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#2674174 The Missed Chances: '03, '04, '06

Posted by GoWings! on Yesterday, 11:09 AM

The name Talbot will always haunt my dreams after 09. That being said, that 09 team is miles better than this one now. I miss those days. I really miss that 97-98 team. A whole lotta talent mixed with a whole lotta bruising coupled with a chip on their shoulders. That team had a lot to prove and they did it back to back. I guess you can say those losses stung but I remember the Devils Cup sweep and our amazing year in 96 only to be stopped by the scummy Avalanche and those really pissed me off. That 02 team was stacked though. Can't win them all I used to tell myself. Good times. Now it hurts that we barely squeak in and are out in a round every year.

#2674486 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on Today, 02:50 PM

Can't say I'm surprised, but I can definitely say I'm disappointed. At least be a little more clever about it, that seems like a name a 4 year old would come up with.

#2674399 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by F.Michael on Today, 12:08 AM

Basically. It was supposed to be a Red Wings arena but it's turned into a Little Caeser thing. Mike Illitch trolled us hard. 


Would be one thing if tax payer money wasn't involved. 

If Ilitch paid for the whole damn thing himself - call it whatever ya want.


Taxpayer $$$ being used, and this idea for nostalgia sorta led us to believe it wouldn't have any hokey name.

#2674355 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by F.Michael on Yesterday, 08:36 PM

But that's just me. I'm a dreamer...who also played attention in civics class. Now if you'll excuse me, Living Colour's "Cult of Personality" just came on the radio and I need to go practice being slavish.

$5 says you were in diapers when that song came out in 1988.

#2674316 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by plopster on Yesterday, 07:09 PM

I told my gf about the name and she goes "they still make pizza?"

#2674275 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by kipwinger on Yesterday, 05:36 PM

My only issues is the public funding aspect. The MASSIVE public funding. If the illitches had paid for it themselves they could name it whatever they want and I wouldn't have much to say.

#2674230 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by kickazz on Yesterday, 02:05 PM

This name sucks.

#2674225 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by Wingnut1989 on Yesterday, 01:48 PM

Little Ceasers Pizzarena!

#2674161 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by derblaueClaus on Yesterday, 10:28 AM

If they have to use the company name they should have gone with Little Caesars Colosseum. ;)

#2674157 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by ShanahanMan on Yesterday, 10:21 AM

So lame. I think many of us used to joke on here about that being the name.....

#2673652 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 25 April 2016 - 08:55 PM

Lol, Helm's not happy with his "situation"?  Apparently playing with Pavel for a good portion of the season displeases him.  Screw that guy. 


Tell you what buddy, make good on any of the 10,000 breakaways you get and we'll talk turkey. 

#2673361 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Wings10 on 24 April 2016 - 01:30 PM

Bring Stevie Y back..make it happen Mr Illitch.

#2673660 Free Press: Pavel Datsyuk to return to Russia following Playoffs

Posted by kylee on 25 April 2016 - 09:22 PM

Walks where?

hopefully out of our lineup 

#2673202 I Hate Jeff Blashill because ...

Posted by Echolalia on 23 April 2016 - 03:40 PM

Regardless of his familiarity, its harder to coach at the NHL level than the AHL level and a coach, just like a player needs time to adjust their game to the increased competition. Its the reason why almost no coaches (or none) have won a Cup as a rookie. Its really hard to do right away. Blashill inherited a borderline playoff team and did just as well as his predessessor. Anybody expecting an immediate transformation was being unrealistic. Coaching a borderline team into the playoffs as a rookie coach is quite an accomplishment. He wasn't perfect, no doubt, but he did a good job considering the team is in the middle of a transition. I'd be far more disappointed with the result if he took over an established team full of prime stars and underperformed in the playoffs. He had almost the exact same season, with a very similarly transitioning team, as Dave Haskoll in Philadelphia and nobody is saying that rookie coach should be fired.


I think the Wings making the playoffs had more to do with Larkin and Mrazek having league-leading individual performances for half the season while everyone else was busy s***ting the bed.  Literally every other player on the team played quantitatively worse than last year.  This was a team that was on paper supposed to be better.  The league-leading power play from last year now also finally had a right-handed qb in Green and a veteran player and recent Stanley cup winner in Richards.  They finally got rid of Weiss.  Tatar, Nyquist, Sheahan were all a year older and closer to their prime ages.  And then when we had an opportunity to avenge our 7 game series loss to Tampa from last year with what should be a stronger roster, and Tampa without their top goal scorer and a top paring defenseman, the Wings managed only a single playoff victory.  By all accounts this year was a disappointment and almost every player on the roster did not perform up to expectations, even if you want to factor in some sort of rookie coach handicap.  Hopefully Blash has learned some things throughout the season, and uses the offseason to learn a few more things, and comes back next year in better position to get the most of this team.  And hopefully he gets some help from Holland.

#2670978 Tampa radio host's harsh words for DET fans/players

Posted by Hack & Whack Rule! on 19 April 2016 - 04:24 PM

Well... Abdelkader did look like a chump. At least drop the gloves and give him a big hug or throw him on the ground rather than look at the ref, shrug your shoulders and look like a giant vageen. That and someone throwing beer at the player? Dick move. That is the definition of classless and it's also a sin to waste a $15 USD beer like that. If you did that in Canada your buddy standing next to you jersey's you, give you a beat down, makes you walk home and drinks any roadie's you left in the car.

Maybe it isn't accurate, but I read that Abby's hand was taped up from the beat down he put on Blunder. If it is, it's an automatic suspension.