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#2536669 Training Camp Thread

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 20 September 2014 - 05:05 PM

@RedWingsFeed: Franzen dominated fitness testing: TRAVERSE CITY It was an amazing display of... http://t.co/gvc7H9Uf2A via @DetroitRedWings #RedWings

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#2536231 Nice article on Mantha

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 15 September 2014 - 02:07 PM

Anthony (Tony) Mantha, aka Scarface, say ello to my lil friend. Put him on Dat's line and watch him shine...

Please don't do that, now I'm gonna get him confused with the Player Formerly Known as Steve. Or was it Agent Orange?


#2536229 2014 Prospects Tournament and Training Camp (Sept. 12-23)

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 15 September 2014 - 01:49 PM

Where do I find this "Hampwagon"?

Apparently at my house.

#2536220 2014 Prospects Tournament and Training Camp (Sept. 12-23)

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 15 September 2014 - 12:33 PM

*runs into thread*


#Europe: Melén 1+0, +1 & 1 SOG in a 2-1 loss. http://stats.swehockey.se/Game/Reports/208695  #RedWings
11:39 AM - 13 Sep 2014
Hampus is Back Baby!

That's it he's a superstar. Everyone on the Hampus wagon!

#2536020 Ericsson and Alfredsson not 100%

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 11 September 2014 - 09:01 PM

Oh this explains everything. You box or MMA?

Can't you read? He's an amateur *finger.* he points at stuff, and touches things, and picks noses. Just not professionally.


#2535987 Rule Changes for 2014-2015 Season

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 11 September 2014 - 03:57 PM

@Proteautype: NHL bans spin-o-ramas in shootouts and penalty shots. You're next, dipsy-doodlers.

@Proteautype: The problem was never with spinning, understand. But when it got to o-rama levels, something clearly had to be done.


#2535973 Rule Changes for 2014-2015 Season

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 11 September 2014 - 02:25 PM

@SiriusXMNHL: BREAKING NEWS- @NHL announces new rule changes. Here's the details. http://t.co/JOsUKJMrPI Do you like the changes http://t.co/lfBca3cvb0

Edit to add rules:

From the link above-

Rule 1.8 Rink - Goalkeeper's Restricted Area

The trapezoid will be expanded by two feet from the goal post on both sides of the net.

Rule 23 Game Misconduct Penalties

A new Game Misconduct category will be created. Clipping, charging, elbowing, interference, kneeing, head-butting and butt-ending move from the general category into the same category as boarding and checking from behind ("Physical Fouls"), whereby a player who incurs two such game misconducts in this category would now be automatically suspended for one game.

Rule 24 Penalty Shot

The 'Spin-O-Rama' move, as described in Section 24.2 of the 2013-14 NHL Rule Book, will no longer be permitted either in Penalty Shot situations or in the Shootout.

Rule 38 Video Goal Judge

Video review will be expanded in the following areas:

* Rule 38.4 (viii) has been modified to allow broader discretion to Hockey Operations to assist the referees in determining the legitimacy of all potential goals (e.g., to ensure they are "good hockey goals"). The revised Rule will allow Hockey Operations to correct a broader array of situations where video review clearly establishes that a "goal" or "no goal" call on the ice has been made in error. The new expanded rule will also allow Hockey Operations to provide guidance to referees on goal and potential goal plays where the referee has blown his whistle (or intended to blow his whistle) after having lost sight of the puck.

* In reviewing "Kicked in Goals," Hockey Operations will require more demonstrable video evidence of a "distinct kicking motion" in order to overrule a "goal" call on the ice, or to uphold a "no goal" call on the ice.

Rule 57 Tripping

The rule relating to "Tripping" will be revised to specifically provide that a two minute minor penalty will be assessed when a defending player "dives" and trips an attacking player with his body/arm/shoulder, regardless of whether the defending player is able to make initial contact with the puck.

But, in situations where a penalty shot might otherwise be appropriate, if the defending player "dives" and touches the puck first (before the trip), no penalty shot will be awarded. (In such cases, the resulting penalty will be limited to a two-minute minor penalty for tripping.)

Rule 64 Diving / Embellishment

The supplementary discipline penalties associated with Rule 64.3 (Diving/Embellishment) will be revised to bring attention to and more seriously penalize players (and teams) who repeatedly dive and embellish in an attempt to draw penalties. Fines will be assessed to players and head coaches on a graduated scale outlined below.

Incident # Player Fine(s) Head Coach Fine(s)

1 Warning N/A

2 $2,000 N/A

3 $3,000 N/A

4 $4,000 $2,000

5 $5,000 $3,000

6 $5,000 $4,000

7 $5,000 $5,000

8 $5,000 $5,000

Rule 76 Face-offs

To curb delay tactics on face-offs after icing infractions, in situations where the defending team is guilty of a face-off violation, following an icing, the defending player who is initially lined up for the face-off will be given a warning, but will be required to remain in the circle to take the face-off. A second face-off violation by the defending team in such situation will result in a two minute minor bench penalty.

Rule 84 Overtime

* Teams will switch ends prior to the start of overtime in the regular season.

* The entire ice surface will undergo a "dry scrape" prior to the start of overtime in the regular season.

* The procedure requiring the head coach to submit a list of the first three shooters in the shoot-out has been eliminated.

Rule 85 Puck Out of Bounds

There have been further rule changes made relating to face-off location to avoid penalizing teams for plays intended to create bona fide scoring opportunities. Specifically, the following are "categories of plays" where face-offs will remain in the attacking zone despite the fact that the attacking team was technically responsible for the stoppage in play: Shots at the net by a player on the attacking team where: (i) the shot breaks the glass; (ii) the shot goes off the side of the net and deflects out of play; (iii) the shot goes off the dasher boards or glass and deflects out of play; (iv) the shot is tipped or deflected out of play by a teammate; and (v) the shot becomes wedged in or on the exterior of the goal net.

In addition, the following rule change will be enacted for the 2014 preseason and may be continued for the 2014/15 regular season if approved by the League and the NHLPA.

Rule 1.9 Rink Face-off Spots and Circles Ice Markings/Hash Marks

The hash marks at the end zone circles will be moved from three feet apart to five feet, seven inches apart (international markings).

#2535959 Ericsson and Alfredsson not 100%

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 11 September 2014 - 11:28 AM

The kids smell blood, like sharks. Or maybe vultures. Or maybe vulture sharks. (Vulks? Shartures?)

Definitely Shartures, because it has the word shart in it which I feel always comes in handy during a Red Wings hockey season.

I don't really see this as news--am I the only one? So, Alfie has a bad back...we knew this...and *he's not currently signed to our team*. It's literally not our problem. If Kenny wants to sign him for $6 to play 29 games I don't give a s***.

Ericsson is a little more concerning, but will it honestly affect his play *that* much (granted I don't play, and have only used a hockey stick to assault my beloved cousin around the stomach and chest area when I was 11 so please do correct me if I'm wrong). It sounds to me that more than anything, Rig has the yips about the whole situation and is bummed he didn't progress further in the time he had.

Now...if we start getting visits from the demons known as Zetterberg's Bad Back and Datsyuk's Knee of Fruit, THEN I'll start panicking about injuries. Hello darkness my old friend...

#2535811 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 09 September 2014 - 03:11 PM

I believe he takes a suitcase full of these when he goes to Vegas:

The thought of having Gary Bettman anywhere near my genitals makes me want to become a nun. A vomiting, traumatized nun.

#2535770 2014 Preseason Thread

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 08 September 2014 - 07:01 PM



I'll do it myself






I'd sign Semin to a contract just so I could see him do that again.  :lol:

#2535751 2014 Preseason Thread

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 08 September 2014 - 01:14 PM

Please someone post the Semin fight gif where he forgets where he is and starts playing the bongos in some imaginary rasta band.


#2535167 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 29 August 2014 - 12:08 PM

Frank I don't even know what to say in response to you sometimes but I can't resist...

The Bruins are not being "punished" for success or having a great goal scorer. They legally evaded the cap and deferred their bonuses to this year by choice. I suggest you do some research there...

So in your opinion... To attract free agents...we need to not do well...draft high...get some good young players...even though you just claimed no one knows how young players will ever turn out...or was that just relevant for our current prospects...whatever benefits your argument at the time I guess... OK.

Where...in Zeus' butthole...did you come up with this idea...and in what universe did that make sense...

PS. I may have had a drink...

This post is approved by BoS.

And Zeus's butthole.

#2535012 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 27 August 2014 - 10:16 AM

Seattle, Quebec, and Toronto also getting new teams in 2017

This is the only source I could find for that:

@SportsBizNews: NHL expansion four teams added by 2017, Quebec City, Toronto, Seattle, and Las Vegas $1.4b in expansion fees

I'm really hoping this is af****** joke. We're being punked, right? I mean, if it was Seattle and Quebec City I'd be fine with it (with one or both of those being relocation instead of expansion), but Vegas? A SECOND TEAM FOR TORONTO? f*** off.

#2534594 Lidstrom honoured today with plaque next to Yzerman

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 19 August 2014 - 10:08 PM

Yes. Quit calling.


#2534583 Alfie wants to play

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 19 August 2014 - 07:15 PM

The question I asked was based on LeftWinger saying he wanted the Wings to sign some depth players instead of resigning Alfie. Suter and Backes are not UFA so they cannot be signed. Plus, neither would be considered as "depth", and neither would fit under the cap.

My tongue is never far from my cheek, cowboy. :lol:

I think Kopitar and Weber are better fits. Kopitar could center our 3rd line if Helm is injured again.


i.e. I still can't stand Weber and just want an excuse to have Backes as a Wing.

And :lol: at *IF* Herlmer is hurt again...don't you know that someone's dad's grandpa's chiropractor said Herlmer is a whiny piss baby?! GET WITH THE TIMES MAN!