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#2545504 Wings great Gordie Howe resting after 'serious stroke'

Posted by roboturner on 29 October 2014 - 10:34 PM

I swear I'm not always as negative as I might come off around this place.

But I'm a realist, and I'm with Playmaker on this one.


I mean he is 86! I think anybody would be lucky live that long even without the wear and tear of a (extremely long) hockey career.


It's not like he's 50 and it's a huge shock to his family and they weren't ready for the end. They've know this was coming for a while and and they've all gotten to spend time with him.


I personally think it's extremely selfish to force someone to live in anguish for months on end just because the people around you are can't accept it and are desperately trying to delay the inevitable. Not to mention it puts the everybody in the position of 'waiting around for you to die' and that's some tough s*** to go to bed and wake up with every morning for possibly months on end. 


I'm sure most of his family is there now. I know it sucks, but nobody can live forever. Just make sure he's comfortable and if it's time, it's time.

#2541736 Joe Louis Arena to be Demolished

Posted by evilmrt on 17 October 2014 - 03:15 PM

It's like saying a 78 Pacer is a classic car just because you got laid in it.  The teams were great, the building sucks. 


It wasn't even intended to be a hockey building.  Coleman Young threw up a quickie building to try and keep the Pistons from leaving Cobo, but they went to the Silverdome anyway.  Then he had to beg the Wings to move there so he wouldn't have this huge new arena sitting empty.  It's not a classic building by any stretch of the imagination.  Even if they didn't tear it down, it's still would suck.


Look at this from an architectural point of view....




It looks like some nondescript warehouse. 


Here's the Olympia having more charm even after being abandoned for several years....



#2541608 Weiss

Posted by GoWings1905 on 16 October 2014 - 07:49 PM

The Wings have six goals in three games.

Weiss needs to play to see if he can give the team much-needed help offensively. If he still can't contribute, then there's a serious problem, but Joakim Andersson and Andrej Nestrasil aren't going to solve the lack of goals issue.

Unless there are lingering injury concerns, I don't really understand Weiss being scratched unless there is more going on behind the scenes.

#2540789 Jeff Petry; trade between us and oilers

Posted by kliq on 15 October 2014 - 10:49 AM

I don't think Meyers would require much more than Kindl + prospect (Frk) + 1st rounder. I think the Wings should take a shot if the puzzle pieces they have to give up aren't going to be seeing time with the big club in the next 4-5 years. Petry isn't worth more than Kindl and a 3rd round pick.


I wish this was the case, but media outlets were reporting that Buffalo was starting the conversation with one of Gus, Tatar, Jurco or Mantha.

#2540203 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by Nightfall on 11 October 2014 - 08:39 PM

While the Wings got jobbed on the no call, they had plenty of chances to win this game beforehand.  Pretty exciting game though, and YAY, no injuries.  That in itself is a win.


This right here.  While I am disappointed in the non-call, you can't blame the refs entirely.  The Wings had a ton of chances to win this game and just couldn't bury their opportunities.  Good teams don't rely on the refs or bounces to win games for them.  I am not disappointed in their effort at all.

#2538232 10/3 Preseason Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted by GoWings1905 on 03 October 2014 - 08:38 PM

Summer gave it a chance to cool off, but I have now come back to realization how much Franzen annoys me.


"I like to play defense and win games." You can do those things and still score goals too. Your captain does. 

#2534515 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by cusimano_brothers on 18 August 2014 - 07:17 PM

At first, I thought it was filmed in front of his summer cottage.

The better news, from CBC:



It began as a competitive pursuit among professional golfers to draw awareness to ALS. Now the "Ice Bucket Challenge" has swept North American social media and is translating into millions of dollars in new donations to battle the disease.

The ALS Association said Monday it has received $15.6 million in donations since July 29, an eight-fold spike over the $1.8 million donated during the same period last year. 

The association said this summer's donations have come from existing donors as well as more than 300,000 new donors.



#2534520 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by puckloo39 on 18 August 2014 - 07:37 PM

My 75 yr old Mom.


Your mother is beautiful and wonderful and I want to "like" her courage (and yours) about a bajillion times. 

#2534519 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by T.Low on 18 August 2014 - 07:29 PM

My 75 yr old Mom.

#2534154 What Might Have Been: Gretzky to Detroit?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 13 August 2014 - 12:53 PM


Because Gretzky was putting up more points on significantly worse teams.  At every single stage of their respective careers Wayne Gretzky was a superior player.  I know that it's become fashionable over the years to downplay just how good this guy was, but the truth is, he's not universally considered the greatest hockey player in the history of the game because he was actually worse than Steve Yzerman. 


Again, this is just a case of hometown nostalgia.  As I've already said, it's like saying you wouldn't trade Ray Bourque for Bobby Orr (I know, same team) just because Bourque was really good too. 


Given their respective careers up to that point, you'd be a complete and total fool to not trade Yzerman for Gretzky in 1988. 


You're twisting his words. I think Hoon had a very valid point.


He refuted your statement..



"You take the same teams as we had in 97, 98, and 2002 and swap Yzerman for Gretzky and we're WAY better."


...by addressing the fact that Gretzky was nearing retirement for 97/98 and actually in retirement for 2002 and in comparison, Yzerman was in his 2-way prime.


A very valid point.

#2532270 Red Wings & the Media

Posted by Son of a Wing on 16 July 2014 - 03:05 PM


I'm confused about your position.  You think that there's nothing wrong with the media coverage of the Wings?


I don't care about the media "asking the tough questions".  I really don't.  I don't get off on the idea of seeing Holland squirm in his seat and hum and hah.


What does that accomplish?  People act like he's going to have an epiphany and all it takes is people confronting him about it and then he's going to see the light!


In today's era of social media they know the general consensus of their fan base's opinion. It doesn't take a beat reporter's "digging" to find that out.


(Much like what 55fan was saying) I rely on the media to give me facts.  I'd love more insider info but I also see how that can be counter-productive to the Wings doing business.


I read blogs and message boards (LGW) to hear other people opinions so I can better reflect on my own (which I've gained from watching as many games as I can).

#2532268 Red Wings & the Media

Posted by number9 on 16 July 2014 - 02:52 PM

I really think you are missing my point on him. I really don't care if anyone says something bad about a team that is doing bad.heck I will say Michigan is not doing well and that they suck sometimes..just like with the wings...but to do it even when they do good...and to never really say anything good about a team much less the whole state of Michigan just is over board to me and just makes him look like a trolling d-bag.




I've never heard him disparage the state so I can't speak to that.  Also, as far as him saying bad things "even when Michigan is good", we haven't been good in over a decade.  We've won 2 bowl games in ten years, and beat our biggest rival once in ten years.  Winning Conference Championships and mid-level bowl games is fine if you're Purdue, or Northwestern.  Nobody expects you to be better.  But Michigan? 


I guess my point is, Michigan football is supposed to be a nationally relevant football program.  That's the standard they've set for themselves, and what we've come to expect.  They haven't lived up to that in a VERY long time, and don't seem to be making any headway toward that now.  So I don't expect Drew Sharp to gush over them winning the odd Big Ten Title, or Gator Bowl.  If U of M wants more respect from the media, they need to win more.  And just like when the Tigers are good, or the Red Wings, or the Pistons, Drew will fall in line and write all the fluff pieces that fans can read.  But he won't if they aren't.   


Now, if you're talking about his demeanor?  I don't find it particularly problematic, but if you do I'm going to say you're wrong.  It's your opinion. 




Couldn't help myself.


Thing is, IT IS the job of a journalist to regurgitate what management says. They are reporting what was said... and that's what was said....


The timing of this article, all the anonymous sources, and the writer constantly citing his own credentials, makes me question this article a lot.

#2532265 Red Wings & the Media

Posted by Son of a Wing on 16 July 2014 - 02:25 PM

Ken Holland could start doing his job better and then there wouldn't be so much criticism aimed at the organization.


This article has absolutely nothing to do with "the job Ken Holland is doing".  


People are just using it as another soapbox to complain from.

#2532264 Red Wings & the Media

Posted by T.Low on 16 July 2014 - 02:23 PM

I make about one post a year and I have to waste it on this garbage....
BOOO, these reporters are reporting on the news and not on whatever their opinion might be, BOOO.
This is being played like politics and a perceived lack of interest in bashing management is being equated to condoning said moves.
These are not the same things, everyone is taking mental shortcuts to the conclusion and bypassing the idea that media SHOULD report ONLY the facts.
People are so quick to forget that because it is sports, it is journalism too, adding opinion taints that.
Let bloggers speculate, speculation is what you people seem to desire, but is also the reason these speculators don't have credentials, because they only want those credentials to make their asinine opinions seem more valid when they are arguing in their own comments section.
Nobody knows what a good signing is until the season is over and we all have 20/20 hindsight, your intuition is not proof of any fact and your anger is not a catalyst for change. All I read when I see this garbage is a lot of spoiled fans who even after making the playoffs for 23 years in a row and winning more Stanley Cups than any team in a quarter century, think they could do better and sit around bitterly whining about a few depth moves being made.
Grow up Hockeytown!
29 other teams lose the cup or on said free agent, I can't wait for the article to come out saying player X didn't want to come to Detroit because of the entitled fans, well I guess I could buy a website, call myself a blogger, write the opinion myself, use anonymous sources and then ***** because no one takes me serious.


I need to be informed of "what" happened, not what to "think" about it. I can do that on my own.

#2532262 Red Wings & the Media

Posted by Son of a Wing on 16 July 2014 - 02:08 PM

I feel like this piece was purposely released at a time when Red Wings fans are at their angriest to have maximum effect.


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