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#2024661 Wings sign Ruslan Salei

Posted by VM1138 on 09 August 2010 - 09:44 PM

He missed 56 games last year with a back injury. Also he's 36 years old.

I wouldn't call him a soft player, because he is physical, but he never fights and is coming off a serious injury.

As a player, I'd be more intimidated by a big hitter than a fighter. I could always choose not to fight. It's much harder to avoid getting leveled. Thus, a hitter > fighter in my eyes.

#2020791 ran into abdelkader last night

Posted by Jedi on 30 July 2010 - 12:51 PM

I'm going to make a common sense judgement call here and say that you should not post O'Halloran's address here unless you have his express permission to do so.

This is a public forum. Since people don't have to join the forums to read threads, you would be broadcasting the home address of an NHL referee to basically the entire world. (LGW threads can even be brought up in Google searches). So even though LGW members might not do anything extreme, you can't deny that there are some *crazy* people out there who might. Do you really want to risk someone doing something stupid and hurting him (or God forbid, his family) because you got upset over a blown call in a stupid hockey game? I damn sure wouldn't want that on MY conscience.

Awesome story about Abs, though. Good to get some insight on how he's feeling with the Modano situation being dragged out.

#2020262 Are we becoming Lightning fans?

Posted by Yzermania19 on 28 July 2010 - 09:54 PM

I have always considered myself to be a Red Wing fan AND an Yzerman fan, to the point that if Stevie had ever left to play for another team, I would have bought a sweater with his name and that #19 on it, regardless of what team's crest was on the front. I never thought about whether I would have become a fan of the team, although I certainly would have wanted Stevie to succeed.

I will always be a Red Wings fan and they will always be my #1 team. However, now that Stevie's in Tampa, I guess I have become a fan of the Lightning. I certainly am paying more attention to what they are doing than I ever have for any other team, aside from the Wings, and they are now my favorite Eastern Conference team (sorry, Ottawa...you've been bumped!). I want Stevie to succeed as a GM, so that means I want the Lightning to succeed.

However, I hope it never comes to a Red Wings/Lightning Stanley Cup final, because I'm sure I'll be conflicted. I mean, I rooted for Canada in the Olympics because Stevie was running the team! I just couldn't bring myself to want him to lose!

I don't see any problem with being a fan of more than one team. The Red Wings are, by far, my favorite and #1 team, but that doesn't mean I don't watch - and cheer - for others. For example, when the Wings are knocked out of the playoffs, I always pick another team to follow for the rest of the playoffs, and if that team goes on to win the Cup, I'm genuinely happy for them (all the while wishing it could be the Wings, of course). And there are certain teams that I pay a little attention to, and am happy for when they win. I think most of us on this board would put the Wings as their #1 team, and I don't doubt that there are many who would say the Wings are their only team. But that doesn't make them better Wings fans, just as being a fan of more than one team makes anyone a lesser Wings fan.

#2020005 Are we becoming Lightning fans?

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 28 July 2010 - 09:27 AM

I've never seen the problem of calling yourself a fan of many teams. Obviously, a person has their FAVORITE team that they root for above all else, but i dont see how watching and cheering for another team makes you any less of a die hard fan of your favorite team. I'm a hockey fan. Period. My FAVORITE team to watch has been and will always be the DETROIT RED WINGS. Am i a fan of other teams? Of course. Because my love for hockey runs deep. And i dont see anything wrong with saying that. So yes, i have seen myself become a bigger Tampa fan than i already was. Vinny and St. Louis have been two of my favorite players to watch, so ive been a Tampa fan. Then they get Stamkos, Gange, and Ellis and of course Yzerman. So now Tampa is at the top of my list of Eastern Conference teams. This team in my book is going to be very exciting to watch and i cant wait for the season to start. Again, i will never root against the Red Wings, but i dont see any problem for rooting for other teams at the same time. Again, im a hockey fan and enjoy watching other teams play as well. I know some people dont agree with this and are ONLY Wings fans, and im not saying that you are wrong or any less of a hockey fan as i am. Im just saying i really enjoy the sport, and i choose to watch more than just the Red Wings, but that doesnt mean i dont bleed Red and White.

Im the same way with other sports. Im a die hard baseball and football fan as well. My favorite baseball team is by far the Detroit Tigers. As a Tigers fan i really only truly despise one team...the Yankees. I'm also a fan of the Red Sox, the Cubs, The Braves, and the Phillies. Same with football. My favorite team is the Lions (i know, thats sad but i dont care) but i also root for the Saints (before it was the popular thing to do) and the Patriots (yes because we all love Tom Brady).

I dont see a problem with rooting for other teams as long as you know where your true allegence falls. I would never root for any of these teams when they are playing my favorite teams, but i dont see why that means i cant root for them in general and hope they do well.

#2019592 Watch what you eat at Detroit Area Pro Sporting Events

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 26 July 2010 - 11:53 PM

Every single vendor had violations :o Someone invite Obama to a Capitals game and give him all the food he can eat! :thumbup:

#2017998 Wings should sign Paul Kariya

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 22 July 2010 - 10:22 AM

Fighting =/= toughness. Remember when he got destroyed by Stevens, came back minutes later and scored a goal in 2003? That's toughness. Now shut the f*** up.

If fighting doesn't equal toughness,then I guess Probert and Kocur weren't tough?And nice example,too bad that 7 years ago.Dips***.

#2017991 Wings should sign Paul Kariya

Posted by Tr!PoD#19 on 22 July 2010 - 09:52 AM

We don't need him.He provides nothing we already have plenty of.He wants too much money.He provides no toughness,whatsoever.He hasn't had a fight in his career.End of Discussion.

Fighting =/= toughness. Remember when he got destroyed by Stevens, came back minutes later and scored a goal in 2003? That's toughness. Now shut the f*** up.

#2017538 NHL Rejects Kovalchuk's Contract

Posted by puffy on 20 July 2010 - 09:19 PM

Screw the cap and revenue sharing!

Why the hell should the stronger teams like the Wings,Leafs,Habs,Rangers ect. be expected to pay for these hopeless markets like Phoenix and Atlanta? It's not our fault they can't form a decent fanbase.

The league has become watered down with 30 teams. Guys who would have never made the NHL in late 80s/early 90s are now becoming NHL regulars. It's no wonder the quality of the game has suffered. I would not be against eliminating a few teams and going back to a 24 team format.

#2014961 Picture in need of a caption.

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 14 July 2010 - 04:13 PM

f***in Pat... Now none of us can take cabs...

#2014515 Dan Carcillo re-signs with Philly 1 yr $1.075

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 13 July 2010 - 03:17 PM

Carcillo's contract would be a hell of a lot easier to move than Gagne's.Too bad Kenny thinks fighting is yucky.

#2012103 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by LeftWinger on 07 July 2010 - 03:03 PM

Isn't Mike Modano the highest scoring American born player EVER? I think he has even more points than Brett Hull. :ninja:

My point is, Brett Hull came to us when he was 37 and played here until he was 39. He NEVER had the wheels Modano HAS. He was pretty one dimensional (until he came here, and he was still sub-par defensively.) How bad did that work out? Listen guys, like I said earlier, he is not here to be our savior, so that right there is lifting a lot of pressure off of him. Even last year everyone in Dallas looked to Modano to win games for them, he couldn't do that from the 4th line leftwing position! He will have a more important role here sure, but he has a hell of a lot better top 6 ahead of him than he did in Dallas, plus the prospective line-mates of Cleary and Hudler is gonna give him tons of assists and energy as well. He still has a great shot, it may be too much to expect from him, but given enough time on the PP and if he and those guys click, he may end up with 20-25 goals and 30-40 assists. Heck, Brett Hull scored 25 goals and had 43 assists in his last year here,and that was while he was 39 years old. Guarantee with all the line juggling Babcock does, Modano will find himself playing with Dats or Zetts a few times this season too. This is a win win situation for all involved (well except Dallas, when they eat crow watching Modo raise the Cup.)

I seem to remember Larionov wasn't too shabby at 41 years old in 2002 either, especially in the playoffs. And who was that guy, what was his name? Oh yeah, Chelios, he was also 40 in 2002, and played very well for a few more years at least. Just cause the guy is 40, doesn't mean he cannot play, when Yzerman was 40, he played in 61 games, scored 14 goals and had 20 assists, all with a bum knee, a lot of times playing 3rd line center behind Dats and Lang, would you guys take those stats from Modano for $1.5M? SIGN HIM UP!

#2011843 Ritola, Miller or Eaves?

Posted by Aussie_Wing on 07 July 2010 - 10:15 AM

In a perfect world, you keep all 3 and don't sign Modano.

In a less perfect world, you (unfortunately) sign Modano, trade Miller and keep Eaves and Ritola.

#2011249 Miller signs 1 year deal

Posted by Shaman on 06 July 2010 - 02:45 PM

Oh man why you gotta start that up...

Because, I am tired of people trashing miller that he doesn't bring anything we don't already have... having 3 players that can kill a penalty isnt enough, and hes probably our best defensive forward on the team... he doesnt play a flashy high powered offensive game or fight, so he doesn't get noticed like Flip or some enforcer. Hes a solid forth liner, and I think the wings are a better team with him.

#2010735 Free Agency Thread

Posted by miller76 on 05 July 2010 - 08:42 PM

I think I may fall over laughing if they lose Niemi.

me too. I hope that their only resort is Huet!

#2011104 Free Agency Thread

Posted by miller76 on 06 July 2010 - 12:11 PM

I wish Kovalchuk would just go to the KHL already.

Every year there is a player, you just get tired of hearing their name. He is it this year for me. Last year it was Heatley, the year before it was Sundin or Hossa.