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#2065897 Why I'm Thankful Babcock is the Wing's coach

Posted by edicius on 20 November 2010 - 02:21 PM

And yet, the hockey media constantly mentions Green as a Norris candidate. I don't get it.

#2062175 Crosby looking lethal

Posted by lookalive07 on 12 November 2010 - 01:08 PM

Not possible. The puck would have to be moving MUCH faster than any human is capable of shooting it to actually move the net...just to answer the physics question.

Did someone say physics!?

- A hockey puck weighs 6 oz = 0.17 kg
- A hockey goal weighs 125 pounds = 56.69 kg (http://www.arizonasp...-48/sku/238opw/)

A little background on what I'm about to do for those who are interested: In order for the net to move, a shot (force) hitting the net's center of mass would have to overcome the initial static friction (which we can assume there is none due to the ice's slipperiness). Essentially all there is then is to say that a horizontal force must exceed the downward force due to the mass of the net and gravity, in order for the net to move at all.

Force = mass*acceleration (in this case acceleration is gravity)

Fnet = (56.69kg)*(9.81m/s2) = 556.13 Newtons

Thus, the force of the puck needs to exceed 556.13 Newtons to be able to move the net.

The hardest shot recorded is 105.4 mph = 47.12 m/s

The kinetic energy of a shot with this speed is KE = (1/2)*m*v2 = (1/2)*(0.17kg)*(47.12m/s)2 = 188.72 Newtons*m. This amount is only equal to the Work, however. In order to equate it to the Force applied, you must divide this number by the distance, which can be said from the top of the circle, is about 35 feet = 10.67 m. So (188.72 N*m)/(10.67 m) = 17.69 Newtons, roughly 3% of the necessary energy required to cause the net to move.

Working backwards using the necessary force to move the net, the necessary Kinetic Energy is KE = (556.13 N)*(10.67 m) = 5933.9 Nm. Put that into the Kinetic energy equation and solve for velocity: v2 = (5933.9 Nm)/(1/2)/(0.17 kg) = 69810.67 m2/s2. Take the square root to get velocity: v = 264.2 m/s, which is 590.99 miles per hour. To get an idea of how fast that is, the speed of sound is 340.29 m/s, which is 768 miles per hour.

But of course it's fake. You can tell by how the net moves before the puck even hits the net on the last two shots. :hehe:

Crosby may be a ******, but he's only a ****** because he plays for Pittsburgh. He's good, real good. I'll take him on my team any day. Fake or not fake, its a cool video. Just because Datsyuk isn't Reebok's poster boy doesn't mean you gotta hate on every Crosby video that comes out.

Douchiness and the Pittsburgh Penguins are completely uncorrelated.

Douchiness and Sidney Crosby being a whiny ***** is completely correlated.

#2059521 Why is St. Louis doing so good?

Posted by Zion on 08 November 2010 - 01:43 AM

I think that St. Louis is doing so WELL because they've sucked for so long, they have acquired some great talent.

I think that St. Louis is GOOD, because they've sucked for so long, they have acquired some great talent.

#2056827 11/3 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Flames 1

Posted by roboturner on 03 November 2010 - 08:11 PM

This Pistons game can end anytime. Basketball is so lame.

#2056568 Class Act Organization

Posted by Bar Down on 03 November 2010 - 01:51 AM

I've been casually viewing this site for awhile but until today I never felt the need to share my opinion. Today, however, was different. My brother was diagnosed with leukemia while playing junior hockey in Saskatchewan earlier this year and he had a bone marrow transplant a couple months ago in Calgary (he's had to live there for the last several months due to the lack of facilities in Sask.). We have been die-hard Red Wings fans since we were really young and it's been a dream of ours to someday watch a game at the Joe but today he experienced the next best thing. Mike Babcock gave him a call this morning and invited him to the Wings practice in Calgary and invited him to meet all of the Wings. Every single Red Wing took the time to not only introduce themselves but genuinely get to know him. He was encouraged by Dats and Zets to stick around for practice prep and to come back after practice for some autographs. Ken Holland offered him tickets for tomorrow's game and Babs invited him back tomorrow to once again hang out with the Wings after their morning skate. For a kid who's been through a lot in recent months, he was on cloud nine today. The Wings have always been my favorite team but today they turned it up a notch. I was absolutely blown away by everything today and I think it's safe to say we all cheer for one of the classiest organizations in the NHL .

#2050794 Photo of Datsyuk/Perry fight

Posted by jollymania on 22 October 2010 - 02:03 PM

Posted Image

#2049687 Draper to miss an additional 4-6 weeks

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 20 October 2010 - 04:07 PM

less draper = great news

Less you= great news

#2048722 Illitch "definitely committed" to new downtown arena

Posted by Z and D for the C on 17 October 2010 - 08:16 PM


#2044764 Kirk Maltby to announce he is retiring

Posted by Nightfall on 12 October 2010 - 12:40 PM

So... Maltby what was the point of signing a contract if you was just going to retire?

Draper is probably a lot closer to retirement than he wants to admit.

Draper should follow suit

When I read some of the posts in this thread, I am just appalled. Here is a guy that gave his heart and soul to the organization. He was a penalty killer and a grind liner. You don't win four Stanley Cups by accident. Detroit knew what they had here and they treated him well for many years. In return, he gave everything he had to the organization.

Yet, some of the fans on this forum piss on him and other players. Even Lidstrom is a target by some people, which is disgusting being as that we are all fans of the Red Wings here. This isn't the HFboards where there are asshats a plenty out there that like to start flame wars with other teams and fans.

I expect people here will be supportive of their Red Wings and the management. After all, they deserve to have our support being as that they haven't missed the playoffs in 25 of the last 27 seasons and the last 19 in a row. The players have shown that they care about playing in Detroit by giving it their all season after season after season.

Here is Maltby, a player who has given it their all for years. 75% of the posts here have the right attitude, which is supportive and remembering what Maltby brought to the table. The rest of the posters here are true morons. If not for the fact that they don't remember what Maltby did for the organization, but because he is a Red Wing. He will take a job in the front office because the Red Wings care about their players and the players care about playing here. I don't see this kind of commitment from many organizations out there.

Support your Red Wings guys. They are your team. If you don't like the team, go bandwagon on the Sharks and Hawks. I heard they need more fans on the bandwagon these days.

Happy retirement Maltby! You will be missed.

#2040619 Mike Illitch to buy the Detroit Pistons

Posted by Echolalia on 05 October 2010 - 10:59 AM

Ugh, I don't want to see Yzerman and Howe's numbers hanging besides basketball giants.

#2035268 Am I the only one that respects Gary Bettman?

Posted by atodaso on 22 September 2010 - 01:04 PM

yes, you are

#2034809 MyFoxDetroit to Stream Red and White Game

Posted by 96warrior on 21 September 2010 - 08:37 AM


Take note, Red Wings fans: My Fox Detroit will air the Red Wings’ Red vs. White Game via a live stream at 12 PM today, and Jennifer Hammond will be Tweeting during the game as well.

Enjoy. I'll be watching live.

#2020972 Blog: The Blackhawks still have serious financial difficulties

Posted by Drake_Marcus on 31 July 2010 - 12:36 AM

Enjoy the Cuap, f***ers.

Fixed it for you.

#2008558 Free Agency Thread

Posted by Majsheppard on 01 July 2010 - 05:11 PM

Ugh, I could say this a billion times and never be even close to feigning it. TSN is a billion times better than ESPN. I would love the option of which one to get!

#2008175 Free Agency Thread

Posted by HankthaTank on 01 July 2010 - 01:44 PM

Asham please!!!! Winchester next!!!! Nystrom if all else fails!!!!!