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#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

#2202403 San Jose Sharks

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 August 2011 - 02:13 PM

I still think they're a bad matchup for the Wings. We didn't do much in the offseason to change that in my mind.

They have a big, physical team and I don't think our forwards are big or physical enough to bring it every game on the forecheck against them. The Wings played well towards the end of the series, but still lost. I just don't like our chances if we play them again.

I also agree that San Jose folds in the Conference Finals, but that didn't matter against the Wings since we faced them in the 2nd round.

#2201419 Assistant Captains

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 July 2011 - 11:23 AM

I guess Homer will never get one, despite his longevity with the team.

I'd give it to Hudler. He has all the qualities you'd want in a leader. He skates hard on every shift, constantly goes to the net, rarely takes games off, and is responsible defensively.

If not Hudler, I'd give it to Aaron Downey, just because he's Canadian and he fights. Who cares if he's not playing anymore.

#2201305 After the 12/13 Season

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 July 2011 - 04:41 PM

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#2201153 Jason Williams signs 1 year contract with Pittsburgh

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 July 2011 - 06:39 PM

Now they don't have to worry if Crosby gets injured again.

#2200964 Kris Draper announces retirement

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 July 2011 - 07:05 PM

He's been a Wing since I was in grade school.

It'll feel weird not seeing him out there.

#2200961 The Real Osgood Question

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 July 2011 - 06:59 PM

If Ed Belfour made it to the hall of fame, Chris Osgood is in.

#30 will no longer be worn by a member of the Detroit Red Wings. #5 will no longer be worn by a member of the Detroit Red Wings post-Lidstrom.

Shanahan won't have his number retired here, because he played in too many places (HFD, NJ, NYR, DET, STL)

McCarty won't have his number retired here because aside from flattening Fraude Ledouche in 1997 and scoring the 97 cup winner, what else has he really done? Went to Calgary, had problems, came back, retired.

Belfour was one of the 3 or 4 best goalies in the world for about 10 years.

Ozzie was never in that class, period.

#2200811 Free agency in 2012

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 24 July 2011 - 10:42 PM

Keeping Helm around is a no-brainer as far as I'm concerned. Abby on the other hand, well I don't think it's quite as clear cut & the only way Happy sticks around is if he has a monster season in 2011-12. I really don't see that happening though.

Abby didn't do s*** last year in the regular season, and especially in the playoffs.

I don't see much improvement in his game and he hardly seems indispensable. The stupid penalties and lack of fighting doesn't help either.

We can find better 4th liners all around the league.

#2200582 The Real Osgood Question

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 23 July 2011 - 12:01 PM

Is he as good as or better than Sawchuck?

This is a valid question, and one I've been pondering since discussion came up about this.

If it is agreed that Osgood is better, then he belongs up with Terry. If not, I really don't think so.

I can't come to a good conclusion. The eras were different. Terry played with no back-up and through all sorts of pain and injuries and troubles. Terry's life was tragic, as was his death.

All of this makes it hard to have an objective comparison as to which is better, and if Ozzie belongs there.

My heart says yes. My head says no. My stomach says go cook some spaghetti.

Are you guys joking? :blink:

Sawchuk is one of the 5 greatest goalies of all time. Osgood isn't even close to being as good as him. Whether Ozzie should be in the rafters has nothing to do with Sawchuk. You guys talk about Sawchuk as if he's just another solid goalie.

I say if Red Kelly isn't in the rafters, then Ozzie shouldn't be either. Same with Fedorov. Both those players were better Wings than Osgood, and neither will likely get a banner.

#2200497 Winnipeg Jets' New Logo

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 July 2011 - 08:22 PM

May as well have used this Jets logo.

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#2200480 Winnipeg Jets' New Logo

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 July 2011 - 06:34 PM

WTF? :blink:

I was under the impression they were going to use the old logo. This logo sucks compared to that.

#2200208 Detroit Fans Have Turned Ugly

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 July 2011 - 07:45 PM

I didn't know that Crymson was an online columnist.