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#2491041 Canadians may be shopping Subban...

Posted by The Greek on 05 March 2014 - 05:21 PM

 
Yeah sure everyone who disagrees with something is a racist, its a simple fact that Subban, Kadri, Yakupov, Eller, Ovechkin, E Kane are having a football, NBA, soccer attitude and in hockey that's simple not appreciated showmanship, over the top celebrations aren't wanted period. Don't like what others are writing? Don't read its as simple as that. I have my opinion on this guy and I will not change it, neither will his supporters so really there is nothing between the lines.
 
The current best defenders are named Weber, Suter, Pietrangelo, Chara, Doughty and Keith why? Because they aren't playing like 4 forwards and are getting the job done defensively.


I didn't say everyone who dislikes pk is a racist. I did say that a lot of the PK hate is due to racial prejudice. I also said that there are people who dislike arrogance across the board, and that is a consistent and legitimate viewpoint to have. I didn't want to single out your post, because I didn't want to seem like I'm picking on you and it's not fair to accuse individuals of racism when I don't truly know their motivations. But, You really should have left this one alone. If you really think all showboating is the same, you PROBABLY would have agreed when someone brought up ovechkin as an example of an nba attitude. Instead, you said he has more of a soccer attitude. Now you're saying that NBA/NFL/Soccer attitudes are all the same, because it works with your argument.

Your reaction to my post (everyone who disagrees with you is racist) is exactly why I hate discussing race with other white people. It is exactly what I was talking about when I said many people stop listening once the "race card" is played. The fact of the matter is that racism is still a problem. When guys show up to the Olympics in blackface and subban jerseys, and a player gets suspended for asking PK if he slipped on a banana peel, it becomes hard to argue that there is no race-based resentment towards subban.


#2490801 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by The Greek on 05 March 2014 - 04:16 PM

It's really sad that Kenny's job is in no danger.


#2466450 Leafs/Wings 24/7 Episode 1 Discussion (12/14)

Posted by The Greek on 19 December 2013 - 11:07 PM

I just want to say, phaneuf came across as a total dweeb. Who wears a pre-tied bowtie?


#2464018 Shawn Thornton attacks Orpik (leaves game on stretcher)

Posted by The Greek on 13 December 2013 - 11:05 AM

I was 26 back then, and thought it was awesome that someone finally gave Lemieux what he deserved...Even better it being a Detroit Red Wings.
 
I'm 43, and still feel the same way - then again I'm a fan from a different era.


Maybe it's not an age or a generational thing. The more I know and learn, it just becomes harder for me to be entertained by naked violence.

If Lemieux turned out like Moore, would you still feel the same way? It doesn't matter why McCarty did it. Bert was doing it to stick up for naslund. It shouldn't be allowed because you run the unnecessary risk of severely injuring someone. Although I don't support fighting, it would have been far better to pummel Lemieux face to face, when he's consenting. Not some blindside punch he wasn't expecting. If Lemieux doesn't want to fight, put him into the boards, hard, every chance you get. Also, you could just win. How much does mccarty's fight mean if we ended up losing to the Av's in the playoffs?


#2463600 Shawn Thornton attacks Orpik (leaves game on stretcher)

Posted by The Greek on 12 December 2013 - 03:07 PM

There are a couple things that I think are very odd, when I read this thread. Everyone brings up the knee by Neal. I don't get what that has to do with anything. One suspension-worthy offense doesn't validate another.

Also, I don't understand the focus on the result of the incident. It shouldn't matter if orpik was hurt or if he jumped up and started river dancing. Thornton assaulted someone, on the ice. It's the same reason emery should have been suspended.

Before anyone brings up McCarty, if a wings player did that now, I would say he should be suspended. When I was 8, McCarty turtling Lemieux was the most awesome thing ever. Now, I'd be troubled by it, especially if it was done the same way. What Bert did to Moore is a perfect example of why there should be no tolerance for this stuff. He never intended for the result to be what it was. But, stuff happens. Especially when you attack someone when he's not expecting it.

I think the proper punishment for this kind of attack is an automic 20 game suspension. A subsequent offense should be a year or more. This isn't like an illegal hit, for which it is harder to determine the intent. When you attack someone or swing for the head, it's pretty clear what you're trying to do.


#2463444 Yzerman commits to Alumni Game roster!

Posted by The Greek on 11 December 2013 - 02:30 PM

My jaded ass thinks it's the Wings who delayed the announcement.  I suspect they wanted to wait to see how ticket sales were doing.  This announcement coming a few weeks before the game when it's not sold out yet is the teeniest bit suspicious.  But I don't give a s***!!
 
HOT FREAKIN' DAMN!!   :yahoo:


Looking back at the interview with mick, this makes a lot of sense. If he never intended to play and the team knew that, I don't think they would have put so much emphasis on the AG during the interview. In hindsight, it looks like a ploy to drum up discussion. I know mick is not employed by the team, but that's just splitting hairs.

Either way, I don't care. This game is going to be awesome. I'm not even excited about the WC itself. The league pretty much ruined it.


#2463280 12/10 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Panthers 3 (SO)

Posted by The Greek on 10 December 2013 - 11:02 PM

Jesus how many games is Howard going to blow this season, good thing he got paid .


He may have blown the second goal (and the shoot out), but you can't just sit back when you have a two goal lead. We managed to get only 7 shots in the third. Howard's contract is a good one. He's slumping for sure, but it happens to all players.


#2461132 12/4 GDT : Flyers 6 at Red Wings 3

Posted by The Greek on 04 December 2013 - 11:04 PM

 
Shhh. The trick is to be an unrelenting optimist. No one played poorly. No one made mistakes. It was just our turn to lose. Only happy thoughts....
 
Seriously. The team I love just choked from 3-1 to 3-6 behind terrible goaltending yet again, am I supposed to feel something other than frustration?


No one is demanding blind, unrelenting optimism. Is it too much to ask for a little class? Read some of the things people say in the forum. If you heard someone speaking that way in a sports bar, what woul you think of them?


#2461101 12/4 GDT : Flyers 6 at Red Wings 3

Posted by The Greek on 04 December 2013 - 10:44 PM

I think Matt should start dispensing lithium prescriptions with each user name - you are seriously some bi-polar sons of *******.  
Yes, they blew a 2-goal lead.  Yes, they are getting roughed up.  It's not the first time, it won't be the last, and we're only ONE THIRD of the way through the season.  It's a disappointment and hopefully a learning experience for the cast and crew of the Wings organization.  Let's start the lynch mob a little later in the season, okay?


You may not know this, but the world is ending.


#2460158 The Dan Cleary Hate Zone

Posted by The Greek on 02 December 2013 - 03:23 PM

He is dragging this team all the way down to 3 points behind the Bruins in a division most of  you said would kick the living crap out of the Red Wings.
 
Man it is tough to suck so bad that in arguably the toughest division in Hockey the Red Wings are all of three points out of first with 7 OT or shoot out losses!


What does our record have to do with cleary's awful play? We may be in a good position in the standings, but cleary has been really bad. If anything, you're point proves we should waive cleary once Pavs and Bert come back. If we were in last, there would be no good reason to dump cleary. As it is now, if someone, who can score, was in cleary's place, the wings may have won a few more games.


#2459414 11/29 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Islanders 0

Posted by The Greek on 29 November 2013 - 09:54 PM

I wanna say sorry to Jimmy our Goalie for not believing in him. Thank you Jimmy for shutting out the NYI Tonight 5-0!! : ) I am so proud of our Team!! There better than the 2002 Detroit Red Wings!! And I wanna say sorry to #11 as will!! Sorry for not believing in you as will!! Now it's time to Beat Ottawa for the First time this year!! Let's Go Red Wings!! : )


Are these your real thoughts? I'm not trying to be mean or rude. I've just never seen someone waiver in their convictions like this. You were saying, recently, that this is the worst wings team you have ever seen. Now, you're saying this team is better than the '02 wings, which is, arguably, the greatest hockey team ever assembled.


#2459298 11/29 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Islanders 0

Posted by The Greek on 29 November 2013 - 05:57 PM

Awesome pass by smith.


#2459081 Datsyuk concussion: To Return Tuesday

Posted by The Greek on 29 November 2013 - 12:09 AM

If I was an attorney bringing suit against the NHL, I would show the weber head-smash and the cowen elbow as evidence that the league has not done enough to deter dangerous hits to the head. How can the league, with a straight face, claim that they are concerned about player safety? I may be biased, but I was furious Emery wasn't suspended. This league is becoming a joke. Avery and torterella can be suspended or fined for their speech, but an assault is unpunishable.


#2458932 11/27 GDT: Bruins 1 at Red Wings 6

Posted by The Greek on 27 November 2013 - 10:11 PM

 
Make it Laphroaig, Lagavulin, or Talisker, and Im with you  ;)


Someone likes the islays.


#2458332 10 former players sue NHL for concussions

Posted by The Greek on 26 November 2013 - 05:23 PM

 
But back to the NHL, I think it's wrong for the players to sue for concussions, they knew the risks, just like the Gladiators.  It would be like the gladiators suing the houses that gave them an opportunity that they didn't protect them from the risks.  YOU KNOW THE RISKS!  Don't want to be violently hit 300 times a year?  Don't play a rough contact sport... Seems like everyone is a victim these days.


First, it's not clear that the players fully knew the risks. The complaint alleges that they did not. Second, there are other issues at play here. Just because someone is aware that concussions happen in hockey, it does not mean that they assume the risk of every potential cause of concussion that could occur in a game. A lot of this is going to come down to the level of care that the NHL owes to the players, and whether the NHL met that level of care.