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#1922651 3/22 GDT: Penguins 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by LeftWinger on 22 March 2010 - 09:32 PM

Well as much as you people talk about Crosby it seems pretty evident...

Thank you Gordie, maybe people will actually listen to you...

I doubt it though, their jealousy is blinding them.

the difference is, crysby is the face of the nhl, he should act like it. quoting Ben Parker, "with great power comes great responsibility..." cindy has proven time and time again that he is a whiney little spoiled brat. Ya, thanks gordie, sure everyone loses their cool, if you remember that entire game, their was a lot of coolness lost the entire game between both of the teams. What I found comical about that video is the announcers were such homers, "Detroit has set hockey back 30 years here tonight..." that was hilarious! Little did he know what Detroit would do from that season on compared to how many Cups for the Bruins? Ya, ok... The one other thing I learned from that video is I wish that was cindy lying on the ice instead of Lazzaro...

#1920202 3/20 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Canucks 3 (OT)

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 March 2010 - 09:58 PM


I don't see your ultimate Captain stepping up and taking charge. Lidstrom great player, s***ty Captain. This season falls on his head...

#1920189 3/20 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Canucks 3 (OT)

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 March 2010 - 09:53 PM

Please cancel your account and leave. If more bandwagon fans like yourself leave, this place will be a lot more tolerable.

bandwagon because I am not sucking the red teet? Gimme a break, I was a fan way before you were and will be long after. If you cannot tolerate fans criticizing the Wings, then you sir have the issue, not us. When did you become a wings fan 1997?

#1920173 3/20 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Canucks 3 (OT)

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 March 2010 - 09:48 PM

Goodbye Detroit. No playoffs this year. It was 20 years ago the last time we missed the playoffs. I am sick of the biased reffing, Mike Ilitch has to see this s***, why doesn't he say something!!!! Maybe he is getting paid off to keep quiet. I think its time to give Howard a rest. Looking like a rookie now a days. Granted he is playing just as good (or crappy if u may) as everyone else, but he doesn't need to get burned out. Once again, off season, only a select few are untouchable. This team is playing pathetic, at least we have the injuries to blame, oh wait, they're healthy. Make deals Holland or lose credibility.

#1919144 3/19 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Oilers 3 (SO)

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 March 2010 - 09:25 PM

I certainly hope that Ken Holland realizes after the season that the Todd Bertuzzi/Jason Williams experiment is over. Bertuzzi hasn't been the same since he stopped taking roids after the Steve Moore incident and Williams, well, Williams has always sucked. I do kinda agree that this team lacks serious leadership, God bless Lids, but he is not a very good Captain. Not wanting to, but have to point out that Kronwall was on the ice for both goals and he was way out of position. I have never been a Kronwall fan, and still think he should have been traded at the draft to move up as far as they could have. Maybe it'll happen this off season, but his value this time of the year compared to this time last year is severely less. Seriouly though, Bertuzzi sucks, God please do not re-sign him! PLEASE!!!!

#1918715 Eight games for Wisniewski

Posted by LeftWinger on 19 March 2010 - 12:37 PM

If by "opportunity" you mean timely notification to be there thus avoiding suspension then No. Timely being the key word.


you cannot argue with Crosby slappies....

#1917636 Hudler's Options

Posted by LeftWinger on 17 March 2010 - 01:34 PM

Here is a question for all you Hudler slappies out there. When the Wings can expand their roster for the playoffs, is there anything saying that Hudler CANNOT decide to come back early and join the team for the playoffs?

#1916409 Ovie Suspended

Posted by LeftWinger on 15 March 2010 - 06:16 PM

Damn, some ******* called it.

The NHL is at least slightly predictable.

Yes....They are, and if it were Crosby or Malkin, the NHL would rescind the Game Misconduct so neither would have to be suspended at all...

#1913409 Questions about potential next year's roster

Posted by LeftWinger on 10 March 2010 - 07:53 PM

Other than that fact that Lidstrom is still 9th among defensemen in points and 8th in +/-, I'm not saying that Lidstrom doesn't need to take a paycut.

I'm just saying you're an idiot and your ideas for next year's salary seem to be drug-induced.

Thanks for calling me an idiot. What are your suggestions for next year to make this team a top 5 team again? And please don't mention anything about Hudler :puke: coming back...

#1913403 Questions about potential next year's roster

Posted by LeftWinger on 10 March 2010 - 07:43 PM

Hey, next time you have crack, make sure you bring enough for everyone.

Gee, I'm sorry, nevermind. There should be NO changes next year, lets give Lidstrom $10M, lets give Bertuzzi $2M, lets give Williams $2M, lets give Holmstrom $2M, Helm and the rest of the FA's can battle it out for the remaining money....

All Hail This Years Detroit Red Wings! The BEST roster ever assembled! Stanley Cup, the next 5 years in a row!

Too much Lidstrom love here! The guy needs to step up and take a HUGE paycut if he wants to win again. Whats the use of him coming back if he's gonna suck up 3/4's of the available cap room? Why come back and just lose again and not make the payoffs? (again)

#1913352 Filppula to be paired with Zetterberg

Posted by LeftWinger on 10 March 2010 - 05:32 PM

if we win with lebda in can we stop the ericcson experiment for the rest of the year? he was running around his own zone like a moron last night

agreed! Too bad we had so much hope for him last year! We should've package Him, Hudler's rights & our first and second round pick for Tampa's 2nd overall and got Hedman....

#1913349 Questions about potential next year's roster

Posted by LeftWinger on 10 March 2010 - 05:27 PM

wow, you must have still been asleep and dreaming when you came up with this scenario.

Well that reply added alot to the conversation...

We aren't winning with this team, period. If Bertuzzi wants more, he is free go elsewhere, that is why it is called UNRESTRICTED. Holmstrom needs to take a HUGE paycut if he wants to re-sign, or take a hike. Eaves would be the same pay as this year, Helm will get a raise, Miller would get a raise, Abdelkader will get a raise. Lidstrom needs to sign for no more than $4MM or Holland will not be able to improve this team. The Wings are more than one player away from being a contender again. They need to take to $16MM they have available and get multiple players for it. Mitchell is at $3.5M right now, will he get offers for more than $4.5? Probably, but you never know. Chicago is ALREADY over the cap for next year and unless they can unload Huet or Campbell, they stand to lose Ladd, Eager, Fraser, Hendry, Hjalmarsson & Niemi who are ALL RFA's and need to be signed or lose them...

#1911783 Questions about potential next year's roster

Posted by LeftWinger on 09 March 2010 - 06:42 AM

We need to add Andrew Ladd & Willie Mitchell and that is what will make this team better next year. IF we re-sign ANY of the old timers, it needs to be for $500,000 or they can leave. The exception be Lidstrom, but he does need to sign for LESS than $4,000,000. If he wants to play one more season, he knows, he cannot handcuff the Wings from getting a couple of players to make this team better. Bertuzzi, Holmstrom, Maltby, Eaves, etc all making $500,000 and LIdstrom making $3M would allow that. I say bye bye, Lilja, Maltby, Williams, Meech AND Lebda... The guys who should get the raises are Helm & Miller. Abdelkader will get a slight raise, but nothing of significance.

Bertuzzi ($500,000)
Holmstrom ($500,000)
Eaves ($500,000)
Helm ($750,000)
Miller ($650,000)
Abdelkder ($950,000)
Lidstrom ($3,000,000)

Thats $6,850,000 in salary and that would leave Holland just over $10,000,000 to improve this team. (Ladd & Mitchell would be a GREAT start!)

Although I know Bertuzzi is not going to accept $500,000, but if he doesn't want to build a winner here, then adios!

#1911647 Caption this pic

Posted by LeftWinger on 08 March 2010 - 08:32 PM


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"Crosby IS God!"

Because EVERYTHING that is the NHL IS Crosby, odds are when this play happened, the NBC crew was mentioning Crosby in some form.... He IS God you know....

#1907034 Did Crosby earn your respect?

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 March 2010 - 08:46 PM

QUOTE (Serapth @ March 1, 2010 - 05:50PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Actually, Crosby is very similar in many ways to Yzerman when Yzerman broke into the league. I know many of you aren't old enough to remember those days, but he was touted as the next greatest thing to save hockey, the golden boy to break Gretzkys records and was the face of hockey, like it or not. I remember seeing Yzermans face plastered on just about every fast food container you could buy and frankly, it took a few years for Yzerman to mature. I have nothing but the highest respect for Yzerman now, but I sure didn't when he debuted. Thing is, Yzerman has almost 20 years more experience at this point than Crosby.

I am no Crosby fan, but I think he did an admirable job couping with an unrealistic level of pressure put on his shoulders by the likes of Hockey Canada and Gary Butthead.

WTF? Yzerman was NEVER touted to be the next greatest thing to save hockey, EVER. He was a after thought draft pick when LaFontaine was taken by the Islanders. If he was supposed to be the next Gretzky, he would've gone first overall instead of Brian Lawton. Crysby has played in a post lock-out, no obstruction era of Hockey, along with some pretty great talent on his team. Who did Yzerman have on his team when he was scoring 60 goals? Exactly! Gerard Gallant was the next best player. Plus Yzerman played in whole different NHL along with the two greatest players to ever play the game in Gretzky and Lemeiux. Even while being "Number 3 With A Bullet" (that's for those of you who remember the SI article) he was NEVER touted to be anything better than #3. The first time you ever heard "The Next One" is when Eric Lindros was drafted. Then you heard, Fedorov, the Russian Greatzky, Selanne, the Finnish Gretzky, etc, etc...

Took how many years for Yzerman to mature? Yzerman was tearing up the league until his neck injury in 1994 (the year Fedorov won Hart and Selke) and was nearly traded to Ottawa in that off season by Bowman. Bowman took him aside after Ilitch nixt that trade and told him you have one more chance to play my way or its the highway, that is when he became a Selke-Type player.

You said you didn't have respect for him when he debuted, but at the time, there wasn't much respect for the Wings all-together. You look at their number 1 picks for the previous few years and couple that along with their continuous ineptness, there was no reason to think another high draft pick was going to change that. But, me being old enough to remember Steve when he first played here, he may not have scored over 100 points as a rookie (although 87 wasn't too bad for that era) GURANTEE he didn't dive, whine and cray as much as the Golden Boy did in his first couple of season's. Comparing Crysby to Yzerman is like comparing Gretzky to Howe, two different types of NHL, I would LOVE to see a 22 year old Gretzky, Lemeiux or Yzerman in today's NHL, you be saying Crysby who?

If and when Crysby passes Yzerman in points and awards and Stanley Cups, then MAYBE we can talk about comparisons, but still put Crysby in the league circa 1988 and he isn't half the player he is in todays NHL.