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#2621702 Mitch Callahan

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 July 2015 - 12:20 PM

Ronda Rousey would absolutely decimate any tough guy in the NHL.  Abby wouldn't stand a chance.  In 10 professional fights, including 6 title fights, she's needed exactly 24 minutes of fight time to remain undefeated.  She's badder than bad.


So weight classes are irrelevant?  I agree she'd beat Abdelkader in an octagon, but the 6'6 tough guys she may have an issue with.  Some of those guys do train in boxing and kickboxing.  

Abdelkader would get rekt 

She would wreck McGrattan.


LOL.  Good one.  



#2621247 Pulkkinen re-signs.... 1 year deal

Posted by LeftWinger on 22 July 2015 - 08:32 PM

I agree. I have really tapered off on bashing him, I really have. But sometimes no one can even critique anyone without that kind of backlash.

#2621238 Pulkkinen re-signs.... 1 year deal

Posted by GoWings1905 on 22 July 2015 - 08:05 PM

Yes... Join the haters. We have cake.

Yup, I hate a player that wears the uniform of my favorite team. That was clearly what I was getting at in my post. God forbid anyone has a dissenting opinion about a player on a discussion board.

#2620296 LGW Moderator Problems

Posted by Shoreline on 12 July 2015 - 05:51 PM


Please.  I've been here a looong time and this site is hardly locked down.  The biggest change is the profanity filter and it's because it got so out of hand here Matt very reluctantly implemented it.  


It's always funny to me when people long for the old times (admittedly I do too) but imply it's somehow the moderating team's fault.  


We don't generate the content here.  You guys do.  Post garbage, the site becomes garbage.  And there's a lot of garbage posted here these days.  Sometimes I wonder if anyone actually comes to talk hockey.


Post great stuff, the site gets great again.  Pretty simple.

The problem I have isn't the "content" (I guess this is yours given the soap box there), there is no content when people leave. My problem is more a moderating style that went from far too lax to running this place like a kiddy daycare. Obviously someone missed the memo there's quite a lot of grey area, and given in this thread every time someone suggests they have a problem with the mods the first thing you and one or two other mods do is blame posters, it's evident there's hardly an ounce of introspective reasoning here, it's purely "them vs. us" and rife full of posts like yours talking down to people. I can only wonder what you'll do when you have no posters left to kick around.

#2621041 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 July 2015 - 08:13 AM

I don't know anyone famous.  There are no famous people in the Midwest.  

#2621029 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 July 2015 - 11:30 PM

maybe I should, because there's just no way that a commoner could ever know anyone outside of Hazard County. Guess I'll go to farmers only dot com and stick with the poor folk. Not that farmers are poor, but boy they sure can tell a tale! I guess I was put in my place, I dont know anyone...jenny McCarthy?

#2621014 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 July 2015 - 07:14 PM

Obviously you guys don't remember squat. It's my friend who skates in a pick up hockey league with one of the trainers, and it wasn't Helm, it was Kindl and Smith that had the character issues, Helm was described as a "Barbie doll" by said trainer.  BUT, its not like I hate the guy, I just said he became tradable with the emergence of Sheahan and Glendening. Because Helm was a coveted center at one time and he could bring us a nice return if he were packaged in a deal...sheesh guys, if you are going to blast me on things, at least get it right, what happened to all the looking up of old posts I did? They sure seem to pop up everytime I say that I grew sour on the Franzen deal right away...



But, ya, if you must know, some of the overpaid tradable players that would make room for more cap space and or the kids are indeed Howard, Franzen and Quincey.  We have better quality assets already in the system that make way less money. $5M for a backup goalie is outrageous and he will get traded if not at the deadline, then next off season...but of course no one will get traded, we will waive two of Ferraro, Callahan and Andersson and we will get our cap relief that way.  Of course since Datsyuk will miss October into November, we already get $7.5M in cap relief come end of training camp. So that works out for us right away.



..and as long as we are keeping score, in addition to my friend Dan who I mentioned above, my friend Jeff used to date Danny D's sister, that is how I learned of him and I work and have known Manny Legace's father-in-law for 20 years at THE major airline in Detroit before the merger as Northwest and now after the merger. His name is Chris (of course I am not saying the last names) and Chris' sister Joy also works with us and I have known her for nearly 25 years. BTW Manny's mother-in-law name? Sandy.


It's hilarious how folks just don't think that people can know people just because they are famous.  Another co-worker (former co-worker) has a child that has a rare muscle condition the requires help to even roll over in bed, his name is Rob, we used to call him tumbleweed, another friend by proxy helped him out in purchasing a bed that actually turns his son over every so often automatically, that name? Sergei Fedorov, you may have heard of him. Knowing him through Rob and family, is mostly why I defend him at every turn, especially when it comes to his reputation. BTW, even though I have never met him personally, but Manny's Father/Law is very close personal friends with Chelios, they still hang out from time to time.


In another unrelated yet related topic, where I live now, near Silver Lake Sand Dunes, we have two famous actors and one former NBA player who have summer homes, former Piston Cliff Robinson, everyone's favorite barfly Norm, George Wendt and Dewey Cox himself, John C. Riley. My parents bowl with Uncle Cliffy and have met the other a few times, but I have not had the pleasure to do so...


So, just so we know, this post is here forever so it can be traceable and if anyone needs to refer back to this in order to try to prove something, its all right here.

#2620783 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by roboturner on 17 July 2015 - 03:02 PM

My sister passed away about 3 weeks ago from cancer.


A couple of seasons ago she had a chance to go to a Wings game.


My dad had been in contact with the Wings people and they were trying to work out who she might want to meet if she got the chance. It was up to me to ask her who she wanted to meet. Of course, we were trying to surprise her so I didn't want to just come out and say "Hey you're probably going to get to meet one of the players, who do you want to meet?"


So i would ask, "Hey Care, if you got to meet anybody on the wings who would you want to meet?"


"DAN CLEARY!" she'd exclaim.


So a couple of days later I would ask again. "DAN CLEARY!!" was the answer I got again.


She knew they were going to be going to the game when she went down to Ann Arbor, so I tried again, "No..Seriously....If you really got to meet one of the current Wings players when you go to the game, who would it be?"  I could not have given her a bigger hint without flat out just telling her!




So she and my dad and uncle went to the game and had a good time. Then the game was over. As they are trying to 'leave' the building, my uncle is leading the way with directions on where to go with my dad and sister following him. She still has no idea.


They end up in an area where she figures they aren't supposed to be. "Are we allowed down this way?"


Finally they end up standing against a wall with a bunch of other people with a Wings/arena employee telling them to just wait where they are.


"Are we meeting players?!" She had finally figured it out.


While they were waiting she felt she had accidentally bumped into someone behind her. She turned to say she was sorry to them. But nothing came out of her mouth. It was Nicklas Lidstrom that she had bumped into!! (This was during his last season when he wasn't playing due to his ankle) He saw she was trying to apologize and told her it was no big deal. Other players like Pavel and Zetterberg had walked through the hallway where they were waiting.


Finally Dan Cleary came out and asked "Are you Carrie?"


I don't remember much of what else happened (I wasn't there, just heard the stories afterward), but he was super nice to her, took a couple of pictures, and signed some things.

The jersey says

"To: Carrie    Best Wishes

 Your friend, Dan Clear 11"


He also had a signed bobble head sent to our house a couple of weeks later.


I always teased her about wanting to meet Cleary over anybody else, but she really enjoyed the whole experience




#2620455 New Ultra-Enhanced Video/Renderings of the Arena District

Posted by SetecX on 14 July 2015 - 06:01 AM

For anyone interested, I started a blog to follow the construction progress of the new arena, via my drone.



#2619566 LGW Moderator Problems

Posted by Shoreline on 08 July 2015 - 09:09 AM

This forum looks very locked down. It's like watching it go from one extreme to the other. Very unfortunate. I read some of these mod responses too and can't help but shake my head. Obviously this is a very different place than what I used to enjoy.

#2619841 Wings‬ sign left wing Eric Tangradi

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 09 July 2015 - 01:17 PM

Ericssons a large, large man.
And he used to fight a lot before he got to us.


Holland pussified him.  


Or possibly Abdelkader. But i guess Ericsson is the best we have in that department.


LOL.  Abdeldakder may as well throw his punches with open fists.  

#2619791 Wings‬ sign left wing Eric Tangradi

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 09 July 2015 - 10:48 AM

Tangradi and "enforcer" don't belong in the same sentence. He may be big, but he hasn't even fought 10 games in almost 150 NHL games. The highest number of fighting majors he's had in an NHL season is 2. 


That said, he likely won't make the team, but could be a call-up if injuries hit. Basically an AHL depth signing.


He could still probably beat up any fighter on our team.  

#2619673 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by LeftWinger on 08 July 2015 - 04:45 PM

I think a ton of people will be pleasantly surprised by Richards.  Whether he centers Z or Pav or on his own line, we all know the combos will be tweaked all year long, he will be used more than Weiss was and will be a positive on this team and help them move forward.

#2619242 Babcock's already losing it?

Posted by Euro_Twins on 06 July 2015 - 02:06 PM

Lol I love him saying kadri will be elite after he said we don't have another datsyuk or z in our system, meanwhile Tatar and goose are eons better than nazem kadri already

#2619240 Babcock's already losing it?

Posted by LeftWinger on 06 July 2015 - 02:04 PM

Remember, this is the former coach who routinely played Cleary, Samuelsson and Bertuzzi over Nyquist, Sheahan and Tatar because he was the best coach in the NHL.  Toronto is going to see just how "great" this coach is, we are going to see it.  Either he is the great coach everyone thinks, or he is just a coach who rodes the coattails of the Scotty Bowman administration to the Cup and showed us just how great he was ever since.


Maybe it was a threat directed at Kadri....."Kadri WILL be an elite payer for us! YOU WILL BE!  OR ELSE!"  or maybe it meant "you better be elite for us, because we have nothing and someone needs to be elite..."