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I don't know how many of you at CS are Wings fans, as it seems most people who aren't from Detroit detest the Red Wings, but for those of you who are, I'd like hear your thoughts on this season so far. Also, this can be used as a game-by-game discussion thread.

Last night's game was awesome. The Wings are dominating on the road and Osgood is looking great. The Zetterberg line is possibly the best line in hockey right now and for good reason. The Wings are just looking great right now.
 

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The Wings look like the class of the West so far. Zetterberg is a force, Datsyuk looks good and Holmstrom continues to do what he does best. Osgood has been incredible and will make it tough for Hasek if Dom isn't right on his game when he gets off the IR. Rafalski has fit in nicely and may be a better fit than Schneider was for the Wings. Lidstrom is Lidstrom, and Filppula looks like he might be a player too. And of course Chelios gives hope to the old guys. ;)

I might be the only Blackhawks fan you will ever meet that actually like the Wings. Only time I root against the Wings is when they play the Hawks.
 

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They're doing great, I definitely thing the Zetterberg line is the best in hockey. I try to stream as many games down here in houston as I can. I'd get center ice but I'm moving soon and will be dumping comcast asap... but I digress.

Did you catch what Barry Melrose said about the best team in the NHL? check it out: http://sports.espn.go.com/broadband/video/videopage?&brand=null&videoId=3088889&n8pe6c=2

I can't stand Melrose... I've disliked him for years. I don't have a problem with him thinking Ottawa is the best team, but how can he say that Ottawa has the best line, better defense, and better goaltending... are you kidding me? The guy has been a wings hater since he wasn't offered the head coaching job years ago when he was coaching our minor league team and Bryan Murray was fired. Who'd he get "passed over" for? Scotty Bowman. How the hell could you justify a grudge from not getting hired over the greatest hockey coach ever? I'd love to shave that stupid mullet off his head.
 

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The Wings look like the class of the West so far. Zetterberg is a force, Datsyuk looks good and Holmstrom continues to do what he does best. Osgood has been incredible and will make it tough for Hasek if Dom isn't right on his game when he gets off the IR. Rafalski has fit in nicely and may be a better fit than Schneider was for the Wings. Lidstrom is Lidstrom, and Filppula looks like he might be a player too. And of course Chelios gives hope to the old guys. ;)

I might be the only Blackhawks fan you will ever meet that actually like the Wings. Only time I root against the Wings is when they play the Hawks.
:tpd: Zetterburg and the geezers must stay strong and they could go far.... now about my 'nucks:mad:
 

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I can't stand Melrose... I've disliked him for years. I don't have a problem with him thinking Ottawa is the best team, but how can he say that Ottawa has the best line, better defense, and better goaltending... are you kidding me? The guy has been a wings hater since he wasn't offered the head coaching job years ago when he was coaching our minor league team and Bryan Murray was fired. Who'd he get "passed over" for? Scotty Bowman. How the hell could you justify a grudge from not getting hired over the greatest hockey coach ever? I'd love to shave that stupid mullet off his head.
Melrose has always dissed the Hawks too. The other night was the first time I ever heard him say anything good about them, while talking about Kane and Toews.

Nice haircut, Barry. :rolleyes:
 

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I might be the only Blackhawks fan you will ever meet that actually like the Wings.
You might be the only Blackhawks fan I'll ever meet period. I know TONS of people from Chicago.

The wings do look awesome this year, although I'm currently stuck down here in Atlanta so I haven't been able to follow them as closely as I'd like. Zetterberg looks almost unstoppable so far this year and then add in Datsyuk and Holmstrom and they should have no problem scoring enough goals. Osgood has been great between the pipes and possibly mix in the Dominator in the mix that become one hell of a goaltending combo. Lindstrom and Co. for defense and this could be a special year. They have disappointed me before in the playoffs after a great regular season however. Hopefully they'll bring the cup back to where it belongs...HOCKEYTOWN!
 

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They're doing great, I definitely thing the Zetterberg line is the best in hockey. I try to stream as many games down here in houston as I can. I'd get center ice but I'm moving soon and will be dumping comcast asap... but I digress.

Did you catch what Barry Melrose said about the best team in the NHL? check it out: http://sports.espn.go.com/broadband/video/videopage?&brand=null&videoId=3088889&n8pe6c=2

I can't stand Melrose... I've disliked him for years. I don't have a problem with him thinking Ottawa is the best team, but how can he say that Ottawa has the best line, better defense, and better goaltending... are you kidding me? The guy has been a wings hater since he wasn't offered the head coaching job years ago when he was coaching our minor league team and Bryan Murray was fired. Who'd he get "passed over" for? Scotty Bowman. How the hell could you justify a grudge from not getting hired over the greatest hockey coach ever? I'd love to shave that stupid mullet off his head.
Melrose is an a$$ clown plain and simple. I detest him. The things that come out of his mouth are pure stupidity. During the lockout he was quoted on ESPN saying, "Some of these guys only making $500,000 a year. How are you going to feed a family on that?" Yeah. Idiot. I'm glad there is someone else who hates him as much as I do. To be honest, I don't know too many people who like him at all. How does this guy still have a job?? Must be the mullet.
 

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Great game to be at last night. WOW! It sucked that the Wings let Nashville come back in the third but the shoot out made it all worth while. Finally Datsuyk and Zetterberg broke their shoot out slumps, and in great form. Ozzie looked great as well and kept the win streak alive. I for one am more comfortable with him in net than the Dominator. Dom likes to flop on his back, throw his stick, and chase after loose pucks a little bit too much for my tastes.


GO RED WINGS!!!
 

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I went to the game last night. It was extra special because I got to watch the game from the owner's suite. Mike and Marion Illich (Red Wings/Tigers/Little Caesars' owners) were there, I got to meet and get autographs and photos from Joey Kocur, Dino Cicarelli, Micky Redmond and the extra special guest was Steve Yzerman. I got his book "#19" autographed.

Best of all, the Wings won in a shootout. It was the most memorable game ever!
 

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I went to the game last night. It was extra special because I got to watch the game from the owner's suite. Mike and Marion Illich (Red Wings/Tigers/Little Caesars' owners) were there, I got to meet and get autographs and photos from Joey Kocur, Dino Cicarelli, Micky Redmond and the extra special guest was Steve Yzerman. I got his book "#19" autographed.

Best of all, the Wings won in a shootout. It was the most memorable game ever!
You have no friggin idea how jealous I am right now. How the heck did you score that?? That is AWESOME! I've met Illich once but that was when I worked for Little Caesars as a teenager and he happened to come in to our place.
 

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I went to the game last night. It was extra special because I got to watch the game from the owner's suite. Mike and Marion Illich (Red Wings/Tigers/Little Caesars' owners) were there, I got to meet and get autographs and photos from Joey Kocur, Dino Cicarelli, Micky Redmond and the extra special guest was Steve Yzerman. I got his book "#19" autographed.

Best of all, the Wings won in a shootout. It was the most memorable game ever!
You are my hero!
 

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I love the Wings. I miss being in Michigan for the thrill of Hockeytown...
:tpd: I still have a brick I picked up from the lot after the Olympia was demolished.

Living in 'Canes country isn't the worst thingt except the "ice" is more like Jello than ice. They don't "fisssssssssssssss" when they skate by; they sort of "slusssssssssssssshhhhhhhhh".
 

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You have no friggin idea how jealous I am right now. How the heck did you score that?? That is AWESOME! I've met Illich once but that was when I worked for Little Caesars as a teenager and he happened to come in to our place.
My dad gambled enough at the Motor City casino and they comped him the trip to the suite.

They said they do it 3x a year. I guess Motor City casino is the main sponsor of the Wings, and they have a lot of pull. I still get excited thinking about meeting Yzerman. He really was very down to earth. I was kinda starstruck when I met him.

Joey Kocur had a cool personality too. He was crackin jokes, signing autographs...

It was a very memorable evening.
 
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