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#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.

#2458313 Looking for advice/attending a Wings home game

Posted by The Greek on 26 November 2013 - 04:01 PM

Greek town is your best bet as far as hotels go. You can just take the people mover to go to the games. Will you have transportation? Are you comfortable driving in unfamiliar areas? If the answer to these questions are yes, I would recommend you check out some of the suburban downtown areas. Detroit is great, but there are other areas that have lots to offer.

#2454431 GDT: Capitals 4 @ Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by The Greek on 16 November 2013 - 03:00 AM

Not sure what he does anymore, really. 
He's not even at a level of an appendix in which it's useful at some point but then a lot of times you just gotta take it out. 

So, you're saying this team needs a Quincendectomy? Count me in.

#2454140 GDT: Capitals 4 @ Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by The Greek on 15 November 2013 - 08:24 PM

It'd be nice if Babs would notice the chemsitry between Tatar and Franzine and put some loyalty in the pair.  I'm afraid he will probably just randomly juggle the bottom three lines with no rhyme and reason for the next couple years. 

For real. The only reason he put Tatar on the second line was because alfie went down.

#2453738 Patrick Eaves on Waivers

Posted by The Greek on 14 November 2013 - 06:45 PM

According to Ted Kulfan, Eaves found out he had been waived from reporters. If true that really sucks.

If true, then I'm ashamed to be. a wings fan. These are people they're dealing with. Once Kenny made the decision, he should have called eaves before filing the paperwork or whatever formality puts it into motion.

#2453736 Cleary in, Tatar out against Caps

Posted by The Greek on 14 November 2013 - 06:39 PM


This article analyzes Tatar's Corsi rating and the ratings of of players he skates with. Bottom line, this does not make any sense. Is there really not a single player who is more deserving of time I'm the press box? I'm not usually one to speculate, but I'm really beginning to think Babs dislikes Tatar.

#2452280 Let's Get Stevie Y to Join the Alumni!

Posted by The Greek on 09 November 2013 - 03:50 PM

I fully understand the desire to have him in the game. Yzerman is one if my favorite players of all time. But, the guy has repeatedly said he does not want to play. I really don't like the idea of this petition. He doesn't owe us anything. This petition will only put pressure him to do something he does not want to do. Why are your desires so much more important than his?

Edit: Also, you made an account here just so you could get more people to sign your petition. You're using the forum and its members to further your own selfish goals.

#2451801 11/7 GDT: Stars 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by The Greek on 07 November 2013 - 08:54 PM

Damn, Z and pav are awesome.

#2451504 Chicago fans steal players helmet off head and dump beer on him

Posted by The Greek on 07 November 2013 - 12:03 AM

Wish the players would have started swinging into the crowd like they did back in the day

Yes. That definitely would have made this situation better.

#2451498 Chicago fans steal players helmet off head and dump beer on him

Posted by The Greek on 06 November 2013 - 11:30 PM

If I was as drunk as he appears, judging by the look on his face, I would almost certainly have done the same thing. That's why I don't drink very often. I'm a lot of fun up to a point.

#2450870 11/4 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Jets 4

Posted by The Greek on 04 November 2013 - 08:39 PM

It seems like jimmy gets better, season to season. He seems to be different from those flash in the pan goalies.

#2450824 11/4 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Jets 4

Posted by The Greek on 04 November 2013 - 08:17 PM

It's called setting the tone.

Oh, thanks. I thought it was a meaningless, staged fight.

#2450004 Philly Capitals line brawl

Posted by The Greek on 02 November 2013 - 03:21 AM

I always thought the Emery hate was overblown. He proved me wrong. That was absolutely gutless. He got shellacked 4/15 shots, he should be embarrassed. Put that effort into your game. What a clown.