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#2476240 Turning point!?!?!

Posted by BadgerBob on 23 January 2014 - 12:53 AM

And for the love of god can we stop giving Eaves the short straw?!




#2476120 1/22 GDT : Blackhawks 4 at Red Wings 5 (SO)

Posted by BadgerBob on 22 January 2014 - 11:03 PM

Screw Pierre. I applaud Jurco for trying something different. Kane could have done the same thing and he would've busted one saying how close he was with those amazing hands.




#2476078 1/22 GDT : Blackhawks 4 at Red Wings 5 (SO)

Posted by BadgerBob on 22 January 2014 - 10:58 PM

I don't get why everyone prefers Miller over Eaves...I like Eaves better IMO




#2475377 So when would you make a move and what type?

Posted by BadgerBob on 22 January 2014 - 02:22 PM

Still can't believe Yzerman fleeced that dope Holland for a first round pick in that deal.  Did any Wings fan actually get excited when they heard what the pricetag was?

 

We'll be lucky to get a 2nd round pick for Quincey at this point.  

 

He owes us one for that. Stevie! Give us Stamkos and yourself, they can have Kenny and Quincey! :lol:




#2475178 Canadian Olympians trust, believe in Babcock

Posted by BadgerBob on 21 January 2014 - 03:08 PM

Not the same at all. Babs is a great, world-class coach. That isn't the issue with the Wings at all. The issue is if he is the right coach for the team Holland keeps putting together.

 

The issue is Holland giving him dusty players to put on the ice with NTC's so the team is handcuffed to them.




#2471205 It's time - to predict 2014 Team Canada

Posted by BadgerBob on 07 January 2014 - 12:04 PM

Thornton is 4th in points and 1st in assists how does he not get on this team??




#2469321 Alumni Game Lineup / Leafs @ Wings Alumni NBCS and CBC 1pm

Posted by BadgerBob on 31 December 2013 - 05:35 PM

Lanny looks and sounds like a prospector haha




#2469314 Alumni Game Lineup / Leafs @ Wings Alumni NBCS and CBC 1pm

Posted by BadgerBob on 31 December 2013 - 05:28 PM

Can we replace Sammy and Cleary with Kozlov and Feds? They at least still have hands and wheels.




#2469276 Alumni Game Lineup / Leafs @ Wings Alumni NBCS and CBC 1pm

Posted by BadgerBob on 31 December 2013 - 04:50 PM

This game makes me so happy, yet so sad. I want them all back!!  :confused:




#2462419 Shawn Thornton attacks Orpik (leaves game on stretcher)

Posted by BadgerBob on 08 December 2013 - 10:24 PM

I know neither players history regarding suspensions in the past; if I were placing a bet on this - I'd say Neal might get a 'slap on the wrist' (as in no games, or maybe 3, or 4 games max), and since Thornton's a legit 'tuff guy' he'll get nothing less than 5 - probably closer to 8 to 10 games.

 

Thornton has never been previously suspended, however I know for a fact Neal has been suspended at least one time in the past for a dirty hit in that crazy playoff series with the Flyers. Even though he's a repeat offender, I am sure you're right about the suspension lengths even though I think Neal's punishment should be just as much if not more than Thornton's.




#2461889 I'd like to talk about this off-season/next season

Posted by BadgerBob on 07 December 2013 - 12:45 PM

The one fly in the ointment is Weiss.  If he continues to struggle all season, he's the top candidate for the last compliance buyout.

 

Pretty sure based on the new rules Weiss isn't eligible for the compliance buyout.




#2461363 Mike Commodore's experience with the Wings

Posted by BadgerBob on 05 December 2013 - 11:03 PM

I just find it interesting that he claims he got played for a period of time because "The GM made the coach play me."




#2461359 Mike Commodore's experience with the Wings

Posted by BadgerBob on 05 December 2013 - 10:49 PM

Mike Commodore has a pretty interesting story on his experience with the Wings and specifically Mike Babcock: http://www.khl.hr/en...e-of-the-planet

 

 

So, after that I got bought out, and when you get bought out that’s like... I won't say you can't come back from it, you can, but usually you've got one chance. If it doesn't work, you're done. I got bought out on July 1st; I didn't think I would get any contract, nothing. Fifteen minutes into free agency my agent calls me and tells me that Detroit called. They offered me a contract. I had a bad history with Mike Babcock, I didn't want to have anything to do with him. He tried and succeeded in burying me in the minors in my third pro year, but I got out of it. I wanted nothing to do with him.

They offered me a one year deal worth one million. My gut was screaming: “Don't take it, you've got one chance, if it doesn't go well, you're done in the NHL!”

I told my agent: “I don't want to play in Detroit, I don't trust that coach. Call him back and tell him thank you, we'll get back to you. Then my agent told me the GM put a 15 minute timer on the offer. This was July 1st, free agency had just started. I called the GM and told him: “Ken, Mike Commodore here, I like you, you're a good guy. Is it you who wants me or the coach? “. Ken Holland said it was the coach. So I told him that I wanted to play for him, but that I didn't trust the coach. So I called the coach, by now I had 10 minutes left. I called him: “Bab, Mike Commodore here. Please be honest with me, do you want me on your hockey team or not?“ He said he did. I wanted to know if I’d get an opportunity, nothing else. He wanted me, he wanted to play me, he said he'd give me an opportunity.

I hung up the phone, five minutes left. My gut screamed “Say No!” This coach screwed me over nine years ago, I chewed him up in the papers... But I started to think about Detroit, a good team, and about maybe getting the opportunity. I signed the contract, thirty minutes into free agency. I signed thef****** contract faster than when I was a “hot commodity” four years earlier.

I went to camp in Detroit, and got scratched out. I did injure my knee a bit so I missed couple of days in camp and the first four games. I got back as if it was nothing major. I came back, and the team won its first five games. I got scratched, but okay, the team was winning. We lost seven in a row, then I wasn’t even close to playing. Scratch, scratch. Finally, it was mid-November, Ian White got a puck to the face and was going to miss a week, we went on a road trip. A four-game road trip, and I thought to myself that this was my chance. I played three games, no two games, I think, three minutes a night… The only time I touched the ice was when the fourth line was on, and the faceoff was in the neutral zone. I was opening the doors for Lidström, that’s all I was doing, being a cheerleader.

Bab then met with me, said he was calling up guys from minors, and scratched me until Christmas. Then the GM forced the coach to play me; I played fifteen games, I fought, I played the best I could with the ice time I was getting. And then I got traded (to Tampa) because Ken Holland felt bad. He's a good guy. He got me out of Detroit because Babcock was trying to end my career. The GM of Tampa is Steve Yzerman, and I got traded for nothing. Yzerman took me, Tampa was good; we were five points out of the playoffs. Guy Boucher talked with me, and he said that as long as we were close to a playoff spot I'd be playing. If we fell out of the playoff zone, they'd be playing two younger defensemen. I ended playing up 11 games. We were in it, then lost a couple in a row and fell out of it. I played in the last game of the year as a thank you in Winnipeg.

 

I'm kind of surprised. Also in the interview before talking about the Wings, he had a pretty strange story about what happened in Columbus as well.




#2460470 Shea Weber leaves game with Injury

Posted by BadgerBob on 03 December 2013 - 04:39 PM

i would love to go back in time to game 1 and tell weber not smash Zetterberg's head into the glass,Shea weber's name is gonna be linked to this incident forever

 

Well when he goes as far as joking about it afterwards, it's kind of hard to forgive a guy that doesn't seem too sorry in the first place.




#2456758 The Dan Cleary Hate Zone

Posted by BadgerBob on 22 November 2013 - 04:52 PM

It was sad to see Dan's smiling face and twinkly eyes when he interviewed and told the cameras that he "loved Detroit so much" and "couldn't play anywhere else" all while this fan community here despises him worse than... worse than... well, Quincey!

 

If Quincey get's resigned, then they'll be on the same playing field. I don't have a problem with Cleary as a person, why wouldn't he love the Wings? Look how they treat him. The guy plays top minutes and he doesn't have to do a single thing except continue to "skate" around like a bar leaguer on his 2nd six pack of the night.