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#1968499 Shanahan would go into the Hall of Fame as a Red Wing

Posted by Datsyerberger on 30 April 2010 - 08:15 PM

I know the team has a rule about who gets their number retired and essentially, you have to be a lifer......but when the day comes that Ozzie retires, I sincerely hope the team considers making an exception for him. I wouldn't say that about just anyone who has played for this team, but Osgood is arguably one of the greatest goalies this franchise has ever had next to Sawchuk. That's not faint praise.

Ozzie more or less is a lifer. The only reason he was traded (to the celebration of Isles fans, where he did quite well) was because the Wings had a shot at landing the #1 goaltender of all time.. not because they didn't feel Ozzie couldn't be backup to him, but because it would have been unfair to Ozzie, a very successful starting goaltender who was in the midst of his prime.

I think it's obvious how the organization feels about Ozzie, both for giving him that trade, later on bringing him back despite questions about his continued ability, and from how the players constantly talk about him and seem to show him the utmost respect. I know most goalies get respect from their players to some degree, but he seems genuinely and universally liked in the locker room.

#1956927 Suspend Hossa?

Posted by Datsyerberger on 25 April 2010 - 02:48 AM

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#1955858 Automatic Chara suspension recinded

Posted by Datsyerberger on 23 April 2010 - 11:39 PM

Agreeing with Carman isn't a.. usual.. thing for me, but he's absolutely right here. The spirit of this rule is to stop message sending, and in cases where the fight has clearly been the result of intensity and not gooning it up, the NHL has consistently overturned the suspension.

#1949514 WCQF Game 3 GDT: Coyotes 4 at Red Wings 2

Posted by Datsyerberger on 18 April 2010 - 04:37 PM

I hate when other teams' players get injured. Our own always slack to make up for it.

#1937456 4/11 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Posted by Datsyerberger on 11 April 2010 - 04:13 PM

No real reason to rule against that.

#1936752 Red Wings Scoring Title

Posted by Datsyerberger on 10 April 2010 - 11:59 PM

Dats tends to open up vs Chicago, so my money's on him. Maybe he'll get a gust of wind or something.

#1935911 Ovenchicken the real first to 50

Posted by Datsyerberger on 09 April 2010 - 08:15 PM

Are we really surprised? I didn't think so.

#1922515 3/22 GDT: Penguins 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Datsyerberger on 22 March 2010 - 08:59 PM

Craig Adams and Mike Rupp are simply role players who don't hit dirty at all. Have you ever watched the Penguins play or are you just naming everyone on the Pens that is somewhat gritty. P.S. Kronwall leaves his feet for every hit and dont get me started about Bertuzzi. The "dirty" argument is comically faulty.

Don't mind this guy, he just became a hockey fan less than a year ago.

#1922353 3/22 GDT: Penguins 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Datsyerberger on 22 March 2010 - 08:39 PM

Crosby is cheap? Todd Bertuzzi plays for your team.

Yea, but everyone knows Bert's a cheap f***.. and he isn't the 'face of the league'.

That is oh so classy. Detroit at its finest!

P.S. Those Crosby sucks chants are comical!

Oh, but he does when playing Detroit.. or do you not watch your own team in the finals?

#1922300 3/22 GDT: Penguins 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Datsyerberger on 22 March 2010 - 08:34 PM

Hey Carman, where was 'the best player in the world' tonight? Oh yea, held without a point and failing to show up when Malkin's not in the lineup, as usual.

#1921122 Flames vs. Wild GDT 3/21

Posted by Datsyerberger on 21 March 2010 - 03:49 PM

Update on Langkow: full movement, precautionary trip to hospital

#1920090 3/20 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Canucks 3 (OT)

Posted by Datsyerberger on 20 March 2010 - 09:26 PM

Jimmy needs to learn to dive for calls to prevent goals/kill offense. It's my biggest gripe with his goaltending this year.

#1920057 3/20 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Canucks 3 (OT)

Posted by Datsyerberger on 20 March 2010 - 09:17 PM

Wow. If that was Homer on that 'Nucks goal like that in front of Jimmy, that woulda been a penalty.

#1570706 Westward, ho!

Posted by Datsyerberger on 10 March 2009 - 12:06 PM

"The Kansas City Islanders"

One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just doesn't belong...