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#2204024 Rick Rypien found dead

Posted by Chairman Maouth on 16 August 2011 - 02:25 PM

If that's your thought process, than you truly don't understand depression.

That's not a knock on you, as you claimed ignorance about the disease. I'm just confirming the fact that you don't know enough about it.

RIP Rick.

Yeah thanks for the confirmation. Very helpful.

#2203993 Rick Rypien found dead

Posted by Finnish Wing on 16 August 2011 - 11:58 AM

What the hell is it with hockey players passing away as of late? Far too young, so unfortunate and sad. In the last few years we've lost Sergei Zholtok, Dan Snyder, Aelx Cherepanov, Luc Bourdon, Mandi Schwartz, Derek Boogaard, and now Rick Rypien.

Steroids and other that kinda stuff that doesn't belong in the human body. The leagues just don't want to talk about it because it would look bad from a marketing perspective.

#2203868 So Long LGW

Posted by evilzyme on 15 August 2011 - 05:09 PM

hahahahhahahahahah HAHA! good lord u you kno know this is a joke right? it's (IT IS) a website for children who r are interested in hockey. know No one here would ever be interested in it, but there their kids might be. dont worry im not going anywhere bud ;) but feel free to throw me that parade anyway hahaha

fixed for the general public.

#2203645 NHL Research and Development Camp:

Posted by cusimano_brothers on 14 August 2011 - 07:55 AM

At one time, that's the way it was.

#2203698 Datsyuk or Zetterberg

Posted by eva unit zero on 14 August 2011 - 03:38 PM

Datsyuk. Z couldn't even beat up Malkin.


Malkin jumped Z from behind. When Z turned around, Satan started interfering and Malkin got free shots at him. Z managed to get free of Satan, and made Malkin his ***** after that.


So I don't know exactly how you say Z couldn't beat up Malkin. Seemed like a pretty clear win.

#2203709 Crosby's 2012 Season now in Question

Posted by Dimaline312000 on 14 August 2011 - 05:08 PM

I'll be the mean and evil one. I can't deny that Crosby is a great player but I hope he doesn't ever play again. Thank who is gonna be Bettman's little baby boy and the face of the NHL. I'm sorry but I HATE Crosby. I hate the fact that I live in Michigan and whenever I go into a hockey shop or a sports store the only Reebok Hockey Stick has Crosby's name and number on it; like he is the only player in the NHL that uses Rebook equipment and can endorse for Reebok. I know that's Reebok's thing and has nothing to do with Crosby playing but I think back to the 09 Cup Finals and listening to my local sports radio show and all anyone could talk about was Crosby not even the rest of the Penguins squad just Crosby and his tremendous skills. Everytime I think of 09 I get sick, and I feel I always will. It's as if he is the ultimate Hockey God and I just can't stand to hear about it and even if he doesn't play we'll still hear all the NHL talk about him not playing but for me it's better than hearing about him being the NHL's hero and all the other crap they can come up with to make Sidney Crosby into Superman. So I hope he NEVER plays again.

#2203681 Crosby's 2012 Season now in Question

Posted by Kira on 14 August 2011 - 02:34 PM

Sorry, I'm a little short on sympathy this week.

#2203679 Crosby's 2012 Season now in Question

Posted by esteef on 14 August 2011 - 02:21 PM

Karma for carrying Matt Cooke on their team.


#2203673 Crosby's 2012 Season now in Question

Posted by robb himself on 14 August 2011 - 12:51 PM

And if they don't, he'll only have his tens and tens of millions of dollars for succor.

yeah that is true, but is hardly the point...

#2203672 Crosby's 2012 Season now in Question

Posted by Crymson on 14 August 2011 - 12:49 PM

sad news. I really hope his head aches go away and hes able to continue his career.

as per Josh Rimer of XM, @joshrimerhockey

And if they don't, he'll only have his tens and tens of millions of dollars for succor.

#2203551 Quick question.

Posted by eva unit zero on 13 August 2011 - 01:02 AM

I'm not saying being captain. I think the room already looks to Pasha to get thinks done. To me, that's basically being frontman, taking the reigns; the big cheese if you will. I see where you guys are coming from, though. And I agree 99%, but even from a marketing stand point....the last year and half has been all Pavel. It's to the point of like "Zetter-who" And that's from both inside and outside the red wings org.

That's the only reason why I posted what I posted. With all the marketing AND changes the organization has seen since 2008, heck probably since Stevie-Y left. Who knows.../shrug

EDIT: I'm horrible at this forum thing because I don't do it often enough heh. So for give me for any blips or bloops here. I just meant Pavels team on the ice, not in the locker room. I know it would help if I type these things first, but eh, I suck at the forum thing.

I would disagree. For one thing, a big part of last year was Zetterberg almost singlehandedly carrying the team through a 15-game stretch. Datsyuk is flashier, and so he gets the media attention and praise. But ultimately Z has shown himself to be the foundation that the Wings will be built on going forward. Datsyuk is certainly important, but it's like the question of "Who's more important to the Homecoming Dance, the Homecoming Queen or the dance planner?"

#2203331 Quick question.

Posted by Uncle Danny on 11 August 2011 - 03:35 PM

I disagree, although I can see where you're coming from.

Firstly, I don't think the Wings are any one individual's team, and likely haven't been since Stevie left. Even before he retired, an argument could've been made that it was the entire lockerroom's team, as I'm sure Draper and others were just as instrumental in maintaining team focus. That's one of the great things about this team over the past decade plus -- the team first mentality that brought success. In fact, I seem to recall a story about the team being down heading into the third period and every member of the team having to step up and stare both Yzerman and Chelios in the eye for near a minute before heading back out onto the ice.

Secondly, I think that Datsyuk is the player everyone else looks to in the clutch to step things up. He's the guy who will get you that amazing play to save the game. However, I believe (and this is from a spectator's perspective only) that the person they'd look to bring order from chaos when a series is on the line is still Lidstrom. There is a big difference between being the best and most talented game breaker on the ice and being the leader that everyone looks to for emotional direction. Lidstrom is the emotional bedrock of this team, and Datsyuk is looked upon to be the guy who takes that leadership first (again, IMO).

This, in a nutshell, is why I see Z taking the mantle as a done deal once Lidstrom retires. Not because Datsyuk's english is suspect, not because Z is the better player...but because when the chips are down he seems more the type to be able to tell everyone in the room what needs to happen in order to pull out a victory (and to back it up with his play). Datsyuk's a supreme talent, no question, and by all accounts a great dressing room presence...but talent doesn't necessarily translate to managing a room.

EDIT: I guess what I'm trying to say is that they all look to Datsyuk to save them in a pinch, because he can. They all look to Lidstrom (and soon Z) to ask "what do we need to do?"

#2203450 Third line players who suck

Posted by eva unit zero on 12 August 2011 - 12:02 PM

Marc Savard? Really? A healthy Hudler (which he is) couldn't dream of putting up the numbers of a healthy, non-concussed Marc Savard...who wouldn't be on the 3rd line.

From Dec 2nd through Jan 22nd, Savard played 25 games and scored 2 goals and 8 assists. In that same time span, Hudler scored 3 goals and 8 assists in 24 games. Remarkably similar stats. You can go on about a non-concussed Savard, but what about a Hudler that hadn't gone to the KHL? Maybe he's an All-Star scorer and Selke contender. We don't have the "maybe what if" numbers. If you want those, we can get Jason Williams' injury history involved.

#2203339 Jason Williams signs 1 year contract with Pittsburgh

Posted by stevie for president on 11 August 2011 - 06:02 PM

I said "a second liner, ideally a power forward". If I were saying he was a power forward, I'd have simply said "A second line power forward".

Think. You're smart. Use your brain.

Yeah but then you said "He played that EXACT role", in reference to the second line power forward...

#2203053 Carcillo opens his yapper...

Posted by RusDRW on 09 August 2011 - 05:45 PM

Which also makes a lot more sense, as Brunette fills the same kind of "utility offense" role Kopecky does, but has a wicked shot and has been a top-line offensive player for years. Brunette is also excellent with his hands and can fill the net-front spot Kopecky had been playing. I wouldn't be shocked if he has a very good season in Chicago, given the environment surrounding him. He has rarely played with other skilled forwards and skilled defenseman at the same time.

Perry was embarrassed by losing to Dats... one could say that is retribution enough.

Perry was not embarrassed. He won that fight.