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#2501546 Pens Twitter Fail:Ask Neal Anything...

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 25 March 2014 - 10:24 PM

For those that wrote neal has no talent, you are kidding yourself. he has 84 goals in his last 168 games! yes he is cheap, but he is very talented and very good at putting the puck in the net. he is also very good at pissing off the other team, which is his job. Does it great.

He is also a huge diver and talks an awful lot of trash for someone with only a handful of career fights at the NHL level. Nobody is saying he has no talent, rather that his statistics are inflated by playing with Crosby and Malkin.

Also, there is a difference between pissing off the opposition in the sense that a guy like Glendening does, by playing hard and finishing every check, and throwing cheapshots like Neal.


#2501510 3/25 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 25 March 2014 - 09:26 PM

How the f*** was that a penalty on Legwand?

This officiating is a huge joke.


#2498736 James Neal Cross-Check to Glendening's Head [GIF] - Suspension?

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 21 March 2014 - 07:29 PM

 
Orpik isn't dirty at all, I don't know where you got that.  Neal is, and Cooke was, so I get your point.  But Brooks Orpik is not a dirty player. 

I agree with you in that there should not have been suspensions handed out for last night's plays, but Orpik isn't exactly a clean player. Years ago he drilled Erik Cole from behind when Cole was still with the 'Canes. That was a very dirty play.

More recently, he threw a knee-on-knee hit on Derek Stepan of the Rangers. Pretty sure he threw a knee-on-knee on Franzen a while back, too. He talks an awful lot of trash for someone who probably hasn't even fought 15 times in his NHL career. When he does fight, he fights guys who are smaller than him and aren't close to experienced fighters like Joffrey Lupul and RJ Umberger. Orpik is trash.


#2496114 Beard Time

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 16 March 2014 - 11:06 PM

Is that where Cleary has been hiding?

That looks nothing like Babcock's bed.


#2496113 Red Wings sign college FA Colin Campbell

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 16 March 2014 - 11:06 PM

Power forward? Why are we even talking about this guy? We'll never see him in a Wings jersey.


#2496112 3/16 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 16 March 2014 - 11:03 PM

-Franzen floated like a champ once again.
-Alfredsson has looked mediocre, to be nice.
-Legwand has become invisible since starting off decent with us.
-We played decent in the 1st, especially, but completely s*** our panties by the midway point of the 3rd.
-Howard, while some of the goals weren't completely on him, can't make saves when we really need them.
-Put simply, we're not going to make the playoffs without Datsyuk and Zetterberg.
-I want a fire sale when we don't make the playoffs. Bertuzzi, Alfredsson, Legwand, Franzen, Andersson, Cleary, Samuelsson, Emmerton, Quincey, and Lashoff all need to go. Get some players that give a s*** on this team. We've got too many players skating lackadaisically out there with the season on the line.


#2495615 A great scrap ends in....A high five and a hug?

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 16 March 2014 - 04:05 PM

This is the LNAH- they fight for the fans as often as for hockey reasons. Few, if any, of these players are making it past the ECHL- although some have played at higher levels in the past- and the league has a tradition of physical hockey and fighting.

There's nothing wrong with physical hockey and fighting, but if I want to watch a staged joke where everyone is best buds at the end of the day, I'll watch WWE. Granted, I don't want to watch barbarians kill each other in constant bench-clearing brawls. I want hard-hitting, honest, passionate hockey. High fiving and hugging your opponent after you just beat the hell out of him is not passion.


#2495604 3/16 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 16 March 2014 - 03:45 PM

We need this game.

Also, release the Tootoo.


#2495602 A great scrap ends in....A high five and a hug?

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 16 March 2014 - 03:34 PM

Idiotic.

There's a difference between having respect for your opponent (in the sense that you won't continue to throw punches once he's on the ice or the linesmen have stepped in) and making out with him after the fight. It makes it look theatrical. I get that guys wanna set the tone for the game, but that is ridiculous.


#2490292 Official 2014 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 05 March 2014 - 02:04 PM

Thank god Kesler isn't coming here.




#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.

...oh..


#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.

...Wait.


#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.