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#2643244 That lazy Mantha....

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 17 December 2015 - 09:16 PM


I don't understand the concept of rubbing people's opinions in their face when a situation changes on a message board where we are all a fan of the same thing. No one who thought Mantha wasn't cutting it *didn't* want him to turn it around. People weren't rooting for him to fail, they were pointing out that he was most certainly not living up to his hype--whatever the reason. I'm glad Mantha is doing well. I want him to become an absolute superstar. I'm glad he is starting to rock it. That doesn't change the fact that he previously wasn't, nor does it make the people who pointed this out idiots. I hope he has turned a corner, and we never have to wonder what the hell his problem is ever again.


#2641578 12/08 GDT : Red Wings at Washington Capitals, 7:30 ET

Posted by NerveDamage on 08 December 2015 - 09:54 AM


GDT Updated. LGW!

#2621382 Pulkkinen re-signs.... 1 year deal

Posted by LeftWinger on 23 July 2015 - 11:35 PM

Brilliant! I didn't even notice the crowd until the 2nd time I looked or it! Awesome! I was searching hard for the famous Hudler face or Doan face, but still absolutely brilliant!

#2621374 Wings lose scout to leafs

Posted by FifeHockeyNut on 23 July 2015 - 06:02 PM

I doubt very much that Babcock is hiring scouts, Shanhan wanting to poach from the Redwings scouting team is entirely different and very likely.

#2620783 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by roboturner on 17 July 2015 - 03:02 PM

My sister passed away about 3 weeks ago from cancer.


A couple of seasons ago she had a chance to go to a Wings game.


My dad had been in contact with the Wings people and they were trying to work out who she might want to meet if she got the chance. It was up to me to ask her who she wanted to meet. Of course, we were trying to surprise her so I didn't want to just come out and say "Hey you're probably going to get to meet one of the players, who do you want to meet?"


So i would ask, "Hey Care, if you got to meet anybody on the wings who would you want to meet?"


"DAN CLEARY!" she'd exclaim.


So a couple of days later I would ask again. "DAN CLEARY!!" was the answer I got again.


She knew they were going to be going to the game when she went down to Ann Arbor, so I tried again, "No..Seriously....If you really got to meet one of the current Wings players when you go to the game, who would it be?"  I could not have given her a bigger hint without flat out just telling her!




So she and my dad and uncle went to the game and had a good time. Then the game was over. As they are trying to 'leave' the building, my uncle is leading the way with directions on where to go with my dad and sister following him. She still has no idea.


They end up in an area where she figures they aren't supposed to be. "Are we allowed down this way?"


Finally they end up standing against a wall with a bunch of other people with a Wings/arena employee telling them to just wait where they are.


"Are we meeting players?!" She had finally figured it out.


While they were waiting she felt she had accidentally bumped into someone behind her. She turned to say she was sorry to them. But nothing came out of her mouth. It was Nicklas Lidstrom that she had bumped into!! (This was during his last season when he wasn't playing due to his ankle) He saw she was trying to apologize and told her it was no big deal. Other players like Pavel and Zetterberg had walked through the hallway where they were waiting.


Finally Dan Cleary came out and asked "Are you Carrie?"


I don't remember much of what else happened (I wasn't there, just heard the stories afterward), but he was super nice to her, took a couple of pictures, and signed some things.

The jersey says

"To: Carrie    Best Wishes

 Your friend, Dan Clear 11"


He also had a signed bobble head sent to our house a couple of weeks later.


I always teased her about wanting to meet Cleary over anybody else, but she really enjoyed the whole experience




#2620764 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by Mckinley25 on 17 July 2015 - 10:03 AM

Why?  In today's world the best way to get someones attention is through the pocket book.  Don't like what someone is promoting?  Stop giving them money, it's my hard earned money, "you Joe Schmo business owner have made a decision that upsets me, I will refuse to continue supporting your shenanigans until you change them".  

I boycotted the league after the lockout for several months, no games, no reading or discussing...nothing, but ultimately brokedown because I'm a hockey junkie. :cheesy:

I'm certain Illitch has someone right now, working tirelessly to find out why they sold one less ticket last year. And I'm equally certain that said person will any day now make the connection between the unsold ticket and the Dan Cleary signing. Fingers crossed it happens before a new contract is agreed upon!!

Seriously though, given the complexity of building a successful sports franchise and the almost unrivaled success achieved by the Red Wings particularly when faced with league constructed obstacles to hinder continued success, boycotting because of one marginally questionable descision that likely had no effect on the entertainment value of the on ice product, is bordering on ridiculous.

Now boycotting because the water in the drinking troughs in the men's restrooms taste discusting is reasonable.

#2619519 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by kliq on 07 July 2015 - 07:52 PM


Buffalo would have and I'm sure  Winnipeg was prepaired to pay Toews the max and guess what Toews would still have been worth it, also people need to finally understand the differense between pre new CBA and post new CBA AAV terms it's not that hard really.


This stupid line of thinking that nobody deserves maximum is just false, Toews is a top 3 ! player worldwide so he would for sure have gotten it from Winnipeg or someone else with enough cap-space. Can't wait till Stamkos signs his 12,5 AAV or whatever extension and people crying about him not being worth it...


Do you know what a "pay-cut" is? A pay-cut is when you take less money then what you used to get. Jonathan Toews NEVER took a pay-cut. http://www.spotrac.c...jonathan-toews/


You say Winnipeg & Buffalo were prepared to pay Towes 13.3 million a year? Please post a link to someone from either organization verifying or even hinting to this. Or are you just making up things as if they are facts because it helps your argument?


I don't think Towes is a top 3 player, I think he has been lucky enough to play with great players for the last 6 years, but that is irrelevant to this argument. I'm starting to see your philosophy Frank, you are pissed at the NHL/owners and anytime a player can get as much as they can out of them, you consider it a small "win". Nyquist is the perfect example, you seem to want him to get paid as much as possible even though if he does get a ridicoulas O'Rielly type contract, it hurts the Wings.


No one is disputing with you that these players CAN ask for the moon, what people including myself are saying is that in a team game where the team can only spend so much money with the cap, for a player to take a huge percentage of that money especially when the player is not worth it (ie. O'Rielly) it can and will hurt the team. Players that only look out for themselves are then perceived as selfish and entitled.


There is a reason why guys like Lidstrom & Datsyuk are so well respected around here, they never put themselves first and even though they COULD get more money, they are/were willing to take a slight decrease in salary for the good of the team. They are still paid well, but not to the point where it hurts the team.

#2619111 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 July 2015 - 04:55 PM

It's amazing how fast people will turn on a player.


If memory serves, this is more of a basic procedural thing than a real indication that things are going poorly.  By filing for arbitration Nyquist forfeits the right to accept an offer sheet from other teams.  In other words, he's committing to the Wings by filing.  


Today is the deadline to file so the timing is likely a result of that, not something that happened with the Wings.  I'm pretty sure this is something players do that's just a backup plan for a worst case scenario. And again, by doing so he cannot accept an offer sheet from another team. 

#2614253 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 13 June 2015 - 09:41 PM

Cox is really not a reliable source. Would like to see a better source report this, like MacKenzie first.

#2610694 TSN Play of the Year

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 27 May 2015 - 08:02 PM


Here's the link to nyq vs eberle.

#2609522 Dylan Larkin turning pro... will play for GR immediately

Posted by Rivalred on 21 May 2015 - 05:16 PM

Never once said it was anything but a large cap hit. I've simply been saying that it isn't a contract that is gonna handicap a team. 5 mil for just 3 years is manageable for a lot of teams. 

Larkin gonna be paired with AA. Dat speed...

"Larkin also participated in the IIHF World Junior Championship earlier this season, where he tied for the tournament lead with five games in five games."

Swear I didn't write this

#2607513 TSN Play of the Year

Posted by rrasco on 13 May 2015 - 12:41 PM


Last year there was a massive contingent of Slovakian voters who helped propel Tatar to the TSN Play of the year title.


In one match-up vs TJ Oshie, Tatar edged him out with a massive comeback where both guys had millions of votes.


I believe that is the reason our votes were timing out after a certain # cast. A lot of Blues fans were complaining we were cheating...(we were)


Technical advantage.  It's the subtle interference of the POY vote.

#2593980 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by Mckinley25 on 16 April 2015 - 04:03 PM

Its brutal. Not to sound like Don Cherry, but I miss the hockey that I grew up with. Subban would be made to answer for his cheapshots in the form of a fight. Nowadays these guys can het away with anything and that's why you see these insane slashes and hits from behind. There is no physical punishment to deter this garbage. It makes me sick.

It was never a deterrent anyway, it still happened, otherwise you'd say, "I miss old time hockey when this never happened and there were never any fights because the threat of a fight was enough to stop cheap shots."

#2593405 S'matter Yzerman, afraid of the jersey you wore for so long?

Posted by kipwinger on 15 April 2015 - 11:32 AM


Just when I think this board is starting to show some class, you go and open your big heretical trash mouth. 


"Look at me, I hate possibly the most beloved Red Wing player of all time now... because he makes personnel decisions for the team mine has to play against."




And may I recommend dropping the whole 'screw dirty tampa' bit as well. Those people can't read anyway, so it's falling on deaf ears.


It's hard for me to idolize a man who turned his back on Detroit and walked away from the organization in order to become a general manager in the world's biggest trailer park.  Might as well be the general manager of a Cinnabon, its more prestigious. 


It's even harder for "fans" of that trailer park team to understand why they suck, given their measly 45 chromosomes and their Type II diabetes. 


Lay off the Mountain Dew you swamp rats!

I should have known better  :lol: 

Though, what I said wasn't directed at you. I've seen this stuff all over. Makes little sense to me.



I know, I'm just having fun. 

If there is a Game 5 I'm flying down. Already bought tickets for the plane and the game. Now where to sleep?!?!?!?!


Sleep on a cardboard box under an overpass.  You'll fit right in with the locals. 

#2593389 S'matter Yzerman, afraid of the jersey you wore for so long?

Posted by kipwinger on 15 April 2015 - 10:39 AM

Honestly, why do you guys/gals even care? Were/are you planning on going to Tampa Bay for game 1? I really don't see the issue with this - it's home ice. If a team wants to fill a building with their fans, that's their prerogative. Unless you live in Tampa and/or planned on making the trek down there, why do you even care at all? Seems like something to complain about.


Because the Tampa Bay lightening and their turd fans are now the opposition.  And every thing they do is therefore stupid, sucky, and asinine.  Whereas everything we do is absolutely right on a cosmic (almost divine) level.  Because it's the playoffs...and they're stupid, and we rule.