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#2450205 11/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Oilers 0

Posted by brandon27 on 02 November 2013 - 09:18 PM

Excited to see Mrazek tonight.

#2449518 Sedins Sign 4 year $28 Million/piece extension

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 November 2013 - 05:42 PM


#2449422 Franzen believes hes playing well.

Posted by Dabura on 01 November 2013 - 10:10 AM

Maybe's he's not lazy. Maybe he's just dumb.

#2449417 Franzen believes hes playing well.

Posted by Opie on 01 November 2013 - 09:26 AM

I am glad he feels happy with TWO good chances.

#2450131 Helm in, Franzen out against the Oil tonight!

Posted by GoalieManPat on 02 November 2013 - 04:13 PM

Anyone got odds on the possibility of tomorrows headline being "Helm back to IR with injured lady parts"? Im saying 50/50

#2450095 Helm in, Franzen out against the Oil tonight!

Posted by Dabura on 02 November 2013 - 02:18 PM

Our laziest player out, our spark plug in. I'll take it.

#2448762 These aren't the Vets you are looking for...

Posted by Dabura on 30 October 2013 - 03:49 AM

In all fairness Fetisov, Chelios and Larionov were rather awful before they finally retired.


What's to stop Chris Chelios from punching you in the face?

#2448758 These aren't the Vets you are looking for...

Posted by Dabura on 30 October 2013 - 02:42 AM

Mo' parity, mo' problems.

#2448729 These aren't the Vets you are looking for...

Posted by Richdg on 29 October 2013 - 08:31 PM

Was just watching 42 year Jagr score a breakaway short handed goal. Just saying.....

#2448618 These aren't the Vets you are looking for...

Posted by LAWings on 29 October 2013 - 02:06 AM

In several forums and threads in the Wings universe, I continue to read the 'Wings trust vets' mantra, it repeats blindly and continuously like a broken record.  But are we really comparing the vets of today's Wings with the vets of past?  When looking at today's vets of Bert, Sammy, Cleary, Weiss... are they the same caliber of Hossa, Robitaille and Hull, Larionov, Holmstrom?  Just because someone has a plethora of experience doesn't mean they are best suited for the job.  Our vets of Bert, Sammy, Cleary, Weiss are spare parts picked up from the junk yard.  I have firmly believed from day one that Bertuzzi is an albatross to the organization, and the hockey gods will never let us win the Cup for his neck breaking shenanigans, for the same reason the hockey gods have not forgiven Montreal for the Rocket dropping the Cup on the ice during their last celebration (skip to :50 seconds).    The hockey gods do not forget.


Is comparing the veteran experience of our Grind Line, which had years of chemistry and Stanley Cups together, the same as comparing a line of Bert, Sammy, Weiss, Cleary, and saying these vets get it done?  Sure a couple of them were on the Cup winning team... 5 years ago when they still had some step to them, but they were 3rd line players to start with.  They are simply not the vets we are looking for, and the love affair Holland has with Bert and Cleary is mind boggling.


When I look at the previous rosters, our defense corps consisted of 4 defenseman that could all one time the puck (Lids, Rafalski, Stuart, Kronwall), now we only have one.  We have only one scoring defensman that at one time was our 2nd line enforcer, and we have zero ability to one time a shot from the blue line.  But that's a topic for another thread.


No matter how much Holland and Babs want to believe, or how hard the close their eyes and wish it so, or how much cheese they throw our way...the rag tag bunch of retreads Holland continues to assemble aren't the vets we're looking for.


So when I hear that line of 'Red Wings rely on Vets', ...this is what comes to mind.




and not this:







#2449307 10/30 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Canucks 1

Posted by bakerbert on 31 October 2013 - 01:50 PM

Ref booty dancing?

He had them apple bottom jeans, skates with the fur. The whole arena was looking at him. He hit the Flo, Next thing you know, Reffie got low low low low low low low low.


Sorry i could not resist. 

#2448536 Pray for Pekka Rinne

Posted by 55fan on 28 October 2013 - 05:10 PM

Best of luck to him.  No matter what colours we wear, at the end of the day, we're all people.

#2448382 Vanek Traded To Islanders

Posted by rick zombo on 27 October 2013 - 07:40 PM

What? You can trade to try and improve your team??? No way!!!!

#2445925 10/18 Griffins GDT (Banner Raising & #43's return)

Posted by Crymson on 18 October 2013 - 06:34 PM

He's not up to his normal speed yet.

McCollum on Sproul: "One of three things will happen when he takes a slap shot from 50 feet: he's going to break a pane of glass; he's going to score; or he's going to kill a goaltender."


I like it.

#2444353 10/14 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2

Posted by Euro_Twins on 14 October 2013 - 01:40 PM

3-1 wings ending the second. Much better effort than the last meeting with the bruins