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#2430894 Each NHL Team's Mount Rushmore

Posted by T.Low on 19 July 2013 - 07:15 PM

You know a lot more about NHL history than I do.

The only thing I would change would be to add Garth Butcher on to Vancouver's. Mainly because he is an acquaintance of mine. Ha ha

#2430730 Stars for Cup Wins

Posted by TheXym on 18 July 2013 - 11:13 PM

Even though I don't like Soccer, there's not much of an argument to be made about it's worldwide popularity. It is hands down the number one sport on the planet, nothing even comes close to comparison. 
I don't like the idea of any logo alteration but maybe "ticks" on the jersey sleeve or something would be cool. In the military you get a small stripe on the lower left sleeve for every 3 years of service, so maybe something along those lines for each cup won in franchise history. It doesn't have to be all that noticeable or large but something to permanently represent that team's history integrated on the jersey would be interesting.

I think the Islanders had 4 small stripes on their jerseys at one point in the late 90's-early 2000's to represent their four championships.

#2430392 Alfredsson and the #11

Posted by Hey man nice shot! on 16 July 2013 - 04:57 PM

Or if Cleary is signed after the season starts alfie will already have the number

Or if he never comes back at all....we won't have a problem:)

#2429984 Henrik and Pavel

Posted by Opie on 14 July 2013 - 08:38 AM

I think Hank and Dats are great players, not on par with Feds skill wise.

I think Hank and Dats are greater Red Wings than Feds, if that makes sense.


I think none of them belong in the rafters at the Joe.


Look at the last two names put up there, all world players and leaders, and two of the greatest Wings ever.


People forget not only was Yzerman the heart and soul of this organization, he has over 1700 points.


This is not Colorado or Buffalo, simpy being a great player and leader does not get you in the rafters, you need to be one of the best Wings of all time.


Unfortunately for Hank and Dats, they are in that class one step below that!



#2429549 Ilya Kovalchuk announces retirement

Posted by Opie on 11 July 2013 - 03:07 PM


Yep, The Turk is dead, and so is the guy who killed him.




It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.

#2429546 Ilya Kovalchuk announces retirement

Posted by Guest on 11 July 2013 - 03:00 PM

Lou wishes him the best, and then calls Luca.


Sadly for the Devils, it appears that he was murdered by Sollozzo some time ago.

#2429011 Holland on SiriusXM w/ audio link

Posted by esteef on 09 July 2013 - 01:25 PM


Just like they were able to "manhandle" the Blackhawks?


No like they "manhandled" the Pens.  Understand?



#2429094 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by MileHighWingsGuy on 09 July 2013 - 05:17 PM

Think back to the last time that Holland packaged a top prospect in a trade.


Think back to the last time Holland made a trade.

#2428792 Question about Buying out Samuelsson

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 08 July 2013 - 12:45 PM


Seriously? Hatcher was a bruising defenseman who didn't do poorly, but rather suffered a knee injury early on. Exelby was on a two-way contract and played in the AHL. Calder was acquired via trade, a trade that dumped Williams the first time and helped the Wings get the 1st seed in the 2007 playoffs. Cross was a trade, and was gotten for virtually nothing. Miller was acquired on waivers. Lang was acquired by trade. Bertuzzi was also originally acquired by trade.

If you're going to make these sorts of claims, at least get your information right. And yes, Holland is a better GM than Yzerman. Unlike Steve, he's able to build and maintain a viable team. By any standards whatsoever---barring the "We suck if we don't win the Cup every year" measure---Holland has done brilliantly in his 15 years as GM. There are many people here who are simply so accustomed to success that anything beneath perfection seems terrible.

By comparison, Yzerman received a young team that featured some good defensemen, some excellent forwards, and the best goal-scorer in the world, and then apparently decided that he didn't need to worry about goaltending or defense anymore. The team he inherited made the WCF, then promptly bombed in the next two seasons.


The team Holland inherited won the Stanley Cup in 98.   His first big moves as a GM were to acquire Ulf Samuelsson, Wendel Clark and Bill Ranford.  Chelios I can't give him much credit for because it fell into his lap the way Pronger did the Ducks.  Then in spite of his additions to an already great team, the next 3 seasons the Wings lost in the 2nd round twice and 1st round once.  


Was that all Holland's fault?  Nope.  But neither was it all Stevie's in Tampa.  It very much remains to be seen what kind of GM Yzerman will be.  


Holland has excelled at making adjustments to keep the great team he inherited at the top of the league.  He's also done a very good job adjusting to the salary cap.  But rebuilding is quite a different thing and while it's early yet, so far his track record is a lot spottier. 

#2428673 Abdelkader Hypothetical

Posted by Guest on 07 July 2013 - 09:39 PM

While it's always nice to see someone amused, these types of posts are frowned upon and usually end up deleted.  Once you are finished laughing, please share why you are so amused.  "LOL" adds nothing to the conversation.

sorry, i thought it was obvious.

predicting that abdelkader will triple his career high in goals and points made me LOL

#2428592 Abdelkader Hypothetical

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 07 July 2013 - 05:32 PM

I would argue that he only played half the season with Datsyuk. And I'd argue that Z on the other wing instead of Cleary would make a HUGE difference.


I would argue Abby has no right to play in the top 6 at all. He can't shoot, can't pass, can't deflect shots... he basically can't do anything right except maybe hit the odd person here and there. He is a 3rd or 4th line player, nothing more.


Also I don't even want to see him on a line with D and Z. It's just a waste to have someone play with great players who cannot finish anything.

#2428640 Question about Buying out Samuelsson

Posted by GoWings1905 on 07 July 2013 - 07:41 PM

Not to harp on the issue, but this signing was a disaster from the start. It's a no-win situation at this point. Either Sammy is healthy and not playing well next season -- likely taking a roster spot from someone else in the process. Or he's "injured" and the Wings can't get rid of him and his salary entirely.

#2427400 Filppula to Tampa 5 yr $5 million

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 July 2013 - 03:46 PM

I know hindsight is 20/20 but it sure would've been nice for the Wings to get something in return for a player they drafted and developed in their system.


In the end it's a business so no hard feelings towards Flip, but I think Detroit has been on the overly loyal end sometimes and end up paying for it. 

#2427010 Wings sign Stephen Weiss, 5-years, $24.5m

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 05 July 2013 - 01:25 PM


@Real_ESPNLeBrun: Like the old days in Hockeytown. Great day for GM Ken Holland and the Wings.



good old days?? LOL  we didnt get 40 yr old washed up players and overrated injury prone guys , back in the day we got the best

#2427114 Wings sign Stephen Weiss, 5-years, $24.5m

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 July 2013 - 01:54 PM

I guess one thing that's interesting is didn't Lecavalier sign for 5 years @ $22.5 mill? I think he's only 3 years older than Weiss, and much bigger.