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#2576329 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 3

Posted by rick zombo on 28 February 2015 - 05:48 PM

Doesn't seem right. But I'm not complaining about an NBC-less afternoon.

No shame losing to the Preds today. The dreaded road trip will still be a success.

But I have a feeling the offense shows up. 4-3 Wings.

 

:bye:




#2574418 Quincey... Surgery coming?

Posted by RedWingsRox on 24 February 2015 - 04:04 PM

At one time, this board would jump in elation if Q was injured for a short term but he has matured and proven to be a reliable Dman.    




#2575018 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 26 February 2015 - 04:44 PM

This is a real movie. lol

 

 

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#2575001 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 26 February 2015 - 03:34 PM

Just heard that Z is due back Wednesday.


#2574939 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by Jersey Wing on 26 February 2015 - 10:14 AM

How long have the Sharks been in the league? And their shark on the logo is STILL working that first stick. It's like he's not even trying.




#2574922 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 26 February 2015 - 01:30 AM

Pretty amazing, Mikey.  You can go flex in a mirror and say, "Yeah, I'm that awesome."  Well, you could, but I doubt it's your style.

 

Score early and often, Wings.

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#2574917 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 26 February 2015 - 12:01 AM

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#2574739 Avs Coach Roy Not Brightest Bulb

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 25 February 2015 - 10:34 AM

At least he got a goal out of it?


#2574461 2/24 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Kings 1

Posted by barabbas16 on 24 February 2015 - 07:00 PM

Not sure if anyone noticed or mentioned this already.... but, with his 2 goals last night, Datsyuk tied Slava Kozlov with 853 career regular season points.  When he gets his next point, Datsyuk will be the 5th highest scoring Russian NHL player of all time behind only Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Mogilny, Alexei Kovalev, and Alex Ovechkin.




#2574300 2/24 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Kings 1

Posted by Euro_Twins on 24 February 2015 - 05:46 AM

Gonna try an effective method from last year...

The wings suck, they are an absolute trash team that got lucky a few times this year and will never win in the playoffs. Jimmy is average and will never win a playoff round again, without Z this team is useless, Tatar and nyquist are hot garbage. Babcock is the worst coach ever and he's going to Toronto, and Dan Cleary is on this team.

Go wings!


#2572986 2/21 GDT : Red Wings 7 at Dallas Stars 6 (OT)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 21 February 2015 - 08:39 PM

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#2571708 Does Kenny Hate Mickey?

Posted by T.Low on 18 February 2015 - 12:59 PM

I get it, it's sacrilege to say anything bad about the best announcer EVAR!!!! because he's been in the booth forever.  That doesn't change the fact that by the third period he sounds like you're sitting next to him in a bar.  He's not as good as he used to be, and a lot of times he seems to fall into complaining about the refs and weak penalties, chuckling when the Wings get away with something he'd yell at the refs for, dropping a catch phrase, complaining about broken sticks, and waxing nostalgic about the good old days when you showed respect for another guy by "feeding him some lumber" when he was going to hit you.  He's better between periods, but during the game I think he's slipping.  If you disagree, or want to just say "It's Mickey and he's awesome and if you don't like it go piss up a rope," fine.
 
BTW, Madden was bad his last couple years, and Pat Summerall was the boozer in that duo.

I get it, it's sacrilege to say anything bad about the best announcer EVAR!!!! because he's been in the booth forever.  That doesn't change the fact that by the third period he sounds like you're sitting next to him in a bar.  He's not as good as he used to be, and a lot of times he seems to fall into complaining about the refs and weak penalties, chuckling when the Wings get away with something he'd yell at the refs for, dropping a catch phrase, complaining about broken sticks, and waxing nostalgic about the good old days when you showed respect for another guy by "feeding him some lumber" when he was going to hit you.  He's better between periods, but during the game I think he's slipping.  If you disagree, or want to just say "It's Mickey and he's awesome and if you don't like it go piss up a rope," fine.
 
BTW, Madden was bad his last couple years, and Pat Summerall was the boozer in that duo.




I actually have real reasons from my own observations that result in my favorable opinion of Mickey Redmond. A few of them are precisely the reasons you dislike him. You and I simply have different perspectives and want different experiences

I totally agree that it's like watching a game with him in a bar and I very much enjoy that aspect of his persona. It's genuine, down home, as if you are sitting watching a game like he's your uncle that actually skated in the nhl.

I like the way he comments on penalties, especially compared to other teams color guys. Mickey will often point out that our opponent "Gets two minutes for playing hockey, but we'll take it", whereas other guys take the Homer road and make it sound like it was the most egregious penalty ever as they watch a replay that shows a ghost infraction. I always feel insulted as a viewer when Panger or anyone does that.

Mickey is still sharp as a tack when it comes to pointing out things at game speed that I have missed. One example: Countless times he points out a deflection on the goal that I missed, then sure enough you see it on the replay. However, when I watch other teams play I'm dumbfounded at how often they credit the point shot with the goal when the deflection was plain as day and the camera is on the deflector getting congratulated, not the shooter. Then they show the replay and they're surprised as can be at the obvious: "OH!!! It was DEFLECTED". Sigh. Roll eyes.

And Mickey tends to point out things that only an nhl player knows, where other "more professional" guys tend to point out things that are obvious to the hockey fan, as if their broadcast is geared toward a least common denominator viewer demographic or something.

I enjoy his anecdotal ramblings. For example, Abby being a Muskegon boy. His father Joe Abdelkader always paces back and forth in the living room when the game is on. " You can sit down now, Joe, Justin scored a goal."

Believe me, I could go on about how he greatly enhances my Red Wings viewing experience.


#2571589 Does Kenny Hate Mickey?

Posted by puckloo39 on 17 February 2015 - 09:25 PM

Hard to say, but I don't mind saying I am a fan of Dan the Man.  He's a good dude.  He could scare all the other broadcasters off, with his scary  zombie eyes.  :shocking:




#2571579 Does Kenny Hate Mickey?

Posted by puckloo39 on 17 February 2015 - 09:06 PM

I adore Mickey.  I hope he does Wings broadcasts until he's 100.   :wub:  

 

It will be a sad day for me when Mickey decides to hand over the microphone to someone else.  Whenever there is a Wings game, I find a source for FSD, specifically so I can listen to Mick and Ken call the game.




#2571491 Does Kenny Hate Mickey?

Posted by Echolalia on 17 February 2015 - 12:34 PM

I took it as more Kenny joking around because there was such a long period with no whistles. Or maybe Mickey wanted to say chime in and something but couldn't because of the ongoing action and Kenny knew that (after all, they can see each other and their body language whereas we only have their voices to go off of). Anyway I don't think there's any animosity between them because they typically have excellent chemistry and often joke around. I want to say that Kenny and Mickey celebrated Thanksgiving or Christmas or something recently, but I might be misremembering.
I also love all that Mickey has to offer as a color commentator. He is an entertaining individual, not the cookie-cutter type of boring, safe personality that you see so often in sports. The guy is passionate, and what I love the most about him is that he comes off as a fan of the game of hockey moreso than a fan of the Red Wings. Sure he loves the Wings, and it's his job to pass out praise to our team, but he doesn't shy away from passing out praise to players or coaches from other teams, hates weak penalties regardless of who gets the power play, and hates dangerous plays and dives regardless of who's doing them. It's good to have that kind of voice on tv, I think, instead of the mindless homer who puts his team above all others regardless of the situation as well as the game of hockey itself.