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#2533234 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 28 July 2014 - 10:15 PM

Calling it.  He's the next Martin St. Louis.  Mark my words LGW. 

Your lips to YFMB's ears...

Minus the whole whining about being left off the Canadian Olympic team and daring to give lip to my lord and-er, captain the honorable Pope Yzerman the 1st.

#2533199 Predictions for the DRW 2014-15 Season!

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 28 July 2014 - 04:04 PM

minus his kronwalling though, he just doesn't seem to be brave enough to do it anymore.

Do you honestly see Kronwall's reduction in hits as a lack of "bravery?" As the Wings' #1 Dman, the onus is on him to be defensively responsible at all times. He can't afford to take himself out of the play (who's going to cover-Smith?) in order to deliver a soul-crushing hit, the very type the league seems intent on cracking down on, especially if someone's hurt on the play. I don't see that as a lack of bravery, I see that as Kronner recognizing that he is now a leader on this team and adjusting his game accordingly.

As for predictions, I can't wait to see how a pain-free Z plays. If he truly feels better than he has in years, he's going to rep that C beyond our wildest dreams. *lady boner* Same with Pav and The Knee of Infinite Sorrow.

The kids are going to continue to play with swag and light a fire under everyone's ball sack. I love the smell of burnt pubes in the morning. Particularly if that morning is hosting a nationally televised NBC game. Suck it, Edzo.

I lost a lot of confidence in Howard last year, and from interviews I've read it sounds like he understands that his play was unacceptable. He's the big question mark for me this year--when he's on, the Wings are a machine. When he's off we're a bunch of monkeys humping various footballs all over the ice whilst pinching uncontrollably at the wrong times and firing off slappers over the glass resulting in ill-timed penalties and a growing sense of ennui. It's horrible.


Anyway, while I'm certainly not counting poultry, I do see that there could be some positive things to look forward to this season, despite some of the glaring holes remaining unaddressed.

#2533093 Winter is coming..

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 27 July 2014 - 09:11 PM

Huh, maybe it's just me but whenever we had ugly sweater parties it was kind of expected that people would go to Goodwill or a garage sale or something and the person that found the ugliest would win a prize (something alcohol related, natch).

Because I would totally buy that sweater if I saw it at a garage sale. Just sayin'. So let me know if any of you plan on getting one. And then let me know if you plan on having a garage sale.

P.S. The alternate sweater has CANDY CANES on it.



#2533046 Winter is coming..

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 26 July 2014 - 12:05 PM

Ugly Christmas sweater parties. These are a must!!
Holy high prices batman!!!! $65?!?!?

That's what I'm talking about! I love me an ugly sweater, but isn't the whole point that they're cheap?!

#2533038 Winter is coming..

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 26 July 2014 - 05:13 AM

These would be amazing...

If they didn't actually expect people to spend that much money on them.

#2532718 'District Detroit': Red Wings' New Arena Details Released

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 21 July 2014 - 02:53 PM

I thought we had settled on Hampus Melen Arena? No takesie backsies!

#2532717 Dekeyser/Tatar status update

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 21 July 2014 - 02:51 PM

I thought his nickname was "Big Daddy Cool", or was it the "1-2-3 Kid"?  I can never keep his nicknames straight. 

Someone please resurrect the "player formerly known as Steve" post, I beg you. One of my all time faves.

#2532633 'District Detroit': Red Wings' New Arena Details Released

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 20 July 2014 - 12:14 PM

I think it looks amazing. Hopefully it all comes to fruition. I am so thankful that there are people out there who love the city of Detroit as much as I do and who refuse to give up on trying to make it a better place. I will miss the Joe in all its s***ty glory, and hope they don't tear it down. I'd like to see it repurposed, maybe as the aquarium they had talked about at one time, but I know that's probably a pipe dream.

#2532363 Babcock Interview on 105.1 this morning

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 17 July 2014 - 03:36 PM

I like the sound of Pavel's knee maybe being 'fixed' and that Z hasn't felt this good since 08. If those two can have a relatively healthy season it'll make such a huge difference for us. 

This makes my heart soar, and then I hear the theme from Reading Rainbow, then I feel like I have to go potty. What does this mean, mommy?

#2532018 Rule Changes in the AHL (what the NHL has considered)

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 14 July 2014 - 01:12 PM

I don't understand why people hate the shoutout

I agree. I'm perfectly ok with games being decided by shoutout.

"First up for the Red Wings is Zetterberg, let's see what he has to say. Z?"

"Yeah, uh, I'd just like to make a shoutout to my boo Emma, my moms, and my homeboy Sven back in Sweden. Big ups!"

"Well, that was a solid showing by the captain, let's see how the Hawks stack up. First to the mic is Patrick Kane, who will inevitably bring something sufficiently douchey to the table..."

"Yo what up what up this ya boy P Kane in the hizzle, just want to give a shoutout to all the dime pieces out there, hit me up after the game and I might let you smell my cup YA KNOW WHAT I'M SAYIN but on the real one love PEACE"

"Point awarded to the Red Wings"

#2531913 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 13 July 2014 - 01:44 AM

Sammy, toots, and Bert are gone, what more do u want from poor Holland? Total tomfoolery?

Not only do I want Total Tomfoolery ™, but I demand Utter Shenanigans along with, dare I say, The Old Razzle Dazzle. "Real Fans" would expect nothing less.

P.S. Franzen is lazy and he sucks.

#2531597 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 11 July 2014 - 02:23 PM

Ugh, does anyone know if we have the ability to change usernames?   :paperbag3:  

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I'm speechless. You owe me a new iced tea and phone.

#2531540 Please Help Me Win GDT of the year.

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 11 July 2014 - 12:04 PM

Congrats Flashy! You deserved it. Your GDTs always make me smile.

#2531386 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 10 July 2014 - 09:28 PM

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#2531362 NHL-Game of Thrones Edition

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 10 July 2014 - 08:43 PM


Got a good chuckle out of this, and it's amusingly accurate to boot. Also a nice diversion from the suckage that has been this offseason so far.

Spoilers, maybe, for some that aren't up to speed on all the eps...