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#2503971 3/30 GDT - Lightning 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by Wings3:16 on 30 March 2014 - 07:23 PM

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#2502668 They Call me...Tater Salad

Posted by T.Low on 28 March 2014 - 05:45 PM

My GF had neighbors like that.  Fortunately her apartment complex didn't put up with it very long.  3rd time they had the police there for a noise complaint, the kids were gone.
 
I understand having fun, but the kid needs to grow up a bit or get a nice house in the suburbs.



When I was that age, I was doing similar things. Only I was in my own home town, in my native country. My father was still alive and very available for guidance and perspective. And I wasn't making bank. And I wasn't nearly as high strung to begin with.

It's a strange period in his life, no doubt. But IMO, they're the golden years. I would recommend not growing up too fast. You can never go back.


#2502598 They Call me...Tater Salad

Posted by kipwinger on 28 March 2014 - 11:46 AM

My GF had neighbors like that.  Fortunately her apartment complex didn't put up with it very long.  3rd time they had the police there for a noise complaint, the kids were gone.

 

I understand having fun, but the kid needs to grow up a bit or get a nice house in the suburbs.

 

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#2491692 Dear Mr Legwand

Posted by shoe on 06 March 2014 - 01:30 PM

Dear Mr Legwand
 
 
Welcome to Detroit.
 
 
I cant speak for all of us but I am very happy you waived your no trade to join the Red Wings. Some people here may not understand how much we need you. With four of our regular centers injured you have some big skates to fill. As a Veteran of many years you should be able to jump right in there. Maybe more so than some young high flying European.
 
I think you will do very well here, your brand of hockey that you have played for 15 years should fit with exactly what we will need to do to win games to get us in the playoffs. It may not be pretty but I'm sure Mike Babcock has a plan to shut down the opposition rather than outgun them.
 
You may not be the defence man we thought we were all going to get this trade deadline, but a 2 way speedy center in my mind is the closest and next best thing. Your defensive skills I'm sure will be relied on to keep the puck out of our net in the dying seconds of the game something we have watched our red wings have much trouble with this year.
 
As much as Patty Eaves, and Jarnkrok will be missed, I would at least like to welcome you as a fan to a player of the Red Wings.
 
Welcome aboard, Stay Healthy, have a fun run.
 
Shoe



#2484772 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 17 February 2014 - 05:16 PM

You know, it really hurts me to see LGWers that I care about arguing over Canada/USA and which team is going to win silver/bronze.

 

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Can't we all just get along?




#2470966 1/4 GDT : Red Wings 5 @ Stars 1

Posted by darkmanx on 05 January 2014 - 05:11 PM

Z with two snipes. love that!

 

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Tatar dangles. Love that too!

 

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#2470965 Weird things you see at hockey games

Posted by RedSea on 05 January 2014 - 04:42 PM

I noticed something strange last night :P

 

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#2464635 12/14 GDT : Penguins 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Y19 on 14 December 2013 - 09:30 PM

Someone post the Price is Right fail horn. I don't have the strength on account of my gross sobbing

 

This will have to do:

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#2454951 Brendan Smith

Posted by The Secret on 17 November 2013 - 09:25 PM

Not everyone can walk in and be a stand out like Dekeyser. I was one that regularly said the same thing about Ericsson that most are saying about Smith now. Ericsson took his time but is finding his ground and Smith will be the same. For now enjoy Dekeyser's success unti Smitty finds his ground.

 

Oh. What about that Kindl guy? 2 years ago I'd have said he was on his way out of town but he has actually finally proven some worth. Patience. It will be worth it.




#2457600 What Does This Team Need More/Most?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 24 November 2013 - 11:38 AM

We need some more snarl, some more size up front. But at the same time, it isn't just an enforcer. We could use a guy like Chris Stewart, Bertuzzi is a decent deterrent, but you see how the game changes if he doesn't play. We need big guys that can put some pucks in the net. And on the back end, we could use either a guy who blocks shots like a madman or can connect tape to tape on every pass. But all of that is easier said then done, because not only do we have a nonchalant GM, he doesn't have cap space or roster space to make trades.  

 

I agree about Bert, but it also says a lot when the Wings rely on a 38 year-old with a bad back to be a deterrent of any kind.  Like when he dropped the gloves to go with Weber after the head smash on Z.  Good on Bert for doing it, but I also felt kind of bad for him.

 

As I've mentioned before, it'd be nice to have someone like Jordan Nolan on the 4th line like the Kings do.  He's 6'3" 227 lbs, will drop the gloves with anyone and is a pretty effective grinder who will score a few.  You know when the Kings 4th line is out there.  And Nolan is only 24 years old, drafted in the 7th round.  Dwight King is another one, taken in the 4th round. He has more offensive upside than Nolan. 

 

It's not like the Kings got them because of high draft picks.  There are guys out there.  You occasionally have to pick them instead of a non-physical skill guy.

 

To try and head off the inevitable enforcer argument, I'm not talking about the Wings getting a John Scott.  But it would be nice if they at least had a 4th line with some size and grit, and would make people answer for playing against the Wings like the Sens did last night.   Even before last night many of us have been saying how the bottom 6 are a collection of spare parts instead of one that has a mission and identity when they're out there.




#2455006 Today's Chuckle - NHL selling team Snuggies

Posted by 55fan on 18 November 2013 - 01:13 PM

When will the NHL® Official 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® version be available?

You missed it.  It was the Limited Edition NHL® Official 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® presented by Amway, General Electric, McDonald's, and Edna's Yam Emporium Snuggie.

 

It was only available on websites that you don't get, but because you live in an area which the NHL® says is supposed to get them, are blacked out because of contractual obligations.  The NHL® suggests that you pay them hundreds of dollars to get these websites, at which time they will allow you to read the fine print informing you that you can not get these websites. 

 

The NHL® apologizes for the inconvenience, and will now lock out the players to negotiate this problem because the NHL® loves you, because you are the Best Fans in the World™.




#2452958 Brendan Shanahan appreciation thread

Posted by F.Michael on 12 November 2013 - 03:39 PM

I remember Shanny in Hartford, and how he wasn't overly thrilled about playing on a team with an indifferent owner/fan base...That was spring of 1996.

 

Then later that fall - rumours swirled about Shanny being moved; I recall thinking that he would be a perfect fit for the Red Wings.

 

No matter what he does as 'head disciplinarian' - he'll always have a big fan in F.Michael.


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#2450040 Philly Capitals line brawl

Posted by F.Michael on 02 November 2013 - 09:25 AM

he fought for the fans, who seemed to love it...

Well - that might be true, but ya know it's pretty bad when all you got to cheer for is watching your goalie beat up the other teams goalie...It's sort of on the same level of some drunken goof sitting in his weathered lawn chair on the front yard laughing his a$$ off while watching his bully of a son beat up the kid from across the street.

 

It might make ya feel good for a few minutes, but in reality it's a pretty bad situation.




#2449429 Franzen believes hes playing well.

Posted by StormJH1 on 01 November 2013 - 10:32 AM

The criticisms of Franzen are totally fair, so I get it.  But the reality is that while his contract isn't a good contract, it also a manageable enough cap hit to avoid it being a total disaster. 

 

The other thing about Franzen is that he's going to have knee problems because he already has and because of how he's built.  If he played like Ryan Kesler, would he be capable of banging his way to a 30-goal pace every year?  Very possibly.  But I also think he'd average about 25-40 games missed from injury every year.

 

The thing that irks Wings fans about Franzen is what people call "work rate" in soccer.  But there are some good strikers in soccer that have notoriously poor work rates, yet still put the ball in the net.  That's what Franzen is, or at least what he's supposed to be, in a streaky fashion.  He sticks out like sore thumb on a team on a team full of defensive minded forwards, but as great as 13 and 40 are, you will see them disappear for weeks at a time from the scoresheet.  That was made Marian Hossa (IMO) such a great Red Wing during the '09 season, he carried that team for weeks in the regular season when nobody else was scoring.  Then his shoulder tore apart in the Playoffs and he skated in circles.  But Franzen was never as good as Hossa, nor was he ever as expensive.  He literally cost almost half the price from a cap standpoint, so the comparison is ridiculous.

 

Also, if he just has a TERRIBLE year (which I don't think he will), isn't compliance buyout still an option after 2014?  Provided of course he isn't on the IR.  My opinion remains that I'm not going to dwell on him until that window has closed.  I think fans are right to worry about what's ahead, but the contract is what it is, and it's not killing us right now.




#2446688 10/21 GDT: Sharks 1 @ Red Wings 0 (SO)

Posted by 55fan on 21 October 2013 - 02:30 PM

Oh God, we are going to get killed. I'm saying it will be five to nothing and will finally get a goal towards the end of the game.

I'm going the other way.  There's no way we can win this one, so we'll blow the Sharks out of the water.  Everyone who has been sucking will play lights-out.  Z and D will have career games.  LGW will plan the Stanley Cup Parade.

 

Then we will get totally flattened the next game and LGW will want every player on the team traded.  In fact, some of them will get traded twice and somehow end up back here, necessitating a third trade to get rid of them.

 

Then we will complain about a lack of consistency.