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#2212042 NHL will Look into Fighting: Shanahan

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 October 2011 - 10:11 PM

People are quick to point out incidents where fighting didn't deter something cheap, but ignore the many situations where a cheapshot may have been averted because of having a tough guy in the lineup.

I don't think every GM in the league who signs and dresses a tough guy is a dumb ass, while the anti-enforcer people here on LGW are hockey geniuses.

Don't forget that most teams have some sort of tough guy in the lineup, who's taking a roster spot away from a more talented player.


#2212025 NHL will Look into Fighting: Shanahan

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 October 2011 - 08:06 PM

Back a couple decades ago it had a purpose. You'd put a goon with skill on a stars line and they'd protect that start with their fighting while not completely hampering things. Fighting doesn't really serve a purpose these days besides an entertainment value. Fight slappies will protest that it curbs dirty plays, which it doesn't, well not anymore at least. They'll bring up "the brawl" of almost 15 years ago and talk about how it changed our team to what it is now. It did change the dynamic of the team, but that is a one instance thing. A one instance sample size is a terrible sample size.

Other players and fans from other teams contend that Kronwall's hits are all dirty, how many fights has he been in? Look at the dirty hits from this past season and this pre-season, really looks like goons and fighters really curbed those. Having Downey in the line-up really stopped Lappy from elbowing our star DMan in the head. Fighting doesn't prevent anything.

With that said, i like when players stand up for themselves and want to throw down ala Abby trying to go after Mac. Or when people went after Cooke for cheapshotting Savard and Savard couldn't do anything. It's purpose is to stick up for temmates after an injustice, but today scrums happen after clean hits, and those need to go.


Enforcers help toughen up soft Euros over the course of a season.


#2211840 Pre-Season Line Hopes

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 October 2011 - 11:30 AM

Thanks for letting us on to the fact that you had a prior account. It lends itself to some interesting speculation as to why you felt it was necessary to begin posting under a new identity. Would you care to shed any light on this?


So what?

I used to post as mindfly and JakeRyan, and no one seemed to have a problem with it.


There's been a lot of tension here the last couple of days with the season approaching. These GDT's are gonna be fun this year. :D


#2211712 Gustav Nyquist

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 02 October 2011 - 08:12 PM

Not only does he make the team, but he plays on the top line all season.

What an achievement.

And with Homer on the line to boot.

I hope Datsyuk doesn't die of exhaustion by the end of October if that's the case.


#2211621 4 Players Will be Waived on Monday, 8 Assigned to GR

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 02 October 2011 - 04:26 PM

No Ericsson?

What a shame.


#2211550 No-touch icing

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 02 October 2011 - 11:11 AM

Doesn't the CHL have no-tough icing?

So players here in North America are accustomed to it at a young age.


#2211436 10/1 Exhibition GDT: Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 October 2011 - 07:29 PM

Wow, this is better than our regular powerplay.

Just send guys to the net and shoot it from the point. No fancy s***.


#2211423 10/1 Exhibition GDT: Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 October 2011 - 07:03 PM

Good thing Babcock doesn't think like that.

Glad we have a great team and not some goon team.


Not tonight we don't. ;)


#2211417 10/1 Exhibition GDT: Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 October 2011 - 06:59 PM

Nah, Exelby is already costing us by taking penalities.

Helm seems to be doing just fine as is, no need a player to sit in the box for 5 minutes.


God, you're like Ned Braden in Slapshot, who refused to fight.

I'd bench your ass if I was coaching.


#2211411 10/1 Exhibition GDT: Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 October 2011 - 06:50 PM

Someone needs to fight Komisarek.

He's a big enough ***** where pretty much any of our tough guys can take him.


#2211316 Pre-Season Line Hopes

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 October 2011 - 03:04 PM

He says that Bertuzzi isn't physical enough to be on a checking line, then he puts Hudler on.........you guessed it, a checking line.

:lol:


#2211248 NHL will Look into Fighting: Shanahan

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 October 2011 - 12:28 PM

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here, this is the fight thread!


#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.