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#2468542 Alumni Game Lineup / Leafs @ Wings Alumni NBCS and CBC 1pm

Posted by vladdy16 on 30 December 2013 - 05:15 PM


#2465502 Nyquist out with groin injury

Posted by vladdy16 on 17 December 2013 - 12:40 PM

I just had to laugh.  It's gotten to the point of ridiculousness.  

#2464178 Rivalries

Posted by vladdy16 on 14 December 2013 - 10:50 AM


You must be young. Some of us oldsters still have a deep hatred for Toronto. So glad the Wings can renew that rivalry now.


And just think how sweet it will be when the Wings beat Chicago in the Cup Finals some year. :)

Absolutely agreed.  Growing up, Toronto was Public Enemy Number One, with Chicago a distant second.  It was passed on genetically.  Chicago was more of a regional rivalry since they sucked pretty hard, but Toronto, they were a deeply hated foe.  

There is not a happy dance big or long enough to express my joy at being back in the East.  

#2464038 Shawn Thornton attacks Orpik (leaves game on stretcher)

Posted by vladdy16 on 13 December 2013 - 12:39 PM

Maybe it's not an age or a generational thing. The more I know and learn, it just becomes harder for me to be entertained by naked violence.

If Lemieux turned out like Moore, would you still feel the same way? It doesn't matter why McCarty did it. Bert was doing it to stick up for naslund. It shouldn't be allowed because you run the unnecessary risk of severely injuring someone. Although I don't support fighting, it would have been far better to pummel Lemieux face to face, when he's consenting. Not some blindside punch he wasn't expecting. If Lemieux doesn't want to fight, put him into the boards, hard, every chance you get. Also, you could just win. How much does mccarty's fight mean if we ended up losing to the Av's in the playoffs?

McCarty to this day insists Lemiuex knew he coming and that no blindsiding was involved.  Take that how you will.

And it still would have meant the world even had things not turned out the same.  It wasn't the hit so much (that was bad enough) as Claude's attitude afterward,  He deserved a beatdown, period.

I'm not a proponent of stupid penalties and mindless violence, but I am a huge supporter of sticking up for your team and not letting guys like Cowen get away with manhandling anybody, let alone Pavel.  I believe in dual-purpose players - those that can contribute effectively and maintain order and mete out justice, which is what true old time hockey was all about.

#2463413 Great Datsyuk Interview

Posted by vladdy16 on 11 December 2013 - 12:33 PM

From today's #RedWings practice: Pavel Datsyuk claimed "I'm out of shape." Teammates still laughing.

#2462837 12/10 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Panthers 3 (SO)

Posted by vladdy16 on 10 December 2013 - 07:51 PM

Oh f*** offffffff, where art thou Holmstrom

If Homer were on the ice it would have been waived off before #98 even hit the ice.


Stellar acting performance on the part of Thomas.  I don't care who you are, if you sell something like that, it should be a penalty.

#2462237 Shawn Thornton attacks Orpik (leaves game on stretcher)

Posted by vladdy16 on 07 December 2013 - 09:45 PM


There is no "code"


I've seen muggings from he 70's and 80's that make this incident look like kissing.  Thornton went over the line, but that's always happened in different eras as well.  You can't take that out of hockey even if you neuter players like Thornton.  Hockey players in bad moods sometimes go over the line.  


Orpik didn't help himself any by being Brooks Orpik, one of the most disliked defenders in the league.    

I must disagree in that for a long time there absolutely was an established, albeit unwritten, code.  It died when the instigator rule came in.  Sure, back in the guy some guys were playing on the edge or over it, but they knew they would have to answer the bell for it later on.  That doesn't happen anymore.  That coupled with the increase in equipment protection has led to complete disrespect amongst a lot of the players.

#2462204 We are the Detroit Red Wings and we are making the playoffs

Posted by vladdy16 on 07 December 2013 - 09:33 PM

There was no reason to resurrect this thread a third of the way through the season.

#2462190 12/7 GDT: Panthers 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by vladdy16 on 07 December 2013 - 09:30 PM


:lol: I'm sure the holier then thou crowd will come on soon and tell us how it's not really that bad that we're losing the Panthers because blah blah blah

There is never a good time or a good reason to lose to Florida.

#2461891 Alumni Team Photo

Posted by vladdy16 on 07 December 2013 - 12:54 PM

Do my eyes deceive me or is that Jiri Fisher?

#2461862 12/6 GDT 7:00PM: Red Wings 3 at Devils 1

Posted by vladdy16 on 07 December 2013 - 10:43 AM

sportscenter had monsters save as the #1 top play.
Shocking that they had hockey on the countdown at all, but it was #1.
AND the showed a beautiful behind the back pass, between the legs goal in college(I think) hockey.

No, the breaking news is that someone still watches ESPN!  :lol:


That was a serious Ninja save.

#2461646 12/6 GDT 7:00PM: Red Wings 3 at Devils 1

Posted by vladdy16 on 06 December 2013 - 09:08 PM

3 turnovers in a row by Bertuzzi that get cleared

In all fairness, as much as I am not a Bert fan, this is his first game back.  

#2461612 12/6 GDT 7:00PM: Red Wings 3 at Devils 1

Posted by vladdy16 on 06 December 2013 - 08:45 PM

This reeks of a goose-egg on the scoreboard at the end of the night.

You were saying?  Say it again!  Say it again!!

#2461066 12/4 GDT : Flyers 6 at Red Wings 3

Posted by vladdy16 on 04 December 2013 - 10:32 PM

I think Matt should start dispensing lithium prescriptions with each user name - you are seriously some bi-polar sons of *******.  

Yes, they blew a 2-goal lead.  Yes, they are getting roughed up.  It's not the first time, it won't be the last, and we're only ONE THIRD of the way through the season.  It's a disappointment and hopefully a learning experience for the cast and crew of the Wings organization.  Let's start the lynch mob a little later in the season, okay?

#2459587 Datsyuk concussion: To Return Tuesday

Posted by vladdy16 on 01 December 2013 - 01:32 PM

Vengeance is best served cold. I know we are all expecting something to happen to Cowen but I rather beat the sh** out of them on the scoreboard and take a win. 


I hope Dats is back soon although we aren't having trouble winning games without him or scoring either :P

Can't we have both?