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#2470100 1/1 Winter Classic 2014 GDT: Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 2 (F/SO)

Posted by RusDRW on 01 January 2014 - 06:19 PM

And yeah after each and every loss we have someone to complain but not us. Jimmy sucked big time vs Nashville. He sucked today as well. But this clown will start next time anyway. Today it was Bernier who was a problem, Last game it was not-perfect-execution (in a game lost 4:6). Next game vs Dallas it will be thatf****** Russian junior Nichushkin who will suddently get his gamee going. Or Benn just dominating.

#2470084 1/1 Winter Classic 2014 GDT: Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 2 (F/SO)

Posted by RusDRW on 01 January 2014 - 05:28 PM

Both Toronto goals today were due to that last effort players are taking to score. We do not have players willing to do that and we lost. 

#2469813 1/1 Winter Classic 2014 GDT: Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 2 (F/SO)

Posted by RusDRW on 01 January 2014 - 04:01 PM

that is all for today. This team has no heart,

#2459527 Shea Weber leaves game with Injury

Posted by RusDRW on 01 December 2013 - 03:38 AM

Weber hurt? Excellent. This usually happens to douchebags one way or another, see Pronger...

#2451277 Mantha signed to ELC

Posted by RusDRW on 06 November 2013 - 01:50 AM

he plays the same game as Shanny and Perry. Skates, shoots and fights. None of those guys were or are known for lots of hits. Not their job. their job is to put the puck in the net. that being said he is just 19. Yzerman didn't learn to play D until his late 20's when Bowman threatened to trade him.


Posts like this remind me how old I am. I actually remember Shanny in his prime. He was everything you could ask from a player. He hit a lot, fought, had a good speed, nice dangles, good vision and in general was a player any opposing team was afraid in many different ways. There were so few guys like him since then and actually only Bert in his prime is comparable (perhaps, Getzlaf of 2008-2010, Neely as well but that was earlier). If Mantha could be half of a player Shanny was that would be a steal.

#2449268 10/30 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Canucks 1

Posted by RusDRW on 31 October 2013 - 11:38 AM

I never appreciated Alfredsson as a true hockey star. When I saw these first 14 games I easily understand why he was so beloved in Ottawa. He is an old version of Zetter with better shot. Excellent hockey IQ comparable with that of Dats.

#2443502 Luke Glendening Recalled

Posted by RusDRW on 12 October 2013 - 10:43 AM

smith scratched. lashoff in for him


sams and tatar scratched


bert with Z and dats


glendening centering tootoo and miller


all these are just random permutations...Why Tatar scratched? He was the one actually doing something in that Bruins game. Why useless Lashoff in while useless Smith is out? Why not someone else like Almquist or Oulette? Give a try like other teams do! Why Glendening recalled? Why not Nyquist? Is he better than Shaean, Tatar or Nyquist? Why Samuelsson is still playing? Why Dats and Zetter are still together while it is evident that second line is not clicking? Why Bert is going to play with Dats and Zetter?... Why we extended Miller? What does he bring others like e.g. Glendening or Shaeah or Tatar or Nqyust can't do? Why we saw no trades to make the roster spot for youngers?


Being a fan for more than 18 years I hever thought I would that say that this team has no strategy going forwards... We don't now and I hate it.

#2436145 Cleary re-signs with Detroit, 1 year, $1.75m deal

Posted by RusDRW on 12 September 2013 - 11:42 AM

I wish I could fly to Traverse City and shake Dan Cleary's hand.


 In this day and age of pro athletes chasing the Big $ at all costs, the guy walked away from millions of dollars, put his ego aside, crawled back to the negotiation table to eat some major crow, all so he could stay with friends,  teammates, and an organisation and town that he loves.


Cleary went toe to toe with one of Detroit's all time biggest nemesis, Chris Pronger, he went after Dion Phaneuf, knocking him silly, then getting an assist on the goal. He's scored numerous playoff game winning goals.  Even when he's basically duck taped together, he's still finishing checks and jumping into scrums. He is a winner, he is the epitome of a team heart and soul guy, he has hands, grit, and smarts.  He is a major contributor at all costs.


$1.75m!  Talk about a Hometown Discount!  


Totally glad he's back. And frankly, I can't see him really giving a s*** what number is on his jersey, as long as the logo is the Winged Wheel.

completely agree. If only our other players were as competitive as Danny. I immediately became his fan when he came here because of his work ethic... still a fan.

#2431182 Devils sign Jagr (1 yr deal, financial terms not yet disclosed)

Posted by RusDRW on 22 July 2013 - 01:59 PM

trade bait. They just signed a late 2nd round pick in 2014.

#2428327 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by RusDRW on 07 July 2013 - 01:48 AM

Everyone here seems so upset of not signing Brunner.... I would even like to question what is the reason? Just because he is 27 y.o.? Have you seen the regular season and play-offs? He is a definition of a floater, never goes to the boards implying that he does not bettle for the puck his defensive coverage is non-existant. Hell, he makes Johan Franzen a guru of defense. Our game is based on hardwork first and that is exactly what Babcock asks from any player. Even skill comes second. Brunner was consistently getting point playing with Zetterberg but anyone can do it playing with world-calss center (see Abdelkader). One can tolerate such style from someone like Brett Hull or Luke Robitaille but not from a rookie who wants to establish himself in this league.


Want to see a comparision? Nyquist vs. Brunner or Tatar vs. Brunner. Those two players are what exactly we need, Brunner? Not so much...


I don't like Cleary much at this point of his career but I understand why we try to sign him first. He is a warrior on the ice and sometimes that additional effort pays off big time. 

#2334918 New fan.. need advice

Posted by RusDRW on 29 November 2012 - 02:34 AM

Watch more of Pavel Datsuyk highlights and you'll get how the hockey must be played :)

#2328672 The best players YOU've ever seen...

Posted by RusDRW on 14 September 2012 - 02:28 AM


#2327104 Alright. How good are we going to be this season?

Posted by RusDRW on 28 August 2012 - 11:50 AM

my prediction: Datsyuk tops 60 assits for Dynamo, Zetter scores 40+ for Timra while Filppula shows flashes of brilliance for Jokerit.

#2323027 Bottom Six

Posted by RusDRW on 30 July 2012 - 01:41 PM

Id rather see:



Helm will never be a second liner. He might be the best 3rd liner but it does not mean he could fill 2nd line role.

#2318600 Holland Content with Current Roster

Posted by RusDRW on 12 July 2012 - 11:31 AM

You cannot say that anymore.... LA was an 8 seed last season and no one thought they'd make it anywhere... NJ was, what? a 6 seed? That was your Final this past season.... low seeded teams that no one would have ever predicted being there. We are a contender, plain and simple.

Well, I won some money predicting LA as the winner this season in one local Finnish betting agency. At least for me it was not a big surprise. Just a quick look at their roster shows that they can go very far this season as well. Same quick look at our roster shows 1st round exist at best.