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#2409800 97.1 The Ticket: Hocketown "Dead"?

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 23 May 2013 - 05:03 PM

Valenti & Foster say this all the time, yet when McCarty did some fill-in time on their show awhile back the phone lines were lit up with hockey fans. Hockey just isn't their thing. I just get the impression that they don't know much about it, let alone the Red Wings considering Valenti isn't even from Michigan, he's from New York. They're more about NFL/NCAA football and some Tigers talk.


I have noticed more hockey talk in the later hours on Caputo & Fithian with callers when I used to listen, especially if they bring in Ken Kal, but I honestly didn't like that show either just because of the hosts. I did like that Wings fans would call in and ask questions, getting educated about something by Ken. Very little drivel you'd usually hear about other topics that fans want to voice their opinion of, like some outrageous trade that will never happen for example.


Sports radio nationwide just stinks. I guarantee you almost every sports radio show makes their callers say a catch phrase like "Hey, love you love the show" or "First time, long time." and they play a stupid sound clip followed by an awkward pause by the caller, then continues on to babble his idiocy about anything sports related before being cut off by the smug, condescending radio host. I've never liked the atmosphere of it and I'm glad I stopped listening.

#2409392 Wings Sign D Mattias Backman today per DRW twitter

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 23 May 2013 - 03:11 AM

Pierre Maguire brought him up earlier this year, he thought he has a lot of potential.


Yup. Between him, Sproul, Ouellet and Jensen it'll be interesting to see how these guys fair in 2-4 years along with Kronwall, Ericsson, Smith, Kindl, DeKeyser and Quincey. Plus there's still Almquist who I'm still holding out hope for-- he seemed to pick it up later in the season and is putting up alot of points in the playoffs for the Griffs so far. Oh, and can't forget about big, mean, nasty McKee... :boxing:

#2407332 TSN Feature on Kronwall

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 19 May 2013 - 09:24 PM




And looks like one too


Somebody give that guy a Dr. Pepper Ten!


#2394246 WCQF Game 2 GDT - Red Wings 5 @ Ducks 4 OT (Series tied, 1-1)

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 02 May 2013 - 09:43 PM

Holy pass DeKeyser

#2388421 NBC Highlight packages/commentary from 4/22

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 23 April 2013 - 04:31 PM

I don't know if there is any highlight videos for broadcasting, but Pierre was basically drooling over the Wings' defensive zone breakout passes, mainly DeKeyser. Then later he overheard Abby chirping at Doan and Doan replied "You have 11 points playing with Datsyuk, you should be ashamed of yourself."

#2383770 Steve Ott tried "licking" Jeff Halpern's face

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 12 April 2013 - 07:11 PM

Would've been funnier if he did it to Grant Clitsome.

#2377916 Bioshock Infinite

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 01 April 2013 - 06:50 PM

What has been your favorite moment so far Mabus?


I have to say, I don't know if you noticed that CCR song Fortunate Son playing on the radio when Elizabeth opened a tear to the future earlier in the game, but a chill went down my spine when I watched and listened to the black woman singing that same CCR song with so much soul amidst all the fighting and dead bodies during the Vox revolution after going through Elizabeth's second tear. I can't really explain the feeling of it other than putting myself in the shoes of an oppressed people and then feeling that liberation through her singing that song during victory.


It gets me thinking that these tears Elizabeth opens and how everything changes when you go through them gets things like this song stuck in the past even though it wasn't created yet, so I'll be keeping an eye out and hopefully come across similar gems like this as I go through the game.


This game is just so wonderful.

#2375946 Wings Make Offer to Danny D!

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 29 March 2013 - 12:28 PM

You need to sign with us Danny. Are you our pal, Danny?



#2373989 3/25 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Coyotes 2

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 25 March 2013 - 09:32 PM

Cleary just looking at Klink flying by him and scoring.

#2371145 How good are the Blue Jackets?

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 19 March 2013 - 09:24 PM

It's funny as of today Columbus and the NYR are tied at 28 points.


Maybe getting rid of Nash was the best thing to happen to Columbus.


I guess the Ewing Theory applies in this case.

#2369084 Red Wings close to re-signing Howard

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 14 March 2013 - 04:51 PM

Not diggin' the amount of years. Was hoping for 4-5 instead of 6-7, but at least he's locked up.


Also, if Flip's really asking for that much money then I'm afraid Holland will let him go. I hope Nyquist steps up in his place and Jarnkrok impresses next camp.

#2368621 3/13 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Flames 5

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 13 March 2013 - 09:15 PM

wow cleary is slow

#2364346 3/3 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 03 March 2013 - 03:19 PM


#2363809 3/3 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 03 March 2013 - 01:43 PM

Great offensive prowess by Cleary, looking for the worst angle on net.

#2354463 Video of Joe Buck calling a couple mins of Blues game

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 12 February 2013 - 05:14 PM

Why all the hate for Joe Buck? He helps me fall asleep.