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#2329934 Datsyuk scores a goal off his head

Posted by Seraph on 24 September 2012 - 06:12 PM

What a nice mooove.

Veal have to see what else he can do.

#2329614 Jimmy D Speaks out on Lockout, fined $250k

Posted by Seraph on 21 September 2012 - 02:01 PM

Haha, sheep f***er. That made me laugh.

If all the owners are cattle farmers, words like these are certainly prodding for trouble. It's pretty obvious there's a power struggle element to all of this and I fear symbollically whoever is grossing more than 50% is the one wearing the pants in the relationship. What a petty situation to be in.

#2329026 Wings to Europe: Tracking which DRW players are playing where

Posted by Seraph on 16 September 2012 - 02:19 PM

I don't remember who said it, but someone pointed out how a lock-out should be the league's last resort in situations like this. It definitely seems like they've been using it as a first option to push around the NHLPA. I remember when Bettman made the announcement to cancel the season last time, he very clearly stated that the offer they had on the table would have been the best the players would get, and now it's off the table. Then he comes back six years later looking to for a better bargain after the league has had nothing but success. What is wrong with this guy? It shows a real lapse in compassion for the fans. It's one thing to negotiate aggressively, but it's another to take it so far as shutting the game down over and over.

I haven't been overly critical of Bettman over the years because the guy is doing his job by playing hardball and getting done what his employers ask of him. I don't know if it's from Bettman or somewhere else in the chain of command, but it's clear that there is a force out there that generally doesn't understand how much it means to fans to have hockey each year. It makes me think things might be different if the commissioner was born and raised in Canada or another hockey hotbed, and not some dude from Queens who was originally working for the NBA.

#2326672 Good Deeds - Pavel Datsyuk

Posted by Seraph on 23 August 2012 - 10:45 PM

Plenty of Holmstrom haters though, haha.

#2326340 New Commissioner?

Posted by Seraph on 21 August 2012 - 08:55 PM

This is brought up a lot when it comes to replacing old Bettman. Being commissioner entails more than ust giving awkward stuttering interviews and handing over the cup to a new team each summer. It's a high demand position requiring an educational background in law and labor relations. I don't think any former player except maybe Ken Dryden could make a crack at it.

#2325857 Should Kronwall have to answer the bell for his hits?

Posted by Seraph on 18 August 2012 - 04:10 PM

If you are that worried about your star players, send them up the opposite wing. No reason to take it out on Kronner for being an excellent body checking defenceman.

#2322660 Your thoughts on Sergei Fedorov

Posted by Seraph on 28 July 2012 - 02:20 PM

Feds, I'm pretty sure, was everyone's favorite player at some point. He was definitely a special player and future hall of famer. That's enough for him. Numbers in the rafters are for those that embody what it means to be a Red Wing, those that we want to use to define our franchise. Fedorov was fun to watch and was a key to our success but ultimately did not represent himself well nor did he spend enough years here.

#2321949 Predators match offer sheet to Shea Weber

Posted by Seraph on 25 July 2012 - 06:20 PM

Don't fool yourself, people. He didn't care about Philly or Nashville. He cared about using the stupidity of one GM to land himself a fat contract before the CBA is up. Of course he's going to come out and say he loves Nashville and wants to end his career there. I'd say anything you want after landing $110 million dollars.

#2320989 Holland losing his moxie? Is Detroit slipping as UFA destination?

Posted by Seraph on 22 July 2012 - 03:11 PM

Time will tell if it's better to wait or scramble when competing for free agents. I think Holland's vision is more long term and he's not willing to pull the trigger unless it's a smart deal. In a sense I see his position. Each team can only support so many of these mega contracts. Minnesota is done. Philly might be done. A lot of the teams are saturated with huge contracts and Detroit may become a more favorable option down the line by elimination alone. The difference maker after multiple years might be which team manages their cap more effectively and ices the more complete team. I guess we'll find out soon enough.

#2319015 Doan staying in PHX 4 yrs $21.2 mill

Posted by Seraph on 13 July 2012 - 04:49 PM

If this is true, we will have officially lost our title as the best player retirement home in the league!

#2318608 Holland Content with Current Roster

Posted by Seraph on 12 July 2012 - 11:49 AM

If were a huge fan of gaping holes in our defense, then yeah, I would be content with our roster too.

#2317739 looking for a pic of franzen

Posted by Seraph on 10 July 2012 - 01:44 PM

Did he look like he was "having fun," by chance?

#2314971 Has the Detroit diamond lost it's shine?

Posted by Seraph on 04 July 2012 - 03:50 PM

Are you a fan of the Red Wings or are you only a fan of winning? Every franchise faces challenges. Half the fun is seeing how those challenges are overcome.

Are we as prepared for a cup run as we were five years ago? Are we the number one cup contender? No. Things change, players come and go.

#2314007 Suter Watch: Decision today, down to Wings/Wild

Posted by Seraph on 03 July 2012 - 09:04 PM

Bravo, LGW for reaching unimaginable levels of hilarity and creepiness. Just got off the evening shift and I found myself cracking up at this anxiety ball, aviation stalker thread. On to another day or two of madness!

#2313474 List of why Zach Parise and Ryan Suter should choose the Red Wings...

Posted by Seraph on 03 July 2012 - 09:50 AM

Red already looks good on one of them and mustard yellow doesn't on another.