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#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.

#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.

#2465859 I'd like to talk about this off-season/next season

Posted by dirtydangles on 17 December 2013 - 09:47 PM

This is where I see this team next year. Alfie for 1 more year until Jurco finishes developing. Influx of youth into the bottom 6 to give us the energy we have been lacking in the bottom 6 for the last couple years. There are some decisions to make in the bottom 6 as to who stays. I honestly don't love Andersson much in terms of what he brings to the lineup. 


CapGeek Armchair GM Roster
Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($7.500m) / Daniel Alfredsson ($5.000m)
Gustav Nyquist ($0.950m) / Stephen Weiss ($4.900m) / Johan Franzen ($3.955m)
Justin Abdelkader ($1.800m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) / Tomas Tatar ($1.500m)
Drew Miller ($1.350m) / Riley Sheahan ($0.900m) / Landon Ferraro ($0.800m)
Joakim Andersson ($0.733m) / Luke Glendening ($0.700m) / Mitchell Callahan ($0.700m)
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($4.250m)
Brendan Smith ($1.263m) / Danny DeKeyser ($2.400m)
Jakub Kindl ($2.400m) / Xavier Ouellet ($0.670m)
Brian Lashoff ($0.725m) or Adam Almquist
Jimmy Howard ($5.292m)
Jonas Gustavsson ($1.500m) 
Carlo Colaiacovo ($0.000m)
Jordin Tootoo ($0.000m)
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The more important decisions will be made at the draft table. I think we need to go all in on a 1C prospect. I would love to trade our 1st this year for a 1st next year then move up and get a 1C. 

#2465851 Can Detroit turn things around?

Posted by dirtydangles on 17 December 2013 - 09:34 PM

Rename thread: Can Detroit ever get healthy?

#2463110 12/10 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Panthers 3 (SO)

Posted by dirtydangles on 10 December 2013 - 10:05 PM

This all just sets the stage for a Weiss winner - book it. :P