The refs have completely blown this series for both teams, Tampa just happens to be capitalizing and we aren't. Officials dictated how this series is played from the get go and ruined what could have been a hard fought and well played series. Both teams have to be frustrated but the wings just aren't responding well at all. I think these two games could have went completely different if the refs didn't play such a huge part of both games
That type of stuff never "sent a message" to the Wings when they were beating a crappy team and said team started scrims. I doubt Tampa is going to be less physical after that.
Well it's better than letting them dive on our players two seconds before and not doing anything about it. Tampa is initiating a lot of this stuff and it's nice to see Abby not take it. That's not just gooning it up for the sake of it.
I think ericsson is alot better than anyone gives him credit for.
He doesn't put up points, but he's our best d man at clearing the crease. He makes mistakes, sure, but all d men do. His are just magnified because he plays alot and he's usually out there against 1st liners who make his small mistakes into legit scoring chances. But he's much less mistake probe than most of our dmen.
on 06 November 2015 - 12:14 PM
Abdelkader is a decent player, but nothing special except that he's the only really physical guy the Wings have with any amount of skill. Depending on how long and how much, this could either be a decent contract or terrible. If he gets close to $5 mil for 6 years, I'm going to be pissed. If it's 4 or 5 years at $4.25 mil a year, I'll be ok with it.
So an extra year and an extra 0.75M really makes or breaks this for you eh? You're really living in the margins on this one.
Overall I've been impressed by the way that LGRW and has handled this but the one thing that has bothered me most has been the "why would a successful guy need to rape someone?!" posts. Here's the thing...in all the time I've spent with these kind of guys, the scary ones have been the most successful. They've rarely been told "no" and often see it as an insult. This has been bothering me because if you have been told that your talent means that women will always want you, it can be genuinely confusing to these guys to be told that someone doesn't want you. I don't know if Kane is guilty or what happeed that night but it's not inconceivable to me that he didn't understand WHY a woman would refuse him and therefore didn't accept it. This doesn't condemn the woman OR Kane but just that I believe that consent is a difficult issue (especially for people with status) and this is something that should be addressed with players.
I have a friend that was a baseball prospect that was drafted by an MLB team and I remember him telling me that when he was playing for a Single A or AA affiliate team he would have to attend classes or seminars on how to handle himself in public, and he had another class on teaching athletes about women trying to "accuse of rape" or "sleep around" with them to try and get a payday to help educate them (not saying that's what happened here). But like you said, it's always about them and never about the other person, so they don't really know how to handle the rejection part of it. You are completely right, when you are extremely successful and everyone says Yes to you all the time then hearing the No word doesn't always go over to well.
If I were the alleged victim and the crime did take place, I would be *LOSING MY MIND* with anger at my mother for pulling some s*** like this. Now it doesn't matter if a crime took place. Mom's actions (fairly or unfairly) call daughter's credibility into question, and destroy prosecutor's faith in the case. Who wants to take this to trial with the potential for getting egg on your face, even if a grand jury votes to indict? What af****** sideshow...
Posted by F.Michael
on 25 September 2015 - 10:54 AM
Thanks for clearing that up.
I believe the mother felt that her daughter's shirt was to be placed into that bag that the RN had provided...The Hamburg police protocol is not to use that 'hospital' bag that was provided - instead a proper 'evidence' bag was used to place the shirt in, and again - the mother kept the bag, and then went to her daughter's lawyer with it (keep in mind the mother had that bag since early August).
Clear as mud?
Has there been any explanation about what the mother was trying to gain by claiming she found the bag?
None that I am aware of.
Me thinks the mother was attempting to 'help' her daughter...Not sure what was going on in her head, but then again I'm not involved in a case where my child was possibly sexually assaulted so I could only imagine what 'mom' went thru these past several weeks.