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#2565353 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

Posted by cprice12 on 21 January 2015 - 02:26 AM

I haven't see CPRICE12 around these parts for a LONG time! He was our resident Blues fan...maybe he got tired of getting beat all the time?



I haven't been here because there hasn't been much Blues-Wings stuff to discuss since you guys moved to the East.

But I was bored so I decided to jump over and see what you guys had to say about the game.  I haven't even visited in a while.


My generalized and overall obvious take on the game...

The Blues deserved better.  They really controlled play the first half of the game and didn't let Detroit do anything, but Mrazek played really, really well.  He made some huge saves.  Including a great blocker save in OT.  That was impressive.


Wings came on in the 2nd half of the game and played much better than they did early.

Elliott gave up a softy to Datsyuk in OT.  Unless he was partially screened, he really should have had that one.  That kind of goal is uncharacteristic of him as he's been great this year.  Had the game gotten to the shootout (which it almost did)...I liked our chances with how well the Blues have done in shootouts and how poorly Detroit has done.


But I had a bad feeling when the clock ticked down under 10 seconds in OT.  I just had a feeling Detroit was going to score.  


I can't complain too much though, as we did score with less than a minute to go to force OT, so we came real close to coming away with nothing.  With how tough the Central is, I'll take it and move on.


Congrats on the win.  Maybe we'll even the score in Detroit later in the season.  Maybe a nice 10-3 Blues win like the one a few years ago in Detroit?  I'll take one of those.   ;)

#2352182 No man cave is complete without one of these...

Posted by cprice12 on 07 February 2013 - 01:22 AM

This is truly awesome. Light and horn going off in the house would be epic... though I suspect there would be a significant delay from the time you see the goal scored on your TV and when the light goes off.


On a similar note, been wanting one of these for awhile... hitting a button to set off your own light wouldn't be so bad:




My brother has a red light that looks just like a goal light, it spins and whatnot.

He has it hooked up to The Clapper, so when there is a goal and someone claps or even a loud, sharp "YEAH!!", it goes off.

Pretty cool...and not much $$.

#2296748 #8 Los Angeles Kings vs. #2 St. Louis Blues

Posted by cprice12 on 24 April 2012 - 04:13 PM

Rarely does the #8 seed go anywhere after knocking off the #1 seed.

Since the current playoff format was adopted (and prior to this year), there have been ten #8 seeds that have knocked off a #1 seed

But only the 8th seeded Edmonton Oilers in 2006 & 8th seeded Montreal Canadians in 2010 made it out of the 2nd round...and neither played a #2 seed in the 2nd round.

So a #8 seed has never beaten a #1 & #2 seed in rounds 1 & 2.

I'm not saying LA can't do it...I'm just saying it's never been done before...so maybe there is a reason for that. Maybe a team letdown after the big upset or simply running out of magic...or whatever.

LA is going to be tough. Their performance against Vancouver is exactly why I was hoping to stay away from them in Rd. 1.

Quick is a shut down goalie, but I wouldn't say that LA has better goaltending, as others have mentioned here. Elliott has been better than Quick all year long and has the numbers to back it up...and he's going to start at least the first 2 games due to Halak' injury...and Halak may be the backup if/when he does return.

I think this will be a long and low scoring series. If LA had home ice, then I'd be a little more concerned about winning this series. But with all factors considered, including home ice advantage for St. Louis, I think the Blues can get it done in 7.

#2296097 #7 San Jose Sharks vs. #2 St. Louis Blues

Posted by cprice12 on 23 April 2012 - 12:58 AM

I've met more annoying Blues fans than most people here have.

I can't imagine how they'll act if they actually win something.

See St. Louis 2006 and 2011 when the Cardinals won the WS recently. Imagine that, with a lot more emotion & excitement since it would be our first Cup.

St. Louis has always been well behaved when winning championships. But if/when the Blues win a cup, it will be the first one, so a bunch of long time die-hard Blues hockey fans will obviously be pretty damn excited...so you never know what will happen.

If it ever happens, and it happens at home...I've heard some loud crowds in my day, but the roof would be blown off Scottrade for sure.

#2294894 Legwand hides puck in game 4

Posted by cprice12 on 20 April 2012 - 11:06 PM

I fail to see how this should warrant a suspension or fine. Kind of overreacting here guys.

It's an unsportsmanlike play and could have drawn an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, but that's about it.

If I'm a Wings fan, I'm pissed. If I'm a Preds fan, I'm laughing. But I'm neither...so I'm just impressed that he was able to get away with it.

#2289668 #7 San Jose Sharks vs. #2 St. Louis Blues

Posted by cprice12 on 17 April 2012 - 11:05 AM

this is true. It will be interesting to see how he reacts to the playoff pressure. He was great in game 2, but coming off the bench might be easier for the nerves than starting.

He didn't have the best numbers for Ottawa in the playoffs in 09-10.

Elliott looked good last night. San Jose got a couple late ones with the Blues being a bit lax with the game in hand and their goalie pulled.

Elliott isn't the same goalie he was back in '09-'10. Hard to compare that year to this one.

How is Burns not suspended for at least one game for the elbow to the head last game?

Great question. It wasn't even reviewed.

#2289037 Retribution for clean hits...

Posted by cprice12 on 16 April 2012 - 03:27 PM

How about hitting them with a clean hit of your own. I think the idea that hitters have to be fighters, some are but some aren't and that is fine, they are different roles. I think it is reasonable to think that if you lay down a good clean hit you better keep your head up and be ultra-aware that the other team is going to be going out of their way to lay a couple of good clean hard hits on you. I don't think however that it is reasonable to think that any time you lay a good clean hit on a guy you have to fight some 4th liner who is on the team primarily as a fighter. Kronner for example is not a fighter and shouldn't get into fights with any heavy weights (or even middle weights for that matter) and is a great Dman hitting aside. He shouldn't be lost for 5 minutes each time he lays a good clean hit.

That's not what I said at all.
Keep the hits clean, and just hit them back to let them know that if they dish out a hard hit, they are going to get one of the same or worse in return.
Otherwise, your guys will be getting run all game long.
Sure, there will be some fights when it's your 3rd and 4th line guys getting hit, but that's more their role.

#2288746 WCQF Game Three GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by cprice12 on 16 April 2012 - 08:58 AM

i also know that in the history of the league i cannot remember a player killing a penalty with no stick to go off and change and make it a 5 on 3.

Oshie tried that exact thing in overtime this year when the Blues were killing a 4 on 3 against Vancouver.
He had broken his stick and he tried to get off the ice for a change since the Blues bench was in that end, but Vancouver scored on the 4 on 2 before the change could be completed.

It was a ballsy try, but it ended up being the wrong decision at the time. After the game, Hitchcock took the blame and said they called Oshie over to make the change...but still.

#2288736 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by cprice12 on 16 April 2012 - 08:44 AM

Apparently, Andy McDonald's helmet was almost cracked completely in half from a shoulder to the head hit against the glass in game #2. truehockey.com said McDonald showed it to the reporters after the game.

That's two in a few days??
Damn...I guess I stand corrected. I've played hockey a long time and I have never seen a helmet crack as badly as Zetterberg & McDonald said their helmets cracked. I've never had a helmet crack, and I've taken some shots, even a couple that left me a little whoozy.

I also can't recall ever hearing about a helmet cracking like that in an NHL game until these two. I'm not saying it's never happened, but I don't remember hearing about it.

And to answer a couple comments...
I never said I didn't think helmets weren't designed to crack to displace a severe blow. I had just never seen it happen and didn't think they could crack that easily.

I wish they'd publish photos of these cracked helmets. I'd love to see how they cracked.

If you google "cracked nhl helmet" the first two links are the Zetterberg & McDonald incidents from the past few days.

McDonald's cracked helmet from an elbow he took in Game #2 vs. San Jose.

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Crazy. Again...I stand corrected.

#2288722 Retribution for clean hits...

Posted by cprice12 on 16 April 2012 - 08:11 AM

The rough stuff after a clean hit is fine...and often necessary.

You have to let the other team know know that if they do that stuff, they are going to have to answer for it.
Clean hit or not, you don't want the other team thinking they can dish out hard hits all game long without repercussion...so next time, maybe they think twice about dishing out a hard hit.

It's all about team toughness and sticking up for your teammates.

#2284786 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by cprice12 on 13 April 2012 - 04:12 PM

No-Check, No-Slap pick up games don't apply here kid, glad you play hockey and you finally found a way to fit that in to a discussion.

I played growing up, then in college, and then after college in men's leagues.
But hey...you can call 'em "no-check", "no-slap" if you like.
Whatever makes you feel superior on the interwebs. :clap:

Maybe I'm wrong. But I just don't see it. I'd love to see a pic of the helmet to see how it broke.

#2284777 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by cprice12 on 13 April 2012 - 04:05 PM

Wow that's going a long way to explain away his helmet cracking.

While I believe you've been wearing a helmet most of your life,

I expect better from a mod. Shame on you.

from your expert opinion as someone who wears NHL helmets, you can tell that there's no way it cracked in three places? In spite of you having not been at the game. Not having touched or inspected the helmet, or having even gotten a good look at the helmet before or after the headslam. Given that total lack of information, the most logical conclusion to you is obviously Zetterberg's lid was ready to blow at any second from general use over the course of this season, not from him getting his head slammed into the glass.

Makes sense.

I've seen helmets take a lot more abuse than the turnbuckle play on Zetterberg and be fine.
I'd like to see a pic of the helmet where it cracked. I'd bet the helmet itself didn't crack, but the cracks occurred on the shield where it attaches to the helmet.

And to the rest of you tossing personal jabs. Stay classy.
I'm just discussing the play. Sorry if you can't handle it.

#2284321 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by cprice12 on 13 April 2012 - 10:30 AM

Oh yeah? Somehow I don't find it hard to believe it was your screen name attached to this post.

Anyone who has played hockey (like I have for most of my life) and has worn NHL level helmets, knows a helmet shouldn't crack, and in 3 places no less, from something like that.

Again...maybe the visor cracked where it attached to the helmet, which I can see...but not the helmet itself...no way. Sorry. If it did indeed crack, it was probably already weak from previous impacts over the course of the season.

Maybe he just needs to switch helmet brands.

#2283725 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by cprice12 on 12 April 2012 - 04:03 PM


This league is a joke sans punchline. Pathetic. Shanahan fines him peanuts and then says "but NEXT TIME, boy will he be in trouble". Shanny, I've lost all faith in you.

Zetterberg said he was mad after the hit, which cracked his helmet in two places

I find it very hard to believe his helmet was cracked in two places. Sounds like an ad-lib by a reporter.

Maybe his visor was cracked, which I could see...but those helmets are made to withstand much worse blows than that.

#2283349 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by cprice12 on 12 April 2012 - 09:46 AM

Chicago sports radio was even on the Wings side for this. They say since Duncan Keith got 5 games for hit on Sedin, that this was even more deliberate and playoffs shouldn't matter in the number of games.

But playoffs do matter.
Playoff games are considered more important and therefore missing 1 playoff game is like missing 2 or 3 regular season games.
Someone said this before the season...Shanahan or someone.