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#2685104 Prospect Givani Smith scores Hat Trick in BioSteel Camp

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 August 2016 - 11:50 AM

If he can develop into Wayne Simmonds - wow : in couple of years we should have kind of roster :

Mantha - Larkin - Smith
Svechnikov - AA - Bertuzzi
Abdelkader - Nielsen - Z
Helm - LG - "BEEF"

Tatar, Nyquist, Jurco, Pulks traded for defensive help.

We will have most expensive 3rd line in NHL.

 

My favorite player on that roster is BEEF.  




#2685076 Single Game Tickets Pre Sale

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 August 2016 - 08:11 PM

 

Yupp, I'm going with my dad as well (his first time too) Would've been nice when we were a better team, but the last year of the Joe is still special.

 

I'm still planning on coming to Calgary and watching a Wings game with you.  ;)




#2685070 Single Game Tickets Pre Sale

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 August 2016 - 05:59 PM

That's my case. I've been waiting over 17 years to attend to a game at the Joe. I'm looking in the $300 usd range for the game against Pittsburgh. vs the Canadiens and Bruins I'd probably get either SRO or upper level.

 

I'm kicking myself for going now instead of going when my favorites played (like Yzerman, Fedorov, Lidstrom, etc).  I shouldn't have sat on my ass.  Still, I'm excited to actually go to the arena. It's like Mecca for me.  Every Wings fan must make this journey at least once in a lifetime.




#2685063 Single Game Tickets Pre Sale

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 August 2016 - 03:58 PM

That's a great spot to see everything. The only spot it might be an issue, is if you're in 207 or 208. That's where the main camera that they use for 75% of the game is. There are a few seats in that area where the view can be partially obscured, but I honestly think that row 10 is above that. And I'm pretty sure that most of those seats are STH seats, anyway.

 

Thanks for the feedback.  I'm glad to be going with my Dad, but if I went alone, I could have gotten a really good seat in the lower section.  People from out of town who only go to one game in a lifetime (like myself) don't care about how much it will cost.  

 

If I lived in Detroit and was a regular, I wouldn't be thrilled about paying that much for two tickets in the upper section.  




#2684633 Ryspayev Should Be Banned.. Disgusting.

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 August 2016 - 12:22 PM

Lot of sarcasm about Ott tbh. Clearly not the same player he was.

 

Ott has never been a good fighter.  He'd have trouble with Abdelkader.  




#2684620 Ryspayev Should Be Banned.. Disgusting.

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 August 2016 - 10:00 AM

Realistically I think he'd get wrecked by NHL fighters in a "fair" fight.

 

So he'd fit in nicely in Detroit.  




#2684044 Mrazek avoids arbitration... signs 2 year deal

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 July 2016 - 11:33 AM

That is a pretty good deal.  Holland must have brought Luca Brasi to the negotiating table.  




#2683870 Red Wings All-Bust Roster

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 July 2016 - 08:29 PM

Whitney - Modano - Grigorenko

Leino - Weiss - Bertuzzi

Kopecky - Williams - Kohn 

Cole - Legwand - Tootoo

 

Kuznetsov - Hatcher

Golubovsky - Krupp

Wallin - Smith

 

 

Ranford

Gustavsson


David Legwand

Jakub Kindl

Fabian Brunnstrom

Wendell Clark

Yan Golubovsky

Yuri Butsayev

Jessie Wallin

Jason Williams

 

No Derian Hatcher?  That was one of the first names I thought of.  I remember how excited I was when we got him and then the injury happened.  




#2683752 Brad Richards Retires

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 24 July 2016 - 03:35 PM

 

I don't know about that.  He scored 90+ points twice.  Exactly what Datsyuk did.  Neither ever topped 100 pts. in a season.  He won a Conn Smythe AND a Selke, so it's not like he was a non playoff performer or a one dimensional scorer.  Datyuk was definitely flashier, but in terms of his on ice contributions I'm not sure he ever did anything substantially greater than Richards did. 

 

Datsyuk was regarded as the best two-way center in the game for several seasons.  I don't remember Richards ever being looked at similarly. I think you could build a team around a prime Datsyuk as your number one center.  I wouldn't build a team around a prime Richards. 




#2683669 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 July 2016 - 06:46 PM

As was Fedorov. Lest we mention again, a Hart AND Selke in the same year. Which, btw, was a year that featured all of Gretzky, Lemieux and Messier. If he played D for an entire year, no doubt in hell he'd win a Norris. The ONLY reason his number may not get retired is a personal vendetta.

BTW, Gretzky Lemieux and Messier were not ever considered a Hart AND Selke winner, let alone the same year they were winning Hart trophies.

 

Not sure what your point is.  Bergeron is also better defensively than Gretzky or Lemieux.  When you're scoring 200 points in a season, nobody cares about Selke awards.  Not to mention, being a two-way center wasn't as important in the 80's.

 

What Fedorov did in 1994 was impressive and has only been approached by Datsyuk when he scored 95+ points in back to back seasons while winning the Selke.  But that point alone doesn't mean Ilitch should drop what he's doing and put him in the rafters.  

 

Like I and others mentioned, Fedorov leaving the way he did screwed him over.  Nobody is arguing about his skills or awards.  




#2683580 Fans rank front offices....Wings 21st

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 July 2016 - 01:00 PM

Who is this Steve Yzerman guy that was ranked first?  I wish we had a GM like him, or at least a person with his capabilities in the organization.  




#2683575 Fans rank front offices....Wings 21st

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 July 2016 - 12:32 PM

Number 1 in terms of quotes with excuses, however.   




#2683573 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 July 2016 - 12:29 PM

Can we all agree that if Stu Grimson's 32 isn't retired, nobody else's number should be?  

 

81GP (including playoffs) 

1G

1A

191PIMs




#2683533 Brad Richards Retires

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 July 2016 - 05:53 PM

LOL at him being in the HHOF.  Even the Hall wouldn't stoop that low.

 

Richards/Weiss/Modano.  Who are we going to retire next?  




#2683474 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 July 2016 - 11:58 AM

What about the old argument that if you have to debate it, that means that person shouldn't be in the rafters?