FinWing,did I ever make any bold statement about this Filppula kid?I already stated that I know little to nothing about this kid.Can you not read my Native English speaking text?
As for the personal attacks,I've noticed them during your arguments with other posters,not me.I can give a s*** less about what you think.You know more about Finnish leagues than the NHL,so why don't you go back to an FEL forum where you belong.
With Kenny indicating he's looking at a few guys that are willing to drop the gloves,skate,and put up a few points,a guy like Brad Winchester comes to mind.He is a heart and soul guy,won't back down from anyone,and I think he would be a good fit in Detroit.
He's #1 on my wishlist.Skates fairly well,good on faceoffs (as mentioned),will throw with anyone.Just a great team player.I'd love to have him here.He'd be dirt cheap as well.He'd take care of the majority of the rough stuff.I'd love to see him in a Wings sweater.
If the players have respect for each others so that removing the instigator wouldn't lead to more stupid things happening, then why are they hitting each other in the heads in the first place? If they're hitting themselves to the head right now, I could see them as well just starting to fight someone even if the other guy wouldn't want to do it.
Umm... yeah, because players obviously rather miss three games than fight. NOT.
Why is it the same people wanting to remove the instigator that also strongly support fighting and enforcers. I support fighting as well. But I'm beginning to see a pattern here. Seems like most who want to remove the instigator just want more fighting for the sake of fighting, instead of trying to figure a way to prevent cheapshots.
I never said I want more fighting just to have more fighting.I think guys won't run around throwing cheap shots AS MUCH if the instigator rule was removed.Were there little agitators before the instigator rule?of course.Were there hits from behind and many other forms of cheap hits before the instigator rule?of course.Its a part of the game.Cheap shots will never be totally eliminated,obviously.I sure as hell don't think removing the instigator will COMPLETELY prevent cheapshots.No.Nothing will totally eliminate dirty hits.Removing the instigator seems best to me because if a new head shot rule is put in,the NHL is gonna come to the point to where a guys head is tapped on the glass after a hit,everyone will be calling for disciplinary action.The inconsistencies with disciplinary action in this league is frightening.
Never said there wasn't cheapshots before the instigator.But it made guys think twice before throwing cheapshots such as Cooke on Savard and Richards on booth.Of course cheapshots are gonna always be a part of the game.Take the instigator out and it makes the pricks like Cooke more accountable for the cheap shots they dish out.