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#2340414 TooToo - the lovable little Tasmanian Devil

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 15 January 2013 - 07:23 PM

He's here for 3 (er... 2 1/2) seasons at $1.9m per, which is more than Abdelkader, Brunner, Eaves, Goose, Miller, Mursak and Emmerton.  At his cap hit, he's not likely to be benched.


Tootoo wasn't my first choice (or even hundreth) of FA's to sign.  But he's a Detroit Red Wing now.  Wanting him to fail is by extension wanting the team to fail.  I want the team to win, so by extension I want Tootoo to perform well and succeed.


To use the tired cliche, the name on the front of the jersey is more important to me than the one on the back.

The force is strong with this one.

#2340082 The Power Play

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 14 January 2013 - 04:14 PM

Love it, better hands then Homer but will he be willing to take a beating like Homer is the question.  If he's going to be the front of the net guy he has to be all in and not half ass.

Well at least he will get to just stand there like it seems he wants to. hahaha

#2339292 NHL, NHLPA reach tentative agreement on new CBA

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 11 January 2013 - 01:29 PM

Nah..Don't think taking it to PM is such a good idea. I'll stop here. It just seems a little one sided when it's fine to talk at lengths on how Bettman sucks,how he screwed the NHL,fans,players, and our dogs but when someone says something otherwise how fehr and the nhlpa should be in the same hate boat  the name calling starts and that's when we get warnings.  I think seeing 1000's  posts on how Bettman has screwed everyone and it's all his fault when we should all know and understand Bettman is just a puppet of the owners has gone on long enough as well but that's just me.


Again I'll stop here. and move on to talking about hockey and just let all of the Bettman hate pass on by from now on.

#2339102 Detroit Listed as a Bandwagon Fan Base

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 10 January 2013 - 03:57 PM

I guess I still don't get why it's a bad thing to have bandwagon fans. They are more likely to do the impulsive buying of Red wings gear, tickets, $10 beers and merch from the games then most elitist fans that care that we even have bandwagon fans. New fans have to start somewhere right?

#2339058 Detroit Listed as a Bandwagon Fan Base

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 10 January 2013 - 01:22 PM

I have never understood this. Ok we have bandwagon fans....SO....Maybe because we are one of the greatest teams ever in hockey...It's understandable. I'm not sure I understand everyone being so upset about someone saying we have bandwagon fans. Ou fan base is probably 1 of if not THE BIGGEST in hockey. 

#2338810 I need a prayer answered, please.....no toot-toot whistles.

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 09 January 2013 - 12:06 PM

I need to contact JLA with a clever marketing idea that I know Murph will be on board with. They can spin dollar hot dog night into 'Tootoo's too hot dogs for too dollars night!'... with a Tootoo whistle thrown in! Winning?

hahahahah If you are looking to get shunned amish style here at LGW keep posting stuff like this......hahahahah

#2338801 I need a prayer answered, please.....no toot-toot whistles.

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 09 January 2013 - 11:32 AM

All I want to know is how can we work in Blackfoot's song Train Train with Tootoo

#2338621 Canadian hockey fans - they mad!

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 08 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

Regardless of whether teams are catching up they still aren't on par with Canada, even I can admit that as an America that moved to Canada. Canada still produces the best hockey players and it's really not even close. I know within 50 KM of Toronto (GTA), stars like Giroux, Stamkos, Getzlaf, Perry, Duchene, Skinner, Neal, Staal bros, Spezza, Nash have made the NHL just to name a few off the top of my head. The rest of Ontario alone is stacked, then within Canada it's not close. Mackinnon and Drouin for example will go within the top 3 this year in the draft, two of which are Canadian.

This is all well and good but still doesn't excuse the fact you shouldn't act like Canada is the only place in the world hockey should be played and the teams in Canada are the only ones that should ever win anything.

#2337688 NHL submits offer to NHLPA - **Suspension Warning Post #70 & #273*

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 05 January 2013 - 03:48 AM

Red Wings players head to Phoenix to practice and prepare for potential season





So Pavel is in Russia, Filppula is back, Zetteberg and Brunner in Swiss, now Kronwall, Howard, and Cleary are starting to practice... Hmm, which important Wings player is missing?


I'm sure Sammy is already in perfect shape. Doesn't need to practice........=)

#2337119 NHL submits offer to NHLPA - **Suspension Warning Post #70 & #273*

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 30 December 2012 - 08:47 PM

If and when a new CBA is signed, word on the street is the NHL will make Centre Ice free for the season.



At least I'll get some compensation for being forced to order NBA league pass.

I think the rest of this season and all of next would be a good start...=)

#2336499 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 21 December 2012 - 09:38 AM

Are you arguing just to argue?

I could say the same about others on here after the 123 pages of Buttman did it and only Buttman but if I did I would be breaking the rules that the mods have said over and over, time and time again that some just don't seem to be able to follow.

No some can't see that it's simply not just Bettman that's doing this. He was hired by the owners and pretty much controlled by the owners to do what he is doing. Oh yeah even our own Mr I probably doesn't mind whats going on. Not sure why some have not really picked up on that all these years....I guess it's more fun to have 1 person to blame and come up with all those catchy names you have for him. While on the other side you have Fehr that some how is getting a pass by most on here like he is some kind of savior of hockey. I will say it again...I hate both sides....I hate that we don't have hockey....I hate that the owners and the nhlpa are a bunch of greedy SOB's and we fans are the ones getting the short end of the deal. I hate the fact that the lowest paid player in the NHL is making more money than most of us will even see in our lifetime or that anyone would ever need to live but they still want more and you still have fans that feel sorry that they aren't getting even more ...they are the ones that trained all their childhoods to play a sport...to be in the entertainment business so they should be the ones making more than the owners that have took all of the risk to put the players out on the ice. The whole thing is just crazy.

#2336441 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 20 December 2012 - 08:23 AM

From TSN:

This is an excellent example of "lip service".

And if he would of came out and just flat said "Yeah probably not gonna have a season this year" you and a bunch of others on here would of blown up and came up with a bunch of other silly names for "Buttman" because WE ALL know that its Bettmans fault and only his fault.

I mean really...what the heck would you rather him say!?!

#2335890 New CBA

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 11 December 2012 - 02:54 PM

Bettman is the worst thing to ever happen to the game of hockey , we should all do whatever we can to get him out of the game and you choose to focus on the guy fighting him.
Are you contrarian and just like to argue or are you 1 of those many paid mercenaries hired by Bettman and/or the NHL for internet PR scouring the web for sites talking about hockey and propagating their wickedness?

I really don't get it. Just because some of us see more of a bigger picture as a whole..more problem then just Bettman , we are just here to argue, we are idiots....we are Buttman dur hur lovers....and we wish bad things to happen to hockey and the players. I'm not sure how me and several others can say it any clearer then we already have. Both sides suck...we hate Bettman....we hate Fehr....We hate the fact that we can't watch our "beloveded" (Ernest T. Bass) Wings.

#2334388 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 20 November 2012 - 07:00 PM

OK, fair enough. Almost everything I have seen you say up to this point though has been pro-league and anti-union/Fehr, so you can't blame me for thinking that.

Well I understand that but thats what happens when you have a discussion like this and have many saying that it is all Bettmans fault. I'm not really one to go with a trend just because someone comes up with a clever name for Bettman but I know that it does suck that we have had to go through this 3 times with him but im also not going to say it has been all his and the owners fault either.

#2333707 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 08 November 2012 - 09:11 AM

I just find it amazing that both sides have spent more time negotiating in the last two days than they have in the last 6 months. Where was this sense of urgency in June/July? Just further proof that neither side deserves your financial support when the sport comes back. If both sides gave a crap, they would have been doing this in July instead of pontificating for the press and acting like spoiled brats.

I do hope a deal gets done soon so I can watch the Wings on TV again.

now now you know fehr and the nhlpa were just the victims here of the devil called bettman. give me a break.....Both sides are ridiculous. So sad that we lost the historical winter classic because of all of this. If I didn't love the sport so much and love watching it I would no longer be a fan of the nhl and would probably stop watching hockey all together.