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#2586183 3/28 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by WingsAlways on Yesterday, 02:30 PM



^ I've missed this.

#2586161 3/28 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Franzine on Yesterday, 02:19 PM


#2586340 3/28 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Playmaker on Yesterday, 07:18 PM

What the hell?  Just got back from the store and saw the score.  What happened?  

They signed McGrattan and Parros this morning to replace Cole and Sheahan in the lineup.  There were multiple fights, 2 bench clearing brawls, and half the Tampa lineup is out for the season after they got their asses handed to them.  The tough guys even scared the s*** out of the puck.  They just looked at it and it jumped over the goal line 4 times out of fear. 

#2585232 Mikael Samuelsson announces retirement

Posted by Jersey Wing on 26 March 2015 - 01:04 PM

#2585756 3/26 GDT: Sharks 6 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Jersey Wing on 26 March 2015 - 09:28 PM


#2581868 Trouble in the Sharktank Jumbo Joe versus DW

Posted by DickieDunn on 15 March 2015 - 12:48 AM

They have an official SJ Sharks dinner set. It has plates and bowls but no cups, and if you use it in May or June, everything falls apart

#2582071 3/15 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Penguins 1

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 15 March 2015 - 12:36 PM

I'm changing my name to zidlickyisthefuture lol

#2579225 Vaya con dios Damien Brunner

Posted by UpstateNYRedWingsFan on 06 March 2015 - 10:46 AM

Gah, seeing those uniforms is like being forced to stare at the advertisements placed above urinals in the a men's bathroom.


The McDonalds logo's on the pants may be the ugliest thing I've ever seen on a uniform in my life.






"Damien Brunner quit the second playoff game against Genève-Servette HC after he took a hit at the beginning of the third period."


I like how they used the word "Quit". I'm assuming it's worded this way because English isn't the first language of the author.

#2578997 My Ideal Playoff Situation

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 March 2015 - 04:24 PM

I gave up on this game long ago.  I wanted us to play Anaheim in 2003 and Calgary in 2004.  

#2578671 3/4 GDT : Rangers 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 04 March 2015 - 10:10 PM

Holy frank and beans Jimmy, and Ericssons foot, yikes!

#2578188 Both FLA goaltenders injured in same game

Posted by amato on 04 March 2015 - 09:09 AM

speaking of Florida.... :P 



#2578055 What's with the "giving players hamster names" obsession?

Posted by kipwinger on 03 March 2015 - 05:54 PM

That was gold, someone should resurrect it. Too ironic after the tweet on TSN about Lupul that caused a stir (but probably amused Sean Avery).


Here you go...


Au contraire , mon ami: I've got Jen Murphy, known across our hockey league as The Jenerator. As a defensive pairing, our goalie once informed us that we'd gone 11 games in a row without getting scored upon. Murph is a Class IV white water kayaker. An excellent mountain biker. Restored her own 63 Volvo. Dabbles in triathlons. Is too smart to ever go out with Avery or Phanuef. And most relevantly, is a huge Red Wing fan.

Cuthbert would be fun for a long weekend, but as far as a lifetime goes, I've got the trump card.

#2578003 What's with the "giving players hamster names" obsession?

Posted by 55fan on 03 March 2015 - 02:48 PM

I find this hilarious since I name my hamsters after Red Wings.


Anyway, as previously stated, the players refer to each other by nicknames and we pick up on it.


Sometimes we make up our own, but usually it falls to whatever we hear them saying in interviews.


In some cases, it is easier and shorter.  When a player is new, a difficult name can be tough to spell.  Referring to a player as Abby can save time until people learn to spell Abdelkader.  People still can't spell Valtteri Filppula, nor can half of them pronounce it.  Val, on the other hand, requires no trips to the Wings' website.

Add in that Swedes usually double the S in names ending in "son" whereas other Scandinavians may not, and that some people of Swedish descent have eliminated the double S after living in the US for generations.  It's nice to have a nickname so as not to have to go back and check.


If there is more than one player with the same name, it can avoid confusion, although we rarely have the trouble.  Just throwing it out there.


Sometimes it's just to make typing easier.  We all know to whom we're referring when we say Z, Q, XO, or E. 


I think the first response had the correct answer:  It's a hockey thing.

#2577655 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 02 March 2015 - 02:24 PM

Just another tough guy lover scared away from here by the modern Wings fan.  

Only dinosaurs and rush Limbaugh are scared away by the thought of change.

#2576343 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 3

Posted by germanwing on 28 February 2015 - 05:56 PM