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  1. I always thought Stoll was from Neudorf but never Melville. Is it Yorkton? Funny how towns claim all the players they can. I always thought Stoll was from Neudorf but never Melville. Is it Yorkton? Funny how towns claim all the players they can. Frickin tablets...... Hit post twice.......
  2. Tim Cheveldae and Sid Abel. Melville, Sask.
  3. Mario said “If the events relating to Friday night reflect the state of the league, I need to re-think whether I want to be a part of it.” Which is good because I am wondering why he is still a part of it. When he got drafted he didn't want to play in Pittsburgh. He called the league a "garage league" (think he meant garbage but whatever). Quit whining Mario and take your millions that this league has given you and Shut the F&*^ UP!!!!! Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.
  4. I usually just come on to check the latest gossip around the Wings and laugh at a few of the comments. I only comment when someone says something really arrogant or stupid. Tonight I saw both those and couldn't help myself. I'll sign off now so you can find someone from Sweden to offend. Red Wings lore??? I am sure you rank right up there with Gordie Howe and Sid Abel.
  5. Not sure what that means but I will humbly agree that you have much more class than we do. Can we go to another forum and discuss why we are the only friends you have left.....
  6. The only things we CONSISTENTLY win at are curling and hockey so let me be the first Canadian to call BULLs***!! Who has more grace Canadian hockey players or US basketball players? I can't wait either. Hate the Leafs. and I didn't think class was necessary judging by the original comments. Sorry....
  7. I guess now would not be a good time to talk about our economies.....
  8. In today's lingo we would call this "having a yard sale".
  9. Why do the Wings get more penalty calls in their favor at the Joe? Simple.... we have the puck all the time. The last two times we have played Calgary, there are times in the game that they looked like dogs chasing cars in a parking lot. Play some puck possession Flames and not that s*** Sutter style and you may draw a few penalties. One of the announcers on TSN said it best when Calgary was ousted from the playoffs a couple of years ago when he said "If they put the nets in the corners, the Flames would win the Stanley Cup every year".
  10. When Ericson first came up I thought he was going to be incredible and I thought the scouts had found another late round gem. But somebody needs to tell him that he is not Nick Lidstrom and he is 6'4" and needs to RUN INTO SOMEBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. As a minor hockey coach (and parent) I see this as a larger issue than just this hit. The minor hockey leagues in Canada have a mandate to crack down on checking from behind and checking to the head. These are both noble objectives. However two calls you almost never see called at any level are boarding and charging (although in this case I believe boarding was the call). The rule for charging used to be that anything more than 3 strides taken before a hit was considered charging. Somewhere this got lost in all the cracking down on head shots and checking from behind. As Canadians, we cheered like crazy every time Jordin Tootoo or Steve Downey hit someone at the World Junior Tournament even though 90% of their hits could have been considered charging. As long as it was some Russian or Swedish kid getting pounded we were fine with it. So the next time a minor hockey player could take a run at someone and drill him into the boards we say that is just hockey and the kid that got hit has to learn to keep their head up. I don't think it is any secret that the players are bigger, stronger and faster than they have ever been and that players like Liambas are out on the ice to intimidate and fight and to play right on the edge of the rules. It is all the more reason why charging and boarding should be cracked down on just like CFB and CTH penalties are. To look at a hit like this and say that it was a clean body check with an unfortunate outcome is to take the game of hockey down to a level that is lower than I would like to think it has to go. As a Wings fan I have watched a team play with skill and puck control for more than a decade now without having a player of that ilk in our lineup at all. Do enforcers have a place in hockey? Sure. But to have a guy running around throwing border-line body checks, to me is playing with fire and we now have someone who really got burned. I hear people saying they hope Fanelli can get back to playing hockey again. I think if you talked to his family right now, that is likely the least of their concerns.
  12. With the Mule out 4 months does this mean if Lidstrom or Datsyuk get hurt in the next couple of weeks that we can expect the NHL to move the schedule for the Stanley Cup Final up to November???