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#2038823 Michel Therrien

Posted by SDavis35 on 01 October 2010 - 10:16 AM

Yes it did and that sore spot is ignorance.

This is a RED WINGS MESSAGE BOARD - a board to discuss the Red Wings, NHL and hockey as a whole, not a place for people to spout off about their own personal agenda's and this goes for both ends, liberal and conservative.

Furthermore, religion, sexual orientation, racial prejudices, etc, etc... have no place here.

This has been an increasing trend on this board lately and never leads to anything but flaming and derailed topics and needs to END NOW.

To be fair there is a board for political discussion I think... or there was a while back. On the other hand, general discussion should be about hockey, hockey and hockey! And sometimes jokes about hockey.

#2036785 9/25 Pre-season GDT: Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by SDavis35 on 25 September 2010 - 07:55 PM


Ozzie's looking great and the first period went surprisingly well for our guys and they don't look all that intimidated by the Hawks' hotshots. Except for the goal of course.

Kane should have gotten a penalty for crashing the net, but neeeuuuooooo. A-holes. :ranting:

Meanwhile, I know I don't have any control whatsoever about comments made about any of our players - in this case, Ozzie...but I'm really happy to see posters taking the time to respond about how well he's playing so far tonight.

Ozzie's playing like a backup from my view. (which is better than regular season Ozzie) and Ericsson was an idiot on the goal, already yelling at him before they even got out of the zone lol. But, 1-0 with the Griffin team we've put out there is not bad at all.

#2036589 Tonights line-up against Chicago

Posted by SDavis35 on 25 September 2010 - 10:15 AM

I kinda feel bad for Ozzie tonight....

sounds like he's gonna need to steal games in the preseason to get any in the reg season...

#2034640 Rule Changes Explained

Posted by SDavis35 on 20 September 2010 - 12:15 PM

Also interesting that they can't make rude/threatening gestures. :rolleyes:

it's a gentlemen's league. "Here, you can have the puck it's icing sire." "I would like to take you out to dinner after the game, please accept this invitation" "I'm sorry mr. O' Halloran, but my butt was not in his face, I was merely showing him my new pads!"

#2034463 New Blank Red Wings Jersey

Posted by SDavis35 on 19 September 2010 - 05:55 PM

I'm biased towards goaltenders so I say Ozzie. He's done a ton for us, and even in the midst of poor seasons I still love that guy. :D

#2033303 Salei Comments on History With Modano and New Season

Posted by SDavis35 on 14 September 2010 - 04:58 PM

I am sure someone will say this is a bad thing, but I can tell you that this is not an uncommon thing. Sure, you want to think that everyone on the team gets along, but that doesn't happen all the time. Even I don't get along with everyone on the teams I play with in rec league hockey. In the end though, you are having fun playing the game as a whole even with those people you don't see eye to eye with. You are all together trying to accomplish a common goal.

And when Salei drops the gloves to defend Modano, it will appear as though all is forgiven. Yea it's going to happen, someone will hit Modano hard into the boards from behind, he'll be fine but Salei will pound that guy old school style. Highlight of the night :P

#2031286 I've Never Wached Game 7 of the 2009 SCF...

Posted by SDavis35 on 06 September 2010 - 09:34 AM

You're not wrong.

To this day, I've never seen the handshake line, or the cup raise from that game.

Call it sour grapes, whatever.

Never seen the handshakes, but crosby lifting the cup was everywhere last year. If it's any consolation... when Yzerman lifted the cup he raised it to the crowd, when crosby lifted the cup he raised it as if he himself had won it. Yzerman will always be the better captain :)

#2030005 New numbers for a couple of Wings

Posted by SDavis35 on 28 August 2010 - 09:16 PM

So how are they going to be honoring Probert? I know 24 won't be retired but feels odd not to take it out of circulation at least this year.

#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:

#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.