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#1 Bring Back The Bruise Bros

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 05:35 PM

http://www.nesn.com/...-as-anyone.html

"Tough as anyone" :rotflmao:

Obviously the issue is getting to them if he's reacting that way to the question.

Didn't see It anywhere else, so I figured I'd post it.

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Edited by Bring Back The Bruise Bros, 03 January 2012 - 05:37 PM.

"Ice hockey is a form of disorderly conduct in which the score is kept."

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 05:50 PM

Who is this anyone guy and where does he play? I understand he isn't gonna come out and say they are ballerina's but if Vancouver is tough, the Wings are Mike Tyson...

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 06:53 PM

vancouver has some tough players, but they also have some divers
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 07:27 PM

And where are your Stanley Cup rings, Henrik?

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:27 PM

Oh, my imagination ran rampant on the title of this thread alone.

Vancouver is chippy, cranky, not afraid to throw the body around, especially if it comes to drawing a penalty. (See what I did there?)
I just watched the Nucks/Kings game the other night. Seemed to me they threw more crosschecks and pushed a lot rather than playing what most would consider a good physical game. Kings gave as good if not better than they got and kicked their ass on the scoreboard as well. I'd be more concerned facing the Kings in the playoffs based on what I've seen.
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:39 PM

At least he didn't say anything about "team toughness" or "Our powerplay is our enforcer".

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 12:29 AM

Well I know we shouldn't judge too much in this area but I can't get the image of Marchand using a Sedin as a punching bag out of my head.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 12:33 AM

At least he didn't say anything about "team toughness" or "Our powerplay is our enforcer".

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What are we laughing about?

I was trying to forget that. :( :(
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 12:38 AM

At least he didn't say anything about "team toughness" or "Our powerplay is our enforcer".

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What are we laughing about?

Let me know when the Wings showcase being gutless as a unit to the degree the Canucks did in the Stanley Cup Finals last year.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 01:00 AM

vancouver has some tough players, but they also have some divers

Vancouver is packed with divers, major league spot-pickers, and just plain s***heads. These guys, between the diving, the cheapshots, and the whining, are the prime example of what drives many fans away from the game. The NBA-like bitchfest these guys showcase on any given night is painful to watch.

Daniel Sedin
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Ryan Kesler
Alex Burrows
Max Lapierre
Kevin Bieksa
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That isn't to say that the Canucks don't have some honorable, honest guys, but these guys are often overshadowed by the s***show their fellow teammates put on.

Cody Hodgson
Manny Malhotra
Sami Salo
Dale Weise

As far as being "tough", we as Wings fans can't say a lot, but Vancouver Is definitely not amongst the league's "toughest" squads. I'd contest that Boston, Dallas, the Rangers, St. Louis, Chicago, and Pittsburgh would run them out of the rink physically. They're gifted offensively, no doubt, but Henrik Sedin's comments are great comedy.
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 01:06 AM

Vancouver is packed with divers, major league spot-pickers, and just plain s***heads. These guys, between the diving, the cheapshots, and the whining, are the prime example of what drives many fans away from the game. The NBA-like bitchfest these guys showcase on any given night is painful to watch.

Daniel Sedin
Henrik Sedin
Ryan Kesler
Alex Burrows
Max Lapierre
Kevin Bieksa
Keith Ballard

That isn't to say that the Canucks don't have some honorable, honest guys, but these guys are often overshadowed by the s***show their fellow teammates put on.

Cody Hodgson
Manny Malhotra
Sami Salo
Dale Weise

As far as being "tough", we as Wings fans can't say a lot, but Vancouver Is definitely not amongst the league's "toughest" squads. I'd contest that Boston, Dallas, the Rangers, St. Louis, Chicago, and Pittsburgh would run them out of the rink physically. They're gifted offensively, no doubt, but Henrik Sedin's comments are great comedy.


Good... God... Seeing all those s***heads names listed together... :puke:

I'd absolutely love Salo on the Wings if he wasn't made of glass.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 01:14 AM

Good... God... Seeing all those s***heads names listed together... :puke:

I'd absolutely love Salo on the Wings if he wasn't made of glass.

It was painful to type so many s***heads names in a row.

I like Salo too, he's got some offensive upside, and he's actually been fairly healthy so far this year. He's played in 36 games, scoring 15 points. Can't believe he's 37 already, though :o
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 01:16 AM

Judging by the last paragraph and the fact that it was published by NESN, this looks like jack Edwards wrote it! Maybe he moonlights as a writer!

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 12:52 PM

Let me know when the Wings showcase being gutless as a unit to the degree the Canucks did in the Stanley Cup Finals last year.


By gutless, do you mean backing down from fights and not defending yourself when someone plays tough or dirty?

We've done that several times. I remember the Philly game back in 2007, or in the playoffs against the Flames that year. Same s*** with the Ducks series, where they played dirty and we didn't really fight back because we didn't have the personnel.

Which examples are you alluding to with Vancouver against Boston?
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 01:05 PM

By gutless, do you mean backing down from fights and not defending yourself when someone plays tough or dirty?

We've done that several times. I remember the Philly game back in 2007, or in the playoffs against the Flames that year. Same s*** with the Ducks series, where they played dirty and we didn't really fight back because we didn't have the personnel.

Which examples are you alluding to with Vancouver against Boston?


The seven game series where they keeled over for four of those games.

The Sedin punching bag situation simply highlighted that.

The Red Wings haven't done anything comparable. Detroit needs more grit, but the only real "diver" and "disgrace" they have in the grit department is Franzen. The Sedins and Kesler are the poster children for gutless play.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 01:09 PM

The seven game series where they keeled over for four of those games.

The Sedin punching bag situation simply highlighted that.

The Red Wings haven't done anything comparable. Detroit needs more grit, but the only real "diver" and "disgrace" they have in the grit department is Franzen. The Sedins and Kesler are the poster children for gutless play.


What Sedin punching bag situation?

And if you're talking about them not showing up for 4 games during the Finals, than that's something different. Certainly pathetic and you have to question their will to win, but that's talking about mental toughness, which isn't necessarily what this thread is about.
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 01:12 PM

Well I certainly recall the Punching Bag scenario where I thought Marchand was going to break his hand from all the shots he landed to Sedin's face. And NO response. It reminded me of 1995 in the Cup Final where Scott Stevens KO'd Slava Kozlov and went over to the Wings bench and said WHO's NEXT? Not one Wing player stood up. That's when I knew the Wings were beat. The Marchand-Sedin incident was similar. Anyone watching that KNEW the Canucks were finished after that happened.

Edited by Hatethedrake!, 04 January 2012 - 01:13 PM.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 05:41 PM

By gutless, do you mean backing down from fights and not defending yourself when someone plays tough or dirty?

We've done that several times. I remember the Philly game back in 2007, or in the playoffs against the Flames that year. Same s*** with the Ducks series, where they played dirty and we didn't really fight back because we didn't have the personnel.

Which examples are you alluding to with Vancouver against Boston?

I've been annoyed by the Wings lack of response when teams plays tough or dirty against them, but it still hasn't reached Canucks level. Until Kronwall bites someone's finger, Lidstrom gets poked with a stick and falls over like he's shot, and Datsyuk takes several punches to the face without swinging back, the Wings are not as gutless as the Nucks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEh53OWz0jU

Sedin takes repeated jabs to the face, and all he does is get angry at the ref about it, as Marchand laughs at him.

Edited by haroldsnepsts, 04 January 2012 - 05:42 PM.


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Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:11 PM

I've been annoyed by the Wings lack of response when teams plays tough or dirty against them, but it still hasn't reached Canucks level. Until Kronwall bites someone's finger, Lidstrom gets poked with a stick and falls over like he's shot, and Datsyuk takes several punches to the face without swinging back, the Wings are not as gutless as the Nucks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEh53OWz0jU

Sedin takes repeated jabs to the face, and all he does is get angry at the ref about it, as Marchand laughs at him.


From comments on youtube.

POSTGAME INTERVIEW
Interviewer: Was anything said between you two before you gave him those shots?
Marchand: Nope
Interviewer: Then why did you hit him?
Marchand: Felt like it

*37 Thumbs up (including mine)

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:07 PM

From comments on youtube.

POSTGAME INTERVIEW
Interviewer: Was anything said between you two before you gave him those shots?
Marchand: Nope
Interviewer: Then why did you hit him?
Marchand: Felt like it

*37 Thumbs up (including mine)


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