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#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!

#2240562 Krys Barch.

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 January 2012 - 03:30 PM

It's actually all stupid. Someone said earlier, sticks and stones etc... He does not need a suspension, since he used a racial slur and got caught, he will now and forever be labeled as a racist. For the players that are just like him, they wont care, but for the player (and teammates) that aren't, they will disassociate themselves from him and will alienate him from certain things they do together because they will not not want people to think that they accept him. He pretty much punished himself, he will always be remembered for this....and that is the sad part. It's gonna affect his current position with Florida and it's gonna affect his ability to sign contracts elsewhere. He dug his own grave.

#2240532 Lidstrom and Perry in Honda Commercial

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 January 2012 - 12:55 PM

Am I the only one who though that was a retarded commercial? Sure it's nice to see Lidstrom in a non-local commercial and Perry wasn't that douchey in it either. But the content is absolutely stupid. I have nothing against Honda, but they could have come up with a scenario WAY better than this. I get what they were trying to do, and yes it's nice to see a commercial that involves the NHL that doesn't have the poster child in it, but this fails on all attempts. The Jiri Fischer - Chris Pronger one was much better back in the day...

regarding Osgood and Draper, Ozzie is much better than Drapes in that commercial, but neither would win an oscar

#2240525 Krys Barch.

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 January 2012 - 12:20 PM

...certain things are off limits? So this wouldn't fly?

Hey Hanrahan! Hanrahan! Hanrahan - Suzanne sucks p$$$y! Hey Hanrahan she's a dyke! I know, I know! She's a lesbian, a lesbian, a lesbian!


...anyhow this incident is not very good for his image. Although as in todays world, I am sure racial slurs are still used in the NHL and other leagues, they just aren't all heard or disciplined....

#2240524 Your MVP Thus Far

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 January 2012 - 12:14 PM

Yes, last night he solidified his status as MVP of this team thus far. Looks like Goalie A has shown Goalie B how things are done on a legit Stanley Cup contending team.....cprice?

#2240522 12/31 GDT : Blues 0 at Detroit Red Wings 3

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 January 2012 - 12:03 PM

Try the videos section of hockeyfights.com. He gets in a few decent shots but looks like he takes one and falls down at the end. A pretty short and even fight overall.

Pretty accurate description. Because of the knockdown you may have give him a loss, BUT the point is, Commodore did something that this team NEEDS, stood up for himself and his teammates. He was a huge net-front presence, he threw his body around as much as he could and yes, him being out there with Ericsson has made Ericsson a bit more physical. I seen E throwing his body around more than he has all year.

THIS is what I meant by pleading with Babcock to give Commodore a legit shot. I hope he stays in the lineup for he most part, and no offense to Kindl, but I hope Ericsson keeps playing this way and even more. I am beginning to conclude that this may make Kindl expendable come deadline.

Also, all you guys who were ragging on Miller, saying he is just a useless commodity, he doesn't bring much of anything to the game, well, even his toughest critics can attest that he has been playing awesome since Conner went out and he was moved up to the third line. Even Abdelkader has thrived with more ice time. I would venture to say with Miller, Helm, Abby, Eaves, Conner, Cleary and throw in Holmstrom along with whichever rookie is playing, we have one of the hardest working and best 3rd and 4th lines in the NHL, no matter which combo you throw out there. My only concern is who goes back down to GRR when Mursak and Eaves get healthy. No problem for Andersson or Nyquist clearing. But either Conner or Emmerton will have to go back down at that point and right now I'd hate to lose EITHER of them to waivers.

I am glad that both Franzen and Hudler scored last night, but I am still tired of their inconsistency and would not miss either of them. But that is just my opinion,I do like when Franzen plays like the superstar he is supposed to be, but he is far from elite status. IMO he, Hudler and Kindl can all be offered around at the deadline, but I do believe Franzen is here to stay.

#2240072 12/30 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Blackhawks 3

Posted by LeftWinger on 30 December 2011 - 11:09 PM

Come April-time, I'm okay with not having Hossa.

why? They both had 21 points the last 2 playoff's and Hossa is a much bigger threat than Franzen, faster, stronger and quicker shot. The last two and a half season's is just proof who the Wings should have kept.

#2240065 12/30 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Blackhawks 3

Posted by LeftWinger on 30 December 2011 - 11:05 PM

this team needs more offense.

Hey, but they have Franzen, it's only been 10 games since our designated "sniper" has scored. I would be surprised if he doesn't go at least 19 games without a goal.

#2240054 12/30 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Blackhawks 3

Posted by LeftWinger on 30 December 2011 - 11:01 PM

No matter what, I will always despise Franzen and Hudler and will never get over the fact that they kept Franzen over Hossa.

#2239876 Datsyuk #1 on TSN's Top-Ten Most Skilled Active Players

Posted by LeftWinger on 30 December 2011 - 07:27 PM

What I like about Datsyuk is he's one of THE most elite players in the league who is the most humble, least egotistical, with no drive to flash or impress. Of course, he's flashy and impressive anyway. Isn't this the best combination? He's very humble with mountains of skill. The dude racks up more assists than goals most years. I'm glad he got #1 and very surprised. Guys like Datsyuk, due to their lack of self-attention whoring, can easily be overlooked by guys who do push-ups on the ice after scoring goals. So nice to see this humble player recognized for what he is.

Hmmmmm....I think we had another modest, humble and non-egotistical player like that once.....just can't quite remember his name.....hmmmmmm....for some reason I just keep seeing the #19....who is he again...oh well.

#2239427 12/27 GDT : Blues 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 December 2011 - 10:31 PM

I like that Commie is getting his shot, but why Kindl? is he hurt? I thought Kindl was playing a ton better than Ericsson...er, of course my 4 year old plays better than Ericsson...:lol:

#2239383 12/27 GDT : Blues 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by LeftWinger on 27 December 2011 - 09:56 PM

Guess Backes shouldn't have been so worried about running Zetterberg....

Kenny just answered my question, Franzen 1 goal in 9 games...unacceptable. He needs to become consistant, until then he is NOT and elite player.

#2238430 Jimmy Howard - "Iím just sick and tired of getting run over.

Posted by LeftWinger on 22 December 2011 - 08:05 PM

Eddie Belfour has a house in Saginaw I believe, lets call him in to teach Jimmy some "moves."

#2238426 Stay classy Kesler

Posted by LeftWinger on 22 December 2011 - 07:33 PM

Here is why he is how he is...

Despite growing up in Michigan, he was a Minnesota North Stars fan.[11] As a young hockey player, Kesler looked up to North Stars center and fellow Livonia native Mike Modano as a role model. He has also listed Joe Sakic of the Quebec Nordiques and Colorado Avalanche as a favorite player and team during his childhood. - Wikipedia

..ok, it's fine to admire you hometown hero, and hell, even root for him. But to grow up in the Detroit hockey market and claim to be an Avalanche fan...no there is where the problem is.

After two seasons with the USNTDP, Kesler accepted a scholarship to play college hockey at Ohio State University for the Ohio State Buckeyes of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). -wikipedia

...buckeye, need I say more?

He also was tutored while earning his high school diploma while playing with the US National Team Development Program...can you say pampered *****?

So there are a few reason's why he feels that he should not get hit like that...pansy.

#2238401 Jimmy Howard - "Iím just sick and tired of getting run over.

Posted by LeftWinger on 22 December 2011 - 06:25 PM

minus 6 neg on my post for speaking the truth. guess some of our fans run away and are gutless too.

Ya, some users will just neg you and not debate the reason's why. The Wing's have been "soft" for a while. Even when they had Brad May, they didn't play him enough to be considered tough. They need a full time player(s) that will fight every night if they have to while defending their team. Everytime we play St. Louis Backes runs around and knocks players around like he is on a mission, and he NEVER has to answer for it. You are right, teams know that they can rough our players up without any recourse. Ericsson is here for his size and (what was presumed to be) toughness, but he does nothing. More times than not, our players just watch as opposing teams take liberties against their teammates. How many times does Pavel have to defend himself? Howard? Zetterberg getting kneed? Come one! If Aaron Downey was stil playing and on this team, Kesler would have been eating teeth for dinner.

The problem is, and I wouldn't trade the 2008 Cup for anything, but Holland said it in the game 6 post game interview when he said, "Who said you couldn't win with Europeans?" That is his bag now, if not soft Euro's, then soft Euro-type players. When he does draft or sign a North-American style hockey player, they get minimal playing time or get stuck in GRR for 6 years until they are groomed to NOT be that type of player. Which is why Smith will not provide any changes to the toughness of the team, which is why Holland will NEVER try to acquire Weber at anytime. Which is why Hudler is still on this team, forget that nobody wanted him, just sit him for someone who is gonna actually throw a body check. Which is why Mike Commodore gets ZERO playing time. Which is why Holland didn't offer Wiz a contract or Jovo or Willie Mitchell. There is a reason why this team's D is leading the league in scoring and it isn't because the clear the front of the net. I will take the wins, but at what cost if Jimmy or Datsyuk or Zetterberg cannot play 100% because of a "Back Injury" or "Upper Body Strain" what then?

I was never a huge fan of McCarty, but at least he did what he was paid to do. Hell, even Maltby dropped the gloves every so often when he felt he needed to. Last year, when Brad Stuart (who at the time was arguably your best defender at that point of the season) was elbowed in the jaw in calgary, Abdelkader just looked at it happening and did nothing. That was unacceptable and last night's goal when Jimmy got ran, goal or not, penalty or not, Hansen should have at least been eating Louisville for the evening. For player like Bertuzzi to just watch it happen makes me sick. Holland needs to stop drafting the small skilled players or the big skilled players, we have enough of those here and down in GRR to last 20 or so years, he needs to draft and acquire big players that are gonna bruise the f*** out of someone if they take liberties on his teammates. You may not like Avery's antics off the ice, but all be damned if someone is going to get away with this crap while he is on the ice. Too bad Holland is going to stay with the same formula, and I wouldn't be surprised if we see the same lineup tonight in Calgary. They are good, borderline great, but they are soft, and until they address that issue, teams will continue to do what they are doing to them night in and night out...