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#1997483 Fire sale in Chicago?

Posted by vladdy16 on 10 June 2010 - 10:14 AM

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.


#1995986 please chicago win the stanley cup

Posted by vladdy16 on 07 June 2010 - 06:49 PM

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.


#1995008 Yzerman also wanting Pat Verbeek

Posted by vladdy16 on 05 June 2010 - 08:28 PM

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.


#1993117 SCF Game 3 GDT

Posted by vladdy16 on 02 June 2010 - 01:19 PM

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?


#1993085 SCF Game 3 GDT

Posted by vladdy16 on 02 June 2010 - 12:10 PM

Flyers are toast. They brought their all to the third period of the last game and STILL couldn't pull it off. The only question is can they avoid the sweep?


#1992980 Lidstrom Signs 1-Year Contract Extension

Posted by vladdy16 on 02 June 2010 - 09:46 AM

I could have sworn this thread was about Lidstrom re-signing.......


#1992951 Lidstrom Signs 1-Year Contract Extension

Posted by vladdy16 on 02 June 2010 - 09:03 AM

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.


#1990715 Bettman Responsible For Yzerman Leaving?

Posted by vladdy16 on 28 May 2010 - 09:49 AM

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.


#1990655 Bettman Responsible For Yzerman Leaving?

Posted by vladdy16 on 28 May 2010 - 07:49 AM

Like Bettman knows enough about hockey to make ANY kind of a suggestion.


#1988091 Who do you cheer for now?

Posted by vladdy16 on 21 May 2010 - 11:04 PM

Pronger doesn't bug me as much as he used to.

HERETIC!!


#1988031 LOL at the Sharks

Posted by vladdy16 on 21 May 2010 - 10:12 PM

Come back from THAT, *******!


#1988004 LOL at the Sharks

Posted by vladdy16 on 21 May 2010 - 09:37 PM

I still can't believe you guys want the Sharks to lose.

Wouldn't you rather the Wings lose to the best of the best?

Doesn't matter. Watching our series and now this one, you can't convince me SJ is better.


#1987975 LOL at the Sharks

Posted by vladdy16 on 21 May 2010 - 08:13 PM

Chicago apparently is taking over for the Wings in the penalty department. SJ just scored on a 5 on 3 they got because the Hawks were playing hockey. *gasp* Sharks have had a disproportionate amount of 5 on 3s. They're not that good. They're not forcing teams to take penalties. What's the deal?


#1987892 Who do you cheer for now?

Posted by vladdy16 on 21 May 2010 - 11:58 AM

never in my life will i root for the blackhawks.

I thought the same thing, and I was puzzled by my bandwagon allegiance to Chicago for the WCF. I had an epiphany last night. I understand now. It's because I identify with those long-downtrodden fans that stayed with the team all through Dollar Bill's shenanigans. They remind me of all the put-upon Wings fans that loved and suffered through the cellar-dwelling 80s to the powerhouse we know and love today. I'd like to see Montreal take them out in the SCF, but I for one am thrilled for the Hawks progress and am grateful that the Central is no longer a walk in the park.


#1987623 WC in Pitt. pretty much a done deal for 2011

Posted by vladdy16 on 20 May 2010 - 02:05 PM

I like to get my Crosby hate on as much as the next guy, but please let's not turn this into another Crosby thread.