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#2330724 Project Unfollow-Hear the Fan's Voice

Posted by Dabura on 04 October 2012 - 09:13 PM

We could burn Little Caesars Pizza pizza boxes outside the Joe.

#2330421 Rebuild or retool?

Posted by Dabura on 01 October 2012 - 10:20 AM

It's the Shanahan factor.

We were soft, always getting pushed around. All the skill in the world (and all the regular-season success) meant nothing against the Devils and Avalanche in the playoffs.

So we ponied up for a power-forward. And we all know how that went.

The key was, it wasn't just Shanahan. It wasn't a one-man thing. I mean, yeah, he was a wrecking ball for us, and it was awesome. But, more than that, it's the way our game changed.

Before Shanny, we could only hurt in one way. Teams got wise, realized, "Hey, all we have to do is shut that s*** down. Then they just fold."

It's the same way today, really. All we have is our skill (especially up front, on the scoring lines). I've said this before and I'll say it again. Are we superb defensively? Can we play lights-out lockdown D? No, even with Lidstrom. Are we especially big? Are we really young? Are we fast? Is our PP especially lethal? Is our penalty-kill ruthless? Can Howard steal half a dozen playoff games for us?

#2330420 Rebuild or retool?

Posted by Dabura on 01 October 2012 - 10:04 AM

I'm not talking about enforcers. I'm talking about premier scoring-line power-forwards, e.g. Bobby Ryan, Corey Perry, Wayne Simmonds, Milan Lucic.

Our blue line is not where it needs to be. And that bothers me. But I'd give it a fighting chance in the postseason.

Our scoring lines, on the other hand - I know their chances in the playoffs.

Because I've seen the future. It's in the past. (Fwooosh, plot twist!)

#2330343 White as home jerseys or road jerseys?

Posted by Dabura on 30 September 2012 - 06:35 AM

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I like to pretend this was in Colorado.

The major melee ensued at the 18:22 mark, leading to the third fight. Shortly after a collision between Red Wing center Igor Larionov and Avalanche forward Peter Forsberg, Wings enforcer Darren McCarty seized the chance to avenge his Grind Line teammate by escaping a linesman's grasp and hitting Lemieux with a right hook from the side. McCarty laid many blows on Lemieux, who fell to the ice and covered his head (labeled "turtling" in hockey terminology); McCarty managed to land a few more punches, drag Lemieux to the boards, and knee him in the head before the two were separated by officials.

It was at this point that Colorado head coach Marc Crawford unleashed "The Foot."

#2330212 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by Dabura on 27 September 2012 - 03:08 PM

Imagine how poor the NHL is gonna be in non-hockey markets when their already small fanbase becomes essentially non existant.

This, this, this.

"Uncle Gary" lives for two things: cultivating patronage in hard-sell markets (e.g. Glendale), and lockouts. You know what lockouts are super-good for? Losing patronage in hard-sell markets.

#2329797 New League?

Posted by Dabura on 23 September 2012 - 03:01 PM

What's to stop Chris Chelios from starting a new NA pro hockey league? And what's to stop that league from supplanting the NHL?

Obviously I'm being a little silly.
...and yet, I'm kinda not.

Discuss the idea of a "new NHL." (National Cattle League?) Is the idea appealing to you? What would you like to see in a new league? How would someone, or multiple someones, go about actually creating a new league here in North America? Or would they even be able to? (Is this idea at all feasible?) Discuss potential obstacles. Discuss potential awesomeness. Explore all angles.

#2329739 CHL, Other Junior Leagues Look to Ban Fighting

Posted by Dabura on 22 September 2012 - 04:09 PM

Pacifistic, girly, European style hockey Red Wings hockey is uninteresting to me.

Sorry. Couldn't resist.

#2329325 Captaincy

Posted by Dabura on 18 September 2012 - 04:27 PM

I wouldn't mind seeing Helm get the A.

#2328873 2012 Lockout Watch

Posted by Dabura on 15 September 2012 - 12:59 PM

league can go eff itself.

I think it just did.

#2328300 Hawks sign D-man Michal Rozsival

Posted by Dabura on 11 September 2012 - 05:10 PM

Something something kicked the tires, something something price wasn't right something something....

#2328290 The Ultimate Ranking List

Posted by Dabura on 11 September 2012 - 04:03 PM

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#2328048 Article: Ryan Does Not Desire Trade

Posted by Dabura on 08 September 2012 - 02:32 PM

This whole thing has been way overblown, IMHO.

#2327990 Doan staying in PHX 4 yrs $21.2 mill

Posted by Dabura on 07 September 2012 - 04:35 PM

Sam Cooke FTW.

#2327893 Predators match offer sheet to Shea Weber

Posted by Dabura on 06 September 2012 - 02:56 PM

A "new" set of tires for Holland to kick!

#2327695 Photo of Chelios on bench, stepping on stick

Posted by Dabura on 04 September 2012 - 12:54 PM

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From a different angle, this might look...suspect.