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#2586909 Opinion: Petr Mrazek should be starting Game 1

Posted by The Greek on 29 March 2015 - 09:07 PM

Like I said in the GDT, I can man up and call Petr out when he plays bad too

Be careful to not hurt your back while carrying that cross.

#2586852 3/29 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Islanders 5

Posted by The Greek on 29 March 2015 - 06:37 PM

Are you struggling? Is your team in a funk? Not to worry! The Detroit Red Wings are on your schedule. LMAO. So this trash team gets a lucky win yesterday and goes back to their usual self again. Just like that flukey win against the Pens when everyone though they were "back." Sorry ass team can't win two games in a row. TANK IT.

Like clockwork

#2586774 3/29 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Islanders 5

Posted by The Greek on 29 March 2015 - 05:52 PM

Wings can't lose because we have the best coach in hockey. It's obvious that he has meticulously prepared this team to play flawlessly.

You do realize his dad died. If this is a result of his poor preperation, I'd say babs has a damn good excuse.

#2586301 3/28 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by The Greek on 28 March 2015 - 04:59 PM

Ill ask you the same sort of question I asked SimonSin on page two of this GDT. Would you be sad if Jimmy went on a rampage and took this team deep into the playoffs?  Would you rather be right, or would you rather the team had success regardless of your predictions? Obviously youd love Howard to terribad himself out of a job and for Mrazek to win the Conn Smyth. Win-win for you. BUT, if you had to chose, what would it be? LeftWinger the prophet, or a deep playoff run?

THIS. LW is far from the only one who does it. It seems that many people would rather be right than for the team to do well. Moreover, the vitriol Howard faces is so unnecessary. People take such great pleasure in watching him struggle just so they can say "told you so." It's really messed up when you think about it. They seem to take such pleasure in watching harm befall his career. This by no means absolves the overzealous Howard supporters who do the same thing every time Mrazek has a bad game. If people like this really cared about the wings, they'd realize that it's in their best interest for the wings to have two capable goaltenders.

Those who dogged Howard last year were silent when he was playing at an all star level. Since he's been back from injury, they have been all too eager to claim vindication.

#2576591 Once again blowing a lead and giving up 3 goals

Posted by The Greek on 01 March 2015 - 04:31 PM

No no, the old Wings, when they gave up the lead, they just quit playing and allowed the other team to win.

Exactly, that's what this team needs... Wait. What?

#2576521 Going To My First Wings Game - Suggestions?

Posted by The Greek on 01 March 2015 - 01:01 PM

It's not bad if you go upstairs to the individual urinals

No. Peeing at the trough is part of the experience. I personally hate them, but I wish they would install them at the new arena. Think of what a mindf*** it must be for the opposing fans. They must think we're animals.

#2574662 2/24 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Kings 1

Posted by The Greek on 25 February 2015 - 12:47 AM

Is it just me, or is this game boring as hell? I don't mind low scoring games, but this is just tedious.

#2573616 Zetterberg leaves after 2nd Period; "upper body injury"

Posted by The Greek on 22 February 2015 - 07:48 PM

Yeah tried to search that damn quote, but no luck he basically was the fourth guy welcoming him to the new team. Wish I could remember which site it was.
Who is saying that it's out of date ? Some guys who want to turn hockey into the same ***** sport that soccer is (i.e eliminate hitting also and increase the nets whatever...). I really don't care what type of school some thoughts are what I care about is protection for our star-players and like McGrattan put in the summer "these guys should go out there and do whatever they want".
So yeah I'd rather be oldschool than hoping for something that will not happen! (higher fines relatively to a players salary or harsher suspensions).

Where do you get this stuff? No one said anything about banning hits or making the nets bigger.

I know you love fighting, frank; I've made it clear that I dont. However, our positions on that issue don't necessarily dictate our positions on the issue at hand. There is a huge difference between targeting an unsuspecting players head and engaging in a consentual fistfight. There is no debate that the former has no place in hockey, but the latter still has plenty of supporters. All I am asking is that the league punishes headshots severely enough to deter players from targeting the head.

#2573595 Zetterberg leaves after 2nd Period; "upper body injury"

Posted by The Greek on 22 February 2015 - 06:05 PM

Just read somewhere, that the Isles fans are complaining about Tavares taking a beating with Martin out with a broken nose. So I guess Brian Burke was right, when he said if the enforcers are gone the rats will take over we are seeing that now.
Sending a message leaguewide that you can't go after our starplayers without payback (either fight our tough-guy or our tough-guy will go after everyone including the other starplayers). I mean how much longer are people willing to accept that crap ?
I'm sure if a guy like Frazer McLaren tells Benn you either fight me, or I'm going after Seguin, Nischuskin...basically anybody from your team then Benn will start to think maybe it wasn't the best idea to punch Z 2 times in the head, because if he doesn't fight then someone else is toast because of his actions.
i.e 2.500 $ fine for a guy who made 14.000.000 that year.
it's unbelievable and if the league isn't willing to really do anything it should be up to the teams to take matters in their own hands and mean business.

Again, there is no guarantee that this will be an effective deterrent. If a guy is a better fighter than anyone on your team, what is stopping him from running your best players?

I never said a $2,500 fine. I said six figures (100,000 or more). I understand the league is limited to fines of $2,500, but a long term suspension could have the exact same effect of huge fine.

Edit: did you really suggest that an enforcer should run seguin if Benn doesn't answer for a cheap shot? You're really just proving why letting players enforce the rules is a terrible idea. If a player refuses to fight, he and his teammates ought to subjected to an on ice assault. Got it.

#2573562 Zetterberg leaves after 2nd Period; "upper body injury"

Posted by The Greek on 22 February 2015 - 03:18 PM

What happens if Big E gets injured? Benn gets no punishment, and we're now dealing with two injuries. When you allow players to police the game, there's no guarantee you'll cut down on cheap shots. If the rules aren't enforced, the league is just encouraging an arms race where teams place a premium on fighters. The problem is that some fighters are better than others. If you're fighter is outmatched, then there is nothing stopping the other team from running your players. This basically results In a situation where the rules don't apply to the team with the best fighters. Then you end up with something other than hockey.

#2573557 Zetterberg leaves after 2nd Period; "upper body injury"

Posted by The Greek on 22 February 2015 - 02:31 PM

Nope Benn should have had to answer for that in Maguire style. Nothing will come out off this if people are expecting pay-back it has to be done on ice if only guys who can do that were available ... oh wait they are it just takes a phone call to Toronto or Calgary.Running to the league like ******* won't teach other teams a lesson, saying enough is enough will do so. I.e Isles Pens 2 years ago

You're right, and that's the problem. If this was any other sports league, it would be a much bigger deal. Even if you like fighting, it should not be an institutionalized form of punishment. Even if someone did fight Benn, there's no guarantee Benn would get what he deserves. Benn is pretty damn tough. You're basically arguing that we must risk injury to another player in order to enforce the rules. Furthermore, in your ideal system, the best fighters are above the rules, because no one can "punish" them.

#2573541 Zetterberg leaves after 2nd Period; "upper body injury"

Posted by The Greek on 22 February 2015 - 12:11 PM

Benn should face diciplinary action for that. The league wants to cut back on hits to the head? Well, that was about as clear of intentional,dirty, hit to the head I've ever seen.

For some reason, Z's head doesn't matter. We all remember what happened when that scumbag weber crushed his helmet.

#2572515 2/18 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (SO. Yes, SO!).

Posted by The Greek on 19 February 2015 - 05:35 PM

Why does anyone have a problem when any player uses the slow approach method? The league implemented a stupid way of settling games. People shouldn't be upset when players take what is given to them. Does everyone really think a shooter should skate it in fast, thereby letting the goalie use the shooter's momentum against him?

#2571945 2/18 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (SO. Yes, SO!).

Posted by The Greek on 18 February 2015 - 08:57 PM

I don't know about you guys but I only butt pat gals.

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#2570829 2/14 GDT : Jets 5 at Red Wings 4 (SO)

Posted by The Greek on 14 February 2015 - 10:44 PM

I don't. Except you did it two games into the season and continuously find ways to bash Howard even when he has been great before a rough outing tonight. You want people to hold Mrazek to a certain standard and then don't do it for Howard.

You know what he's trying to do. There's really no point in responding.