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#2595449 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on Yesterday, 08:02 AM

Screw Subban.  Sens need to concentrate on winning and not that d-bag.




#2593971 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by matt198913 on 16 April 2015 - 03:53 PM

 
Pronger 2.0?  How many times was Pronger suspended again? 
 
Of course I'd be mad, but it was hardly the most vicious slash I've ever seen.  5 and a game was plenty, especially in the playoffs.  And I'm sure it hurt Stone but he needs to toughen up.  You'd think his hand was cut off with the way he flailed around.
 
I'm not even really a Subban fan.  I used to dislike him, then saw CH24 and grew to like him more (or dislike him less) hearing him outside of the game.  He's still immature but also gets more crap than he deserves.  
 
What if someone ended a Red Wings career the way Abdelkader basically ended Lydman's with his charge a couple years ago?
 
What if someone suckerpunched Datsyuk the way Franzen has suckerpunched several players?

Its brutal. Not to sound like Don Cherry, but I miss the hockey that I grew up with. Subban would be made to answer for his cheapshots in the form of a fight. Nowadays these guys can het away with anything and that's why you see these insane slashes and hits from behind. There is no physical punishment to deter this garbage. It makes me sick.


#2593903 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by WingsAlways on 16 April 2015 - 01:42 PM

Mad respect to Dave Cameron for standing up and speaking out, I'd be pissed off too over the Stone injury. I hope the Sens make it painful.

 

http://prohockeytalk...iation-on-habs/




#2593859 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 16 April 2015 - 12:21 PM

Subban is a punk that needs to be put down period. He gets away with way too much. 

 

Kip the love that you show for a cheap shot artist like Subban has me a bit confused when we all know you hate fighting and hitting so much. I really don't get it. I think Neal should go out there and at take Subban out for the rest of the series. 

 

What were you saying when Drapes got taken out by Detroit Enemy #1?


Anybody remember this?  Not sure Ottawa has a leg to stand on here.  Quit acting like a bunch of ******* and play hockey. 

 

Looks like a hit to someone who dropped their head down....Doesn't compare at all to all the slashes,crosschecks,slew foots that Subban has gotten away with.




#2593436 No Scoring and No Fighting

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 15 April 2015 - 01:36 PM

 

Have to go with Lesnar.  McGrattan is the best fighter in hockey, though.  He's only fought one fight in the AHL this season because nobody wants to challenge him.    


 

But the NHL is always trying to grow the game beyond its niche.  The only thing that ends up growing, though, is the goalies' equipment.  

 

As a side note, Datsyuk would easily hit 100 points if he played in a different era and had real linemates.  

 

This is the biggest problem I have with the NHL, and will continue to have until we have someone who truly cares about the sport as commissioner. 

 

If the NHL accepted it's status as a niche sport, and reached out to and poured it's energy into marketing the game towards that fan base that will truly never leave, things would be a lot rosier IMO. 




#2593414 S'matter Yzerman, afraid of the jersey you wore for so long?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 April 2015 - 11:58 AM

Can't believe there's people here actually bashing Yzerman.  So he didn't want to wait for Kenny to leave. Instead, he goes to Tampa, builds a good team and gets a 1st round pick for Kyle Quincey.  You gotta love it.  




#2593388 S'matter Yzerman, afraid of the jersey you wore for so long?

Posted by Jesusberg on 15 April 2015 - 10:36 AM

Honestly, why do you guys/gals even care? Were/are you planning on going to Tampa Bay for game 1? I really don't see the issue with this - it's home ice. If a team wants to fill a building with their fans, that's their prerogative. Unless you live in Tampa and/or planned on making the trek down there, why do you even care at all? Seems like something to complain about.




#2592753 WCQF : (4) Nashville Predators vs. (5) Chicago Ham Hocks

Posted by PredsFanTheBayouState on 12 April 2015 - 10:13 PM

not looking forward on playing the hawks in the first round,




#2593123 Why so negative?

Posted by roboturner on 14 April 2015 - 09:03 AM

The goal of a prediction isn't to be overly optimistic. The goal of a prediction is to be right about the outcome.

 

I'm not saying the Wings can't pull this off, because I think they can. But given the teams recent struggles, the most probable outcome is that the Wings lose the series. 




#2593145 No Scoring and No Fighting

Posted by F.Michael on 14 April 2015 - 10:05 AM

Just look at this forum. there are or where thousands of members. But most are gone now and maybe 40-50 ever post anymore. Mods feel free to add traffic numbers to this.

I used to look forward to watching the RW's on TV-man I miss gary thorne but that is a side issue, now I fall asleep half of the time. This team is boring as hell to watch. Some of the best games the past few years are when the west coast teams hook up. Kings-Ducks-Sharks. All are big, fast, physical, and have as much skill as anyone does. Which brings me to college hockey. I am a huge Michigan fan and I never watch college hockey. It is boring. Always has been. On the West side of the state, we have/had the same issue with the Griffins. Going to the VA to watch a game can and will involve sleeping. Boring games where no one touches each other, an arena that is overly PC, and a crowd that largely is there for something to do before they hit the bars downtown. Games at LC Walker in Muskegon have always been more fun.

Long story short in the game has lost something. some of it is the fact the RW's are not a dominate team anymore and we are effected by that. But the game itself isn't the same.


Get rid of the points all together. Every game has a winner and loser, so just go back to tracking wins and loses. So simple.......

Years ago I used to look forward to Red Wing games on Sportschannel, and ESPN.

 

Maybe it was because there were so few games for those living outside of Michigan who could watch when they were on national tv, but maybe I looked forward to these games for the excitement that they brought as well (now I'm spoiled with DirecTV, and the Center Ice package).

 

I honestly don't have the enthusiasm as I did years ago, and truth be told much of it lies within the fact that I find this team a bit dry...Up until the recent dismantling - the Bruins for the better portion of 3 seasons were 1 of the more entertaining teams to watch since they reminded me of our Wings from years ago...It also helps that I find Jack Edwards an entertaining 'homer'.




#2593118 No Scoring and No Fighting

Posted by F.Michael on 14 April 2015 - 08:26 AM

"But the fans! The entertainment!"

GMs couldn't give less of a s***. It's all about winning.

I'd like to think it's both winning, and entertainment.

 

I'd say the vast majority of Detroit Red Wing fans (including  those who don't visit this site) would agree that the Cup winning teams from the 90's were much more entertaining than what we had in 2008.




#2593096 S'matter Yzerman, afraid of the jersey you wore for so long?

Posted by kliq on 14 April 2015 - 02:54 AM

Are people REALLY talking s*** about an all-time Wings great over the availability of playoff tickets?

 

Get a f***in grip people.

 

If this is in reference to me, I didn't say anything negative about Yzerman. I just think if he was strongly against this policy, it wouldn't be happening, that's not praising or criticizing him. To be honest, I'm indifferent about this. I'm not for it, but I'm not really against it.

 

 

Good god if Vinnik tells Stevie you are going to do this then he is going to do it. Does he have a veto option? Maybe but Vinnik is the owner it's his show. If I am the owner of a company and decide for whatever reason I'm not doing business with someone then that's my free decision.

 

100% agree with you Frank, hence my quote below.

 

 

If Yzerman was firmly against this, this would not be happening. Unless its coming straight from the owner or the president, I'm sure he has veto power. A GM literally runs the team.

 

 




#2593089 S'matter Yzerman, afraid of the jersey you wore for so long?

Posted by BuckeyeWingsfan80 on 14 April 2015 - 01:40 AM

Are people REALLY talking s*** about an all-time Wings great over the availability of playoff tickets?

 

Get a f***in grip people.




#2593082 No Scoring and No Fighting

Posted by F.Michael on 14 April 2015 - 12:03 AM

No this thread is not about the Wings.  

 

So the league leader in points this year was Jamie Benn, with a whopping 87 points. Ovechkin led the league in goals with 53.  Only two other players even hit 40 goals!  Only 15 players hit 30 goals.    

 

I know this is the era of butterfly, oversized pad goaltending, but this can't be what Bettman and company want to see.  You'd think all the top players in the league spent the season overseas when you look at these stats atop the leaderboards.  

 

Oh and only 16 players hit 100+ PIM, with only 4 of those players hitting 150+ PIM.  I can't imagine that happening any other time in a full season in the modern era.  

 

To sum up, this "new NHL" has no scoring and no fighting.  I guess if you're a fan of big goalies swallowing up pucks, you'll love today's game.   :sleepy:

 

 

Oh I almost forgot.  There's parity, so that makes everything more fun to watch, despite the fact that nobody scores, hits or fights.  Parity is what really counts here folks.  

You forgot the instigator rule.

 

As barbaric as it may sound - the notion of getting pummeled by an opposing teams enforcer kept some players on their best behavior.




#2593050 No Scoring and No Fighting

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 13 April 2015 - 08:45 PM

No more Kronwall. This team is small and weak. I hope they go all the way... but good luck with that.

 

As for the league... yes it is soccer on ice.

After getting our asses handed to us in Chicago in the playoffs when they started pushing us around and we just sat their like a bunch of pansies I'm not sure how anyone can say we don't' need some toughness on the team.