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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:


#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.


#2127062 Helm's goal against Phoenix

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


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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***.


#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.


#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


#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.


#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."


#2125268 Trevor Gillies

Posted by esteef on 03 March 2011 - 12:19 PM

Gillies is an old-school enforcer that gives retribution to the offending player. I think he went about it in the wrong way (again) but I can see his intention.

My thoughts exactly. If there was no instigator rule, Gillies would've likely grabbed Clutterbuck and whooped his ass, instead he delivers a quick (and cheap) hit and hopes to get away with it. Oh well...

Sign him Kenny! :P


#2125071 3/2 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Ducks 2 (OT)

Posted by esteef on 03 March 2011 - 12:35 AM


#2124146 I've decided-Datsyuk for Captain

Posted by esteef on 01 March 2011 - 10:36 AM

Z has a hot wife, he gets it.


#2122552 Red Wings Won't be Active at Trade Deadline

Posted by esteef on 26 February 2011 - 04:30 PM

And won the cup without a deadline deal. Point being, a team isn't required to change assets at the deadline to be a player in the post-season.

Nobody said it was a must except you?

Regular season complacency in February isn't a new thing in Detroit.

If Holland thought there was a move that would make this team better, he would do it. There are a couple guys that would be nice to have but they may not even be available or had at the right price to come to Detroit. Either way, one or two deals isn't going to shake up the team.

Maybe if we weren't right up against the cap every trade deadline we could make some good moves to help things like our D and backup goalie situations when they're needed. Instead we load up with Modano's and Hudlers to the point that we HAVE to stay pat every year because we have no money to spend. That's what frustrates folks I think.


#2122450 Set your playoff roster

Posted by esteef on 26 February 2011 - 01:58 PM

I don't like any line that has Bert and Modano together. Both float too much to be paired up.


#2122431 2011 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 28th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by esteef on 26 February 2011 - 01:27 PM

How come every trade deadline when someone suggests a player for the Wings all the Holland poodles come out and yap about how "successful" the team's been? Like adding a veteran Dman or goalie would totally disrupt everything and keep them from going deeper in the playoffs or possibly even winning the Cup.

The team is not perfect and neither is Holland, we don't have to hear his resume everytime a trade idea pops up.


#2122098 Life of an NHLer Stashed in the AHL

Posted by esteef on 25 February 2011 - 03:20 PM

Wait a minute, Commodore lifts weights?