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#2348192 Wings Looking For Defenseman

Posted by T.Low on 28 January 2013 - 03:02 PM

man I miss Brian Rafalski. He was always ragged on a lot while he was here but he was a great #2 and put up the points...

 

 

He was awesome against you guys in the Olympics. Kept us in the game until the very end.




#2348177 Brunner Equals Clutch/Work on Signing *merged

Posted by T.Low on 28 January 2013 - 02:12 PM

Am I joking about what? Helm is our best bottom six guy and duh penalty killer too. Calling him a great two forward isn't really accurate. He can't finish. He's better defensively than offensively. Bert is the opposite. Hence when I quoted you, you said we have plenty of two way forwards on this team. I disagree with you on that. Opinion of course.

 

 

 

Agree with you about Helmer, of course.

 

Disagree with you about Bertuzzi.  Totally. 

 

Bert is a smart forechecker, gives a lot of effort to get that big slow(ish) body back on the backchecks, has  great stick work,  can see plays before they develop which allows him to get into passing lanes, can lay the body and play the body, and can shut down.  Even Babs has talked about how Berts defensive game is truely great, having totally morphed since coming to Detroit.  Not to mention that with his years of experince in the league, he's seen a lot of everyone in the league and knows everyone's strenghts and weaknesses and tendencies.

 

It's a Brunner thread, so I'm going to refrain from getting into how underrated and under valued Bert is by so many o LGW.




#2347301 Hudler's Father

Posted by T.Low on 26 January 2013 - 09:55 PM

Thanks, Fresh.

 

On the ALS forums, they refer to Stephen Hawking as Rolling Thunder.   :thumbup:




#2347234 Hudler's Father

Posted by T.Low on 26 January 2013 - 04:59 PM

Thanks for the little piece of your heart, Kira, I'll put it to good use.

 

I'm sorry you had to go through those experiences. No one should have to go through experiences like that.

 

As corny as it may sound, I actually look to Steve Yzerman's 2002 Stanley Cup Playoff experience as an example of how to live out my remaining years.  His body let him down, but he did not let that stop him from making a difference.  When others would have lied down and quit with an injury like that, he instead rose above it and went on to inspire some of the greatest players in the world to become even greater still.

 

My strategy is to not dwell in the bitterness and anger that comes with getting ALS, but rather use that energy to open my mind to become a problem solver; find and implement solutions  to my new challenges, and concentrate on the things I can indeed do rather than focus on the things I am not able to do anymore. To be an example to my family to not let circumstances slow you down and get you off your game; to keep your eye on the prize, focus on whats important in life, to inspire them push through their perceived barriers to get the most of out their lives. Easier said than done, I know,...but then so is everything.  And what the hell else have I got to do; it's either shrivel up and die or go for it and try to leave a legacy for my little girls to draw strength, courage, and love from.

 

Thanks Kira, Puckloo, and 55Fan.  Plan for the future; live for today. Go WIngs!




#2347195 Everyone chill out!

Posted by T.Low on 26 January 2013 - 02:04 PM

Fact:  You'd rather be playing your best hockey at the end of the season, rather than at the beginning of the season (even in a short 48 gm season).  We're struggling at the beginning with signs of of better things to come.  The only way to over come these things is thru hard work, and that is what we've lacked in the playoffs the last couple of years.  So,  that could be a good thing.

 

 

Observation: 

 

St Louis, Chicago, San Jose,  are the elite teams of the West  this year.

 

Vancouver is right behind, and certainly has the capability to get hot, especially with Zach Kassian showing signs of becoming a top level power forward.  If Schneider can step into the #1 role and stay comfortable, and they actually get something in return for Luongo, it could put them right back into the elite level in the West.

 

The next nine teams is a mosh pit of parity.  At this early point in the season, when you look at Nashville, Detroit, Minnesota, Edmonton, Colorado, Dallas, Pheonix, L.A., and Anaheim, it's anybody's guess as to what order they'll all finish in, but I gotta think we can make it into the top half of those nine teams. 

 

I still believe in our top 6, and still believe that our bottom 6 can do whats asked of it. 

 

 

 

The Obvious:

The Wings will need to stay healthy; to get the most out of everyone; will need the no name defense to make a name for itself;  will need Howard at his best;  and will need a helluva lot of puck luck to make the playoffs. 

 

It really depends on which teams come together and get hot, and which teams don't.  Ya just gotta play the games and see.




#2345933 Hudler's Father

Posted by T.Low on 24 January 2013 - 03:55 PM

Eye opening. My dad is older than that and I would never consider losing him anytime soon.

 

 

I hope you are able to spend some quality time with your old man, cause you never know.  But mainly, It's nice to hear that you care and are concerned about his well being.

 

 I'm in my late 40's,  in all appearences still healthy and strong (still mountain bike and skate, etc)) but was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease recently, so statistically speaking, I've got about 1 yr of being physically able (albeit in decline), then about 3 more years of...whatever,  I'm not exactly sure, I just know it's going to suck (and it's gonna suck a lot more if i gotta lie in bed and watch the Wings stink up the joint!).  And I waited a long time before getting married and having kids, so unfortunately my kids are both under 2 1/2 years old.

 

I hesistate to post this, cause I certainly don't want to make this thread about me, but thouht maybe it could be a good reminder to everyone to hug your loved ones whenever you can, because life throws a lot of devasting blindside hits and it doesn't discriminate.

 

Condolences to Juri, his family, and friends.




#2343002 Everyone chill out!

Posted by T.Low on 21 January 2013 - 12:17 PM

Hossa is so much better than Franzen it's not even funny.

 

 

Keeping Franzen was partially a byproduct of treating players as family instead of as assets.  The sad fact is, in a the sal cap world, treating plyaers like family is a luxury we cannot afford anymore. (whereas before, we simply would have kept both Franzen and Hossa)

 

I really like Danny Cleary, but he's going to have to dig deep and work his ass off to be effective again.  He can do it, but he's goiing to have to work harder than most to get it done.




#2342674 Everyone chill out!

Posted by T.Low on 20 January 2013 - 01:20 PM

ZDB are suffering from the same symptoms Hudler had after returning from Europe:  They forgot what it's lke to get hit every few strides, not used to no time and no space, not used to the pace of the NHL game.  In everyone of those highlight clips of Z and B in the frikin silly little league (for God's sake), there is absolutely zero contact, and tons of ice to play in, and lame ass DMan spectating and hoping for an autograph along the way.

 

Their legs may be in shape, but that league was like semi retirement for those guys, they got away with things they'd never be able to do in the NHL.  It hurt their on ice work ethic, and hopefully they'll recover faster than Hudler did.

 

 




#2341402 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by T.Low on 18 January 2013 - 08:16 PM

Luv the jerseys on the GDT!  Thanks.

 

The entire D for St Louis costs $10 million.  Not a bad value.

 

Super anxious to see the ZDB line. 

 

I still can't believe I'm not going to see Nick walk the line on the PP. 

 

This is going to be a battle.

 

Go Wings.

 

 




#2331063 Lilja arrives

Posted by T.Low on 09 October 2012 - 11:45 AM

Lilja Piercen Lowell, 8 lbs, 4 oz, healthy as can be.

The Budd Lynch passing urged me to announce her arrival into our collective Detroit Red Wing family. As one moves from the Red Wings present to Red Wings past, another moves from the future to the present and thus the traditions are carried forward.

Her 22 month old sister already loves the Wings and loves playing ball hockey and rod hockey, I'm sure Lilja will too (Especially when she sees pictures of the inspiration for her name wearing the Winged Wheel).

Cheers.


#2324560 Interesting Tootoo read

Posted by T.Low on 10 August 2012 - 01:57 AM

Yeah. I just may end up liking the guy.


#2324558 Interesting Tootoo read

Posted by T.Low on 10 August 2012 - 01:45 AM

I've been keeping my body in a state of nutritional ketosis since spring. ( My athletic performance is actually enhanced, etc). The inuit are often cited in studies of living in a state of nutritional ketosis due to their reliance on seal meat and fish (no sourcess for carbohydrates until recent times).

So I googled Tootoo diet and this is what i found. Good little read.

Read about Jim Thorpe first, or just scroll down to Tootoo.

http://www.123helpme...ew.asp?id=40352


His Inuit name is Kudluk, which translates as “thunder.”

He has a scar on his hand from a harpoon accident he had while seal hunting

His grandmother, Jenny Tootoo, was born in an igloo.


#2317475 PK Subban for Flippula and Tatar?

Posted by T.Low on 09 July 2012 - 07:06 PM

I would not trade Val for Subban straight up, let alone throw in Tatar.


#2313381 List of why Zach Parise and Ryan Suter should choose the Red Wings...

Posted by T.Low on 03 July 2012 - 12:42 AM














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#2300981 Patrick Kane at it again

Posted by T.Low on 13 May 2012 - 12:45 PM

He is 23 yrs old and has a job where he makes over 6 million dollars a year, and is at the top level (all star, cup winner, etc.) in his field.

I'm not necessarily a Patty Kane fan, but for pete's sake, have a good weekend drinking, Young Mr. Kane.