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#2041380 New Species Discovered

Posted by Jedi on 07 October 2010 - 01:06 AM

Discovered a new species, you have! Strong in the Force, this fruit bat is, hmmm?

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#2039932 Will Maltby be put on waivers?

Posted by Jedi on 03 October 2010 - 02:47 PM

i thought he signed a 2 way contract?

Two way contracts only dictate how much he gets paid. He gets paid a higher amount it he plays in Detroit, and a lower amount if he plays in GR. Two way contracts have no bearing on a player's waiver eligibility status.


#2039350 Jonas Hiller's New Goalie Mask

Posted by Jedi on 02 October 2010 - 09:59 AM

Probably got it that way because he realized there just isn't really way to make an airbrushed duck look intimidating...


#2036437 9/24 Pre-season GDT: Chicago Blackhawks at Red Wings

Posted by Jedi on 24 September 2010 - 07:52 PM

PP. Life's a Beach...

:tomato:


#2036407 9/24 Pre-season GDT: Chicago Blackhawks at Red Wings

Posted by Jedi on 24 September 2010 - 07:27 PM

Gets knocked around way too easy :/

He's 21, and this is going to be his first season as a professional hockey player. Give him some time before selling him up the river, will ya?


#2036400 9/24 Pre-season GDT: Chicago Blackhawks at Red Wings

Posted by Jedi on 24 September 2010 - 07:24 PM

The internet feed is the Jumbotron feed from the Joe.

...and I see that Jedi beat me to it.

I'm quick, like ninja! :ph34r:


#2034721 Rule Changes Explained

Posted by Jedi on 20 September 2010 - 08:33 PM

Anyone else think the NHL should have edited the last line a bit before releasing the video?

Here's the original line...

"On behalf of the National Hockey League and Hockey Operations Department, good luck to everyone in the 2010-2011 NHL season"


But with the model of consistency that is the NHL's on-and-off-ice officials, they might be better suited saying it like this...

"On behalf of the National Hockey League and Hockey Operations Department, good luck to everyone in the 2010-2011 NHL season. You're going to need it."




#2034191 Kari Lehtonen doesn't wear his Chuck Norris mask, it wears him

Posted by Jedi on 18 September 2010 - 10:23 AM

*yawn*. Sorry, never been a fan of the Chuck Norris stuff.

It's a creative idea, I'll give him that. But even Chuck Norris can't help him with the team he has in front of him...


#2034009 Ken Hitchcock coming to Camp

Posted by Jedi on 17 September 2010 - 02:58 PM

In related news, corn dog vendors have already been spotted heading towards Traverse City...

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#2032563 Remembering Patriot Day

Posted by Jedi on 11 September 2010 - 12:19 PM

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Matt put this up on one of the sidebars a few years ago. I had to save it, because it's such a powerful picture.


#2031654 Kirk Maltby nearing 1 year, 2 way deal

Posted by Jedi on 07 September 2010 - 09:22 PM

I don't want Maltby to get the first emergency call up, that should rightfully go to the most promising PROSPECT, like tatar or someone.

Fair enough...

For sure (holmstrom style), I will get pissed off if i see maltby in the winged wheel this season, thanks for what you did in the late 90s and early 00's but please let's move on and bring in the kids as this team needs to get younger pretty soon.

Ok, we get it...

As long as he plays every game in grand rapids i approve this, do NOT wanna see him in detroit though, if there are injuries there are several other players who should get the nod in favour of maltby.

Jiminy Christmas...

I know i've stated it several times but i would just feel sick to my stomach if this old man gets the call to play instead of a young promising prospect, you gotta think and prepare for the future, simple as that.

Ok, seriously... For the love of donuts... We get it... Once was enough, but 4 times? Hello, broken record...

I for one, think Malts would be a good call up, given the right (er... WRONG, I suppose) circumstances. If a 4th liner goes down for an extended period of time, a call up like Tatar or Mursak isn't quite the right guy for the situation. You don't want to call a guy like Tatar up for a three week stint with team where he'll only get to play 6-7 minutes a night in fourth line duty. I'd rather he stay in GR and get first or second line minutes.

The call-up isn't going to automatically go to the most promising prospect. It's going to go to the guy who can be of the most benefit to the club who is calling him up. The player that you call up in case of injury needs to be of the same mold as the guy he's replacing, or at least get as close to it as possible. A Tatar-for-Abdelkader call up doesn't fit as well as a Maltby-for-Abdelkader call up does. Likewise, a Maltby-for-Any-1st-2nd-or-3rd-Liner doesn't work as well as a Tatar-for-Any-1st-2nd-or-3rd-Liner.


#2030644 Howard Changing Masks

Posted by Jedi on 02 September 2010 - 07:48 PM

Not bad. I think I like the "tachometer" mask better, but he certainly could have done worse.

Anyone else notice the new RBK practice jerseys too? Slightly different design, and they now have grey as the accent color instead of red or white.


#2026057 Where do you buy your Red Wings Gear?

Posted by Jedi on 14 August 2010 - 11:23 AM

I wanted to just do a search for a previous topic on this, but couldnt find anything. If there is a previous thread on this, mods please put it in there.

I wanted to get some new stuff for this season. I really want to get one of my Blank Wings jersey's customized with Modano's name and number. I used to go to a place called Gameland that sold jerseys, shirts, hats and EVERYTHING you could think of, but they have recently either moved or went of business. They used to customize jerseys for pretty cheap also. So i was just wondering where people go for the wings gear and if anyone knows where i can get some stuff cheap including getting my blank jersey customized for cheap. I live in the Macomb/Utica area but am also in the Lansing area alot as well. Does anyone know of any good places around there to go for good wings gear?

I highly, HIGHLY, recommend Sportsk.com for jersey customization. They use the same materials as the pros, so it's going to be an authentic customization job, and their prices can't be beat ($47 for a Wings jersey!!). I'm going to send them my blank Winter Classic jersey to customize, once I make up my mind as to who I want on it (Franzen, Lidstrom, Datsyuk or Zetterberg).

SportsK comes highly recommended by not only me, but easily two dozen other LGW members. They have fantastic customer service, prices that cannot be beat ($245 for a customized EDGE Authentic jersey! And yes, it's the genuine article, not one of the cheap Chinese knockoffs) and lightning fast shipping. They are, literally, the only place I will ever buy Red Wings jerseys from.


#2025770 2000-2003 NJ Devils

Posted by Jedi on 13 August 2010 - 09:47 AM

You had to love the pattern of Cup wins in the late 90's/early 00's between the Devils, Avs, and Wings...

95 - New Jersey
96 - Colorado
97 & 98 - Detroit

00 - New Jersey
01 - Colorado
02 - Detroit

It was all so predictable! Too bad we had to go and break it when we lost to Anaheim in the first round of '03... :veryangry:


#2024033 #24 should be retired? But to who?

Posted by Jedi on 08 August 2010 - 06:38 PM

Neither. No reason #24 should be retired, imo.

Exactly.

If you look at the 6 numbers that are up there, is there any way that Probert or Chelios can compare? I know one was a fan favorite, and I know that another played with us for 10 years. They had their ups and downs, and are beloved members of the Red Wings alumni, but neither had the kind of exemplary career that would warrant a number retirement. Had Cheli been drafted by the Wings, and played his entire career here, you *might* have an argument for his number, but that isn't the case, so it's a moot point.

IMO, the current standard seems to be the best, and that is the standard that Yzerman set. I realize that that might be setting the bar a bit high, but isn't that kind of the point? Number retirement is the highest honor the Red Wings can give to a player. If you give it to #24 (either Probert, or Cheli), doesn't that then seem to cheapen it for the other absolute legends that are already up there?

There are more Red Wings players in the Hall of Fame (49) than there are with retired numbers. IMO, that's the way it should be.

The only current or former Red Wing right now that I would even consider as being worthy of number retirement is Lidstrom.