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#2254576 Red Wings hope Winter Classic can persuade Nicklas Lidstrom to return

Posted by Dominator2005 on 10 February 2012 - 08:55 AM

http://www.mlive.com..._of_winter.html

The Red Wings are turning up the pressure on Lidstrom to return next season, telling him and anyone who'll listen that the 41-year-old defenseman shouldn't retire with such a huge event looming, a chance to play the Toronto Maple Leafs before a world-record crowd of 115,000.

"I'm hoping this game will convince Nick, and with how our team is playing, to

come back for one more year," general manager Ken Holland said. "The possibilities are incredible."

The ever-optimistic coach Mike Babcock is convinced Lidstrom will return.

"He'll be back. He'll be back," Babcock said. "He's too good to quit and our team's too good. I was concerned this year was going to be his last if our team wasn't good enough. Our team is good enough and he's good enough.

"I think there's one more (year) for sure. He's never going to let his skill diminish and he's not interested in playing on a bad team. I know (Tomas) Holmstrom wants to play and he's working on him every day. They're like two kids together."

Lidstrom said he'll make his decision after the season.

"It (Winter Classic) is only one game, but it's an intriguing one," Lidstrom said. "We'll have to wait and see."

For what it's worth, he added, "I think it's going to be an unbelievable feeling to walk through that (Michigan Stadium) tunnel and play a hockey game."

Teammates are hopeful.

"I think this will be perfect." Niklas Kronwall said. "It really gives him another reason to continue for another year. I think it's pretty good timing."

Said Pavel Datsyuk: "He's going to play at least two more years."


#2254126 What the F has gotten into these wings?

Posted by Red Wings Addict on 09 February 2012 - 12:59 AM




#2253506 Rick Nash?

Posted by Konnan511 on 08 February 2012 - 01:06 AM

Red Wings will not overpay for Nash or Parise. They will not be Red Wings during their primes, this isn't NHL 12.


#2253531 Operation Dumbo Drop.

Posted by Majsheppard on 08 February 2012 - 07:38 AM

Sorry about the title, but I thought it might make it easier to find this thread down the line.

I was reading about the Big House Winter classic again, when I read that it might be hard to impossible to get tickets for the thing if you are not a season ticket holder.

This seems absurd to me due to the size of the stadium, but I know tickets will be hard to get so...

I thought our community could be used to help us all out. Enter Operation Dumbo Drop.

I say we use this thread to post updates of when tickets will go on sale. We can try to help each other get in line for the precious tickets and make sure that Wings fans are the first to get the few their are to get. I say we find out the maximum amount of tickets we can buy as well and try to buy the maximum and come here to sell the tickets back at FACE VALUE! Let's not get greedy trying to make money off of each other. Sell them at 10x the price to a Leafs fan, but try and make the priority to get people from here on.



In short, we should try to get as many of the die hard fans in for this once in a lifetime event. Also try and get us in to all of the other events at Comerica as well.

What say you?


#2253107 Patrick Eaves injury

Posted by dirtydangles on 06 February 2012 - 07:05 PM

I'm not sure where exactly Eaves got hit, and if this would have even made a difference for him, but the fact that it's been quoted as a head injury, I'm gonna say this:

As cool as hockey helmets are, and as much as i like them, the time has come to upgrade them with a major overhaul. With the increased speed of the game, the increased size and strength of the players, the increased velocity of the average player's slapshot, and the increased knowledge of long term brain effects of sudden impact, the hockey player needs similar protection as the rally car/motorcycle driver.

It can be designed in such a way with the classic body lines of a hockey helmet so as to resemble the overall shape, but it's got to be beefed up.

Why is this never talked about by any of hockey's talking heads?


completely agree. look at what football players go out on the field with - massive helmets with face masks. They aren't moving half as fast as hockey players but still wear them.


#2253101 Patrick Eaves injury

Posted by T.Low on 06 February 2012 - 06:35 PM

I'm not sure where exactly Eaves got hit, and if this would have even made a difference for him, but the fact that it's been quoted as a head injury, I'm gonna say this:

As cool as hockey helmets are, and as much as i like them, the time has come to upgrade them with a major overhaul. With the increased speed of the game, the increased size and strength of the players, the increased velocity of the average player's slapshot, and the increased knowledge of long term brain effects of sudden impact, the hockey player needs similar protection as the rally car/motorcycle driver.

It can be designed in such a way with the classic body lines of a hockey helmet so as to resemble the overall shape, but it's got to be beefed up.

Why is this never talked about by any of hockey's talking heads?


#2253294 Craig Baugh

Posted by crotty99 on 06 February 2012 - 10:20 PM

A really good read.

http://www.usatoday....AUqwnuFWw.email


#2253467 Pick Your Poison

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 February 2012 - 08:42 PM

These are all problems, but the lack of a great top 6 scorer is the biggest.

Special teams is a streaky thing anyway, and as others have pointed out, a sniper would improve our powerplay.


#2253191 Need a customized jersey? This looks like a good deal.

Posted by edicius on 06 February 2012 - 08:46 PM

This pretty much originated from a thread on reddit regarding shoddy quality of jerseys and nameplates and such on Shop.NHL.com. Apparently http://www.coolhockey.com/ is one of the few licensed jersey customization companies out there and they're doing a nice sale promotion. Here's what the guy on reddit had to say:

I may get buried, but if you read a few of my previous comments, i actually work for the one of (i believe) 4 licensed jersey customizers for the NHL and NHLPA. Reebok is the only person responsible for the change. We get them directly from reebok, and customize it for NHL.com WE have been furious with the quality, and on many occasion have actually sent the jersey back demanding a refund (and we deal in the thousands of quantity)

When buying an authentic, i would HIGHLY SUGGEST specifically asking for VECTOR LOGO on the back. Authentics that have the vector logo, are going to be an older model, and made in canada. If you can get your hand on a KOHO do so, its twice the material the new jerseys are.

They shipped production to a new factory, to people who don't know what they are doing, and have no idea how to use the heat press. I get so many angry emails from customers who think we are selling them knock offs. EVEN THOUGH WE ARE ONE OF THE ONLY 4 LEGIT COMPANY'S. Reebok through their negligence is slandering OUR company name as well and its insane.

EDIT : If anyone is interested in buying a nhlpa licensed jersey, with a redditor (ME) handling the customer service, orders big or small. Let me know id love to help

Edit2: Im going to work on a reddit special promo code for the website on monday.

WE HAVE ASSORTED MADE IN CANADA AUTHENTICS BUT SINCE THEY ARE NO LONGER PRODUCED, THEY ARE VERY FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.

ANOTHER EDIT : The Promotion is up on the website. TOP QUALITY stitchwork, and 50% off. Cheaper that the NHL sells customization and they only heat press. This is NHL TEAM SPECS STITCHWORK.


I mentioned last week (http://www.reddit.co...t_so_authentic/) that i would put a coupon up on our website. Instead we are putting up a large sale. We are one of the few licensed jersey customization companies, We STITCH the customization, NOT JUST A HEAT PRESS. We work for the NHL, and many of the major sports teams in North America. And i can handle any customer service issues personally (redditor for over a year not a throwaway).

We have Made in Canada Authentics for sale, based on availability! Very limited quality, as they are long out of production.

www.coolhockey.com Or you can personally reach ME at sam@coolhockey.com

I would also like to mention, if for ANY REASON you are not completely satisfied, do not hesitate to get in touch with me, we will fix any problem you may have.


58% off jersey customizations. Not too shabby. Thought it might interest at least some of you here.





#2252999 Rick Nash?

Posted by lil Wing's fan on 06 February 2012 - 09:40 AM

Bertuzzi-Datsyuk-Nash

Ryan-Zetterberg-Nyquist

Tatar-Vermette-Mursak

Eaves-Helm-Cogliano

Abby/Emmerton



Lidstrom-White

Kronwall-Smith

Ericsson-Fowler

Commadore


Howard
Deslaurier




I would be happy with that, the top four looks like yes please! and Deslaurier would be a great back up to Jimmy. A lot of trading going on here but it looks good, entertaining anyhow :thumbup:



#2251285 Mr. Hockey taking dementia battle public

Posted by Esquire on 02 February 2012 - 11:37 AM

My grandfather suffered from this before passing away. When this man passes away, I'm going to weep like an infant and throw elbows at anyone who dares tease me about it.

All the best Mr. Hockey. We love you.


#2251334 Rick Nash?

Posted by Kingston on 02 February 2012 - 03:33 PM

I was on HFBoards, and someone over there posted this, I found it interesting..

On TGOR this morning on the Team 1200 in Ottawa Pierre MacGuire said he strongly believes Holland makes a run at Rick Nash with a serious offer.


What do you guys think about Nash?, and what would it take us to get him over here?


#2252007 2/4 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Oilers 5 (SO)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 04 February 2012 - 11:24 AM

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#2251197 2/2 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Canucks 3 (SO)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 01 February 2012 - 11:25 PM

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#2250896 Future retired numbers

Posted by dats13owns on 31 January 2012 - 01:11 PM

Aside from the obvious Lidstrom, Datsyuk is the only one that I see having a shot at making it to the rafters. If he continues his dominance, adds another championship to his resume and finishes his career with the Wings, it's a no brainer.

If you look at the fact that the likes of Osgood, Draper and even Holmstrom who have been major factors to the Wings success over the last 2 decades, it doesn't bode well for Z, Franzen or Kronwall, who will likely be Wings for life with success in Detroit.

Retiring jersey's is something sacred, I don't think teams need 20 jersey's retired like the Habs do. It should be for the organizational greats.