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#2617304 HHOF #5 Lidstrom head of 2015 class

Posted by vladdy16 on 29 June 2015 - 03:28 PM

 

Why wouldn't Pronger be in the HOF?  He's one of the best players of his generation.  I don't see them looking the other way because of some lame salary cap loophole the idiotic NHL has created. Pronger isn't the mastermind behind the league's idiocy.  

Because you are eligible 3 years after you retire.  Pronger is not retired, therefore he is not eligible.  Not sure how they're working that out.




#2613740 Jeff Blashill named 27th head coach in Red Wings history

Posted by kipwinger on 09 June 2015 - 07:06 PM

Ur faster than cool hand luke

 

Cool hand Luke was famous for his pluck.  His moxie.  He wasn't notoriously fast at anything in particular. 

 

Get it together man.  You're slipping. 




#2613891 NBC Sports chairman wants NHL ban playoff beards

Posted by Helmethead on 10 June 2015 - 01:53 PM

Awwwwee what a rush!


#2613773 Report: Cleary wants to return for 1 more season

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 09 June 2015 - 09:49 PM

A speck. The tiniest, teeniest, speckiest of specks. The last most speck of settled dust. The clock has ticked and ticked and ticked by, and along the rumblings of grapevines entwined with staff movements and acquisitions and rumour abound, gone is the distant cry that once rang... "We stink at the moment, seriously I'd throw Cleary in there. He would be better than what's out there at the moment".
 
I believe I was a replier to say "Meh, I guess it couldn't hurt, anything to stop this run" so I'm no above reproach. In truth when we hit that inevitable point where maladies come out to play and our encouraging record goes down the toilet an unhealthy number of us look to Dan Cleary as someone who "will at least go and hit some people and actually really really try really hard to do things good". It's a bit like the end of A Few Good Men; Daniel Cleary's existence is grotesque and incomprehensible to us, yet there will be points in our lives, points when we never utter an audible sound, when we want him on that wall, when we need him on that wall. I'd just prefer it wasn't Cleary and was some other washed up old vet. Because seriously, any other washed up old vet is probably better than Cleary at the moment. EDIT: essentially a washed up old vet who didn't play an entire career in a style that destroyed his ability to continue a career.

You have a flair for the dramatics.
I like your posts.
They're fun.

But chea.
I would rather see him as the 14th forward, than another unproven coach though.


#2613715 NBC Sports chairman wants NHL ban playoff beards

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 09 June 2015 - 03:54 PM

Every party has a pooper and this guy is s***ting all over the place.


#2596368 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 18 April 2015 - 05:06 PM

Oh I agree 100% way more coverage and the shots on goal gap was closed it's no like last game for certain. Mrazek should stay in nets though I believe.


Oh and I've always been a fan of the mule but I think he needs to go sorry. He has missed the past two years playoffs we lose him at least 3-4 months of the year go suck on someone else's team.

http://www.freep.com...njury/25853131/

 

I hope you'll have more sympathy after reading this.




#2596358 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

Posted by gowings00 on 18 April 2015 - 04:50 PM

Le sigh. 

Like I said, Abdelkader needs to be back next game. 

....and 2008 Lidstrom/Rafalski....2002 Shanahan/Yzerman and maybe 1994 S. Federov.


#2596333 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

Posted by sleepwalker on 18 April 2015 - 04:42 PM

Since I know everyone is going to be in gloom and doom negative mode, I'll play devils advocate and post a few bright notes...

 

-Wings scored late to kill Bishops shutout

 

-Wings didn't take a boneheaded too many men penalty, like they have made a habit of the past few weeks

 

-Wings are going back home to Detroit tied 1-1, instead of down 2




#2596198 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

Posted by PenaltyShot 96 on 18 April 2015 - 04:03 PM

Jimmy in net to  start the third




#2584234 Grand Rapids Griffins Alternate Jersey

Posted by Lifelong Wings Fan on 23 March 2015 - 05:33 PM

Updates: I have now dedicated a page on my website to the jersey design. There's some photos I took during warm-ups from the bench, and a few others as well from during the game.

 

http://www.pilotconcepts.com/grg.html

 

Let me know what you think!




#2595290 We NEED Bigger Ice!

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 17 April 2015 - 05:32 PM

 
 
 
Quite a few sports have upper and lower limits on regulation pitches. A football (soccer) pitch can vary in length by 30 yards, and width by 50! It actually is beneficial for teams to alter the dimensions of their playing surface to suit their play (Arsenal typically always favoured a narrower pitch to suit their short passing game). Rugby teams can change their in-goal area as well (same as a football end zone) - a deeper in-goal area lends itself more to a kicking game where a team can get the ball in behind a defence without it bouncing out of bounds.
 
Heck, in cricket you can actually change the boundary to a different shape, which obviously changes the distances. It all depends on what the home team wants.
 
Imagine, with our top-notch goal-scoring from the blue line, if we could have slightly shorter ice for all home games. Just bringing that blue line a little closer to net. Could make a lot of difference playing 41 games on that. It's not much different from the 'lively boards' at the Joe. Teams should be allowed to have their own idiosyncrasies which benefit them at home. But as has been said, would need to come in when teams build new arenas, which the majority won't/can't do.
 
Edit: On the baseball point, there's nothing wrong with the same hit being a homer and an out in two different stadiums - you play to your strengths. Different stadiums lend themselves to different styles of play - the way I imagine it, a larger outfield would benefit teams who get base hits and steals; smaller outfields suit sluggers.

I imagine there's a scenario where it eventually could come to something like this, the home team changes it up to their preference, but I don't see it happening without a major fight in the CBA. Which this sport does not need.

And most of our players need space.
Moving in the blue line would make it easier to check them and close gaps.


#2595283 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by rrasco on 17 April 2015 - 04:51 PM

Does anybody have the 16 to 1 countdown Facebook cover photo file kicking around from previous years?  I used to have it but my computer crashed and when re-installing everything, the photo got lost.

 

This is the Imgur album that will be updated along the way, from Reddit.

 

http://imgur.com/a/x8NE5




#2592665 In appreciation of...

Posted by darkmanx on 12 April 2015 - 12:58 PM

Eva and Mindfly in the same thread = mind blown

 

Crymson resides on hf arguing with everyone over there now.




#2538817 23 man roster set... say hi to your 2014/15 Wings

Posted by Jesusberg on 07 October 2014 - 02:30 PM

The roster moves have pissed people off so much that they're experiencing hallucinations involving talking dogs. Way to go, Kenny.




#2491152 Ken Holland's Moves From 2009-2014

Posted by gcom007 on 05 March 2014 - 06:10 PM

A year before your spreadsheet, he signed Marian Hossa.

 

And a year before that, he signed Brian Rafalski.

 

One won us a cup. The other got us to back-to-back finals.

 

 

Hossa called Holland. Then a year later, Holland made the colossal mistake of letting Hossa go.

 

Rafalski wanted to come home.

 

I'm glad we had them and all, but these weren't situations that you could say Holland hit out of the park based on his own efforts. I mean, Hossa pretty much negotiated his own deal.

 

And besides that, the real problem has come up in the years since 2009 when the reality of the Cap started truly affecting the team. When he wasn't getting away with paying Zetterberg $2 million a season, he struggled to build a team around Dats and Z. And it's not even just that he's not luring better players here, he's signing mediocre players to terrible deals. That's the problem.