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#2440900 Steve Yzerman wants Game Misconduct penalties for fighting

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

Why should I? Fighting is part of hockey, just like hitting, goaltending, offense and defense it is part of the tradition of the game, it always was and always will be. I am not saying the anti fighting crowd should change their opinion, but if it's that big of a deal for people maybe hockey isn't the right sport for them.
I mean, I wouldn't watch soccer and complain about the lack of toughness or fighting there, because - unlike hockey - it's not part of the game there.
The thing is:
Players want fighting in the game, they love guys like Parros, Orr, Scott...look at how much bigger Montreal played yesterday because of the presence of Parros. MacTavish has been quoted saying what guys like MacIntyre can do for the whole locker room.
Think Cooke, Torres and Kaleta would still do their crap if the enforcers actually were allowed to go after them ? I don't.


Please watch the video. Most of those incidents occured during a time when enforcers were used regularly. It certainly did not stop these situations from happening. That's because violence begets violence.

As much as I hate Cooke, he has actually cleaned up his act quite a bit. Guess what, it was the league's sanctions that caused him to do it, not some enforcer punching his face in. If a hit is dirty, then it should be sanctioned by the league. If one of our star players are crushed with a clean hit there is no reason for an enforcer to fight him.

#2440614 Steve Yzerman wants Game Misconduct penalties for fighting

Posted by The Greek on 02 October 2013 - 04:17 PM

always a class act but I don't concure fighting IS r hockey

No it's not. Fighting is fighting, and hockey is hockey. That's enough semantics for now. If you look at his reasoning you'll see that it's quite sound. They are suspending guys for multiple games for a hit to a (helmeted) head, but it's only five minutes for repeatedly punching someone in the head. It's not like many of the good players even fight anymore. Back in the day you had guys like shanny and dmac who were both very talented, and knew how to throw down. Now, most of the fighting is done by guys who serve no purpose other than to fight and skate around for 6 'minutes per game. There are guys that would not even be playing hockey if they didn't know how to fight. That's very strange to me. These guys are allowed to perform at the highest level of hockey while not actually being skilled at the game. They're just very good at an ancillary, non-essential element of the game. That would be like the tigers keeping a catcher only for his fighting ability, just so he can protect the pitcher in case he is rushed by a batter.

#2440128 So....did Cleary just take Tatar's spot?

Posted by The Greek on 01 October 2013 - 09:44 AM

...my lord, what does this kid need to do for Babs to see him as the lethal threat he is?

Apparently he needs to peak, then start to decline.

#2440113 So....did Cleary just take Tatar's spot?

Posted by The Greek on 01 October 2013 - 07:49 AM

Yeah....Cleary took Tat's 3rd line minutes. And Bertuzzi is in the way of Nyquist playing on the other wing.
"...tie goes to the veteran, not the kid. That's just life."
No, Mike, that's just you....

It's clear, he and Kenny read our posts, and they hate us.

#2440085 Emmerton on Waivers

Posted by The Greek on 01 October 2013 - 12:06 AM

I'm thinking oueletts up for one of two reasons, either there's a trade in the works, or they really have no idea what theyre going to do when players get healthy and don't wanna use up nyquists two games.

The trade route could also be why coreau is up instead of mrazek, but it could just be the easiest way to get cap/roster compliant.

Those guys could all be traded without calling them up. Malik gives a pretty good explanation of what's going on. http://kuklaskorner....llet-recalled-t

#2439344 Petr Mrazek or Jonas Gustvsson

Posted by The Greek on 27 September 2013 - 03:52 PM

I wasn't responding to YOU. :nono:

Nor were you responding to me, but I can still reply. That's how discussion forums work. If you want a reply from only one person, then you can use PM. You claimed, publicly, that mrazek is clearly NHL ready. Therefore, your comments are open to public critique. Crymson made a pretty convincing argument that mrazek is not NHL ready. Don't just dismiss his argument because it doesn't comport with your opinion. It was a valuable contribution to the topic at hand.

#2438948 Canadian Olympic Jerseys Leaked?

Posted by The Greek on 25 September 2013 - 03:30 PM

I like then better than the USA jerseys, which are an abomination. I would like these more if they had the stripes on both arms, they included the stem of the leaf, and nixed the gold trim and the shiny crap.

#2437225 Preseason Game #1: First Impressions

Posted by The Greek on 17 September 2013 - 05:01 PM

I think he's totally lacking in confidence at the NHL level. He was very highly touted as a prospect, so there's a lot of pressure on him to succeed. His best stretch so far was his stint in 2012; he wasn't really expected to excel at that time, as he was only a call-up, and there was the extra comfort blanket of having Lidstrom around. Now eyes and pressure are on him and he needs to be good, and I think that weighs on him substantially.

I think keeping smith in the AHL for the 11-12 season is shaping up to be a major blunder. A full season of development, with lids as a partner, would have been excellent for smiths development.

#2436517 Cleary re-signs with Detroit, 1 year, $1.75m deal

Posted by The Greek on 13 September 2013 - 01:52 PM

Crosby would still be in the minors had he been drafted by the Wings.

No, he would be on the third line, assigned to a defensive-forward role. Meanwhile, cleary would be on the top line with pav and z.

#2436270 Samuelsson - is there any WAY in hell we can get rid of this guy? whos

Posted by The Greek on 12 September 2013 - 03:27 PM

You can't even say hindsight is 20/20, in this case. Everyone knew Sammy's deal would bite us in the ass.

#2436264 So....did Cleary just take Tatar's spot?

Posted by The Greek on 12 September 2013 - 03:05 PM

I don't disagree with you, but that is the dumbestf****** thing I can possibly read.
That is the point we are at with Babcock and Holland.

I ready said it in the signing thread, this team has turned into their personal social club.

Not much when it's common knowledge you have to trim your roster. 

Exactly, everyone in the NHL knows our plight. Kenny has put himself in a very weak position for future negotiations.

#2431444 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by The Greek on 24 July 2013 - 10:28 PM

I don't think I've seen brunner's name within the last 20 posts.

#2431035 Red Wings select RW Anthony Mantha 20th Overall

Posted by The Greek on 21 July 2013 - 12:51 AM

Mantha is lazy and he sucks!

You're the first.
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#2428100 Jim Nill takes Red Wings’ director of amateur scouting to Dallas

Posted by The Greek on 06 July 2013 - 03:36 PM

I'm not too worried. It seems like our euro scouts have vastly outperformed our NA scouts.

#2428040 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by The Greek on 06 July 2013 - 01:56 PM

So Sammy is worth 3 mil, but Brunner is not.