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#2531562 Who has been Ken Holland's worst recent free agent signing?

Posted by heikks86 on 11 July 2014 - 01:23 PM

I'm surprised no one has voted for that lazy floater Jason Williams. That signing pissed me right off when it happened all those (five) years ago and I remember Holland's quote of "that gives us an extra 20 goals season."


i voted for Williams because of that play he had against the Sharks in the playoff OT game awhile back that lead to the game winning goal. none of the other signings have cause the Wings to lose games like Williams did

#2186586 Morons at large

Posted by Guest on 17 June 2011 - 04:22 PM

Two points.
First off, they are wearing Canucks gear. You don't spend 200 bucks on a jersey without being a fan.

Secondly, why do they have to be black???

Firstly, let me rephrase that then to fit your post as the point went skyrocketing over your head:

Anyhow, I can hardly call these people that busted up all of this stuff "Canucks fans" anymore than I can call any black person in Detroit who robs a liquor store wearing a Red Wings jersey a "Red Wings fan".

Secondly, because it's a stereotype, and emphasized to make a point about nonsensical stereotypes. Defeats the purpose of making the point about stereotypes if I stereotype something that would not be stereotyped concerning Detroit, would it?

About the jersey, maybe they were given it? Does how they got the jersey depict whether or not they represent Canucks fans enough to give them a label accordingly? Obviously not. This is not a common occurrence amongst Canuck fans in the Vancouver region.

Thirdly, the rioting had little at all to do with the Canucks, beyond a few perhaps burning Bruins memorabilia. The fans from the game largely went home and either slept or got s***faced or whatever they did. Most of the rioters were already outside and intended to do what they did regardless of the game. I knew this would happen, win or loss, given the expected crowd. To reiterate, the G* events are another situation where one could point out ahead of time there would be riots. This does not depict Canuck fans, this depicts morons from the Vancouver region.

#2185248 Draft Talk

Posted by Wombat on 14 June 2011 - 11:29 PM

thanks Fin, i didnt bother to reply as i know the guys over the other side of the pond dont know alot about the geography this side !! :)
for you who dont know;

Eastern Europe:


Central Asia:

these were all part of the old USSR.
hope this helps with any homework.

Your original post refers to the "Soviet block [sic]". The Soviet Bloc, also better known as the Eastern Bloc, is a term denoting the countries behind the Iron Curtain that were within the sphere of influence of the USSR. These countries include East Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, and Yugoslavia. So, the other poster was correct that the Wings have drafted players from the former Soviet Bloc states.

If you're talking about independent nations that were once a part of the USSR, those are Former Soviet Republics or Post-Soviet States.

/homework graded

#2138570 10 most skilled players

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 March 2011 - 06:18 PM

Kovalev absolutely belongs on that list, and higher than Datsyuk. I know the guy is lazy as s***, but that's not what this list is about.

Kovalev was a great stickhandler (not as good as Pavel), but his accuracy and shot are a lot better. Great one-timer, great wristshot, great backhand. That's why he's on the list.

Also I don't know why people complain about Lemieux being number 1. The guy could do anything with the puck, and also had a great shot, either with his one-timer or the wristshot and backhand.

Datsyuk is the best stickhandler I've ever seen, but that's not the only skill to value. You guys need to realize that he's the only current NHL player on the list, aside from Kovalev (who's on the list due to previous play). That speaks for much already.

#2083608 How do you think the Wings will do without Dats?

Posted by Echolalia on 23 December 2010 - 06:43 PM

Five bucks says Datsyuk practices deking and shooting with just his left hand and within the first week of his return he makes a defensman and/or a goalie look absolutely stupid with only one hand.

#2074049 Kindl sent to GR for conditioning stint

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 08 December 2010 - 01:12 PM

Sounds good to me... Too bad he hasn't played in 13 games... but this will help keep him feel good still


#2065394 The Todd Appreciation Station

Posted by gcom007 on 19 November 2010 - 04:20 PM

I always liked Bert as a Wing. I was happy when we signed him again because I had a real good feeling that on his end, he signed because he knew leaving was a mistake. Translation: he wouldn't be taking this for granted. He proved it last year and he's proving it even more this year. No better place than Detroit to find redemption and I hope he wins a Cup here. You can tell he's playing for that Cup, maybe this year even more than last. I love the effort he's made and I couldn't be happier to have him as a Wing.

#2059557 Dave Lewis to coach Ukraine

Posted by RedFlag85 on 08 November 2010 - 09:39 AM

Good for coach Lewis, although with his curiously shaped mustache, coaching Germany would generate way more lulz.

#2031866 NHL 11 EASHL Team

Posted by dobbles on 08 September 2010 - 03:57 PM

improving your players is 2 fold: getting cards from experience, and using the boost slots and attribute boosts.

as far as player cards, you need a combination of games played and good grades. your games and grades online are totally seperate from offline. you can play BAP till your hearts content. it wont effect your eashl stats. each card you get gives you more XP to upgrade attributes.

in addition to this, there is upgrades attached to equipment. last year, it was the equipment itself that help boost slots. this year they are independent. but you still need to unlock each slot associated with each piece of equipment. at the bottom of this link is the various tasks needs to unlock each slot:


once you have slots open, you need to put boosts there. there are 3 boosts for every attribute: +1, +3, and +5. for each of the boosts there is another task associated with unlocking it. here is a post that tells how to unlock all the +3 and +5 boosts:


in addition to the various tasks, each boost slot and boost can be purchased from the psn store. lots of people just spend the money to get what they need. you can also do a combination both. buy some and earn some.

in addition, there are boost packs. they are player type specific. if you equip a boost pack, then you cannot use XP and individual boosts. it is an either/or situation. however, the boost packs can be a good step early on before you have earned cards and unlocked the multitude of individual boosts.

my advice? if you are new to online play it might be worth it to buy a boost pack. then you can be ahead of the game for a while. then you can work on earning your cards and earning boosts. then you can switch over after a month or so and be better off. if you want to earn the boosts, the best way to earn a ton of them is start an offline BAP career. many of the boosts require BAP success. they also require you play 40 games of the season to prevent simming the whole thing. the best way to do it is to put it way down on rookie and boost all the settings of human skills. then sim individual games and play only the 3rd period or last 5 minutes and get several points. i just finished the first regular season BAP and have 4 slots, 7 +5's, and 11 +3's unlocked so far. in my season i ended up with like 120 goals and 180 points. thats what i mean by super easy difficulty!

i know this has been long, but it seems like several of you are totally new to this, so i started at the most basic level.

#2028571 Who will be shipped

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 23 August 2010 - 02:05 PM

Yep Ritola would most definitely clear waivers.

NO way he clears waivers. Given how light his cap hit is he's too attractive for every single team in the NHL to pass up.