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#2335689 Sheahan arrested for "superdrunk" driving

Posted by Jersey Wing on 08 December 2012 - 07:41 PM

Wow, I'm just catching up on this now. A bad situation for this young man. Time to get right. The saddest part is he'll never live down being arrested in that Avalanche sweater.


#2330989 Z basically says Bettman should be fired

Posted by Jersey Wing on 08 October 2012 - 05:59 PM

Gary Bettman admitted he'd never been to an NHL game in his life before becoming commissioner and has run the NHL like a guy who had never been to an NHL game before becoming Commissioner.

Any time Bettman says he feels for the fans or mentions the fans being the real losers in his lockout how would he know? He's not an NHL fan.


#2320219 Flyers sign Weber to offer sheet: 14y/$110m ($56m 1st 4yrs)

Posted by Jersey Wing on 19 July 2012 - 09:03 AM

A couple points. I know the first one comes off as arrogant but whatever. I think Nashville fans have been shown their place in the NHL pecking order over the last month. It's not a destination for players. It is a place where guys go until they are ready to go make serious money elsewhere. Nashville may well match Philly's offer but once Weber signed it it was clear he too wanted out of Smashville.

Next point, where does the Preds franchise go from here? Their two top players courted, one gone already and another perhaps days away from leaving. Their fan favorite and energy guy signs with a rival. Not a lot to draw the locals. An NHL franchise has always been iffy in Nashville, they collect mounds of revenue sharing cash, Bettman had to overstep the bounds of decency to keep them in Nashville. I just can't see where this offseason does anything but "retards" (And don't get up in arms over that word it is being used properly here) their growth, growth they felt was putting them up there with the NHL big boys. Alas, the Preds get to stay at the kids table for the next few Thanksgivings.


#2316566 What happens if the new CBA lowers the Cap?

Posted by Jersey Wing on 06 July 2012 - 07:52 PM

An excellent point made here by Pierre Lebrun at ESPN which should give Wings fans much hope some good players could show up yet:

In the end, Detroit has another avenue: wait it out until the new collective bargaining agreement is signed, sealed and delivered. Several teams I’ve spoken with over the past few weeks believe there will be bargains to be had on good players come September, October or November -- whenever there’s a new CBA -- because some overspending teams will have miscalculated and will need to get rid of players to get under the new cap. At least a half-dozen teams I know of are waiting for this. Detroit could benefit from that as well.

Much more on the Wings and a good read in general:
http://espn.go.com/b...-and-rick-nash?


#2314393 Ryan Suter agrees to 13-year, $98-mil deal with Wild

Posted by Jersey Wing on 04 July 2012 - 11:14 AM

Well he's now free to play in front of family and friends and get quick escapes to his farm in Madison without the pressure of ever having to win. What a great deal for Suter, one that says "I'm not the warrior everyone thought I was."


#2313811 Suter Watch: Decision today, down to Wings/Wild

Posted by Jersey Wing on 03 July 2012 - 04:19 PM



No problem Zach and Ryan. Don't worry about the other guys trying to make life decisions whom order dictates they do after both of you. Ah yes the ME generation once again. The best franchise in the league has made you both very fair, some might say overly so, offers to play in first class. If you can't make up your minds after knowing this day was coming for years don't expect us to anguish with you. You'll sign the paper or you won't at this point.

Either way Red Wing nation shall endure and conquer as it has for almost a century.



#2313062 Parise Watch [update x2]: Red Wings OUT of Running

Posted by Jersey Wing on 02 July 2012 - 04:09 PM

Oh no, I can't make up my mind. It's all so hard. On one hand I want to play with my BFF Sidney. Sure is a lot of upside to playing on that line. Marty Brodeur won't STOP calling me since he re-signed. I like New Jersey buuuuuuuut I"m from Minnesota and boy would it be dandy to go back home. Yes, back home would be nice.

ENOUGH! Jesus Zach, you saw this coming, you had to. You knew 20 teams would line up and you had to know enormous amounts would be discussed. Didn't you discuss this with your agent? This smells to me as of now no matter who gets him he's going to have a rough transition if he's still this conflicted.


#2313031 Parise Watch [update x2]: Red Wings OUT of Running

Posted by Jersey Wing on 02 July 2012 - 03:55 PM

Suter is what we need, Parise was always the icing


#2312416 Red Wings Sign Jordin Tootoo to 3-yr deal, $1.9M/yr

Posted by Jersey Wing on 01 July 2012 - 08:47 PM

I've been thinking on this all day. At first I was like many of you, shocked, hurt, betrayed, sickened, and had convulsions (More than normal). But I kept thinking. This guy was on the A-1 dickhead list. Upper tier disturber. I hated hear those whistles (and put me down for banishment of those things) because something stupid and painful could well happen to the Wings.

I kept thinking. A heat seeking missile some nights might just be what they need. Someone to crank somebody into next Tuesday from the forward position ala Kronwall from defense. Somebody the other team really gets distracted by. He wouldn't have lasted this long if he couldn't do something right.

Yeah, I know, it's Jordin Tootoo. I know. Same thing with Chelios. Laimbeer was an ass in Cleveland before he got to Detroit. I'm adopting a wait and see attitude. He might workout. He might not. He'll be playing with better linemates in Detroit overall and it would appear he'll be highly motivated. A highly motivated checker and dastardly hitter is what a lot of people here clamor for no?

If Patrick Kane, zee hockey player, does his next Discover card ad in a full body cast compliments of Tootoo it would go a long way to making things right.


#2309251 Red Wings 2012 Round 2 Selection- Martin Frk

Posted by Jersey Wing on 23 June 2012 - 02:46 PM

Frk is a Russian word that when translated actually means "low skater"

I mean how ironic, amiright?











OK I just made it up


#2308169 Darren Helm signs 4 year extension

Posted by Jersey Wing on 19 June 2012 - 11:49 PM

Great signing. A great price for a valuable player.


#2306408 favorite wing never to win the cup in Detroit

Posted by Jersey Wing on 10 June 2012 - 06:06 PM

My favorite as a young Wings fan, Reed Larson


#2304785 Nice Khan article previewing the off-season

Posted by Jersey Wing on 02 June 2012 - 09:49 AM

The Star-Ledger's top Devils beat writer Steve Politi wrote about Parise being in high demand in the offseason. He discusses Parise's options and lists four teams (five if you count 'the field') and their odds of signing him.

Devils 5-2
Rangers 5-1
Pens 10-1
Field 25-1

Wanna see what he lists the Red Wings chances as? Go read:

http://www.nj.com/de...nley_cup_f.html

I of course will do anything I can to panic Devils fans, and have commented on him coming here in comments (JohnnyActionSpacePunk).


#2303986 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by Jersey Wing on 30 May 2012 - 05:33 PM

Ha! I bet Nick would do it, too, waive his NTC just as a favor.

You going to change the banner in your signature after the jersey retirement?


Yep, gonna have to!


#2303881 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by Jersey Wing on 30 May 2012 - 03:38 PM

As much as we fans want one more year, the sportswriters want one more year it is time for Nick to retire. We've all seen the little cracks in his game that were never ever there. Everyone who has watched Lidstrom play mentions what an incredibly intelligent player he is. They are right. Nick's intelligence is what told him now was the right time physically as an athlete. We must trust that intelligence once more. He knows what's what. No hanging around for him, no third pairing minutes or simply special teams, he knows it is time as a proud player as well. We've all seen guys in every sport hang around too long and you know how sad that makes you feel. Thankfully nobody will ever ever remember Nick Lidstrom just trying to get through one more year.

We will have a grand night for him when his number hangs up next to Stevie's. Both quality captains who knew when it was time to pass the torch to a franchise well equipped to move forward.



If I were ken Holland I would call Brian Burke late tonight and offer Lidstrom for Kessel. Maybe the Blue Jays game ran late and Burke hasn't heard yet.