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#2038820 Wings release Aaron Downey

Posted by esteef on 01 October 2010 - 10:01 AM

Change on the fly...Closest guy to the bench gets off the ice, the "tuff guy" jumps on, and goes after the opponent causing trouble.

^ This. It happens all the time and is failed to be acknowledged by the anti's concocting ridiculous theories as to why they think enforcers are useless. :thumbup:


#2035111 Bad Rep Immunity Thread

Posted by Broken 16 on 21 September 2010 - 11:12 PM

I never cared about negs in the first place but I imagine any post that implies that Lidstrom is too old would have gotten a dogpile of negs.

Here's a legit one that I really believe:

I would have loved to see Pronger wearing the Winged Wheel.

#2034161 Who will be the whipping boys for '10-'11?

Posted by Nev on 18 September 2010 - 02:31 AM

Is that possible? Remember 2008 when we were simply awesome in the regular season, arguably better than in 96? Lilja was a bum, Filpulla & Hudler would never be NHLers, Drake was a waste of a roster spot....and who can forget the Ozzie/Hasek flame wars?

I think you overestimate the maturity of the average interwebz user.

#2032512 Stanley Cup Predictions

Posted by Barrie on 10 September 2010 - 11:03 PM

I love how a Penguins fan comes to a Red Wings board and then somehow acts suprised when Red Wings fans defend/hype their team.

Bring back the negative ratings!

#2031896 Meech on waivers

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 08 September 2010 - 06:04 PM

The end of the "Mebdeech" era is offically over with Lebda going to Toronto at a laughable contract and Meech being waived.

The peasants rejoice!

I thought it was Lebeech?

#2030259 Power Forwards

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 30 August 2010 - 09:02 PM

Franzen isn't a power forward. He's a legit two way forward. He doesn't play nearly physical enough to be considered a power forward.

Franzen isn't a power forward. He's a legit two way forward. He doesn't play nearly physical enough to be considered a power forward.

Sorry double post.

#2029320 Osgood

Posted by mackel on 25 August 2010 - 11:31 PM

Posted this in the last Osgood topic:

why does this always happen when Osgood's name comes up??? lots of people blowing gaskets about how good/not good he is... I thought we all agreed last year he was a mediocre goalie who played for great teams and consequently has better numbers than other goalies of his ilk... such as Arthus Irbe, Dan Cloutier, Damian Rhodes, Ron Tugnutt, Steve Sheilds, Manny Fernendez, etc

#2029263 Osgood

Posted by Echolalia on 25 August 2010 - 06:27 PM

Osgood is probably the best value goaltender of the past 20 years. He's a solid goalie, either best of the average of worst of the elite (however you want to look at it), but because he wont be taking 5+M from a team, he gets surrounded by elite talent. The consequence is success.

#2028347 Paul McCartney adds penguins sticker to guitar

Posted by Butch on 22 August 2010 - 08:23 PM

I hate to throw politics into the mix, but...............
Maybe Obama asked him to apply the Shizburg decal during their recent "Liberal Lovefest" at the White House.

#2028378 I hate shootouts

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 22 August 2010 - 11:14 PM

Are we sure that this isn't just coming out of the fact that Detroit stunk in the shootout last season?

#2028302 Penguins sign Arron Asham

Posted by Buppy on 22 August 2010 - 05:07 PM

I'm not acting like I'm being repressed. There's actually been some good conversations going on in here, like between GMR and mindfly.

Speaking only for myself, sure it would've been nice to pick up Asham for 700k. But I'm not saying he's getting the Wings to the Cup or it's an either or situation with Modano. It's all the people jumping into the thread who've made it that. There's a pretty large gap between saying you'd want a player on the team and that player would make the difference in winning the Cup.

But that's a common argument for shooting it down. "xxxx player is not going to be the difference to get the Wings to the Cup."

And the prevailing argument has also become "do you know more than Holland?" Of course none of us know more about running a franchise than Holland. But it's about being a fan of the team. Analyzing and overanalyzing every move and throwing our two cents in. That's why this forum exists.

The Draper thing was really an aside which has derailed this thread even more. As I said, I'm a big Draper fan, but Holland was overly optimistic about his contributions to the team when he signed that contract. Or maybe he didn't have enough faith in kids like Helm to replace him.

Really? Prevailing argument? Heaten used that argument once, and you've been harping on it ever since. Mostly, it's been a discussion on the relative merits of Modano and Asham, scoring and grit/fighting. You now seem intent on proving that Holland can make mistakes, as if that proves that this particular move (or non-move in this case) is a mistake.

Now unfortunately, this seems to be devolving into just another enforcer debate. Oh well.

#2028292 Penguins sign Arron Asham

Posted by cjm502 on 22 August 2010 - 04:17 PM

This thread is full of stupidity.

#2028243 I hate shootouts

Posted by Original-Six on 22 August 2010 - 11:28 AM

The shootout is a pretty s***ty way to decide the winner of a team sport. I could care less how "oh but its exciting" it is. Its like deciding a tie baseball game on a home run derby and don't even get me started on all that overtime garbage. Taking away players to make it 4v4 3v3 etc. What other sport do you see stuff like this happen? Its freaking retarded. Its like saying "well we need to hurry up and get this baseball game over with, lets remove the outfield. That should speed things up." WTF....

#2028218 I hate shootouts

Posted by cusimano_brothers on 22 August 2010 - 07:36 AM

The "NHL All-Star Skills Competition" are held once a year; the opprotunity to witness one part of it every single regular season game should not exist.

#2028197 I hate shootouts

Posted by CaliWingsNut on 22 August 2010 - 01:01 AM

I still HATE shootouts.