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#2449328 Varlamov Arrested

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 31 October 2013 - 04:21 PM

Bottom line for me--we don't know what happened. Varlamov is innocent until proven guilty, and FOR GOD DAMN SURE so is his significant other.

#2449327 Varlamov Arrested

Posted by Son of a Wing on 31 October 2013 - 04:19 PM

DENVER (CBS4) – The lawyer representing Colorado Avalanche Goalie Semyon Varlamov’s girlfriend says Varlamov beat her up in a drunken rage, and that similar incidents have happened in the pas




Somebody is lying. She claims it was a drunken rage while other reports claim he was sober. It'll be interesting when all the details come out.

#2448620 These aren't the Vets you are looking for...

Posted by Dabura on 29 October 2013 - 04:28 AM

To be fair, if Holland could sign a Hull and a Shanahan and a Fedorov and an Yzerman and a Lidstrom and a Rafalski and a Larionov and a Robitaille and a Hasek and a Chelios, he would. (He's done it before, hasn't he?)


But, like Son of a Wing said, this is the salary cap era. We're lucky just to have a Datsyuk and a Zetterberg and a Kronwall and a Howard. And I'll add to that the '02-esque signing of a quality vet named Daniel Alfredsson, who, forgetting the first four games, has been nothing but solid for us so far.


Does that mean I wouldn't like to see better veterans than the likes of Cleary and Samuelsson? No. I think a guy like Vinny Prospal, who's always found a way to score, might've been - and might still  be! - a nice add. But I don't know what his demands would be in the way of coin and term. And we can't even get Nyquist into the lineup, so...yeah. No Prospal, or anyone.


Does it mean I wouldn't love a lineup like the Pens and Blackhawks have? No. But they got to where they are by sucking mercilessly for a long time. We can barely stomach four straight games of suck. I can only imagine what multiple consecutive seasons of it would do to us.


At the end of the day, I want our team to get younger. So, to me, this is all sorta moot.

#2443977 Fight ends with on-ice seizure

Posted by The Greek on 13 October 2013 - 12:53 PM

But we need fighting to keep the players safe.

#2442558 Steve Yzerman wants Game Misconduct penalties for fighting

Posted by Echolalia on 07 October 2013 - 03:39 PM


Oh, knock it off with the useless hyperbole, would you?  If fighting ever disappeared from the game entirely, hockey would not look like figure skating, not even close.  The only thing the two activities have in common is they take place on skates.  That's it.


Fighting has been practically extinct from the Wings' game for years.  I wonder how many people on these forums find watching them similar to figure skating.

#2442491 Steve Yzerman wants Game Misconduct penalties for fighting

Posted by Mckinley25 on 07 October 2013 - 05:20 AM

I think there' s an awful lot of hyperbole necessary to claim fightless hockey would be dancing on ice.

#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.

#2440614 Steve Yzerman wants Game Misconduct penalties for fighting

Posted by The Greek on 02 October 2013 - 04:17 PM

always a class act but I don't concure fighting IS r hockey

No it's not. Fighting is fighting, and hockey is hockey. That's enough semantics for now. If you look at his reasoning you'll see that it's quite sound. They are suspending guys for multiple games for a hit to a (helmeted) head, but it's only five minutes for repeatedly punching someone in the head. It's not like many of the good players even fight anymore. Back in the day you had guys like shanny and dmac who were both very talented, and knew how to throw down. Now, most of the fighting is done by guys who serve no purpose other than to fight and skate around for 6 'minutes per game. There are guys that would not even be playing hockey if they didn't know how to fight. That's very strange to me. These guys are allowed to perform at the highest level of hockey while not actually being skilled at the game. They're just very good at an ancillary, non-essential element of the game. That would be like the tigers keeping a catcher only for his fighting ability, just so he can protect the pitcher in case he is rushed by a batter.

#2440605 Steve Yzerman wants Game Misconduct penalties for fighting

Posted by Echolalia on 02 October 2013 - 04:00 PM

I'm with him, and I can accept that 95% of fans (or more) think that view is blasphemy and fighting is an essential part of the game. I disagree. I think the vast majority of fights in today's league do nothing to influence the game one way or another, have little/no motive behind them, and are entirely unnecessary. In short I think its a waste of time. Granted, there are fights that mean something; the battles the Wings had against the Avs meant something, and if the bad blood is there in high enough concentrations, I don't think even a game misconduct will prevent two players or teams from fighting. I do think game misconducts will remove the fluff from the ice, and likely remove goons who can't actually play hockey from the game as well, and I am for that. I realize this is a radical view and one that is drastically different from the philosophy that this league developed within over the past 50 years. I just think it is loony to place an event in a game that contributes very little to the overall team goal and has very little actual value over the well-being of an individual.
Sorry LGW for letting you down :(

#2440847 10/2 GDT : Sabres 1 at Red Wings 2

Posted by Dabura on 02 October 2013 - 07:38 PM

I'll tell ya what.


It's only been a few minutes, and we're playing the Sabres...but "I like our team."

#2369311 Time to blow it up and rebuild

Posted by martinezsvsu on 15 March 2013 - 02:09 PM

put down the xbox controller

#2369444 Datsyuk Leaving?!

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 March 2013 - 08:28 PM

I'm gonna pretend Datsyuk is going to play forever like I did with Nick and just deal with that very horrible day when it comes.

#2354474 Biggest mistake Red Wings have done

Posted by shoobiedoobin on 12 February 2013 - 06:28 PM

Our desire for new toys doesn't negate the fact that the loyalty we show is very appealing to players. We don't treat our players like video game characters or trading cards and that makes us look very good. We take care of our guys.

#2351917 Toughness

Posted by BigWillieStyle on 06 February 2013 - 08:16 AM

Im getting a little fed up with soreness issues.

Have you tried Midol?

#2351912 Toughness

Posted by 55fan on 06 February 2013 - 07:19 AM

Yeah, and my great-granny squatted in the barn, dropped out a kid, and went right back to milkin' Old Bossie.  Sure, the infant and maternal mortality rates were triple what they are now, but hey- those old mothers were tough!


It makes a great story when a guy loses all but his canine teeth and keeps playing, or when a guy gets speared in the yambags, gets sewn up, and comes back to get a hat trick with 37 stitches in the family jewels, but times have changed, and so has modern medicine.


Blood was once something you played through, now it's a biohazard.


Concussions were once something you just shook off and played through, and then told stories about later.  Now we know the long-term effects.


Remember when Z had all those back troubles and people were complaining about his lost ice time?  I'd bet you dollars to donuts that if he'd played through it, he'd be a shell of the player he is today, if he was still playing at all.  I'm sure the lovely Emma is glad he took care of his back.


Medicine has come a long way.  As much as I love a good story and testament to the manliness of hockey players, I'd rather see a guy sit now, and go on to play longer and live better afterwards.


If we need good stories, we'll always have Gilchrist.  Ouch, man.  Just... Ouch.