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#2593070 No Scoring and No Fighting

Posted by number9 on 13 April 2015 - 10:53 PM

The whole enforcer protecting the team era was in response to the lawlessness on the ice. The rules didn't protect players, so the players did. Now the league has rules to curb this lawlessness, which makes the role of the enforcer semi-obsolete.


The enforcer era is not coming back. It's going to move farther and father from that despite whatever protests you (and including myself) have. The sooner one accepts this, the sooner one can move past it.


Hockey isn't becoming soccer. Hockey is becoming hockey. Fighting is part of hockey's history, but at the end of the day it's a side-show within the sport. Trust me, that pains me to admit.


If you want to watch good fights, do what I do and follow the UFC. Hockey and fighting are going to split. Maybe not tomorrow, maybe not in 10 years from now, but we all know it's going to happen eventually. Enjoy it while we have it. The game is evolving, and it's going to leave us 80's and 90's fans in the dust if we don't evolve with it.

#2585038 Helmer's baby is as fast as his daddy

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 24 March 2015 - 10:36 PM


#2395494 Impressed with our young core..

Posted by Guest on 04 May 2013 - 08:22 AM

Though I don't think that we're going to have the horses to make a finals run this post-season (esp. with DeKeyser out), I have been quite impressed with our young core in the last two games, and to end the regular season.  I don't think that next season is going to be the season either (too many bad contracts still on the books - M. Samuelsson, T. Bertuzzi, P. Eaves, K. Quincey, C. Colaiacovo).  But the next season, I think, could be the season..

IF we can get Pavel to return for an extra season after his contract expires.  IF we can retain the rest of our talent on expiring contracts.  And IF we can add an elite goal-scoring wing and RH PP D-Man..

I think we could have a team that's good enough to win it all again, in two seasons.


What do you guys think?  And where might we find that elite wing and defenseman?  

J. Franzen-P. Datsyuk-???
V. Filppula-H. Zetterberg-D. Brunner
G. N
yquist-C. Jarnkrok-T. Tatar
J. Abdelkader-D. Helm-J. Andersson
C. Emmerton, J. Tootoo
*R. Sheahan, T. Pulkkinen, T. Jurco, M. Frk

N. Kronwall-???
D. DeKe
yser-J. Ericsson
B. Smith-J. Kindl
B. Lashoff
*R. Sproul, X. Oullet

J. Howard
P. Mrazek
*T. McCollum

#2392949 WCQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1, at Ducks 3. (Anaheim leads, 1-0)

Posted by Dabura on 30 April 2013 - 11:20 PM

Our d has been good up until the last 5-7 mins of the 2nd.


Howard is pretty much the only good thing going for us tonight - and even he's looked lost at times.

#2390458 one of my favourite seasons

Posted by Euro_Twins on 27 April 2013 - 01:24 AM

I will probably catch a lot of grief for this, but I have to say looking back on it, this has been one of my favourite seasons in the last 10 years. 


We as wings fans seem to expect to make the playoffs every year, and anything less is a far cry from reality. Well so far that reality has been setting in as we fight with two other teams for the last 2 spots, something some of us haven't seen, and others not for a while. We all complain that this team has been stagnant for a few years, well this year the wings have gotten, bigger, stronger, faster, and younger. We are rebuilding on the fly with playoff hopes still at hand, and we started the season with a defense that was laughable at best. The controversy, the fight, the will, and the drive are keeping this younger team in contention. This season has been like a true underdog story out of the movies, almost like remember the titans, except the tragedy was Lidstrom retiring. It really has been very infuriating at times to watch, but from start to finish has kept me engaged and on the edge of my seat. Win or lose, I like this younger team (save for Cleary, white, quincey and others at times) and it really has been a blast, so thank you Red Wings for another great season, even if you don't beat Dallas, and we miss the playoffs, as kenny would say, i like our team :)

#2380394 Fear of the East?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 April 2013 - 07:48 PM

What would be awesome is having a fourt line with just fighters. Put em out every start of a period against the top line. No head hunting just push em around a bit.
Or even after the team scores...we'll be the Detroit 'dread you'll see Red' Wings.



#2379196 Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

Posted by wingedominance13 on 03 April 2013 - 09:56 AM

Holland does not need to make a big splash, I hate to say this but the wings are not winning the cup this year. The group of guys we have are definitely capable of winning the cup, but a couple years down the line once our kids develop. The very last thing I want Holland to do is trade valuable prospects for a rental aging "star", and Holland wont do that.


This has been an awkward year for the wings with all the injuries that caused us to send kids up and down constantly, and the shortened season not allowing us to get in a groove. We will make the playoffs, which keeps the streak alive. Sign a defenseman and/or a scorer in the offseason, and in 3-5 years this team will have a cup. Please Holland, don't blow up our team. 


the only problem with your theory is most likely in 3-5 years we won't have Datsyuk so I can't imagine we getting a cup without him anytime soon.