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#2484194 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by Hairy Lime on 15 February 2014 - 10:20 AM

That was some SO. But Oshie had better careful if he sees anybody walking behind him carrying an umbrella....




#2484168 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by Hairy Lime on 15 February 2014 - 10:11 AM

Take that, Datsyuk, you commie bastard! Oh, and come back home healthy! 




#2474303 Nucks vs Flames

Posted by Hairy Lime on 19 January 2014 - 08:11 AM

If Detroit started their fourth line, I don't think anyone would notice. 




#2471459 Look who's top in GR scoring

Posted by Hairy Lime on 09 January 2014 - 09:15 AM

Dirty Harry Callahan

 

 

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Yes, but I still think it's unfair that he gets to use a .44 Magnum. I think it gives him an unfair advantage on the ice. No goalie is going to stop that shot. Well, maybe Hasek ... with his teeth! 




#2469445 1/1 Winter Classic 2014 GDT: Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 2 (F/SO)

Posted by Hairy Lime on 01 January 2014 - 10:23 AM

Orr is playing? I thought teams sat out their enforcer against us. Maybe he's in to avenge the water bottle. 




#2469160 Alumni Game Lineup / Leafs @ Wings Alumni NBCS and CBC 1pm

Posted by Hairy Lime on 31 December 2013 - 02:15 PM

Anyone know if Domi is playing in the 2nd game?

 

I don't believe he and Kocur have ever fought one another.  

I think he is, but Holland has just put Kocur and McCarty on waivers.    




#2467830 Hockey News' Top 10 Fights of 2013

Posted by Hairy Lime on 27 December 2013 - 12:49 PM

The omission of Neil using Smith as a punching bag is an outrage!  




#2466025 Tootoo called up

Posted by Hairy Lime on 18 December 2013 - 05:35 PM

Sammy out, Tootoo in? Wow, this actually makes some sense. Has Babs or Holland been doing some brain training with Lumosity? 




#2460687 12/4 GDT : Flyers 6 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Hairy Lime on 04 December 2013 - 04:12 PM

This is where Cleary shows Philadelphia what they missed out on ... and they thank us. 




#2457597 What Does This Team Need More/Most?

Posted by Hairy Lime on 24 November 2013 - 11:33 AM

Cowbell.  




#2457541 Datsyuk concussion: To Return Tuesday

Posted by Hairy Lime on 24 November 2013 - 06:12 AM

I wonder if were gonna try and pick up a goon by the trade deadline, just for games like this.

Hahahaha, you don't know Kenny "physical violence makes me wet myself" Holland, do you. The Ottawa players could've had samurai swords decapitating players and Holland would have said that we'll make them pay on the powerplay ... assuming that there were no arrests, which is not a given. 

There is a reason that an elbow to the head of your best player passes without reprisal....

Give an NHL team an inch, they'll punch your grandmother in the back of her head ... or at least Neil would, and probably has - his own. 




#2439738 Are teams going to "bait" us into fighting?

Posted by Hairy Lime on 29 September 2013 - 09:01 AM

 

If there were a correlation between size, fighting, hitting, and winning then the biggest team with the most hits and fights would win the Cup almost every year.  That doesn't happen.  Wanna know what does have a high correlation to winning?  Special teams, and goal differential.  So when I say I'd rather have a good powerplay than George Parros or Colton Orr or some other garbage enforcer, it's actually supported by something other than whimsy. 

Where did anyone say that an enforcer=championships? What an enforcer does equal, though, is less after-the-whistle abuse (which certainly doesn't hurt a teams chances), and maybe a little less of this "Pink Wings" bs, that for anyone who grew up watching the Bruise Bros. or the great 90's Detroit rivalries has a hard time listening to. The in-game stuff is always going to happen, and you can't prevent hitting; this is a physical game. But the extracurricular stuff and some of the targeting can be curtailed simply by having a player or two that can do the same stuff to the other team. Basically, you target one of our stars, two things can happen: 1) You fight. Or 2) Your stars get targeted. Simple as that. That has been the way things have been done in the NHL for quite a long time. Nothing has changed, only the Red Wings have, and not for the better.

 

I remember a game against Columbus where Boll was running all over the place. Brad May dropped the gloves with him and Boll was mostly silent for the rest of the game. Or what about the Laperriere hit on Lidstrom. You could use that as an example of how even having an enforcer in the line-up does not prevent your stars from getting hurt, but just imagine if we didn't have Downey in the line-up that game. Laperriere does not get embarrassed, TWICE, and that hit basically goes unpunished, making the hit sting even worse, at least to the fans. And I don't remember Downey (or Drake, and later McCarty) exactly hurting Detroit's chances that season ... didn't Detroit win the Stanley Cup that season??? As a matter of fact, name me the last time Detroit, or any team, for that matter, has won a Stanley Cup without at least a part-time enforcer in the line-up. You could make a case for The '06 Hurricanes? Boulerice only played 26 games, but that was still a pretty tough team. Outside of them, I can't think of another team in the last 30-40 years that played a significant portion of the regular season without an enforcer. The '92-93 Canadian? 

 

As long as there is hitting and fighting in the game, there is a role for an enforcer ... if you know what's good for you. At the very least, it brings a little peace of mind, for fans and players. 




#2427597 Wings sign Stephen Weiss, 5-years, $24.5m

Posted by Hairy Lime on 05 July 2013 - 05:33 PM

I didn't think it was possible for Detroit to get smaller... 

 

I was wrong.

 

No Bobby Ryan. No David Clarkson. No Nathan Horton. No Vinny Lecavalier. 

 

Meh. 

 

I guess we'll wait and see...




#2422341 Wings looking to trade before using buyouts

Posted by Hairy Lime on 25 June 2013 - 10:06 PM

Tootoo was expendable and unused in the playoffs this year. I thought the guys played a nice physical series with him out of the lineup this year and can do the same next.

If we are to get tougher move some old bodies and bring Bickell/Clarkson types in to bang near the net.

If you thought Detroit played "a nice physical series with him out of the lineup", then you need to get those prescriptions checked. I think I saw Abdelkader deliver a few big checks, but outside of him, nothing. Tootoo should have played in the playoffs, and will be a valuable asset next season.  It's hard to win playing soft hockey, especially in the East, as much as Holland would have you believe otherwise. It's a physical game. Detroit would be wise to try and find that balance they had in the 90's, like Chicago has now. 

 

Bickell is going to demand more money than he's worth, and I don't see Holland going after Clarkson, as much as I would like to see him in a Wings uniform next season. I hope I'm wrong, but this is Holland we're talking about...




#2420201 Talking Tootoo

Posted by Hairy Lime on 16 June 2013 - 06:44 PM

Never liked the Tootoo signing. He's not Detroit matrrial.

What's up with this "holier-than-thou" attitude that so many Wings fans have developed? It's getting to the point where only The Amish can play for Detroit ... except "The Amish Mafia"; they're too "thug" for this organization. I mean, nobody wanted Jeff Carter because he would have been a "bad seed". Nobody wanted Bertuzzi because of "the incident". It seemed like most fans liked Avery when he was here, but then hated him after he left. Most fans had no problem with the Chelios trade, and he was a pretty dirty player in his Montreal and Chicago days. Was Dallas Drake "Detroit material"? Drake was a better goal scorer earlier in his career, but both he and Tootoo play similar games/roles, and Drake was a HUGE presence for Detroit in the '08 Cup run. I think Tootoo could have brought that same presence and intensity if he had been given the chance. 

 

I'm just really not understanding the Tootoo hate on here. I can understand not liking him from his Nashville days, but he's here now, and he brought something to Detroit that this team sorely lacked: TOUGHNESS! He played *mostly* disciplined hockey, came to the defense of his teammates, and probably would have scored more goals than Abdelkadfer had he been given the luxury of playing with Datsyuk. I think people will be glad he's on this team next season, though without a true enforcer or some size up front, Detroit might still be in trouble.