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#2481410 Slava Fetisov Interview

Posted by amato on 05 February 2014 - 11:52 AM


In the end, we don't owe each other (outside of our families) anything.  Rising up and giving to each other out of the goodness of our hearts is what makes us realize the good that is out there and gives us incentive to carry on and contribute to help those who need it in the hope that they will continue as they are able.


"liked" for this. beautifully said.



as for vladdy, it seems to me that the wings still very much care about him.


it's such a shame that he couldn't play out his career.

#2481174 So what do we call the 26 - 15 - 21 line?

Posted by amato on 04 February 2014 - 11:48 AM

The trade deadline aquisition.




"The kids stepping up is better than any player we could have gotten at the trade deadline."


^would anyone be surprised? :P

#2478679 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by amato on 29 January 2014 - 09:05 AM

don't know if it's been mentioned yet, but supposidly callahan is available out of new york..



#2478043 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by amato on 28 January 2014 - 11:14 AM

We need a legitimate enforcer and a scoring powerforward imo. A powerforward is virtually impossible but I would settle for a skilled hard working guy like Callahan, Dubinsky or Matthias. The latter is perhaps a possibility as he seems to struggle a bit lately.

Matthias has been on my wishlist for a couple seasons now.. He's young, affordable, works hard, and can win faceoffs. I'd love to add him.

#2475321 1/22 GDT : Blackhawks 4 at Red Wings 5 (SO)

Posted by amato on 22 January 2014 - 10:52 AM

I'd also like to thank nbc for having us face an actual rival on "rivalry night"....

#2473783 1/16 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Rangers 1

Posted by amato on 18 January 2014 - 06:20 AM

I wouldn't call Helm a key injury. We've been playing without him for 3 years



he's a key injury not because we've always had him playing.. but because helm is a difference maker on the ice.

#2473667 1/16 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Rangers 1

Posted by amato on 17 January 2014 - 08:56 AM

This is only the second time the Club has been beaten in consecutive games by a one-goal shutout and the first time since 11/11 and 13/11/1954.


and we won the cup that year!! it must be a sign. LGW

#2473657 Would Samuelsson ever consider retiring mid-season?

Posted by amato on 17 January 2014 - 06:38 AM

Would anyone here be upset if they were samuelsson? Getting paid a multimillion dollar check for getting to watch hockey sounds pretty good to me :P

#2473293 Bleacher Report: 5 positive things in the Red Wings

Posted by amato on 16 January 2014 - 01:55 PM

the biggest positive is that an "off season" for the wings = playoff bubble team. while making the playoffs isn't a given nowadays, the wings are a team that know how to get there.. and they will.


i too cannot wait to watch a fully healthy detroit red wings roster.

#2473073 Datsyuk - Team Russia captain for Sochi

Posted by amato on 15 January 2014 - 07:34 AM

As much as I want USA to take home the gold, it'd be awesome to watch hank and pav battle it out for first as captains.
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#2472710 Certain NHL attendance metrics are better than NBA

Posted by amato on 13 January 2014 - 11:32 AM

The NBA eastern conference also has something embarrassing like only two teams above .500.
Grain of salt type of thing.


guess it could fall under "more talent" then.... or at least talent more spread out.

#2471853 Brian Rafalski signs with ECHL team

Posted by amato on 10 January 2014 - 09:08 AM

Are the Everblades a Lightning affiliate? If so that means Yzerman and co get first dibs.....

Yes, according to PHT they are an affiliate to both the lightning and the canes.

(Source:http://prohockeytalk...h-echl-florida/ )

#2470175 1/1 Winter Classic 2014 GDT: Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 2 (F/SO)

Posted by amato on 02 January 2014 - 06:51 AM

Almost didn't go.. ticket plans fell thru and ended up buying them on the way to Ann Arbor to celebrate new years with my friend the night before and I'm so glad I did.

It was freezing cold and unfortunate that we couldn't get the win but I don't even care, what an incredible experience :)


Also nice to follow it up with a rose bowl win. 2014 has been pretty great so far!

#2467757 Merry Christmas, LGW

Posted by amato on 26 December 2013 - 02:51 PM


#2467756 Your favourite Red Wings misfit of all time

Posted by amato on 26 December 2013 - 02:48 PM