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#2504576 What is everyones second favorite team?

Posted by rrasco on 02 April 2014 - 12:50 PM

The Grand Rapids Griffins.

#2504561 What is everyones second favorite team?

Posted by dirtydangles on 02 April 2014 - 12:14 PM

Wings - only wings. Can't give any of my emotional support and willpower to any other team - it would be a waste.

#2504520 Detroit could be dangerous come playoff time...

Posted by frankgrimes on 02 April 2014 - 10:20 AM

How about making the playoffs first before jinxing it ? :(


Nothing is a given and as crazy as the race has been in the east it's far from over. Also Malkin will be back for the playoffs.

#2504266 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 31 March 2014 - 10:55 PM

I do not feel bad for Leafs fans or any teams misfortunes this year after what we have gone through with injuries. The truly great franchises find a way to win even after all the adversity.

#2503893 3/30 GDT - Lightning 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 30 March 2014 - 06:25 PM

He has one speed.  He's like a BMX with NOS.


#2503771 3/30 GDT - Lightning 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by dirtydangles on 30 March 2014 - 05:24 PM

God the NHL reallllllly seems like they don't want the wings to keep the streak alive. How many consecutive games have we had this s*** go on with the reffing? Each night its different refs and they all screw us.

#2503725 3/30 GDT - Lightning 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by darkmanx on 30 March 2014 - 05:17 PM

Abby letting Tampa know if you go after Nyquist, we go after Stamkos. So f*** off.

#2500477 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Euro_Twins on 24 March 2014 - 04:15 PM

Well what the hell do you think I'm saying???? On a really good team he'd be a good 3rd line player which is where he's better suited at .... Why would Boston sign him for s***s and giggles ? How stupid of a comment is that?

How about putting him in the 3rd line ? How much better would the bruins be with legwand on the 3rd line

Just because your a top 6 guy with the Nashville predators doesn't make you a top 6 forward everywhere in the nhl

You say legwand will get 60 + pts with the redwings (which he got once in his career , and he's 33 now not 23)I'd say when we're healthy he'd be a perfect 3rd line guy which will give us a deeper team and hed continue to get his 40 pts

I never said jarnkrok would be a sure fire nhl superstar I said he was a top prospect .... And what the hell are you going on about??? Maybe you need to reread posts ...... After jarnkrok was dealt most people were acting like we gave up a tvrdon type prospect who was never gonna be anything in the nhl,a bottom 6 guy when in fact he was a highly touted prospect of ours for years who had finally made a turn with the griffins that's what pisses me off the most

It's as if we would of traded mrazek for legwand instead and people tomorrow would be like ah well mrazek was never gonna play in the nhl anyways he'd lucky to be a backup ... Great trade!

That's what gets to me


highly touted prospects don't turn out to be great nhl players all the time. People were upset about the trade, then there were those who stepped back and looked at the trade rationally, we got a legit 2nd line center(yes he is) for a unproven prospect and a draft pick pretty much, nothing wrong with that trade, because it NEEDED to be made. Jarnkrok had never even stepped on the nhl ice, and we needed someone we knew we could rely on. Maybe Jarnkrok will be a top 6 guy, maybe not, but right now he isn't and he would have been useless for us trying to make the playoffs. We have given lots ok kids a chance to make a name for themselves in the nhl over the last 2 seasons, unfortunately under the circumstances we had to let our highly rated center prospect go, we still have Sheahan, Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Legwand, Weiss, Helm and Glendening. I won't lose any sleep over if and buts

#2500621 Injury Updates

Posted by canadian wings fan on 24 March 2014 - 11:49 PM

god damn how bad does that knee fluid drain **** hurt? Sounds just horrible lol. The things Cleary put his body through for this team. just remember that (not saying I want him back this year lol)

#2500298 Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

Posted by newfy on 23 March 2014 - 10:37 PM

He needs to stay on the top pair, even when Ericcson is back

#2499511 Kassian on the way out of Van?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 23 March 2014 - 11:14 AM

I guess Probert would never be on the RW for most here..... So sad......




Pretty much.  People have become so used to our softness that they refuse to accept a player that occasionally goes over the edge.  


Probert wasn't known as a cheap hitter, but he did some dirty stuff in his career like every tough guy.  


Nice strawman you guys are building.  Not wanting Kassian doesn't equal hating guys who play with an edge.


Kassian hasn't "occasionally gone over the edge."   He's been suspended for dirty plays multiple times in multiple leagues and he's only 23 years old.  It's not like we're talking about players like Backes or Doan here. 

#2499063 Kassian on the way out of Van?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 March 2014 - 02:49 PM

I want us to acquire both Kassians, and put them on the same line as Datsyuk.  

#2499261 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by marcaractac on 22 March 2014 - 03:47 PM

People can say what they want about this trade, but Legwand is a huge part of this teams success

#2498855 Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

Posted by newfy on 22 March 2014 - 12:17 PM

Karlsson, Subban and Doughty are the top 3 D in the league for give aways. Are you sure you want to use that stat as proof that a guy isnt a good passer? More often than not these are the guys who push the play and are actually moving the puck. Smith definitely pushes the pace and anyone who thinks he doesnt is a stat watcher.


As for some other stuff. We're going to use stats to say Dekeyser is better offensively? Dekeyser gets PP time and still barely outscores Smith. Dekeyser has an OK shot but that spot/the spot Kindl had all year should be Smiths. The way he passes and the instincts he has to cut back door and get sneaky in the offensive zone is only shown by Kronwall on this team. Hes getting tough love from babcock but its working and his game is coming along really nicely. I would wager next year if he keeps this up he will be on the PP and we'll see a solid spike in production

#2498597 James Neal Cross-Check to Glendening's Head [GIF] - Suspension?

Posted by kipwinger on 21 March 2014 - 09:24 AM

Well I'd definitely prefer Legwand have more situational awareness, but in hindsight, good on him.  Very veteran move.  Reminds me of Chelios.  Let those punks know they don't get to do work on you easily. 


Edit:  The outcomes are good all the way around.  I'm glad nobody got suspensions.  In my opinion these are both VERY borderline plays, illegal?  Yes.  Severe?  No.  Penalties were enough in both instances.