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#2566540 Mike Babcock video re: mental illness

Posted by yztheman on 28 January 2015 - 03:31 AM

From Tsn website : video about 2.5 minutes long and about 1 minute ads



Mike Babcock discusses mental illness from his home during the All Star break






#2560921 Bertuzzi hoping for Professional Tryout

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 06 January 2015 - 02:25 PM

It's a shame we never got to see the power forward Bertuzzi during his stints in Detroit.  He spent so many years as a Wing, but my whole memory of him is very forgettable in a Wings uniform.  The team didn't win anything either.  

#2560783 Bertuzzi hoping for Professional Tryout

Posted by Desert Rat on 05 January 2015 - 11:48 PM

I always liked Bert, best of luck to him.

#2561027 When you do that you are just some English pig with no brain at all yo

Posted by LeftWinger on 06 January 2015 - 06:46 PM

How come the name Joe Grimaldi sounds so familiar?


Does anyone else think that Maxime Langelier-Parent of Nottingham sounds like the noblest lad in the kingdom?


Or like he's the Parent of everyone in Nottingham!

#2560610 CapGeek shuts down

Posted by Dabura on 04 January 2015 - 04:04 PM

As someone who deals with health issues (kidney stones, back pain...) on a daily basis, I can understand and respect his decision. Ultimately, it's just a website, and hockey is just a game. Health and family and quality of life is all that really matters.


I hope everything works out for him. He'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

#2556459 Calendar Wallpapers!

Posted by Jasper84 on 13 December 2014 - 02:49 PM

Huge fan of Matt's wallpapers, was using them every time a new one came up and always check beginning of the month for a new one. It feels very awkward after all this time not having a Wings calendar wallpaper on my computer during the season. With some free time today, I decided to make my own and will share here as well.


They aren't Matt quality of course, but they'll do. I tried to keep a similar theme that we're used to here.


2880x1800 - http://i.imgur.com/5pWxSve.jpg


2560x1440 - http://i.imgur.com/C6NFES0.jpg


1920x1200 - http://i.imgur.com/uXAfElE.jpg


1920x1080 - http://i.imgur.com/B2bHeK8.jpg


1680x1050 - http://i.imgur.com/8o0d6Pt.jpg


1440x900 - http://i.imgur.com/BhQQ2y7.jpg


1280x800 - http://i.imgur.com/UJJYns0.jpg


1280x720 - http://i.imgur.com/Dq0SzIJ.jpg



Here's to hoping the lack of quality will bait Matt back into creating them!

#2557074 Oilers schedule presser tomorrow

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 16 December 2014 - 12:12 PM

I feel mixed about Nelly taking the job. First, he's a cool guy and is one of the smarter coaches out there. I watched him for years in Muskegon and Grand Rapids and have a few pictures of us after the Muskegon Fury won the UHL Colonial Cup. He's coached at all levels. But... it's Edmonton. Eakins deserved to be fired. I just hope Nelly can turn the Oilers around, but this season is lost. I know it's only interim but maybe that's a good thing for him :)



#2555115 Theoretical "Expansion Draft" implications - Who to protect?

Posted by The Greek on 09 December 2014 - 04:06 PM

I would rather pretend that this isn't a possibility. God, I hate the idea of expansion.

#2555007 Preds @ Avs 12/9/14.

Posted by FireCaptain on 09 December 2014 - 12:12 AM

Well, I'm out in Colorado for fire training and part of the bucket list is to hit a game in every rink. Would be preferable if it were a Wings game, but when someone else is footing the travel bill, I can't be choosy. 


At least the Avs are playing my home state team - the Preds. 


Just picked up 4 - 8th row seats in the corner where the Preds shoot twice for $31/ticket. Face value of over $100 each..


Apparently no one wants to see the Avs/Preds on a Tuesday night.



#2554495 Honest NHL Slogans

Posted by e_prime on 07 December 2014 - 09:01 AM



Honest NHL slogans BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Dec. 6, 2014 11:37 PM
You've seen "Honest Advertising Slogans" floating around the web before, and a few months ago an "Honest NHL Slogans" thread was passed around the Internet for people to get creative with. The results from the thread were hilarious, and an imgur image user has taken the best suggestions from the thread and created these amazing wallpaper slogans! Here are a few of our favourites.


Here was my favorite:


B3SnAVH   Imgur


More here:



#2554001 12/4 GDT - Stars 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 04 December 2014 - 10:53 PM


#2551554 Doggone it Danny Cleary

Posted by F.Michael on 24 November 2014 - 03:24 PM

Not surprising...Danny more or less 'grew up' in Detroit after he bombed in Chicago/Edmonton/Phoenix.


Even though his best playing years are behind him; I could see him as part of the Wings organization down the road.

#2550134 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by Jesusberg on 20 November 2014 - 11:28 AM

He's an idiot? Really?

I can't speak for anyone else, but the last person in this world I'd expect to screw me over financially is my mother. It's one thing to be awful with money, but what they did with his money goes beyond being financially irresponsible - they milked the **** out of him. They treated him like a cash cow and ran his debt into the ground. The amount they spent/lost has more to do with their greed and taking advantage of a situation than it does with making smart decisions. Disgusting on their part.

#2550125 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 20 November 2014 - 10:31 AM

The one good thing for Johnson here is that he still has 7-8 good years left of earning potential. 

#2548783 Former Wings coach/GM Bryan Murray has stage 4 cancer

Posted by number9 on 13 November 2014 - 11:42 PM

I'm a cancer survivor myself. I was fortunate to catch mine early, but it still took 2 surgeries and 2 years out of my life. What Murray is facing is something I can't imagine. I would've vacated my job by now if I was him. But he's a stronger man than me. Goodluck to him and his family.