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#2102926 Nabokov claimed by NYI, refuses to report, suspended

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 22 January 2011 - 01:09 PM

I would fully understand and agree with the rule if Nabokov was previously our property. But he wasn't. So really the rule makes no sense.


#2102609 Nabokov claimed by NYI, refuses to report, suspended

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 22 January 2011 - 11:20 AM

Only about 40 more minutes left to wait... Please Hockey Gods, just let him become a Red Wing!

Like I said before, what a letdown it would be for Nabokov to think that he's going to the Wings and then get claimed by the Islanders.



I read something last night that said Nabby will refuse to report to a bottom-feeding team. If the Islanders do claim him, he will bow out and just wait till next season to play. And since it seems like he wants to be with the Red Wings, I would assume he'll just sign with us in the offseason as a free agent.


#2029876 Ericsson: "I need to perform this year"

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 28 August 2010 - 02:45 AM

He needed to perform last year, and the year before that. I'm pretty annoyed at players that play balls to the wall during their contract year. It gives the impression that they were half-assing it in previous years. I mean I understand that players want to make the most $$ they can. But if you're a professional athlete, getting paid to do your job, you should be playing balls to the wall every night, every season.

That being said, I definitely hope big E kicks it into another gear this season. Even if it's financially motivated, I'll be happy to see the Wings give him a pay raise if he steps it up and plays like a beast. Although it still annoys me that this magical new "gear" didn't exist until potential big $$ comes into the picture.


#2025422 Your Favorite Player on Each Team?

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 12 August 2010 - 05:19 AM

Bruins - Marc Savard
Sabres - Ryan Miller
Canadiens - Brian Gionta
Senators - Daniel Alfredsson
Leafs - Phil Kessel

Devils - Zach Parise
Isles - Kyle Okposo
Rangers - Marian Gaborik
Flyers - Danny Briere
Penguins - Seriously can't name one now that Gonchar has left.

Thrashers - Slava Kozlov
Hurricanes - Jussi Jokinen
Panthers - David Booth
Lightning - Martin St. Louis
Capitals - Alex Ovechkin

Flames - Rene Bourque
Avalanche - Paul Stastny
Oilers - Sheldon Souray
Wild - Martin Havlat
Canucks - Ryan Kesler

Blackhawks - Patrick Kane
Blue Jackets - Antoine Vermette
Red Wings - Pavel Datsyuk by a slight edge with about 10 other players being a close 2nd.
Predators - Steve Sullivan
Blues - David Backes

Ducks - Bobby Ryan
Stars - Mike Ribeiro
Kings - Anze Kopitar
Coyotes - Wojtek Wolski
Sharks - Joe Pavelski


#2022281 Red Wings Shootout lineup

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 04 August 2010 - 05:41 AM

Modano will definitely get his chances in shootouts. In fact, I'd rather have him shooting than Zetterberg. Don't get me wrong, Hank is a beast and he's one of my favorite players. But for some reason it seams like he always struggles when it comes to netting one in a shootout scenario.


#2020256 Pick Your Favorite Wings' Title

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 28 July 2010 - 09:45 PM

Also, that team had something that no other team in NHL history has ever had before or since: 4 500+ goal scorers on the same team (Steve Yzerman, Brendan Shanahan, Brett Hull and Luc Robitaille). And Steve was literally a warrior on one leg throughout the entire playoffs. Talk about an epic year.


#2020250 Pick Your Favorite Wings' Title

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 28 July 2010 - 09:31 PM

This one is really tough for me. I was going between 1997 and 2002. And as much as I loved the memory of watching Stevie Y hoist the Cup for the first time, I had to go with 2002 by a slight edge. And for me, it's partly because the early 2000s were really, really good to me in life. My best friend died in '97, and then Vladdy's career gets ended in his prime. I just wasn't as happy a person back then. But 2002 I was thriving, loving life and having a great time. Literally everything was going right for me, so the Stanley Cup championship was definitely the icing on the cake for me. Plus that was such an epic squad. Arguably the most stacked we've ever been as a franchise. To this day I still miss that 2002 roster. That was the one year where almost every single hockey fan thought the Wings were gonna win the Cup. And they were all right. Also, that was the one team in a long time to actually win the Presidents Trophy and then go on to hoist the Cup. And that still hasn't been done since. That team was so good that it got the job done almost every night as soon as the first puck dropped game 1 of the regular season, all the way to the Stanley Cup finals.


#2020238 I'm Boycotting the Winter Classic...

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 28 July 2010 - 09:15 PM

I agree that NBC's love for Cindy is really annoying. But I'm not gonna boycot an exciting game between two good teams just because Crosby happens to be out on the ice. Plus, you can just do what I do; root on Washington and hope they stomp the Pens.


#2019604 Top 10 Centers as ranked by Versus

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 27 July 2010 - 05:51 AM

This list is taking defense into account too. So it's really not that far off. I don't agree with it fully, but I've seen much worse lists before.


#2017590 NHL Rejects Kovalchuk's Contract

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 20 July 2010 - 11:27 PM

I'm a little surprised actually. Not because I disagree with the NHL on this. Cause I definitely agree with the rejection. But if they allowed Hossa's deal, how can they truly justify rejecting Ilya's deal? Hossa's deal is basically just as bad considering he is older than Kovalchuk. Yet another prime example of the NHL being inconsistent. What a shocker.


#2013804 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 11 July 2010 - 03:15 PM

Still think he signs with Detroit.
What is up with this guy?

Compilation of his quotes and interactions below:


Chicago: "Patty is an energetic kid and a phenomenally gifted player," Modano said. "It'd be fun to play with him." "I'd like to see what kind of wiggle room they have left under the salary cap, if they can fill that third- or fourth-line void and see how I would fit in with those guys," Modano said

Detroit: "There isn't any other team," said Modano, standing outside Tigers and Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch's suite at Comerica Park Tuesday night. "It will be here or I'm not playing. I think it's narrowed to that." "If I could get it here, it's probably a given with the talent and the type of team they have. To be able to go out winning another Stanley Cup, that would be phenomenal."

Minnesota: "It would be a fun storyline," Modano said. Modano said Minnesota may want to meet face-to-face with him soon, but no date has been set.
San Jose: The 40-year-old forward said Friday that the San Jose Sharks and Minnesota Wild have contacted him about the possibility of playing next season.
Detroit -- So on Friday, Mike Modano apparently told the Dallas Morning News he would listen to recruiting pitches from San Jose and Minnesota, and that talk that his only options were to play for the Red Wings or retire was wrong.

Phoenix, Washington, St. Louis, LA:
Modano is keeping a close eye on teams like the Los Angeles Kings and possibly even the Phoenix Coyotes to see what moves they might make to create an opening. Those close to Modano believe Detroit would be a great fit for him to play a puck possession style that suits his game and where hed have a chance to win. Other teams have expressed interest in Modano as well including Washington and St. Louis who contacted Modano directly.

And so it goes on and on and on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since when have the Blackhawks been in the Modano hunt?


#2013304 Dan Gilbert's message to fans regarding LeBron James

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 09 July 2010 - 05:21 PM

The way Cleveland fans are reacting is beyond disgraceful. If it wasn't for Lebron, no one would even know Cleveland has a basketball team. They were perennial losers for a long long time before they drafted Lebron. And their biggest stars before Lebron was Mark f-ing Price and Shawn Kemp. And Kemp didn't even play for them in his prime. Then along comes Lebron and takes that joke of a franchise out of the basement and into a perennial contender. Those fans should be grateful for the 7 long years Lebron spent there and what he did for their city. But no, they're ungrateful sore losers that just show they have zero class. If Gilbert really thinks Lebron is a disgrace and that he "quit" in 2 different playoff runs, then why the HELL was Gilbert trying to re-sign him to a max deal??? A max deal that would have payed Lebron over 15 million more than any other team that wanted him. This is an obvious case of being all pissed off and mad because Lebron chose greener pastures. Gilbert reminds me of a guy that just got dumped by his gf. It's pathetic behavior from cavs fans and even more pathetic behavior from Gilbert. Can't wait to see Lebron, D-Wade and Bosh light the cavs up this season! Take that classless cavs fans!


#2012393 Brett Lebda signs with Toronto

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 07 July 2010 - 11:26 PM

Good for Lebda. He can be a solid D-man there. Maybe he can develop into a more offensive Dman. He makes a great first pass out of the zone, skates like wind and has a damn good shot. Good luck Brett and thanks for the beers at Duggan's.



That's ALL Lebda brings to the table at this point. Speed and speed only. Not sure which player you thought you were watching. But Lebda's passing ability is nothing to write home about. His shot has seamed to get worse and worse over the past few years. And he's atrocious defensively. But atleast it sounds like he's great at buying beer. He'll be able to buy even more beer with that insane pay raise Burke just gave him.


#2012321 Jard Boll

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 07 July 2010 - 09:28 PM

Good ole Jard.


#2010963 Bob Probert passes away at 45

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 06 July 2010 - 02:59 AM

Man did Probie ever deserve the reception he got during Yzerman's retirement ceremony in '07. Around the 2:20 min mark. Obviously no one had a bigger reception than Vladdy and Stevie. But Probie deserved every cheer and then some! We'll never forget Bob Probert.