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#2201183 Kris Draper announces retirement

Posted by Red Wings Addict on 26 July 2011 - 08:41 PM

What I will remember most about Draper is that he was essentially the spokesman and morale officer for the Red Wings for most of his 17 seasons in Detroit. Steve Yzerman was captain for most of Draperís tenure, but Yzerman didnít enjoy talking to the media every day about every issue that affected the team or the NHL. Draper usually filled that role in Detroit. When the team was going well, Draper was there to praise teammates. When the team was going poorly, Draper made himself available to explain what went wrong and how the team was going to turn around. He was the player who spread the message of composure that was probably directed at his teammates, as well as the fans and media. Draper always seemed to know what to say.

http://www.usatoday....r-tribute_n.htm



So who's going to try to fill that role? Draper had quite a big voice in the locker room and he was always talking.





#2200625 Are you addicted to the Red Wings?

Posted by Red Wings Addict on 23 July 2011 - 04:40 PM

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#2200425 Oh Garth Snow, you're silly

Posted by Red Wings Addict on 22 July 2011 - 03:21 PM

Alexei Yashin would be a solid secondary offensive option

:lol: Mike Brophy from sports net thinks it's a good idea!


At first I thought you said Mike Milbury.


#2198784 Still some noise about Wings picking up a top 4 Dman

Posted by Red Wings Addict on 16 July 2011 - 02:02 AM

how do you actually know that nobody wants to play in nashville


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#2198644 The easiest team to root for...

Posted by Red Wings Addict on 15 July 2011 - 02:15 AM

Here are my favorite sports teams.


Detroit Red Wings
New York Yankees
LA Lakers
Pittsburgh Steelers
FC Barcelona


For the last three, not Bahstin Celtics, New England Patriots and Manchester United?


#2198552 The easiest team to root for...

Posted by Red Wings Addict on 14 July 2011 - 03:11 PM

Ericsson sucks.

Jason Williams sucks.

Cory Cross sucks.

Jiri Hudler sucks.

Ken Holland sucks.

:hehe:


#2197916 Backup Goalie?

Posted by Red Wings Addict on 11 July 2011 - 04:05 PM

Ozzie. Just have a feeling.


#2197735 Ranking NHL Broadcasters

Posted by Red Wings Addict on 10 July 2011 - 06:02 PM




#2197398 Best Current Russian Player

Posted by Red Wings Addict on 08 July 2011 - 04:34 PM

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"Did someone call me?"


More like, "Who call me?" "I need more shoot."


#2197392 Best Current Russian Player

Posted by Red Wings Addict on 08 July 2011 - 04:23 PM

The glamorous pick is Ovechkin. Overall though, it's Datsyuk. Didn't Pav win some "Best Russian player" award recently?


#2196938 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by Red Wings Addict on 06 July 2011 - 05:05 PM

Basically Ericsson deserves this contract because he's 6-foot-5.


Size always matters.


#2196709 Is there a problem with Babs?

Posted by Red Wings Addict on 05 July 2011 - 09:59 PM

The only problem with Babs is that he doesn't wear this hat enough...

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#2196621 Tardif signs with Boston

Posted by Red Wings Addict on 05 July 2011 - 05:43 PM

Somebody hurry and rescue uk_redwing.


#2196605 Red Wings / Griffins sign Exelby, Pyett

Posted by Red Wings Addict on 05 July 2011 - 05:04 PM

Great for Grand Rapids. Great for insurance, though if we get to the point where we need Janik and Exelby we are really in trouble.


It's very possible.

Kronwall, Ericsson and Kindl get injured while Smith is also injured in the AHL.

Lidstrom-Stuart
Janik-White
Exelby-Commodore

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#2196554 Is there a problem with Babs?

Posted by Red Wings Addict on 05 July 2011 - 03:20 PM

on Scotty Bowman...

You hated him for 364 days of the year, and on the 365th day you received your Stanley Cup Ring.

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Steve Shutt