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#2533735 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 August 2014 - 01:38 PM

 

By that rationale Colton Orr is a superior enforcer to you boy McGrattan wouldn't you agree?  I wouldn't read to much into it. 

 

Souray can bang Kelly Kelly all he wants, but he'll never forget that night in Edmonton, when he was owned by Andreas Lilja.  

 

Orr actually was at one time in McGrattan's league and in others'.  Not so anymore.  




#2533691 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 August 2014 - 03:28 PM

How has no one yet mentioned Andreas "Iron Jaw" Lilja. We're still trying to replace him ... oh, wait, we already replaced him with Kyle Quincey. Never mind. 

 

On a serious note, and avoiding the obvious choices, I'd go with Martin Lapointe. One of the last punishing body-checking forwards Detroit had in the line-up before signing Drake in '08. Since then...

 

Same Andreas Lilja who TKO'd this guy back on November 20, 2008?

 

 

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Or the same Andreas Lilja who made this guy s*** his pants back on November 27, 2008?  (greatest picture ever)

 

 

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Or the same Andreas Lilja who made Patrick Sharp.................OK you get the point.




#2533654 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 August 2014 - 08:55 PM

What about Downey?

 

Guy won us the Cup in 2008.  The manhood that he displayed in the regular season rubbed off on our soft Euros come playoff time.  To this day, people still discredit him on LGW.  




#2533646 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 August 2014 - 07:57 PM

ya, but Osgood won 2 of the 4 and was 1 game away from a 3rd, plus a near MVP.

 

The one in 2008 was a different era.  I was talking about the first three Cups.  

 

I can see the argument.  Wings fans think of him as an above average goalie who was a good whipping boy.  In truth, he's a borderline Hall of Famer with two Cups and over 400 wins.  He was more than a good goalie.  

 

At the end of the day, though, he'll be more remembered than someone like Holmstrom, who only had two 50 point seasons in his career.  For those who never saw him play, people looking back at his stats will think of Ozzie as a good goalie.  I doubt people will do the same for Holmstrom.  




#2533622 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 August 2014 - 03:33 PM

I'd say Holmstrom.

 

Guy was never remotely close to being an All star caliber player, and his 530 career points won't impress anybody who didn't see him play, when they look back at his stats 20 years from now.  

 

However, he was so important, even when he didn't score a point.  Imagine how many goals were scored that he didn't even register a point on, where he was somehow largely responsible for the goal with his screens.    




#2533568 Candiens, P.K. Subban agree to 8 year contract

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 02 August 2014 - 07:29 PM

If we had a player like Subban and he was given this contract, I doubt many people here would be upset.  




#2533532 NHL jersey's in GIF's

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 02 August 2014 - 12:57 PM

The Reebok jerseys and the unnecessary, obtrusive stripes have ruined hockey jerseys.  One of the worst mistakes the NHL made.    

 

I've said this a million times, but the best jerseys are typically the earlier ones.  The teams that decided to drastically change things just to sell more merchandise usually chose a worse design than the one before.  

 

Someone here once told me that people tend to prefer the jerseys that teams wore when that person was younger.  That is also true. I prefer the jerseys teams wore in the early 90's when I was a kid.  However, looking back at those jerseys, they really were simpler and more memorable.  

 

The NHL needs to get rid of the verticle stripes running down from the armpits, and the idiotic horizontal stripe running below the shoulder and neck.  f*** Reebok.    




#2533482 Paul McCartney and the Red Wings

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 August 2014 - 07:23 PM

 

It's Blackbird by the Beatles

 

Oh.  I was thinking of the Mr. Mister song.  I'm so 1980's.   :lol:




#2533477 Paul McCartney and the Red Wings

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 August 2014 - 06:44 PM

Speaking of songs and the Wings, every time I hear comfortably numb I think of Franzen, thanks to you GMR, thanks to you.

 

You know, if they ever remade that movie "The Wall", Franzen would be perfect for the part.  




#2533454 Paul McCartney and the Red Wings

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 August 2014 - 12:25 PM

"I'm not half the man I used to be" should be one of Kenny Holland's favorite lines.  




#2533390 Samuelsson signs new contract....... with Djurgarden.

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 July 2014 - 08:49 PM

 

I started to actually watch every game in 07 so I've never seen him play

 

Which is what makes it ( IMO )

 

I can't put into words what you missed.  




#2533369 Red Wings add Jim Hiller and Andrew Brewer to coaching staff

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 July 2014 - 01:09 PM

I don't need no stinking analytics!

 

When your team can punch people in the face, thought becomes irrelevant.  




#2533368 Samuelsson signs new contract....... with Djurgarden.

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 July 2014 - 01:07 PM

 

Probably lol, there was also logo hunter and shinpad assassin.

 

Of course Sammy isn't AS bad as Williams, who IMO was the worst forward ive seen play for the DRW since the lockout. That said, Sammy was a whole different breed of bad this season. His poor play even translated into GR, where he managed -4 in 2 games.

 

Are you currently dating Mark Mowers by any chance?


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#2533285 Samuelsson signs new contract....... with Djurgarden.

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 July 2014 - 11:34 AM

Now the glass and boards at the JLA can sleep easy knowing that Sammy won't be around to hurt them anymore.  




#2533201 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 July 2014 - 04:12 PM

Mmmm Tatar tots...

 

Each time he scores a hat trick, free "Tatar" tots for everyone at the JLA.