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#2615860 OT Changes

Posted by P. Marlowe on 24 June 2015 - 01:17 AM

bring back ties


I agree.



#2615811 OT Changes

Posted by Helmethead on 23 June 2015 - 08:22 PM

If all else fails then the 2 goalies wrestle at centre ice. Win by pin, submission or getting the Jersey over the head.

#2615858 Tony Granato and Pat Ferschweiler, assistant coaches

Posted by Izzy24 on 24 June 2015 - 12:35 AM


Chelios should be on the bench.  Then we'd have more recognizable people on our bench.  And sirdrake might come back.  



Wouldn't that be grand?





#2614874 Retire Sergei Fedorovís Jersey Immediately

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 16 June 2015 - 10:07 PM


Can you do one for Dandenault also?  


#2615214 Last 16 Cup Winners Bracket (from Reddit)

Posted by Helmethead on 19 June 2015 - 08:04 AM

If we had picked up Peluso it may have brought us another Cup.

#2615094 Jets re-sign Anthony Peluso for only 675.000 AAV (2 years)

Posted by Hack & Whack Rule! on 18 June 2015 - 01:03 PM

Peluso is definitely garbage, but he's getting paid garbage. Garbage also has it's place, though. A tough fourth liner that gets 6 or 7 minutes a night, with other guys in the same role, has only one objective...physical intimidation. That's something we don't have for 30 seconds. I'd be happy with this signing.

#2614828 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by kipwinger on 16 June 2015 - 06:05 PM

"King Henrik" is about as intimidating as a pair of dress socks. Guy can't get it done in the playoffs. I'll count him out for next season right now. He is overblown.

#2614612 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by roboturner on 15 June 2015 - 09:58 PM

Chicago winning the Cup again is the greatest argument against a benevolent, omnipotent, intelligent god.  

Well, its official now...I can do a quick William Lane Craig impression.


Premise 1: An omnipotent, benevolent god would not let the Blackhawks win 3 Cups in 6 years.

Premise 2: The Blackhawks won 3 Cups in 6 years:

Premise 3: An omnipotent, benevolent god does not exist.



#2614585 REPORT: Axel Holmstrom Signs With Detroit

Posted by Helmethead on 15 June 2015 - 09:28 PM

He likes to slash quite a bit.

#2614576 REPORT: Axel Holmstrom Signs With Detroit

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 15 June 2015 - 09:04 PM

He's a cross between Axl Rose and Tomas Holmstrom.   

Then he won't show up on time and won't get along very well with teammates.

#2614423 Retire Sergei Fedorovís Jersey Immediately

Posted by kickazz on 15 June 2015 - 04:38 AM




What I want to know is this.....please explain to me how retiring Datsyuk's jersey is "lowering the bar". How is he less deserving then Delvecchio, Lindsey, and Abel?



Lindsay -


11 all star appearances

1 Art Ross trophy winner

4 stanley cups

Named 1st all star team 7 times

Lead league in goals, assists, and points in different seasons


Delveccio -


13 all star appearances

3 Lady Bing trophies

3 Stanley cups

25 seasons with the Red Wings - Played with no other team in the league

1281 total points in career


Abel -

Lead league in goals 48/49 

3 All star appearances

3 Stanley cups

1 Hart Trophy


Each of them has more all star appearances (Abel had just as many), more stanley cups, has either an art ross or hart trophy, or passed the thousand point mark. The point is they've done something unique. Extremely unique. 


Datsyuk hasn't won a Hart, an Art Ross, nor has he gotten to the "3 cups" mark. You're right, there weren't many teams and hence competition was less. But what's also true is the players now are more skilled and its a faster game and Datsyuk was born into this fast era and is a part of it. The league has changed but so has the skill set of the players.


Now just to play devils advocate- If Pav truly was a generational player (I personally believe he was in terms of his stick handling) then how come he wasn't elected to the all star game more than 4 times in his 13 seasons? How come he was never named onto the 1st all star team? Now the question arises, was he truly generational then? What really defines generational?


Fedorov had 6 all star appearances, named 1st all star team, won 3 cups, 2 Selkes, 1 Hart Trophy, 1 Ted Lindsay award. He's technically achieved more in 13 years with the red wings than Datsyuk has in his 13 years. Sergei Fedorov achieved almost every item that Lindsay, Adel and Delveccio achieved individually! In terms of achievements, he's even closer than Pav. But what screwed Sergei? He left the franchise. Screwed the loyalty card over. Something that Abel, Delveccio, Lindsay DID have and actually still do. I see Ted Lindsay at tons of Red Wings games even to this day. I was at his book signing 3 years ago at the Joe before a game. 


The point is in the old era, these guys, they did it all. But so did Fedorov, in a newer era. Unfortunately Feds lost on the loyalty card. But if Feds could do it in a newer era then so should the next guy retired in the NEWEST era (year 2004 and beyond). On paper Pav doesn't really fit the category. Had he ended up winning the Hart Trophy in 2009 I'd probably say he's a shoe in. If he wins another cup (as many as the other guys up on the rafters, I'd also say he's a shoe in. For now tho all I can say is he "has a pretty good shot". And the loyalty he has for the org and love from the fans gives him a better chance than it does for Feds. I can't see Illitch retiring #91 when so many fans dislike the guy. It would be pretty awkward. But still their decision so who knows.  


So now back to this "bar" thing - 


It seems like guys up on the rafters have (1) - atleast 3 cups. (2)- Had organizational loyalty, and (3)- won unique individual awards. 


Fedorov has the cups and won the awards but lost on the loyalty.


Datsyuk has 2 cups, organizational loyalty (we almost freaked out in 2013 thinking he'd leave us for Russia and lots of fans had great disdrain towards Datsyuk for that), and zero MVPs or point/goal scoring titles. Ok well say the 3 Selkes are pretty frickin awsome. So he's ok on the awards stuff. 


So Feds doesn't meet the bar (threshold) because he didn't meet #(2) and Datsyuk doesn't meet the bar (threshold) because he didn't meet #(1). 


Given all that, I think Datsyuk is closer to having his jersey retired than Feds because he still has a shot at another cup and building upon his legacy. Feds? Well that guy left us and hes long retired from the NHL. There's no changing his case. It's already written. 

#2614232 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by RedWingsRox on 13 June 2015 - 07:44 PM

Sharp with an empty net goal at 6:11 in the 1st period.  

#2614041 NBC Sports chairman wants NHL ban playoff beards

Posted by amato on 11 June 2015 - 06:26 PM


#2613933 Jeff Blashill named 27th head coach in Red Wings history

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 11 June 2015 - 01:13 AM

What's to stop Chelios from being a great coach?


The wings new PK strategy will be to line broken sticks up across the blue-line to stop the opposing team. 


The sirdrake days were the best the forums ever seen IMO.

#2613938 Jeff Blashill named 27th head coach in Red Wings history

Posted by Izzy24 on 11 June 2015 - 06:14 AM

There it is!





I've missed these


We all have.


Plus Juan. Can't believe it took this long :lol:


7 years in the making.


Didn't you know!! Every great coach in history came out of the womb with NHL coaching experience and never had to get behind the bench as a rookie. "We all got a break and started somewhere"...that's not true for great coaches though. It's a genetically tested for trait. "Learning the ropes"...nah, not great coaches...these guys were SURE THINGS. Duh!!


That's what I said (just more succinctly).



The wings new PK strategy will be to line broken sticks up across the blue-line to stop the opposing team. 


The sirdrake days were the best the forums ever seen IMO.


It was a great time in our lives.


Another strategy is for a player to arch his back and lay over the puck on a delayed penalty, preventing either team from touching it and running out the period (or in the 3rd, the game).