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#2354402 IF Everyone gets healthy...

Posted by rick zombo on 12 February 2013 - 01:30 PM

IF everyone's healthy, I suspect we'll see this:


Bertdog - Datsdog - Flippdog

Broondog - Zdog - Muledog

Newfdog - Helmdog - Samdog

Drewdog- Abdog - Tootdog



Krondog - Rigdog

Smithdog - Whitedog

Huskydog - Qdog





#2353506 Ericsson

Posted by cupforwings on 10 February 2013 - 02:11 AM

So Holland knows what he's doing?

#2354012 2/10 GDT : Kings 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by evilzyme on 10 February 2013 - 03:17 PM

Once the Kings get it going they will be alright. They looked good today. Just Jimmy was better :D


Oh man, if an average goalie did that to them, I don't even WANT to see what an "elite" goaltender would do!!

#2353986 2/10 GDT : Kings 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Crymson on 10 February 2013 - 03:09 PM

There's a little lesson for us in faith.

#2353834 Howard = Average

Posted by amato on 10 February 2013 - 02:18 PM

Call me crazy but I'd call 37 saves on 38 shots thru two periods an elite performance..

#2351313 Mike Ilitch's Apearance

Posted by IILeiBlazeII on 05 February 2013 - 12:09 PM

You make it sound like he just gave everyone that out of the good of his heart. I'm pretty sure he made a hefty profit on all of those things.




He's old and possibly senile, and he drinks too much.



Let's lighten up a bit here. Poking fun at the guy must mean we hate everything he's ever done and think he's a bum.


That's the American Dream, isn't it? I agree with 55fan - this forum in general has gotten a lot more whiny and a TON more disrespectful since I joined back in '07. The man single-handedly put Detroit back on the map as a sports town. He has provided most of us (including me) a hockey team that has made the playoffs in almost every year I've followed them with his own money... and don't think he was making wild profits back in the lean years when he was giving away a car every game to get people in the seats. I think he deserves a reward - both in money and *RESPECT* - for bringing sports, fans and jobs to my favorite city in the world.

#2351222 Mike Ilitch's Apearance

Posted by 55fan on 05 February 2013 - 07:36 AM

Really, people?  This is how you show gratitude and respect for the guy who took a heartbreak of wreckage, turned it around, and gave us four more Stanley Cups and made us the envy of the league?


Not to mention whatever he's done with the Tigers and for the city of Detroit and his charitable contributions.


I hope some day you get old and see how you like it.


Kids these days.

#2351242 Stats Thus Far for Suter and Weber

Posted by kipwinger on 05 February 2013 - 09:45 AM

Neither of them are as bad as they look right now, but then again Suter isn't as good as he looked in the past.  Thank god Detroit didn't go out and spend that money on him, what a giant f***up.  Still not sure how anybody (other teams included) thought this guy was as valuable as they did.  Unreal. 

#2349054 Zetterberg's Great But...

Posted by Euro_Twins on 30 January 2013 - 01:43 AM

This yr  Z 21:15, D 20:46

2011-12  Z 19:50, D 19:34

2010-11  Z 19:35, D 19:19

2009-10  Z 20:02, D 20:20

2008-09  Z 19:52, D 19:12

2007-08  Z 22:04, D 21:23

2006-07  Z 20:50, D 19:57

2005-06  Z 18:57, D 17:53


Zetterberg always gets a little more for some reason


Take some valium maybe that will help you sleep tonight, since the 1 shift difference seems  to bother you oh so very much

#2346095 Team next season?

Posted by Donohue75 on 25 January 2013 - 12:48 PM


Howe - Yzerman - Lindsay
Delvecchio - Abel - Federov
Maltby - Drapper - McCarty
Shannahan - Datsyuk - Ullman


Lidstrom - Chelios
Fetisov - Coffey
Larson - Pronovost



#2332877 Ryan Suter pissed off

Posted by martinezsvsu on 27 October 2012 - 11:54 PM

im sure parise rubbed his back, calmed him down, and tucked him in

#2329483 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 September 2012 - 11:44 AM

Another decent perspective on the lockout. Towards the end he hits upon one of the reasons why I put a lot of the blame on Bettman and his strategy.

The NHL and its wealthier franchises certainly have a responsibility to support those teams in weaker markets, especially since those teams were born of the league's own vision for expanding the game.


Bettman wanted to expand the game into non-hockey markets. Fine. Then when those franchises struggle he points the finger at the players as to the biggest reason why and locks them out.

It's going to take time and commitment to turn a non-traditional market into a good one for hockey. It's not the players fault that people in Phoenix just don't want to watch hockey that much. Right out of the gate owners of franchises in Detroit, Toronto, New York, etc have a HUGE advantage over those in places like Nashville and Phoenix.

It has to do with the history and popularity of the teams, the length of time hockey has been part of a culture in that market, and also the strength of the Canadian dollar. The biggest reasons for the economic disparity has nothing to do with the percentage of revenue allocated to paying players.

Bettman apparently doesn't have the skills or the will to get his owners to share more revenue and actually address the economic disparity, instead he goes after the players because it's easier and something all his owners can agree on.

Unfortunately his spineless strategy is terrible for the fans and ultimately for the NHL.

#2327472 2012 Lockout Watch

Posted by sibiriak on 31 August 2012 - 08:18 PM

If you want to get technical, it is only an option for the union. Even if they exercise it, their average share for the life of the new CBA will certainly be lower than 57%. Also, the definition of the hockey related revenue is being changed, so the players would get 57% of the lesser total, which would be a defacto decrease in salary.
Not to mention the fact, that the current system was put in place by the NHL, who used the last lockout to roll over the players union and force them to accept this CBA. If you listened to Bettman speeches then, the expiring CBA was going to set he economic house of hockey in order. :ninja: And now the system they devised is suddenly favoring the players? FYI, average share of wages, salaries etc. in all the other industries of American economy is near 70%. So the owners are already getting a good deal.

What it amounts to is that the league appears to try to shake down the players at the end of each CBA period for as much as they can get away with. And lock them out if they resist. Rinse, lather, repeat every 4-5 years.

Personally, I resent their bully tactics that result in my loss of enjoyment of my favorite sport.

#2324482 2012 Lockout Watch

Posted by frankgrimes on 09 August 2012 - 04:09 PM

Someone needs to lock that Minime out. It would be the third lockout under him, no way Fehr and the NHLPA will dance like he wants them to do.

The owners got exactly what they wanted and now they will lockout their players for getting what they wanted? Talk about a big FU to the fans, Bettman you are the biggest disgrace this sport has ever seen resign already!

#2321659 Who is your favorite player from a team besides the Wings?

Posted by Travis on 24 July 2012 - 07:32 PM

Miguel Cabrera.

Edit: in all seriousness, that's a tough question. I honestly don't know if I have one at this point. There have been players that I've enjoyed outside of the Wings but they always seem to turn out to be assholes, whiners, or political martyrs.