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#2624451 So this is why teams hate the wings

Posted by WingsAlways on Yesterday, 02:38 PM

I've watched a lot of 91 and he reminds me of datysuk, I mean he was great at everything but I think Pav could be too if he didn't focus on defense so much, although the hands make up for that i enjoy watching both alot


Fedorov paved the way for Russian born players to become superstars, defense was a huge aspect of his game. 

#2623576 Adidas Gets NHL Jersey Deal

Posted by WingsAlways on 19 August 2015 - 08:23 PM

Nike started all the "athletic shoe manufacturer getting a piece of the hockey world" in the 90's by slapping the swoosh on Bauer equipment and getting players like Fedorov and Sundin to endorse it. I don't mind it but being old school I think hockey jerseys should be sponsored by hockey manufacturers (Koho, CCM, Bauer).

#2622970 Franzen's Gift to Nyquist

Posted by WingsAlways on 12 August 2015 - 02:09 PM

People all over the internet keep saying "I want these sheets!".  They're nuts.  Who the hell wants Mike Babcock's disapproving glare watching over everything they do in bed?  You can almost see him thinking "Luke Glendening works harder than that" whenever you're making love to your partner. 


Screw that. 


"Mike Babcock is watching you"


Best birth control ever.

#2621587 Free agents this off season

Posted by WingsAlways on 25 July 2015 - 07:00 PM

this is desrespek for the sport. Lol. If only Habs would have gotten Lucic. Would have been a pure comedy.


Yes we could watch him skate around punching himself and hooking himself in the cup.

#2620801 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by WingsAlways on 17 July 2015 - 10:01 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





Man I teared up a bit reading that.


Everyone wonders why the Wings still keep the guy around, right there's your answer. Not saying I agree that the guy should be playing but with a heart like that how can you let him go to another organization? 

#2620451 Brian McGrattan

Posted by WingsAlways on 14 July 2015 - 01:26 AM

Children look to the left- in the cage next to the lion you will find Brian McGrattan a rare and almost mythical creature. Not unlike a unicorn, with giant balls the size of anvils and the strength of 10 men. This poor soul couldn't survive in the wild due to a lack of prey. So the humane society relocated him to Anaheim in an effort to save this rare species by mating him with Tim Jackman. If all goes according to plan, the world will ones again be populated by these magnificent beasts.


Please keep a safe distance from the Tim Jackman exhibit, he has been known to fling poo.

#2620405 Brian McGrattan

Posted by WingsAlways on 13 July 2015 - 07:07 PM

There is no theory of evolution, just a list of creatures Brian McGrattan allows to live. 

#2620277 Brian McGrattan

Posted by WingsAlways on 12 July 2015 - 12:34 PM

Oh look!


OFFICIAL: Brian McGrattan (@bigern10) signs #NHLDucks to a one-year contract through 2015-16: http://bit.ly/McGrattan_071015 



Fixed it.

#2620139 Brian McGrattan

Posted by WingsAlways on 11 July 2015 - 05:05 PM


Never said it was. Just pointing out how ridiculous it really is.


All good fun.


I wonder if Anaheim had to buy out McGrattan's contract from Sher-Wood? They were feeding him sawdust so he'd crap hockey sticks.

#2620120 Brian McGrattan

Posted by WingsAlways on 11 July 2015 - 04:11 PM

A zombie once bit Brian McGratton, after 2 grueling days of transformation the zombie turned into an enforcer.

#2620045 Sharp & Johns to DAL for Daley and Garbut

Posted by WingsAlways on 10 July 2015 - 08:30 PM

Daley is a pretty solid d-man. But they just got a little worse losing a player like Sharp. And that brings a smile to my Blackhawk-hating face.  :lol:


I don't understand the move on the Star's part, An already top heavy offense with a now bigger hole on the blue line?

#2620002 Brian McGrattan

Posted by WingsAlways on 10 July 2015 - 03:41 PM

I heard Brian McGrattan went for a swim somewhere off the coast of Australia and as a result a species of Shark became extinct because they were no longer the dominant predator. 

#2619902 Wings‬ sign left wing Eric Tangradi

Posted by WingsAlways on 09 July 2015 - 08:40 PM

Let's sign lex luthor.
Or he-man.

Not he man.



Ottawa would just throw him an offer sheet.

#2619896 Wings‬ sign left wing Eric Tangradi

Posted by WingsAlways on 09 July 2015 - 06:45 PM

Lol. Neil could wipe the floor with Abdelkader, Ericsson, and Quincey all at once. 


Am I hearing you suggest we sign McGrattan?


I would sign Manny Pacquiao to a one game contract as long as it was against Ottawa. 

#2619707 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by WingsAlways on 08 July 2015 - 07:57 PM

Are there any rules against irrational numbers?


Serious question


I would have to try to wear #69 just to find out, but this is why I don't play pro hockey. Well that and I'm 150lbs soaking wet.