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#2552032 Chelios Is Not Too Fond of Shanahan

Posted by Desert Rat on Today, 07:04 PM

Oh man Grimes, I actually forgot just how much I hate Bettman. I give a lot of credit to Chelios and Neely there for not being robots like we're used to. I read Chris's book and thought it was ok. I didn't really feel he was out of line with his Shanahan take. Also I did especially like his Bowman stories.

#2551950 When it hits NHL Network or YouTube...

Posted by Jersey Wing on Yesterday, 10:58 PM

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#2551546 Saluting the fans

Posted by VM1138 on 24 November 2014 - 02:24 PM

I hate the salute. It's forced and meaningless and fans already demand it. If they do something because they have to, it doesn't mean anything. I doubt the players are thinking 'gosh I love these fans.' It's muscle memory by now. Like wearing an American flag pin on your suit.

#2551284 11/22 GDT - Red Wings @ Maple Leafs - 7:00 PM EST

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 22 November 2014 - 10:49 PM

Kronwall taking the blame for the second goal, like a leader should, but it was nyquists mishandling.

I actually think it's on both of them. Nyquist was undoubtedly brutal tonight, and shouldn't have given Kronwall that puck, but honestly I still think the turnover was bad too. I expect him to keep that in 9 out of 10 times. That whole top line though has been pretty lackluster lately.

On a better note Tatar is exciting to watch right now. He's all over the place and drawing penalties. I was also real impressed with Oulette's (spelling?) vision on that assist, we don't see that too often from our defenseman anymore.

#2551272 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 22 November 2014 - 10:01 PM

Goal in his first game and apparently looks fantastic.
Lol. Please everyone watch the goal replay on the Colorado feed. Hilarity ensues when the guy tries to pronounce his name.

I'd like to say I'm shocked but I'm not ... He's gonna be a pleasant surprise for Carolina and with mantha and others coming up I'm not super pissed but dissapointed we couldn't even get a 7th round pick

#2550961 Lucic tasting some knuckles...

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 22 November 2014 - 01:42 PM

I think people are underrating Prout a bit here, the guy is big, tough and includes boxing or even MMA lessons into his summer training. Both fought before and it was a draw or slight edge to Lucic, I didn't like his reaction either. But boy would I love seeing Lucic finally snapping today.


I really don't like the argument that Prout should have waited longer Lucic came after him both were ready to go, I think Lucic didn't expect that right bomb and so he got dropped it happens sometimes in a fight. Chiarelli needs to get his act straight, call up Robbins and let the Bruins be the team they once have been a big bad no nonsense hardnosed squad.


I also wonder if Lucic didn't think they would actually fight, given it was the end of the game.  Given some of the things he's done though, he should know better and be ready for it. 


As fun as it was to see him get dropped like that, I have to give him credit for getting back up that fast and wanting to go.  The hissy fit and glove throw was pretty funny though. 

#2550943 Lucic tasting some knuckles...

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 22 November 2014 - 10:40 AM

Lucic seems to have toned down his game lately. I think he will try to do something tonight against the Habs to save face.


I hope to see a shift like this from him tonight.

#2550813 An amazing day for a family of Red Wings fans

Posted by Red Crazy on 21 November 2014 - 04:09 PM

I thought I would share this with you fellow Wings fans.


My family lives in Manitoba and I have been a Wing fan since the mid 80`s so I guess my passion for the team has been passed on to first my wife and now our two boys age 6 and 8. Getting tickets in Winnipeg is usually next to impossible and the thought of getting 4 together is just a dream unless you wanted to pay 2-300 on stubhub. But by luck I was able to get 4 tickets from a season ticket holder that couldn`t attend so we were all set!!!


We are about 2.5 hours drive to Winnipeg so we booked a hotel next to the arena. It turned out that the Wings were staying at the same hotel! We met Bill Roose when we were checking in and he said to hang out in the lobby because the players will be coming down soon to get onto a bus for the arena. We got to meet most of the players and my boys were lucky enough to get 10-12 autographs each! We saw all the Detroit t.v guys etc. It was unbelievable!!! The players were so nice to their fans and taking pictures with the boys.


When we got over to the arena we asked to go down to ice level to watch warm ups. Many of the players tapped on the glass and smiled to the boys. Tatar even tossed a puck over the glass to them! 


It was a great game to watch! 


Anyways I wanted to share this story for those interested. The Red Wings are a class act all the way! From their security guys right to the players! Thank you Red Wings for making a dream come true for our family. We will remember the day forever.

#2550185 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by krsmith17 on 20 November 2014 - 12:51 PM

Agree completely Jesusberg. I have the same relationship with my parents and sister. Hell, I've even given my credit card and pin to friends if they were going on a beer run or whatever. No one should expect family and friends to steal from them, and obviously he didn't. Like was mentioned before, this likely happens a lot with these young guys making so much money, but luckily everyone's parents aren't complete assholes... If I were making millions, the first person I would go to and the last person I would expect to steer me wrong or steel from me would be my parents... Terrible situation..

#2550170 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 November 2014 - 12:26 PM


They shouldn't have been handling his money in the first place.  I'm not sure why that's so hard for people to pick up on.  Do any of you have a joint bank account with your parents?  Do any of you let your parents buy things in your name, or with your money?  When was the last time you looked at your bank account and thought "hmmm, mom didn't spend as much as I thought she would?".  Never?  That's because only stupid people let others (including their parents) spend their money. 


You are assuming he expected them to make the financial transactions themselves, versus them being the ones to go out and find financial advisors to handle his money.  


He was a 25 year old who just signed a contract for 30 million dollars, which isn't quite the same situation as having your parents on your checking account.  It's a tremendous amount of money and people start coming out of the woodwork to get a piece of it.  So he put it in the hands of people he trusted while he went out and earned it.  I'd venture to guess he's not the only pro athlete who's done this and most of the time it works out.


I'm not sure why that's so hard for you to pick up on.

#2549541 14 Yr Old Collapse On Ice Later Passes Away

Posted by rrasco on 17 November 2014 - 12:52 PM

Horrible thoughts and prayers to his family, loved ones


You might want to add some punctuation after "horrible".


I agree, this is horrible.  Thoughts and prayers to his family, loved ones.

#2549520 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by Jerrytimes on 17 November 2014 - 08:40 AM

Here are my opinions on the matter. First, if this does happen, the team will be another Florida, Arizona or Atlanta.  No one will care about them locally and the NHL will either relocate them or finance then (Arizona) to stay put.  Las Vegas is THE worst location to put a team as there are so many other cities that are deserving.  Kansas City, Seattle, Hamilton, Hartford, Quebec, all would have larger fan bases.  Grand Rapids makes more sense than Vegas.  Bettman needs to stop his idea that teams belong in cities where they really don't. 

#2549155 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by wings87 on 15 November 2014 - 11:17 PM

This sounds like, "No, really, we're just friends."


Then the next week (the day after his divorce is final), "We're engaged!"


The league needs a "conscious uncoupling" from uncle Gary.

#2548813 General discussion for tonight's games

Posted by DeGraa55 on 14 November 2014 - 12:14 PM

You've got that flipped.  Between those two Looooch is the raaaaaat by a country mile.  

And yet he'd still look good and dats wing....

#2548764 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by vladdy16 on 13 November 2014 - 06:42 PM

  I think everyone on this letsgowings.com already wants to travel to Vegas to see the Wings play in 70 weather in mid-January.  

That would make an interesting poll.  You might want to start that topic.


And I really wish the NHL would stop shoving it down our throats. Fetch is never gonna happen.

The NHL will stop shoveling s*** down our throats when we stop eating it.  But we're "The Greatest Fans" in the universe.


And "fetch" is totally going to happen.  *****.