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#2127686 Chara's hit on Pacioretty

Posted by F.Michael on 09 March 2011 - 02:54 PM

From Boston.com -

Chara hit difficult to defend

From what I've read of the fans response - the writer is a baseball guy, and he should keep his opinions to himself on matters relating to ice hockey.

#2127510 Chara's hit on Pacioretty

Posted by F.Michael on 09 March 2011 - 10:08 AM

In a dark/damp cave just outside of Philadelphia - Chris Pronger is watching the replay over, and over while thinking to himself "gee - maybe I should try that?"

#2127465 Chara's hit on Pacioretty

Posted by F.Michael on 09 March 2011 - 08:14 AM

this looked like interference and no more... i know this wont be a particularly popular opinion. this play happens once a year and everyone mentions how dumb the rink design is and then nothing gets done.
another link to the video since that ones gone.....

Watching the game last night, and watching the vid you posted - I honestly dunno how some here can say for any certainty that Chara knew what he was doing, and purposely drove Pacioretty's head into the "turnbuckle".

I'm certain there have been numerous collisions over the years involving the edge of the glass at the end of the players bench, but unfortunately for Pacioretty he gets knocked out, and Chara is instantly public enemy #1.

#2126995 Babcock speaks out (in a very good way)

Posted by F.Michael on 07 March 2011 - 01:53 PM

The problem is the other teams have "their number" now and know how to play them. Come on Wings, time to change things up. Haven't you figured that out yet????? :blink:

Exactly - it's been known for the past several years; forecheck the hell outta Detroit, and wear them down in their own end of the ice.

Puck possession works well in the reg season, but as we've seen in the past - the playoffs is a different story.

#2126659 3/5 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Coyotes 5 (SO)

Posted by F.Michael on 05 March 2011 - 11:27 PM

Is it the job of the defense to hang their goaltender out to dry because that's what's happening on many nights, including tonight. You and a lot of other posters around here have crazy expectations for goaltending. Expectations which are completely unrealistic, especially with this defense. I really hope you are letting your emotions get to you because this post is just ridiculous.

Many forget that some of the best netminders out there just so happen to have a team that plays well in fron of them on a consistent basis...Just sayin.

#2126628 3/5 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Coyotes 5 (SO)

Posted by F.Michael on 05 March 2011 - 11:04 PM

As another poster said, it's been inconsistent ever since McCrimmon took over.

True - however does the fault lie upon McCrimmon, or does Babcock get a share of the blame as well?

Babs is the head coach, and has the final say on what goes on.

#2125415 Tests Confirm Probert had chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Posted by F.Michael on 03 March 2011 - 06:58 PM

I'll get grilled for this from some, but fighting is a thing of the past in hockey. It's time to move on. With what they know about concussions and head shots, it's time to give automatic game misconducts for fights and FINALLY get serious about head shots. I for one am scared someday to maybe see Datsyuk or Zetterberg get a serious concussion from someone who's half the player they are, and jealous of their talents and successes in the League, like Cooke.

It's much more fun to watch Draper-Helm-Abby stake around and cause problems with their speed, instead of meat heads like Chris Neil or Cooke. Fighting and goons have been slowly going out of style since the 1970's, it's time to finally get them out of the game.

I hope Don Cherry takes this article seriously, but I highly doubt it because he's stuck in 1972.

Why not get rid of boxing/MMA/football...Those 3 make the head injury woes of hockey look miniscule.

Contact sports will always have issues regarding injuries.

IMHO the league can do a few things: go back to the "old school" shoulder/elbow pads, allow for a little bit of clutch/grab like we had seen throughout the 80's/early 90's just enough to slow guys down, and remove the instigator pen - yeah I said remove the instigator pen.

#2125366 Eddie Bo Johan

Posted by F.Michael on 03 March 2011 - 04:18 PM

Steve's wife and daughters still live in Michigan. He commutes back and forth when he can.

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#2125260 Eddie Bo Johan

Posted by F.Michael on 03 March 2011 - 11:52 AM

Congrats to the Franzen's :thumbup:

Now a more serious matter; how are the Yzerman girls supposed to mate with the Lidstrom boys now that they're in the Tampa area?...I was hoping for future superhuman hockey players for the Red Wings :(

#2125168 Quebec City getting new arena

Posted by F.Michael on 03 March 2011 - 10:00 AM

Simple as this... If you put an NHL franchise in Canada somewhere, people will come. That will not be the problem by any means.

What kills me is this notion that a larger population = growth...That may be if it were an NFL franchise looking to re-locate to a city such as Los Angeles, but we're talking hockey here.

These teams have been there now for a a decade or more; many of the non-traditional markets continue to lose $$$.

If the BOG, and Bettman want to rid themselves of these welfare cases - then a few re-locations to the Canadian cities would be a step in the right direction.

#2121970 Avery Sucks.

Posted by F.Michael on 25 February 2011 - 09:49 AM


What does he bring to the game that is so special and compensates for all of his flaws and issues?

It's the classic weighing of the pros/cons of any particular player.

If he were a bit more "quiet" in his manner off ice/dressing room - then we wouldn't hear alot about him.

I think what he brings come game time can be of a significant value.

#2121448 Avery Sucks.

Posted by F.Michael on 24 February 2011 - 06:28 PM

What's that got to do with Avery?

Nothing directly - just another example of a player interacting with a fan.

Avery does it = not funny to some fans (even though I thought it was).

Shanahan does it = hilarity to the masses (and yes - it was funny).

#2121399 Avery Sucks.

Posted by F.Michael on 24 February 2011 - 05:01 PM

So did Maltby for many years. Would rather have good guys like him and not ass clowns like Avery.

Nothing against Maltby, but there's a particular reason why I would take Avery over Maltby...I'll let you guess what it may be ;)

Avery is somewhat entertaining. That being said I'm quite happy his sideshow antics aren't with the Wings anymore.

This thread had taken quite a retarded turn. Mors has abused the "No Sensible QQ" policy.

So fellow LGW members aren't allowed to post their opinions?

#2121391 Avery Sucks.

Posted by F.Michael on 24 February 2011 - 04:53 PM

Let me tell you, the Nashville fans are probably one of the worst in the league, As many of you know I use to live in that s***hole, and that state and town do not need professional sports! Back on topic, you gotta love Avery's comebacks, sure the dude is classless sometimes, but he sure is fun to watch!

The Nashville comments goes to the Chelios video! Sorry, I get soooooo angry when I think about the Nashville Welfares i mean Predators!!

Well - agree, and disagree.

Agree that Nashville is just 1 of a handful of welfare teams in the league, but disagree that the folks in Nashville are really the "worst" in any particular category...When I was down there a few years ago (Wings game in which Lilja's noggin met Weber's fist) I thought the locals were really nice, and thoroughly enjoyed the "southern charm".

#2121383 Avery Sucks.

Posted by F.Michael on 24 February 2011 - 04:49 PM

Say what you will, I'd love to have Avery back in a Wings sweater.


For all his faults the guy is a pretty good at what he does be it talking $hit, agitating, or playing a grinding style of hockey.

We also seem to have a "No Fighting" and "No Hitting" policy that goes nicely with our shameful "Don't back your teammates up" policy.

Agreed part deux.