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#2080120 Pronger Has Surgery To Repair Broken Foot

Posted by Shaman on 17 December 2010 - 07:39 PM

Maybe they can do some exploratory surgery and see if there's a medical reason he lacks sportsmanship.

#2079602 Tomas Kopecky

Posted by Shaman on 16 December 2010 - 10:27 PM

Doing better than flip.

#2078478 12/15 GDT: Blues 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by Shaman on 15 December 2010 - 06:20 PM

4am! Where you from?

Ohio, they are crazy down there.

#2077611 12/13 GDT: Kings, Lots (5) at Red Wings, None (0)

Posted by Shaman on 13 December 2010 - 09:53 PM

Doc said shutout... please curse... PLEASE

#2076949 Worst Jerseys Ever

Posted by Shaman on 13 December 2010 - 01:34 AM

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Don Cherry approves of these jerseys.

#2075138 How stupid is this KHL-team?

Posted by Shaman on 10 December 2010 - 01:00 PM

So is the hockey game before or after the circus?

#2072935 Shane Doan at the trade deadline = 2011 Stanley Cup

Posted by Shaman on 04 December 2010 - 12:34 AM

#2067099 Controversy in Pittsburgh

Posted by Shaman on 22 November 2010 - 04:27 PM

not to beat a dead horse buttttt.....

#2056153 Trade proposal

Posted by Shaman on 01 November 2010 - 11:36 PM

trading a 50+ point guy for a 30 point agitator? ya this is serious and won't turn into an enforcer vs no enforcer debate :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

#2051122 Zetterberg Slowing Down?

Posted by Shaman on 23 October 2010 - 10:36 AM

6 points in 6 games? on pace for 82 points? and heating up? This team needs more Samuelson if we are whipping on Z.

#2031298 I've Never Wached Game 7 of the 2009 SCF...

Posted by Shaman on 06 September 2010 - 11:13 AM

well we now know who to blame for the wings losing...

#2030555 Sharks sign Niemi

Posted by Shaman on 02 September 2010 - 10:29 AM

Anyone STILL want to argue that the Sharks are the epitome of perennial playoff failures?

It was Howard's first postseason experience. I wouldn't be so quick to throw him under the bus.

Wait... I dont understand... youre not supposed to throw a player under the bus the second they don't play like an all star their first year? BLASPHEMY! We should burn you at the stake for such utterances.

In all seriousness... Nemi will be a better value at 2 then Nabokov at 5 or whatever he wanted, Nabby was a great goalie, but, he was a little too late to cash in on that as the league is moving away from the Vancouver model (high priced goalie) to the Detroit model (value goalie with better defensive play).

#2029883 Ericsson: "I need to perform this year"

Posted by Shaman on 28 August 2010 - 04:47 AM

He needed to perform last year, and the year before that. I'm pretty annoyed at players that play balls to the wall during their contract year. It gives the impression that they were half-assing it in previous years. I mean I understand that players want to make the most $$ they can. But if you're a professional athlete, getting paid to do your job, you should be playing balls to the wall every night, every season.

That being said, I definitely hope big E kicks it into another gear this season. Even if it's financially motivated, I'll be happy to see the Wings give him a pay raise if he steps it up and plays like a beast. Although it still annoys me that this magical new "gear" didn't exist until potential big $$ comes into the picture.

The year before he performed quite well, though in a limited role on a stacked team. And what can you say about last year? He played with Brett 'hey guess what im gunna pinch in at the stupidest times' Lebda, he needed to be playing with someone who was more of a veteran presence to keep his game more in line and to cover for any mistakes. Rookies make mistakes, every last one of them, its the guys around him and the coaching staff that make or break a kid with this kind of potential.

#2028773 NHL back in Québec city

Posted by Shaman on 23 August 2010 - 10:38 PM

Unless this is to move a s***ty team north of the boarder, I will not sign this, the NHL does not need another team. :thumbdown:

#2028282 Penguins sign Arron Asham

Posted by Shaman on 22 August 2010 - 03:47 PM

So your response is basically "But But But Nuh-uh!"
The fact remains that fighting players like DMac and LaPointe, who are very similar to Asham, were present on Cup winning teams when it mattered most and not as some sideshow entertainment for the MMA fans. Neither of those players were brought in for their "scoring", yet their contributions, scoring and otherwise, were very important in the overall result. But since they drop the gloves, which you despise, they ain't worth s*** apparently compared to a 40 year old player who may or may not put up points like he used to.


First you built a beautiful strawman, but, as I even put in my sig, I love fights, its the whole enforcer playing style that I feel is an outdated role in the NHL. As for them being present on the cup winning teams, so were Boyd Devereaux and Mathieu Dandenault... they were very present on those teams. Not every role player is the key to a cup winning team, and while I will relent the point of the March 26 game being the one that brought the team together. But to compare DMac and Lapointe to Asham is laughable, both Lapointe and DMac were better scorers in the dead puck era, and Lapointe was clutch in the playoffs. Asham is a career fourth liner, and is pretty poor defensively. He rarely played on the PK (which would make him less valuable than Miller or Eaves), never scored that many points (averages 20 points a season, so, again no upgrade over eaves or miller), and with the amount of time he spends in the box he would hinder the wings ability to roll four balanced lines. Can you actually tell me what he adds that NO ONE on the team has other than the willingness (not the ability) to drop the gloves?