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#41 haroldsnepsts

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 10:00 AM

Pound for Pound there is, was and will never be another Vladdy. Period. Kronwall hits like a girl compared to Vladdy. And that's a compliment to Kronwall, I am sure he'd accept it. I would hate to see the "NEW" NHL officiating pick him apart, because you know they would!

In general Vladdy's hits were cleaner and more devastating than Kronwall's. He was seriously old school. Skates on the ice, no jumping up into hits. And perfect hip checks.

But I'm sure they'd find a reason to penalize somehow.

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#42 Vladifan

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 10:42 AM

Loss of words then.

Loss of words today.


THIS ^ and more tears. I believe he may be even more of a warrior now, with what he's had to do to come back to where he is. God love him and I'm sure She does. :)

EDIT: OK, so I lied about a loss of words. ;)

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#43 HankthaTank

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 11:15 AM




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#44 deetroit dario

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 06:25 PM

this thread brings back so many wonderful memories. and only reinforces my sig...
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#45 cmonster

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 07:42 PM

I hate to say this but I loved the physicality of the clutch and grab era. Today's players aren't warriors, they are wimps in comparison. I enjoyed the devastating hits of Vladdy and Scott Stevens. I enjoyed the fury of fists from Kocur and Probert. I miss that kind of hockey. Vladdy was a throwback. He was a player who could have not only survived but thrived in Gordie's heyday.

#46 jollymania

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 09:24 PM

In general Vladdy's hits were cleaner and more devastating than Kronwall's. He was seriously old school. Skates on the ice, no jumping up into hits. And perfect hip checks.

But I'm sure they'd find a reason to penalize somehow.

He didn't need to jump up into hits, Kronwall makes due with what he has, Vladdy was a big man, he definitely could throw the hip better than any other big-man
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#47 haroldsnepsts

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 09:27 PM

I hate to say this but I loved the physicality of the clutch and grab era. Today's players aren't warriors, they are wimps in comparison. I enjoyed the devastating hits of Vladdy and Scott Stevens. I enjoyed the fury of fists from Kocur and Probert. I miss that kind of hockey. Vladdy was a throwback. He was a player who could have not only survived but thrived in Gordie's heyday.

I definitely miss the Probert and Kocur days, but to be clear, that definitely wasn't the clutch and grab era.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 11:57 AM

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#49 HankthaTank

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 11:59 AM

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 02:48 PM

He didn't need to jump up into hits, Kronwall makes due with what he has, Vladdy was a big man, he definitely could throw the hip better than any other big-man


Correct me if I'm wrong, but Vladdy was all of 5'11"/180 & Kronner is 6'0"/190. Wouldn't call either one a big man by any stretch of the imagination.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:48 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but Vladdy was all of 5'11"/180 & Kronner is 6'0"/190. Wouldn't call either one a big man by any stretch of the imagination.


Yep. He played a whole lot bigger than his size but he really wasn't all that big.

If the Wings had a Vladdy today he would probably be the majority's favorite and would like win FSN Player of the game nearly every night.

#52 Yzermania19

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 07:56 PM

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Wow, look how young Nick looks! Both of them, really! What an awesome photo. :)

Regarding that video above - Vlady just laid out Lemeiux and continued skating like he was simply on a Sunday stroll after church!! Wow! I really miss seeing that. Again, it makes me wonder what might have been.
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 08:16 PM

I hope to GOD that god damn tree was cut down !!!!


If that tree wasn't there the limo probably would have smashed into a car moving in the opposite direction.

So in a way that tree may have saved lives.

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