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#2131900 Datsyuk, Rafalski Injury Update Thread

Posted by Barrie on 17 March 2011 - 11:05 PM

Hey Dats, rest up on the weekend and be in there against Pittsburgh! I'll be at that game :innocent:

#2130842 Heatley elbows Ott

Posted by Barrie on 16 March 2011 - 04:36 PM

Why is this even a debate by the media and NHL? Heatley knowingly elbowed a guy in the head (and I don't care if it's Ott), yes he should get a suspension! Start with 10 or more games for this stuff, and set up a "3 strikes you're out" plan. But typical NHL will just give him a game or two and it'll happen again, in a different city by a different player, in the next couple of days.

Call me crazy, but this stuff HAS to stop! I don't want to see anyone get a concussion, and I especially don't want to see our Red Wings players get concussion. We're lucky Stuart ONLY got a broken jaw. Also imagine if Crosby or Hall was Datsyuk or Zetterberg instead?

Bettman has zero chance at a TV deal if he allows head hunting to continue, and his 5 point plan is a complete joke! All he needs is one point, "Don't hit people in the head!!".

#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.