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#2335646 I got to meet Mike Babcock

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 08 December 2012 - 12:24 AM

Did you ask him if Samuelsson will play the point on the powerplay?

#2334581 Entry Draft Order...if season is lost

Posted by Rivalred on 22 November 2012 - 07:33 PM

So when it boils down, other teams have more balls than the Wings....

#2333151 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by Nightfall on 31 October 2012 - 07:11 PM

Just a quick note to those of you who I have been interacting with....

First off, I would like to apologize for my crappy behavior. I have sent out a few parting shots at people, and this isn't the way to act on a public forum. As many of you know, I feel strongly about this situation in blaming both sides for their conduct. I also understand that I am in a forum of people who, as a majority, like the NHLPA and what they stand for. While I don't agree with everything everyone says here, there are some good points being made for the NHLPA that I acknowledge. There are also some things which I believe to be incorrect that I have tried to correct people on, but not the right way to do so. Some of the parting shots I have thrown people have not been right and I wouldn't like it if I was put in your shoes.

To put it simply, I am going to be tossing in discussion points, but I won't be engaging people in active discussion like I have been. I really have been almost emotionally involved in this discussion because of just how upset I am with the NHL and NHLPA with this whole mess. This lockout has consumed me to a certain point, and that is bad for my health. I have spent time on social networking publicly speaking about the faults of both of these sides and how upset I am with them. This is not the kind of person I am to be honest. This coming from someone who is positive, energetic, a leader, respectable, and most importantly, a real hockey fan.

To those of you who I have upset, I apologize.

To those of you who are typing up responses to things I have posted here, don't anticipate a reply.

I will still be active, but I am really going to knock things down and go low key for a while. Its time I put this lockout and the way I feel about it out of my head and concentrate on something else. Maybe computer games, work, refereeing hockey, or any one of the many things I enjoy doing. This lockout is really upsetting, but its time to move on.

Thank you all!

#2311173 Paul Gaustad re-signs with Predators

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 29 June 2012 - 04:01 PM

He wouldnt be awful compared to some other names mentioned on this forum like Ott and some other injury ridden players. Price is the key factor which im sure he will get overpaid like everyone does. Blahhh....

Ott 39 points 278 hits +5 on a non-playoff team last season. Gaustad a whopping 21 points and a -1.

I'm just sayin.. both guys come at about the same price, Ott will double up Gaustad in points, hits, and he will drop the gloves and stick up for his teammates. Not seeing the appeal of Gaustad over Ott.

#2308290 Forums Upgraded

Posted by wingsgirl001 on 20 June 2012 - 07:27 PM

okay, gonna have to play around.

Looks nice though!

....I see I'll have to fix my avatar.

#2270816 Call the team out

Posted by 55fan on 16 March 2012 - 05:54 PM

Yeah, I'm still waiting for an answer for all the posters who make that comparison.

All 764 of them.

Oh, blast. I hit the +1 instead of the reply. Ok, next time you say something cool, I won't plus you. Knowing you, I shouldn't have to wait long.

I can only speak for myself on this, but where I'm seeing the comparison is in the attitude of people around here.

In 2008 we had a top pairing of Lilja and Lebda. We were missing Hasek, Cleary, Lids, Raffy, Kronner, and Cheli. We didn't yet have Stuart. We had Garret Stafford. 'Nuf said.

We lost 10 of 11 games. We were at the top of the heap before that. People panicked. Hair was torn out. People gave up and whined and wailed.

Fast forward to today. We were at the top. We had a herd of injuries. We've missed Howard, Pavel, Bert, Lids, Eaves, Jonny, and now possibly Joey and Mule. We are losing games. Cue the panic, hair tearing, whining, and wailing.

There are a lot of differences between the two seasons. I'd say more differences than similarities, but the similarities are there. We're not tearing it up, especially not on the PP this year, but we did have a nice little win streak going.

So there are some comparisons, and since 2008 ended up groovy enough, we hope that the similarities continue.

There's your answer. I'm sure you'll rip it to shreds. You have a good enough memory and you're knowledgeable enough that you've already made these connections and you're just challenging people to come out and say that the similarity is that we've had injuries and falsely come to the conclusion that since we had injuries then and won a Cup that injuries mean that we will win a Cup.

But I think that the people making the comparisons are doing it less because they think that we are assured of a win, and more to challenge the whiners and nay-sayers who think that because we're in 4th place, we are doomed to miss the playoffs, and it will be the '80s all over again.

In other words, people are making the comparison to a Cup-winning team to prove that winning a Cup despite injuries has happened, not to predict that it will happen again. Why? Because it's so much more polite than saying, "Shut the f*** up." every time someone wrings their hands and waves their hanky.

My $.02. If I was paid by the word, I'd charge you more.

#2245988 Brad Stuart to the West Coast?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 January 2012 - 12:08 PM

Too bad Ericsson doesn't have any family in California.

#2238287 Jimmy Howard - "I’m just sick and tired of getting run over.

Posted by 55fan on 22 December 2011 - 12:00 PM

Paging Jiri "the Fury" Hudler.

Time to use that training, m'boy.

#2236453 Like A BOSS

Posted by sputman on 16 December 2011 - 08:45 AM

i love mickey's "large marge" laugh.


#2231592 Wings to host NHL Winter Classic within next 2 years

Posted by OzWing19 on 01 December 2011 - 06:08 AM

I'm thinking Homer needs to get another contact simply so he can be there for the 24/7 mini-series.

#2210611 Fabian Brunnstrom

Posted by Kira on 29 September 2011 - 03:26 PM

Forgive me the terrible pun, but I think Jan Mursak just gave Fabian Brunnstrom the biggest break of his career.

#2209774 2011-2012 Schedule Magnet

Posted by Din758 on 26 September 2011 - 11:01 AM

the team wont send it to you im sure, as it is being used as a promo to get people to the games. but for how many of these are made they get around pretty well. id check ebay a couple days after the first game to see if some cheap ass is trying to sell one.

i bet if you bumped this thread up after the game one of the nice people on this forum might send you one since its only like a dollar to send something like that.

#2205415 LGW Podcast Debut for 2011-2012 Season

Posted by Guest on 28 August 2011 - 04:43 PM

I also want to see updates on our prospects since I don't usually have the time to follow AHL/European hockey. I think the member profiles are a great idea, I'd love to know whats on the mind and put a face with the name of some of these people that have 10000+ posts, they must know more about hockey than I could learn in 10 lifetimes lol. Finally, I like the concept of having like an LGW culture update. Include things like who the "whipping boy" is this month, explain any significant community inside jokes that were created since the last podcast for those who missed the thread (i.e. things like the "hudlers" picture from photoshop wars or what bernie the rally bird is), and maybe have an interview with a Mod every epiode about the future of the forum or current issues in the LGW community.

I know my account says I only joined in April, but I've been coming here since right after the 2006 playoffs ended. I mostly lurked and made a few posts under a couple different account names over the years. I never really had time to be active because of the demands of college. Anyway, I just thought I'd include this part about me so that those reading this know that I am speaking as someone who has enjoyed this site for years and feel like I know LGW a lot more than my 40 some posts would indicate.

#2205243 St. Louis Blues slogan

Posted by hooon on 26 August 2011 - 02:20 PM

Don't stop attending.

#2203801 Brunnström to try out for Wings

Posted by hooon on 15 August 2011 - 12:19 PM

You say that like Ville Leino has done anything except sign a contract too big for his britches.

You say that as though Eva's standard of excellence is grounded in anything that even approaches rational thought.