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#2573426 2/21 GDT : Red Wings 7 at Dallas Stars 6 (OT)

Posted by Playmaker on 21 February 2015 - 11:07 PM

Darn, and I was looking forward to the shootout with Gus in the net.




#2573333 2/21 GDT : Red Wings 7 at Dallas Stars 6 (OT)

Posted by Playmaker on 21 February 2015 - 10:45 PM

*Transmission blown on Bandwagon*




#2573202 2/21 GDT : Red Wings 7 at Dallas Stars 6 (OT)

Posted by Playmaker on 21 February 2015 - 10:11 PM

Okay, well NOW it's for sure over 




#2573172 2/21 GDT : Red Wings 7 at Dallas Stars 6 (OT)

Posted by Playmaker on 21 February 2015 - 10:05 PM

*Backs up the bandwagon*...all aboard




#2570902 Franson to Preds

Posted by Playmaker on 15 February 2015 - 11:54 AM

I really don't want to see a blockbuster trade involving the Wings.  While they may not be an elite team, Holland has proven that he can build this team through the draft.  No one really out there that's available that would really be worth selling the farm for.




#2570877 Next Number to be retired

Posted by Playmaker on 15 February 2015 - 10:07 AM

I think it's a different perspective depending on the generation you're from.  A lot of the younger Wings fans now have little recollection of  Yzerman, Fedorov, etc.  They don't know the frustration of having no hope of seeing the playoffs, of losing year after year or wondering what it might be like to win the Stanley Cup or imagining what it would be like to have talented players on your team.  I also think time can alter perspectives.  Some players who weren't that good seem like gods and others who were really good, we forget just how great they were.  Off ice things contribute to how a player is perceived as well. 

 

So what I'm getting at is, those under say 30 think winning Stanley Cups is just the norm and the Wings should be in it every single year.  Those same fans are probably used to numbers being retired on a regular basis and it will seem like a ho hum event as opposed to a once in a lifetime type of thing. So younger fans might tend to think 13 and 40 should go into the rafters because they are the best that they have seen. 

 

I tend to always underestimate D and Z because they never seem to put up the big numbers.  But yet when you look at the all time great Red Wings, they both seem to be in the mix point wise. 




#2570519 Good to see they're getting along

Posted by Playmaker on 14 February 2015 - 01:48 PM

It doesn't matter to me either way if Fedorov has his number retired.  If he does, good for him, if not, it doesn't bother me.  There isn't a timetable on it either.  I think Lindsay and Delvecchio didn't have their numbers retired until the 1990's. 

 

I guess if I had a criteria, it would be, if you have to ask and you have to debate it, then it's no.  With Yzerman and Lidstrom, it wasn't if, it was when.  I know other teams have things like a ring of honor or something similar. That might be something for the new arena,  a way to honor the very talented, but not quite legendary Red Wings.




#2570457 Good to see they're getting along

Posted by Playmaker on 13 February 2015 - 10:17 PM

The only criteria for getting your jersey retired is because the owner says it should be retired.  I don't know where fans get the idea that there's some sort of standard or litmus test that has to be passed.  If Mike (or Chris or Marian or whoever is making the decisions these days) says someone's number will be retired, it will be retired.  The Wings and their fans are fortunate to have so many players in recent years to have this discussion about. 




#2569908 So, Evander Kane...

Posted by Playmaker on 11 February 2015 - 04:41 PM

Don't get me wrong, I'm a Holland fan and I like our team.  That said, why does it seem other teams can pull off these steals and the Wings can't?  Maybe I'm just being a typical fan and overvaluing the Wings players and undervaluing other teams.  I was thinking they'd have to basically give him away and they get some semi decent players and a first round pick? 

 

Not understanding the thought process of acquiring an often injured attitude problem guy with a big contract who is out for 6 months.  Seems like he'd fit better with a veteran team who'd put him in his place  as opposed to a dreadful team with hodge podge of younger players. But what do I know?




#2569517 Article on Z's lack on shootouts

Posted by Playmaker on 09 February 2015 - 07:13 PM

He just can't get it up under pressure.  It happens.




#2569322 2/7 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Coyotes 1

Posted by Playmaker on 07 February 2015 - 10:46 PM

I hardly even know what to say about this team anymore.  Just so impressive from top to bottom.  Can't believe the trade deadline is approaching and my attitude is meh, I like our team.  Don't change a thing.




#2567615 1/31 GDT : Islanders 1 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by Playmaker on 31 January 2015 - 08:13 PM

How do people not know when there's a game on? 




#2567069 1/29 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Lightning 5

Posted by Playmaker on 29 January 2015 - 10:10 PM

We're being outplayed, but would still be in it if it weren't for a handful of softies let in by Mrazek.

Hull and Brodeur standing by each other is too much douchebaggery for my brain to comprehend.

I think Hull is needing the husky pants these days.  Step away from the doughnuts.




#2567044 1/29 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Lightning 5

Posted by Playmaker on 29 January 2015 - 09:28 PM

Well who thought that?people who are only looking at the standings I've always thought they are a behind the pack team and if they make the playoffs a first round exit if the defense doesn't improve. Which is still not bad but by Redwings standards disappointing given that this team hasn't seen the third round since 2009

Glad the doom and gloom twins are present and accounted for.




#2565487 Wings great Gordie Howe resting after 'serious stroke'

Posted by Playmaker on 21 January 2015 - 09:35 PM

If anyone is interested, Dr. Maynard Howe, the CEO of the company that is running the clinical trials was on Olbermann tonight. Fascinating stuff. FWIW, they are running similar clinical trials in the US, but Gordie would have had to wait 6 months before getting treatment and his family didn't feel he'd make it that long, so they opted for the Mexican clinical trial.