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#2213677 Messing with the lines already?

Posted by Wing Across The Pond on 09 October 2011 - 07:34 AM

Abby, Helm and Bert line for the win tbh...

I actually think it was a stroke of genius working the lines around as it gave a spark. The main plus? Putting Danny Cleary on that top line with Z and Dats. He brings more than Homer ever did with those two, will get points, will always give 100% every game he manages to play, and compliments both the guys well. Not only that, by throwing him into the top line, it frees up guys to create lines like the one quoted above ^^ :) it's looking promising.

#2206775 McCrimmon, Salei on board Russian plane crash

Posted by Wing Across The Pond on 07 September 2011 - 07:43 PM

I was actually having a good day too, driving in to work, I was thinking about everything I was going to get done today. Six hours into the day and I haven't done a damn thing. I saw the article on my RSS feed and immediately recognized the team name from the McCrimmon and Salei signings and a horrible feeling sank in. I'm in shock and can't even imagine what the families/friends are going through at this very moment.

I personally, have had one of the worst days in a few years. One of those days where everything conspires against you. But after getting home, getting dressed for bed, and now sitting here (1:35AM GMT) I see this, and feel ashamed that I became so angry at myself and at others around me, when there are far worse things happening in the world. I saw the Red Wings Facebook feed, and had heard nothing about it. It was only when I saw their pictures and names on the Wings site that I found out, and sat with my head in my hands for what seemed an eternity. I feel so sad for the accident, for these peoples families, and for the hole that is left in hockey, not just now, but over the course of this last year. But more than anything I feel disgusted that I became angry for not getting the job that I had gone for, for being short with my family despite the fact they had done nothing wrong.

I urge everyone, go and hug your loved ones. Because I bet all of those left behind wish they could.

#2206118 Red Wings Sponsor?

Posted by Wing Across The Pond on 03 September 2011 - 05:05 PM

Don't know if this is the same, might just be presenting the website, but it appears the Wings have had a presenting sponsor before in AT&T... Clarification on whether I've misinterpreted would be nice :)

http://redwings.nhl....s.htm?id=587621 (Across the top where the Red Wings name and logo are).

Think its automatically a terrible idea, for the sole reason that the (seemingly) majority of the fans are in disgust of it, not simply an "it's a shame hockey has to have sponsors" but more in a "they're a dispicable company for such a respectable organisation to be associated with". That in itself should be enough for the Wings organisation to know they've made a mistake they cannot turn back on now.

#2200833 Your Favorite Red Wing Player

Posted by Wing Across The Pond on 25 July 2011 - 06:36 AM

1) Who is your favorite Detroit Red Wing player overall to wear the Red Wings Logo? Yzerman (seems to be a theme emerging) or Hasek (as I love goalies)

2) Who was your favorite Detroit Red Wing player that joined the red wings? (Non drafted by Wings, could be threw Trade / FA / Waiver etc...)Even though I said Hasek before, has to be Danny Cleary

3) Which current player would you dream of them joining the Wings?Shea Weber. Strangely enough a few years ago it would have been Mike Modano :blink: Thinking about it properly, I'd have to throw Iginla in there as well, such a classy guy, big strong body, a leader, and a goalscorer. Could do really well on this team

4) Which are the players that really "hurt / bugged" you when they left the Red Wings to join another team? Bugged: Hossa because he just Cup-jumped, bit unclassy but man wanted a cup. Hurt (through fault of management not player): I know he wanted to stay, but after that it'd be Aaron Downey as he had a great season with the Wings, then wasn't given another chance. Plus as far as I know he didn't join another team?

5) Is there a player that you never wanted him on the team ... but eventually joined the team? Hmm not sure as I'm always welcome for players to join the Wings, but after his first stint, it might be fair to say bringing back Bert left me confused. That being said, boy done good :) Also thinking back on it, why the hell was Sean Avery ever in Detroit?!

#2199882 Why the Detroit Red Wings are headed for a fall

Posted by Wing Across The Pond on 20 July 2011 - 01:39 PM

I don't get why the article seems to think Lidstrom, or Dats, or Z, were good because they were scouted and drafted? Without the Wings organisation training these people year after year, it is the equivalent of an inventor creating the world's more dynamic and ground-breaking invention, then leaving the plans on paper and never putting in the hard work to actually make it. Although top draft pick will get players like Ovi or Crosby, that can well be a mention in the game's best, dedication and hard work in training make champions, a la Lids. Stevie Y could have been THE greatest, but his training (coaches getting on his back to help out on D if I'm not mistaken) helped him lead a team to 3 Stanley Cups, win a Conn Smyth, and become the greatest captain for any hockey team.

#2196073 Brett Lebda traded to Nashville

Posted by Wing Across The Pond on 04 July 2011 - 08:24 AM

Perhaps they're anticipating a move from the Wings for Weber, and their only stipulation would be to include Lebda in the deal. That way Holland would be forced to withdraw his trade offer :ph34r:

#2174328 Jimmy Howard Appreciation Thread

Posted by Wing Across The Pond on 12 May 2011 - 10:54 PM

Hear hear! Going to be a stellar goaltender

#2168288 Wings in Seven

Posted by Wing Across The Pond on 07 May 2011 - 06:12 AM

didn't we have a similar thread last year?

I think the win last night will spur them on more than the blow-out last year. You could see it in their body language when SJ tied it 3-3. It was a look of... Crap we need to do something here, and show we're the better team. Then for arguably the first time this series, all lines clicked and Helm finally showed up with what he can do. I think almost throwing game 4 away is going to give them a bigger kick than when they won game 4 incredibly easily

#2165473 650 posts for a Game 3 Victory

Posted by Wing Across The Pond on 04 May 2011 - 12:57 PM

One of my favorite Downey pics...

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Miss Downey. Such a classy guy who gave his all, even though he knew he wasn't the best out there.

#2165329 650 posts for a Game 3 Victory

Posted by Wing Across The Pond on 04 May 2011 - 11:09 AM

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Hopefully this wont be what the penalty box looks like tonight! :P :ph34r:

#2165323 650 posts for a Game 3 Victory

Posted by Wing Across The Pond on 04 May 2011 - 11:05 AM

Taking a break from my dissertation to say GO WINGS!

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Hey bro, you wanna touch it? Huh?! WELL YOU CAN'T! :P

#2162545 300 posts for a game 2 victory.

Posted by Wing Across The Pond on 01 May 2011 - 11:27 AM

Ok not quite 5 minutes but here's the original

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My picture to follow....

there we go...
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#2162509 300 posts for a game 2 victory.

Posted by Wing Across The Pond on 01 May 2011 - 10:20 AM

Just a little something I whipped up just now :)

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#2151178 A call to fans

Posted by Wing Across The Pond on 16 April 2011 - 03:56 PM

We need a leader on LGW who can really make sure letters get sent to the NHL office and Mr. and Mrs. Ilitch and whoever.

I really would take this on as I love writing letters, etc, yet the whole 'being in Britain' thing kind of precludes me from direct participation. I am fully willing for people to sign my name via proxy.
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#2150097 A call to fans

Posted by Wing Across The Pond on 16 April 2011 - 08:53 AM

It would be awesome if someone in the Detroit area could manufacture 20,000 plastic Octopus that would be given out just off the property of Joe Louis arena and after Dats dangles and snipes top cheese 3:14 seconds into the 1st period they all get thrown on the ice.

I was thinking something like this, maybe plush toys that are given out on the door, that way they can all be thrown (and if a player complains about almost being hit by a soft toy, well... no need to say how fans will take his woosy-ness). What's more they can all be collected again and maybe sold off, say if players signed them for charity?

AH SCREW IT! I'm writing a letter to whoever necessary at the Red Wings organisation! Would probably be difficult to get hold of top management wont it?

Either that or get Mike Ilitch to run down to the glass and throw one himself. Then lets see security throw him out. No chance in hell.