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#2468479 Leafs/Wings 24/7 Episode 3 Discussion (12/28)

Posted by T.Low on 30 December 2013 - 02:35 PM

What exactly is a "good goal" anyway?  As opposed to a bad goal?  I hate when goals are reviewed and they say it's a "good goal".  It's not a good goal or a bad goal, its either a goal or its not.

The kick is up, and it's goo,..uh, ...an extra point!

#2466462 Leafs/Wings 24/7 Episode 1 Discussion (12/14)

Posted by T.Low on 20 December 2013 - 12:21 AM

...and the crowd at the Joe for the Calgary ot win needs to be a major character in that episode, they were awesome.

#2465312 Can anyone stop the Blackhawks?

Posted by T.Low on 16 December 2013 - 05:34 PM

Could anyone stop the 2005-2006 Red Wings?

Father Time is currently kicking their ass.

#2462772 The Nyquist/Tatar Thread

Posted by T.Low on 10 December 2013 - 05:03 PM

I was home to Metro Detroit for the holidays in Dec '02 or possibly '03 and people were calling in to the radio complaining of having no young talent to replace Stevie Y, Shanny, etc.

The reason the moment was so memorable is because a female caller actually ragged on young little Pavel Datsyuk and referred to him as "Ducksoup".

Point is, I guess, even The Magical Pavel Datsyuk had Detroit fans that were for whatever reason quite unimpressed when he was just starting out with the team.

It's hard to tell just how good these guys can be. We do know they are winners.

#2461483 Mike Commodore's experience with the Wings

Posted by T.Low on 06 December 2013 - 03:23 PM

Agreed. Commodore is a whiner. He's also got a terrible memory. Let's go down the list.

He's got better memory than I do: I'd forgotten he was ever on the team!

#2460587 12/4 GDT : Flyers 6 at Red Wings 3

Posted by T.Low on 04 December 2013 - 04:31 AM

Franzen - Weiss - Nyquist
This is Weiss's chance to try and grab those reins again
I also like the look of Franzen-Weiss (sounds like a delicious German beer no one's ever heard of)

So far, there's a reason no one's ever heard of it ...

#2459502 11/29 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Islanders 0

Posted by T.Low on 30 November 2013 - 09:16 PM

Yeah, mine's flaring up a bit.

Fwiw, I thought your comments were legit, were made in the spirit of respectful discussion, and not rude at all.

Welcome to LGW, Andrew. Luv your Red Wing passion.

#2459491 Lines Thread

Posted by T.Low on 30 November 2013 - 05:50 PM

I've never seen Franzen back check like he does on that line. He's been flyin.
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#2459466 Ericsson names daughter "Liv" in honor of Stefan Liv

Posted by T.Low on 30 November 2013 - 01:27 PM

Thanks so much you guys.

My family and I have the good fortune to know my approximate timeline. We can live each day accordingly, and plan for the time when I am not around anymore.

Stefan Liv and his family and friends had no such luxury. He was stolen from them in a moments notice without warning.

#2459429 Ericsson names daughter "Liv" in honor of Stefan Liv

Posted by T.Low on 30 November 2013 - 01:54 AM

And also, Liv means Life in swedish. One ended and another starts.

Now that my days are numbered as I head down the home stretch of Mortality Lane, I've come to realize exactly that: Life is neither a race nor an endurance event, but rather a relay event.

#2459427 11/29 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Islanders 0

Posted by T.Low on 30 November 2013 - 01:45 AM

Caught the replay game on Comcast tonight.

They showed Franzen laughing and smiling while talking to Helm and it looked like Helm has no idea what hes saying, replies, "yeah I actually DON'T speak Swedish"

we all talked about Nyquist being such a more well-rounded player than Brunner, but now I'm beginning to see he's just as good on the snipe as Brunner. I didn't realize Nyquist led the nation in scoring as a SOPHOMORE!

I like the idea of all the Black Sheep on the same line. Ba Ba Black Sheep.

The game could have easily been 5-4. Yay Jimmie.

#2458843 IMO maybe the law should be brought into it.

Posted by T.Low on 27 November 2013 - 09:37 PM

Nowhere did I say the datsyuk elbow should be turned to the law.  Maybe your english comprehension sucks but I said that it got me thinking.   .

Ha! Thought you said you weren't here to argue!

Apparently my English comprehension sucks too.

#2458372 Quincey

Posted by T.Low on 26 November 2013 - 08:26 PM

I can't help but wonder how much of this stems from not having Scotty Bowman watching the games and giving his two cents.

It's certainly been working for Chicago.

#2458348 10 former players sue NHL for concussions

Posted by T.Low on 26 November 2013 - 07:04 PM

But one major problem that I see for the future of the game is that the latest testing shows people are getting concussed at a low level, low enough so they don't necessarily know they're concussed. Two of these low level concussions is enough to cause damage including CTE.

Former Pittsburgh Steeler Ctr., Mike Webster had such severe brain damage that he was homeless after retiring from football. After his death his brain showed major CTE. At the time it was a bit of a surprise because it was thought that only speed positions like RB, WR, KR, and DB would have this issue, not linemen that took lots of lower impact hits, but on a very repetitive basis.

Even soccer players are getting it from headers

If the game is to survive, there has to be major technique changes in hitting, and major equipment changes.

As for thoughts that players knew what they were getting into because hockey is a violent game, nobody imagined they'd be mentally ill or in wheelchairs unable to feed themselves or speak.

What they are finding out now is just the tip of the iceberg.

#2458233 I'd like to talk about this off-season/next season

Posted by T.Low on 26 November 2013 - 02:20 AM

I'd like to see:
Kindl/Almqvist (fight for ice time and a spot)
I think Mantha is the exception.  He's a giant power forward who can dangle and score.  He should be on the top line with Z and Dats and eat the Calder trophy for breakfast, lunch and supper.  Keep Helm on the 2nd line cause he's taking it and owning it.  Weiss can be a slightly expensive shutdown guy until his scoring touch comes back, which it should with wingers like Franzen and Jurco, who I expect good things from at the NHL level.  I want to see that 4th line annoy and destroy.  I don't care if they get a goal all year, which I'm sure they would, but regardless I just want them to hit everything.  Ouellet and Sproul should be on the team next season with Marchenko next in line from what I hear. 
If no free agent that is the likes of Vanek or someone of that caliber wants to sign, that team above could compete for the Cup.

That's a lot of rookies.