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Member Since 10 Jun 2009
Offline Last Active Mar 27 2013 08:34 PM
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In Topic: Off-ice skates?

04 April 2012 - 11:38 PM

I had to take the brake off of any pair of blades that I've ever owned. That protrusion is just..."wrong". That being said...

Stopping and cutting on rollerblades is COMPLETELY different than on ice. If you try to do a cut stop on roller blades you will be on your ass. On the other hand, toe drags and trailing leg drags are really effective on wheels. Just make sure you rotate your wheels on a REGULAR basis.

The best I can describe the difference is like the difference between surfing and snowboarding. While the main principles are the same, the execution is very different. You just have to remember which you are doing (I grew up in SoCal and we would go snowboarding in the morning and wipe out surfing in the evening because I would forget it's not the same thing)

In Topic: Who has been Kronwalled?

04 April 2012 - 11:19 PM

All I have to say is I was at the playoff game last year when Heatley got Kronwalled...in a position where I was able to see Kronwall's eyes light up.

Keep your head up my friend (FSN needs to do THAT for a commercial)

In Topic: Is little brother worthy?

02 April 2012 - 07:00 AM

No. This is the most inconsistent year in terms of injuries. The Wings prior to the injury bug played incredibly consistent, top notch defense and a great PP.

Let's wait until we have the core (Datsyuk, Lidstrom, Zetterberg and Howard) together for a few more games and then see how it goes. This team can still make it far in the playoffs if healthy, even as a 4th seed.


Puff puff pass...I want whatever you are smoking if you thing we had a great PP this season.

That said, the playoffs are a different animal...and with long injury outrages it does take a little bit to get back into the swing, for both the injured player and his line-mates.

In Topic: Monday 3/12 Practice Notes

12 March 2012 - 06:24 PM

Has Lidstrom ever missed say 10 games in a season? I can't remember it.

If they know they're not going to win the division, I wouldn't be surprised if they sit him for a while longer. Maybe even until the playoffs start.

The most games he had ever missed in a season is six when he played 76 games in 2007-2008 (note: 1994 1995 was a the lockout year where he played 43 of 46 in the NHL but 13 in the SEL)

In Topic: Giroux Channels Datsyuk

12 March 2012 - 06:11 PM

We have a "HWSNBN" here. Maybe ESPN should be give "CTSNBN" (channel that shall not be named) haha

Seriously though. Giroux said he's been practicing that move, while I bet it just comes to Datsyuk naturally. And THAT is the biggest difference...