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#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?

#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.

#2202950 RFA/UFA Signings

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 08 August 2011 - 09:55 PM

Why'd you just accuse me of complaining?

I guess you weren't really complaining, but even so, your statement was off the mark. Nobody here is overhyping him. Certainly not by 10 times.

#2202942 You can't let this happen.

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 08 August 2011 - 09:34 PM

Always likes the Blues color and logo scheme. The worst NHL logo today? Avalanche or canucks home Jersey.

Carolina's "rose" logo looks like s***.

Anaheim's is ever worse, because they don't even have a real logo.

#2202937 Kovalev complains in Russian media

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 08 August 2011 - 09:16 PM

Kovalev is pretty much a stereotypical Russian hockey player, tons of talent zero heart.

That's because these guys are rich, spoiled athletes.

In the days of the Red Army hockey teams, those players lived in apartments and got paid as much money as you and I. They also trained 12 months a year. Those guys didn't have this lazy, white collar attitude that the Russian hockey players have nowadays when they come over to the US. That's guaranteed millions for you and a chance to live in America.

So your statement wasn't entirely fair. Kovalev is the stereotypical, "modern day" Russian hockey player.

#2202794 San Jose Sharks

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 August 2011 - 02:36 PM

They're built to get lucky bounces and help from the refs against the Wings? Cool story, bud.

Stop making excuses. It makes us Wings fans sound like some pathetic losers.

Sharks beat us both times. Plain and simple. They won 4 games in both series and we didn't. We had our chances to win and didn't get it done.

This whining about bounces and refs is getting old.

#2202787 Brett Lebda traded to Nashville

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 August 2011 - 11:22 AM

When one of your scorers takes you to arbitration, thus delaying you for a month, during which time all of the good free-agent forwards are signed, and then bolts for Russia, what do you do? You sign the guys who are still available. Williams was one of the few, and he had scored 20 goals in the prior season.

Nice try.

Holland traded him in 2007 because he knew that Williams was a soft, lazy player. He freaking traded him for Kyle Calder for pete's sake.

Re-signing him was as dumb a move as Holland has made.

#2202771 Brett Lebda traded to Nashville

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 August 2011 - 12:36 AM

Yeah, because Kenny is the worst GM in the world, right? Because he'd do something this stupid, right?

No, wait. Why would this not surprise you? It'd be a terrible move. Kenny is not an imbecile and has no history of doing this sort of thing. I can only think that this is yet another insensible criticism of Holland.

What sort of thing?

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#2202731 Brett Lebda traded to Nashville

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 06 August 2011 - 04:30 PM

Lebda = 1 Cup

Thornton/Iginla/Luongo = 0 Cups