This is a thread about Modano - not enforcers, not deleted posts, not the "adminstration." FOUR PAGES of crap have been deleted from this thread. Keep it on topic or it gets pulled and you run the risk of being suspended for derailing threads.
26 pages of discussion about Mike Modano? Seriously? I understand those that wouldn't mind seeing him here, but it's not like he's someone anyone would kill to have on their team. Personally, I hope he just retires and fades away. I'm normally good for the home-town angle, but Modano doesn't offer a whole heck of a lot IMHO and he's an ass besides. If he signs here, I won't be Hatcher or Bertuzzi upset, but if he retires or signs elsewhere, good luck and God speed.
I wouldn't say they'll be in the basement. They definitely won't have the chops on depth to become a dynasty or likely win the conference again for the next few years, but they'll still be competitive in the regular season.
As we all know, 3rd and 4th lines are crucial to postseason success and Chicago will be stuck with two mediocre AHL-quality lines. It's not gonna be pretty in Chicago come April 2011.
I agree. The core is too good for Chicago to be cellar-dwellers the next few years. However, with this Cup win, I for one don't want to hear a peep out of a single Chicago fan about how the Wings bought Cups.
Oh what ever. It's easy to bash a questionable character when they're on another team.
No team, or semi-intellegent hockey veiwer on the planet would hate to have Pronger on their team. Well, unless you prefer "losing with character" over....just winning. Pronger is pound for pound, one of the cockiest, irritating hockey players on the planet....but he's also one of the best.
If detroit signed Pronger, I bet we'd be in the finals.
It's hockey. If you guys want a "nice" team, go watch tennis or something.
I personally think we could use a few more cocky dirtbag questionable players
And that is why you're not running any team, let alone this one.
Yzerman spent his entire career with Detroit - where else is he going to shop? He wants to surround himself with the best people possible to ensure his success. These are people he knows and trusts. He's offering them promotions in their field and the chance to help build a team from about square 3. If the Wings are going to give him permission to talk to these people, who am I to be upset about it? I say Bravo.
I agree with this. They really SHOULD have won game 1. The fact that the Hawks let in 5 goals in that game shows that they are far from invincible.
And the Flyers let in 6.
Chicago all but handed game two to them and they refused it. Were they just being polite? I don't think so. The Flyers should have come out hungry in that game and failed. Hawks started floundering at the first power play in the second. The Flyers should have had their skates on the jugular at that point. Are they going to wait to go down three games before they realize they're playing for the Cup?
This thread is perilously close to being pulled for sheer lunacy. No wonder the rest of the NHL fanbase accuses us of being spoiled.
State your opinion and move on. The bickering back and forth that Lids should have taken less and has cost us the Cup because he didn't must stop. Mike Ilitch owns this team and thank God he does. Hands down the best owner in the business. Ken Holland runs this team. We have players consistently taking less than market value because of these men and the environment they perpetuate. Players are loyal to the Wings because the Wings are loyal to them. Remember that.
As much as I would like to agree with you, you're wrong.
Oh, please - do tell how Gary has demonstrated any knowledge of the game itself. I have a better hockey mind than he does, and I was against the Wings signing Stevie. (He was too small. Thought he'd need bodyguards AKA Gretzky. The difference is, I can admit my mistakes.