Pronger 2.0? How many times was Pronger suspended again?
Of course I'd be mad, but it was hardly the most vicious slash I've ever seen. 5 and a game was plenty, especially in the playoffs. And I'm sure it hurt Stone but he needs to toughen up. You'd think his hand was cut off with the way he flailed around.
I'm not even really a Subban fan. I used to dislike him, then saw CH24 and grew to like him more (or dislike him less) hearing him outside of the game. He's still immature but also gets more crap than he deserves.
What if someone ended a Red Wings career the way Abdelkader basically ended Lydman's with his charge a couple years ago?
What if someone suckerpunched Datsyuk the way Franzen has suckerpunched several players?
He broke his wrist. Let me take a hockey stick and slash your wrists hard enough to break them and see how you react.
How so? A winger is not typically as good defensively as a center. It's not his game. If you look at the other top wingers ranked around Ovechkin (guys like Jagr, Lafleur, Bossy), I don't remember them being Selke candidates either.
The team has failed because other than him, few guys show up in the playoffs. The Capitals historically are a bad playoff team. Apparently, one guy can't change that.
Well I have only really been a Wings fan and if Tatar or Nyquist or pretty much any other winger not named Franzen played like Ovechkin did/does they wouldn't be around. Two way players is in my opinion the only way hockey should be played and all the rest of those guys are one trick ponies who sit in the slot or on the dot most the game waiting for a good pass or cherry pick waiting for a pass to score easy. Just not my thing.
The first one clearly is not a dive. He thought there was a guy to lean on and there was nothing but air and he crashed and burned. Its not his fault the idiot ref called a penalty for him falling down.
This team is boned. Holland resigned Bert which was a huge mistake as he has done nothing but that so called fight against Weber. Franzen is useless and for being this big time playoff guy has done squat in the last 2 playoffs. If Lids leaves this team becomes seriously mediocre and I doubt Holland will be able to get anyone like Suter or Parise as any FA would obviously see the ship is sinking. Making the playoffs is meaningless if you just squander you opportunities not only at the end of the regular season but then in the playoffs. This team needs kids that have passion like many other teams have. All these old guys they keep resigning will get them no where.
When the Predators scored the first goal tonight I wanted to hang myself for recording this game and staying up late to watch the Wings fail to finish for 2 periods and then hand the Predators the game...again even though I know that is par for the course.