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#2468324 Blockbuster deal?

Posted by Playmaker on 29 December 2013 - 02:03 PM

Most teams are at or near the salary cap, so the Wings would have to take on salary and also shed salary, which is not easy to do.  The Wings do not have a history of making blockbuster trades.  Holland tends to favor trades that involve only giving up draft picks or lower level prospects.  Most of the dead weight they'd we'd all like to trade isn't going to be attractive to another team.  Not to mention, a lot of these guys have cleared waivers, meaning teams didn't want them for free, so it's not likely that anyone will part with anything.  Very small chance that any kind of a blockbuster will happen.




#2467667 Merry Christmas, LGW

Posted by Playmaker on 25 December 2013 - 06:32 AM

The wrapping is finally done, the stockings stuffed and Santa has dutifully eaten all the cookies set out,  with not a lot of time to spare.

 

A definite highlight of my year was finding LGW.  Nothing better than passionate, informed Red Wing fans. Best board out there, hands down.  Credit to the mods and all the fans who contribute. Through the ups and downs of the lockout (seems so long ago now, doesn't it?), the injury plagued shortened season, the unexpected playoff run, the crazy offseason and onto the so far disappointing 2013-14 season, it's been a pleasure. 

 

Merry Christmas to everyone here at LGW.  Next up, Winter Classic and hopefully better health for the Red Wings and another good playoff run.

 

 




#2467145 Leafs/Wings 24/7 Episode 2 Discussion (12/21)

Posted by Playmaker on 22 December 2013 - 05:20 AM

Just woke up and had this crazy dream that there was a thread on LGW discussing which team is hotter.  Stupid, eh?




#2467100 Your favourite Red Wings misfit of all time

Posted by Playmaker on 21 December 2013 - 10:42 PM

Not getting the definition of misfit. 




#2466715 USA vs Canada woman's fight

Posted by Playmaker on 21 December 2013 - 06:47 PM

Y'all some sexist dudes. Almost every hockey fight looks as ridiculous as this.

Uh, no it doesn't.




#2466488 12/19 GDT: Flames 2 @ Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by Playmaker on 20 December 2013 - 10:54 AM

 

It's sh*tty, there's no doubt about it.  But compared to Lions or Tigers fans, Wings fans have always been a bit fickle.  It doesn't surprise me that people aren't showing up the way we've been playing.  I mean hell, look at how many on our fan forum have sworn on and off them the last few weeks.  Now imagine the feeling of the casual suburban potential ticket buyer.  Everybody around here expects them to win, and if they don't they're chopped liver.  Sad but true.  The Wings aren't the Lions, they actually have to do something positive to get fan support.

I agree.  Its not even that they're losing, but the way they are losing, and add to that, you're paying a buttload of cash to basically watch the Grand Rapids Griffins.  Never really liked the premise that somehow those in the nosebleed seats are "better" fans than those in the lower bowl. 




#2465963 Leafs/Wings 24/7 Episode 1 Discussion (12/14)

Posted by Playmaker on 18 December 2013 - 02:32 PM

It always baffled me why fans would buy the players drinks.  Shouldn't it be the other way around?




#2465206 Can't remember the last time we were this pathetic

Posted by Playmaker on 16 December 2013 - 07:16 AM

When we have Zetterberg, Helm, Weiss, DeKeyser, Howard, Franzen, Abdelkader back in the lineup, in addition to the other players who have missed significant time due to injury like Ericsson, Datsyuk and Bertuzzi, and we still aren't scoring and are losing consistently, then I will get concerned. 




#2464787 Leafs/Wings 24/7 Episode 1 Discussion (12/14)

Posted by Playmaker on 15 December 2013 - 12:19 PM

 

That is a treasure...

 

To those of you who thought it was boring...if you want drama queens, go back to Pittsburgh and film there.  They have a plethora of divas there.  We're just wanting to get work done and win some games.

What does thinking it was boring and wanting drama queens have to do with anything?  Nick Lidstrom was hardly a diva, but watching the "day in the life" special with him was far more interesting than this was.  It gave much more of a feel of the daily grind, the schedules they keep, being on the road, keeping up with the family,the training involved and what not.  Same with the Fox Sports Detroit special. 

 

This show just felt choppy and thrown together. To me, they switched from one storyline to the next too quickly and didn't spend enough time on the things that were interesting.  I didn't get the feel that it was "all access" or behind the scenes at all. Most of it felt planned and a little staged.  Maybe the later episodes will be better. 




#2463359 Yzerman commits to Alumni Game roster!

Posted by Playmaker on 11 December 2013 - 06:01 AM

 

For the love of god no. The last thing I want to hear while watching the greats of yesteryear is Eddie O, Piere ****** Canoe, and the NBC cronies. Only one man should be announcing this game and thats Kenny D.

No, actually should be Dave Strader, if you want quality alumni.




#2462848 Yzerman commits to Alumni Game roster!

Posted by Playmaker on 10 December 2013 - 07:55 PM

I know this won't be popular, and I'm really happy that he's going to play, but it sort of burns my ass that it was such a begrudging acceptance.  If the game had been played last year like it was supposed to, we'd have never seen him in the Winged Wheel again.

 

Good for him finally coming around, but this is one fan who would have liked to see it happen differently.  When you play for one team your whole career and captain them to 3 Stanley Cups, occasionally you're going to be asked to do things like this, even if you're another team's GM.  Ya know?  Because it's hockey and we sort of take tradition seriously in this game.

I didn't really care for all the drama.  It isn't like no one knew this was happening.  It was years in the making. All that "oh, is there an alumni game?  I hadn't thought about it"  Come on, man




#2461409 Mike Commodore's experience with the Wings

Posted by Playmaker on 06 December 2013 - 08:17 AM

 

Agreed. Commodore is a whiner. He's also got a terrible memory. Let's go down the list.

 

The Wings started with six wins and six losses, not five and seven... Ian White was injured on the 13th of November, 2011, and Commodore was played only one game in the immediate future---not two, not three---and he played seven minutes, not three....  Commodore played three days before Christmas... Brendan Smith was Babcock's single minor-league call-up on defense in that season, and he played with the team for only four nights (three games) in 2011 (he was then sent down until March)... and so on.

 

If Commodore's going to spill his guts like this, he really ought to ensure first that he's got his facts right.

He was recalling a story, not writing a scientific review.  I'd guess that when most people re-tell a story from something that happened at work 2 years ago, their "facts" wouldn't be 100% correct.  Most people don't google every time they tell a story.

 

I think there are two sides to every story.  I would guess there's a bit of truth to what Commie says, and if Babcock were to tell his side, there'd be some truth and some factual errors too, and the actual truth would lie somewhere in the middle.




#2460620 Weiss

Posted by Playmaker on 04 December 2013 - 11:31 AM

I've been as disappointed in Weiss as the next person, but I think calling for a buyout and calling it the worst FA signing in history is very premature at this point.




#2459617 12/1 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Senators 2, Alfredsson scores ENG

Posted by Playmaker on 01 December 2013 - 03:51 PM

 

Talk about striking fear into the Sens if they saw Probie out there.

I'd be scared too if I saw a dead guy out on the ice.




#2459595 12/1 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Senators 2, Alfredsson scores ENG

Posted by Playmaker on 01 December 2013 - 01:42 PM

Wishes:

Alfie scoring a goal or even better hat-trick

Spezza, Karlsson or Cowen OUT with a concussion

Neil getting kronwalled

line brawl

 

*** the score don't care

I recall reading McCarty talking about the March 26, 1997 game.  He basically said none of the fights would have mattered had the Wings not won the game.  I agree with him.


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