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#2436702 will you tank red wings games due to the cleary signing

Posted by Aznknight on 15 September 2013 - 12:24 PM

Hey let's tank a game because the Wings re-signed the player who outscored Zetterberg and Datsyuk last post season. This player also plays with grit and tenacity EVERY shift and is a leader on and off the ice.

If you've never played hockey (beer leagues, triple A, pro) in your life, you will never appreciate what Cleary brings to the table. If you have or do, then you've never fully matured in regards to your hockey sense.

Never question the heart of a champion.

#2435871 Sedin Twins

Posted by Aznknight on 11 September 2013 - 03:56 PM

They're fantastic players. They play against the opponent's best players every game. They don't whine like Crosby or Malkin.
If they want to negotiate together then all the power to them. I hate Canucks fans and dislike the team equally. However, no one can question those two's heart and skill and love for the game.

#2435315 Canadian Olympic Jerseys Leaked?

Posted by Aznknight on 06 September 2013 - 06:18 PM

They could be wearing purple barney tank tops and they'd still rotate any team upside its head.

#2435314 Datsyuk Robbed

Posted by Aznknight on 06 September 2013 - 06:15 PM

It was probably dats' jockstrap collection he's taken from goalies

#2434760 Red Wings Goal song?

Posted by Aznknight on 02 September 2013 - 11:00 PM

This exact rendition of the song.

I dont care how composed you are. You will destroy an opponent's confidence with this song

#2434614 Franzen: "I am not a goal scorer"

Posted by Aznknight on 01 September 2013 - 04:08 PM

If he showed Cleary's hustle, and Homer's grit he'd be our top scorer every year. Holland probably feels like Mattie Ross toward Rooster Cogburn from True Grit
Holland: "They told me you're a man with true grit"
Franzine: "What do you want girl, speak up it's supper time".

#2433977 Samuelsson: IR to All-Star?

Posted by Aznknight on 23 August 2013 - 07:12 PM

He will score the cup clinching goal. You heard it here first

#2430687 Rule 48: not working as planned.

Posted by Aznknight on 18 July 2013 - 03:46 PM

Or get rid of the instigator rule. Bring back the Proberts and Browns.

#2428931 22 Seasons of Domination

Posted by Aznknight on 09 July 2013 - 04:36 AM

Damn rights we're No. 1

#2428085 Wings Attempting to Re-sign Cleary

Posted by Aznknight on 06 July 2013 - 03:24 PM

He's a warrior. Teams wanted him for a reason. He brings alot to the table.
He gets under the opposing team's skin.
He will protect his teammates
He sacrifices his body for the team
Great leader
Heart of a champion.

All attributes that most superstars lack.

#2421203 Dreger: Filppula looking for $5.5m/season over at least 7 years

Posted by Aznknight on 21 June 2013 - 12:02 PM

Fil scored 197 pts during his 5 yr/15 million contract. That's $76,000/point.
Dats scored 342 @ 5yr/33.5 mil. That's $98,000/pt.
Franzen scored 222 @ 5yr/21.650 mil. That's $97,000/pt
Cleary is $83,000/pt.
Horton is $100,000/pt
Crosby was $117,000/pt
Gomez was $204,000/pt (see how important this stat is)
Hudler was $57,000/pt

We pay them to score and fil has more than filled his duty if money is the question. He was our cheapest scorer. We let go of huds when he was the best bang for the buck.
Fil plays D and is fast and can create matchup problems. His demand of $5mil is fair to the standards. If we paid him 5mil/yr at 197 pts he would be $126,000/pt. To get a fairl contract with him it'll have to be $3.8@5 yrs which would make him a $98,000/pt player. However, we can't afford it with the influx of new, cheaper talent so sadly we'll be letting go another better bang for the buck player again.

No matter how anyone spins it that he's small, passess to cleary on a break away, doesn't give good enough massages, does not fight etc etc, one thing is certain. Fil has the qualities of a top player. He passess well, backchecks, and scores enough to be effective to the money he is paid.

#2416335 Thanks LGWers, Mods, and Matt

Posted by Aznknight on 30 May 2013 - 07:13 PM

I feel a sense of belonging in a city filled with pompous, self absorbed, pretentious, ignorant Canucks fans.

Thanks guys!

#2416317 Wow... Danny Cleary

Posted by Aznknight on 30 May 2013 - 06:37 PM

I want him to stay. He's an example. Look at edmonton. All the talent in the world with no one to look up to...bottom dwellers.

#2415620 Proud of our boys

Posted by Aznknight on 29 May 2013 - 10:08 PM

They played their hearts out. Now I can focus on having sex with my wife

#2414099 Proud of our boys

Posted by Aznknight on 28 May 2013 - 05:23 PM

No this isn't me expecting a last game Wednesday.
I have been lucky enough to cheer for a team where every year was a competetive year. I arrived in Vancouver in 94 just after the riots and was very interested in this game called hockey. My cousin was watching the Canucks play the Wings and he was being all gooey about how this Canucks team was just one win away from winning the 'cup'. What 'cup'? The 'Stanley Cup'! The cup that caused the riots, he says. In the Philippines, we last took a stand and marched the streets, peacefully, for our rights. What is this cup that can cause a riot?

The wings won that day and my cousin was angry. I said to myself: 'I'm gonna cheer for those guys'. I don't want a team that caused riots!.
I go to school and I play hockey for the first time. I passed the puck to my goalie and i scored on my own net. My whole team was dejected but they said 'it's ok, we'll score back'. Although I scored another goal on my own net I remembered what it was like to play the game. I watched highlights on tsn and followed the wings religiously. NHL 91 was my very first video game. NHL 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98 all followed.

I put my faith in the wings. I prayed for them. I cried for them and I trusted in them. Every success they had, I felt, was also my success. I had something to believe in.

96 was a major year for me and all wings fans because this was the Yzerman goal. I remember me sitting down in front of the TV then jumping uncontrollably. It was 'our year'. Finally after losing last year. Then we face the avs and draper gets hit. We lose the series.
I was still in grade school and had been bullied so I just went home, waited for wings highlights and got my taste of success. Then March arrives and mccarty pummels lemieux, scores the winning goal and exacts the full revenge. I felt a sense of euphoria knowing that there's always a next time. We win the cup despite being underdogs to the flyers. I watch vlad's crash video. I was dejected. Next year we play our hearts out after losing a key player and sweep washington. I see Stevie put the cup on vlad's lap and wheel him around while the whole team was behind him. I cried. I get teary eyed even now. They did something more than for themselves. I applied that in my life.
Mediocre years came but I still got to watch hall of fame players wear a wings jersey. Fedorov, larionov, coffey, ciccarelli, vernon, shanny, hull, robitaille, murphy, clark, cujo.
Then 02. Hasek takes us to the finals and during the year I watched Zata and Datsyuk play alongside Hull...i knew they'd be superstars. 08 and 09 come and last year.

I reflect back and realized that I've been very lucky. I watched hall of famers, loved the game and applied everything the wings did, to my life. I go through hard times and know there will be a next time. I go through good times and enjoy it cuz there might never be that chance again. I never regretted anything. Last year was when the last of my childhood heroes left. Lids and homer. I loved them both. Then I look back at this team that they built. They're young and inexperienced still. But, like I did, believed.
In a year that 29 teams would have used to tank and get first pick, we go to second round and take the best team to 7. I never once doubted. I prepared for the worst and always expected the best. It has been a joy to watch the new era carry that torch. In retrospect, we should have been all playing golf after the season. But this team made it possible for more palpatations and for wings fans everywhere to still believe.

Let's go red wings *clap* *clap**clapclapclap*!