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#2043115 Wings' Datsyuk has fight fans among Blackhawks

Posted by hooon on 09 October 2010 - 03:22 PM

I'd like to see Datsyuk fight Kane. :thumbup:

#2042768 Pavel Datsyuk has a Gordie Howe Hattrick

Posted by hooon on 08 October 2010 - 10:08 PM

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.

#2042747 oilers not pleased with eberle

Posted by hooon on 08 October 2010 - 09:55 PM

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.

#2038952 10/1 Pre-season GDT: Toronto Maple Leafs at Red Wings

Posted by hooon on 01 October 2010 - 03:29 PM

You're starting to get quite the exciting team up Yonder.

vFlip surrounded by Mule AND Ritola??? Holy skilled second line Batman!

Holy no idiotic behind-the-back completely blind passes and one-hand-on-stick behind the net uselessness Batman!

#2037920 Babs gives Miller a vote of confidence

Posted by hooon on 29 September 2010 - 01:29 PM

Eh, I can't say I like it.

Miller is as good as he will ever be, which, really isn't THAT good. We already have a ton of players who do exactly what he deos; Eaves, Helm, Abby, Draper.

I'll be honest, I have never seen much of Ritola, but my understanding is that his upside and potential is way higher than Miller's ever will be.

I also thought that he was have a strong, hard working preseason. Oh well.

#2035571 Am I the only one that respects Gary Bettman?

Posted by hooon on 22 September 2010 - 07:24 PM


1. Roger Goodell
2. David Stern
3. Gary Bettman

9000001. Bud Selig

I'm pretty sure the Miller Lite "Commish" makes it on that list over Bettman.

#2035299 Am I the only one that respects Gary Bettman?

Posted by hooon on 22 September 2010 - 02:40 PM

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.

#2035291 The Tomas Tatar Fan Club (and nickname) is born

Posted by hooon on 22 September 2010 - 02:26 PM

Cool that you met him! Sounds like a great trip.

If it were me, I might call the fan club The Tatar Tots

#2035244 Pre-Season 9/22 GDT: Red Wings at Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by hooon on 22 September 2010 - 11:52 AM

Since when is one roster spot "all young skilled guys"? :huh:

Since when does one preseason game mean that no other young guys will play? :huh:

#2035046 Sabres Reveal New Jerseys

Posted by hooon on 21 September 2010 - 08:33 PM

One of my favorites:

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#2034696 Wings name Red & White Teams (also send 13 back down)

Posted by hooon on 20 September 2010 - 06:00 PM

Why in the world would you type this sentence? I'm not a superstitious person, but come on.

Yeah. No injuries please. How about.... I hope the Wings have such an absurdly high point advantage that they can afford to simply rest the starters for a week and let all the prospects get ice time. :hehe:

#2034425 New Blank Red Wings Jersey

Posted by hooon on 19 September 2010 - 01:43 PM

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.

#2033966 Babcock to Change Defense Pairings

Posted by hooon on 17 September 2010 - 12:33 PM

It's like Babcock came to LGW and said, "You know what, I'm going to give you people what you want".

Thank-you Mike.

I think his username is blueadams. :hehe:

This rules though.

#2032942 Who will be the whipping boys for '10-'11?

Posted by hooon on 13 September 2010 - 02:38 AM

My guesses.

1. Refs
2. Bettman
3. Howard
4. Filpulla
5. Bertuzzi
6. Babcock

I'm not referring to the best players in history sorry.


1. Carman


#2032566 Free Agency Thread

Posted by hooon on 11 September 2010 - 12:42 PM

From TSN :

From TSN :

Fedotenko will fit in perfectly with the Rangers.... a somewhat talented player who plays hard about 15% of the time.