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Z Winged Dangler

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#2430553 Red Wings popularity in Detroit/Michigan

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 17 July 2013 - 06:51 PM

Hockey is by far the best sport, though it has the worst officiating which is probably due to so many rule changes all the time and deciding what's a penalty. 

 

Football is 2nd, but I mainly stopped watching cause it gets old quick when every play some overzealous ******* just NEEDS to celebrate the play, no matter what it is.  Holy crapballs!...I ran for 2 yards, here's a pre-cursor to my end zone dance in another 80 yards.

 

Baseball...home runs are cool, that's about it.  The rest of the game is so painfully boring that if I had to suffer watching an entire game, I'd peel my skin off like a fiending drug addict.

 

Basketball.  What can I say.  You want a sport that's so much hype...  You can win a championship with 3 good players.  3!  Oh no you di'int just slap my wrist.  Foul!  Look ref, you can see where he slapped me.

 

Soccer.  They play dead every time someone slide tackles you.  If a football or hockey player (not named Mike Ribeiro) saw that, they would be completely disgusted.

 

Which brings me back to baseball.  Synchronized swimming is pure excitement compared to that s***.  I'd take the Westminster dog show if given the choice.




#2430340 Best Hitter on the Team

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 16 July 2013 - 12:44 PM

If only Big E used his size and Bert was younger; Vladdy was the best that comes to mind

But the current roster, Kronwall

Vladdy paved the way for Kronwall.  The open ice hits Vladdy used to lay on guys would make Kronwall blush.  He no doubt studied the tapes before he started Kronwalling guys.  So to say, the Vladiating of many was passed on to what we now refer to as Kronwalling.  Open ice hits kick ass. 




#2430151 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 15 July 2013 - 12:21 PM

 

The more I read about this, I truly believe this is the biggest issue with him.

That is why NJD look so intriguing to him, with Kovy leaving they have a large gap in their top 6.

In the span of 2 years, the Devils lose Parise, Clarkson and Kovalchuk.  That's a top line...  With our D departures in the past few years, we know exactly how they feel, and it kinda sucks.  Lots of ice time for Brunner if he goes there.  And he'll either be flanking Zajac or Henrique likely. 




#2430016 Ilya Kovalchuk announces retirement

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 14 July 2013 - 11:50 AM

If the lockout lasted the entire season, how many of you think that Datsyuk may not have signed on for 3 more years and would be right there with Kovy?  At first, I thought Kovalchuk was out of his mind leaving the NHL as one of the best pure snipers of this generation, with over .50 goals per game over his 816 career regular season games, but then I thought to myself....lose Kovalchuk now from the NHL and maybe we see the next CBA expire without another lockout, cause the NHL will be afraid of losing more of their top players to leagues without lockouts or salary caps where you can play tax free.  Maybe in the long run, something like this is the best thing for the NHL, cause Kovalchuk is NHL talent bringing his bag of tricks elsewhere.




#2429484 Trade/Buyout thread

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 11 July 2013 - 12:47 PM

I would love to see them have to get rid of Pietrangelo, and him end up a wing.

 

I really like his game!

 

Stewart would not be bad pick up either, other than the glut of forwards the Wings have.

 As I've said before, my favorite non-Wings Dman.  Kid's got skill and he's responsible with it.  He and Shattenkirk are a hell of a pair.




#2429483 Smith files for arbitration

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 11 July 2013 - 12:45 PM

 

I'm definitely not forgetting, and as I've stated over, and over, and over again...he's going to get better and I'm glad he's on the team.  I'm just sick to death of people who either make excuses for him, or whitewash the fact that he didn't play very well.  He played like a boneheaded rookie, he'll get paid based on that, and one day down the line he won't play that way anymore (which is a good thing). 

 

I'm not against Smith, I just make no illusions about his play thus far.

 

That's about the 2,000,000th time I've said that.  In the future it might do you some good to read the posts previous to yours.  In this case, the one where I responded to Amato and said the exact same thing that I'm saying to you now.  Then you wouldn't have to take all that time to find snarky little gifs to make a point I'd agreed to months ago. 

Gifs are fun. 




#2429480 Development Camp Day 1

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 11 July 2013 - 12:36 PM

Little Tuzzi is a firecracker!  Guess Holland taking him with his bonus 2nd round pick isn't so bad now in everyone's favorite word...."hindsight".  They'll be buddies in a couple years and look back and laugh at it.  Competition is fierce is seems and that's a good thing.  Now lets all imagine Tuzzi Jr on a line with Callahan......nice.




#2429336 Smith files for arbitration

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 10 July 2013 - 07:56 PM

Smith has an ego enough to do this after his play last season? LOL

THESE KIDS ARE HILARIOUS


He may have been asked to file. Maybe Andersson or Nyquist are next. Did you see all the posts before yours?


#2429328 Bruins Re-Sign Rask for 8yr, 7m AAV

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 10 July 2013 - 07:27 PM

That's a very long term with a lot of money for a goalie.  He's top 5 in the league now, but for how long?  He's only been the #1 for basically a lockout shortened season.  That's not much to merit $7 mil per.  I would have signed him 3 years $15 mil if I were the B's GM.  Their depth will suffer with this signing.  The Wings division may get even weaker now cause of the lowered cap.




#2428995 who's on their way out of Detroit

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 09 July 2013 - 12:46 PM

 

While improbable, definately not impossible.

 

Reagrdless, GR is as low as he should be sent down, not Toledo as some have suggested.

Screwing the Wings over by playing the injury card when he was allegedly ready to  go in the Chicago series....if there was a place lower than Toledo, we'd want to send him there.  He's a distraction now and he needs to go whichever way the Wings can rid themselves of him.




#2428675 What Are You Playing?

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 07 July 2013 - 10:07 PM

I got my 1000G on Defiance yesterday.  Now I'm working on Dragon's Dogma.  After I finish that, I may play Witcher 2 again, but on the hardest setting to try and complete all the achievements in that.  I've been playing Saints Row the 3rd, GoW Judgement, Cursed Crusade, I need 2 more multiplayer achievements to yet again complete AC3 and I may go back and get the last couple achievements in AC1 sometime soon.  I still have to do all but 1 of the Skyrim add-on achievements.  It's been on the back burner for some time now.




#2428187 New wallpaper. Dimensions 1280 x 768

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 06 July 2013 - 05:55 PM

:lol:




#2427402 is anyone happy right now?

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 05 July 2013 - 03:48 PM

Brunner could still sign here. Either way, Tatar is as good and could be better than Brunner.

Yes, and that's why Tatar should be on the 2nd line with Mule and Weiss.  Have Andersson on the 4th line with Abdelkader and Miller and have our 3rd line as Brunner-Helm-Nyquist.  Our 1st line being Alfie-Dats-Z  :wub:  THAT MAKES ME SO HAPPY!!!!  Then trade the other guys that don't fit in the top 13 and keep Tuzzi as our 13th forward.


Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Franzen
Abdelkader-Weiss-Alfredsson
Nyquist-Andersson-Brunner
Miller-Helm-Bertuzzi
Emmerton-Tootoo
 

Ericsson-Kronwall
Quincy-Kindl
Dekeyser-Smith
Lashoff


Assuming they keep Tatar on the top line in Grand Rapids... I'd rather see him get top minutes there and solidify is game than to play third-line minutes in Detroit...  I just want them to find a way to keep Brunner.  His game is already on par with Samuelsson and his upside is a LOT higher.  The Red Wings should file a grievance against Samuelsson in regards to his "injury" that won't allow them to use a buyout.

I thought Tatar wasn't eligible to go back this year without clearing waivers??  He should be on the Wings anyways.  16 goals in the playoffs and the MVP.....= paid his dues yo!




#2427396 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 05 July 2013 - 03:43 PM

 

Ken Holland: "Still in touch with Daniel Cleary, expect Damien Brunner to be moving on to another situation.... But been a tremendous day."
 

 

Well get back in touch with Brunner and dump Cleary.  With Brunner, we have a top 9.




#2427375 Wings sign Stephen Weiss, 5-years, $24.5m

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 05 July 2013 - 03:34 PM

 

There will be more than 2.3 million. The wings have trade a couple forwards after today's signings. Trade for picks = cap space

Exactly.  Kenny Holland said he was going to sign big forwards at the draft.  He did.

 

He said he was going to try and get a 2nd line centre and was looking at top 6 guys.  He followed through.

 

He said he was going to have to move some pieces around with trades and that guys that were assured spots on the Wings next year are Tatar, Nyquist, Smith, Andersson and Lashoff I believe.  He's followed through on everything else and has been patient, unlike some GM's and has been responsible with a cap that's gone down 6 million. 

 

2 best GM's of the summer are Kenny Holland and Kekaloopydoo from the BJ's.