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#2211898 MacArthur receives 2-game suspension for Abdelkader hit

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 03 October 2011 - 02:09 PM

He didn't dive. Sorry.

I guess it comes down to semantics at some point. He was contacted in the head, yes, but he also stopped skating and fell down, arms spread, already pleading to the refs for a penalty. In my book that's a dive, and it's disappointing to see a Wings player doing that.


Watching the replay a few times, you can clearly see the delay between when Abby gets hit, and when he throws his arms up over his head. Not sure why you'd do that when you get in the head, unless it was to make it look worse than it was.

The natural reaction is to grab your head, or at least try and keep skating, if you're interested in playing hockey and not diving.


#2211901 MacArthur receives 2-game suspension for Abdelkader hit

Posted by Doc Holliday on 03 October 2011 - 02:13 PM

I guess it comes down to semantics at some point. He was contacted in the head, yes, but he also stopped skating and fell down, arms spread, already pleading to the refs for a penalty. In my book that's a dive, and it's disappointing to see a Wings player doing that.


He was knocked off balance and put his hands in the air in protest at having interference run on him and/or getting hit in the head.

It's not a dive, at all. If you want to argue embellishment that is fine, but there is no way you can think he dove from that.


#2211917 MacArthur receives 2-game suspension for Abdelkader hit

Posted by Doc Holliday on 03 October 2011 - 02:36 PM

he still embellished and should have had discipline for it whether he fell by his own will or not, and i would say he did fall on his own will, I know I wouldn't have flopped there.


then it is embellishment, same thing, they are the same category, you are just being a word-prick, he still was making a mockery of the sport


Well I hope you get up in arms whenever someone protests a play or call from now on, because that is what you consider a "mockery of the sport."

And word-prick? Grow up.


#2203993 Rick Rypien found dead

Posted by Finnish Wing on 16 August 2011 - 11:58 AM

What the hell is it with hockey players passing away as of late? Far too young, so unfortunate and sad. In the last few years we've lost Sergei Zholtok, Dan Snyder, Aelx Cherepanov, Luc Bourdon, Mandi Schwartz, Derek Boogaard, and now Rick Rypien.

Steroids and other that kinda stuff that doesn't belong in the human body. The leagues just don't want to talk about it because it would look bad from a marketing perspective.


#2187897 Boy does ESPN suck

Posted by vladdy16 on 22 June 2011 - 12:42 PM

You should blame yourself for checking ESPN in the first place. The only time I go there is when I want to know about poker. Which is never.


#2186748 Epic Boooing of Bettman

Posted by eva unit zero on 18 June 2011 - 01:56 PM

It would have been great to see Bobby Orr present the Cup to Boston. Heck, even rolling out Messier for Vancouver would get less boos than Bettman.


Messier would probably receive more boos than Bettman. He sure did while he was playing for them...

It was perfect because they respectfully cheered chara


If I had to cheer only one of Bettman or Chara, it would be Bettman.

As for the general topic, I think it's disgusting that you guys gleefully enjoyed the booing of the Stanley Cup presentation. Or that you think the booing of Bettman is justified when he is simply doing his job, and according to his bosses doing it very well. You make the ESPN argument? The NHL is getting better TV ratings in the US now than it ever has. With more knowledgeable commentators. Hard to argue that ESPN is necessary. The NHL was maybe the #6 or #7 option for ESPN to show; it's the top sport on Versus (soon to be NBC Sports, or something like that) and also has the NHL Network, etc.

If you don't like Bettman because the rules have changed a little in the past twenty years, or because teams have relocated, maybe you should get a time machine to watch the 1926 Cup finals between the Montreal Maroons and the Victoria Cougars with no forward passing allowed, straight stick blades, no helmets or goalie masks, and goalies who aren't allowed to drop to the ice. Just so you can see that hockey does, in fact, change. Maybe you think that a team's ideal fourth line should be
Sandy McCarthy/Stu Grimson/Joe Kocur in their primes. Who knows.


#2180846 Ken Holland: Open to trade to replace Rafalski

Posted by Konnan511 on 29 May 2011 - 02:03 PM

Which teams would think Hudler would be worth trading down in the draft, though?


Rangers need some offensive help and if you pair him with Gabby, they'd put up a hell whole lot of points. We'd be trading up 10 spots. Give them Hudler/Emmerton and our first and 4th. Plus Rangers have 18mil+ in cap space.


#2181413 The Unthinkable

Posted by Grayne Wetzky on 31 May 2011 - 07:15 PM

Lidstrom resigns with the Lightning?

If Stevie brings Lids down to Tampa Bay to bolster their chances at a cup run next year, would you still like Lidstrom? Or would your feelings change?