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#2541297 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by TheXym on 15 October 2014 - 09:39 PM

Nice to see no Bad Pass Goals so far by Howard  :lol:


How is his "Average Saves Under Pressure In The Last Minute Percentage?"

:D


#2539987 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 11 October 2014 - 07:33 PM

More revenge for a clean hit. 




#2538592 Holland interview with Mickey comment about a trade

Posted by kipwinger on 06 October 2014 - 04:18 PM

 

A lot of us were definitely thinking those things during 2008 and before, and also being raging dicks about it to our friends in different states, but there's always people who freak out at the smallest things, ie goalie controversy, wings aren't tough enough to last four rounds in the playoffs, too many soft, skilled Euros, the refs and Bettman will do whatever it takes to keep the Wings from winning, Holland didn't make a big move at the deadline and the Pens/Chicago and yadda yadda got whoever which puts them over the top, the Wings are too old, blah blah blah blah.  Those voices were and probably still are the minority, but they're also definitely the loudest.

 

Well it's a good thing we don't have anyone like that now. 




#2538573 Holland interview with Mickey comment about a trade

Posted by Nev on 06 October 2014 - 02:55 PM


 
I think the issue is that some people act like the Legwand deal represents Holland's career personified. Like the guy can't be trusted to make another trade or run his team. That's the issue for me anyway. There weren't nearly as many theads and posts praising Holland in 08 as there have been ones bashing him this summer and so far this fall. I know it's the nature of sports and sports fans, but I grow weary.
 
 
Case in point.


 
Well I wasn't on the forum in 08, but I suspect that there weren't too many people complaining about anything that season.  So I'd be really shocked if there were a bunch of Holland bashing threads back then.  In general my guess is that when the team is bad, people complain.  And when the team is good, they praise...Mike Babcock. 


You would be wrong. 2007-8 was one long bitchfest, mainly about how the team was too soft to compete in the playoffs. When people weren't bitching about the lack of fighters, there were endless threads about our sucktacular goaltending as Hasek and Osgood fanboys took turns in deriding the other goaltender as an over the hill fruitcake, or as never good enough in the first place.

The month of February saw us decimated by injuries, with a 1st pairing of Lilja-Lebda. Nevertheless, the associated slump in results was proof positive for all the Chicken Lickens that the team was not good enough to win the cup.

Trade deadline day was an orgy of Holland hate. The announcement of the Stuart trade, coming after the deadline had passed, meant that the outright fury was only quelled down to a sullen, grudging "OK , I guess that'll do", but prior to that not even the Cleary re-signing generated so much HOLLAND YOU SUCK!!!!

Being 3-0 up against the Stars and them coming back to 3-2 was further proof positive that this team wasn't good enough to win the cup.

Not to mention, we had Eva Unit Zero and his always entertaining mental gymnastics bemoaning the under utilisation of Jiri Hudler, and how Hudler was a better player than Messier etc etc, if only we used Hudler more.....

Finally, we had Mindfly. If you weren't here for it, it would be hard for you to understand just how overwhelmingly negative he was. Every loss, every goal against, every shot against, every icing, every lost faceoff was evidence of what a truly terrible team we had, how Holland should be fired, and the whole team traded for prospects and picks. After every loss he would pop up, preaching his gospel of doom and gloom. Thankfully we won a lot that year. I think us winning game 6 in Pittsburgh was probably the worst night of his life.

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#2537267 Datsyuk 2nd degree separated shoulder injury - out approx 4 weeks

Posted by kipwinger on 25 September 2014 - 11:03 AM

Yes, and this is because the league will protect the dirty players. Scrap the instigator rule and leave the policing to the players. If a guy is willing to face the music after running a star then so be it, I agree there's no stopping them, but at least dont protect these clowns. Let there be another Lemieux beatdown. I bet more than a few players would think twice and even change their game. Frankly, it cannot get worse than the current state.

 

 

There are "Lemieux" beatdowns all the time.  Not a year goes by that there isn't some big line brawl.  Look up line brawl on youtube and you'll find a TON of them.  And here's the funny part, they usually take place between the same teams.  Buffalo, Boston, Philly, Toronto.  Nobody is using them to keep other teams honest.  They're doing it because they're the types of teams built to do it.  Last year Toronto and Buffalo had a line brawl because John Scott tried to fight Kessel.  And Buffalo acquired John Scott because the year before that Lucic ran over top of Ryan Miller.  This crap just perpetuates itself. 




#2536815 9/22/14 7:00 PM. Preseason GDT - DET 2 @ PIT 1

Posted by joesuffP on 22 September 2014 - 06:46 PM

Hey guys. Glad hockey is back. Can anyone tell me what happened to Helm? I just found a stream.


Took a high stick and was bleeding

Most likely done for the season


#2534308 Ice Bucket ALS Challenge: Bettman edition

Posted by 55fan on 15 August 2014 - 10:25 AM

So initially the idea was you either donated money to ALS research organizations, or you poured a bucket of water on your head. I love how this is catching like wild-fire, but I hope some of these people are sending a check in the mail, too.

 

 http://www.huffingto..._n_5668602.html

Yep.  It's doing some good!




#2533610 Candiens, P.K. Subban agree to 8 year contract

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 03 August 2014 - 12:06 PM

 I just don't really understand why he gets as much criticism as he does for what are usually very minor things.


I do. People just don't like to admit it.

I am in no way saying that the people who dislike him here at LGW do so for race-related reasons, but the reality is that prejudice is, unfortunately, alive and well within the hockey community. Does he have a bit of moxie? Sure. But if he were a white Canadian *some* people wouldn't look twice at his actions or have a problem with his "attitude." I don't think there is anything over the top about P.K.'s actions, and he is a young kid who will continue to mature.

Mods, feel free to delete if you think this will stir s*** or incite politics discussions, but I felt it needed to be said.


#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.




#2529398 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by number9 on 02 July 2014 - 10:51 AM

I for one wanna watch my team actually play hockey, so yeah, no tank


#2528054 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 01:03 PM

Riley Sheahan @rsheahan15 53s

Looking forward to spending the next 2 years in Detroit! Thanks to my family, friends, and all the wings fans for the support! #GoWings

 

Looking forward to having you around!!

 

GTFO RILEY NO ONE CARES RIGHT NOW




#2526842 BUF to buy out Christian Ehrhoff

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 June 2014 - 10:27 AM

Here's the actual source and link. 

 

This is a busy time of year in terms of trades/signings/buyouts and there's a lot of rumor and speculation that goes with that.  A proper source and link separates fact from fiction.  Threads without that information will be locked.  It takes two seconds to copy and paste a link.  

 

 

 

BUF has initiated compliance buyout procedures on Christian Ehrhoff. Not official just yet but BUF has begun the process.




#2512911 Caption the photo

Posted by Nev on 21 April 2014 - 02:46 PM

Hodor




#2509942 Best Hits from the Playoff Streak

Posted by _SP_ on 16 April 2014 - 12:04 AM

With good reason.  Some of those looked mighty close to undercutting people, clipping knees, and there's no place in hockey for crushing someone into the boards when they're 4-6 feet away from the side- especially the bench.  That's asking for some serious head/neck/face injuries. Why don't we see them anymore?  Because we now know that hits like that lead to PERMANENT and DETERIORATING brain disorders.  

I get as pumped up as the next guy when I see a crushing hit, but you know what? That's not my brother/father/friend who, thirty years from now, will have a hard time writing his name or remembering mine because of hits like that.