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#2461132 12/4 GDT : Flyers 6 at Red Wings 3

Posted by The Greek on 04 December 2013 - 11:04 PM

Shhh. The trick is to be an unrelenting optimist. No one played poorly. No one made mistakes. It was just our turn to lose. Only happy thoughts....
Seriously. The team I love just choked from 3-1 to 3-6 behind terrible goaltending yet again, am I supposed to feel something other than frustration?

No one is demanding blind, unrelenting optimism. Is it too much to ask for a little class? Read some of the things people say in the forum. If you heard someone speaking that way in a sports bar, what woul you think of them?

#2461101 12/4 GDT : Flyers 6 at Red Wings 3

Posted by The Greek on 04 December 2013 - 10:44 PM

I think Matt should start dispensing lithium prescriptions with each user name - you are seriously some bi-polar sons of *******.  
Yes, they blew a 2-goal lead.  Yes, they are getting roughed up.  It's not the first time, it won't be the last, and we're only ONE THIRD of the way through the season.  It's a disappointment and hopefully a learning experience for the cast and crew of the Wings organization.  Let's start the lynch mob a little later in the season, okay?

You may not know this, but the world is ending.

#2460158 The Dan Cleary Hate Zone

Posted by The Greek on 02 December 2013 - 03:23 PM

He is dragging this team all the way down to 3 points behind the Bruins in a division most of  you said would kick the living crap out of the Red Wings.
Man it is tough to suck so bad that in arguably the toughest division in Hockey the Red Wings are all of three points out of first with 7 OT or shoot out losses!

What does our record have to do with cleary's awful play? We may be in a good position in the standings, but cleary has been really bad. If anything, you're point proves we should waive cleary once Pavs and Bert come back. If we were in last, there would be no good reason to dump cleary. As it is now, if someone, who can score, was in cleary's place, the wings may have won a few more games.

#2459414 11/29 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Islanders 0

Posted by The Greek on 29 November 2013 - 09:54 PM

I wanna say sorry to Jimmy our Goalie for not believing in him. Thank you Jimmy for shutting out the NYI Tonight 5-0!! : ) I am so proud of our Team!! There better than the 2002 Detroit Red Wings!! And I wanna say sorry to #11 as will!! Sorry for not believing in you as will!! Now it's time to Beat Ottawa for the First time this year!! Let's Go Red Wings!! : )

Are these your real thoughts? I'm not trying to be mean or rude. I've just never seen someone waiver in their convictions like this. You were saying, recently, that this is the worst wings team you have ever seen. Now, you're saying this team is better than the '02 wings, which is, arguably, the greatest hockey team ever assembled.

#2459298 11/29 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Islanders 0

Posted by The Greek on 29 November 2013 - 05:57 PM

Awesome pass by smith.

#2459081 Datsyuk concussion: To Return Tuesday

Posted by The Greek on 29 November 2013 - 12:09 AM

If I was an attorney bringing suit against the NHL, I would show the weber head-smash and the cowen elbow as evidence that the league has not done enough to deter dangerous hits to the head. How can the league, with a straight face, claim that they are concerned about player safety? I may be biased, but I was furious Emery wasn't suspended. This league is becoming a joke. Avery and torterella can be suspended or fined for their speech, but an assault is unpunishable.

#2458932 11/27 GDT: Bruins 1 at Red Wings 6

Posted by The Greek on 27 November 2013 - 10:11 PM

Make it Laphroaig, Lagavulin, or Talisker, and Im with you  ;)

Someone likes the islays.

#2458332 10 former players sue NHL for concussions

Posted by The Greek on 26 November 2013 - 05:23 PM

But back to the NHL, I think it's wrong for the players to sue for concussions, they knew the risks, just like the Gladiators.  It would be like the gladiators suing the houses that gave them an opportunity that they didn't protect them from the risks.  YOU KNOW THE RISKS!  Don't want to be violently hit 300 times a year?  Don't play a rough contact sport... Seems like everyone is a victim these days.

First, it's not clear that the players fully knew the risks. The complaint alleges that they did not. Second, there are other issues at play here. Just because someone is aware that concussions happen in hockey, it does not mean that they assume the risk of every potential cause of concussion that could occur in a game. A lot of this is going to come down to the level of care that the NHL owes to the players, and whether the NHL met that level of care.

#2458313 Looking for advice/attending a Wings home game

Posted by The Greek on 26 November 2013 - 04:01 PM

Greek town is your best bet as far as hotels go. You can just take the people mover to go to the games. Will you have transportation? Are you comfortable driving in unfamiliar areas? If the answer to these questions are yes, I would recommend you check out some of the suburban downtown areas. Detroit is great, but there are other areas that have lots to offer.

#2454431 GDT: Capitals 4 @ Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by The Greek on 16 November 2013 - 03:00 AM

Not sure what he does anymore, really. 
He's not even at a level of an appendix in which it's useful at some point but then a lot of times you just gotta take it out. 

So, you're saying this team needs a Quincendectomy? Count me in.

#2454140 GDT: Capitals 4 @ Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by The Greek on 15 November 2013 - 08:24 PM

It'd be nice if Babs would notice the chemsitry between Tatar and Franzine and put some loyalty in the pair.  I'm afraid he will probably just randomly juggle the bottom three lines with no rhyme and reason for the next couple years. 

For real. The only reason he put Tatar on the second line was because alfie went down.

#2453738 Patrick Eaves on Waivers

Posted by The Greek on 14 November 2013 - 06:45 PM

According to Ted Kulfan, Eaves found out he had been waived from reporters. If true that really sucks.

If true, then I'm ashamed to be. a wings fan. These are people they're dealing with. Once Kenny made the decision, he should have called eaves before filing the paperwork or whatever formality puts it into motion.

#2453736 Cleary in, Tatar out against Caps

Posted by The Greek on 14 November 2013 - 06:39 PM


This article analyzes Tatar's Corsi rating and the ratings of of players he skates with. Bottom line, this does not make any sense. Is there really not a single player who is more deserving of time I'm the press box? I'm not usually one to speculate, but I'm really beginning to think Babs dislikes Tatar.

#2452280 Let's Get Stevie Y to Join the Alumni!

Posted by The Greek on 09 November 2013 - 03:50 PM

I fully understand the desire to have him in the game. Yzerman is one if my favorite players of all time. But, the guy has repeatedly said he does not want to play. I really don't like the idea of this petition. He doesn't owe us anything. This petition will only put pressure him to do something he does not want to do. Why are your desires so much more important than his?

Edit: Also, you made an account here just so you could get more people to sign your petition. You're using the forum and its members to further your own selfish goals.

#2451801 11/7 GDT: Stars 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by The Greek on 07 November 2013 - 08:54 PM

Damn, Z and pav are awesome.