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#2683865 Red Wings All-Bust Roster

Posted by SpiritFan on 25 July 2016 - 07:42 PM

David Legwand

Jakub Kindl

Fabian Brunnstrom

Wendell Clark

Yan Golubovsky

Yuri Butsayev

Jessie Wallin

Jason Williams

#2676603 Wings acquire SJ prospect Dylan Sadowy

Posted by SpiritFan on 26 May 2016 - 05:09 PM

I watched him his entire OHL career here in Saginaw (until he was traded half way through the season last year, which is typical in the OHL), and Wings fans should be excited. I'd argue he's a little tougher version of Abdelkader with a better scoring touch. He was always the first one to jump in & defend his teammates. Was a good captain here. Great pick-up!

#2667239 1st Round Home Games 1 & 2 Presale

Posted by SpiritFan on 12 April 2016 - 09:25 AM

I had the REAL presale password & 5 minutes after tickets went on sale NOTHING available??? Come on now...


EDIT: Let me say that by "nothing" I mean nothing under $75.

#2420997 Ilitch reveals plan for new $450m, 18,000-seat Red Wings arena

Posted by SpiritFan on 20 June 2013 - 09:53 AM

When they design the new building, I hope they remember to make the seats more "fan friendly". We're not all 50 pound 10 year old girls! I'm only 5'10" & my knees dig into the seat in front of me. And the fact that I am, how should I say it, a little "wide", it's a hell of a process even trying to grease myself up to try & slide into one of the seats at the Joe! Heck, my brother in law, who goes to some games with me, is of average hieght/build, and he has trouble fitting in the seats! Just a couple extra inches in seat width & a few more inches of leg room would make a trip to the Pizza Dome a lot more pleasant than the Joe. The seats in Saginaw at the Dow Event Center are perfect... wide enough for us big guys, and plenty of leg room. Granted, a much smaller arena, but they should be able to do it. I have been in other big arenas with wider seats/more legroom.


The Pizza Dome... lol... I am assuming this will be "Little Caesar's Arena" or something stupid... but what SHOULD the new arena be called (not a 'sponsor' name)? Wings Stadium?

#2309167 Red Wings 2012 Round 3 Selection- Jake Paterson

Posted by SpiritFan on 23 June 2012 - 10:07 AM

Being from Saginaw (and a season ticket holder for the past few years) I got to see Jake a lot. He has t he tools to be a really good goalie in a few years. He started this season a little rough splitting time with the other goaltender here at the time to figure out who the #1 guy was going to be (we had a vet that was the starter last year, who moved on). Jake clearly outplayed the other tender - so much so that the other guy was released! Anyway, once he "knew" he won the #1 spot, he really took off & played really well the last 2/3 of the season, especially after Greg Gilbert came in to be the new coach to settle this team down. He kept getting better as the season went on & was friggin' INSANE in the playoffs! Everyone talked about how he stepped up in the playoffs when he was most needed! I like the pick - Paterson will be good!

And all us Wings fans will get to see him play in the outdoor game this Winter at Comerica Park!

#2286262 David Krejci assaulted by pane of glass

Posted by SpiritFan on 14 April 2012 - 11:38 AM

Pane is down right ruthless


I forgot how nasty an attack it was on Janet Gretzky. It was so bad Getzky had an upper body injury from the play.

You can clearly see Pane was just a kid in the hit on Gretzky's wife. A short little bugger. He obviously started his violent ways young. For as short as he was back then, he really matured well & grew to be a lot taller. But the hits Pane has made are very transparent - he is there to cause injury. But I also believe he just gets a warning.

#2283612 2012 Photoshop War: Predators vs. Red Wings

Posted by SpiritFan on 12 April 2012 - 01:51 PM

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#2283563 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by SpiritFan on 12 April 2012 - 12:56 PM

So let's see if I get this...

Weber INTENTIONALLY slams Z's face into the boards/glass with the intention of injuring him. There is NO OTHER EXPLAINABLE REASON for doing what he did other than to injure him. BUT, Z was not injured. So therefore, no suspension.

That makes about as much sense as me intentionally trying to kill Bettman with a 9mm shot to the face, but if he survives, I should not be prosecuted, because you can't punish "intent"... RIGHT???

***NOTE: I have no intention of shooting Bettman with a 9mm, I was using that as an extreme example. Plus you'd want to use something more like a shotgun instead, anyway.

#2280267 2012 Photoshop War: Predators vs. Red Wings

Posted by SpiritFan on 08 April 2012 - 01:11 PM

I have searched high a low on google but have had trouble finding pictures of the banners in the Preds' rafters. I know there are three: Commemorating their first playoff berth; commemorating the fans; idk wht the third is (possibly commemorating their establishment).

I AM ISSUING A CHALLENGE: Find pictures of these banners. The petiteness of the banners are SO easily teased. In case you're unaware, Preds fans, banners are usually issued when something is WON or to commemorate an INCREDIBLE event. One playoff birth is not an incredible event; maybe 21 consecutive berths, but definitely not one.

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#2277351 Pens vs Flyers

Posted by SpiritFan on 04 April 2012 - 11:48 AM

Ok, I'll say it... the hit that started this whole thing was a clean open-ice hit. Again, why should you have to defend yourself after dishing out a clean hit? Sure, the game was in the books pretty much, but I'd take a player that plays 110% until the final buzzer any day.

Oh, & Crosby is a little ***** (I just want to fit in here, so I figured I better mention that! LOL!).

#2180097 Atlanta Thrashers move to Winnipeg

Posted by SpiritFan on 26 May 2011 - 06:42 PM

I didn't read through this whole thread, so forgive me if it's posted elsewhere, but if you don't want to have to keep searching for news on the move from Atlanta to Winnipeg, just go to this website to see if the move has been made yet:


#2018613 FreeBizNasty

Posted by SpiritFan on 23 July 2010 - 01:44 PM

This is pretty funny... loved Biz when he played here in Saginaw in the OHL. FreeBizNasty!!!