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#2487927 Very Chris Very, Very Osgood...very

Posted by Donaldjr2448 on 28 February 2014 - 05:37 PM

As a former broadcaster myself for Oakland University, If I could give Osgood any advice, I would tell him to listen to his broadcasts over and over again. It didn't make sense to me until I did it, once I listened to myself I then realized what everyone else was hearing. If it didn't make sense while listening to it, just imagine how the people understood it or lack thereof during the broadcast.


Broadcasting is definitely an art, so I have some sympathy for Ozzie.

#2487291 Trial date set in Steve Moore’s lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi

Posted by Donaldjr2448 on 27 February 2014 - 12:42 PM

I will say, I am no lawyer, but I do own a business and from my understanding is that Moore could only sue for damages, he would then have to prove that there is 38 Million in damages caused. I am not sure if that is how lawsuits work in Canada, but I cannot imagine it being much different than the United States.


I really hope this case will be sealed on the court date cause I would like to think we are getting close to a statue of limitations by now......

#2312244 Red Wings Sign Jordin Tootoo to 3-yr deal, $1.9M/yr

Posted by Donaldjr2448 on 01 July 2012 - 11:33 PM

I like this signing, We needed grit and lets face it he does have some skill. Everyone hated Bertuzzi back in the day and now he is a fan favorite and there is no reason why Tootoo cannot follow in those footsteps. We all deserve a second chance and there is no reason why Tootoo shouldn't get one.

#2307301 The L.A. Kings: One and Done or Dynasty?

Posted by Donaldjr2448 on 14 June 2012 - 08:15 AM

The only reason I can see the Kings hanging around as a "dynasty" (if you will) is the simple fact they are loaded in the minors. The Kings were a smaller team in the beginning of the season and were getting railroaded early on. Sutter came in and made the team bigger, that said he called up a youngster from the Adrimals in Dwight King. King was probably one of the biggest impacts to the third and fourth lines on that team in the playoffs. They have many more of those type of players waiting in the wing. The Kings will be contenders for the next while, I cannot say they will win the Cup 3 out of the next 4 years, but they will not be a one and done team.

#2297849 Johan Franzen wants to 'have more fun'

Posted by Donaldjr2448 on 28 April 2012 - 01:13 PM

I am happy that everyone is beginning to feel the same way I have all season. Franzen is a complete joke and I have not been happy with him in a few years now. It is obvious that Holland made a huge mistake by signing this guy to a huge contract, but it was a 50/50 kinda thing.

Like others have stated, I think its time for Franzen to move on. The guy has so much talent but simply does not know how to bring it each night. I thought it was amazing the one time he went to the net in the Nashville Series he scored a damn goal. Not to mention Jiri Hudler out scored Mule in the playoff. If that does not get you excited then I guess nothing will.

To defend Franzen though, this team needs change badly. That first round exit was one of the worst I have ever seen. 0 effort by just about everyone on that team during the playoffs and for that I will defend Mule.

#2283102 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by Donaldjr2448 on 11 April 2012 - 10:38 PM

This is exactly why fighting needs to stay in the game. 10 years ago Weber would have had to drop the gloves with someone, but since this league is a waterdown pussyfest you can get away with cheap shots. League and game is a complete joke, no wonder the ratings blow.

#2279865 Wings meet Preds in First Round

Posted by Donaldjr2448 on 07 April 2012 - 03:38 PM

Nashville in 4. Our Defense is weak, we have forwards that turn the damn puck over all the time, along with defensive errors over and over. Oh yeah, our Powerplay is nonexistant and they happen to have the best power play at home. Did I mention the fact this team is 17-21-3 on the damn road................... Game, Set, Match. Sorry Folks.

#2279044 4/7 GDT : Blackhawks 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by Donaldjr2448 on 07 April 2012 - 08:06 AM

Personally I would like us to lose this one in regulation. I think we would be much better in the 6th seed than 4th or 5th. Let Nashville and Chicago beat the hell out of each other while we take on the Kings, Coyotes or Sharks. I think we match up better against these Pacific teams better anyway.

#2272538 3/21 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Rangers 2 (OT)

Posted by Donaldjr2448 on 21 March 2012 - 05:24 PM

Alright! Enough of the doom and gloom on here. As much as I want to fold up the tent and move on to the Tigers, but if there is one team or organization I believe in its the Detroit RedWings. Look at 1997, 1999, 2002, 2008, 2010, and 2011. All those years we were down at some point and just like the RedWings always do, they come right back. Sure, they may not win tonight, but in the end they will put it all together. I have faith and most of all I BELIEVE.

#2264270 Post-TDT: Red Wings stand pat, no additions

Posted by Donaldjr2448 on 27 February 2012 - 06:54 PM

Add me to the disappointed crew. This team needed serious upgrading and we did nothing. Thank Goodness the Tigers will be starting in April, cause the Wings will be done in the second week of April. This team had 4 players that actually show up each night, so whatever Holland. If I were Lidstrom I wouldn't come back to this next season. Oh well the 20 year ride has been fun. GOOOOO TIGERS. What a complete Joke. How can anyone watch this team the last 2 or 3 months and actually be impressed??? Seriously?? We SUCK On the road and I mean SUCK, we barely pull games out at home (until recently)and lets face the only line producing now is the third line. WTF!! Season Over, sorry guys and gals. I can honestly say I won't be disappointed when we get KO'd in round 1.

#2263032 Johan Franzen Depreciation

Posted by Donaldjr2448 on 26 February 2012 - 02:02 PM

Honestly I am sick and tired of the excuses with Mule. I am sick and tired of the lack of play from this guy and his china-doll performances in the last couple of years. This guy is making nearly 4 million a year with this team and plays like he is making the league minimum. I really hope Kenny can move this guy as soon as possible. I have had enough of this joke of a player. His intentional offside yesterday caused a goal, he took his time getting onside the other night against Vancouver and what do ya know, he was flat on his back when the Sedin scored with 15 seconds left. I could go on and on with his lackluster performances, but I feel that I do not have to preach to the choir.

Yes, by far this guy has been the most disappointing player in the last couple of seasons. (not including 2009-2010.) Time for a change Mule. Step up or move on. We've got guys in GR that are rotting away because we have your lackluster ass here not wanting to play because its the regular season or whatever your excuse is now. :ranting:

#2263030 Ericsson out One Month

Posted by Donaldjr2448 on 26 February 2012 - 01:53 PM

As much as I hate Ericsson and hos play, I had the same issues with Lilja in 2005-2006, but soon after Lils became our biggest penalty killer and I thought was a major impact on the Stanley Cup Team in 2008. I really feel that Ericsson may become that player in the years to come. It sucks that he is injured, just gives other guys a chance to showcase.

I surley hope Kindl is moved, I personally do not see an upside to his game and I think we would benefit more by having Smith in his place. Like others have said, I think Kindl is going to be a package deal tomorrow and thats has to be the only reason he is on the ice lately.

#2259049 Sharks May overcome your streak. Otherwise it would be a great game.

Posted by Donaldjr2448 on 19 February 2012 - 04:09 PM

I'm confused by this OP. I'm not sure what to say about this. You come on here and run your mouth, then run off???? Come on now!

#2258256 2012 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 27th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by Donaldjr2448 on 18 February 2012 - 11:41 AM

Well Hopefully the Kubina deal will include Kindl. Kindl is lazy and sucks! Kindl and Errorson together are known at my house as the turnover twins!

#2257591 Steve Ott has praise for the Wings

Posted by Donaldjr2448 on 16 February 2012 - 11:18 PM

Very Cool on Ott's part. Say what ya want about the guy, but I would love to have him in the Winged Wheel Uniform. I must say a pretty classy act by Mr. Ott.