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#2441984 10/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Hurricanes 2 (OT)

Posted by thegerkin on 04 October 2013 - 09:35 PM

Was the ice terrible? That puck never settled the whole game. The Wings will continue to gel and the timing will come with that.

#2440615 Steve Yzerman wants Game Misconduct penalties for fighting

Posted by thegerkin on 02 October 2013 - 04:18 PM

In the Dreger article, it looks like Scotty Bowman is all onboard the no-fight train:


After reading the quotes from these three NHL executives, it didn't take long for one of the game's most celebrated builders to chime in as well. "I support views of Steve Yzerman, Ray Shero and Jim Rutherford on their opinions for addressing most fighting issues," tweeted the legendary Scotty Bowman on Wednesday afternoon. "Poll all Players." 


The "Poll All Players" part caught my eye because as it says in the article, 98% of players polled in 2011-12 do NOT want fighting removed. Some might say don't let the inmates run the asylum, but when all but 2% of the NHL players want fighting left in the game, I think the players know how to handle the on-ice game. Let them play.

#2438463 Wings to Keep Tootoo?

Posted by thegerkin on 23 September 2013 - 02:31 AM

Anyone think that maybe Holland said he would be ready because he wants to trade him?


You never know. It very well could be to pump up his trade value by showing that Detroit have publicly said they will keep Tootoo. I hope it's not the trade value boost, as I'm looking forward him to being on our roster all year! :thumbup:

#2436448 Cleary re-signs with Detroit, 1 year, $1.75m deal

Posted by thegerkin on 13 September 2013 - 06:55 AM

This is NOT a Stanley Cup pushing roster so why not see what the young guns can do and off-load the vets?


Really? This team was a goal away from the Conference Finals while rebuilding on the fly and has improved quite a bit with the new additions (Alfie, Weiss) while keeping the core of Kronner, Z, Pavs, Ericsson and Howard. This is a better roster than last season, especially for guys like Gus, Andy, Deke who have basically doubled their NHL experience, including playoffs.

#2435586 Canucks to retire Pavel Bure's No. 10.

Posted by thegerkin on 09 September 2013 - 06:55 PM

Hey, it's DJ Tanner's brother-in-law!

#2435160 Nashville Perds

Posted by thegerkin on 05 September 2013 - 05:04 PM

Deliverance (Nashville), Tennessee - "You sure got a Perdy mouth" :D

#2434767 Red Wings Goal song?

Posted by thegerkin on 03 September 2013 - 01:54 AM

I always thought the beginning of this song...


Anyone who knows who The Flatliners are (they're from Brampton, Ont.) gets my vote for goal song :thumbup:

#2422534 Horton looking 6m for 5/6 years

Posted by thegerkin on 26 June 2013 - 08:09 PM

Horton Hears A 'Who do you think will pay you that price'

#2417192 2013 Detroit Red Wings Eulogy

Posted by thegerkin on 02 June 2013 - 07:56 PM

Lame attempt at a "funny" eulogy. Ripping on Hockeytown? This from the team that dresses like the yellow Voltron character? Ripping on Miller's hair, really? Beating the "how many cups" phrase into the ground. Possibly one of the worst "eulogies" I've had the displeasure of reading. See you in the funny papers Nashville.

#2415831 Proud of our boys

Posted by thegerkin on 29 May 2013 - 10:52 PM

One month before the playoffs, all I wanted was the 22 year playoff streak to continue. And 14 intense playoff games later, I'm happy. With an OT loss in Game 7 (which was brutal) against the #1 team, I can only be happy that we got to see them play in big games and gain valuable playoff experience. Great season boys! Can't wait until training camp! :)

#2412057 WCSF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (DET leads series 3-2)

Posted by thegerkin on 25 May 2013 - 10:31 PM

Usually I can tune out NBC announcers, but I had to mute the entire game because of all the mouth-loving for Chicago

#2411686 WCSF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (DET leads series 3-2)

Posted by thegerkin on 25 May 2013 - 08:28 PM

Pierre: "You're right on Edzo" Edzo: "Hey, you're a homer too?" Pierre: "You got that right Edzo. I remember when Edzo playing in Nigeria for the Lack of Water club".

#2410554 WCSF Game 4 GDT- Blackhawks 0 @ Red Wings 2 - (DET leads series 3-1)

Posted by thegerkin on 23 May 2013 - 09:45 PM


#2410120 WCSF Game 4 GDT- Blackhawks 0 @ Red Wings 2 - (DET leads series 3-1)

Posted by thegerkin on 23 May 2013 - 08:06 PM

Ah Taves (yeah, piss on that garbage name Toews). What a poised captain. As he and Z were talking to the ref, it's ok for Taves to slash Z (albeit minor) while whining to the ref. I certainly can imagine Stevie Y or Lids doing this all the time, because pissing and moaning makes you captain material.

#2409086 Unsung Hero....Colaiacovo?

Posted by thegerkin on 21 May 2013 - 09:40 PM

Well, we do have Mountain Drew™ :D