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  1. The Red Wings are an interesting phenomenon in the hockey world.  They never seem to get crticized no matter what they do.  When they got swept in the first round by Anaheim, all of a sudden, the next year, they were an "elite" team again, picked by many to win the Cup, only to lose in the second round--not exactly a near championship.  This after losing several core players from their last championship and perhaps the most important element of all three -- Scotty Bowman.So, by "lost a beat" do you mean, "lost a beat" from the perennial playoff team that always has heavy expectations and a geriatric core, or do you mean that they're back to elite world beaters?Because they aren't the latter.  So they beat Chicago, Columbus, St. Louis, and the other fodder in the worst division in the NHL. In college football, that's referred to as "strength of schedule."  In the last few days, they've gotten pummeled by stiffer opposition.I'm sure they'll make the playoffs, but I'm short on their overblown contracts on Intrade, and have been since the 06 contracts started selling.
    You obviously don't read Red Wings boards, being at the top of the NHL defintely isn't good enough.
  2. www.alternativehockeyleague.com This is the Home of the AHLwww.leaguelineup.com/ahl The official website of the two-time champion Cheap Thieveswww.rotoworld.com An excellent source for information www.hockeysfuture.com The portal to hockey's futurewww.thn.com The Hockey News official websitewww.nhl.com The official website of the NHL
    Hey DN...I sent you a PM with a ton of great hockey links.
  3. I dunno how your league scores, how many people are in, how the defense works, or anything else, but...Your team blows. Your wrs are your strongest position.Dunn is a marginal starter... probably submarginal.You're probably a bottom-tier team, unless I am missing something.Ice
    It's geared more towards offense, but defense is usually the backbreaker. and I'm not sure if you caught but it was a 16 person league, McGahee was the first pick and he was a monster last year and showed no signs of slowing down. Warrick Dunn is always solid, it was shown all last year and during the playoffs, TJ Duckett will get about 35% of the carries. Kerry Collins is always a good fantasy QB and with Randy Moss he may jump up towards 30 TD's this year easily and almost 4000 yards, Drew Bledsoe was also very solid last year in fantasy and although he doesn't have the same targets as last year, the load will mostly be on julius jones. He still has Witten, Johnson, Glenn ect.. to pass to, so it's not a big deal. My WR's are decent, TO is a top 3 of course, Roy Williams is the bonafied #1 in Detroit and although Derek Mason will have a drop off this year it'll be fine. My TE is also very solid with Wiggins since Culpepper went to him last year a ton with Moss gone and with Moss gone permantly Wiggins will only get more touches. My defense is also very very strong.I'm not sure you know a lot about fantasy football drafts, but in 16 person leagues with 2 starting QB's 3 starting WR's and 2 starting RB's I think my team is one of the more solid ones. I think you just didn't read how my draft is.
  4. My Final Draft, tell me what you guys think, it was a 16 person draft, 12 people had keeper picks (its a long running league) I had the 16th overall pick. The way it went way, round 1 was offensive keepers, round 2 was defensive keepers, we got to pick from the other players left who werent kept. Round one 16th pick I took McGahee, Round 2 pick 17 I picked Keith Bulluck, the reason of my team looks like this:QB Kerry CollinsQB Drew BledsoeWR Terrell OwensWR Roy WilliamsWR Derek MasonRB Willis McGaheeRB Warrick DunnTE Jermaine WigginsBench PlayersRB Travis HenryWR Ronald CurryWR Bobby EngramQB David GarrardTE Jeremy StevensK Josh ReedBenchK Todd PetersonDefensive PlayersD Keith BulluckD Keith BrookingsDB Sean TaylorDB Duanta RobinsonDB Gabril WilsonDL London FletcherDL Cato JuneDL Andra DavisBenchDL Teddy LehmanDB Adrian WilsonWhat do you guys think?

  5. Forsberg was never a person you could build a franchise around, just like Lindros, dominant when healthy, but never healthy enough to be trustworthy enough. The players who fit the mold are the Joe Sakic's the Steve Yzerman's, they're more of the reasons why the teams won the cups. If Hatcher can return to form, he'll be dominant, but that remains to be seen, Rathje was the 3rd best defensemen on SJ and I highly doubt he'll be any better in Philly. They'll be good, don't get me wrong, but I'm putting my money on Calgary this year.

  6. Personally, I think DN may be overracting some on the nicknames that Phil Laak and Chris Ferguson has, #1 Phil Laak has the nickname soley because of the hooded sweatshirt that he wears and that he acts a little crazy, Chris Ferguson has the nickname because well, he has long hair and a jesus-like beard, I really don't think that comparing Phil Laak being called the unabomber and the off chance that someone gets the nickname "hitler" really is in the same league. I mean, Men "The Master" could offend some black people couldn't it? Obviously that's not the first thing I would've thought of, but to each their own, it can be taken wrong either way. Same goes for "Devilfish" or any other that may have a non-fluffy conotation.All of the times people have called Chris Ferguson "Jesus" they never compared him to Jesus, they never said he did any miracles or did any parodies to that, I don't think it really offends anyone if they call someone something if they resemble that.Either way, it's your opinion, just expressing mine!

  7. congrats to Detroit. It is just too bad that they will never get past San Antonio! But at least they will make 2nd place. Good accomplishment!
    start cuing up the "We would've won if Duncan's ankles were healthy! posts!
  8. The Heat had Shaq injured the whole series, and Wade (the Heats best player) was injured so bad in game 5 he DID NOT EVEN PLAY game 6.
    Shaq scored what, 23 points per game? Exactly what he averaged last year in the finals, didn't seem to hinder him much. As for Wade, he missed game 6 because they were PLAYING for game 7, they didn't even want to win game 6 and it was evident. The Pistons are just a better team. period.
  9. Another boring NBA Finals that I will not watch. No scoring and half court basketball YUCK...65-63 games dont really do it for me. Two boring teams...the NBA needs to be fixed in a hurry...
    Yeah, personally, any defense in basketball is bad, we need to have 200-180 games, that'd be really fun to watch. If you don't appreciate the complete game of basketball, you're not a true fan.
  10. Post this in the off-topic next time.BTW, I know injuries are part of the game, but if you think Shaq's and Wade's injuries had no effect on this series, you're crazy.
    Even if they were healthy the Pistons would've still beaten them, but regardless, if they were healthy, you would've come up with other excuses. Injuries are part of the game, Rip was hurt McDyess hurt himself tonight, Prince wasn't playing all that well in the early part but the Pistons pulled it out since they are the best starting 5 and the best complete TEAM in the East and hopefully in the NBA once again.
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