Ok, so I remembered I had saved several photos from the 2009 Photoshop war we had done against the Hawks when we beat them. I don't know who the authors of all of these are so please, if you did one of these let me know right away so I can add the credit. Enjoy!
Do they remember when they had shame? Of course, most of them don't since they still have fresh tags on their jerseys
A reference to Blagojevich, which I still think is funny since I live here and know how corrupt this town is.
I know I made this one because I was really into Arrested Development at the time....
I don't know what this is, but it's awesome
Obviously, this is a reference to that year but I still chuckled since the Ducks were in there
"I know at the end of each of these games, I'm pretty whipped. That tells me I'm having to do more thinking than I really want to do. And besides, when you're trying to match wits with Mike (Babcock), who has been in every pressure situation in the world, it's not the easiest thing."
Told what Boudreau had said, Babcock laughed and said, "My wife would tell you, matching wits with me is not that tough."
Good to know that Bruce is over thinking these match ups.
Smith is giving up huge plays consistently. Getting danced around, scoring on himself all the while contributing absolutely nothing offensively. I haven't seen smith play a single good game in his NHL career
Nevermind the amount of games he's even played, I remember Wings fans being really excited about Smith's first few games and how he engaged in the offense. I guess you remember differently because you're such a big Red WIngs fan.
So how did Rutherford and his staff go about freeing their minds about the Semin rumors? Plenty of research. During an availability with media Friday morning Rutherford said that he spoke with Semin's former coach in Washington, Bruce Boudreau during the Draft. Other Hurricanes executives reached out to former players, former coaches and former scouts to get their opinions on the 28-year old Russian. Their takeaway? "The positives much outweighed the people that had a negative experience with him," said Rutherford. Rutherford already had his own opinion on Semin having watched him score 27 times and post 45 points in 41 career games against the Hurricanes -- the most for Semin against any NHL team. The team also used analytics in weighing their decision, as detailed byhead PRman Mike Sunheim'sTweets after the signing was announced. They didn't allow the perception about Semin to cloud their judgement in whether or not to pursue him. "Part of getting a bad rap as a player is sometimes because of the player and sometimes because of the mix of players that's on that team," said Rutherford. "The mix of players on a team sometimes starts to push a player away." The 1-year deal, Rutherford said, is an opportunity to see if the move is a fit for both sides. Next summer Semin will once again be an unrestricted free agent and with a good season will attract plenty of attention around the NHL, as well as offers from the KHL.
What a perfectly logical way to go about signing someone to a 1 year deal. I wonder if the Red Wings even did any research since they didn't even seem interested. Like I said, it's af****** joke. This is about as Win-Win as you can get in today's current market. Your "highest paid player" argument is funny though.