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#2052746 Perhaps still a chance for Lidstrom to win another Norris?

Posted by Nev on 26 October 2010 - 04:14 AM

Was going to post this topic shortly. For a guy like Lidstrom who typically starts out slow and builds up steam over the course of the season, to see him with a start like this is pretty exciting.

This. Was going to start a topic like this myself, but didn't want to get abused for jinxing it.

#2048930 Thrashers' Diversity

Posted by Nev on 18 October 2010 - 11:24 AM

I think it's safe to assume that Forsberg or Hasek never had to listen to slurs on the ice.

You are kidding, right? Every Saturday night, for the last 15-20 years, European players have had their toughness, desire & heart questioned on Canadian national TV, and it gets lapped up by a large portion of hockey fans.

I remember during the 97 finals, LeClair had hold of Fedorov during a scrum along the boards. The effects mike picked up "******* commie bastard" clear as a whistle.

How about we stop caring about the color of a players skin and instead focus on the quality of the person off the ice and the player on the ice

Indeed. Didn't someone famous once say he wanted his children to grow up in a world they are judged not by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character? ;)

#2047751 Thrashers' Diversity

Posted by Nev on 16 October 2010 - 03:20 AM

Why? Do white fans lose intrest in the NFL or NBA because most of the players are black?

I couldn't give a damn about how "diverse" my team is. I don't care if your skin is black, yellow, red, green, blue or brown. I only care about what you can do for my team.

#2044749 Memories of WIngs-Avs

Posted by Nev on 12 October 2010 - 12:08 PM

Avs coach Bob Hartley and TV man John Kelly went to a Detroit athletic club one time to play racquetball. The owner found out who they were and denied them admission. That's how serious the rivalry was

And they all hated each other. The cities hated each other and the media hated each other. Boy, do I miss it.


#2044710 Kirk Maltby to announce he is retiring

Posted by Nev on 12 October 2010 - 11:13 AM

The last couple of years made me sad, seeing so much hatred directed towards Maltby by Wings fans on these boards....how quickly they forget. Hopefully everyone will just remember the good times now.

Thanks for all the great memories Kirk

:champs: :champs: :champs: :champs:

#2044541 Filppula

Posted by Nev on 12 October 2010 - 12:39 AM

I see you joined after the Great Hasek/Osgood War of 2008....

#2044537 10/12 GDT: Avalanche 5 at Red Wings 4 (SO)

Posted by Nev on 12 October 2010 - 12:26 AM

Time to keep the pedal to the metal - we're not just after 2 points tonight, the start to this season is meant to send a message. Wings are back *******.

#2043759 10/9 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2

Posted by Nev on 10 October 2010 - 06:18 AM

3 words.

Eat it *******!

#2043757 Wings' Datsyuk has fight fans among Blackhawks

Posted by Nev on 10 October 2010 - 06:07 AM

As I remember it, we basically had the money to sign him OR Franzen, and Franzen agreed a long-term deal first. I hold no ill-will towards Hossa, he had a terrific regular season, was *this* close to winning the cup, we simply didn't have the cap space to keep him.

#2043000 Pavel Datsyuk has a Gordie Howe Hattrick

Posted by Nev on 09 October 2010 - 11:28 AM

Check out the Ducks feed, watch their players on the bench, only 2 or 3 of them are tapping their sticks against the boards........I guess the rest of them are just plain embaressed.

#2037595 Is Mike Modano This Year's Dallas Drake?

Posted by Nev on 28 September 2010 - 12:39 AM

Drake brought intensity every game and simply destroyed the opposition with his hitting. But he only had 1 goal and 3 assists so it doesn't surprise me that the impact he had on the ice is diminished by some on this board. :thumbdown:


He was a role player. An important role player, but a role player nevertheless. Babcock liked to get him on the ice a lot in the 1st period to "set the tone", but in terms of importance to the team he was behind at least *deep breath* Zetterberg, Datsyuk, Holmstrom, Franzen, Filpulla, Lidstrom, Rafalski, Kronwall, Stuart and of course Osgood.

He's in the Cleary/Hudler/Draper/Helm cluster, and I can't be bothered to rank their contributions because there's no point. The whole team was a machine that year, Drake was just one of many well oiled cogs.

#2035134 Bad Rep Immunity Thread

Posted by Nev on 22 September 2010 - 12:30 AM

Our PP is our enforcer.

#2034161 Who will be the whipping boys for '10-'11?

Posted by Nev on 18 September 2010 - 02:31 AM

Is that possible? Remember 2008 when we were simply awesome in the regular season, arguably better than in 96? Lilja was a bum, Filpulla & Hudler would never be NHLers, Drake was a waste of a roster spot....and who can forget the Ozzie/Hasek flame wars?

I think you overestimate the maturity of the average interwebz user.

#2033608 Draper's face after The Turtle boarded him

Posted by Nev on 16 September 2010 - 12:48 AM

Vernon and Roy!

One of the great calls in Redwings history :thumbup:

#2033235 Babcock's Take

Posted by Nev on 14 September 2010 - 11:17 AM

The other thing I think when I read this interview is a something Pat Riley said when he was coach of the Knicks - "I never said anything to the media that wasn't meant to be a message for my players"