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#2679627 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by TheXym on 27 June 2016 - 10:11 AM

I've been torn on it, but I think getting Stamkos would be a good thing, even at the high salary. Kickazz makes some good points about contracts coming off the books. If Kenny can resign the RFA's for decent money and term that works (either they are RFA again at contract's end or term ends when other contracts come off the books that won't be re-signed (Ericsson, I hope, to name one)). Plus, Stamkos is young enough that he will be able to be a leader to transition some of the young guys in as well. He'd be the first real sniper the Wings have had since Shanahan (maybe Hossa, but he was only there for a season).


#2670983 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by TheXym on 19 April 2016 - 04:30 PM

I might just have to crack open the new bottle of Macallan 12 yr I bought a few days ago.

I am going to put a dent in the one I have open, and I was just given another by the director of the show I played last week. I will likely have several drams this evening during the game.


BTW, I got to try the Macallan Rare Cask after all-states, my student's father insisted on buying me a dram. It was excellent, extremely smooth, and well worth the try.


#2670956 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by TheXym on 19 April 2016 - 03:26 PM

I agree that tonight's game will be a huge determining factor in the series. One big key I think will be to weather the storm. TB is going to come out with a mad-on and press hard early. If the Wings can hold them off, or better still, draw first blood and not get drawn into too much extracurricular activity, I like their chances. If Petr plays like he did in Game 3, the defense avoids an outbreak of cranial-posterior implant syndrome, and the PP clicks, we shall head back to Tampa evened up.


#2670952 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by TheXym on 19 April 2016 - 03:17 PM

My wife is in the recovery room now. Everything went well. Here's hoping the boys fill the Tampa Bay net with the surgical precision my wife's Dr. had today.

Let's Go Wings!


#2670386 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by TheXym on 17 April 2016 - 07:42 PM

I run out to pick up my wife and come home just in time to see that crazy goal. I will take it.


#2666640 M1. Washington Caps vs W2. Philadelphia Flyers

Posted by TheXym on 09 April 2016 - 07:22 PM

This is probably the worst possible first round matchup for the Caps. The Flyers will play a very physical game. This series should be a 7 game war, with the victor being ripe for the picking by the Pens.


#2666535 25 YEARS BABY!

Posted by TheXym on 09 April 2016 - 02:37 PM

Not happy about backsliding in, but they are in. Rest up, reload. TB is wounded and barely got past the Wings last year. This first round can be won. Let's Go Wings!
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#2666428 4/9 GDT : at Rangers 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by TheXym on 09 April 2016 - 02:10 PM

Thank you Ottawa. I'd like to say the boys were getting the suckage out before the playoffs, but that's giving too much credit. More AA, more Mantha is needed.


#2666288 4/9 GDT : at Rangers 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by TheXym on 09 April 2016 - 01:47 PM

Next goal is huge, good effort by Abby on that lobbed puck.
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#2666254 4/9 GDT : at Rangers 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by TheXym on 09 April 2016 - 01:17 PM

When I want to win, I'm more ruthless than Triple H.


Your fervor for the Winged Wheel has a certain.... pedigree.


#2666248 4/9 GDT : at Rangers 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by TheXym on 09 April 2016 - 01:14 PM

Looked like the Ranger who came in to try to get the puck hip-checked Staal in the head.


#2666218 4/9 GDT : at Rangers 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by TheXym on 09 April 2016 - 01:03 PM

Howard with an interesting jump move after the save on Nash.


#2665891 4/9 GDT : at Rangers 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by TheXym on 09 April 2016 - 07:42 AM

Just win for crying out loud.
 
I STILL believe!
 
GO WINGS!


https://m.youtube.co...h?v=PdaaGlyu7EQ



Sure, make me cue the Lost Boys. ;)


But I do too.

Let's Go Wings!


#2665886 4/9 GDT : at Rangers 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by TheXym on 09 April 2016 - 07:11 AM

The table definitely seems set, but the boys still need to take care of their end of things and play a full 60. Here's hoping the goal scorers get out of their funk and light it up, the D plays smart, focused hockey, and Jimmy makes me cue up the Van Halen once again.

Let's Go Wings!


#2665883 4/9 GDT : at Rangers 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by TheXym on 09 April 2016 - 07:02 AM

Win and you are in or lose and go home quickly
Personally it's a win win game for me, either get a better draft pick or once again another first round exit against the caps

If the Wings win, they face TB in the first round, not the caps as they'd have the third spot in the Atlantic Division