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In Topic: Claude Julien wants less embellishment

19 April 2014 - 02:15 PM

embellishment has become routine in all major sports, not just hockey.  The NHL actually has a rule to help prevent it, but rarely ever use it.  And when they do they usually just have it as a matching penalty. 


Funny thing about last night is the only 2 penalties the Bruins got were obvious penalties....while the Bruins seemed to be spending a lot of time complaining about embellishing and well, actually embellishing themselves.

In Topic: Apparently it can get worse in Vancouver.

09 April 2014 - 04:30 AM

The team drew all the wrong conclusions from the stanley cup year.

The wanted to get bigger and tougher upfront, but all they ended up getting was slower and a tad bigger.

This meant that the defensemen lost offensive confidence, due to lack of defensive support and has since chipped in less and less on the offensive side of the game.


When nucks were att their best, they could maintain pressure in offensive zone for long periods of play, but that is all lost and what is left is a team lacking scoring in the worst way ever.


And playing in a terrible division kind of hid some of their issues the last couple of years. 

In Topic: The Edmonton Oilers Mystery

01 April 2014 - 04:41 PM

I think if Old Man Wirtz didn't pass away the Hawks would still be trash similar to Edmonton.  They went from the worst owner in professional sports to a competent owner(his son) who hired good people. These people made some smart and daring moves.  Even when the signing of Hossa put them in cap hell, they won a cup, got under the cap, developed young role players and won the cup again in 3 yrs.


As much as I hate to say it as a Wings fan living in the Chicago area, the Hawks are very well run and will be good for many years to come.

In Topic: % chance of making the playoffs

30 March 2014 - 07:39 PM

Why am I not surprised someone who believes in Don Cherry used are instead of our?  just having fun I am not a grammar nazi


The Wings have better make the playoffs.  I have had them eliminated twice in my mind now and they keep bringing me back.  I would be crushed if they missed out now.

In Topic: The Leaders HAVE to step up

13 March 2014 - 02:50 PM

Have we sucked in the shootout because of injuries? Have we sucked at home because of injuries? Have we been unable to hold a lead because of injuries? Has Quincey singlehandedly cost us 20 goals because of injuries? Was Nyquist held off the roster for the oh-so-valuable Cleary because of injuries? Have we failed to play more than a couple 60-minute games this season because of injuries? Howard hasn't been anything close to what we need him to be, but is that simply because of his injuries and injuries to the guys in front of him?


Injuries have hurt us. (Pun.) But there's more than that to our struggles.

I would say yes to a couple of these.  But your point taken.


I think the thing that really bothers me is how many seasons in a row are injuries going to be a major issue? These same core players are getting hurt year after year, what are the Wings going to do differently to stop this?