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#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:


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.

#2303534 LGW vs Rangers boards on elimination night

Posted by Jersey Wing on 28 May 2012 - 03:24 PM

It struck me in reading a long-time Rangers fan board after their loss to New Jersey the other night. Like LGW I was reading the board of a high profile team, an Original Six team, and a team that had a lot expected of it board on elimination night just as I have done on those nights it happens to the Wings. I think you'll find it interesting to compare certain types of posters to people here, the overall tone and tenor of things and I did get a chuckle out of several of the more Dr. Smith on Lost in Space doomsday comments as I recall similar ones here.

I'm not trying to denigrate anyone or crap on the Rangers but reading that evening sure sounded familiar. Our story begins with post #125 at the bottom of this page referencing Henrique taking a puck to the nard area and feeling man pain earlier in the game but returning for glory:


#2303326 #6 New Jersey Devils vs. #1 New York Rangers

Posted by Jersey Wing on 26 May 2012 - 02:44 AM

Again, who cares about ratings and who cares about a sexy NY vs LA final. I think the key point made above that this series sets us up with two string teams playing EXCELLENT hockey and affords us the best series possible now. Let's face facts, the Rangers end the playoffs at 10-10, they weren't exactly worldbeaters.

I think two teams who forecheck HARD, two teams that are FAST and one young gun netminder vs the legend makes for great storylines. The glamour and gitz of LA vs the tough as nails Tony Soprano Jersey attitude.

#2303295 #6 New Jersey Devils vs. #1 New York Rangers

Posted by Jersey Wing on 25 May 2012 - 10:18 PM

The Devils aren't going to win the FInal, not in my opinion.

#2303117 Excellent 'Parise and Suter to Detroit' article

Posted by Jersey Wing on 24 May 2012 - 11:17 PM

If the Wings CAN pull this off I'll be the naked guy at the top of the Empire State Building jumping up and down.

Til' then......

#2302548 #6 New Jersey Devils vs. #1 New York Rangers

Posted by Jersey Wing on 22 May 2012 - 01:02 AM

Look at all this Rangers love here lol

The John "Circus is in Town" Tortorella act continued tonight in Newark as a guy watching his team get beat to loose pucks and outskated and outplayed for most of a fourth straight game decided even though HE sent out Rupp and Eminger had to complain to DeBoer about it. What was tonight, Tortorella's fifth or sixth chickensh*t act out?

Thus far the Devils have been better and I grow very very tired of people pearl clutching about possible Final ratings for the NHL and how New Jersey would simply ruin everything. Who gives a frog's fat a** about ratings? When did Wings fans start worrying about what is good for Gary Bettman and the NHL offices? The NHL I'm sure will survive a Devils vs Kings final should it come to that.

So, the Rangers looked tired tonight for stretches. The Devils speed and willingness to engage physically I'd say is starting to take a toll. The Rangers won game 3 but were outplayed for long stretches and this was after an extra day's rest. Tortorella we know has lost faith (if he ever had any) in one of his best offensive players Gaborik. Tonight he benched Del Zotto for two periods, it looks like another player has gotten the no faith vote. Unless Torts has better backups for these two he needs to ride them as the Rangers are looking at possibly playing a third straight seven game series. If the Devils score first at MSG Wednesday I think you'll really start to see the Rangers tighten up on those sticks and possibly get a little nervous.

Let's just hope they got that penalty box door fixed in the World's Most Famous Arena

#2302293 #6 New Jersey Devils vs. #1 New York Rangers

Posted by Jersey Wing on 20 May 2012 - 10:47 AM

And a video clip.

#2302249 #6 New Jersey Devils vs. #1 New York Rangers

Posted by Jersey Wing on 19 May 2012 - 06:29 PM

Some pics from this afternoon's festivities...

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