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Member Since 17 Jan 2010
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In Topic: Call Out the NHL on BS

Yesterday, 09:31 PM

The product is still very enjoyable to me. Transparency in suspensions would really be my only gripe. The NHL's inferiority complex really shines through here. With having to compete with the NBA playoffs and early MLB schedule, suspending Subban, a marketable star, was out of the question. Meanwhile, Kronwall, is given a game for a hit where the shoulder was the primary point of contact, but his opponent had his head down. I get that Kronwall has a "history" for these kinds of hits, but taking those out of the game are a mistake. The playoffs are known for the increased intensity and harder style of play. With this suspension, I doubt we see a hit like this from Kronwall anytime soon. Hell, it's been sometime since we saw one before game 7.

The NHL has been a niche sport nationally for quite some time and they should embrace it. Canadian and true US hockey cities keep the game going and that's what I love about it. I cringe every four years when the Olympics thrusts the game into a national talking point (outside of the 4 seconds allocated on ESPN) and people immediately flag me down at work to talk about players they just discovered because they know I'm a "hockey guy."

Keep suspensions and rule enforcement consistent despite the type of player. At least you'll have the respect of the players and the diehard fans that continue supporting the league.

In Topic: Redwings recall Ferraro

06 April 2015 - 02:58 PM

Not looking good for Abby, I guess?

In Topic: 3/24 GDT : Coyotes 5 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

24 March 2015 - 09:18 PM

Sad that every article I read today referred to tonight as an automatic win, but when Jimmy Howard's in net, anything's possible.  


In Topic: 3/24 GDT : Coyotes 5 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

24 March 2015 - 09:12 PM

We can't beat the Arizona Dingoes in regulation....


In Topic: 3/8 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 5

08 March 2015 - 12:50 PM

 

Yeah, the Weiss signing has been terrible, other than a several game stretch earlier in the season when he was scoring a lot.  

 

That hot month certainly justifies his contract.