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#2596492 Oilers win the Draft Lottery

Posted by number9 on 18 April 2015 - 11:55 PM

After McDavid, Hall, RNH, Eberle, Yakupov, and maybe Ference, the drop off on that team is enormous. Their ability is acquire zero decent D-men, goaltenders, and roleplayers is staggering.


They'll probably get the 1st overall again next year too.

#2595158 We NEED Bigger Ice!

Posted by number9 on 17 April 2015 - 12:03 AM

Nope. I like small NA ice. Creates a tighter checking game and weeds out players who only flourish when not under defensive pressure.


I don't know if bigger ice actually translates to more scoring or not (I'm skeptical) but I do believe smaller ice is harder to play on, which contributes to the NHL being the toughest league to play in. And that I like.

#2593593 Franzen on IR

Posted by number9 on 15 April 2015 - 08:27 PM

Bored I guess?
Apparently you're going to keep floating them out there until someone takes the bait. 

Not bored. Our record this season was a lot worse when Franzen wasn't playing. And when was the last time a RW of his caliber had his career ended early due to injury? Fischer?

The guy pretty much got us a cup in 2008, and almost another one in 2009

#2593396 S'matter Yzerman, afraid of the jersey you wore for so long?

Posted by number9 on 15 April 2015 - 11:19 AM

f*** Steve Yzerman.  He's not the Red Wings, and the Red Wings aren't him.  He stopped getting the Gordie Howe treatment the second he associated himself with another active NHL hockey team.  Particularly with one that we're playing in the playoffs. 


I hope we crush Stevie, the Lightening, the city of Tampa, and the whole state of Florida for that matter.  Let an earthquake crumble it, let the fires rage, let it burn tof****** ash and then let the waters rise and submerge the whole rat-infested place, Stevie right along with it.


This is playoff hockey.


Just when I think this board is starting to show some class, you go and open your big heretical trash mouth. 


"Look at me, I hate possibly the most beloved Red Wing player of all time now... because he makes personnel decisions for the team mine has to play against."




And may I recommend dropping the whole 'screw dirty tampa' bit as well. Those people can't read anyway, so it's falling on deaf ears.

#2593356 S'matter Yzerman, afraid of the jersey you wore for so long?

Posted by number9 on 15 April 2015 - 07:15 AM

I will love Steve forever. What he did for this city defined my childhood. Still, I don't see how anyone can actively root for the enemy. 
Just a little emotional about the whole thing. Especially because our chances aren't incredibly high.  :baby:

No one is rooting for the enemy. We're just not ripping Yzerman. TB has players for that.

#2593306 Why so negative?

Posted by number9 on 14 April 2015 - 10:25 PM


I don't want to be negative for the sake of being negative, I just don't want to pretend that the team doesn't have issues when they pretty clearly do. I'm happy and excited and I'll be cheering them on like a diehard until the end, though I've accepted that the idea of us winning against Tampa is a long shot this year. Is that gray area?

All teams have issues.


But being negative and over emphasizing those issues is totally in right now. Why have rose colored glasses when you can have cool black colored ones? Personally I've chosen to hate on Brendan Smith.


Don't take any of this personally


Nope, we'll get to Game 11+1/2 and have infinity overtimes as both teams' players just start laying in front of the net to sleep, thereby blocking all shots. You heard it here first.


LOL your knowledge of play off hockey is pathetic. They'll eventually go to the shootout and your block shot strategy will mean NOTHING

#2593282 Dylan Larkin on Team USA for World Cup

Posted by number9 on 14 April 2015 - 09:26 PM




#2593275 S'matter Yzerman, afraid of the jersey you wore for so long?

Posted by number9 on 14 April 2015 - 09:05 PM

lol who cares if he's an all time great. That's irrelevant now. He jumped ship because the whiny turd thought he was above waiting in line just like many have done before him.

Honestly I hope he had a miserable career.


Whoa whoa, check yourself friend. Yzerman is not a whiny turd because he wantedto manage a team that wasn't the Red Wings. By that standard all of Holland's and Babcock's proteges for the last several years have been whiny turds. Are you saying the RedWings have been run by whiny turds???


Yzerman was sent off with best wishes.


Holland wasn't stepping aside so he, like Nill, had to go somewhere else for their career to continue to progress.


I hope Steve has an illustrious GM career, whether if it's for us or not. He was raised by us and trained by us and thus I hope he continues to reflect that high standard when he's apart from us.


He is the opponent now, I understand, and I want nothing more to trounce his team. But that doesn't mean I don't respect the man or his team.

#2593273 Why so negative?

Posted by number9 on 14 April 2015 - 08:51 PM

I'd love to be positive, and I still feel positively about this team long term, but I think they're still a bit too young and inexperienced to get the job done. They supported that line of thinking as the season went on. I also don't think the defense is nearly good enough. I feel good about Mrazek but I'm not expecting too much out of a rookie because frankly, I don't think it'd be fair to. 


But I want them to win, and if they can play anything like they were playing earlier in the season, I think they definitely can win this series, and maybe more. They have a lot of the talent, but they've got to get back to operating like they did earlier in the year when they were in "best case scenario" mode to make that happen at this point in time. It's possible, and I'm hopeful, but I can't ignore the fundamental problems this team still has right now on defense and the overall lack of experience. It's simple as that.




Oh go ahead and be negative if u want to. Real fans are always negative.

#2593251 Brendan Smith

Posted by number9 on 14 April 2015 - 06:17 PM

Stats are for math freaks.

The ol eyeball test says Smith is train wreck that landed in a group of dumpster fires

#2593249 Why so negative?

Posted by number9 on 14 April 2015 - 06:11 PM

I'll raise you Tampa in 2.  
Filppula scores hat tricks in back to back games and crushes our team's soul.  

You can't win a playoff series in 2 games doofus

Tampa in 8

#2593234 Why so negative?

Posted by number9 on 14 April 2015 - 04:27 PM

Wings in 3

#2593233 No Scoring and No Fighting

Posted by number9 on 14 April 2015 - 04:26 PM

Mcgrattan has a hot gf though

Mcgrattan beats Lesner everyday

#2593177 Why so negative?

Posted by number9 on 14 April 2015 - 11:32 AM

Wings in 4

#2593137 Brendan Smith

Posted by number9 on 14 April 2015 - 09:53 AM

Average at defense huh?
I see you're in a generous mood today bud. 

The only one being generous to someone here is the smith fanboys to Riley's brother