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bruisebrother15

Member Since 07 Oct 2003
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In Topic: Wings to Eastern Conference Someday?

29 October 2010 - 08:55 AM

If the NHL could guarantee that no playoff games start later then 9pm if the Wings stayed in the West than I'm all for them staying put. Since that probably won't happen I vote for them to move to the East. I have to be at work at 7am and can't watch much of a double overtime game that starts at 10pm or 10:30pm. Screw the DVR, I want to watch it live.

I agree that the hockey in the West is better though.

In Topic: Scott Stevens: The Definitive Reel

30 July 2010 - 10:23 AM

I will agree that a few of hits would be called interference today but I disagree with the person who said he elbowed Lindros on that hit. If you look at the replay you can plainly see that his arm is tucked against his body. The elbow only comes up after the hit on the follow through. If your arm is tucked against your body the shoulder, bicep area, and elbow are legal hits. Sticking out your elbow to hit someone is a penalty. The speed of the game makes a lot of these hits look illegal because you react to what happens after the hit. Ask Kronwall.

The Kariya hit was a little late but you are taught not to admire your pass going through the middle.

I was taught to put my shoulder right into the sternum of the opposing player. That area is about 6 inches below the chin. Sometimes if a player had his head down or leaned forward just as I was hitting him, I would catch him on the chin. If he is coming through the middle with his head down that is his fault. Shots to the head that are face to face are hockey, it's the blindsided hits to the head 3 seconds after the pass that we need to get rid of. Some of Stevens hits do fall into that category.

You are going to get hit in the head in hockey. It's a game of intimidation. If you don't want to then go play chess.