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chances14

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In Topic: 2014 Preseason Thread

27 September 2014 - 10:12 AM

another home preseason game tonight that is not being televised or even played on the radio. ridiculous


In Topic: 9/23 Exhibition GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 (OT)

25 September 2014 - 06:28 PM

well good thing this game isn't being televised because the hawks had plane issues and aren't even at the joe yet


In Topic: Datsyuk 2nd degree separated shoulder injury - out approx 4 weeks

25 September 2014 - 06:25 PM

 

I love fighting. I like the spectacle. I love that extra dimension it gives to the sport. It's truly unique. I wish the instigator rule was not in place. I loved when their was a heavy weight matchup of Probert v. Domi, and seeing who was going to win the belt from the other. I loved that if anyone touched Yzerman Probie would immediately turn into the hulk and smash their face in, no matter what the consequences were for himself. I loved when McCarty turtled Lemieux, because I literally wanted vengeance and blood for what he did to Draper.

 

But here's why I think your argument stinks Frank. Everyone who I know that is pro-fighting (including myself) whines about how - since the instigator rule - the enforcers ability to protect and scare off the rats is almost completely diminished. Fighting USED to protect stars to an EXTENT, but not anymore, and that's what pisses off pro-fighting advocates and why everyone calls for the repeal of the instigator penalty.

 

So please, don't act like having McMeatbag on the fourth line/bench is going to protect Datsyuk. All that guy can do is instigate a revenge fight at a later time. And Scuderi can easily just say no at that time, and then we have another possible Bertuzzi-Moore situation on our hands.

 

If you want the culture of protective fighting you have to:

 

1) repeal the instigator rule

2) find a guy who can drop the gloves AND play top line minutes

or

3) time-travel back to the 1980s

 

Fighting these days is used to possibly change the mood of a game and/or to seek vengeance. And it puts fans like you and I in the stands. That's it.

agreed. i love fighting as much as the next guy but the reality is that in today's game, it serves no purpose other than to entertain the fans


In Topic: Datsyuk 2nd degree separated shoulder injury - out approx 4 weeks

25 September 2014 - 01:51 PM

Because many of them know they can hide behind the refs. And I dont necessarily mean the instigating rule -I mean literally hide behind the refs, and the NHL will let them. For what reason? To clean up its act...??

 

agreed.

If McGrattan played for our team, Scuderi would have hit someone like Miller or Cleary instead.

 

At least I would, in his position.  

lol. and you know this how? there have been so many instances of players taking runs at star players on pertty much every team that this notion is laughable.

 

enforcers do not deter players from taking cheapshots anymore thanks in large part to how the nhl has changed the rules

 

Remember in 2008, when lapeirre took a run at lidstrom and injured him. downey was in the lineup but that didnt stop him from going after lidstrom

 

or how about kronwall this past season when mcleod boarded him right next to tootoo.


Yes, and this is because the league will protect the dirty players. Scrap the instigator rule and leave the policing to the players. If a guy is willing to face the music after running a star then so be it, I agree there's no stopping them, but at least dont protect these clowns. Let there be another Lemieux beatdown. I bet more than a few players would think twice and even change their game. Frankly, it cannot get worse than the current state.

it's hilarious to think by today's standards that mccarty only got a 5 min major for fighting after that beatdown. If he did that today, he would probably be gone for the year


In Topic: Datsyuk 2nd degree separated shoulder injury - out approx 4 weeks

24 September 2014 - 10:08 PM

you can have all the enforcers you want, the fact of the matter is they do not deter players taking runs at your star players anymore.