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#61 HankthaTank

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 02:46 PM

I mean, really. They have the audacity to sit there and complain about this suspension... Posted Image
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 05:04 PM

Wings: Suspension for hit on Brad Stuart isn't long enough
Ted Kulfan / The Detroit News
Denver — The Red Wings weren't entirely pleased with the six-game suspension levied Sunday against Calgary forward Tom Kostopoulos.
It was Kostopoulos who blindsided Brad Stuart with a hit to the head and resulted in Stuart having a broken jaw. Stuart will be out to two months, Kostopoulous only six games.
"It was a little too short," Henrik Zetterberg said of the suspension. "It should be more than that. It was an illegal hit and our guy is gone for six weeks and he (Kostopoulous) will miss six games. It should be longer than that.
"Six games, you can take that easily. It should be more than that."
Said Nicklas Lidstrom: "Blows to the head, if you want to get rid of them, that's one way of doing it."

Coach Mike Babcock felt the league did all it could, yet the Wings won't have a valuable defenseman for maybe two months.
"A six-game suspension doesn't add up for me for six weeks," Babcock said. "But you can't suspend a guy longer.
"(Head shots) continue to be an issue in the NHL. You can talk all you want about intent or no intent. Is it (a head shot) or is it not? Period. It's simple for me.
"If you want to eliminate hits you have to be real stiff with suspensions. But in saying that, I don't think the guy (Kostopoulous) deserved to be suspended longer. Lots of times guys get hurt on clean plays and guys don't get suspended on that. It doesn't work that way.
"Yet it's a big loss for us. Stewie is an important guy. Obviously you don't want to see it happen."
On the injury front, Valtteri Filppula (groin) will be a game-time decision. Filppula participated in the morning skate and said he felt good, but trainers will determine whether he plays near game time.
Chris Osgood is meeting with a groin specialist in Philadelphia later this afternoon, said general manager Ken Holland.


From The Detroit News: http://detnews.com/a...h#ixzz1AfkPLsA9


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Posted 10 January 2011 - 05:06 PM

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 07:24 PM

Just saw Mac on versus. I believe the man is po'd about that hit. Love how he wants to get back out there :sly: .

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 07:27 PM

all 3 of them, Mac, Edzo and keith jones said it was a suspendable hit. jones said he might give an even longer suspension. can we sign Mac on a one day contract when we play the flames?

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 09:23 PM

Versus crew (Eddie O specifically) say he is lucky not to get 8 games.

Good to see the chin strap theory is only used by some one familiar with things strapped on!

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 11:24 PM

Just saw Mac on versus. I believe the man is po'd about that hit. Love how he wants to get back out there :sly: .

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 12:08 AM

Flames can go suck one if they think the hit was clean.

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 09:00 AM

Toronto Star.

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 09:31 AM

Toronto Star.

"Instead of moving to a zero-tolerance rule on hits to the head that would certainly have made a lot of sense given the league’s ongoing issues with brain injuries, the NHL tried to appease the dinosaur element by leaving certain types of head shots legal."

Just wished Cox would get 1 of these shots to his noggin.

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 09:38 AM

I hope Milbury feels like an ass for defending this hit.. but seeing how stubborn he is on issues I highly doubt it. As I said.. an ass. It's one thing to have an opinion, quite another to stick up for a blatant disregard for human safety and try to back it up with so-called "facts"

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:05 AM

He doesn't think he did anything illegal? Pull the other one, fool.

And remember this - hockey players have long memories.
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:21 AM

"Hockey players have long memories." -Darren McCarty.

.... I know we do not play them again this year.
.... I know we do not have a big fighter.
.... I know Tom might not be in the league that long.

But I am sure Brad will not forget this next year when we play them.

Lets just not ask Bert to stick up for him.....




You are correct on that one. Did you see when Stuart was leaving the bench to go to the dressing room, when he got halfway into the tunnel he absolutely smashed the s*** of out his stick. I thought holy crap this guys mad, and a mad stuart is a great stuart to have.
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:29 AM

"Hockey players have long memories." -Darren McCarty.

.... I know we do not play them again this year.
.... I know we do not have a big fighter.
.... I know Tom might not be in the league that long.

But I am sure Brad will not forget this next year when we play them.

Lets just not ask Bert to stick up for him.....


I hope they give him the works and embarrass him on so many levels. Three things: A fight, of course, that he loses and I don't really care to whom; make sure he's chasing the puck the whole time and have Datsyuk pull a Houdini act and make him collide with one of his teammates like he did on Grier and Clowe; lastly, draw one or two penalties that lead to goals.

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 01:11 PM

Just saw Mac on versus. I believe the man is po'd about that hit. Love how he wants to get back out there :sly: .


Maybe he's po'd about having that awful Matthew McConaughey haircut.

Edited by GMRwings1983, 12 January 2011 - 01:11 PM.

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 01:37 PM

Love how the Flames are bitching that the league only cracks down on hits when a Red WIngs player is the victim.

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 02:56 PM

Love how the Flames are bitching that the league only cracks down on hits when a Red WIngs player is the victim.


We should start a "Squashing Flames fan's ignorance" thread.
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 02:58 PM

We should start a "Squashing Flames fan's ignorance" thread.

None ever "drop in" to give us their 2 cents, though. That seems reserved for "Hawkeytown".
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 03:56 PM

I think they're afraid to - they know we'll beat them down rationally and intellectually.
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 03:33 AM

"Was six games enough? Of course it wasn't. But when you have to deal with an NHL Players' Association more concerned with the offending player's lighter pocketbook than his victim's lighter head, it is, perhaps, the best we could expect. ... I'll take the suspension over the ridiculous notion that hits such as Kostopoulos' are an essential byproduct of such a manly game and that Stuart ... should have had his head up."

--Ken Campbell, the Hockey News, on Calgary's Tom Kostopoulos' cheap shot and punishment for breaking the jaw of Red Wings defenseman Brad Stuart

Read more: Press clipping: Cheap shot on Brad Stuart | freep.com | Detroit Free Press http://www.freep.com...t#ixzz1Au0T4rnT







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