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#2605796 Call Out the NHL on BS

Posted by Paul MacLean's Mustache on 03 May 2015 - 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.


#2579892 3/8 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 5

Posted by Paul MacLean's Mustache on 08 March 2015 - 12:48 PM

Weiss is a 5 million dollar 4th-liner/turnover machine. Dion's 7 million dollar contract doesn't look so bad all of the sudden.




#2516923 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by Paul MacLean's Mustache on 26 April 2014 - 04:26 PM

Let's just skip to handshakes. Brutal series. Worse than Nashville two years ago. 




#2516412 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by Paul MacLean's Mustache on 26 April 2014 - 02:40 PM

Embarrassing, Franzen.


#2487994 Ryan Miller, Steve Ott traded to St. Louis Blues

Posted by Paul MacLean's Mustache on 28 February 2014 - 07:18 PM

I actually really like the deal for both teams. Miller wanted out and I think they received solid players in return and picks to use for a future build. You have to admire Doug Armstrong for really going after it this year. I know we're a bubble team this year and the risks associated with trading picks from this position, but it takes me back to the days Holland used to do the same. 




#2466850 12/21 GDT: Red Wings 5 @ Maple Leafs 4 (SO, yes, SO)

Posted by Paul MacLean's Mustache on 21 December 2013 - 08:27 PM

:lol:

Now I can't stop laughing picturing Kenny in Groucho glasses/mustache moseying onto the ice and blatantly knocking the Leafs' net off as Pav tries to score lol


Holland would knock the net off if Tatar or Jurco were to score. Those are CLEARY'S goals.


#2466661 12/21 GDT: Red Wings 5 @ Maple Leafs 4 (SO, yes, SO)

Posted by Paul MacLean's Mustache on 21 December 2013 - 01:12 PM

Lashoff and Quincey over Kindl is a head-scratcher. Tootoo in the lineup  :clap:




#2182241 Paul MacLean interviews for Senators Job

Posted by Paul MacLean's Mustache on 02 June 2011 - 09:13 PM

SON OF A *****


#2178308 Your all-time team?

Posted by Paul MacLean's Mustache on 22 May 2011 - 08:17 PM

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#1979769 WTFCanucks?

Posted by Paul MacLean's Mustache on 08 May 2010 - 08:26 AM

Luongo can bring home the gold, but he can't bring home the silver.


#1974835 WCSF Game 3 GDT: Sharks 4 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Paul MacLean's Mustache on 04 May 2010 - 08:04 PM

It's kind of like the first "Mighty Ducks" movie where Gordon Bombay is teaching the kids how to dive.

The sharks' team effort to this lost art is impressive.


#1932480 Osgood to start Sunday

Posted by Paul MacLean's Mustache on 04 April 2010 - 09:11 PM

How so? I watched the whole thing and didn't notice E looking terrible. He wasn't good on the goal-against he was on for but he looked good on the two goals-for he was on for.

He had one turnover but that was negated by the fact that he also had a takeaway. He was a +1 and had 2 hits. He also had a blocked shot. He played on the PK and wasn't on for a PP goal against.

Was he positionally perfect? No, he looked like a rookie at times. But Lebda was TERRIBLE. Stuart looked bad on the goal he was out with Lebda for. How can Ericsson look good when his partner was a s*** show?

Honestly, I just didn't have a problem with E today. He definitely bounced back after misplaying the pass on that goal. What else did you expect in a game where the forwards played horrible defense and the Wings were constantly back on their heels?

EDIT:

Also, why would you say you'd rather see a Lilja-Lebda line over Lilja-Ericsson when Lebda was the worst d-man on the ice today? The Lilja-E pairing has been great so far.



Was he ever! Bert saw both his line-mates almost behind the Philly net and he still doesn't drop back until it's too late. Even then he did about the most half-assed back check in the history of hockey.


Maybe we were watching a different game today, but I saw much smaller Flyers players having their way with a guy who's 6'4 and 220lbs. Ericsson didn't look comfortable to me the whole game and looked very flustered in his own end. Lebda wasn't on the ice for any of the goals either and I saw him as much more of a physical force today -- something needed when playing Philadelphia.

I also thought Rafalski coughed up the puck entirely too much today as well -- Just an observation.


#1932441 How Good Is Howard?

Posted by Paul MacLean's Mustache on 04 April 2010 - 08:30 PM

One thing's for sure, I don't get that knot in my stomach whenever the opposition gets a shot on net when Howard's in.


#1931779 4/4 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Flyers 4

Posted by Paul MacLean's Mustache on 04 April 2010 - 12:05 PM

All we need now is for 0 shots to make it to Chris Osgood.

Everyone needs to put on those skate shields that Ken Daniels was talking about.


#1927817 Your Script for the Post Season

Posted by Paul MacLean's Mustache on 29 March 2010 - 02:49 PM

1. Bertuzzi loses the remainder of his bottom teeth by actually blocking a shot by catching it mid-air with his mouth
2. Cindy Crosby shown flinching when he sees Jimmy Howard coming down the handshake line after the Wings sweep the Pens in the 2010 SCF at Pittsburgh. A reverse angle shows Crosby cowering behind Bill Guerin.
3. Pierre McGuire loses his job trying to cut a lock of Crosby's hair while he's in between the benches.