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#2079107 12/15 GDT: Blues 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by megaelixir on 15 December 2010 - 10:29 PM

I'll give you Karen Newman, but Budd is part of the experience. When he dies, I hope they continue to play recordings of his announcements as long as the Joe stands. Same goes for the Hey Hey Hockeytown song.


I totally agree. That song will never get old as far as I'm concerned.


And Karen Newman is alright by me. Though, it does appear as though all her plastic surgery is catching up with her. She's starting to look like Mark McGrath from Don't Forget the Lyrics.


#2079036 12/15 GDT: Blues 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by nate94gt on 15 December 2010 - 10:05 PM

Did Budd say Lindstrom?

just came in here to post that :hehe:

i cant stand their rink announcer.

good thing you cant downvote people anymore, cuz im sure i'd get a few for that one.


#2057792 Trade proposal

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 04 November 2010 - 11:31 PM

...well "dumbass" is nothing compared to what I have been called (and -'d to death) for saying negative stuff about him since he has been associated with the Wings. The guy couldn't even make his Olympic squad last year...Useless waste of $2.8M! I would've rather had Samuelsson back at the $2.5M he signed for in Vancouver. At least he scored the big goal when a spark was needed!

I accumulated my fair share of negs as well. If Bertuzzi was playing like Hudler is, there would be nothing but "Bert blows" threads around here. I just doesn't make sense. He provides very little for this hockey club and I think Babs is finally starting to realize this..he's a healthy scratch again for tomorrow's game in Edmonton. He's eating up salary cap space that can be used for a decent deadline acquisition for the playoff run or something along those lines.


#2056796 Hudler + Helm

Posted by newfy on 03 November 2010 - 06:57 PM

Its funny how when Hudler is playing like s*** and wasting a roster space there are a lot of people on here who defend him even though he is a horrible plus minus and getting manhandled out there every shift, but the wings cant have a decent enforcer type that can play a regular shift because they cant play hockey :rolleyes:


#2054579 Abdlekader in, Osgood to start again.

Posted by stevkrause on 29 October 2010 - 02:06 PM

If I had to hazard a guess, I would say Hudler actually...

I can't remember who was arguing with me that Abs would not be back in unless there was an injury - As I said then, he would be in by Thur or Sat. mark my words... well, mark those words as correct.


#2046928 10/14 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Stars 4

Posted by Carman on 14 October 2010 - 09:12 PM

We should trade Zetterberg for Getzlaf we need leadership.


#2023338 Cheli is back!

Posted by ChitownWingsfan on 06 August 2010 - 04:24 PM

"Title to be determined."

Holland must want to give Babcock time to fire McCrimmon before he reads it in the papers.

:yowza: Oh please, oh please, oh please!


#2023329 Cheli is back!

Posted by Ozzie30 on 06 August 2010 - 04:17 PM

"Title to be determined."

Holland must want to give Babcock time to fire McCrimmon before he reads it in the papers.


#2023331 Cheli is back!

Posted by redwingfan19 on 06 August 2010 - 04:19 PM

"Title to be determined."

Holland must want to give Babcock time to fire McCrimmon before he reads it in the papers.



hell yes!!!

cheli as defence coach please. love to see him behind the bench with babs


#2023093 Willie Mitchell

Posted by Finnish Wing on 06 August 2010 - 08:06 AM

Agreed.

Me thinks if a nasty stay at home Dman is added - it'll give Ericsson some confidence, and an idea of how to use his size effectively.

And Kindl - one of our top prospects - would sit on the press box. YAYY! Talk about being shortsighted.


#2014751 Trade idea between Wings & Hawks

Posted by Z and D for the C on 13 July 2010 - 11:15 PM

[font="Book Antiqua"]The lines would more likely be one of the following four setups:

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Please, Eva, realize that there is a difference between the lines you dream of and those that actually would have a shot at happening.

Edit: My gripe being, obviously, that although Babcock has personally said that he is going to be putting Datsyuk and Zetterberg on the same line, Franzen and Filppula on the second line and Hudler on the third line, Eva, insinuating he knows things, declares that the most obvious line combinations would go against everything Babcock has said by splitting up Z&D, Putting Hudler on the first line and Filppula on the third. If thats the way Eva wants the lines, that's fine, I respect his opinion. But acting like that is what is going to happen based on nothing and actually in spite of the fact that it goes against all evidence is simply asinine and I just cannot stand this prolonged erection Eva has for Hudler. Someone tell him to consult a doctor.


#2014988 Picture in need of a caption.

Posted by Booster313 on 14 July 2010 - 05:09 PM

I'm not going to do the caption....but you all know this was taken in Winnipeg I believe. Its not in chicago.


LOL who cares, I don't care if he was on a bus in Toronto on his way to the HHOF it's still funny! That's like saying you do know Mel Gibson was drunk and angry right???? :blink:


#2013401 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Aussie_Wing on 09 July 2010 - 11:22 PM

If you are concerned with depth we have a gaping hole in our defense that needs attention and I'm not sold on Smith just yet. If you just want a Modano jersey with a funny number on the back keep clicking the minuses on posts that suggest anything other than Modano is God.

Losing prospects (Ritola), young players (Miller), or much needed NHL ice time (Abdelkader) to sign a washed-up NHL legend for ONE season is not a depth move. He was just offered a contract by the team he watched as a kid... I don't know about you, but if I still had passion for the game I wouldn't hesitate, let alone drag my toes for what seems like an eternity to make that decision. The fact that he hasn't signed a contract yet makes me question whether or not he still has the hunger. Dallas dropped him like a bag of s***, and for them to do that to their legendary player - their Yzerman, is pretty unsettling. Don't get me wrong, I like the guy and I'm sure he's got something left in the tank but I'm not comfortable with Abdelkader wasting another year in the AHL or Ritola being waived just to find out exactly what that something is.

I was on the Modano bandwagon at first but his whole thing has become a terrible joke and I'm over it. There's no denying he was a force back in the day, but I think most of us are giving 2010 Modano just a little too much credit.

Great post. :thumbup:


#2013396 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Travis on 09 July 2010 - 10:41 PM

At first, my sentiments were all for Modano joining the Wings. If he does eventually sign, then I'll embrace it because I love the Wings that much; but I'm completely over the whole idea at this point.

The Wild and Sharks made contact with him today and now he's entertaining the idea of going to either team and will be visiting with them? Actually reading in print that his presence would essentially result in Abdelkader spending another year in Grand Rapids sort of cements the fact that I'd rather have a 3rd line of Hudler / Abdelkader / Cleary than one with Modano at center.


#2013379 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Jesusberg on 09 July 2010 - 09:25 PM

If you are concerned with depth we have a gaping hole in our defense that needs attention and I'm not sold on Smith just yet. If you just want a Modano jersey with a funny number on the back keep clicking the minuses on posts that suggest anything other than Modano is God.

Losing prospects (Ritola), young players (Miller), or much needed NHL ice time (Abdelkader) to sign a washed-up NHL legend for ONE season is not a depth move. He was just offered a contract by the team he watched as a kid... I don't know about you, but if I still had passion for the game I wouldn't hesitate, let alone drag my toes for what seems like an eternity to make that decision. The fact that he hasn't signed a contract yet makes me question whether or not he still has the hunger. Dallas dropped him like a bag of s***, and for them to do that to their legendary player - their Yzerman, is pretty unsettling. Don't get me wrong, I like the guy and I'm sure he's got something left in the tank but I'm not comfortable with Abdelkader wasting another year in the AHL or Ritola being waived just to find out exactly what that something is.


I think you're harping on the guy a little too much. Did it eve occur to you that he didn't want to rush into this decision because he MIGHT not have that passion and he doesn't want the Red Wings to give him a contract if he's not going to honor it properly. He could just take the contract they offered the quit working half-way through the season. Modano seems to wanna make sure he wants to play hockey period - I don't think it's specifically geared toward the Red Wings.

If losing Ritola to have one of the best Top 9 group of forwards in the league has to happen, then I'd accept it. Maybe Ritola could pan out to be a solid 3rd liner for a few years, but I don't see it. He didn't do much to impress in the AHL during his 3 seasons, and I don't see him blowing up. I could be wrong, and if I am I'll eat crow. If we were losing someone like Tatar or Mursak then I'd be 100% against it, but to me Ritola just isn't that impressive.

If Modano can put up a 40-50 point season while playing on the 3rd line for around 1 million then it's worth it, IMO. And yes, I think 40 points is realistic. He out up 30 points in 59 games last season playing with the likes of Barch and Petersen.