Because it stifles actual discussion. Or if you try reading through past pages, you have to go through 10 posts for each game event. If you have an actual opinion to post, fine, but do we really need 30 posts screaming "GGGGGGGGGOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL"? It's a general discussion thread, not amateur play by play hour.
This the first game we've done one worders. We're just trying it out.
Datstyuk is the best player on the team but that doesn't make him MVP of this series. That's not how it works. You're best player doesn't always have to be your most valuable player. You're most valuable player is the one that helped to get where you are. An OT game winner to avoid elimination and preventing other team from scoring on your goals > shutting down one superstar player.
Guess the guy who said "defense wins championships" needs a lessen from you!!!
I can't help but cringe when reading some of these comments... Filppula hasn't had a very productive year point wise but to say he isn't worth the money to resign him is flat out ridiculous. He doesn't always put up points but he is a very valuable player on both sides of the puck, whether he is pick-pocketing an opponent or spending valuable time in the offensive zone wearing down the other team. To say Val isn't hard on the puck is crazy, I would have agreed with this statement two years ago but the past year and a half he has been a force in all three zones and extremely hard to strip off the puck.
He is worth anywhere between the $4 - 4.25 mil he WILL receive. Just ask any other team that would love to have a dependible guy like Val on their team, almost every GM in the league would love for him to become available to throw upwards of $5 mil easy his way. He is the type of player every coach loves to have on their team, the guy you know plays hard every shift and backchecks on every play. The points will come, I'm very confident in that, just like the entire Red Wing brass. Filppula WILL be resigned so accept it and move on. Just like all the Ericsson haters on here just one year ago you will eat your words. Count on it.
There is so much negativity on here, I can't help but laugh at times... We are now going into the second round of the Playoffs (thanks to Filppula's game winner) to play against the Blackhawks. It's sad that so many "fans" (and I use that word loosely) counted us out of even making the playoffs halfway through the season. Sad...
I hate Filppula. He sucks.
I cant stand Smith. Trade him.
Quincey is so worthless.
God, Cleary. You are aweful.
Nyquist isnt ready.
Kindl, youre the worst.
What? We won the Stanley Cup? Really? Hold on, I gotta get my jersey on. Wooooooooo!!!!!!
Rewatch the last game. Eaves not picking up his man off the faceoff tight enough = goal. Eaves shoving the puck into Smith's skates on the pp = turnover, penalty, ducks pp goal. He also missed 2 shots where he had net to shoot at for goals. So in effect, he was a negative 4 for us. He deserves to sit. We need tighter and less nervy play right now.