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#2590650 Axel Holmström is having a great playoff so far.

Posted by number9 on 08 April 2015 - 07:20 AM

Ya it's not as easy as back In the day but just of recent memory we dealt away jarnkrok backman janmark ... Let almquist go back without getting a decent shot even though I recall him scoring a few times I think?

And also dick axelsson,ryno,ritola and larsson ... Swedes haven't been too good to us of late ... Just nyquist and Andersson of late that's in the lineup

That being said i just read ehn won the award for best player in the junior super elite so let's hope he along with holmstrom make an impact

Granted only 2 Canadian boys have it made it for us recently too. Sheahan and Smith.

The Czechs/Slovaks have been good to us. Mrazek, Tatar, Jurco, Kindl, even Hudler

#2590613 Axel Holmström is having a great playoff so far.

Posted by number9 on 07 April 2015 - 10:51 PM

Btw Mattias Bäckman has been absolutely awful in the playoffs :P he seems to have lost what little confidence he had to begin with when we traded his rights.


Update on Janmark? Was more concerned about losing him than the "boohoo going back home" Backman

#2589938 Erik cole - what the hell's going on with him ?

Posted by number9 on 06 April 2015 - 10:00 PM

Cleary Bertuzzi has balls and this team needs testicles Bertuzzi right now.



#2589937 Tatar and Nyquist and Sheahan LINE

Posted by number9 on 06 April 2015 - 09:59 PM

Tatar is on the first line with Pav and Abs. 


Zetterberg isn't doing well. Ergo why I'd have him playing with Pav. I've said this now three times, you reader you!


Tatar was on a line with Pav and Helm, jus sayin

#2589861 4/5 GDT : Washington Capitals 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by number9 on 06 April 2015 - 03:23 PM


You are sof****** annoying.


How you managed to take somebody saying '6 years' and turn it into 'the past 5 weeks' is beyond me. 


No one said '6 years' or '5 weeks' we were talking about "the slump"


but yes, I missed you too  ;)

#2589824 The Lines to get us in

Posted by number9 on 06 April 2015 - 11:55 AM

The title of this thread is what my boys and I discuss when we see a group of hot chicks at the bar

#2589822 Hudler Has 72 Points

Posted by number9 on 06 April 2015 - 11:49 AM

Letting Hudler go was probably the biggest mistake of Holland's career. And that happened twice. Jiri gave us every opportunity to keep him.... shame on us.

#2589760 4/5 GDT : Washington Capitals 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by number9 on 06 April 2015 - 06:29 AM

Because he has failed to ice competent D for 6 years. 

That's what we're blaming the slump on now? lol

#2589707 4/5 GDT : Washington Capitals 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by number9 on 05 April 2015 - 08:47 PM

If someone needs to be "replaced" than it should be Holland and not Babs.


Why? He nabbed Cole and Zidlicky for us. Everyone was pretty universally happy when those trades went down, and it showed he was trying to improve this team for the playoffs. Zidlicky alone won us a few games. Personally I don't think either should be replaced, but I'd like to hear why you think the GM is more responsible for this slump than the coach.

#2589278 Do Red Wings fans deserve better?

Posted by number9 on 05 April 2015 - 11:02 AM

To those who keep on posting that fans don't deserve anything or fans are not entitled to anything, look ... when pro athletes win the championship, who are the first people that they thank or dedicate the trophy to?  I have heard so many pro athletes speak of the fans and how they play for them.  On the other side of the coin, from the pro athlete side, they seem to know the value of loyal fans, they appreciate the fans.   


Here is what fans are entitled to ... an honest effort every night that the players go out on the ice.  You can reduce it to something as simple as that.  Do they deserve a championship every year ... of course not, only one team wins that but fans who buy tickets, buy their merchandise, watch them on TV (and indirectly contribute to the mega TV deals to NHL) deserve a good effort every night.  Believe me, I'm reasonable.  If they put in an honest effort and lose, I'd understand.  


So the reason why this post was started was because it was obvious that over the last month, the team has not given their best effort every night ... not even close.  And if we are dangerously close to falling out of a playoff spot.  That is unacceptable given where they were at the beginning of March.  The team needs to be held accountable ... not by some silly thread on a forum board but they need to know that they are not putting in an honest day's work and they need to work harder.    


So please stop with your 'fans don't deserve anything' high and mighty reprimands.  Save it for when you go out to dinner, pay good money, and get crap on a plate.  See if that mantra works in the real world.      


There's about 29 other NHL fan bases (non-bandwagon) who would call this spoiled

#2589257 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by number9 on 05 April 2015 - 12:40 AM

It doesn't show the fights, but there's a beautiful passing play between mantha, aa, and zengerle.


Blashill: "I don't think we played our best hockey"


Classic coach. Babs 2.0 in the making.

#2589255 If you don't live in FL... You're not invited to the party

Posted by number9 on 05 April 2015 - 12:34 AM

StoryTime with BoS (STwBoS)/

I have a great memory from freshman year of college at U of M. It was the UM/MSU game, and our student tix were waaaaay up in the nosebleeds of the student section (like row 92 or something). It was all UM fans and there was a great atmosphere (because this was moons ago when UM football was awesome), and about halfway through the first quarter this guy stands up and rips off his UM shirt to reveal an MSU shirt underneath. Everyone starts hootin' and hollerin', good times were had, then it quiets down. A voice comes out of the stillness, and confidently asks: "Hey bud, do you want all of our scholarships to State? We're not using them." Much raucous laughter ensued, as everyone looked to the person next to them "did you get a scholarship to State? SO DID I!" And the infiltrator snuck out, never to be seen again.

So that's what I imagine it will be like at Bolts games, only with a mass of away fans absolutely DRAGGING the home crowd.

/end STwBoS


I knew I didn't like you, but couldn't put my finger on it till now...

#2588858 Do Red Wings fans deserve better?

Posted by number9 on 04 April 2015 - 11:55 AM


Why does it have to be an American city?  


And to be clear my main issue isn't so much that I think it's technically inaccurate, it's that I think it's cheesy and a little gross.  There's several cities who love hockey as much or possibly more than Detroit.  If the Rangers or Bruins had dubbed themselves Hockeytown™ and trademarked it, we'd all probably make fun of them for it. 


If the Wings go through a downturn it's gonna be awkward to see that logo at center ice with all the empty seats in the stands.  Maybe they won't repaint it in the new arena. 


Cause every Canadian city is already hockey town


Well we'll just have to not go through a downturn then ;)

#2588817 Mikael Samuelsson announces retirement

Posted by number9 on 03 April 2015 - 11:40 PM


Nothing official yet. Played 2 games of his 25 game tryout with the Binghampton Sens, was released and underwent knee surgery. He's probably done.


His career could have played out so much differently if that tragic Moore incident had never happened. Was happy to have him while he was here though. I still miss yelling TUZZI! at my TV

#2588816 Do Red Wings fans deserve better?

Posted by number9 on 03 April 2015 - 11:37 PM

Yeah, I understand that Football is probably the most popular sport in Detroit, but that's the same for almost every American city. What other American city would deserve the title of hockeytown over Detroit? Boston? That's an old school baseball town. Minny? Maybe for college or the state in general... they couldn't even keep the North Stars going.


Detroit is a six-pack and power swim away from Canada, an original six team, and Michigan rivals Minnesota as a hockey state. I think hockeytown is warranted.