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#2651683 9 (NINE!) player trade involving Phanuef

Posted by Never_Retire_Steve on 09 February 2016 - 11:32 AM

Holy s***... didn't see that one coming.

#2639163 2016 NHL Outdoor Games Jerseys.

Posted by Never_Retire_Steve on 24 November 2015 - 12:06 PM

I know I'm likely in the minority but I like the Red Wings jersey.

#2638311 The person below me game...

Posted by Never_Retire_Steve on 20 November 2015 - 10:29 AM

I love fishsticks in my mouth but am not a *** fish.


The person below me is going on a date tonight.

#2638269 Who and What are the Detroit Red Wings?

Posted by Never_Retire_Steve on 19 November 2015 - 05:55 PM

As much as it pains me to say this and I really don't want it to happen but the best thing for this team might be for it to miss the playoffs.

#2637815 Play Coach - When do you pick a goalie

Posted by Never_Retire_Steve on 18 November 2015 - 01:45 PM

I want Howard to get "more" of the starts and be slightly better than Mrazek so that when do sign Mrazek to a contract in 2016, it will be cheaper.


You give him all that playing time now and his agent will be demanding a hefty raise.


So best hope they both do really well and Howard edges him out. It will help us in the long run. 


Ya but it looks like we'll be fighting for a playoff spot this year. Rather play the guy that gives you the best chance to win and not based on future contracts.

#2637656 Play Coach - When do you pick a goalie

Posted by Never_Retire_Steve on 17 November 2015 - 02:51 PM

Think Blashill has done a pretty good job on this  but would like to see Mrazek get more playing time as he has been the better goaltender so far this year. 

#2637315 Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

Posted by Never_Retire_Steve on 16 November 2015 - 12:57 PM

A lot of us are upset with how the Wings are playing.

Some of us are okay with us being where we are at.


My take is simple.

Why did Blashill get the job if everyone is saying he is so inferior to Babcock?

Why did we replace arguably the best coach we've ever had besides Scotty with a guy so inferior?

It's a little bizarre to me.

This isn't that young of a team in terms of years anymore.

These guys have been getting experience. They've been in the playoffs.

It's time to take a step forward.

It's unacceptable for Detroit hockey to be so poor.


Forget the reasons the Wings suck for a second, I'm curious, why do some of you accept mediocrity with the Wings but you never would with the Lions?


I'm definitely not happy with the way the Red Wings are playing and I actually agree with you that coaching is likely part of the reason.


However, I feel as though you are wrong in a lot of your assumptions.


First off, Blashill got the job because he was very successful in the AHL (which he coached many of the current Red Wings) and it's not like coaches who are better than Babcock are just waiting around anxious to coach the Red Wings.


Good coaches generally aren't available for a reason. Who do you think would do a better job than Blashill? If your argument is that we need to fire the coach, you need to have a plan in place once he's gone. So far I haven't seen that from you, I've seen a lot of anger from you but you seem to be lacking in presenting a solution to the problem you've identified.


It's kind of hilarious to hear people say that it's unacceptable for Detroit hockey to be so poor and I think it's why I know a lot of people who say things like, "Detroit has the worst fans in the league" because of statements like that when Detroit has made the playoffs for longer than some of my friends have been alive and for some franchises that have been in existence. Can you imagine the reaction you would get from an Oilers, Sharks, Sabres, Avalanche, Wild, (the list goes on) to hear a Wings fan saying it's unacceptable for their team to be so bad when they currently hold the longest active playoff streak in North American pro sports.


We're spoiled as Red Wings fans sometimes.

#2636596 Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

Posted by Never_Retire_Steve on 12 November 2015 - 12:47 PM

Quite surprised that so many people actually like this deal or are even ok with it.


Personally, I think it's a pretty bad signing. 7 years is absolutely terrible for a guy like Abdelkader. Ya, he's maybe a 4.25 million guy right now but there's no way a 7 year term is worth that money. Feeling like this will be regrettable in a couple years.

#2633791 Why are the Wings making such bad decisions with the puck?

Posted by Never_Retire_Steve on 28 October 2015 - 01:45 PM

Are you suggesting that we sign someone like Biznasty?

#2633786 Tarasenko re-signs with the Blues (60 mill/8 years)

Posted by Never_Retire_Steve on 28 October 2015 - 01:02 PM

I think there is a good argument that Tarasenko is already one of the best players in the league so I have no problem paying him like one.

#2633771 What is wrong with Anaheim?

Posted by Never_Retire_Steve on 28 October 2015 - 12:05 PM

I get people don't like Perry (myself included) but he's a very good hockey player and would definitely make the Red Wings a better team.

#2200236 Has anyone noticed what they are doing in Sunrise, FL?

Posted by Never_Retire_Steve on 21 July 2011 - 09:09 PM

I think Florida has a rude awakening of just how good Vokoun was

#2200235 Detroit Fans Have Turned Ugly

Posted by Never_Retire_Steve on 21 July 2011 - 09:07 PM

Who really cares about people's opinions anyway? If you're a fan of a team it really shouldn't bother you what others think about the fanbase

#2198258 2012-13 Realignment Leak?

Posted by Never_Retire_Steve on 13 July 2011 - 01:43 AM

The following would only make too much sense:



St. Louis




I'd like to see a better map in terms of proximity than this

#2198210 Holland becomes US citizen

Posted by Never_Retire_Steve on 12 July 2011 - 08:17 PM

Oh and please Osgood, you've done enough, call it a career