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#2614235 Retire Sergei Fedorovís Jersey Immediately

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 June 2015 - 07:57 PM

Have to say I'm surprised how many posters are opposed to the rafters for fedorov, datsyuk and zetterberg. IMO all three qualify: Feds as the most dynamic player of the 1990s and a key cog on three Cup champs; Dats as the most talented player of his generation and respected/idolized by his peers; and Z as a captain and leader and Conn Smythe trophy winner.

 

None of those posters would disagree with your description of those players. It just so happens that the standards in Detroit for retiring numbers is higher.  




#2614001 NBC Sports chairman wants NHL ban playoff beards

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 11 June 2015 - 11:44 AM

According to Puck Daddy, the guy never lobbied the league to ban beards, nor did he talk to anybody about getting players to voluntarily stop wearing them.  Apparently, he was simply pointing out the fact that they'd be more marketable without them.  And then a bunch of reactionaries went nuts and distorted the whole situation. 

 

I think Lilja and McGrattan need to come to this guy's house, sporting their beards, and show him what it's like.  




#2613999 Jeff Blashill named 27th head coach in Red Wings history

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 11 June 2015 - 11:42 AM

 

The wings new PK strategy will be to line broken sticks up across the blue-line to stop the opposing team. 

 

The sirdrake days were the best the forums ever seen IMO.

 

And now we have these days, with these posters.   :crybaby:




#2613899 Jeff Blashill named 27th head coach in Red Wings history

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 June 2015 - 03:45 PM

Chelios is good enough to play for this defense.  




#2613871 Here we go AGAIN - Coyotes, part DUH!

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 June 2015 - 12:56 PM

Hey, they went to the Conference Finals more recently than the Wings.  

 

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#2613567 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 08 June 2015 - 08:36 PM

Maybe the league just likes Hossa. He kicks in a goal vs the Ducks. He interferes with Bishop and the goal counts. What's next?

 

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#2613332 Report: Cleary wants to return for 1 more season

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 06 June 2015 - 04:00 PM

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#2613213 Which Sweater Do RWs Retire First - Feds or Ozzy?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 June 2015 - 10:32 PM

 

Holland will have a jersey raised before Red Kelly.

 

Is it because most people here have never heard of Red Kelly?  Or is it because Kelly was traded?  

 

Osgood and Fedorov also played for other teams.  And Kelly's all time NHL ranking is higher than either player's.  He should have his number retired as he's one of the 5 or 6 best players this franchise ever had.    




#2613202 Which Sweater Do RWs Retire First - Feds or Ozzy?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 June 2015 - 08:42 PM

Neither.  And neither was spelled correctly.  

 

Retire Red Kelly's number first.




#2613138 What changes do you think we'll see with Blashill?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 June 2015 - 01:14 PM

I would like to wish Jonathan Ericsson the best in his future endeavors.  

 

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#2613080 Retire Sergei Fedorovís Jersey Immediately

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 June 2015 - 10:17 PM

lest we forget the horrible teams Roy and Brodeur played for...those teams were just as good if not slightly better than us during that era.

 

I believe they both need to be up in the rafters.

 

Are you comparing Osgood to Roy and Brodeur, or are you just trying to say that other goalies have played with great players around them? The latter statement is true, but doesn't make Osgood an elite goalie.  

 

Besides 1996, was Osgood ever a candidate for the Vezina, like Brodeur and Roy were many times?  Was he ever considered one of the top 5 goalies in the world, let alone for a stretch of time?  No is the answer to both questions.  He's not elite.  He's a good goalie that accumulated wins because he played with great players around him.  And unlike Roy and Brodeur, he never stood out for individual awards or nominations.

 

Wings fans overrate Osgood.  I've done it before too.  But you need to see things in context.




#2612994 Retire Sergei Fedorovís Jersey Immediately

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 June 2015 - 09:55 AM

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Can you do one for Dandenault also?  




#2612978 Tampa Bay Lightning dress code for fans

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 June 2015 - 08:10 AM

I recall a few years ago Chelios was honored by the Blackhawks, and many boos rained down upon him when mentioning his Cup wins with Detroit.

 

Those fans in Chicago will eat their own young.

 

I'm fine with that.  Less Blackhawks fans for the future.  




#2612960 Retire Sergei Fedorovís Jersey Immediately

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 02 June 2015 - 10:35 PM

 

 

And Larry Aurie...

 

Don't get me started on the Aurie thing.  That was a classless move by Ilitch.  




#2612950 Retire Sergei Fedorovís Jersey Immediately

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 02 June 2015 - 09:36 PM

 

And Osgood.

 

LOL.  You compare him to one of the greatest players in the game's history?