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#2477201 Stadium Series, Vol. I - Ducks @ Kings (GDT)

Posted by Mckinley25 on 25 January 2014 - 10:41 PM

I don't mind the location so much as I mind the number of outdoor games, it diminishes the novelty.

#2469805 1/1 Winter Classic 2014 GDT: Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 2 (F/SO)

Posted by Mckinley25 on 01 January 2014 - 03:58 PM

I don't know why people trashed Holmstrom we need him.

#2469751 1/1 Winter Classic 2014 GDT: Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 2 (F/SO)

Posted by Mckinley25 on 01 January 2014 - 03:22 PM

That was an impressive goal though.

#2469661 1/1 Winter Classic 2014 GDT: Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 2 (F/SO)

Posted by Mckinley25 on 01 January 2014 - 02:53 PM

So the Rangers are playing in two outdoor stadium games.  NHL you are ridiculous.

It's truly diminishing how special the winter classic is.

#2469410 1/1 Winter Classic 2014 GDT: Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 2 (F/SO)

Posted by Mckinley25 on 01 January 2014 - 12:20 AM

Great GDT. This must be what it feels like for people who care about the super bowl.

#2467713 Merry Christmas, LGW

Posted by Mckinley25 on 25 December 2013 - 10:58 PM

This thread should be moved to the Water Cooler section.

You will be visited by three spirits tonight...

#2458869 11/27 GDT: Bruins 1 at Red Wings 6

Posted by Mckinley25 on 27 November 2013 - 09:49 PM

Remember when we were awesome and we'd win like 8 in a row then get blown out by some s***ty team like the Islanders? WE'RE THAT TEAM!

#2455899 Respect Babcock and Holland

Posted by Mckinley25 on 20 November 2013 - 09:37 PM

We may have a good farm, but we don't have a Datsyuk, Zetterberg or Lidstrom in the prospect system. I think our D could be great in 5 years, I'm worried though about our forwards.

#2453759 Filppula to Tampa 5 yr $5 million

Posted by Mckinley25 on 14 November 2013 - 09:10 PM

2 more goals tonight. I wish he wasn't in our division so I could root for him.

#2452561 Speculation regarding Franzen's ailment

Posted by Mckinley25 on 09 November 2013 - 10:11 PM

I agree to a point, but a GM doesn't have to understand it.  Because it's a complex issue is exactly why you don't commit to that player for 11 years.
Mule had been on the Red Wings for 3 seasons before they gave him the monster contract.  If they were so pronounced they impacted his daily life and game, they had to at least had to have a sense for his issues and personality by then.

Professional therapists can't always even get a sense of it. He stated he's had it since he was a teenager so they likely knew, but after his 08 and 09 performances they probably thought it was well managed.

#2449355 Lines Thread

Posted by Mckinley25 on 31 October 2013 - 09:04 PM

Moving a little fast aren't you there soldier?  Why don't you start off telling me about the mustards and cheeses...but sultry like.  "Oh Yeah, this is an aged gruyere smoked to perfection with hickory and sage, topped off with a spoonful of Inglehoffer stone ground...you like that don't you bad boy?"

In a strange coincidence the mustard and cheese forum I'm a member of just tangented into hockey fetishes.....

Anyhow I remember Bowman saying something to the effect of professional hockey players should be able to play with anyone. I wonder if the increased skill level has also increased the nuances and complexities of the game to the point where line combinations play a more crucial role than before.

#2448580 Why Do They Trust The Youngsters?

Posted by Mckinley25 on 28 October 2013 - 07:52 PM

I cannot stress how much I disagree with this. Who are you to tell other fans how to cheer, support, or follow their favorite team? To use the words from your previous post, "we as humans" need to stay the heck out of other people's business and let them live their own lives.
Go Wings! I'll root for them however I like. Feel free to do the same.

It is just hockey, people are free to be as passionate or flippant about their entertainment choices as they please.

#2447247 10/23 GDT: Senators 6 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Mckinley25 on 23 October 2013 - 06:42 PM

It's good to see that after being healthy scratched for three of Detroit's best games, and then making his way back onto the lineup because of injury, and finally playing one decent game, Brendan Smith is being rewarded with top pair minutes.  Other young guys can't seam to crawl their way onto this team, yet Brendan gets top minutes for some unknown reason.
What's that you say?  It's good for his confidence?  Definitely.  In the sense that anyone would be confident if all they had to do was play a decent game out of every ten in order to get prime minutes.  Hell, with that as your only stipulation Kyle Quincey ought to be promoted to defenseman of the world and play alongside Superman with the Incredible Hulk and Thor as a second pairing.

Thor's a turnover machine and Superman refuses to use his body.

#2442860 Tomas Hertl

Posted by Mckinley25 on 09 October 2013 - 04:10 PM

The players for the most part are fine with the goal, which was really sick but they aren't fine with the celebration afterwards, which I can understand. Great goal, unreal night but tune down the over the top celebrations they aren't well received in hockey.

Remember when they used to throw their gloves in the air and shoot them with their sticks?

#2442491 Steve Yzerman wants Game Misconduct penalties for fighting

Posted by Mckinley25 on 07 October 2013 - 05:20 AM

I think there' s an awful lot of hyperbole necessary to claim fightless hockey would be dancing on ice.