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#2441306 Patrick Roy goes crazy on Bruce Boudreau

Posted by Cruiser008 on 03 October 2013 - 09:57 AM

Great to see Patty Wah back in the big show.  No one blows gaskets like he can, and even though it only took one game to witness his first 'episode' it's not all that surprizing given the Ducks propensity for bush league antics.

#2391412 Should I take an octopus to Dallas?

Posted by Cruiser008 on 28 April 2013 - 12:52 PM

Fun thread even if the OP wasn't the octopi culprit.  Watched the game at a bar with 0 other Wings fans, or even hockey fans for that matter, and still enjoyed every minute of it.

#2391410 Thank You Detroit Red Wings...

Posted by Cruiser008 on 28 April 2013 - 12:49 PM

Excellent summary by the OP.  It's pretty amazing for me to see how far they've come from opening night (quick refresher: they lost 6-0 in a game that I drove 3 hours to attend) to where they are today.  They are still way too reliant on the magic of Dats and Z, but it's a joy to see that the future is not all doom and gloom, and the progression of the next generation of the Winged Wheel is coming along nicely.

#2344085 1/21: Red Wings 4 at Blue Jackets 3 (SO)

Posted by Cruiser008 on 21 January 2013 - 10:47 PM



I was at the game on Saturday and I'll just state the obvious; watching this one (albeit on TV) was so much more enjoyable.



Ever since Lidstrom's retirement (and Detroit's subsequent failure to acquire decent reinforcements) I've accepted that this would be a tough year for our D and special teams.  The first couple of games have comfirmed this for me, but I'm still glad as hell hockey is back and seeing how mediocre we are now actually makes me savour these normally forgettable regular season victories a lot more.

#2291118 WCQF Game Four GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Cruiser008 on 17 April 2012 - 09:00 PM

I hope they can come back and win this, but I'm convinced they deserve this after watching Nashville score the go-ahead goal on that YAWNING CAGE.

#2288375 #5 Philadelphia Flyers vs. #4 Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by Cruiser008 on 15 April 2012 - 05:37 PM

This s*** is AWESOME!

This game and this whole series is like being transported back to the 80s... goals galore, cheap shots, dirty hits, and no semblance of the retarded defensive schemes 80% of today's teams employ.

Really hoping the Bettmans get swept in a few days, although a part of me will be saddened that we won't see another series like this one in this year's playoffs.

#2243471 Official Detroit Lions thread

Posted by Cruiser008 on 09 January 2012 - 09:28 AM

Caught most of the Lions game at the bar in Toronto last night. Detroit was overmatched but wow Stafford and Megatron were sick! I don't watch much football and have never followed the Lions, but after last night I just might have to start watching them a bit more next year.

#2228320 Crosby coming back

Posted by Cruiser008 on 21 November 2011 - 09:42 AM

This is a HUGE story up here in Canada, and in fact the game tonight will be broadcast live coast-to-coast on CBC.

Anyways on a personal note I'd like to say it's great to see Crosby return to the great game of hockey, but he's still a tool and I still hate his guts.

#2202200 Datsyuk interview

Posted by Cruiser008 on 03 August 2011 - 01:05 PM

Puck Daddy chats with Pavel Datsyuk about injury rehab, Lidstrom and Holmstrom retiring, Red Wings realignment, NHL Awards

Interesting interview as always. The one thing that concerns me is that his wrist is still not yet fully healed. :unsure:

#2199419 Chris Osgood announces retirement

Posted by Cruiser008 on 19 July 2011 - 12:19 PM

One of the most underrated, loyal, and down-to-earth guys around, and someone who epitomized what it meant to be a Red Wing. Thanks for everything Ozzie!

#2178958 Brian Rafalski appreciation thread

Posted by Cruiser008 on 24 May 2011 - 08:34 AM

Thanks for 4 great years Rafalski. We wouldn't have won the cup in '08 without you.

#2159359 Sports Illustrated article on Datsyuk

Posted by Cruiser008 on 27 April 2011 - 03:18 PM

Disgusting, But In A Good Way

Nice to see Datsyuk getting the recognition he deserves in national media.

#2138149 Nick Lidstrom: Plus/Minus Watch Thread

Posted by Cruiser008 on 29 March 2011 - 11:20 AM

IMO Lids has been his usual self on the PP and PK but it's clear that his 5 on 5 play has slipped a bit. That said given that no one has really stood out I think that as long as I has a positive +/- at the end of the season he should be favoured for another Norris.

#2045862 Kirk Maltby to announce he is retiring

Posted by Cruiser008 on 13 October 2010 - 10:09 AM

Just watched his retirement presser. I thought it was interesting that he even thanked the media for the privilege of getting to speak in front of them... really shows the amount of respect he has for people (I mean what kind of athlete thanks the media??). In this era of inflated egos he really was the quintessential team-player, and while Maltby was blessed to be part of the Wings for 14 years Detroit was blessed to have him suit up for the Winged Wheel for 14 years too.

Anyways all the best to Malts. :clap:

#1913987 Chelios jokes

Posted by Cruiser008 on 11 March 2010 - 04:58 PM

These are just too funny

The Best of "Chris Chelios is so old . . . "