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#2667150 2016 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by grimace1970 on 11 April 2016 - 06:36 PM

"When some wild-eyed, eight foot tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, looks you crooked in the eye and asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what old Jack Burton always says at a time like that: Have ya paid your dues, Jack?  Yessir, the check is in the mail."

#2666683 2016 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by grimace1970 on 09 April 2016 - 10:14 PM


First attempt...shout it out if you know it

#2665926 4/9 GDT : at Rangers 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by grimace1970 on 09 April 2016 - 10:41 AM

Please get it together guys.  Seriously.  I don't know what the frick Thursday night was about, but please, get a goal early and don't look back.  You guys do not want to be the team that broke the streak.  Get somebody in front of the net and shoot the puck.  And stop the stupid behind the back blind passes.

Z, be better.  I have never seen you quite like this.  Lead.  You've been making really cruddy mistakes, are showing no hustle, and aren't showing the captain's heart you need to show the team how to win.  I don't know if you're hurt or just getting old, but now is the time. If this is what we can expect from you going forward, maybe we need a different captain.


We can't limp into the playoffs and expect to go anywhere.  This team can't luck out against the Rangers in preparation for first round play, or you guys will be playing golf before 3 weeks of April have passed.

Every shift.  Every period.  Sixty minutes of play.  Lead from the start. 



#2598714 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by grimace1970 on 23 April 2015 - 03:12 PM

C'mon boys.  Win this one.  You NEED this one.  This one and the pressure's off.  Pound em and find the back of the net.  Time to get the goal carousel going.  Let's Go Red Wings!    :clap:

#2544637 10/25 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Flyers 4

Posted by grimace1970 on 25 October 2014 - 10:20 PM

Make the trip to Detroit, the isle, or new York, then if they still lose, stop going.
I'm not superstitious until it comes to hockey

Last game in Det I saw we won.  Seriously starting to think its me.  Also, braving the neanderthal freaking Philly fans blows.  That and spending endless amounts of money to see us lose.

#2496230 Zata's keeping busy during his time away...

Posted by grimace1970 on 17 March 2014 - 02:46 PM

Maybe they're related... you know, like, "This is my brother Henrik and my other brother Henrik".

#2478136 1/28 GDT: Red Wings 0 @ Flyers 5

Posted by grimace1970 on 28 January 2014 - 01:34 PM

This is probably the only time I'll get to see the guys live this year, and Z, Dats, and Mule are all out.  Please, youngsters, give me a win.  Only thing I hate more than having to put up with the Philly fanbase is walking out of the Wells Fargo center after a loss. :shout:

#2473156 Steve Ott to possibly be moved to Detroit.

Posted by grimace1970 on 15 January 2014 - 02:55 PM



These guys are nuts.

Pass!  Can't stand Ott.

#2430369 Yep, that's what I thought (NHL Team "luck")

Posted by grimace1970 on 16 July 2013 - 02:50 PM


Who got the "luck" last season? Not Detroit - looks like "if it weren't for bad luck, we'd have no luck at all". At least we weren't Florida.

Nope - it was Pittsburgh (and Toronto, to be fair). "Luck"... yea, that was it.

Seriously though, interesting little simulation to play around with.

#2409150 Report: Roy Appointed Avalanche Coach

Posted by grimace1970 on 22 May 2013 - 06:36 AM

For your viewing pleasure - 


God I love this so much.  Best thing - after the 5th goal the crowd started cheering for him when he made a save.  OMG.

#2405780 WCSF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (CHI leads series 1-0)

Posted by grimace1970 on 16 May 2013 - 08:11 AM

/rant on


Flat out zero organization the whole game.  Hardly any tape-to-tape passes - offensive, defensive, and neutral zone.  More "throw it toward somebody and hope for the best" - not the way to be a puck possession team.  I'd make the team do passing drills at speed from net to net all this morning.


And just tentative as hell.  If by some miracle we get it through the neutral zone it's almost like the blue line scares us.  Can't enter the zone with the puck?  Dump it in and fight 3 guys for it.  Where is the support?  I'm triple teamed - somebody is freaking open!  Nope - they have two support guys ready to scoop up the puck if it squirts out.  Nonexistant transition game.  If it gets out of the zone, then go for a change - you've done your job. Move your feet!


Bad decisions!  Going to the net with the puck?  Let me pass it behind me to someone who has two guys on him.  The HELL?  It's just you and the goalie, man!  Shoot the puck!  On PK, let me try to skate the puck out rather than lofting it when I get a stick on it.  You get a stick on it, you freaking clear it!


And Smith.  Jesus what is his problem? Yea, he's green, but he's been increasing his defensive zone turnovers since game 1 of the first round.  Sh*t, sit the kid and bring Whitey in.  Anybody at this point.


And WHAT is the deal with third periods this year!?  It's like the guys are unionized to play 50 minutes per game with a 10 minute break, and by Gods they're going to get that break in.  Ahead by 3 goals or even, we're having tea on the bench during at least half the third.  Sixty minutes of effort!


They left Howie out to dry last night.  Hawks are good and all, but a lot of that the Wings did to themselves.  The good news is, the Ducks series showed that the Wings can play (some games) with none of these problems.  If you guys play like that again, you need to be shining up the clubs, because clearly you've given up on hockey for this season.


/rant off

#2399700 WCQF Game 5 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Ducks 3 (OT) - (ANA leads series 3-2)

Posted by grimace1970 on 08 May 2013 - 08:16 PM

MUST take the lead in this series.  We've been chasing too much this year.  Fight!  WIN!

#2324632 2012 Lockout Watch

Posted by grimace1970 on 10 August 2012 - 12:45 PM

Anybody think it's really irresponsible for Bettman to make a "nuclear option" statement like this before both proposals are even on the table? This is like starting peace negotiations by saying, "We are prepared to detonate tactical nuclear weapons above your country if you don't sign". I mean, he's the commissioner of the sport.

#2304338 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by grimace1970 on 31 May 2012 - 01:22 PM

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#2293429 2012 Photoshop War: Predators vs. Red Wings

Posted by grimace1970 on 20 April 2012 - 12:19 PM

OK, so Iím breaking this one out in desperation. Those of you old-schoolers will remember to tape the two sides together, first having stuffed it with cotton or wadded paper, and preferentially something of Rinneís in it (e.g., some hair, skin, vital organs). Once the game starts, start with the pins.
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