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    Suter Watch: Decision today, down to Wings/Wild

    Not every time...and he couldn't every time by Suter either. But Pavel is nearing a god in his own right. I'd sure love to see Pav and Nick 1-on-1. Would be damned entertaining.
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    Suter Watch: Decision today, down to Wings/Wild

    Please...if the requirement was that they could defend Pavel then we'd have noone on the blue line except Pav himself.
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    Suter Watch: Decision today, down to Wings/Wild's something strange...I went to look at his specific stats and Suter doesn't show up in the player list on He should be at the bottom off the list at this
  4. I might be remembering wrong...but didn't he play a couple games in the Swedish league this year? Not olympics (although I know he played there also) but I thought he played in the Swedish Elite league. If that is the case then he would have been ineligible to play in the NHL the same year.
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    Early Penalty Watch For Game 1

    Ya know, I'm a huge wings fan...have been for 25 years. So I don't say this as someone not dedictated to this team. I even go overboard as a fan at times...wear a Wings hat almost every day, especially in the spring...go back to Detroit or see as many games here in Denver as possible...even flew to Sweden for game 1 this season. But I hate...hate...hate this attitude that so many wings fans have about how the Wings are treated unfairly. Yes, there have been bad calls against us. Some of them make you wonder how it could have possibly been called that way. But the fact is there are bad calls against every team and, oh my, even some in our favor! The officials are not trying to make the Wings win, or any other team lose. They make poor calls sometimes but they are just a couple guys on the ice seeing whatever they see from the one perspective they had at the time with things running full speed! So many fans (and not just of Detroit, but others also) watch the replay over and over from various angles at super slow speed and then proclaim how terrible the officials are because they made a poor call. The rules don't allow them to video review what happened and reverse a call based on that review. They are left at the glimpse they have of the situation as it happened. I sincerely doubt there are any humans that could perform the same job without any less controversey. Yes, it sucks when this happens at a bad time. But it happens. And I think worse than fans that complain and won't let go of a call that occurred in the past is the notion behind this thread. That before the teams even take the ice, the statement is made that our poor mistreated wings are going to be treated so unfairly that we'll lose the series. This sort of thing gives Wings' fans a bad name. When you read nearly any national site there are at least a couple articles a year about the whiny red wing fans. I cringe every time I see them but I can't argue them because there is certainly some truth to it. The only group that handed the cup to the Pens last year was the Wings. They ran out of gas and a couple injuries put it over the top. No conspiracies...the wings didn't keep up tbe intensity and they lost.
  6. Hey guys...a few years back I remember a thread with this amazing high res picture from the moment where Roy dropped the puck while in the Statue Of Liberty pose. It was a pretty picture that showed him, and detail of the fans in the background with horrified looks on their faces. I thought I had downloaded it but I can't find it. I've also googled but can't find it. Does anyone still have this image?
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    Picture from the Statue Of Liberty play soon as I posted this I remember where I had it. In case anyone is interested...
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    This intent to whistle bs ....

    Campbell and Betteman are talking about this on XM now. Campbell went as far as to say that the official should have let the play go up to the booth (it's their call once they blow the whistle) but won't quite say it was really a bad call. Betteman is just hiding behind the 'intent to blow' thing. Rules or no rules, they had their chance to just admit this was one of those times that the wrong thing happened and they're just danced around it trying to justify the waived off goal. Edit: They're acutally saying that the official lost site of the puck because ot was in the net and are backing it up. It kinda sounds like Campbell is trying to say it was a mistake but Betteman is double-talking around it.
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    DirecTV dropping Versus network

    This doesn't get the Versus games back, but I just called in and got a $10 monthly credit for the next 12 months because of this so, take that $120 off the $160 charge for Center Ice and I've got a pretty good deal. And as far as the Sweden games go, I'll be at the game so I guess I don't need it on TV.
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    rebuilding year?

    I'm not sure I get this...rookies like Cleary, Datsuk, Zetterburg, Franzen, Holmstrom, Filpula, Kronwall, Lidstrom, Stuart, Rafalski, Lilja(we'll see what happens with him), and Meech? Yes, we have some younger guys playing but that includes Helm, Abdelkader and Ericsson who may be young but have shown they can contribute beyond their years of experience. Just about all the players I named are players any team in teh league would try to build a roster around. OK, so we picked up a couple 3rdd or 4th liners like Williams...but they do not define the team and they'll be fine in the roles they are there to fill. We've also got some good talent sitting in Grand Rapids still. This is not a rebuilding year. A retooling year? I think every year is a retooling year for a good team that tries to be in it every year. EDIT: And as far as fatigue, these are pro athletes, they are not tired. They looked tired in the finals because there were alot of injuries. Lidstrom was playing after he had his nuts operated on...of course he'll be tired...Datsuk was still roughed up, etc.
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    Don't expect the Wings to make move today

    I don't understand why people are so down on our roster. If you compare it to the 2008 season where we did win the cup: -Hasek is gone - who cares? -Dallas Drake is gone - Good strong grinder but not irreplacable -Kopetsky is gone - I think he spent the better part of the last 2 post-seasons injured... -Downey/McCarty - Love McCarty but I think his career is done, Downey I'll admit I'll miss -Chelios - it was time -Samuelson - Not gone yet...we'll see in the next couple days Am I missing anyone? Now, our additions: -Ericsson - swap him in for Chelios..a plus -Helm - Drake isn't even comparable..a plus -Abdelkader (I know I spelled it wrong...lay off) - Not sure if he gets the call up but big offensive addition -Leino (if we resign him) - He's gonna be awesome in the very near future Yeah we lost Hossa but the team did fine without him the previous year and he never really delivered in the playoffs. We (myself included) are a bit spoiled but the reality is we've got a freakin' strong roster. Every year people think that if big changes aren't made to the roster it's a bad thing. I totally disagree!
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    Still Champions

    Nah...I don't buy it. Nice sentiment and I agree the season wasn't a complete failure. But we're not champions. Winning the division, conference are accomplishments for the team but doesn't make them a champion. The wings lost the cup. There can only be one champion. This year that title goes to the Penguins. That being said, here's to next year! Go Wings!
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    will game 7 be streamed live online anywhere?

    If she loved you she'd get cable...or let you all go out somewhere that had the game on...This is game 7 of the SCF!
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    Where to find stats for Stanley Cup Finals only

    Well ya didn't ask for that...
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    Where to find stats for Stanley Cup Finals only

    This is one of the best sites I've seen for this: You can search one team against another team, one against all, 1 or more seasons, regular season games, playoffs, final only, when the first teamis up a certain number of games, games on certain days of the week...very flexible and cool reference tool!
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    I just heard on XM that Datsuk was skating 'very hard' during practice today. EJ Hradek was interviewed and said Babcock told him Datsuk will definitely NOT play for game 3 but the chances of him in game 4 have increased based on the practice today.
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    No Samuelsson at Wings' morning skate

    I also just heard on XM that Datsuk was "skating hard" at practice today and that Babcock thinks there is a reasonable chance of him playing for game 4.
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    And apparently the fans reading that site aren't any brighter...taken from the first comment by bryangm shown below the game 'recap': "Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?" Hmm...Bryan...Japan...the answer is Japan.
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    Zetterberg covering the puck on Ozzie's back...

    Just for clarification since this reference seemed to contradict the other reference (since this one doesn't specifically mention anything about the ice) I went to loook it up...and there apparently IS NOT Rule 55C. Rule 55 relates to hooking penalties. However there is verbiage under the Delay Of Game section (63.2) that states 'A minor penalty shall be imposed on a player other than the goalkeeper who deliberately falls on or gathers the puck into his body'. So, one relevant rule (67.4) states that the puck must be on the ice in order to have a penalty shot granted. Since the puck was not on the icde this doesn't apply. The second rule (63.2) does seem to apply but would only warrant a delay of game penalty and a power play. So the end result is that IT WAS a missed penalty call. Unfortunate but there were several of those last night. Considering the obscurity of this situation it's not surprising they didn't call it...but the Penguins did deserve a power play from this.
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    A little OT controversy many go more than 2? SO why change it at all, een for 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc. Just let the game playout. Besides, I don't see GMs voting in this rule. They build their team around 5-5 hockey. They get ready for the playoffs with 5-5 hockey. They are going to want to battle through a game with 5-5 hockey...not risk a W for their team because some articifial means of opening up the ice is employed. Throw all the changes you want into the regular season...but leave the playoffs alone.
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    A little OT controversy

    Oh, and my opinion is that this should never be done. Regardless of whether or not the average Joe keeps their attention through the 3rd overtime, they still should play through it. Shortcuts like that in the regular season are fine since it's not really impacting much in terms of the season...there might be a little position jockeying but nothing more. This is the playoffs...not a shortcut. We're proud of hockey because the Stanley Cup Playoffs are the most difficult and demanding professional sports competition. If it makes it tough for teams in the remainder of a game that goes into multiple OTs then those teams should get it done before OT. This is hockey!
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    A little OT controversy

    I could be wrong fact I wouldn't be surprised if I am. But don't GMs have to vote on changes like that? The article simply states that the Competition Comittee was a ote away from 'recommending' this change. It doesn't say we were a vote away from implementing the change. Does anyone know the specifics or this so my understanding can be shot down or confirmed? If I'm right here then this would be nothing more news-worthy than simply getting a new proposal on your ballot in November...except that it didn't even make it on the ballot.
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    Throwing the Octopi

    If you do it in Columbus, just be ready for the worst. You could get kicked out. Here in Denver during the playoffs last year a guy was detained by the police...can't remember the deetails but might have actually been arrested. I can't find a link on it right now. Edit: Found the link:,88983
  24. I'm totally fired up! I just bought my tickets to the Stockholm opener in October! I even bought 2 extras. Woo hoo!!
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    Just bought my tickets to '09 opener in Sweden!

    Did you get the tickets first-hand? By the way...I bought 2 extra tickets to the game with the purpose of selling them. It might be too early but I'll be looking for a buyer. They are in Section A6, row 14.