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#2227623 11/19 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Kings 1

Posted by PrairieDawg on 19 November 2011 - 05:25 PM

Love how Datsyuk has been entering the zone today. Speed, deke, then gets a nice shot on goal.


#2226615 11/17 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Sharks 5

Posted by PrairieDawg on 17 November 2011 - 10:59 PM

Damn, love that aggressive forecheck. Thats usually what kills us, good to see we've learned to use it too.


#2221497 This season is over!

Posted by PrairieDawg on 02 November 2011 - 07:14 AM

I blame this bad season on the trolls of LGW.


#2221212 11/1 GDT: Wild 2 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

Posted by PrairieDawg on 01 November 2011 - 09:02 PM

GOALTENDER INTERFERENCE?! HE WAS LIKE 5 FEET OUT OF THE CREASE!


#2220500 Buyers Remorse

Posted by PrairieDawg on 31 October 2011 - 11:35 AM

I've loved White's play, hes one of the few that actually pinch in and rotate the offense. He plays an offensive defenseman well. He may have pinched a couple times and let his man get past him, but he has Lidstrom with him to pick them up. He fits perfectly with Lidstrom.


#2214688 10/13 GDT: Canucks 0 at Red Wings 2

Posted by PrairieDawg on 13 October 2011 - 08:12 PM

Abby going for the Gordie Howe Hattrick


#2214047 Good ol' Pierre Mcguire

Posted by PrairieDawg on 11 October 2011 - 01:07 AM

Pierre Mcguire knows his s***. I agree with him on this call too.


#2211381 MacArthur receives 2-game suspension for Abdelkader hit

Posted by PrairieDawg on 01 October 2011 - 06:04 PM

Wow, he barely grazed abby's head.


#2210998 Brendan Smith suspended for 5 games

Posted by PrairieDawg on 30 September 2011 - 03:37 PM

I don't get it. Shanahan in his video says Ben Smith didn't significantly change his course enough for it to cause the hit, but the thing is that brendan smith missed the shoulder by like an inch and hit his head. So I'd be more willing to say that because of that very slight move to the inside by Ben that it ended up causing Brendan's hit to miss his shoulder and hit his head. Also as Ben is trying that inside toe drag his head is going forward a little more which sticks out to be hit. I'm not going to bash Shanny because of this but I think this is a little extreme suspension for a first time offender on an accident. I don't believe this is wreckless because if Ben wouldn't have done that move it would have been a clean shoulder to shoulder hit.

I'm just surprised that this is the 2nd longest suspension of the preseason when I believe this is the hit that is closest to being clean of all the others.


#2210534 The Official NHL Suspension Thread

Posted by PrairieDawg on 29 September 2011 - 10:30 AM

Wow could be 5+?


#2210518 Numbers to be placed on FRONT and back of helmet

Posted by PrairieDawg on 29 September 2011 - 09:28 AM

It'd be better if every player had their name transposed onto the ice under them and a blue circle around whoever had the puck. Would probably make the game easier to watch.


#2210508 The Official NHL Suspension Thread

Posted by PrairieDawg on 29 September 2011 - 08:34 AM

This is going to be interesting how Shanny reacts to this hit. In every video he has been emphasizing that the player with the puck didn't make a sudden movement right before the hit. Since Ben Smith did the toe drag moving his head forward and body back immediately prior to contact, it might be a clean hit. Not every play where someone gets their bell rung is a suspend-able hit.


#2210395 9/28 Exhibition GDT: Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by PrairieDawg on 28 September 2011 - 09:29 PM

Is that a suspension worthy hit? It looked like the guy slowed up right before the hit so instead of shoulder to shoulder it was shoulder to head. It was immediately prior to the contact.


#2210318 9/28 Exhibition GDT: Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by PrairieDawg on 28 September 2011 - 08:15 PM

I heard that too and thought, "Detroit sucks? Then how come the Blackhawks are losing to the Griffins right now?"

More like Grand Rapids sucks :sly:


#2206760 Best Playoff Series of the Last 15 Years

Posted by PrairieDawg on 07 September 2011 - 06:28 PM

I was a little younger during the 90's series, but the 2002 Colorado series will be etched into my brain for the rest of my life. I've never been so emotionally invested into a series and when they beat them it felt like we had already won the cup.