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#2332264 NHL Fan Lockout Pledge

Posted by fixxxer on 19 October 2012 - 03:42 PM

Personally I feel like boycotting the red wings doesn't make sense as Ilitch at least from the small rumors doesn't already align with Bettmen but there isn't much that can be done including other owners who are are also successful like Ilitch who also doesn't agree with Bettman. Its a two sided sword that the fans just get bent over and screwed over. We can only hope (or at least I can hope) that these small market teams lose so much money that they will finally either moved or close down. I hope for the latter a smaller more productive league is better for the fans.

These poor desision making small market teams hold all the power and keep Bettmen doing what he does making it as profitable a league as he can pretty much for the best interest for middle of the road and bad market teams. The tier teams will make more money at the expense of losing being able to ice great teams. The ability to go out and spend disappears so whats the difference for a player to go anywhere other than the fact that team x happens to have more cap space that year. Mediocracy is all we will most likely get out of the NHL so that more owners can be more profitable. Unfortunatly as Red Wings fans we lose.


#2318617 Sal Galatioto Predicts NHL Cap & Floor Dropping

Posted by fixxxer on 12 July 2012 - 12:00 PM

It's good news for us.


Ya the league going to a lock out thats great news!


#2313060 Parise Watch [update x2]: Red Wings OUT of Running

Posted by fixxxer on 02 July 2012 - 04:09 PM

SpectorsHockey:
Those "insiders" claiming "done deals" to Chicago or Pittsburgh minutes before Parise's announcement feel a right bunch of tools about now. [via Twitter]

lol yes indeed including ppl posting from these "sources"


#2312714 Parise Watch [update x2]: Red Wings OUT of Running

Posted by fixxxer on 02 July 2012 - 10:36 AM

Ya I really don't see Parise coming to det hopefully he stays in NJ and doesn't go to the Pens.


#2311062 The Grass Is Always Greener - Johan Franzen

Posted by fixxxer on 29 June 2012 - 11:28 AM

Franzen is an enigma to me. I don't understand how we draft big guys like Franzen and Erikson and they don't know how to use their bodies. I want to like Franzen but he makes it increasinly difficult every year. Its like he's hudler stuck in a giants body. He pretty much need to take this summer to find his balls and then be sat down by Babcock who should slap him in the face and tell him he's in a mans league and learn the term "drive to the net". I have no clue why Franzen plays the way he does. Is he scared? Is he just lazy? Only he knows why he does the stuff he does but its like he's allergic to going to the net someone has to do it and it mind as well be him because no one else will and no one else has a big body like that to push his way in. The few times that he does go to the net throughout the season he creates outstanding scoring changes even if he doesn't score on them. I get so excited when he does it, but then you hardly see it happen especially when it matter in th playoffs.


#2311050 Hudler to test free agency

Posted by fixxxer on 29 June 2012 - 11:08 AM

I have never understoof the Hudler hate. 25 goals, 25 A's.....I think this is a mistake, but let the haters hate I guess


Because at least for me he's a one dimentional player thats bearly even one dimentional. If his only talent and selling point is that he's a stick handeling scorer at least put up more goals than 25g playing with Z a lot of the time. If your a small player you with out a doubt have to play much bigger than you are which Hudler doesn't. He doesn't have speed, defense, size, grit, bearly a scoring touch, doesn't crash to the net. I don't honestly know what Holland see's in him even offering him a contract period just let him go you tried to develope him he didn't work out just let him go.


#2309487 Zach Parise

Posted by fixxxer on 24 June 2012 - 12:49 PM

I keep seeing articles popping up about how Pittsburg is now in the race for both Suter and Parise since they are clearing cap space to make some moves... if they get one or both of these guys and Holland doesn't get either omg I'm gunna have to lock my self away for a few weeks and forget about this summer ever happened.


#2309295 So What's Up With Abby & Quincey?

Posted by fixxxer on 23 June 2012 - 04:41 PM

There really isn't a rush with RFA is there? They have plenty of time to be signed.


#2307865 Parise and Suter - how much are they really worth?

Posted by fixxxer on 18 June 2012 - 03:41 PM

Parise scored a goal every 56 mins of ice-time this year
Franzen scored a goal every 47 mins of ice-time this year


If that's true Franzen's stats are heavily skewed in just a handful of games there's no amount of good stats that Franzen has that I would want over what Parise brings and his intangibles. I honestly can't believe you would compare the two.


#2303897 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by fixxxer on 30 May 2012 - 03:53 PM

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lol I know I know I thought it was funny though.


#2303886 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by fixxxer on 30 May 2012 - 03:44 PM

Here's my uneducated guess.

I imagine Kenny and Lids had a discussion like this.

Kenny: Hey Nick, I've been looking at our payroll and I'm confident that we can retain all of our FA this year. I think this is an wonderful opportunity to for our veterans to continue the path that they are on. I will "save" our money for the trade deadline and "go all out" and see what happens. I really like where our team is at right now.

Liddy: Oh great! I have wonderful news as well! Kenny call in the reports and set the press conference for tomorrow afternoon.

Kenny: Oh this is great news you'll be staying another year!?

Liddy: f*** no, If****** quit.

Kenny's dream summer acquisitions will stat with the fall of Lidstrom retiring and continue without signing anyone of importance or players that are over the age of 35.


#2276282 People v. NHL:

Posted by fixxxer on 31 March 2012 - 11:46 PM

IMO if your paying for a service to watch hockey games there should be no blackouts period the fact that there are only goes to show how shady of a system it is. The fact that cable tv has a strangle hold on local sports is ridiculous. Over priced packages and filler channels are the reason I dumped cable. Don't get me wrong I would love to pay NHL to watch my Wings game but unfortunately for them I'm not going to open my wallet and throw my money at them.

Last I checked to get FSD added to my package I used to have was and extra $12/month (this was through att and prices I"m sure have gone up because this was over 1.5yrs ago). So paying for ONLY in market hockey games only 1 team your paying $144 just to watch the wings a year. Tack on 10 a month for HD services $120 a year total of $264 a year for FSD in HD and thats just looking at one channel for HD. Compare that to NHL center ice for every team cept the wings and your only paying $180 for the YEAR plus HD. Thats an $84 difference a year just looking at FSD vrs NHL center ice. Its much more considerable when you factor in the whole cable package your paying. A person would be saving hundreds of dollars (on the low end easily a $1,000+ for bigger cable packages) a year if this blackout s*** wasn't allowed to occur.

So to say that people are over reacting to be asking for what they are is BS in my opinion. Some people may not respect or care about where there money goes or how its spent but the way its set up now they are milking people who pay for both for every penny your worth and laughing all the way to the bank. I refuse to pay stupid amounts of money towards any cable provider to watch red wing hockey when I should be able to pay NHL just to include all teams regardless of where you live in their center ice packages.

$180 for center ice is dirt cheap compared to the cost of straight up cable + FSD. If they offered just your local area through center ice and thats it for $180 its still cheaper that way. It makes no sense not to include it some way in a NHL package.


#2259865 Kyle Quincey traded to Detroit in 3 team trade (TBL & COL)

Posted by fixxxer on 21 February 2012 - 04:50 PM

I like Quincy but this is the dumbest thing I've herd.


#2246053 Where is the Pavel Datsyuk appreciation thread?

Posted by fixxxer on 16 January 2012 - 05:32 PM

Just wondering when isn't dats appreciated? I think it goes w/o saying that he is and should always be appreciated :) Goes for Lidstrom as well.


#2214317 Bouchard suspended 2 games

Posted by fixxxer on 12 October 2011 - 11:15 AM

I dunno when players are playing in corners and someone gets a stick up in the face is understandable accidents happen. But this happens off the face off there's no reason anyone stick should be above their waist. I think I read somewhere that he was trying to get his hands? Either case is stupid move and he shouldn't have even targeting his hands. Maybe two games is a bit much but 1 game I think would have been fine but really whats a 1 game difference. He was careless with his stick during a time when the face off was being dropped not like anything was really going on.

I agree 100% with Opie post above.