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#2511638 Lucic Spearing DeKeyser

Posted by plopster on 19 April 2014 - 08:37 PM

Regular season is behind us and we won the Presidents Trophy while others just made the playoffs by the skin of their teeth 2 years in a row. Now you're about to see what will happen to you in the 1st round, like you guys have done to Nashville. We were down 0-2 to the Habs in 2011 and won that series...we went 7 games with Tampon Bay and won that series...we went 7 against the Canucks and won the Cup. So I'm not worried about home ice advantage. We ran the tables then and we'll do it this time.

Yeah, they struggled with Montreal, Tampa bay and Vancouver. When was the last time any of those teams won it all? Tampa was the most recent before the salary cap. They're playing a real team now, and they couldn't do anything with s***cago last year. Not to mention they let Tyler seguin go. That was real smart. Boston will be playing golf and watching the Sawx at Fenway in another week. Snapple Fact.

#2511502 Claude Julien wants less embellishment

Posted by plopster on 19 April 2014 - 02:05 PM

That is great. The sad part is A LOT of guys in the league are doing this. It's no wonder it's a joke to people that aren't much for watching hockey. It's really sad and pathetic. Grown men acting like children. That's what we did in elementary school. The league has pretty much no credibility. Grab your nuts and man up and play a clean game. Get this garbage out of here. Then the hypocrisy of saying "oh I would never do that. It's disgraceful." Yeah, you're right, it is, and so are you. I don't care if a wings player were doing this, it's not ok. This is what happens when you take fighting out of the game. Guys take way too many liberties and act like kids. I don't recall seeing this stuff in the 90s. Probably cuz guys like D Mac and Scott Stevens would destroy you and discard you like a rag doll. Where's the pride?

Favorite part is John Stewarts highlight. Had me in tears.

#2511397 4/18 ECQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Bruins 0. DET leads series 1-0

Posted by plopster on 19 April 2014 - 09:12 AM

At least cbs sports is on it

And puck daddy are the only major credible people on this story

Embarrassing if the nhl doesn't do something about this. Basically if no action is taken they're saying if it doesn't get called in the game then you're free to do whatever you want.

#2304783 Patrick Kane at it again

Posted by plopster on 02 June 2012 - 09:36 AM

Obviously I don't know the guy personally, but from the outward appearances on the ice and in public, it would seem like a classic case of spoiled rich boy who never got a beating when he was a kid and thinks he can do whatever he wants. It would have been nice if franzen had done more than rip that mouth guard out.

#2295821 What's Kenny Holland's Offseason Plan?

Posted by plopster on 22 April 2012 - 02:02 PM

Ok, so I have thought about it some more. Here is what Ken does:
He goes to the draft, trades Hudlers rights for a top 5 pick from one of the teams. Then he turns around and packages that top pick with a prospect and franzen and trades them for Nash. Then he picks up Arnott and Suter on July 1st. Then our lines look like this:

Nash - Datsyuk - Bertuzzi
Fillpulla - Zetterberg - Cleary
Eaves - Arnott - Holmstrom
Abdelkader - Helm - Miller


Lidstrom - White
Kronwall - Suter
Ericsson - Quincey



#2291434 WCQF Game Four GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by plopster on 17 April 2012 - 09:35 PM

How about we get a coach the makes adjustments in the game? All I see are guys taking the puck to the outside and shooting from stupid angles. The only one I saw go to the middle was Bert. And why in the hell don't they attack the middle of the slot on the PP when every time they shoot the puck squirts out there. How many times did that need to happen for someone to adjust? And why the hell is pavel getting beat to the puck on an icing? Obviously half this team is beat to s***. If they don't acquire someone to fill that gap they have in the salary cap that is fast and strong and gritty or at least a couple guys that fit that description, then I just don't think they understand why they keep choking in the playoffs.

#2201137 Kris Draper announces retirement

Posted by plopster on 26 July 2011 - 04:31 PM

there should be a t-shirt that says something like "33 - The most bang for 1 buck"

#2195659 Wings sign D Ian White to 2-year, $5.75m contract

Posted by plopster on 03 July 2011 - 12:54 AM

Who else thinks that another positive from this is he would be a safe bet on someone who would know the weaknesses of the sharks?

#2189109 2011 NHL Draft: Round 1 Discussion

Posted by plopster on 24 June 2011 - 08:27 PM

Personally I was quite offended that he would speak in another language in the States. Why is that necessary?

#2189039 2011 NHL Draft: Round 1 Discussion

Posted by plopster on 24 June 2011 - 06:40 PM

Pretty lame that Winnipeg still doesn't have a logo

#2186119 Wings unlikely to sign Osgood/Draper

Posted by plopster on 16 June 2011 - 10:42 AM

I really think if Osgood says he is ready they should take his word for it. But this would be his last hoo-ra. I just don't think he wants to go out the way he did last year and wants to prove he can get it done one more time. As for Draper I don't see why he wouldn't be wanted. The guy played most of the season last year and played as hard as the young guys. He scored goals, killed penalties and won faceoffs. Really couldn't see why you would want him to retire. I figure Lids, Oz, Drapes and Holmer have one more year left in em. If Holland were so worried about Emmerton's potential, we would have seen him in more games last season. If you want to remove people, it should be the under achievers like Hudler. He just doesn't seem to work hard enough and expects others to make the plays. Combine that with Modano being gone and Kenny should be able to get it done with Draper and Osgood.

#2186109 Morons at large

Posted by plopster on 16 June 2011 - 10:30 AM

Why is Mike Ribeiro there?

I think the better question is who is the girl on the right in the back?

#2183401 Aaron Rome

Posted by plopster on 07 June 2011 - 05:20 PM

All I can say is what if that were Datsyuk on the ice....

#2183371 Aaron Rome

Posted by plopster on 07 June 2011 - 04:08 PM

The guy made a late hit on another player who didn't know he was stepping up to hit him and he knew it. End of discussion. THAT is what they want out of the game, a guy making a hit to another guy at a high rate of speed that has no idea it is coming. It should be out of respect for the individual that you don't take a shot at him like that. All the people saying good for him keeping old school hockey alive, how about what horton is thinking right now as a human being? Thats a person, and his mind is probably permanently damaged because another guy wanted to keep the old school in hockey. News flash to the old school hockey lovers- the new school technology in equipment and training mixed with the old school physical play is a recipe for people being hurt like this. The players are stronger, faster and more athletic than ever. He could have just slowed up and given him a hey Im here bump, or at the worst, given him an OLD SCHOOL hip check. Why does he need to hit him up high there? At the rate they were both going, a love tap would have put him on his ass. Whether the guy wasn't looking is of no consequence. The fact is Rome WAS looking at him and knew he was unsuspecting. You have to make a decision to be responsible to the other player. As I have always said, bones, muscles, tendons, and joints can heal or be repaired. The brain can't. Look at Probert. Look at Lindros. Look at Boogaard. This is not just about hockey, this about other people's lives. The league needs to let the players know they are taking these injuries seriously. And I think they did there.

#2181746 James Wisniewski

Posted by plopster on 01 June 2011 - 01:57 PM

On the trade from the Isles to Montreal:

The Islanders pulled off a nifty buy-low, sell-less-low maneuver by picking up James Wisniewski for a 3rd and then flipping him for a 2nd and change after 34 games (minus two for the Avery suspension). They become the third team to trade Wisniewski while a contract extension was looming. As discussed round and round in comments yesterday, I suspect that has to do with a difference between his expected asking price and his performance: Wisniewski collects points -- playing 5 minutes per game on the powerplay will do that for you -- but the rest of his game leaves questions.


That part doesn't sound too promising.