If this team is going to win any series, they must:
1. Find some type of powerplay. Actually score, and not give up an embarrassing SHG. Ridiculous.
2. Howard will have to play out of his mind, and if he doesn't, Mac has to come in for relief.
3. Franzen has to stop being a sissy boy, use his big frame, and SCOREf****** GOALS!!!
4. Datsyuk has to dangle, dangle.
5. Cleary has to find that gear, like he has shown is past playoff series.
6. The Helm, Abdelkader, Miller line has to keep doing, what they have been doing! Side note, Miller needs to toughen up. Bugs me, he's 'soft'.
I don't care who Detroit plays. In 2006, I begged for this team to play the Edmonton Oilers. And we all know that story. For me, that seasons early exit has been the most disappointing in recent memory.
What a touching story. I couldn't imagine the emotional stress that is upon the families of these victims. Beyond the faces we knew, and knew somewhat well, there were a lot of good young hockey players lost that day. A lot of families out there suffering emotionally, and I hate to bring it up, but financially as well. These were players we watched at juniors in Buffalo not long ago.
Just a sad, sad story from every angle. Thoughts and prayers to all who are affected and suffer daily from this tragedy.
McKenzie just tweeted that Vancouver has just put Ballard on LTIR, clearing 4.2 million in cap space. Then he referenced OTT in caps. I sure hope this has no legitimacy. I would hate to see Ott go to Vancouver.
Here was the tweet:
Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
VAN put Keith Ballard on LTIR, Creates $4.2M worth of cap space. May be setting up for deal. Maybe I Ott to look into that. #TradeCentre
I really like Bertuzzi, and the element he brings to the team. I am glad Holland sees him, as an asset, instead of this old relic he keeps around.
And just a quick story from the last game I went to. During the game when the Wings were here playing the Coyotes last time, there was this guy, (a Red Wings fan), about five rows up from where I was sitting. Nearly every time Bert was on the ice, he would yell out, "come on Bert, end somebodies career tonight!" I know I shouldn't have laughed, but I chuckled a little bit, and shook my head. The name Bertuzzi is just flat out infamous! This team takes a lot of s***, about being so called soft, but I like the infamous Bertuzzi name on this team.
i know Steve Ott has a particular job in this game, and he does it well. Does Detroit need a player that does that particular job? I am not sure. But excuse me while I throw up in my mouth, as I watch the beautiful, radiant red jersey, with the winged wheel perfectly sewn on the front, and the name OTT on the back! haha, could you imagine?
I enjoy that fans of other teams, feel the need to come over to an opposing team, fan site and post rubbish. The anxiety and pressure these fans have when their teams have to play Detroit. I love it.
And also, Vancouver, SJ, and Philly fans, seem to be on this "were so high and mighty trip' for a few seasons now, 'cause we win more then we lose'. So they act stunned or something when their team loses or are nicely beaten by such a 'soft Euro' team like Detroit!
I don't think he is a Detroit Red Wing hater by any means, but as for someone who lives in the area, he is huge here. I believe he still has his radio show out here, and if not, he does a lot of guest spots on a popular rock station. He does have a suite at Jobing.om arena, and is there at games frequently. He comes across to me, as a big supporter of the community as a whole. His biggest love though by far is golf. He is always playing in tournaments out here, and does a lot of charity type of work with the game of golf.
I honestly don't believe, that most nhl fans hate the Red Wings. I think opposing fans are enamored with the unrealistic, and unbelievable success the organization has achieved, like no other in recent decades. In my opinion the majority of fans have no other recolection of a dynasty such as the one that is still in Detroit. I think opposing fans are baffled at Detroits ability to draft above and beyond consistently for more than a lucky pick every once in a while. I think us as true fans are equally in awe of the players that are in the system. But what I find the most amusing, is that there are some great cities that nhl hockey teams call home. For instance, I love the city of Vancouver, it's beautiful. Calgary is also a fun town to travel too. Chicago and NYC are a few of my favorites, LA has great weather, and Anaheim is so convenient for a player that has a few bucks and could live at the beach in a nice home, and make a morning skate in 15 minutes with traffic. It has to be angering for fans of these other teams that not only love their team, but they like where they live. And then watch a player snub them, for a a blue collar, down on their luck, depressed area like Detroit, or so how it is grossly portrayed. And to top it all off, the player takes less money! If I am an opposing teams fan, and I have to hear 'Detroits hometown discount' one more time, I am going to throw up in my mouth! (thats a quote from my Red Wing hating, and Anaheim Duck season ticket holder old neighbor) haha, I loved living next to this guy!!
People hated Steinbrenner, and Al Davis, because they were over the top control freaks.
edit: I highly doubt that a normal, legit nhl fan find Ilitch anything other than a great owner.
dont know if that deserved a suspension... Ericsson shouldn't have been looking behind him. These concussion rules are so dumb (not that this was a hit to the head).
head shot never even came up. The issue is he launched himself, which is against the rules, plus he has history.
Kronwall delivered a nice hit last night, and never left his feet. He never launched himself into the player, he stood him up. The game needs more hits like this, and less players retaliating for quality checks.
Stating an unpopular opinion does not make you an illegitimate member here.
And honestly the post that started this bickering is that McCarty and Draper shouldn't be mentioned in the same breath as Lidstrom, which is pretty accurate when you're discussing their place in the history of the game.
My official apology to all who I have offended. My word. I have edited my original post. My bad.