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#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.

#2449678 11/1 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Flames 3

Posted by The Greek on 01 November 2013 - 09:08 PM


If you say it slow enough, it sounds like "pass to z."

#2447691 What's Killing Our Offense?

Posted by The Greek on 24 October 2013 - 09:33 PM

None of those guys are here yet, thus why we are in the spot we are. The chances that all of them turn out is very small. maybe 1 or 2 will turn out into a star, but that is about it. Most will never be anything more than role players and career AHL types.

I agree. It seems we have been doing a far better job of drafting and developing defensemen than forwards.

#2445848 McLeod suspended 5 games for hit on Kronwall

Posted by The Greek on 18 October 2013 - 11:14 AM

It really looked worse than it was, and Kronwall did put himself in a vulnerable position. However, mckleod has a duty to anticipate Kronwall's change in direction. Furthermore, he didn't let up or attempt to change direction, himself. Two games would be the right call. Then again, I'm not familiar with mckleod's history. If he has been in this situation before, then he deserves more. It is important that you anticipate a pkayer's change in direction. At this level, a guy is not going to stay in a position that opens himself up for a hit. A player may make a mistake, but he will typically compensate by turning or moving. The onus is on the player making the hit to anticipate such a move.

#2444037 Fight ends with on-ice seizure

Posted by The Greek on 13 October 2013 - 07:44 PM

I don't believe in banning fighting, nor do I have a ton of sympathy for people with injuries sustained from years of being a pro athlete.  Most of these sports have been around for almost 100 years, if you do not realize the dangers before receiving a pay check you're already brain damaged.  When a solider has long term knee problems from years of running, or a fire fighter is burned while putting out a fire, nobody is shocked.  These guys are paid an insane amount of money to play a sport. I'm not going to cry for them because they are putting there bodies out there as a result. 

Again, the injuries you refer to result from activities that are necessary parts of being a soldier or a firefighter. Fighting is by no means essential to the game of hockey.

Furthermore, junior elligibabity starts at age 16. There are a lot of naive, young players who are pigeonholed into a fighter role because of their size or other factors. If they don't go with the role they're given, their career is pretty much over. A naive person, with little formal education will almost always make the choice that allows them to keep playing. I'm usually all for allowing people to make their own mistakes. But the situation here is coercive, plain and simple. The junior hockey clubs rake in the cash, while players are usually paid nothing except for the chance to be drafted.

#2443985 Fight ends with on-ice seizure

Posted by The Greek on 13 October 2013 - 02:08 PM

I see what you did there.
Just to play devils advocate...  One could argue that the only reason injuries like this occur is because players are forced to play on slippery ice and balance on a single blade. 
Ban ice and skates and lets play on a rubber surface and wear sneakers.

Or you could keep those necessary elements while just banning the unnecessary element; fighting. Skating on ice is an integral part of gameplay in ice hockey. Fighting is not.

I get that you're just playing devil's advocate.
But it's only a matter of time before someone says, "people will still get hurt from hits, so you want to ban hitting too?" I hate those arguments because all they do is obscure the point, which should be the minimization of UNNECESSARY risk. Hockey will always be dangerous. I just don't see the benefit of making it more dangerous than it needs to be.

#2443977 Fight ends with on-ice seizure

Posted by The Greek on 13 October 2013 - 12:53 PM

But we need fighting to keep the players safe.

#2443850 10/12 GDT: Flyers 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by The Greek on 12 October 2013 - 08:37 PM

Screw you newberry, you punk

He doesn't deserve to have his name spelled correctly.