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#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.

#2565100 1/20 GDT: Wild 4 @ Red Wings 5 (SO)

Posted by Playmaker on 20 January 2015 - 09:01 PM

hey Mary Kate Suter, how you liking living with your in-laws? You sure are missing out on something special here! But you always have those Sunday night yatzee games.

You do realize that both Suter and Parise both recently lost their fathers and both made mention as to what a blessing it was to be close by and that their dads got to watch them play so much at the end of their lives, right?

#2564752 Jimmy Howard.......All-Star!

Posted by Playmaker on 19 January 2015 - 02:38 PM

You guys understand that I have no influence whatsoever on what the actual management of the Wings does, Right? It's just one more fans opinion.

No I'm not mad, WTF haha. Again, this isn't just a reaction to a couple of games, it's about their playing styles.

And you really missed the boat thinking I'm just going for the flavor of the month. That whole thing was meant to combat that idea. When I say we should get Mrazek going it's because of this long term plan.


But yeah you're right, I forgot about how those Wings teams of yesterday never traded. We didn't trade people to get Shanahan, Chelios, and Hasek. WTH am I thinking here? Those guys we (didn't) traded to get them were signed to play with us and by god we honored that, out of pure loyalty! (that was sarcasm)


DeKeyser is a special case seeing as how he grew up around here.


I understand the over ripe philosophy. Which is why I understand none of what I said will ever happen. But there need to be exceptions to this rule when it's called for. Like I pointed out with Hank and Pav. Petr might be over ripe already.


I just looked up a bunch of other goalies (the good ones anyway) to see when they started starting.

Anywhere from 21-25, with a bunch starting about 22-23. seems a pretty standard age

The Shanahan trade was only able to happen because Keith Primeau had demanded a trade.  The Wings did not want to trade him, but he insisted.  Paul Coffey had openly criticized Bowman publicly.  It was just good timing that Shanny had demanded a trade at about the same time.  


Chelios was traded for the Pillsbury Doughboy, aka,  Max Kuznetsov.  Hardly a potential star or a roster regular.  His poor play and conditioning was a sore spot.  It was more like trading a pick.  Not to mention, we got Chelios for a hell of a lot longer than anyone could have foreseen.  


The only actual trade where they gave up an active roster player was Kozlov for Hasek.  I think it's important to note also, that Bowman seems to have a quicker trigger finger than anyone currently in the Wings organization.  Remember, he wanted to trade Yzerman?


The general MO for trades in the Wings organization is trading picks or ow level prospects who they don't see materializing here.  Rare to trade a current member of the roster.  

#2564710 Jimmy Howard.......All-Star!

Posted by Playmaker on 19 January 2015 - 07:37 AM

I think someone forgot to tell DeKeyser that no one wants to sign here.


I can't even believe this discussion is even taking place.  What in the Red Wings/Holland's history would give any indication whatsoever that they would trade anyone away to bring up a 22 year old goaltender?  Howard spent 4 seasons in the minors and I don't think he became a regular until he was like 25 or 26.  Like it or not, the "over ripen" philosophy has been very successful for the most part and I don't see it changing anytime soon, most especially with this situation.

#2564645 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by Playmaker on 18 January 2015 - 10:32 PM

Do we get free curly fries in Canada too, or is it only in 'murica ?

You get poutine

#2564612 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by Playmaker on 18 January 2015 - 10:25 PM

If only we had a good Canadian boy to be our leader

#2564439 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by Playmaker on 18 January 2015 - 09:26 PM

Luckily the bandwagon always has seats available.