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#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.......

#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


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...

#2189619 Does this annoy you?

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 25 June 2011 - 11:51 AM


does any one else find it annoying that teams are able to bail themselves out of terrible contracts by sending players to the minors? Chicago doing with Huet last summer, the Oilers doing it with Souray, the Rangers doing it with Wade Redden. In my opinion, these teams should have to deal with the stupidity they bring upon themselves. Its an absolute cop out and they humiliate these players in the process by sending them to the minors. I hope the next CBA corrects this.

#2161038 WCSF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2 (OT)

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 29 April 2011 - 10:14 PM

Freaking Rafalski failing to clear the puck. <_<

Rafi caused that pressure, should have just dumped it behind the net to E instead of forcing it to Eaves

#2147788 Babcock's mancrush on Salei

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 13 April 2011 - 04:10 PM

I personally think Salei has been doing fine this year, besides getting him cheap I think hes been doing alright... he's a great shutdown defensemen that was cheap on the market. You want to get a veteran defensemen for that much? And Babcock obsessing about him? Last time I checked Salei played almost all season and Babcock is making him fight for the 6th spot in the playoffs with a ROOKIE Kindl, but hey, we all have our opinions right? Wear's #24 because he's as slow as Chelios? My man, you obviously think we're thef****** Edmonton Oilers with our young skill set huh? You don't need speed when you have good positioning, atleast Salei backchecks with some heart unlike Rafi who just stares them down as they get a break... he'd rather change lines than to backcheck with the play on an odd man rush...

its not much of a fight when Kindl has looked better and still doesn't get the call.....

#2147784 Babcock's mancrush on Salei

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 13 April 2011 - 04:07 PM

making insulting remarks about chris chelios makes people look really stupid....well...stupid or like they just started watching hockey when he was 44.

ok, that wasn't the point

#2147772 Babcock's mancrush on Salei

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 13 April 2011 - 03:56 PM

I don't get it. Salei has no skill set to offer. Its fitting that he wears #24 because he looks just as slow as Chelios. In the last game alone i counted 4 turnovers in our zone. Kindl at least brings a European skill set to the table. Am i the only one that doesn't understand Bab's obsession with playing Salei so much?!?!?

#2144920 4/10 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Blackhawks 3

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 10 April 2011 - 12:31 PM

Wings look to be dictating the pace right now, slow and controlled game.