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#2477297 Sammy Waived

Posted by Kira on 26 January 2014 - 02:31 PM

I'm surprised it didn't happen sooner but with all the injuries I shouldn't be surprised.  I guess that means I'll see him on the 5th when I go to the Griffins game.

#2474276 Nucks vs Flames

Posted by Kira on 19 January 2014 - 12:23 AM

For a moment, I honestly thought I was watching a remake of "Slap Shot".

#2474207 1/18 GDT: Kings 2 @ Red Wings 3 (Shootout)

Posted by Kira on 18 January 2014 - 10:16 PM

Yeah, well, like I said, it's nice to be the benefactor for a change.  We're long overdue for some breaks.

#2473684 Datsyuk - Team Russia captain for Sochi

Posted by Kira on 17 January 2014 - 10:27 AM

I think part of it is because he's captain for his home country.  He has a lot more ability to get the point across to his teammates if he can talk to them in their own language.  I think that makes a big difference.

#2473102 The Hottest Red Wing

Posted by Kira on 15 January 2014 - 11:32 AM

Oh captain, my captain!  Pasha was named captain for Team Russia.  I'm so proud of him.  How many other NHL teams can boast having TWO Olympic captains?


Congrats, honey, I know you will do your country proud!  :wub:

#2472715 Certain NHL attendance metrics are better than NBA

Posted by Kira on 13 January 2014 - 11:49 AM

Maybe people are wising up and seeing through the BS that is pro basketball.  It's egos and paychecks fighting to see which one can get bigger first.  It's hype and silliness.  It's arrogant little bastards who forget who is paying their paychecks.  I want to say something else here, but it will get me in trouble, so I won't.  Give me hockey any day.

#2468317 New guy, needing help

Posted by Kira on 29 December 2013 - 12:39 PM

First of all, let me also extend a welcome handshake (or hug, if you prefer).  Welcome to Red Wing Nation!


As far as history, like someone said, it depends on how far you want to go back.  Me, I go back a long way, but that's because I'm a lot older than most of the people on this board.


There are some great DVD sets out there, including one that has three documentaries about the '97, '98 and '02 Cup runs, and 5 of the best games ever - May 16, 1996, which ends with a Steve Yzerman blast in double overtime; March 26,1997 - a date that lives in Red Wings legend; June 2, 1997, the last game against Philadelphia for the Cup; May 31, 2002 (I remember that game and laughed my ass off); and June 3, 2002, triple overtime in game 3 of the Finals (I remember it went on til 1AM).


There is also a book called "What It Means to be a Red Wing".  It's a very nice book with short essays written by players from the 50's until now, including Ted Lindsay, Red Kelly (and the more you dig, the more you'll find about those guys), and Ken Holland.  The 90's section is quite good; Nick Lidstrom, Kris Draper, Chris Osgood, Tomas Holmstrom, Brendan Shanahan and Chris Chelios.  It also has current players with Pavel and Henrik.  It's a beautiful book.  I remember the first time I saw it, I sat in the middle of the bookstore reading Pasha's essay.  And he has autographed my copy.


I hope I didn't scare you off with all this, but happy hunting!

#2467687 Merry Christmas, LGW

Posted by Kira on 25 December 2013 - 11:58 AM

Happy Christmas to all of you.  Thanks for keeping my sanity intact at times when I've doubted I have any.

#2466491 12/19 GDT: Flames 2 @ Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by Kira on 20 December 2013 - 11:34 AM

I was at the game last night, and if I could have come down lower I might have considered it.  But I was at the top of the lower bowl behind our goal.  The one problem I have with that place is their handicapped/wheelchair seating.  It stinks.  There isn't enough room for a wheelchair to negotiate easily.  Of course a lot of people don't help much.  They push, they don't look where they are going, they run into my hubby's chair (and him), and they just don't care.  I hope this new arena (proposed) does better with handicapped/wheelchair accessibility.


As far as the game, though, I thought Pasha was great on that 5-on-3 situation.  They were crap calls (especially the one on Brendan Smith), but we made as much good out of it as was possible, I suppose.

#2464774 Leafs/Wings 24/7 Episode 1 Discussion (12/14)

Posted by Kira on 15 December 2013 - 11:22 AM

I figured you all would enjoy this


That is a treasure...


To those of you who thought it was boring...if you want drama queens, go back to Pittsburgh and film there.  They have a plethora of divas there.  We're just wanting to get work done and win some games.

#2464717 Leafs/Wings 24/7 Episode 1 Discussion (12/14)

Posted by Kira on 15 December 2013 - 01:08 AM

Bert drinking the Corona...I can't stand the stuff, but whatever...


I liked the picture of Pasha sound asleep on the plane...I wonder what he was listening to that put him out?  Maybe I need to get a hold of it to be able to sleep at night.  It's been so long since I've had a good night's sleep I wouldn't know what one was if it came up and kicked me.

#2464226 Eaves and Glendening Recalled: Emmerton Sent Down

Posted by Kira on 14 December 2013 - 01:32 PM

I'm glad Patrick and Luke are back.  Now if you could only get rid of Cleary.


As far as the guys in GR, you've got a nice bunch there, but I think some of them need a bit more seasoning. 

#2464024 Great Datsyuk Interview

Posted by Kira on 13 December 2013 - 11:29 AM

Me too.  I'd love to take him out on our boat next summer and let him fish to his heart's content.  I told him about it when we were at camp, and his eyes lit up like a kid on Christmas.  When I told him the boat was big enough to sleep on, his eyes got wide and he said, "Really?"  I think I peaked his interest.  :lol:

#2461790 12/6 GDT 7:00PM: Red Wings 3 at Devils 1

Posted by Kira on 06 December 2013 - 10:20 PM

Looking at the angle they showed, Jersey might have a legitimate beef on the trapezoid call.  But on the other hand, the way our luck has been running lately, I daresay the only place he'll get any sympathy is from the dictionary.

#2459559 Datsyuk concussion: To Return Tuesday

Posted by Kira on 01 December 2013 - 11:47 AM

@AnsarKhanMLive: Ottawa's Jared Cowen talks about his hit that injured Pavel Datsyuk. http://t.co/NvicYqZMfQ



As the saying goes, dry that out you could fertilize a golf course.