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#2462244 Shawn Thornton attacks Orpik (leaves game on stretcher)

Posted by DeGraa55 on 07 December 2013 - 09:54 PM

There was nothing wrong with the hit on Eriksson. Why would orpik need to fight Thornton? If he wanted to fight anyone for a cheap shot it's Neal.
Gutless on thorntons part. Prick deserves at least 10.

Well there was something wrong with the hit. The defenseman left erikson out to get nailed. But remember players don't always see the hits as they happen and they are the result. Erikson was also coming back from an injury that's why Thornton went and challenged him.

Then Neal kneed marchand in the head which he deserves a huge suspension for. And Thornton was on the ice for this. He should've gone after neal but he immediently went off the ice so Thornton then grabbed orpik and he fell which I have no problem with. What I do have a problem is once orpik fell Thornton then hit him two or three times for sure(may of been more but hard to see with so many people grabbing him). And Thornton should get 5 games for it. But this would've been avoided if orpik would've fought him earlier or if Neal didn't go to bench.

#2462186 Shawn Thornton attacks Orpik (leaves game on stretcher)

Posted by DeGraa55 on 07 December 2013 - 09:31 PM

Orpik should've fought him the first time two cheap shots on bruins players led to it...Thornton will get a suspension but I don't blame him.

This makes me want to puke.  We should roll this into the "retaliation" thread just so everybody can get a good look at what the "code" has become.  Hit a guy clean, and some mongoloid comes along and cripples you just for the sake of being a tough guy.  Ugh, how can people even pretend that there's some sort of honor in NHL fighting these days?

Kneeing a guy in the head is clean? LOL.

#2461930 I'd like to talk about this off-season/next season

Posted by DeGraa55 on 07 December 2013 - 04:37 PM

Everyone keeps on being so wrong about Franzen but continue to keep speaking about him. You'd think after you've been wrong so many times you'd keep your comments to yourself. It must be embarrassing.
Franzen is a true power forward and the only one on this team. He won't be bought out because holland isn't stupid. Him retiring early and giving the team a 3M cap penalty will be peanuts by that time with the cap going way up. Also considering having a player of Franzen's caliber would usually demand 5.5M see what Weiss was able to demand. His Defense is very undervalued on this board. He's big, strong, one of the best shots and great play maker. If this guy was on any other team he would be some of your guys wet dream to be on this team for 3.9M a year

He is big but strong? Come on I could poke him with my finger and he would fall over then his response would would be to whine and cry. He is the definition of a ***** not a power forward. He is fine of those people that everyone knows....he runs his dick sucker telling you what he is going to do but never has the balls to do it. He is a ***** don't ever label him as a power forward again its a disgrace to the REALnpower forwards of this league.

He is terrible in way more than HALF of the games he plays. That's why he should be bought out. Even though Weiss isn't scoring points he still brings more than what franzen does. Z and DAT when they're not scoring? They provide leadership and defense.

#2461825 Lines Thread

Posted by DeGraa55 on 07 December 2013 - 01:23 AM

If ever healthy - leave franzen at C - he is running show with the kids on his wings.
Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Alfie
Tatar - Franzen - Nyqust
Abby - Helm - Weiss
Miller - Andersson - Bert (PP net front)
Sammy, Cleary

Ya I agree Tatar and nyquist doing all the work while he floats is a good combination as long as he floats to the right spot...

#2461399 Howard = Average

Posted by DeGraa55 on 06 December 2013 - 02:50 AM

Brodeur would be average on this team of Dan cleary and Sammy's.

#2459302 11/29 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Islanders 0

Posted by DeGraa55 on 29 November 2013 - 05:57 PM

What an amazing pass by smith to Alfie for a goal.

#2459173 Weiss

Posted by DeGraa55 on 29 November 2013 - 02:37 PM

I didn't like the Weiss signing when it happened and still don't. But I will say itnis still too early to say it is yet another bad signing by Holland.

#2458477 CBC partners with Rogers in landmark NHL rights deal.

Posted by DeGraa55 on 27 November 2013 - 11:01 AM

If someone would ask me, what his job is I'd rather not answer, being responsible for 3 lockouts, the absolute opposite of what hockey stands for and not giving Canada it's teams back...should get every commissioner fired.  This deal is just another shortterm solution, I read somewhere that around 40 % of Canadians are able to get CBC but 100 % are getting TSN - huge difference given how hockeycrazy this country is.
Giving an evil company lead by an evil man such a monopoly over hockey, is never a good thing. Rogers can now basicallyc harge whatever they want, because they own the whole package. SN just sucks, even if they improve it I highly doubt, it will be anywhere close to the expected professionalism from TSN and that to me is a mistake.
Another funny note, the BOG meeting will be held soon and yet Rogers THEMSELVES is allowed to have a vote in there (because they also own the Leafs)...sometimes I'm wondering why countries are having anti monopoly lawys.

But he is typically more of a figure head than anything.

A lockout is between the owners AND the players. But bettman and fehr get the bad rep cause they represent them.

Bettsman job is to make the owners money and he has done a good job of it. That's why the OWNERS keep him around and pay him so much.

Now whether you agree with everything that's done or not is up to you. I know I certainly don't. But you need to direct your frustrations at the right people.

And I for one font care who has the contracts in Canada as I don't live there. But if he took the deal that was worth the most money he did is job the way he is suppose to. Its not his fault some network wants to slack off and not offer up the $$$.

#2458046 What Does This Team Need More/Most?

Posted by DeGraa55 on 24 November 2013 - 09:58 PM

Just one thing? A big power forward who can score 30-40 goals. And actually finishes checks.

More then one? A pure sniper who will be top 5-10 in the league in shots on goal hopefully leading to lots of goals....

#2457732 11/24 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Sabres 1

Posted by DeGraa55 on 24 November 2013 - 05:05 PM

Worst third line ever? Sammy Weiss cleary? Seriously. Cleary and Sammy have pics of Babcock and Holland together or something.

#2457365 11/23 GDT: Game 24 - Senators 4 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by DeGraa55 on 23 November 2013 - 09:54 PM

I love a good, physical game as well.  I don't like the cheap s***.  There's a difference.

Most isn't dirty. The elbow was and the slash on back of helms leg. And a few others but for the most part just a real physical game.

#2457350 11/23 GDT: Game 24 - Senators 4 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by DeGraa55 on 23 November 2013 - 09:49 PM

God I love these kind of games. This is real hockey. Its just a shame the wings can't handle it....and being in the east its only going to continue and get worse.

#2456146 11/21 GDT: Hurricanes 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by DeGraa55 on 21 November 2013 - 07:44 PM

I'd skate right to Babcock and say "anything youf****** need now?".

But now he will be benched and Sammy will take his spot.

#2455401 Ericsson Contract Extension Near?

Posted by DeGraa55 on 19 November 2013 - 09:30 PM

I agree that Ouellet and Sproul need to be accounted for in 1-2 years time on defence, but Quincey will certainly be gone. And when the boys are ready Lashoff will go back to being a solid #7. As far as E's contract, he's currently at 3.25, if his raise is say 4.2, then that's great for us with the cap going up. He's a solid top 4 guy who can play 20mins, PP/PK, fight and hit when he feels like it too.

O I completely agree he is one of my favorite players because of all that.

The other thing I was thinking is if the long term plan could be

Kronwall e
Smith dekeyser
Sproul oullete

1-2 maybe 3 years down the road...

Either way unlike some people I think were sitting pretty on defense(other than Quincey).

#2452959 Speculation regarding Franzen's ailment

Posted by DeGraa55 on 12 November 2013 - 03:40 PM

IDC what it is just as long as he is gone this off season.