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#2557686 Quick Announcement Regarding Spam PMs.

Posted by Euro_Twins on Yesterday, 04:05 PM

Yup I got one too. That site will apparently be the next big sports site. I can't wait to forget all about it!


#2557519 Rank our griffins d prospects

Posted by amato on 18 December 2014 - 01:58 PM

I think they'd all be good suitors, as well. The biggest issue with moving Kindl, I believe, is the term on his deal. One less year on his deal and he's gone by now, IMO. The Jets seem like a perfect place for him to go, considering a lot of their injuries have some term on them, and they have plenty of cap space.

Rumors have them offering a bottom six player (Thorburn, Halischuk, Peluso, Galiardi) in return for a defender. I'd prefer a pick, but at this point I want that roster spot cleared up above all else.

 

 

There's definitely a need there for d-men, that's for sure.

 

 

On Thursday, the club announced that veteran rearguard Mark Stuart would be out of the lineup ’til February with a lower-body injury, making him the fourth defenseman the club has lost for a significant length of time.

Jacob Trouba is out ’til February as well with an upper-body injury, while Tobias Enstrom (lower body) and Zach Bogosian (lower-body) aren’t expected back until early- to mid-January.

(edit: source)  http://prohockeytalk...t-til-february/

 

 

 

They might settle for a pick rather than moving a bottom 6 player. 

I'm sure Kenny is looking into it.




#2557516 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by kipwinger on 18 December 2014 - 01:02 PM

Apparently the Wings are a garbage organization because they don't drop the gloves anytime someone on their team gets cross checked.  Something which regularly happens about 50 times a game.  I hope the Wings are ready because if some folks have their way, their knuckles are going to be powder by the end of the week. 




#2557108 12/16 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 0 (SO)

Posted by canadian wings fan on 16 December 2014 - 03:56 PM

you're a disgrace to the force Bobrovsky!




#2557028 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 16 December 2014 - 03:56 AM

So much truculence in this thread.


#2556985 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by Ally on 15 December 2014 - 11:37 PM

1. The Wings DO get after people for dirty hits. Not every single time but E went after Nolan and in previous seasons Bertuzzi stuck up for Pav. It's not always about fighting, there are guys who make their presence known after questionable hits.

2. I know moderation has been a touchy subject lately but I've noticed the number of personal attacks has gone way up in the past few weeks and honestly, it doesn't bring much to the discussion at all.


#2556944 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by number9 on 15 December 2014 - 08:34 PM

Not to nit pick, but Probie's death was caused by cardiac arrest aka a heart attack (years of alcohol, and drug abuse were contributing factors).

 

But yes - his brain was donated for research, and signs of CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) were present.

 

And brain damage also tends to only worsen drug and alcohol abuse




#2556820 NHL Mumps Outbreak

Posted by Rivalred on 14 December 2014 - 11:41 PM

Lumps lumps lovely lady lumps

Yeah, staff really dropped the ball... Cardinal sign, looks like a squirrel trying to collect nuts his mouth for the winter


#2556866 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by number9 on 15 December 2014 - 12:42 PM

 

I agree with your position on fighting, but I don't really want to make his a pro vs. anti fighting thread. 

 

And you're right, I am assuming people would react differently.  That's because in all my life, I've never known a sports fan who was ok with with a questionable referee decision if said decision wasn't in their teams' favor.  Occasionally fans will begrudgingly accept a refs' decision if it's too obvious to ignore, or else the outcome of the decision is inconsequential.  But if it matters at all, every fan will always take their teams' side.  That's what being a fan is all about.  So if Smith is winning it's "let em' go ref" and if he's losing it's, "they need to get involved earlier". 

 

Same with penalties.  Think about it.  People ***** and moan about the refs CONSTANTLY on this site, but conveniently leave out the part about how the Wings get more powerplays than almost every other team in the league.  Pretty mum on that one, because it helps us out. 

 

Cause other teams are mean and we're nice  :innocent:




#2556862 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by kipwinger on 15 December 2014 - 12:28 PM

 

The problem I have your argument is your assuming that would be our feelings.

 

I do believe it is a heated topic if fighting belongs in our game. I for one do not think its necessary part of the game but I there are tones of other thread I could make that statement in.

 

I would have not been upset if it was the other way. With all the evidence of what head trauma does to athletes, this needs to be stopped. Boxing and UFC are sports that is only about fighting has rules against someone that a disadvantage. 

 

I agree with your position on fighting, but I don't really want to make his a pro vs. anti fighting thread. 

 

And you're right, I am assuming people would react differently.  That's because in all my life, I've never known a sports fan who was ok with with a questionable referee decision if said decision wasn't in their teams' favor.  Occasionally fans will begrudgingly accept a refs' decision if it's too obvious to ignore, or else the outcome of the decision is inconsequential.  But if it matters at all, every fan will always take their teams' side.  That's what being a fan is all about.  So if Smith is winning it's "let em' go ref" and if he's losing it's, "they need to get involved earlier". 

 

Same with penalties.  Think about it.  People ***** and moan about the refs CONSTANTLY on this site, but conveniently leave out the part about how the Wings get more powerplays than almost every other team in the league.  Pretty mum on that one, because it helps us out. 




#2556856 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by Euro_Twins on 15 December 2014 - 12:09 PM

 
Here's why I think this "the refs should have stopped it sooner" argument is bunk.  If Smith had been winning the fight, and the refs stopped it sooner, everybody would be irritated that the refs "should have let them go".   When you say "usually the refs jump in TOO early" you're suggesting that they're doing something wrong by getting involved before they SHOULD.  And now, you're advocating them getting involved before they DID.  It's a judgment call for the refs, and when the fight is going well for our boys, people are almost never in favor of stopping the fight. 
 
If Brendan Smith had the sweater pulled over Panik's head and was serving him his lunch, everybody would have been fine with the refs' inaction.  They'd have LOVED seeing a Red Wing win a fight for once.  But because Riley's Brother was getting handled it's somehow wrong for the refs to stand back and "let em' go". 
 
I don't buy it. 


You're making assumptions here. Not too many people would be happy about that. I wouldn't want to see someone on the wings win a fight by cheating. If he loses fairly then it's all well and good. If he wins fairly then I'm happy. If cheating is involved to create a clear advantage on either side the fight should be stopped immediately.


#2555769 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by darkmanx on 11 December 2014 - 08:11 AM

http://prohockeytalk...long-term-deal/

The Windsor star (not sure how reliable of a source they are?) is reporting that babs is close to signing long term in Detroit, in a deal that would make him the highest paid coach in the league. Babcock previously said he wouldn't negotiate during the season so maybe take that with a grain of salt but, I wouldn't be surprised; especially with how well they're doing lately.

 

He watched the Leafs play the Wings last night and said f*** that, I'm not coaching those losers.




#2555240 12/10 GDT - Maple Leafs 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 10 December 2014 - 12:41 PM

If Bernier is in goal win it for him :

 

nelson-mandela-400.jpg

 

LGW !

 

I remember watching him play when I was a kid.  To this day he's still the best athlete I've ever seen. 




#2555159 Favorite arena

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 09 December 2014 - 10:35 PM

lol - you wanna see some bad fans?

 

Go to the UC with Red Wings gear on.

 

A few years ago I went to the UC with my daughter to watch the Hawks play the Canes.  She was a Skinner fan.  The Canes were losing unfortunately and a gentlemen who sat next to me who chatter with me a little bit said, "It looks like your team is losing" to which I replied, "That's not my team, I'm a Red Wings fan" to which he never said another word to me the rest of the night  :lol:




#2555061 Favorite arena

Posted by F.Michael on 09 December 2014 - 10:53 AM

I've only been to a handful but JLA and the Bell Centre are both great.

 

Maple Leaf Gardens was such a cool arena too with it's one long-sloped side and generally weird layout.

 

I wish I could have made it to Boston Gardens as well.

Back in 1990 - a buddy of mine, and I took a road trip to Toronto in late June.

 

We stayed at the Neill-Wycik dorms which was a short walk from the Maple Leaf Gardens...The front doors were wide open, and the security guys let us walk around for nearly 30 min...Had a good laugh with 1 of the maintenance guys; talking about the Leafs, etc.

 

Toronto is a fun city to visit.

 

The Joe hands down. And I have been to Scottrade, TD Garden, United Center (Joe Louis West as I call it.)

Yeah - back in the late 90's I was at the UC for a Hawks/Wings game...Half the crowd - maybe more - were Red Wing fans (keep in mind this was when the Hawks really sucked).

 

Everyone around me, and my buddies were Wings fans, and when the Hawk fans started their usual 'DETROIT SUCKS' chant - we started our own  'STANLEY CUPS' chant.....Within a few minutes many other Wing fans in surrounding sections joined in, and before you knew it we were drowning out the Hawk fans.