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#2222486 F*** YOU Player X

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 03 November 2011 - 09:37 PM

I know it sucks that we're winless in six, but do we really need a "f*** EVERYBODY!!!! FIRE KENNY!!! f*** YOU BABS!!!!!" thread after each game?


no, but really....how do you win when your best players don't shoot and all they want to do is pass?


#2222455 F*** YOU Player X

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 03 November 2011 - 09:16 PM

F*** YOU Filppula: seriously, how many times does the coaching staff have to tell you to shoot before you actually start shooting? you may be the most frustrating player on this team because of your reluctance to use your talent. (1 shot against Calgary)

F*** YOU Hudler: see above. you're upset you keep getting scratched? do what the coaches have told you to do since you showed up in the league......SHOOT (1 shot against CGY)

F*** YOU Franzen: you're a six foot monster who plays like a 5 foot nothin little girl. you have no excuse for not getting at least 10 shots per game. (00000000 shots against CGY)

F*** YOU Bertuzzi: we aren't impressed by your video game bull crap anymore. shoot the puck or get out. (2 shots against CGY)

F*** YOU Datsyuk (but only a little): there are still times when you don't shoot and i can't figure out why. you are on par in this league with players like Ovechkin and Crosby......but they wouldn't be caught dead with only 2 shots on net in a game. (2 shots against CGY)


Abdelkader: 4 shots
Cleary: 5 shots
White: 4 shots

Some guys get it....just not the right ones.....


#2221665 Datsyuk & Zetterberg have been split up

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 02 November 2011 - 03:34 PM

Yes, Bertuzzi's free pass to one of the top two lines has been confusing and unwarranted. BUT, why is Cleary getting the same treatment? I want someone who can do more than just gain center ice and dump the puck in. Give his spot to Homer, who skates hard on every shift and does more stick handling than we give him credit for. Cleary should be getting the same amount of criticism as Bert.


#2216520 ESPN insider article re: Wing's deadline cap space

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 20 October 2011 - 02:00 PM

We won't be making a big deadline deal. We won't be trading away assets for what will be a rental. Guaranteed. The cap space is for the off season. I wouldn't even be surprised if Kenny doesn't use it until 2013. Next year's FA crop isn't very good either.


Based on the way Kenny has played the deadline since the lockout, i completely agree with you. But going into this deadline....this is pre-lockout free spending kind of money, so let's see how Kenny handles it. Let's just cheer against Nashville all season and hope Mr. I-like-to-shoot-the-puck-through-the-net is being dangled in front of our face!


#2216516 ESPN insider article re: Wing's deadline cap space

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 20 October 2011 - 01:38 PM

Why do we need an espn report to tell us something capgeek (and most LGW'ers) have known for months?


i think you're missing the point.


#2216500 ESPN insider article re: Wing's deadline cap space

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 20 October 2011 - 12:34 PM

No, it's not a misprint: The Detroit Red Wings have cap room, and lots of it.

The Red Wings, who have long walked a fine line near the cap's upper limit as one of the NHL's top spenders, are in a strangely unfamiliar position early this season, ranking just 18th in the league in projected cap spending around $59 million.

In large part, the Red Wings' change in cap fortune is the result of Brian Rafalski's unexpected retirement, which shaved $6 million off their payroll. General manager Ken Holland opted not to replace Rafalski's big ticket in full, perhaps because of the underwhelming nature of last summer's unrestricted free-agent market.

The Red Wings' cap payroll sits roughly $5.3 million below the $64.3 million upper limit. If they don't spend those dollars until February, that figure will translate into as much as $24 million in acquirable cap hits at the trade deadline.

It's a drastic contrast to last season, when the Red Wings had enough cap room to add only a league-minimum salary of $525,000 at the deadline. And it leaves Holland virtually without restrictions if he wants to load up his roster for the playoffs.

As it turns out, the Red Wings aren't the only team sitting pretty. A healthy $4.9 million increase in the limit has meant that teams simply aren't as tight to the cap as they were last season, when 12 teams were estimated to have exhausted almost every dollar of cap space.

Although more than half the league projects to spend upward of $60 million, most of those teams are comfortably below the limit of $64.3 million.





ohhhhhhhhhhhh boyyyyyyyyy :clap:


#2213518 10/8 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Avalanche 0

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 08 October 2011 - 08:25 PM

Really Babs?! Why Conklin? Is Jimmy Howard going on 40 years old or something and he can't do back to backs?


#2210952 NHL will Look into Fighting: Shanahan

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 30 September 2011 - 01:43 PM

surprising coming from a tough mother****** who was a great fighter


#2210932 Illitch News and Notes

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 30 September 2011 - 01:08 PM

To be fair the travel factor is also a benefit at home ice for team's coming from the west to Detroit.



Yeah that's true. But I'm more or less talking about combined travel. I'm willing to bet that the Wings travel more during the playoffs than Vancouver will (disregarding this year of course because they played two central teams) or San Jose or Anaheim will. It's like if the Wings get past their Pacific division foe there is another Pacific division or Northwest division team waiting for them.

Take this year for example: Phoenix---->San Jose--->and then would have been Vancouver

That kind of travel just doesn't seem fair.......


#2206792 Best Playoff Series of the Last 15 Years

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 07 September 2011 - 08:54 PM

just to add to what you guys are all saying...

that 02 Avs series was everything and more. I cried when they lost game 5 </3


#2205561 Wings Preview on HockeyBuzz

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 30 August 2011 - 09:09 PM

It's not "Wing's"; it's Wings. An apostrophe implies possession or a contraction, neither of which is in play here. The 's' in 'Wings' implies a plural--in this case, multiple Red Wings.

I really hate to do this to you, but I feel obligated. I figured you'd wish to know it anyway.


That was a pointless post.


#2205434 Wings Preview on HockeyBuzz

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 28 August 2011 - 10:37 PM

http://my.hockeybuzz...&user_id=131735

Take this one with a grain of salt boys. I'm not too familiar with HockeyBuzz so I don't really know how credible they are. I find it weird that at the end of the article, with the prediction, this guy predicts that the Wings will deal with a bunch of injuries. I don't think I've ever seen someone predict a team (of any sport really) will have a lot of injuries....


On a side note, my buddy was talking to me about how "Eklund" predicted the Wings to finish 11th in the West. Anyone know of such an article?


#2205309 Anyone know the name of this song?

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 27 August 2011 - 11:48 AM



It is at the 2:47-4:52 mark. I think it's a cool pump up song, i was curious if anyone knew its name.


#2193273 Red Wings trying to move Jiri Hudler

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 01 July 2011 - 09:09 AM

Greg Brady also used to work for WDFN back in the day, when they were a station. I know they are still on the air, but why listen to that anymore?


Greg Brady was also the eldest of 3 boys to a man named Mike Brady. I think he had 3 step sisters and they created a family band or something like that.


#2189836 Does this annoy you?

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 25 June 2011 - 08:51 PM

What do you propose? A league mandate that players signed MUST play in the NHL regardless of their performance? That sounds dumb. Did you ever think that these players are humiliating themselves by being bad hockey players and not living up to their contracts? Huet is getting 5+million to play in the Swiss National League and be close to his family. Poor guy!


My issue isn't with the player, its with the GM's and the team's management. Glen Sather is getting bailed out by this loophole: he gets to stuff a veteran in the minors and he is hoping that Chris Drury's injury is bad enough that he can put him on long term IR. That doesn't sound a little disgusting to you? And the result is now he gets a free shot at Brad Richards...so he can throw more stupid contracts around. It is ridiculous how he doesn't have to pay for his mistakes of offering terrible contracts. I just feel like GMs should not be able to be bailed out like that so easily...