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#2042681 Pavel Datsyuk has a Gordie Howe Hattrick

Posted by Carman on 08 October 2010 - 09:12 PM

So with Datsyuk fighting his arch nemesis, that means Hank and Crosby are going at it later this year.

In all seriousness, he fought well, but we can't have him fighting out there. I'd rather see a Downey/Parros scrap like we saw several years ago.

That's why you pay certain players to do the fighting.

Because staged fights are important.

I'd rather have fights that mean something, thanks.

Pavel :clap:

#2025765 Pavel Datsyuk

Posted by stevkrause on 13 August 2010 - 09:07 AM

I mentioned it several times on this board before, but it was probably about 6 or 7 years ago, I went a game at the Joe and Pavel had really just started bursting onto the scene (it was only like his 3rd or 4th season with the Wings full time), well anyways, like I said, he had been with the Wings for several years, so I was fully aware of who he was and was just starting to get an idea of just HOW good he was/could be... we went to the game early for warm-ups and after almost everyone else was done with warm-ups and skating back off, he skated into the crease at about the top of the crease and repeatedly (at least 20 times in a row) shot the puck so that it hit the side post, then crossbar, then back down to his stick *ding, ding, dink* , like a double bank shot in billiards...

Like I said he did this about 20 times WITHOUT FAIL and without barely moving his stick more than 2 inches each time to adjust to where the puck landed... I was absolutely awe-struck at his control and hands...

Fast forward to today and all the CONTINUED highlight moves and I can confidently say, WITHOUT hesitation, that Pavel Datsyuk has the single greatest puck control/hands in the history of the game... go ahead and try and argue who is/has been better? It's like the guy LITERALLY has the puck attached to his stick by a string and is a once in a lifetime (possibly history) that you will ever see a player with that ability... and DAMN are we lucky it is happening in the Winged Wheel...

#1985055 Sidney Crosby - The most hated player in the NHL

Posted by stevkrause on 14 May 2010 - 11:38 AM

Cheapshots? Are we talking about the same player?

When I think of cheapshots I think of Ovechkin putting a player into the boards from behind, or kneeing other players. You know actually plays that could end careers?

Crosby isn't an angel on the ice, but hockey is a physical and emotional game I'd be worried if a player didn't show any emotion. I hate the diving, but it's up to the NHL to enforce it not the players. Hockey is a competitive game and you have to use every advantage you can. Don't act like Crosby is the pioneer of embellishing.

Getzlaf and Ryan are not in the same class as Crosby/Ovechkin are. As a league you have to market your very BEST players.

I don't even really care about marketing, I just like watching hockey and watching Ovechkin/Crosby play is quite a treat and I'm happy to leave it at that.

Marketing is about attracting new fans, not to satisfy existing fans that's what the game itself is for.

And using a low-class player as the face of the league does not attract new fans... it just makes it look like more of a mickey mouse operation...

I would easily argue that Crosby isn't even the best player on his own team, let alone the league and also, he averages more ice time than any other forward in the league not named Kovalchuk... you can argue this all day long, but he is NOT worthy of being the face of the league. period.

#1982924 Hossa or Kovalchuk

Posted by Tommy_Like_Wingy on 10 May 2010 - 05:37 PM

Hossa was our leading scorer when he played with us AND has an exponentially better defensive game. I think Kovy is a better pure goal scorer but I'd take 40 goals from Hossa in a season along with his well rounded defensive game and superior play making over Kovalchuk any day.

If Kovalchuk hits a slump he's practically useless. If Hossa hits a slump he'd still be out there killing penalties, dishing out assists, and backchecking like a mad man.

#1976121 Who would you most blame for a round 2 loss?

Posted by Electrophile on 05 May 2010 - 12:05 AM

All of them are the reason we're down 3-0. You win as a team, you lose as a team. The refs definitely aren't helping. And blaming Crosby is fun, no matter what it's for, so throw him in too.

#1973935 No Worries

Posted by Carman on 04 May 2010 - 04:18 PM

Looks like I'm still crushing Mindfly in the red number contest. :cool:

#1973460 WCSF Game 3 GDT: Sharks 4 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Guest on 04 May 2010 - 12:26 PM

quietly hoping the sharks beat the wings without any penalties being called against detroit so wings fans have no more excuses for why they're losing the series.

#1972707 Game 3 Officiating

Posted by Guest on 03 May 2010 - 06:46 PM

Here is my complaint. Red Wing fans have become Michigan football fans. They never lose games; officials take it from them. I will give you this. I saw the Sharks dive and I saw shaky calls against the Wings. But here is something I saw that you didn't. There were shaky calls against the Sharks also.

I just get tired of the same cry after every Red Wings playoff loss. You always blame officials. You always believe the NHL wants the Wings to lose. Fans always want to let the Red Wings off the hook. Here is a dirty little secret nobody wants to hear. The Red Wings played dumb hockey. They slashed and tripped and played like knuckleheads. Was I the only one to see that?

Terry Foster - Detroit News

this is the michigan media talking here. illustrate the point i'm trying to get across to a T.

#1972680 Game 3 Officiating

Posted by Guest on 03 May 2010 - 06:29 PM

Shut the f*** up Missed two highsticks and bert got called for skating by the goalie and Abby got called he did not do any thing. in the first game they called franzen for tripping
when his face was cut open. refs were fair

did you read the post? i acknowledged that both calls on big bert were suspect calls. franzen getting cut in the face was a direct result of him tripping setoguchi. hypothetical: would setoguchi turned around and hit franzen in the face had he not been tripped?

Your an embarrassment to other shark fans. Seriously you cant seriously acknowledge that the Wings got hosed at least once, and one could make the argument for both games. Sure the Sharks had some calls go against them, but nothing compared to the Wings.The sharks are diving the wings have not and if I was a betting man the second that the wings do they will get an embelishing call.... mark it down

more of the same. a diving call only creates offsetting minors. could you guarantee that we wouldn't have scored 4-4 or 4-5 rather than 5-3?

#1973377 The future between the pipes?

Posted by Guest on 04 May 2010 - 11:36 AM

carey price is a great goaltender that needs a new start yes...BUT holland won't give up on jimmy and for what reason should he? Not to mention babs likes his chances with jimmy as #1. As for #51 his trade value is better than prices atm and im sure he isant goign anywhere intill atleast 2011-2012 season.

I know it's not very realistic, Holland doesn't work like that, so based on the question of the topic my answer was not very good, what I meant was ME PERSONALLY would like to see Price here because he really is a franchise goaltender while howard probably will be traded around to different teams his whole career

#1916404 Ovie Suspended

Posted by Guest on 15 March 2010 - 06:03 PM

I can see Ovechkin leaving to the KHL soon :/
Cooke will be the new face of the NHL