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Uncle Danny

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#2203541 Third line players who suck

Posted by Uncle Danny on 12 August 2011 - 10:22 PM

You shouldn't judge players by how many stats they have...

Don't all players have the same number of stats, so long as they play the same position? :blink:

#2203518 Andrei Kostitsyn, being shopped

Posted by Uncle Danny on 12 August 2011 - 04:53 PM

there's always a prostitute.


Just ask Hudler. He'll tell ya.

#2203331 Quick question.

Posted by Uncle Danny on 11 August 2011 - 03:35 PM

I disagree, although I can see where you're coming from.

Firstly, I don't think the Wings are any one individual's team, and likely haven't been since Stevie left. Even before he retired, an argument could've been made that it was the entire lockerroom's team, as I'm sure Draper and others were just as instrumental in maintaining team focus. That's one of the great things about this team over the past decade plus -- the team first mentality that brought success. In fact, I seem to recall a story about the team being down heading into the third period and every member of the team having to step up and stare both Yzerman and Chelios in the eye for near a minute before heading back out onto the ice.

Secondly, I think that Datsyuk is the player everyone else looks to in the clutch to step things up. He's the guy who will get you that amazing play to save the game. However, I believe (and this is from a spectator's perspective only) that the person they'd look to bring order from chaos when a series is on the line is still Lidstrom. There is a big difference between being the best and most talented game breaker on the ice and being the leader that everyone looks to for emotional direction. Lidstrom is the emotional bedrock of this team, and Datsyuk is looked upon to be the guy who takes that leadership first (again, IMO).

This, in a nutshell, is why I see Z taking the mantle as a done deal once Lidstrom retires. Not because Datsyuk's english is suspect, not because Z is the better player...but because when the chips are down he seems more the type to be able to tell everyone in the room what needs to happen in order to pull out a victory (and to back it up with his play). Datsyuk's a supreme talent, no question, and by all accounts a great dressing room presence...but talent doesn't necessarily translate to managing a room.

EDIT: I guess what I'm trying to say is that they all look to Datsyuk to save them in a pinch, because he can. They all look to Lidstrom (and soon Z) to ask "what do we need to do?"

#2203326 Jason Williams signs 1 year contract with Pittsburgh

Posted by Uncle Danny on 11 August 2011 - 02:51 PM

I get why Williams is laughed at here. Really, I do. But $600k and two way for a veteran who has proven he can provide secondary/tertiary scoring? Even if he's below average in that role, they hardly broke the bank for him and have no contractual reason to keep him in the bigs if he doesn't put up numbers. He'll never make a huge impact on the ice, but he's also not in a position here to make a huge impact on their cap or roster size. I say good signing. Not great, simply good.

#2203322 kirk maltby shot block video

Posted by Uncle Danny on 11 August 2011 - 02:32 PM

Easily among the top three individual PK performances in recent Wings history (see: Helm, Hank). I was out of my seat when this happened. Absolutely fantastic.

#2197195 This is why Commodore was the best signing ever...

Posted by Uncle Danny on 07 July 2011 - 06:38 PM

Yeah the C64 didn't have much of anything really... I am so tempted to grab mine from the closet and try to get it going...

You'd probably have better luck running an emulator these days. I'm guessing that even if you could get the thing to boot (and find an adaptor for your TV), those 5.25" floppies gave up the ghost long ago.

Anyway, back on subject... if he dons #64, I will be the first in line for his jersey. The only thing cooler would be if he could rock the number ",8,1"

#2197191 This is why Commodore was the best signing ever...

Posted by Uncle Danny on 07 July 2011 - 06:11 PM

That makes little sense though, because the screen was always blue. Windows is the blue screen of death...

C64s also never had hard drives (but I heart the 1541 drives), and the photo of the afroed computer is a C128, not 64. :P


This should be played every time he scores a goal...

That is how you light a lamp!!!

Oh, HELL yes! Love it!

#2194699 Wings sign D Mike Commodore to 1-year, $1m contract

Posted by Uncle Danny on 01 July 2011 - 06:40 PM

Just let people express their raw fan emotion. That's what an internet message board is for, really. For better or worse, they provide the ultimate freedom to express however the hell you want with little to no consequences. With an emotional climate like the one in this thread, it's a waste of time to try to argue and change each other's point of view's so why not just let people dump all their s*** and be done with it?

Besides, no matter how much we ***** and complain today and for the rest of summer, we're still going to watch every game and then complain/celebrate on here again and again and again. We're all still fans of the Red Wings and none of us are going away anywhere.

I've reached my quota of +1s for the day, otherwise you'd have gotten one right there. It frustrates me to see fellow fans beating their heads against the wall over what I perceive to be small or non issues, but you're absolutely right here. Vent on, Red Wings nation :)

PS: That doesn't mean I won't vent back telling them that their gripe is silly -- but then, that's kinda at the heart of what you said, no? Good post.

#2194616 Wings sign D Mike Commodore to 1-year, $1m contract

Posted by Uncle Danny on 01 July 2011 - 05:29 PM

The wings lost one of the best puck moving D men, if you aren't aware what has made Detroit so good at puck possession in the past was their Defenses' ability to make the first past out of the zone.

If you aren't aware, the Wings also lost a 36 year old bottom pairing DMan. People, Commodore is NOT Rafalski's replacement! Jiminy! $1m for 1 year for a guy who hits, fights, plays stay at home D? What's the beef here?

#2193974 RFA/UFA Signings

Posted by Uncle Danny on 01 July 2011 - 01:20 PM

I'm still not worried. Holland hasn't moved (that we're aware of) on any of what is a mediocre class of FAs. Good on him, I say (Ericsson signing aside). We "know" that he's trying to unload Huddles, and he's on record as saying he's not after merely "above average" players. To me this smells of him trying to make a big splash by going after a big, big name.

#2187201 Lidstrom agrees to 1-year, $6.2m contract

Posted by Uncle Danny on 20 June 2011 - 11:48 AM

Loving this news!!!

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Holy crow. That picture makes Nick look like the lovechild of himself and Mickey Redmond.

#2186099 Congrats to Timmy Thomas

Posted by Uncle Danny on 16 June 2011 - 10:12 AM

Since it wasn't the Wings' year, I'm stoked to see the Cup go to an Original 6 team, and the MVP to a Michigan boy. This is just about the second best outcome I could've hoped for. Congrats, Mr. Thomas.

#2182458 How Much Is Hudler Worth?

Posted by Uncle Danny on 03 June 2011 - 09:28 PM

How much is the Mona Lisa worth?

More than Hudler, but less than Shea Weber.

#2180158 Ryane Clowe: Kronwalled After All!

Posted by Uncle Danny on 26 May 2011 - 10:24 PM

It's not just his trash talking, it's all of his antics. I get that players trash talk, but the classy ones don't.

Dude, go back and watch some old Yzerman clips. He had a mouth for miles -- there is a reason he never won the Byng, and I doubt he defies your definition of "classy."

#2170292 JR should shut the hell up

Posted by Uncle Danny on 09 May 2011 - 03:16 PM

I disagree. This is exactly why JR should be on TV and shouldn't shut the hell up. Unlike the rest of his talking head comrades, he says what he thinks and comes from a position of experience. I may not like the content, but I'd much rather watch this than the usual cliched drivel we get.

And to what, I think, is your point, if we lose the series because of something JR said on television, we have much, much larger problems.