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#2533610 Candiens, P.K. Subban agree to 8 year contract

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 03 August 2014 - 12:06 PM

 I just don't really understand why he gets as much criticism as he does for what are usually very minor things.


I do. People just don't like to admit it.

I am in no way saying that the people who dislike him here at LGW do so for race-related reasons, but the reality is that prejudice is, unfortunately, alive and well within the hockey community. Does he have a bit of moxie? Sure. But if he were a white Canadian *some* people wouldn't look twice at his actions or have a problem with his "attitude." I don't think there is anything over the top about P.K.'s actions, and he is a young kid who will continue to mature.

Mods, feel free to delete if you think this will stir s*** or incite politics discussions, but I felt it needed to be said.


#2532616 'District Detroit': Red Wings' New Arena Details Released

Posted by PumpkinEscobar on 20 July 2014 - 10:14 AM

Putting a Hopcat down there..100 plus beers on tap


#2532583 'District Detroit': Red Wings' New Arena Details Released

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 19 July 2014 - 10:20 PM

Cautiously excited - if this arena is planned anything like the Wings last 3 off seasons it could be a disaster. 

Thankfully Holland will have no input in building the arena or it would come out looking like a pizza hut.


Im not thrilled about this because 2 years ago i was married on the ice in Joe Louis. Its going to be sad if they tear it down and we cant go back to where we were married.


#2529919 2014 draft thoughts.

Posted by nawein on 03 July 2014 - 11:30 PM

My not-so-dark horse pick for the first overall pick next year: Ottawa Senators.


#2529254 Can Z and Pav do anything to protest? (not that they would)

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 02 July 2014 - 12:06 AM

I hope the don't do an Occupy the JLA....all that fecal matter, burger wrappers and patchouli oil messing up the seats...we don't need that.

Is that you, Bill O'Reilly?


#2526470 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by wingsfan4795 on 27 June 2014 - 10:38 PM

 
I don't see how this is good for the wings.  We have to wait until training camp conditioning to see if he can play?  Meanwhile there's $9 million left to spend (after RFAs are signed) and we are in sore need of a couple key positions, Alfie is set to take half that, so there's only $4-5 million left on the table... Alfie is a good guy, he tried this season but it didn't work out.  It's time to move on and make some long term moves to help this team rather then sign a guy with one foot in the old folks home that is only good for one season.
 
They'll sign Alfie and Cleary and there's only $3 million left.  Meanwhile every team is wheeling and deeling and Holland is still convinced this no longer happens in the new NHL, that there are no more marquee players left...yet big names are all over the place. 
 
Babs / Holland your time is up.  Just resign Sammy, Bert, Cleary and Alfie and call it a day, it's obviously too dificult for your guys to get creative and bring in some fresh blood.  I wish Mr. I was a few years younger...
 
"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."

I think blaming holland / babs for hypothetical situations that you made up in your head could be classified as insanity as well


#2525204 Home Opener 10/9 Against Bruins

Posted by Euro_Twins on 23 June 2014 - 08:55 AM

Is there a reasoning behind 17 out of 23 games being road games in the months of January and February? Ouch.


Because of reasons


#2525022 Kaylee G Future and the Red Wings

Posted by Playmaker on 21 June 2014 - 11:49 AM

The person responding from the Red Wings site was likely an intern who wanted the job because they were a fan of the Red Wings and either wants to marry a Red Wing or is a Red Wing wannabe.

 

Sports Marketing 101:  Never alienate any fans, ever.  Official sites like this, if they reply at all, would reply with something like "Thanks for being a fan of the Detroit Red Wings, Kaylee!"

 

She is clearly a young girl and girls that age say stuff like that. I'm pretty sure most of them turn out to be productive adults.  The follow up of "Girls and Boys need to be taught that a woman has more value than physical appearance".  WTF does that have to do with her wanting to marry a Red Wing?  Maybe she was thinking Datsyuk or Zetterberg will marry her because she's a smart girl?  So this clown on the Red Wings site thinks it's up to them to offer advice?    If some teenage girl wants to fantasize that she's going to marry a Red Wing or Justin Beiber or whoever, let them be.  No need to embarrass them publicly.  Too many horror stories of kids who've taken internet embarrassment personally.  Hope the intern was canned.




#2522288 TSN POY: Hertl vs Gustav Nyquist

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 01 June 2014 - 01:44 AM

The way these contests are won is dumb. I'm over it now. It should be one vote per email. This system proves nothing but who has the better tech guys.


#2520397 Canada can support 3 more teams in 20yrs

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 14 May 2014 - 01:24 PM

The Canadian sports media goes crazy over any Canadian team now and I'm sure CBC or TSN would be all over a deal. Hell, CBC even shows games in Punjabi so I'm sure they'd want to serve English Nordique fans. As for financial backing, the municipality is building them a rink and there's not even a team yet so clearly there's money to back them. 

 

Also, the Canadian dollar argument isn't as meaningful as it used to be since the CAN dollar has been pretty high for quite a while.

 

The problem with expansion in Canada from the NHL point of view is that the media and citizens are already into hockey. That is, the NHL wants teams in new areas (like Seattle) where the television market is large and they can get new fans watching hockey, buying merchandise, etc. As I said before, I would like a team in Quebec City.




#2518734 Ken Holland Quotes (Apr 29th

Posted by Uncle Danny on 01 May 2014 - 05:07 PM

Can we please shelve the "kick the tires," "we like our team," "(player x getting healthy) is our deadline acquisition," and "our PP is our enforcer" jokes alongside "(player y) is lazy and sucks," and "what's to stop Chris Chelios from..." as tired?  I'm begging you, please.  This board needs new material.

 

 

PS:  The beard quote is pretty great.




#2516175 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by Andrew Hasek 1986 on 26 April 2014 - 01:06 PM

The Montreal Canadiens where down 3-1 to the Boston Bruins and came back and beat them 3-4. So there is no reason why Detroit can't do the same. 




#2511759 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by puckloo39 on 20 April 2014 - 11:22 AM

thanks for the stellar GDT, Mike, it's much appreciated!!    Wings will really have to man up for this one (including DeKe)  if they want to prevail. 

 

Bruins have already shown they are dirty and willing to do whatever they have to, even if they hurt the other team's players... heads on swivels, guys... especially you, Pasha.   They will be trying to take out Pasha, Gus Gus and Jimmy... but I am sure the Wings know this, too.

 

Out-smart them, out-play them and take them down the right way, Wings. 




#2511234 4/18 ECQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Bruins 0. DET leads series 1-0

Posted by Andrew Hasek 1986 on 18 April 2014 - 09:05 PM

Wow we win this game 1-0 Against Boston. Never could have dreamed that one up. Everything we read they all picked Boston to win. Guess the people in Los Vegas are shaking right now? 3 Games left to win I know we can win this Series. And Jimmy was so outstanding what a Goalie he was worth the money we played for him that's for sure!    




#2509596 Puck Daddy: Trotz Head Coach for Caps

Posted by PredsFanTheBayouState on 14 April 2014 - 04:06 PM

As a Nashville Predators Fan,I would like to thank barry trotz for his hard work and dedication that he gave the Nashville Predators for 15 seasons,You will missed standing behind for the Predators next season,This is truly the end of a era in nashville :bye1:  :bye1:  :bye1:  :bye1:  :bye1: