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#2202114 Question about Grand Rapids

Posted by mybeardismycopilot on 02 August 2011 - 07:19 PM

there are a lot of really good places to eat in the downtown area (plenty within walking distance of van andel) comedy club across the street in the BOB. art museums etc. the bar and night life scene is not bad at all if youre in to that stuff.
friday nights are dollar beer/hot dog nights.
if you come during art prize thats pretty cool.
good music scene
not a bad place lots of things to do


#2198758 Zherdev and Emery?

Posted by mybeardismycopilot on 15 July 2011 - 07:50 PM

Emery has health issues so does Osgood and most of the older goaltenders that would take a #2 spot.. if any of them didnt have any worries of injury then they probably wouldnt be free agents waiting to hear from a team to fill a back up role. how many free agent goalies got signed that were not expected to be a number one?

back to zherdev. has he played for a legit contenders? not really, yeah he was in new york and philly but his ice time dropped and was put in the role of a chump on those teams. what im saying if a team makes him happy he might work a little harder if he thinks he has a good chance of winning and really what does hudler do that he doesnt?

bertuzzi,cleary- questionable attitudes and work ethic came to detroit and stepped it up
eaves, miller- both maybe not as questionable but showed that they were kinda on the outs or about to get lost in the sea of nhl turned to ahl lifers
hasek- was lazy he came to the wings and knew he was in a great situation to make a run at the cup
or how about every draper maltby helm type playeer that probably would be nowhere near what they are now had they not played in our system.
playing in detroit is a privilege if they dont see something in you or potential to make a change into something you wont be here long. players know this and it makes them work harder.

should i go on or do you know understand what it means when a historic team that is pretty much the favorite to win 8 of 10 games and make a long run in the playoffs for many years to come can change the attitude of a player. well try to put it this way. you sit and eat s***ty cake every day crymson you begin to hate it and you dont want your s*** cake anymore. you start off by showing up late to eat said s*** cake not finishing it all giving it away etc. now out of the blue youre given a cake that taste great and you realize what you had what you lost and what you have now. im sure you can relate. you tasted that moist almost too tasty to be true cake and even you would get off your ass and work to make sure you never got the s*** cake again.

its not fail proof and its not going to work every time but its worth a shot. wearing the winged wheel can do mysterious things for has beens and should have beens and never weres.

#2198744 Zherdev and Emery?

Posted by mybeardismycopilot on 15 July 2011 - 06:31 PM

zherdev- if he is super cheap give it a year see how he pans out. i dont think the wings can turn every lump of coal into a diamond but i also believe they have a special way of lighting a fire under the ass of players who have gained a bad rep when it comes to attitude and work ethic. it really is kind of an honor for lack of a better term to play for the wings, a perennial cup contender. this i feel makes some players realize the chance they were given and they come around.

emery- always liked him, he is injury prone but i feel if we can keep his games to a decent number he can really be a solid #2. i am confident he is the type of guy that would embrace the chance to play in detroit and clean up his act and get his attitude and work ethic in line. between him and conklin thats a tough one maybe conks gets the edge for having played in our system before. i like them both over ozzie i think, its hard to say it i am a big fan but i think ozzies years are behind him and his groin is going to blow out every year if he continues to play.

#2197983 This is why Commodore was the best signing ever...

Posted by mybeardismycopilot on 11 July 2011 - 09:10 PM

I like having him aboard. he will throw down and protect his team mates.
Z and Dats are gonna take less hits wait and see.