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#2053928 Hossa injured

Posted by LeftWinger on 28 October 2010 - 04:28 PM

Franzen makes a couple of million less than Hossa and is the best playoff forward in the game. Hossa is Mr. No Show when it matters. Sure glad Holland is the best GM in the league... and signed the better player to win Stanley Cups. ;)

Ya! Because since Holland signed Franzen and Hossa signed for more in Chicago, Hossa has 1 Cup and we have ZERO. :ninja:

#2052287 Teemu Selanne whining

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 October 2010 - 08:02 PM

They have a case with the Perry call, but its laughable to assert that its because its the Wings or at the Joe. The Wings have gotten screwed by the refs PLENTY of times, both in our barn and others. If you don't want to go shorthanded, don't take penalties, its that simple.

Pretty ridiculous for the DUCKS of all teams to cry foul when they are one of the most notoriously dirty teams of the past decade. They went for Franzen's head in this game (fortunately missed), and got beat, not by bad officiating, but by a solid comeback by the Wings.

I haven't seen a replay of the Kronner hit since the game, was it dirty? Didn't think so at the time, it was clear shoulder. I know that while Kronwall HAS left his feet a few times, he also has the unfortunate habit of letting his skates leave the ice AFTER the hit on the follow-through. Now, for all I know, leaving your feet on the follow-through is just as illegal, but I don't think it is. The refs were looking right at it and didn't call it.

Pun Intended? :ninja:

#2050084 5 reasons to Love/Hate the Red Wings

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 October 2010 - 05:58 PM

I was waiting for a reason to hate the Wings to be 'They got over a million fans at their parade, we only got 10,000... WAH!'

I agree the Joe is old, but hate the team because we out-marketed Disney and copyrighted Hockeytown? Hate us because of 2002? I am sick of hearing that the Wings "bought" the Cup back then...

Hasek we traded for, as a matter of fact a 30 goal scorer and a first round pick.

Brett Hull, is it our fault he took less money to come here? Hell we didn't even sign him until August 22nd of 2001, nearly 2 months after UFA day...

Robitaille, NOBODY wanted, NOT EVEN LA! (much like Modano this year!)


Chelios we traded Anders Ericsson and a first round pick for WAAAAAAY back in 1999.

Larionov was on this team for years...

Lidstrom, Yzerman, Fedorov, ALL DRAFT PICKS!

Shanahan was traded for in 1996 for Keith Primeau and Paul Coffey AND a first round pick!

Jesus H! Now what part of that says we just pulled a New York Yankee's and threw a ton of money at a bunch of free agents and BOUGHT the Stanley Cup!!!?!?!?!?

Pure Envy is all it is.... Hate the Wings because they are your rivals, simple. Forget all the other BS excuses and rationalizations!

#2049043 Players you've always wanted on the Wings

Posted by LeftWinger on 18 October 2010 - 05:45 PM

I would like to say that these are guys that I would've loved to have on the Wings and along with many other teams, the Wings had a chance to draft them as well. Only because a lot of the names mentioned so far the Wings never had a chance to draft (Crosby, Ovechkin, etc...) and or sign in their prime, so here we go: (and yes I know, the draft is a crap shoot, but this is actually more of a reality than us getting Crosby or Stamkos)

1984: Shayne Corson, Kevin Hatcher, Stephane Richer, Gary Suter

1985: Joe Nieuwendyk

1986: Brian Leetch, Scott Young

1987: Joe Sakic (duh), John LeClair, Theo Fluery

1988: Mark Recchi, Tony Amonte, Rob Blake, Alex Mogilney

1989: You can't really argue with the results of our 1989 draft, but here are a couple I would have rather seen. Instead of Mike Sillenger I would've have like Adam Foote. Pavel Bure instead of Bob Boughner.

1990: A lot of guys from this draft rather than Primeau. Ricci, Jagr, Sydor, Tkachuk, Brodeur, Weight, Zubov. Even though Primeau got us Shanahan, but any of those guys in a Wings sweater would've been great!

1991: Rolston, Naslund, Glen Murray

1992: Peca

1993: Langenbrunner, Brenden Morrison, Demitra

1994: Elias, Drury, Hejduk, Alfredsson, Steve Sullivan

1995: Marc Savard

1996: Chara

1998: Erik Cole

1999: Ryan Miller, Erat

2000: Travis Moen

2001: Patrick Sharp, Tootoo (yes, so do you!)

2002: James Wisniewski

2003: Pavelski

2004: Versteeg

2005: Paul Stastny, Latendresse, Letang

2006: Clutterbuck

2007-2010 kids are way too young to see who turns out, although I would have liked to see Tinordi come here, but Sheahan could work out nicely! I know this is kinda off topic, but these are guys that could've been drafted by Detroit and been on this team. I realize a lot of other teams missed these guys too, and with 4 Cups since 1997, I believe the Wings have done well for themselves. :ninja:

Going back even further:

1971 you can't argue with picking Dionne, but in the 2nd round they passed on Larry Robinson.

1972 they could've had Bob Nystrom.

1973, Rick Middleton.

1974 Tremblay, Trottier.

1975 Doug Jarvis, Dave Taylor.

1976 Brian Sutter.

1977 Mike Bossy, Doug Wilson.

1978 Anton Stastny, McTavish, Al Secord.

1979 Mike Gartner, Rick Vaive, Ray Bourque, Michel Goulet, Mats Naslund, Dale Hunter, Neal Broten, Glen Anderson, Anton Stastny (again, he was drafted the year prior but never signed) I left out Mark Messier, I believe he was property of Edmonton in the WHL or something, if I am worng then, yeah, a ton of teams kicked themselves for that one!

1980 Kurri, Nicholls, Mullen, Larmer, Brent Sutter.

1981 they should've just drafted Chelios to begin with!

1982 Tony Granato, Doug Gilmour.

1983 Hmmmmmmm, :lol: this one is interesting, lets break it down by rounds:
Round 1 Obviously
Round 2 Claude Lemieux instead of Lane Lambert
Round 3 Probert
Round 4 Esa Tikkenen instead of David Korol
Round 5 Klima and Kocur
Round 6 Rick Tocchet instead of Chris Pusey
Round 7 Christian Ruttu instead of Bob Pierson
Round 8 Tommy Albelin instead of Craig Butz
Round 9 Brian Noonan instead of Dave Sikorski
Round 10 Hasek instead of Grimson
Round 11 Blah, after the way Krupp played for us, Jeff Frank was a fine Choice! :lol:
Round 12 Makarov instead of Charles (Chachi) Chiatto!

...ya ya, nobody is that perfect in drafting players, but this is all in fun, right?!?

#2047170 Kindl looking good

Posted by LeftWinger on 14 October 2010 - 10:54 PM

wow.... didn't realize that the same year Kindl was taken 19th overall, Paul Stastny was taken 44th and Helm was a 5th rounder...

anyhow, I have always thought that Kindl was a wasted first round pick, especially one that high, but hopefully he turns those rookie mistakes into something great. It's hard to live up to being a first round pick, its easy to be a 5th rounder... A bunch of folks missed out on Stastny, and the way Helm as been so far in his NHL career, he could've gone in the first round, he's doing much better than Sasha Pokulok...

#2046861 10/14 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Stars 4

Posted by LeftWinger on 14 October 2010 - 09:03 PM

:puke: on the NHL Network Dallas Homer announcers...

#2035347 The Tomas Tatar Fan Club (and nickname) is born

Posted by LeftWinger on 22 September 2010 - 04:18 PM

The Souse is awesome. It is already catching like wildfire (on Facebook, at least).

Ya, cause we all know that it isn't anything until it's on myfacebookSpace.... :puke:

When is this world going to grow up and act like adults?

Anyhow, nickname ok, but I have an aunt nicknamed sauce so it'll be kinda hard hearing this and not picturing him that way.

#2024495 Wings sign Ruslan Salei

Posted by LeftWinger on 09 August 2010 - 03:49 PM

Well, he's worn #24 his entire NHL career, he damn sure better not get it in Detroit!!!

#2023003 Red wings Photos

Posted by LeftWinger on 05 August 2010 - 11:24 PM

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Welkom to Sprokits, I am Deiter, would you like to touch my monkey? Touch Him! Touch My Monkey!!!

#2013793 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by LeftWinger on 11 July 2010 - 01:44 PM

this is getting absurd, of course more teams are going to contact him, nobody wants Detroit to win again, so as soon as they all found out that it was Detroit most likely going to get him, they all started calling...

#2013421 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by LeftWinger on 10 July 2010 - 04:11 AM

Every now and again in this thread you hear about how Modano is a ****** or something like that. Can anybody go into details on what gave them that impression?

The only way he becomes a ****** in my mind, is if he signs somewhere else. Why? Because had he not said its Detroit or retirement then there wouldn't be that sentiment, but since he said that and if he winds up in Minnesota or San Jose, then most of the fans would feel stabbed. Not that he has to sign here, it is his life and decision, but then he shouldn't say what he said about this being the only place he'd play...

#2012838 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by LeftWinger on 08 July 2010 - 08:57 PM

Well, I never expected the decision to take even this long of time (although its been only a few days,) I hope it doesn't drag on too much longer. Sure he has to decide if he wants to play another season, and I guess its a hard decision for him, but from my low income point of view it looks simple, either dont play and make nothing or play and make another million dollars and possibly win another Cup. I know Holland is gonna give him whatever time he wants, but Mike, just sign it, please, or come out and say you're retiring. Just make a decision so the entire Red Wings nation can exhale...

#2012710 Brendan Smith Hopes to Earn Spot on Wings This Season

Posted by LeftWinger on 08 July 2010 - 02:47 PM

This is good news. I have not seen Smith play, but I have seen Kindl play, it wasn't too impressive, but could have been jitters. I hope Smith does well, its about time one of our actual "KIDS" make this club, not spend 5 years in GR then come up when they have no options left. I hope he makes a great impression (along with Kindl.)

#2012103 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by LeftWinger on 07 July 2010 - 03:03 PM

Isn't Mike Modano the highest scoring American born player EVER? I think he has even more points than Brett Hull. :ninja:

My point is, Brett Hull came to us when he was 37 and played here until he was 39. He NEVER had the wheels Modano HAS. He was pretty one dimensional (until he came here, and he was still sub-par defensively.) How bad did that work out? Listen guys, like I said earlier, he is not here to be our savior, so that right there is lifting a lot of pressure off of him. Even last year everyone in Dallas looked to Modano to win games for them, he couldn't do that from the 4th line leftwing position! He will have a more important role here sure, but he has a hell of a lot better top 6 ahead of him than he did in Dallas, plus the prospective line-mates of Cleary and Hudler is gonna give him tons of assists and energy as well. He still has a great shot, it may be too much to expect from him, but given enough time on the PP and if he and those guys click, he may end up with 20-25 goals and 30-40 assists. Heck, Brett Hull scored 25 goals and had 43 assists in his last year here,and that was while he was 39 years old. Guarantee with all the line juggling Babcock does, Modano will find himself playing with Dats or Zetts a few times this season too. This is a win win situation for all involved (well except Dallas, when they eat crow watching Modo raise the Cup.)

I seem to remember Larionov wasn't too shabby at 41 years old in 2002 either, especially in the playoffs. And who was that guy, what was his name? Oh yeah, Chelios, he was also 40 in 2002, and played very well for a few more years at least. Just cause the guy is 40, doesn't mean he cannot play, when Yzerman was 40, he played in 61 games, scored 14 goals and had 20 assists, all with a bum knee, a lot of times playing 3rd line center behind Dats and Lang, would you guys take those stats from Modano for $1.5M? SIGN HIM UP!

#2011440 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by LeftWinger on 06 July 2010 - 07:12 PM

Modano can play a few different roles on the team. I doubt we'll have consistent lines all year. Modano will probably be a PP specialist along with a guy to feed the pucks to Eaves, Miller, Helm, Abdelkader, whoever he plays with.

But I have a bad feeling he'll sign with Chicago, thus helping them alleviate their disaster. It'd be just too perfect for Chicago to be able to get out of their hole by pulling a Wings move by signing good players for dirt cheap. Just like they stole our style of play and players.

Do you realize how hard it is to repeat in today's NHL? Especially when you have lost or have to had traded away a great deal of your depth. Detroit kept most of their team in 2009 and almost did it, but yet didn't. Pitt lost a few key ingrediants on the D and didn't get past the 2nd round. Chicago will be competitive all season, but will not come near repeating. So if Mike's idea is to play a couple more season in the hope of getting one more Cup, he should not sign with the Hawks. Not saying Detroit is the favorite, but of all the teams rumored to be interested, it actually is his best opportunity. Besides, who would rather be on a line with, Hudler and Cleary or Marcus Kruger and Ben Smith? If he doesn't sign with Detroit, he will retire...