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#2281078 2012 Photoshop War: Predators vs. Red Wings

Posted by Hockeytown_Ryan on 10 April 2012 - 08:09 PM

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Not mine......... saw this on Facebook.. Thought I would share it here in this thread.

#2279947 2012 Photoshop War: Predators vs. Red Wings

Posted by Hockeytown_Ryan on 07 April 2012 - 06:56 PM

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Thinking about cups!

My little contribution..

#2247855 Puck on a String

Posted by Hockeytown_Ryan on 21 January 2012 - 03:06 PM

Thought this was a funny and tricky shot by a Russian player in a skills competition.

sorry if doubled...

Link with Video

#2200484 Detroit Fans Have Turned Ugly

Posted by Hockeytown_Ryan on 22 July 2011 - 06:47 PM

Seems like the the story was written about Detroit Sports as a whole! most of you taking it that he did not like just the Wings?

I don't understand how one guy gets his thoughts published and some take major offense like he was talking to you... oh wait! maybe he was!

I am not saying he is totally right, But he has a couple of valid thoughts in there.

#2192996 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by Hockeytown_Ryan on 30 June 2011 - 10:00 PM

To Whom Much Is Givenů Much Is Expected!!!!

#2190218 Babcock "pissed off" about Burns-to-SJ

Posted by Hockeytown_Ryan on 26 June 2011 - 10:47 PM

Burns is the scape goat.... its the idea he got traded and the Front Office let it go with out a fight or a offer....then trade the 1st pick away for 2 second rounders because they are confident the players they are looking at will be there when they want them.(does that mean we never look at players above the rank of 30?) honestly its frustrating.... to see all these teams around us getting better and wondering why Holland is prepared to wait. Why is my question. does he think that there is another Datsyuk or Zett sitting in the later rounds that only HE knows about..... sometimes playing it cool and patient doesnt make you a better team...or a better GM. It makes you play golf in May.

He wants his players to be aggressive and play to their ability, Why can't we expect the same from our GM? He has players of value...and cap space. and still has done very little when you look at what has been done around the league.

funny really... Thats all that anyone saw.....most of that was about picks and being an agressive GM and that is all anyone saw.

Yeah, people get furious that we didn't obtain Burns by simply offering them something like Hudler, Emmerton and a 1st. lol.

Burns (in my opinion) was just the final shoe to drop that got Babs angry.. seeing Carter to CLB for rights to a RFA and a 1st and 3rd being a trade we could of made as well.

My focus was on making the team better.....via trade...as it has been said we would do. I realize the season has not started yet....and Its a long season once it starts...
And I guess San Jose doesnt covet their young talent like the Wings do. I am with Babs I am upset we didnt get him... dont ask me who to trade....I never once dropped names like some of you did. your asking me when your all telling me " I am a idiot..." and A furious fan because we didnt get a good player for nothing... Whatever folks...

I also realize that FA starts on Friday. and we have money.... should get a lot of guys. But the question is...... Will we? I reserve the rights to have doubts... But Ill wait till after the holiday weekend.

#2189862 Babcock "pissed off" about Burns-to-SJ

Posted by Hockeytown_Ryan on 25 June 2011 - 10:06 PM

You're an idiot

stopped after that..... I see the classless comments and no longer wish to continue this discussion with you.

grow up and stop calling people YOU DO NOT KNOW... names. that is pretty rude in my opinion. and just so it is clear... I did call you a tool....because you decided to
start the name calling... I wont do it again! I got sucked in and that was MY mistake...

#2189859 Babcock "pissed off" about Burns-to-SJ

Posted by Hockeytown_Ryan on 25 June 2011 - 10:02 PM

Tool happens to be a good band :P

Seriously, this isn't that big a deal, Burns would have been awesome, but, who is to say we don't get him next year?

Patience, grasshoppa, alot said Vancouver had it in the bag when they got Ballard and July 1st Hamhuis.

We WILL sign someone and you'll love him just as much as you'd ever loved Burns.

Atleast I will :P

Probably right and I hope so!

#2189852 Babcock "pissed off" about Burns-to-SJ

Posted by Hockeytown_Ryan on 25 June 2011 - 09:45 PM

Way to dodge the question 'Hockeytown_Ryan'. There appears to be some decent UFA options out there that can be had without giving up assets. Holland can even afford to overpay for a 1yr deals if needed.

Again, San Jose seemed to think he was worth something because they HAVE ASSETS TO GIVE UP. Red Wings do not. Unless you want Red Wings to be bottom feeders for the next 7 years because Holland gave the future studs away for a one-year chance.

Smith has a higher ceiling than Burns... so lets give him a way for a concussed UFA defenseman? And hey, Wild will demand Sheahan, Helm and Filpulla too, Git-R-Done Kenny!!!11

You are a tool


because if it is you... You are the tool!

thats ok.. when we are all here this time next year and we got ousted early...Nick hangs them up and the best we have under contract is Kindl you might wish we had a nice "Ready for NHL" defense to continue for this team ( not to say we wont extend the contracts of a couple guys! - just saying right now thats all we have past this year...)

Just sayin' right now 3 teams in our conference ( That were already good) got better...and us.... we got 3 2nd round picks and guys for the minors for the next few years! ....

#2186704 Hudler's Future

Posted by Hockeytown_Ryan on 18 June 2011 - 09:13 AM

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He could work here! twirling signs on street corners.

(sorry if it is not a original thought)

#2180815 Adam Almqvist signed to 3 yr deal

Posted by Hockeytown_Ryan on 29 May 2011 - 10:53 AM

We signed him so we didn't lose his rights. I have no qualms with him spending one or two more years in the SEL.

Who cares if he plays in a "soft" league. He was a top 4 DMan on a championship team in one of the top tier leagues in the world that produces unbelievable hockey talent. And there's nothing wrong with comparing his style of play to other NHL players if you've seen him play and have followed him since his signing. Plus, saying he has a high hockey IQ (Hakan, whose word I'll take over yours and anyone elses) like other non-physical players in the league isn't the sme thing as saying "OMG, he's smart, so he'll be the exact same as him!!!"

All I meant was we should reserve a little judgement until he faces guys like Nash, Penner, and such I understand he should not be on the ice with guys like that alot but it will happen and he will need to play.

I have issue with him playing somewhere else on our dime.... rights or not... he entered a draft and was drafted and has been signed, He agreed on a deal to play for us.... report for duty!
I won't deny that Hakan knows his talent and I never brought him or his opinion into this. I do believe that it was those same opinions that said "E" was gonna be a top 2 D man. and we are on the border if we are gonna sign him again. just sayin'

#2179305 Changes in the offseason

Posted by Hockeytown_Ryan on 24 May 2011 - 10:22 PM

OK This would be my dream scenario if the Cap is 62.2mill

changes would be to trade Flip to WAS for Green....
Trade Huds to NYI for Nabokov
Let "E" and Salei walk

Sign Laich,Sturm, Ehrhoff, and Wis.


Tomas Holmstrom ($1.875m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Johan Franzen ($3.954m)
Todd Bertuzzi ($1.937m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Daniel Cleary ($2.800m)
Justin Abdelkader ($0.787m) / Darren Helm ($0.912m) / Patrick Eaves ($0.750m)
Brooks Laich ($2.800m) / Marco Sturm ($2.500m) / Jan Mursak ($0.550m)
/ Drew Miller ($0.650m) / Cory Emmerton ($0.533m)

Niklas Kronwall ($3.000m) / Nicklas Lidstrom ($5.900m)
Mike Green ($5.250m) / James Wisniewski ($3.650m)
Christian Ehrhoff ($3.500m) / Brad Stuart ($3.750m)
/ Brendan Smith ($0.875m)

Jimmy Howard ($2.250m) / Evgeni Nabokov ($0.570m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $62,200,000; CAP PAYROLL: $61,578,711; BONUSES: $0
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $621,289

the numbers might not be EXACT on guys like Sturm (maybe a bit much) But this (to me) looks solid.
I know Wis would want more and Ehrhoff too, But I am also on the premiss that the cap is at 62.2 and not the possible 64.2 I think is the number I heard..But I am not a GM

I understand alot of money wrapped up in Defense believe me I know I did Say DREAM Scenario

#2178641 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by Hockeytown_Ryan on 23 May 2011 - 06:07 PM

he def isnt worth 6 mil!!

maybe not his D, but his exp, PP ability and puck movement to our forwards and quick first pass...

48 pts in 62 games, not bad! We have a hole in the defense now. I know Holland did not see this coming.
go to work Kenny!

Thank You Brian......Thank You very much for your service and professionalism.

#2177193 Brad McCrimmon will not return for 2011/2012

Posted by Hockeytown_Ryan on 19 May 2011 - 11:12 AM

:siren: :siren: :siren:

Sorry, but of all the grammar snafu's, the "Your/you're, there/ their/they're" one is at the top of my list

I Fixed it... and did not really catch it I was just happy and typed faster than my brain was thinking it!!:D

Thank You !

#2177190 Brad McCrimmon will not return for 2011/2012

Posted by Hockeytown_Ryan on 19 May 2011 - 11:09 AM

I Wonder who will be his replacement...hmmmm


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