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#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.

#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.

#2010631 Bob Probert passes away at 45

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 05 July 2010 - 06:02 PM

unfortunately, being the pricks that they are, the Hawks will probably beat us to it, like he was theirs and theirs only...

Well we all know which team he played for the longest. And he also had his greatest seasons here too.

#2010115 Getflaf for Zetter

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 04 July 2010 - 07:52 PM

Zetter is better.

#2009992 Freep interview with Yzerman

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 04 July 2010 - 03:37 PM

One day Steve Yzerman will be a Red Wing again. And I for one, can't wait for that day! Yzerman is God.

#2007209 Kirk Maltby

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 30 June 2010 - 03:10 PM

Never met Malts. But I did meet Datsyuk in '05. And met Hank in '06 (both at the same sports shop in Fenton). Funny thing is, I still have both pictures on my end table next to my bed. I don't even have a picture of me and the gf next to my bed. Needless to say she's definitely called me out on that several times. Maybe if she plays for the Red Wings she can earn a picture next to me. Until then, it's Pav and Hank's end table. :lol:

#2007000 Turco reportedly rejects Flyers offer

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 30 June 2010 - 02:45 AM

Can't believe Turco turned that offer down. He's been declining for a few years now. Philly was just in the finals. And one of their weaknesses was goaltending (it was the number 1 weakness for them in the finals). If Turco thinks he's getting much more than 2 mil per year at this stage of his career, he's mistaken. Maybe 3 mil at best. Any more than that for an aging and declining goaltender would be way too much. As for Nabby, looks like the ole negotiations aren't going so smoothly.

#2006730 Lilja May Test Market

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 29 June 2010 - 03:19 PM

This is good news actually. I mean don't get me wrong, Lilja is better than Lebda and Meech. But that's really not saying much. As we all know Lilja is extremely slow. His passing ability is lacking, he obviously has no shot at the point. Not that he's that type of d-man or anything, but still, the fact remains that we could fill his spot with a defenseman that brings alot more to the table than Lilja does. He doesn't even use the one thing he has going for him, which is his size. So for me, I'm glad he's testing the market. The only problem is, I don't see any team out there giving him any sort of pay raise. Personally, I just want him out of Detroit. Along with Lebda and Meech of course.

#2005484 Savard to waive no trade clause

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 27 June 2010 - 01:16 AM

Savard's cap hit is only about 4 mill. That's an absolute STEAL for the calibre of player he is.