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Wingman

Member Since 05 Feb 2008
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In Topic: Who will you support at the Olympics?

14 February 2010 - 05:07 AM

I always root for Finland after Sweden. Then Russia I think, they're usually very entertaining to watch (unlike, say, Sweden).

In Topic: Jeff Carter Obliterates Anssi Salmela

09 February 2010 - 03:11 PM

Honestly, how would you feel if your dad or brother was in a youtube video where he was declared to be "destroyed", "killed", "obliterated", "annihilated" etc? This glorification of violence is sickening. And to respond by cheering and stating that he should have "kept his head up" -- that's sociopathic, go see somebody.

Every hit like this pulls me a bit further away from hockey. I simply don't see the joy in watching people risking other people's life and well being by acting like maniacs.

In Topic: SCF GAME 6 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Penguins 2

09 June 2009 - 11:01 PM

What's scary is that at the end of the game, deep, deep down I wanted some Wings player to rough it up just for the sake of it. Nothing completely outrageous, just agitate someone, pick a fight, show some emotions or whatever...like most other teams do when they're losing.

I'm on a limb here, but maybe this super-disciplined, rational play the Wings have -- that I've praised for many years -- maybe it isn't what one really want in sports after all. Sports is about emotions, self-sacrifice and a little bit crazyness. Personally, I probably get enough of cold logics at college they way it is (applied math). Perhaps sports should be about blood and violence after all...at least hockey.

Like I said, out on a limb. At least slightly.

In Topic: SCF GAME 6 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Penguins 2

09 June 2009 - 10:27 PM

QUOTE (Hockeytown0001 @ June 10, 2009 - 05:13AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
First post in a GDT (other than making it) this Finals, as last year I didn't post in a GDT and the Red Wings won the Cup. But it's time to speak after another loss like that.

My thoughts from the game - First and absolutely foremost, the Red Wings lost because they simply did not show up to play this game, and that feeling is about 10 times more disappointing than if they had come play and lost in overtime. I don't think that it was a matter being outplayed by the Penguins, because we have all seen what the Red Wings can do when they want to. The passes were off, the forecheck was off, the shots were low quality, there was little hustle and passion, and far too much looking for a pretty play instead of simply crashing the net. I am extremely disappointed in Marian Hossa's play. There has to be an injury that we're not aware of, because I just don't buy that he's playing this lackluster in the Stanley Cup Finals with his reputation for his move last summer on the line.

Second, regardless of the outcome on Friday night, the Conn Smythe Trophy goes to Chris Osgood. The man played perhaps the best game of the playoffs thus far in my opinion; the score is easily 4 or 5 to 1 without his play. In my mind, he was the only player for Detroit who played like he had his heart set on raising the Stanley Cup tonight.

Third, I'm not one to complain about the officiating, but tonight was an absolute disgrace. Nobody in their right mind can say that it wasn't slanted towards Pittsburgh tonight. I defy any of the knowledgeable Penguins posters on this board to challenge that statement. It's no wonder why the NHL's ratings are lower with this bush league officiating. (And yes, the Red Wings have gotten away with a lot this series.) And I was a bit suprised, since I've always viewed Bill McCreary as one of the better referees in the league.

Game Seven can go either way. Hopefully, the home ice and the last change will work to the advantage of Detroit. Congrats to the Penguins for stretching this series up with a great game tonight. The Fleury saves on Zetterberg early and on Cleary at the end were the difference in my mind.


Well said thumbup.gif

They're an epic team, they are, but GOD are they frustrating to watch sometimes. Somebody find that on/off-switch they apparantly have somewhere and make sure it stops glitching from "on" and "off" back and forth they way it does now.

In Topic: SCF GAME 6 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Penguins 2

09 June 2009 - 09:57 PM

I'd usually restrain myself from using this word but hell, they seemed really laze tonight. If you wouldn't know it'd be impossible to see that this was a SCF game 6. Sloppy, undisciplined D, not much creativity on offence except from ZD and glimpses from a few others (Hudler, Flip). Franzen gotta start moving his feet and Hossa, well, I don't even know what wrong with him.

Props to Pens for playing for their lives. They deserved this win the way they played. It's just that should've been able to beat them.

Game 7...I'd say it depends on how bad the Wings really want it. If they hesitate the slightest, Pens will take it.