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#2129503 Nicklas Lidstrom likely will be Red Wing next season, too

Posted by Broken 16 on 12 March 2011 - 12:41 PM

It doesn't change the absurdity of the comment.

That would be like me saying, "Gee, I hope Dats doesn't ask for $3 million per for his next contract." It just as ridiculous as Lidstrom asking to play for what any rational person knows to be peanuts. So the point is....why even say it?

How is it absurd to hope when the outcome is unknown? He could very well ask for less than you think he deserves 'just because'. The only thing bordering absurd is your willingness to squash hope. You hope squasher.

Don't you have enough power on this board? Now you wanna police hope too? :ph34r:

#2123022 2/26 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Sabres 2 (SO)

Posted by Broken 16 on 27 February 2011 - 11:39 AM

Is Z playing hurt? Why would Hudler get the pick over Z in the shootout?

No... he's just terrible at them.

#2115489 2/11 GDT: Red Wings 6 at Bruins 1

Posted by Broken 16 on 12 February 2011 - 05:39 PM

I like when Bert does things. It makes me think he isn't worthless.

Funny. I feel the exact same way about Flip.

#2114383 Ilari's turn ?

Posted by Broken 16 on 10 February 2011 - 06:15 PM

Well... you can only assume that his absence on the big club during the injury stretch means that he isn't tearing it up in GR. I have no data to back that, but that's my initial reaction. Be cool to see him get a shot though.

I'd love to see Smith too but I don't know about bringing him up at the moment. Seems too soon still. I'd rather see him play when the team is a little more stable.

#2113233 Which active goalie would you select to start a franchise?

Posted by Broken 16 on 08 February 2011 - 10:24 PM

I'm gonna go outside the box a little and say Bryz. I think he would be money on the Wings anyway.

#2111635 Your preferred era of play/officiating?

Posted by Broken 16 on 07 February 2011 - 07:31 AM

Any era is better than this one. The NHL is almost unwatchable under the current system. I voted 80's.

#2111432 Forsberg Joins Avalanche

Posted by Broken 16 on 06 February 2011 - 03:45 PM

Brett Favre 2.0

Brett Favre is no Peter Forsberg...

Any chance they can lure Claude back? Then we'd have a series. :)

#2109475 Shades of Fedorov?

Posted by Broken 16 on 03 February 2011 - 11:25 AM

That's like comparing apples to oranges. They're two totally different mindsets and attitudes. I have a lot more respect for Johan than I ever did Fedorov. And you'll never see Johan getting speeding tickets in a Ferrari. He's just not that type. No conceit.

Apples are roundish
Oranges are roundish

Apples grow on trees
Oranges grow on trees

You can make apple juice
You can make orange juice

Apple is a fruit
Orange is a fruit

Apples contain natural sugars
Oranges contain natural sugars

Apples have a skin
Oranges have a skin

Apples are non-lethal when thrown at the head
Oranges are non-lethal when thrown at the head

You can juggle apples
You can juggle oranges

#2109412 Shades of Fedorov?

Posted by Broken 16 on 03 February 2011 - 08:27 AM

I remember Fedorov's 5-goaler being blacked out. :(

I can understand the point your alluding to with your post, but as others have said - Fedorov was so much better in his own zone. Franzen is great, and has the ability to unleash the fury in any given game; but Fedorov was elite when he was a Red Wing.

Ya. I know it's kinda hard to have an objective comparison between Feds and anybody here at LGW, but my first though last night was how weird it was that Franzen has been annoying me this season with what I perceive to be a lack of effort on some nights, only to explode for 5 goals. Very Fedorov'esque to me. :)

#2107286 Wings Have To Toughen Up Soon

Posted by Broken 16 on 30 January 2011 - 02:09 PM

Yeah hes a huge staple, last playoffs he had the 6th most PP time on ice out of every forward. And there are plenty of guys tha are less one dimensional then Hudler that can play the PP. I guess Williams was a staple too, shoulda kept him

Man... your Hudler hate runs pretty deep. :)

Obviously it would be better if Hudler was big and mean on top of everything else. Unfortunately, players like that don't grow on trees at Hudler's salary. You can still dream. I'm just sayin.

#2107222 Thoughts on Salei

Posted by Broken 16 on 30 January 2011 - 10:10 AM

I have a love-hate relationship with Salei.

He has moments where he plays outstanding and makes life great.

Then he has plenty of moments where he pinches at inappropriate times and misses the puck and his man causing plenty of odd man rushes.

He is a good value for what he is.

But I would rather still have Lilja.

People keep saying they would rather have Lilja... you guys talking about post concussion Lilja? Cuz the pre-concussion Lilja doesn't exist anymore. And from what I saw, post-concussion Lilja was more or less useless.

#2107045 Wings Have To Toughen Up Soon

Posted by Broken 16 on 29 January 2011 - 05:09 PM

Hudler had 2 goals and 2 assists in the four games before the hit, and 2 goals and 6 assists the next 18 games after the hit. Draw your own conclusions.


Wow... people are still citing that hit on Hudler as a sign of softness?

#2106348 1/26 GDT: Devils 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Broken 16 on 27 January 2011 - 05:57 PM

Filppula is seriously, and I'm not going overboard, looking like Datsyuk out there with his weaving through traffic. He's got terrific speed, unbelievable vision, and his hands in getting in and out of traffic has improved so much.

He's a better player when he has more responsibility, look at the way he steps it up in the playoffs and when Dats has been out. He's clutch.

Yes you are. He's good but he isn't nowhere near Datsyuk good imo. Datsyuk has a unique skill set. Flip doesn't. I think Flip can be dominant when he wants to, but you overshot the compliment by comparing him to Datsyuk imo.

#2101746 Playing hockey

Posted by Broken 16 on 21 January 2011 - 10:52 AM

To sum it in one word. Patience. Patience in your progress and patience on the ice. Learn patience as soon as possible. All the greatest players in the world have one thing in common. Patience.

Did I mention patience? :)

#2101485 Playing hockey

Posted by Broken 16 on 20 January 2011 - 11:19 PM

no offense, but if u are in your teens - you probably missed the boat. unless your playing with friends for fun, youll be pretty much walking on ice. learning to skate isnt easy. if you try to play in a youth hockey association at your age, even house league people will probably blow by you.

i loved playing summer hockey, when they had about 2 rep players per each team of house leaguers. hockey is not easy. i learned to skate when i was about 5, and even took figure skating lessons before.

You're making skating out to be A LOT harder than it really is. I'm sure he's not planning on competing for a spot on Team USA. It's no different than anything else, with enough practice and dedication and smarts, you can be a solid hockey player no matter what your age.

And "missed the boat" on what exactly? Playing hockey and having fun?