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Richdg

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In Topic: No Scoring and No Fighting

16 April 2015 - 10:17 AM

is it the fighting that has effected the former goons or the drugs/booze? name a former goon that wasn't an addict that has health issues. Grimson was always clean and to date hasn't shown any health issues that I am aware of. Gordie was one of the toughest ever and is in his mid 80's before a stroke slowed him down.

When Probert died everyone was quick to talk about all his fights but very few mentioned the long term serious drug use. McCarty has the same thing with booze.

Of course this is a side issue.....


In Topic: No Scoring and No Fighting

14 April 2015 - 09:46 AM

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.

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.


Fights are exciting and all, but I could live without them.  I play hockey, and I have ZERO desire to fight.  I was involved in a scrum on Sunday and did what I minimally needed to do to protect my teammates without escalating the situation.  I know it's a little different between my s***ty D-League and the NHL, but fighting just seems like it's a part of tradition, but not a needed element for hockey.

 

As to low scoring, I like that.  I love 1-0 and 2-1 games.

 

If I could make any changes to hockey I would:

 

Switch to a three-point system, Win = 3 points, Loss = 0 points, Overtime/shootout win = 2 points, overtime/shootout loss = 1 point

Change overtime so that there are less shoutouts (make it longer, go down to three on three after a while, etc...)

 

I just really hate all the "loser points" that are generated in the games that go to overtime and shootout.  It's unfair that extra points are generated in these games.

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.......


In Topic: 43-25-14......3rd seed in Division. Success or Failure?

14 April 2015 - 09:25 AM

It all depends on what you expected heading into the season. Before the season I thought as I have the last 4 or 5 years now, that we would finish somewhere between 6th and 10th in the conference. Which is what we did. I thought 1 or 2 of the young guns from last year would progress and others would regress, which also happened.

TBH nothing that happened this year was a surprise.

 

Now in the big picture, every year you don't win a cup is a failure. That is the goal.


In Topic: Anthony Mantha

05 March 2015 - 11:03 AM

The light looks to finally be on. mantha has scored in 3 of his last 4 games with the griffins. 4 points in that stretch. Has 12 goals and a good chance to get to 20 in his first year of pro hockey. Not a bad start. Not the explosive start we all wished for, but solid none the less.


In Topic: 2/5 GDT - Red Wings 3 at Avalanche 0

05 February 2015 - 09:18 PM

A fight! Brings back such good memories..........