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#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!

#2242067 Realignment Not Occuring Next Year

Posted by VM1138 on 06 January 2012 - 09:40 PM

Ah, once again the public suffers due to a pissing contest. Bettman should have included the NHLPA, and the NHLPA should just move on. f*** both of them.

#2241811 Flyers fans attack Rangers fans after Winter Classic

Posted by VM1138 on 05 January 2012 - 04:01 PM

Can Philadelphia please be stripped of any and all sports teams? Their fans are among the worst human beings I've ever seen. Consistently.
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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.