Posted by puckloo39
on 03 November 2010 - 08:02 AM
Best wishes and a speedy recovery to your brother. They say positive attitude makes a difference in recovering from major traumas like he's been through. The Wings can certainly provide that positive atmosphere, right?
I agree with Electrophile... people here ask me why I am so devoted to the Wings. This sort of story is exactly why... and dozens of other reasons which are just as positive. I am sure other clubs are just as generous and giving and thoughtful with fans and friends. But something about the culture of the Red Wings family and players is special.
Selanne is without a doubt a world-class player, but he needs to shut up. I understand senior players supporting their (whining) coaches, but really now... this was marginal at best, no one was hurt except your ego. And by the way, poor officiating against the Wings, some of it in this joke of a building, contributed to your name being on the Stanley Cup, so... shhh!
why don't we just make the entire sport no-contact, and I can quit watching? By the way, I think the guy they suspended the other night for grabbing a fan ought to get a bonus -- the fan asked for it -- and LOVED it, no doubt. They're playing hockey, not tiddly-winks. Jeez.
Neither of our goalies inspire great confidence in me, frankly. Doesn't mean I don't like them. I just mean this I would never expect either to win a game for the Wings or do anything extraordinary out there.
But they are who we have. If the rest of the team wakes up and realizes they need to play the way they must in order to win, we'll be fine. Blocks shots, don't screen the goalie, don't deflect pucks in, clear the crease, don't allow shooters to walk right in on either goalie, it's going to go in. Just...show up.
I don't think Ozzie or Jimmy can play any better than they do right now. JMO.