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#2483829 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by darkmanx on 14 February 2014 - 11:29 AM

Poor guy trying to get back to the bench after getting hit with a Shea Weber shot and the dumb ref bumps him.

 

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#2483814 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by darkmanx on 14 February 2014 - 10:50 AM

Canadian College.

 

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:lol:




#2483707 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by darkmanx on 13 February 2014 - 06:38 PM

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#2483527 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by darkmanx on 12 February 2014 - 08:27 PM

Wow.. Babs is pretty happy.

 

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#2483512 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by darkmanx on 12 February 2014 - 06:28 PM

Swap Kindl and a pick or prospect for a top 4 guy and let Marchenko take Quincey's spot and I'll be happy. Ericsson and Dekeyser both do OK offensively for guys who don't get PP time. Last year Ericsson had as many or more points at even strength than guys who are considered offensive d men.

100% agree. Give the kid more then 1 game to prove himself. I highly doubt he's worse then Quincey.




#2483511 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by darkmanx on 12 February 2014 - 06:26 PM

I know this is kindof stating the obvious but DAMN...what I wouldnt give for a Karlsson/Ekman-Larsson type guy on the Wings blue line...

Really missin ol Nick Lidstrom watching Swedens offensive d-men win that game.

 

I would love Ekman-Larsson on the Wings. He is a great player.




#2483102 NHL players will not participate in 2018 Olympics (Mod Post #99)

Posted by darkmanx on 09 February 2014 - 11:03 PM

 

2002 says hello

 

I was being sarcastic.




#2483094 NHL players will not participate in 2018 Olympics (Mod Post #99)

Posted by darkmanx on 09 February 2014 - 09:39 PM

Huh?  I don't get what you're saying.  The European players are going to play in a different league for a year so they can play in the Olympics?  I some how don't see that happening.  I don't think its THAT big of a thing.  

 

The USA hasn't won a gold medal since 1980.  No one really cares.  Canada hasn't dominated the Olympic games since the NHL has participated either.  Canada hasn't been a powerhouse internationally of late either.   

 

I don't see why they don't just play in the Summer Olympics.  Basketball does and its a "Winter" sport.  No reason you can't switch things like gymnastics or swimming to the Winter games.

 

Of course not, they only won gold in 2010.




#2483074 NHL players will not participate in 2018 Olympics (Mod Post #99)

Posted by darkmanx on 09 February 2014 - 08:00 PM

 

During a Friday afternoon appearance on TSN 1050 Radio in Toronto, TSN reporter Darren Dreger passed along the news that the NHL "will not" participate in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, which will be hosted in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

 

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Not really that surprising. When do Olympic clauses start getting introduced ? :lol:




#2483071 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by darkmanx on 09 February 2014 - 07:45 PM

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#2482801 2/8 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Lightning 4

Posted by darkmanx on 08 February 2014 - 08:40 PM

Kronwall 8th in the league in points for Dmen.  Only 2 have a better +/- and that's Keith and Pietrangelo.  If anyone thinks Kronwall isn't a #1 Dman, especially playing with a lower quality blue line than we're used to, is crazy.  And as far as points go, he's only 3 behind Subban for 5th overall.

 

Not to mention, he is on a great contract for us.




#2482759 2/8 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Lightning 4

Posted by darkmanx on 08 February 2014 - 08:29 PM

Kids doing everything right. Start them on the PP first this time.




#2480678 NHL may rethink Sochi

Posted by darkmanx on 03 February 2014 - 07:31 PM

Dont know. These guys look ready to play for their country regardless.

 

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#2480676 What's wrong with Pasha? (Mod warning post #57)

Posted by darkmanx on 03 February 2014 - 07:30 PM

I just want him to get well soon and even if he is holding back in order to  be ready for the olympics so what?

 

The guy has given fans and especially this organization so much joy, he now has a once in a lifetime opportunity = captain your national hockeyteam in the olympics in your fatherland !

 

All I know is, I will enjoy watching him showing off his magic on the big ice. All the best Pasha

 

This. Sometimes fans get a little bit too greedy. I'm just happy he's around another 3 years.




#2480465 What's wrong with Pasha? (Mod warning post #57)

Posted by darkmanx on 02 February 2014 - 08:27 PM

Datsyuk has given enough to us that he deserves to do what he can to be healthy.
Whether that means sitting out wings games so he won't come back too much worse than he was after is fine.
Hell be here for three years after this year.
I trust hell do whats right, and honestly he's one of the best players and people to ever play the game.
I'd support him through whatever.

 

This. I am just extremely happy he's signed for another 3 years. He could have just left us last year and went to Russia.

 

Let him do his thing. We love Pasha too much to turn on him.