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#2193352 Wings re-sign Eaves to 3-year, $3.6m contract

Posted by Frozen-Man on 01 July 2011 - 10:07 AM

Great signing by Kenny. Good depth and I think Patty will keep getting better the longer his is with the team. :clap: :clap:

and how many of the goals against on the PK were when he was on the ice? Because I remember very few of them...

he blocks shots, hits, skates very well, has a hell of a shot AND has good vision, you'd have to be blind to not notice his value OR how much of a value he is at only 1.2...

He is more than a 4th liner, he's just playing a 4th liner role here...


I couldn't agree more and part of his value is that he is willing to play on the 4th line with no complaints or attidtude and just goes out and plays hard every shift no matter what line he is put on.


#2152325 2011 Round 1 Photoshop War: Phoenix Coyotes

Posted by Frozen-Man on 18 April 2011 - 04:41 PM

Now I know that the Coyotes play in Glendale, but I did my best. Bonus points if you know where the quote is from without looking. ;)
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Nice one. Good Lord of the Rings Reference


#2149762 Throwing an octopus at the Joe no longer allowed

Posted by Frozen-Man on 15 April 2011 - 04:14 PM

I would imagine this ordinance probably would be upheld as a reasonable time, place, or manner restriction of free speech.


Well, I'm not certain that it would even be considered speech under the 1st Amendment. The seminal flag burning case stated that "[t]he First Amendment literally forbids the abridgment only of 'speech,' but we have long recognized that its protection does not end at the spoken or written word. While we have rejected 'the view that an apparently limitless variety of conduct can be labeled `speech' whenever the person engaging in the conduct intends thereby to express an idea,' United States v. O'Brien, supra, at 376, we have acknowledged that conduct may be 'sufficiently imbued with elements of communication to fall within the scope of the First and Fourteenth Amendments,'" Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397, 404 (1989) Based upon the factors listed thereafter in the case I'm not sure the conduct would reach the level required for speech. If however, it were determined speech the question would then be "whether the State's regulation is related to the suppression of free expression." Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397, 403 (1989); see also United States v. O'Brien, 391 U.S. 367, 377 (1968).

The key issues would be that it is likely not even considered speech and if it is speech is not prohibited because of the State is attempting to suppress speech but rather the ordinance is for safety purposes. Similar to the fact that while burning a flag may be protected free speech and a law prohibiting burning flags would be a violation of the 1st Amendment a law that prohibits burning flags in a public building (while having no prohibition against burning flags in other places) would not be a violation of the 1st Amendment. Partially because as you stated time, place, manner restrictions but also largely because the law is not to suppress speech but rather for public safety concerns.


#2149738 Throwing an octopus at the Joe no longer allowed

Posted by Frozen-Man on 15 April 2011 - 03:47 PM

If the NHL and the board of governors said it was illegal to wear hats in NHL sanctioned games, you better believe NHL patrons would get arrested. That doesn't mean the NHL "owns" the police, it means the police are enforcing the laws.


I'm pretty sure they wouldn't get arrested (as police enforce laws and ordinances not an organization's code of conduct). They could be removed from the premises probably but the police would have absolutely no authority to arrest them for violating NHL rules unless there was a city, county, state, federal law/statute/ordinance that they were also violating and that officer was an agent of the entity law/statute/ordinance.

It always amazes me how many Americans don't have a clue what kind of political system we have. Hell most teachers think we are a democracy and we aren't. Idiots


It really is amazing. You would think that the Pledge of Allegiance would help "and to the republic for which it stands" (emphasis added) - - or perhaps Article IV Section 4 of the US Constitution "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government" (emphasis added) - - and while sadly it is rarely taught in public schools today all throughout the Federalist Papers, especially Federalist No. 10.


#2139456 3/30 GDT: St. Louis Rams 10 at Detroit Lions 3

Posted by Frozen-Man on 31 March 2011 - 11:42 AM

Ways this game could have been worse:

  • We could have been shut out 10-zip
  • Someone could have been injured
  • We could have lost this badly to a team we detest or would affect the standings

I can only hope this serves as the wake-up call some are claiming it was.


I gotta agree, and ultimately a loss is a loss points wise. As much as this game hurt to watch I would rather a 10-3 loss that might wake the players up than a 3-2 loss where the team might go along like everything is fine and chalk it up to Dats being gone and having a 3rd string goalie in. At least this has the potential to shake them up.


#2134608 Helm

Posted by Frozen-Man on 22 March 2011 - 02:47 PM

If Holland were to throw a long-term contract to this kid, I would love it, even though he's a third liner.


I couldn't agree more. If this kid ever wears a sweater other than for the Wings I will be deeply saddened. His desire and play are incredible.


#2123461 Wings sign Howard to 2-year, $4.5M extension

Posted by Frozen-Man on 28 February 2011 - 01:27 PM

This could either be a massive steal if Howard gets better or a decent deal if Howard stays pat.

Strange they didn't wait till after the playoffs but hey, it's a good deal. Atta boy Holland.


My bet is Kenny and Co. are hoping getting this distraction out of Howard's way will help his consistency.


#2118631 Hudler Haters - Don't let facts get in the way...

Posted by Frozen-Man on 18 February 2011 - 06:10 PM

he's still likely to get into the 40 point area, which is what Filppula gets and no one rips him for his $3 mil cap hit. :ph34r:


But Flip offers a lot more in areas other than pure offense that help justify his salary. (FYI however, I think Huds has played great lately and the last month and a half has really earned his contract).


#2106320 We need an Irishmen on the team....

Posted by Frozen-Man on 27 January 2011 - 05:27 PM

Considering he's called Paddy by Mickey Redmond, I'm inclined to think so.


I think he is calling him Patty for Patrick.


#2086234 Congratulations Chris Osgood!

Posted by Frozen-Man on 28 December 2010 - 02:03 PM

I mentioned Lidstrom only because a large number of osgood fans like to blame the defense for everything.


Lids was good last night however, the DEFENSE was horrible hence the 49 shots.




Edit: misspelling


#2086215 Congratulations Chris Osgood!

Posted by Frozen-Man on 28 December 2010 - 01:42 PM

My problem is he barely won this game after losing two before it, and people act like he pulled off the performance of a lifetime.


First off, seeing as it was a completion of something that only 9 other players in last 93 years have done, yeah it was the performance of a lifetime. Oh yeah and he stopped 46 of 49 shots for a sv% of 93.9% - yeah pretty good game. Not to mention a few other little things like only allowing 1-7 pp to result in a goal.

The game went to overtime because of his "amazing performance".
He let in two goals he should have had, potentially 3.



Yeah and he did let in about 10 shots that should have been goals but he managed to stop them. Seriously you are complaining that 7 power plays and and 49 shots resulted in 3 goals. You can say Ozzy hasn't played well lately but you are just completely insane if you are trying to argue that he wasn't incredible last night.

This is with Lidstrom having an amazing night.



Yeah and the rest of the team playing very poorly and giving up 49 shots. Additionally, Lids may have played great but they were without Datsyuk, Cleary, Raffy (and to a much lesser degree Modano). To say Lids had a great game and therefore it should have been easy for the team to win is silly. They were without their one player mentioned as a Hart contender this year, their hottest goal scorer (maybe tied with Mule) and their 2nd best Dman. But yeah Lids was great so it must have been an easy win.
:rolleyes:




Anyway, awesome game by Ozzy, incredible achivement, and hope he continues to play like that the rest of the season. :clap: :clap:


#2038581 NHL Center Ice

Posted by Frozen-Man on 30 September 2010 - 02:47 PM

Agree, if you have the money and can afford it, go for it. Get to watch games every night. Do you have NHL Network? The only annoying thing is the occasional game on Center Ice gets blacked out if they are showing it on NHLnet.

I can't afford it personally, but my dad ordered it for my parents house, its always nice whenever I'm visiting, if I had the extra scratch, I'd get it. As for now, I have to settle for the atrocious streams.


Yeah, I love it. I do have NHL Network which I enjoy as well. Really the only downside is when a game is blacked out because it is on VS or NBC and you don't get Kenny and Mickey.


#2030197 Power Forwards

Posted by Frozen-Man on 30 August 2010 - 12:33 PM

The way I look at it now is there are 2 types of powerforwards, the traditional powerforward and the new age power forward. Guys like Franzen could be counted as new age power forwards. Basically they use their body and size to protect the puck, they hit but not all that often and they don't fight. Not all that rare.


I agree the term has evolved, and sadly there are very few traditional power forwards. There is not much better than watching a guy like Shanny who could score a beautiful goal and then turn around a few minutes latter and pummel a guy. I wonder if some of the reason for the change (in addition to the fact that players in general are just getting bigger) is that coaches aren't wanting their 30 goal scores to spend that much time in the penalty box.


#2024384 Wings sign Ruslan Salei

Posted by Frozen-Man on 09 August 2010 - 01:05 PM

Not a fan of this. Would have way rather seen Lilja back, especially after he fought so hard to recover from his injury. Salei hasn't played a full season since 2006 :o, and frankly is just too old. Whats the average age of our defensive core now, 37?

*sigh*

Was really really hoping for Mitchell.


Yeah but Lils wanted quite a bit more money and also more playing time and Mitchell was likely always too expensive.


#2019302 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Frozen-Man on 26 July 2010 - 10:34 AM

I don't often agree with Scott Burnside, but I think he's got some great points regarding Modano.

http://sports.espn.g...cott&id=5403991


I found it interesting how Burnside didn't really lay out all of the stats regarding Mondano. He made it sound like he did very little for the Stars last year but the fact is he was 8th on the team in goals, 8th on the team in assists, 9th on the team in points and yet was 17th on the team in time on ice per game and was still better than half a point per game player on the 3rd/4th line and playing on a team that scored 30 goals less than the Wings. I think you can make an argument that the Wings don't need his services but I don't think an argument can be made that he isn't/wouldn't be productive for the price.