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#2511369 4/18 ECQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Bruins 0. DET leads series 1-0

Posted by Nev on Yesterday, 03:40 AM


#2511293 Poking the Bear

Posted by Shinzaki on 18 April 2014 - 09:36 PM

Poked that bear pretty hard tonight.   Glendening eating that hit to hold the puck in the corner and kill the clock was the kind of tough play that wins playoff games.

#2507211 Lightning sign GM Yzerman to contract extension

Posted by Shutemdown on 08 April 2014 - 02:59 PM

WOW. JUST WOW. Still so many people butt-hurt about the Legwand trade? Y'know what? Holland should have just dressed Jarnkrok as our #1-4 centers and we'd probably be at 110 pts and first place in our division. Getting really sick of hearing all of the crying about Legwand and Holland as a bad GM. Try to take your fingers off the keys for a sec and realize that it needed to be done and, realistically, that we might not be sitting where we are right now if it wasn't for Legwand being brought in.

Just my 2 cents. You can't drink that milk anymore, stop f'in crying over it.

#2491692 Dear Mr Legwand

Posted by shoe on 06 March 2014 - 01:30 PM

Dear Mr Legwand
Welcome to Detroit.
I cant speak for all of us but I am very happy you waived your no trade to join the Red Wings. Some people here may not understand how much we need you. With four of our regular centers injured you have some big skates to fill. As a Veteran of many years you should be able to jump right in there. Maybe more so than some young high flying European.
I think you will do very well here, your brand of hockey that you have played for 15 years should fit with exactly what we will need to do to win games to get us in the playoffs. It may not be pretty but I'm sure Mike Babcock has a plan to shut down the opposition rather than outgun them.
You may not be the defence man we thought we were all going to get this trade deadline, but a 2 way speedy center in my mind is the closest and next best thing. Your defensive skills I'm sure will be relied on to keep the puck out of our net in the dying seconds of the game something we have watched our red wings have much trouble with this year.
As much as Patty Eaves, and Jarnkrok will be missed, I would at least like to welcome you as a fan to a player of the Red Wings.
Welcome aboard, Stay Healthy, have a fun run.

#2491799 Dear Mr Legwand

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 06 March 2014 - 05:21 PM

The only 42 page thread I see is the one railing the guy and discussion about how bad the trade was. I support a positive thread with an official welcome to Legwand without all the anger and venting. Thanks for posting Shoe.

#2481628 2/6 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Panthers 1

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 06 February 2014 - 04:51 AM

A special mascot for today's GDT, in honor of The Xym and BottleofSmoke as requested...



#2480893 2/3 GDT: Canucks 0 at Justin Abdelkader 2

Posted by kipwinger on 03 February 2014 - 09:21 PM

The six best Ryan Kesler tumbleweed gifs.  You're welcome everyone.



#2471879 Franzen having trouble processing information

Posted by LAWings on 10 January 2014 - 12:47 PM

A lot of folks have been giving Franzen a hard time over his concussion and I would like to provide my own experience in the hope people can understand that a seemingly innocent 'love tap' can cause a TBI (traumatic brain injury). 


With all the strides being made on TV about concussions, with so many men who have now committed suicide because they could no longer live in such pain, it hurts me that the Wings community is so callous and shallow in their responses to such a very serious injury. 


A brain injury is THE MOST SERIOUS injury a player can sustain, and we as the Wings community should be pulling together to give our fallen warriors their support when this happens.  And not belittle them and accuse them of malingering or lying.


I sustained my first concussion 2 years ago and I've never had any head, neck, back or head injuries in my life (I'm 37, fit, former Marine).  I didn't get hit in the head, I fell down, hard.  So hard in fact that it caused my head to snap back and I got a concussion.  A bad one, it took 6 months before the headaches stopped.  18 months before I didn't have symptoms, but 2 years on I still have some problems.  After 6 months I went to see the specialist Crosby saw in Los Angeles when he wasn't getting better because I wasn't getting better, I had all the classic symptoms and they would just not go away.  The truth is, doctors can't do anything for a concussion, there is no test, there is no drug, there is really no treatment.  When you injure your brain it's a traumatic brain injury and everyone heals different and the only medication is time.


When Franzen says he has a problem processing information I feel for the guy.  I know what that's like, to barely be able to drive yourself to the doctor, to not be able to watch TV, or even wash dishes because there is too much going on and after a few minutes you have to sit down and collect yourself because you're so exhausted.  Or having to take two breaks while walking to get the mail.  Or it takes 5 minutes to type a sentance while writing an email.  This is so frustrating, there is NOTHING you can do but let it run its course.  On the outside one can look strong, fit, and healthy like a mule, but on the inside, the brain is going completely haywire beyond your control.  The way Franzen got popped is how many concussions occur, and since this is not his first concussion he is risking serious injury to his long term brain health.  (Think Junior Seau)


I hope more people will have an open mind when we're talking about a TBI, and do more to help those in need, with understanding and giving people space and time to recover.  But to mock the injury in any way, is cruel and you would not want to go through the same pain of any player having to live with the recovery of this injury.  I am embarrassed by some of these responses I'm reading here, on line and in the news sections, as a Wings fan, as a man, and as a human being.


Thanks for reading.

#2458825 11/27 GDT: Bruins 1 at Red Wings 6

Posted by sputman on 27 November 2013 - 09:21 PM

I was like Wow when I saw the 4-0 Score! Great job Mike are Coach and Ken Holland are GM! : ) Sorry for saying you both should be fired! We've got the World's Greatest GM and Coach! And the World's Greatest Team! There better then the 2002 Red Wings lol. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!


Our you serious?

#2434594 Franzen: "I am not a goal scorer"

Posted by Chunkylover on 01 September 2013 - 01:04 PM

It's a good thing none of you guys are coaches! The guy was making a pretty straightforward statement. He's at the other end of the spectrum of guys like Yzerman, Gretzky, Crosby, Ovechkin, etc. Goal-scorers are often very snobby. Good for him that he's not, but he can be, and a good coach is able to bring that out. Sort of like how Bowman would "coddle" Fedorov to keep him productive. Humans are very complex. Don't hate on him.

#2434589 Franzen: "I am not a goal scorer"

Posted by rick zombo on 01 September 2013 - 12:46 PM

Franzen is a laid back dude. He's always saying s*** like this. It's the verbal equivalent of "shrugging".

It'll be status quo for Franzen this season. If any of you are holding out hope for him to go full beast mode, you'll be disappointed. However, if you're more or less happy with what he brings vs what he gets paid, then there's no cause for alarm based on this latest quote from Mule.

#2434578 Franzen: "I am not a goal scorer"

Posted by 55fan on 01 September 2013 - 11:21 AM

"I am not a goal scorer,” he said. “I am a hockey player. I never look for goals. I look to play good and then people score or I do."



From the article.
So he's not a goal scorer.  He's a hockey player.  I'd rather have a guy who's just as happy to set someone else up as he is to score. 
Just so long as the puck goes in the net, I don't care whose stick it hits first. 

#2430585 Um, OK, not really sure this'll have the desired effect

Posted by 13dangledangle on 17 July 2013 - 09:44 PM

Be right back, have to pee..,

Hahaha.   Bring back the glowing puck and it's a beatles movie

#2430513 Datsyuk Interview

Posted by Shutemdown on 17 July 2013 - 01:05 PM

Coolest professional athlete I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Sorry for the long post.


My favorite Datsyuk memory: When he first came to Detroit, no one really knew who he was, and no one really believed in him yet. He was still very unproven in North American hockey, and there was a small period of time where I honestly thought we might deal him and/or Zetterberg because they were struggling in the league. At the time, no one really seemed to know who they were yet.


I had just turned 15 and was able to start working for the first summer ever, and I WAS NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT AT ALL! All I wanted to do was be outside playing roller hockey all day with my friends. Anyways, back to the story...


I found a job at Holiday Market (right across from the Detroit Zoo water tower) in Downtown Royal Oak as a cashier, right around the time when they were putting up all of these nice, spacious lofts and condos next door.


I think I had only been working there for a week or so when, one day, I looked up as the outer doors opened and saw Pavel Datsyuk(!) walk through the doors. Like I said, no one really knew who he was yet, so no one reacted. I, however, recognized him instantly, got very excited on the inside (cool as a cucumber on the outside) and without even meaning to, I waved at him.


And he smiled and waved back.


He walked past all of the registers to a little cooler, grabbed an orange Vitamin Water, and came to stand in line behind the other customer in my line. Glancing back, I noticed that there were two other registers next to me that were wide open. He had come to my line on purpose!


When it came time to ring him up, he casually stepped up and handed me his drink to scan. Being 15 and talking to a professional athlete that plays for my favorite team of all time, and that I had already come to love and admire, I was utterly starstruck and tried, unbeknownst to my managers, to give him his drink for free. I said, "You're Pavel Datsyuk, right?" He confirmed it with nothing more than a small grin before glancing down. I handed him the drink and said, "Welcome to Detroit! This one is on me."


He politely declined.


Little side note: His english has gotten a ZILLION times better than what it was when he first got here. He was very, very shy and quiet when he first came here and his english was terrible. I remember when I first met him he communicated a lot by simply smiling and nodding, and seemed to understand it a lot better than he could speak it. Nonetheless, it didn't stop him from striking up conversations with me as time went on, even if I had to ask him to repeat what he had said once or twice, or if he had to ask me to repeat myself.


I rung him out and he was free to leave, but he ended up staying in my line and talking to me for almost 20 mins about things to do in the area because he had JUST moved here, was living in the new condos next door, and was bored out of his mind. I loaded him up with a bunch of ideas and off he went.


A couple days later he came back in, grabbed another Vitamin Water, came back into my line, and proceeded to tell me about all of the things he had gone and experienced in the city. He had played a round or two of golf for the first time ever and loved the courses, although he was admittedly still terrible at golf. He went and saw Lake Huron and Lake Erie. He was so eager to tell me, almost giddy like a child.


From that point on, we talked on a regular basis until summer ended. He came in every day, or every other day, bought the same thing, and talked with me about his day or the past weekend. I can remember the first time I noticed his english getting better because I commented on it and he just beamed and swelled up with pride. I could tell it was a big step for him.


Looking back on it, I can't help but beam a little, myself. That was one of the best summers I have ever had, or will probably ever have. I literally got to sit and talk sports/life with a young, undiscovered Pavel Datsyuk. Even more than that, I feel that we had a certain degree of friendship after awhile. He could have gone to a different store, or even through a different cashier's line, but he didn't. It was always mine. One of the coolest things I have ever experienced.


One of the OTHER coolest experiences in my life? Watching that young, unproven Datsyuk grow into the legend that he is over the past 10 years, and watching him embrace the city of Detroit as we embrace him. He truly is an amazing person and athlete.


Pavs- You're my hero, man. I don't know if you remember me, or if you would recognize me if you saw me on the street, but you made my day 10 or so odd-years ago, and you still make my days today! I am overwhelmingly proud to say that I had the honor of meeting you, getting to know you, and now, getting to watch you change the game of hockey on a nightly basis.


Love you, dude. #13 for LIFE.

#2430387 Blake Geoffrion Retires at Age 25

Posted by AtlantaHotWings on 16 July 2013 - 04:08 PM

And he has a gig!! Bluejackets make him a scout so at least he gets to stay around the game.