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#2211240 NHL will Look into Fighting: Shanahan

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 October 2011 - 12:10 PM

A fight thread where we're arguing about punctuation. That has to be a first. :D


#2211120 NHL will Look into Fighting: Shanahan

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 September 2011 - 09:24 PM

You really think this is comparable to the UFC analogy?


Yes.

Why does someone have to watch the UFC to watch athletes fighting?

There's plenty of hockey fans who enjoy that part of the game and enjoy watching guys drop the mitts. It's been a part of the game a long time. I hate the whole "go watch the UFC" crap anti-fighting people always say.

I want my hockey to be physical, which includes hitting and fighting. If people don't like that kind of hockey, they should go watch figure skating, instead of telling people like me to go watch the UFC.


#2210993 NHL will Look into Fighting: Shanahan

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 September 2011 - 03:17 PM

I wonder if fans around the league feel like people on this forum do?

I mean, the Wings never fight and are dead last in fighting majors every year. I can see how fans here are influenced by our team's mentality. If we had more fighters, there probably wouldn't be so many anti-fighting posters here.

It's doubtful this talk about how fighting is useless and should be banned occurs as frequently on other hockey forums around the league. Just my opinion, though.

I heard a good point about fighting, the NHL should treat it like other sports, you can fight, but you'll get tossed for the rest of the game, maybe more.

The game would be better without guys like Chris Neil and Colton Orr.


No, the game would be better without guys like Jarkko Ruutu and Matt Cooke.


#2210983 NHL will Look into Fighting: Shanahan

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 September 2011 - 02:57 PM

If the NHL gets serious about suspensions, which they FINALLY are, they don't need fighting anymore.

I'm ok with fighting being banned. If I wanted to watch fighting, I'd watch the UFC.


If I wanted to watch figure skating, I'd watch the Olympics.

If I wanted to watch grown men cheapshot each other without any physical retaliation or standing up for one's teammates, I'd watch football.


#2210962 NHL will Look into Fighting: Shanahan

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 September 2011 - 01:55 PM

Fighting will never go away, but maybe they institute some sort of tap out rule (clutch the opponent and tap out?) and make body slams/take downs illeagal and suspense worthy offenses... this is where the most danger comes into play...

I'm just throwing out ideas on ways they could crack down, while still keeping the element in the game, not necesarily proposing this... although, I definately wouldn't be opposed to it...


Call it the "Johan Franzen" rule.


#2210889 Brendan Smith suspended for 5 games

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 September 2011 - 12:05 PM

Ken Holland was just on TSN Radio, said it was a fair punishment. Called the hit "a little bit reckless"


Way to back up your player Kenny. :thumbdown:

It was a little reckless, but the suspension was too harsh. Fair punishment my ass.


Wait till this happens when Kronwall destroys someone by leaving his feet, then we'll see what Kenny says.


#2210880 Brendan Smith suspended for 5 games

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 September 2011 - 11:59 AM

Like I said before, this is going to deter guys from hitting, period.

Many of these suspensions have resulted from accidental split second plays. If guys avoid even going for a hit, they obviously won't be suspended.

Good for player safety, but not good for the physicality of the game in general.


#2210400 9/28 Exhibition GDT: Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 September 2011 - 09:30 PM

Not cool bruh! He looks pretty messed up.


It's just Smith on Smith violence.

Chicago signed a bunch of thugs this offseason, so if they don't like it, why don't they do something about it.


#2210398 9/28 Exhibition GDT: Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 September 2011 - 09:29 PM

I think he will get the rest of the preseason and 4 regular season games.


No way.

Shanny won't forget that Detroit is his former team and where he won Cups. ;)


#2210386 9/28 Exhibition GDT: Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 September 2011 - 09:28 PM

paging Dr. Shanahan...paging Dr. Shanahan....


Finally, some real action.

Now we'll hopefully see Abby, Ericsson and Janik goon it up.

Grab Kane, Toews, Keith and Hossa and pound away at them boys! :thumbup:


#2210379 Kronwall contract talks

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 September 2011 - 09:21 PM

After the Ericsson contract, I wouldn't be surprised if Kronwall asks for a huge number.


#2210306 9/28 Exhibition GDT: Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 September 2011 - 08:07 PM

I miss Hossa :(


Did you forget the 2009 playoffs already?


#2210286 Finger waived again

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 September 2011 - 07:48 PM

Well....Finger is from Houghton, Michigan.


Well, screw him then!

Overpaid bastard.


#2210217 Finger waived again

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 September 2011 - 05:29 PM

We need another right handed defenseman from Canada.

Sign him Kenny! :thumbup:


#2210115 The Official NHL Suspension Thread

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 September 2011 - 10:48 AM

Shanny will be the most hated man in hockey by Halloween.