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#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.

#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.