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In Topic: 2013 Stanley Cup Finals - Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks

25 June 2013 - 08:27 AM


I think putting that kind of pressure on a young, developing team heading into their first full season is asking for disappointment. I hope they make the playoffs everything else would be just a big + like this season.


Keep in mind the Hawks have to shed a lot of salary again, just like they did in 2010.

Looking at Capgeek they are are nowhere near the trouble they were in after 2010. They probably will have a problem signing Bickel. They may have loose somebody like Bolland. But they have plenty waiting to replace them down in Rockford.

In Topic: 2013 Stanley Cup Finals - Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks

24 June 2013 - 11:26 PM

The Wings got very lucky to be up 3-1 on the Hawks. To have the their foot on the Hawks and blow it....that doesn't mean they are that close to the Hawks. The opposite is probably closer to the truth. The Wings couldn't have competed in these finals. With any of the 4 teams that were left in the conference finals.

In Topic: Who would you rather have: Marchand or Shaw?

21 June 2013 - 08:46 PM

Well at least Shaw's own teammates like him.

In Topic: WCF : (5) Los Angeles Kings vs. (1) Chicago Blackhawks

03 June 2013 - 07:10 AM


I agree with someone else on here and it was puck luck that favored the Hawks in the OT.  It could of just as well as been us playing LA right now.

Its got nothing to do with "puck luck". The Hawks were playing like crap at the beginning of the last series. They have since found their game. If the Wings got a do-over and played them again the series would be over in 4 or 5 games now.

In Topic: WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 OT (CHI wins series, 4-3)

30 May 2013 - 05:35 PM

It was not a check from behind, it was boarding.

I know it seems like boarding or charging or something every time one of your guys gets hit but THAT wasn't boarding in THAT situation. I don't think it was boarding in any situation. He had the puck, he had seen or should have seen Bolland, he hung on to it a little longer to make a play, Bolland hit him from the side, Bolland was gliding all the way from center ice to the boards....



He wasn't defenseless either..


Rule 41 - Boarding

41.1 Boarding – A boarding penalty shall be imposed on any player or goalkeeper who checks or pushes a defenseless opponent in such a manner that causes the opponent to hit or impact the boards violently in the boards. The severity of the penalty, based upon the impact with the boards, shall be at the discretion of the Referee.

There is an enormous amount of judgment involved in the application of this rule by the Referees. The onus is on the player applying the check to ensure his opponent is not in a defenseless position and if so, he must avoid or minimize the contact.