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#1989632 Steve Yzerman named TB's new GM

Posted by EZBAKETHAGANGSTA on 25 May 2010 - 04:05 PM

Best of Luck Stevie, may you return to us one day.


#1990279 If you had to predict what the 2010-2011 Roster WILL look like

Posted by 13dangledangle on 27 May 2010 - 08:48 AM

I just don't see us going after a scorer, unless a trade is made... we'd have too many top line guys and not enough minutes for them to be truly effective...


This is true! Well maybe soon Im getting on the Tatar train, the age of our top guys worries me a little, lets get Dats seasoning this kid a bit.


#1987877 Good old Regular Season Joe

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 21 May 2010 - 11:05 AM

-10. :cool:


#1986629 Luxury Tax System

Posted by NC WINGS FAN on 18 May 2010 - 08:09 AM

The NBA has a luxury tax system, and its always the same few teams that contend for the title. This year's NBA playoffs have been awful, with teams getting blown out left and right. The NHL playoffs on the other hand have been exciting.


Hockey and basketball are two very different sports. Hockey is much more of a team sport for sure. Look at the difference a Shaq or Lebron makes in a team's on court performance. You do not see that in hockey, so there is bound to be more parity in hockey, or baseball and football for that matter.

One can argue that since the cap, there have been dominant teams in the NHL. The same has become the case for the NFL over the last decade.

I like the ideas presented in this post for the reason that they would allow teams to keep their talented players that they drafted. It would reward good organizations rather than punish them. Despite the cap, you still have teams like Nashville and Phoenix barely staying afloat.


#1986588 My rule changes for 2010-2011

Posted by RedWingsFan1003 on 18 May 2010 - 01:59 AM

As an NHL fan who will turn 20 just before the start of the 2010-11 season, I have watched the NHL passionately since I can remember. I vividly remember the rivalry with Colorado from '96 through '02. I remember McCarty's clinching goal in the 1997 Final against the Flyers. I remember Yzerman's Double OT clinching goal against John Casey and the Blues in 1996. I remember Larionov's Triple OT goal in 2002 against Carolina. I remember the joy of winning the first cup in 42 years turn to tragedy one week later in 1997. I was only seven years old then, and I remember the determination of winning for Vladi and Sergei Mnatsakonov in 1998. I'll never forget Stevie Y placing the Cup in Vladi's lap at center ice in Washington. Not a dry eye in Hockeytown at that moment, and one that no one will ever forget. I remember Shanahan's Irish Jig every time he scored. I remember Yzerman taking a puck to the eye in 2004 against Calgary. I remember the joy of winning in 2002, and then be shocked when we were swept the following year in the first round by the Ducks. I remember watching Steve Yzerman's final game in 2006 at Rexall Place in Edmonton. I remember watching his press conference and tears rolling down my face when he announced his retirement. I remember Lidstrom's goal against Dan Cloutier in 2002 from the Center Red Line. I remember the Russian Five. I remember the Swede Eight. These are only some of the moments I remember from the thousands of games I've watched. Since the lockout in 2004-05, I must admit this NHL has completely digressed from the hockey that I grew up watching. Now I'm going on 20 and still growing up and maturing, but there need to be some changes, for the good of the game.

Here is what I am requesting, not only as a die-hard Red Wings fan but as a hockey fan in general.

1. Intent to Blow the Whistle - There are four referees, four whistles, eight eyes, four mouths, eight legs, but one sound that is clear, a blown whistle. This rule is so flawed. Plain and simple: The play shall be live until the whistle actually sounds. With the rule "Intent to Blow the Whistle," it gives referees power to wave-off any goal they desire. It also creates controversy of any goal that happens to be waived off and whether the "Intent to Blow the Whistle" was there or not. This problem is so simple to fix: PLAY IS LIVE UNTIL A REFEREE'S WHISTLE ACTUALLY SOUNDS.


2. Video Review - Plays that are blown dead due to "Intent to blow the whistle" or "Goalie Interference" are non-reviewable yet goals off of high sticks or kicked in are reviewable. With this logic, players should be able to high stick pucks in the net and make a case "Intent to hit it down to skates" or "Intent to kick it to my stick, not in the net." Goalie Interference shall be reviewable, whether called a penalty, play just blown dead, or play results in a goal, and shall be determined by a player making contact with the goalie inside the crease, however, goalie interference shall not be called outside the crease. Also, I never understood why they go to Toronto when a goal is under review. Goal judges shall have their own booth with all camera angles within every arena and make the decision there. Better yet, do like the NBA where the officials look at the angles and make a decision rinkside. Plain and simple: Every goal, questionable for any reason or otherwise, shall be reviewable, upon coach or player request, and an explanation be made either way.


3. Trapezoid - I understand why this rule was implemented, but it has only left defenseman vulnerable to serious injury. Because of this, the NHL has two choices. One, they can take out the trapezoid and allow the goalie to play the puck at will. Two, they take out the trapezoid and have no-touch icing. Personally, I like the goalie to have the choice to play it at will. Last I checked, the goalie is a player too. He should be able to play the puck where he chooses, as long as it's on his side of Center Ice. Plain and simple: Take the Trapezoid out and the goalie shall be allowed to play the puck at will.


These are three changes that would make the NHL much better. Now I can say let's get rid of all the ticky tacky penalties, and I do, I want the NHL to be officiated the way these past Olympics were, and the way pre-lockout hockey was officiated. I would like to see somewhere in the middle of the road between what is called today, and what was called in the Olympics and pre-lockout. Hopefully, the NHL will make these changes and we can see a much better game on the ice beginning next season. I also think the NHL should be negotiating a contract with ESPN, FOX, and/or ABC. The NHL, in the 90's and into the 2000's, had contracts with FOX, ABC, and ESPN. They now have NBC and VERSUS. Now I'm not saying sign with all these stations because they can't, but they can with at least one.


#1986460 Luxury Tax System

Posted by ami on 17 May 2010 - 03:04 PM

learn capitalism: tax can not improve anything.

luxury tax promotes socialism, taxes take money from the ones who earned them and give them to the ones who didn't.


#1973493 OHL Player lays out opposing goalie

Posted by seeinred on 04 May 2010 - 12:41 PM

Small puck...

200 pound hockey player...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm



exactly.

not to mention they expect the puck... that was one of the worst rationalizations ever...


It's not a rationalization at all. First of all, the force is dispersed over a much greater area when you get checked than when a puck hits you. 2nd, it doesn'tf****** hurt to get hit. If you think it does, you're a ***** and have no business playing hockey, goalie or not. And I'm not saying that to get a rise out of anyone, I'm saying that because I believe it. Goalies are hockey players too. They're not supposed to get hit, and I fully support any act of on-ice retribution handed out to anyone who hits a goalie, but to act like it's dangerous or some heinous act is just stupid. Sometimes message-sending is good. It's always fun to watch.


#1973241 The future between the pipes?

Posted by mindfly on 04 May 2010 - 10:24 AM

A trade... Get Carey Price here! Filppula going the other way.


#1973340 The future between the pipes?

Posted by mindfly on 04 May 2010 - 11:16 AM

If he has issues in Montreal, do you think he can survive the normal "love" for Red Wings goalies?

The kid has the most excellent technique, he's young and can steal games, he just needs a change of scenery to get er going again trust me


#1973350 The future between the pipes?

Posted by mindfly on 04 May 2010 - 11:22 AM

Why on Earth would you trade Flip for Price when we already have Howard?

Because Howard isn't a good goalie (he's only AWESOME on this board because of the glove on crosby's head, no helmet save and whatnot), Price is better than Howard and he's three years younger, too.


#1973377 The future between the pipes?

Posted by mindfly on 04 May 2010 - 11:36 AM

carey price is a great goaltender that needs a new start yes...BUT holland won't give up on jimmy and for what reason should he? Not to mention babs likes his chances with jimmy as #1. As for #51 his trade value is better than prices atm and im sure he isant goign anywhere intill atleast 2011-2012 season.

I know it's not very realistic, Holland doesn't work like that, so based on the question of the topic my answer was not very good, what I meant was ME PERSONALLY would like to see Price here because he really is a franchise goaltender while howard probably will be traded around to different teams his whole career