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#2283039 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by dteowner on 11 April 2012 - 10:19 PM

We actually think Bettman will allow one of his southern expansion teams to lose a key player? Against Detroit? Not a chance. Weber gets a fine, a "strongly worded" public admonishment, and a quiet handshake from Bettman when nobody's looking.

#2207520 Everyone has rejoined the team for skating...except one player...

Posted by dteowner on 14 September 2011 - 08:37 AM

Must be someone lazy... :ph34r:

Ah, but does he suck? ;)

#2207362 Jonathan Toews Bodychecks a Child

Posted by dteowner on 13 September 2011 - 10:50 AM

You just know that kid will spend the next 10 years of his life bragging to his friends about how he got "freight-trained by Jonathan frickin' Toews". Iz all good.

#2204334 Crosby's 2012 Season now in Question

Posted by dteowner on 18 August 2011 - 12:03 PM

Maltby was a total ******. The only thing was that he was OUR ******, and we loved him. He was always stirring s***, being a pest, running his mouth, but never actually backed his words by dropping his gloves.

I love Maltby, but to say he wasn't a ****** is a dis-service to his career of douchebaggery.

Malts was my favorite player, but this post is spot on. If you want to laugh until you cry, you need to hear this post in your head with the right voice. Think James Earl Jones, or the NFL Films narrator. Well done, good sir.

Unfortunately, threads like this show why Dipwad Gary is a marketing genius. We all hate Crys-by. I wouldn't piss on him if his hair was on fire. And yet...the punk hasn't seen the ice in 6 months and we still can't stop talking about him.

#2193526 Wings re-sign Eaves to 3-year, $3.6m contract

Posted by dteowner on 01 July 2011 - 11:06 AM

With the cap going up and Eaves being a known quantity (unlike most 4th line plugs we could have gotten instead), that's probably about the right price. Probably not cause for wild celebration, but a solid contract for a solid player.

#2193018 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by dteowner on 30 June 2011 - 10:20 PM

Well, we started with hoping Rig would just go away. Dream crushed.
Then, we moved on to hoping the numbers were wrong. Dream crushed.
Now, we're left clinging to a thread that there's a sign-n-trade in works. We're desperate, we is.

Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the lord my sanity to keep, if Rig's still a Wing when I awake, I pray some sucker team this contract will take. A-frickin-men.

#2192731 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by dteowner on 30 June 2011 - 08:33 PM

$3.25mil per year? You've got to be kidding.

#2183705 Aaron Rome

Posted by dteowner on 08 June 2011 - 01:18 PM

Eh? I guess I need to rewatch the video. I thought it was a head shot.

You really should. It takes a couple views to really get what's happening. To the folks still claiming this was a blindside hit, you need to pause your way thru the :52 mark of the video back in post #7. Rome nearly comes to a stop before jumping into Horton. Pause thru the video and see. At the moment of impact, the only part of Rome not directly in front of Horton is the right leg that he used to plant himself (you can see the ice spray from that plant near the end of the video if you want to). Even at the moment of impact, Horton is still admiring his pass, but the angle of body contact is nearly face-to-face. You can also see that Horton's accelerating stride (with his left leg, as he presumably heads to the net) actually angles his body toward the hit.

#2183307 Aaron Rome

Posted by dteowner on 07 June 2011 - 01:04 PM

It took me several views of the clip to really get a good handle on what happened, and I've got to admit I've switched sides because of it. First off, the 3 stride thing mentioned in the thread is wrong. Rome took 2 "steps" to come to a halt and then drove (kinda jumped) into Horton. No strides at all. Second, it's pretty borderline to call it a blindside hit. I understand "blindside" to mean something roughly perpendicular to the shoulders. Rome comes in at a 45. If Horton is looking forward instead of admiring his pass, he sees Rome coming. That's not blindside. The point of impact looks to be something close to shoulder-to-collarbone, so I'm not sure you can even say it's a blow to the head. Horton probably took more damage from bouncing the back of his head off the ice than the actual hit, but that's certainly conjecture.

The puck's long gone, so it's interference. We've seen 5 minute interference calls, and this one probably qualifies given the nastiness. So we've got that. The hit is undeniably illegal.

Add it all up and you've got an illegal hit (which negates any Chara comparisons), and you could spin a pretty good case for "intent to injure". Although it's not "right", you've got a scrub taking out a star, which will tip the scales some. I come up with 1 game, maybe 2 max. 4 games seems excessive to me.

#2176181 Jonathan Ericsson Appreciation Thread

Posted by dteowner on 16 May 2011 - 10:35 AM

We're a puck possession team. Ericsson is a turnover machine. He got steadily worse at his passing as the season went on and really screwed the pooch in the playoffs. You simply can't have that on a team that expects their D to get the puck possession started. All the other factors (scoring, physicality)are secondary at best. If the guy can't make smart passes, he needs to go. With Lids getting less ice time, we can't have a 5-6 pairing that we're afraid to put on the ice--hiding Ericsson there on the hope that someday he'll figure out that his passes are supposed to go to the guys with the same sweater as him just isn't going to work.

I'd take old broken-down Salei over Ericsson every day and twice on Sunday.

#2070326 Pronger falls victim to "Avery Rule"

Posted by dteowner on 29 November 2010 - 10:42 AM

Pronger's a ******. You might give him a pass, if he hadn't done it twice. Watch him when the puck's on the left side (if we say the goal was scored from the right) maybe 5 seconds before the goal. He's not directing traffic, and it wasn't an "unconscious" thing.