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#2534848 Datsyuk or Fedorov?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 23 August 2014 - 06:59 PM

Here's a good, long thread from HFboards back in 2012, talking about Datsyuk's HOF status.  

 

http://hfboards.hock...d.php?t=1121269

 

 

I think he gets in.  If 1,000 points is the criteria, there won't be many guys making the HOF after Crosby, Ovechkin and Malkin retire.  How many 1,000 point players do you think the future generations will produce?  Not much I think.  Doesn't mean there won't be guys making the Hall of Fame anymore.  


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#2534497 Lines Thread

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 August 2014 - 03:09 PM

 

You seem to think that having a 4th line of enforcers makes you a "tough team".  I can assure you it doesn't.

 

Boston is considered tough because their best players either are very physical or play with an edge. (Chara, Lucic, Bergeron, Marchand)

 

Nobody's talking about Boston being any weaker since they lost Thornton.

 

Are we physical?  I don't think so.  Do we play with an edge?  Not really.  

 

We need some guys that are tough and unpleasant to play against in a 7 game series.  Yeah, it's nice to have fast Euros who have nice hands, but you need something else as well for balance.    

 

If someone thinks Sheahan, Tatar and Abby can provide all the grit and unpleasantness that we need in a 7 game series, then I guess their opinion differs from mine.  




#2534496 Lidstrom honoured today with plaque next to Yzerman

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 August 2014 - 03:03 PM

I had a chance to go the HHOF when I was about 22.  Back then, I was a much bigger hockey fan than I am today (I watched every game televised), but I didn't know as much about the game's history and its players.  Sure, I knew Gretzky, Howe, Richard, etc, but not that much otherwise.  

 

Nine years later, I don't watch as much hockey anymore (thanks Bettman), but I'd love to go back to the HHOF, because I know more about the game's history and the players who are enshrined there.  I would appreciate it more.    

 

Anyway, that's what I thought when I saw Lidstrom's plaque.  That and the fact that it looks more like Clint Eastwood than Lidstrom.   ;)   




#2534487 Lines Thread

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 August 2014 - 01:20 PM

Checking is something a player need to learn too and especially the Wings could use a forward with some grit. Mantha got the tools so yeah if he doesn't make the top 6, let him try a bottom 6 role and then send him down after 9 games.there is really no harm in that.

 

I cringe at every lineup you guys are posting, because of how obviously soft this team looks on paper.  Other than Sheahan or Abby, this team has very little grit at forward.  Glenfiddich is gritty, but not sure how much he'll play this season.  

 

I understand that we're not the 1987 Flyers, but we need to be a little tougher to play against physically.  That whole "team speed" garbage didn't help us against Boston last year.  And yeah, Boston is bigger than we could ever be, but that didn't help them against Montreal much.  




#2534287 Hockey 101: Zone exits for wingers

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 August 2014 - 08:07 PM

This team has lacked wingers for the past few years, period.  I hope Tatar and Nyquist can continue to grow.  




#2533915 Crazy Head Slash at U16 Tournament

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 08 August 2014 - 12:34 PM

Sign her up Kenny be the nastiest D-person we would have!!!

 

Okay after that obviously sarcastic remark

 

How could they NOT suspend for the first time!! Someone needs to sit this young "lady" down and see what gear is locking up cause this is not a good thing. Crosscheck after a shot no biggie swing for the fences using someone's head as the t playing beyond the edge.

 

Kenny should sign the teammate that immediately jumped in to retaliate...................instead of just pointing to the ref and crying "Murder!"




#2533803 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 06 August 2014 - 01:16 PM

What about Jiri Slegr?

 

Imagine if he had a bad game in 5 of the SCF?  If he has two Brad Stuart like moments that cost us the game, then we go back to Carolina in front of that crazy crowd and lose game 6.  Then we're in game 7 at home with all the pressure on us. That would suck.  

 

Point is, don't forget Jiri Slegr.


Lawl. Please. Afraid he was gonna throw one punch and slip and fall on top of them?

He would've been interesting to see as a forward, though.

 

You know, I wanted to see a Downey/Lilja/McCarty line in 2008, but it never happened.  




#2533802 Predictions for the DRW 2014-15 Season!

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 06 August 2014 - 01:12 PM

My prediction is that we'll be so bad that Dabura, LeftWinger and myself will not have accounts on LGW by the end of the season.  

 

:hehe:




#2533787 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 August 2014 - 11:03 PM

Lilja slipped just when he was going to open up in the fight.  Moen threw some cheap punches when Lilja was down.

 

I still call it a draw.  Can't give a guy a win when his opponent slips and he throws cheap punches at him.  


Ugh I hate lame beer it's like hey I just wanted some good effing beer and all I have is this lame beer why does the universe hate me? Why does the universe hate Andreas Lilja? Why was Dmitry Mironov under appreciated as a Red Wing? Why does bread mold so fast when you leave it out on the counter, and why does that little green s*** smell so bad?

We should all just give up, we'll never have all the answers.

 

How come Mironov wasn't embraced like the other Russians?

 

He couldn't have been worse than Anders "sour face" Eriksson.




#2533737 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 August 2014 - 02:05 PM

Drew Miller currently. The guy is very, very good at what he does.

 

Killing penalties?  We have many forwards who can do that. 

 

Miller is a decent 4th liner, but he's very, very replaceable.  If anything, I think he's overrated around here. Our PK hardly sets the world on fire.    




#2533735 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 August 2014 - 01:38 PM

 

By that rationale Colton Orr is a superior enforcer to you boy McGrattan wouldn't you agree?  I wouldn't read to much into it. 

 

Souray can bang Kelly Kelly all he wants, but he'll never forget that night in Edmonton, when he was owned by Andreas Lilja.  

 

Orr actually was at one time in McGrattan's league and in others'.  Not so anymore.  




#2533691 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 August 2014 - 03:28 PM

How has no one yet mentioned Andreas "Iron Jaw" Lilja. We're still trying to replace him ... oh, wait, we already replaced him with Kyle Quincey. Never mind. 

 

On a serious note, and avoiding the obvious choices, I'd go with Martin Lapointe. One of the last punishing body-checking forwards Detroit had in the line-up before signing Drake in '08. Since then...

 

Same Andreas Lilja who TKO'd this guy back on November 20, 2008?

 

 

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Or the same Andreas Lilja who made this guy s*** his pants back on November 27, 2008?  (greatest picture ever)

 

 

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Or the same Andreas Lilja who made Patrick Sharp.................OK you get the point.




#2533654 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 August 2014 - 08:55 PM

What about Downey?

 

Guy won us the Cup in 2008.  The manhood that he displayed in the regular season rubbed off on our soft Euros come playoff time.  To this day, people still discredit him on LGW.  




#2533646 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 August 2014 - 07:57 PM

ya, but Osgood won 2 of the 4 and was 1 game away from a 3rd, plus a near MVP.

 

The one in 2008 was a different era.  I was talking about the first three Cups.  

 

I can see the argument.  Wings fans think of him as an above average goalie who was a good whipping boy.  In truth, he's a borderline Hall of Famer with two Cups and over 400 wins.  He was more than a good goalie.  

 

At the end of the day, though, he'll be more remembered than someone like Holmstrom, who only had two 50 point seasons in his career.  For those who never saw him play, people looking back at his stats will think of Ozzie as a good goalie.  I doubt people will do the same for Holmstrom.  




#2533622 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 August 2014 - 03:33 PM

I'd say Holmstrom.

 

Guy was never remotely close to being an All star caliber player, and his 530 career points won't impress anybody who didn't see him play, when they look back at his stats 20 years from now.  

 

However, he was so important, even when he didn't score a point.  Imagine how many goals were scored that he didn't even register a point on, where he was somehow largely responsible for the goal with his screens.