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#2567814 Ovechkin joins elite company

Posted by kipwinger on 02 February 2015 - 02:11 PM

 

Well I have only really been a Wings fan and if Tatar or Nyquist or pretty much any other winger not named Franzen played like Ovechkin did/does they wouldn't be around.  Two way players is in my opinion the only way hockey should be played and all the rest of those guys are one trick ponies who sit in the slot or on the dot most the game waiting for a good pass or cherry pick waiting for a pass to score easy.  Just not my thing.

Coaches tend to overlook a lot of deficiencies when you score a bunch of goals.  If Alex Ovechkin, or any player putting up Ovechkin level points, was on our team, Mike Babcock would accept the offense and stay oddly quiet about all the rest.  Just like he's done with Franzen for years.  You don't ever hear Babs calling Mule out do you?  Wanna know why?  Because he needed the goals. 




#2567820 Ovechkin joins elite company

Posted by darkmanx on 02 February 2015 - 03:19 PM

 

Well I have only really been a Wings fan and if Tatar or Nyquist or pretty much any other winger not named Franzen played like Ovechkin did/does they wouldn't be around.  Two way players is in my opinion the only way hockey should be played and all the rest of those guys are one trick ponies who sit in the slot or on the dot most the game waiting for a good pass or cherry pick waiting for a pass to score easy.  Just not my thing.

 

Do you even watch Ovechkin? He is one of the most exciting players game in and out. I watched the Washington vs Montreal game the other day, and he was everywhere and hit the post 3 times, dekeing past 4 defenders and flying up the ice trying different things to get through. The media might show you a couple clips of him standing around, that doesn't summarize him. He is also a great passer but doesn't have any finishers (Backstrom is like Datsyuk, wide open net and he will pass to someone else).

 

Couple of quotes from Montreal players after the game:

 

"I've lined up beside him a few times," Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher said. "I actually tried to hit him a couple of times. That didn't go well."

 

Next up, Canadiens center Lars Eller

"Yeah, I've tried," he said. "He's hard as a rock. It's like hitting a wall."

 

How about you, Max Pacioretty?

"I tried to hit him once and you just can't," he said. "He's a monster, with elite skill in all facets of the game."

 

Red Wings would open their arms right up if Ovi wanted to play for them, let's not pretend they wouldn't because all he does "he stands at the dot".




#2566066 2016 World Cup of Hockey

Posted by Son of a Wing on 26 January 2015 - 03:47 PM

How about Germany vs. the rest of the world?

 

I think that could work.   

 

Only if they wear their Olympic outfits...

 

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#2564495 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 18 January 2015 - 09:54 PM

I'm pretty sure Jeremy Roenick is who Ronald McDonald is firing his bazooka at in that picture


#2564434 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by Euro_Twins on 18 January 2015 - 09:25 PM

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#2563863 Jimmy Howard.......All-Star!

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 17 January 2015 - 02:18 AM

 
This definitely isn't your older brother's Red Wings, folks.  

I don't even have an older brother...
Shows how much you know.


Oh and BTW.
Every time I see the ultimate warrior in real life, I say gmr to myself
Well. Stuff about him.
Not actually him.
Obviously.


#2563222 TB's Paquette learns the hard way, don't start **** w Chara

Posted by F.Michael on 14 January 2015 - 05:00 PM

Ok, if that's your biggest beef against him, then yeah, absolutely, he sucks, and he and Mick could not be further apart. Mick, while still having "homer" moments, is pretty unbiased. And while Mick may still get nostalgic about the old days, I think he understands the direction the league is going and he has, begrudgingly, accepted it. But I also know that he would probably get giddy like a schoolgirl if Holland traded for someone like Matt Martin. 

You can hear the excitement in Micks voice if/when a Wing drops the gloves...

 

GMR - Bring back the Bruise Bros - frank grimes - RyanBarnes - myself, and a few others all text each other about the fight like school girls do with each other when 1 of them gets a  text from that boy they like in class :lol:




#2562496 Jimmy Howard.......All-Star!

Posted by Ekmanc on 11 January 2015 - 02:22 PM

I'm sure he will do great in the shootout portion of the allstar night!




#2559910 Q and A with Teemu Pulkkinen

Posted by sleepwalker on 31 December 2014 - 12:05 PM

LOL, that second to last question is going to make everyone on this board feel really old.

 

 

What players did he idolize growing up?

 

Ovechkin and Stamkos...




#2557970 12/19 GDT : Islanders 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 19 December 2014 - 10:04 PM

 

You're right.  

 

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dude. 

 

I'm waiting for the day when Burke shows up for a press conference wearing a bathrobe smoking a cigar.  It can't be that far away...


Told my wife Goose should have 2 handed the guy hard on the leg if there was no call.

 

That would've worked. Honestly he's probably too short to crosscheck him in the teeth, but I would've settled for a BC two-hander.




#2556940 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by Kmahrle83 on 15 December 2014 - 07:45 PM

We've won so few fights over the years, that I wouldn't mind if a Wings player pulled a foreign object out of his pants (a la Ric Flair) and used it on his opponent.  
 

bonus points if the player and crowd all chant WHOOOOO after each punch


#2555783 Jimmy sucks in a shootout Howard

Posted by WingsallTheway on 11 December 2014 - 09:59 AM

What happens if Howard and Helm face each other in practice on a breakaway, over and over again?

 

The resistible force versus the movable object.   :lol:

 

Helm only shoots five hole on breakaways, he wins everytime

 

paper beats rock




#2555220 All-Star voting

Posted by frankgrimes on 10 December 2014 - 10:39 AM

 

Thanks just for the laugh voted for McGrattan




#2554900 Jonathan Bernier - Nelson Mandela Comments

Posted by rick zombo on 08 December 2014 - 02:53 PM

This just proves they teach kids nothing in Canada besides hockey and pro wrestling.   :lol:

 

Which would mean that our kids learn two more things than the average American :lol:




#2552252 11/26 GDT : Philadelphia Flyers 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by DeGraa55 on 26 November 2014 - 09:59 PM

Not exactly a Probert McSorley classic ey



That what happens when the fight involves two people that have tripped over the lines on the ice more than punches thrown in to heir career.


But as a red wings fan you don't get to see fights so you take what you can...