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#2624426 So this is why teams hate the wings

Posted by F.Michael on Yesterday, 12:16 PM

I may be in the minority, but I actually think the recent rebuilding years 2003-2006 and 2011-Present, are far more interesting than the contending years.  There's more to think about, talk about, speculate about, and (quite frankly) ***** about.  Watching your team win the Cup is awesome, but I don't want to see it every year.  Or even be a real possibility every year.  Sometimes you have to struggle a little bit in order to work through it and know what optimism feels like. 

 

IMO being a fan of a super team is lazy.  And boring.  Which isn't to say that I want our team to be the Chicago Cubs of hockey.  But I don't want us to be the Yankees either.  If you choices each season are A) compete for the championship, or B) be disappointed, then you're missing out on a ton of awesome fan experiences. 

Being a fan from 1984 - that was 13 seasons (and 1995 Final) of frustration, and near misses for me until Detroit won the Cup in '97.




#2623880 What's your roster lines ?

Posted by kipwinger on 26 August 2015 - 08:45 AM

I know that the general opinion these days is that Zetterberg should play on Datsyuk's wing.  And I'm not even against that really.  Or at least starting the season that way.  But eventually I'd like to see Zetterberg line up next to Richards. 

 

First, because stylistically I think they'd play well with one another.  Both are supremely slick offensive players who read the game insanely well.  I think they'd give teams fits the way Selanne and Koivu did for Anaheim a couple years ago. 

 

Secondly, because Tomas Tatar is the best scoring winger we've got.  He already plays well with Datsyuk, and I'd hate to see his ice time reduced because "let's reunite Dats and Z, that worked 8 years ago".  Tatar with Datsyuk and not Helm (Abby) is a legit first line with scoring potential.  A full season on the top line and Tatar will be the first Wing since Franzen and Hossa to score 30+ goals.  Something I don't see Zetterberg doing this year, no matter whose line he's on.




#2623768 Kings sign Ehrhoff to 1 year deal

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 23 August 2015 - 01:00 PM

http://www.tsn.ca/ki...r-deal-1.349794

 

Once upon a time I would've loved to see him in a Wings jersey. Not so much anymore. Maybe he'll step his game up with the Kings. I doubt it.




#2623715 What's your roster lines ?

Posted by Helmethead on 22 August 2015 - 11:49 AM

I'd like to see this trade. But I don't think the Sharks would. Lol


#2623709 What's your roster lines ?

Posted by Jesusberg on 22 August 2015 - 10:00 AM

Jurco has to pass through waivers now. No chance he'd make it to GR.




#2623631 What's your roster lines ?

Posted by Buppy on 20 August 2015 - 04:49 PM

My bold ass prediction for the year: Franzen will score more goals this season than Ferraro and Callahan combined will score in their entire NHL careers.

 

Nyquist-Z-Abby

Tatar-Richards-Mule

Miller-Glendening-Helm

Jurco-Sheahan-Pulkkinen

 

Z-Datsyuk-Abby

Tatar/Nyq-Richards-Mule

Tatar/Nyq-Sheahan-Jurco/Pulks

Miller-Glendening-Helm

 

Kronwall-Quincey

Dekeyser-Green

Smith/Kindl-E




#2623397 What's your roster lines ?

Posted by Helmethead on 18 August 2015 - 11:51 AM

I'm just happy #13 is healthy to start the season. #wishfulthinking


#2623396 What's your roster lines ?

Posted by LeftWinger on 18 August 2015 - 11:48 AM

I know this thread is all relative, but Pulk as a 14th forward? He is sure to reach his potential there...

may as well just leave him off the roster as one of the "trades." Rather than waste him there.




#2623367 Help! Where r Babs/Sapranos compare pics?

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 17 August 2015 - 10:14 PM

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#2622877 Franzen's Gift to Nyquist

Posted by kipwinger on 11 August 2015 - 03:07 PM

People all over the internet keep saying "I want these sheets!".  They're nuts.  Who the hell wants Mike Babcock's disapproving glare watching over everything they do in bed?  You can almost see him thinking "Luke Glendening works harder than that" whenever you're making love to your partner. 

 

Screw that. 




#2623199 Red Wings Sign D Robbie Russo

Posted by Rivalred on 16 August 2015 - 02:00 PM

Article from Chicago area regarding Russo

http://www.secondcit...an-robbie-russo


#2622805 Line combos for 97, 98 Cups?

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 10 August 2015 - 09:38 PM

This whole thread is awesome. Gonna break out the championship DVD's soon and watch em again for the nostalgia. I still get goosebumps when D-Mac makes swiss cheese out of Janne Ninama (f the spelling)

 

Also, crazy to anyone else that Tomas Sandstrom of all guys was traded here and got to ride shotgun with Yzerman on route to a cup run? Played great for the Kings when they lost to MTL in 93, but doesn't score a goal in 20 games with us (assisted on the cup winner though, funnily enough). Crazy.




#2621989 Who is better Nyquist or Tatar?

Posted by MisterDangles on 01 August 2015 - 12:21 AM

I'm gonna be the lame one and not vote because I like them both for different reasons. Nyquist to me is more consistent and has the better chance at being a leader and top line player. Tatar is like a great sidekick that can be clutch for his team with excitement and his flash. His enthusiasm may bother some but I absolutely love it on a team that has so many laid back players. 

 

P.S. I had a choice to choose between a Nyquist and Tatar jersey and I chose Tats.....maybe that's my answer?




#2622061 Who is the better player Zetterberg or Toews. Prime vs. Present

Posted by martinezsvsu on 01 August 2015 - 08:09 PM

Man over boy
Beard over weird chops
Euro twins over toews kane boy love


#2622045 Who is the better player Zetterberg or Toews. Prime vs. Present

Posted by martinezsvsu on 01 August 2015 - 04:16 PM

What about head to head matchup? One vs the other? Who would you put money on?Imagine its game 7 of cup finals and both are going up against the other.

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