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#2532577 'District Detroit': Red Wings' New Arena Details Released

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 19 July 2014 - 07:05 PM

I have mixed feelings about this. Personally, I love the Joe. It has so much character, history and the sight lines (IMO) are great. Even in the upper deck it feels like you're on top of the action, and the standing room areas are superb. 


While the idea of a new arena is also exciting, I can't help but feel it will be another generic, state of the art place where everything is overpriced and you have to bring binoculars to the game. 

#2532444 Hockey News: Detroit has the easiest schedule

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 18 July 2014 - 06:03 AM

All I know is let's get this season started...



#2532172 Favorite Dan Cleary Moment or Play

Posted by kylee on 15 July 2014 - 04:19 PM

Favorite Dan Cleary moment: '14-'15 season where he bounces back from injuries and the bench and scores 25 goals.

#2532041 Favorite Dan Cleary Moment or Play

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 14 July 2014 - 03:05 PM

Thank you for creating this thread GMR. With all the negativity being spouted around right now about Cleary and KH, it's actually really refreshing to remember why this guy was beloved in the first place before all this crap. 


I voted for when he knocked the crap out of Phaneuf. I still remember that to this day, and I remember being so happy because I hated Phaneuf with a passion at the time. 

#2532087 Renney out, Granato in

Posted by puckloo39 on 14 July 2014 - 08:54 PM

I read in Malik's report that Pens fans are devastated that Granato is leaving for Detroit.  That makes me kind of happy.




#2531822 Tom Renney could be leaving, too.

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 12 July 2014 - 12:03 PM

Calling Professor Larionov, Professor Larionov, please report to human resources...


I'm not sure he'd be the best PP coach. 


"Just make a perfect pass to the spot where you know Kozlov will be.  He'll make a couple nice moves in the corner and throw a no look pass to where Konstantinov will be, who is cutting back door from the point.  If Vladdy doesn't have a high percentage scoring chance then Fedorov will have already moved into position by the far post for an outlet.  Simple."

#2531927 Holland Wiki page edited

Posted by Barrie on 13 July 2014 - 10:25 AM

Yea, but no one says what they'd do as GM. I bet if the average Red Wing fan became GM, he/she would make horrible trades and sign over priced UFA's. We'd be like the Leafs and our team would be build around guys like Kessel, Phaneuf, Lupul, Clarkson, van Reimsdyk and Bozak for the next 4 years plus. No thanks, I'll take Kenny, who's building the team with the draft, isn't signing any over priced UFA's, and actually knows how the cap works.


I understand signing Quincey and Cleary isn't "sexy", but they're only 1 and 2 year deals. That Niskanen deal is insane! Smith and Dekeyser are going to be better then him. Unless a team has drafted the player, I don't think any UFA should be signed for over 4 years. Do an online search and see how many horrible long term UFA signings there's been since 2005-06. The Wings don't have any bad ones over 3 years. The only potential bad one could be Weiss, but he's got a few years to still make the deal a good one.

#2531451 Tomas Jurco's Ridiculous New Stick Trick

Posted by Namingway on 11 July 2014 - 02:05 AM

I'm not sure if this was already posted, but figured it deserves its own thread.Besides, we could use something like this in the midst of all the other stuff (or lack of) going on :P



How 'bout that hand-eye coordination, ey?



#2530955 Please Help Me Win GDT of the year.

Posted by Euro_Twins on 10 July 2014 - 05:18 AM

So far I trail by a single vote with the trophy being handed out at 9 tonight.
I might just be able to pull off the upset.

Omg that was close, good job flashy!! Winning by two votes!

#2530614 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by Son of a Wing on 08 July 2014 - 02:03 PM

Yea he has two 70+ point campaigns under his belt and a 31 goal season. Show me another defenseman that has those numbers that are available.


True but he hasn't cracked 40 points since the 2009 season because of recurring groin and concussion issues.


I'm all for a Green trade but let's not kid ourselves.  We shouldn't be selling the farm for another injury prone guy.


Tatar OR Pulkkinen plus Kindl and a conditional pick on resigning.  Similar to the package Dats-Deke proposed.

#2529884 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by Playmaker on 03 July 2014 - 08:13 PM

Would I rather be the Red Wings and make the playoffs every year, but not win the Cup every single year or be Edmonton, Buffalo, NYI, Florida, Carolina, Toronto, etc. who have "tanked it" for years now and are still no closer to a Stanley Cup than the Red Wings?  Damn right I would.


"Tanking it" is no guarantee of anything.  The Wings already re-tooled "on the fly" once and made it back to win one cup and almost a second. 


Edmonton, Carolina, Tampa, amongst other teams, all had Stanley Cups on their resume and quickly became non playoff teams.  Chicago and LA are more the exception than the rule.  Talent doesn't always translate into wins.  There is much more to it than that.


No team, in any sport, competes for a championship every single year for decades at a time. 

#2529821 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by matt198913 on 03 July 2014 - 03:51 PM

I think there is plenty to be excited

#2529453 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by _SP_ on 02 July 2014 - 12:18 PM

LOL As someone who was expecting big things this off-season and is HIGHLY disappointed... it's a SHAME to think some of you are so blinded by your hatred for KH that you don't think this team can compete.


NOBODY thought the Rangers would come out of the East- not with the Bruins, Penguins, Canadiens, or Red Wings in the playoffs.


But they did.  Because they made a good move at the deadline, were healthy, and believed in themselves.



Do you all think that Nyquist, Sheahan, Jurco, Smith, Tatar, and DeKeyser are ALL going to play WORSE than they did last year??  Let's say Nyquist regresses to a norm of 25-goals... with Zetterberg and Datsyuk back, that should be enough!  If Weiss puts up even just 40 assists, this team is going to be better.  The strides made between years one and two are usually very noticeable (ie. Brendan Smith, anyone?).  And if you think all of the rookies are going to regress, why not have some faith that Kindl improves to his average after an awful season last year?


This isn't a bad team.  This team should finish anywhere from 4th-10th in the conference.  You don't initiate a firesale before the season's began if you know you have a fighting shot.

#2529410 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 02 July 2014 - 11:03 AM


I think we can all agree



I disagree.

#2529406 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by amato on 02 July 2014 - 10:58 AM

Tanks, but no tanks.