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#2344653 Red Wings sign D Kent Huskins to 1-year, $750k contract

Posted by vladdy16 on 22 January 2013 - 03:20 PM

Can everyone please try to discuss their point of view without resorting to questioning the intelligence and/or parentage of someone with a differing view?  You guys should need just as much time to get warmed up to this as the players need to not look rusty.  It's too early to be suspending people, okay?

#2344550 Red Wings sign D Kent Huskins to 1-year, $750k contract

Posted by vladdy16 on 22 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

You don't have to like the signing, but bitching about it seems silly when most people don't even know who he is.  This is definitely a perfect "wait and see" moment.  

And realistically, what else is Kenny supposed to do?  Seriously, what else is out there right now?  Unless you have a better, viable suggestion, maybe read sentence number 2 again.

#2344463 Red Wings sign D Kent Huskins to 1-year, $750k contract

Posted by vladdy16 on 22 January 2013 - 12:26 PM



10 negative or sarcastic

9 neutral

1 positive


yup.  Welcome to LGW

And one sarcastic.  This adds to the discussion how exactly?

#2340921 GM Ken Holland says Red Wings might not make playoffs this year

Posted by vladdy16 on 17 January 2013 - 12:42 PM

I think it's going to take a lot more than that for Holland to lose his job.  He's been hog-tied by the salary cap, and while he did great getting currently signed players to take less and found a few diamonds-in-the-rough and reconstituted players, that opportunity is past.  He's now struggling to find his way in uncharted territory for him, and I suspect Ilitch is going to give him a little more leeway.

#2339753 What the Wings are doing for the fans

Posted by vladdy16 on 13 January 2013 - 12:36 PM

So far they've opened up practices to the general public (schedule here) and are starting a "fee free" presale through  Ticketmaster on all home games starting the 17th.  They will be emailing a password, which I will post here.


#2339609 Tomas Holmstrom Retires

Posted by vladdy16 on 12 January 2013 - 10:20 PM

I'm not sure what I'm going to miss most - his presence in front of goalies or Swenglish.

#2339389 NHL, NHLPA reach tentative agreement on new CBA

Posted by vladdy16 on 11 January 2013 - 07:19 PM

Dear Red Wings Fans,

In our now 30 years of owning the Red Wings franchise, we have experienced many ups and downs. No situation is more frustrating, though, than working through the process of establishing a new collective bargaining agreement. We join the rest of our organization today in thanking fans of Hockeytown for your patience over the last few months.

We are sorry for the delay in starting the season and the unfortunate public nature of the negotiations. Thankfully, with this new deal, we will be assured of a settled labor environment for many years to come.

We recognize that no team excels like this one has without incredible fan support. And we understand the special bond that has been formed over the years: we do not take lightly our responsibility as owners.

Thank you for being a part of our team. We look forward to delivering another memorable season of Red Wings hockey.

Marian & Mike Ilitch whitepix.png

#2339121 Detroit Listed as a Bandwagon Fan Base

Posted by vladdy16 on 10 January 2013 - 05:38 PM

Honestly, I think a big part of this is that the Wings have been so successful for so long.  People my age generally aren't doing message boards - I just happen to be more hip than most.  :)  My generation is the die hard generation; no one dares question us.  Anyone born after 1980 is going to be hard pressed to not be called a bandwagoner.  

#2338778 I need a prayer answered, please.....no toot-toot whistles.

Posted by vladdy16 on 09 January 2013 - 09:39 AM

I'm all for the whistles.  Yeah they're a little annoying, but at the same time anything that gets fans into the game I generally support.  So whatever, if the whistle creates a more festive atmosphere then by all means lets do it.  And let's be honest, Wings fans have been watching the team win for so long that they've become fairly stoic anyway, might as well do something to lighten up. 


The only way those whistles will make the atmosphere festive is the applause generated by someone pummeling whoever is blowing said whistles.

#2337022 NHL submits offer to NHLPA - **Suspension Warning Post #70 & #273*

Posted by vladdy16 on 29 December 2012 - 11:12 AM

The owners vs. players debate has played out ad nauseum - please don't start it up again.  We all know where everybody stands and no one's mind is going to change.  Please discuss the details of the offers only.


Posted by vladdy16 on 25 December 2012 - 10:36 AM

We got about two inches of snow last night - just enough for a nice white Christmas. Hope everyone is safe and warm - but not too warm - and has a great holiday.

Found this pic on my cell this morning. Wanted to share as there is nothing better on the planet than playoff hockey and this is as close as we're going to get for now.
Merry Christmas, all!

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#2336453 Instagram user? Might want to cancel your account by 1/16/13...

Posted by vladdy16 on 20 December 2012 - 11:37 AM

I'm not an Instagram user, but wow, are you kidding me?

Good for Instagram. They offer an amazing service for free. If they want to use yours pics, they should be allowed to. At least they warned you in advance.

"but the photos I take are MY property and mine alone." - FAIL. Whenever you upload something onto the internet, you might as well say goodbye. Who knows how many people have copied your photos, and who knows what have been done with them. If you want to keep them private, don't put them on the internet. Are you new to the interwebz or something? You should know better.

Why the hell should they compensate you? You're using their service for free, now it's time for them to receive something from you.

I hope you don't have a Facebook account, and if you do, why haven't you deleted it yet? I'm sure they've done more than you can imagine with your information.

*if I get a warning point for this, that is complete BS. This is a forum, and I'm just voicing my opinion*

And there are ways to express your opinion that don't involve being an ass.

#2336383 Cobo Joe's FanAid

Posted by vladdy16 on 19 December 2012 - 06:38 PM

Congratulations to Shannon on being recipient number 2 of FanAid. Stopped by Cobo Joe's today, had a quick cocktail and some fun conversation. She is awesome! I highly recommend going down there and saying hi. They are not open at night unless there's a concert or some other function happening at the Joe, but they're open til at least 4 during the day.

#2335953 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by vladdy16 on 12 December 2012 - 08:16 PM

I wore all black to work yesterday...

As did I. Seriously.

#2335797 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by vladdy16 on 10 December 2012 - 03:03 PM

You have exceedingly high standards... I’d go just for dollar hot dog night.

Murph has cornered that market.