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#2574318 Zetterberg leaves after 2nd Period; "upper body injury"

Posted by Nevermind on 24 February 2015 - 09:57 AM

Because he was pissed off and it was a rivalry game?  I'm not sure why you think that's some sort of objective standard by which to measure fighting's impact on the game.  Furthermore, as I've stated before, if you want to understand how one variable impacts another, you use science...not an interview with Claude Lemieux.  Scientific research has consistently shown that fighting does not positively impact the game.  The fact that a bunch of people say otherwise doesn't mean anything unless they're qualified to say so professionally and empirically.  For quite a long time everybody just "knew" that the sun orbited the earth, and the world was flat.  It was common knowledge...duh. 
Science says fighting is harmful for the individual and unnecessary for the game.  I don't really give a s*** what the athletes say.  These are the same types of guys who still regularly use sterdoids, chewing tobacco, etc.  They're not exactly to be trusted for their keen insights and objective thinking. 

I agree that fighting is harmful in that it can leave a player with long-term issues related to concussions, brain trauma, etc. If that's your only argument, fine.

But to say a genuine fight doesn't impact a hockey game is silly. That's like saying a big hit or shot block doesn't affect the momentum of a game either. Or the crowd even. There are too many variables and differing scenarios that a scientific study won't be able to capture this.

Also, chemistry and camaraderie are vital to any hockey club. Sticking up for your linemate after a dirty hit is part of being a good teammate. You don't think that brings a team closer together?

#2572909 2/21 GDT : Red Wings 7 at Dallas Stars 6 (OT)

Posted by Nevermind on 21 February 2015 - 05:57 PM

well, were getting kindl and Smith tonight, so we'll be able to compare them in game!

Haha yeah...whoever gives you the least amount of heart palpitations in the defensive zone wins.

#2572476 Official 2015 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by Nevermind on 19 February 2015 - 12:44 PM

Why does it "come off as lazy" when Holland says it, but not Babs?  That's my point.  We either do, or don't, need to make a trade.  When Holland says we don't, he "comes off as lazy".  When Babs says we don't, everyone is mum. 
In the past, Ken Holland has been criticized to the moon for saying almost verbatim what Babs just said.  I just don't see the difference.

I think Babcock was trying to compliment Marchenko more than anything.

And Holland is the one actually in charge of trade deadline activity. Of course he's gonna be held more accountable for what he says about it.

#2571398 DD starting to get the love....

Posted by Nevermind on 17 February 2015 - 12:04 AM

I personally have not joined richdg's bandwagon and think Quincey is bolstering DK. He'll be out of the NHL in a year so we should trade him now with the hype.

Brave use of sarcasm.

#2570226 2/11 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Penguins 4

Posted by Nevermind on 11 February 2015 - 11:25 PM

As much as I want new faces, I don't think Franson and Jagr would've made a difference tonight.

Our team would be bigger, but softer actually.

#2567170 Toronto's Jonathan Bernier joins the seeing-eye dog club

Posted by Nevermind on 30 January 2015 - 02:14 PM

Ehhhh...Bernier's seen crazier goals by Nelson Mandela.

#2564459 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by Nevermind on 18 January 2015 - 09:33 PM

I love the historical accuracy and attention to detail in this work of art

Except Monica Lewinsky's hand was a bit higher in real life. :/

#2560091 12/31 GDT : Devils 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Nevermind on 01 January 2015 - 02:11 AM

Weiss isn't even close to Helm in ANY aspect of the game...

You're right. Weiss has way better hands and hockey sense. It's not even close.

In saying that, I'm still a big Helm fan. But there's a reason he's never put up anywhere near as many points as Weiss did for so many years in Florida.

#2548253 11/9 GDT - Tampa Bay 4 at Detroit 3 (SO) - 6:00 PM EST

Posted by Nevermind on 09 November 2014 - 07:14 PM

Kindl needs to sacrifice the body there. Guess he doesn't wanna mess up his hair though.

#2535628 "But I don't want to be a pirate."

Posted by Nevermind on 05 September 2014 - 04:02 PM


He converted into a Leafs fan just for the jokes!

#2529599 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by Nevermind on 02 July 2014 - 07:20 PM

I wonder if Quincey got a 'No Trade Clause'.


Oh wait...watching him play basically is a NTC itself.

#2527111 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Nevermind on 30 June 2014 - 06:45 AM

I would think Stevie could get more than a 6th round pick for Gagner. He's only 24 and has a $3.2 million dollar cap hit over the next two seasons.

Good job freeing up cap space, but bad asset management IMO.

#2526640 NHL Draft 2014: Rounds 2-7 **MOD WARNING POST 51**

Posted by Nevermind on 28 June 2014 - 12:43 PM

This Holmstrom kid was born in '96!

#2526429 NHL Draft 2014: First Round

Posted by Nevermind on 27 June 2014 - 08:38 PM

Wanted McCann, but Larkin is a good pick. We needed a center.

I would have preferred McCann as well. Also good defensively but with higher offensive upside IMO.

#2523556 Trading up?

Posted by Nevermind on 11 June 2014 - 10:05 PM

florida wld not do that