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#1934932 Any Word on Hossa's injury?

Posted by Carman on 08 April 2010 - 04:36 PM

Datsyuk looked like the best player on the ice


That's it. You are a completely oblivious homer.

There is no way to logically convey anything coherent to you anymore.


#1934925 Any Word on Hossa's injury?

Posted by Carman on 08 April 2010 - 04:28 PM

Hossa is an example of a guy who gets by on skills in the regular season. Come playoffs when hard work trumps skill, well look what happened.

To say that injury is what caused him to play bad is retarded. He looked bad in the first couple rounds as well. He scored 2 goals in game 2 of the first and second series. Not exactly when he was needed. You can't say that last year he didn't disappear in the playoffs because he did. You go from scoring 40 to being the team scapegoat in the playoffs. He choked hard.


Do you hold Datsyuk to this same standard?

It's called injuries. They happen in hockey.

You aren't a playoff choker when you score 76 points in 98 games.


#1934919 Any Word on Hossa's injury?

Posted by Carman on 08 April 2010 - 04:00 PM

Ok if his injury was that bad, he would've been out of the line up. He was skating fine and could stick handle when he wanted too. He was just inconsistent and along for the ride. He has no heart at all. Cleary played with a broken hand and a torn groin and still looked like one of the best on the ice.


Hossa did skate well, but he had zero velocity on his shot.

He got hit towards the end of the Anaheim series and didn't look the same after it.

To say an NHL player doesn't have heart just makes you lose all credibility, especially when the said player has lead several teams to deep playoff runs and is a perennial 40 goal scorer.

Hockey is a team game, there was plenty of blame to go around.


#1934870 Any Word on Hossa's injury?

Posted by Carman on 08 April 2010 - 02:50 PM

I think its not the fact that Hossa is solely to blame. I think most people are more blaming him for basically falling face first on expectations for the type of player he is paid and is. Hossa is rediculous, unfortunately I live in Chicagoland area and don't have access to other teams so I watch the hawks. Hossa is a very skilled and unique player. The fact he is paid that much means he is supposed to perform in those situations. He was making that much money and struggled in the '09 playoffs especially the finals. The reason people blame him for the loss is that he didn't live up to his reputation, paygrade, and expectations.


You said nothing about him facing an injury that would directly interfere with his ability to shot the puck.


#1934853 Any Word on Hossa's injury?

Posted by Carman on 08 April 2010 - 02:03 PM

Expanded that for you.

How about vanishing when it matters? Hossa shows up in the '08 Finals, maybe Pittsburgh wins it. Hossa shows up in '09, maybe Detroit repeats. Datsyuk and Z show up and have the hardware to prove it.


Hossa was about the only Penguin to show up in '08. He was 3rd overall in points.

in the 09' finals He was injured. How hard is that to comprehend? Datsyuk has taken whole playoffs off yet Hossa struggles through an injury that required him to miss the start of the next season?

Without Hossa last year who knows if the Wings would have even gotten past the Quarterfinals.


#1934843 Any Word on Hossa's injury?

Posted by Carman on 08 April 2010 - 01:50 PM

Hossa.

97 games, 31 goals and 45 assists for 76 points.

Datsyuk

98 games, 22 goals, and 41 assists for 63 points.

Zetterberg

85 games, 39 goals, and 37 assists for 76 points.

You can call Hossa a cup chaser, but he certainly isn't a playoff choker. Unless you want to expand what a playoff choker really is...


#1934788 Williams is lacking moxy

Posted by Carman on 08 April 2010 - 12:20 PM

Stuart has more experience of playing the pp though.. which he has done on every team he has played for except detroit...


True, but Stuart is more valuable on the PK than Ericsson. Can't have Stuart play Lidstrom type minutes and remain as physically effective.


#1934781 Williams is lacking moxy

Posted by Carman on 08 April 2010 - 12:08 PM

Williams needs to be sat for Abby.

Ericsson needs to get on the point for the 2nd PP, hell that's probably what Ericsson's most useful role would be anyways. He has a great shot and decent offensive instincts.


#1934581 Any Word on Hossa's injury?

Posted by Carman on 08 April 2010 - 12:49 AM

Hossa was the best Winger to ever wear a Red Wing sweater.

It was a pleasure to have an actually great player on our team for once.


#1934252 Ville Leino Appreciation Thread

Posted by Carman on 07 April 2010 - 08:02 PM

People are disappointed more than anything.

He had high, and probably unfair expectations and he completely bombed.

Fans want their teams players to do well, and when they don't they bash them.

That's sports, for better or for worse.


#1934237 4/7 GDT: Blue Jackets 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Carman on 07 April 2010 - 07:56 PM

Bertuzzi gets the most phantom calls and never any replays.. jesus


Yep, phantom reputation calls. No wonder he is as soft as a tissue...


#1934230 4/7 GDT: Blue Jackets 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Carman on 07 April 2010 - 07:54 PM

Yeah leaving the left side wide open on the first goal and letting the puck slide through his legs on the second really showed how much he wants to win this game. :hehe:


Still 500x the goaltender Osgood ever was. :hehe:


#1934193 Lidstrom

Posted by Carman on 07 April 2010 - 07:26 PM

We'll be good.

Lebda will develop into a Norris contender through Brad Mcrimmon's great coaching.


#1933945 Ville Leino Appreciation Thread

Posted by Carman on 07 April 2010 - 02:28 PM

Troll keeps trolling. Some of those comments are so insulting personally that I'm not even gonna comment on that.


What? I thought I'm supposed to hate everything that's not directly involving the Red Wings organization?


#1933939 Ville Leino Appreciation Thread

Posted by Carman on 07 April 2010 - 02:20 PM

Leino is locker room cancer.
He's an awful human being and is just lazy Eurotrash.

He is only getting points in Philly because he is playing with great North American players. Leino was the sole reason for the Red Wing's struggles and it's not a coincidence that he's never actively played on a team playing well(Red Wings started winning without him, and Philly started losing). He's a horrible influence and contributes nothing but a warm body that gets body checked by the opposing team.

He is everything that is wrong with the NHL, he is slow, soft, unmotivated and unintelligent. I'm just glad the Wings got the only good Finnish player ever in Flippula, hopefully he's the last player that wears the Winged wheel from that useless country.