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#2532885 Jim Paek leaves Griffs to help run Korean Hockey

Posted by GMRwings1983 on Yesterday, 12:29 PM

We're so bad, that people would rather go to North Korea than work with the Wings.

 

:scared:

 

 

Didn't you know? The Redwings org has lost its shine. no one wants to be here anymore. It's only a matter of time before the fans start leaving.

 

I've already registered with letsgopanthers.com




#2532478 NHL Trivia: Team Leaders in Goals, Assists, Wins, PIMS

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 July 2014 - 12:19 PM

This is probably the last trivia I'll do.  It's also my favorite one I've done so far.  Basically, you have to name each team's all time leader in goals, assists, goalie wins and penalty minutes.

 

I thought this would be the hardest test, but I did really good.  Got 114/120 right.  

 

Some of the ones were impossible.  I typed in the name of every goon, enforcer, thug and criminal I could think of, and still couldn't come up with the Rangers all time PIMS leader.  Blues' leader in goalie wins was a tough one also.

 

Anyway, enjoy.

 

 

Hint:  If you're having a tough time with the PIMS one, just think of power forwards of the 90's.  That one worked pretty well for at least three of the teams on there.  

 

 

https://www.sporcle....hl_team_leaders

 

 

 

 




#2532141 Alfie wants to play

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 July 2014 - 11:28 AM

If Alfie wanted to win the Cup, he obviously wouldn't want to come back to Detroit.

 

So that begs the question.  Do we really want a player on our team that isn't serious about winning the Cup?




#2532080 Renney out, Granato in

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 July 2014 - 07:26 PM

That was the night Aaron Downey won us the Cup.  




#2532028 Favorite Dan Cleary Moment or Play

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 July 2014 - 02:03 PM

I voted for the game 7 winner in 09.

 

That will probably win, but I like to forget anything that happened in those playoffs.  

 

Cleary was awful in the 2008 playoffs, but the Wings won the Cup.  In 2009, he was brilliant and scored a lot, but the Wings lost and he missed that crucial breakaway at the end of game 6 against the Pens.  

 

2007 is a better memory, because the team vindicated itself after choking in the playoffs in 2003, 2004 and 2006.  Losing to Anaheim on a deflection sucked, and I still feel we'd have won the Cup if not for that play, but overall, that playoff feels better.  Also likely because we won the Cup the following year.  2009 still stings because the Wings haven't won anything since then.




#2532026 Favorite Dan Cleary Moment or Play

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 July 2014 - 01:54 PM

I figured there's not enough Dan Cleary threads around, so we should have another one  Quite simply, what was your favorite Dan Cleary moment or play?

 

For me, there's always been one answer, and it is the penalty shot goal he scored on Kiprusoff in game 5 of the 2007 WCQF.  

 

If you remember, the Wings had choked in the playoffs the previous three seasons, as a higher seed playing against a lesser seed.  The season before, we had been embarrassed by an 8 seeded Edmonton team.  Once again, in 2007, the Wings were the top seed heading into the postseason.  We beat Calgary the first two games at home, but they tied it at 2-2 in Calgary.  Coming back home, everyone thought the Wings were on their way to another choke against an 8 seed.  There was a lot of tension and panic around (and I wasn't even on LGW then).  

 

The game was 0-0 in the 2nd period, until Cleary got a penalty shot.  This is what happened next.  

 

 

 

We went on to win that game comfortably and the next game in double OT, and went to the WCF.  It's technically not the biggest goal he scored for the Wings (the one against Anaheim was), but the Wings needed that goal, because we might have been facing another choke job in the first round and a possible dismantling of the team.  It was also a great move against a top goalie.    

 

What's your favorite Cleary play?  


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#2532019 Red Wings new assistant coaches

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 July 2014 - 01:16 PM

Would be awesome if we could get Bylsma or Melrose.  .  




#2531947 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 July 2014 - 03:00 PM

We're not getting anyone.

 

Getting Weiss back from injury will be our big free agent signing.  




#2531813 Rule Changes in the AHL (what the NHL has considered)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 July 2014 - 11:39 AM

Every single proposal is idiotic.

 

Weeding fighting out of the game has been going on slowly now.  Gimmmicky overtimes are absurd.  3 on 3 is not a situation you see in normal play.  It's not much different than deciding a game by shootout.  Just another gimmick to avoid a tie.  




#2531668 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 11 July 2014 - 06:12 PM

I called and canceled my half-season ticket plan yesterday over voice mail as well as gave my great displeasure, directly but professionally, over the mismanagement and lack of professionalism of this organization.

 

I actually received a follow up this morning from the head of ticket services telling me, "If you don't believe in the vision or management style of the best GM in sports, perhaps you might think about following another team". 

 

I can see they really value the fans. 

 

Surprised they didn't tell you, "We like our team"  




#2531376 Tom Renney could be leaving, too.

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 July 2014 - 09:11 PM

Can we bring Kocur back?

 

That might be the only semblance of entertainment this team will have next season.  




#2531374 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 July 2014 - 09:10 PM

Well, while it's mind boggling that he got re-signed at all, let alone for $1.5 million and a $1 million bonus, it doesn't really matter.  Since they're not going to use up the cap space, they could've given him $10 million and it wouldn't have affected anything but Mr. Ilitch's pocketbook.

 

The team has struggled for a few years, but I don't remember the Wings ever taking such a beating in the eyes of the media and general public. Utterly pointless signing.  And the fact that it's for so much money and it's one way doesn't make sense to me.  If this were pure loyalty, it would've been under a million and two way. 

 

Cleary is here to actually play in the NHL, guys.  Good lord.


 

We should start a drinking game.  Every time Cleary falls down without being pushed or touched, we take a drink.

 

I won't make it very far. 


That loyalty has been real appealing to free agents too. All it has done recently is keep internal washed up veterans on the roster long past their usefulness. Every quote Holland has made lately does give the impression he's out of touch or trying to sell something nobody believes except his mouthpiece St. James.

 

I don't know why they're not coming here.  


I literally spent the last two days arguing with guys who think we should trade Tatar and that "Holland's done everything he can" to make this team better but "you can't make people sign here". 

 

On the one hand I'm bummed that our already bad team didn't get any better.  On the other hand I'm delighted to have some evidence to point at the next time I say KH isf****** up. 

 

Dan Cleary's new motto.  

 

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#2531072 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 July 2014 - 03:36 PM

Is it too early to nominate players for the Masterton Trophy?




#2530821 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 09 July 2014 - 01:04 PM

But...but the streak man....the streak!

 

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#2530819 NHL Trivia: Players locked out in both 1994 and 2004

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 09 July 2014 - 01:03 PM

If you can spell Nieuwendyk or Ciccarelli correctly, you can do anything in this world.