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#2561999 Lines Thread

Posted by darkmanx on 09 January 2015 - 12:18 PM

I thought Weiss was terrible in Calgary, but obviously he's never going to fulfill his potential stuck playing on a 4th line with Glendening and Andersson. Even just flipping Weiss and Miller seems like common sense, though with Babs it's often hard to pinpoint logic when it comes to playing time and managing his personnel. 


It just seems like Babs makes certain players go through so many hoops to earn anything, while others get immunity or endless opportunities in a role before being demoted. Weiss can't get any traction, even though he was putting up points when he first returned. 


Weiss was our best player in the Edmonton game, he was one of our worst in the Calgary game. I think the back to backs caught up to him, which is why he played poorly in Calgary, but they have had a couple days off their is no reason for him to be playing on the 4th line. Give him like 5-6 games playing with Datsyuk and see what happens, you can't just randomly decide he's not good enough considering he dominated the Edmonton game.


I know it sucks to say it, but Babcock leaving might help this team more then we think. I cannot stand his decisions the last couple years.

Oh yea, Miller has 1 goal 6 points +/- 0 in 41 games. Weiss has 5 goals, 12 points, and is a +/- -1 in 18 games.


Good job Babcock. We are really generating a lot of offense these days.

#2560240 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 02 January 2015 - 08:46 PM

Those are the kinds of goals I want to see him scoring.  I'm glad when he gets on the score board cleaning up trash in front of the crease, but I want to see him developing his shot at the pro level.  Any big body can bang in a rebound, but a big body that can bang in rebounds AND pick the corners is lethal.  Just ask Rick Nash and Jeff Carter. 

#2560833 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by Smite on 06 January 2015 - 10:01 AM

Someone must have watched the Canadian Jrs win last night and thought "wow you can win in this building"

#2560267 Winter Classic lowest rating ever (2,3)

Posted by Vladinator16 on 03 January 2015 - 08:46 AM

The league needs to let the Ave's host it at Mile High Stadium against the Wings. 


Bring back one of the greatest rivalries in Hockey! Imagine the Alumni Game they could have if they bring back the Alumni Game (Not sure why there wasn't one for Caps/Hawks), has an Alumni Game ever had a line brawl break out before? 

#2559438 Stars Seguin touching story

Posted by frankgrimes on 28 December 2014 - 02:23 PM

Thought I'd share this not only because it features one of the upcoming superstars in this game but also because it's a very touching story:


Story is from 0.00 - 4 minute

#2559454 Stars Seguin touching story

Posted by trule23 on 28 December 2014 - 11:29 PM

go watch travis hamonics story. that is touching

#2559059 Happy Holidays To All My Fellow LGW'rs!

Posted by vladdy16 on 25 December 2014 - 10:17 AM

To Matt, who makes this awesome place possible, my fellow staffers who are so helpful on the boards and keep me in line, and to the LGW community in toto who keep life interesting - a very safe and joyous holiday season!







#2559033 Happy Holidays To All My Fellow LGW'rs!

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 December 2014 - 09:18 PM

No matter which religion or tradition's you celebrate this time of year, I want to wish everyone here that I have had the pleasure of sharing conversations, arguments, debates and just plain ol' name calling for the last 11+ years all the best this season!



I celebrate Christmas, so to all that do, I am going to wish a


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


to those of you who don't, I wish you a Happy Holiday Season!


I honestly Love you all!

#2558665 Lines Thread

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 23 December 2014 - 12:01 PM


yea must be a typo.. that makes more sense.


although i'd rather see weiss switch with helm personally. 


Agreed.  I don't know if this is to ease Weiss back into the lineup given he's only played 11 games this season, or give him less responsibility as a winger to get him going or what. 


It seemed crazy he started at wing for his return to the lineup, but Weiss managed to produce in that role.  I'd just like him to work his way back to the 2nd line center he was supposed to be.  

#2558533 Rank our griffins d prospects

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 22 December 2014 - 01:20 PM

This is how the Wings organization is. If he was upset for being scratched 7 games (which I doubt were even back to back) think how he would've reacted if he had been in the Nyquist or Tatar situation. If he can't handle things like that without threatening to go to Sweden then I doubt he's the kind of player the Wings want. They don't just look for playing ability/potential, they seem to look for personality too. The idea of giving him different treatment than the other prospects because of accolades he earned in a different league and a sense of entitlement would piss me off more than the fact that he left. If this is "mismanagement" then everything Holland does with the prospects is mismanagement, because like it or not it's consistent.

#2557645 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by number9 on 19 December 2014 - 12:52 PM


Is he any good at the shootout? 


0 career saves during SOs. He's worse than Howard. 

#2557637 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 19 December 2014 - 12:16 PM

Friedman: "In the right situation, T.J. Oshie is available"


But then, I'm a big believer in "In the right situation, anyone is available."


I can see it now, Datsyuk and Oshie shooting one and two in the shootout.  Getting outscored 3-2 would never look so satisfying lol. 

#2558036 Prospect Joe Hicketts invited to Canada WJC camp.

Posted by rick zombo on 20 December 2014 - 01:26 AM

Made the team. :clap:



#2558023 Oilers schedule presser tomorrow

Posted by frankgrimes on 19 December 2014 - 10:53 PM

The edminton sun seems to think so :P


Katz; Hey Mike this is Daryl Katz
Mike: hello how's it going?
Katz: fine thanks I'm calling because I have an offer for you. You know our Vp has six rings we are on the cusp of building another dynasty with all these first round picks... mactavish is the GM but we also need a proven coach
Mike; so you want some recommendations?
Katz: No, I'm here to offer that job to you
Phone.... Ring, Ring, ring...

#2557712 Wings great Gordie Howe resting after 'serious stroke'

Posted by HadThomasVokounOnFortSt on 19 December 2014 - 05:30 PM

Nof****** way!





Gordie Howe “Mr. Hockey” Makes an Amazing Recovery

Following the press coverage of our father’s deteriorating medical condition, the Howe Family was contacted in late November by Dr. Maynard Howe, (CEO) and Dave McGuigan (VP) of Stemedica Cell Technologies. McGuigan knew our family as a result of his previous employment with the Detroit Red Wings. Stemedica is a biotechnology company that manufactures allogeneic adult stem cells in its US government licensed, cGMP facility in San Diego, California. Although no relation, Dr. Howe and his brothers Drs. David and Roger are hockey players and big Gordie Howe fans, having grown up in Minnesota. They wished to help our father by generously facilitating Dad’s participation in a stem cell clinical trial at Novastem, a licensed distributor of Stemedica’s products in Mexico.

Novastem is currently conducting federally licensed and Institutional Review Board approved clinical trials for several medical conditions, including stroke, using Stemedica’s stem cell products. At the time we were contacted, Mr. Hockey had been rapidly declining and was essentially bedridden with little ability to communicate or to eat on his own.

After reviewing the information on Stemedica and Novastem, our family decided to give our father this opportunity. On December 8th, Mr. Hockey underwent a two-day, non-surgical treatment at Novastem’s medical facility. The treatment included neural stem cells injected into the spinal canal on Day 1 and mesenchymal stem cells by intravenous infusion on Day 2. His response was truly miraculous. At the end of Day 1 he was walking with minimal effort for the first time since his stroke. By Day 2 he was conversing comfortably with family and staff at the clinic.

On the third day, he walked to his seat on the plane under his own power. By Day 5 he was walking unaided and taking part in helping out with daily household chores. When tested, his ability to name items has gone from less than 25% before the procedure to 85% today. His physical therapists have been astonished. Although his short term memory, strength, endurance and coordination have plenty of room for improvement, we are hopeful that he will continue to improve in the months to come.

As a family, we are thrilled that Dad’s quality of life has greatly improved, and his progress has exceeded our greatest expectations. Once again, we cannot emphasize how much you have fueled Mr. Hockey’s recovery and we thank everyone for their continued prayers and support.

Howe, 86, suffered what his family described as a “serious” stroke in late October, and another in early November. Recently, there have been reports of an uptick in health and, per various outlets, plans for Howe to make a public appearance in early February.