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#2623686 Grantland: The Heavyweight Belt of NHL Rivalries

Posted by vladdy16 on 21 August 2015 - 05:27 PM

Pretty soon rivalries will be based on the actually game being played. How lame. I can't think of a single good rivalry that doesn't involve punching. Except the Yankees vs. The Red Sox, Michigan vs. Ohio State, North Carolina vs. Duke, or Liverpool vs. Manchester United.

Yep, obviously can't have bitter rivalries without fighting. You betcha.

No one said there can't be bitter rivalries without fighting, although hockey does lend itself to that being a large component.  Most here are lamenting the decidedly low bar that has been set for what constitutes a rivalry; something we've actually been doing since the press kept telling us we had one going with the Preds two seasons into their existence

#2623622 Grantland: The Heavyweight Belt of NHL Rivalries

Posted by vladdy16 on 20 August 2015 - 03:47 PM

Rivalries today just don't seem the same as they were 15 plus years ago.

They're not.  Used to be a rivalry grew from intense competition that left blood on the ice, literally and figuratively.  Now it's just whatever team is playing on Wednesday night.

#2623355 Adidas Gets NHL Jersey Deal

Posted by vladdy16 on 17 August 2015 - 06:43 PM

Is there any way to Photoshop live TV so we can scrub the advertising?  

I can't imagine doing any ads front and center as the article claims.  Around the bottom maybe?

#2622968 Kane Off NHL 16 Cover

Posted by vladdy16 on 12 August 2015 - 02:04 PM

Wrong link - here's the tweet:


Official statement regarding Patrick Kane.




#2621902 Voynov pleads "No Contest" to Domestic Violence Charge

Posted by vladdy16 on 31 July 2015 - 07:42 AM

Thanks, that would be much appreciated.  There are 3 mods to the hundreds of members.  We aren't online all the time, especially at the time these threads are being created, which is usually during work hours or at 3am.   I'd rather get 12 reports about the same thread than no reports.  

#2621378 Wings lose scout to leafs

Posted by vladdy16 on 23 July 2015 - 07:54 PM

Hey I'm glad Babcock and his minions are gone

OMG, what an awesome photoshop opportunity that is!!




I generally don't mind the poaching, especially in Babcock's case, as people prefer working with certain people and others are offered a promotion, but it's kinda weird that it's the only time people tend to leave our front office.

#2617304 HHOF #5 Lidstrom head of 2015 class

Posted by vladdy16 on 29 June 2015 - 03:28 PM


Why wouldn't Pronger be in the HOF?  He's one of the best players of his generation.  I don't see them looking the other way because of some lame salary cap loophole the idiotic NHL has created. Pronger isn't the mastermind behind the league's idiocy.  

Because you are eligible 3 years after you retire.  Pronger is not retired, therefore he is not eligible.  Not sure how they're working that out.

#2615345 Will Wings Revisit Signing Phaneuf?

Posted by vladdy16 on 19 June 2015 - 03:33 PM

I will sleep a little easier tonight.  Supposedly the Wings are no longer interested per KHANNNNNNNNN!

#2615260 TSN Play of the Year

Posted by vladdy16 on 19 June 2015 - 10:29 AM

OMG.  That would be AWESOME!  Have like 6 people in Wings shirts walking down a dirt road with signs and like one shirtless guy with a huge beer belly sitting in lawn chair with a cooler watching the "parade."

#2614018 Jeff Blashill named 27th head coach in Red Wings history

Posted by vladdy16 on 11 June 2015 - 02:39 PM




#2613629 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by vladdy16 on 09 June 2015 - 11:25 AM


Well perhaps it should die, because what they do as an organization has little bearing on the Wings. Caring a hate-torch for the Hawks is petty. It's what Chicago did when they were jealous of Detroit for 20 years. I don't want that going the other way while they're on top as Detroit retools.


So, unless they're beating the Wings in the Cup final, or keeping them from making the playoffs, I'll reserve my loathing for teams like Tampa, Montreal, Boston, and eventually Florida and Buffalo.


But this is just how I feel. Personal preference.

You're confusing a rivalry with petty jealousy.  They have nothing to do with each other.  One is a long-standing competitive, contentious relationship and the other is just being a ******.  I'm old enough to appreciate our rivalries with Chicago and Toronto.  You're obviously not, and weren't raised by hockey fans I'm guessing?  Trust me - any hockey fan from my generation in Detroit, Toronto and Chicago has taught their children about these rivalries, just as Red Sox fans and Yankee fans have taught their children.

#2613608 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by vladdy16 on 09 June 2015 - 09:06 AM


For me? Yes.


The Chicago - Detroit rivalry will eventually die. Just like the Colorado - Detroit rivalry did.


Tampa should be as much or more of a rivalry as the Hawks. The Wings are already playing more important games against Tampa. That's not going to change.

The Chicago rivalry will never die, much like the Detroit/Toronto rivalry never did.  We pass it from generation to generation.  

#2613559 Tampa Bay Lightning dress code for fans

Posted by vladdy16 on 08 June 2015 - 07:34 PM

This has nothing whatsoever to do with the Hawks.  I hate the Hawks.  I hate that someone has to win this series.  The Bolts could pull this anytime, anywhere against anyone and it would still be a punk move.  There's nothing in the Bolts ticket policy that states he can't sell his tickets, to Hawks fans or anyone else.  He didn't violate any agreement, hence them caving.

#2613558 Wings set 11 AM Tuesday Presser to announce Blashill

Posted by vladdy16 on 08 June 2015 - 07:30 PM

Please let's keep Cleary out of every thread.  There's a thread specifically to discuss him.

#2613205 State your unpopular opinion *Mod Warning Post #'s 200 & 219*

Posted by vladdy16 on 04 June 2015 - 08:50 PM

I don't like bacon.  There.  I said it.  The fascination escapes me.  *whew*  I feel so much better now.

I don't like sausage, ham, or pepperoni either.