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#2034032 Babcock to Change Defense Pairings

Posted by Guest on 17 September 2010 - 04:00 PM

I don't quite understand the bolded part. Who does he want what from a young guy?

Word up, I don't get it either :huh: :unsure: :blink:


#2034023 Babcock to Change Defense Pairings

Posted by stevkrause on 17 September 2010 - 03:30 PM

Here, let me fix those pairing labels:
1a: Lidstrom - Kronwall
1b: Stuart - Rafalski
2aaa: Ericsson - Salei


#2034013 Babcock to Change Defense Pairings

Posted by Guest on 17 September 2010 - 03:10 PM

What is your definition of bottom pair? Is it someone who plays against other teams' worst offensive lines? If so, then I agree: Kronwall isn't getting paid to play on the bottom pair.
If your definition refers to defensmen who will play 8-10 minutes tops in a game, then I have to bring up that Babs is insisting that all defensmen average out to about 20 min per game this year so young guys can develop and old guys won't get worn out come playoff time.

Are there any other teams who run 3 pairs at 20mins per pair in the NHL?


#2034173 Who will be the whipping boys for '10-'11?

Posted by Guest on 18 September 2010 - 07:11 AM

Hmm Ericsson and Kindl most likely (if he gets the chance) because they will make so many mistakes and turnovers, the turnovers is the biggest factor when you're talking about whipping boys' in hockey.

Howard mostly because of his rebound control.

So potentially 3 guys could share the whipping boy position imo.


#2033966 Babcock to Change Defense Pairings

Posted by hooon on 17 September 2010 - 12:33 PM

It's like Babcock came to LGW and said, "You know what, I'm going to give you people what you want".

Thank-you Mike.

I think his username is blueadams. :hehe:

This rules though.


#2033928 Babcock impressed with several young players

Posted by Guest on 17 September 2010 - 10:03 AM

Anyone know what happend with Ryan Oulahen? He was very promising, then had a serious injury but shouldn't he be back by now?

McGrath signed for second tier team VIK (Lidstroms old club) btw...


#2033903 Who do and did you hate more?

Posted by vladdy16 on 17 September 2010 - 08:12 AM

Witherest Pronger goes, so goes my disdain; hence, no Duck hatred. I don't hate the Pens really, either, but I cannot stand He Who Shall Not Be Named, therefore the Pens are guilty by association and will suffer my dislike for a long as He is there.


#2033770 Lilja gets training camp invitation to Sharks

Posted by Broken 16 on 16 September 2010 - 08:00 PM

I hope Lilja gets to camp in time to partake in the diving lessons.




Lol... I'm pretty sure the handbook will be required reading on the flight in. I wouldn't be surprised if Wilson tripped him up coming off the plane in order to assess his skills.


#2033766 Lilja gets training camp invitation to Sharks

Posted by GoWings1905 on 16 September 2010 - 07:50 PM

Best of luck Lils. Can't wait to bounce you and that sorry ass team out of the playoffs. :)


I hope Lilja gets to camp in time to partake in the diving lessons.


#2033754 Lilja gets training camp invitation to Sharks

Posted by Kira on 16 September 2010 - 07:35 PM

Damn, I'm gonna miss that man. One of the nicest people I ever met. Good luck and good journeys, Andreas. Some of us will still have a soft spot for you.


#2033756 Lilja gets training camp invitation to Sharks

Posted by ChelisChick on 16 September 2010 - 07:38 PM

Amen sister.


#2033837 Who do and did you hate more?

Posted by ACallToArms on 16 September 2010 - 11:37 PM

Is it unreasonable to hate any team Chris Pronger has played on?


#2033860 R. Lang goal

Posted by Heroes of Hockeytown on 17 September 2010 - 05:54 AM

That was Lang; he checked Suter off the puck before scoring on Vokoun from his knees.

Sadly, that was pretty much the only thing Lang did in that playoff year.

I am compelled to defend my esteemed colleague, good friend, and blood brother on this account. Robert Lang led the Wings in playoff scoring in 2004 and was on his way to winning the Art Ross during the season before he broke his ribs; tied for Wings' playoff scoring lead in 2006 and put up 60 points despite being third line center behind Hank and Pav; and while he was terrible in 2007 he still managed to contribute with two huge, clutch goals in the playoffs.

All of this info and more will be available in my upcoming book, A Brief History of Lang, set to debut as soon as I find a publisher that considers these historical events as important as I do.


#2033800 The person below me game...

Posted by ChelisChick on 16 September 2010 - 09:33 PM

Nope. I believe God orders my footsteps.

TPBM is rolling their eyes at that statement.


#2033686 Parents sue because kids suck at hockey

Posted by ACallToArms on 16 September 2010 - 01:02 PM

Blame Dr. Spock, and his books that everyone followed like it was the holy bible of child rearing. When I played baseball when I was little, my parents would actually watch the games, see what I was doing right and wrong, and then we'd go in the backyard and work on skills. Now everyone thinks their kid is the greatest at everything, and if coach benches a kid the parents yell at coach instead of working on whatever skills their kid needs to improve in order to play.

In junior high, I tried out for the basketball team. Quite frankly, I sucked, and didn't get picked. I didn't cry, my parents didn't sue. They always taught me to try hard at everything in life; sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. I eventually found a sport I was good at, cross-country and track & field, and I worked hard to get good. The hard work paid off and I got a great sense of satisfaction from it. I can't imagine I'd get the same feeling if I got something without trying.

I hate this false sense of entitlement a lot of people younger than me have (and some the same age as me). Its like some parents are so worried about trashing a kid's self esteem that they put them on this false pedestal, and they pay for it later in life because they're not ready for the real world. Very sad.