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#2593049 No Scoring and No Fighting

Posted by Barrie on 13 April 2015 - 08:44 PM

After Probert's death, and hearing/reading about all the physical pain McCarty is in right now, I don't miss the fighting at all.


When it comes to scoring, things work in cycles. Baseball scoring is down too. Also, remember defense wins Championships. High scoring teams don't usually go to far in the playoffs.

#2592626 Definition of a real fan

Posted by Barrie on 12 April 2015 - 08:38 AM

I've been a Detroit sports fan since the 80's, I think I'm a real fan.

#2592181 Buffalo clinches last spot

Posted by Barrie on 11 April 2015 - 08:40 AM

I live close to Buffalo, so I listen to a lot of Buffalo sports talk, I know Sabres fans are thrilled. It's a great sports town, and I'm happy they're adding either McDavid or Eichel to their team.

#2592180 Red Wings clinch 24th consecutive Playoff appearance

Posted by Barrie on 11 April 2015 - 08:38 AM

In October if someone told us we'd finish 3rd in the division (assuming we hold on tonight), we'd all be thrilled! We moved up a couple spots compared to last season. I think the Wings accomplished their goals for the year. Let's see what happens in the playoffs!

#2590915 Joe Louis Arena Game Entertainment

Posted by Barrie on 09 April 2015 - 03:20 PM

Anyone who complains about the in game entertainment at the Joe should attend a sporting event in Toronto. Toronto treats their fans like a bunch of 12 year olds with ADD. EVERY stoppage in play, they either blast music so loud to the point where you can't even talk to the person sitting beside you, or the person in the stand with the mic is talking. They don't give you any time to talk about the game with the people around you. I stopped going to Toronto sporting events because I found the in game entertainment insulting.

#2588829 Do Red Wings fans deserve better?

Posted by Barrie on 04 April 2015 - 07:13 AM

Speak for yourself, despite one bad month, I've enjoyed watching this team.

I question if we do were not really a top 5-8 fan base in the league the joe is pretty pathetic


Have you even been to the Joe? It's loud!

I would say we have the weakest fanbase (CURRENTLY) out of the "Original Six" teams. Then you can add in Pittsburgh, Philly, Vancouver, and Winnipeg. So we might make a case for #10, but even that would be contested. 


I do agree with you, though...the new arena should help things greatly. The Joe is a dump with nicely placed seats. 



You must not watch the away games then...

#2586357 Is A First Round Exit Imminent?

Posted by Barrie on 28 March 2015 - 08:27 PM

The thing about the Cap, there's a lot of good teams, no great teams. Anyone can win in the playoffs.

#2583623 Connor McDavid

Posted by Barrie on 20 March 2015 - 09:39 PM



I just tried it, Buffalo won.

#2583620 The Futures of Tatar & Nyquist

Posted by Barrie on 20 March 2015 - 09:32 PM

I wouldn't think twice about losing Hudler and Filppula. The majority of Wings fans wanted Hudler gone after 2010-11, and Filppula is over paid. I think Tatar and Nyquist will be better players then them, if they aren't already are.

#2576482 Going To My First Wings Game - Suggestions?

Posted by Barrie on 01 March 2015 - 08:51 AM

A suggestion, make sure you pee before the game, the bathroom lines at the Joe are huge!

#2576480 Once again blowing a lead and giving up 3 goals

Posted by Barrie on 01 March 2015 - 08:45 AM

We were playing Western Conference teams in their buildings, no lead is safe. Give the Wings credit for going 4-1-1 on this road trip! This road trip proved we can beat every team in the League.


If we were blowing leads at home, then worry.

#2569368 Wings-Avs alumni game speculation

Posted by Barrie on 08 February 2015 - 09:41 AM

Draper and Lemieux on the same ice.... I don't care if McCarty has made up with Lemieux, he'll always be scum to me.

#2567836 Gustav Nyquist loses puck from his first NHL goal

Posted by Barrie on 02 February 2015 - 04:51 PM

His only goal.



#2567685 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by Barrie on 01 February 2015 - 02:50 PM

My condolences to those people that wanted to tank this year, we're too good.


Hate to say I told you so, but I was one of the few who stood by Holland and was made fun of, I guess we were right. Usually when an organization loses franchise players like Yzerman and Lidstrom, it takes 10-20 years to recover. This has to be one of the best rebuilds on the fly ever.

#2562730 Osgood circa 2008 *Mod Advisory @ #18*

Posted by Barrie on 12 January 2015 - 06:43 PM


I'm still steaming as well. I absolutely still feel that the NHL did what they could to help Pittsburgh over the top in 2009. It's just a shame we were so beat up because it wouldn't have even been a contest if we were just a bit healthier.


I agree, I think the League did everything they could to help Pittsburgh win in 2009. There was also Game 6 when the refs forgot how to count to 6.


I know a lot of NFL fans are crying "fix" with some of the weird calls the last 2 weeks, but I think the NHL is a lot worse when it comes to weird things going on with their officials. Bettman is a dictator if you ask me.


Anyway, I think Ozzie should be in the Hall of Fame no question. He had 400+ career wins, and was one of the best big game goalies of his era behind Brodeur and Roy. Ozzie was more clutch then Belfour and Hasek.