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#2417434 ECF - (4) Boston Bruins vs. (1) Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 03 June 2013 - 07:46 PM

I'm a sucker for professionalism. LOVE how the Bruins are handling scoring goals. Just going about their business...no flashy celebrations.


By the way, how much is Horton increasing his value for free agency?!?!? DAMMIT!!!!

#2416228 Jakub Kindl

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 30 May 2013 - 03:02 PM

I think Kindl made big steps forward. He held his roster spot and looked very poised in the offensive end. He may not have the hardest slapper but I think he's among the best on the team at getting it through traffic.

Defensively he still makes unbelievably poor decisions from time to time and can get rattled from a hit. He's gotten better overall but I'd say defensively he's still at the level of a #6 guy at best and that may be what's holding back his minutes.

At the very least I'm glad he's turned into a serviceable D-man.




I trusted his slap shot over everyone's at the end there.

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#2414347 Proud of our boys

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 29 May 2013 - 10:04 AM

I can't get over how much more excited I am for the future than I was even 2 months ago.


Things will get better....soon.

#2414076 I hope for more of this in game 7

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 28 May 2013 - 03:16 PM

LOL....guys....the worst part about that wasn't that it was a penalty in general, but it is that he was called for tripping.


Not only does he not trip him, but he hits him about 1.5 seconds after the puck is gone so that isn't interference either.


That isn't a penalty.

#2414074 Fraser's take on Penalty Shot

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 28 May 2013 - 03:09 PM

Does anyone know if the same refs will officiate an entire series?


If so, the inconsistency is inexcusable.


I forgot the biggest gaff:


Hjarlmarsson hit on Franzen in Game 3 (no penalty) vs. Franzen hit on Hjarlmarsson in Game 6 (penalty)

#2414057 Fraser's take on Penalty Shot

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 28 May 2013 - 02:21 PM

Pav's "trip" on Toews?


Abby thrown face first into the boards by Seabrook in the 1st while on a PP?


Kindl called for interference and then later in the first a Wing was interfered with even more so with no call?


Consistency is all we ask for.

#2411784 WCSF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (DET leads series 3-2)

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 25 May 2013 - 08:47 PM


White should be replacing him already.  


But White is gone after this season, while Smith appears to be the future according to Holland and Babcock.  


Personally, I think winning now is more important than worrying about a single player's development.  White gives us a better chance to win now.

You guys know that Smith helped create Cleary's goal.......right?

#2410878 Nyquist thoughts

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 24 May 2013 - 11:54 AM

Ray Ferraro on Vancouver's team 1040 this morning talking about Nyquist. He says unfortunately Filppula will have a market value of 5 million and Detroit will not be able to keep him. Nyquist will be his replacement.



I'm thinking maybe not as good on defense but definitely a more potent offense of threat.

Tatar replaces Nyquist on the third line. i hate to see Filppula go, but I think we can live with it.

I agree he is not at Fil's defensive ability YET, but he definitely has the potential.


That shift last night where he stole the puck from Kane TWICE was awesome!!!!

#2410822 Nyquist thoughts

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 24 May 2013 - 09:18 AM



Jesus Christ, this kid needs more ice time! He creates every time he is on the ice.


(BTW, I'm not criticizing Babs, I'm just excited by this kid)

#2407238 Tortorella's public comments on Hagelin

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 19 May 2013 - 02:41 PM

I get "telling it like it is", but good coaches can find a medium (Babcock).


He is simply an ******* that players don't like.

#2407233 Official Franzen VS Hossa

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 19 May 2013 - 02:33 PM

Not Franzen's fault.


Not Holland's fault.


The fault lies with Jiri Hudler and Mikael Sameulsson. If Kenny had known that those two useless sacks of s*** weren't coming back, he could have contributed the funds he was planning to use on them to use on Hossa.  

#2405954 People who don't "buy in" to Corey Crawford

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 17 May 2013 - 09:47 AM

I'm not necessarily attacking anyone here as much as I'm attacking the media who continue to bring this up (plus I was listening to the podcast on Wingin' It in Motown where one of the guys shared the sentiment).


Corey Crawford OWNS....OWNS the Red Wings.


Career record since taking over in 2010-2011 (including Game 1): 12-1-2      1.77 GA      .943 Save %


Wings scored more than 2 goals only 3 times (all wins) in those 15 games.


He may not have a Stanley Cup, but he isn't a weakness for them. Especially against the Red Wings.

#2404620 Bergeron, Datsyuk, Toews finalists for Selke

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 15 May 2013 - 09:24 AM

Bergeron's nomination is justified, but I don't think he has a chance of winning this year considering his point production compared to Pav and Toews and the fact that those two tied for league lead in takeaways.


So with all the black and white stats being relatively equal, does Pav win the award by playing with "lesser" talent?

#2402399 Zetterberg's Slap shot

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 12 May 2013 - 11:10 AM

I do agree, his slap used to be very accurate, this season it was atrocious though.. Pavs the opposite. He's got a terrible slap shot accuracy but an amazing wrist shot. Don't blame him, he's not much of a shooter and wrist shot usually complements you're stick handling ability, which makes sense in Pavs case. As for Z, I do believe it's confidence and speed, if he can get in the groove of shooting some mean shots, he can definitely achieve 30+ goals. I like our first line and I think next season can be a good one for both Pav and Z's point production. It already improved this season hopefully they maintain next season.


I agree that Pav has a better wrister than slap shot and vice versa for Hank.


But Pav's shot, in general, is fairly inaccurate (in my opinion). I know that he can absolutely pick a corner sometimes (see game 4), but many times Pav will have an open shot and blast it wide and/or high. Then again, he is not a sniper.

#2395223 Brian Lashoff to take Dekeyser's place in game 3

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 03 May 2013 - 10:39 AM

im all for lashoff for game 3 ... hes a much bigger body  ( 6'3 200+ ) than white or lashoff he kills penalties and blocks a ton of shots and since hes a bigger guy he will be able to hang in there better with the big guys from the ducks than white or coliacovo who will be pushed around


if white or coliacovo goes in it will lead to a costly turnover in my opinion and we'll regret it ... lashoff was highly counted on at one point and i think hes the guy who SHOULD get the nod


Babs mentioned Cola and Lashoff after the game to John Keating.


Him not mentioning White should be a sign.