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#2198700 The easiest team to root for...

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 July 2011 - 01:29 PM

For the last three, not Bahstin Celtics, New England Patriots and Manchester United?

Lakers beat the Celtics in their last Finals meeting in 2010.
Steelers have won 2 Superbowls since the Patriots last win.
FC Barcelona owned ManU last month in the championship game. Also, they have Messi, and not Mickey Rooney's grandson. ;)

#2198503 The easiest team to root for...

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 July 2011 - 11:48 AM

That's what I was thinking, 3 thru 5 are all strangely high to me...

It's easy to root for a team that leads the league in PIM every year.

#2198502 Still some noise about Wings picking up a top 4 Dman

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 July 2011 - 11:47 AM

Maybe Shea Weber will pull a "Hulk Hogan to the NWO" move, and join the Wings.


#2198500 The easiest team to root for...

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 July 2011 - 11:45 AM

Here are my favorite sports teams.

Detroit Red Wings
New York Yankees
LA Lakers
Pittsburgh Steelers
FC Barcelona

#2198394 Still some noise about Wings picking up a top 4 Dman

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 July 2011 - 08:42 PM

Maybe Larry Murphy is planning a comeback.

#2198125 Apparently, we were finalists for Vokoun?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 July 2011 - 01:20 PM

Agreed. Different story if Vokoun would be fine with a backup role but Jimmy has done nothing to deserve a demotion.

Why not have them compete for a starting job?

The Wings are a professional sports team, and not a charity case. We don't owe Howard anything. We're trying to put together the best team possible.

If he couldn't beat Vokoun for a job, he shouldn't be a starter.

#2198093 Apparently, we were finalists for Vokoun?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 July 2011 - 11:11 AM



That said, I'm kind of glad we didn't get him. I get the feeling he wouldn't take kindly to clearly being a backup to Jimmy and we don't need to go back to the days of goaltender drama (or more goaltender than we're used to, at least).

Wait, so Howard is now a better goalie than Vokoun?

#2197445 Ranking NHL Broadcasters

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 08 July 2011 - 09:59 PM

I can't believe he gave that bald announcer for the Sharks a good review.

That guy is one of the biggest homer idiots in the league.

#2197185 This is why Commodore was the best signing ever...

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 July 2011 - 05:23 PM

Please tell me someone has posted this pic of 64 somewhere on this site.

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I always thought that was a picture of Joe Thornton.

#2196960 Gittin Tougher

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 06 July 2011 - 06:14 PM

Who cares about how much he'll fight. I'm way more concerned in clearing the crease and using the body to disrupt plays and force players out of position. If Commodore can do that without whining too much, I'm cool with him.

I do.

#2196687 Kaberle signs with Carolina

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 July 2011 - 09:02 PM

That's exactly the kind of team that soft Euro belongs on.

I was afraid Holland would get him, but I'm glad that didn't happen.

#2196655 Salei to Play in Russia..

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 July 2011 - 07:34 PM

10 years from now, none of us will remember that he played here.

He wasn't physical enough, and took dumb penalties game after game, just like his previous reputation suggested.

And to think they gave him the same number Probert and Chelios wore.

#2196654 "We feel good with the people we have," Holland said

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 July 2011 - 07:31 PM

It's the fact Holland always sits and sits and sits .... then once the trade deadline passes, he says, yet again, "I like our team and there wasn't anybody out there we liked." With Holland it's the same company line every damn time he is asked about improving the club. Last year he said the same nonsense in the summer. He said we need a Top 6 scorer. And then the trade deadline came and went. Again.

This is Niks last season, and i'd like to see us back in the Finals and winning another Cup. Who can honestly say he is going to shock the NHL and make big swaps to get us back to where we belong. The man is complacent, whether he's waiting for our young guys to get here, or he is simply gun-shy.
Ian White and Commodore? Yeh I bet he beat out 6 or 7 other GM's lining up to sign those two, huh? They are DEPTH guys. Nothing more. Yet some already got White pencilled in as a Top 4 guy. :yowza:

Still waiting ...

The Wings seem to be in denial that they've lost two years in a row in the 2nd round, and to the same team.

Holland seems to think that we have a good team, and he's right. He's not right, however, in not trying to take this team to the next level.

We're not a Cup contender right now. There's no reason to think we're a better team than last year. We are a little deeper on defense, but our forwards are one year older and are too frequently injured. We need some new blood desperately at forward, before the injuries start kicking in again. The secondary scoring wasn't consistently there in the playoffs. Neither was our forechecking from the 3rd and 4th lines.

I'm starting to think that Holland is content with 2nd round playoff losses.

#2196638 Happy Birthday Jedi!

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 July 2011 - 06:53 PM

Happy B-Day to the only mod who doesn't hate me.


#2195088 Richards to NYR

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 02 July 2011 - 10:10 AM

We could have paid him at that price, instead of paying Ericsson.