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#2615998 Yzerman wins GM of Year (& other awards discussion)

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 24 June 2015 - 08:13 PM

But Sather isn't handsome and perfect like Stevie


#2613847 NBC Sports chairman wants NHL ban playoff beards

Posted by kipwinger on 10 June 2015 - 09:06 AM

I'm surprised people are more upset about the infringement on tradition than the fact that it's not so subtly racist. 

 

“The players won't like this, but I wish they all would stop growing beards in the postseason,” Lazarus said. “Let's get their faces out there. Let's talk about how young and attractive they are. What model citizens they are. (Hockey players) truly are one of a kind among professional athletes. 

“I know it's a tradition and superstition, but I think (the beards do) hurt recognition. They have a great opportunity with more endorsements. Or simply more recognition with fans saying, 'That guy looks like the kid next door,' which many of these guys do. I think that would be a nice thing."

 

 

Translation:  These guys can be sold to Middle America because they're not black, scary, and/or a "thug".  They don't have tattoos or dreadlocks.  They look like you.  We can work with this. 




#2613057 Retire Sergei Fedorovís Jersey Immediately

Posted by Buppy on 03 June 2015 - 09:37 PM

 

 

You know his number wasn't actually "retired" though right? In fact, it had been worn since his retirement. And it also never hung from any rafters right? You make it sound like Illitch personally ripped it from the rafters when he bought the team. That just isn't the case. 

It most definitely was retired. It was worn for a few years by his cousin, to honor him (he had died a few years prior), with the blessing of the family. Never hung from the rafters but neither did any other numbers until Ilitch bought the team. (I think Howe's was the only other one retired at that time, or at least the official ceremonies for most were in the '90s.) Whether you want to call it retired or out of circulation, it amounts to the same thing. Ilitch and the team have honored that part, they just refuse to display it for whatever reason.

 

And back on topic, no. No to Fedorov. No to Osgood, or Datsyuk, or Zetterberg. Jersey retirement should be something truly special, and none of them are.




#2609787 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by Mckinley25 on 22 May 2015 - 06:39 PM

Because they are in our division. And I don't want anyone else in our division to win...ever.


Plus they have more cups than us, and that needs to be rectified.


#2609784 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by darkmanx on 22 May 2015 - 06:18 PM

I'm excited for both the Wings and the Leafs. Honestly, guys...what is with all the Leafs hate? Nobody who claims to love this game would want Detroit's historic rival to languish in the league basement for decades. I personally look forward to Babcock coaching a team that actually is a challenge for the Wings to play.

 

I do hope they suffer. If you live in Toronto you would understand.




#2609663 Babcock says good-bye in full page ad. SIAP

Posted by LeftWinger on 22 May 2015 - 11:08 AM

Hopefully the first time TO is in Detroit, the organization puts together a nice presentation for him, so the fans can cheer and say goodbye.  Maybe just his picture on the scoreboard and announcer saying that the fans and team would like to thank him for 10 years of great hockey!  Crowd erupts, Babcock cries, then Mrazek shut's out the leafs....perfect night.




#2605696 Call Out the NHL on BS

Posted by kliq on 03 May 2015 - 12:34 PM

I totally agree that there's a lot of inconsistency in how the game is officiated, but we can't ignore that the players are getting stronger, faster and more skilled. That above all else is the cause of change we see in the NHL.

They did put restrictions on goalie equipment size, while still keeping them protected. Remember, not a single goalie would've been ok being maskless with Weber shots flying by eye level at 100 mph.

 

Totally agree. Anyone who thinks that hockey can go back to the way it was 50 years ago is either completely clueless to how much faster/stronger/skilled the players are now a days, or just refuse to accept it.

 

Anyone who thinks the players of 50 years ago are "tougher" then today, have no clue. If Jacques Plante gets hit in the temple with a Shea Weber Slap Shot, he's not shaking it off, he's unconscious. I would even argue if it hits him in the wrong place, could result in death.

 

The reason why the guys from years ago played through injuries is because the guys from 50 years ago were not being hit even close to as hard as the guys from today. Sure guys back then played through broken fingers and toes etc. but so do the guys now a days (ie. Abby).

 

Plus, if all these guys from years back thought that the way it was is better then today, they wouldn't be suing the NHL in 2015.




#2605692 Call Out the NHL on BS

Posted by Mckinley25 on 03 May 2015 - 11:32 AM

I totally agree that there's a lot of inconsistency in how the game is officiated, but we can't ignore that the players are getting stronger, faster and more skilled. That above all else is the cause of change we see in the NHL.

They did put restrictions on goalie equipment size, while still keeping them protected. Remember, not a single goalie would've been ok being maskless with Weber shots flying by eye level at 100 mph.


#2605135 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by Playmaker on 30 April 2015 - 04:44 PM

Thornton > Zetterberg at center. I'd take him. Let Z play winger and have a less stressful season from here on out so he can last the whole season + playoffs. 

 

Again, wishful thinking.. 

Joe Thornton?  Over 35, making 7.5 million, epic playoff no show, can't handle the pressure, stripped of his captaincy, Joe Thornton?  He'd be awesome.   :scared:

 

These threads are entertaining to say the least.  Let's get a number one defenseman.  Let's get a top 6 winger, oh, but he has to be big and tough and score a ton. Let's trade the prospects, well all of them except  the good ones.  Get a new coach who's better than Babcock, and a more successful GM than Holland. Oh, and throw in a hot 22 year old who likes to swallow twice a day while you're at it.




#2604273 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Manoir on 29 April 2015 - 08:53 PM

I can't wait until the Wings pull the goalie and Yzerman comes down and is the extra attacker for the Wings. 




#2603862 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Yeti on 29 April 2015 - 07:21 PM

good 1st, bishop is nervous...  but we are not scoring...  therefore I am nervous




#2602758 Predictions: Game 7 vs. TBL

Posted by rick zombo on 28 April 2015 - 02:15 PM

I honestly wish I could share your optimism.

 

I just think that Detroit's mistakes have gifted Tampa 2 games this series. There will be no mistakes tomorrow.




#2597373 Sharks & McLellan part ways

Posted by WhiteLightning91 on 21 April 2015 - 06:16 PM

I've been hearing for the last few seasons what a great coach McLellan is, but i've never really known why the media is always banging that drum in unison. What has he really done that makes people think he's so great? Is he a great motivator? Great strategically? Hasn't won anything as a head coach. Great regular seasons have been marred by post-season disappointments. I'm not saying he's a bad coach, just not sure what it is that makes people think he's a great coach.




#2592556 Marchenko to play Game 1 in the playoffs

Posted by kliq on 11 April 2015 - 10:10 PM

I don't know why everyone always hates on Ericsson .. He's not perfect does make mistakes but he's the only 6'5 dman we have so id way keep him in over smith

As with you I do believe smith will go to toronto for Phaneuf in a deal so long as no mantha type prospect is involved ... If we have to give up someone of value like a pulkkinen mantha or 1st forget it .... Toronto is in no position to demand such things

I'd be just as happy bringing zidlicky back one year and promoting 1-2 of marchenko jensen ouellet instead

 

People also forget that he is playing against the the best of the best every night. The guy is better suited as second pairing guy, he is currently being miscast.
 




#2592548 43-25-14......3rd seed in Division. Success or Failure?

Posted by Nevermind on 11 April 2015 - 09:57 PM

Before the season: Success

At the trade deadline: Disappointing