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#2626994 9/23 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 4, Chicago Blackhawks 1

Posted by Learn2LuvIt on 24 September 2015 - 10:37 AM

I love me some Z...but the fact of the matter is that Z has never had great speed.  At the beginning of his career he was a tad above average (NHL standards), but not so much anymore.  I saw that he looked a little sluggish last night, but I'm not reading into it at all.  He's matching up in the pre-season against much younger guys, whom a lot are headed back to the AHL soon, he tends to look slow(er).  He's playing against guys who are fighting for a job, and this is playoff hockey to them.  Some of these guys will actually never make it full time to the NHL and they realize this, so they are pushing as hard as they possible can.  Z is likely to be int he mindset of getting in game shape, getting his timing back, working on line communication,....just another day of preparation for whent he real season starts.


Elite players aren't neccesarrily the fastest players on the ice, nor are he fastest players on the ice neccesarrily elite.  Z is absoltuley and elite player and I don't use the word "elite" lightly.


Z brings so much more in terms of hard work, determination, hockey smarts, and both underrated passing and hands. At least he's not Larry Murphy (toward end of career) slow, or Homer (toward end of career) slow,...now they looked like they were skating in slow motion.

#2626757 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by Jesusberg on 23 September 2015 - 05:01 PM

Huh... you guys are actually going back and checking threads now?

*Goes back three years and deletes everything he ever said about Ryan Sproul*

#2626610 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 23 September 2015 - 09:16 AM

Wings Goals:



The Great Mantha/Larkin/Jensen 3 on 3 OT Shift, with the blatant no call and the GW Goal:


#2626526 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by number9 on 22 September 2015 - 10:04 PM


Too bad your boy Jimbo sucked like it was March 2015 or this game would be 4-1 Detroit.  :lol:


I will kill you and your familiars

#2626517 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by krsmith17 on 22 September 2015 - 10:02 PM

Assist, goal, same thing. Nice one Glendening.

#2626383 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 22 September 2015 - 05:50 PM


#2626318 Kane case headed to grand jury

Posted by kipwinger on 22 September 2015 - 11:01 AM


What?  I took the position that no one knows what the facts are, and our personal bias will in the meantime fill in the blanks as to what we 'think' happened.  That is called having an open mind before the actual trial starts where they present the facts. 


It seems that you have already assumed Kane is guilty, and that anything anyone says contrary is messed up to you.  That, my friend is your bias, and exactly what I am referring to.


Any more messed up than thinking that a woman who reported a crime is a money hungry liar (as quite a few around here have not so subtly insinuated)?


This woman has done NOTHING to have her character called into question.  She reported an alleged crime, and obeyed the directives of the legal system thereafter. 


What should she have done differently in order to be taken seriously? 


Not talked to the media...oh wait, she didn't. 

Reported the crime immediately...oh wait, she did. 

Refuse to settle the case out of court...Yep, did that too. 


Apparently, if you're a woman (and you want to be taken seriously when reporting a sexual crime), you better have never been drunk or horny in your life because god knows you can't be raped if you made out with a guy in a bar earlier in the night. 


This is shameful. What if you reported a stolen car and everyone assumed you were lying in order to defraud the insurance company?  Oh, that's right, it woudn't happen because nobody is insane enough to assume that kind of thing regularly occurs.  Unless you're a woman, and you report a rape...then you're obviously weaving a nefarious web of deceit. 

The most obnoxious thing about this is that nobody actually believe the b.s. they're spewing. 


If your daughter, or sister, or girlfriend, or wife, or mother reported an alleged sexual assualt, nobody here would think "well she was hitting on that guy at the bar, so I've got to consider the possibility that maybe she just wants his money". 


Nobody.  Would.  Think.  That. 

#2626136 PK Subban - spot on Don Cherry impression

Posted by number9 on 21 September 2015 - 08:51 AM

This isn't the NBA PK

#2626135 PK Subban - spot on Don Cherry impression

Posted by kipwinger on 21 September 2015 - 08:48 AM

This is an affront.  How dare he mock a legend?  Don Cherry is an institution.  A deluded, old, xenophobic, blowhard, institution. 

#2625865 Leafs acquire Grabner

Posted by kipwinger on 18 September 2015 - 08:46 AM

Vinnik? That was a fun ride from start to finish.


Richard Vinnik, Daniel Panik, what's the difference?  The only thing that matters here is that SOME Maple Leaf is better than Jurco.  Because the Maple Leafs do it right, and the Wings don't.  Hence their respective levels of success throughout the years. 

#2625864 Leafs acquire Grabner

Posted by Jesusberg on 18 September 2015 - 08:44 AM

Vinnik? That was a fun ride from start to finish.

#2625801 P.K. Subban Donates $10 Million Dollars to Children's Hospita

Posted by vladdy16 on 17 September 2015 - 05:35 PM

A worthy cause is promised a substantial sum of money over the next few years and we're here arguing about whether that's a good thing?


I weep for Wings fans.

#2625756 Wings Release Training Camp Roster

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 17 September 2015 - 01:24 PM

Late to the Smith discussion, but god damn. My issue with Smitty has nothing to do with his physical ability and everything to do with his uncanny ability to brain shart at the most conveniently inconvenient times. This kid's mind is his worst asset. If he could get out of his own way mentally I think we would see a more complete player, and I wouldn't be so nervous to have him anywhere near the PP.

#2625748 Wings Release Training Camp Roster

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 17 September 2015 - 12:10 PM


A sea

#2625747 Wings Release Training Camp Roster

Posted by MrazekFanBoy on 17 September 2015 - 12:05 PM

Taking Sheahan off the PP and putting him on the penalty kill, don't see him developing into a second line center if that happens, we don't need anymore defensive forwards we already have Abby Helm Andy Ferraro Luke at least four of those guys will be in the lineup this year and We'll have Larkin next year, I like how they are putting him on the wing, forget focusing on defense kid shoot the puck and throw that body around, Smith is what 25 26? Why keep givin him chances he's a bottom pairing guy, maybe a 4 when he turns his brain on, Sheahan has great hands an unreal shot and a big body he definitely should be on the PP and playing more minutes than Richards even imo.