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#2215705 Mike Brown Cranks Tom Kostopoulos

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 16 October 2011 - 09:55 AM

Thanks I couldn't embed the video, i'm not sure why. Make ya a deal, if it goes back up, you won't see another one of these threads from me :P And I'll have you know I used a great amount of restraint from making a thread on McGrattan's marathon scrap with Janssen tonight :lol:

I had to do it...

I don't know if there are two players who like fighting more. Janssen seems to like taking a few punches to get himself into the fight, and Gratts smiles throughout.

#2215405 Abdelkader pounds Lapierre

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 15 October 2011 - 07:02 PM

The fight had no impact. If it had some sort of impact, it wouldn't have taken a full period to score a goal against a Nucks' team that is visually scuffling after such a emasculating fight. Why can't you just appreciate Lappy turtling?

I see what you're trying to say, but IMO you're comment is too declarative. Because the Wings did not score immediately after does not mean it had no effect.

I do agree that see Abby punch him was good enough in its own right though.

#2215015 Asham KOs Beagle

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 14 October 2011 - 07:14 AM

That gesture after the end of the fight was not Arron Asham. Good to see he recognized he made an ass out of himself, and apologized for it, cause that was over the top.

I agree, and I'm willing to give him a pass. I can't imagine the adrenaline after knocking out a player on a rival team, especially when you were standing up for a teammate.

EDIT- I like Melrose's take on the fight.

#2214604 10/13 GDT: Canucks 0 at Red Wings 2

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 13 October 2011 - 07:27 PM

I imagine Abdelkader became offended when Lappy welcomed him to the diving club after watching that dive a week or two ago.

I imagine reposts from hf boards.

#2213804 Report: Pre-season Fighting Lowest in More Than a Decade

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 09 October 2011 - 06:26 PM

Enforcers seems to have an affinity for these lifestyles more than other hockey players.


There's no causation in that argument. IMO it is more believable that people with those tendencies are more likely to fight, instead of fighting leading to those tendencies.

#2213254 10/7 GDT:Senators 3 at Red Wings 5

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 07 October 2011 - 08:30 PM

Well Kindl just made his first mistake, as he took away a scoring chance by getting drawn in on a physical rebuttle behind the play.

I'm not sure he had the chance to avoid the 'altercation'. Good on Kindl for making a hit big enough to cause said 'altercation'.

#2212931 Eric Nystrom on waivers

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 07 October 2011 - 01:04 PM

There is a reason why the Wild waived him, if he can't fit in on the Wild's roster, which is not deep by anyone's definition, why would it be different for the Wings? Brunnstrom showed heart and hard play and earned a contract, Nystrom got bounced from a team expected to contend for a lottery pick. Gotta get the enforcer glasses off, he just doesn't fit in the depth chart anywhere. Sorry.

The irony of your post is that Brunnstrom couldn't crack the Stars or Leafs last year, but somehow Nystrom is terrible for being waived after playing last year in the NHL.

I want Nystrom, or a player like him, but this isn't good timing for the Wings.

#2212129 NHL will Look into Fighting: Shanahan

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 04 October 2011 - 12:29 PM

Fighting just isn't important anymore. If they* take out the stupid instigator penalty I can see the point of an enforcer with it's impact. But that's just not the case anymore.

If it isn't important then why do GM's sign fighters? Why do coaches play fighters? Why do players fight (all players that fight, not just enforcers)?

#2211639 10/2 Exhibition GDT: Pittsburgh Penguins at Red Wings

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 02 October 2011 - 04:56 PM

Does Nyquist make the team this year? I thought especially with Mursak hurt there was 2 roster spots open. With the play of brunnstrom and Nyquist i thought they would be getting the spots. But i just heard mick and ken mention how there isnt room for Nyquist and if it werent for veteran players and contract obligations that he would be on the team. Is their a finalized roster yet?

Nyquist likely won't make the team, because he would be spending some/most of the games in the press-box. Therefore, his development is better served by playing a lot of minutes in the AHL. IMO he only makes this team at the expense of Hudler, which is unlikely.

#2211325 MacArthur receives 2-game suspension for Abdelkader hit

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 01 October 2011 - 03:16 PM

I don't feel Brendan Smith's hit deserved a suspension, but I am happy Shanahan is staying consistent. Consistency is all you can hope for.

Agree. I don't agree with all/many of the suspensions, but Shanahan has been consistent.

#2211309 Pre-Season Line Hopes

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 01 October 2011 - 02:45 PM

Hell, it's been a few months, so I'll bite.

Flip- Dats- Homer
Bert- Z- Mule
Huds- Abby- Cleary
Brunnstrom- Helm- Eaves
Miller, Emmerton

Lids- White
Kronner- Stuart
Commie- E

IMO Homer is most effective when playing with two skilled players, so he needs to be on the top two lines with Cleary, Eaves, Abby, etc double-shifting in Homer's position throughout the game.

#2211018 NHL will Look into Fighting: Shanahan

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 30 September 2011 - 04:30 PM

For argument's sake, let's say the NHL outlaws fighting. What are you going to do - quit watching? Baseball fans grew to accept the DH, divisions, the Wild Card......if worse comes to worse and there's no more fighting in hockey, fans will accept it or they'll cry about it and find something else to watch.

I'll preface my comment by saying that I watch 5-10 games a week. I wouldn't stop watching the Wings, other rivalry games, or the playoffs, but I might stop watching so many other games. For example, I loved watching the Leafs and Islanders last year. There certainly wasn't a fight every game, and I didn't expect one, but I liked knowing that both teams took pride in standing up for themselves. This is one of the elements of hockey that I love (having played) and don't want to see diminished.

FWIW I wouldn't be surprised to the LNAH grow as a result, as well as any other league(s) that still allow fighting or spring up and allow fighting.

#2210987 NHL will Look into Fighting: Shanahan

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 30 September 2011 - 03:08 PM

There's not going to be more cheapshots and bad hits now that 5 or more game suspensions being thrown around daily.

Watch an OHL game, they have a complete ban on head shots, and the game is fine.

They still have fighting...

#2210399 9/28 Exhibition GDT: Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 28 September 2011 - 09:29 PM

Hopefully Ben Smith is okay. I think Smith's (Wings) reaction shows he didn't want to do that, but it certainly was a bad hit.

#2209295 9/23 Exhibition GDT: Philadelphia Flyers 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 23 September 2011 - 07:02 PM

who got hit?

Exelby or Smith I'm guessing since they were the dmen out there. There was no replay an the camera angle was bad. Seeing Hudler with a glove off was exciting, unfortunately he decided to spare Walker :)