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#2304491 Nice Khan article previewing the off-season

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 01 June 2012 - 12:15 AM

I'm going to start a "Just Say No to Alex Semin" campaign here soon... I don't get the appeal at all.

+1 to Prust.

It seems like i'm making similar replies in similar threads all the time these days.

Free Agency is officially one month away guys, all this will be over soon.

#2304490 10 years ago today (well, yesterday)

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 01 June 2012 - 12:08 AM

I still remember watching this game at home, back when I still lived in Kansas City. Earlier was the last day of 7th grade for me and I was both excited and nervous...I couldn't believe that we scored so early. When Feds scored, I remember my fork flying through the air as me and my Dad were both eating on TV trays while watching the game on the big screen.

I missed about this entire season and playoffs in 2001-2002 because I was active military and mobilized at the time. I didn't get an opportunity to see any of this until early 2003, I was literally following hockey through newspaper clippings and stats that my brother would mail me. It still doesn't take away from the fact that at this point i've probably seen this game a dozen times and still remains as one of my favorites.

#2304480 Excited and Optimistic

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 31 May 2012 - 11:49 PM

I'm starting to get a bit sick of people ripping on this team and discrediting what we accomplished this past season because we got knocked out in the first round. WE STILL HAVE A GOOD TEAM. We finished the regular season OVER 100 points, again. We broke A RECORD for the most consecutive home wins, and yeah, the Preds got the better of us in the first round, and if you haven't learned by now that the NHL playoffs are wildly unpredictable then it might be time to move on to a different sport. We got knocked out, s*** happens. We won't win the championship every season. The Bruins, Canucks, and Penguins all fell in the first round this season, I don't tend to browse on other team's forums but are they all panicking and claiming the end of an era? Are they bad teams that are in desperate need of a rebuild or high value signings because they lost in the first round?

It's the core of this team that makes us competitive and a playoff team season after season. If we finished 5th seed and we are a bad team, then LA and NJ must be awful.

Oh and i'm sorry our 6th round pick Mursak isn't a superstar after 44 career games. :rolleyes:

#2304082 Red Wings Next Captain

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 30 May 2012 - 09:21 PM

I bet if they named Hudler captain he would wear a cape to practice.

#2303478 Excellent 'Parise and Suter to Detroit' article

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 28 May 2012 - 04:08 AM

1. The numbers: The numbers of all our 'core' or 'star' players (including Yzerman/Shanahan/Chelios/Hull/Hasek/ect.) are and have been falling in past years save for Zetterberg.
2. IMO, there are no prospects with real star potential to replace these guys that are getting older and watching their production fall. I think Datsyuk is the closest thing to that and even he could be a bust. And even if he makes something of himself, is it going to be Sergei Fedorov something? Not likely.
3. It all starts and stops with Yzerman for me. I think his retirement (be it this year or the next) is going to be the beginning of the end of our ten year run. It always seems to me that when Stevie goes, we go. He's the leader of this team without question and it's going to be hard to compensate for the loss of him.


Great post and an even better point.

#2303474 Red Wings make contract offer to D Justin Schultz

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 28 May 2012 - 12:39 AM

You should be more pacific. All of this is a mute point, until July 1 we are just gonna have to play it by year.

#2303236 If you could pick any 23 players in the NHL to start a franchise with

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 25 May 2012 - 04:37 PM

Datsyuk x23

#2302703 What's the point of the crease?

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 22 May 2012 - 11:02 PM

I think taking away the crease would be like taking away home plate from a pitcher. I played a few years as goalie for my high school hockey team, and I relied heavily on the crease to figure out my dimensions. I think it would be catastrophic to introduce this and especially toward veteran goalies it would present a very steep challenge. The crease, even if it has no standing with the current rules, is an essential guideline for any NHL goalie and it would be too significant of a change for it to be removed. You need to maintain some kind of regularity not only for the integrity of the sport, but keeping a balance in the record books and not changing too much from the game how it used to be played to the current layout.

#2302368 The person below me game...

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 21 May 2012 - 12:45 AM

I'm not even touching this one. :lol:
I consider 65+ "old" so I think you are safe.

The person below me looks a lot younger/older than they really are.

#2302283 A general, how I would build a team

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 20 May 2012 - 12:52 AM

I'll give Rich a +1 if he agrees to stop starting new threads.

#2302146 The truth of our decline.

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 18 May 2012 - 10:16 PM

Game over i'm already drunk.

#2302142 The truth of our decline.

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 18 May 2012 - 09:56 PM

I suggest a drinking game based on the "new guy".

Any suggestions?

A shot for every typo?

#2302134 The truth of our decline.

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 18 May 2012 - 09:20 PM

Holy Jesus am I ever sick of clicking on a new thread, all excited to read something new and then seeing the SAME things posted by the SAME people. I still love LGW but some of the new posters (yes my post count is low but I'm not brand new) are driving me insane.

Honestly this is probably the primary cause of all the negs to the posters above. It's taking something that's been posted about and discussed and debated multiple times in other threads and it's just grinding it further then it needs to go. I've been a member for a long time but i'm relatively new to posting here, and i've found that the majority of the people here are knowledgeable and fair as long as you aren't constantly falling outside of the guidelines of the forum rules.

Fact is, we made the playoffs, broke the home ice record for most consecutive regular season wins, and overall had a successful season even through major injury problems. Filppula is emerging as a valuable young player for this team, and Smith really looks like he can develop into a franchise player. Sure we got knocked out of the first round, but look at all the other excellent teams that fell out in the first round also. It's gonna happen, and i'm not very concerned about the future of this team because we really haven't fallen all that far. Once we go a season or two missing the playoffs i'll begin to look for answers.

#2301978 2012 Lockout Watch

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 18 May 2012 - 05:02 AM

This league can't suffer another lockout. I don't even want to think about it as a possibility right now, the idea scares me.

#2301602 Anyone else notice the Rangers are drafting a LOT better than us?

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 16 May 2012 - 01:11 AM

I don't get it, what does this have to do with lines? :blink: