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#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.

#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.