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Wings_Toledo

Member Since 12 Jul 2006
Offline Last Active Aug 15 2016 08:11 PM
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In Topic: Ryspayev Should Be Banned.. Disgusting.

12 August 2016 - 09:43 AM

Anyone have another link to the vid? The original YouTube video was removed.

In Topic: Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

10 July 2016 - 02:07 PM

Honestly, I don't think any of them should have their number retired.  Although, Fedorov would be the most deserving if they did retire any one of those numbers.  To retire a player's number they should be a generational talent that helped define the success of the team and so much so that no one who ever wears that number again would get to their level.  As good and important to the team as Zetterberg and Datsyuk are/were, they were never honestly on the same level as Fedorov.  And I love Ozzie, but it would have to take something really special to retire another goalie's number.


In Topic: Darren Helm re-signed: 5 years, $3.85m AAV

09 July 2016 - 10:20 AM

It doesn't hurt to have a guy as fast as Helm who can be slotted into either the top six or play on a checking line and be effective.  He just can't be relied upon to be a scoring winger.  So, I really don't think he's the problem with this team.  He was one of our best players in 2008 and 2009 because he had a great team around him so he could play his role.  Also, apparently he could have gotten more money elsewhere so it's not like the Wings actually "overpaid" to keep him. 


In Topic: This year vs last year: a poll

07 July 2016 - 06:49 AM

I'm going with better just because I think Nielsen and Vanek will add more offense and allow for better matchups. The D will hopefully get sorted out by the start of the season. If Mantha and AA start the season with the Wings then even better.

In Topic: 2016 SCF: San Jose Sharks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

28 May 2016 - 12:52 PM

I think we all know the Pens are going to win this.  I haven't watched either team play this year, but I've seen quite a bit written about how good the Pens have been all year and not a lot about how good the Sharks have been.  On top of that, the Pens will just find some miraculous way to win, and the Sharks will pull yet another choke job.  

 

As I get older I get less interested in the playoffs. I think they go on for far too long and more often than not teams I just don't care about go deep.

 

Maybe I'm just a bitter old man but I dream of a smaller league with better teams.  I can't see a Pens-Sharks final being a boost for the league.  Sigh.

 

Same here.  The last playoff year that I even really cared about was 2009.  Now it's either 1 or 2 teams that always make the Final and some random team that doesn't really offer much of a challenge.  At least the Sharks have a somewhat interesting story with their history of choking and getting to the Final for the first time ever.  I still wish it had been Caps vs. Stars.  That would have been a fun series.