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#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).


#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.


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


#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.

#2296693 Crazy, but serious, off season predictions

Posted by T.Low on 24 April 2012 - 02:10 PM

Alain Vineualt to Montreal, Mike Babcock to Vancouver.
Coaches do indeed have a shelf life. Don't get me wrong, I really like Babcock.

Ryan Kesler for Ryan Getzlaf. Both need a change of scenery.

WHat are your crazy hunches?

#2296103 Who will be Vancouver's 2012-13 goalie?

Posted by T.Low on 23 April 2012 - 01:41 AM

They will ride the Schneid.

Gillis will ask LuLu for a list of 5 teams.

The best thing about Schneider is that the fans can't yell Luuuuu everytime someone hits him with the puck.

#2295286 4-1 1st rd exit best thing for Wings

Posted by T.Low on 21 April 2012 - 02:04 PM

In an abrupt 1st round exit that includes only one victory, a series where nobody on the team really shined, it's ultimately the best thing to happen to the Wings this season on many different levels, (short of winning another Stanley Cup of course).

Limping along into a conference final loss, for example, (or even another 2nd round loss), would have provided too much cover for our weaknesses. It would have made it too easy to gloss things over and many real issues would only be considerred suspect issues that we could possibly live with.
However, this 1st round exit is a complete failure by Detroit Red Wing standards, and now everything is exposed and on the table for scrutiny. Everything from when to chip and chase ( and work on that more often) to who we really need on Pavel's wing, to Filppula, Franzen, on down the line, to reassessing our tendency to keeping the youngsters (Smith this year) off the playof roster when they are the one's with the energy, blah blah blah. Our roster, our philosophy, our staff... Everything is now on the table to be scrutinized.

Also, I think it would leave a bad taste for Lidstrom in regards to retirement timing. Again, if we had made it to th conference finals, maybe Nick would have thought that is as good as thing can get, he's had a full career, blah blah blah, and it's time to retire.
This year's exit may light a fire in him to return for one final season. At the same time, Smith can be on the roster to learn from Nick, which did not really happen last year. One more run for the Cup in 2013 for Nick Lidstrom.

This team has more to gain and learn from an embarrassing 1st round exit and it's resulting harsher off season scrutiny than they do from the experience of cruising along into a conference final loss.

What do you think?

#2294844 What's Kenny Holland's Offseason Plan?

Posted by T.Low on 20 April 2012 - 10:32 PM

parise and suter

What am i missing? Why would Suter want to leave Nashville, a team on the rise, for Detroit, a team on the slide?

#2294821 Legwand hides puck in game 4

Posted by T.Low on 20 April 2012 - 10:23 PM

That is cheating, plain and simple. It's not a cagey veteran move, it's cheating.

Edit: Don't get me wrong; it would not have changed anything. Nashville had their way with us. They were able to score whenever they needed to, and able to stalemate our (n)offense.

#2293336 Too many damn pretty boys

Posted by T.Low on 20 April 2012 - 11:03 AM

So, you guys want a team of grinders? Why not join fans of Boston or Nashville then - I personally enjoy watching pretty goals scored once in a while and SKILL has been the signature of the Wings since early 90s. BTW that weakling Semin scored NICE winner today, and when great tough Abdelcader scored last time? If we get Semin, at least Datsyuk won't be bored dead playing with you know whom (Parize does sound better choice to me then Semin, but a lot of teams want him). Finally, Bert, Mule, and Holmstrom can all be considered grinders - unite them in a Red Bombers line and give the assignement to hit rather then score.

I pretty much agree. Like how at the deadline Gillis traded away Vancouver's 3rd line scoring potential for grinders and the team has been misfiring ever since.

It's always been a league of copy cats. WHen Detroit wins the Cup, all of the sudden everyone wants a puck moving Dman and skilled players. Then Boston rag dolls Vancouver on the way to winning the Cup and everyone wants hard hitting hockey players.

Seriously, we are only a few bad bounces away from being up 3-1 instead of down 3-1, but unfortunately, that's hockey.

We all know that if this team goes balls out for 60 minutes, they can beat anybody in the NHL. That's what's bumbed me out.