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#2624648 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by sputman on Yesterday, 01:40 PM

They're probably just old sticks.
He'll wear 25.


But what about Emdog?

#2624672 Cleary re-signs... 1 year deal

Posted by marcaractac on Yesterday, 04:03 PM

I came for the meltdown. *grabs Popcorn*

#2624576 Kane Off NHL 16 Cover

Posted by number9 on 03 September 2015 - 11:14 PM

I didn't type those stars guys.

Well then where did they come from?

#2624435 Franzen back on ice

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 02 September 2015 - 12:56 PM

To add some levity to this discussion, note Franzen's comment about himself on instagram.


#2624499 So this is why teams hate the wings

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 September 2015 - 09:16 AM

Can't believe what some of you are saying.  Being a Cup contender every year was awesome.  


Just don't forget, we weren't exactly winning it every year. Teams like Colorado, New Jersey, Dallas and Philadelphia were perennial contenders as well. There was only one Cup to go around. It was very competitive.  


Rebuilding mode is only fun for video games when you're doing GM mode. 

#2624459 So this is why teams hate the wings

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 02 September 2015 - 04:45 PM

I'm staying out of this discussion due to the fact that I get overly passionate about Sergei Fedorov at times. It's awkward for everyone.

To the larger topic, I will say there was nothing like failing miserably all those years, getting so close, and then finally winning. Those are my favorite hockey years, and I get tingly and nostalgic whenever I think about it. I forget that not every Wings fan has been around that long.

#2624422 So this is why teams hate the wings

Posted by F.Michael on 02 September 2015 - 12:02 PM

I became a fan in 1984, and I cherish each, and every season of Detroit Red Wing hockey.


IMHO - nuthin beats the early 90's thru mid 2000 when Detroit was one of the top teams in the league year after year.


Yeah - some will point to Ilitch's bank account, and his willingness to spend on UFA's, but a significant portion of our rosters back then were made up of smart drafting, savvy trades, and of course some luck.


Those years we had a little of everything; talent, grit/toughness, coaching, and above all the leadership of Steve Yzerman.

#2624409 So this is why teams hate the wings

Posted by MrazekFanBoy on 02 September 2015 - 09:23 AM

Really was craving some red wing hockey thank god for youtube. Wow this is absolutely insane were they like this for the whole Lidstrom era? Beatiful plays and good grit (seeing helm get hit into the boards twice by the garbage stars pissed me off) Also the Z and D chemistry that I only get to see on the PP was amazing as well, almost unreal. Nyquist to me is Hudler 2.0 maybe with a higher ceiling for the offensive side of the game. Have you guys really been watching this brilliance for 24 years straight im so jealous. I also watch a lot of the 90s highlights. I tried to find a thread to post this in but didn't have a lot of time so if someone can move it there i would reallh appreciate it, also really enjoyed Tats celly after his first goal and now i know why some people call Lidstrom Godstrom as well, I also watch a lot of videos about Gordie Howe and watched his special on nhl network lastnight and it made me cry what an amazing and HILARIOUS player he was. I also feel like such an ass after giving Z s*** about his playoff performance last year please understand I didn't get to witness all of his prime like most of you.

#2623880 What's your roster lines ?

Posted by kipwinger on 26 August 2015 - 08:45 AM

I know that the general opinion these days is that Zetterberg should play on Datsyuk's wing.  And I'm not even against that really.  Or at least starting the season that way.  But eventually I'd like to see Zetterberg line up next to Richards. 


First, because stylistically I think they'd play well with one another.  Both are supremely slick offensive players who read the game insanely well.  I think they'd give teams fits the way Selanne and Koivu did for Anaheim a couple years ago. 


Secondly, because Tomas Tatar is the best scoring winger we've got.  He already plays well with Datsyuk, and I'd hate to see his ice time reduced because "let's reunite Dats and Z, that worked 8 years ago".  Tatar with Datsyuk and not Helm (Abby) is a legit first line with scoring potential.  A full season on the top line and Tatar will be the first Wing since Franzen and Hossa to score 30+ goals.  Something I don't see Zetterberg doing this year, no matter whose line he's on.

#2623817 Dan Cleary re-signing still possible?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 24 August 2015 - 08:11 PM

Wow. Even from Toronto that dastardly Babcock is somehow forcing Holland to sign Cleary again.

I knew Babcock was good, but I didn't know he was that good.

#2623597 Adidas Gets NHL Jersey Deal

Posted by number9 on 20 August 2015 - 11:03 AM

I have a black car. :)

Also when I played high school hockey. A kid on my team had white skates. Let's just say we made fun of him a lot lol.



We had a guy we faced all the time that had white skates.. he got a lot of "what, were they all out of hockey skates?" :P


You two and your teammates have obviously never witnessed the awesome epicness that is a Seals game.



#2623583 Adidas Gets NHL Jersey Deal

Posted by HadThomasVokounOnFortSt on 19 August 2015 - 10:01 PM

I like my cars black, and my sticks and skates white

I have a black car. :)

Also when I played high school hockey. A kid on my team had white skates. Let's just say we made fun of him a lot lol.

#2623343 Worst Free Agent Signings Ever

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 17 August 2015 - 05:44 PM

That was the worst signing in the history of the universe.

A humongous big mistake.

#2623095 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by 55fan on 13 August 2015 - 05:15 PM

No guys. It's just like being in Detroit

They have no guys in Detroit either? 

That sucks, but I doubt that guys are what the majority are looking for.

#2623135 Lou Lamoriello new GM of the Leafs

Posted by kipwinger on 14 August 2015 - 09:30 AM

And the Maple Leafs hire Jacques Lemaire too. 


Toronto Maple Leafs @MapleLeafs 10m10 minutes ago

The #Leafs have hired Jacques Lemaire as Special Assignment Coach. #TMLtalk


Hmmm...Shanahan, Lamoreillo, Babcock, Lemaire.  Sounds like a good management group.  I just wonder if they've got enough ego ya know?  Like, do they have someone willing to take charge and be the boss, is my concern.  Lol. 


I can't wait for this to fail. 


I mean, what could go wrong with a plan to remake the 1995 New Jersey Devils, only without all the great players and in an era where that style of play is largely unsuccessful?