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#2168360 Clowe suckering Abdelkader

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 07 May 2011 - 12:02 PM

The only person I'm upset with is the ref for grabbing Abby while Clowe continued to throw punches. Clowe would beat Abby 9/10 times, but I'd rather them fight fair instead of the ref getting involved.

#2168146 Changes for Game 5

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 06 May 2011 - 09:06 PM

I'd sit Abby and Hudler for Modano and Miller.


Say what you want about his untimely penalty tonight, but he drew one more than he took.

#2167538 Wings in Seven

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 06 May 2011 - 05:31 PM

I'll believe until the Sharks get 4. I want more Red Wings hockey!

Exactely. I agree.

#2163687 Abdelkader

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 01 May 2011 - 05:32 PM

Some major scapegoating here...

#2160212 200 Posts...

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 28 April 2011 - 08:36 PM

How about some ugly double posts?

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Luckily the LGW no longer allows double posts.

#2153216 WCQF Game 3 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Coyotes 2

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 18 April 2011 - 11:58 PM

Good to see Patty Sunshine back out there.

#2149130 Los Angeles vs. San Jose

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 14 April 2011 - 04:43 PM

Saw this quote on another site. The first game (hopefully) will be interesting.

MURRAY: “We know it’s going to be a real revved-up series, a real hard series. Everything I read, from the San Jose players talking, it’s going to be a bit of a gong show, with fighting. I’m reading about Clowe’s bloody nose and Ben Eager all over the place and Mayers fighting. So we’re going to gear ourselves up for that kind of a game. We’ll keep Westgarth in the lineup. That’s the way they’re setting it up, so we’re going to be ready to battle.”

#2142254 Lines combos in the play-offs

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 05 April 2011 - 08:14 PM

One: Abby has barely played in the playoffs, and hasn't really been a factor when he has. A bit early to say he "elevates his play magnificently". Bert also not someone I'd think of as a clutch playoff performer.

Two: Top defensemen will be matched up against Pav and/or Hank as much as possible. Teams won't waste a top D-pair on a line centered by Abby. At least not on a team with so much other firepower.

Three: Abby, right now, can't score for s***. You can't expect him to produce at a top-6 level in the playoffs.

Four: Like every other 'phenomenal, unstoppable, can't-possibly-imagine-splitting-them-ever line' we've had in the past few years, they'll have one mediocre game and everyone will forget they ever even dreamt of keeping them intact.

Abby has 5 points in 21 playoff games- not bad for a fourth liner. Also, Abby has scored this season when put with skilled players. He was hot with Cleary and Modano, and he is now hot with Bert and Franzen.

Abby has what the team lacks- physical play.

Your example of top pairing not being used against Abby/Franzen/Bert is evidence for the line to stay together. If they will play against the third pairing d, than the line should definitely be successful.

#2142248 This years black aces

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 05 April 2011 - 07:54 PM

UK is the only one that'd like to see Tardiff. Who would want to see iFlip over someone?

Mursak, Joakim, Tatar, Smith, Meech and our goalies will most likely be black aces. Maybe even Nyquist :)

Tardif should be up, but I don't think he'll play (or should). He's been great (and patient) with the organization and should be a black ace to practice with the team and enjoy the atmosphere. This organization treats its players well, and Tardif has paid his dues.

#2141152 Coyotes or Thrashers to Winnipeg

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 03 April 2011 - 11:09 AM

Agree with both, especially Bettman. Also, I'd be in favor of dropping the league to 26 teams. The only players the league would lose would be the goons.

Edit: Again, great profile pic. I was listening to that album in the car tonight. I can't get enough of "Dead End Friends".

The goons wouldn't be gone. Most teams with 'enforcers' have better players in the minors. When you're fourth line plays ~5 min a night, that isn't a place for a player to develop. Further, the amount of skilled players on the bottom four team (financially) is low. Most likely, the 4th line players who don't fight would be the ones losing their careers in the NHL.

#2140976 Hmm something I noticed

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 02 April 2011 - 06:28 PM

Correlation doesn't equal causation. Also using Bert's scuffles as an argument that fighting helped win the game for the Wings probably isn't a good way to go considering it was Nashville who scored consecutive times after the two fights to eventually take a 3-0 lead.

Babcock and Cleary both said the fights ignited the team in their post-game interviews. Is that enough proof for you?

#2140884 4/2 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Predators 3 (OT)

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 02 April 2011 - 05:01 PM

Why even fight? Now Nashville is going start s*** after the whistle. We need to play hockey, not box. Now we are out of our style ughh.

Babcock disagrees with you. In the post-game, he praised Bert for providing the spark the team needed.

Good try (to diss fighting) though.

EDIT- Cleary also disagrees with you.

#2137387 3/28 GDT: Blackhawks 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 28 March 2011 - 07:36 PM

Take your blinders off,Bertuzzi elbowed him in the head,he deserved the 5 min and game.Im just glad i dont have to look at that floater for the rest of the game.

Watch the replay again. The point of contact was not the elbow.

#2137366 3/28 GDT: Blackhawks 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 28 March 2011 - 07:26 PM

Seriously Versus? Seriously? A chicken-s*** play?

The hit wasn't clean, but it's no worse than any hit that has caused suspension this year and many that haven't. Even some of the Hawks fans on HFBoards are questioning the call.

#2136484 3/26 GDT: Maple Leafs 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by WorkingOvertime on 26 March 2011 - 08:44 PM


And he's so cool, he just goes for the fist bump.