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#2528745 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Shaman on 01 July 2014 - 05:01 PM

Well it's Detroit. How many of these guys want to move their families to a city that are in the news right now about the UN having to help people get water?


Apparently 40 baseball players, including top pitchers and hitters, who could contend in LA, NY, or many other nicer areas decide to come to Detroit. So the city can't be all bad.

#2521433 Abdelkader ejected for "vicious" hit at World Championships

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 22 May 2014 - 12:11 PM

For starters, that writer is an idiot.  It wasn't late and he didn't leave his feet before contact.  Part of the reason the hit was so vicious is Sobotka was still following through on his shot and couldn't protect himself.  People need to stop watching gifs and slow motion replays and actually watch the video at regular speed.  


I don't know about international standards but by NHL rules the only issue is the strides he took before the hit. That could make it charging.  To me it looks like he's hustling back to make a play then veers into the hit, but it gave him a whole lot of momentum and made this hit a nasty one.


As for the rest, he does contact the head but he makes solid contact through the body.  That's legal in the NHL because of the solid body contact (I don't know about international rules).  He doesn't leave his feet before contact.  


If Sobotka gets up, it's likely nothing happens here.  Even if it were in the NHL though, because Sobotka doesn't get up it's likely getting a suspension.

#2519858 Abby named Captain of the Men's US World Championship team

Posted by Smite on 09 May 2014 - 02:04 PM



So Hank, Kronner (hanks replacement) Dats and Abby Captain'd National teams.   

#2488346 Why did Franzen get 10 min game misconduct?

Posted by wings87 on 01 March 2014 - 04:09 PM

Neal is a tool. But I don't like Franzen slashing players( he did it to one of the Ottawa players late in the game, don't remember who) in the back of the leg and running away either. Franzen shouldn't be fighting especially after all his concussions, but he should cool it with the cheap shots too.

#2488243 Why did Franzen get 10 min game misconduct?

Posted by uk_redwing on 01 March 2014 - 08:41 AM

In Neil's defence, Franzen did clearly poke (or spear) Neil in the groin just before the scrum.


Neil is a heavyweight enforcer. Who in their right mind does that to guy like Neil in a blowout game and then not expect anything to happen afterwards? Insanity, especially given his concussion history I have no idea what the in the hell Franzen thought he was doing.

#2488314 Why did Franzen get 10 min game misconduct?

Posted by uk_redwing on 01 March 2014 - 02:51 PM

This one's for you, Dickie!

@AnsarKhanMLive: Franzen responded to Neil's purse, lipstick and yellow streak comment by saying asking him (Franzen) to fight is like asking Neil to (cont.)

@AnsarKhanMLive: Franzen (cont.) .... To show good hands and hockey sense.

@AnsarKhanMLive: One more from Franzen: Maybe they (NHL) should actually try to protect the players (cont.) ...

@AnsarKhanMLive: "a play like that when he just drops his gloves and punch me in the head, if he doesnt get anything for that I dont know whats going on.


Can't believe he said that. That's embarrassing. He wants protecting so he can run his mouth 24/7 and use his stick as a weapon without any retribution? f*** right off. That's exactly why there's fighting in hockey. Franzen keeps digging himself a bigger and bigger hole.


Don't poke a bear with a stick and be angry he's taken a swipe. Those concussions seem to have lost him a bit of common sense.

#2488247 Why did Franzen get 10 min game misconduct?

Posted by DickieDunn on 01 March 2014 - 09:08 AM

Neil is a meat head, but Franzen needs to STFU if he's not going to do anything more than talk.  Nothing drove me more bat-poop crazy when I played than those guys who would constantly run their mouths but as soon as the game got a little rough they'd run away like a little girl.  If you don't want to fight, that's fine, you shouldn't have to, but don't run your mouth after the game.

#2483595 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by vladdy16 on 13 February 2014 - 09:03 AM

Streaming the game at work - my boss comes up to me and asks what the score is.  :)

#2480494 2/3 GDT: Canucks 0 at Justin Abdelkader 2

Posted by aflac9262 on 03 February 2014 - 12:03 AM









#2475199 Building a talent pipeline.

Posted by rick zombo on 21 January 2014 - 03:57 PM

The thing with Nyquist, or Tatar, is that they're small skilled guys.  The Wings have a bunch of guys like that.  When you have a lot of one thing and not a lot of another, you use what you have a lot of to get what you don't.  Small wingers and quality young d-men out, big wingers in.


But this begs the question: who would trade a large top 6 scoring winger for a small one? It's not like hockey is played on an army training-style obstacle course with little holes that guys have to crawl through.

#2466753 12/21 GDT: Red Wings 5 @ Maple Leafs 4 (SO, yes, SO)

Posted by Jersey Wing on 21 December 2013 - 07:36 PM

How perfect is this? Wings in high def on HNIC. My neighbor Sabrina who is now a fashion designer but used to be a big name pastry chef just brought over a plate of magnificent Christmas cookies. A cup of egg nog and a Datsyuk goal. 


it's the little moments in life that make it so great.

#2457656 Datsyuk concussion: To Return Tuesday

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 24 November 2013 - 02:01 PM

I doubt anyone on the ice or on the bench realized what happened in the moment. Would someone have gone after Cowen if they did? Maybe, maybe not.

Either way some people need to stop living in the past.


Why?  Are you offended?  I enjoyed watching THAT team.  I don't enjoy watching THIS team get their asses handed to them.

#2452160 Varlamov Arrested

Posted by 55fan on 08 November 2013 - 02:57 PM

The story is next:



Varlamov's girlfriend had an affair with Steve Downie... Varlamov surprised them...

Varlamov was arrested and Downie traded couple of hours after...




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You're kidding, right?


If that was the case, she's get 2 minutes for Too Many Men and he'd get 2 minute for Third Man In and they'd just cancel each other out and go on with their lives.

#2450658 Announcer Ozzie

Posted by RedWang on 03 November 2013 - 08:10 PM

Love Mick, i still laugh at the "hook,hook, another hooker" line he had several years ago.

Im partial to the "Holy Jumpin, Lookout, and Datsyuk's got his black mask on out there tonight." Aswell as when he refers to us the viewers as "gang". Ive always wanted to be a part of a gang, and Mick is kind enough to do that for me.

#2444633 Look what I found.....

Posted by Smite on 15 October 2013 - 12:10 PM

I was cleaning my garage last weekend and decided to go though a box of some of my old stuff my dad dropped of about a month ago. 


This is had been in storage in his attic since I moved out in 1999. 




It was a collection of my Yzerman cards I thought I had lost. I do have a rookie but that is on a plaque hanging in my basement. 




And I also found this guy, back when I collected cards I had no clue he would turn out to be the perfect human.




My Wife asked if they were worth anything, I said not nearly close enough to even consider.


I thought I would share.