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#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.


#2433597 New enemies, whom do you fear the most?

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 20 August 2013 - 02:47 AM

It will be interesting to see how things unfold in the east. The Islanders are looking to take that next step. Toronto has something to prove. Pittsburgh has something to prove. Boston is likely to be a contender once again. Columbus is a bubble team. Same with Washington.

I wouldn't be worried about guys like Steve MacIntyre at all. He may not play in an NHL game again. I'd be more concerned about physical players that can play a regular shift and see more than 5 minutes of ice time. We should watch out for guys like Matt Martin, Chris Neil, Wayne Simmonds, etc. Guys like John Scott, Eric Boulton, Matt Kassian, and George Parros likely won't see many games against us.

That said, we're going to have to play more physical. It's just obligatory.


#2432015 Joe Pavelski re-resigned 5 years / 30 million

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 30 July 2013 - 08:32 PM

I'm sure Pavelski dove for the pen to sign the contract when he found out he'd make $6 mil/year.


#2430702 Trade/Buyout thread

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 18 July 2013 - 06:07 PM

What does Carcillo really provide? He is useless against the top fighters, not the best agitator and coaches hardly trust him against skilled lines. I think the Hawks are starting to realize slowly that letting Scott go, was a big mistake.

If healthy, he's shown he can put up some offense on occasion. He can skate a regular shift and is effective on the forecheck. If he can stay healthy, that is.

Also, I highly doubt Chicago regrets letting Scott go. They're just coming off a Stanley Cup victory.


#2430608 Red Wings popularity in Detroit/Michigan

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 18 July 2013 - 01:21 AM

I think the Tigers and the Lions beat out the Wings. I don't think its always been like this. I'd say the Wings were #1 in the mid/late '90s.

After the core of the dynasty years faded away, I think fan interest decreased a bit. Folks were so used to guys like Yzerman, Shanahan, and Fedorov. Lidstrom, Holmstrom, Osgood, Maltby, Draper, McCarty, Lapointe, etc are all gone. This team had such a great core and team chemistry and had guys that played very long careers in Detroit. It's tough for many fans that grew up with these players (myself included) to see their childhood favorites move on.

Also, I think a lot of people related to guys like Kocur, McCarty, Draper, Maltby, and Lapointe not because of where they were born, but the style of game they played. It's no secret that Detroit is a working class city. People like to see hard work, grit, and snarl that is central to the culture of a beaten up working class city like Detroit. There's a reason Darren Helm got popular so quickly upon his arrival in the NHL.

Having players with ties to the area always helps, but its not necessarily compulsory to gaining the team popularity.


#2428657 Parros signs with Montreal

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 07 July 2013 - 08:33 PM

It just occurred to me that Briere could hide in Parros' stache if trouble started.

Desharnais and Gionta could fit in there with him. Lulz.


#2428608 Abdelkader Hypothetical

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 07 July 2013 - 06:30 PM

I'd rather see Abdelkader in a bottom 6 role banging and crashing. He's got some skill with the puck, but I just don't see him developing into a legitimate top 6 forward. I think he's a more effective grinder.


#2428537 Filppula to Tampa 5 yr $5 million

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 07 July 2013 - 02:41 PM

Tampa's shopping Ryan Malone.

To Detroit:

Ryan Malone

To Tampa:

Cory Emmerton
Pick


#2428034 Free Agent Signings

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 06 July 2013 - 01:30 PM

WE NEED TO GET MOAR FIGHTURS~!!!!!!!
WE CAN'T COMPETE IN THE EAST AGAINST PARROS, ORR & PRUST

Or we can ship Tootoo out and bring Jason Williams and Brett Lebda back.

Plan the parade.


#2426244 Players of Interest

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 05 July 2013 - 01:02 AM

Place me on suicide watch if Mike Ribeiro signs with us.


#2426239 Wings in on Alfredsson

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 05 July 2013 - 12:54 AM

Don't youf****** do it, Ken.


#2425451 Red Wings won't pursue David Clarkson

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 03 July 2013 - 01:34 PM

 
Our Power Play is our enforcer :P

Not sure that'll fly in the east.


#2425063 Wings buy out Colaiacovo, will keep Bertuzzi

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 02 July 2013 - 07:58 PM

3 years at $3mil per? Don'tf****** do it, Kenny.


#2424553 Trade/Buyout thread

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 01 July 2013 - 08:29 PM

Wow, Rick Dipietro to be bought out by the Islanders. Didn't see that one coming.






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