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#2623691 Grantland: The Heavyweight Belt of NHL Rivalries

Posted by F.Michael on 21 August 2015 - 05:59 PM

That's definitely the point YOU are making. But several other people here have insinuated that the amount of punching is directly proportionate to the intensity or bitterness of the rivalry and lamented the future of rivalries because fighting is down. Which is crap. There are tons of REALLY intense rivalries that exist because of the game, and not because of the penalties.

Just like a-holes - everyone has an opinion.

 

And for the record - as a fan - it's been years since I 'felt' the intensity of past rivalries...IMHO - there isn't a rivalry today that can  match-up to what we saw 15 plus years ago.

 

Yes - the fighting - the cheapshots - the hard nosed play are all key, and it lends a helping hand in hating a rival.




#2623615 Getting bigger.

Posted by Bully76 on 20 August 2015 - 03:10 PM

BTW, did anyone else think this thread would be about steroids when reading the title?   :hehe:

No I thought maybe it could be a Viagra thread. :ninja:




#2623468 What's your roster lines ?

Posted by kipwinger on 19 August 2015 - 09:47 AM

For now, I think we're too weak down the middle to be a real contender.  I'm reluctant to put too much stock in the future of the team until we see how the young centers turn out.  You don't build around wingers, so the fact that Tatar, Nyquist, and maybe Pulkkinen, Jurco, or Mantha are going to be productive wingers is nice, but not sufficient. 

 

Like it or not, Pav's done, Zetterberg's done, Richards is done.  Sure they'll be productive, and in the right roles they'll be really valuable, but they'll never be able to win head to head battles against other top talent.  So we really need Sheahan to develop into a 50+ point center, for Larkin to come along quickly, and hopefully for Athanasiou to be better than billed. 

 

I think we'll make the playoffs again.  I think we might win a round or two.  But I don't think we'll be Cup competitive until the young centers prove they can take over the offense and allow the old guys to move into supplementary roles. 




#2623361 Worst Free Agent Signings Ever

Posted by DickieDunn on 17 August 2015 - 09:10 PM

Was this written by a Colorado fam who didn't know hockey existed before they moved from Quebec?


#2622146 Then and Now: Tatar vs Hudler

Posted by darkmanx on 03 August 2015 - 11:19 AM

Tatar is similar to Hudler, but a bit bigger and quite a bit faster.  Hudler puts up more points now, but a lot of that is a reflection of his roles with the Flames.

 

Where is eva ? We need him to confirm this.




#2620744 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by FlashyG on 16 July 2015 - 10:58 PM

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#2620376 Mitch Callahan signed 1-year - 600k

Posted by TheXym on 13 July 2015 - 01:42 PM

As much as I'm a fan of Miller on the fourth line (& of course star wars nicknames), I'd really like to see how well a callahan-glendog-ferrero fourth line would play together sometime in the next couple seasons.


Han-Luke-Lando works with the Star Wars motif


#2619569 Which Sweater Do RWs Retire First - Feds or Ozzy?

Posted by Manny>Ozzie(by a long shot) on 08 July 2015 - 09:28 AM

0 Vezinas = no hall= no number retirement.

Can you honestly say that Chris Osgood was one of the best goaltenders of all time? How many times did Roy or Broduer get benched in the prime of their careers, let alone ever?

When was he ever among the elite goaltenders in any given year? He accumulated wins with a long career on a team that was going to dominate the regular season regardless of the goaltender. Remember 2005-2006, everyone likes to hate on Manny but didn't the wings collect 50+ wins that year? Doesn't that prove the wings were going to win in the regular season regardless of goaltender?

Regarding the playoffs, goaltending was never really a strength or weakness, scoring goals was. When we succeeded in the playoffs it was when we scored at will, not when a goalie played lights out and we sqeaked out 2-1 wins.

Chris Osgood may have 400+ wins, but he himself was never instrumental in those wins. You can't say that about the other tenders in the hall.


#2619561 Which Sweater Do RWs Retire First - Feds or Ozzy?

Posted by 8 Legged RedWing on 08 July 2015 - 08:38 AM

Larry Aurie first. The disrespect for this man and his family is a huge stain on this franchise.


#2618846 Voynov pleads "No Contest" to Domestic Violence Charge

Posted by number9 on 03 July 2015 - 10:16 AM

This probably never would have happened in the first place if she had a guy like Anthony Peluso with her.


#2618511 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by VM1138 on 01 July 2015 - 07:03 PM

The Richards signing kind of confuses me. I'm not sure what he brings to the table that we don't already have.  I guess he is center depth but we already have so many third-line caliber centers.  We already had veteran presence but I guess they felt we needed a bit more.




#2618473 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by WingsAlways on 01 July 2015 - 05:42 PM

 

90 should be available, it's worked out well for the last 2 FA signings we gave it to. 

 

#90 needs to be retired and hung from the rafters.

 

In the men's room.




#2618008 Free agents this off season

Posted by rick zombo on 01 July 2015 - 01:06 PM

 

I thought you were talking about Bill O'Reilly.  

 

 

I thought Baba. 




#2617474 Mike Richard's Contract Terminated (Not Bought Out)

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 30 June 2015 - 11:06 AM

Wow.  Did he have sex with a pornstar on the GM's desk?    




#2617388 Holland doesn't expect to be busy this offseason

Posted by Hairy Lime on 29 June 2015 - 09:31 PM

Can anyone please post that picture of Holland playing golf?  

KenHolland-golf.jpg

 

Taken yesterday...