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#2632364 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by nawein on 22 October 2015 - 08:31 PM

Drew Miller is a fantastic defensive forward and an excellent penalty killer. Our PK being bad has nothing to do with Miller not belonging on this roster and a lot to do with some of the other guys being terrible on the PK. Miller plays a necessary role that I don't want any of the other guys you listed playing because Miller is better at it than they would be. The truth is we take penalties. We then need to kill those penalties. Miller is better at it than most of the guys we got. He fills a role, hence, role player. Not wanting Miller because he's not as good overall as some of those other guys is like not wanting a kicker on a football team because he's not as good if an athlete as some wide reciever. It's stupid.


#2631801 10/17 GDT: Detroit Red Wings @ Montreal Canadiens, 7:00 EST

Posted by kickazz on 18 October 2015 - 12:24 PM

 
Then do something about it next time you play them.  Mentioning it won't stop it.

Tf you want him to do? Watch him like a hawk and slide tackle him as he attempts to run into goalie?

"AHHH we play Montreal? Let me sit in the corner and wait for that number 11 muhahaha soon as he attempts to run into the goalie I shall teleport in the middle and greet his legs with my beard muahhaha!"

Making a statement goes a long way actually.

Not saying anything wouldn't. I'm glad he called him out. It's out there in the media now and his track record is now on public display for fans and league.
Zberg did the captain thing by being vocal, basically calling out the league and montreal. Nothing more the Wings can do about it unless you're suggesting they fight him.


#2630615 Why Is The Joe Half Empty?

Posted by Echolalia on 13 October 2015 - 09:42 PM

I thought it looked half full


#2629154 Aaron Ward arrested for assaulting female.

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 09 October 2015 - 05:42 PM

@all these motherf***ing men:

 

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#2628832 Interesting Article about NHL Veterans Not finding jobs

Posted by number9 on 08 October 2015 - 12:22 AM

http://www.tsn.ca/fo...eality-1.373333

It makes sense. When you have certain guys like Toews & Kane just as an example making huge amounts of money, rather then paying a vet 2 or 3 mil a year, it's more affordable cap wise to play youth on an entry level or close to an entry level contract. I wonder if these guys held out at the beginning of UFA hoping to get paid more??



Economically it makes sense. Reward the elite and exploit the poor. Let the middle class players burn. And the world turns.


#2626318 Kane case headed to grand jury

Posted by kipwinger on 22 September 2015 - 11:01 AM

 

What?  I took the position that no one knows what the facts are, and our personal bias will in the meantime fill in the blanks as to what we 'think' happened.  That is called having an open mind before the actual trial starts where they present the facts. 

 

It seems that you have already assumed Kane is guilty, and that anything anyone says contrary is messed up to you.  That, my friend is your bias, and exactly what I am referring to.

 

Any more messed up than thinking that a woman who reported a crime is a money hungry liar (as quite a few around here have not so subtly insinuated)?

 

This woman has done NOTHING to have her character called into question.  She reported an alleged crime, and obeyed the directives of the legal system thereafter. 

 

What should she have done differently in order to be taken seriously? 

 

Not talked to the media...oh wait, she didn't. 

Reported the crime immediately...oh wait, she did. 

Refuse to settle the case out of court...Yep, did that too. 

 

Apparently, if you're a woman (and you want to be taken seriously when reporting a sexual crime), you better have never been drunk or horny in your life because god knows you can't be raped if you made out with a guy in a bar earlier in the night. 

 

This is shameful. What if you reported a stolen car and everyone assumed you were lying in order to defraud the insurance company?  Oh, that's right, it woudn't happen because nobody is insane enough to assume that kind of thing regularly occurs.  Unless you're a woman, and you report a rape...then you're obviously weaving a nefarious web of deceit. 


The most obnoxious thing about this is that nobody actually believe the b.s. they're spewing. 

 

If your daughter, or sister, or girlfriend, or wife, or mother reported an alleged sexual assualt, nobody here would think "well she was hitting on that guy at the bar, so I've got to consider the possibility that maybe she just wants his money". 

 

Nobody.  Would.  Think.  That. 




#2625425 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by kipwinger on 14 September 2015 - 10:21 AM

Did you just favorably compare Darren McCarty to Mario Lemieux, Pavel Datsyuk, Doug Gilmour, and Wendell Clark? 




#2624255 Curtis Glencross regrets taking hometown discount

Posted by Helmethead on 31 August 2015 - 12:13 PM

Same as Phil Kessel.


#2624229 Curtis Glencross regrets taking hometown discount

Posted by kipwinger on 31 August 2015 - 11:07 AM

If I'm understanding the themes in this thread correctly, if you're wealthy you should shut up and enjoy it, and never ever talk about what you'd have done differently in life. 

 

Does that mean that if you're poor you should constantly talk about your past regrets and failures and pine for a change in fortunes?

 

Or could we all just agree that regardless of the size of your bank account, you're entitled to talk about your life however the heck you want when someone asks you?




#2623694 Grantland: The Heavyweight Belt of NHL Rivalries

Posted by F.Michael on 21 August 2015 - 06:19 PM

Colostomy bag.




#2622373 Looking ahead to expansion draft ... If Vegas comes to the nhl etc

Posted by kipwinger on 05 August 2015 - 07:49 PM

Hudler demands trade to Vegas

Michael Del Zotto harasses entire Las Vegas fan base on twitter.


#2620793 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 17 July 2015 - 04:37 PM

My sister passed away about 3 weeks ago from cancer.
 
A couple of seasons ago she had a chance to go to a Wings game.
 
My dad had been in contact with the Wings people and they were trying to work out who she might want to meet if she got the chance. It was up to me to ask her who she wanted to meet. Of course, we were trying to surprise her so I didn't want to just come out and say "Hey you're probably going to get to meet one of the players, who do you want to meet?"
 
So i would ask, "Hey Care, if you got to meet anybody on the wings who would you want to meet?"
 
"DAN CLEARY!" she'd exclaim.
 
So a couple of days later I would ask again. "DAN CLEARY!!" was the answer I got again.
 
She knew they were going to be going to the game when she went down to Ann Arbor, so I tried again, "No..Seriously....If you really got to meet one of the current Wings players when you go to the game, who would it be?"  I could not have given her a bigger hint without flat out just telling her!
 
"DAN CLEARY!"
 
So she and my dad and uncle went to the game and had a good time. Then the game was over. As they are trying to 'leave' the building, my uncle is leading the way with directions on where to go with my dad and sister following him. She still has no idea.
 
They end up in an area where she figures they aren't supposed to be. "Are we allowed down this way?"
 
Finally they end up standing against a wall with a bunch of other people with a Wings/arena employee telling them to just wait where they are.
 
"Are we meeting players?!" She had finally figured it out.
 
While they were waiting she felt she had accidentally bumped into someone behind her. She turned to say she was sorry to them. But nothing came out of her mouth. It was Nicklas Lidstrom that she had bumped into!! (This was during his last season when he wasn't playing due to his ankle) He saw she was trying to apologize and told her it was no big deal. Other players like Pavel and Zetterberg had walked through the hallway where they were waiting.
 
Finally Dan Cleary came out and asked "Are you Carrie?"
 
I don't remember much of what else happened (I wasn't there, just heard the stories afterward), but he was super nice to her, took a couple of pictures, and signed some things.
The jersey says
"To: Carrie    Best Wishes
 Your friend, Dan Clear 11"
 
He also had a signed bobble head sent to our house a couple of weeks later.
 
I always teased her about wanting to meet Cleary over anybody else, but she really enjoyed the whole experience
 
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I'm Sorry for your loss man.
Thanks for sharing the story though, really cool stuff.


#2620783 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by roboturner on 17 July 2015 - 03:02 PM

My sister passed away about 3 weeks ago from cancer.

 

A couple of seasons ago she had a chance to go to a Wings game.

 

My dad had been in contact with the Wings people and they were trying to work out who she might want to meet if she got the chance. It was up to me to ask her who she wanted to meet. Of course, we were trying to surprise her so I didn't want to just come out and say "Hey you're probably going to get to meet one of the players, who do you want to meet?"

 

So i would ask, "Hey Care, if you got to meet anybody on the wings who would you want to meet?"

 

"DAN CLEARY!" she'd exclaim.

 

So a couple of days later I would ask again. "DAN CLEARY!!" was the answer I got again.

 

She knew they were going to be going to the game when she went down to Ann Arbor, so I tried again, "No..Seriously....If you really got to meet one of the current Wings players when you go to the game, who would it be?"  I could not have given her a bigger hint without flat out just telling her!

 

"DAN CLEARY!"

 

So she and my dad and uncle went to the game and had a good time. Then the game was over. As they are trying to 'leave' the building, my uncle is leading the way with directions on where to go with my dad and sister following him. She still has no idea.

 

They end up in an area where she figures they aren't supposed to be. "Are we allowed down this way?"

 

Finally they end up standing against a wall with a bunch of other people with a Wings/arena employee telling them to just wait where they are.

 

"Are we meeting players?!" She had finally figured it out.

 

While they were waiting she felt she had accidentally bumped into someone behind her. She turned to say she was sorry to them. But nothing came out of her mouth. It was Nicklas Lidstrom that she had bumped into!! (This was during his last season when he wasn't playing due to his ankle) He saw she was trying to apologize and told her it was no big deal. Other players like Pavel and Zetterberg had walked through the hallway where they were waiting.

 

Finally Dan Cleary came out and asked "Are you Carrie?"

 

I don't remember much of what else happened (I wasn't there, just heard the stories afterward), but he was super nice to her, took a couple of pictures, and signed some things.

The jersey says

"To: Carrie    Best Wishes

 Your friend, Dan Clear 11"

 

He also had a signed bobble head sent to our house a couple of weeks later.

 

I always teased her about wanting to meet Cleary over anybody else, but she really enjoyed the whole experience

 

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#2620771 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 17 July 2015 - 10:46 AM

Now boycotting because the water in the drinking troughs in the men's restrooms taste discusting is reasonable.

The feed stalls next to the water troughs are pretty disappointing too. It wasn't bad enough to sink so low as to have to eat little ceasars, but still.


#2618838 Voynov pleads "No Contest" to Domestic Violence Charge

Posted by number9 on 03 July 2015 - 08:43 AM

He won't serve 90-days... if he does, it'll be min. security, house arrest or half-way house type situation I'm sure.
 
The probation and counseling are appropriate.
Thing that is a head scratcher for me.  8 hours of community service?
 
How skipping the 90 days of meaningless jailtime and give him 2160 hours of community service (90 days x 24 hours) that has to be served at a battered women's shelter.


Agreed. His time would probably be better served helping his community than locked in a cage. However the justice system is often more based on vengeance than rehabilitation, as exhibited by some of the knee jerk reactions here.