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#2505761 4/4 GDT - Sabres 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Nev on 04 April 2014 - 01:26 PM

Wings win 14-3.  Datsyuk with a goal and 13 assists.

#2505627 Ovechkin and ES

Posted by kipwinger on 03 April 2014 - 08:52 PM

Just thinking of other guys that were known to be lazy at times, in their end.... Hull, Federov, Modano, Mario, Jagr, Selanne, Bure, Yzerman for the first 10 years of his career, Hossa, etc etc..... Most of those guys didn't learn to play D or on every shift until later in their careers.


Now I do wonder how many on here complaining about ovie efforts defend Franzen? How many defended Federov? How many would change their tune if ovie was here?


BTW, I hope Oates pisses him off and he demands a trade. A line of Z-Datsyuk-Ovie would be the best in the NHL, and it wouldn't even be close!


When you talk about Fedorov are you talking about the two time Selke Trophy winning Sergei Fedorov?  The one who learned to play hockey in the Soviet Red Army system which essentially created the "two way forward"?  That Sergei Fedorov?

#2504440 Dive of the Year

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 01 April 2014 - 08:21 PM


#2504397 Injury Updates

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 01 April 2014 - 03:15 PM

So here's a mind bender for everyone:  Say the Wings take the 7th spot & cross over to the Metro to play the Pens.  They take the series, stay in the Metro & beat the winner of the Rangers/Flyers series.  Are the Wings not then the champs of the Metro division for 2013-14?  Say C'Bus pulls the same feat in the Atlantic & you now have a Metro team as the Atlantic division champ.  Do each hang a banner as the champions of the opposite division at the start of the next season?  Part of me thinks that Gary does stuff like this on purpose just to completely troll fans.


Am I mistaken in the fact that Division winners were awarded on the basis of winning the division in the regular season and not the playoffs?

#2504371 Ovechkin and ES

Posted by kipwinger on 01 April 2014 - 12:56 PM

How many of those awards are heavily inflated by his scoring? He's a competitor for sure but I don't think I'd make him a captain.


But that's not what you said.  You called him a complimentary player...and he's not.  I'd agree that there are better players in the league, or guys that are better leaders  or whatever.  But to say he's a complimentary player is silly.  He had four 100 points seasons while being the primary offensive threat on his team. 


You're saying he's not "the guy" because he doesn't play defense...and he doesn't, I agree.  But lots of guys don't play defense yet still get credit for being first rate players.  Certainly nobody would call Kessel, Vanek, Kane, etc. complimentary players.  But for whatever reason it's popular these days to downplay just how good Ovechkin is...even if he could be better.

#2503517 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Mckinley25 on 30 March 2014 - 02:31 PM

[quote name="frankgrimes"
My second beef is the way this team is build: there are too many europeans and not enough hardworking NA guys andd I truly believe having more good ol michigan kids would help getting the fanbase excited and more "into it" /quote]

Michigan boys like Legwand?

#2501741 Weiss - who would take him next season and does he have a full NTC

Posted by Dave on 27 March 2014 - 12:38 PM

Hmmmm, never really gave the thought of Weiss playing wing...that could work out wonderfully.  BOTH Jurco and Glendening have exemptions remaining to cover next season, so much like Nyke this season, they can start the year in GR without the chance of losing them, thus opening up two roster spots up front...lets look at this:


I hate Franzen anyway, and I especially hate him on the top line.  Nyke should be there and that is where I am starting him.


Nyke - Dats - Z

Weiss - Leggy - Alfie

Fish - Tinky - Abby

Franzine - Barbie - Miller

(Andy - Ferraro - Dirty Harry)


Kronner - Big E

Smitty - UFA (Morris)

Diesel - UFA (Mitchell)



Ugh (Howard)



That's 24 players with Glenny and Jurx stating GR.  Trading Kindl (no so) Fire and Almost Almqvist for a couple of picks.  If you feel the pinch of a lower cap, then Andy can be packaged as well, or maybe sign bit cheaper D-man instead of one of Mitchell or Morris. Unless you'd want to roll the dice on Marchenko and only sign Morris.


I know this is a Weiss thread, and I really didn't mean to respond with a roster of possible next season ufa's, but the idea of Weiss playing wing lead me to where I may be able to put others...sorry.


Those are the worst, most forced nicknames I've ever seen. Seriously....please just type their names out.

#2501686 Callahan called up from GR.....

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 26 March 2014 - 09:42 PM


Who is Dirty Harry?


This simple question led to one of my favorite exchanges in the history of my time on this forum:


It looks like Yellow Mustard is going to miss some time after catching that elbow last night against the Sabres. Its really bad timing too, because our defense already thin with Big Poppa out with a concussion and Bandit serving his 5 game suspension. I would say this forces us to call up someone from GR, most likely Billy the Kid or The Player Formerly Known As Steve. We might be in trouble on the back end until we get some regulars back, since this leaves the Boogeyman as our #1 defenseman. And you know what that means!!!!


Boogeyman - Hot Topic

Heebie Jeebies - Dances with Wolves

My Little Pony - Agent Orange

~&~ (The Player Formerly Known As Steve)



#2500601 Injury Updates

Posted by marcaractac on 24 March 2014 - 09:56 PM

I don't think u can just ice a team that is over the cap in the playoffs or else teams would actually do that.


Yes, you can. Cap does not apply in the playoffs. And teams can't do that on purpose every year. We can do it because we had people on LTIR all season long that kept us under the cap.

#2500552 Gustav Nyquist Appreciation Thread

Posted by darkmanx on 24 March 2014 - 07:54 PM




#2500542 Injury Updates

Posted by marcaractac on 24 March 2014 - 07:25 PM

Datsyuk just posted to his FB page that he has started skating again and hopes to be back in the lineup soon



Dear All, I started skating. Hoping to play soon. Thanks for your support!


Also on Twitter!

#2500502 Pens Twitter Fail:Ask Neal Anything...

Posted by marcaractac on 24 March 2014 - 05:44 PM

OMG how did I miss out on this? *bangs head on desk*


Why bang your own head when you could get Neal to do it for you?

#2500486 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by marcaractac on 24 March 2014 - 04:52 PM

Your right .... Not all top prospects are sure nhl players ... Just bugs me everyone was acting like he was a nobody prospect we gave up

You just never know what you'd got until you play the kids , look, at sheahan everyone thought he was gonna be a bottom 6 guy but he's been really impressive and proving he might be a 2nd line center after all

Anyways gonna take a break from all this and do my workouts before the habs game starts lol


Nobody is acting like he is a nobody prospect. You're making that up. People are being rational and saying he, like almost every other prospect, is never a sure thing. Both teams got what they needed out of this trade. Just accept it and move on. Regardless of how he turns out, there is absolutely no chance he would have stepped in and filled the role Legwand is filling RIGHT NOW. That is what the trade comes down to. Stop assuming everyone is saying Jarnkrok is a nobody prospect. Nobody has said that at all.


There is a difference between being happy with the trade and thinking Jarnkrok is a nobody. You're acting as if there is no middle ground here. 

#2500468 Dallas Eakins loses his cool...thanks to some water

Posted by Kmahrle83 on 24 March 2014 - 03:45 PM


******* Catalina Wine Mixer?

LMAO.  Nah, I just think that dude looks like Eakins


Oh yeah....boats and hoes!

#2500479 Dallas Eakins loses his cool...thanks to some water

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 24 March 2014 - 04:23 PM


******* Catalina Wine Mixer?

******* Catalina Wine Mixer...