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#2467530 12/23 GDT : Islanders 3 at Red Wings 0

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 23 December 2013 - 10:25 PM

Good on the Wings to show some genuine care and frustration as the game winded down by finishing every check hard and getting in the face of the Isles.


#2467323 Tootoo called up

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 23 December 2013 - 07:39 PM

We are pathetically soft, but I'm not sure what you're basing the no-chance-in-the-playoffs part on. We beat the Ducks in seven games last season with pretty much the same roster, and we took the vastly superior Cup champs to overtime of game seven. And so far this season we've handled the Big Bad Bruins - everyone's pick for the biggest, toughest team in the league - pretty well. And before we let the bigger, tougher, scrappier Leafs back into the game on Saturday, we were handing it to them in pretty much every way, driving the net on our first three goals and such.
Granted, the playoffs are a different animal. But I like our chances in the East. (I believe the West is the much tougher conference, physically and overall.)
Maybe we add a little sandpaper at the trade deadline?

I love the amount of skill and finesse this team has, but it needs to be complemented by some snarl. I'm not saying we should convince Peter Worrell to come out of retirement and think that's enough snarl, because ultimately, one-dimensional enforcers dont typically play in the playoffs anyway. There will be plenty of snarl available at the deadline. As it stands right now, I don't see this team being able to physically endure a long postseason. We're too fragile. Look how many players are hurt right now. Granted, every team goes through spells or injuries. We seem to go through a lot of them.

#2467314 Tootoo called up

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 23 December 2013 - 06:31 PM

This team is pathetically soft. Good luck getting anywhere in the playoffs with a lineup like this.

#2465191 Wings muscle?

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 16 December 2013 - 12:46 AM

Muscle? Nah, why employ someone who will keep other teams honest? Instead, let the league take care of incidents like the Cowen hit on Datsyuk.


#2462451 Shawn Thornton attacks Orpik (leaves game on stretcher)

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 09 December 2013 - 03:05 AM

Unbelievable that Thornton is going to get more than Neal. That knee by Neal is a classic example of what the league wants to get rid of. It was intentional, he made no effort to avoid it, and the principle point of contact was the head. If Marchand was taken off on a stretcher, Neal would've got a hell of a lot more time off than he will. This is the problem with making calls and handing out suspensions based on the end result.

What Thornton did to Orpik was cheap. However, if Orpik gets up after that, Thornton might not even be suspended for it. Orpik throws big hits and plays on the edge, but he has his gloves superglued to his hands. He'll get into scrums and talk s*** but runs away when challenged to drop the gloves. He never answers the bell for anything.

#2458071 ****(Stuff) no one says about the Wings

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 25 November 2013 - 01:56 AM

Might wanna call up your AHL goons, we're playing Detroit tonight.

#2458068 What Does This Team Need More/Most?

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 25 November 2013 - 01:48 AM

We need a physical scoring presence in our top 6. Dare I say a power forward. And no, Franzen isn't a power forward.

We need a puck moving defenseman for our top 4 on the blueline.

We need over-the-hill players like Samuelsson and Cleary gone. Guys that bust their asses (Tootoo) should be on the 4th line instead of Samuelsson. Blows myf****** mind.

#2447086 McLeod suspended 5 games for hit on Kronwall

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 22 October 2013 - 01:17 PM

I don't find myself agreeing with the length of suspensions very often, but I think the league got this one right. It was a dirty hit and McLeod knew exactly what he was doing.


On a side note, I love how Avs fans jumped right on the bandwagon with their dolt of an announcer, saying Kronwall throws dirty hits all the time. Show me a dirty hit from behind by Kronwall. Avs fans are just as dumb as they used to be. Granted, not all Avs fans subscribe to this kind of idiocy, but it seems like a significant portion were quick to scream "LOLOLOL SERVES KRONWALL RIGHT".


I want Tootoo to beat McLeod's ass March 6th. Its no secret that McLeod is a certified punching bag.

#2442932 Stuart faces hearing for hit to head

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 10 October 2013 - 12:14 AM

I feel like there's a magic 8 ball in Shanny's desk and he trusts it's judgement.

Or the magic Conch Shell.

I miss Stuart. It's weird how sometimes things (or in this case, players) aren't really appreciated until they're gone.

#2442848 Stuart faces hearing for hit to head

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 09 October 2013 - 02:36 PM

A hit that results in an injury is not dirty by default. Unbelievable.

#2441352 Patrick Roy goes crazy on Bruce Boudreau

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 03 October 2013 - 01:39 PM

Well, at least Roy is bringing some life back to the organization. Fans seemed to like it.

#2440587 Are teams going to "bait" us into fighting?

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 02 October 2013 - 03:37 PM

I would like to think that too, however I am a realist and as such know that getting punched in the face does not stop Matt Cooke, or Chris Simon, or Raffi Torres, or any of the like from doing anything!

This is typically where the instigator rule debate starts.

#2440584 Are teams going to "bait" us into fighting?

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 02 October 2013 - 03:35 PM

Another thought:
Seeing as most of the pro-fight crowd use people getting run to defend their position, where do you stand on fights after clean hits?
Fights right from the face off?
Fights because both enforcers are simply on the ice?
Fights where a the guy who "Ran" or committed the egregious act is no longer on the ice, so 2 guys go at it who were not involved in the original act?

-I can't speak for everybody, but fights after clean hits drive me nuts. It serves as a deterrent for clean, hard hitting.
-Fights right off the draw are not necessarily "staged", in that both players are fighting for the hell of it without any reason or passion. I can't say I'm a huge fan of the Georges Laraque-esque scrap off the draw. However, I couldn't get behind additionally penalizing players for it.
-Fights between two enforcers simply because they're on the ice often, but not always, come off the draw.
-The last statement, I suppose, could be classified as guys, involved in the incident or not, sending a message.

#2438651 buffalo and toronto fight

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 24 September 2013 - 01:02 AM

Old time hockey, like it or not.

Sabres/Leafs games are gonna be real chippy this year. Scott is gonna have hands full once these teams meet in the regular season. Orr and McLaren will be after him. I fear for the Sabres, because outside of Scott, who do they have? It's not a guarantee that Cody McCormick makes the team. Ott is a bad fighter, and Kaleta has his gloves glued on. They're gonna get pounded.

#2436235 Cleary re-signs with Detroit, 1 year, $1.75m deal

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 12 September 2013 - 01:52 PM

He's a shadow of his former self, but Cleary was still one of our best players in the postseason. Guy plays balls to the wall when it counts.

If Samuelsson leaves then I'll be happy.