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#2572124 Next Number to be retired

Posted by Tane on 18 February 2015 - 10:00 PM

0% chance Datsyuk and Zetterberg Don't get their numbers retired. 


I'm sick of all this "We're the Red Wings, and our standards of retiring numbers is so much higher than anyone else" Crap! The reason our numbers retired are few and far between, is because we fail to recognize our pre production line cups, and we were absolutely dreadful for about 30 years! It's just now that our guys from our good teams are retired, and have had lengthy careers. Excuse me, but hank and Pavel have both spent long, eventful, trophy winning, cup winning careers with this franchise. It's not like we've had a plethora of players winning selkes and Byngs and Conn Smythes left and right, but they wern't "Elite enough to sit up there with Gordie and Steve" Shut up with that Garbage. We've just been terrible. Now that the 90's teams are all retired, it's a new decision as to who gets up there and who doesn't. Hank and Pavel make it. Fedorov, will most likely make it. Osgood deserves it. Sorry, he's never had a losing season, even with the garbage Islanders and the Blues when they wern't very good. He started a cup run, and absolutely put the team on his back in another. He's amongst the all time leaders in every major goaltending stat, and even higher when it comes to playoff stats. It's not like we've always had goalies like this that "Arn't elite enough to sit next to Sawchuck" 


News Flash, Sid Abel didn't have a Gordie Howe or Steve Yzerman like career either. Played 9 full seasons with the team, won 3 Stanley cups, won a hart trophy. 


Fedorov, wow, sounds insanely similar. But add the Selkes, and an extra year or two. 


Both players iconic of a very successful championship era. Both deserve to have their numbers retired. 


The Red Wings don't have a lot of numbers in the rafters because we don't have this great, long history of elite players, like some Red Wing fans like to pretend we did. If Kronwall plays 15-20 years with us as a number 1 D-man, then yes, that qualifies him to get his number retired. No, he is not Lidstrom. But you don't exactly get 15-20 year number 1 defencemen every year in the draft. 


Other than Lidstrom and Kelly, who are our best defencemen? Chelios? Reed Larson? Chaisson? Coffey? Murphy? Vlad? Pronovost? All made impacts in detroit, But none a big enough impact for a long enough period of time to be considered retiring. I agreed with "honouring" Vlad, and make it official in some way. Hell, I wouldn't be upset if they DID retire it. No one's going to ever wear it again anyway, might as well. We've seen jerseys get retired due to deaths during a career, lets be happy it wasn't that serious, but give him the same honour. 










Look at the Canadiens. A legendary player is a legendary player. They've retired a million numbers, and all it does is show every team that walks into that building how amazing their history has been. Our History has been amazing for the last 25 years. Let's not be too jaded to appreciate it. 

#2363385 Do We Really Need a New Stadium?

Posted by Tane on 01 March 2013 - 10:15 PM

When you go to a newer arena......newer as in the last 15 years, you realize what a Dump the Joe is........Great memories....always a good time....but a dump.

#2363384 Thoughts on the Blackhawks

Posted by Tane on 01 March 2013 - 10:14 PM

Thoughts? For a team to have so many draft picks to win a cup, good job on building a team. 


To have to Dismantle that team and literally lose all your depth and start over from just your key pieces and come back to an elite level, They have an opportunity to be a model Franchise, if they can win a cup with that much turnover.


It'd be like us Holding on to Datsyuk, Howard, Z, Kronner and a couple of prospects, and clean house and come back and win another cup.......Kinda what we tried to do, it's just that Chicago did a better job. 


Mad Respect. I'd rather see an original 6 rival like Chicago doing well over some BS franchise like Nashville or Florida dominating.

#2094525 Claude Lemieux & Darren McCarty

Posted by Tane on 09 January 2011 - 10:35 AM

What do you mean by anything?

Those two have made up, they get along. Lemieux said he respects McCarty for what he did, and understands it. He said no hard feelings. He said he didn't necessarily Turtle cause he's a *****, but one of McCarty's first punches landed and knocked him dizzy. They've made up, they've moved on. If you still have a problem with it, than I guess it's just that. Your problem.

#2092240 WJC Gold Medal game

Posted by Tane on 07 January 2011 - 12:49 AM

I said it last year, and I'll say it again this year. As a canadian, I really can't put too much stock into what our junior team does at this tournament. Recent trends have a lot of NHL teams carrying 18 and 19 year old players on thier rosters throughout the year, instead of keeping them down to develop.

Look at some of the players that we could have had in the lineup.

Matt Duchene (19) - One of colorado's Top Offensive players.
John Tavares (19) - How good would he have been in this tournament?
Taylor Hall (18) - Busy leading his team in goals in the NHL
Evander Kane (19) - Scoring Goals at the NHL level.
Ryan O'Reily (19) played 81 games for the Avalanche last year,
Tyler Seguin (18) 2nd overall pick, Playing full time For the Bruins
Brandon Gormley, (18) Defenceman, Injured.
Jeff Skinner (18) Just leading NHL rookies in Scoring right now. No big deal, woulnd't have helped much....right?

This year's team was incredibly deep on the Blueline. We lost a player that would have made the team, and been one of the top 2 D-men with Ryan Ellis, but was injured.

Other than that, Canada's forwards would have been

E.Kane - Tavares - Hall
O'Reiley - Seguin - Skinner
Duchene - B.Schenn - Ryan Johanson
Curtis Hamilton - Connolly - Kassian

2 of the players that made the WJC all star team, would have been 3rd liners. only 5 of our forwards would have made the team. Our 2nd leading goal scorer would have been on the 4th line. In a true under 20 tournament, there's no question, we would have won every game by 4-5 goals. I'd have the same reaction had we won the tournament.

Russia's top under 20 players were in the tournament, scoring goals, making a great comeback. Over half of Canada's best players under 20 were playing in the NHL that week. take a look at the 09 draft. Canada's first round players are in the NHL. This Team is made up mostly of canadian players that were taken in rounds 3-5.

Who has the Best hockey talent under 20 in the world? Canada. It can't be argued. This is just an entertaining little tournament that we have fun watching for a week, during the holidays, and get a chance to see next years rookies, all performing on the same stage. I really hardly put any importance into who wins or loses these.

The only other team that can make a claim to be missing several NHL caliber players is Sweden. But not as many, and not to the same Caliber as Canada.

#2050567 Kenneth Rucker, a.k.a. "Orange Hat Guy", passed away

Posted by Tane on 21 October 2010 - 10:15 PM

Just as anytime something special is done for someone that dies, I wished they would have honored him like that while he was still alive to enjoy it. I don't think we show the people who are still with us how much we appreciate them as much as we do once they pass. Think about funerals, all the wonderful things people have to say about someone that's just passed. I always think to myself, I wish that person was right here so they could hear how much people loved them. (Even though you may believe they are there and can hear it). I think more tributes should be done for people that are still around.

#1971876 No Worries

Posted by Tane on 02 May 2010 - 10:35 PM

I'm the last person to make excuses, but that wasn't even Hockey tonight. I'd even say the last two San Jose penalies wern't even Penalties. NHL should do what The WWF did, and Replace the H with an E. NEL The National Entertainment League. Tonight I didn't see anything that looked like a hockey game. A playoff game none the less. That's the last NEL game I watch this year until the cups on the line. No more playoffs for me.

#1921401 San Jose blown out

Posted by Tane on 22 March 2010 - 12:51 AM

We can discuss my premature ejaculation problem at a later time. :P

I'm not prepared to let anyone Evgeni my Nabokov just yet.

Lol, 4 career posts, 2 of which are already classics (haven't looked up the other 2) and an awesome Profile pic....

I'm basically your number 1 fan already. No pressure.

#1183235 Where is Darren McCarty?

Posted by Tane on 06 November 2007 - 05:38 PM

QUOTE(theman19 @ November 4, 2007 - 01:14AM) View Post

Really? Really,.....sometimes it's obvious some of you guys have no clue about what you're writing about.

That goal he scored, won us our first stanley cup in 52 years

That fight he had in march of that year,...that helped too.

so did the game winning goal from that same game.

He had problems,...sure

He spent his money foolishly and probably deserves to be where he's at.

Like it or not, if you became a redwings fan after 97, you did so in no small part due to Darren McCarty.

Without him fighting Claudia there is no cup. It showed everyone we would not be initmidated

Without that goal the avs would have won that game, and the battle of the joe, would have lost all significance.

Without THAT GOAL we'd still be looking for a championship (you could argue we'd have got 02' but no way we win 98 without winning 97 first).

You don't like the guy,..cool

But his place in Red Wings lore, is right up there with all the greats who wore the winged wheel.

Gordie Howe lead us to multiple stanley cups. Let's sign him!
Paul coffey once scored 48 Goals. Let's sign him.
Stu Grimson had a 100 mph Slapper, let's sign him.
Hell, Terry Sawchuck recorded 103 Shutout, let's dig'im up and Sign him too.

Hey, I loved D-mac, I actually went to school with and grew up with his Cousin. I loved how he pummled Lemieux. But it's 2007-08, and not 1997-98. He isn't that player anymore.

Without his goal in 1997, we would have still had a 1-0 lead, up 3 games to 0 in the series. Without his goal, we might have kept the pressure on and someone else scored. Or at least kept Philly From Scoring, and won 1-0. With out his goal, the score might have been 1-1, and we win in OT. Or if we lose that game, That team would have won one of the next 3 games. WE still would have won that cup. The entire Championship did not rely on 1 goal. It was a great goal, but being game 4 of a 3-0 series, I think it's kind of an overrated goal.