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In Topic: Schneider signs with Ducks

01 July 2007 - 02:12 PM

My first thought was that Niedermeyer is retiring. I wonder, though...is Schneider there to replace him *IF* he decides to retire? Maybe Anaheim isn't sure whether Scott will retire. It is a lot of money between Niedermeyer, Pronger, Schneider, and Giguere...but is Selanne retiring? I'm not very familiar with the salary cap situation in Anaheim, is it possible they could afford both d-men?

The thought of Anaheim's defense if Neidermeyer doesn't retire is scary. His retirement seems likely, but I still have to wonder...

In Topic: TSN: Pronger to Face Disciplinary Hearing

16 May 2007 - 05:25 PM

Wasn't Radulov leading the Preds in points when he got a one game suspension in Round 1? He doesn't have the same kind of star power as Pronger, but he was certainly a big part of the team at the time.

It was a similar type of hit. Granted, the player he hit (Bernier?) didn't come back in the game, but he was ready for the next game. They should really consider that, but they probably wont. I think Pronger would be suspended if Holmstrom hadn't come back and the Wings kept quiet and inserted him into the line-up for Game 4. As it is, he'll probably get a verbal reprimand at best. It's unfortunate, but the league makes a lot of decisions based on injury.

In Topic: Who is this Kopetsky guy?

16 May 2007 - 05:17 PM

QUOTE(Wing Nut @ May 16, 2007 - 05:03PM) View Post

I like the "f*** pronger" post.
I still don't get how there is a "s" sound when there is no "s"
Kinda like Patrick Roy. I had a friend that didn't know much about hockey watch a game with me and he said I don't know who this "waugh" guy is but Roy is awsome.


Why? It's a foreign language. Zidlicky should be pronounced the same way, but he asked to be called by the Americanized pronunciation awhile back (if I remember correctly).

Kinda like Spezza is pronounced Spet-za. It's Italian, so double z makes a different sound than you would hear in English. Bertuzzi should be pronounced the same way, I think, but his family probably adopted the Americanized pronunciation a long time ago, like a lot of immigrants have.

In Topic: Name This Wing

07 May 2007 - 03:16 AM

QUOTE(PashaFan @ May 7, 2007 - 03:08AM) View Post

That one has never worn a Wings-jersey, but he is not a unknown person for the most of us! wink.gif


Is that Grigorenko?

In Topic: Convince me why I shouldn't be dreading this series....

24 April 2007 - 01:34 PM

QUOTE(Heroes of Hockeytown @ April 24, 2007 - 12:57PM) View Post

Ha, even NHL.com, the paragon of neutrality, is down on the Wings in the introduction of their preview.


"Now if they can pound the Red Wings harder than the Flames gave it to them in the opening round, the Sharks should have no trouble advancing to the conference finals."

I like how the 'Detroit is soft' mentality is still being perpetuated.

The second paragraph of the article also makes it sound like the Flames physical play forced the Wings into a game they want to stop playing. I dunno, it seemed like the Wings set the tone early in this past series. I see no reason for them to change a winning formula.