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#2537508 We're Down One Goose

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 28 September 2014 - 01:36 PM

People seem to think this only happens to us. And there are many comments about our players being weak pansies who are made of glass, etc. It's kind of understandable since most here focus on the Wings and don't follow other teams to the same extent. The whole league is like this, though. I think it's just the effects of the faster, bigger league. Here's some other teams' current situations to give some perspective:


Pens: Malkin still not skating, Crosby missed the beginning of camp, Beau Bennett has a knee injury, Robert Bertuzzo possibly has a significant injury

Kings: Derek Stepan out with broken fibula.

Philly: Giroux (lower body), Timonnen (blood clots) Couturier, Emery injured, Bellemare as well (who's he?),

Leafs: Bozak, Robidas (leg), Clarkson all injured. Tallinder also (PTO)

Rangers: Malone out(hip flexor)

Carolina: Jordan Stall (broken leg)

Bruins: Cambell still hasn't skated, Camara (illness), Pasternak (probably wouldn't have made the team)

Lightning: Druin (fractured thumb)

Avalanche: McGinn, Bordeleau (both had back surgery) minor injuries to Gabe Landeskog, Max Talbot and Ryan O'Reilly and Jan Hejda

Columbus: Horton will miss start of season (back pain)

Canadiens: Eller injured plus a lot of prospects: McCarron, Grimoire, Connor Crisp, Dalton Thrower, Stefan Fournier and Jack Nevins

Wild: Harding out indefinitely (foot injury)

Ducks: Palmeiri, Shea Thodore

#2533584 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by number9 on 02 August 2014 - 11:56 PM

Kronwall elite? No. Elite is the best of the best too many people throw elite around too much.


Kronwall finished 13th in Norris voting this year. That means he's ranked higher than 168 NHL D regulars among the theoretical 180. And that's on a team that was severely injured the entire season, with a weak D, and a goalie in a down year. If elite to you is top 10, cool. But that's good enough to me to not split hairs about it...



#2531090 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 10 July 2014 - 03:43 PM

As a moderator here, I'm just glad the Wings didn't announce the re-signing of Quincey and Cleary on the same day.  

#2527070 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by LAWings on 29 June 2014 - 09:28 PM


Haha! Back to the Future is still an awesome movie.  And, I think that joke is just about as old.


I don't usually try to predict the future and try to pass it off as fact like it has already happened.  But, I agree that they probably won't end up with Iginla, Stastny, or Vanek.  I don't think 'nobody' will happen either, though.  I think they'll make a good run at Ehrhoff and/or Niskanen... and I think either one of those guys makes more sense to sign than Iginla/Stastny/Vanek.  Nothing's written in stone, though, and you never know what could happen.


It is a classic....


History is blueprint / roadmap of where we came from to help determine where we are going.


How I feel whenever Holland / Babs opens their collective mouth nowadays:



#2505305 Around The League - Eastern Conference Playoff Race

Posted by canadian wings fan on 02 April 2014 - 09:47 PM

as much as I love and bleed this team no way do we beat bos tomorrow

suck it *****

#2486033 USA-Canada Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 21 February 2014 - 06:44 PM

Just finished watching the game.  It induced vomiting.  Go Sweden.  I will not watch, though, for fear of more vomiting if Canada wins gold again.



#2477286 Sammy Waived

Posted by 55fan on 26 January 2014 - 01:49 PM

So now that he's officially gone, can we wish him well in life?


I liked the guy, and was sad when he left.  I love how he made me look like an idiot by scoring twice against Pittsburgh after I had told a friend how he couldn't score to save his life.



Good luck, good health, and good fortune to you and your family, My Dear Swede.

#2458371 Quincey

Posted by kipwinger on 26 November 2013 - 08:18 PM

Kyle Quincey is perhaps the worst "trade" Holland has ever made... he has signed some questionable UFA's, but when it comes to trades he usually makes pretty good decisions.  I hated this trade from day one, hated the re-signing and will kick Holland in the nuts (if I ever see him) if he re-signs him again.


No you didn't.  Here's what you actually said when Quincey was traded for...


"I may be in the minority here, but I think this is a nice deal. Kyle is a big upgrade over Kindl, he is much better (maybe not tougher) than Commodore, he will be a nice addition here. Welcome back Kyle!

and for those who think a first was too much, not only is the first gonna be at least in the bottom 4, it may be #30 overall, just like everyone is saying, but consider this, when was the last time Holland even used his first? The first is so low every year he usually trades it away for another 2nd round pick. Which he has done at least the last two season's. This could mean Holland isn't done, he has said Smith will be coming up soon to get some playing time, maybe Kindl is on his way out, who know's. But as minor as this deal was, it is a little exciting. Quincey will make an impression, trust me. Where are all the folks that were complaining just last week about how we lost him to waivers a few years ago. They should be happy!"


And here's where you said it...http://www.letsgowin... trade quincey


You are aware that when you say things on a forum, and then flip flop later, people can look it up right?

#2456901 The Dan Cleary Hate Zone

Posted by Nev on 23 November 2013 - 12:21 PM

I don't hate Cleary.  I do hate ungrateful, spiteful, keyboard warriors who are unable to appreciate the fact that the reason Cleary is so ineffective is because he has given quite literally everything his body has for this team.


I refuse to hate a player who has been a part of so many great moments for this team.  I refuse to hate a player who continued to play in the 2009 playoffs - all the way to game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals - with a double groin tear so bad he couldn't actually walk up a flight of stairs.  I refuse to hate the player who laid out Phaneuf, fought Pronger, scored the winner in game 7 against the ducks.


I refuse to hate a player who took a slapshot to face and was eating through a straw for a month, who lost 20lbs of muscle that had taken a lifetime to build, and when he came back went straight to the front of the net again.


So all you internet tough guys who don't have a fraction of the heart, courage and toughness that Dan Cleary has displayed in the Red + White, I suggest you all STFU and show a bit of class, dignity and gratitude.

#2456732 Nyquist Getting the call

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 22 November 2013 - 03:32 PM

Just for the sake of trying something new, let's all keep a few of these threads on topic and not about Cleary.



#2456740 Nyquist Getting the call

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 22 November 2013 - 03:46 PM


While I understand, I think Cleary is topic-centric to everything Wings related this season.  e.g. This thread wouldn't exist without Cleary being on the team.


You're obviously not alone in thinking Cleary is topic-centric to everything this season, but he actually isn't. 


Cleary's role in the lineup could certainly be relevant to Nyquist under some circumstances and worth discussion, but when it veers off into the endless complaining that litters every thread here, it is no longer germane to the topic and will be deleted.

#2439903 Emmerton on Waivers

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 29 September 2013 - 10:48 PM

Assuming you want a drawing of what Samuelsson will be doing, here it is:
(note: on the right is money, and on the left a cigar)

That is clearly an airplane flying into a flashlight held by some skinny guy who is also playing with green Legos.

Which I feel sums up this Sammy situation perfectly.

Edit: I have decided that the skinny guy is Emmerton in order to keep things on topic.

#2437691 ESPN Future Power Rankings: Red Wings #2

Posted by VM1138 on 19 September 2013 - 06:56 PM

Anyone else bugged by us being "like" Chicago, even though Chicago copied us?

#2437589 Cleary re-signs with Detroit, 1 year, $1.75m deal

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 19 September 2013 - 12:00 PM

I didn't exactly want him back but I think the worst part of the Cleary signing will be listening to everyone here complain about him all year, regardless of how he actually plays. 


I'm guessing the biggest role Cleary fills in the coming season is scapegoat. 

#2437218 9/17 Pre-Season GDT : Red Wings 0 at Blackhawks 2

Posted by Dabura on 17 September 2013 - 04:05 PM