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#2128955 Owners back Gary Bettman with 5-year contract extension

Posted by Barrie on 11 March 2011 - 04:46 PM

Owners back Gary Bettman with 5-year contract extension

Wow, I guess this was done in November, but wasn't reported until today.

I've had enough of this guy. I think when the Red Wings start their decline (whenever that is), I'm focusing more attention on Baseball.

#2128517 NHL could lose Air Canada sponsorship over headshots

Posted by Barrie on 10 March 2011 - 03:07 PM

I just heard, again on the FAN590, Bettman's counter to Air Canada's threat is that the NHL teams won't use Air Canada anymore if they pull their marketing $$$.

This idiot just doesn't get it!

#2125342 Wings Playoff/Cup chances?

Posted by Barrie on 03 March 2011 - 03:19 PM

I think we should be favored to win when Vegas makes their odds. I'm picking a Philly-Detroit final, with us winning a 5th Cup since 1997. I really don't see why we won't win, we're the best team with the most experience, plus we had some extra rest from a second round exit last year. Goaltending across the league is average, so I'm fine with Howard in the playoffs. I have no doubts the defense will tighten up once the playoffs start. Right now, with a big lead in the division, we're just killing time.

Actually going back to 1995, I've picked the Wings to win every year but 2007 (Anaheim), 2009 (Didn't make a pick, haha), and 2010 (Vancouver). Hey, I've been right 4 times with the Wings, and a 5th with my 2007 Anaheim pick.

I remember telling people when we got Shanahan we we're going to win the Cup. People thought I was crazy, but it was just one of those feelings that we were finally due.

#2119759 Bettman threatens Edmonton.

Posted by Barrie on 20 February 2011 - 07:12 PM

What? Bettman spoke? Yawn.

I hope Donald Fehr and the players take him down at the next collective bargaining negotiations. It's time to make a change, he's been around to long.

Next press conference Bettman holds, I'd like The Rock to be there...


#2118753 Wings fans at road games

Posted by Barrie on 18 February 2011 - 08:39 PM

Like us or not, but Bettman BETTER kiss our @sses and never take us for granted. We fill the arenas of all his crappy southern markets!

#2118674 Winter Classic to Detroit?!

Posted by Barrie on 18 February 2011 - 07:16 PM

Wings and Rangers would be awesome. Keep the Canadian teams out of it since they have their heritage classic.

I agree keep the Canadian teams out of it. The Outdoor Game is for NBC, and like you said, Canada, and CBC I'll add, has the Heritage Classic. I'm ok each year having one outside game in America, and another one in Canada.

Edit: Besides, America has the better venues for it, Canada doesn't. Half of the fun of the Outdoor Game is where they are played.

#2118610 Winter Classic to Detroit?!

Posted by Barrie on 18 February 2011 - 05:14 PM

Go to Ann Arbor, 100,000 Red Wings fans in one place would be great! It would put to shame any opposing fans who don't think we're Hockeytown!

#2117510 Jakub Kindl

Posted by Barrie on 16 February 2011 - 10:10 PM

Any chance Toronto would be interested in trading Kaberle for Kindl?

#2117453 Illitch "definitely committed" to new downtown arena

Posted by Barrie on 16 February 2011 - 08:24 PM

I wonder how close the new arena will be to the Robocop statue?

#2116995 Bleacher Reports Top 5 Captains of All Time

Posted by Barrie on 15 February 2011 - 05:24 PM

Call me crazy, but I think all this Messier talk as being such a great leader is a little overrated. I don't think he'd be in the conversation if the 1994 Rangers didn't win. There's to much attention on one year.

Just my opinion.

#2116034 2/13 GDT: Bruins 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Barrie on 13 February 2011 - 02:32 PM

Geeze, Pierre and his wisdom saying Babs should be impressed with how the Wings played after going down 1-0.

What are ya, new? The Wings have been the best team in the NHL for the last 20 years! A 1-0 deficit isn't going to keep them down!

#2112709 2/7 GDT: Rangers 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Barrie on 07 February 2011 - 09:59 PM

LOL, Avery. You want to fake being hurt, we'll make it hurt!

#2109305 2/2 GDT: Franzen 5 + Red Wings 2 (7) at Senators (5)

Posted by Barrie on 02 February 2011 - 10:10 PM

Great game Franz! Hopefully that moron who wrote that article saying we need to get a goon, and that Franzen is soft, is eating some crow.

Why was Neil on the ice with less than a minute? I think Coaches should be fined for sending out their no talent idiots in close games. It's a safety issue for opposing players, also it makes teams that are about to lose look like sore losers. There's no need for goons to be on the ice at that moment in a game.

#2100844 Which NHL player have you met

Posted by Barrie on 20 January 2011 - 07:17 PM

My coach also invited Steve Yzerman to our end-of-the-year hockey party. We're all in our coach's basement shooting pool and coach walks down with Stevey Y behind him and is like "Boys, I'd like to introduce you to a friend of mine." Stevey's all quiet and shy and just goes "Hi, guys."

Who was it on here that said they won a contest one time for him and a few friends to watch a game from the owners box? He said Holland came in and started talking to them. When Stevie came in he actually introduced themselves to them saying, "Hi guys, I'm Steve". :lol:

#2100644 Wings Negotiating w/ Nabokov

Posted by Barrie on 20 January 2011 - 03:40 PM

Not stating the obvious, just thinking out loud...

Funny how this works, Nabokov is a free agent, but has to clear waivers to get signed. Being a free agent means you can sign where you want, but in this situation he could get claimed by a team he doesn't want to play for. Interesting...