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#2510235 Playoff playlist - song recommendations

Posted by LAWings on 17 April 2014 - 03:32 PM

Just loop this for 60 minutes...can't go wrong:




#2510170 Round 1 Line Combinations

Posted by LAWings on 17 April 2014 - 10:37 AM

We have a shot at beating the B's if we use the line combinations that got us into the playoffs without Z and Dats.  The explosiveness of the kids pays off.  Reverting back to what was not working before they went down is a sure loss.  If this is the lineup then we're in trouble:


Franzen-Datsyuk-Abdelkader, Tatar-Sheahan-Nyquist, Jurco-Helm-Alfredsson, Miller-Glendening-Legwand

#2509731 Round 1 Line Combinations

Posted by LAWings on 15 April 2014 - 12:06 AM

We saw how well the kids played with Dats and Z out, so why not creat havoc for the B's and put Dats on the 3rd line?


Nyquist - Legwand - Franzen

Tatar - Sheahan - Jurco

Helm - Datsyuk - Alfredsson

Miller - Glendenning - Abdelkader


It may look strange, but how do you counter that?

#2509438 Poll: Who was the Wings regular season MVP

Posted by LAWings on 13 April 2014 - 07:54 PM

It's a 4 way tie for me between Bertuzzi, Cleary, Samuelsson, Weiss... without them we would never have seen Tatar, Nyquist, Sheahan, Jurco.


Thank you gents for sucking so bad.

#2507638 bashing skid the kid

Posted by LAWings on 09 April 2014 - 11:50 AM

I'll allow it, nothing wrong with a bit of healthy Crosby bashing before a game against the Pens and the potential first round of playoffs, just keep it civil. 


Hell will be unleashed in the Photoshop War if that's how it pans out, Crosby will receive no mercy from me. :lol:


With the mod's blessing, and since the game is also on NBC tonight, I'm gonna put this right here:



#2504261 Ovechkin and ES

Posted by LAWings on 31 March 2014 - 10:09 PM

LOL. Why would anyone want a 27 year old RW that scores 45+ goals per year and is good for 200 hits per year. blindness by some is funny. Praising backstrom over Ovie? really? I would take Ovie every day over backstrom. Not even close. Go do a google search for Backstrom struggling to score. There have been stories about it every year he has been in the league. Backstrom is -19 BTW, so it isn't an ovie thing. Washington has a terrible backend other than Carlson.

Now if one wants to ralk about how ovie is used, that is a worth while debate. he is told to find a good shooting spot and stay there. To be a force in the offensive zone. That is what he does.

Some of us are old enough remember when Stevie Y didn't play D either. He was told to score and did. it wasn't until Bowman
threatened to trade him that the captain learned to play D.


This is what makes Datsyuk so special amongst Russian forwards, his ability to play both ends of the ice is second to none.  It will take a special kind of Russian in the NHL to be Captain and lead his team to a Stanley Cup.  Dats is really the only one that could do it, we saw his level of play at the Olympics on one leg, best player on the Russian bench. 


Ovie is going to need to go through a transformation as you pointed out like Stevie Y did if he wants to get to the promised land.

#2504208 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by LAWings on 31 March 2014 - 05:46 PM




And seriously, where on earth was he going to play? with what ice time? Couldn't have seen him get more than 7-8 minutes a night. I doubt he'd have 5 points in 6 games with half the amount of ice time


I can think of three roster spots they could have tried him in for at least a few games:


1. Luke Glendending, has a total of ZERO goals in 49 games... on pace for longest goalest streak in Wings history

2. Andersson - with 17 pts in 63 games and a -11, he's not really tearing it up

3. Anywhere else, we've had enough injuries, our 4th line has been a revolving whorehouse of players, Miller, Bertuzzi, Emmerton...anyone can sit.


again, just sayin, there were options to at least look under the hood in some NHL games, look at all the other kids that got called up this year and were sent back down...

#2502584 They Call me...Tater Salad

Posted by LAWings on 28 March 2014 - 11:18 AM

Tater facing eviction:




Tater Salad for reference:







#2498466 3/20 GDT - Penguins 4 at Red Wings 5 (OT)

Posted by LAWings on 20 March 2014 - 10:08 PM

Here's a link to a .gif of Legwand's butt-end penalty for those who didn't see




When they showed this from the back angle during the game it looked like Malkin looked at the ref first then collapsed 'in pain'.  I'm sure that hurts getting drilled in the thigh like that, and obviously a penalty, but it looked a little embellished too. 

#2498424 3/20 GDT - Penguins 4 at Red Wings 5 (OT)

Posted by LAWings on 20 March 2014 - 09:42 PM


Maybe stop antagonizing Wings fans on a Wings board with the leafs>wings foolishness then?

Yeah dude, go troll Pierre McGuire's twitter account.  You both can talk about how powerful Crosby's legs are.

#2498416 3/20 GDT - Penguins 4 at Red Wings 5 (OT)

Posted by LAWings on 20 March 2014 - 09:39 PM



 congratulations, your team played very well tonight and deserved the win.


and i don't expect anything, stay classy please



#2497490 % chance of making the playoffs

Posted by LAWings on 20 March 2014 - 04:03 PM

72.4% of all statistics are made up.

#2494873 The Leaders HAVE to step up

Posted by LAWings on 12 March 2014 - 06:14 PM

Unfortunately Dan the Hammer Cleary is also out with a knee injury.


I say we ice Micky Redmond, did you see that pass to Sergei during the Alumni game?  He looked great out there...he took charge of the team and was the defacto leader. 


This new top line would probably contribute more:


Al Sobotka / Micky Redmond / Gordie Howe

#2489087 Canadians may be shopping Subban...

Posted by LAWings on 04 March 2014 - 12:10 PM

No. No. No.....no


We don't need Subban or his attitude, he wouldn't be a good fit, he's a player that comes above the team not the other way around.  Babs would hate him...probably why he didn't see any ice time on Team Canada.  If Subban was that awesome, Babs would have played him then.


There's a reason he gets regularily benched at the end of the game when Montreal is in the lead.  He's absolutely not the answer we are looking for on defense. 


I also think they got it wrong that he was the best defenseman last year.

#2488508 Marty St. Louis wants out because The Captain hurt his feelings

Posted by LAWings on 02 March 2014 - 09:10 AM

Does everyone forget that Yzerman was butthurt about how he was being treated by Bowman, and demanded a trade...that he almost went to Ottawa (for Alfie...) and was nixed at the 11th hour.  If we forgave Yzerman for that, people need to respect Marty and his decision to move on as well.


I think it's understandable for Marty to be upset.  Think about it this way: Marty is the Captain of Stevie's team, selected as the best man to lead them to the Stanley Cup.  Stevie expects him to perform at the highest caliber and be THE leader of all his troops on and off the ice.  There have been many platitudes given to Marty since Stevie took over, and Marty and Stevie talked about how upset he was after being left off the last Canadian team.  He won the Art Ross last year and is the pretty much the heart and soul of your organization, even without Stamkos, Marty is killing the scoresheet showing how much he deserves to be on the team.  Now, Stevie puts together another team but doesn't think the man he selected to lead all his other men is good enough for this new team.


If my boss did this to me, I would look for another job too.  And I think this is why Yzerman announced right after they won he will not return as team Canada GM, it destroyed the relationship with his Captain.