Agreed. Commodore is a whiner. He's also got a terrible memory. Let's go down the list.
The Wings started with six wins and six losses, not five and seven... Ian White was injured on the 13th of November, 2011, and Commodore was played only one game in the immediate future---not two, not three---and he played seven minutes, not three.... Commodore played three days before Christmas... Brendan Smith was Babcock's single minor-league call-up on defense in that season, and he played with the team for only four nights (three games) in 2011 (he was then sent down until March)... and so on.
If Commodore's going to spill his guts like this, he really ought to ensure first that he's got his facts right.
You have no idea how much posts like this make me smile. Facts, stats, and solid discussion based on them.
I hoped Commie would succeed here. When he didn't, I was glad he got a chance in Tampa. We had to bring up Smith for a look-see. We're like that with out future players that are ripening.
If you get hired as a 7th defenseman, and you don't play yourself into a higher position, you're going to end up with 7th defenseman games and minutes.
Why didn't anyone go after #87 at the 1:57 mark for slew footing Marchand? Oh yeah, because he took his ***** ass off the ice shorty after...
You can see the video in better clarity and a slightly different angle at NHL.com ( http://www.nhl.com/i...id=nhl:topheads ). You can see Crosby trip up Marchand right before the knee to the head by Neal, then like the good captain he is heads to the bench as soon as he gets a hint of an ensuing scrum. You'll find more guts in a piece of roadkill.
This whole ordeal was a mess and I'm glad nobody got seriously injured, but let's give credit where it's due.
@HackswithHaggs: Shawn Thornton in near tears after game: "I made a mistake. I can't say I'm sorry enough times. That's all I can say right now" #BruinsTalk
"I made a mistake and slew footed a guy and then punched his face a few times"
Really? Both Thornton and Neal were seriously out of line, and I hope they get anally penetrated with fines and suspensions.
And just an honest question to those questioning why Orpik was so hurt--have you ever been clipped on the sweet spot? It's instant lights out, which would understandably lead to precautionary measures involving a stretcher regardless of whether or not there were long lasting effects from the hit.
Let's not blame the victims here. There were bulls*** moves on both sides, both of which should be rightly punished. No excuses.
Sometimes, to avoid sobbing uncontrollably, I laugh maniacally. Then I rip off all my clothes and run down the street reciting bible verses (only made up ones, because I don't know any real ones). Then I spend a few days recuperating in a nice warm bed where women in white hats bring me soup.