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#2597359 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by megocallaghan on 21 April 2015 - 06:13 PM


Love this.

#2597031 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by wingslogo19 on 21 April 2015 - 09:39 AM




This is awesome!

#2593078 No Scoring and No Fighting

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 13 April 2015 - 11:24 PM

No this thread is not about the Wings.  


So the league leader in points this year was Jamie Benn, with a whopping 87 points. Ovechkin led the league in goals with 53.  Only two other players even hit 40 goals!  Only 15 players hit 30 goals.    


I know this is the era of butterfly, oversized pad goaltending, but this can't be what Bettman and company want to see.  You'd think all the top players in the league spent the season overseas when you look at these stats atop the leaderboards.  


Oh and only 16 players hit 100+ PIM, with only 4 of those players hitting 150+ PIM.  I can't imagine that happening any other time in a full season in the modern era.  


To sum up, this "new NHL" has no scoring and no fighting.  I guess if you're a fan of big goalies swallowing up pucks, you'll love today's game.   :sleepy:


Oh I almost forgot.  There's parity, so that makes everything more fun to watch, despite the fact that nobody scores, hits or fights.  Parity is what really counts here folks.  

There's a flaw in your reasoning. Just because there's less 30 and 40 goal scorers doesn't necessarily mean there's less scoring. To me, it means the defensive side of the has improved so that teams have learned to neutralize stars so that they can't rack up the goals.


You'd have to look total league-wide goals scored to see if scoring is up or down. I found this chart for average goals per game:




It actually shows that scoring has been pretty steady. Especially for the past 5 years. This current period is actually up from 97-03. 05-09 was a bit higher. After 1996 is the point where scoring dropped off significantly. Since then, it's been down, up then settled between the two levels. It doesn't fit so well into your "league is becoming less and less exciting" argument.

#2580776 Helm injury update and a very good one too

Posted by FireCaptain on 12 March 2015 - 01:22 PM

Quit blaming the line combos on Babcock's perceived insanity. Pavel ASKED for Glendening.


Can we all just trust that the PROFESSIONALS usually have a really good idea what they're doing?


Edit: forgot the link: http://redwings.nhl....vid=DL|DET|home



DETROIT – Pavel Datsyuk has done it before, taking replaceable fourth liners and making them into valuable additions to the Red Wings’ top scoring line.

His latest reclamation project is Luke Glendening, the gritty fourth-line center who has arguably been the team’s most trustworthy penalty killer this season.


Pav wanted someone to work,” coach Mike Babcock said when asked about Glendening’s ascent. "He’s the guy who said ‘Put Glennie with me.’ So I put Glennie with him.”

Glendening is the latest bottom-six forward to join Datsyuk on the Wings’ top line, following Justin Abdelkader and Darren Helm, amongst others, who in the past worked as reliable puck retrievers for the Magic Man.

#2578188 Both FLA goaltenders injured in same game

Posted by amato on 04 March 2015 - 09:09 AM

speaking of Florida.... :P 



#2574966 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 26 February 2015 - 12:44 PM

Flashback - 



#2573725 Larionov on NHL/AHL stifling creative play.

Posted by Ekmanc on 23 February 2015 - 11:48 AM

Interesting article by the professor!


#2573675 Zetterberg leaves after 2nd Period; "upper body injury"

Posted by kipwinger on 23 February 2015 - 01:57 AM

 I believe the NFL has a much larger issue at hand with brain trauma/debilitating injuries/prescription med abuse/domestic abuse than the NHL.


The HBO special on the Chicago Bears 1985 Super Bowl team is the tip of the iceberg.


I don't feel qualified to say whether one sport is worse than the other with regards to causing brain injuries.  They both demonstrably have a serious issue with it.   I do, however, feel that ANY sports league should absolutely prioritize the health and safety of their players.  One easy way to do that, in hockey, is to take unnecessary (and avoidable) hits to the head out of the game.  And one very easy way to do that is to remove fighting by removing the "so called" need for it...increase penalties for serious infractions to the point where players err on the side of caution. 


Caution.  The operable word.  Heaven forbid human beings in the 21st Century learn how to enjoy sports where players must be cautious of one another. 

#2573629 Zetterberg leaves after 2nd Period; "upper body injury"

Posted by kipwinger on 22 February 2015 - 08:21 PM

I'm not sure why we're having this debate again.  History has shown that being evermore violent in response to things we don't like ALWAYS works out well.  Absolutely tons and tons of examples when punching people has effectively helped folks achieve their objectives.  That has got to be the most idiotic thing a person can think. 


By comparison it makes GMRwings' "I like fighting because it's entertaining" argument both honest, and sensible. 


Can all the fighting people just use that argument?  That way we don't have to keep restating how intellectually bankrupt this "fighting deters rats" argument is.


I'll even help.  "For as long as I can remember, I (state your name here), have enjoyed fighting in hockey.  I find it entertaining and exciting.  As such, I am willing to tolerate the short and long term health risks that come along with it and believe players who engage in the sport should too."


At least then your position won't be so demonstrably invalided and your justifications so blatantly post hoc.

#2573640 Zetterberg leaves after 2nd Period; "upper body injury"

Posted by Echolalia on 22 February 2015 - 09:45 PM

Fighting after a cheap-shot has exactly one purpose: to fulfill a primal sense of revenge for one's team.  It doesn't cure the injured player. It doesn't prevent a cheap shot from happening.  It doesn't discourage players from doing it again after they've already committed the cheap-shot.  In fact, it has been demonstrated repeatedly that teams with more fighting majors actually tend to have more injuries and stick infarction penalties against, which would suggest that fights actually increase the amount of cheap shots you receive, which is the complete opposite of  "keeping the opposition honest".  This has been repeatedly demonstrated on separate occasions by separate people (a few sources for the curious: http://regressing.de...-don-1442618145, http://www.pensionpl...ness-in-hockey, http://blogs.edmontonjournal.com/2013/09/30/the-edmonton-oilers-and-the-new-era-of-the-one-dimensional-fighter/).  Its also not that hard to see if you just watch a hockey game.  Ericsson fought Benn.  Benn still cheap-shotted Zetterberg.  Downey was in the lineup when Lapierre injured Lidstrom.  Lapierre didn't shy away.  In fact, he came back at Downey for more in the third period, looking to crosscheck the guy in the head.  Colton Orr was on the ice when Kadri was getting cheap-shotted, and eventually Kadri got into his first fight against Tampa Bay, despite Orr being out there with him.  To keep the flies off.  And so on, and so on.

So if you're pro-fighting, fine.  I understand that it gets the heart racing, and there's a certain primitive sense of satisfaction you get when watching someone get their face beat down after wronging one of our guys.  OK.  I get that feeling, too, so I understand where the desire to see fights comes from (and keep in mind that I'm not at all pro-fighting.  I would rather see fighting removed from the game entirely).   But what I won't do is try to justify those emotions by wrongly suggesting that fighting prevents injuries from happening or keeps the rats in line.  It just doesn't work that way.  And its especially silly to dedicate a roster spot to an enforcer based on this false notion.

#2573447 2/21 GDT : Red Wings 7 at Dallas Stars 6 (OT)

Posted by rick zombo on 21 February 2015 - 11:22 PM

Am I the only one who finds this constant "Tank It" joke not really all that funny


You realize that we’re talking about a group that thinks “we like our team”  has been top shelf wit for the last 5 years. 

#2573469 Zetterberg leaves after 2nd Period; "upper body injury"

Posted by kliq on 22 February 2015 - 12:00 AM


Franzen being out is OK with me. Rather his spot be filled by one of the kids who actually wants to play. Hope Z will be alright and back in the lineup soon.


Someone being out with a concussion shouldn't be "OK" with anyone. Just because a player isn't what he once was, doesn't mean his health doesn't matter.


I hate this kind of crap. Outside of combat sports, only in hockey can punching a person in the head just be considered a minor thing.

It's not as bad, but it reminds me of when Gary Roberts randomly punched Franzen in the head in either 08 or 09. That kind of thing can haunt a player, just look at Franzen now.

#2565711 Franzen on IR

Posted by Chunkylover on 23 January 2015 - 02:39 PM


Equating his acknowledgement of performance anxiety with "emotional issues" not only grossly simplifies whatever it is that holds Franzen back from dominating the NHL, but it also demonstrates a REMARKABLY narrow understanding of mental health issues.  Just stop. 

It does nothing of the sort. Anxiety is an emotion. I didn't say he had "mental health issues" because I thought it would be somewhat equivocal.


There is nothing gross, simplistic, remarkable, or narrow about my comment. I think I understand in some way what he described in the early interview, and it could be something that still affects him.


Some people think their observation is infallible and they make statements that are disrespectful. I'm calling for compassion as it is possible there is more to the issue than they see.

#2565669 Franzen on IR

Posted by Chunkylover on 23 January 2015 - 10:19 AM


I don't. The guy makes me sick... to have all that ability and no desire is such a waste of everything (Ice time, roster spot, and yes...Money too). That money, whether its considered to be alot or not, would be better suited towards a player that gives a s*** and plays.

I think he has emotional issues. Wasn't it mentioned a few years ago that he was struggling with depression? I've had a job that required a lot of travel and I struggled with those issues too. Give the guy some slack.


Fedorov had personal issues too. I remember Bowman snatching a heckler's sign that criticized Fedorov's contract dispute during one of the '90's playoff runs. He didn't want him to lose his confidence.


Think of your own performance at work. Do you always perform at the highest level? Especially when you are down about something? No one has any evidence to suspect him of malfeasance. 

#2570319 Nabokov traded back to San Jose

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 12 February 2015 - 03:50 PM