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#2209637 9/25 Pre-Season GDT: Chicago Blackhawks at Red Wings

Posted by LeftWinger on 25 September 2011 - 06:34 PM

Defense bottom line:

Commodore in, Kindl invisible, Smith not ready, Ericsson sucks (he will NOT earn his money)

On the offense:

I am impressed with all the kids and to tryouts. Unfortunate for Mursak....

#2209425 Fabian Brunnstrom

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 September 2011 - 04:23 PM

He looks like he is gonna earn a contract, but he won't start the season up here because of Jiri "Choke" Hudler...

#2208638 9/21 Exhibition GDT: Red Wings 2 at Penguins 3

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 September 2011 - 07:30 PM

Jimmy lookin a little shakey first game...get those moths shaken out boy!

Sure do notice Brunnstrom more than Hudler...

#2208479 What can be done to go East?

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 September 2011 - 04:29 PM

I liked the idea Bettman was kicking around moving Winnipeg west (obvious) with Detroit AND Columbus both moving East. That would make it exactly the same as MLB. That would put 16 in the East and 14 in the West. Works fine in the MLB, it would work wonderful in the NHL. Say what you will about the West rivals "needing" Detroit in the West, in the end, it's all about money and TV ratings, and people will tune in to watch Detroit/Montreal/Toronto/Rangers/Pittsburgh/Bruins all play each other more than Detroit playing Phoenix. Besides, Chicago is the new big name in the West , so they can take on that roll of selling out the seats in the West. Vancouver is great, San Jose, Anaheim are always a good draw. There are plenty of teams in the West that are good to great, they don't 'Need" Detroit. I want to see that Detroit/Chicago Stanley Cup Finals next year, so I am all for moving East!

#2208408 9/21 Exhibition GDT: Red Wings 2 at Penguins 3

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 September 2011 - 10:25 AM

What? I can stop watching Tigers/Lions and :puke: Michigan football? The REAL sport in town is about to start? :yahoo:

(Just kidding about the Tigers/Lions I hope they do great! :puke: on Michigan Football though...)

Go Wings!

#2208280 Fabian Brunnstrom

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 September 2011 - 11:30 AM

I don't see why we would need Brunnstrom for that. It's a pretty widely accepted fact around LGW that if Hudler were to play on Datsyuk's wing for the entire season he would also put up 35 goals. :ph34r:

No....don't you know he outscored Dats while playing with him, so Hudler should score 100+

#2208002 Hudler took UFC training in off-season

Posted by LeftWinger on 17 September 2011 - 06:50 PM

Really? UFC? MMA? Cool, now he can be just like Johnnie Morton who also trained for MMA at one point in his career and he became a superstar after....oh wait....

...nevermind :lol:

#2207999 Babs sets defense pairings for camp

Posted by LeftWinger on 17 September 2011 - 06:38 PM

I find it funny to get a negative for a joke.... The :ninja: means ha ha funny and not being serious....but some folks are just so negative that they don't take a moment to actually read it. Seriously though, I think I am not alone in hoping Commodore makes the #6 spot over Kindl...

#2207990 Datsyuk to wear 24 in preseason to honor Salei

Posted by LeftWinger on 17 September 2011 - 03:58 PM

Classless bunch of players, my ass.

I know! Sheesh! I remember an Av's fan in here one year saying Sakic had more class than Yzerman because he handed the Cup to Bourque first and Yzerman (or anyone else) has ever done something that classy. (I guess Lidstrom handing off to Drake doesn't count either...) When I mentioned that Yzerman handed the Cup to the Illitch Family in 1997, Konstantinov in a wheel chair in 1998 and Scotty in 2002, he still argued with me... oh well! Go Pav! Go Wings!

#2207987 Datsyuk to wear 24 in preseason to honor Salei

Posted by LeftWinger on 17 September 2011 - 03:43 PM

...but...but...the Wings don't have any class. That's what I hear from other teams fans....

anyhow, great, GREAT move by Pav and shows his super huge heart! I am interested to see the patches. I still think it would be super cool if the NHL put a small sticker of their logo on the back of ALL helmets this year. There were so many former NHL players and a few who hadn't yet had the chance to come over. I wish Illitch would paint Salei's and McCrimmon's name in the ice for the season as well. Over the top? I don't think so... I just know (hope) that there will be a moment of silence in the home opener vs. Ottawa for those two and their teammates.

I can hear Bud Lynch now: "And now fans, would you please remove your hats and join the Red Wings in a moment of silence for our fallen teammates, Brad McCrimmon and Ruslan Salei, may they and their teammates rest in peace......" Dim the lights, spot light on their names in the ice and cue up the pictures of them on the jumbo-tron.......silence..... "Thank you and now will you remain standing and welcome the Red Wings own, Karen Newman, for the Canadian and U.S. Natioanl Athem's...." (they may even mention Demitra since he was an Ottawa Senator for a bit...that would be cool and classy...)

#2207857 Babs sets defense pairings for camp

Posted by LeftWinger on 16 September 2011 - 06:23 AM

Lidstrom - White

Kronwall - Stuart (YES They are back Together!)

Ericsson - Kindl

Smith - Commodore


Kindl in front of Commodore is really disturbing. I am questioning Babcock at the moment. :ninja:

Seriously, I hope Commie gets that 6th spot. If not, then it was a waste....

#2207777 Everyone has rejoined the team for skating...except one player...

Posted by LeftWinger on 15 September 2011 - 12:28 PM

Given your apparent belief that you are an expert in the field of management, perhaps you should be dedicating your time to attaining a job in the field.

Given your apparent belief that nobody's opinion matters but your own, and you are so high above us, maybe you should just create your own forum and not accept any members, then you could just read your own garble all day. "This topic is dumb" well then leave and don't read/reply in it....how about that idea? Besides, other than a character/user created on this forum, you don't have a clue what my field of expertise is, so I really think you can leave those type's of comments off this forum. Leftwinger is a character a virtual user in a cyber world. Spartacus is a character on tv, that picture is not me. You see, unlike you and 90% of this world, I don't post my life online for all people and Governments to see and follow. I don't have a face-space tweet that I use to post on a "wall" when I am going on vacation or the names of my children or my choice of career or where exactly I am sitting in the house or when it's time to take a dump. I don't have photos of my children uploaded to ANY internet site for someone to get a hold of. My point is, other than me being the made up LeftWinger, who usually enjoys reading and posting opinions with other people, whether they are agreeable or not, sometimes over the edge I admit, other than that you don't know anything about me. So from now on, just go about your business of trying to belittle people with your "Knowledge" and "Expert Opinions" because that is what you do, and who the character you've created thrives on, and I will just continue to sit here and laugh because you think you know everything, yet, you don't know anything that is real outside of your fantasy Cyber-World.
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#2206850 McCrimmon, Salei on board Russian plane crash

Posted by LeftWinger on 08 September 2011 - 06:08 AM

The music in the video isn't great but the moment was.

:hysterical: That is it!

This is how we celebrate the man. Who cares what people believe, whether there is a Heaven or whether there is not. We measure men on what they brought to (and left behind) this world. Brad McCrimmmon 1959-2011. My personal philosophy is, it's not the numbers or the dates on that statement, 1959 or 2011, the most important part is the dash in between. The dash in between represents the life you lived, the people you've touched, the things you did to better this world and leave a mark before you depart. Brad McCrimmon brought joy to his family, helped a city feel the joy of becoming a Champion, he taught many young players how to play the game, he left a permanent imprint on the greatest game on Earth. Brad McCrimmon made my life better by being an NHL player, he made the NHL better by his contributions on and off the ice. He made his family's life better by being a man of honor and doing what he thought he had to do to better his family's future. He gave his life pursuing that dream that most of us are too afraid or too busy to attempt. He left this Earth way too early, but he left this Earth being what he was meant to be. He left this Earth, completing his Dash, his name will live on, his honor will live on. It's how you live your Dash is what is important. You could live 20 years or 100 years, if you lived your Dash in a way where people loved you, remember you, if the world is a better place because of you and if the life you lived touched someone, somewhere at sometime, then you lived your Dash, you completed your goals, you have realized the meaning of life...Life...

#2206114 Best One-Two Punch?

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 September 2011 - 04:19 PM

Which pair makes the best scoring pair? currently.

I was thinking...


i dont think the wings have any clear scoring pair right now

I too immediately thought of Getzlaf and Perry/Ryan, would LOVE to have them on the Wings....speaking of Wings duo's, haven't you heard, Hudler and Datstuk are the greatest together! Hudler even outscores Datsyuk! :ninja:

seriously though, Getzlaf and Perry/Ryan are about the best, they almost always have their way with the Wings...

#2205893 Report: Wade Belak found dead in home

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 September 2011 - 05:48 PM

Reading a recent interview with Brad May about the anxiousness & depression he felt going into a game with Minny where he knew he would have to fight Boogaard really makes me wonder if that emotional rollercoaster isn't doing more damage to players in the enforcer role than the fights themselves.

Thoughts & prayers going out to the Belak family...

this makes you think that maybe this is why Probert was high on coke or drinking before every game....