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#2574767 Patrick Kane, out anywhere from a month to rest of the season

Posted by T.Low on 25 February 2015 - 12:13 PM

Looks like absolutely zero impact to his midsection from the touch. No change in direction or momentum whatsoever. Put me on record stating injury was a result of his embellishment.



It's amazing the abuse the Wings were able to withstand last night vs the Kings, yet Kane goes down from that?


#2572732 Does Kenny Hate Mickey?

Posted by T.Low on 21 February 2015 - 02:39 AM

Mickey only sounds as drunk as I am.




I'm not as think as you drunk I am...(hic!)


#2571708 Does Kenny Hate Mickey?

Posted by T.Low on 18 February 2015 - 12:59 PM

I get it, it's sacrilege to say anything bad about the best announcer EVAR!!!! because he's been in the booth forever.  That doesn't change the fact that by the third period he sounds like you're sitting next to him in a bar.  He's not as good as he used to be, and a lot of times he seems to fall into complaining about the refs and weak penalties, chuckling when the Wings get away with something he'd yell at the refs for, dropping a catch phrase, complaining about broken sticks, and waxing nostalgic about the good old days when you showed respect for another guy by "feeding him some lumber" when he was going to hit you.  He's better between periods, but during the game I think he's slipping.  If you disagree, or want to just say "It's Mickey and he's awesome and if you don't like it go piss up a rope," fine.
 
BTW, Madden was bad his last couple years, and Pat Summerall was the boozer in that duo.

I get it, it's sacrilege to say anything bad about the best announcer EVAR!!!! because he's been in the booth forever.  That doesn't change the fact that by the third period he sounds like you're sitting next to him in a bar.  He's not as good as he used to be, and a lot of times he seems to fall into complaining about the refs and weak penalties, chuckling when the Wings get away with something he'd yell at the refs for, dropping a catch phrase, complaining about broken sticks, and waxing nostalgic about the good old days when you showed respect for another guy by "feeding him some lumber" when he was going to hit you.  He's better between periods, but during the game I think he's slipping.  If you disagree, or want to just say "It's Mickey and he's awesome and if you don't like it go piss up a rope," fine.
 
BTW, Madden was bad his last couple years, and Pat Summerall was the boozer in that duo.




I actually have real reasons from my own observations that result in my favorable opinion of Mickey Redmond. A few of them are precisely the reasons you dislike him. You and I simply have different perspectives and want different experiences

I totally agree that it's like watching a game with him in a bar and I very much enjoy that aspect of his persona. It's genuine, down home, as if you are sitting watching a game like he's your uncle that actually skated in the nhl.

I like the way he comments on penalties, especially compared to other teams color guys. Mickey will often point out that our opponent "Gets two minutes for playing hockey, but we'll take it", whereas other guys take the Homer road and make it sound like it was the most egregious penalty ever as they watch a replay that shows a ghost infraction. I always feel insulted as a viewer when Panger or anyone does that.

Mickey is still sharp as a tack when it comes to pointing out things at game speed that I have missed. One example: Countless times he points out a deflection on the goal that I missed, then sure enough you see it on the replay. However, when I watch other teams play I'm dumbfounded at how often they credit the point shot with the goal when the deflection was plain as day and the camera is on the deflector getting congratulated, not the shooter. Then they show the replay and they're surprised as can be at the obvious: "OH!!! It was DEFLECTED". Sigh. Roll eyes.

And Mickey tends to point out things that only an nhl player knows, where other "more professional" guys tend to point out things that are obvious to the hockey fan, as if their broadcast is geared toward a least common denominator viewer demographic or something.

I enjoy his anecdotal ramblings. For example, Abby being a Muskegon boy. His father Joe Abdelkader always paces back and forth in the living room when the game is on. " You can sit down now, Joe, Justin scored a goal."

Believe me, I could go on about how he greatly enhances my Red Wings viewing experience.


#2571518 Does Kenny Hate Mickey?

Posted by T.Low on 17 February 2015 - 02:13 PM

?..  The older he gets, the worse he gets.  I really don't see him in the booth much longer.




Couldn't disagree more. He's the real deal. There is no better guy to replace him with.


#2565805 Mantha Still Hopes to Play in Detroit This Season

Posted by T.Low on 24 January 2015 - 02:02 PM

HAHAHAHA
 
I'm actually surprised more top picks don't hold out when a s***ty team drafts them, Like Kane with the Hawks, Crosby with the Pens, Hall with the Oilers, etc. I know two of those players ended up winning cups with their teams, but at the time they were drafted, it was'nt exactly the best place to play.




...Yzerman...


#2565710 State your unpopular opinion *Mod Warning Post #'s 200 & 219*

Posted by T.Low on 23 January 2015 - 02:38 PM

Can we put the guy in the McDonald's commercial (I think it's McDonald's) in the room and give you an extra bullet?  Then strap both the bodies to his random red couch and dump it into the Grand Canyon?



I paddle and hike the Grand Canyon, do not want to come across this.


#2563233 Mike Yeo (Wild) Has Meltdown At Practice

Posted by T.Low on 14 January 2015 - 05:34 PM

That guy has lost his father not long ago, his team plays like crap and Yeo has only screaming is a last answer.

No one would like to go to the ring under that circumstances






#2562862 Mixed Feelings - Shea Weber whoops Matt Cooke

Posted by T.Low on 13 January 2015 - 03:53 PM

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Link?



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Moen vs Weber=whoopin

Weber vs Cook=notta whoopin


#2560313 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by T.Low on 03 January 2015 - 01:57 PM

There is s whole forum dedicated to this kind of talk.



I stopped clicking on it because it seems to not get updates. Since LGW seems to be slowing down considerably these last few years, it's better to consolidate.


#2556027 12/12 GDT : Panthers 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by T.Low on 12 December 2014 - 05:32 PM

Since they've recalled Shane OBrien, maybe we should recall Todd Bertuzzi.


#2553040 11/30 GDT - Canucks 3 at Red Wings 5

Posted by T.Low on 30 November 2014 - 10:18 PM

Karen needs to move on. Well past her prime


Just my thoughts:
I hear what you're saying, but frankly, I like that she's not perfect, and that I don't like everything about her. Living outside of Michigan for the last 15 years, seeing Karen Nueman makes me smile, just like Mickey, the Bud Lynch announcement, and the Belle Tire commercials.

She sings well, she's more Birmingham than Hollywood, she's part of the family. Just like Larry Murphy was a real guy as opposed to a polished tv personality.


#2552738 11/30 GDT - Canucks 3 at Red Wings 5

Posted by T.Low on 30 November 2014 - 12:40 PM

Tennessee, Windsor, Port Hope, England, Hollywood, Vancouver, Kelowna B.C., Pennsylvania, New Foundland, Washington State, Texas, Jersey City, and that's just the first page of the GDT. Way to Represent, LGW!


#2552681 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by T.Low on 29 November 2014 - 04:02 PM

Maybe if San Jose completely tanks, and somehow we acquire RH Dman Brent Burns without giving up too much. :-)



It's not like the youth don't know how to win. You can't discount the Calder Cup. That's Andersson, Tatar, Jurco, Nyquist, Dekeyser, Mrazek, Sheahan, Glendenning. You can't TEACH that, you can't BUY that, it's a huge experience.

Wasn't it Bruce Boudreaux who talked about how dangerous the Wings are when you combine the awesome veterans with a group of kids fresh off a Calder Cup victory?


#2551926 Lines Thread

Posted by T.Low on 25 November 2014 - 07:22 PM

Yeah not the best looking line. We could call it the Too Many Centers line. Or maybe the Injured Reserve.



The ICU: Injured Centers United!


#2550780 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by T.Low on 21 November 2014 - 01:42 PM

About 10-12 years ago, Nicholas Cage sent his bitchy assistant in heels and a skirt to Southern Motors in Clarkston, Mi to buy a 1970 Hemi Cuda. When the transaction wasn't going as fast as she wanted, she copped a Hollywood attitude and shouted, "Do you have any idea who is buying this car? Nicholas Cage is buying this car!"

All the good ole Michigan car guys looked around at each other and the owner spoke up,"Lady, do you have any idea who is selling this car? Nikolai Khabibulin is selling this car."

True story.

That's all I got...