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Miss Wing Queen

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#2339880 What the Wings are doing for the fans

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 13 January 2013 - 07:20 PM

I say lots of freebies, tons of autograph signings and player meet and greets, plus severely discounted tickets so that fans will be enticed to return to the Joe and have more extra money to spend to help those who were really affected by the lockout--the downtown restaurant and bar owners and anyone else who's business has taken a hit from this.

#2304457 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 31 May 2012 - 08:59 PM

I was just trying to explain to my girlfriend why this is such a big deal to me and it was surprisingly hard to do. In the end, I tried to explain it thus: You know that feeling you get when there's something really super duper important to do and for whatever reason you're not the one responsible for it. Like you've got a big work project, or your car needs fixed, OR YOU DESPERATELY NEED SOMEONE TO STOP A 2 ON 1, etc. And then you get that warm feeling when you know that the person who really is responsible for it is ultra talented, dedicated, and trust worthy? Having Nick Lidstrom responsible for my favorite thing, gave me that warm feeling for 20f****** years.

I think Nick was this team and this organization's security blanket. We were Linus, and as long as he was around, we felt safe and secure. To save myself from a complete meltdown, I'm focusing on the silver lining in that the possible good aspect out of this is that it will allow further growth of this team and allow a new generation of leaders to emerge.

And people were LOLing @ me for having him casted..... Figured there was more to it...

Well earned retirement... I am proud to say I seen him play his last game at JLA in person...

While I wish that game had been much different for his sake, I was there too, and that is something I will be very thankful for. Last night I was also thinking about the number of times I've been privileged to meet Nick in person. Very fittingly, it's seven.

I am so humbled to have been a fan of this team and gotten to watch him for the last twenty years, to grow up with and in this era of Yzerman, Lidstrom, Holmstrom, the Grind Line, the Russian Five, and more. Today, I am grieving over a loss that is so deep because this man has touched all of the fans' lives, impacted the Wings' organization and team, the NHL, and the sport of hockey in such a profound way that it feels as if a hockey god has truly walked amongst us mere mortals. And yet he remains as unselfish as ever, thinking foremost about the high standards he sets for himself and his dedication to the Wings and humbly deciding now is the right time.

Thank you, Nick, for an incredible career. Life will go on, but I am very thankful to have shared a bit of your remarkable journey, and so grateful for what you have taught me and brought into my life as a Red Wings fan! :bye2: Varmaste lyckönskningar, my Captain!

#2300732 2012 World Ice Hockey Championships

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 11 May 2012 - 03:38 PM

The Swedes really needed an NHL-caliber goaltender in order to have a chance at winning.

That may come Sunday.

#2300699 2012 World Ice Hockey Championships

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 11 May 2012 - 01:51 PM

For a moment there the Russians were taking the "mule" thing literally, and treating 93 like a pinata.

Nice goal by Zata!

#2295795 4-1 1st rd exit best thing for Wings

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 22 April 2012 - 01:48 PM

I just hate how we went out this year. No fight, no heart, we laid down like soft little *******. The fact that it was in the 1st round does not bother me half as much as how we went out.

Although quite a few things bothered me about this early of an exit, this is what bothered me the most. First I will say that as a dedicated fan, I understand how lucky I am to have a team that has made the playoffs for the last 21 years and especially those since the lockout. However, at what point does quantity take the place of quality? To me (as I stated in another post), this year felt like the team just wanted to add another consecutive year in the playoffs to the tally and after that, nobody cared. There are excuses that can be made--injuries or half-healed injuries, lack of depth, the refs, etc--but every team has to deal with that in the playoffs. What disturbed me was that this team showed absolutely no pride in the logo they wore on their chests. They played with no heart, no drive. To me it seemed like the team had used any that they had during the 23 game streak. I can live with the Wings being eliminated in the playoffs but why even get there if you play like you are in a game in early October?

I was really upset by the mentality of the team as well.
--Babcock saying after game 4 that Mickey Redmond's comments were way off, that the team was getting really good shots on Rinne, and that he wouldn't be changing a thing (one of his worst faults).
--The team showing no hustle on the ice. Letting pucks just sit in front of them, allowing the Predators to come to them.
--Most of the team displaying an uncharacteristic amount of laziness. Franzen big time--I've never seen him coast so much in games. He needs to spend some time on the third line. Hudler--Yes, he got two goals (which his part was just finishing the shots), but he could not catch any passes and was a severe disadvantage to his line and the endless opportunities they got early in the series. Filppula--Where did the career-high forward disappear to after 4/11? Even Datsyuk--where was the faceoff king, the magician that could hang on to the puck with five guys on him? I could say more about all the guys on the team too.
--A team of one, maybe three. Zetterberg was the only one who looked like an NHL player out there. Cleary's 50% sure looked 100 times better than many of his teammates supposed 100%. And Jimmy was very good considering the team in front of him. I can only have issue with him for Game 4 goal 2.

I liked that at some point the lack of heart and pride was acknowledged:
"Right now, your thoughts aren't really there," defenseman Niklas Kronwall said. "Right now it's just an empty feeling. Very disappointed, not only myself but the way our team started the game. We have to be a lot better than that, show a lot more pride than that.''

Let's hope this offseason brings a retooling in personnel but also in the pride and respect one should possess as a Red Wing.

#2292348 Will Detroit win this series?

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 18 April 2012 - 05:20 PM

I actually forget which Cup it was (nice problem to have), I think it was 2002 when the crowd at the Joe kept chanting LOUDLY "SHOOT THE PUCK" and they actually did,. maybe, I don't know, a little pressure from the home crowd if they can win this next one

I was at the game last night and on several occasions, I heard various parts of the crowd yelling "Shoot! Shoot it!" myself included. They eventually would but always too late.

The crowd looks/sounds as narcoleptic as the team on the ice. I'd love for the fans to get into the game, maybe light a fire under their asses, but the fans would have to attend the game, and then stay the whole game in order for that effect to take place.

Last night there were quite a few times, especially in the third where the fans were booing (and not just for Weber). Every time another PP failed, and especially at the end of the game. The team has stated that they did not like being booed off the ice at the end of last season, and that was part of the reason they wanted to up their game at home this year. After the streak, that seemed to go out the window. You would think that hearing it during the last regular season games and during the playoffs would be enough of a trigger to get them going. And not many people left until about the last minute and especially after the third goal last night. In fact, from about 2:47 on in the third, EVERYONE was on their feet for the remaining minutes. That was when they had showed the video montage they always do at the end to "make noise" with clips from different movies.

If Detroit can pull out of this, they need to remember that "the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Rinne is good but not infallible. If all the shots you are putting on this goalie are from the right and left point, he is going to see it and stop it. In games 1-3, they had some really good chances when all three forwards came in hot and heavy, but stupid things like Hudler never being able to catch a pass on his stick and one time it, prevented that from going any further. That and this damn hold onto the puck and skate the whole perimeter of the offensive zone s*** has to stop. Get traffic in front of Rinne, storm the crease, be there for the rebounds when they come. Their star players need to start pulling their weight and showing why they have these hefty contracts (Franzen, Datsyuk, Filppula). And for God's sake, hustle! Don't stare at the puck when it's two feet in front of you and wait for the Pred player to get and come to you. Get some jump in your step and show that you actually want to be a playoff contender instead of just coasting into the playoffs to add another tick to the tally of consecutive years in the playoffs and then not caring what happens after that. /rant.

#2289213 Preds not allowed to play ping pong at Joe Louis Arena

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 16 April 2012 - 07:48 PM

Bert took it away because Weber hadn't folded down both halves (one side was still vertical) and was reenacting Game 1 using the Zetterberg plush figurine.

#2263135 Bethann Salei: Her heart goes on

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 26 February 2012 - 08:44 PM

Thank you for sharing this article. I think about Bethann from time to time and pray for her and the kids. I know Ruslan was only with the Wings for 1 year, but I wish the Red Wings would have honored him and Stephan Liv with Brad too.

#2258151 2/17 GDT : Predators 1 at Red Wings 2

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 17 February 2012 - 10:07 PM

As soon as we lost control of that puck, I couldn't help but flashback to the 11/21/10 game vs. Calgary. Thank you, Pavel, for recreating that night minus overtime and the +1 for the Preds.

#2247693 Taylor Hall cut by skate over eye

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 20 January 2012 - 07:56 PM

Well, he did keep asking Corey Potter if he was related to Harry Potter. :rolleyes: And in turn, he ends up with the HP scar.

In all seriousness, hope he does okay and it heals well for him.

#2234175 Kronwall and Stuart may be hitting a lot less now

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 08 December 2011 - 04:36 PM

First, I don't understand why this post has not been merged with the other relevant posts or why it is worth pinning. Hardly any of the comments discuss the topic of the post which is the future of hits by Stuart or Kronwall, not the Fistric hit or past hits by Stuart or Kronwall. Saying that, while I love to see great (but legal) hits by these two, if they are dwindling on hits in exchange for more focus on improving their defense, offense, or "goaltending," that is an exchange I'm fine with seeing.

#2231140 11/30 GDT : Lightning 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 30 November 2011 - 03:03 PM

Will be there tonight in 118 by the glass. Give me a lot of reasons to stand up and cheer, Wings! Go Wings!!

#2222003 11/3 GDT: Flames 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 03 November 2011 - 03:45 PM

Well (knock on wood), I have a perfect record so far this season of wins when I go to the games, so here's to me being added to the pile of lucky charms. Play the game, play simple, and the goals will come. Don't overthink things, don't try too hard or try to be "cute."

Go Wings!

#2215834 Eaves needs to be in every game

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 16 October 2011 - 09:14 PM

I agree. I think Eaves needs to dress every night. I don't think that Homer should be in the rotation for who's a healthy scratch UNLESS Babcock insists on keeping him on the fourth line. If he plays with Pavel and/or Zetterberg and he is regularly used on the PP, then he needs to play every night. But he has no chemistry on the fourth line, and in that case, switch him out for someone else that might click better.

#2213379 Tell the Illitch Family to Drop "Presented by Amway"

Posted by Miss Wing Queen on 08 October 2011 - 10:53 AM

I don't know much about Amway or it's ethical nature. However, I agree with those that said this is more so about the business end of things. First and foremost, this team is a business, and just like every other business there is a budget to be balanced between income and expenses. Do you think the tough economy does not hit a business like Ilitch Holdings in some way? Part of it is the nature of sports in this era and it being infiltrated with overwhelming sponsorship, the other part is that they have to meet their bottom line or expenses will have to be cut.

I, for one, would rather suffer through excessive advertisement (as much as I don't like it and think it is distasteful for such a tradition-steeped sports team/franchise) than have to worry about cuts that could affect more important things in relation to my team: keeping/hiring quality players, providing them with the best equipment/athletic training, team transportation and safety, etc. The deal so far is for three years. It may just be a bridge until economic issues improve and the need for extra sponsorship income is not needed as extensively. But keep in mind, Amway (while being the most obviously advertised) is not the only sponsor this year. You have to include DTE, Quicken Loans, VolunteerEnergy, and previous ones like Belle Tire, AT&T, Kroger, Meijer, Better Made, Tim Horton's, State Farm, Miller Lite, and the DMC.

It can be an eyesore to our arena, but in grand scheme of things, I'm just happy to be able to watch my team compete night in and night out. All that other stuff just fades into the background when players like Lidstrom, Datsyuk, and Zetterberg step onto the ice.