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#2470808 Helm has sore groin...

Posted by dirtydangles on 05 January 2014 - 12:28 AM

Meh, even without Helm tonight the boys looked like they were over worrying about injuries and just played. They can't wait around psychologically for everyone to get healthy because it ain't going to happen in all likelihood. If everyone just plays their best we get results like tonight (and Howie chipped in a lot).




#2470579 World Juniors Tourney Thread

Posted by dirtydangles on 04 January 2014 - 03:21 PM

Finns deserved to win, Swedes should be going for the gold for sure and Canada vs Russia should be the bronze game after their performances today.

I agree they earned it with some help from Canada and a bit of puck luck from the boards. And they shut the game down for 20min. I wasnt implying they didnt deserve it.


#2470574 World Juniors Tourney Thread

Posted by dirtydangles on 04 January 2014 - 03:15 PM

Nice job refs. Canada shouldnt have put themselves in these situations though.

Send him to the dressing room to get looked at then.

Agreed. These refs have no clue. People will do and say anything to win.


#2470565 World Juniors Tourney Thread

Posted by dirtydangles on 04 January 2014 - 03:06 PM

Also credit to Saros for making all the routine saves.


#2470561 World Juniors Tourney Thread

Posted by dirtydangles on 04 January 2014 - 03:04 PM

I can't remember the last time I saw Canada look this slow and uninterested.

Finland is investing 100% of energy in the D zone to win puck battles, block shots, and clear the zone and its working. Canada must work much harder to even make a dent.


#2470556 World Juniors Tourney Thread

Posted by dirtydangles on 04 January 2014 - 02:53 PM

Canada has no poise on the point. No sustained pressure due to bobbled pucks and giveaways killing them.


#2470550 World Juniors Tourney Thread

Posted by dirtydangles on 04 January 2014 - 02:39 PM

Pouliot and Dumba have had poor games by their standards and it really shows. We cant give up the puck on the point on the pp like we have been. Pouliot has been beat time and again tonight. Seems like in international play the refs like to let the first roughing/incident go and then take the retaliator which is bad for a Canada team that likes to stick up for itself. They have missed loads of hooks/trips throughout the tourny but always go overboard on roughing etc. which must be policy.

Please pay attention.

The misconduct is automatic because of the "head shot" penalty.

True and he almost got another 10 i guess. That puts even more hate on the refs i guess. It was hardly a headshot to start with considering the kid ducked like child.


#2470544 World Juniors Tourney Thread

Posted by dirtydangles on 04 January 2014 - 02:30 PM

If they can make the Finns take penalties like they are and sort out their crap PP, then we'll talk comeback.  Not impressed so far with effort or skill level this game.


Problem is: drouin is a huge part of the pp and he is stupidly sitting on his ass for running his mouth.


#2470539 World Juniors Tourney Thread

Posted by dirtydangles on 04 January 2014 - 02:24 PM

Sutter needs to pull back on the boys a bit here and calm them the f*** down.


#2468729 12/30 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 6

Posted by dirtydangles on 30 December 2013 - 09:16 PM

Howard getting beat clean. This shouldn't happen.




#2468519 World Juniors Tourney Thread

Posted by dirtydangles on 30 December 2013 - 03:57 PM

Canuck fan saying Drouin is making Mantha look a lot better than he is playing. Haven't seen any play, so, any comments on that?

Considering Mantha put one on a platter for Drouin I would say its a two way street. Drouin had a secondary assist on Mantha's goal and Mantha was battling in front of the net so you can't say Drouin gifted him that. Mantha will pot the chances he gets - thats all him. He has great instincts around the net and seems to be in the right place. You can't teach that. Its not like Mantha is getting buckets of chances from Drouin and converting a few and his stats look good - he has been very efficient with his scoring opportunities.




#2467304 Inside a Hockey Ref's Game

Posted by dirtydangles on 23 December 2013 - 03:59 PM

This would be awesome for NHL ref accountability. If all refs wore these we could see what they see during games and understand how their positioning may affect calls etc. In a way it helps fans understand why refs made calls that night and also holds refs accountable if they clearly missed things right in front of them.




#2467303 I'd like to talk about this off-season/next season

Posted by dirtydangles on 23 December 2013 - 03:52 PM

 

Oh, I know. But I like rumors, especially when we're involved. At the very least, it's better than "We like our team." Right?

 

Along similar lines:

 

Report: Sather shopping Del Zotto, Girardi, possibly others [PHT]

 

Dan Girardi!

My only concern is where will Sproul, Ouellet, Marchenko, Backman play in a few years? Sure you could take away Kindl, Lashoff, and Quincey but then you add Girardi that leaves only spot 6 and 7 open for the next 5 or so years. He IS what we need, but it handicaps us for the future I think and that is why holland won't do it. 




#2466548 Tootoo called up

Posted by dirtydangles on 20 December 2013 - 03:42 PM

What does tats have to do to get into te top six? Sheahan over tats?!


#2466141 Healthy vs. Injured

Posted by dirtydangles on 19 December 2013 - 11:45 AM

Hahaha this is a unique thread. We do have enough injuries to ice a pretty nice injured roster. Team 2 would certainly score more goals.