Well, Datsyuk's fight didn't exactly win the game.
I'm just saying that I'd rather see tough guys fighting tough guys, than see our star player in a fight. Doesn't have to be against someone like Boogaard for him to get hurt.
That's what happens when no hired gun is in the lineup to take care of the dirty work. Now we have Datsyuk doing it instead.
This won't happen against most teams in the league, but against someone like Anaheim, it becomes a problem.
If we had Downy or another enforcer... they would not have been out on the ice with the Datsyuk line, they would not have been out against the Perry line. An enforcer would have changed nothing in this situation. God forbid our "soft euro players" aren't soft.
Taylor Hall sounds like a real douchebag. He was pissed at Eberle for scoring twice and thus taking the spotlight. Did Hall expect Eberle and the rest of the Oilers to just hang back so that he could be the big hero?
Umm... how is there even a shadow of a doubt that this entire thing is a joke... are you serious?
I thought Hall's part was the funniest part. Kid's got some acting chops as well.
You say hes done a great job in the post lockout era fixing the clutching and grabbing from the 90s and 00s. But, uhh, he was the commissioner in the 90s and 00s as well.
I think 18 years is absurdly long for someone to be in office, seems more like a dictatorship. I'm hearing praise for him in this thread for things he didn't even do, but simply occurred during the time of his reign.
IMO, his priorities with this league are completely backwards, with quality of gameplay and officiating being much lower on his itinerary than expansion and pleasing the owners, GMs and trustees who will agree to keep him in office as long as they keep getting paid, despite the fact that several franchises are obviously losing money. Not to mention some of the egregious decisions he approved during the NHLs expansion days.
I'm no conspiracy theorist. He doesn't fix games, he isn't corrupt, or working for the pens. He's just self-serving. Sure, there have been things he didn't screw up, but I do not believe that he is the only person in the world who can run this league, and there is a LOT of room for improvement.
I suggest you choose Zetterberg, as he is the only one of those five who is likely to be on the team in five years. Osgood, Maltby, Draper and Holmstrom will all likely be retired by then.
Eh Zetterberg jerseys are a dime a dozen. Even though those other guys will be retired in 5 years, they will still all be memorable iconic Red Wings figures for a long time to come. I like the idea of getting a jersey of one of our more unsung heroes.