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#2677855 Red Wings re-sign Riley Sheahan: 2-years, $4.15m

Posted by RusDRW on 16 June 2016 - 06:53 AM

If only we could all make that much money from sucking at our jobs.  

well, Sheahan, is a third line player in NHL meaning that he is approximately top 400 at pro hockey worldwide out of let's say several thousands of pro hockey players. Are you sure you're top 10-20% at what you're doing?


Posted by RusDRW on 06 January 2016 - 06:21 AM

Anyone saw the way the russian captain got ejected from the game? what an ahole...


I can understand him honestly. Marner did almost the same against Finns. In third periods of the last three games against Canada, Sweden and Russia Finns were magically given a plenty of PP opportunities.In these games PP time was 88-22 in favor of Finland. I've never seen such a lopsided officiating ay WJHCs in Europe.

#2645164 Goalie Battle

Posted by RusDRW on 30 December 2015 - 03:52 PM


What is Howard doing that makes his team not score any goals? When he was pulled it was 0-4 and the team was playing like complete s***. 


Letting in few soft goals in the beginning of the games Howard affects the way the games are played further. Playing from behind is tough in this league, especially, when there is so much parity between the teams. I don't really have statistics to back up my words but something tells me that falling down by two goals is basically equals to loosing the game.


And I'm not even talking about confidence of players who are well aware that each and every shot is a potential goal. Have you noticed how our defenseman try to block every 30ft shot if we have Howard in net? Completely different story with Mrazek in net. They just let him see these shots.

#2623129 Abdelkader entering contract year, possible $4M extension?

Posted by RusDRW on 14 August 2015 - 03:13 AM

Half of the money he is going to get belong to Pavel...

#2612583 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by RusDRW on 01 June 2015 - 12:23 AM

With Mrazek in net it would have been very different series...

#2585053 3/24 GDT : Coyotes 5 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by RusDRW on 25 March 2015 - 04:24 AM

Howard is the only reason we lost tonight.

#2555022 It's gotta be asked....What's up with Hank?

Posted by RusDRW on 09 December 2014 - 02:23 AM

Am I the only one who thinks he is fine? Zetter is at his best when we need his most. He has that second or third gear he could turn on when needed. Now when everything is fine with the team as we get scoring from all the lines he is just fine.

#2550253 Why is Kindl not playing?

Posted by RusDRW on 20 November 2014 - 03:39 PM

because he sucks, no?

#2549129 Mantha getting closer.

Posted by RusDRW on 15 November 2014 - 07:17 PM


#2537466 We're Down One Goose

Posted by RusDRW on 27 September 2014 - 10:46 PM

The more it happens the more, I think, it is related to our playing style. I mean willingness to absorp the hits, not fighting back, being in vulnerable positions just to win the puck, etc. We're playing like 6'3'' team while our best players are just 5'11''. It takes a lot of courage to do this but at the same time it is stupid

#2536691 Barry Trotz Wants Ovechkin to be more like Yzerman

Posted by RusDRW on 21 September 2014 - 01:58 AM

Fedorov, Bure, Mogilny - Russian wingers known for their two way game just off the top of my head. 




Edit: Yes, Fedorov was a center. He's my all-time favourite player and I just had momentary brain-fart. 


Fedorov was "soviet" center. Any center from those USSR teams knew how to play defense.

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#2534309 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by RusDRW on 15 August 2014 - 11:01 AM

there is good thing about Kenny. With him we always made the play-offs. Imagine being a fan of let's say Calgary or Ottawa or... well even Chicago and LA sucked for most years I'm watching hockey (since 94). We never really sucked in my life and were always a couple of players away from the SC. I prefer this rather than waiting for the good years of Bennet, Monahan or RNH and Draisatl or... and the list goes on.


PS One more example a bit more illustrative than Calgary and Edmonton. Would you like to be a fan of San Jose now? At least we are retooling with Anastasou, Nastasiuk, Nylen, Mantha, Oulette, Sproul, Marchenko Backman, Jensen, Pulkkinen, Mrazek in the minors. They have like two prospects, aging Thornton, Marleau and they have never been even close to winning the SC.

#2533949 Greatest Wings game ever

Posted by RusDRW on 09 August 2014 - 03:11 PM

March 26. Are there any doubts? 

#2533096 Which Players Agency would you choose and why ?

Posted by RusDRW on 28 July 2014 - 01:22 AM

who are Brassard (5x5) and Pouliot (4x5) agents? That agency is definitely the best.

#2531462 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by RusDRW on 11 July 2014 - 04:43 AM

this is just absurd. I don't even want to comment on this.