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#2205679 Happy Birthday Jack!

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 31 August 2011 - 06:18 PM

Happy Birthday!!!! :yowza: :clap: :!: :siren:

#2205674 I could have made it to the NHL!

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 31 August 2011 - 06:11 PM

If I was a 6'5 Canadian thug who had no skills besides fighting while on skates. :scared:

Or if I was a 5'8 Czech wimp who is soft, lazy, but has good hands which show up every 4 or 5 games.

#2205135 Oilers - Red Wings 2004

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 August 2011 - 06:29 PM


Legace showed why he was a career backup. And that series was back during the years when Dats couldn't score in the playoffs. Painful memories.

I'd be amiss not to mention that Zetterberg scored 6 goals in that series in 6 games. He showed right away that he was a playoff player. Also, Robert Lang was really good for us that series, just like in 2004, despite all the crap he gets for being lazy too often.

#2205134 Your Favorite Wings Lines Ever

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 August 2011 - 06:26 PM

So what is your favorite line in your time of watching the Wings? Here are some of mine:

1. Shanahan - Fedorov - Yzerman

Awesome line with future Hall of Famers and 3 of my favorite Wings players. It worked a lot better in 2002 than it did in the 2003 playoffs, but it was comforting knowing we had a line with that kind of star power, which could scare the hell out of opposing fans.

2. Maltby - Draper - McCarty

I had a hard time not putting the "Grind Line" number one. Kocur played on that line as well, but this version with McCarty is the one people remember best. I hope we see a line again which brings that kind of excitement to fans at the JLA.

3. Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Hull

Although Pavel and Hank became better players later in their career, this line with Hull was the most fun to watch. They had countless highlight reel goals and the passing was mesmerizing to watch. Hull was always an underrated passer.

4. Kozlov - Fedorov - Larionov

The "Russian Five", as they were known together with Fetisov and Konstantinov, are as good a line as you'll ever see in terms of puck possession and skill. Fedorov and Kozlov were both in their primes in that time. They were eventually split up into other lines which won Cups, but it's hard to forget this particular group. I don't remember who played center on this line, so I could be wrong putting Fedorov there.

5. Ellis - Hussey - Langfeld

Not s***ting you here. :hehe: This line was so bad that they're actually good! They had solid chemistry from playing together in the AHL, but I remember seeing many shifts where they'd have a minute of puck possession cycling in the offensive zone, but were unable to get any shots on goal or even decent scoring chances. Maybe it's funnier in retrospect than it was at the time.

#2204743 Anyone else a little excited

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 August 2011 - 08:35 PM

I'll be more excited when we get another player that can do this.

#2204631 Should Homer Still Be On the Top Line?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 August 2011 - 06:55 PM

Maybe Hudler can carry Datsyuk on the top line like he did last season.


#2204593 Should Homer Still Be On the Top Line?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 August 2011 - 10:23 AM

No, but we didn't really pursue any other top 6 players this offseason.

Hence, he'll still be on the top line some of the time.

#2204267 Matt Bradley on Alexander Semin

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 17 August 2011 - 06:16 PM

After reading Bradleys comments, I have to believe that Alex Semin probably doesn't care about what Bradley thinks either! :ph34r: :hehe:

I think Helm should call out Hudler the same way. :D

#2203872 Islanders Hosting Party to Celebrate Fight Night

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 August 2011 - 05:25 PM


Anyone else find this rather strange?

I mean it was a fun game and all, but this is not the LNAH. I'm surprised to see an "NHL" team doing this. It's sad how far this franchise has fallen and has nothing else to celebrate. I wonder what the league will do about this?

P.S. I wish I had the time and money to attend this event. Should be a fun night. :D

#2203685 Crosby's 2012 Season now in Question

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 August 2011 - 02:52 PM

I hate Crosby and wish the league would market other stars, but it would honestly hurt the league if the same thing happens this season.

It would be a shame to see his career ruined by this concussion issue, which is greater now in sports than it ever was.

#2203617 Datsyuk or Zetterberg

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 August 2011 - 06:12 PM


He's a little older, but has elevated his game the last few years. Right now he's the best two-way player in the league and carried the team last year whenever he was in the lineup.

Zetterberg is not as good as he was several years ago, imo. His accuracy and goal scoring is down, despite him still being one of the league leaders in shots taken.

#2203497 Which is Most Likely to Happen this Season

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 August 2011 - 03:30 PM

This question came down to two options for me.

Hudler playing 20 games at center.


Cleary and Holmstrom both playing 75 games.

The injury rate of Red Wing forwards and, and especially Clears and Homer, makes this one go towards Hudler in the middle.

I love it.

But you do realize that you won't be coaching the Wings this season?

#2203471 Which is Most Likely to Happen this Season

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 August 2011 - 12:57 PM

Just thought we'd have a fun prediction thread for the season.

#2203456 Andrei Kostitsyn, being shopped

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 August 2011 - 12:14 PM

Sure thing.

This trade would finally silence those posters who complain about us not having enough toughness on the roster.

#2202996 Kovalev complains in Russian media

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 09 August 2011 - 11:43 AM

interesting so that means Datsyuk, Ovechkin, Malkin, Gonchar, Bryzgalov all fall into that "modern day" criteria? WHo are you DOn Cherry? What about Mogilny, Fedorov, Zubov, Bure who technically played at the same time when Kovalev won a cup with the Rangers?

this is such BS... Do Red Wings fans question Pavel Datsyuk's heart? If a north american player is streaky you call him steaky, but if a Russian player is like that you call him lazy and say he has no heart ... this is dumb

I don't make the stereotypes, but they are out there. People do consider Kovalev to be a stereotypical Russian hockey player, and it's a shame.

There's too many players who have given a bad name to players like Datsyuk and Ovechkin, who play hard on every shift. From everything I've heard about the older generation Russian players, no one would ever question their commitment to every game. Of course, they never had a chance to be spoiled or lazy.

And I've called plenty of North American players lazy before. This doesn't just apply to foreign players. You could say there's more lazy North American players now then there used to be, for many of the same reasons.

However, when a foreigner does it, even more people will complain about it or point it out. That's the way it goes in life. Kovalev being lazy will be treated worse by the hockey media than a North American player being lazy, because there's a lot of Don Cherry's out there. He's just more vocal than anyone else.