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#2178788 Brian Rafalski appreciation thread

Posted by puckbags on 23 May 2011 - 09:59 PM

I could be wrong here, but I think that Brian Rafalski put the Detroit Red Wings ahead of himself today. I think he still wants to play. I think he realized that he was no longer worth the 6mil/season he was being paid. And I think he realized that the organization could make better use of that cap space elsewhere.

He essentially donated $6,000,000 to next year's Stanley Cup run (maybe more, as Lidstrom can now take a pay-cut and still be our highest paid defenseman). Not a lot of professional athletes would have done that, especially in this day and age. It deserves serious recognition and applause, imo.

He had a he!! of a prime with us, won a Stanley Cup, and always gave it all he had.


I think you're very wrong and to be quite honest I think that's ridiculous. He's 37 won the cup mutiple times, has had some nagging injuries and just figured that now is a better time than any to hang em up. Donated 6 million dollars? Cmon..he has made more then enough money in this league..did you ever think that he values his health and would love to spend more time with his family? He took a discount when he signed his deal and to for you to think he's doing this to make the team better is kinda funny actually. Who is out there that we can realistically get that is as good as Raf? Key word being realistic.


#2174596 Changes in the offseason

Posted by puckbags on 12 May 2011 - 11:51 PM

Next year's team is more of the same, I'm afraid. The person that needs to go is none other than KEN HOLLAND. This guy is crippling the Wings with all of his multi-year deals to Bertuzzi, Holmstrom, Rafalski, Draper, etc. This team hasn't had a chance to get better recently because of the dead weight Holland seems to be infatuated with.


Any guy who massacres the name of the greatest player of all time shouldn't be taken very seriously . Yea blame Holland, 100 pt seasons, 50 win seasons, Stanley Cups...I mean what the f*** is going on around here?

you are exactly what is wrong with red wings fans


The irony in that post is well....ironic coming from the biggest douch nozzle on these boards !


#2174572 Our last playoff berth?

Posted by puckbags on 12 May 2011 - 11:41 PM

Columbus is farther east than Detroit... :unsure:


I hope we have some kind of seniority in this league, if Columbus goes East before us it's such a joke !


#2174524 Our last playoff berth?

Posted by puckbags on 12 May 2011 - 11:26 PM

in the Western Conference that is.. With strong word that Atlanta may be heading up to the great white north and rumors swirling that Detroit would be the team to head East could this have been our last playoffs in the Western Conference. If so it's a shame not to get payback on the Sharks but it could also mean new rivalries, more original 6 match ups and all you east coasters don't have to complain about the games in the Pacific time zone anymore :lol: . With all that said it's been a pretty sucessful run in the West. Obviously none of this has been confirmed as yet but it's something kinda cool to think about moving into the off season .


#2174281 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Sharks 3

Posted by puckbags on 12 May 2011 - 10:50 PM

Great series and a great effort tonight by our guys playing with 9/10 forwards. 20 years of being a Wings fan and that one probably hurts the most. Adios folks, bulls*** with you all in a couple of weeks after the offseason bulls*** threads are done. And to the true Wings fans out there who stuck with this team until the end. CHEERS !


#2172239 WCSF Game 6 GDT: Sharks 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by puckbags on 11 May 2011 - 01:32 AM

yeah, hell of a game if you ignore that breakaway fail. countless board battles lost (as usual) and pretty much useless.

...hell of a game.


You have to be one of the biggest losers I have ever seen on these boards, and I've been around long enough to have seen plenty. It's like you live in a perfect world and you think all 20 guys dressed should be perfect every night. It's a team game you ****** and that's what allowed us to get back into this series.


#2166642 Ice time

Posted by puckbags on 04 May 2011 - 11:59 PM

Makes ya wonder if he's hurt? I can see limiting his ice time in the first series but if Babs is still trying to save him I think he's waited a little too long :lol: He's the perfect human..I hope he gets a lot of ice time Friday.


#2164699 Some possible NEEDED changes in the Offseason

Posted by puckbags on 03 May 2011 - 01:16 PM

This place is f**ked which is part of the reason I love it here but we have lost 2 games in a row, played like s*** and now it's going to be 2343 offseason threads...have some faith. I like how the OP put in the disclaimer at the start of his post ...

"Ok folks, I'm not one to panic and say the sky is falling, nor am I one to be negative when things get bumpy."

That is exactly what you are doing !


#2159156 (2) San Jose Sharks vs. (3) Detroit Red Wings

Posted by puckbags on 27 April 2011 - 10:04 AM

i predict the sharks PP running above 30% for the series. not good for the wings.


Are you the guy who just predicts stuff until you eventually get it right? You are the guy who picked the Coyotes to win right? You should go work for ESPN because they keep saying the Wings are due for a bad year eventually. Duh !


#2159019 (2) San Jose Sharks vs. (3) Detroit Red Wings

Posted by puckbags on 27 April 2011 - 12:37 AM

Both Western Conference series start in the Pacific time zone so it would make sense to have them staggered with one starting Thursday and one Friday but since when does Buttman and the NHL ever make sense. That would also give NBC a possible Saturday game #2 and a Sunday game #2. As for the people bitching about the travel...cmon...SJ has to travel too and it's not like these guys travel in buses for hours. They fly in the nicest planes, sleep in the best hotels and have world class trainers. I think they will manage.


#2150029 A call to fans

Posted by puckbags on 16 April 2011 - 12:02 AM

It would be awesome if someone in the Detroit area could manufacture 20,000 plastic Octopus that would be given out just off the property of Joe Louis arena and after Dats dangles and snipes top cheese 3:14 seconds into the 1st period they all get thrown on the ice.


#2145021 4/10 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Blackhawks 3

Posted by puckbags on 10 April 2011 - 12:42 PM

We are a pretty scary hockey team when we decide to get the damn puck out of our own end.


#2139411 Believe

Posted by puckbags on 31 March 2011 - 10:04 AM

20 years as a Wings fan and I feel the same way I do every year. No excuse not to win the cup. As soon as game 82 is over it's a clean slate. I don't care about the path to get there as long as it leads to Lord Stanley's Mug.


#2134867 3/23 GDT: Canucks 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by puckbags on 23 March 2011 - 10:30 AM

Canucks haven't played in almost a week, they recently lost the #2 faceoff man in the league for the rest of the regular season and playoffs, they haven't played well against Detroit all year AND, Wings are looking to benchmark their playoff readiness in tonight's game...

Canucks should win handily :thumbup:


We are? We are missing 1/3 of our forwards. I think the Wings would like nothing more than to win this game but a benchmark....I don't think so.


#2134645 I blamde Islanders for the goalie situation

Posted by puckbags on 22 March 2011 - 04:15 PM

Imagine having Nabokov now. I would be much more confident going into the playoffs with him instead of Howard.


Really? I haven't seen his stats this year. How many wins does Nabokov have? :ph34r: