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#2387948 4/22 GDT: Coyotes 0 @ Red Wings 4

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 22 April 2013 - 07:30 PM


I don't know what that means.


#2387939 4/22 GDT: Coyotes 0 @ Red Wings 4

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 22 April 2013 - 07:21 PM

Happy Brunns got one.  He looked like he wanted to hug Hank for that beautiful set up.  


Dekeyser has come on to this team and in my opinion has already become our second best D-man.  The future looks bright for that guy.

#2385968 4/17 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Flames 3

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 17 April 2013 - 10:24 PM

nah, the one and only Mark Mowers would have owned that play

haha! Mowers...thanks for that.  Havent heard that name in a while.  To the internet I go!

#2385633 Franzen.... cares?!

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 17 April 2013 - 01:08 PM

This is what happens when Franzen cares...




Or, my personal favorite version...




#2384233 4/12 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Blackhawks 3 (SO)

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 12 April 2013 - 10:21 PM

These stupid f***s can't do anything right. They suck at everything

jesus, like a different team already....

#2383220 Ovechkin Hit?

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 11 April 2013 - 07:22 PM

Lids I don't believe he did. But z and yzerman both did/do. As well as guys like Crosby ovie etc etc.

I get sick of people diving but if the league allows them do to do it why would they stop? Especially when it does sometimes draw penalties.

That is literally offensive.  Mods, ban this person!

#2380296 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 2 @ Coyotes 4

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 04 April 2013 - 03:45 PM

Seriously, why did we keep Whitey if hes gonna be in the press box every other game?  


I'm also pretty bummed DD isn't going to be in tonight, I'd love to see what he's got.  Are there any vids of him at practice by any chance?

#2380191 Concerned - we might not make it in to the playoffs

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 04 April 2013 - 12:24 PM

It will be exciting! We get to see how our young guys and new leadership respond to this type of adversity.

This.  It will be an interesting change of the script for us.  I'm anxious and excited to see how things develop.  I hope our young guys step up and become a prominent role on this team for years to come.




#2377790 with trade deadline approaching - who's our tradeable assets?

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 01 April 2013 - 03:48 PM

Make a "hell of an offer" for Nash. Haha wouldn't that be something.

honestly though, I'm hoping Kenny makes a push for gabby or vanek. Bobby Ryan would be awesome but I don't see it happening.

#2376474 Kaberle placed on waivers

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 30 March 2013 - 03:10 PM


#2375957 Wings remove Carlo Colaiacovo from injured reserve

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 29 March 2013 - 12:35 PM

Who is Carlo Colaiacovo???



Well, I could be wrong but I believe Colaiacovo is an old, old wooden ship used in the Civil War era.

#2375713 Mikael Samuelsson

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 29 March 2013 - 12:05 AM

Any Sammy haters want to make a bet, tbh? If Sammy scores 1 goal in the first 3 games that he plays after returning, I get to choose your avatar for a week. If he doesn't, you choose mine. (all pg friendly of course)



I will take that bet!! :) it's a friwndly enough wager

Lol, count me in too.  I am not so much a "Sammy hater" I'm just over his getting injured all the time crap. I in fact used to be one of the few in his corner...the first time he was with the Wings.  Those days have passed I am afraid.

#2375234 Has the Detroit diamond lost it's shine?

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 28 March 2013 - 02:30 PM

One average, not losing - but not always winning, season and this is what becomes of Wing's fans.  Nice  :glare:


I don't understand how "the diamond has lost it's shine" other than the leverage that was playing with Nick Lidstrom is now gone.


Lets take a look at some of the factors here:


We'll start with the offseason that no one will shut up about

  • Parise wanted to play in his home state, the only other team he would have signed with was NJ, as he said.
  • Suter had Detroit in the top two on his list of places to sign, but we lost out to a HUGE contract and the fact that he could play in his wife's home state and with his friend Parise.
  • Shultz said from the beginning he wanted to play in Canada....for those of you who don't know Detroit is in the US.

These are the three names (and maybe Semin) that ignited this whole "Detroit is not a desirable team anymore" crap.  So, with this logic, had Holland signed one/two of these people would Detroit still be a fading star?  If the Wings don't sign at least one big FA every offseason, they're over the hill and nobody wants to play there?  Ok. :rolleyes: 


It's funny nobody addresses the fact that Brunner decided to sign with us because, you know, he didn't have to....


Now lets look at these current trades with Pittsburgh:

  • First off let me say, Pitt is a desirable place to play solely because of Crosby.  Had they not won the lottery all those years ago the Pens would be signing a different tune.  To say Shero is better than Holland is a little harsh and sounds like sour grapes from NHL 13 players.  I mean, how hard is it to pick top 5 in the draft in 3 consecutive years, one of which you are literally given arguably the best hockey player of this era?  


  • Morrow was a great pickup, the ideal rental player.  In my opinion, out of all of the players the Pens got, he is the only one I think the Wings should have pursued, considering the asking prices of these players.  So that's 1 point for Shero, I guess. 


  • Murray is a solid depth defenseman, good pick up- but not what the Wings need.  Also I think two 2nd rounders was kind of steep, but thats just me.


  • Now for Iginla:  He made a list of teams that had the best chance of winning a cup, I don't understand how Detroit not being on that list makes this an undesirable place to play.  The simple truth is Pens have a better chance at winning the cup than we do.  Maybe that's whats pissing people off so badly, it makes me mad, but it's true.  But the fact that the Pens have a better chance at winning the cup doesn't make me lose faith in this team or our GM.  The asking price for Iginla was too high, especially with the risk of him not resigning.

There are a lot of factors that play in to our relatively unsuccessful season so far (and I say relatively as compared to us normally being a top three team in the league).  First and foremost, our biggest hit was losing LIds.  He left a huge hole in our D and Kenny had to get what he could in the FA market to try to help fill it.  It is completely unfair for anyone to expect Holland to find a semi-LIdstrom in the same summer the man retired.  Then there was the lockout, and the subsequent loss of a preseason where our new players could have gotten used to the Wings system.  Several of our guys didn't play during the lockout and that showed, they needed several games to get back in to game shape.  And finally, now that we're kind of getting things rolling and players are somewhat finding their groove, WE CAN'T STAY HEALTHY!  I think, considering all of those factors, especially the injuries, we are doing quite well for ourselves.  It could be a lot worse.  


I honestly did not realize until this season how many fair-weather fans the Wings have, and this makes me sad.  I am sorry that we are not going to win the Presidents trophy this year, and we're likely not going to win the cup.  Unfortunately reality dictates that you cant win everything every year :unhappy: .  The pens are looking pretty good now, and I am sure they could always use a few more bandwagon fans so...theres the door.  Myself, I will stay a loser Wings fan :paperbag3:

#2374904 Iginla to Boston is a done deal

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 28 March 2013 - 02:21 AM

Well....this is awkward...

#2374244 Wings Make Offer to Danny D!

Posted by Wingsfan72 on 26 March 2013 - 01:03 AM

I am nervous he'll sign with EDM as well, but I've gotta say I can't understand the logic.  I'm from MI, grew up a die-hard Wings fan, I would not even let the other 29 teams waste their frequent flyer miles.  Hell, I'd take bottom pairing minutes if that is where I needed to start.  I thought for sure just to be able to wear the Winged wheel would enough leverage.


 I really hope it doesn't come down to him not signing because he won't get top 2 minutes, especially considering he's never played a game of professional hockey before.


Fingers crossed.