I have been absent recently (but so, it seems, has everyone else), but I have to tell you what happened.
I always send Pasha a happy birthday message - doesn't matter where I am, when July 20 rolls around he gets a message from me. This year was no different. I was camping in the UP, and it came around. So I sent him a very nice birthday message.
This time I got a thank you back from him.! And it said, "See you in Traverse City soon." Well, not this year, honey - cardiology appointments trump camp (no, not me - my heart's fine...it's the boss's genetic heart problems we're taking care of). But at least I got a thank you this time...very cool.
You never know. Weiss has to be fired up and going to throw it all out there if he gets put in the lineup. The guy is playing for his career. I'd love to see him suit up against Toronto. He can atleast provide what Abby has in the top six. Even when Weiss was hurt last year he was good at board battles and face offs and he appeared to be skating better If Cleary dresses before Weiss I'm going to puke
The Red Wings better win this one for Canadian Wings Fans. There's nothing worse than crossing over from Windsor and Sarnia with bus loads of Leaf fans only to have Detroit lose to the leafs in their own barn.
First GDT post of the season, glad to finally have the new format finished and ready to post up for you great posters at LGW.
Franzen appears to be fine, just a leg spasm, and likely will play. Monster makes his first appearance of the season. Let's follow up on last night's great performance and trim the leafs in back to back games.
As always, lines are projected as it stands right now at the time I am posting this in the middle of the night. Lines and goalies are subject to change.
I don't get it TSN has had such an informative and well organized site. Yeah, you want a more modern look but why not keep the great structure instead of throwing the whole concept over board and thencreate something where nobody knows, how to find stuff ?! i.e. Podcasts, Season Preview...
Also please stop that stupid "load more" button and add SITE numbers seriously how difficult is that ? Even I could code that.
Now the site looks "modern" but more like a mobile unorganized site...disappointed. If somebody knows where to find the podcasts etc. please link them
I hope so.
I'd love to have another holmstrom pan out.
I don't know how well they scouted the other late guys, but it'd be awesome to have vahatalo, ehn, or kadeykin pan out as top six or even top 9 players.
Having a 6'3-6'5 center would be amazinggggg to have with the possibility of having Jurco, tats, Nyquist, mantha, or pulks on the wing.
I know its highly unlikely any of them become stars, but its hard not to get excited about them simply because theyre hakan choices, who are huge.
Nobody thought datsyuk zetterberg or lidstrom would be stars when we got them , or Franzen would be a 30 goal scorer and playoff performer(even though he hasn't been great of late)
I'm sure we go some forwards that will/can turn out to be stars
Mantha comes to mind obviously ... Nyquist if he continues his tear ... I see a lot of guys with tons of potential upfront ,not all will make it , some might need to get traded but I can't remember a time we had prospects this good and deep in our system
Star potential goalie in mrazek .... Backman ouellet sproul marchenko in the back end