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#2417198 2013 Detroit Red Wings Eulogy

Posted by kipwinger on 02 June 2013 - 08:17 PM

I liked this one a lot.  Most of it is spot on.  If I had a nickel for every "How many cups", "Cleary and Abby in the top six", or "Bettman wants us to lose" comment I've read (on this forum alone) I'd be a rich man.  What's the difference between us saying it to or about each other and someone else doing it?  Good satire is funny because there's an element of truth to it.  We do have a comparatively s***ty top six.  Many Wings fans are bangwagoners from the glory days of the nineties, and we do go on and on about conspiracies.  But in the end those are all relatively transient and therefore insignificant aspects of an otherwise storied franchise.


Who cares, just laugh it off.  A far more damning criticism of the Detroit Red Wings would be if their fans became humorless d*cks just because they didn't win the Cup ever year.  Then we'd truly be the Yankees of hockey. 

#2409515 WCSF Game 4 GDT- Blackhawks 0 @ Red Wings 2 - (DET leads series 3-1)

Posted by Ram on 23 May 2013 - 10:26 AM

Let's go Wings!!!!

#2408683 WCSF Game 3 GDT - Blackhawks 1 @ Red Wings 3 - (DET leads series 2-1)

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 20 May 2013 - 11:03 PM

We went toe to toe with them and came up big.


I guess you could say...





We went Toews to Toews with them.



#2398727 WCQF Game 4 GDT : Ducks 2 @ Red Wings 3 (OT) - (Series tied, 2-2)

Posted by Guest on 07 May 2013 - 01:30 AM


I was there too!

I have never heard the Joe that electric in all my years of attending games.  I wish I could watch the game again on TV to see how much of our screaming translated to FSN or NBC.  I cannot speak at all right now with how hoarse I am.  What a night!


It was loud on TV.

#2396974 Abdelkader suspended 2 games for hit on Lydman

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 05 May 2013 - 06:17 PM

+1,000,000 to the first one to burn their Shanny jersey and post it on youtube....


You really don't want me to do that.  My Shanny jersey has the highest win percentage out of all my jerseys...

#2390759 4/27 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Stars 0

Posted by Guest on 27 April 2013 - 06:47 PM

That's cause droids don't rip your arms out of their sockets when they lose. Zetterbacas are known to do that.

#2385226 Playoff race vs. race for #1 pick.

Posted by Son of a Wing on 15 April 2013 - 10:31 PM

Playoffs are ALL that matter. Anything can happen.


To sacrifice our winning culture for a 1% chance at drafting a better player is well....ridiculous.


People underestimate the effect the playoffs can have on our young players. We currently have 9 players on our roster who have never played in an NHL playoff game.

#2380687 Concerned - we might not make it in to the playoffs

Posted by Serratoni on 05 April 2013 - 09:27 AM

Rooting for one's team to lose says more about the fan than the team.

#2377439 Brunner hasn't hit the wall. He has slammed into it.

Posted by luvmnger on 31 March 2013 - 05:45 PM

1. i think he has been conditioned by the "no hit league" for too long.


2. the NHL has got a look at him and they play him close.


3. top it off with a dose of too many games in close quarters,and team lacking desire...


= "you get what we got here today, i dont like it any more than you like it"


off season conditioning...he will be up for it next year.

#2372909 Wings Make Offer to Danny D!

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 24 March 2013 - 12:16 PM



Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie)


With Western Michigan out of NCAA playoffs, sought-after UFA D Dan DeKeyser will be in Toronto Tuesday to meet with advisors/field offfers.


So, we won't know until at least Tuesday, it seems.

#2370905 long 3 day break.......

Posted by Guest on 18 March 2013 - 08:36 PM

No offense, but you never sound like you're enjoying it very much.

#2370678 Holland with Micky/Kenny...

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 18 March 2013 - 12:12 PM

It's not so much that Sammy and Tuzzi play big and hit a lot, is that their more adept on the cycle holding guys off with their bigger frames.  That's the main reason they last in the top 6 is that they're hard to get the puck off of.  That's also one of the main things that Nyquist needs to get better at to be more effective at the NHL level.  Sammy and Tuzzi are also .5 ppg players and that's not too bad.  They're both likely on their last contract with the Wings too, and if Tuzzi wants to retire cause of his back then Holland can use an amnesty buyout and not feel bad about it.

#2361987 Hudler/Brunner

Posted by evilzyme on 27 February 2013 - 03:28 PM



good article about Brunner


It came down to Detroit and Tampa Bay – and Holland and Holland’s protege, Lightning GM Steve Yzerman, the Wings great who just so happened to be Brunner’s father’s favorite player. Brunner said his talk with Yzerman was the “most impressive meeting” he had ever had. He called Yzerman “awesome.” He said it took “courage” to tell him no.


Brunner signed a one-year, $925,000 deal with Detroit. Why the Wings? They had a good track record with European players. The coach had seen him play, not just the GM or the scouts, and it was the coach, the man who would actually control the ice time, offering an opportunity in the top six. He liked to shoot first, and the Wings had playmakers like Zetterberg and Datsyuk. Better yet, he was a right-handed shot, the Wings didn’t have a right-handed shot in their top six at that point, and Zetterberg and Datsyuk are left-handed centermen.

“It was a tough choice,” said Brunner, whose stall sits directly across from a framed photo of Yzerman at Joe Louis Arena. “But at the end of the day, I don’t think [Yzerman] can think bad about this organization.”


Zetterberg, knowing he would replace Lidstrom as captain this season, invited Brunner to live with him for a couple of weeks before training camp was supposed to open in September. He showed Brunner around, helped him get comfortable in Detroit. When the lockout began, Brunner headed back to Switzerland. As it dragged on, he teased Zetterberg with texts: “Hey, we need a good centerman.”


“He’s got 10 goals,” Babcock said. “If he gave me nothing on the other end and if he didn’t work at it and if when you met with him he wasn’t conscientious about what was going on, you wouldn’t [play him]. But he is. He’s a guy that’s getting better all the time.

“I’m always giving him a hard time about stopping on defense and knowing where his guy is. But pretty soon he’ll learn to stop and start. It’s just a matter of time. When you’ve been doing what you’ve been doing your whole life, it’s not going to be fixed in a week.”

#2348964 WOW Cable Subscribers - FSD, FSD+ Issues During Wings Games

Posted by Holmstrom96 on 29 January 2013 - 10:51 PM

The last few games, especially the game on the night of 1/29/13 WOW Cable cable subscribers have had video quality issues that range from "annoying" to "unwatchable" to just plain no signal at all.


Here's an example of the way WOW Cable subscribers experience Detroit Red Wings Hockey:  https://www.facebook...200521990521174


Please understand WOW customers, you ARE alone in these issues.  Folks on these forums have reported NO issues with Comcast, U-verse, and DirecTV.  Only WOW Cable has these repeated outages affecting FSD and FSD+ and Red Wings' game coverage.


For those of you that are sick of missing hockey games and watching as the audio cuts in and out, there are a few things we can do:


1.  Report these unresolved issues to LARA (Licensing and Regulatory Affairs):  http://www.dleg.stat.../videocomp.html

2.  Light up WOW's marketing tool, their Facebook page:  https://www.facebook...owbuzz?filter=2

3.  Light up their Twitter feed:  https://twitter.com/TheWOWBuzz

4.  Call WOW and tell them that if you don't get service, they don't get paid.  Demand a partial refund.  Call them at (866) 496-9669.  Take option 3 (service issues) then option 1 (video service)



Light 'em folks, let them know we didn't wait this long to miss the 48 games that we do get!

#2348938 1/29 GDT : Stars 1 at Red Wings 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 January 2013 - 10:27 PM

Not sure if this has been posted yet but here's Tootoo's first fight.  I hadn't seen it because I only caught the third period. 


What's with the refs jumping in so fast??



And his second fight.




So far he's squaring up when he fights, bringing energy, hitting guys, no cheap stuff...   I'm coming around on Tootoo.