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.
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.
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.
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!"
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.
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.