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#2552225 11/26 GDT : Philadelphia Flyers 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 26 November 2014 - 09:28 PM

Someone else needs to post or I'll just keep editing my Gingifightis post I can't be stopped

#2552030 11/26 GDT : Philadelphia Flyers 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by krsmith17 on 26 November 2014 - 07:01 PM

I find it crazy how many people love these lines. My first thought was how awful they look... I'm not worried though, if they last the game first period, I would be surprised...

#2550902 Clearly and Nestrasil in

Posted by DeGraa55 on 22 November 2014 - 12:14 AM

Before I make the following statement here's my disclaimer:  I am not saying Dan Cleary contributed to scoring.  I am saying that it seems like Cleary's presence allows Babs the flexibility to put guys together who CAN score.
Cleary has played five games.  The Wings won 3 and lost 2.  BUT in those five games they scored 3,4,3,5 and 4 goals.  This coming from a team who couldn't score more than two for the first 10 or so games.  Maybe something else is causing it.  Maybe it's better line combos.  Maybe it's a statistical anomaly.  I don't know.  But we're scoring goals right now with him in the lineup.  I wouldn't change anything until the opposite is true. 

Great observation. Maybe he is making a difference.

I'll also say I dislike cleary a lot. I believe he is past his prime. BUT. I think if he is legitimately used as the 13th or 14th forward and only fills in for Injury that's actually not too bad. He isn't a young kid that's needs to play 80 games a year.

You also know he will work hard in practice to be ready when he is actually needed.

#2550802 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by kipwinger on 21 November 2014 - 03:36 PM

I live in the other Houghton, but there's not much to miss up here, just snow.


Snow rules dude.  I miss it so bad.  Everybody in Michigan ******* about the snow, but I honestly dont' know what they'd do without it.  Snow makes Northerners tough.  You've got to be tough when the world is dead for half a year.  And we thrive on that.  You'd go absolutely crazy if you had to listen to these Southerners whine about a 50 degree night in dixie. 


All of the best things happen when it's cold.  Hockey, hunting season, dark beer, flannel, snowmobiles, ice fishing, and heavy set girls. 


What's to like about warmer climates?  Flip flops and Jimmy Buffet?  Ewww.  No thanks. 

#2550813 An amazing day for a family of Red Wings fans

Posted by Red Crazy on 21 November 2014 - 04:09 PM

I thought I would share this with you fellow Wings fans.


My family lives in Manitoba and I have been a Wing fan since the mid 80`s so I guess my passion for the team has been passed on to first my wife and now our two boys age 6 and 8. Getting tickets in Winnipeg is usually next to impossible and the thought of getting 4 together is just a dream unless you wanted to pay 2-300 on stubhub. But by luck I was able to get 4 tickets from a season ticket holder that couldn`t attend so we were all set!!!


We are about 2.5 hours drive to Winnipeg so we booked a hotel next to the arena. It turned out that the Wings were staying at the same hotel! We met Bill Roose when we were checking in and he said to hang out in the lobby because the players will be coming down soon to get onto a bus for the arena. We got to meet most of the players and my boys were lucky enough to get 10-12 autographs each! We saw all the Detroit t.v guys etc. It was unbelievable!!! The players were so nice to their fans and taking pictures with the boys.


When we got over to the arena we asked to go down to ice level to watch warm ups. Many of the players tapped on the glass and smiled to the boys. Tatar even tossed a puck over the glass to them! 


It was a great game to watch! 


Anyways I wanted to share this story for those interested. The Red Wings are a class act all the way! From their security guys right to the players! Thank you Red Wings for making a dream come true for our family. We will remember the day forever.

#2550304 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by Son of a Wing on 20 November 2014 - 05:12 PM

Last year: "Holland's an idiot! Best players should play regardless of waiver exemptions!"


This Year: "Holland's an idiot! We lost someone for nothing on waivers!"


Damned if you do and damned if you don't.

#2550184 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by frankgrimes on 20 November 2014 - 12:50 PM

Easily duped.  By his parents.   


His parents bought the house because they had power of attorney.  And the SEC hasn't exactly done a great job of protecting the US economy, let alone one guy.


I do agree that firing his agent and not replacing him was a giant mistake.  His parents, teammates, friends all should've been pointing that out to him.  He sounds naive.  I guess I just don't judge a 25 year old kid in that situation harshly for trusting his parents.  It'd be a different story if he blew it all himself on houses, cars, etc. 



Agreed yeah it was a mistake but nobody in his right mind would believe that your own family is taking 15 million $ and turn it into nothing.  Sad story indeed at least now he fill find out who his real friends are nice to see that the Jackets are standing behind him also.

#2550168 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by kipwinger on 20 November 2014 - 12:22 PM

Most hockey athletes aren't dumb they attend colleges, went to good private schools and it always amazes me how people can go broke making so much money. The best financial advice is always to play it safe there is a reason why some loans with high interest rates are risky.


Also the so called financial professionals aren't always the smart choice either, I've worked in that business before and trust me it is unbelievable how unprepared some of them are (it's not even their fault because they companies - like in hockey terms are rushing them)...personally if I'm going to trust my money to someone it's always banks at first and a small amount of that will be used for average risk - average reward investments.


Hopefully he gets his situation fixed soon.


For some reason I assumed that all your investments were in the form of gold doubloons and were buried intermittently around your densely covered acreage.  I'm wowed. 

#2550044 Smith and Ericcsson?

Posted by kipwinger on 19 November 2014 - 02:57 PM

Agreed, I feel like he's really starting to come into his own and am pretty disappointed he'll be out. Definitely hurts the team at this point in time.

As long as he's scoring I can overlook the turnovers and occasional blown coverage.  That's what he was drafted to do.  But if he's doing the latter and none of the former, I lose my patience pretty quickly with Riley's brother.  Sucks that he's out though, he's been earning his keep lately.

#2548467 What happened to Calle Jarnkrok?

Posted by kipwinger on 10 November 2014 - 09:08 AM


I hope he is. That way we won't have LGW still lamenting his trade 10 years from now.


Valid point.  Worst case scenario I see the Jarnkrok trade ending up like Tomas Fleischmann trade.  He was a good prospect, is a good NHLer, and is someone who could have probably contributed over the years.  Nevertheless, the trade didn't cripple us long term. 

#2546642 GDT:11/4 Detroit Red Wings vs. Ottawa Senators 7:30p.m

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 04 November 2014 - 07:10 PM

This was my thought anyway.

LGW! Was disappointed with the showing against the Sabres. Hoping to see some fire in their eyes tonight. Calling a Glendenning goal.

Yeah it was mine too until I seen there still wasn't one, but I'm gonna say Jurco gets his first.
Glendenning has one, let's get the jerk going.

#2546040 Weiss sent down to GR- conditioning assignment

Posted by canadian wings fan on 02 November 2014 - 02:15 PM

Its going to be a while till weiss gets another decent shot in the line up call this year a bust again...

Ya it's pretty insane that we have to call this season a write off for Weiss. I mean I literally believed it could not get worse than last season for him but wow this guy just ceases to amaze

also it's been mentioned already many times around here but #90 is cursed like all hell on this team. for the love of god change yourf****** number Weiss

#2545750 10/31 GDT : Los Angeles Kings (2) at Red Wings (5), 7:30 EST

Posted by Franzine on 31 October 2014 - 07:04 PM




#2545722 10/31 GDT : Los Angeles Kings (2) at Red Wings (5), 7:30 EST

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 31 October 2014 - 06:32 PM

This is a nice gesture. 


 LA Kings retweeted

Touching support by the Wings and Wings fans:


#2545693 10/31 GDT : Los Angeles Kings (2) at Red Wings (5), 7:30 EST

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 31 October 2014 - 01:40 PM

Love the GDT, fine work as usual. 



How many goals get taken away tonight?


Hey as long as they don't call a penalty too, that's progress.