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#2121895 Ericsson vs Ott

Posted by esteef on 25 February 2011 - 12:03 AM

Bada Bing!


#2121872 Avery Sucks.

Posted by esteef on 24 February 2011 - 10:51 PM

Franzen doesn't have a rule named after him.


#2121365 Avery Sucks.

Posted by esteef on 24 February 2011 - 04:14 PM

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#2121279 2011 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 28th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by esteef on 24 February 2011 - 01:45 PM


f*** you and your server!


#2120097 Funny Red Wings pictures.

Posted by esteef on 21 February 2011 - 10:50 PM

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:lol: :clap: I pity the Mule!


#2116632 Isles vs Pens

Posted by esteef on 14 February 2011 - 06:38 PM

Nice article from Scott Burnside on espn.com calling Mario out.


This was my favorite part of that article:

"You think the Islanders liked how this played out? Sources tell ESPN.com the Islanders were saying Sunday that they were the ones getting done over by the league and this was a conspiracy on the NHL's part to protect the Penguins."

I thought comments like these were reserved for Jealous-of-Crosby tin foil hat wearing fans of other teams? :hehe:


#2113187 NYI ... G Poulin injured during warmups

Posted by esteef on 08 February 2011 - 08:32 PM

Nabby doesn't want to join them and suddenly all of their goalies are injured? Nice try Snow, I certainly hope Nabby holds out now. Just as a big f*** you for claiming him.


#2111751 Frazen getting vocal about scoring drought

Posted by esteef on 07 February 2011 - 12:16 PM

Who is this Frazen character you speak of? So many Swedes in the system, I didn't even know we got a new one! :ph34r:

He's an old buddy of Federov. :ph34r:


#2110556 Mallkin out with torn ACL/MCL

Posted by esteef on 05 February 2011 - 03:39 PM

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#2108524 Jo. Staal punch, Prust gets shot

Posted by esteef on 02 February 2011 - 04:09 PM

:lol: Prust went down like a sack full of Franzens!


#2107150 Red Wings Skills Contest

Posted by esteef on 29 January 2011 - 10:08 PM

Mursak would give Helm a run for his money on fastest skater and Eaves is pretty good at picking the corners too against Mule.


#2107063 Wings Have To Toughen Up Soon

Posted by esteef on 29 January 2011 - 06:57 PM

Ya... but it's been the default example for too long now. It comes up constantly in every toughness thread. The pro-toughness peeps slam it down like it's the ace of spades pretty regularly. And all it really proves is that Hudler got knocked the f*** out and it affected his play the rest of the way. Big deal. Like it hasn't happened to countless other athletes in every sport. Hell, I twisted my wrist up playing fooz ball one time and it took me about a week to gather up the courage to try that shot again. :)

And the ace of spades for the anti-enforcers has always been that enforcers don't play in the playoffs which is simply untrue. The Hudler example was just to show that maybe a tougher player (if we had one) could've played against Anaheim more instead of little Huddles getting pushed around every game. One example that's all.


#2106993 Wings Have To Toughen Up Soon

Posted by esteef on 29 January 2011 - 12:39 PM

Enforcers are useless in the playoffs, they're always the first players who are healthy scratches. For example Aaron Downey didn't play a shift in our cup winning 2008 playoffs. Also note, in 243 regular season games, Aaron's only played 5 playoffs games, and he's been on good teams too!

Yet Asham, Laperriere, Carcillo and Eager all played during the playoffs for a total of 71 games and that's just from the two teams who went all the way to the SCF. It would've been more had Lappy not been hurt. I guess those teams were just lucky considering all those guys are useless? Maybe Detroit could learn a thing or two from this instead of letting guys like Hudler get lit up at center ice then disappear for the rest of the playoffs.

Enforcers play in the playoffs and are not useless. It depends on the player and the opponent.


#2104674 Wings Have To Toughen Up Soon

Posted by esteef on 25 January 2011 - 12:00 AM

When the wings win the cup every year, I'll be happy with the roster, but they are not and there is always some little thing that can be tweaked to make them better. Right now I think adding a Drake type player would only help this team.

Drake adding that element had a huge impact in 08.

Agree. I like the (healthy) lineup but still think we could benefit from a "playoff Drake" or a "regular season Prust".




#2104252 Wings Have To Toughen Up Soon

Posted by esteef on 24 January 2011 - 12:17 PM

1. Fighting and winning are not mutually exclusive.

2. Having a fighter(s) does deter some cheap s***, though not all.