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#2128878 Ryan Whitney Twitter

Posted by esteef on 11 March 2011 - 02:16 PM

I heard Crosby is having Zetterberg nightmares.

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#2128634 TBL Pavel Kubina suspended three games

Posted by esteef on 10 March 2011 - 08:43 PM

...but is there anything that can be done to curb the excessive contact to the head? Anything at all?

Yes, new helmets.

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#2128584 NHL could lose Air Canada sponsorship over headshots

Posted by esteef on 10 March 2011 - 05:51 PM

The fact that the league is apparently incapable of properly managing itself warrants this type of action from major sponsors. If Bettman and Campbell and the rest of the clowns were on top of things, corporations wouldn't need to do this.

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#2128580 Wings Recall Janik

Posted by esteef on 10 March 2011 - 05:46 PM

No need to panic!

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#2128443 NHL could lose Air Canada sponsorship over headshots

Posted by esteef on 10 March 2011 - 01:08 PM

Good. This just shows how "great" of a job Bettman is doing that one of the major league sponsors is threatening to pull it's money because the league is run so poorly. Nice work Gary!

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#2127746 Chara's hit on Pacioretty

Posted by esteef on 09 March 2011 - 03:48 PM

He scores points so he's allowed to crush people's mellons into the stantion. See Pronger Rule.

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#2127656 Chara's hit on Pacioretty

Posted by esteef on 09 March 2011 - 02:24 PM

Pacioretty had a big hit on a Boston player earlier in the game, dove to draw a penalty and f***ed with Chara last game after scoring in OT. But I'm sure the Bruins, the stand-up guys they are, put all of that aside when they are on the ice each shift.

Chara = guilty

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#2127610 Chara's hit on Pacioretty

Posted by esteef on 09 March 2011 - 01:38 PM

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Clearly he doesn't see the stantion. :rolleyes:

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#2127552 Trevor Gillies

Posted by esteef on 09 March 2011 - 11:55 AM

Gillies enforced, some people here don't like it. Big shocker there.

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#2127062 Helm's goal against Phoenix

Posted by esteef on 07 March 2011 - 04:55 PM

Enjoy!



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#2125433 Trevor Gillies

Posted by esteef on 03 March 2011 - 07:54 PM

If repeat offender even plays into it at all, Matt Cooke's minimum suspension should've started at 20 games years ago. He is the definition of a repeat offender with way more infractions (called or not) than Gillies yet he gets puny suspensions. But hey, he chips in pucks every now and then so he's all good. Das Boooools***.

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#2125412 Tests Confirm Probert had chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Posted by esteef on 03 March 2011 - 06:41 PM

Most concussions happen from hits not punches. Let's get hitting out of hockey.

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#2125378 3/3 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 3

Posted by esteef on 03 March 2011 - 04:43 PM

Trendsetters and visionaries are never understood in their own time.

Tell me about it! :P

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#2125362 Trevor Gillies

Posted by esteef on 03 March 2011 - 04:14 PM

Gillies is a career 4th liner who was brought up to check and provide energy (and knock the s*** out of people :D ). His point totals are irrelevant.

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#2125321 Trevor Gillies

Posted by esteef on 03 March 2011 - 02:46 PM

A view of the GIlles situaiton that dissolves into Jane Austen quotes in the comments.

"Since the lockout, however, the league is trying to tame the frontier justice. The problem is that their solution - the ill-named "instigator" penalty - actually punishes the enforcer and NOT the instigator, the guy running around and stirring the pot. Not surprisingly, those guys are stirring harder and faster than ever, with no end in sight."

Couldn't have said it better myself. Oh wait! Great column by the way. :thumbup:

More good stuff..."The current "fighting has no place in our game" moralizing from the league is complete hogwash, frankly. It's self-serving, and allows Bettman and Campbell to sound correct while actually doing things that are the exact oposite of helpful. The goon who does nothing but fight is bad for the game, they say; well, what about the goon who does nothing but endanger other guys' health and careers? The enforcer would be far less necessary if you cracked down on the behavior he's there to punish! Heck - enforcers might even need to be able to carry their weight for 8-10 minutes a night. Wonder of wonders, if you curtail dirty play, you might just improve the quality of the hockey being played. Once you get past the tribal instinct of "my team good, all others suq lulz !!!one!!1!" the fans get that; they know punishing the enforcer more than the troublemaker serves, in practice, to protect the troublemaker. That's the real reason why dirty play is on the rise."

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