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#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.

#2186111 Question: Why do Wings fans hate the Canucks?

Posted by Uncle Danny on 16 June 2011 - 10:31 AM

1994 SCF loss = Vancouver riots.
2011 SCF loss = Vancouver riots.

They seem to have the second part down cold; time to work on the first part.

Actually, seems like they're performing both portions of the equation pretty well. :ph34r:

#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.

#2162101 Red Wings in San Jose

Posted by Uncle Danny on 30 April 2011 - 03:36 PM

Red Wings bars in SF:

Kezar Pub (Stanyan near Haight): This is probably the premier Wings bar in town -- the owner/bartender is from Detroit. Lots and lots of tvs and the best wings in town (no pun intended -- they're tasty!). The only downside is that it can get a bit crowded, especially for weekend games. I would imagine that this place is insane for this matchup. If you can get a seat, this is the place to be... just be sure to get there a little early.

Kilowatt (16th St. between Valencia and Guerrero): Less of a Wings bar than in years past, as the two bartenders from Detroit have moved on...but you can always get a TV with the game on it, and the local crusties at the bar itself are typically Wings and Toronto fans. This place is decidedly NOT a sports bar, though... more of a punk rock dive that happens to be filled with Red Wings fans. You won't be able to get any sound here, as they'll be playing music.

Shotwells (20th St. and Shotwell): Not a hockey bar, but they do have the NHL package and will show Red Wings games on request (assuming there isn't a Giants game on). Best beer selection in the city, and the staff and locals are amazingly friendly. If you land here, tell them Dan sent you...hell, I might even be there ;)

I should add that Kezar runs shuttles from SF to San Jose for games. Something like $60 for the ride, a keg on the bus and some nosebleed seats. Very rowdy bunch of fans. I've never done the shuttle myself, but when I make it to the Shark Tank, I always go up and say hello to the Wings faithful. Friends who've done the whole package say it's one hell of a good time.

#2155993 Money On The Board - Playoff Style

Posted by Uncle Danny on 21 April 2011 - 05:35 PM

Welcome to the pledge group and DAMN, boy, just put us all to shame! The plan is to make one lump-sum donation when it's not possible to donate any more under the terms of your pledge. (I'm being purposely circumspect) If you prefer to donate per round just to get it out of the way, that's fine, but it will just sit in my PayPal account until all the pledges are received. PayPal address is wingsdiva@gmail.com JIC.

Money being sent as I type (well, almost)... if I don't now, my wife might find out and take something far more valuable from me!

Honestly, it's for the kids, as silly and cliched as that sounds. I don't get how anyone with a few spare bucks wouldn't give for this.