To me thats just a late,late hit.....the puck was way up the side boards & Horton had nothing to do with the play anymore. I feel if they would have severely punished these types of hits earlier in the last few years there would be a lot fewer concussed players today.....once a guy gets rid of the puck he is out of the play & it shouldn't be open season on him.....most of Scott Stevens hits were of this nature & it should have been stopped then,instead of being praised. Now a lot of key players are getting concussions & a lot of them never return to their original selves on the ice. I like a hard hit as much as the next guy, but these Torres kinda hits have to be stopped or the game will become like UFC in nature.
He wasn't that great on the PK in overtime last night.....just sayin'.......I think Helm would have been a better option with the open ice of 4 on 3. I think Flip is NOT worth his salary...too soft & always iinjured for long periods of time. I'm not saying he isn't valuable.....just not 3M valuable!
He better play.....there's a bus load of fans coming down from St.Andrews & Winnipeg down to Minneapolis to watch him play.....theres a lotta love for this kid in our local area....the signs saying " Home of Darren Helm 2008 Stanley Cup Winner" are still up on every major road leading into the St.Andrews municipality!!
My wife never gave a rat's ass about hockey (I would be weeping openly watching a gold metal hockey victory & she wouldn't give a second look). However,that all changed in 2008 when a local kid whose parents we know well was called up to the Wings. She immediatley became interested & as the kid won a regular shift & the Wings went to win the Cup, she never missed a moment. It got so good that she approved me buying the NHL center ice package so we could watch every game last season. She wants to buy NHL CI again this year & was just commenting how she can hardly wait for the season to begin.She says she misses Ken Daniels & Micky Redmond & even Doc Emry. The kid is Darren Helm & I can never thank him enough!!
Modano's +/- last three seasons were -6, -13, -11...is that what the Wings want to add? Holland says they have done well with veterans in the past, but our team is full of experienced guys who have all been to the big dance once or twice. All I see Mike adding might be increased ticket sales with the Michigan native thing.
O.K. .....it's after 12:oo noon so Apr. Fools is officially over. However,there are some people seriously sucked in who DO want a change. When I look at a picture of Gordie Howe in the 50s & a present day one of Zett, the uniforms are basically the same & to me that says pride. I don't want the Wings to be look like the Thrashers or Penguins & come into town dressed like a semi-pro roller derby team!Let the original 6 stay the original 6.