. He's a Colorado beat writer, but the book is amazing in its balance. Show the intensity of the Colorado-Detroit rivalry in all its behind-the-scenes glory.

But I second the "What It Means to Be a Red Wing" and "Good, the Bad and the Ugly." Great books.

Also, there are two books, one on Howe and one on Lindsay that are cool collector's books. They are called "9" and "7" respectively. I think they're mostly photographs.


#2235828 Can Conner reasonably be sent down?

Posted by VM1138 on 14 December 2011 - 12:17 AM

Conner has been great so far. He's clearly had more impact than Emmerton (who we won't even remember played this season a year from now) or Brunnstrom. No reason to send him down, he's doing great.


#2235809 Good game, good game, good game...

Posted by VM1138 on 13 December 2011 - 10:31 PM

I guess I'll be the stick in the mud. No one sees anything wrong with crowds cheering on 9 year olds punching each other after a game? I mean...aside from it being weird to endorse child fighting, it was after the game...after the handshake line. I know they're just kids, but hopefully the coaches brought the hammer down after that.


#2235251 Crosby has "concussion symptoms"

Posted by VM1138 on 13 December 2011 - 09:55 AM

Yes let's wish that a player never plays again because the media promotes him after having one the best starts to a career in the history of the game.

Stay classy wing's fans.

This is awful news, he's such an important player for the league, it will not be the same without him. Such a shame.


I don't understand this mentality. He's not any better for the game than Ovechkin or Stamkos or anyone else. Maybe because he sells more jerseys? As far as the actual game goes, he's not even the best player in the league (arguably), so his loss would suck for Pens fans but I think the league will do just fine.


#2235248 Loyalty Question

Posted by VM1138 on 13 December 2011 - 09:47 AM

I like to collect Original 6 stuff. Obviously a vast majority of my hockey stuff is Red Wings, but I do think it's cool to have some other stuff, especially if you like showing stuff off. I'd like one day to have a game room/bar in my house and in it I'd like to have a section for Original 6 stuff to go with all my Red Wings stuff.


#2233072 Realignment decided - 4 Conferences

Posted by VM1138 on 05 December 2011 - 10:20 PM

Would you rather have us in a division with the Hawks, Pens and Bruins or something?

And those reject teams are who we're playing against now.


Plus Minnesota, Dallas and Winnipeg.

That's my point. Technically, travel wise the Wings made out okay. But other than the Hawks, none of those teams are consistently good. Which means each and every year we will play the Hawks and the other round will rotate. Nothing changes. I think a lot of us wanted to see Original 6 matchups with real rivalries instead of the fake rivalries we've been fed for years.

Not a terrible realignment, just not really all that different for the Wings other than some shorter travel.


#2233060 Realignment decided - 4 Conferences

Posted by VM1138 on 05 December 2011 - 10:10 PM

What Bettman wants Bettman gets. We all should have seen this coming.

I guess nothing really changes for Detroit except that the first two rounds will likely be boring as all get out from here on out. I really wanted to move East, but I guess it's hard to argue that when Columbus is farther east than us.

Too bad, as the Western Conference Finals are usually better than the Cup Finals. Would have liked to play a Western team for the Cup.

EDIT: And copping out is what is done nowadays, not just with the NHL. With politics, business, everything. The option that requires more thinking or work, no matter how much better it is, will never be adopted.


#2232294 Wings to host NHL Winter Classic within next 2 years

Posted by VM1138 on 03 December 2011 - 10:01 AM

I'll say it again, I don't want Minnesota anywhere near a nationally televised Winter Classic. Talk about turning people off of the game.


#2231792 Red Wings recall forward Chris Conner from Grand Rapids

Posted by VM1138 on 01 December 2011 - 11:16 PM

this is what I wanted to hear. I miss Patty, but this guy may just have gotten his chance at the Big Club. We shall see!! I am envisioning a Cleary-type story of "here's my chance, I am gonna make the most of it."


No offense, but everyone expects every call-up to be the next Cleary. And every low-budget signing to be the next Cleary. He will likely be just a roster filler who adds a bit of speed but doesn't do much else. I think on Pittsburgh last year he was a semi-regular 4th liner. In 5 years in the NHL he has 40 points. He's being called up because they'd rather not keep sending the other guys up and down and mess with their development.


#2231740 12/2 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Sabres 1

Posted by VM1138 on 01 December 2011 - 04:42 PM

I don't want to nitpick or bite the hand that feeds, but these GDT's getting posted a day in advance are really throwing me off and getting my hopes up for games the day they're posted, haha.