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#2248095 SI: Sidney Crosby to visit spine specialist in Calif.

Posted by esteef on 22 January 2012 - 10:38 AM



#2245904 Pierre......really?

Posted by cusimano_brothers on 14 January 2012 - 08:19 PM

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#2174742 Where is the Pavel Datsyuk appreciation thread?

Posted by Nev on 13 May 2011 - 02:25 AM

Because the man was just a beast. The only skater to turn up for all 7 games of the San Jose series, and an absolute joy to watch. 11 games, 15 points, +10.

He deserved better, and there's a fair few players on this team owe him an apology.

Edit: Oh yeah, and I forgot, played with a wrist so badly injured he couldn't take face-offs

#2245345 Pittsburg Easiest Team to Beat in NHL

Posted by Carman on 13 January 2012 - 07:47 PM

Question: What if Crosby never returns? If you are Shero and have reasonable doubt that Crosby may never make a full recovery, do you trade him while you can? Get something of value before he hangs em up? Would that be unethical (even for the penguins org.) knowing he likely may not play another game?

Not going to happen, if Crosby trade talks even hit the market then no team would take the risk because if the Penguins give up on him then he will most likely never be the same therefore has no value, unless a team just completely rolls the dice thinking they know more than the organization that's been through the whole injury with the player in question.

Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you!
I take it as a compliment. Just because it's coming from you. :)

If you want to be proud of having the capability of being gaining self fulfillment from the suffering of someone you have never met's misfortune of having his entire career in the balance because of a life altering injury then be my guest. But, I'd like to think our fan base can do better that's all.

#2245988 Brad Stuart to the West Coast?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 January 2012 - 12:08 PM

Too bad Ericsson doesn't have any family in California.

#2245300 The ONE thing I can't stand about Wings games on FSD.....

Posted by rrasco on 13 January 2012 - 03:21 PM

I'd rather watch an Arby's commercial 275 times straight than a report from Shannon Hogan in the stands.

Yeah, she's awful

Why do people always find something to complain about? Do you people hate life that much?

EDIT: Yes, I negged you both. Figured I'd make that public since nobody stops complaining about 'mystery negs'.

#2244956 The ONE thing I can't stand about Wings games on FSD.....

Posted by wings1110 on 12 January 2012 - 09:45 PM

1800 call sam. ugliest family ever.

#2244937 1/12 GDT : Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by edicius on 12 January 2012 - 09:37 PM

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#2244642 Pittsburg Easiest Team to Beat in NHL

Posted by Drake_Marcus on 12 January 2012 - 05:02 PM

I apparently haven't been paying attention, but what happened to Crosby again? Is he back to crying about his concussions?

:rolleyes: Get him while he's down! Kick some dirt in his eyes.


#2242745 Pittsburg Easiest Team to Beat in NHL

Posted by Lonewuhf on 08 January 2012 - 07:36 PM

I apparently haven't been paying attention, but what happened to Crosby again? Is he back to crying about his concussions?

#2243803 1/10 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Islanders 5

Posted by korrowan on 10 January 2012 - 12:11 PM

Great no Dats and a scrub in net. Gonna be a rough night boys.

#2243591 Realignment Not Occuring Next Year

Posted by cusimano_brothers on 09 January 2012 - 03:52 PM

With all the other more important issues needing to be addressed by the League, why is Bettman and his henchmen focusing on this? Because they can.
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#2241767 Tortorella fined 30k for WC comments

Posted by toby91_ca on 05 January 2012 - 12:16 PM

Oooooo, no playoff assignments! There aren't enough playoff games to go around, so that probably doesn't sting a whole lot anyway. If I screw up at my job, I don't not get invited to the Christmas party, I get called out on the carpet. Or if it's really egregious, I get fired. When was the last time anyone's heard of a ref getting fired?
And calling out the refs embarrasses the league more than doing a piss-poor job? Sounds to me like they've got their priorities screwed up. I get that they don't want anarchy, but clean house and then worry about fining people for making comments.

I used the playoff assignments as an example, there are many ways that refs get disciplined and refs get dismissed all the time. There are a few that are currently arguing wrongful dismissal as well. Yes, doing a poor job embarrases the league, which is why they get disciplined. However, the poor job is embarrasment enough, having someone get behind a camera and a mic and go on about it just adds to the embarrasment.

Like I said, find me a company out there what wouldn't take serious issue with one of their employees voicing their concerns in the public vs. doing in behind closed doors.

#2240984 Cole suspended three games

Posted by LeftWinger on 03 January 2012 - 11:44 AM

Like I said...agree to disagree.
Abdelkader saw it coming at the last moment, hence what he did with the puck. Not sure what else I can say without just repeating myself...so again, agree to disagree.

You never cease to amaze me with your "view" on hits and players. Can maybe for once you can just get over the fact that your team loses or your player commits something dirty without trying to drag a Wings player through the coals? If you watch the two videos, Abdelkader has nowhere to go and even if he saw a flash of blue coming towards him, it was at the last nanosecond and he maybe just tensed up. You cannot tell any of us that this was not a suspension worthy, dirty play. Not even mentioning that Abby already had a man on him so Cole had no business even trying to check him. Even that play along the boards gets called 99% of the time if something like that happens even without a hit to the head.

Datsyuk's hit sure did end up near the head, but if Jackass wouldn't have pulled a Cindy Lee Crysby and flopped his head back like he was shot with a canon, maybe the refs would've taken a serious look at the play. Jackass is known for embellishment and cheap shots of his own and got no sympathy. PLUS it was not a blindside hit, Jackass knew he was coming and he should've maybe used Pronger Physics and hit Datsyuk instead. Even though, according to you, it still would've have been Yzerman's err...I mean Datyuks fault.

What else is funny, is all of the crosschecks and runs that Backes does that don't get called, I don't see you talking about how those are penalty's and should be called. Of course you aren't. Hitchcock is tired of Shanny's videos? He doesn't want to watch it because he has seen the hit and knows it was suspension worthy so why even listen to an explanation? Hitchcock isn't gonna come out and say, "ya I agree it deserves a suspension and Cole is an idiot." I am sure he called Cole a few choice words in private. If he disagreed with the call or the suspension, then he would've said something to that effect, not just he is tired of watching the video.

So what's next on your agenda? You come in here trash talking Jimmy and touting Elliot as the best goalie to ever wear the musical note only to see him give up 6 goals in 2 games and lose to Goalie A both times. You then come in and say if Cole's hit is illegal then so is Datsyuk's even though they are entirely two different types of plays with two different intentions and results. There is no way to even compare the two, unless you are saying Abdelkader dove? With you I wouldn't doubt it. If Cole would've injured his shoulder on the play, I am sure you would have spun up another story on how Abdelkader cheapshotted Cole with his head...

...I hope you never go away cprice because you are hilarious to read!

#2240709 Cole suspended three games

Posted by cprice12 on 02 January 2012 - 12:27 PM

If that is suspension worthy, then Datsyuk should have been suspended for his targeted hit to the head on Jackman.

Personally, I don't think either are suspension worthy on their own...but if Shanny deemed Cole's hit suspension worthy, then so was Datsyuk's. Both were shoulders that targeted the head. End of story.

Both Cole and Datsyuk's hits will never be taken out of the game. The game is far too fast and it is a rough, contact sport. These kinds of hits will always happen in the heat of the moment during play as players move at the last second when a check is coming and a shoulder hits a head.

The only way these hits can be taken out of the game is if they slow the game down by allowing clutching and grabbing, bring back the two line offsides pass, etc.

I understand the need to protect players from concussions, but I can't see these hits going away even with suspensions looming, because they aren't preventable with how the game is played now.