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#2536014 Rule Changes for 2014-2015 Season

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 11 September 2014 - 08:14 PM

Getting rid of the instigator rule would have been nice.


So would eliminating the shootout.

#2535867 Jonas Gustavsson - Monsters Hall of Fame new mask

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 September 2014 - 05:39 PM

I actually liked Osgood and Hasek's masks, because they were so simple.  Sometimes, the simpler and plainer a design is, the more power it has.  How many Osgood like masks will we see again?  

#2535591 Cam fowler skated at the wings practice today

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 September 2014 - 09:04 PM

He probably likes skating with one of the worst defensive corps in the league, to make himself feel better and faster.  

#2535424 Howard's new 2014-15 mask

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 02 September 2014 - 10:13 PM

Average mask.


I would have had Robocop and Axel Foley on it.  Maybe a picture of Yzerman and Grimson too.  

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#2535028 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 August 2014 - 01:19 PM

Wayne Newton should be the owner.

#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.  





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.  



#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.