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#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.


#2199990 Grade Holland

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 July 2011 - 09:16 PM

I'll give him a C.

We didn't have many "big" free agents we needed to re-sign, other than Lidstrom, who wasn't going anywhere else and whose decision to return was solely his. Hence, Holland didn't keep any of our stars from leaving. Also, he overpaid Ericsson terribly, so I'm being generous in this paragraph when it comes to our free agent re-signings.

Likewise, he didn't make any significant enough moves with free agents to get a better grade. He merely added some depth.

We still need some more size in our bottom 6 forwards, and less injury plagued older players on our top 6. Those things haven't been addressed.

#2199639 Game 7 Sharks vs Wings

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 July 2011 - 09:45 PM

If I remember correctly, it went something like this:

Datsyuk - Datsyuk - Datsyuk
Datsyuk - Datsyuk - Datsyuk
Datsyuk - Datsyuk - Datsyuk
Datsyuk - Datsyuk - Datsyuk

#2198974 Things you're hoping to see more of this season.

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 17 July 2011 - 08:59 PM

Less injuries.

More fights.

Not spotting 3 games in a playoff series to the other team.

#2198702 Still some noise about Wings picking up a top 4 Dman

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 July 2011 - 01:31 PM

Is this enough to stop Wings fans from making "Let's get Weber!" comments?

He's just jesting.

Nobody actually "wants" to play in Nashville.

#2198701 nashville's new home jersey

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 July 2011 - 01:30 PM

That shade of "yellow" makes me think they need to drink more water.