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#2440215 Leafs re-sign Phil Kessel

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 01 October 2013 - 03:25 PM

That's a good contract for a baseball player

#2438936 Canadian Olympic Jerseys Leaked?

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 25 September 2013 - 02:34 PM

I still think it looks like semen. But then, I think everything looks like semen.

This is true. See my sig.

#2439042 Should we expect a slow start from Alfie?

Posted by SensViking on 25 September 2013 - 09:04 PM

Truthfully I'm not worried. Alfie is a warrior and I can't ever recall him starting out the season slowly. It's just my opinion but Alfie is the icing on the cake not the straw that will stir the Wings drink.

If he's tweaked his groin they will let him rest and work out-he always comes to camp in great shape- no need to work him like a rented mule. I'll bet #11 is reveling in not having to be the answer every night for the team and because of that look out!

Go Alfie!

#2438859 9/25 Pre-Season GDT : Penguins 5 at Red Wings 1

Posted by 55fan on 25 September 2013 - 07:22 AM

Thanks for the Pens lineup, Dabura.


I got all excited because I was looking and not seeing Crosby and Malkin.  Then I realized that they were listed in numerical order.

#2438674 Jack Edwards is a Moron

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 24 September 2013 - 09:29 AM

Jack Edwards has always been an over-the-top moron; no news there. Reminds me of "Another right by ROY! Another right by ROY! Uppercut! Uppercut! Bicycle kick by ROY! Piledriver! Another right by ROY! ROY summons strength from his ancestors for a fireball! Finish him! Fatality!.... Osgood with the takedown"

#2438627 Report: NHL to have 5 outdoor games in 2014-15.

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 23 September 2013 - 09:06 PM

Why not 12 outdoor games?

Why not have all the games take place outdoors and have one indoor Heritage Classic?

#2438660 Detroit would like to welcome the Eastern Conference

Posted by 55fan on 24 September 2013 - 06:40 AM

Not sure about the ice, but above the visitors' dressing room door should read:


Omnes relinquite spes, o vos intrantes


(credit: Dante in The Divine Comedy.  translation: Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.)

#2438455 Paul Ranger's Shootout Attempt(?).

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 23 September 2013 - 01:12 AM

Shootouts are a joke anyway so why not??

#2438313 9/22 Pre-Season GDT : Chicago Blackhawks at Red Wings, 5:00 EST

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 22 September 2013 - 04:33 PM

Abby is actually looking great on the line with Z and Dats.  Making smart passes, retrieving pucks, getting shots. 

#2438222 9/21 Pre-Season GDT : Boston Bruins at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by RationalHatred on 21 September 2013 - 11:13 PM

Having attended the game, this was unfortunately a bit of a snoozer. Regardless, if anyone's interested in impressions...


The good:

-Weiss looked reasonably effective and saw ice time on both special teams. He is ridiculously good at retaining possession but came off as a puck hog and needs to make better decisions on when to pass.

-Jarnkrok looked great. Played a good north-south game and was visible.

-Ditto Nyquist. He has a knack for forcing the play and created some great chances. Drew a penalty after intercepting an aerial breakout pass and giving himself a mini-breakaway. Half the crowd was hollering for a penalty shot.

-Franzen was excellent. Made some very smart, cerebral plays and put in a good effort.

-Bert did fairly well in his scrap and wanted to go again with Caron later in the game. He maintained strong possession in the zone but made a very unfortunate gaffe that ended with the Wings taking a penalty. Bert hung on to the puck too long, and when he was stripped of it a 2-on-1 was created, which led to either Smith or Ouellet taking a penalty (I forget who).

-Sproul and Ouellet were very strong after their first couple of shifts and did not look out of place at all. Both certainly have the look of future players in the league. One of the two (couldn't tell) delivered a ridiculous hip check, which may have been the only good hit the Wings laid on the whole game.

-I did not notice Quincey and Lashoff much, which I consider a good thing.

-Dekeyser was strong and appeared to be the best defenseman the Wings dressed tonight.

-Both Wings goaltenders played well. Gus was effective but badly overplayed the first goal and injured his groin attempting to compensate. It's the sort of mistake I'd expect from someone who hasn't seen much game action in a while.

-Emmerton had a strong game. I'm starting to like him.


The bad:

-The entire team struggled badly with the Boston forecheck. Breakouts were bad. It brought back memories of the early going last season. This was particularly bad for the first 5-10 minutes of the game. Several breakout attempts landed directly on a Boston stick. 

-The team didn't do a good job of getting pucks to the net. Johnson was not really challenged for long stretches. A number of opportunities came from the point, but mid- and low-slot chances were few and far between. 

-The power play was dreadful.

-Smith was absolutely horrible. He was a stumbling, falling mess and turned the puck over a few times in the defensive end.

-Cleary was distinctly mediocre, but did put in a good effort.

-Something seems to have happened to Ferraro. He was having a good game until he took a BS penalty in the first, and I felt like he barely appeared the rest of the game.

-Andersson had zero luck. He had a couple of great opportunities that he couldn't put home.

-Jurco seemed a bit lost and outmatched. 

#2438206 9/21 Pre-Season GDT : Boston Bruins at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by RaisedOnHockeytown on 21 September 2013 - 08:28 PM

Hi all, newbie here (in the metro-D for several years now, raised in a rabid Wings family with four brothers plus my dad and no sisters!). I've been following along for a few days, decided I should finally jump in - you all are busy! Anyway I just wanted to post a quick thanks for the radio links the last couple games. It was very exciting to be able to bust out my goal light remote on Thursday and actually SEE the game.  :yahoo: Nice to be here in the midst of obviously devout fans!



#2438077 NHL enforcing uniform rule from 1964

Posted by 55fan on 21 September 2013 - 08:40 AM

Heaven forbid those sweaty, bleeding guys with fresh stitches smiling through missing teeth should look disheveled. 

#2438168 9/21 Pre-Season GDT : Boston Bruins at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 21 September 2013 - 06:18 PM

Ken Kal's calling the game on 1270 for those who don't know and want to listen.

#2438161 Jets release Ian White

Posted by number9 on 21 September 2013 - 05:09 PM

I think it's just really bad to end up as a regular healthy scratch once your an established NHL player. I think it kind of almost black lists you. Every other team is going what happened there? There must be something wrong with him, on or off the ice. IMO, He's a decent player, but not outstanding enough, or big enough, for most teams to burn the cap on him that he probably wants.


I think the worst thing for his career was signing the length term he did with us. He came, played with Lids and did well, then as soon as Lids left he fell off. Kind of says he's been floating around to so many different teams for a reason and he only did well because of Lids.

#2438139 Jets release Ian White

Posted by evilzyme on 21 September 2013 - 02:14 PM

I just don't get the lockerroom cancer stuff.  I've never heard anything legit about it regarding White.  Same goes for him having choice words for Babcock or being unprofessional about being benched. 


Did Babcock sit someone and got mad at them because they accepted being benched?  He's a seasoned vet and was honest about not liking and being benched and wanting to play.  But I never saw anything that reached the level of what you guys are talking about here. 


I mean the locker room cancer things didn't just magically appear over night. He's been written about in books stating how much of a doucher he was. He thought he was the king bee and would talk down to other teammates, didn't think he had to show up on time, etc etc. Now, as always, these things can change over time as a person matures or just generally as they see fit. It seems like White wasn't up to his old antics during his time with the Wings franchise, but I think it's wrong to dismiss his previous incidents. As for him talking about getting sat, IIRC, he went off pretty bad at first but then re-buttled to make it sound like he was just simply frustrated. Ofcourse I can understand that he is frustrated that he wasn't playing and obviously felt like he deserved to be, anyone can agree with that motion. My problem, ofcourse, was the fact that he wanted to go to the media and talk about it. All he simply needed to say was, "i'll prove myself next time i'm in the lineup that I should remain there." Simple as that. Don't give the fans and media something to talk about, especially as a professional athlete. As towards conflicts between Babcock and White, that's simply speculative.


In the end, I always thought he was a servicable defensemen and didn't deserve the slack he got from time to time. It's hard playing hockey as a smaller figure, and even more harder while trying to play defense. Wasn't the best defender, but he could contribute from time to time. Unfortuantely, he just never got back on his feet after #5 left, IMHO.