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#2568274 Great Brandon Prust Article

Posted by frankgrimes on 04 February 2015 - 12:33 PM

Disclaimer: those who hate fighting, tough guys will hate it so no need to read the article. http://www.theplayer...m/why-we-fight/


He talks about how he became a tough guy, the code and that sometimes emotions are getting the best of him even against some of his best buddies like King Henrik and Stepan.

At the end Prust gives a nice incite on what goes on the day before a fight.. He doesn't sleep much, still fears the opponent and when the day comes he prefers his fights early to get it out of the way. The best part is probably him talking about rats and what he thinks of guys that are going after skilled and smaller players.

#2550062 Forsberg in HOF, Fedorov equal?

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 19 November 2014 - 06:17 PM

Yeah, I guess I was unclear what I meant. My post does say I think it'll be LIds, Feds, Pronger - and that'll be deserving.  I've just always hated Pronger - I kind of just meant anyone else instead of that guy. There's no way the Kariya should actually be there ahead of Pronger. That fact that you guys got up in arms shows that there's no real question about this class, though. 


I did really like Kariya's character as a player, though - great speed, vision. But his career was messed up by concussions and he played on some pretty bad teams. 

#2549967 Forsberg in HOF, Fedorov equal?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 November 2014 - 10:29 PM

Pronger is this generation's Brad Park (except he actually won a Norris)


Point is, he'll be overshadowed by Lidstrom.  But Pronger is one of the greatest players of his era.  His playoff numbers alone, with three different teams in the Finals, are very impressive.  He's easily a first ballot guy.      

#2534898 Pavel Datsyuk trolls Paul Bissonnette on Twitter

Posted by FireCaptain on 24 August 2014 - 07:35 PM

Biz has a pretty badass #ALSIceBucketChallenge tho.



#2534755 Pavel Datsyuk trolls Paul Bissonnette on Twitter

Posted by Salviaman on 22 August 2014 - 01:14 AM


#2534495 Lidstrom honoured today with plaque next to Yzerman

Posted by Son of a Wing on 18 August 2014 - 02:44 PM


#2533471 Red Army Documentary

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 01 August 2014 - 04:35 PM

Has anyone else heard of this?


It's apparently going to debut at TIFF in September with wider release (US) to come in January.

#2519756 Gaborik?

Posted by WingsallTheway on 08 May 2014 - 07:41 PM


Vanek ? The plays they could setup would be incredible.


Great shot - Check

Great passing - Check

High Hockey IQ and vision - Check

Net Front Presence - Check

Great shot deflector - Check

PPG player on a bad team (Buffalo) - Check

PP Specialist - Check






The main factor is style of play... Sid is a FREAK along the boards which would be amazing with dats, plus he can set up/finish while not being a liability on defence. Hes also a power forward
Kane is basically a dats 0.5 with less puck control/more agility so barring one of them wanting the puck more, I think they would be awesome together
Vanek is soft, which does not bode well with datsyuk. He plays well with Z b/c he plays a PWF style

#2518587 scenario: if McLellan gets fired, bring him back as PP coach ?

Posted by Guest on 01 May 2014 - 03:57 AM

I wouldn't be surprised to see him fires but if he is I think he will get a head coachin gig somewhere.

But to answer the question....yes I would take him back.

#2515684 Classy move by Tootoo.

Posted by CapnSmitty on 24 April 2014 - 11:34 PM

That is my son! He was estastic when he got home with it! He even told me he was gonna learn to shoot righty (he's a lefty). Was a awesome act by Tootoo, and I know my son will not soon forget the gesture.

#2514639 Bertuzzi in, Jurco out

Posted by barabbas16 on 24 April 2014 - 11:21 AM

I figure this is a result of how skittish the team was as a whole for Game 3.  Put another veteran that's been through it all before into the lineup... take out a kid that hasn't been through it before.  It's an effort to calm things down and get mind right to play the right way, imo.  I don't think it is a coincidence that he'll be playing on a line with Sheahan and Tatar either. 


I don't think it is necessarily a knock on Jurco.  He's just the most logical young guy to take out in place of Bertuzzi.  It goes along the same lines as bringing Zetterberg back sooner rather than later to play 10 - 12 minutes and sitting another young guy.  The team flipped out and crumbled last game.  Changes were warranted.... and the changes shouldn't (in my opinion) be 'play even more rookies,' as has been suggested several times.


Just so no one tries to take my message this direction.... No, I don't like Bertuzzi more than Jurco and I don't think he's a better player at this point in their careers.  No, I don't think Bertuzzi should be re-signed.  Yes, I think he should retire.  That said, this change makes sense to me.

#2514681 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by Dabura on 24 April 2014 - 12:53 PM

Who is this Zetterberg character? Is he any good?

#2510973 2014 Round 1 Photoshop War: Boston Bruins

Posted by JHOWIE35 on 18 April 2014 - 08:08 PM


#2510002 2014 Round 1 Photoshop War: Boston Bruins

Posted by SDavis35 on 16 April 2014 - 11:11 AM

From Bruins facebook page: 



#2509529 Poll: Who was the Wings regular season MVP

Posted by Dabura on 14 April 2014 - 11:00 AM

I was really tempted to go with Nyquist (duh) or Zetterberg (duh). But, ultimately, it has to be Kronwall. I don't see how it could be anyone else. He plays the most minutes. He gets the toughest assignments. He's used in all situations. He's first or second on the team in points while being far and away our best, most valuable defenseman and the reason our blue line isn't among the worst in the league. He became The Leader in Z's absence. He only missed a few games. He's adjusted and elevated his game. Through all the ups and downs and injuries and changes, he's been the one great constant.