Fans Are Saying About Adam!
is a great sport. As far as the fans go, there are bandwagoners and
then there are die-hards. If you're in-between, you have a little problem...the
bandwagoners might cheer you on while the die-hards'll scoff at you.
My point is, before someone posts, they should make sure they know what
they're posting about! Since May, I've read some pretty colorful things
about Adam. :)
I think you'll all agree. Adam, I'd say you're well-respected!
RinkRat's LGK.com MB
Thread: Deadmarsh Has Really Improved
"Not saying that he was bad last year, but having a healthy hand
and knowing his teammates a little better has really stepped up his
game. He was never coasting as i noticed and continued to get hard hits.
He may not have gotten a goal today, but he's tied for first with Steve-o
with 6. This guy has so much energy and determination. I think he could
be the captain in a few years, but his age is holding him from it at
this point. That's another thing... he's a VETERAN at the age of 25
(this is either his 7th or 8th season). Mind boggling.
After reading the article about him in the program today, i left all
my thoughts about him not really likeing LA at the rink. He's got a
home and his family healthy and can now think of the benifets of living
here. It also sounds like he gets along with everyone, even though he
doesn't talk much.
I hope we can keep him for a looooooong time."
"oh man... just think about what deadmarsh is gonna do when hes
and i believe deadmarsh really does like los angeles, or else he wouldn't
have moved here.
Remember his face during the playoffs last year when he scored on osgood?
I dont think I've ever seen him happier."
"deader is a fun player to watch. the guy is just a fearless checker
and he keeps his feet moving the whole shift. the kings play their best
when they get guys that drive to the net consistantly and both deader
and heinze make opposing goalies uncomfortable. nice to see him scoring
"Man can't say enough about the guy. He is a gritty player. The
best thing about him is that he plays like that every single game, Injured
"Deader is the man nobody can fahk with that guy"
"Adam DeadMarsh did say at one time last season that he REALLY
LOVES LA, well the FANS that is, which is EVEN BETTER. So he has to
love our team now."
"When I went to go see the Kings play an exhibition match in Las
Vegas, I saw Deadmarsh walking around the casino and my brother said
"Hey Deadmarsh, the Stanley Cup is ours this year!" Deadmarsh
stopped walking turned around and said "F-ing right." Couldn't
have put it better myself.
DEADMARSH IS THE MAN"
(18/28 QOTW for 11/5)
"From what I have seen there is no one better than Deadmarsh on
the ice. He does everything that you could ask for, he crashes the net,
he checks, he shoots, and he is scoring. He is a spitfire on and off
the ice. He gets the team fired up and what's better? He HATES losing.
Any good hockey player should, but, he REALLY HATES losing. He throws
himself all over the ice and never backs down from a challenge or a
fight. I respect the guy, and I don't care if he hasn't been on the
team for over a season yet, or that he's only 26, the man deserves to
be Captain. I'm sorry Matty, but, he deserves to wear the C he wants
to win and does whatever it takes. But, that's just my opinion, I could
"Yeah, I agree with all that a healthier Deadmarsh is certainly
a force to be reckoned with. I can't believe, however, that anyone would
think LA's a better place to live in than Colorado, but that's from
me, a guy born and raised in Mt. Baldy! I'd wager that Deadmarsh moved
his family out here because they have new twins, and that way they can
Deadmarsh is by far becoming my favorite player, and as the team gels,
(ie. Deader-Bednar/ Deader-Heinze/ Deader-Allison/ Allison-Palffy or
what have you) this TEAM will be a force!"
"Not too much of a question of where I stand on this issue. He's
by far the best and most solid player that we have now, and that we've
ever had in my short 5 years as a hockey fan.
Is there any question of why I chose him to be my handle? The guy is
awesome! (just had to get that out of my system.)"
LetsGoWings.com....the oh-so-famous rip-off of RR's site
Thread: A Bum is A Bum
"Adam Deadmarsh - We all hate him right? (side-lined shanahan in
playoffs and won two games in overtime)"
(Former 18/28 QOTW October 28th)
Thread: Robitaille or Deadmarsh?
Donnybrook's question: "If you had a choice, would you rather have
Luc Robitaille or Adam Deadmarsh?"
"Luc Robitaille.... if he was about 10 years younger. Deadmarsh
ALL THE WAY. "
"have had both...deader is better"
"Deadmarsh, younger and has a lot of talent and heart"
~Fort Collins Wings Fan~
"This is easy: Deadmarsh. He's one of those guys I love to hate
but would love to see him in a Detroit sweater."
"Yeah I would like Deadmarsh better. But trust me I am NOT complaining
about having Luc. I think if Luc was younger he would be my choice.
But Adam is younger and a little quicker."
"Deadmarsh gets injured quite often...he is a 30 goal, 100 penalty
minute guy if he stays healthy. He's also a very clutch performer...right
Wings fans? I'd take Adam for the long run but until Robitaille retires,
I'd rather have Luc. No question that he has the Wings' number, but
we'll see if he actually had Osgood's number the whole time."
"hey, we're the red wings...can't we just have both? but seriously,
i'd go with deadmarsh 'cuz of his age...but i like the luc is always
there (not injured as much)"
"Deadmarsh all the way."
"Deadmarsh because he is younger and will get better as he gets
Thread: Red Wings / Kings 11.10.01
(After wading through the eons of "Yeah we'll win by "X"
amount" posts, I came up with two, and there are bound to be more
"That Deaders!!! He IS 'the Red Wings Killer' da*m him!"
"The three Kings that give me the most nightmares from last year,
Belanger, Deadmarsh, and Palffy all scored last night...this was the
most painful loss of the four so far. I don't care if it is an OT loss,
losing period to the Kings still hurt like crazy."
"The King that gives me nightmares is Bob Miller their play by
play guy. Everytime I hear him I remember him saying "Adam Deadmarsh,
the Red Wing Killer" or "Stunner at Staples." The Kings
have our number at Staples right now. At least we get them back at home
next weekend. We won't have to wait a few months to get this loss out
of our system. We need Homer in the lineup to get someone big in front
of the other team's goalies. Luc isn't the right man to use in that
Post: This Isn't A Bashing Post... (By Kings Fan)
KF's 5th question: "Do you know who Adam Deadmarsh is? (lol, i
"Who in the world is Adam Deadmarsh? j/k Deadmarsh is the Red Wing
killer. He developed that reputation with Colorado."
"We hate Adam Deadmarsh and we still hate the Avalanche for the
(Don't you just love how some of them say "WE", as if speaking
for the entire fan base?)
"5. If Deadmarsh scores anymore key goals against the Wings, I
might have to be institutionalized and I'll probably be muttering his
name for the rest of my life. The Wings have no players on the roster
that are known as killers to any other team...that's a very underrated
thing, having a player that single-handedly destroys a single team's
will and have them worried when they are on the ice. Deadmarsh is that
player to the Red Wings...you have to give the devil his due, he is
probably one of the more feared players from a Wings fan standpoint...we
fear that he'll do us in again soon."
"Do we know who Adam *the Red Wing Killer* Deadmarsh is? Nah,...never
heard of the guy,... J/K Yeah, he'd be the one that spoils a win for
us from time to time. GRRRRR "
"Isn't he the one that scored the game-tying goal and game-winning
goal in Game 6 last year to knock us out of the playoffs? *sobs* "
com Message Board
Thread: Adam Deadmarsh Great For Team USA
may not have been amongst the scoring leaders in the tournament, but
for what it's worth I thought he showed great desire and intensity on
the ice and he always gave everything he had. I'm not so sure that this
guy couldn't have beaten out someone like a Ryan Smyth or Brendan Shanahan
to make the 2002 Team Canada and it's a shame for Canada that he opted
to play for the U.S. instead. He's not much different than Mike Peca
and the Kings are quite lucky to have him."
I Wonder How This Loss Will Effect Deader and Miller
good enough, strong enough and damn it we like them .
I know that doesn't answer your question but I just felt like writing
I think they will come back stronger than before the big "O".
Originally quoted in an LA Times article:
"Either they'll be real ticked off and play hard," Tippett
said, "or they'll be full of jubilation and think they're world-beaters."
Well, Dave Tippet kinda thinks like I do about this one. I think they'll
play good no matter what, it's just the kind of players they are. If
they would have won, they would feed off the rush of knowing they are
gold medalists, but since they lost, they'll have enough to prove now
to keep them going through the stretch."
think they will both be okay. After all, Deader was all smiles when
he got his medal."
may be spouting nonsense here, but I don't think the loss will affect
them any. They tried their best, and it did net them a silver medal.
I'm sure they would've liked to have won the gold, but silver's still
I dunno about the rest of you, but when they take the ice on Saturday,
I'm going to be giving Miller and Deader one hell of a standing ovation.
I don't think it will effect them negatively. If anything Deadmarsh
seems like he has only gotten better. I was happy to see that they showed
him getting his silver medal. I think they are happy they got a medal
and silver is nothing to sneeze at. Hope the Kings do something special
for them. I am sure that when the Kings take to the ice they will get
a standing ovation. Now lets go get the next silver icon - the Stanley
I hope they are proud of the Silver. They made me proud of it with the
way they played. I hope they know how proud we are of the way they played."
Originally posted by northernKing
I think they will both be okay. After all, Deader was all smiles when
he got his medal.
Does Deader ever not smile? I've never seen him with anything but on
I would imagine that they would be pretty bummed out about loosing to
Canada. But when they put it into prospective, they won the silver over
quite a few really good teams! When this is done, I am sure that a feeling
of pride will replace all ill feelings about getting 2nd."
to alt.sports.hockey.nhl.colorado-avalanche on 5/10/01:
was at the game last night and the crowd was unbelievable. For the first
time all season, they actually broke into spontaneous cheering, ovations,
and even standing o's without being prompted by the big screen and for
things other than just goals. After the game, during the handshake,
and Deader were last in the Kings' line. When Forsberg and Deadmarsh
hugged, my wife cried. Roy and Podein also hugged Deadmarsh. After Deader
went through the line, as he skated off the ice he raised his stick
crowd. Although they were still on their feet and cheering for the end
the game and series, the crowd volume raised several notches for Deadmarsh.
He is obviously still in the hearts of Av fans, unlike Mr. Blake there
(and I know the circumstances are completely different)."
Thread: Deadmarsh Opinions on 6/5/99
post by Tim Evans:
"Need honest opinions on Mr. Deadmarsh for scrapbook for my son.
Please don't let this loss to Dallas influence your opinions! Thanks!"
Adam Deadmarsh is a high quality player. He doesnt get the accolades
that Forsberg and Sakic get, he is a bit of a quiet acheiver but he
is certainly amongst the top players in the league. He has a grin on
his face the whole time, as if he's smiling at other players when he
runs them over to say "oh did I do that?"
"Deader is definitly a rising star. He's drifted a bit out of the
limelight as his role as an Av has changed. Early he was counted on
as a scoring third liner, and filled in well for Forsberg and Sakic
had extended absences due to injury. Now he's shifted to a solid grinder
and screener. A much less glorified position, but important none-the-
less. Personally I believe he's got the hands to play the more finesse
game, but his big strength lies in the grit he displays diging the puck
out of the cornor, and parking firmly at the top of the crease. Pretty
good speed, and pretty good defensive skills. As with most of the Avs,
versitility is keyword."
heard about the neck strain, there was a quote about Adam being a warrior
by Jim Fox:
"Deader is done for a while, he's a warrior who can't even get
on the site yahoogroup about Adam:
"Adam in particular always looks like he's just having a
blast. You can see it, watching him, you know he loves what he's
doing. He plays with all of his heart and soul every time he's on
the ice, whether it means scoring a goal or making a check, and
that's the coolest thing about him."
- LetsGoKings.com Message Board
Thread: Who Should Wear the As?
Thread started by Forum Blue
A-Allison (he proved he is a leader last year in the playoffs that's
all I have to say)"
"C - Allison
A - Deadmarsh
A - Norstrom
A - Laperriere
(We can do three alternates, can't we?)
Obviously, we can't take the C away from Matty without him losing face,
but let's be real here- it hurt him last season. Maybe it's just coincidence,
but I think Matty had a bad season and it was his first season as captain.
Sure, he is probably the hardest working King (him and Deader), but
that doesn't mean that he can necessarily "handle" the pressure
of being captain. It obviously distracted him from his game (IMO).
I would make Deadmarsh captain, but again- I think he would take it
much too seriously and that it would affect his game. I think Jason
is the type of guy that would be effective, yet not let it affect him.
Lappy seems to be the loudest voice in the locker room and the "motivator"
and he very much deserves an "A" also."
"These are my thoughts too. I think Allison should be the captian.
Either way, the four of Norstrom, Allison, Deadmarsh and Laperriere
should be the leaders, IMO.
Pbcbbc, in response to the post aboveIn my opinion it is great to see
all of the "character" guys that DT has given AM to work with.
Miko, Lappy, Allison, Deadmarsh, Ebell, Chartrand and in my opinion
given time Cammy are all very good character guys and they are all capable
of leading the team.
would cover it for me."
A -- Allison
A -- Lappy
A -- Smolinski
A -- Deadmarsh"
A....Lappy........Just my 0.02"
~Mr. Pink 10~
"Seniority often plays a large part in determining who gets the
"A" or "C".. also, once a player has a letter, he
USUALLY keeps it for as long as he is on the team (Not always, but most
of the time). Thus, Lappy would never lose his "A" to Deader
or Allison, even if they also deserve an "A".
I wonder if Deader will get it over Allison based on him being with
the team longer.
If I were AM, I'd suprise everyone and give it to Palffy. Deader and
Allison have obviously been two of our leaders without having letters.
Palffy has earned it, in my opinion, and when Smoke/Schneider leave,
Deader and Allison can get their "A"s. Until then, I'd let
them continue to lead in the manner that they have, and reward Ziggy
with the "A" for his hard work. It may effect him in a positive
way and cause him to work even harder.
Allison and Deader don't strike me as guys who need to extra motivation
or worry about things like a letter on their sweater. They will lead
anyways, so it may as well go to Palffy to see what impact it can have
"Matty should keep his C. But I'm not sure who should get the A's.
If they could start over I'd give them to Jason, Deader, & Lappy.
But if it could only be 1 to take over Bucky's, I'd give it to Jason."
"I don't think that the C should be taken away from Matty. He hasn't
done anything to deserve to have it taken away from him, but since this
post is actually asking who should wear the A's then I will go with:
I actually liked Murray's style of rotating the A amongst several different
players. I'd like to see that again this year actually, but if he's
only going to give it to 2 people, then I go with those 2."
Tkachuk Versus Deadmarsh
Started by Puckrogue
"Keith Tkachuk versus Adam Deadmarsh.
For those of you that would base your decision on statistics, then here
Regular season- 725 GP, 367G, 339A, 706P and 1639PM.
Playoffs- 69GP, 26G, 21A, 47P and 138PM.
Regular season- 0.97 PPG
Playoffs- 0.68 PPG
Regular season- 547GP, 171G, 185A, 356P and 798PM.
Playoffs- 105GP, 26G, 40A, 66P and 100PM.
Regular season- 0.65 PPG
Playoffs- 0.62 PPG
I guess Tkachuk is the winner hands down, no?
I think that their styles on the ice are somewhat similar. They are
both big and strong (Tkachuk moreso). They both skate well. They both
have good shots (Tkachuk moreso). They are neither particularly "creative"
on the ice (assist-wise). Deadmarsh works better along the boards and
Keith is better in front of the net. Defensively- I think Deadmarsh
is better but neither are very good or very bad in their own zone. Tkachuk
is the better fighter, but Adam is no slouch.
Comparing who has more Cups or who has been on better teams is irrelvant
to me. Adam Deadmarsh didn't "win" the Cup- the Avalanche
did. Besides, if Deadmarsh was on better teams (which he was), then
his stats should be that much better, right?
Here's where it apparently gets complicated for some of you---
Keith Tkachuk has at least twice held out on contracts that he signed
in an effort to get more money out of his team.
Despite formerly being team captain, Keith could constantly be seen
whining and complaining to anyone who would listen while on the ice.
Granted, he usually plays a pretty tough game on the ice and will stand
in front of the net and take a beating to score a goal.
I actually have other info I could add to show what a complete jerk
this guy is, but I had better leave that stuff off of a public forum
Suffice it to say that the guy is a complete jerk off the ice. He is
apparently under the impression that his "feces has no odor"
and I am more than positive that his attitude affects the locker (hotel?)
rooms no matter where he goes (say...Japan, for instance?).
Adam Deadmarsh on the other hand is one of the hardest working players
in the NHL and gives his heart and soul to his team. Despite being traded
from a contender and all of his good friends during one of the most
trying times in his life (the problems with his kids), Adam managed
to find it in himself to continue battling on the ice and helped push
the Kings to new heights in the playoffs that year (beating Detroit
and pushing the eventual Cup champion Avalanche to seven games). He
is a fan favorite and in my mind there is no doubt that he is a favorite
in the Kings locker room. Adam leads by example and I think many of
the Kings have learned how to win when it counts by his example.
Again, I think there is no comparison.
Do you want someone that will score you 50 goals or someone that will
help win you the Stanley Cup? This is a team game, kids. No one player
can win you the Cup. It's all about chemistry when it comes right down
to it. How do you think teams like the Panthers or the Hurricanes make
it to the Finals? It's all about character and leadership..."
"I was getting ready to run off a long reply until I hit the half-way
point, and you said everything I wanted to say about Deader and what
he brings to the table compared to Tkachuk.
For the money that he makes, I think Tkachuk is VERY overrated. Money
aside, he's a very good player.
I think you said it best when you said "Do you want someone that
will score you 50 goals or someone that will help win you the Stanley
I'll take Deader without hesitation.
I look forward to your Lappy-Yashin post. You'll have a tougher time
making that argument! I LOVE Lappy, but Yashin is a star (not a superstar,
but close). I think if you surround him with the right people (ie a
Deader) it would really help his career.
--dizzydMoney aside, I believe that Keith Tkachuk is the best power
forward in the league.
I've heard rumblings about his non-odiferous fecal matter as well, and
I think it's fair to say that his leadership qualities are highly questionable,
but when on the ice there isn't a more dominant power forward in the
game today, in my opinion.
Deader brings similar yet also different talents/qualities to the ice,
and considering what we've got here in L.A., I wouldn't trade him for
Tkachuk, despite what I said about his talent. Deader is younger, cheaper,
has no blemishes on his record as to attitude/leadership and is still
getting better. Adam Deadmarsh if very important to the present and
future of the Kings."
Deadmarsh is a favorite of mine, I liked him on Colorado also. But Keith
Tkachuk is a dominant power forward, one of the best in the league when
he is healthy. He really creates space for other players on the ice.
I've also read that he is a locker room problem and I know he isn't
shy around a bottle of Tequila, but on the ice (which is what matters)
the guy is a rare type of player.
But I'd still rather have Deadmarsh."
"Would I take Deader over Tkachuk? I would have to say that it
would be a very dificult decision. I like everything about Deamarsh.
Hie grit, the way he drives the net, his play in front of the net and
his hands are some of the more impressive things about his offensive
skills and the way he sticks up for his team mates and his back checking
ability are a couple of his D upsides.
KT is a gifted scorer. He has all of the grit of Deader and much better
hands. He has a mean streak and is one of those players taht opponents
hate to face. He also has a reputation for being one of the worst guys
in the locker room of all time. (I don't put allot of trust into those
type of rumors normally but, when it comes from his own team mates it
makes you wonder)
There were more than one of his ex team mates who said that they were
happy to see him go.
I would hate to make that choice because IF TK could be made to be more
of a team player (providing the rumors about him are true, which we
don't really know) then he is the more gifted player. However, Deader
has allot of the intangibles that seem to elude KT. Deader is one of
the most loved team mates on the teams he has been on and when I talked
to AM about him he said that it didn't take long for the team to find
out why everyone on the AVS hated to see him go. Murray said he has
made himself a fixture on the team and that he is the guy that every
team needs in the locker room to make everyone get along.
For those reasons alone I guess I would take Deader. It wouldn't be
an easy decision and I wouldn't bag on anyone who went the other way.
In my opinion.
"DEADER is the freakin man. I would pick over Keith you-suck anyday
of the year."
How do you score 29 goals and NOT BE CONSIDERED A 1st LINE PLAYER? Come
on, have you SEEN some of the first lines in this league?
if you are looking for a strong, fast bruiser with some skill who can
also be a leader on and off the ice AND put in 30 goals AND show up
in the playoffs AND is young, etc. etc.... Which team isn't looking
for THAT on their first line?"
me a homer,
But I would take Deadmarsh. Tkachuk is a mad man, but he never even
took Phoenix passed the first round the whole time there (as well as
Winnepeg either. And, it's not like he had a poor cast around him either.
I'm not saying I wouldn't like Tkachuk or that he isn't an elite player,
but Deadmarsh just brings so much to the table that Tkachuk does not.
How many Cups does Tkachuk have? Oh yeah...NONE! Also, Deadmarsh's hard
work alone is a motivation to the Kings.
Bascially, Deadmarsh does everything that Tkachuck does, but doesn't
produce as much on the score board, but PRODUCES WAY MORE IN OTHER KEY
I wouldn't trade Deadmarsh for anyone, unless it was an offer I couldn't
refuse. Tkachuck for Deadmarsh would NOT be one of those offers.
"I can see too many here have been drinking the black cool-aid
Keith Tkachuk skill and talent dwarfs Deadmarsh by almost double.
you may look at Tkachuk and say he hasn't won a cup but to compare the
old Winny team with Alexei & Teemu to the Ava's? that winny team
was just making the playoffs it didnt have the needed talent to go far
and certainly not win it all the way. Tkachuk was the only one who showed
up also. same with the Yotes when they brought in JR and moved Alexei.
it just wasnt built to win them all unlike the Avalache. in St. Louis
he was the only one who earned his pay during the playoffs, and he is
a leader for them. the locker room rumors may be true... that I do not
know but from the news."
"I knew some one would point to the issue of him having a Cup and
take it totally out of context. I didn't know it would be a Dead Things
I point to the "Cup experience" because it is something that
the Kings can use at the present time. Hence, I mentioned in my post
that it depends on what the team needs.
What suprises me the most is that Adam Deadmarsh OWNS the Red Wings,
yet you still come over here and talk sh*t about him. Amazing.
Keith Tkachuk is an awesome player, but I don't think he can do as much
for the Kings as Deadmarsh has. I personally would not trade Deadmarsh
~Wupmasta2000 in reply to Hendo2ks post~
posted by hendo2k:
"Keith Tkachuk skill and talent dwarfs Deadmarsh by almost double."
"Maybe, but his salary dwarves it by triple.
Deadmarsh has the most valuable contract in the league to a GM. He has
a high production-to-cost ratio."
it was based only on stats then I'd choose Tkachuk over Deadmarsh. But
there's no doubt I'd take Deadmarsh on the Kings over Tkachuk any day.
In fact, I wouldn't want Tkachuk on the Kings with or without Deadmarsh.
He's never gotten his teams anywhere near a Stanley Cup. And it's not
as if his teams have been lacking in talent either. And how many times
has he held out to renegotiate his contract? He did the exact same thing
that Yashin did a couple of years ago. But while everyone crucified
Yashin, nobody said a word about Tkachuk."
is a loser. Deadmarsh is a winner. End of discussion."
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