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#2338123 Tomas Holmstrom Retires

Posted by ogreslayer on 07 January 2013 - 09:34 AM

One of my very favorite Wings, I will miss you, Homer. The goalies in the league celebrate the departure of your large red butt. I will never forget you scoring from every possible angle in 2002, all while falling down or sitting on your afore-mentioned rosy derriere. Best of everything, friend. Enjoy retirement and playing pick up hockey with Nick in Sweden.

Thought I saw somewhere that Homer & the family were going to stay in the Detroit area once he's retired.  I'm hoping he takes over Murph's job between the benches on FSD broadcasts.

#2337466 Which players will get bought out?

Posted by ogreslayer on 03 January 2013 - 02:06 PM

Oh if only the irony of Minnesota having to buy out Suter or Parise would happen.

#2336497 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by ogreslayer on 21 December 2012 - 08:53 AM

Arguing just to argue? It seems this thread as turned into the actual CBA talks then.

#2336479 Prospects That Have Missed The Boat

Posted by ogreslayer on 20 December 2012 - 05:25 PM

Of course he did. Where else would he keep Smith's ID?

Maybe in one of these?

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#2336478 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by ogreslayer on 20 December 2012 - 05:21 PM

Reports are that the next cancellation will be the season. I guess I can almost officially thank both the NHL owners & players for saving me the cost of the Center Ice package in these hard economic times. It's really nice that they were looking out for the fiscal health of the fans like that. That's what this was all about right? Right? :glare:

#2336455 Who takes Hudler's shootout spot?

Posted by ogreslayer on 20 December 2012 - 12:43 PM

Given Huds' tendecy to find the logo more often than not, could his best "replacement" be Samuelsson?

#2336002 Wings Are The Least Specialized Team In The NHL

Posted by ogreslayer on 13 December 2012 - 11:48 AM

Thanks for finding that #9. A very good read.

If it were actually a least special list though, I would think that the Bluejackets would be leading the way wouldn't they? :)

#2335697 Has your opinion of kenny changed?

Posted by ogreslayer on 08 December 2012 - 11:55 PM

Just more of a fan of speed. Give Emmerton Hudlers minutes and linemates, and he will produce.

So you're saying we send Emmerton to Calgary? I'm down with that.

#2335432 Swiss League Topscorer Damien Brunner

Posted by ogreslayer on 06 December 2012 - 04:08 PM

This Swiss league is missing some stuff. Defense, checking, and goalies being the most noticeable.

Yeah, Cory Emmerton could probably put up 20 points playing 70 games in the Swiss league instead of the 10 he put up last year. :lol:

So does anyone else think that the Swiss league took their inspiration for the flaming helmet from the NBA Jam video game series?

#2335148 Holmstrom appreciation thread

Posted by ogreslayer on 03 December 2012 - 03:39 PM

Sort of like when Gretzky retired & the NHL painted 99 behind the goals, when Homer finally hangs them up the Wings should at least play a game with 96 painted in front of the crease to honor him.

#2334906 New fan.. need advice

Posted by ogreslayer on 28 November 2012 - 10:16 PM

The other day I was watching a lot of "goal review" videos on YouTube and there were some cases where it was inconclusive whether the puck crossed the line etc. and even for a total NHL noob I was shocked that those guys would say things like "well I'll be shocked if it's not given as a goal" even though clearly there was no way of saying something was over the line.. just kinda made me question that already.

Thanks. The video was great, some rules knocked out in a heartbeat :D As for going to an NHL game, the closest venue is a bit far away but I'll probably do that some day and see what happens. :)

It doesn't have to be NHL really. Minor league, beer league, college...it doesn't matter all that much in my opinion. Watch even a few games live at any level and you'll be hooked for life. I mean even Columbus has dozens of fans now.

#2334799 Sheahan arrested for "superdrunk" driving

Posted by ogreslayer on 27 November 2012 - 03:13 PM

Are we really sure it was Sheahan & not Tinky Winky?

#2329125 Who is the Best Russian the Wings Have Ever Had?

Posted by ogreslayer on 17 September 2012 - 10:22 AM

Fedorov > Datsyuk. More goals, more points, faster/better skater, better playoff performer, and based on Bowman's assertion that Fedorov could have won a Norris Trophy had he played defense for an entire season, I'll give Fedorov the nod on play in his own zone as well. As for physicality, both possess(ed) the goods to give it as much as take it, but Fedorov showed this side more often. As electrifying as Datsyuk is, it's easy to forget that Fedorov possessed immense amounts of flair as well in the 90's due to how he is poo poo'd by fans because of how he left the team.

I have to give the edge to Fedorov due to his flair

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I believe the minimum amount is 37 pieces

#2327769 One Dumb move made by each team this offseason

Posted by ogreslayer on 05 September 2012 - 08:19 AM

P.S. I love Minnesota's dumb move....spending 196 million on Suter and Parise, while our dumb move was not signing Suter.

Well it's not like the salary cap will end up going down significantly, leaving them to cut a huge amount of salary when the season actually starts. Oh wait....

#2326109 andrei kostitsyn - worth a risk ?

Posted by ogreslayer on 20 August 2012 - 11:34 AM

Better off seeing what Brunner, Gus, or even Tatar can do over signing Kostitsyn. His peak was 53 points in his debut season with Montreal and it's been downhill ever sense.