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#21 revnic

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 11:00 PM

maltby is the bomb

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 11:06 PM

Always been a big fan of Malts, and loves what he brings to the table for the Wings.

He was AWESOME tonight. So happy for him. I love the fact that he TOOK the punch from Max and didn't do a thing to retaliate just so Maxim could get a matching penalty. Twas brilliant!

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 11:07 PM

I've always been a huge fan of Maltby.....one of the key guys in the Wings' core.

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 11:11 PM

I've always been a big fan of Malts. I'm happy he's going to be able to retire a Red Wing.
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Posted 02 March 2008 - 11:33 PM

He's been a favorite of mine since the first game he played in a Wings jersey. He got into a fight at the end of the game and got his jersey ripped. It was great. I wish he'd get that scoring touch that developed before the lockout back. It's tough with his minutes though...
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Posted 03 March 2008 - 12:33 AM

Did i mention

Maltby is the man?
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Posted 03 March 2008 - 12:35 AM

I love Malts and am glad he will retire as a Wing.

That said, I'm not gonna cry when he's done playing.
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Posted 03 March 2008 - 12:57 AM

it would be kinda neat if we could pickup Matt Cooke this summer.

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 01:04 AM

I'm going to have to be the minority with this one I guess.

Yes, he had a great game tonight. He had that goal, and he traded roughing minutes with Afinogenov, and he was out there for the first goal as well.

But one great game does not make me forget the other games. Just like Sammy scoring the other night doesn't make me forget how horrible he usually is.

Maltby has been nothing this year. He doesn't fight, and I think some of you are overestimating his agitating abilities. For somebody who talks the talk as much as he does .. when was the last time he walked the walk? An agitator that refuses to fight is just annoying to me. At least Sean Avery will drop the gloves.

Offense .. ugg. Yes, I realize he's not out there to produce points, but he's on the third line, you would think he would get something once in a while.

He's not bad out there, it's not like he makes mistakes, but he's not good either. He's just .. nothing to me.

Now after typing this I guess I could say the same for our entire checking line. Drake is just as bad as Maltby, but at least he dropped the gloves a few times. Draper was hot at the beginning of the year, but when was his last goal? Maybe I just don't have feelings for a checking line. They're just out there to eat up the clock .. and that makes for boring hockey to me.

Maltby = an old agitator that rarely scores and never fights
McCarty = an old agitator that rarely scores and fights

McCarty > Maltby in my opinion

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 01:33 AM

QUOTE (Textbook @ March 3, 2008 - 01:04AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe I just don't have feelings for a checking line. They're just out there to eat up the clock .. and that makes for boring hockey to me.


I have to disagree with that statement about them eating up the clock. As a coach or a team, you never put out a line to "eat up clock." Each line has a purpose, and Maltby/Draps/Drake are out there to grind down the opposition. You always need a few guys out there to strike a little fear into the other team, otherwise they start taking liberties and playing without fear. As a hockey player, you always have in the back of your mind that you could be getting hit. But once you get comfortable and feel that the other team isn't going to hit, you play a much more open style and by doing so, create more chances.

Plus, every guy needs to have a role - and the three of them are solid on the PK. Also, not everyone is blessed with a scoring touch lol so they take on the role of agitator to make up where they lack.

But yeah, don't ever think guys are being sent out to eat up clock, its not really about that smile.gif
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Posted 03 March 2008 - 01:37 AM

QUOTE (cirov19 @ March 2, 2008 - 09:38PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is 'fluid' english even a term? I think you mean fluent? Although I could be mistaken...

Yeah i will admit, Malts is kind of the bomb.

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#32 F.Michael

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 03:26 AM

Who's this Maltby guy everyone here keeps talking about?



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Posted 03 March 2008 - 09:53 AM

I love Malts, because he's one of those guys that you love only if he plays on your team. The only knock on him is that other agitators will at least fight from time to time, which we know he'll never do. Guys who run their mouth but don't back it up are called basketball players. But like I said originally, you got to love him when he plays for your team.
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Posted 03 March 2008 - 12:37 PM

He's ok. Personally, altho maybe it's smarter for him to run his mouth without fighting, it's still annoying to me.
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Posted 03 March 2008 - 12:59 PM

QUOTE (Inultus @ March 3, 2008 - 12:37PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He's ok. Personally, altho maybe it's smarter for him to run his mouth without fighting, it's still annoying to me.


He does it on purpose to draw a penalty. I think it's a great tactic.
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Posted 03 March 2008 - 04:53 PM

QUOTE (F.Michael @ March 3, 2008 - 03:26AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Who's this Maltby guy everyone here keeps talking about?

You can find him hiding behind a ref like they were his momma.
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Posted 03 March 2008 - 05:05 PM

I don't think I've ever liked a hockey player less than I like Kirk Maltby.

He is a good penalty killer, I give him that...but I loathe the guy. I don't like cocky dudes who don't back up their mouths. I didn't like them on the playground, I don't like them in bars, I don't like them at the stadium or on my TV.


"It was pretty interesting," said Detroit coach Mike Babcock. "We had May in exhibition for a couple of games and no one gets hacked or whacked. When we don't have him, we get run. We don't have a team that twists off helmets at stoppages. You get tired of seeing it all the time. It's just nice when you get someone to look after that stuff."

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 08:37 PM

QUOTE (vangvace @ March 3, 2008 - 05:53PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You can find him hiding behind a ref like they were his momma.

laugh.gif - no kidding!

Guy scores a goal, & once again Maltby love is in full bloom...Nothing against the guy, but his best years are behind him - doesn't even agitate like he used to which IMO was his best asset...Maybe Dmac will bring out the best in him for the playoffs.

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 08:43 PM

QUOTE (F.Michael @ March 3, 2008 - 08:37PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
laugh.gif - no kidding!

Guy scores a goal, & once again Maltby love is in full bloom...Nothing against the guy, but his best years are behind him - doesn't even agitate like he used to which IMO was his best asset...Maybe Dmac will bring out the best in him for the playoffs.


I know, geez...wheres the Drake thread at too?? wink.gif As much as people are so quick to overreact negatively around here, the opposite is just as true. A guy can do nothing for months, score once, and become an instant hero! Gotta love it!
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Posted 03 March 2008 - 09:07 PM

Don't be callin' Malts too old just yet... Me and the agitator share the same birthday/year! besides, as long as he's still playin, I can feel good about playin in a beer league somewhere!

PS., I'm glad to see that dusty old fart out there on the ice!
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