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#2019854 Wings offer Aaron Downey Tryout?

Posted by puckloo39 on 27 July 2010 - 08:33 PM

this would make me happy. :)

#2018889 Remembering Derian Hatcher's tenure with Detroit

Posted by puckloo39 on 24 July 2010 - 05:47 PM

Definitely rode Zubov's coattails in Dallas.[/font]

THAT'S the truth, if ever it was told. Hatcher may not have hard feelings, but I do.

Zubov got little credit for carrying that team many a season. Good call, Eva.

#2012834 The person below me game...

Posted by puckloo39 on 08 July 2010 - 08:37 PM

I've met Jack a couple of times (he's cute!)... and I have been gone too, but not by choice. :( Jack will be back!!

the person below me thinks iphones are a bit silly as a way of life.

#2010884 Bob Probert passes away at 45

Posted by puckloo39 on 05 July 2010 - 11:06 PM

Hawk blog on Probie

I know everyone is mad at the Hawks, but give this a read and tell me the organization didn't try to do their best to care for Probert.

He was, and is always, a Red Wing to me, needless to say.

#2010733 Bob Probert passes away at 45

Posted by puckloo39 on 05 July 2010 - 08:41 PM

I usually can't stand Mitch Albom, but that article is poetry... and a lovely honest tribute.

What is a man? Is he the best he’s ever done? If so, Bob Probert will be remembered for a good heart, a gentle soul, a giant’s body that on skates could do that rarest of combinations, speed, score and wallop. He’ll be remembered for the countless attempts he made at cleaning up instead of giving up, his loyalty to his teammates, his love for his kids, and his sincere desire, each time he said it, to get his life together and live out his days in peace.

What is a man? Bob Probert, the son of a Windsor cop, was the most maddening athlete I have ever covered. Charming. Irresponsible. Repentant. Hard-headed.

Lay down your arms, No. 24.

this made me cry. He will be missed, so much. I think the 24 tribute is a great idea (Cheli would approve).

edit: I forgot, but he's right - Probie has no ring. That is a shame...

#2009808 Kronwall on TSN Hardest Hitters

Posted by puckloo39 on 03 July 2010 - 09:16 PM

No way you leave Vladdy off the list of all-time hitters. He was sublime.

Kronner will have a much better season this time around - as will half the rest of the team, if they can just stay healthy. I just hope the officials let him play his game.

#2002110 Mike Modano

Posted by puckloo39 on 21 June 2010 - 05:32 PM

Sign him up. I love Modano. He's given his best years to Dallas, but he's probably got something left, and he'd certainly bring intangibles to the ice.

If he won a Cup with the Wings, he would have a legitimate Cup with his name on it, too. Bonus!


#1997532 The Curse of Marian Hossa

Posted by puckloo39 on 10 June 2010 - 11:29 AM

I wish Hossa had won the Cup as a Wing but good for him. Finally. ;)

Moving on now... healthy Wings in 2011 = Cup.

#1997117 GDT Stanley Cup Finals - Game 6

Posted by puckloo39 on 09 June 2010 - 10:13 PM

Phillie fans boo'ing Bettman and Toews. Class, all the way. :rolleyes:

#1996775 Lidstrom tto NASCAR ?

Posted by puckloo39 on 09 June 2010 - 04:57 PM

Good thing Suh is an "official" - not sure he'd fit inside the car. :P Lions were very lucky to get this young man in the draft.

Go, Nick!! :cool:

#1994053 Report: Hasek headed to the KHL

Posted by puckloo39 on 03 June 2010 - 09:08 PM

LMFAO I love the Dom but come on all ready lol.

How old is he now 43?

45, not that it seems to matter.

He just won league MVP, best goalie, and lead his home-town team to the national championship in Czech, setting records for wins and shutouts in the playoffs.

I hope he plays forever or until he decides it's not fun and a challenge anymore. Rock on, my goalie!!!

#1992002 SCF Game Two GDT

Posted by puckloo39 on 31 May 2010 - 08:39 PM


Miller being molested by Creepierre... :o

Wonder if either team intends to score, or if they used all their goals up last game? :unsure:

#1991975 SCF Game Two GDT

Posted by puckloo39 on 31 May 2010 - 08:02 PM

Intermission entertainment comprising Mike Milbury, Creep-pierre and Roenick. There's my cue to change the channel until the 2nd.

Deadliest Catch marathon on Discovery. :thumbup:

#1991972 SCF Game Two GDT

Posted by puckloo39 on 31 May 2010 - 07:59 PM

This is a very entertaining game :yowza:

the grumpy boys in the sin bins are more fun than the actual game. :hehe:

Chicago looked like the Wings there, trying to score in the last seconds on the period. That's not a good thing, by the way.

#1991871 CBC's Hotstove: Lidstrom to determine future within 7 days

Posted by puckloo39 on 31 May 2010 - 04:44 PM

I still get a kick out of people thinking that if Lidstrom doesn't take a discount for the betterment of the team, he is a greedy selfish jerk.

Sure, we've seen examples of people deferring money in the past. But it isn't the norm in business, nor should it be expected/assumed even though it's happened in Detroit a few times over a span of years and years.

Giving up money to stay at a job longer or being loyal is definitely and honorable thing to do, but to expect Lidstrom to just give up millions to be a team player is just silly, when he is still one of the best defensemen in the league. Thinking less of him if he doesn't do so is even more ridiculous since he's taken cuts here/there in the past as already previous stated.

Would it be nice if he took a huge pay cut for the team? Of course. Should we expect him to? Nope.

Agreed. It's been my observation that players who took pay cuts or less money than they were worth don't get any special consideration from fans in Detroit. Lidstrom should get what he's worth - he's the damned Captain, for one thing. And as Jack said, still one of the best and smartest D men in the league.

I just hope he stays at least one more year. Believe it or not, some players bring more to the ice than their salary would indicate. They bring an intangible which translates to winning. Nick is one of those players.