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#1926068 Unbelievable deflection by Holmstrom

Posted by stormboy on 27 March 2010 - 08:31 AM

Holmström was number 15 when he first got to Detroit, but wanted 96 for the year he got to the NHL - Bowman's suggestion was that he take 97, for the year he would leave the NHL.

is that true?

i'm a pretty new hockey fan, so i never watched cicarelli play, so i can't really contribute to that discussion. i will say that while homer can't skate, can't pass, can't take faceoffs, can't kill penalties, can't deke very well (a few exceptions aside), and doesn't have much of a slapper, not only does he have great tipping ability/hand eye coordination, but -- and i've always thought this was his greatest asset, he pays thef****** price in front of the net, every shift, every game. if "crosschecks taken" was a stat they kept track of, homer would win it by a mile every season.

while i, as a long-time filppula supporter, have *loved* seeing him thrive of late, i ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO EAT CROW when it comes to homer. i guess he was more injured than i realized last year, when he did not seem like himself. i honestly believed that he had not only lost a step, but could no longer compete in the NHL. i argued that our team would be better without him.


i couldn't have been more wrong, and i am SO happy about that. LONG LIVE THE DEMOLITION MAN!!!


Just thought I'd throw this in there ;)

a beauty, for sure, but he probably wouldn't do that again in ten more shootout attempts.

#1920893 3/20 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Canucks 3 (OT)

Posted by stormboy on 21 March 2010 - 07:05 AM

I want Ken Daniels' final call on mp3. Somebody's gotta be able to do that.

Attached File  zetterberg.mp3   364.49KB   29 downloads


#1917565 DATS for 97

Posted by stormboy on 17 March 2010 - 09:47 AM

i wish you could turn water into wine, but you ain't jesus.

#1914612 Kicking to score a goal

Posted by stormboy on 12 March 2010 - 07:49 AM

personally i think the scales tip slightly in the favor of safety, but i think game integrity is a piece of it as well. i guess it's hard for me to see how OP cannot understand what a safety risk allowing kicking in goals would cause. sure, the vast majority of the time, nothing would happen. but the last thing this sport needs is some goalie bleeding to death on the ice.

OP made the point that blades would be sideways and that players would not be kicking straight forward. this is true. from that he draws the assumption that blades would rarely come off the ice. i disagree. i also argue that blades on the ice can still be dangerous to a goalie who is laying on the ice trying to make the save / find the puck.

think about this, too. if a forward gets knocked down in a scrum, he's going to be laying on the ice. if everyone's batting away at the puck, he might as well kick at it, since he likely can't use his stick (if, say, he's laying feet-first towards the goal). there is no way that *that* is not a safety risk. again, not going to happen a TON, but even one goalie getting cut severely every few years is too much, and that's why the rule is there.

i understand being frustrated when a goal is called off in a situation where the "kicking motion" was marginal and no one was at risk. but it's sort of like the clearing-the-puck-over-the-glass rule: if you make it a rule, no one is going to do it on PURPOSE, so you're penalizing accidents. but, like in the delay-of-game situation, if it's NOT a rule, people will do it all the time, so you have to, in effect, punish the innocent (e.g. people who are not TRYING to delay the game or kick the puck) to prevent people form intentionally doing just that all the more.

lastly, OP seems frustrated that no one is on his side. if i were OP, i'd think about why that was. LGW is notoriously divided. and we all seem to agree that it's a good rule...except you.

#1913656 Most "Irritating" Poster

Posted by stormboy on 11 March 2010 - 08:15 AM

just stumbled upon this thread. i think it should get bumped.

as of right now, if we use eva's 5-3-1 formula, the top three winners are as follows:

1. mindfly (248)
2. E_S_A_D (118)
3. eva unit zero (99)

also, top three total vote getters:

1. mindfly (74)
2. E_S_A_D (34)
3. leftwinger (33)

so, at the very least, it seems like mindfly and E_S_A_D are the undisputed gold and silver winners.

a few notes:

- among the listed members, egoren is so far the least irritating, receiving only six total votes for a meager 18 points.
- there were a total of 291 votes cast for a total "pie" of 873 points. mindfly picked up 25.4% of the total votes and a full 28.4% of the total point "pie."

i think we should get a larger sample size and get a more accurate representation.

perhaps also a "most liked" and/or "most respected" poll? maybe during the off season we could have awards.

#1911302 Official Poll: Filppula at 3 Mil. or Hossa at 5.4 + return for Filppul

Posted by stormboy on 08 March 2010 - 04:46 AM

it was sad to me when this forum was down. i didn't get my daily dose of people bickering and trying to boost their own self-esteem by tearing others down.

for me, i guess it all hinges on what will happen with the cap. one might argue that the cap will go up steadily for the rest of hossa's contract, but i'd argue that there's no way to know for sure. do i think filppula is overpaid? yes. would i want to see the wings royally hamstrung in ten years by the tail ends of several frontloaded contracts for players who are now well passed their prime? no.