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Learn2LuvIt

Member Since 15 Sep 2005
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In Topic: Next Number to be retired

16 February 2015 - 04:29 PM

Being in the rafters is very, very rarefied air.  And I would hope to keep it that way.  I wouldn't have any considerations of anyone as of right now.  The only possibilities are with Dats and Z depending how long and how prosperous their careers carry on-and it looks doubtful right now.  IMO...it's a slippery slope to start making stretches on players being in the rafters if it's not a dead on LOCK.  The criteria, the numbers, the intangibles, fan perception, etc.. then become relevant arguments.  If it's not a "no brainer", then the answers NO.  If you put Fedorov up there, then you'll have people asking why Shanny isn't up there, or Ozzy...and on-and-on it will go.

 

btw...I have hopes that this organization will be around in 50-100 years from now, so is there a rush to start filling the rafters??


In Topic: Are the Wings a Contender?

16 February 2015 - 04:10 PM

I believe we absolutely are, and we are going to be a hard team to beat in 7.  There are obvious factors why I like this years team A LOT (the usual...Dats, Z, Helmer,  Jimmy, etc...), but I think the combination of skilled youth, speed, depth (including goal tending depth), and attention to details (corner play, cycling down low, blocking shots, etc...) gives us a really strong look at the cup this year.

 

However, i will say that in the last month I've been disappointed that we haven't performed well against the elite teams in the league.  We beat Nashville in mid-Jan which was great...but I really would have liked to see better performances against TB and Pitt...two teams in our conference who we'll likely face if we have aspirations of winning the cup.  I honestly would have taken losses to the Panthers or Sabres in lieu of a better effort/wins against our conference heavyweights.


In Topic: Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

12 February 2015 - 01:19 PM

 

All twenty of them?

Easy.  We get pissed off when people take shots at the city of Detroit in a non-hockey manner....however minor or not, lets stay classy and not do the same with Edmonton. 


In Topic: Nabokov traded back to San Jose

10 February 2015 - 09:57 AM

Heard about this last night.  Can someone please help me understand something; when it's stated that a player was acquired for "future considerations" as part of the acquisition, what does future considerations actually mean?  Is this just a nice way of getting rid of a player and pretending that the trading team got something in return?  Is there an official process or piece put in place, so down the road that team has to officially consider a trade offer?  I am unclear to what this actually means?? Thanks in advance for any insight.


In Topic: Great Brandon Prust Article

09 February 2015 - 12:32 PM

Great article. Thanks for sharing.

 

As I read the paragraph regarding "rats", a question came up in my mind and wanted to get opinions.  Is Franzen a rat? 

 

I often see Franzen (when he DOES play) chirping after the whistle, glove washing guys, the low cross-check while in close, etc....seems like he always has a LOT to say, and stirs it up...but never fights.  Just curious how others weigh in on this.