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#2254585 Red Wings hope Winter Classic can persuade Nicklas Lidstrom to return

Posted by Dominator2005 on 10 February 2012 - 09:51 AM

Timing is just PERFECT!

In Datsyuk we trust!


#2254576 Red Wings hope Winter Classic can persuade Nicklas Lidstrom to return

Posted by Dominator2005 on 10 February 2012 - 08:55 AM

http://www.mlive.com..._of_winter.html

The Red Wings are turning up the pressure on Lidstrom to return next season, telling him and anyone who'll listen that the 41-year-old defenseman shouldn't retire with such a huge event looming, a chance to play the Toronto Maple Leafs before a world-record crowd of 115,000.

"I'm hoping this game will convince Nick, and with how our team is playing, to

come back for one more year," general manager Ken Holland said. "The possibilities are incredible."

The ever-optimistic coach Mike Babcock is convinced Lidstrom will return.

"He'll be back. He'll be back," Babcock said. "He's too good to quit and our team's too good. I was concerned this year was going to be his last if our team wasn't good enough. Our team is good enough and he's good enough.

"I think there's one more (year) for sure. He's never going to let his skill diminish and he's not interested in playing on a bad team. I know (Tomas) Holmstrom wants to play and he's working on him every day. They're like two kids together."

Lidstrom said he'll make his decision after the season.

"It (Winter Classic) is only one game, but it's an intriguing one," Lidstrom said. "We'll have to wait and see."

For what it's worth, he added, "I think it's going to be an unbelievable feeling to walk through that (Michigan Stadium) tunnel and play a hockey game."

Teammates are hopeful.

"I think this will be perfect." Niklas Kronwall said. "It really gives him another reason to continue for another year. I think it's pretty good timing."

Said Pavel Datsyuk: "He's going to play at least two more years."


#2250809 Toughening Up?

Posted by Dominator2005 on 30 January 2012 - 08:52 PM

It was game # 5:



Beauty!!!!


#2250790 Who Could be Dealt at the Deadline?

Posted by Dominator2005 on 30 January 2012 - 07:56 PM

I really don't get why people are even considering to trade Flip.

He can/will be just better, year after year. Couple of years ago everybody wanted to trade Dats for either Luongo or Thornton... and now?


#2250695 Toughening Up?

Posted by Dominator2005 on 30 January 2012 - 12:20 PM

http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=386420

Toughening Up?

The Detroit Red Wings open the second half of the season as the top team in the league, and not surprisingly they're looking to add some talent at, or before, the trade deadline.

Gregg Krupa of the The Detroit News reports that the club is looking to get tougher with the playoffs looming, and head coach Mike Babcock revealed his wish-list.

"To me, if we could get another heavy winger, or heavy forward, or D - those would all be good things to help you," Babcock told the News.

Read the full report here: http://m.detnews.com...01300303&f=1209



Note to Kenny: Tuomo Ruutu.


#2250351 Dreger's mailbag

Posted by Dominator2005 on 27 January 2012 - 09:11 PM

Morrow and Moen is what we need. Prust and Ruutu would be nice too.



Morrow-Datsyuk-Franzen
Filppula-Zetterberg-Ruutu
Mursak-Helm-Bertuzzi
Moen-Abdelkader-Prust

Lidstrom - White
Stuart - Kronwall
Ericsson - Commandore



Trade Big E for Peckhman and that's it!


#2250349 Who Could be Dealt at the Deadline?

Posted by Dominator2005 on 27 January 2012 - 09:05 PM

BTW Trading Flip would be stupid...


#2248734 1/23 GDT : Blues 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Dominator2005 on 23 January 2012 - 10:04 PM

Howard: "Some guy came in and punched me and I'm not gonna have that, I don't care who you are I'm gonna respond"

My god, this kid is the real deal. Fantastic



Sad thing is that he needs to respond.


#2248486 1/23 GDT : Blues 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Dominator2005 on 23 January 2012 - 08:31 PM

Players have acted tough towards tough and weak teams since the NHL has existed.

The ability to react is different than the ability to prevent. One is quantifiable, the other isn't.



Look Socrate, we can go all over this argument... the fact is what it is, the other teams have no respect for us and that's it.


#2248477 1/23 GDT : Blues 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Dominator2005 on 23 January 2012 - 08:23 PM

And you know this, how?



The fact is that Stewart isn't ACTING TOUGH against bigger (25 other) teams in NHL...


#2242687 Cherry rips Holland

Posted by Dominator2005 on 08 January 2012 - 04:09 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qbch6g6ICeA



This!!!!

That hurts someone'S (wingfan13) feeling... :)


#2242662 Cherry rips Holland

Posted by Dominator2005 on 08 January 2012 - 02:50 PM

Ok, just listened to it. I don't like Cherry too much, especially after he criticized Datsyuk for a perfectly clean hit a couple of seasons ago, but I have to agree with him 100 percent on this issue, mainly because I have been saying the exact same thing, ever since Holland hired his lap dog Mike Babcock. Trade for a guy like Dave Clarkson or Chris Neil, or draft one these good young tough players that also have the ability to score that every other GM is drafting, but do something to make playing against Detroit a little harder, and let other teams know that we have a guy who "can do that too". Steve Yzerman understood it, Scotty Bowman understood it, and Mike Babcock, I think, also understands it, but he's just too much of a wimp to say anything to Holland about it. Yes, he did manage to get Brad May on the roster a few seasons ago, and May did his job, but he was just too old, and besides, he didn't even play in the game against Philli??? That was head-scratching.



This!


#2242659 Cherry rips Holland

Posted by Dominator2005 on 08 January 2012 - 02:29 PM

I just watched it and WOW...he is literally giving Aaron Downey credit for the Wings last cup.



Then tell me why Downey was dressed in warm-up (game 3) against Dallas?
Why Commodore is playing more (see Howard's comments)


#2236726 Report: Turris Could Be Traded As Early As Today.

Posted by Dominator2005 on 17 December 2011 - 05:13 PM

Phoenix Coyotes have traded center Kyle Turris to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for David Rundblad and a 2nd round pick.


#2198729 Blackhawks star Kane has fractured wrist

Posted by Dominator2005 on 15 July 2011 - 03:53 PM

Masturbation?!