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#2534495 Lidstrom honoured today with plaque next to Yzerman

Posted by Son of a Wing on 18 August 2014 - 02:44 PM

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#2533466 Paul McCartney and the Red Wings

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 01 August 2014 - 04:00 PM

You know what Paul McCartney has...? Loyalty. 

 

Give him a stick and put him on the point Kenny. He'll only be the 4th oldest UFA you've signed since Bowman left. 




#2533463 Paul McCartney and the Red Wings

Posted by hooon on 01 August 2014 - 03:09 PM

Take these broken Wings... and get a new training staff.




#2532547 'District Detroit': Red Wings' New Arena Details Released

Posted by puckloo39 on 19 July 2014 - 11:00 AM

I can only be an improvement to the area, and I am sure the local fans will love it.  I am very happy that I got to attend a few games at the epic and irreplaceable Joe Louis Arena.  I loved every second of the games I attended there and felt privileged as a fan to be there. 

 

Sentiment aside, the Wings deserve the best.  I hope this new arena is just that.




#2531866 Rule Changes in the AHL (what the NHL has considered)

Posted by Euro_Twins on 12 July 2014 - 05:48 PM

I hate the current OT rules and I hate the proposed changes, just too convoluted. What would happen if it's still tied after 3-3? Both teams play table hockey to declare the winner?


Rock paper scissors. Best 2 of 3


#2531790 Rule Changes in the AHL (what the NHL has considered)

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 12 July 2014 - 10:09 AM

Dumb people running an awesome sport.




#2531782 Rule Changes in the AHL (what the NHL has considered)

Posted by Euro_Twins on 12 July 2014 - 09:37 AM

I think the helmet one is dumb. If you're in your own end on a pk defending and someone checks you, knocks the helmet off, somehow you deserve a penalty because you don't want to leave your team even more shorthanded to go put the helmet back on or go back to the bench?


#2531451 Tomas Jurco's Ridiculous New Stick Trick

Posted by Namingway on 11 July 2014 - 02:05 AM

I'm not sure if this was already posted, but figured it deserves its own thread.Besides, we could use something like this in the midst of all the other stuff (or lack of) going on :P

 

 

How 'bout that hand-eye coordination, ey?

 

 




#2530692 NHL Trivia: 2000+ PIM Club

Posted by 55fan on 08 July 2014 - 06:36 PM

I love the sporkle quizzes.  I do the periodic table ones just to keep my mind refreshed.  The problem is that I'm still convinced the Yzerminium is an element.




#2530509 NHL Trivia: 2000+ PIM Club

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 July 2014 - 10:00 PM

Some of the quizzes were real brain-scratchers. I was good with players back to the early 80's, but before that it's foggy. It helps on those quizzes to remember how awesome Mike Bossy, Montreal Canadiens, Rocket Richard, etc... were as they are answers on most of the all-time lists. Use it as cliff-notes if you need ;)

 

Yeah, for some of those quizzes, I love it when I type Gretzky's name in, and like 10 boxes get filled in automatically. :lol:




#2530454 Bryan Murray Diagnosed with Cancer

Posted by LeftWinger on 07 July 2014 - 04:00 PM

I didn't see this already being discussed, if there is one already please delete this one...

 

Once again, I am having trouble with my paste commands on here but if you go to detnews.com the article is there.

 

This is sad news, I hope he can beat it! I am having one tonight in honor of the man who help build our Dynasty!

 

 

quick little funny story, when he was coach/gm for us, I was pushing wheel chairs at metro and always was on the look out for NHL players traveling.  I ran into Bryan Murray on his way to GM meetings and they were in the middle of a 10-15 game unbeaten streak at the time. A lot of people were starting to recognize him and I jokingly asked him, "Its kind of hard to remain anonymous now-a-days isn't it?"  He laughed and answered yes. He then started asking about what I do at the airport and just being friendly in general.  During our conversation I mentioned that I was going to the game the next night.  He said make sure his assistants coaches do a good job while he was gone. I said no problem! Well they lost.  Oh well.  Now, fast forward a few days later after the meetings and I am at work in my work station and I happen to see him walking through towards baggage claim. He saw me and approached me and asked me what happened and that he thought I was going to take care of things...lol! I told him I submitted some line changes but they wouldn't listen to me!  He had a laugh!  I thought is was so cool that with all the business of the NHL and the thousands of fans he meets, that he actually remembered our conversation and even was down to earth enough to give me a little egg on my face...

 

Great, great guy and great Hockey mind.  It's just too bad he hasn't been able to win that Cup yet...stay strong Bryan and beat this!




#2529896 Hockey News: Red Wings D hunting

Posted by Shaman on 03 July 2014 - 10:05 PM

Tyler Myers can go right out the window. They want a ridiculous amount for him (heard 4 starters and a high round pick) and honestly he's not that good. He's just tall.

 

Byfuglien is an interesting option. He fills a lot of holes on our backend (size, toughness, and a righty). Seems like a better trade partner than BUF who is in our division. 

 

Don't know much about Petry. 

 

 

I don't want to imagine Big Buff filling any holes on my backend.  Immature and sleep deprived is not a good combination.  

 

 

What? All I'm saying is that we have a lot of pressure back there sometimes and he can be the one to relieve it. Sure, there might be some boil-over from the other D-man he's playing with, but they just need to bear down, keep it loose, and be prepared to go long and deep.... into the post-season. 

 

 

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#2529285 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by FlashyG on 02 July 2014 - 03:25 AM

Forget Cleary, I guess we have a new 3rd Amigo

 

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#2526990 FLA to Buyout Jovanovski

Posted by Euro_Twins on 29 June 2014 - 04:25 PM

it was wiz that said it
 
 
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Lol good on Holland. Turn an insult into a compliment.


#2525447 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 24 June 2014 - 10:08 AM

The amount of negative opinions being spouted around here are incredible. We're not even in July yet and people are calling the season practically as good as dead and all because of what? Because we re-signed one of our best players from last season and we haven't addressed any of our issues yet. I mean, everyone is entitled to their opinions and that's fine, but when you're constantly thrashing out the same old line over and over, it gets a little tiresome. I know I know. KH sucks, Franzen is lazy, Howard will never be the elite goalie that we seem to somehow be entitled to just because we're the Red Wings, our D couldn't win the Calder Cup let alone the Stanley Cup, and we're got a forward group that's full of a bunch of washed up, old, warn out, injury prone veterans who can't even keep up with their own children on the ice anymore. 

 

We all know that success comes in cycles, and that good teams eventually get knocked down a peg a little and then have to build their way back up to the top again. This is precisely what is happening with the Wings right now, and with what we've seen last year that we've got good young kids in DeKeyser, Jurco, Sheahan, Tatar, Nyquist and Mrazek all ready to contribute, why should we trade a bunch of em away when we're not going to get full return on them and when really, right now, they provide our team with energy, skill and desire to win. Alfie coming back helps because he's got a bomb of a shot for the PP, he's still got good wheels, and provides another leadership presence in the room. Those of you who are bashing him, do you really think that our situation would improve if you shoved some unready kid onto top line minutes for the entire season? Don't you think that would actually make our team worse and then we might be 'mediocre'? 

 

Don't get me wrong, I'm not oblivious to the fact that this team has holes, which are primarily on D. But at least for heavens sakes, give management a chance to address them before you start calling for their heads.