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#2517335 Was Legwand worth it?

Posted by Shinzaki on 26 April 2014 - 06:41 PM

Jarnkrok was not our best prospect...Mantha is our best prospect. 




#2507271 4/8 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Sabres 2

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 08 April 2014 - 06:24 PM

Buffalos sweaters are making my eye sockets bleed


#2504053 Proud to be.....

Posted by Motown4013 on 30 March 2014 - 11:39 PM

I've always been proud to be a Wings fan. Classiest organization in all of sports, great leadership, passionate fan base, original six. Pride has always followed this organization....YZERMAN playing on one knee to lead his team and then him handing that cup to Konstintinov to show his dedication to such a brave man. The way that Zetterberg carried this team on his back to win 4 huge games to get into the playoffs last year. The medical staff, players and coaches who literally saved Jiri Fischers life on the bench after his collapse.

There is a lot to be proud of a team so rich in history and yet, somehow i find myself in disbelief about that this current team has done.
Three weeks ago this team was in 11th....certain to break the 22 year consecutive years to the post season. Things looked dismal and everyone was critical. Great teams have great players and usually a 1-2 punch. Perry and Getzlaf, Crosby and Malkin, Kane and Toews.....Zetterberg and Datsuyk. Only, we no longer have that 1-2 punch. We have the second most man games lost, but no team has had to endure losing such impact players. We have 6 guys that didn't start the year with this team but will not go down.

They are relentless. I keep waiting for Nyquist to be a fluke.....and he has just gotten better. A kid who wasn't on the roster when the puck dropped on then season and he leads the league over the last month in goals? That's fairy tale stuff.....and it's happening right before our eyes, every time this team plays. How about Glendening? This kid wasn't even a thought at the start of the year...now he's up against the top lines of teams shutting it down. Tatar, the day he lost his dad, kissing up to the sky in admiration, playing with a heart as heavy as an anvil......I could go on and on about the pride I feel in this organization and they way that they have overcome adversity.

I think we will make the playoffs...I know we WILL but even if we don't. Even if somehow the bounces don't go our way and we find ourselves out of the race April 13th, this team...this unbelievably dedicated, classy and big hearted team has made me prouder to be a wings fan......that's a lot to say in such a consistently successful organization.
Good on ya boys......" Dont stop believin'" and we will be just fine!!!!!
LGW!!! 23 all the way!


#2486274 OYO Sports Toys: Red Wings

Posted by cusimano_brothers on 22 February 2014 - 08:09 PM

It looks like Rafalski with a smokestack.




#2421004 Ilitch reveals plan for new $450m, 18,000-seat Red Wings arena

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 20 June 2013 - 10:59 AM

What do you guys think the new arena should be called? Please don't call it something after a business like Maxi Pad Arena or something haha


#2391282 2013 Round 1 Photoshop War: Anaheim Ducks

Posted by Mitchmac33 on 27 April 2013 - 11:49 PM

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#2391272 2013 Round 1 Photoshop War: Anaheim Ducks

Posted by kook_10 on 27 April 2013 - 11:08 PM

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#2354525 Biggest mistake Red Wings have done

Posted by DSM on 12 February 2013 - 09:22 PM

RECENT:

losing hossa for franzen

trading for quincey

re-signing sammy

holding onto vets too long

 

Hindsight's 20/20 on the first two. If you combine the regular season and playoffs, Franzen and Hossa had the same number of goals that season. Franzen seemed to be on the upswing, and he came cheaper. Retaining Hossa would've meant dumping another player as well. Since the Wings were in a cap crunch, retaining Franzen made sense.

 

The Quincey trade made sense to help alleviate the loss of atleast Stuart. He wasn't that great at the end of last season, but he has been coming around as of late.

 

Can't really dog the re-signing of Samuelsson yet because he's only played two games...

 

And finally, other than Osgood's last couple of years, I can't think of any veteran players that were ever a liability to the team. Did we hang on to Lidstrom too long?

 

I'm going to come way out of left field with mine....

 

I'm not going to say it was a mistake, but I always thought Holland should have signed Belfour instead of Cujo in the summer of 2002.




#2326340 New Commissioner?

Posted by Seraph on 21 August 2012 - 08:55 PM

This is brought up a lot when it comes to replacing old Bettman. Being commissioner entails more than ust giving awkward stuttering interviews and handing over the cup to a new team each summer. It's a high demand position requiring an educational background in law and labor relations. I don't think any former player except maybe Ken Dryden could make a crack at it.


#2321277 Rick Nash traded to the New York Rangers

Posted by kipwinger on 23 July 2012 - 03:27 PM

Who cares if another team in our division got weaker. How does that help us win a cup? As a matter of fact, it doesn't really help us with the division either considering the Blues are essentially the same team as last year and so are the Hawks. I don't understand why anyone thinks that Columbus getting worse (worse than dead last) is in any way beneficial for us.


#2312300 Red Wings Sign Jordin Tootoo to 3-yr deal, $1.9M/yr

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2012 - 07:05 PM

Maybe he and Suter are BFFs?


#2312262 Red Wings Sign Jordin Tootoo to 3-yr deal, $1.9M/yr

Posted by MidMichSteve on 01 July 2012 - 06:39 PM

He's one of those guys that you're glad he is on your team because you won't have to play against him anymore. He is one tough hombre.

Our new little ball of hate.


#2297642 Johan Franzen wants to 'have more fun'

Posted by kipwinger on 27 April 2012 - 04:11 PM

Johan Franzen is a good complimentary goal scorer. He shouldn't be relied upon to carry the offensive load for any team. This year and last year he was expected to do that and he obviously can't be that guy. But with a 4 million cap hit and the numbers he puts up, I'm happy for him to be out there for forward scoring depth. Bring in Parise and Franzen gets less defensive pressure and the offense returns, it's really that simple. Anybody else notice that Franzen's career regular and post season's came when Hossa was drawing the tougher defensive assignments? Again, COMPLIMENTARY.


#2296874 Crazy, but serious, off season predictions

Posted by 55fan on 25 April 2012 - 03:04 AM

Perry to Detroit :P

That would be ok. At least if Homer retires, Nick would have a ride to work.


#2296232 The Franzen, Datysuk, Bertuzzi line

Posted by nuts2u on 23 April 2012 - 10:42 AM

On paper, the Franzen, Datysuk, Bertuzzi line looks like a really formidable line; Datsyuk with two big bodies that have great hands, great vision, can skate, can shoot, and are generally tough to play against.

While there was a lot of production from that line, it baffles me that there wasn't more. I thought they'd have much higher numbers.

What do you think?


Francine is tough to play against????????????