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#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


#2242574 Cherry rips Holland

Posted by F.Michael on 08 January 2012 - 02:54 AM

Because Boston has such a winning record against us? I'm tired of this tough guy garbage. Last playoff run the Wings dished out more hits than the teams we played, and San Jose was a bruising team. Yeah, Boston is tough, but tough isn't what wins. A proper balance of skills wins. I'm not denigrating Boston, they're the best team right now, but in a 7 game series I like our chances still.

EDIT: Like Mick said tonight, Boston didn't win the Cup because of their physicality. They won because Vancouver couldn't score.

It's hard to score when the puck is in your end of the ice courtesy of an aggressve forecheck that involves big/fast/physical opponents whom aren't easily intimidated.

Just sayin ;)

#2241990 Open Season on Ducks

Posted by F.Michael on 06 January 2012 - 02:41 PM

I guarantee you that Ken Holland would not trade for him. When has Ken Holland ever signed a player of Perry's character?

I disagree with your examples, as none of them are d-bag weasels of Corey Perry magnitude.

Well it's more or less a matter of opinion...The examples I used I feel are as bad - if not worse than Perry...Chris "I would never play for Detroit" Chelios to Ulf "I go for the knees" Sammuelsson, to Wendel "I punch 1st and ask questions later" Clark to Todd "I end careers with a cheap shot" Bertuzzi.

Yeah your right - Perry is an ass when compared toi these guys :rolleyes:

#2241920 Flyers fans attack Rangers fans after Winter Classic

Posted by F.Michael on 06 January 2012 - 08:56 AM

The older I get, and now that I have 3 small boys - the chances of finding me at a away game are pretty slim...Maybe at a Yotes game where nearly 70% of the crowd are Red Wing fans.

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Dude shouldn't have been disrespecting me, bro. Also, this is me with my *****. She just gave me head. s*** was SO cash.

I've been known in these parts to start a Habs discussion in French come playoffs (doesn't look like it'll happen this year) courtesy of Google translator :blush:

For the life of me I cannot translate the sentence in bold above; is that some form of English I am not aware of?


#2241918 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by F.Michael on 06 January 2012 - 08:29 AM

More pearls of wisdom from Brian "The Deflector" Burke.

Not wanting, or meaning to derail this thread, but I agree with Burke 100%.

#2241916 Open Season on Ducks

Posted by F.Michael on 06 January 2012 - 08:10 AM

You should be shot for suggesting that that ginormous douchebag ever put on a Red Wings jersey.

The fact that he's a dip!@#$ weasel disqualifies him from Ken Holland's consideration anyway.

Chris Chelios, Ulf Sammuelsson, Wendel Clark, and Todd Bertuzzi could all fall into that "douchebag" category, and yet were once/currently are Detroit Red Wings.

Just because you dislike Perry doesn't mean Ken Holland loathes him as well...I for one (and many other LGW members) would love to have that half-shield wearin'weasel on our Red Wings.

#2241915 Open Season on Ducks

Posted by F.Michael on 06 January 2012 - 08:01 AM

Mule, Smith, Kindl for Getz and Parros.

I feel so dirty typing that.

This right here is a pretty realistic trade proposal.

#2241716 Tortorella fined 30k for WC comments

Posted by F.Michael on 05 January 2012 - 09:42 AM

The League has the best officiating of any sport. Just ask Bettman; he'll tell you.

Or the Pens come playoff time.

#2241566 Red Wings - Maple Leafs 24/7...

Posted by F.Michael on 04 January 2012 - 01:44 PM

My feelings? Datsyuk would win two trophies next year if this happens. The Selke, and an Emmy. :cool:

Not sure if any of you caught Babcock's comments on FSD during the Blues game on NYE about his feeling on a possible 24/7.

Basically he said he has "no say" in whether or not it happens (alluding to the fact that he probably thinks it's silly) but that he doesn't plan on being the "star of the show." Maybe referring to Torts.

Wilson on the other hand..........."Honta Yo!!!!!!!!!!!"

Babs comes across as a fairly stable/controlled guy on the bench (unlike Torts); makes ya wonder if he vents behind closed doors in the locker room?

I honestly see 2 possibilities with the Red Wings with a 24/7 series; they'll either disappoint some of us by being a relatively quiet bunch (no boisterous types, or possibly no tune on the ipod after each victory, and come across as rather subdued), or they'll surprise us with some crazy antics that none of us are aware of that goes on within the Red Wings organization.

I'm thinking if we had the 1997/1998 Cup winning rosters on 24/7 we'd have some great television!

#2241007 Rupp 1st Goal, Then Salute at WC

Posted by F.Michael on 03 January 2012 - 01:05 PM

IMO, any kind of "dance" or strange celebration outside of a fist pump or raising your arms up then hugging you teammates should be penalized in ALL sports. Score a goal, Homerun, Touchdown and dance around like a damn fool like you are bigger than the game then it's a penalty. I know they don't have penalties in baseball, but enough of the chest bumps and crazy handshakes. Enough of the endzone charades and dances and enough of the "salutes" and "discount double play's." Score, pump your fists, hug teammates, get congratulated and move on. Nothing ruins a great touchdown/goal/homerun more than the kind of stuff that goes on after. (not so much happens in hockey, but the other sports got to do something about it.)

:lol: :hysterical: at the negs. Thanks! I think I may just do a dance!


Seems as though being modest with your accomplishments is a thing of the past.

#2239688 Stay classy Kesler

Posted by F.Michael on 29 December 2011 - 01:41 PM

:lol: at some of the responses here...

I'm an old fart (in comparison to most members here); fighting after a big/questionable hit was rather common throughout the 80's, and 90's (especially if you were on a line with Yzerman, Gretzky, or Lemieux).

So Kesler took exception - meh no big deal.