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#2024740 NHL examining other long term contracts

Posted by SDavis35 on 10 August 2010 - 07:44 AM

I think any contract signed that ends with the player being 41+ should not be accepted. Don't go back on any that are more than a year old, but all from this season should be looked at. Most players retire by 40 and so there's no reason to sign them until they're 47/44. Only a handful of players have ever made it that far. Mr. Howe being the best of them :D


#2016594 Pavel Datsyuk

Posted by SDavis35 on 18 July 2010 - 06:23 PM

Datsyuk is good.



I like this one.



Amazing how much his english has improved since then too eh?

I watch this one for the lulz. :hehe:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCKLRkqvCdM


#2005806 What is it why you're a fan of this team?

Posted by SDavis35 on 27 June 2010 - 08:29 PM

The organization is based on class and the character of not only the players, but the rest of the staff. They show respect to everyone, they treat each other and their players as family. They also never panic, no matter how dire the circumstance I always see the confidence in their eyes. That's the identity I fell in love with, so yea, if the character/identity of the Red Wings was changed to represent what's wrong with the NHL, I wouldn't care for them anymore, regardless of what superstar player they drafted.


#2004950 Getting Rid of diving

Posted by SDavis35 on 25 June 2010 - 09:18 PM

to be honest, i still think they need to call fewer penalties... or at least make it tougher to draw a penalty. If you just tap a guy on the wrist you get called for a hook... whereas it should be (imo) a hook IF the player slows down. It would make the league a whole lot tougher and in theory would reduce the flopping on every little thing.


#1995000 Great or Bust?

Posted by SDavis35 on 05 June 2010 - 08:09 PM

He didn't fit the Red Wings style, I think that's because he was expected to play solid defensively as well as offensively. On Philly he's been successful, and shown why he was thought of so highly. I honestly think the puck has just been going in for him. He's just getting to the right spot at the right time, pretty simple hockey and it's been good for him. If he faces a physical, checking d-man, he's not going to be as successful. My opinion based on what I've seen in his goals.


#1982047 Let's Talk About the Refereeing

Posted by SDavis35 on 09 May 2010 - 11:56 AM

I think the NHL needs to look at its rulebook and consider some changes for the coming years.

1. Allow players to kick the puck in. i know this could start some controversy but I see nothing wrong with a player whose stick is tied up, kicking a puck in while being defended.

2. Stop protecting the goalies. Make some rule that a goalie is fair game outside his goal crease. Im not saying forwards should be allowed to drill the goalie. There are plenty of times where guys screening the goalie get called for interference because the goalie is so far out and actually into the play.

3. Call more diving penalties. I was watching Don Cherry the other night and he focused of Carcillo from Philly and how he was falling over at the slightest pushes and flung his head back like he'd been high sticked when the opponents stick was nowhere near him. It comprimises the integrety of the game.

....just my 2 cents.


1. Allow players to use a kicking motion so long as their skate is not separate from the ice. Rule would state: If a player lifts his skate to redirect a puck in, the goal is disallowed.

2. Open the crease a little more, keep the blue paint the same, but use the trapezoid as a "safe zone" for goalies and connect it to the crease. (Not sure if i'm describing this well enough) Where the angled lines of the trapezoid are, connect them to the top of the blue paint, and that becomes the new "crease". Might look ugly though... either way, if a goalie is outside that trapezoid/crease area then he is no longer susceptible to goalie interference.

3. I think Aaron Ward said it on TSN, but call the games tighter. None of the chincy stuff and actually slow down a player on a hook. If a guy falls down, there shouldn't be a penalty on the play unless he was torn down (like stuart did to one guy this year). if you keep calling these feather penalties the players will keep diving.

Just my opinion on those factors.


#1981922 San Jose to Finals?

Posted by SDavis35 on 09 May 2010 - 08:02 AM

Road to the cup goes through Hockeytown.

I know we just lost to 'em and there were moments of hatred, but as far as the remaining teams go it would be nice to see the Sharks win it. A good way to break the choking rep they've earned.


#1953267 History Will Be Made Justin Abdelkader

Posted by SDavis35 on 21 April 2010 - 06:37 PM

I wanna see one for Jimmy's unmasking :hehe:


#1942905 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Coyotes 3

Posted by SDavis35 on 14 April 2010 - 11:45 PM

So here's a lesson from tonight's game... KILL PENALTIES!!

They can't score on us 5-on-5, it's clear, once we start killing penalties we can take it to 'em. We need to take game 2, I don't want to have to watch comeback kids all series. Disappointed by the loss, but the Yotes had a solid game. Refs were great at the beginning, then they started confusing me... the hold against Phoenix giving us our last PP was a weird one.


#1939076 Early Penalty Watch For Game 1

Posted by SDavis35 on 12 April 2010 - 08:24 PM

The Red Wings should be able to overcome anything.

If not they don't deserve to be Stanley Cup champions.

No excuses, we are relatively healthy now.


This.

There has never been a conspiracy against the Wings or for another team, regardless of how much one would want to believe it. If anything, it's a psychological thing - we as fans see brutal calls and missed calls that appear as though we've been destined to lose by the refs; the refs may like the story and start looking (subconciously) for the favourite's penalties more than the underdog.

Good teams find a way to win. No Fear, No Excuses, No Mercy.


#1937806 Antti Niemi

Posted by SDavis35 on 11 April 2010 - 05:37 PM

Does anyone know why nhl.com doesnt list him as a rookie? before this season he played three game last season and hes only 26. howard is 26, played more game and over more season yet it has him listed as one.

surely niemi is a rookie right? Anyone know why he wouldnt be??


I think the rule is that they have to be less than 26 at the beginning of the season. Niemi was 26 as of August 09, so that's why he isn't considered a rookie.


#1930993 Osgood to start Sunday

Posted by SDavis35 on 03 April 2010 - 10:43 AM

Don't lecture me about being a true fan. I'm a fan of this team and have been for nearly 20 years. I hope the team wins but I hope Osgood fails. Being a fan doesn't mean you blindly accept or love every player in an organization or decision an organization makes. Your definition of fandom exists in two places your mind and the hearts of Leaf fans.


Just because you've been a fan for 20 years doesn't mean you're a "true fan". But, who are we to determine "true fanship" when the reality (imo) is that it's the heart behind cheering for your team that makes you a fan. I hated Hasek his entire time here; hated the guy his entire career for irrational reasons, but I still supported him as a Wing until he retired. I want the Detroit Red Wings to succeed regardless of who is playing in goal, if Howard falters I'm happy having Osgood take over, especially if he gives us a chance to win.


#1915803 When Does Osgood Start?

Posted by SDavis35 on 14 March 2010 - 03:56 PM

Maybe @ vancouver? the next back-to-back game.


This would be interesting... I'm thinking send Ozzie in against the Oilers (if he loses to them, well... no need fore playoffs, our dignity is gone)

Although, Howard's worst games seem to come against the Canucks... at least those I remember (5-4 W and 6-3L) so maybe try the near guarantee win with him in on Friday, send Ozzie to strut his stuff on Saturday.