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#2179074 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 24 May 2011 - 01:19 PM

We never do it, but you see all the other teams do it and their players end up alright after the first year or two. If Brendan Smith is really as good as we all know he is, than bringing him up this year to play third pairing minutes, should not be a hinderance on his development. If anything it's a trial by fire upbringing. Look at Jack Johnson, Drew Doughty, Shea Weber, Ryan Suter, Erik Johnson, etc... These guys are all coming into their own, some more than others at this point, but they are all showing they can handle the big league pressure, so what's to say Brendan can't? He would do well to learn from Lidstrom hands on, and bring some youthful enthusiasm to the back end. I am all fine with having him play, but you HAVE to have him play consistently, and either let Kindl play and have a FA be our 7th d-man or have Kindl be that guy again and spot play when a player needs rest or discipline.

Just saying...

#2174423 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Sharks 3

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 12 May 2011 - 11:08 PM

MAJOR props to Jimmy. He's earned my complete confidence with his playoff performance.

#2172206 WCSF Game 6 GDT: Sharks 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 11 May 2011 - 12:30 AM

Reporter - "How special would it be to see the Wings come back from a 3-0 deficit and finish them off?"

Gordie Howe - "Expect it."

#2172180 WCSF Game 6 GDT: Sharks 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by RedWingsRox on 10 May 2011 - 11:51 PM

God I hate Thornton ... he embarasses that number on his jersey!

#2172175 WCSF Game 6 GDT: Sharks 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by DirtyD on 10 May 2011 - 11:43 PM


He had a hell of a game tonight, even if he did miss on that breakaway.

Despite what that Stinky Fish Dick guy said, Cleary did have a great game and, IMO, has been having a great series, I remember, back in 2007 against the Flames, identifying him as the type of player that you need in the playoffs. He always goes hard into every battle and plays with that special edge.There is a short list of guys that I wouldn't mind being traded, but Cleary isn;t one of them. He just has that heart and determination that - if we're at a loss (which we never should be) - can carry us forward. Look to him in Game 7, much like in Game 7 of the '09 Western Conference semis. It won't necessarily be pretty, but we know that he'll be there to do something special if the situation does arise.

#2167532 Wings in Seven

Posted by marcaractac on 06 May 2011 - 05:21 PM

History is never giving up.

#2163005 WCSF Game 2 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2

Posted by Casey on 01 May 2011 - 03:02 PM

Down 1, but they'll still take this one. Somebody mark me down for 3-2 Wings as a final.

#2162060 WCSF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2 (OT)

Posted by Octopus's Garden on 30 April 2011 - 01:59 PM

I think the bright spot in all of this is that Detroit played an absolutely horrible game got the short end of the calls and still only lost in OT off a lucky deflection.

Wings need to plays Wings hockey tomorrow and get to Niemi early and often, make the refs not be a factor.


I've already said this in this thread a couple times, but I totally agree on getting to Niemi. If there's one thing I took out of that game, it's that he's as shaky as I thought he was. While Howard was swallowing pucks up, Niemi was struggling to find them and kicking out huge rebounds -- Detroit just didn't have enough people flying to the net to take advantage. He's GOING to give up goals. If the Wings' grinders start getting to the net in Game 2, it will look completely different on that end of the ice.

#2161720 WCSF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2 (OT)

Posted by WingZNut13 on 30 April 2011 - 12:25 AM

#2161564 WCSF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2 (OT)

Posted by Aussie_Wing on 29 April 2011 - 11:57 PM

Hopefully Abdelkader is never to be seen again in this series.

#2161560 WCSF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2 (OT)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 April 2011 - 11:56 PM

I don't want to see Abby play again in these playoffs.

Draper or Madonna take his spot next game.

#2161232 WCSF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2 (OT)

Posted by McAwesome on 29 April 2011 - 10:50 PM

Gotta love the remark on the TSN broadcast:

"Niemi's like eating soup with a fork, can't pick up anything in net"

Let's get a few more past him in the 3rd

#2153437 NEW Custom Wings Fan Shirts now on sale!

Posted by ACallToArms on 19 April 2011 - 10:05 AM

Matt, is it possible to put the Lets Go Wings logo on the back of the shirt? Something like this: http://letsgowings.s...com-logo-C11995

Or even the Posted Image logo near the back neck of the shirt. Think it would be a cool addition, and would promo the site.

#2155634 WCQF Game 4 GDT: Red Wings 6 at Coyotes 3

Posted by 8 Legged RedWing on 21 April 2011 - 01:22 AM

f*** yea. So pumped. What a way to start the playoffs. Can we just go 16-0?

#2152980 WCQF Game 3 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Coyotes 2

Posted by redwingfan19 on 18 April 2011 - 11:13 PM

and that is why babcock wanted BELSUN

eat it haterz