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#2444538 10/14 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 14 October 2013 - 05:37 PM


Read my post again.  I never said the league fixes games, only that if one league did, it would be the NHL.  No accusation was made that Boston or Detroit were favored in any way.  


The only thing I claimed in my post, was that nearly every official in the league has a tendency to try and 'even-up' games by calling penalties against the team with the lead.  Whether this is intentional or not, I don't know, but I you're going to look like an idiot if you try to deny it.  Brad Watson happens to be one of the worst offenders of 'even-up' calls.  My guess is that he assumes the winning team is going to get complacent, and gives them more attention.  I'll have to take a look at his officiating history to see if it's a common trend in his games.  


I would argue that has more to do with the losing team playing with more intensity at points in the game and putting the winning team on their heels which may result in them drawing a penalty.


And as for the NHL being the one league you think that would fix games, I'd have to assume that all of the major sports leagues are paying close attention to that after the Donaghy scandal.

#2444527 10/14 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 14 October 2013 - 04:30 PM


If the NHL were going to fix games, why would they waste time fixing games for a franchise that's going to win anyway?  Both Detroit and Boston are perennial contenders with strong fan bases.  If the fix was in, wouldn't you expect the NHL to help out Florida, Tampa, Dallas, or Phoenix (the team the NHL owned for years)?


Why the hell would you conspire to help a team that doesn't need it?


Conspiracy theories are stupid.


Well the point of fixing games is to make money from Vegas lines. With that said, I don't think NHL refs are fixing games. Just one of those games where the other team didn't have to kill a penalty, which happens from time to time.

#2442789 Tomas Hertl

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 09 October 2013 - 01:55 AM

At least some teams play their rookies   <_<

#2441600 10/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Hurricanes 2 (OT)

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 04 October 2013 - 04:01 PM

I feel like Elias Lindholm is a future Red Wing. There's something...inevitable about it. IMHO.


I hope you're right. He's the guy I wanted them to trade up for. Luckily Mantha was still available. But still, Lindholm has Red Wings written all over him.

#2441569 ESPN Poll of Anonymous Players

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 04 October 2013 - 01:28 PM



Cook was an easy winner with 30 percent of the vote while Kronwall and Winnipeg's Dustin Byfuglien got seven percent apiece.


So basically 2 people think Kronwall is the dirtiest.

#2441249 Patrick Roy goes crazy on Bruce Boudreau

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 03 October 2013 - 01:24 AM

I found myself cheering him on. Ducks gooning it up as usual towards the end of the game trying to take out MacKinnon.

#2439184 The beginning of a new season.

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 26 September 2013 - 04:22 PM

At least you didn't take a Sammy to the boob.


Neither of those compare to a Tootoo in the face.

#2435573 Lokomotiv--Two Years Later

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 09 September 2013 - 04:16 PM

#2431486 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 25 July 2013 - 04:51 PM

I like Brunner, but Tatar will be a fine replacement and make everyone forget about LeBrun.

#2431485 Boston Bieber Proofs Locker Room

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 25 July 2013 - 04:30 PM

Apparently, it didn't happen, per Puck Daddy and the PR Rep for the Bruins.
Puck Daddy...

Bruins PR Rep on Twitter...


That's bleacherreport for ya...




The moment his voice cracks or its revealed that he's actually a girl his "Fans" will never be heard from again  ;)


I'm out of the loop of why he's hated so much, but the only time I've heard him sing was when he sang Let It Be live during some New York event, and it was awful. Though I'd imagine it'd be hard to sing any song well by McCartney.

#2430551 Red Wings popularity in Detroit/Michigan

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 17 July 2013 - 06:22 PM

This could be the first time in a long time (if ever?) that all 4 teams see the playoffs. The Lions made a lot of moves this offseason to strengthen their defense and offense, the Pistons have good young players and signed a top FA (Josh Smith) and brought back the old favorite Billups, the Tigers are a contender but need to separate themselves from Cleveland in the division, and we all know what the Red Wings have done so far and I expect them to finish high in the East and make a good run. Overall I think it'll be an exciting year for fans of every team.

#2430397 Development Camp Day 1

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 16 July 2013 - 05:40 PM


If only one of these kids listen to Homer, that kid could well have 4 rings in the future ;)


I'm sure they're listening but having a hard time understanding what the hell he's trying to say  :lol:

#2430393 Development Camp Day 1

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 16 July 2013 - 05:12 PM

Here's some pics from the camp:




I must say, Sproul looks massive and Frk has a killer mustache.


I also like Homer being there doing drills and teaching kids how to play in front of the net.

#2430259 Brendan Smith signs 2-year, $2.525m contract with Red Wings

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 16 July 2013 - 01:10 AM

I gotcha


#2429341 Smith files for arbitration

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 10 July 2013 - 08:03 PM

I never look at these cases negatively. He could have been asked to file by Holland for all we know.