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#2224349 Philly v. Tampa

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 10 November 2011 - 05:12 PM

It would be wrong to penalize a team that doesn't want to play into the trap. That's just giving other teams more reason to use the trap.

Both sides are equally wrong. A team is just as much at fault for not forecheck pressuring as a team not advancing the puck. There will have to be a rule change of some kind in the future to combat this.

I agree. I'm not sure how one team can be singled out for this happening. I hope the league doesn't make a knee-jerk reaction with any changes.

The Lightning won and the fans (the ones that I have talked to) don't mid this style because they are winning. Look at the cups the Devils won doing the same thing, I doubt ther fan base cared they played the trap. Stevie and the coach get paid to win, not to appease fan boys.

FWIW Philly scored first, despite the trap- Tampa then stopped playing the trap. I'm not sure if it was implemented as severely after Tampa tied the game. Tampa did win, but it wasn't because Philly sat back on their breakout.


#2223824 11/8 GDT: Avalanche 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 08 November 2011 - 08:23 PM

I feel so bad for Pavs, absolutely no help at all. Why doesn't babcock take Cleary off the top line ? hes brutal out there. Since the 2nd line is overloaded with good players, maybe move Hudler up or Bruunstrom ?

I don't know how many times I've posted this- Brunnstrom has to earn that spot. He couldn't make the Leafs or Stars last season, and he needs to prove his skill. I'm glad we're giving him that chance, but that position should not be gifted to him- he needs to earn it and be better than Bert, Cleary, Huds, Homer, or Abby (assuming the second line remains as-is).

Edit- He also passed through waivers.


#2223546 Bertuzzi & Hudler likely to miss tomorrow's game

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 07 November 2011 - 05:51 PM

^ Looks like you forgot Helm, unless you know something I don't.

These are the lines I'd really like to see:

Filppula Datsyuk Brunnstrom
Franzen Zetterberg Holmstrom
Abdelkader Helm Eaves
Miller Emmerton Nyquist

I think Brunnstrom should have a shot in the top six but putting him with Holmstrom would be a waste. Both lines in the top 6 have combinations rarely seen but we might as well try them.

And I realize now I forgot Cleary, I guess you can scratch Holmstrom/Nyquist or maybe Eaves isn't ready to go, but frankly he could get sick too.

I cannot understand why so many posters believe Brunnstom should be given a spot in the top-6. He could not crack the NHL roster of the Leafs or Stars last season. I'm all for letting him earn that spot, but I don't think it should be given to him, especially above Cleary and Hudler/Bert when they are healthy.


#2223315 11/5 GDT: Ducks 0 at Red Wings 5

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 05 November 2011 - 09:44 PM

Brunnstrom should get a chance in the top 6. He wasn't amazing tonight but wasn't bad either. Looked much better tonight than during that Washington drubbing. Either way it helps to play games. AND KEEP BERTUZZI OUT FFS (meaning for f*** sake).

He has to earn it. We're talking about a player that's been in the AHL because he couldn't crack an NHL roster. With that said, his first few shifts were great. As the game went along, his compete level went down IMO.


#2222938 11/5 GDT: Ducks 0 at Red Wings 5

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 05 November 2011 - 11:16 AM

Commodore is staying in the for the game tonight. IMO that will be a very good thing against the Ducks. We may need his truculence.


#2222422 11/3 GDT: Flames 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 03 November 2011 - 09:01 PM

It's agonizing, but nothing you can do about it. Thats why I was pissed off during the game. Now I am going to watch another game on gamecenter live. Gonna see if they can turn it around on Saturday. Thats all you can hope for at this point.

Agree. We've had a lot of good fortune lately, and it's frustrating to see this team play lately. I'll be watching every game hoping they turn it around.


#2221718 This team screams for a trade

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 02 November 2011 - 07:37 PM

IMO Franzen is the only player that would yield a good-enough return. Franzen for Parise and a first or second would be good. I love Mule, but I'm worried about his contract length. Maybe throw one of Eaves, Emmerton, etc in for Clarkson as well.

IMO no trade is needed, but if a trade is made I'd like it to be a big move.


#2219489 10/28 GDT: Sharks 4 at Red Wings 2

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 28 October 2011 - 08:11 PM

This team is screaming for a trade right now.

Only single players need apply.


#2219090 Avery

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 28 October 2011 - 06:22 AM

Wow Avery really Wow the fans in NY must be confusing him with some other player because the Avery I know is a clown and a disgrace to the game and if he were wearing a winged wheel I would go as far as to say I would simply denounce the organization in spite of all reason and logic as they have done great things here in Det. but I would not be able to be proud of an organization that sports Avery in the lineup Thumbs up to the Rangers organization for realizing this fact.

Avery says hello.

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#2218808 What's up with Zetterberg?

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 26 October 2011 - 07:14 PM

I don't care. Z should have to work his way back up the ladder. He's lazy and he sucks (srs). Other than the playoffs, there is nothing special about this guy, other than his wife's beautiful breasts.

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Helm doesn't have the offense to play on the top line. He creates plays with speed and tenacity, not pure skill.

Z is still better than 90% of the league. If that's nothing special, I don't want to know what you think of the rest of the roster.


#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.



http://www.csnphilly...6996&feedID=704

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.