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#2495080 Red Wings have Recalled Pulkkinen from Grand Rapids

Posted by Smite on 14 March 2014 - 09:15 AM

Great Videos.


In the Holy sniper the first goal reminds me of the Yzerman's 1996 double OT goal. just a beauty.  


The rest of the videos remind me Brett Hull. hopefully he can be as sneaky. In the minors you get that much time to shoot the puck.... Not in the bigs. those shooting lanes close up quickly.


Here's rooting for ya kid! 



#2489163 Official 2014 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by Smite on 04 March 2014 - 02:13 PM

This did not take long Bh58A6ZIEAARS4L.jpg

#2487819 Why did Franzen get 10 min game misconduct?

Posted by Smite on 28 February 2014 - 01:32 PM

I don't know why he got the penalty, but I was watching a video of the incident and there's a really funny exchange between Franzen and the Ref. The video is here:




The Ref is leading him off at :40 and for some reason he keeps patting Franzen's butt. You can see Franzen get really annoyed at :50. Maybe he just didn't like being led off, but it looks to me like he just doesn't like butt pats as much as BottleofSmoke.

Earlier in the game he took a face-off with that same linesman and gabbed the NHL patch on his shirt. or copped a quick feel.


In any case Franzen cracks me up all the time with his awkwardness. Remember when he grabbed kayne's mouth guard. 

#2486563 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by Smite on 24 February 2014 - 04:41 PM

Canada and Sweden demonstrate true sportsmanship


TORONTO – After Team Canada defeated Sweden 3-0 to win gold in men’s hockey at the Winter Olympics Sunday, you’d think there would be some hard feelings and nasty words being flung around. Maybe an “In your face!” or “Take that Sweden!” Especially on social media sites like Twitter.


Turns out both countries have gracious fans who, instead of trash-talking each other, showed true sportsmanship as the hashtag #hardtotrashtalkCanada trended in Sweden, while #hardtotrashtalkSweden trended in Canada.

#2486545 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by Smite on 24 February 2014 - 02:45 PM

I have a hard time believing anything Kypreos believes or is told. 


I think he took one to many punches to the head.

#2485614 USA-Canada Thread

Posted by Smite on 20 February 2014 - 03:55 PM

I am Canadian and for the first time, I actually feel bad for the US team.


in 2010 it was easy not to feel bad after hearing the US team placed a Canadian flag in the middle of the dressing room to walk over before going on and coming off the ice. I do not know who came up with that idea but it was not very smart. 


4 years later and water under the bridge we meet again. Unlike the round robin game I think the US team played significantly better and deserved this win. But as Don Cherry has said in the past the hockey gods were in Canada's corner. The empty net post to surviving the first minute of OT (how did that puck did not go in?) 


So as a typical Canadian, Sorry Eh. See you again in 4 years.

#2483906 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by Smite on 14 February 2014 - 03:14 PM

I noticed that too! At first I thought they were going alphabetically back when Canada was tied with Norway for medals. But now it's pretty obvious they're just keeping Canada as #3 regardless of the medal count. Ridiculous. Inferiority complex much? lol

For as long as I know, going back to about Albertville, it Metal Standing goes by golds than tie breaker is silver and than bronze


I have only followed Canadian media, but looking at the official Olympic site http://www.sochi2014.com/en 


Seems like the rest of the world does the same........ what does this remind me of..... ohhh the metric system. All kidding aside I have never seen why they would count like that. 

#2481664 Steven Stamkos will not play for Team Canada at the Sochi Olympics.

Posted by Smite on 06 February 2014 - 10:59 AM


Martin St-Louis has been named to the #TeamCanada roster for #Sochi2014, replacing Steven Stamkos.


#2480605 Gustav Nyquist named to Team Sweden

Posted by Smite on 03 February 2014 - 02:28 PM



Not a real surprise from his play as of late.



Tre Kronor @Trekronorse

Pär Mårts har tagit ut Gustav Nyquist, fw Detroit Red Wings i #TreKronors OS trupp. Han ersätter skadade Johan Franzén. #twittpuck



#2467819 Weiss

Posted by Smite on 27 December 2013 - 10:30 AM

So far Weiss = Modano. Great players for there older teams but just not fitting in. lets hope her turns it around. We only have him for 4 more years.  :nervous:

#2467816 Getting Healthy

Posted by Smite on 27 December 2013 - 09:36 AM

With Z, Helm and Abby expected back saturday, Who are the odd men out and where is Babs going to put them


I think Z will end up with bert and Dats.

Helm will go back with Alfie. 



Eves will be put on waivers and I don't know what young guns will be 

#2466569 Paterson and Mantha on Team Canada roster for WJC

Posted by Smite on 20 December 2013 - 07:03 PM

both Jake and Anthony made the final roster today. somehow Booby Mac had Mantha on the bubble to be cut after he setup the GWG and scored the insurance goal in a 4-2 win over the fins. makes me shake my head. His play today reminded me of mule with speed.

#2466132 Devils sign Brunner 2 yrs. $2.5 million AAV

Posted by Smite on 19 December 2013 - 09:37 AM

That's a darn good goal, I like that he kept working at it rather than taking a whack at the puck and then circling back toward center ice.  Hard work goals aren't usually his bag, but it is cool to see him make it look pretty at the end. 


Good work kid!


Fun to watch but not a good goal. Sens have every right to be mad about that. You are not allowed to take a ax chopping motion on a stick as of a couple years ago. He should be sitting for 2 minutes. Like clearing the puck over the glass this should be a automatic call.




Any forceful or powerful chop with the stick on an opponent’s body, the opponent’s stick, or on or near the opponent’s hands that, in the judgment of the Referee, is not an attempt to play the puck, shall be penalized as slashing.


#2461230 Luke Schenn`s dangerous hit on Justin Abdelkader

Posted by Smite on 05 December 2013 - 09:22 AM


How is this not 5 min check from behind and a game? 




Rule 43 - Checking from Behind

43.1 Checking from Behind – A check from behind is a check delivered on a player who is not aware of the impending hit, therefore unable to protect or defend himself, and contact is made on the back part of the body. When a player intentionally turns his body to create contact with his back, no penalty shall be assessed.

43.2 Minor Penalty - There is no provision for a minor penalty for checking from behind.

43.3 Major Penalty – Any player or goalkeeper who cross-checks, pushes or charges from behind an opponent who is unable to protect or defend himself, shall be assessed a major penalty. This penalty applies anywhere on the playing surface (see 43.5).



I am wondering if this was a reputation call. A lot of calls against Abby have been missed, makes me wonder. I hope this is reviewed by the league. I had to drive home between the 2nd and 3rd and streamed the wings radio feed. They had a pre-taped interview with DMac. He said he thinks that Shanny is harder on the wings because of politics, but he would be the same. 

This was the TSN turning point IMO. we fell victim of the broadstreet bullies. the wings slowed down they were constantly looking over there shoulders. 

#2460164 Paterson and Mantha on Team Canada roster for WJC

Posted by Smite on 02 December 2013 - 03:44 PM



Looks like Jake will be returning and Tony will join. It will be good to see Mantha play against the best juniors in the world.