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#2442027 10/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Hurricanes 2 (OT)

Posted by Nev on 05 October 2013 - 02:39 AM

Wow, sounded like the Wings were at home for the winner :)

#2442026 Devils sign Brunner 2 yrs. $2.5 million AAV

Posted by Nev on 05 October 2013 - 02:37 AM


They were both lucky rebounds that came directly to him.


Like Zetterberg and Weiss then?


Seriously guys, so he didn't sign for us?  Just let it go.

#2441331 Patrick Roy goes crazy on Bruce Boudreau

Posted by Nev on 03 October 2013 - 12:39 PM

Ask Mrs Roy what happens when you cross Patty....



#2441241 Steve Yzerman wants Game Misconduct penalties for fighting

Posted by Nev on 03 October 2013 - 12:40 AM

I'm puzzled by people mentioning the Draper/Lemiuex and Lidstrom/Laperrierre hits.  On both occasions we had fighters on the team., on both occasions they did nothing to prevent the hit occuring.  No point circle jerking over Downey dropping the gloves when Lidstrom is already out injured.  Clearly Downey failed as an enforcer.


Lemiuex was a dirty SOB his entire career and enforcers did nothing to stop his cheap-shotting.

#2440558 Parros Concussed

Posted by Nev on 02 October 2013 - 02:13 PM

Its been speculated for at least as long as I've been following hockey (20 years for the record) that one day someone will be killed in a fight when they hit their head on the ice, and that will be the trigger for banning fighting.


Its why I hate "takedowns", far more dangerous than punching someones helmet, and one day someone will suffer brain damage or worse from it as they get pile driven head first into the ice.

#2440217 So....did Cleary just take Tatar's spot?

Posted by Nev on 01 October 2013 - 03:33 PM

Heard the same thing when Flieschman and Matthias left, heard it countless times.


This same argument is had every year when a promising youngster sits the pine to a vet. In fact it happened last summer with these same names.


The difference is that at this point Tatar and Nyquist are our best forward prospects since probably Hudler and Filpulla in the mid-2000's, and in the long run one or both of them may turn out to be better.  Huds and Flip were also battling to get a spot on a far superior roster than we have now.


I don't actually have much against Bert, Cleary, Miller, Eaves, Tootoo, even Sammy.  I do have a problem with all of them together, plus Emmerton as well who is clearly not an NHL player.  One of Miller or Eaves.  One of Bert or Cleary.  Emmerton in the AHL where he belongs.  We've got a collection of bit-part players - every squad has to have them to fill out their roster in the cap world.  Problem is, they're not filling out the roster, they're half the roster, and they're keeping better players out.


Bert-Andersson-Cleary may not be the worst line in the NHL but it sure as hell is the slowest.  I fear for Andersson without the dynamism of Nyquist and Brunnner Tatar on his wings.

#2438688 Detroit would like to welcome the Eastern Conference

Posted by Nev on 24 September 2013 - 11:12 AM


Cool counts for something, that means Toronto is out. Still, if Hockeytown was created to upset them, let's do it again. I love the Murphy eating a hot dog maybe as a faceoff circle



If upsetting the Leafs is the goal, how about a picture of Murphy holding the 1997 Stanley Cup aloft?

#2438156 Being in the East Is Going to Be Awesome

Posted by Nev on 21 September 2013 - 04:49 PM

Personally, I'm just hoping that being in the East, Pavel will get some of the recognition he deserves - both from fans and the media.  The post-season awards seem to have become even more east-centric the last few years, and I'm sick of hearing fans of Eastern teams yapping on about how defence and two-way play are over-rated and how they'd take Ovechkins 100 points and no defence over Pavel's 80 points and Selke level defence.

#2438128 Capitals to host 2015 Winter Classic

Posted by Nev on 21 September 2013 - 12:59 PM

Saw this and was waiting for someone to start a thread. Total BS. State of hockey deserves it. 


Its not total BS - its the nations capital, they haven't had a Winter Classic yet,  and they have one of the games biggest stars.


When its announced that its against the Pens, then it'll be total BS.

#2436681 The Alumni/Celebrity Game (Pic of Babcock Inside)

Posted by Nev on 15 September 2013 - 09:41 AM

Ha, just came here to post a pic of it!



#2435943 Report: Cleary to sign with PHI, 3 yrs, $2.75m/yr, NTC

Posted by Nev on 12 September 2013 - 12:22 AM

Daniel, is that you?


#2435623 Report: Cleary to sign with PHI, 3 yrs, $2.75m/yr, NTC

Posted by Nev on 10 September 2013 - 12:26 AM

Well, first of all, thankyou Dan Cleary for all you did for us, for laying your body on the line for us, and for being a heart and soul Red Wing.


Second of all, what a terrible deal for Philly.  Not just a massive overpayment, but a contract that's 2 years too long for a guy whose playing style has wrecked his body.

#2434990 Bettman getting a raise (again) 8 - 8,3 million in 2012 - 2013

Posted by Nev on 04 September 2013 - 03:38 PM

Much as I begrudge him every penny, Bettman is a rank amateur when it comes to lining his pockets with his sports money.  Sepp Blatter and Bernie Ecclestone wouldn't bother getting out of bed for $8.3M

#2434049 Samuelsson: IR to All-Star?

Posted by Nev on 24 August 2013 - 12:59 PM


Hahaha :lol:


My personal fave was during the '08 finals.  For some reason the NHL stops giving us the CBC/Versus/NBC/local feed during the finals and gives us a special "international" commentary that treats the viewers like idiots.  Anyway, the intermission interviews are always a Euro from each team and they always finish the interview by saying "would you like to say something in you native tongue for the folks back home?" and the player will give a line in whatever language.


So one game it was Sammy for Detroit.


Dave Strader:  Mikael, one last thing, would you like to say something in your native tongue for the folks back home?


Samuelsson:  Not really *walks away*  :lol:

#2434004 NHL Network 1995 Final VS NJ 12-3pm EST Today

Posted by Nev on 24 August 2013 - 03:15 AM

Lidstrom can live to be 100, win 5 consecutive terms as Swedish Prime Minister, be awarded the Nobel Prizes for Peace, Medicine and Literature, win the Oscar for best actor for his portrayal of Gustavos Alophus in Sean Avery's 9 hour epic "The 30 Years War", be raised to Sainthood by the Roman Catholic Church, all to go with his 4 Stanley Cups, Olympic Gold, World Championship gold, 12 All-Star appearances, 7 Norris Trophies, and 1 Conn Smythe.


And on his deathbed, all he will be able to think about is that last second shot that he fired straight into MAF's chest.