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#2444534 10/14 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2

Posted by LeagueIntegrity on 14 October 2013 - 05:02 PM


If the NHL were going to fix games, why would they waste time fixing games for a franchise that's going to win anyway?  Both Detroit and Boston are perennial contenders with strong fan bases.  If the fix was in, wouldn't you expect the NHL to help out Florida, Tampa, Dallas, or Phoenix (the team the NHL owned for years)?


Why the hell would you conspire to help a team that doesn't need it?


Conspiracy theories are stupid.


Read my post again.  I never said the league fixes games, only that if one league did, it would be the NHL.  No accusation was made that Boston or Detroit were favored in any way.  


The only thing I claimed in my post, was that nearly every official in the league has a tendency to try and 'even-up' games by calling penalties against the team with the lead.  Whether this is intentional or not, I don't know, but I you're going to look like an idiot if you try to deny it.  Brad Watson happens to be one of the worst offenders of 'even-up' calls.  My guess is that he assumes the winning team is going to get complacent, and gives them more attention.  I'll have to take a look at his officiating history to see if it's a common trend in his games.  

#2436408 So....did Cleary just take Tatar's spot?

Posted by LeagueIntegrity on 12 September 2013 - 11:46 PM

I've got to believe there's an attitude issue.  Tatar did more than pay his dues in the AHL, and he's free to evaluate the option of going to Russia internally, but he never should have expressed it to the press in the way that he did.  However right he might be, the correct thing to do would've been to say it was his 'ultimate goal' to make the team, not that it was his goal, but that the KHL provided ample oppourtunity if things don't work out.  Just look at Mantha.  From the draft to the start of training camp he had people believe he was really determined to make the Wings this year, despite it being near impossible.  When it was made obvious he wasn't NHL ready he didn't pout, and just said what we were all thinking, and what I'm sure he knew from the beginning. 


I can't reiterate enough, Tatar paid his dues (unlike Mantha), but he's been very immature throughtout this whole ordeal. 

#2240546 Krys Barch.

Posted by LeagueIntegrity on 01 January 2012 - 02:16 PM

I'm one of the opinion that absolutely nothing should be off-limits so long as it isn't reflected in players' off ice antics. People will always cross the line and there's no way to effectively prevent it. I don't mind it so long as it's an unwritten rule, as it then provides the perfect opportunity for agitators to add another element to the game, and enforcers to police it, but when the league gets involved it's gone too far.

Soon enough you won't be able to use *** as an insult. People still don't understand that athletes, hockey players especially, have different faces, including one that only shows itself on the ice.

#2012861 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by LeagueIntegrity on 08 July 2010 - 09:32 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out Modano decided to play yesterday, but was told not to reveal it until after Probert's funeral. I expect an announcement tomorrow afternoon or Saturday Morning.