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#2218019 Pronger injured after high-stick

Posted by vladdy16 on 24 October 2011 - 08:41 PM

If it's not a heart-stopping puck to the chest, I find it difficult to work up a whole lot of sympathy.
The video is pretty choppy for me, but it looks like the puck caught him in the ear. His left hand goes to the right side of his head. That's gotta hurt, Bob.

I've watched it 5 or 6 times, but it skips quite a bit. From I can tell, it looks like the puck hits him going past. There is no blood on his jersey or the ice, no one is holding a towel to his face. He falls quickly, but you have to admit that's not surprising. From what I could see and hear, my perception remains the same; he's not seriously injured, and damn that had to hurt. If there's a better angle or the current video isn't so choppy at a later date and it proves otherwise, I'll retract my statement and issue one appropriate for the circumstances. Until then, lots of ice and Motrin.


#2218021 Pronger injured after high-stick

Posted by Kira on 24 October 2011 - 08:48 PM

I hate to be mean but I honestly and truly can't conjure up a whole lot of sympathy. I'm sure it is painful and all, I get that, but it's Chris Pronger, for crying out loud - how am I supposed to feel sorry for him????


#2218010 Pronger injured after high-stick

Posted by vladdy16 on 24 October 2011 - 07:59 PM

If it's not a heart-stopping puck to the chest, I find it difficult to work up a whole lot of sympathy.
The video is pretty choppy for me, but it looks like the puck caught him in the ear. His left hand goes to the right side of his head. That's gotta hurt, Bob.


#2218015 Pronger injured after high-stick

Posted by vladdy16 on 24 October 2011 - 08:22 PM

Stay classy Wings fans. :thumbdown:

He dropped like a ton of bricks and you can hear him screaming as he goes into the dressing room holding his face. Clearly this was more than a little cut.

I don't wish him ill and I'm not thrilled he got hit with a puck, but it didn't hit him in the face, so there's no danger of a broken jaw or orbital bone, so he'll be okay. It also didn't sound like he was "screaming" getting off the ice, even though the announcer says so. All I heard was a few "ah, ah, ah"s. He's fine. I'll bet money on it. Maybe a few stitches, but I don't think there's even any chance of concussion on that one, hence pretty much a lack of sympathy other than an "Ouch, that had to hurt" kind of thing.


#2218009 Pronger injured after high-stick

Posted by Hiei on 24 October 2011 - 07:57 PM

Couldn't have happened to a nicer schmuck. :clap:


#2217952 Jimmy Howard will miss Tuesday's Game

Posted by newfy on 24 October 2011 - 03:11 PM

Wow Jimmy get your priorities straight, youre really hurting the team here !! :ranting:

Wow people took this seriously.... tough crowd lol


#2217902 Jimmy Howard will miss Tuesday's Game

Posted by newfy on 24 October 2011 - 12:07 PM

Wow Jimmy get your priorities straight, youre really hurting the team here !! :ranting:


#2217792 Thoughts on Ericsson?

Posted by newfy on 23 October 2011 - 10:40 PM

Babs might be overestimating Jonny's fighting ability here but in that way I think he's trying to encourage him to do it more often.

I dont think hes overestimating it really. He laid a beatdown on a kid thats usually in the top 10 for fighting majors right there, the fight wasnt really even close. If Ericcson did it more, he would get much better cause thats a part of the game you can only get better by actually fighting. Aint no practice drill helping you there.

And I agree it seems like Babs is encouraging him to do it more often, he had similar words for Adelkader last season as well.

I don't think he's a particularly great fighter (though he's better than Lilja for sure), but he uses his size well and I though handled Dorsett well.

We're always talking about guys who can play the game and will drop the gloves when needed. Ericsson can be one of those guys. He may not be the best fighter but he's friggin huge, and most of the guys who deserve to have their ass kicked--the Steve Ott's, Sean Avery, Matt Cooke's of the league--aren't that big.

This team is better if when someone pulls crap against one of our players, they know they're going to have to answer to someone big like Ericsson or Bertuzzi.

I think hes a pretty good fighter already, he has the potential to be a pretty damn good one. Growing up in Sweden he didnt do much of it and hes already good enough to take on alot of light heavy weights. If he gets playing like aloose cannon a bit more he could really be a force.

??? Yah, people are real scared of Bertuzzi. His shove-fests are frightening.

Bertuzzi is a sissy.

Ericsson hasn't fought anybody yet, but he doesn't shy away from it. I want to see him take on an enforcer.

Bertuzzi is far from a sissy, hes 36 and fought 4 times last season including playoffs and preseason.

Not a lot of guys wanna mess with him, hes earned his reputation (through his cheapshot and really tough player prior to that). Ever notice when he goes into a scrum and shoves a guy, people arent too quick to shove him back and the situationusually dies right off?

And Ericcson has went Clowe (who is a heavyweight) and did pretty well, Clarkson (light heavyweight) but it was a bad fight and has man handled all kinds of punks like Perry, Dorsett and Ott.

Why does he need to fight an enforcer? Those punks are the guys that need to be kept in check and Ericcson has dummied any agitator hes taken on.

Sure it would be cool to see him take on an enforcer, but not just to prove something. He shoudl do it when theres good reason, and most of the times its those pests that are giving reason, not goons


#2217668 Thoughts on Ericsson?

Posted by Zetts on 23 October 2011 - 11:49 AM

don't care about the weight, he doesn't use his size and weight to his advantage.

I do know for a fact he was a -3 last night :)

The whole team got lit up last night. Let's not use that as an excuse to single out a third pairing defenseman who has been otherwise fine this year.

He's also been more physical this year, although I do agree that he could use his size much more effectively.

Edit: He's definitely not worth the contract right now either, but we're 6 games into it. I'll hold off on judgment for a while.


#2217503 10/22 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Capitals 7

Posted by dicksmack on 22 October 2011 - 07:52 PM

Kindl is such a minor leaguer... lets face it...


#2217508 10/22 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Capitals 7

Posted by Aussie_Wing on 22 October 2011 - 07:58 PM

Kindl is such a minor leaguer... lets face it...

Ummm you're an idiot.

1st minus is because of Emmerton's giveaway and Conk's terrible goaltending.

2nd minus was started by an ordinary clear attempt by Kindl, but Conk's goaltending was again terrible.

These are the first goals he's been on the ice against all season you idiot.


#2217380 10/22 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Capitals 7

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 October 2011 - 07:14 PM

Emmerton is earning a one way ticket back to Grand Rapids for his performance tonight.

And it takes a team like Washington to truly expose our penalty killing. That needs to be fixed ASAP.


#2217326 10/22 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Capitals 7

Posted by 10 Minute Misconduct on 22 October 2011 - 06:46 PM

Games probably done. Should have started Conklin last night.


#2217307 10/22 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Capitals 7

Posted by TheXym on 22 October 2011 - 06:38 PM

Does that make Emmerton the new Ericsson?


#2217195 Thoughts on Ericsson?

Posted by achildr1 on 22 October 2011 - 12:19 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NGVcsMxOCQ

Great fight by E.

Like the nastiness from him before it too.


I like his physical play before the fight, because thats what he needs to do to earn any part of his ridiculously inflated contract. He needs to be locked in a room, fed only protein bars, raw red meat, and made to watch video of Jiri Fischer's short career 24/7. The kid, as it stands right now, is a waste of talent, size, and 3+ million dollars. He needs to focus on his defensive awareness and physical play first and worry about putting up points in about two years. He's not good at anything right now on a consistent basis. One night he puts up a couple assists, the next 12 nights he looks lost. One night he has a fight and a goal, the next 3 months he makes pylons look like little orange Rod Langways. I can't believe I'm saying this, but he could learn from Lilja's career with the Wings. Lilja was the epitome of useless for the majority of his Wings career, but learned how to play defense and block shots by the time he left. Just focus on using that size and strength, the element the Wings need!