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#2182848 Judge rejects NHL deal with Molson-Coors:

Posted by Matt on 05 June 2011 - 09:55 PM

The Wings are one of the two molson clubs IIRC

Correct. (And "Boooooo!"... Labatt > Molson)


#2182417 LGW Members donate $875.40 to Children's Hospital of Michigan

Posted by Matt on 03 June 2011 - 03:34 PM

I wanted to thank every member that took part in LGW's "Money on the Board" playoff donation drive that raised a total of $875.40 for the Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation!

vladdy16 did an absolutely amazing job keeping track of and arranging everything -- this would not have been possible without her help -- thank you!

She sent in the donation to the Foundation on Wednesday this week and I spoke with Sally at the Foundation today and filled her in on how the donation came about and made sure to have it dedicated to the members of LetsGoWings.com.

I'm incredibly proud of all of you that took part and I can't wait to have more drives just like this one in the future!

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#2178666 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by Matt on 23 May 2011 - 06:38 PM

Found it: http://www.usatoday....-redwings_N.htm

The important bit:

Rafalski's agent, William Zito, said five teams tried to sign the defenseman — including one offering a six-year, $40 million contract — but he wanted to play for his hometown team.


... Which works out to roughly $6.67-million/season. Almost $700K -- a nice chunk of change to save.

Rafalski was a fantastic signing and a great compliment to Lidstrom on the power play. (Schneider did us a favor!) We will desperately miss that first-pass and the right-hand shot on the power play. Thanks Brian!


#2178661 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by Matt on 23 May 2011 - 06:32 PM

I know that at least for me it wasn't an issue of being "happy" that he is retiring -- but despite his point production you knew that his overall health was going to be a serious factor going forward into next season. When he's healthy he's a $6-million defenseman, but when he's not -- and lingering issues this season lead one to believe that he would continue to deteriorate -- he's a major strain on the Red Wings' flexibility.

Looking forward to the offseason, it'll be interesting. One new factor to consider too is that Holland won't be saddled with salary-for-salary player trades. He can afford to take on higher salary players due to the cap space. So the answer may not come via free agency, but by trade.

A Hometown discount is debatable.

It's not. He was offered more than Detroit's $6-million when he hit free agency. (It might've been the Devils to try to keep him at around $6.5-million, but I haven't looked back to confirm.) Regardless, he absolutely took a lower offer to play here. It was a big point made in the press when he signed here.


#2173195 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Sharks 3

Posted by Matt on 12 May 2011 - 04:06 PM

"We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job."

~ Winston Churchill


#2172588 Bring back the minus rating!

Posted by Matt on 11 May 2011 - 03:45 PM

I have re-enabled the negative rating, with the anti-spamming safeguard of 24-hour caps on the number of +/- reps you can give. We'll see how this goes (I prefer to have both available, too) and if the caps need to be adjusted I'll do that.

(I believe in a future forum update that posts that hit a certain neg rating will either lighten and/or be made invisible. So the option may be for that down the road, too.)


#2172078 Finish these fuckers off

Posted by Matt on 10 May 2011 - 10:13 PM

There's a GDT. That's where posts about the game are supposed to go.

I'll let it slide. I don't mind everyone getting a little crazy with the multi-threads -- this series has been legendary.


#2171998 WCSF Game 6 GDT: Sharks 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Matt on 10 May 2011 - 09:54 PM

I look forward to witnessing the Red Wings' first empty-net goal of the playoffs tonight.


/that is all

AND DID I EVER!

I love this team. I know we're all spoiled as fans to have such a 20-year run, but I can honestly say I haven't felt this exhilirated with a win like this in years... Maybe even as far back as Game 4 of the Cup Final. That was for different reasons, of course, but coming back this way -- and hopefully being able to complete the miracle on Thursday night... Wow.

It's hard to be more proud of this team than I am right now. Unbelievable.


#2170388 2011 Round 2 Photoshop War: San Jose Sharks

Posted by Matt on 09 May 2011 - 06:41 PM

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#2169839 WCSF Game 5 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Sharks 3

Posted by Matt on 08 May 2011 - 09:56 PM

Exclusive Sharks' lockerroom reaction video:



#2169751 WCSF Game 5 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Sharks 3

Posted by Matt on 08 May 2011 - 09:41 PM

Sorry it took a few minutes to get that "6" up top there, guys... I had to pick myself up off the floor.



...WOW...


#2159782 Round 2 Bracket Wallpaper Now Available!

Posted by Matt on 28 April 2011 - 01:45 AM

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Widescreen 16:10 & 16:9: 1920x1200 | 1920x1080 | 1680x1050 | 1440x900 | 1366x768 | 1280x800

4:3 & 5:4: 1600x1200 | 1400x1050 | 1280x960 | 1280x1024 | 1024x768

Enjoy!




#2155525 WCQF Game 4 GDT: Red Wings 6 at Coyotes 3

Posted by Matt on 21 April 2011 - 12:20 AM

Who do we all prefer next? SJ/ANA/NSH? Wings can't play the Kings I don't think, and I assume VAN is gonna advance...

The way this team is playing right now I don't think it really matters, to be honest.


#2154197 NEW Custom Wings Fan Shirts now on sale!

Posted by Matt on 20 April 2011 - 09:22 AM

if you made that datsyuk dangle dangle shirt in black with red letting i would pay any price for it.

Done!

http://letsgowings.s...front-A7402324/


#2152452 NEW Custom Wings Fan Shirts now on sale!

Posted by Matt on 18 April 2011 - 09:05 PM

This was originally brought up in this thread over the weekend but I was waiting for final artwork approval. Wait no longer! I've added the designs to the LGW.com Fan Gear Shop on a variety of different colors and shirts. Some of the additions:


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Almost all of these designs can be applied to any color of shirt -- you're not just limited to red or white. I have already set some up on black and ash, but you're able to change the color to whatever you want on the product page.

Also: There are many different shirts available, so use the "Categories" drop down to see them all!

If you have requests for specific designs on a certain shirt, please feel free to let me know and I'll add the item!