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#2200184 Blackhawks star Kane has fractured wrist

Posted by Rivalred on 21 July 2011 - 04:41 PM

They tried make me to go to rehab, I said NO NO NO, I won't GO GO GO

#2199954 Happy Birthday Pavel Datsyuk!

Posted by Rivalred on 20 July 2011 - 06:03 PM

Happy B Day Pavel

#2199800 Chris Osgood announces retirement

Posted by Rivalred on 20 July 2011 - 10:48 AM

I could have sworn this thread was titled "Ozzie announces his retirement," not "The Ultimate Goalie Thread."

Keep it on topic, please.

Ozzie was the Ultimate Goalie and he retired, he will be missed :D


#2199637 Game 7 Sharks vs Wings

Posted by Rivalred on 19 July 2011 - 09:41 PM

Ahh, not long after that 2 Red Wings went down with concussions.

That is the hardest hit I have ever seen Hudler dish-out in his career.

Now, if he can learn how to do that to the opposite team....

#2199579 Chris Osgood announces retirement

Posted by Rivalred on 19 July 2011 - 04:37 PM

You deserved every bit of your response.

It may have been time for to move on, pretty much everybody here gets that. It's all about the delivery though. And your delivery was awful, bascially like a "See ya wouldn't want to be ya" response disrespecting a guy who accomplished so much here and accomplished so much, regardless of whether you like him or not. So you should not be shocked one bit at some of the negative responses you got back.

Not that hard to understand. Think about it for a bit.

Yes, I did 1+ this post as you tell it how it is.... Preach it brotha SWF!

#2199576 Chris Osgood announces retirement

Posted by Rivalred on 19 July 2011 - 04:34 PM

nothing i posted is ban-worthy. calling me a dickhead might be, though.

PM me your digits, I will gladly call you and do it

Thank you for everything Chris... You were one of my fav's growing up.

#2199537 Oh Garth Snow, you're silly

Posted by Rivalred on 19 July 2011 - 03:01 PM

And they wouldn't take Hudler?

#2199161 Chris Osgood announces retirement

Posted by Rivalred on 18 July 2011 - 09:57 PM

I am going to be laughing hard if he is healthy and has a stellar season.

Folks have short term memory issues as Osgood came off the bench in 2008 and well, there was a parade with that big shiny metal thing.

#2198297 Holland becomes US citizen

Posted by Rivalred on 13 July 2011 - 10:53 AM

Bet some LGW folks were threatening to call INS if he didn't land a big name FA this summer, therefore he was forced into becoming a citizen.

#2197943 Wings re-sign MacDonald to 2 year contract

Posted by Rivalred on 11 July 2011 - 05:13 PM

Other goalies have rebounded from groin hip/groin injuries, most recently Tim Thomas or even in 2008 Dom Hasek.

Osgood may have a year or so left in him if healthy.

#2197531 Double D

Posted by Rivalred on 09 July 2011 - 11:17 AM

That was disappointing. I was hoping to sure pictures

#2197510 Wings sign D Mike Commodore to 1-year, $1m contract

Posted by Rivalred on 09 July 2011 - 09:20 AM

Enter Command:

Focus on offense

Commodore 64 does not compute error error

Commodore 64 clears net and blocks shots

Please resubmit request

#2196031 Red Wings trying to move Jiri Hudler

Posted by Rivalred on 04 July 2011 - 12:21 AM

Ah yes, two-way players like Holmstrom, Bertuzzi, and Franzen. The epitome of offense combined with defense.

So quit complaining about people bringing up Datsyuk's '09 playoff run and calling him a ghost. The stats show that he wasn't putting in the effort.

Hudler had trouble scoring for about 30 games, but he was working as hard as anyone from about game 15 on and was creating scoring chances, playing well in the corners and backchecking hard. Yet he gets bagged on about effort and defense based on his nationality, or his play several years ago.

"No Love" for Hudler


I think you are responding to the wrong folks Eva, you need to contact Holland, Babcock, and the rest of the DRW Organization as I said before....

"Wings would not be shopping Hudler if he was what they expecting"

Hope they get him out of here, get someone in here who can put up goals/assists, and want to be here.... At the same time, wherever Jiri lands, he will want to be there and help that team accordingly.

#2195878 Red Wings trying to move Jiri Hudler

Posted by Rivalred on 03 July 2011 - 05:09 PM

I am a Wings fan and a Hockey fan, but I am also realistic....

Bringing up Pavel in a Hudler thread is like comparing apples and oranges, yes they are both fruit (Big Fat Greek Wedding line), but that is about it...

Pavel is very effective defensively/offensively, and has been consistent...

Hudler, well.... We will not go there as what needed to be said has been written already.

We need 2 way players who want to be here and play hockey, plain n simple... Guys who will give their all every night... Ones who can play defense, not be knocked off the puck, can take face-offs, work the boards, not turn over the puck a lot, and set up goals accordingly.

Hudler is not the worst guy out there, but there are better for the money who will be more productive in certain situations.

Huds was scratched for lack of production. Not for lack of effort.

Usually when a player puts forth effort, there is production... His production only increased when it seemed he was putting forth more effort...

For some reason I think BabCOCK is the type of coach who values effort... As long as he thinks you are conditioning/trying your hardest, he will give you a chance even if you struggle putting up points. Hence why he is one of the best coaches (ie - see the history of Commie and Babs)

#2195857 Red Wings trying to move Jiri Hudler

Posted by Rivalred on 03 July 2011 - 03:48 PM

In 2008-09 he had 23 goals and 34 assists. Sure, a higher assists to goal ratio last year. But a big difference is that he started the season in a slump with other slumping players, and then when he served in more of a playmaker role, with his peak alongside Datsyuk and Cleary (both scoring more goals than assists during that period). So he spent most of his season as a playmaker.

I'll place a call to Switzerland and get Stacy Roest on the first flight over. Haven't seen many harder working Canadian players, and a guy with his speed and tenacity would match up very well with Helm.

Other teams push him off the puck and Babcock sat Jiri a few times for his lack of effort if I remember correctly.

Dan Cleary works hard for his size, as did Draper and neither are as much as a "pushover" as your boy Hudler.