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redwings1914

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In Topic: Selanne hints at retirement still being far off

21 March 2013 - 06:28 PM

I wish Lidstrom had as heart and love for the game that he does instead of quitting on us

In Topic: Question on Lidstrom's banner raising date

30 June 2012 - 12:32 PM

Steve may be the most influential Wing ever

A. We've never seen Howe play

B. Nothing that honors Nick Lidstrom can be considered an insult

C. Steve might be the most influential Wing ever, but Lidstrom is the greatest Red Wing to have ever laced the skates, bar none.


I don't think you will find anyone out there who would say Lidstrom was better than Gordie Howe

There was talk around here a while ago about how many games into the season his number should be retired. I haven't reviewed the actual season schedule when Yzerman's was retired but it very well could have been the 19th home game. By my calculations from last season that did fall mid-January. If that has any real significance then it might be near the beginning of the season.

I am sure there will be a ticket frenzy when that game is announced.

Yzerman's was the 20th game of the season, perhaps they picked a date where they figured ticket sales would need a boost? It was against the Ducks so who knows.

In Topic: Question on Lidstrom's banner raising date

28 June 2012 - 11:59 AM

If Yzerman's wasn't until January you better believe that Lidstrom's won't be till mid season, to be honest it's an insult to Yzerman if his number is retired at all this season. Only Howe and Yzerman are the only two Red Wings to get their number retired immediately. Lidstrom can wait a year or two like the others. (or 30-40 in some cases lol)

In Topic: Darren Helm signs 4 year extension

19 June 2012 - 09:48 AM

He will be a steal in the last two years of that deal

In Topic: Brad Stuart's rights traded to San Jose

18 June 2012 - 02:57 PM

Oh, there will be. Sad, but true. It'll be the same idiots that boo Hossa when he did nothing but fulfill his obligation, which was a huge risk in the first place given the 1-year term in the prime of his career.

Hossa signed with a major rival, hence the booing. Stuart did the same, hence there will be booing. Neither player owed us anything, but we couldn't afford Hossa so Stuart deserves it more than Hossa. Give it 3 years and no one will care anymore, same thing happened to Fedorov.
Most people are fans of the team's well being not the players.