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#2304030 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by LeftWinger on 30 May 2012 - 07:33 PM

speaking of retiring, I sure wish Sergei would sign a one day contract with the Wings so he can retire in the uniform he rightly belongs in! Of course with today's news, it may seem like he may be jumping on the coattails of Nick a bit and I am sure he'd hate to steal any thunder, but maybe he could do it sometime during the season...Nick/Homer/Sergei all "retiring" at once...certain HOF's? Well, not Holmstrom but definitely a helluva retirement class!

#2304017 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by LeftWinger on 30 May 2012 - 07:11 PM

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One for the ladies!

#2303981 Red Wings Next Captain

Posted by LeftWinger on 30 May 2012 - 05:30 PM

Zetterberg...and when he retires...Helm.

Could be that way. The 4th A could go to Filppula as well. Both Cleary and Fil are due for new contracts. Fil seems like the better long-term investment.

Ya, I would think Cleary will be done after next season...

#2303951 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by LeftWinger on 30 May 2012 - 05:05 PM

Well, I guess I'll be getting drunk while bemoaning the Red Wings new terrible lot in life. This...is just THE WORST! And I'm being way more articulate now than I was earlier when all I could get out was "we are f***ed," over and over and over again while my body slipped into a shock-like state. I honestly did not see this coming. I really expected it to be next year. I was emotionally prepared for next year. This year? This is just...THE WORST!!!

Nah, whats worse is that we had to watch Lidstrom retire bowing out in the first round...we'll have to watch Brodeur retire possibly hoisting a Cup...now that'll suck! Lets hope LA humiliates the Devils!

#2303908 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by LeftWinger on 30 May 2012 - 04:14 PM


Well, its official...now that ESPN, the AUTHORITY on the NHL has it, so it must be true! :lol: Of course it comes after the NBA playoffs report, NASCAR and Hold Em news!

:lol: Seriously, time to change this teams makeup...with Lids and most likely Holmstrom going, that officially ends the "Dynasty Era" of the 90's Red Wings... I know Dats was there in 02, but other than that....Wow, what a group of players I got to watch I went from 1979 and the Dead Wings to Yzerman and Gallant and Probert to Feds first game to pre-lockout season....HO.LEE.s***! Best Players EVER...

#2303898 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by LeftWinger on 30 May 2012 - 03:55 PM

If true, how lucky have I been? Yzerman...Fedorov...Lidstrom...now Datsyuk...no other fan of ANY team can even come close to that in this era!

...Crosby who?

#2303877 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by LeftWinger on 30 May 2012 - 03:31 PM

Well if this is the case, retirement. You better believe Ryan Suter will be the highest paid defenseman in the NHL...Could Suter this year and Weber next year be in the plans!?!?!? :lol: !

Anyhow, if it is just a conference call, I don't expect it'll be a retirement, but if it is indeed a presser, then adios Lids!

I remember a game vs. Chicago in your rookie year when you got hit in the visor with a mixed drink and the entire visor was covered in strawberry mix! Sorry, and all the Cups and goals and Norris', etc... Thanks Nick for 20 years! And maybe for just ONE more!

#2303855 Nice Khan article previewing the off-season

Posted by LeftWinger on 30 May 2012 - 03:15 PM

Agreed. I really don't get good vibes from quincey. I think it makes sense to try to salvage what picks we can for him, as we are without our own first rounder.

Honestly...I believe that Holland being the evil genius that he is, gave up his 1st round pick for him KNOWING that all he has to do is qualify him for the exact same salary he made last and knowing he will be looking for raise, Holland planned on the 1st and 3rd pick for him coming back for him all along! (or Quincey accepts the qualification offer and Holland gets a solid #5/#6 for barely over $3M... It's amazing when you step back and look at the big picture...I feel like doob sometimes when I hate on Holland and then realize what the plan was all along! Cukoo, Cukoo! :lol:

#2303537 Red Wings make contract offer to D Justin Schultz

Posted by LeftWinger on 28 May 2012 - 03:39 PM

Schultz*, Dekeyser*, Welsh*, Sheahan, Jarnkrok, Mrazek, Jurco, Pulkkinen....looks like a nice future!

*-my GR signing wish list!

#2303453 Red Wings make offer to Damien Brunner

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 May 2012 - 03:07 PM

after further review, as long as he has no problem adapting to the smaller rink and tighter defense, I'd take him as a Hudler replacement.

#2303270 Red Wings make contract offer to D Justin Schultz

Posted by LeftWinger on 25 May 2012 - 08:54 PM

don't forget granite.

For all intensive purposes, I understand him... :P

#2303227 Who's going to make it big if anyone?

Posted by LeftWinger on 25 May 2012 - 03:37 PM

I'd take another Franzen a thousand times over. You can throw away that pretty piece of metal from '08 if he's not there. :D

Ya, because he won the Conn Smythe and everything...You can throw it away if Zetterberg or Datsyuk or even Osgood weren't there...along with throwing away all of Franzen's goals.

#2303223 Excellent 'Parise and Suter to Detroit' article

Posted by LeftWinger on 25 May 2012 - 03:21 PM

Well, without sounding like I am on their dicks, it nice that the article refers to them maybe wanting Detroit as much as Detroit wants them, AND a "senior executive" saying he understands they are a package deal...I see $15M-$16M being spent very wisely this July 1st. Secure our Future. 10 yrs each. Get it Done! I see my dream roster quite possibly happening...now all we need is that Cap to go up so Lidstrom can come back too!

#2302918 Chances of landing Parise?

Posted by LeftWinger on 23 May 2012 - 09:33 PM

I am no longer getting my hopes up for either, that way when it doesn't happen, I will not blow a gasket...(too much)

#2302917 Wings look into Jonas HolÝs?

Posted by LeftWinger on 23 May 2012 - 09:28 PM

:clap: Hey at least there are some folks willing to explain why they think I am in the wrong! Thank you guys!

Hey, Holland is gonna do what he is gonna do...Sure Suter may hate Detroit and will take less NOT to come here, that is fine too. I just don't see why everyone is getting excited over these guys who couldn't make it in the NHL before, didn't we learn our lesson's with Leino and Brunnstrom? I guess he could pan out to be a nice #6 or #7, I just don't hear no talk from Holland about being interested in Suter, he sure talks about guys over in Europe enough, you would think that he would say something...Hey, hopefully he signs everyone he wants to and turns this team back right...