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#1920910 Valtteri Filppula appreciation

Posted by Finnish Wing on 21 March 2010 - 08:23 AM

While Valtteri had a three point night here his brother also did that in Finland. Ilari had 2+1 when TPS (black) beat HIFK (white) 3-2 in the final game of regular season.

Filppula is number 81 playing for TPS. Actually he has the golden helmet also.

#1919894 Ericsson may play forward

Posted by Finnish Wing on 20 March 2010 - 05:50 PM

Eaves is out tonight so Ericsson may play forward.

Ericsson a forward

At least Ericsson likes to shoot unlike Filppula!

I have been saying all year to move Ericsson to forward position. LOL.

Yes, because Filppula not shooting is obviously the main problem we've had this year.

#1918002 Red Wings GM Ken Holland hasn't given up on wandering Jiri Hudler

Posted by Finnish Wing on 18 March 2010 - 09:23 AM

Every single one of Filppula's points (including goals) were secondary assists.

Are you really that stupid? Secondary assist can be much more important than the primary assist in many situations. If you have watched hockey you'd know that. Fore-checking the puck away for example and creating a 2on1 situation is much more important than eventually the pass that the other guy makes in that situation.

#1917629 Will Campbell Injury make him harder to move?

Posted by Finnish Wing on 17 March 2010 - 01:04 PM

Well I think it's always kinda harder to move when you're injured. Especially with a leg injury.

#1917136 KHL backup goalie gets hit in head with stick by opposition fan

Posted by Finnish Wing on 16 March 2010 - 10:14 AM

I think there are more guns and violence in the U.S.

It seems that everytime when KHL is discussed here the influence of cold war propaganda and the attitude of that time lifts its head. After so many years its still stuck in people's minds.

I agree. I don't rate USA any higher than Russia.

#1916360 Samuelsson highest scoring swede as of today

Posted by Finnish Wing on 15 March 2010 - 04:25 PM

:lol: Fire Holland because he let a 33 year old go? I guess all his success in the mid to lower level draft picks mean nothing to you?

Man you really think I love Swedes? : D

#1916117 Samuelsson highest scoring swede as of today

Posted by Finnish Wing on 15 March 2010 - 07:53 AM

I always loved this guy. We should've never let him go. You all remember how I said we did a terrible mistake when we didn't resign him? We should fire Ken Holland, he knows absolutely nothing. I'm still a big Samuelsson supporter. I've always loved Swedish players so much!

#1914171 No suspension for Cooke

Posted by Finnish Wing on 11 March 2010 - 08:10 PM

Serious question, how much NHL hockey did you watch before the rule? It really wasn't the way you might immagine it was.

And I do not think that removing the instigator rule is all that is needed to stop cheapshots - it is one step of many that should be taken.

Penalize blindside hits, remove the instigator, outlaw hard pads, get serious about suspending offenders. That would be a good start.

In the event that there would come a time that league thugs started forcing Dats and those like him into fights, I would want to see that addressed. I don't think it would become an issue, as it wasn't an issue before.

As I said in the other thread. Removing the instigator would just create an another way to hurt player with diry way. If players do cheapshotting now, I can easily imagine to hurt the players they want when the rule is removed.

#1914166 GM's recommendation on hitting

Posted by Finnish Wing on 11 March 2010 - 08:07 PM

If guys do cheapshotting now, I have no trouble imaging guys beating innocent players if the instigator is removed. If you wanna hurt someone you could just start beating him, because it would be allowed. That's just an another opportunity to be dirty.

I do think the pre-instigator NHL was more violent and less about actually playing hockey than it's today.

#1914106 GM's recommendation on hitting

Posted by Finnish Wing on 11 March 2010 - 07:51 PM

So basically it's worked like I said. You can use your "Boogaard" to beat the s*** out of "Datsyuk" without any penalty? I think that when you start hitting someone when the other guy isn't doing anything to you it's just as bad as cheapshotting. Both should be rewarded with suspensions.

#1913755 GM's recommendation on hitting

Posted by Finnish Wing on 11 March 2010 - 11:42 AM


Counter arguments like "Boogaard is not a dirty player" or "Richards can also cheap shot" don't mean s***.

The point was that you can still do it like that without the instigator. It doesn't remove anything. There are still plenty of players who can take your star player out who aren't afraid to get beaten after it. Don't you get it?

The referees and the league are there to hand the justice. Just if you don't have players who can fight, doesn't mean that you have to stand s*** like that. You don't have to "defend" yourself against acts like that.

Getting a beating is nothing compared to missing playing entire games. The players wanna play. Suspension is the only real punishment.

I know you tough guys like watching hockey fights, but they solve nothing. It's like in some Asian countries were crimes have actually increased after death penalty. Removing the instigator penalty may decrease the amount of dirty hits, but you still shouldn't be alone defending your team from s*** like that. Like I said, the referees are there to make justice happen.

#1913378 GM's recommendation on hitting

Posted by Finnish Wing on 10 March 2010 - 06:36 PM

I'm not aware of blindside hits to the head involving Fleming. I know about the buttend and the stick swinging though. Please elaborate.

I do not advocate players playing the game without helmets - I suspect bare heads hitting the ice or being hit by pucks or fists were the primary cause of most long term brain dammage to hockey players, not checks to the head. Again though, I am in favor of a rule calling out headhunting for what it is, unsportsmanlike and dirty.

I don't. A guy like Boogaard for example can just cheap shot who ever he wants, because he usually don't have to be "afraid" figthing. And I don't think that's an excuse.

Cheap shots should always be punished with suspensions. This is ice-hockey, not last man standing wrestling or something like that. The refs and the league is there to take care of the punishments. No team should be having to do that themselves. No team should be having to whitstand cheap shots just because they don't have a guy who takes care that "justice" happens.

#1913297 No suspension for Cooke

Posted by Finnish Wing on 10 March 2010 - 04:16 PM

Glad you can manage to read minds of people.

What do I want for lunch while you are at it?

That said, I just miss the days where both players in this situation had accountability.

Cooke has the accountability that if he hits a star player, he will have to answer the bell.
And if the star player leaves himself vulnerable with a player like Cooke on the ice, that's his issue...

So basically you're saying that it's OK that you can use your 4th line goon to "remove" some other team's (division rival for example) star player for let's say rest of the season for example. AND your goon would be away even less time. Just taking a beating after the dirty hit is nowhere near enough of a punishment.

#1913002 Why is there so much love for Filppula on this board?

Posted by Finnish Wing on 10 March 2010 - 09:22 AM

HE DOES IT AGAIN! Bravo. Maybe I'm bringing those old arguments up because you keep ignoring them, because you can't admit being wrong. You say Filppula is overpaid right now, but you don't have anything to prove that argument.

I prove that he's not overpaid by comparing him to other players' cap hit of similiar ppg. The point remains the same. If you look only at the points, then Franzen with 7 points earning 4mill is overpaid. If you look at the PPG - AS YOU SHOULD - you'll see that both of them are good deals.

You don't really have anything to back up your own arguments. Yet you keep ignoring what other people say. What a joke.

#1912977 Why is there so much love for Filppula on this board?

Posted by Finnish Wing on 10 March 2010 - 08:22 AM

Blame Franzen. I though we decided between him and Hossa, not between Flip and Hossa. Franzen has 5 goals this season, and as RedWingsAbner says: "Projections don't matter s***!". So blame Franzen.