Jump to content

FireCaptain's Photo


Member Since 20 Oct 2006
Offline Last Active Nov 28 2015 09:14 PM

#2434728 Good things happening in Detroit

Posted by FireCaptain on 02 September 2013 - 06:26 PM

A very nice article outlining the efforts of some local firefighters and Nicole Curtis of Rehab Addict. 




Scroll down and the Wings are listed as donating smoke detectors to the effort. Surprised to see that none of the players were out there helping. 

#2434202 Evgeni Malkin "fights" with a kid on the ice

Posted by FireCaptain on 26 August 2013 - 11:28 PM

In Soviet Russia, 7 year old fights YOU.


Lame, I know.

#2433764 Gustav Nyquist loses puck from his first NHL goal

Posted by FireCaptain on 21 August 2013 - 04:56 PM



#2433514 Wings sign Alfredsson to 1-year, $3.5m deal (+$2m bonuses)

Posted by FireCaptain on 17 August 2013 - 06:25 PM

OP: this is not meant at you.


Where's the big outrage and calls for the NHL to move the Sens??


Wait, just because it snows there and its in Canada, the team HAS to be successful, no?


Atlanta, Florida, Tampa, Arizona, etc.. all lose money and people scream for the owner's heads and demand (as fans with NO input) for the teams to be moved to more viable markets. What about the precious Sens? Should they be moved. The article spells it out, they've lost (and continue to lose) Millions per year.


Quick, back up the Uhaul, these Sens should head to Seattle/Portland/Kansas City/wherever. Someone will build them a new stadium and the new fanbase will love them and shower the owners with guaranteed profits!


Step 1: lose money, move franchise.

Step 2: ??

Step 3: PROFIT!






Not sure this is the actual "nuke" but according to this, the Sens are losing $9-10m a year.



#2432691 Wings Attempting to Re-sign Cleary

Posted by FireCaptain on 06 August 2013 - 10:54 PM

Yeah, but you'd also fire Howard and promote Mraz, so really, what do you know?  haha  :w00t:  :w00t2:  :bounce:

I wouldnt pay over 50 for that.

#2432681 Wings Attempting to Re-sign Cleary

Posted by FireCaptain on 06 August 2013 - 09:53 PM

Somebody better hurry up and grab this Game Worn Cleary from 11/12 before he re-signs and the price goes up..


starting bid: 599.99



#2432369 Silly Question: What would the game of hockey look like if...

Posted by FireCaptain on 03 August 2013 - 10:00 PM

Go home, RWA, you're drunk.

#2432347 Buying First Wings Sweater - Advice wanted

Posted by FireCaptain on 03 August 2013 - 04:39 PM

I got a barely worn maltby I'll sell ya. ;)

#2431728 ESPN/Sportscenter gives the NHL 2.7% of its time

Posted by FireCaptain on 28 July 2013 - 04:07 PM



What ESPN does or does not do is a moot point in my life.

My sports are hockey, Whitewater slalom kayaking, and off-road motorcycle racing ( motocross and enduro). While ESPN knows who Sidney Crosby is, they don't know who Graham Jarvis or Scott Shipley are

And those two are every bit as athletic, talented, skilled, and dedicated as Sidney Crosby but due to their obscure sports, nobody knows who they are. And I'm totally fine with that.

#2431093 Boston Bieber Proofs Locker Room

Posted by FireCaptain on 21 July 2013 - 10:12 PM

Bieber proofed? Did they hide all the mop buckets?

#2431091 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by FireCaptain on 21 July 2013 - 09:48 PM



Dan Cleary, who has reportedly agreed to terms with the Wings but can’t officially sign until cap space has been cleared.








#2430652 Um, OK, not really sure this'll have the desired effect

Posted by FireCaptain on 18 July 2013 - 12:12 PM

Because they're trying something different and trying to grow their fanbase?


Some of the elitist attitudes around here are funny. 


^^ THIS is exactly why Nashville doesn't get taken seriously...

#2430483 Alfredsson and the #11

Posted by FireCaptain on 17 July 2013 - 10:13 AM

Yeah, but then we wouldn't have the great story about what Scotty said to him about the number 96.



..It's a great number, not like it's an odd ball one...I remember Holmstrom wearing it and IMO, he should have kept it.  Looked and still looks much better than 96...maybe 15 is reserved for the call-up position and only used until the player chooses another number...





Former Detroit Red Wings coach Scotty Bowman once asked Tomas Holmstrom why he chose to wear No. 96.


“That's the year I came here from Sweden,'' Holmstrom said.


“We'll, you should have picked 98,'' Bowman told him, “because that's the year you're going back.''


Bowman loved to needle Holmstrom, but he could take it. 



#2430437 Alfredsson and the #11

Posted by FireCaptain on 16 July 2013 - 10:36 PM

I was just coming here to say that too. And to post this..




Yes he did.  So did Tomas Holmstrom at one point.  

#2429565 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by FireCaptain on 11 July 2013 - 03:31 PM

I predict that some people take this seriously and an over zealous MOD warns you about posting fake stories..


FTR: I think it's funny.


Damien Brunner to the New Jersey Devils, 12 years / $77 million.