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#2042667 10/8 GDT: Ducks 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Doc Holliday on 08 October 2010 - 09:09 PM

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Enforcing douchebags 0

#2042387 10/8 GDT: Ducks 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Datsyerberger on 08 October 2010 - 08:01 PM

Possible goal, possibly not. Not gonna stress that one much either way, tough call to make.

#2041318 Weekend Picks 2010-2011

Posted by kook_10 on 06 October 2010 - 09:12 PM

All right kiddies, enough talking around the issue here are the games. All's ya gots to do is pick the winner in each of the games for this and each successive regular season weekend this year. I suppose we will do the same rules as last year (picks have to be posted before the puck drops; everyone will drop their worst two week's scores; one game a week counts double). Beyond that, we can discuss any additional rule changes over the course of this weekend before scoring. In the mean time, everyone should make their picks and I will count it up for this weekend. I can't commit to doing it beyond this week, but I may be able to pitch in here in there so if anyone else wants to volunteer that would be great. [Aussie - I don't know if you figured on doing it or what but I thought I'd help]


Friday, October 8
Minnesota at Carolina
San Jose at Columbus
Dallas at New Jersey
Anaheim at Detroit
Buffalo at Ottawa
Washington at Atlanta

Saturday, October 9
Phoenix at Boston
Columbus at San Jose
NY Rangers at Buffalo
Dallas at NY Islanders
Montreal at Pittsburgh
Ottawa at Toronto
New Jersey at Washington
Atlanta at Tampa Bay
Philadelphia at St. Louis
Anaheim at Nashville
Detroit at Chicago
Los Angeles at Vancouver

Sunday, October 10
Boston at Phoenix
Los Angeles at Calgary
Florida at Edmonton

#2040967 Ritola will be traded or waived

Posted by barabbas16 on 05 October 2010 - 09:22 PM

While I think that the 'Wings are too old' story has been proven to be... old, and not a valid point (since it has been said for... I don't know, at least 10 years now it seems like). ... The Wings aren't young. The time is now. They want to win. It comes down to two guys. They kept the guy who is most likely to help them win. Now. That guy is Drew Miller. Not saying Ritola is awful or anything like that. Maybe he'll turn out great. I'm just saying, tough decisions come up. Sometimes you're the odd man out, not necessarily because you're definitely the poorer option, but because you're definitely the poorer option for a certain situation (this season). Drew Miller was the right call.

#2037587 Is Mike Modano This Year's Dallas Drake?

Posted by Guest on 27 September 2010 - 11:22 PM

Aside from the addition of Hudler, Salei, and another year of experience for Helm and Abdelkader, is Mike Modano this year's Dallas Drake?
Is he the missing link that will drive the 2010-2011 Red Wings to a Stanley Cup Championship?

Let me know your thoughts. I just have a really good feeling about this year.

Go Wings,

People seriously give Drake too much credit. He helped, yes, and he was a physical force in the playoffs and an inspiration, yes, but he wasn't a huge factor. The lack of the injuries (Schneider, Kronwall, Zetterberg, Bertuzzi, Lebda, Calder etc. etc.) that had plagued the team the year before, the resurgence of Osgood in net, and Franzen's offensive explosion were what won the Cup for the Wings, not Drake. Had the Wings not sustained an inordinate number of injuries the season before, it's likely that they would have defeated Anaheim.

I'm not sure how people have gotten "Drake got us the Cup!" into their heads. It's not true. Having an intact defensive corps, having a largely-uninjured group of scoring forwards, and having an extra weapon in the form of Franzen were what got the team that win. Drake was a minor factor at best.

#2037427 The NHL's Marketing Skills

Posted by Doc Holliday on 27 September 2010 - 08:57 AM

I had to give up on NHL Home Ice after the '09 SCF. I knew it was going to be all Crosby, all the time. Then, maybe about six months later, I decided to give it a shot. And wouldn't you know it, the very first word I heard when I turned on the channel was "Crosby", no exaggeration, no joke. I haven't turned it on since.

You're missing out.

It's a real shame how the hatred towards Crosby on this board causes people like you to miss out on great programming.

I honestly can't remember the last time I have heard any specials or discussions about Crosby in the past month or so.

#2035750 HBO to film Pens - Caps

Posted by crotty99 on 23 September 2010 - 02:31 AM

It's said to be in a similar style to HBOs "Hard Knocks" Series. I'm sure some of you will be annoyed with the teams involved (or atleast one of them) but I'm really looking forward to it :thumbup:.

Would be awesome if they made this a yearly thing featuring different teams.




#2013678 Vey old game Russia-Canada

Posted by RusDRW on 10 July 2010 - 10:50 PM

to summarize, thta is how you win tournaments that are on you FFFFf***ing land... Wanna to be the best? Cheat on the best! That's you Cnadian formula!

#2013673 Vey old game Russia-Canada

Posted by RusDRW on 10 July 2010 - 10:37 PM

just look at here (96 Wourld Cup) what was the reason for waiving off that Russia's 4th goal at 7:30?
PS You don't find it with english commentrary. It was cutted... Why? Are you so scared of Russians or what....

#2012103 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by LeftWinger on 07 July 2010 - 03:03 PM

Isn't Mike Modano the highest scoring American born player EVER? I think he has even more points than Brett Hull. :ninja:

My point is, Brett Hull came to us when he was 37 and played here until he was 39. He NEVER had the wheels Modano HAS. He was pretty one dimensional (until he came here, and he was still sub-par defensively.) How bad did that work out? Listen guys, like I said earlier, he is not here to be our savior, so that right there is lifting a lot of pressure off of him. Even last year everyone in Dallas looked to Modano to win games for them, he couldn't do that from the 4th line leftwing position! He will have a more important role here sure, but he has a hell of a lot better top 6 ahead of him than he did in Dallas, plus the prospective line-mates of Cleary and Hudler is gonna give him tons of assists and energy as well. He still has a great shot, it may be too much to expect from him, but given enough time on the PP and if he and those guys click, he may end up with 20-25 goals and 30-40 assists. Heck, Brett Hull scored 25 goals and had 43 assists in his last year here,and that was while he was 39 years old. Guarantee with all the line juggling Babcock does, Modano will find himself playing with Dats or Zetts a few times this season too. This is a win win situation for all involved (well except Dallas, when they eat crow watching Modo raise the Cup.)

I seem to remember Larionov wasn't too shabby at 41 years old in 2002 either, especially in the playoffs. And who was that guy, what was his name? Oh yeah, Chelios, he was also 40 in 2002, and played very well for a few more years at least. Just cause the guy is 40, doesn't mean he cannot play, when Yzerman was 40, he played in 61 games, scored 14 goals and had 20 assists, all with a bum knee, a lot of times playing 3rd line center behind Dats and Lang, would you guys take those stats from Modano for $1.5M? SIGN HIM UP!

#2007391 Versteeg a Leaf

Posted by edicius on 30 June 2010 - 09:46 PM

He never said they were done trading.


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True, true, the article says he wouldn't rule out any more trades. But the implication of the article was that they didn't need to shed any more salary, which wasn't true.

#2006366 Jarnkrok (2nd pick, 51st overall)

Posted by johanlake on 28 June 2010 - 08:59 PM

Here's a short video I made, it's all his points in SEL.

#2004889 2010 NHL Draft Thread

Posted by dirtydangles on 25 June 2010 - 08:51 PM

i do not approve. shoulda taken a russian with skill.

#2000834 Bertuzzi Signs 2 Year Deal

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 17 June 2010 - 03:01 PM

Eric Nystrom + an extra million to spend at the trade deadline >>>>>>>>>> Bert
Winchester, Pyatt, Asham, Malhotra, Miller, maybe Comrie, Higgins, or Tanguay...

Good chance all of them sign for less, some significantly less so we could save a good chunk for the deadline.

There's still room to bring in a physical 4th line player. Bert's cap hit didn't take that away. Not to mention the fact that

- Winchester: Career High 21 points...meaning not greater or less than but more importantly *not equal* too Bertuzzi.
- Pyatt: 23 points last season and 19 the one before...meaning not greater or less than but more importantly *not equal* too Bertuzzi.
- Asham: Hasn't scored more than 24 points in the past 7 years...meaning not greater or less than but more importantly *not equal* too Bertuzzi.
- Malhotra: Has never scored more than 35 points his entire career...meaning not greater or less than but more importantly *not equal* too Bertuzzi.
- Miller: Completely different type of player (who Kenny still could re-sign anyway).....meaning not greater or less than but more importantly *not equal* too Bertuzzi.
- Comrie: Hasn't played more than 43 games per season the past 3 years and only once in the past 6 years has he played more than that. Now he's a year older and more brittle.
- Higgins: Currently earns $2.25 million *per* and hasn't played a full season the past 3 years...meaning not greater or less than but more importantly *not equal* too Bertuzzi.
- Tanguay: Cap hit of $2.5 million...meaning not greater or less than but more importantly *not equal* too Bertuzzi.

this is exactly the answer to the several people that say there was no better option. to me it stems from holland saying he wanted another 4th line drake type player. with bertuzzi back, all of a sudden you have another roster spot unavailable. i would much rather see someone like nystrom brought in over bertuzzi and then that would still gives spots to guys like eaves and miller. i was not totally against bringing bert back, but certainly not for the cap hit he now has. that severely limits the wings this year and next year. as has been mentioned, you have guys like lidstrom and holmstrom taking discounts, then you have bert getting a raise even though he has said he would take less to stay in detroit? in the cap era it is all about having players outperform their contract. Z & D did that for several years before their big deals kicked in. currently, other than howard, do we really have any 'value' contracts? sure our top end guys have manageable hits thanks to their super long deals, but its hard to say anyone is a 'value' contract when their hit is 5-7 million.

...and why is it Bert's responsibility to be a "value" contract?

#1996423 The right way to be a prospect of the Wings

Posted by Guest on 08 June 2010 - 05:25 PM

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