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#1941369 GO WINGS! From Winnipeg and Canada!

Posted by jetwin on 14 April 2010 - 04:13 PM

Hey I'd just thought I'd let you know a large element of Canadian hockey fans (especially Winnipegers) are behind you guys and your team 100%. Hopefully you guys do the same thing to the Coyotes as you did to the Jets in their last season.

Hopefully the NHL finally realizes people really dont give a poop about hockey in the dessert. Then maybe we'll see only teams with real fans like you guys

Good luck!

#1940396 ROUND 1 Bracket Wallpaper Now Available!

Posted by Matt on 13 April 2010 - 10:27 PM

I'm proud to release the Round 1 edition of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs bracket wallpaper! I hope you all enjoy it!

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Click Here to Go to the Download Page


As an aside, I really loved how the background turned out, so I'm currently using it as the background to my Storm. If you'd like to download it for your phone (resolutions would obviously vary), here it is:

Attached File  StanleyCup.jpg   151.48KB   100 downloads

#1940311 Nicklas Lidstrom: "Tell Me"

Posted by CanadaBoy on 13 April 2010 - 09:32 PM

My gift for you Hockeytown:


#1940425 2010 Round 1 Photoshop War: Phoenix Coyotes

Posted by Lord Stanley XI on 13 April 2010 - 10:47 PM

I just love the Dwayne Johnson meme.

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#1940279 'Twas The Night Before Playoffs

Posted by Peadydog on 13 April 2010 - 09:11 PM

With thanks to the original (unknown to me) author, here is the 2010 Version:

‘Twas the night before Playoffs, and all through the Joe
Not a player was skating, not fast and not slow;
The jerseys were hung from the rafters with care.
Stevie, Sid, Gordie, Terry, Ted, and Alex were there.

The fans in Detroit were all snug in their beds,
While Stanley Cup fever danced ‘round in their heads;
Kirk Maltby, Kris Draper, Brad Stuart, you see,
Would star in their dreams of what would soon be.

Next day on the ice there would be such a clatter,
That, for true fans of hockey, nothing else would matter .
Away to the arena, we fly like a flash,
(Unless we can’t get tickets, ‘cause we don’t have the cash).

The laser light show on the freshly groomed ice
Would light up the way as we welcome our guys!
Then, what to our wondering eyes should appear,
But the best of the NHL, as least so far this year.

With a Captain named Lidstrom, and a forward named ‘Tuzzi
We knew in a moment we all could be woozy.
More rapid than eagles, the players they came,
And we whistled and shouted, and called them by name;

“Now Rafalski! Now Kronwall! Now, go, Andreas Lilja!
On Datsyuk! On Zetterberg! And, Valtteri Filppula!
Into the Playoffs! With the best of the League!
There’s no turning back! There will be no fatigue!

As the Coyotes and the Sharks and the Blackhawks all cry,
When they meet with the Wings, and their Stanley dreams die.
As the Penguins do crumble, and Montreal meets with fate,
The Devils and Capitals will just have to wait.

For now, in a twinkling, no rest for the weary
Here’s Franzen!, and Helm!, and Danny Cleary
There’s Meech and Ericsson and Jimmy in net
Drew Miller, Patrick Eaves,The best fourth line yet

Then, dressed up so nicely, in the best they could find,
The coaches line up, with the trainers behind.
There’s MacLean and McCrimmon, and our golden Mike Babcock.
And, of course, Ozzie, the world’s best back up!

Our eyes, how they twinkle! Our hearts are so merry!
With Redmond to comment, or maybe Don Cherry.

With a wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Mike soon had assured us we had nothing to dread.
He spoke not a word, these guys know how to win
To The Finals we go, we can do this again.

They spring to the ice, as the referees whistle,
In pursuit of the Cup they will fly like a missile.
And the fans will exclaim, whether they lose or they win,
“Go, Red Wings! We Love You! What a great year it’s been!”


#1939318 Top 20 Plays with Datsyuk & Zetterberg

Posted by titanium2 on 13 April 2010 - 01:15 AM

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When we saw Pav and Z play together this year they really didn't look all that great. With Babs hell bent on keeping them apart, I've been wondering about whether or not they'll ever be able to recreate the magic.

YT has 'Top Plays with Lecavalier and St. Louis' and I thought, "Why don't they have one of these for Datsyuk and Zetterberg?"

So to the best of my ability and access to footage as a fan, I made one myself. Even though the NHL doesn't have footage stored from 02-03 or 03-04, I feel as if I remember those years fairly well enough that I'm not missing a goal when it comes to pretty plays between the two. The blog is acting a little weird so I have to paste each link one by one:

* Number Twenty
* Number Nineteen
* Number Eighteen
* Number Seventeen
* Number Sixteen
* Number Fifteen
* Number Fourteen
* Number Thirteen
* Number Twelve
* Number Eleven
* Number Ten
* Number Nine
* Number Eight
* Number Seven
* Number Six
* Number Five
* Number Four
* Number Three
* Number Two
* Number One

Hope you all enjoy it! :)

#1939290 Snakes

Posted by Buppy on 12 April 2010 - 11:57 PM

Sometimes ideas or concepts, take something that somebody originally had, and put your own spin on it or try to make it work a bit differently. Happens in business and work all the time. It's better than them doing nothing and it's not worth getting feelings hurt that they might do this.

I might be more receptive if they were playing someone else and still planning something. But you know if they were playing the Kings or Preds, the idea never would have been born.

It's blatant immitation predicated entirely on the fact that we already do it. It borders on mockery.

#1939145 Snakes

Posted by thedisappearer on 12 April 2010 - 09:11 PM

Why? Just because Detroit is an Original Six franchise with "history" and "tradition" doesn't mean other teams, or new teams, can't have their own deals as well? We have to dump on them for trying to develop their own traditions or ideas? Let them have their fun. If it encourages fan participation and doesn't hurt anybody, let the idea go forward.

Their tradition shouldn't be "we took the tradition of the team we were playing, twisted it to fit our geographic area, and acted like it made us cool". Develop your own tradition, don't steal it.

#1939080 Snakes

Posted by SouthernWingsFan on 12 April 2010 - 08:27 PM

All those wannabes in other cities need to realize you can't just make up a tradition because you'er bored, it takes time and has to stand for something.

Why? Just because Detroit is an Original Six franchise with "history" and "tradition" doesn't mean other teams, or new teams, can't have their own deals as well? We have to dump on them for trying to develop their own traditions or ideas? Let them have their fun. If it encourages fan participation and doesn't hurt anybody, let the idea go forward.

#1938982 Snakes

Posted by edicius on 12 April 2010 - 07:22 PM


It has been trending on twitter and has even gotten attention from the Media...


From the comments:

Do it, they wont throw out the entire arena

Of course not. Why would all those Wings fans be throwing snakes?

Oh, they meant the 250 Coyotes fans. My mistake.

#1938974 Early Penalty Watch For Game 1

Posted by REDWINGSFTW on 12 April 2010 - 07:11 PM

Ok everyone I believe Wednesday is going to be a day of BS calls and ill be surprised if the wings make it out of this series alive or if a huge conspiracy theory comes out of this. The NHL wants Phoenix to suceed thus trying to get them to go as far as they can.

#1938143 2010 Round 1 Photoshop War: Phoenix Coyotes

Posted by kook_10 on 11 April 2010 - 10:10 PM

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#1938119 2010 Round 1 Photoshop War: Phoenix Coyotes

Posted by Doc Holliday on 11 April 2010 - 09:47 PM

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#1935292 Favorite Current Players Not Playing for Detroit

Posted by Carman on 09 April 2010 - 05:40 AM

Ryan Kesler
Sidney Crosby
Steven Stamkos
Zach Parise

#1918857 3/19 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Oilers 3 (SO)

Posted by mindfly on 19 March 2010 - 04:36 PM

Perhaps kill them in the 1st period scoring 5goal then control the rest and minimize icetime for lidstrom, datsyuk etc because of back-to-back games - playing at vancouver tomorrow...