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#2395565 Impressed with our young core..

Posted by LeftWinger on 04 May 2013 - 12:17 PM


there was a time when no one had any idea that hank and pav were the next sergei and stevie. just gotta put the prospects in the best position to grow into players like that. unless you have a top 10 pick, the player often comes out of nowhere. and i think we do have players that can grow into legit 1st liners. to me, thats the most frustrating part about holland signing guys like bertuzzi and sammy. every roster spot they take up is one less that can be used for a young guy to get some playing time. 'luckily' we had so many injuries this year that many of the young guys did get to play. the more experience we can get our young players while our stars are still around, the more they will learn.

While I  understand the point you are making when it comes to players leading this team, but with all due respect, Hank and Pav are far from the next Sergei and Steve....If they were, we'd have more than 1 Stanley Cup in the last 10 years...but again, I undertand the point you are trying make....

#2393112 WCQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1, at Ducks 3. (Anaheim leads, 1-0)

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 May 2013 - 12:10 AM

No energy tonight...reminded me of the February/March Red Wings...Can't win with only one line trying...


BTW, 2nd goal was a soft one for Jimmy's standards, Hiller outplayed him when it came to timely saves...


Got a feeling we are going to see Bert in game 2...Playoff Franzen did not show up tonight...Filpulla does NOT deserve $5M. Bottom 6 looked bad...Quncey and Kindl looked bad as well...


All in all, bad game played by most the team...aint gonna win one playing like that crap and taking dumbass penalties...

#2391972 Pasha's Legacy

Posted by LeftWinger on 30 April 2013 - 06:10 AM

I've thought about this for some time, and it may be controversial.  IF this may be the last year we have Pavel, we should not hold it against  him.  His jersey should be in the rafters.  He would be one of the greats in any era.  22 straight years wouldn't be possible without him.  



Kentucky born, parents from Detroit.  Go Wings.


If Datsyuk gets his jersey retired, then Fedorov is a no brainer.  Because we wouldn't be talking about 22 straight years, or even anywhere close to that if not for Fedorov...we also wouldn't be talking 3 Cups in 6 years without Fedorov...


I know this isn't a debate over Feds/Dats, but I love how folks (and no offense to the OP) bend over backwards to say how much Dats deserves his jersey in the rafters and its ok for him to want to go play somewhere he wants to enjoy his life outside of hockey, yet when it comes to Fedorov and how he is at or near the top of every statistical category for the Red Wings, has won a Hart Trophy and also wanted to go play somewhere he would enjoy his life outside of hockey better, he gets boo'd and shunned and doesn't deserve the same recognition....


I agree with your assessment of Datsyuk, don't get me wrong. I say put them both in the rafters, they have both earned it...but you cannot put Dats up without Feds...

#2391706 What does Babs do?

Posted by LeftWinger on 29 April 2013 - 11:25 AM

If I were babs, heres what I would do;


1. chew 4 packs of gum at once

2. glare at the ice until it melts and reforms

3. save a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to geico


4. Stay at a Holiday Inn Express the night before....

#2391704 WCQF: (7) Red Wings vs. (2) Ducks

Posted by LeftWinger on 29 April 2013 - 11:23 AM


tr!pod does :D I hope it is selanne or getzlaf first, then the whole team goes into sissy rage fits and gets thrown out and we demolish them :)



I can see pitts making the finals, the east seems a bit easier though, and if hwsnbn comes back they could be dangerous. I am feeling a cup final rematch, Det. Vs. Pitts for the cup


OoOoOoOoO The rubber match! I like it! I don't think I could take all the Pittsburgh knob-gobbling though....ugh....


I don't want to sound too much like a homer, but I am damn sure on their side until its over! So ya, Detroit in the Cup final is my prediction. Root for them until its over!

#2391683 WCQF: (7) Red Wings vs. (2) Ducks

Posted by LeftWinger on 29 April 2013 - 10:49 AM


I generally like these guys, but their reasoning about everything is so wack and slanted.


Do the Wings have the depth to do any serious damage? Can Franzen, Brunner, Filppula, et al. deliver?


Meanwhile, everyone on Chicago's third line is a bona fide threat.




Ya well, its not like they get paid for what they actually know.  They all picked either Chicago or Pittsburgh to win the Cup...uh, really? Let's just take the top two teams from the regular season and choose one....jack wagons.


I got an idea, lets take the top two teams and let them play for the Cup, since no other team has a chance or deserves any chance at Chicago or Pittsburgh.  At least EJ chose Detroit to beat Anaheim...but come on guys, lets get original. It's easy to pick Chicago or Pittsburgh.  I am saying it here and now and guarantee it....NEITHER Chicago NOR Pittsburgh will be in the Finals...

#2391677 ECQF - (6) NY Rangers vs. (3) Capitals

Posted by LeftWinger on 29 April 2013 - 10:38 AM

Caps.....nothing stinks more than the NHL Rangers.  To this day, I am so sick of the 1994 Cup being re-lived...hey NHL, how many teams since then ended 40+ year droughts? We get it, the Rangers won but they haven't had a sniff since...get over America's Team already...sheesh!

#2391671 WCQF - (8) Wild vs. (1) Blackhawks

Posted by LeftWinger on 29 April 2013 - 10:33 AM

Hawks in 4.....suck it Olsen Twins....and ha ha at centcougar.

#2391560 2013 Round 1 Photoshop War: Anaheim Ducks

Posted by LeftWinger on 28 April 2013 - 10:30 PM




Not photoshop, but when you play the Ducks in the playoffs, this pic must be shown!

#2391367 Jim Nill to be named Dallas Stars GM

Posted by LeftWinger on 28 April 2013 - 09:39 AM

Speaking of a Winter Classic and alumni game (just a quick reference to a couple of post here, don't want to derail the thread) wouldn't it be just dandy to have a Detroit v. Colorado Classic?  Imagine the Alumni game in that? 1997 all over again! Someone call Uncle Gary and get this matchup booked!



Ok, back to the subject at hand....I am glad that Jim Nill wasn't named the Dallas GM before we signed Danny D.  It is said that Nill had a pretty big influence on him coming here....I am sure the Detroit factor would have still won, but you know Nill would've been pursuing him hard if he were already Dallas GM...

#2391363 Thank You Detroit Red Wings...

Posted by LeftWinger on 28 April 2013 - 09:07 AM

Lest we forget all the "Stupid" penalties that Jordin Tootoo took this year that killed us too, eh? A lot of us called that signing great when it happened and a lot of us called it stupid...turns out that of the three guys they signed, he turned into a bonafide important cog to our team this season and I reallt don't recall many if any of those "stupid" penalties....Tootoo needs to end his career in Detroit. Period. ( and I do not mean retire after this contract is up...)

#2391259 Thank You Detroit Red Wings...

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 April 2013 - 10:24 PM

I just wanted to start a topic for us to say Thanks to the Red Wings for providing us with a great regular season despite all the adversities and drama and odds against us! (Thank God, we didn't hear the "Too Old" card this year.)


So, despite all of this:


  • Nick Lidstrom retiring
  • Tomas Holmstrom retiring
  • Brad Stuart trade
  • New Asst. Coach
  • Losing out on Parise, Suter, Schultz, Doan and every other "Top" UFA
  • Countless injuries to our Defense creating our youngest average D since Nick and Vladdy were Rookies
  • Gustavsson hurting himself and never really turning into a reliable backup
  • Losing Helm for the season (again)
  • Losing Bertuzzi's experience and Sammy to injury


(I am sure that I am leaving something out)


But anyway, despite all of this and despite the experts having us out of the playoffs for the first time since I turned 20, THE Detroit Red Wings proved once again, that when it comes to being a perennial winning team in the NHL, nobody does it better! Eat that Olsen Twins!


SO, Despite all the above mentioned scenarios that were supposed to have us dwelling at the bottom of the NHL, you guys did it.  No matter where you go in the playoffs, this is a winning season and every other team in the league is just shaking their heads right now!


Watch out NHL, don't look now, because the Red Wings just rebuilt on the fly and will be back on top sooner than you can say 22 straight years!


THANK YOU DETROIT RED WINGS for a regular season to remember! (now lets spoil some parties!)

#2391245 Howard = Average

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 April 2013 - 10:03 PM

someone post this average goalies stats the past 4 games please? seems to me this average guy just won us into the playoffs...

#2391229 Dekeyser Nickname Time

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 April 2013 - 09:36 PM

anyone else catch Babcock's comments about Danny D? He said that he believes that if they don't sign DeKeyser then he believes they don't make the playoffs....


...this may or may not be true, but it shows just how high this organization really regards him...looking forward to 20 years of Danny D in the D.



BTW, I am going with the nickname Diesel.

#2391226 2013 Round 1 Photoshop War: Anaheim Ducks

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 April 2013 - 09:32 PM

I love watching the photoshop wars! I am not that good at it to contribute, but enjoy it for sure!


BTW: I am SO looking forward to seeing NEW and FRESH photoshop wars next season in the East!