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#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.

#2612993 Money On The Board!

Posted by vladdy16 on 03 June 2015 - 09:50 AM

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#2611519 ECF : Tampa Bay Former Rangers vs. New York New Rangers

Posted by vladdy16 on 29 May 2015 - 09:51 PM

I love the handshake line - I think it's one of the very cool things that makes hockey special, but for some reason I'm sitting here wishing someone would throw an elbow.  

#2608405 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by vladdy16 on 18 May 2015 - 05:35 PM

Can you guys at least pretend to be on topic and maybe just put "Babcock" at the end of your post?  

#2608102 WCF : (3) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (1) Anaheim Ducks

Posted by vladdy16 on 16 May 2015 - 08:57 AM

Hate the Ducks, but I hate Chicago more.  Have to root for the Ducks to pull this one off.  It hurts either way though.

#2605685 State your unpopular opinion *Mod Warning Post #'s 200 & 219*

Posted by vladdy16 on 03 May 2015 - 11:02 AM

I don't dislike cats, but I love dogs more.


I'm sure this will tick off some people.  Whoever told Robert Plant that he could sing was tone deaf.  He can't carry a tune in a 15-ton gravel truck.  That band should have just played the music and not let anyone sing.  The minute he opens his mouth to sing, he ruins the song.  I don't care what song it is, he ruins it when he opens his mouth.  It's the reason I hate Led Zeppelin with a purple passion.



I can't stand The Who or the Rolling Stones.  You couldn't pay me to listen to them.



#2605368 Locker room Clean-Out Updates

Posted by vladdy16 on 01 May 2015 - 01:23 PM

Babcock said winning and his family (wife) are priorities


Babcock reiterated he doesn't have skill set to be GM. Not interested in it. "Do I want to have input? Yes. Do I have input here? Lots."


Babcock says he has no interest in being GM. Says there are no better jobs than his current one.