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#2198025 Backup Goalie?

Posted by evilmrt on 12 July 2011 - 01:11 AM

I would take Osgood, Larsson, Conks in that order.

I really just think Larsson is a worth developing, Osgood is worth letting him finish, but if you are going to kick him to the curb it should be for developing an asset.

Conklin is not an asset, nor is he proven to be a playoff guy. I don't think he will be a liability, but I just don't think he is the best choice.


I completely agree, but the problem is that Larsson (as it seems so many euro players do now?) blabbed to the media and made Kenny look bad. He'd probably already be signed if he had his ego in check.

Ozzie wins the backup spot if he can go the distance. I'm no doctor, so I have no idea if he can. We could assume the specialists gave Kenny a big fat question mark about Ozzie for this to all be up in the air at this point.


#2190911 Pierre McGuire leaves TSN

Posted by evilmrt on 28 June 2011 - 11:29 AM

Oh boy! More Pierre on NBC/Versus!




#2190901 Reports: Hulsizer Pulls Out Of Phoenix

Posted by evilmrt on 28 June 2011 - 11:19 AM

Well well well, another buyer abandons the Glendale city council. They'll never learn.

All the Vegas talk...not really sure where its coming from, but it seems very unlikely due to Las Vegas's economy being in the toilet...still one of the worst cities in the nation, often topping places like our beloved Detroit in its awfulness. Imagine for a moment...putting an NHL team in a city that for all intents and purposes is worse off economically than Metro Detroit, yet is in a non-hockey market in the middle of the desert. This is after the BoG just saw a team abandon Atlanta for comparatively tiny Winnipeg. I think the Vegas talk is at best, 3 years too early.


#2189409 2011 NHL Draft: Round 1 Discussion

Posted by evilmrt on 24 June 2011 - 11:46 PM

do not want rocco grimaldi at all!!!! anyone see his interview on tsn? they were talking about how he is all religious and rocco said something about guys on the team who do things that are "wrong" the quickly corrected himself by saying guys who do things he "doesn't agree with" in regards to drinking alcohol and such.... sounds like he would be a cancer in the locker room.


Right, because everyone thought Rafalski was a "cancer in the locker room", too. Those stupid religious hockey players!!!


#2189321 2011 NHL Draft: Round 1 Discussion

Posted by evilmrt on 24 June 2011 - 10:10 PM

They have Saad ranked at 14th. Either could happen.


Yeah I like Saad as well, they are both nice options.


#2189302 2011 NHL Draft: Round 1 Discussion

Posted by evilmrt on 24 June 2011 - 10:00 PM

Alexander Khokhlachev should be around for the Wings tomorrow morning. :thumbup: Hockey News has this guy ranked at #13!


#2186255 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by evilmrt on 16 June 2011 - 03:49 PM

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#2185902 Congrats to Timmy Thomas

Posted by evilmrt on 15 June 2011 - 10:59 PM

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Ok so it wasn't the Wings, but we got treated to some fantastic goaltending by Tim Thomas. As a hockey fan, it was a joy watching him in the finals. As a Michigan native, also from the Flint area, I can't help but have a special appreciation for this guy. And he'll cap it off next week with a well deserved Vezina. :thumbup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcThicGz0WE


#2185853 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by evilmrt on 15 June 2011 - 10:20 PM

NBC coverage ended just after 11pm est unfortunately.


And they're trying to grow the game...? An American team that hasn't won since the 70s just beat a Canadian one in Game 7, they have their American goalie hero in Timmy Thomas (Michigan, YES!), and they don't attempt to sell this thing to the unconverted public?

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#2185831 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by evilmrt on 15 June 2011 - 10:13 PM

To be honest I am NOT surprised that Vancouver fans would boo Thomas. I understand why they'd boo Bettman but come on don't boo Thomas.


Were you even watching? They cheered Thomas when he hoisted the cup, a pretty damned good cheer for the guy on the opposing team. They booed when Bettman was out there. God Bless Vancouver fans for booing that piece of s***.


#2185510 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by evilmrt on 15 June 2011 - 03:16 PM

Ok folks, its game 7...do or die time. This is only the 16th game 7 Final in 97 years.

Yahoo did a decent write up (with cool archival video of classic games) of the previous 15 game 7s...the Wings show up for 7 of them...a good time to learn some history if you don't know it.

Best Game 7s in the SCF

Heres #2...April 23, 1950 Red Wings Vs. NYR:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGVhiO3xZJQ

Check out the fan climbing over the glass and onto the ice after the win!! :thumbup:


#2185016 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by evilmrt on 13 June 2011 - 10:47 PM

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#2183184 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by evilmrt on 06 June 2011 - 11:48 PM

The hit by Rome was, it seems, the wakeup call the Bruins needed. I wasn't impressed with how Boston was playing before the hit. So, Vancouver decided to play the game like classless goons and they lost by 7 goals. Nice work! :thumbup:

I do wonder how Luongo is going to shake off the 8 goals he let in for the next game. Vigneault might have made a serious error by not pulling him out much earlier. But then he couldn't make his team play with any kind of discipline so I'm expecting way too much.


#2183183 New arena news?

Posted by evilmrt on 06 June 2011 - 11:35 PM

Some of the upgrades needed to the Joe seem like they should have been done years ago, which makes me think that the Ilitches are just completely uninterested in any further investment there. Were they waiting for the city of Detroit to pay for them? We could be waiting until the end of time for that.

And I'm talking about simple upgrades like new seats, lighting on the concourse, new bathrooms, etc. I love the Joe but they have not kept it up to the standards we expect for a world-class team, not even close. They want a new arena, so I don't blame them. I just wish they would start in on it sometime this decade.


#2182565 Kid Rock and Wings

Posted by evilmrt on 04 June 2011 - 02:40 PM

You mean this Kid Rock?
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