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Has anyone noticed this trend? 3 years now

17 January 2014 - 06:25 PM

Now, I'm not saying this is intentional or that the wings brass is even aware of this but, for at least the past 3 seasons we've suffered terrible injuries all season long.  I'm not just talking about a game here and there, I'm talking about a good chunk of our lineup being absent for weeks at a time.  This brings up several questions to me.

 

1. Is there something in the training department that is amiss? Pre Lidstrom retirement, I don't remember this being such an issue.  Are we behind the times in training methods or something?  Or does this fall on coaching and management that we just haven't picked up players that aren't made of porcelain?

 

2. Do Babcock and Holland KNOW that our players are fragile and play it safe?  What I mean is, sometimes we'll get a player like Helm back for 2 games, then lose him for 10.  Just an example.  Are they afraid of having these players down in the final stretch/playoffs?  Do they sit them at every cough, sniffle, or sneeze or what?  It seems to me for the past few seasons, we've battled injury all season long.  Then towards the final stretch, guys start coming back healthy, and we have been able to turn it on.  Just look at the 7 game series Vs. Chicago last year.  If I remember correctly, we played with mostly and young and playoff inexperience roster during that series, but the core was healthy.

 

I'm starting to wonder if guys are staying out of the lineup for any and every injury earlier in the season for fear that if they play through little things like alot of guys do, they'll end up seriously hurt come playoffs?  Now, I know the issue here would be that we need all the points possible to make the playoffs, but we've somehow managed.

 

3.  What in your guys opinions could management, and/or the players, and training staff do differently?  SOMETHING has got to be a factor that wasn't there 4-5 years ago.  If it were just our older players getting hurt, I'd say it's that.  But, we have guys like abby, helm, howie, ericsson etc routinely getting hurt now.

 

Just some thought I had, and wanted to get your guys, and gals takes on it all. 


IMO maybe the law should be brought into it.

27 November 2013 - 07:50 PM

Watching the blatantly purposeful elbow on Datsyuk's face had me thinking.  Why shouldn't the players be held legally responsible for actions that are deemed purposeful intent to injure?  Now, before you all get your panties in a bunch and say hockey is a rough sport etc etc...I'm not talking every headshot or big questionable hit.  I'm talking CLEAR CUT intent to injure another player through physical means.

 

Hitting and rough stuff is part of hockey, true.  But the NHL has stated several times that it wants to make players safer by eliminating head shots etc.  Well, I'm pretty sure that if players knew they'd have to actually legally answer for their malicious attacks on opposing players, they'd definitely think twice about doing it.  As it is now they "MIGHT" get a suspension and/or fine.  That's not enough.  These guys make millions a year.  If I was a millionaire and wanted to hurt someone knowing that I wouldn't go to jail, I'd gladly pay 10 grand to sucker punch a guy I hate.

 

Furthermore, when I played hockey a guy on an opposing team broke his stick slashing a teammates wrist so hard that he fractured it in 3 places.  Not only was he kicked from the league, but the police were waiting with bracelets for him to get out of the dressing room.  He was charged with assault and battery.  Just because NHL players are pro athletes shouldn't make them exempt from certain parts of the law.  There are legal hits in the game, and non legal hits.  But if a non legal hit borders physical assault on another human being, I'm sorry but they should be forced to pay for their actions.

 

Now some would say "but then they wouldn't be allowed to fight". Wrong, usually a fight takes place between two WILLING players who know what they're getting into.  Cheap shots usually happen when one player can't control his emotions and takes a cheap run at an UNSUSPECTING player.

 

Some examples:

 

 

 

http://youtu.be/9gbKfRiGoCU

 

In each of these there is clear intent to injure.  Now, say I'm playing in a local league game and decide to swing my stick at another players head, busting his head open and concussing him.  More than likely I could be charged with assault with a deadly weapon.  So why is it ok to do just because you're a professional athlete?

 

I'm not here to argue, I just want to hear everyone's theories on why this is allowed in sports and why the law could/couldn't be involved.

 

Discuss!


NHL14 Berzerk Style!

26 November 2013 - 09:53 PM

For anyone who's every played NHL14 extensively, you know how bug ridden and frustrating it can be. So, to lighten the mood of anyone who's ever wanted to break their controller over the game, I decided to Re-Write Eminem's "Berzerk" (NHL14 Remix)  Sorry mods if there is a more appropriate place for this, but this is general discussion right?  And it DOES have to do with hockey.  Here goes...

 

Now this games about to kick off, this year it looks wack 
Let's take it back to straight coding and start it from scratch 
I'm 'bout to bloody this ice up, everybody get back 
That's why my controller needs a pad cause this games on the ra-aag 
Just like I did with last years edition, I'm 'bout to kick it 
Like with gary bettman, the fans are about to picket 
Got 'em still on the bench cuz ea dunno how to fix it 
rushing to yearly release, we should tell 'em stick it 
My stick is looking frail, cuz of constant stick lifts. 
Bout to go fight this guy, just for making a clean hit 
Same goal scored 10 times a game gettin sick of it 
The art of dangle dangle mixed with da glitching and disconnects 
And If don't get the win, i'll quit 
Been playing video hockey since you thought PE was gym, bi... 

[Bridge] 
Lace your skates up, get your stick down 
(Lets glitch) all night long 
Grow your dreds out, or you can get out 
(Lets Glitch) all night long 

[Hook] 
We're gonna rag the puck until the buzzer sounds 
You winning ain't allowed , cause EA sports says its in the gaem 
So baby make just like S(ergei)-Fed and don't let the puck go, let the puck go-oh-oh 
Say suck it , before you up and rage quit 
Life's too short to not glitch for goals 
So everybody, everybody (Lets Glitch) yeah 

[Verse 2] 
Guess it's just the way that I'm dressed, ain't it 
Jerseys pressed, Nike skates crispy and fresh laced, so I guess it ain't 
That pretty play or goal that made 'em just faint 
Plus I showed up with a glitch fresher than wet paint 
So if cheating is a chess game, check mate 
But ref, this guy is cheatin', made a clean hit, (get in the box), bang-bang 
Yessiree coach, I was thinkin' the same thang 
So come get on this Kid's nerves,and rag on the puck, dang-dang 
Pow-pow, chica, pow, chica, wow-wow 
Got your goalie blowing up a valve, valve-valve 
Ain't slowing down til you, throw in the towel, towel-towel 
Real hockey?, I don't know how, huh-huh, how-how 
At least I know that I don't know 
Question is are you bozos smart enough to feel cheated 
Hope so, now ho... 

[Bridge] 
Lace your skates up, get your stick down 
(Lets glitch) all night long 
Grow your dreds out, or you can get out 
(Lets Glitch) all night long 

[Hook 2] 
We're gonna skate around until the buzzer sounds 
You winnin ain't allowed cuz EA says it's in the gaem 
So crank the hits up like crazy and dont let the puck go, let the puck go-oh-oh 
Say suck it before you up ang rage quit 
lifes to short to not glitch for goals 
So everybody, everybody (Lets Glitch!) Get your goals 

[Scratch] 

[Verse 3] 
They say that glitching is powerful as learning how to score real goals 
All I know is I fell asleep and woke up in that zamboni 
With the ugly dreads and black skin 
Rammer, oh sorry yo, we done both set the bar low 
Far as playin with skill though, that's the past 
But I done did enough cheating to knock bettman into tomorrow 
And team, you want me to pass the puck? hell no! 
But I am trying to find a way to glitch us a goal (Glitch Goal) 
Oh, cuz I would rather be a 
Glitcher with a potty mouth, cuz yo the leaderboards matter 
glitch goals and Cross-crease is all i know 
Kid you're fixing to get your record broke 
Don't be absurd man, aint winnin baby 
I ain't let anybody win since the great one, unless you're a crosby 
Word kid, word man you heard, but don't get discouraged yet 
This is your game, unless u actually wanna play hockey 

[Bridge] 
Lace your skates up, get your stick down 
(Lets glitch) all night long 
Grow your dreds out, or you can get out 
(Lets Glitch) all night long 

[Hook 2] 
We're gonna skate around until the buzzer sounds 
You winnin ain't allowed cuz EA says it's in the gaem 
So crank the hits up like crazy and dont let the puck go, let the puck go-oh-oh 
Say suck it before you up ang rage quit 
lifes to short to not glitch for goals 
So everybody, everybody (Lets Glitch!) Get your goals


Would you consider Howard on a "Cold Streak"?

19 November 2013 - 11:16 AM

http://www.easports....-ratings-update

 

NHL 14 does.  In fact, they've yet to add a Red Wing to their "Hot streak" Dynamic roster updates.  This isn't a bash EA subject though.  I really want to know if you all would consider him on a cold streak, or is it more of a team problem?