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#2293113 Too many damn pretty boys

Posted by T.Low on 20 April 2012 - 01:16 AM

All I can say for sure is that we are too busy s***tin the bed to take advantage of Chicago, Vancouver, and San Jose all getting knocked out. And probably Pittsburgh.

If the other three series all hold the course, it could be St Louis/L.A., and Detroit/Pheonix...but I'm not holding my breath.

#2292229 The "Age" factor has finally caught up!

Posted by T.Low on 18 April 2012 - 01:17 PM

Disagree with op.

Every year you hope that you are 1) Healthy goihng into the playoffs and 2) it would be nice to be hot.

This year we were neither. We peaked at the wrong time of year and then got the injuries. It's not an excuse, it's just a reality check.

Lidstroms mobility is hamperred. Same with Datsyuk. (If Dats were in this year's mid season form, who knows what this series would look like).

#2289465 Nashville or Detroit: Better Hockey Fans?

Posted by T.Low on 17 April 2012 - 01:13 AM

[/quote]I have enough "class" and "respect" to stay on the forums of my own team. I personally have no interest in what Preds fans have to say during a playoff matchup when we are playing against them, and the best way to avoid conflict is to stay where you belong, on a Preds fan site not on a Wings fan site. :thumbup:

The only way that can be considered class and respect is if you cannot control yourself on another team's forum, so then, yeah, you are doing them a kindness by staying off their forum.

I get on other teams forums all the time if I want to know something about that team or what the fans think of something. Not sure what the big deal is.

#2289463 Nashville or Detroit: Better Hockey Fans?

Posted by T.Low on 17 April 2012 - 01:04 AM

I've never been a fan of these silly 'more votes mean you are better" poles (or the x amount of posts for a win threads for that matter). But it's pretty obvious that the Nashville fans create a way more awesome atmosphere at their arena than the Wings fans do at the Joe.

I don't want to hear any s*** about Nashville finally having something to cheer about; it doesn't matter; their crowd is way better than our crowd. I would venture to list their crowd in the top 3-5 in the NHL.

And while were at it, I roll my eyes everytime I hear Ken Daniels say it's another sellout crowd at the Joe and you see tons of empty seats on tv. So, all the seats have been sold, tickets are all paid for, yet people would rather not go? That's embarrassing. People always respond with "Well, they are corporate tickets"; Yeah, no s***, and nobody wnats them so they are just sitting in a drawer at the office? WTF.

The best games at the Joe are when the Canadians come over from Toronto and and yell agsinst their Canadian Wing fan counterparts from Windsor, or the games that the college kids came to last year when they started the Todd Ber TU Zi chant.

Face it, other than that, the crowd is too quiet too often.

#2278098 Welcome Back Mule!

Posted by T.Low on 05 April 2012 - 12:44 AM

It seems like Pavel leaned over to Johan on the bench and said, "You get in scoring position; I get you puck no matter what. We win game. Now, go".

There are more than a few guys in the league who could have done what Franzen did at the end of the game. No one else could have done what Datsyuk did. No one.

#2277085 Milbury slams Blysma and Crosby

Posted by T.Low on 03 April 2012 - 01:35 AM

I've never seen the problem with Milbury; he's an old school guy that calls it like he sees it. He's genuine, doesn't try to be anything that he's not, and is not politcally correct and overly professional and polished like too many of the other guys. I like his intolerence for bulls***.

And more often than not, he's right.

Props to Milbury.

#2275685 3/30 GDT : Predators 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by T.Low on 30 March 2012 - 06:06 PM

Side note:

How is it only 4 o'clock?!?!?!

I'm in Europe this week, way ahead of you guys in time, so I've already seen this game. PM me if you want to know the score.

#2275316 Atlanta Thrashers move to Winnipeg

Posted by T.Low on 29 March 2012 - 01:30 AM

The Thrashers belong in Atlanta, as do the Flames really.
That the franchises didn't flourish there is because of poor ownership in both cases. Look it up.
It has nothing do with lack of fan support. Bettman chose one franchise to back over another because of toxic ownership in Atlanta.
That the NHL isn't in the ninth largest U.S. TV market really is shameful. Especially when that same market is corporate headquarters to UPS, Delta, Home Depot and Coca-Cola.

Still, it's hard deny Canadian enthusiasm for hockey and that counts for a lot.
It's hard though when a team leaves a city. I hate to see it for any fan base.

Show me the demographics of Atlanta and then explain to me how that equals hockey fans. As a UofM econ major, I'm not seeing it.

#2273068 Are Chicago fans not as bad as we thought?

Posted by T.Low on 23 March 2012 - 01:20 AM

Otherwise, what kind of fan are you?

Being a fan is a very weird thing in itself: I will sit here and watch while you perform. I have a fantastic image of you the player even though we most likely have not met, but you have a really vague and even faceless image of me, the fan. But I will be there for you.

That is just weird. I generally don't watch a whole lot of stuff, I'm still pretty active myself and never really got into sitting around watching other guys perform. (Way back in the day my girlfriend got mad at me because i never wanted to sit around every Thursday nite to watch "Friends" on tv, I wanted to get 6 of our own friends and go out and have our own good times.)

So for me to become a fan of a team that i have never played on, well, it's going to take something pretty powerful for me to invest my emotion, my concern, and my very limited time. I played baseball with Pat LaFontaine and was disappointed that he got drafted and the Wings were left with this Yzerman kid. So, again, I didn't really have any reason to tune in and watch. Then they started getting tough, getting better, and making some noise. And then they became characters and personalities that I could relate to. You could see thier efforts and thier progress. They started getting close and I was hooked. And then they won.

Football was my favorite sport growing up in Michigan, but I can't tell you who the Lions running back is now. Luved the Bad Boys, but I can't tell you the starting five of the Pistons or the coache's name. They don't seem to be that good and all the guys that i could relate to are gone. Why watch? Why spend the time and effort to get to know all these new guys? They are not coming over for a BBQ (like Greg Kelser did when he was a Piston).

Sure, lots of bandwagon fans are dumbasses, but a lot just have other priorities in life than committ to watching other people do things. For a person who is trying to match their circle of concern with their circle of influence, being a sports fan is certainly counter productive. But the Wings got me.

#2272923 Are Chicago fans not as bad as we thought?

Posted by T.Low on 22 March 2012 - 11:00 AM

No comments about the first paragraph or the second? Just that they're douchebags?

Edit: I guess I'm all alone here, but I thought the guy's post was spot on.

#2272913 Are Chicago fans not as bad as we thought?

Posted by T.Low on 22 March 2012 - 10:31 AM

With Duncan Keith's blatant elbow to the head of Danrik(? I didn't pay attention to which twin) after he said something like that would happen, I had to listen to Vancouver's Team 1040 this morning.

Then I did some surfing and found this little chocolate donut on HF Boards: A poll on who is Chicago's best rivalry with now.

75% went with Vancouver. This is a copy of the very first reply in the thread.

Vancouver by miles. While Detroit is our more natural rival I have a great amount of respect for that organization. From the front office, coaches, and many of their players while they usually beat the hell out of the Hawks they always did it the right way. Yzerman, Listrom, Datsyuk, Zetterberg, are class players who I have tons of respect for. Even most of their fans have always been good when I have gone there.

The Canucks, are the most classess, D bag filled, piece of garbage team on the planet. Everything about them screams A holes. From their whining and moaning GM, we aren't getting any penalties. To their jackoff coach, to their twin sister team leaders, maybe you two faires should dive some more. To Burrows and his biting routine to Lapierre who is one of the biggest morons not only in sports but in human existence. To that oil slick manning the pipes acting like he is gods gift to man, maybe if you showed up in the clutch you would have won something ok greasy, even LeBron thinks you choke in the clutch. Even their self righteous idiot fans, go start another riot. This is the worst team in any sport on the planet in every aspect.


#2269559 Please, for the love of God

Posted by T.Low on 13 March 2012 - 01:48 PM

So, the Blues are the best team in the NHL. So anything short of a Presidents Trophy and Stanley Cup is a major disappointment and a lost season. No pressure: Good luck with that.

Personally, I like the fact that the raggedy ass franchise is finally having a season worth beating them in.

#2268817 What do you guys have to say about Filpulla now?

Posted by T.Low on 10 March 2012 - 03:49 AM

The dude may be a bit of a bad spelling, short fused, grumpy assed beeyatch, but he brings up all good points. Frikin Teemu Selanne has been gushing over what an extraordinary talent Filp is and how hard he plays, but LGW complains about the guy all the time. And people forget that Franzen was drafted as a checker and blossomed into the Mule that carries the load when it matters most, at a bagain of a price. Cleary's playing his heart out on one peg, but there are posts saying he's lazy and he sucks and we should trade the guy. Yeah, the f***in guy that dropped the gloves with Pronger and held his own. The game 7 guy. Get rid of the guy

It does seem like a lot of LGW fans can't understand why the Wings can't score at will, like they don't realize there is an actual opposing team (with all higher draft picks) out there trying to win the game also.

And instead of debating the meat of the issue, replies tend to nick pick the little things like one too many L's and too few P's in Filppula, when frikin Bab's can't even pronounce it correctly (Filapula)

But still, for us out-of-towners, it seems the best place to go for all things Wings. Long Live LGW. Go Wings.

#2267395 Dearborn councilman assaulted outside JLA

Posted by T.Low on 06 March 2012 - 07:55 PM

they probably said something to warrant getting "knocked down". Funny how the guy just says "and then i was on the ground like it he got koed or something, what a wuss.

Yeah, that's f***in hilarious. You're an idiot.

#2267024 Dearborn councilman assaulted outside JLA

Posted by T.Low on 05 March 2012 - 11:26 PM

Lol really? Lighten up. This kind of stuff happens in sports. It sucks when it happens in your city but there is nothing you can do about it. Hope he gets caught and move on.

Not sure what you mean by lighten up. An innocent man got beaten, and his wife and young daughter had to see, no less. WTF is wrong with people.