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#2091669 WJC Gold Medal game

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 January 2011 - 09:57 PM

BTW, these Russians are shouting all kinds of obscenities in Russian. :lol:

I'm guessing the Canadian cameraman had no idea what they were saying.

#2091600 Red Wings Tough Guy?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 January 2011 - 08:36 PM

I would be happy with an enforcer, but it's not the end of the world to me the Red Wings don't carry one.

They win hockey games. A lot of them. That's enough for me.

Winning is more fun when you can also punch people in the face.

Just ask the Pens and Flyers.

#2091547 WJC Gold Medal game

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 January 2011 - 06:16 PM

In case you're wondering who I'll be rooting for. :D

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Down goes Canada!

#2091545 Red Wings Tough Guy?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 January 2011 - 06:13 PM

Enforcers help toughen up soft Euros, in order to ready them for a playoff run, by which point they'll be battle tested.

Oh, yes! I have SOOOOOO often wished for a no-skill enforcer playing 4-5 mins a night.

Wait a minute! Isn't this about getting someone that with reasonably good skill who can fight as well? Kind of like, oh, say, Helm or Abby or Eaves or Miller or Ericsson except that they could also do more than hold their own in a fight?

A GOOD player, but a tough one. A DMac. A Shanny. A Probie. That kind of a guy.

Not a time-wasting floater whose only job it is is to goon it up. Someone who can take a shift, and take it well, and THEN punch the lights out of someone when needed.

Then take this ONE guy and add him to a roster that contains the likes of Zata, Pavel, Norris Nick, etc.

Why, oh why, do people always assume that if you like beef you can't have an assortment of side dishes?

Because there are certain fans here who are too in love with some useless 4th liners, to bear the thought of that player leaving for an enforcer in the lineup.

#2091485 Red Wings Tough Guy?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 January 2011 - 04:43 PM

I have a new favorite poster now on LGW.

#2091339 Espn us pretty slighted

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 January 2011 - 12:53 PM

Al Jazeera > espn

#2091132 1/4 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Oilers 3

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 January 2011 - 11:29 PM

Helm and Draper in the same game.


#2090422 First 6 All-Stars Named

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 January 2011 - 12:54 PM

If Hitler played for the Pens, he'd have been voted in as well.

The fan voting is a joke, and always seems to rotate from team to team.

Many years ago, Sharks fans stacked the ballot. Then it was the Canucks one year. Then Montreal a few years back, and now Pittsburgh.

Seems like every year some team's fans stack the ballots, but it's never the same team every year.

Conspiracy anyone? :ph34r:

#2088595 Winter Classic moved to 8:00

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 January 2011 - 07:10 PM

I'd love to see Crosby and Ovechkin drop the gloves in this game.

#2088489 Winter Classic moved to 8:00

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 January 2011 - 01:39 PM

The way I understand it, it's not a matter of snow or warm temperatures - the rain will result in uneven ice surfaces and thus dangerous playing conditions.

Hopefully they can get the game in, having the whole thing under the lights will be cool. I'm going to watch a little and record it. I'll probably watch the whole thing when I get around to it.

I want to see Crosby playing in dangerous conditions.

#2087819 Who do you like?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 31 December 2010 - 02:53 PM

Zetterberg - great playoff performer. Often disappears for stretches in the regular season.
Datsyuk - Best two way forward in hockey. Still needs to shoot more.
Lidstrom - Best defenseman in the game today. Has a worse plus/minus than Dustin Byfuglien.
Cleary - Does it all for this team on both sides of the ice. Got beat up by Chris Pronger.
Franzen - Awesome sniper who's clutch in big moments. Is one of the biggest ******* in the league.
Bertuzzi - Looks like he's big and mean. No longer plays big or mean.
Rafalski - Great puck moving defenseman. Often moves the puck to the wrong team.
Filppula - Nice hair and isn't bad looking. Overrated by 95% of LGW.
Kronwall - Good skater and puck handler. Doesn't lay big hits anymore. Also looks slightly effeminate.
Holmstrom - No one screens the goalie better. Is totally useless when not screening the goalie.
Eaves - Gave GMR a hard-on with his play in the last game. Unlikely to get more icetime from Babcock.
Stuart - Great hitter. Afraid to fight despite being 6'2 and from Western Canada.
Hudler - Has a way with the ladies. Has played so poorly that even Crymson hates him.
Helm - Very fast and hard working. Makes Draper's hands look like Mario Lemieux's.
Ericsson - Has improved his play and is a willing fighter. Needs to add about 20 pounds.
Abdelkader - Loves to hit and can drop the gloves. Sucks at fighting.
Modano - Had a 96 overall in my NHL 2000 game. Would be lucky to be rated 80 in this year's game.
Salei - Has played somewhat decent this season. Takes a penalty in every game.
Miller - Looks cool with grey hair despite being around 30. Has been totally invisible this season.
Draper - Has been a Wing since I was in elementary school. Is the unofficial mascot for the team.
Osgood - Has put together a really good career. Has a bigger 5-hole than Jenna Jameson.
Howard - Solid young goalie and the future in net. Is not as good as Carey Price.

#2087204 All About Eaves

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 December 2010 - 12:11 AM

Everyone knows that I've not afraid to be critical of Holland, but I have to compliment him on acquiring Eaves last year. I wasn't in favor of the signing, especially since Eaves was a player that seemed to be going backwards in his career and had been passed around several teams. He just didn't look special at any area of the game.

However, he has turned out to be a great signing and is a guy that we can plug into several situations out there. He's starting to remind me of Dan Cleary, namely being a journeyman who we helped resurrect. I don't know if he'll continue improving his offensive skills like Cleary has, but he's got a good shot and isn't afraid of going to the net. I wouldn't be against him getting more time with the top forwards, especially in situations like this with injuries. Maybe even some time on the PP.

So can this guy be a 20+ goal scorer for us in the future? He's on pace for that right now.

Oh, and I couldn't resist the title of the thread, being a film buff and all. ;)

#2086207 Jordin Tootoo in rehab

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 December 2010 - 01:27 PM

Nothing unusual.

Probert and McCarty were known to have drinking problems of their own.

There's probably a lot more untreated cases around the NHL that we never hear about.

#2086187 Jiri Hudler Watch Thread

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 December 2010 - 01:16 PM

This follows what I have been saying. Give Hudler top six ice time and you'll get good production in return.

Dude, he's been on the PP all year.

Last night was just the first time he finally produced on it.

I don't know how you can say he hasn't been on the top 6, when he's constantly getting time on the PP with the top players. Do you want Babcock to make him the #1 center or something?

#2085874 12/27 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Avalanche 3 (OT)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 December 2010 - 11:41 PM

f*** you Colorado!