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In Topic: Red Wings fans in the DC area?

18 April 2014 - 10:48 AM

There are a couple of Michigan bars up my way; KBC on 11th and Tonic on Mt. Pleasant.  I haven't tried going in for a Wings game yet but I know Tonic has all kinds of Detroit stuff up on the walls.  Cap Lounge is where the Lions Den is, and they'll show hockey playoffs but I had to get them to specifically turn one TV on to Wings vs Ducks for game 6 last year.


In Topic: 21 games to make it 23 years

06 March 2014 - 01:09 PM

It's a great point... who cares about trying to get to a 3-decade playoff streak when 53% of teams make the playoffs!  It's not impressive at all!  By random chance a team will make 30 consecutive playoffs 1 out of 186,949,330 chances, so of course that's not impressive!  Phooey to that.

 

It's CLEARLY much more important to try to tank to the 10th overall pick rather than sneak into the playoffs and get the 15th overall pick.  I mean, we as Red Wings fans know for a FACT that it's impossible to get franchise altering players without having the absolute highest picks possible!  Who would want 2008 15th overall Erik Karlsson over 10th overall Cody Hodgson?  

 

Turning off the sarcasm, yes, it is slightly easier to get a better player with a higher draft pick.  But is it worth tossing away a chance to be in the playoffs and a chance to chase a record that may be insurmountable in the future?  I want this team to try to make the playoffs.  If they fall short, it happens and we try to pick up some talent in the off season.  If the team loses in the first round, at least we were in it.  And if they make a nice run, that's fun too!


In Topic: Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

24 February 2014 - 02:30 PM

Earnhardt died Feb 18, 2001.  Hasek trade was July 1st, 2001.  but I do agree that I don't expect much in the way of moves from the Wings

 

I was sitting in frankenmuth with my dad when we got hasek and we got so excites we were giving high fives as the news of dale earnhardt passing was the focus in the news.
It looked bad.
Ha.
I've got to think now that z will probably be on ltir that a trade is more of a possibility, but I'm Still not expecting much.
Depth defenseman maybe but there won't be any blockbuster, we have some good forwards going forward and no one would give us enough for us to trade them.

 

 


In Topic: Patrick Eaves on Waivers

15 November 2013 - 02:57 PM

 

Exactly. And once that team claims a player off of waivers, they move to the back of the line. Correct?

No, it's always based off of records.  Worst record gets the claim.


In Topic: Would you want Moulson on the Wings?

28 October 2013 - 01:19 PM

Let's see how much his production diminishes by not being on Tavares' wing.  Sabres fans are hoping to get a 1st or 2nd out of him by the deadline.  These trades of multiple players and 1st rounders seem way too steep for Moulson, especially since we don't know yet if he's capable of being a 30 goal scorer away from JT.

 

I'd take him, but would rather move extra guys for picks then use a pick/prospect to get Moulson.  Remember Buffalo is in our division now so they might not want to make a trade with the Wings.