I'll be attending this game with the girl. Wings resting up for playoffs but if they can show up like they did the last 20 minutes of Monday's game I forsee a big upset. 2-1 wings. Mursak - Modano (M2) LGW!
It really bothers me the way some of you talk about Modano.
I thought this forum had enough class to show a little respect to a future hall-of-famer....I mean the guy had an amazing career and was/is an inspiration to US born hockey players of this generation.
The guy got mistreated in Dallas (IMO), and he came to his hometown to give hockey another try. He got injured right when he was starting to flow with his linemates and fit into the wings way of doing things, plus he's had a bunch of good chances, just bad luck...so its understandable that he is pretty much back to step one.
What did you expect a 20+ goal season? I think having him for the price he's at is a steal.
on another note: I really wish Babcock would stop playing Moe with Homer...besides the Pens game last night they really havent clicked IMO.
I agree completely, you stole the words out of my mouth. Like it was said earlier, it took TWENTY games before he was showing to be clicking with the movement and style the Red Wings play. Some may say that 20 is a huge number, what about Hudler? He took longer... and secondly, the guy didn't care about Dallas for the past 3 years he was there. When he was stripped of his C he was just playing hockey on his own terms in Dallas; he announced this. When he came to Detroit he actually conditioned himself, wanted to play, wanted to help the team out. I swear when he got injured in November everyone was sitting here making threads "OH MY GOD MODANO INJURED HE WAS JUST CLICKING!!" now because he isn't Sidney Crosby or Alexander Ovechkin we want to put him to the dogs? Come on fellas... you're all crazy right now.
EDIT: In regards to that quote, you may want to add in some additional information like this quote...
“When you feel the end is near and you’re trying to squeeze ever last drop out of you before it’s over; certainly here there are a lot of expectations to win and be successful,” he said. “The opportunity is there, so you want to come in and contribute a little bit and feel like you’re a meaningful piece to this team.”
You hate him for even admitting that he wants to do more for this team? He's try to find his confidence just like Hudler earlier in the season, he WANTS us to feel like hes acting helping out big time.
You missed these threads about a month ago. In regards about Joey, we would need Osgood to be claimed injuried still inorder to hold MacDonald in the NHL. Either way, this is going against our cap space and a huge reason why we haven't been able to dress beyond 10 forwards yesterday and tomorrow. I would love to have MacDonald with us during the playoffs especially with Osgood's health unknown and getting a cold start 10 games away from the playoffs frighten me, but what else can we do here? We're in a bundle here gang.
None of the injuries are serious. Babcock said if this were the playoffs, "they'd be playing.'' "That's why I'm not a doctor or a therapist. I don't have to make these decisions,'' Babcock said. "I always tell the guys once the playoffs start I'm the team doctor. Until then, we got people who make those professional decisions.''
So everyone knows Rod Allen has his own drinking game when he does commentary for Tiger games, but i have yet to find one for Mickey Redmond. I have spent countless hours, (actually just a few minutes) to gather all of Mickey's quotes. So how it goes, is whenever Mickey says one of these quotes, you take a drink, really simple. But, we all know that Mickey has tended to come out of the blue on some really great saying, "He could sell ice cubes to the eskimo's right now." So whenever you deem that one of his quotes deserves a drink, you take a drink.
But here are the most common of Mickey's great quotes.
"Oh Boy" "Wow" "Bingo Bango!" "Holy Jumpin'" "Put all the hay in the barn and let 'em go at it!" "This is what the fans came for!" "This is no place for a nervous person" "Ginger ales after the game" "Hey Gang!" "That was a tic-tac-toe play" "Like a lumberjack fighting for the last pork chop!" "He likes it when you call him Fill Poola" (Valtteri Filppula) "Keep your sticks on the ice kids, good things happen" "You can head for your parties! This one's over!" "You go to sleep for a second against these guys -- the Red light's on" "Holy Mackeral!" "Well, He's a dandy" "The lumber is flying!" "Here comes Houdini" (his nickname for star center Pavel Datsyuk) "He’ll go in for repairs" "He blew a tire" "They got 'em rockin' at the Joe!" "He got a little lumber on him, and it didn't tickle" "His eyes were as big as saucer plates" "He couldn't get the puck in the ocean, even while standing on the pier" "Now you kids out there, pay attention, you could learn something from the pros" "You've got to watch the puck or you'll be spitting out Chiclets" "That was a bang-bang play" "That type of call just doesn't belong in the game of hockey" "Now that's a chinsey call" "They don't know what a penalty is here in San Jose" "Katie bar the door" "You only get a few kicks at the cat" "If I didn't know better, I'd say the ice was slanted" "He just gave him a BC two-hander" "It's a bench-clearing Donnybrook" "Hold it right there, gang!" "There was no one going to the pop stand!" "Giving a little Chin Music" "Water over the bridge, my boy!" "He's making more turnovers than Betty Crocker!" "Look out!" "It's a shooting gallery down there!" "You could've thrown a blanket over 'em!" "That was like a pinball game!" "Like Johnny on the spot!" "Put that biscuit in the basket" "His head looks like the top of a Makers Mark bottle" "He really left his jock strap hangin' off the clock" "He got beat like a rented mule!" "You be the judge." "It's Five O'Clock on a Saturday" (sung when a goal is scored about 5pm on Saturday game) "He had him out on fort street!" "He gave em the whatfor..." "Ok their going at it, not one person sitting at the Joe " "It's a beautiful thing." "That puck had eyes" "Watch out!"
Helm is going to be the next Draper. I absolutely love one thing about Helm, he is willing to learn and expand his game. You can consistantly see him change and listen to the people around him, he's not naive. He also trys to mimic the players around him, Draper during the offseason and in the beginning of the season taught him how to use his speed and you can definitely tell hes been learning. Helm last season used to just fly down the ice like a bat out of hell, he still does it day in and day out but he's alot smarter with it. He's also learning how to use his hands. What scares me is teams offering him a nice chunk of change because they see his potential, i'm hoping he isn't too greedy and wants to stay with Hockeytown. Helm will definitely be a top player in upcoming seasons, I can only see him getting better.
They still have time to get their heads out of their asses, personally I feel like this slump they're in is what they need. They need to go on a big losing streak. Shown last night they can go 5-11 and i forgot how many overtime losses and still hit the 96 point's that are estimated needed to make playoffs. Anyways, when you're on a losing streak is when you finally sit down and analyze what's going wrong here. We have a team full of depth and superstars, they all know what they are capable of but currently they feel like they can hit the ice and magically carry themselves to win. It's the wrong way to play and that's how they're doing it right now. We're taking half-ass shots, making horrible passes that aren't there (I'm not sure what the hell they're seeing for a passing lane right now), and defense is getting ran into the ground. The only way for them to wake up is what's happening right now, I want Babcock to be pissed. This is the only way Babcock is going to become his old self, when the team is playing like absolute s***. This may worry a lot of fans because it's so close to playoffs but I know this will only strengthen them in the long run. Let's get this bulls*** cleaned up BEFORE the playoffs happen, not allow it to carry on WHILE the playoffs are here. /rant
Am I alone here or do I feel like he also dug himself a hole here with this article? You know its bad when they come out publicly and voice out that "we don't have enough fans." If I were the owner, I would be HAPPY to play the red wings again, why? Because the sea of red isn't just red wings fans, their fans that are paying OUR bill. It's nice to have fan's of your own, but be blessed that other fans are willing to travel into your grounds willing to pay YOU to watch their team play. Who cares, Tampa Bay's fan base will grow in a few years, give it time bucko.
Saw this just now on HFBoards so I thought i'd pass the information here.
Www.rivercitysports.com is having a huge sale on authentic jerseys, $149.99, i believe their rep's are going for 40 bucks also. Have a look on the website. Their reputation is good and jerseys known to be legit. If anyone is in the market for a new jersey this may be your break. Happy shopping, lgw.