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Son of a Wing

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#2551906 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 25 November 2014 - 02:01 PM

But guys...if we can snag Kopecky then obviously Hossa is going to demand a trade back here...




#2551867 Pat Quinn passes away at 71

Posted by Son of a Wing on 25 November 2014 - 01:19 AM

It's really sad.  Great man.

 

One of my dad's best stories was when he said he tried to fight Quinn and Quinn literally just put his hand on my dad's head and held him at arms length.

 

All he said was... "eeeeeeasy Rick".  

 

Speaking of... anyone know of good sources for vintage NHL film/tapes/recordings. 60s and 70s




#2551854 Inconsistency

Posted by Son of a Wing on 24 November 2014 - 11:52 PM

The scary part is we are this inconsistent with 3 F's on fire when it comes to scoring. Nyquist, Tatar and Franzen are all putting the puck in the net at rates that can't be sustained. Wait until the slumps and/or injuries come-which those will at some point.

 

So scared right now...I can barely contain it...the fear is overwhelming...




#2551571 11/24 GDT : Ottawa Senators 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Son of a Wing on 24 November 2014 - 04:17 PM

Go Wings go

 

As far as Pierre McGuire is concerned...his greatest strength can be his greatest weakness and it's nothing to do with his physical appearance.

 

His passion for the game is unrivaled in broadcasting but man does he get just downright gitty over some players and teams.

 

It can get cringe-worthy and to the point the players just look weirded out at times.

 

I actually like the guy, just wish he would tone it down sometimes.




#2550829 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by Son of a Wing on 21 November 2014 - 05:31 PM

Lmao Ya. I mean Ya sure the wind sucks and all but was that an appropriate reaction? Absolutely not. A very miserable Guy at work gave me s*** the other day for parking in "his spot" which isn't actually anyone's spot, I think maybe he just called lifetime dibs or something lol, he was honestly infuriated. I thought it was funny, he had to park 2 spaces over, oh no...

 

Well it has been labelled the "generation of entitlement" lol




#2550806 Smith and Ericcsson?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 21 November 2014 - 03:54 PM

Its definitely going that way and I don't want to make it seem like I'm "pro-fighting".  I'm definitely "anti-enforcer".

 

I'm just curious how certain scenarios would play out...

 

Your team is fighting for a playoff spot and a guy on the other team (also playing for playoff spot) viciously runs your star player from behind and knocks him out cold.

 

I don't see the victimized team doing nothing.  So they punch him in the head with the gloves on? Start swinging sticks?

 

There is no comparable major sport where you can inflict a large amount of damage with a weapon at any time against an unsuspecting player.

 

Again I'm not pro-anything. I just don't think it's that simple of an issue.




#2550791 Smith and Ericcsson?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 21 November 2014 - 02:42 PM

Hindsight is 20/20.  

 

Foligno was starting to take liberties against our players in an already decided game.

 

Smith stepped up to defend himself and in doing so took himself and Foligno off the ice for a good deal of time.

 

Had Smith not stepped up, Foligno could have continued taking shots at guys and possibly injured someone else.

 

Now I'm not saying fighting some how makes players afraid to take cheap shots.  But it does take those guys out of the game.




#2550788 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by Son of a Wing on 21 November 2014 - 02:24 PM

 

I got my master's degree at Georgetown, which is why I live in DC now.  But to be honest, I probably had waaaaaaaaay more fun in Mt. Pleasant.  Nobody drinks like they drink in cold weather climates.

 

That's why us Canadians are so friendly...we're just drunk all the time...  ;)




#2550773 Alfie not playing this season

Posted by Son of a Wing on 21 November 2014 - 12:59 PM

Ya I would have liked one more healthy run, but I appreciate his honesty and unwillingness to come back unless feeling 100%.




#2550768 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by Son of a Wing on 21 November 2014 - 12:28 PM

Or the Bees. Nicolas Cage HATES bees.




#2550327 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by Son of a Wing on 20 November 2014 - 07:05 PM

We actually GAINED a roster spot...

 

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#2550304 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by Son of a Wing on 20 November 2014 - 05:12 PM

Last year: "Holland's an idiot! Best players should play regardless of waiver exemptions!"

 

This Year: "Holland's an idiot! We lost someone for nothing on waivers!"

 

Damned if you do and damned if you don't.




#2550288 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by Son of a Wing on 20 November 2014 - 04:35 PM

Most people hadn't even heard of Nestrasil a year ago and now he has all this "potential" and mentioning him in the same breath as Pulkkinen and other prospects.

 

Gimme a break...




#2550267 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by Son of a Wing on 20 November 2014 - 04:00 PM

Am I the only one that thinks Cleary has looked fine so far this season?  Better than Nestrasil even?

 

Haters gonna hate




#2550262 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by Son of a Wing on 20 November 2014 - 03:53 PM

Why are people comparing Nestrasil to Cleary? Cleary isn't the reason Nestrasil got exposed and claimed on waivers. Cleary wasn't going to be waived, nor should he have been. Cleary brings so much more than what he shows on the ice to this team, the experience and leadership he provides, on and off the ice, can't just be replaced, and certainly not by a 23 year old kid. If not Nestrasil, Jurco would have been sent down, and maybe in hindsight that would have been the better choice. But where is all of this upside that everyone sees in Nestrasil? I just don't get it. He was a body on the ice for 13 games, a big body sure, but that's about it. He could barely crack the Grand Rapids line up last season and to be honest should have never cracked our lineup this season. It would have been nice to see him clear and provide some support down in Grand Rapids this year but in reality he probably never would have cracked the Wings lineup on a full time basis, not this year, not next year, not ever. We have a ton of more skilled guys knocking on the door, he will not be missed. We even have a player that we signed in the offseason who is similar in stature but much more skilled, in Tomas Nosek. Good luck in Carolina Nestrasil, unfortunately you will probably end up down in Charlotte after 30 days...

 

Potential can be intoxicating...