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#2534028 What Might Have Been: Gretzky to Detroit?

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 11 August 2014 - 07:53 PM

Saying you wouldn't trade Yzerman for Gretzky is a lot like saying you wouldn't trade Ray Bourque for Bobby Orr.  Sure he's a good player, but you're getting the best player in the history of the game (at his position) while he's still in his prime.  Of course you make that trade. 


But that's why I'm not a GM :lol:

Well that and a plethora of other reasons, I suppose...

#2534026 What Might Have Been: Gretzky to Detroit?

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 11 August 2014 - 06:30 PM

100 times out of a 100 I would decline to trade Stevie. Even for The Great One. Stevie was our heart and soul, and brought so much more to this team than just points or defensive capabilities. He was my hero growing up, and while I can't say I wouldn't have still been a Wings fan, boy those years would have felt different for me.

If I had to guess, Detroit might have been able to trade Gallant/Klima + Joe Murphy + more cash than LA.

Would make this trade 100/100.

#2533925 Marchenko

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 08 August 2014 - 09:07 PM

Aw man I can't wait until they do one of those for Hampus Melen. Then we can have a Hampus Melen thread, and I can get a Hampus Melen jersey to wear to games at Hampus Melen Arena in honor of our new captain Hampus Melen. The future sounds amazing!

But anyway Alexei Marchenko!

Edit: Alexey? Alexee? Hampus?

#2533768 Larkin and Turgeon make U20 cuts

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 05 August 2014 - 09:26 PM

Was reading up on our prospects and saw that the Hampus was diagnosed with a respiratory disease this last season! Why did it have to be him??? :confused:



#2533680 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 04 August 2014 - 10:58 AM

Larry Murphy

Whenever I see the words "Larry Murphy," I say it in my head (and sometimes out loud with my mouth) like "Charlie Murphy" as Rick James from the Chapelle Show.

Just thought everyone should know.

#2533610 Candiens, P.K. Subban agree to 8 year contract

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 03 August 2014 - 12:06 PM

 I just don't really understand why he gets as much criticism as he does for what are usually very minor things.

I do. People just don't like to admit it.

I am in no way saying that the people who dislike him here at LGW do so for race-related reasons, but the reality is that prejudice is, unfortunately, alive and well within the hockey community. Does he have a bit of moxie? Sure. But if he were a white Canadian *some* people wouldn't look twice at his actions or have a problem with his "attitude." I don't think there is anything over the top about P.K.'s actions, and he is a young kid who will continue to mature.

Mods, feel free to delete if you think this will stir s*** or incite politics discussions, but I felt it needed to be said.

#2533471 Red Army Documentary

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 01 August 2014 - 04:35 PM

Has anyone else heard of this?


It's apparently going to debut at TIFF in September with wider release (US) to come in January.

#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 signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

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.