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#2461391 Mike Commodore's experience with the Wings

Posted by Guest on 06 December 2013 - 01:40 AM

Babcock is in the mold of Bowman.  He doesn't seem very interested in being liked and there's a method to his madness.


Aye. People sometimes forget that players often detested Bowman, even if they still did respect him.

#2461377 Mike Commodore's experience with the Wings

Posted by Guest on 06 December 2013 - 12:32 AM

The stuff that he said about his time in Columbus made it seem like he likes to blame others and make excuses for why he isn't playing. After reading that I had a harder time believing his side of the story of his time in Detroit.
I also don't remember him standing out when he played.

But who knows.


Agreed. Commodore is a whiner. He's also got a terrible memory. Let's go down the list.


The Wings started with six wins and six losses, not five and seven... Ian White was injured on the 13th of November, 2011, and Commodore was played only one game in the immediate future---not two, not three---and he played seven minutes, not three....  Commodore played three days before Christmas... Brendan Smith was Babcock's single minor-league call-up on defense in that season, and he played with the team for only four nights (three games) in 2011 (he was then sent down until March)... and so on.


If Commodore's going to spill his guts like this, he really ought to ensure first that he's got his facts right.

#2457468 11/23 GDT: Game 24 - Senators 4 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by puckloo39 on 23 November 2013 - 10:43 PM

Better luck to us tomorrow night, it's Ugly Jersey Night in Buffalo!  :eh:


Go, Wings!!  May the better Miller brother win!

#2455966 Ugly Christmas Sweater.

Posted by VM1138 on 21 November 2013 - 10:21 AM

I love this. Ugly jersey are fun when they're intentionally bad.

#2454837 11/16 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Islanders 5 (SO)

Posted by sjr2012 on 16 November 2013 - 09:59 PM

I agree with Crymson while im sick of the losses id rather they come in ot where we are snagging a point

#2449634 11/1 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Flames 3

Posted by sjr2012 on 01 November 2013 - 08:37 PM

why do we play well against the good teams and yet bring ourselves down to the level of the bottom-feeders?


#2449201 10/30 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Canucks 1

Posted by RedWingsRox on 31 October 2013 - 12:09 AM

Thank you ... thank you ... I'm the happiest person in Vancouver right now !!!!

#2447387 10/23 GDT: Senators 6 at Red Wings 1

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 23 October 2013 - 07:52 PM

Is Weiss evenf****** playing?

Dude is garbage.


At least Filppula was good looking.  

#2444531 10/14 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2

Posted by Guest on 14 October 2013 - 04:45 PM


watching the highlights from the playoffs last year with hawks shows a crime that Gus and his speed aren't on this squad right now...



Too many Guses here.


Lashoff was desperate on that 5 on 3 kill, was great too see. Smith better feel that hot flame under his ass only getting hotter!!!


I like having Lashoff on the team. He's bigger than Smith, better defensively, and more poised. Best of all, I don't tense up when he has the puck!

#2443238 10/10 GDT: Coyotes 4 at Red Wings 2

Posted by GoWings1905 on 10 October 2013 - 09:21 PM

You would think the speed and skill of the third line in the playoffs last season would have made some lasting impact on Holland/Babcock. Instead they insist on icing an old and slow team, with veterans that all provide the same attribute of nothing. There's simply no excuse for Tatar and Nyquist not to play over the likes of Samuelsson, Cleary and Bertuzzi. These veterans aren't making the Red Wings better and this continues to be the most glaring flaw of the organization.

#2431299 It's time - to predict 2014 Team USA

Posted by Richdg on 23 July 2013 - 04:15 PM

Of course this will change based on who is healthy and playing well next winter. As for G's Miller will be 3rd. Quick/Howard will be the starter based on who is playing better at the time.


IIRC Ryan, Backus, and Brown were on a line together and played really well.

#2428863 Question about Buying out Samuelsson

Posted by Guest on 08 July 2013 - 06:33 PM


Yzerman went to a s*** franchise, while Holland inherited the best team in the league and had plenty of money to work with for a long time, and a place that could draw free agents.


Yzerman went to a franchise that had all the tools it needed to go deep in the playoffs. Both Stamkos and MSL had brilliant seasons, and the team had an excellent array of secondary scoring and young players. He signed some players, yes, and his trade for Roloson was important. However, it was also the last beneficial thing he did for the team. He had one good season as a GM, playing with a free hand and building around a strong core. He has done poorly ever since.

You might as well say that Ray Shero went to a crap franchise. Steven Stamkos is one of the best hockey players on the planet, alone a difference-maker on the same order as Ovechkin or Malkin, and St. Louis is a top-notch forward as well. Despite Tampa's strong offense, Yzerman has inexplicably continued to ignore defense and goaltending, despite how immensely obvious it is to everyone on the planet that his organization is fatally flawed in these areas. 

#2427412 is anyone happy right now?

Posted by Shaman on 05 July 2013 - 03:50 PM

Because we do so much of that! passing on Ryan for example. Nyquist and tatar will be lucky to score as many goals per season COMBINED as what Ryan does. he is a proven 30-35 goal per year guy.


Vinny LeCav to expensive. Signs with Philly for 4.5 million per year. Weiss sign with us for 4.9 million per year. over the last 4 years Vinny has produced 205 points in the regular season and Weiss produced 170. We are paying more money for LESS PRODUCTION!


Alfie-signs for 5.5 million. Clarkson signs for 5.2 million. Who is the better bet to score 30 goals in 2013/14? How about 14/15? 15/16? Again, more money for less production!


But next year we have a ton of money available. True. To spend on what? more over 35 forwards? That is our recent history. Pass on the big names-the few that make it and blow our money on nothing.

Clarkson scored 30 goals once. Cheechoo once scored 56 goals, one season doesn't prove anything. Clarkson was extremely overpaid for a guy who is a 2nd-3rd line tweener. 

#2427202 Filppula to Tampa 5 yr $5 million

Posted by frankgrimes on 05 July 2013 - 02:17 PM

Thanks for everything Filps, good luck in Tampa

#2426698 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by Travis on 05 July 2013 - 12:00 PM

I agree that Weiss has more points... but he's pretty injury prone... Both of these guys are underacheivers however, Flip already knows the system... Weiss needs a sniper, and Brunner would have been that guy, but word is, he's gone and we filled Brunner's spot with a 40 year old.


With the exception of last season he's played at least 74 games a year since being a full time NHLer. Injury prone he is not.