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#2264425 Post-TDT: Red Wings stand pat, no additions

Posted by Jedi on 28 February 2012 - 08:25 AM

Please remember to keep this discussion on topic, everyone. For the record, criticizing each other's dedication as a fan, or their posting style would be considered "off topic".


#2263449 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by Jedi on 27 February 2012 - 11:36 AM

Ok guys. Let's refocus the discussion to the trade deadline. I think there's been more than enough criticism of each other's posting styles.

#2263388 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by Jedi on 27 February 2012 - 10:53 AM

Would be a good addition but weren't there reports that the Avs were a little annoyed that Quincey was dealt to the Wings after they moved him to Tampa? MIght scupper a deal.

Actually, it sounds like Greg Sherman (Avs GM) knew that the Bolts might end up flipping Quincey, as he said that Yzerman brought up the idea of a 3 team trade when they were working out the details of Downie to Colorado.


Said Sherman:
"I think there's a bit of both there. I had good conversations with Steve in there [being] potentially a 3-way scenario. But what we're trying to do is improve our club and Steve was a piece that we wanted to add, so to your point of washing your hands, once you make that move and you get the player that you're looking to bring in, then what happens from there is their business. Kyle played very well for us and he wore the jersey with pride."

#2262275 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by Jedi on 25 February 2012 - 12:42 AM

you actually believe that? that's cute. Posted Image

accepting a bet that someone else proposes is "baiting"? sure. Posted Image

Seeing as how he's a Mod, and you're not, I'd bet NFM25 knows more about post removal and LGW's Forum Rules than you do. And since this thread is about the Trade Deadline, and not an open debate of rules enforcement, I'd strongly suggest you keep any further discussion on topic.

LAST UPDATED (2-24-2012, 11:42 PM ET)

New Jersey Acquires: (D) Marek Zidlicky
Minnesota Acquires: (D) Kurtis Foster, (F) Nick Palmieri, (F) Stephane Veilleux, 2nd round pick in 2012 and a conditional draft pick in 2013

#2259702 Datsyuk out at least 2 weeks

Posted by Jedi on 21 February 2012 - 01:07 PM

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*ahem* Now that that's out of my system...

As long as Datsyuk is healthy and ready for the playoffs, then missing him for a few weeks in February is an acceptable price to pay. Although, it wouldn't surprise me if 2 weeks stretches to 3, or more.

Get well soon, Pavs! Bertuzzi and Franzen won't be the same without you!

#2259319 Sharks May overcome your streak. Otherwise it would be a great game.

Posted by Jedi on 20 February 2012 - 12:43 PM

Fun Fact: Joe Thorton cries more then Cindy Crosby. Someone should re-post the picture of Mule using a light saber to cut off Joe's legs.

That animated gif was the single greatest Photoshop War win of all time.

As requested. Credit to kook_10, this was brilliant!

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Original post (go give him a "+", not me. It's his work).

#2259094 Flyers Haters

Posted by Jedi on 19 February 2012 - 05:32 PM

Greg "Puck Daddy" Wyshynski said it better than I ever could, on the eve of breaking the record. (My emphasis added)


A slice of life from the last time the Detroit Red Wings lost at home: The second season of HBO "24/7" was over a month away from premiering; Herman Cain was still a viable candidate for the presidency; and "Tebowing" still had that new car smell.

It was Nov. 3, 2011, against the Calgary Flames. Since then, the Detroit Red Wings have won 20 straight games at Joe Louis Arena, tying an NHL record established by the 1929-30 Boston Bruins and matched by the 1975-76 Philadelphia Flyers; both of whom went on to play in the Stanley Cup Final.

During the Wings' streak, which reached 20 with a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday, they've outscored their opponents 84-30. Starting goalie Jimmy Howard missed the last three home games, and yet the streak's alive — with a chance at making history at home on Tuesday night against the Dallas Stars.

"Ooooooh, but is it reeeallly history?" proclaim the "consider the circumstances" crowd, like our boy Brian Stubits on CBS Eye on Hockey. After all, three of the Red Wings' wins came in the shootout. The Flyers and Bruins had no such opportunity for hollow, counterfeit victories!

The asterisk police are really one of sports' most deplorable factions.

I dedicated a chapter to them in my book "Glow Pucks and 10-Cent Beer," because every sports record ever set can be given an "*" of some kind because the conditions under which they were established are unquestionably different than those in other eras.

The Red Wings had the benefit of a shootout; the '29 Bruins had the benefit of not having to travel West of Chicago in a 44-game season. And so on. We're either going to be a society that accepts these superficial accomplishments at face value, or a society that's in a constant state of Debby Downerism; the type that inspires someone to, oh I don't know, debunk an 8-point night.

If you're someone giving this record even a second of doubt as to its place in NHL history, check 'yo self. Detroit's winning under the established, accepted rules of their era, and beating the ever-loving crap out of the majority of road teams along the way.

This is an awe-striking record in a parity-infected league, should they break it.

#2258997 Sharks May overcome your streak. Otherwise it would be a great game.

Posted by Jedi on 19 February 2012 - 03:17 PM

How's that supposed to work again?

Brad Stuart's jersey number says it all.

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#2258870 2/19 GDT : Sharks 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Jedi on 19 February 2012 - 02:44 PM

#2258853 2/19 GDT : Sharks 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Jedi on 19 February 2012 - 02:39 PM

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Verify range to target. One PING only...

#2258533 2/19 GDT : Sharks 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Jedi on 19 February 2012 - 12:42 PM

Ken Daniels is the play by play for NBC, with Panger as his color commentary.

This will be a quite pleasant viewing experience. No Doc, no Edzo, no McToolGuire.

#2257824 NHL Trades

Posted by Jedi on 17 February 2012 - 03:16 PM

Gotta love the spin by NotPavelDatsyuk on twitter...

Hal Gill go to Nashville? I have never seen road cone wear yellow before.

#2257724 Zetterberg out vs. Predators, Tatar called up

Posted by Jedi on 17 February 2012 - 11:47 AM

Per Trevor Thompson, Zetterberg might play after all...

Henrik Zetterberg will take pregame skate, might play tonite. If not, Tomas Tatar is in. #RedWings #Preds RWL @FOXSportsDet @7:00pm

#2256532 Rick Nash "available for the right team/price"

Posted by Jedi on 14 February 2012 - 01:54 PM

He's definitely not old, but picking up Shanny was in the pre-cap era.

If Holland were to bring on Nash he'd have $21 million tied up in 3 forwards for two seasons, then have to re-sign Datsyuk with Z and Nash still accounting for over $14 mill a year thru 2020. And somewhere in there he's got to try and fill the massive hole in the blueline when Lidstrom retires. Another issue is that though he's young, Nash seems to have chronic back problems.

Never say never but I'd be surprised if Kenny made such a radical move like that.

Not to mention the uncertainty with the new CBA, and what rules/restrictions that might come about when it's hammered out...

#2256484 Rick Nash "available for the right team/price"

Posted by Jedi on 14 February 2012 - 12:17 PM

For hilarity's sake only.

Pittsburgh works out a trade and picks up Nash. Crosby returns from injury. Cory Stillman then comes out of retirement, and signs with Pittsburg.

Pittsburgh then has the best line ever, Crosby "Stills" & Nash.


In all seriousness, I don't see Kenny making a big push for Nash. The asking price will be too high, and Nash's contract would be too long to feasibly take on. I'd imagine, however, a handful of other teams champing at the bit to make offers.