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#2624074 Stadium series Wings vs Avs 2016!

Posted by barabbas16 on 29 August 2015 - 08:54 AM

Have we tired of the "Franzen's career is over" conversation only to start the "Datsyuk's career is over" conversion?
Haha, I'm guessing you mean cause he was around for some rivalry years 

Haha - I did not foresee that interpretation. No, I hope that Datsyuk remains a productive part of the team as long as his former 'professor' did.

I was just making the comparison that Datsyuk was about as much a part of the rivalry as Rob Blake was.

#2623821 Franzen back on ice

Posted by barabbas16 on 24 August 2015 - 09:15 PM

Does that qualify for "master baiter" status?

Sorry, had to go for the low hanging fruit there.

He's a decent baiter. His cousin Mose, though...

#2623562 What's your roster lines ?

Posted by barabbas16 on 19 August 2015 - 03:14 PM

It shouldn't take being a Maple Leaf.  Everyone should already hate Patrick Kane.

#2623142 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by barabbas16 on 14 August 2015 - 12:01 PM

This reminds me when the Wings poached Coffey out of LA for fallen center-man Carson.  He was pure offense, D was a bit of a question.  Not to worry, Coffey scored so much here that he won a Norris during his time.  Green has been close to winning before, but I predict that he WILL win a Norris within his three year contract.  I also predict he will never leave Detroit, he will retire a Red Wing.
...besides, most players who sign here or are traded here do.  That is the difference between this franchise and most others, we treat our players so well that they usually never leave. Welcome to Detroit, again, Mike Green.  It was inevitable that you come here, and now you will see what its like to play for the best sports franchise in the World!

Well, hopefully in a couple of years, the Wings can package him with someone that reminds you of Keith Primeau to obtain a guy that reminds you of Brendan Shanahan.

#2621877 Red wings jersey!

Posted by barabbas16 on 30 July 2015 - 04:45 PM

Nah that wouldn't be weird... as soon as Minnesota or Dallas participate in a Winter Classic.

#2621629 Line combos for 97, 98 Cups?

Posted by barabbas16 on 27 July 2015 - 02:40 PM

For 97, I think I remember seeing...


Yzerman with Sandstrom and Lapointe

Fedorov with Kozlov and Brown

Larionov with Shanahan and McCarty

Draper with Maltby and Kocur

#2621102 Pulkkinen re-signs.... 1 year deal

Posted by barabbas16 on 21 July 2015 - 03:31 PM

Anderson, Ferraro, and Callahan (and Meile and Aubry), plus Jurco said he expects a 1 year deal.

I don't think Andersson, Ferraro, Callahan, Miele, or Aubry are likely to 'tear it up and try for more money.'

#2620581 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by barabbas16 on 15 July 2015 - 09:43 AM

Franzen's .75 points per game that he consistently provided over the past 7 seasons are easily replaceable by any number of prospects. Kindly place him in the dumpster where he belongs, with the rest of the refuse.

#2620514 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by barabbas16 on 14 July 2015 - 02:47 PM

The only reported rumor that had any legs when it comes to Phaneuf is that Weiss was involved in the trade.
I dunno where this "Franzen in the deal" trade speculation has materialized from...
...and while I'm sure EVERYONE would love to talk more about Franzen and his noggin'
Can't it be done in the multitude of other threads already dedicated to Franzen?
So we've got an over/under goal total for Jurco...  How about Pulkkinen?

The two subjects are connected, though. If Franzen is healthy, it could directly affect the playing time and goal totals of Jurco and Pulkkinen. If Mule is able to handle even a moderate load of games played, Jurco and Pulkkinen may be competing with each other for a spot in the lineup.

#2619687 Hoggan, Paetsch, and Grant resigned...

Posted by barabbas16 on 08 July 2015 - 06:04 PM

Sports betting

Well, now he's ruined his shot at the Hall of Fame.

#2613001 Retire Sergei Fedorovís Jersey Immediately

Posted by barabbas16 on 03 June 2015 - 11:09 AM

It's tough... but it seems that since Detroit has a good amount of numbers retired, that the standard for number retirement is much higher. If a player wants his number retired in Detroit, he can't provide a reason for it not to be...and Fedorov arguably did that by leaving when and how he did.

#2612879 The "enigmatic" Tomas Jurco: A Thread

Posted by barabbas16 on 02 June 2015 - 04:04 PM

Well, I'll post here anyway. I didn't really mean to be obnoxious. I admit that "completely worthless" was an exaggeration on my part (and I really meant it in reference to last year, not necessarily at present). And I agree that i am certainly being impatient with Jurco.

I really do think that Jurco's lack of scoring last year is why people are ready to give up on Jurco. And, higher expectations are why his output is so disappointing.

I meant to concede the discussion with a little sarcasm with my last post, but I can see how that could be interpreted as putting words in peoples' mouths. I apologize, though - did not foresee my posts as being received as they were.

#2604214 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by barabbas16 on 29 April 2015 - 08:45 PM

Not icing. Full of s*** refs
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#2604075 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by barabbas16 on 29 April 2015 - 08:20 PM

Man - Tatar with some chances.....That's what we had in years past - a guy that can finish with consistency.

Yeah. At least he and Nyquist are noticeable and look potentially dangerous. That hasn't been the case for the majority of this series.

#2603916 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by barabbas16 on 29 April 2015 - 07:46 PM

That happens 10 times every game with no call