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#2666755 Free Press: Pavel Datsyuk to return to Russia following Playoffs

Posted by paulwoodsfan on 10 April 2016 - 09:08 AM

So Elliotte Friedman, who was accused earlier in this thread of "lacking class" and engaging in "yellow journalism," turns out to have been accurate in his HNIC report a week ago. Not surprising -- he is one of the best hockey reporters in the business. Like Bob McKenzie, when he reports something, you can take it to the bank.


#2650501 Players Tribune: John Scott A Guy Like me

Posted by barabbas16 on 29 January 2016 - 05:57 PM

The thing is though....he calls himself in the group of one of the 700 best players in the world....I don't really agree with that.  There are many, many, many players better than him at hockey outside of the NHL, he's there for a very specific reason, not because he's one of the best 700.

I didn't read the whole article, but the quote above said "among the 700 or so best hockey players in North American professional sports."... not "one of the best 700 players in the world."

#2634639 November 2015 Schedule Wallpaper Now Available!

Posted by Matt on 01 November 2015 - 05:20 PM

November 2015
featuring #8 Justin Abdelkader


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#2603314 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Jersey Wing on 29 April 2015 - 11:34 AM

Perfect. The defense is depleted terribly and Tampa has game 7 at home. So the Wings are underdogs much like they were at the beginning of the series, big underdogs. Yet they have managed to win 3 games. Tonight is house money. Nothing to lose. Like one of those series between Edmonton and Dallas all those years ago. Stay fast, play hard, run 'em over if you have to.


With the way things are set up I can promise you Tampa are all thinking about winning. That's why the Wings to a man have to think about hockey.

#2593159 S'matter Yzerman, afraid of the jersey you wore for so long?

Posted by toby91_ca on 14 April 2015 - 10:44 AM

I have absolutely no problem with any of it.  Restricting ticket sales to local area is nothing new and it makes total sense.  If you can sell all your tickets to locals, more power to you, why would you want it open to anyone.


In terms of the logo issue, it's not like they are banning other logos from the building, only an exclusive club within the building....again, that just makes sense and if you don't like it, it really is the proprietor's decision, there would be no grounds to call discrimination, etc.  In fact, I'm pretty sure a corner store owner can choose not to sell to someone for any reason they want (not that this is the same scenario)

#2593107 S'matter Yzerman, afraid of the jersey you wore for so long?

Posted by 8 Legged RedWing on 14 April 2015 - 06:38 AM

I'm all for them restricting ticket sales. Any good organization would do this to try and create more of a home environment and I don't blame them. If the shoe was on the other foot, and say the Wings were playing Toronto after a few down years and the popularity wasn't what it is today, we'd want to restrict sales to Ontario residents.

What bothers me is the banning of opposing logos and colors from areas. If you paid to get in, you shouldn't be treated any different as a guest because of what you're wearing. You're already in the building...

None of this is going to stop Wings fans from going anyways because of so many secondhand ticket sites. It's just giving us something to talk about.

#2499150 3/22 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Wild 2

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 22 March 2014 - 03:19 PM

That's a bad call... but it is not as bad as I thought

#2486407 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by Ekmanc on 23 February 2014 - 11:43 AM

Could care less if NHL players don't play in the Olympics again.


Unless the games are in North America, you can't watch any of them live without quitting your job.  And the primetime evening coverage doesn't show re-runs of hockey.  They only had one channel showing the evening coverage when most people have returned from their workdays. 


One the bright side, I got to see plenty of figure skating and women in khaki pants doing stupid stunts on a snowboard.  :sleepy:


Channels? you have heard of the internet right?  :P

#2474244 1/18 GDT: Kings 2 @ Red Wings 3 (Shootout)

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 18 January 2014 - 11:05 PM

The more I think about it, the more perfect this win is.


- Richards being the big tough guy, scoring a goal and trying to start something with our goalie...and then being the final shooter in the shootout.


- Kronner's redemption. That penalty was total bulls***. Only right that he should get the equalizer a few seconds later, and on the PP. (We scored a PP goal!)


- Tats getting to salute his father against the Kings a second time, this time at home.


- Our refusal to take any s*** from one of the bigger, better teams in the league.


- Howard getting right up in Quick's grill, telling him he wants the starting job in Sochi.


- Scoring three goals! We scored three goals! (Sort of!)




#2432013 Pierre McGuire's past that NBC doesn't want you to know about

Posted by Nightfall on 30 July 2013 - 08:12 PM


He's not respected by the players, even today. I think that says it all. 




He is more respected than you think.


Uh...OK.  That statements not hypocritical at all, lol.  Who here would even care if he had a drug problem in his past.  I'd probably rather someone who used to have a drug problem than someone who used to be (and may still be)  a complete nut and threw temper tantrums all the time.


Only hypocritical if you actually believe it.  I am just saying that I would at least understand if people hated Mcguire if he did those things.  Personally, I don't give a crap.  Its easy to judge people and I don't spend time doing that.

#2432001 Pierre McGuire's past that NBC doesn't want you to know about

Posted by Behind Enemy Lines in CO on 30 July 2013 - 06:09 PM

SI posted this linkthis morning. Apparently someone dug this up, and its making the rounds online. I know this was quite a while ago....but I'm shocked that Pierre is still in hockey after things like this. I guess NBC didn't take the time to vet him, or they just didn't care. Apologies to anyone who already knew this, but this has some gems that I couldn't pass up:







You could probably post this same info on many coaches.  For some reason, Patrick Roy comes to mind.

#2431809 Pierre McGuire's past that NBC doesn't want you to know about

Posted by Guest on 29 July 2013 - 12:37 PM


I'm not saying I love the guy (Milbury), but hitting a fan with a shoe is totally awesome... even awesomer if the 'victim' was getting beat with his own shoe.



A professional athlete losing his temper like an infant and entering the stands to fight spectators is not "totally awesome." I believe the term you're looking for is, instead, "completely inexcusable."

#2430377 Alfredsson and the #11

Posted by Guest on 16 July 2013 - 03:05 PM

Babcock has petitioned for the Red Wings to retire Cleary's #11 permanently.

#2427917 Wings sign Alfredsson to 1-year, $3.5m deal (+$2m bonuses)

Posted by 10 Minute Misconduct on 06 July 2013 - 03:22 AM


Vancouver? Nah. 


Vancouver destroys any market in the US.

#2426543 Wings sign Alfredsson to 1-year, $3.5m deal (+$2m bonuses)

Posted by redhasek2013 on 05 July 2013 - 11:11 AM

This is Awesome what a Great Singing by our Great GM Ken Holland!!!! Welcome D. Alfredsson to the Detorit Red Wings!!!!!! : )