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#2557028 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 16 December 2014 - 03:56 AM

So much truculence in this thread.


#2556931 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 15 December 2014 - 05:48 PM

 
Garcillo to me is a mixture between an agitator and a fighter but I wouldn't call him a pure enforcer. The guy is a bit of a spotpicker.
 
Thank you for mentioning Crombeen and McLeod forgot these two yeah, they are fun to watch.
 
But what I'm trying to say it's not just about fi ghting its about sticking up for eachother, be a close bunch you know a blue collar hockey club.

Yeah, Carcillo's never been a pure enforcer and definitely has turned into a spot-picking nobody these past couple years. I'm saying he was a lot more exciting earlier in his career when he was with the 'Yotes.

Props to Crombeen and McLeod for being willing, but they're mediocre fighters. Crombeen is a technical fighter to the point where he'll grab his opponent's arm for dear life and throw two punches and wait for the refs to come in. He was more exciting earlier in his career, too.

Regarding McKee, it'd be nice but don't get your hopes up.


#2556919 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 15 December 2014 - 03:46 PM

Great post finally someone is sharing my views on toughness. A few years ago guys like Dmac, Downie or even Shanahan would have wiped the floor with enemies but now the team is a bunch of small fairies that's too easy to intimidate and that's against a Leafs team that didn't even ice Orr and McClaren. Disgusting for a team that once had the heavyweight belt. And people are still wondering why the season ticket list turned from a waiting list to running commercials... The mixture just isn't there. Former Wings were exciting to watch because they were built in skill, grit and an overall hardworking hockey club who could beat the other team in many ways and stood up for each other. The Lemieux incident nowadays would result in a crying for Quinta instead of taking justice in the own hand and let someone go Berserk soon sad

Yeah, I think there's still a need for players that can scrap but they've got to be able to play, too. The era of the heavyweight enforcer is basically over at this point. There are still a few around, but many have been demoted or just unable to find NHL roster spots. Orr and McLaren have been in the AHL all year. Westgarth couldn't get an NHL contract. Bissonnette is in the AHL I believe. Krys Barch couldn't find a roster spot. Matt Kassian couldn't, either. Jay Rosehill has been in the AHL all year, too. And even the remaining "heavyweights" that have roster spots haven't really been active:

Brian McGrattan: 8 GP, 0 fighting majors
John Scott: 12 GP, 2 fighting majors
Luke Gazdic: 10 GP, 2 fighting majors
Eric Boulton: 4 GP, 0 fighting majors
Shawn Thornton: 22 GP, 3 fighting majors
Anthony Peluso: 11 GP, 2 fighting majors
Tom Sestito: 2 GP, 0 fighting majors
Patrick Bordeleau has been inactive due to injury

Middleweight scrappers that can play are the new norm with regards to fighting.


#2556910 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 15 December 2014 - 02:59 PM

You guys expected someone on this team to stick up for Smith?

Regarding the jersey over the head, Smith was still throwing with it over his head. I'm fine with the refs letting it continue so long as the guy with the jersey over his head is still throwing. The refs have been intervening too early in fights this year, and I think that will be the new norm. It should be enjoyed when a fight is allowed to run its course.


#2551350 Lucic tasting some knuckles...

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 23 November 2014 - 04:27 PM

 
He also said whats said on the ice stays on the ice. Jugding by the position of both players they were ready to go and Prout caught him with a huge right it happens, just fight again the next time.

He called what Prout did "gutless". He would know, I guess.

They will absolutely go the next time they meet. They've gone before and it was a draw.

He's not the heavyweight that Bruins fans and others make him out to be. He's a total fraud and he's only getting worse.


#2538844 Devils Sign Tootoo

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 07 October 2014 - 03:38 PM

This made my day. He deserves it. Here's to a healthy season filled with big hits!




#2536599 Training Camp Thread

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 19 September 2014 - 11:57 AM

Miller-Glendening-Callahan could be a great fourth line.

That's the fourth line I'm hoping for this regular season. Not sure what Callahan's chances of making it are, though.


#2532391 Rule Changes in the AHL (what the NHL has considered)

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 17 July 2014 - 05:47 PM

How about a best-of-7 tic-tac-toe competition?


#2532390 Callahan and Nestrasil re-signed

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 17 July 2014 - 05:44 PM

I want Callahan up in Detroit this year. He's coming off a solid year. Time for him to get his fair shot.


#2532389 Hockey News: Detroit has the easiest schedule

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 17 July 2014 - 05:42 PM

There is no easy schedule in professional sports.

This. Teams are so unpredictable that this claim about the "easiest schedule" is worthless.


#2531584 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 11 July 2014 - 01:53 PM

I feel so bad for Datsyuk and Zetterberg.


#2531154 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 10 July 2014 - 04:19 PM

Doesn't sound like it is a two-way deal.

Another counterproductive signing by an ineffective and hilariously incompetent GM.

Steve Downie scored 24 points in 62 games last year and got a one-year, $1million deal. Cleary scored 8 points in 52 games and just got a one-year contract worth up to $2.5 million. Let that sink in.


#2529278 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 02 July 2014 - 01:38 AM

Update from previous story: Holland still reportedly at Bell Tire kicking tires. The manager asked him to leave but he just continues to make grunting noises as he kicks. The police were called and Dan Cleary posted his bail. Dan was adamant that Holland be let go because "Holland promised me a top 6 forward spot next season". Holland is finally home and resting comfortably, ready to continue his summer vacation.

Witnesses reported hearing Holland screaming something along the lines of "I don't know why they're not coming here" as he was dragged to jail.

Holland reportedly will tee off at noon tomorrow.


#2529262 When will we know about Alfie? (Legwand signed w. Sens)

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 02 July 2014 - 12:23 AM

We already know what will happen.

Samuelsson-Lang-Franzen
Hudler-Legwand-Bertuzzi
Calder-Williams-Alfredsson
Leino-Emmerton-Cleary

Quincey-Delmore
Lebda-Woolley
Lashoff-Kindl

"I don't know why they're not coming here"


#2529254 Can Z and Pav do anything to protest? (not that they would)

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 02 July 2014 - 12:06 AM

I hope the don't do an Occupy the JLA....all that fecal matter, burger wrappers and patchouli oil messing up the seats...we don't need that.

Is that you, Bill O'Reilly?