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Hairy Lime

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#2487353 2/27 GDT : Red Wings 6 at Senators 1, Franzen w/Hat Trick

Posted by Hairy Lime on 27 February 2014 - 05:26 PM

Good thing Bert did not net a hat trick ... he might have been sent down to the minors!  

#2486147 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by Hairy Lime on 22 February 2014 - 11:06 AM

Time to put in Howard. 

#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




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


#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. 




I guess we'll wait and see...