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#2521433 Abdelkader ejected for "vicious" hit at World Championships

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 22 May 2014 - 12:11 PM

For starters, that writer is an idiot.  It wasn't late and he didn't leave his feet before contact.  Part of the reason the hit was so vicious is Sobotka was still following through on his shot and couldn't protect himself.  People need to stop watching gifs and slow motion replays and actually watch the video at regular speed.  


I don't know about international standards but by NHL rules the only issue is the strides he took before the hit. That could make it charging.  To me it looks like he's hustling back to make a play then veers into the hit, but it gave him a whole lot of momentum and made this hit a nasty one.


As for the rest, he does contact the head but he makes solid contact through the body.  That's legal in the NHL because of the solid body contact (I don't know about international rules).  He doesn't leave his feet before contact.  


If Sobotka gets up, it's likely nothing happens here.  Even if it were in the NHL though, because Sobotka doesn't get up it's likely getting a suspension.

#2521419 Abdelkader ejected for "vicious" hit at World Championships

Posted by rrasco on 22 May 2014 - 10:45 AM


#2519975 Regner: Next year could be Babcock's last

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 10 May 2014 - 07:56 PM



I know he is a good coach, but I grow tired of his lineup decisions. Remember, he only played the kids because he was forced to due to injury. If Cleary hadn't been injured, he damn sure would have been in the lineup. Look how Bertuzzi kept getting in, even though the kids were outplaying him.


bring in Larionov.

That's not true. Cleary was scratched before he was injured. Bertuzzi only got in 1 playoff game when no one was looking effective. He was playing before late in the season because we were missing pretty much everyone and the kids were still in the lineup so he wasn't taking their spots.


Beware of the grass on the other side.

#2519838 Regner: Next year could be Babcock's last

Posted by VM1138 on 09 May 2014 - 11:21 AM

I hate articles like this.  They're increasingly common.


Regner is clearly reaching for conclusions.  Nothing here indicates next year will be his last. 


What Babcock has stated in other interviews as well is that he can get a job anywhere, so he's not concerned with getting some long term big-money deal.  Only people who worry about the future of their careers do that.  He just wants to take it year by year.  That means he could be here another 10, or he could be gone next year.


Either way, nothing here supports Babcock's leaning one way or the other.  But hey, page hits, I guess.


I wrote this in another thread, but the whole coach getting stale thing doesn't really apply to Babcock anymore.  There's such a huge turnover in players that next year's team and the one after that will be almost entirely different than the ones during most of his tenure.  So it's like getting a fresh start.


Plus, Babcock loves coaching young guys and building their game.  He can do that in Detroit just as easily as anywhere else.  At least here he has competent management to work with.

#2519836 Regner: Next year could be Babcock's last

Posted by Z and D for the C on 09 May 2014 - 11:00 AM

I thought I read something that even if he wasn't coaching he still wanted to stay in Detroit, possibly moving to upper management. Am I dreaming that or is that a possibility?

#2518485 Wings will buy out Tootoo, not Franzen.

Posted by Bannedforlife on 30 April 2014 - 10:55 PM

They already have...

#2518201 Ken Holland Quotes (Apr 29th

Posted by FlashyG on 29 April 2014 - 01:50 PM

I have been thinking. One thing the Wings have missed is a good net front presents. So, have Homer come in and teach that to Franzen. He's a big body, could be hard to move. It would keep him from floating around. Just get to the net, if the puck goes in the corner, go get it back to the point and go back to the net. Cause I don't really see anyone else on the team right now that could be good at that.

They've tried Franzen there but its not really a great fit. He has the size to do the job, but he's more effective shooting the puck than he is screening the goalie and trying to deflect it.


The best net front presence the Wings have right now is Bertuzzi but he's too much of a liability elsewhere to take a regular shift. 

#2518195 Ken Holland Quotes (Apr 29th

Posted by FlashyG on 29 April 2014 - 01:31 PM


Yeah, that's the only way I would personally justify keeping Franzen (playing him on the 3rd line).  That's what he was projected to be anyway until he went beast mode for two years in the playoffs.


The quotes about Babcock make me think he might be getting tired of dealing with the rosters that Holland keeps giving him and would consider going to another team after next season.  I have mixed feelings about that but we'll see what happens.


I don't know where people keep getting the idea that Holland and Babcock don't get along. Every time the topic is raised to either one of them the re-iterate how well they get along. Babs has stuck around for 9 years here, with Holland in charge for every single one and he's never complained about him. I also think its pretty crazy to think any GM makes roster decisions or moves without first discussing it with the coach and the rest of his staff.


He's already said he will keep coaching the Wings year to year and if not them, he'll go to U of M. 


I'm also not sure where everyone is getting the idea that Franzen is regressing or that he's not as effective now as he was in the past. He put up .76 points per game this year, which is slightly above his career average. He will end up regressing before the end of his contract but so far there aren't any signs that is imminent. The idea of buying him out is ridiculous, the only reason to do it would be to acquire someone better and given the look of this years FA market, its not all that unlikely that Franzen would be the best forward available.

#2518330 Remember when the Pens locked out Michigan ticket buyers?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 30 April 2014 - 08:53 AM

I realize it's a grey area but let's keep the discussion about this lawsuit and its relevance to hockey, and away from the political realm.


Let's also keep it away from anything related to that boring sport where really tall guys try and get a ball through a circle when they're not taking 500 timeouts. 

#2518321 Red Wings expect changes for 2014 - 2015

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 30 April 2014 - 06:00 AM

In an ideal world Ericsson would be on the 3rd pair with Marchenko and we pick up a top guy to pair with Dekeyeser.

#2514089 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by Phil Lesh on 22 April 2014 - 09:17 PM

Top 10 money or not, Howard, and most goalies in the NHL, are not going to shutout the Bruins or hold them to one goal. This team has to score. That's all there is to it.

#2514062 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by Dabura on 22 April 2014 - 09:06 PM

Dear Red Wings,


F*** off.




#2512986 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by FlashyG on 21 April 2014 - 10:44 PM





Props to Aflac for the design inspiration on the scoreboard. Mine doesn't look quite as good as his, but copies never do.


Hopefully we get the Wings from Game 1 for this one, and hopefully we get a Nyquist Explosion. He's due for one.

#2512889 Caption the photo

Posted by CMatt89 on 21 April 2014 - 12:48 PM

"I already f***ed your brother in the showers"

#2511759 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by puckloo39 on 20 April 2014 - 11:22 AM

thanks for the stellar GDT, Mike, it's much appreciated!!    Wings will really have to man up for this one (including DeKe)  if they want to prevail. 


Bruins have already shown they are dirty and willing to do whatever they have to, even if they hurt the other team's players... heads on swivels, guys... especially you, Pasha.   They will be trying to take out Pasha, Gus Gus and Jimmy... but I am sure the Wings know this, too.


Out-smart them, out-play them and take them down the right way, Wings.