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#2486017 USA-Canada Thread

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 21 February 2014 - 05:39 PM

Honestly, I've never been one for trash talking outside of my own little group of friends watching/playing a game.  I tend to think it brings out the worst in people...and parts of this thread are proving my beliefs to be well founded.


It WAS a good game by BOTH teams, a good win for Canada and a tough loss for US.  It really bums me out that people have to turn what should be a good-natured and high spirited celebration amongst friends and acquaintances into a childish pissing match.  Its disappointing and it sucks the fun out of the whole event, for me at least.

Though, at some point, people are going to have to learn how to take a little ribbing from the opposition, especially when they win.   :tounge:
On another note I will say that I was really, really hoping the US would pull out a win from this one.  I wanted redemption for 2010 so badly.  The game was so tight that I figured that Benn's goal would be all that was needed.  US just couldn't seem to break Canada's defense.  I was sweating bullets the whole game haha. 
GO SWEDEN! (which is basically like saying "Go Wings!")

#2479715 Cory Emmerton waived

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 01 February 2014 - 06:58 PM

A lot of dicks on this forum. Kid played his role and didn't ***** when he was yo-yo'ed back and forth with the minors. He might not be the most amazing player by any stretch of the imagination, but at least he shows up, shuts up and does his job.

I'm more appreciative of what he's done for this team, as little as it may be, than I am of what Cleary and Sammy have done this season (which is even less).

But, then again, he doesn't score 20 goals with 5 minutes of ice time, so he's a mediocre piece of garbage....who makes league minimum I might add, not 1.7M or 3M.

#2442549 Worst Giveaway Ever?

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 07 October 2013 - 01:29 PM


Any argument is invalid.

#2439174 Brendan Smith

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 26 September 2013 - 03:00 PM

I was only able to watch parts of the Pens game and I have to say I'm understanding the negative rep Smitty's been getting here on LGW.  The few games I've seen him in this preseason were not that good.  I'm hoping he turns things around when the season starts up.


I still think there is a lot of untapped potential with him, too.  Maybe he'll pull a Quincey and flourish with another team - in a hypothetical scenario that has him traded, of course.


 The silver lining in the whole thing, for me, is that we are so deep with defensive prospects that we could probably afford to trade him if that scenario did present itself.  I'd imagine that he could get a pretty decent return as well, or otherwise be a big piece of a larger trade.


For the record I like Smith and I hope he stays and gets better.  I'm just an optimist and I like to look for the positive side of potential negatives (Smith staying in this funk and/or getting traded). 

he's terrible, and that doesn't look to be changing any time soon.

Exactly how many players on this team are not terrible, or "losers" as you have said before?  In your assuredly very astute, non-opprobrious opinion, I mean.

#2438627 Report: NHL to have 5 outdoor games in 2014-15.

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 23 September 2013 - 09:06 PM

Why not 12 outdoor games?

Why not have all the games take place outdoors and have one indoor Heritage Classic?

#2436329 So....did Cleary just take Tatar's spot?

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 12 September 2013 - 06:04 PM

Good god, by the talk around here you'd think Babcock or Holland already came out and said Tatar will certainly be gone.  Why is it that everyone thinks this will adversely affect Tatar and not Eaves, Tootoo, Miller, Bertuzzi, or Samuelsson? 


Oh I know, because as the last 10+ years of free agency and trade deadlines have shown us, the Detroit Red Wings constantly throw away quality prospects right?


Kinda jumping the gun aren't we guys?

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#2434770 Red Wings Goal song?

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 03 September 2013 - 02:43 AM

Chevelle - The Red @3:05   First thing that came to mind for me.  Kind of like how the jackets would use just the beginning of Machine Head by Bush whenever the players would get on the ice (which was quite awesome btw).





I'm sure I can think of better ones, though.

#2430723 Um, OK, not really sure this'll have the desired effect

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 18 July 2013 - 10:13 PM

If your pee is that yellow, you're not drinking enough water. ;)



Or you're taking in a lot of vitamin C.

#2430331 Datsyuk Interview

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 16 July 2013 - 12:07 PM

I effing love this guy!


On a side note, am I the only one who reads any of his quotes in his voice?  I do it every time.

#2430314 Maple Leafs plan cup parade?

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 16 July 2013 - 11:03 AM

In a game shrouded in superstition, I imagine there are some players who are not too happy about this. I mean you're not even allowed to say shutout until the game is over so I imagine planning a cup parade before the season even starts is gonna drive some people nuts. Leafs go 0-82 this season lol.

#2428801 Players We've Traded Away

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 08 July 2013 - 01:26 PM

How about this doozy in 1981: Mike Foligno, Dale McCourt, & Brent Peterson to Buffalo, for Danny Gare, Jim Schoenfeld, & Derek Smith?

Holy crap, I honestly had no idea Mike Foligno was drafted by the Wings.  I thought he was always a Saber.  wow, that sucks.  

#2428330 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 07 July 2013 - 02:26 AM

Uhh...have you seen the regular season and playoffs? He the definition of a natural goal scorer. The puck always found him. He's one dimensional in that he basically has zero defensive game but his purpose on this team would be to shoot and score goals. I think the term "floater" gets thrown around too often in these forums.

I'm not saying I think he's more valuable than Tatar or nyquist, it goes without saying that he is not, but how many successful shoot first players do we have? None.

I agree he is worthless defensively, but what he can bring to the table for the Wings is pretty valuable. We have enough Clearys, we need more brunners.

#2426206 Wings in on Alfredsson

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 04 July 2013 - 09:47 PM

So we don't want Alfredsson because he shot a puck at someone? At least he shoots the puck! We need more shooters, less passers.

which is why we need to focus on 27 year old Brunner, not 35 year old alfredsson.

#2426160 Wings in on Alfredsson

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 04 July 2013 - 08:21 PM


Fine by me. Neidermeyer was a big ****** as well.

Oh, definitely no argument here, in regard to Neidermeyer I mean.  But shooting a puck at someone?  Pretty careless and childish IMO.  Its on the same level as Mclellan coming into the game for 45 seconds and slashing mule in the stomach.  It makes me sick every time I see his face on tsn.  

#2425940 Tyler Seguin heading to Dallas, with Loui Eriksson going to Boston

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 04 July 2013 - 02:51 PM

Holy s**t balls this was confirmed on NHL. I cannot believe they actually traded him. Wow.