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#2533238 Hockey News: The 5 most evil hockey photoshops we could come up with

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 28 July 2014 - 10:57 PM

While Philly hates Crosby, I'm sure if he somehow ended up in a Flyers Jersey there would be a line to kiss his ass.


The same could be said if he ever made his way to Detroit. 

#2531531 Tomas Jurco's Ridiculous New Stick Trick

Posted by FireCaptain on 11 July 2014 - 11:34 AM

Dan Cleary taught him that to pass the time. 

#2529388 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by kipwinger on 02 July 2014 - 10:34 AM

What happened to Niskanen's going to make "Eleventy Billion dollars and get paid like a first pair defenseman"?  Some predicted upward of 7 million.  Anybody wanna raise their hand and call a mulligan on that one?

KH:  "Hey Matt, you should sign with us".

MN:  "Why would I do that?  You're a worse team than the one I'm leaving and you've done nothing to improve."

KH:  "Oh by the way, we're going to need you to sign for less than you'd make elsewhere".

MN:  Lol. 


Holy s***.  I just realized I can see the future lol.  Although, to be accurate it wasn't just Niskanen turning down because our GM is cheap and complacent. 

#2525331 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by Jesusberg on 23 June 2014 - 05:18 PM

Man, I don't care if the guy's 42, 45, 58 1/2 - it's one less spot for Dan Cleary.

#2524572 Todd Bertuzzi will not be re-signed

Posted by DeGraa55 on 19 June 2014 - 11:13 AM

LOL, yes I read that, but there is no way Cleary will play in the NHL again. It is only for show, to make good on that promise.

Like to wager on that? I bet he starts the season IN THE TOP SIX.

#2523925 Slow News Day Thread

Posted by LeftWinger on 15 June 2014 - 10:45 AM

..aren't most days "slow news days" when it come to a Ken Holland Summer? :lol: :P


Just kidding! I like the idea, get some general NHL news talk going on to pass the time and bring us to two of the three best days in a NHL season... Draft Day, UFA Day and of course Trade Deadline Day...

#2521870 J-S Giguere to announce retirement

Posted by FireCaptain on 27 May 2014 - 12:31 PM



 Jean-Sebastien Giguere is expected to announce his retirement in mid-June


...followed by his ginormous pads retiring in mid-July. 



/try the veal

#2523795 Wings sign Tomas Nosek to 2 year entry level deal

Posted by hooon on 14 June 2014 - 07:05 AM

:blink: Really? Ok, Leino, Brunner, Brunnstrom...does that answer your question?


Leino - traded for some picks. Brunner - helped us immensely in the playoffs that year, and one of our better goalscorers that season. Brunnstrom - played like 6 games.


Which one of these signings hurt the team again?

#2520917 WCSF : (6) Los Angeles Cartmans vs. (1) Coach Bombay and the Quacks

Posted by ShanahanMan on 16 May 2014 - 09:41 PM

Hilarious watching guys like Vanek and Gaborik show up hard for the playoffs and be difference makers while we paid loads more for a guy who became a 4th line winger. 


And yet Shero is the one who gets fired. 

#2516966 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by CaliforniaWingsFan on 26 April 2014 - 04:31 PM

Everyone needs to be honest with themselves. Holland is going to re-sign Sammy, Cleary, Alfie, Bert, and Quincey. Next year Dekeyser will be playing in the minors for no reason and Tatar, Nyquist, Sheahan, and Jurco will be traded. They will be replaced with Ray Whitney, Jaromir Jagr, Teemu Selanne, and Hal Gill. 

#2516925 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by Wings10 on 26 April 2014 - 04:26 PM

Franzen is Ovechkin without the scoring :lol:

#2516496 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by Dabura on 26 April 2014 - 02:58 PM

I'm just being annoying now, but this series is why I wasn't opposed to adding Chris Stewart for cheap. Yeah, he's Christ Stewart. But he'd be running Rask.

#2515755 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by atodaso on 25 April 2014 - 10:51 AM

Boston is the best team the Wings have faced in the playoffs in my viewing life time. Even the sweep losses were more competitive.


Boston is a great team but they aren't really being tested.


This is the WORST Red Wings team in the last 22 seasons. The last time the Wings were minus in goal differential was 1990-91... the season the playoff streak started. The pts% this season was .567... the worst since 1990-91 (tied with the 1998-99 team but that team didn't have the benefit of overtime loser points and shootout wins.) The last time a Wings team finished worse than 3rd in their division was 1989-90.


Our 4th liners are grinding but can't chip in with timely goals.

The "kids" are nowhere to be seen (something about this being a 'man's league.')

Datsyuk is a one-man show... the rest of the veterans are either injured, over the hill, have mental issues, or have some other excuse.

Our defencemen are... well... frustrating to watch. Kronwall and Ericsson should be our #3 and #4 defencemen not our top pair.

We have no balls. Tootoo is buried in the minors and Bertuzzi had a lobotomy.

Howard is not an elite goalie. We can win the cup with him if we have a roster like the '08 team. The 2014 Wings need a late '90s Hasek to be contenders.


The bottom line is that this Wings team extended the playoff streak and with all the injuries this season that's quite an accomplishment. Everything else is a bonus.

#2508938 Babcock and Holland Talk About Stuff

Posted by Playmaker on 12 April 2014 - 06:55 AM

I'm not sure what's confusing about it.  If the season had gone "as planned", Bert, Sammy and Cleary would all have regular roles, probably in the top 6, they'd all have PP time, even though they may not have produced effectively. The Wings would still have been floundering, but we'd hear all about the veteran leadership, and these guys have been through the battles, he has faith in them, can't rush these guys from Grand Rapids etc. Guys like Tatar and Nyquist would have been eased into the lineup with a few minutes on the 4th line with Drew Miller and Patrick Eaves and a healthy scratch every other night with Babcock unsure if they were ready because they can't produce.  Sheahan and Jurco would have never gotten a sniff of the big club.


Had Babcock said last summer we're going to give the kids regular jobs and go in a different direction, we wish Dan Cleary well with Philadelphia, we thank Samuelsson for his service, but we have decided to use the compliance buyout on him and Todd Bertuzzi will be our guy off the bench, THAT would have been a bold move for the Red Wings.


The old vets were pathetic, the massive amount of injuries forced the Wings to do the call ups and the kids delivered.  So it's not really going out on a limb to say, hey these kids have jobs now and the other guys won't get theirs back when they're "healthy" (wink, wink).

#2508705 Babcock and Holland Talk About Stuff

Posted by Playmaker on 11 April 2014 - 07:07 PM

As I said in another thread, I'm thrilled, as we all are, at how this has all worked out with Cleary, Sammy and Bert riding the pine (and outta here next season) and seeing the kids thriving with the big club.  But Babcock "boldly" stating that they're good and have jobs, yeah, well the grass is green and the sky is blue.  He was basically given no choice but to play the Griffins. They excelled because they weren't brought up and put on a 4th line and given 5 minutes a game.  They had to log a lot of minutes and each and every one of them took the opportunity and ran with it.