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#2254273 Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium Finalized

Posted by F.Michael on 09 February 2012 - 01:22 PM

Could Bettman sound any LESS interested right now?

Hmm - seemed fine to me.

I'd say Bettman looked pretty upbeat about this; who wouldn't want to showcase 2 long time rival Original 6 teams on the grand stage known as the Winter Classic?

Just hope there's no lock-out, and HBO will continue the 24/7 series.

#2254256 Miller Time Appreciated Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 09 February 2012 - 12:47 PM

I for one have been critical on the guy...So far this season he's got me eating crow; his solid 2-way play will ensure him a spot when Eaves returns.

#2254253 Jeff Carter

Posted by F.Michael on 09 February 2012 - 12:38 PM

ogreslayer - that's a big-ass pic of Craig Janney...Did ya take the poster from your bedroom wall, and scan it to post it here ;)

#2249976 What happened to Zetterberg's scoring touch?

Posted by F.Michael on 26 January 2012 - 11:11 AM

That's just retarded. He's under no more wear and tear than any other hockey player out there.

With all due respect - T.Low IMO is spot on, and I agree with him...Remember Hank's lingering tendonitis in his wrist?..Who knows if that, and his back flare up on a reg basis throughout the season?

Every player is different; some wear down faster than others, and are more prone to injury, and quite possibly re-injury (see Osgood's groin, and Yzerman's knees).

Hank has slowed down a bit, and so has his scoring prowess...He's still a #1 centerman on most teams, but with Dats in the line up - Hank then is the #2 guy.

#2249372 Thomas on the way out for Boston Bruins?

Posted by F.Michael on 25 January 2012 - 05:02 PM

Boston would be utterly mental if they were to deal Thomas away...Rask may be the "future" in about 2 to 4 years from now, but in all honesty this is Thomas' team, and if Bruins want a chance to repeat - it'll be with Thomas in net.

#2249368 What happened to Zetterberg's scoring touch?

Posted by F.Michael on 25 January 2012 - 04:49 PM

IMHO he's been on a slow decline these past 3, or 4 years - point totals excluded (I brought this up a few years ago).

He appears to have lost a step, or 2 in his skating, and doesn't have the accuracy in his shots as in years past.

Dats is still an elite centerman, and unfortunately Hank is not.

#2246867 Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium Finalized

Posted by F.Michael on 18 January 2012 - 03:38 PM

I'm curious to see what the jerseys will be for the classic.

Detroit hasn't had a very extensive list of home jerseys, so I'm guessing it will just be our current home with vintage white and an old logo.

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#2245259 Cammalleri traded

Posted by F.Michael on 13 January 2012 - 01:16 PM

He better learn how to speak French fast.

Rosetta Stone can't work fast enough for the poor guy :lol:

No matter how good he is with the players, no matter how positive he can portray himself and the Habs as a franchise, I'm afraid the Cunneyworth will never be "one of them".

#2244684 Zetterberg Trade Rumor

Posted by F.Michael on 12 January 2012 - 07:08 PM

Wonder what the response would be here if in fact Hank were moved?..IMHO outside of Dats, Lids, and Jimmy - anyone can be moved.

At work today a coworker forwarded me an email he received from a friend who apparently lives next to or near Ken Holland. No idea how reliable this is, but this person claims the Wings are about to trade Zetterberg to Florida for Stephen Weiss and a 2nd round draft pick.

Even though I doubt Hank will get moved - I for one don't understand the "minus ticks".

#2244359 Study done on fighting in hockey

Posted by F.Michael on 11 January 2012 - 03:55 PM

So teams with an enforcer in the line-up never have bad games?

Of course...The goons beat the crap outta those teammates not giving 110% on the ice, and for good measure they take their milk money too.

Trust me - it only needs to happen once to get the message thru.

#2243853 Marchand Suspended 5 games

Posted by F.Michael on 10 January 2012 - 01:43 PM

Maltby was annoying, but I've honestly never thought of him as a dirty or cheap player. Kind of like Holmstrom. He yaps a lot and gets on people's nerves, but I don't remember him trying to end someone's season or anything like that.

Well - IMO Marchand has yet to prove to be at the same level of dirty as Matt Cooke, Dan Carcillo, or Chris Pronger - yet he's still young, and there's always that possibility.

I don't recall ever seeing Maltby drop his gloves, and "man up" for his actions (although he has fought back when in a scrum, or if he got jumped); Marchand on the other hand has answered the bell a few times in his young career.

Maltby was at his best when McCarty, or Kocur were out there with him, and as you've pointed out having a tough team behind him gives Marchand the balls to "play a few inches taller"...IMHO there's nothing wrong with that; it's a primary reason why it's not such a bad idea to have a few guys on the bench whom are willing, and able to drop the mitts...That attitude can be infectious, and it's fun as hell not only to watch your team beat them on the scoreboard, but it's also fun watching your team beat'em up as well.

#2243789 Marchand Suspended 5 games

Posted by F.Michael on 10 January 2012 - 11:34 AM

I don't know that I'd want him on the Wings, but I did laugh when he did this:


C'mon Daniel, even Franzen has a point where he'll pop a guy for screwing with him. You're gonna just take jabs from the little weasel?

C'mon now Harold - we all know you'd be the 1st in line to get your #63 Marchand jersey if he found his way to Detroit, and I'd be standing right behind ya ;)

#2243785 Cherry rips Holland

Posted by F.Michael on 10 January 2012 - 11:22 AM

Miller and Eaves block shots, kill penalties, finish checks, and play solid defense. I'm sorry that they don't destroy dudes with every check. You know who else didn't? Draper and Maltby, and everyone around here (rightly) worships them like gods for their gritty play.

Additionally, if our entire bottom six consisted of Darren McCarty type guys, we wouldf****** suck.

One could argue the same could be said if our bottom 6 were Drew Miller types.

#2243759 Marchand Suspended 5 games

Posted by F.Michael on 10 January 2012 - 10:05 AM

I'm not ready to say the guy is a weasel, or a dirty player, but I think it was kind of a dirty play and honestly, I sometimes like dirty play, particularly from guys who you expect it from. I was always a big Maltby and Chelios fan, so I'd be a hypocrite if I condemned the guy for a dirty play, but he got caught and now he has to do the time.

It's guys like Marchand that keep us fans at the edge of our seat by getting his nose dirty, and mixing it up...He's not yet in the category of dirty such as Cooke/Lemieux/Pronger/Sammuelsson, but like you said he's def a Maltby type - although alot more skilled.

#2243418 Marchand Suspended 5 games

Posted by F.Michael on 09 January 2012 - 03:45 AM