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#2630063 October 2015 Schedule Wallpaper Now Available!

Posted by Rick D on 11 October 2015 - 03:08 PM

It's not perfect, but it works on iPhones.Attached File  image.jpeg   103.7KB   5 downloads

Thanks again Matt, these backgrounds are the best!

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#2559869 Lines Thread

Posted by Rick D on 30 December 2014 - 02:19 PM

I feel like it's a bit of a conundrum, though. I actually like the look of those lines on paper (except Weiss on the 4th line). What do we change?

-We could swap Weiss and Helm, but I feel like Helm's been playing well.

-We could put Weiss in Franzen's spot, let Franzen sit a game and give Cleary a spot on the 4th, but we know that won't happen.


Or we could do the big jumble and reunite some lines that have worked in the past:

Franzen-Z-Nyquist (worked last year. Mule shouldn't be rewarded with 1st line duties, but these lines are spread out and less hierarchical) 


Weiss-Dats-Helm (our too many Cs line worked when Dats came back from injury)

Miller-Glen-Jurco (Jurco on the 4th looks ugly, but this line had some good push earlier)


I'd make one change to those lines:


Franzen - Z - Nyquist

Tats - Shea - Jurco

Weiss - Dats - Helm

Miller - Glen - Abby


Let the grinders grind.

Abby would add a little bit of a scoring touch to the 4th too.

Babs rolls that 4th line so often it wouldn't really be like a demotion for him.

#2556007 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by Rick D on 12 December 2014 - 03:04 PM


Are you saying that you intentionally believe unlikely things, so that when they don't happen you're happy about the surprise? 


Because it sounds like you are. 


In which case I wonder, why stop there?  You could believe a whole host of horrible (and unlikely) things and then celebrate your good luck when they don't happen.  Here's a couple...


1.  I'm going to get eaten by a shark tomorrow.

2.  Next Thursday my house will be poisoned by radon. 

3.  Racoons will abscond with my cat.

4.  This year, I really will get a lump of coal for Christmas.

5.  I'm probably already possessed by Satan (or perhaps some lesser imp). 



I dont even know what abscond means, but that made me lol

#2555930 Jonathan Bernier - Nelson Mandela Comments

Posted by Rick D on 12 December 2014 - 09:24 AM

We all owe Bernier an appology...



#2553267 12/2 GDT : Panthers 4 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Rick D on 02 December 2014 - 04:20 PM

Like read the location under his name St. John's =P

#2553199 Abby Out 2 Weeks with partially separated shoulder

Posted by Rick D on 02 December 2014 - 08:46 AM

I remember someone on here saying Callihan would get a shot in Detroit by December. Id like to see what he could with the big club.

#2540771 Monthly schedule wallpapers?

Posted by Rick D on 15 October 2014 - 08:50 AM

I always have Matt's Wings calendar on my desktop.  It's as much for my wife as for me because that is the main way she knows what nights not to make plans on.... as I often forget to tell her the Wings are playing.


I make sure and send my fiance gets a copy as well.


That way when she says,

"There's a game tonight too?!?"

I can say,

"There sure is!! Do you need me to send you anothe copy of the schedule?"

#2540599 Monthly schedule wallpapers?

Posted by Rick D on 14 October 2014 - 06:05 AM

I have been checking ever since the season schedule eas released.


I keep these backgrounds on all of my computers (work and home), and on my phone.

#2533453 Paul McCartney and the Red Wings

Posted by Rick D on 01 August 2014 - 12:24 PM


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#2522087 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by Rick D on 29 May 2014 - 11:02 AM

To debate the value of Franzen is fine, but to come on here and deny that Franzen has anxiety issues that yes he has, Holland has, his teammates, and every writer that covers the RW's all talk about makes you look a little naive or very new to the RW's team. These issues have been going on for years and have been talked about by EVERYONE for years. This is not something new.


There have been talks of him having these issues in the past, but not while he missed time this past season.


Here are a couple articles:






#2500331 How does Kronwall not have a concussion?

Posted by Rick D on 24 March 2014 - 07:22 AM

Yeah, he looked pretty good to me.

His beard must have broke his fall.

Glad hes okay.

#2485652 USA-Canada Thread

Posted by Rick D on 20 February 2014 - 05:46 PM

Woo!!Attached File  image.jpg   90.81KB   5 downloads

#2466195 12/19 GDT: Flames 2 @ Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by Rick D on 19 December 2013 - 04:43 PM

I drove all the way up from Houston to take my Gf to her first game at the Joe.
We got seats right behind the wings penalty box, just in time for Tootoo to come back haha.
Dinner at Fish bones right now, we are so so pumped for this game =)

#2450737 Lines Thread

Posted by Rick D on 04 November 2013 - 01:13 PM

I have been waiting for so long to see Tootoo, and Helm on the same line. I'm pretty pumped about this.


AdamBombQuist on the PP is going to be awesome too!!

#2443366 Cory Emmerton and Petr Mrazek sent to Grand Rapids

Posted by Rick D on 11 October 2013 - 11:28 AM

Does it feel like they're punishing the wrong player by dropping Alfie to the 3rd & leaving Mule on the 2nd? 


Alf hasn't made me scream at the TV yet. Franzen on the other hand...