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#2628815 Dylan Larkin on opening night roster

Posted by LeftWinger on Yesterday, 10:14 PM

I honestly think that most of the people that would rather have him in GR are so because they really want to see what Jurco and Pulkkinen can do, and he is taking one of their spots. Other than that I am sure most are excited to see him take this extended audition and run with it!

#2628748 Cleary on waivers

Posted by LeftWinger on Yesterday, 02:08 PM



Who is this GM and what did he do with Kenny?

#2628612 NHL Draft 2014: First Round

Posted by LeftWinger on 06 October 2015 - 05:42 PM

Just a quick bump up for this thread...I thought maybe it'd be cool to see what we were saying before and after Larkin was drafted and compare it to what we are saying today! MODS you can lock this thread if you feel so no one else posts in it, but I just thought bumping it up for this week would strike some nice conversation from what we all initially thought of the pick.

#2627993 Goalie Battle

Posted by LeftWinger on 02 October 2015 - 01:07 PM

It's Me!!!! Seriously! I just realized that there are better ways to put my ball in someone court without kicking the other guy off the playground!


In the end, it's all about winning!  Do I hope Petr takes the reigns? Heck ya! But like I said before and in past posts, from a business viewpoint, it may be in the Wings best interest to have Howard re-establish himself as the legit #1.  Not that I don't want Petr to make all the $$$ he can, but IMO, and I could be wrong, if he only plays 30 games it may cost us a lot less to re-sign him rather then if he played 50+ and win the starting job...that would mean a HUGE raise.

#2627975 Goalie Battle

Posted by LeftWinger on 02 October 2015 - 11:20 AM

I am most definitely pro-Mrazek, but even I saw that he was still a bit inconsistent over the pre-season.  Jimmy played well, most likely well enough to get the start in the season opener.  Although I have been on team Mrazek for the past few years, I have said before that from a business standpoint, it may be better for Jimmy to re-take his #1 spot so it cost a bit less to re-sign Petr this summer.  I am sure he will still get a nice raise, but it couldn't be too much, could it?


Anyhow, I am all for the tandem for this season, unless Petr just takes over in a huge way, then it will be fine to entertain calls at the deadline about Howard, but even if Petr did take over, it still would be a good idea to have them both for the playoffs, if we get there.  Despite my past opinion's of Jimmy, I do acknowledge his usefulness and the fact that when healthy, he can be dominant in certain games.  The apparent lack of shootouts that is perceived to be this season should help him as well.  We've never gone wrong with a 1a 1b tandem before, why not ride it until a decisions HAS to be made!

#2627193 9/24 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 September 2015 - 08:33 PM

damn that kid is so one dimensional...three goals this pre-season, not one was a one time slapper. Three different types as well. He has arrived.

#2627169 9/24 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 September 2015 - 07:24 PM

just caught up with the DVR, holy s***, I am going to need two or three pairs of shades for our future. When they drafted Larkin they said he was the real deal. That is putting it lightly. Damn the Pulkkamania kid, if he weren't so one dimensional he'd score more goals! :ninja:

#2627077 9/24 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 September 2015 - 02:18 PM

I am gonna say this before he plays good or plays bad, I hope Franzen plays well and stays healthy that way when we waive someone at least it'll be worth while. I still don't have to like him though.

#2627056 9/24 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 September 2015 - 01:15 PM

I am gonna do my best to give Howard the respect he has earned tonight. That being said, if he gives up all those goals again in just half a game, I will call him a ninny-poop and kindly ask that he be removed from the game.

#2627045 9/24 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 September 2015 - 12:56 PM

Tonight will be Dylan Larkin's debut on the JLA ice playing for his hometown Detroit Red Wings.  Stop and think about that for a minute. I know it happens all over the place from time to time, but the first shift he takes can you imagine the tears flowing from the eyes of his dad and mom? Can you just imagine for a minute all the years of practices, getting up at 3am, all the travel all the equipment purchased, all the money spent, all the memories of their child first learning how to skate using a chair or one of the newer plastic apparatus' they have now, all the tears Dylan cried when he thought he couldn't do it, he'd fall down and not want to get back up...my God, it's not only a rush of those memories because Dylan made it to the NHL, and that is overwhelming enough, 99% of the families who go through all the same motions don't even get a sniff of the NHL, but he was drafted by and is now playing for the hometown Detroitf****** Red Wings! Pardon my French.


Talk about dream of dreams, Mr. and Mrs. Larkin congratulations, God bless you and let those tears flow! All the years and struggles you have endured, the times you wanted to give up or had to call in sick to work to go to the next tournament or game or parent meeting, it has all been worth it.  Exhale. You deserve it.  I can't even imagine the euphoria they will be feeling tonight when he steps onto that hallowed ice. It most certainly is not his first time on that ice surface, hell, even two of my son's played tourney's on that ice, but as he pulls that sweater over his head, ties his laces tight, briefly remembering how many times his father had to do it for him, maybe just one more time wishing dad would make sure they were just right so he wouldn't fall and could share in this one time moment with him.  As he walks down that hallway and puts his first foot onto that ice for the first time as a Detroit Red Wing in the arena he grew up (as well as his father grew up) watching their favorite players and fantasizing about being an NHL player.  You made it, you are a Detroit Red Wing....Wow.

#2627026 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 September 2015 - 12:09 PM

Still trying to save face 9? Wow! Now I am sending Q and E to the minors? Best if you just stop now. Besides, no one cares anymore. Thanks for playing.

#2626954 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by LeftWinger on 23 September 2015 - 10:16 PM

...and this coming from someone (Buppy) who WILL call me out when warranted! Thank you. I take my medicine when necessary, and especially when it comes to Franzen and Howard, but when I don't warrant it, I don't deserve it.

#2626941 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by LeftWinger on 23 September 2015 - 09:06 PM

Hmmmm, Mrazek sure did a great job tonight in taking another step towards taking Jimmy's job.


Fact: I've included Jensen on my rosters on many occasion, NOT just in the most recent thread.  You are the king of looking up old posts, please do so, I may not have mention him ALL the time, but I have mentioned him tons, and way before the latest thread.  Good day sir.



Let's see, so far this preseason, Jimmy 3 goals against, roughly 30 minutes of play, the other 3 goalies 2 goals against in 90 minutes of play.


The debate was that I did not even mention him ONCE on my roster. I said he was on my roster basically all summer, your little buddy pulled up post #4 in the lines thread and said I didn't have him on my roster, then you guys piled on with the chastising like you are some sort of sped schooler laughing and pointing that I was busted because I didn't have him on my roster.  IF the debate was whether I talked about him all summer, then I would have been accused of only mentioning him in August and that is not all summer, but no, the accusation was that I never even had him on my roster NOT ONCE.


This is too easy.  See even when you are wrong you dig yourself deeper, I, at least, can fess up to being wrong.

#2626759 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by LeftWinger on 23 September 2015 - 05:02 PM

Kip, that has nothing to do with it. YOU tried to attack me and discredit me by saying I NEVER EVEN MENTIONED HIM ONCE in the roster thread, yet, right there, on my first post of that thread, Jensen is my #7 guy on my roster, in the roster thread. 


But, as usual, once you get discredited you choose to ignore that fact, evident by your last post here, all of a sudden there is no mention of Jensen and my being "proven" wrong or the "truth setting me free," you just re-attack by coming up with some other BS.

#2626749 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by LeftWinger on 23 September 2015 - 04:36 PM

Ya, lets look at post #4 in the lines thread, WHO DID I LIST AS MY 7TH D-MAN? WHO? Jensen that's WHO! and that was on August 18th, on the first page of the lines thread! So don't go trying to start s*** by saying I "didn't even mention Jensen at all" because its right there on the first post in the lines thread MY 7TH DEFENSEMAN IS JENSEN. Last time I checked a #7 guy IS ON THE ROSTER!


and YES it was at the expense of Quincey, but bigf****** deal, there isn't room for him now, I eliminated someone, but that still doesn't mean I never had him on my roster's. He was always there, I have even gotten in arguments about which kid should be called up each time I mentioned Jensen, and just to jar yourf****** memories, I said I used Jensen as my 7th because the other 3 kids would be wasted coming up here and being #7. I also have him on my roster on August 28 as #7. Funny how you guys select what you want to in order to attack someone.  You can search ALL my content (which apparently you love to do) its ok with me, because more times than not, Jensen IS on my roster, in Detroit.


So KIP and Number9, who is discredited now? Let's see...hmmmm...YOU, because instead of reading you decide to just attack without even knowing what you are talking about. It's right there, edited on the 18th of August, JENSEN, JENSEN, JENSEN, so how is that not EVEN mentioning him in the lines thread?  Usually you are pretty good at taking me on, but man what a loser right now...all of you who said I never had him on my roster. This is why I gloat when I am right (which I am more than not) because you guys fight me and fight me when I talk about something, then when it is proven or it happens, all of a sudden, I never said it or supported it....