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#1989730 Steve Yzerman named TB's new GM

Posted by Drake_Marcus on 25 May 2010 - 08:19 PM

How long until "Illitch you suck!"

Hopefully never.

It's not like the Wings made the wrong decision. Holland is considered the best GM in the league by many hockey observers.

Stevie isn't leaving the Red Wings family. In 20 or 30 years he'll be hanging around the rink like Gordie does now.

Illitch could have easily fired Holland if he wanted to.

Luckily he's not retarded. :D

#1989191 LOL at the Sharks

Posted by Broken 16 on 24 May 2010 - 09:41 PM

What a ridiculous thing to say. I want the Hawks to win because I want it for my dad, not for myself. My dad doesn't have much to be happy about any more, so the little things matter to ME. If that means hoping the Hawks win so he has something to smile about, then so be it. I'm certainly not going to let some miscreants on a message board tell me I'm less of a fan or not even a fan, because I want a little happiness for someone who means a lot to me. Get the hell out of here with that nonsense.

Part of me wants Chicago to win just so we don't have to keep hearing about your dad every other post... nah, GO FLYERS!

#1988562 LOL at the Sharks

Posted by Biolink on 23 May 2010 - 05:27 PM

Only thing Chicago got really to cheer for is the Blackhawks. Only good team in that city.

Because the Lions, Pistons and Tigers are world beaters.

#1988549 LOL at the Sharks

Posted by FIBS on 23 May 2010 - 05:12 PM

lol @ these bitter wing fans

#1986967 LOL at the Sharks

Posted by stevieisthebest on 18 May 2010 - 11:09 PM

JOE THORNTON IS Af****** *****.. sorry.. I just watched that slash on Bolland, and I now I hope the Hawks literally murder the sharks... f*** em

#1986944 LOL at the Sharks

Posted by jeff48109 on 18 May 2010 - 10:39 PM

San Jose won't win unless they get long 5 on 3s or a ton of PPs.

#1986084 Worst Hockey Team Name Ever?

Posted by miller76 on 16 May 2010 - 05:15 PM

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#1984618 Montreal rioting after win

Posted by SouthernWingsFan on 13 May 2010 - 01:48 PM

Sadly, I am not shocked by this. Not the first time we've heard of rioting in Montreal I think. And as much as I dislike thou shalt not be named, burning images of him? Come on......

Haven't these people ever heard of just celebrating out with the guys over a few beers?

#1984857 Yzerman Declines Tampa

Posted by banzaiwolfe on 13 May 2010 - 09:33 PM

I think McGuire should not wear those *** glasses

I'm more worried by him pressing his head up against people he talks to :scared:

#1982457 Let's Talk About the Refereeing

Posted by Buppy on 09 May 2010 - 09:33 PM

The Red Wings were responsible for losing this series. A Stanley Cup-bound team overcomes any obstacle they face and wins the series regardless. In fact, I think even if the officiating was more balanced tonight, the Red Wings still would have lost because the Sharks were simply better. However, calling a spade a spade, the refereeing over the course of this series was very one-sided in favor of the Sharks.

Statements like those made in this thread aren't meant to take away from the Sharks. In order to draw penalties, a team has to keep control of the puck, keep their feet moving, and yes, even sell calls whenever possible. Every team in the league does it. Most any team that wins a 'Cup experiences a little bit of luck en route, and I think the Sharks had a good deal of luck with the officiating, some of the bounces, missed calls, etc. But I will repeat: they were the better team.

Regarding the first bolded portion; it's a tired cliche. Of course, by default, the team that wins the Cup overcomes whatever obstacles they had to face, but that does not mean they could have overcome any obstacle. It just means they were fortunate enough not to face anything they couldn't.

Reverse the calls in game 2. I don't mean make them even, I mean call the game in our favor. Call all the dives on SJ. Miss the penalties on Kronwall and Flip and Cleary. Could the Sharks still have won that game? I doubt it. If Murray and Vlasic (I think) had been given majors and thrown out of the game, could the Sharks have won? Call the Sharks for knocking down Cleary in the crease in OT in game 3 would we have scored? In game one, call Setoguchi for diving, and miss the other call that gave them the 5 on 3. Do the Sharks still win?

Do all that and I think we win 4-1, and the Sharks have a legit complaint about the refs. Wouldn't change anything about how we played or they played. Wouldn't make us any better or them any worse. Things went the Sharks way this series. They weren't better by any significant margin. They weren't more resilient. They just benefitted from the breaks in a pretty evenly played series.

For the second part, something needs to be said for the principle of good sportsmanship. I know diving, embellishing, pleading for calls, etc is prevalent in most sports. But there is something wrong with the mentality that says this is ok. The 'if you're not cheating you're not trying', win at all costs philosophy needs to go. Selling calls and diving should be one of the harshest penalties. Just below blatant recklessness.

Sure, Draper's career would be over. Mule would spend a lot of time in the box until he learned his lesson. But the game would be better for it. The game would be much better if players tried to make plays as hard as they sometimes try to draw calls.

Make diving/embellishing nullify the original penalty (if there was one). Give the PP to the other team. Misconduct to the offending player if there was no original penalty. Keep track of the divers, and suspend repeat offenders. 3 dives by one team in one game; eject the coach, fine the team, and take a goal away from the offending team (or give one to the other team if the offenders don't have any).

#1982375 San Jose Game 2 Diving Compilation

Posted by uncle ovipositor on 09 May 2010 - 08:02 PM

Pick any game from any series and I can put together a much better 2-minute clip of Wings diving and crying like babies. Not because the Wings are crooked or babies but because I am good at editing clips together.

I'm sorry that you feel like the series was stolen from you buy the refs, but I disagree. Your evidence doesn't dissuade me, and it is entirely one-sided.

#1982349 San Jose Game 2 Diving Compilation

Posted by Guest on 09 May 2010 - 07:29 PM

I found this on YouTube. I challenge any San Jose fan to dispute the video evidence.

#1982047 Let's Talk About the Refereeing

Posted by SDavis35 on 09 May 2010 - 11:56 AM

I think the NHL needs to look at its rulebook and consider some changes for the coming years.

1. Allow players to kick the puck in. i know this could start some controversy but I see nothing wrong with a player whose stick is tied up, kicking a puck in while being defended.

2. Stop protecting the goalies. Make some rule that a goalie is fair game outside his goal crease. Im not saying forwards should be allowed to drill the goalie. There are plenty of times where guys screening the goalie get called for interference because the goalie is so far out and actually into the play.

3. Call more diving penalties. I was watching Don Cherry the other night and he focused of Carcillo from Philly and how he was falling over at the slightest pushes and flung his head back like he'd been high sticked when the opponents stick was nowhere near him. It comprimises the integrety of the game.

....just my 2 cents.

1. Allow players to use a kicking motion so long as their skate is not separate from the ice. Rule would state: If a player lifts his skate to redirect a puck in, the goal is disallowed.

2. Open the crease a little more, keep the blue paint the same, but use the trapezoid as a "safe zone" for goalies and connect it to the crease. (Not sure if i'm describing this well enough) Where the angled lines of the trapezoid are, connect them to the top of the blue paint, and that becomes the new "crease". Might look ugly though... either way, if a goalie is outside that trapezoid/crease area then he is no longer susceptible to goalie interference.

3. I think Aaron Ward said it on TSN, but call the games tighter. None of the chincy stuff and actually slow down a player on a hook. If a guy falls down, there shouldn't be a penalty on the play unless he was torn down (like stuart did to one guy this year). if you keep calling these feather penalties the players will keep diving.

Just my opinion on those factors.

#1981564 Who do you cheer for now?

Posted by MTU_Huskies963 on 09 May 2010 - 12:03 AM

NOBODY I am actually done watching hockey for the year, switching to baseball. If the league is not going to put forth the effort to have competent officials on the ice. I am not going to waste my time watching it.

#1979224 Detroit is old and one win wont change that.

Posted by WingsallTheway on 07 May 2010 - 11:36 AM

Wow...thats a bold statement saying a team won't come back from a 3-0 defecit. This guy has some balls!

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