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#2684458 Fox Sports DET to stream DRW games online

Posted by Mckinley25 on 05 August 2016 - 11:15 PM

I'm still amazed at the amount of people who are out of the local area of their favorite team and refuse/are unaware of streaming games online. It takes all of 12 seconds to find a stream for games now. I live in Seattle and haven't had a problem watching a Wing's game since I moved here 18 months ago.


Out of market is easy because you can use Game Center (except for the absurd number of blackouts for national broadcasts.)

Local when you don't have cable has been tough as there is no streaming that doesn't blackout all the games.


#2682436 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Mckinley25 on 06 July 2016 - 04:13 PM

^ I think Weber only gets traded with a #1 defenseman coming back, which we don't have.


#2682343 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Mckinley25 on 05 July 2016 - 10:28 PM

Hahahah Fox Trax? I remember that. As if we were too slow to follow the damn puck on TV. 


I remember though, the biggest complaint from non hockey fans as to why they didn't watch the sport was that they couldn't follow the puck, and remember the biggest TVs back then were like 26",(At least for the average person). They were trying to appeal to a larger audience and I think it was a good idea on paper but was more annoying than helpful in practice.


#2682213 Frans Nielson signs 6 year $5.25m AAV contract with Detroit

Posted by Mckinley25 on 04 July 2016 - 08:28 PM

Lemme jinx some more.
 
Chicago Blackhawks will win the Stanley cup 5 more times in the next 50 years. 


It has the opposite effect when you do it with a specific outcome in mind. 😀


#2681545 Frans Nielson signs 6 year $5.25m AAV contract with Detroit

Posted by Mckinley25 on 01 July 2016 - 02:42 PM

On one hand, I get the apologists... I used to be one of them.  It's true that some players just don't want to come here, but who's fault is that really?  It's the GM's responsibility to put the best team on the ice and draft/develop the future.  He showed it with Lidstrom/Rafalski and he's showing it again now with Datsyuk/Zetterberg.  He doesn't know how to prepare for when our all-stars are getting ready to head out.  He'd rather wait until they are at the end or already leaving and then try to hustle to grab the best that's out there.  Great.  We got a 2nd line center, and I like Nielsen.  I think he'll do fine here so long as his wingers can produce as well.  That doesn't change the fact that we're sitting here without a first line center.  Zetterberg can't play that role anymore and Larkin may have to be thrown into it before he's truly ready for it.  Do you want to know why we can't attract solid wingers to this team?  They look and don't see any strong Centers to feed them the biscuit, so, of course, they're going to go to other teams.  But again, that is Holland's fault.  Maybe not this off-season, but over the past 6 years he has failed to ready this team appropriately to move forward in a strong fashion.


Given the system that is in place (salary cap, draft order) it is incredibly difficult to build a team to a contender without a long and painful rebuild, which is also no guarantee of success (see all teams that aren't the Hawks and Pens haha).

I could be open to a full blown rebuild but I understand why they don't, it's just the nature of sports. I think there are likely better GMs out there, but it seems unlikely that anyone could have put the wings in anything but a marginally better position than they are now.


#2681263 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Mckinley25 on 01 July 2016 - 11:55 AM

So don't sign anyone. No deal is better than a bad one, Holland used to understand that.


I'm not talking about the people he did sign, I'm addressing the fact that Holland is accused of "sleeping on a free agent" because they signed somewhere else as if Holland had first dibs on every free agent.


#2681248 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Mckinley25 on 01 July 2016 - 11:48 AM

3 years, 3.3 million.  Another solid signing that Holland was asleep for.  Could have added another dimension, but same old same old.


There's no guarantee these players wanted to come to Detroit, what is Holland supposed to do? The only leverage he would have is to overpay and look at the criticism he gets for that.


#2677969 Datsyuk - someone who works for JLA told me he's sold his house

Posted by Mckinley25 on 17 June 2016 - 01:28 PM

Baby Pasha
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I assume he's puck handling in there.


#2676554 WCF: St. Louis Blues vs. San Jose Sharks

Posted by Mckinley25 on 25 May 2016 - 11:34 PM

I don't know what everyone's problem with San Jose is. I'm a big fan of this years team

Pavelski >>>


I agree, they are a ton of fun to watch and they've never won a cup before.


#2675794 IIHF World Championships

Posted by Mckinley25 on 11 May 2016 - 10:41 PM

Apparently Kazakhstan is not as good as Tampa Bay.


#2675390 IIHF World Championships

Posted by Mckinley25 on 08 May 2016 - 12:09 PM

Does a few goals in a tournament really say anything about a season long performance in the NHL?


#2675078 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by Mckinley25 on 04 May 2016 - 11:17 AM

One way to wake them up is to talk about firing Ken Holland. Me simply mentioning that might have already done it.


Or talk about Cleary in a Franzen thread.


#2671942 WCQF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues

Posted by Mckinley25 on 20 April 2016 - 04:42 PM

Was it something that was obvious to people watching it on Tv?


#2671922 WCQF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues

Posted by Mckinley25 on 20 April 2016 - 03:38 PM

I think the bigger story is that the word "***" is censored on this website.


#2667621 Money On The Board - 25 years worth of playoffs style!

Posted by Mckinley25 on 13 April 2016 - 05:02 PM

$5 for every win that's won by more than one goal. - I
$1 for every goal by a rookie. - II
$5 for every shutout. - I

Running tally: $12