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#2211645 10/2 Exhibition GDT: Pittsburgh Penguins at Red Wings

Posted by darkmanx on 02 October 2011 - 05:05 PM

Ericsson is a clown. Can't shoot, can't pass, can't use his size, can't defend.... <_<

#2211465 10/1 Exhibition GDT: Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted by Konnan511 on 01 October 2011 - 08:51 PM

That's surely one defining trait.

I dunno, Hudler and Jesus both like to get nailed.

#2211445 10/1 Exhibition GDT: Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted by puckbags on 01 October 2011 - 08:09 PM

terrible lineup for tonight, hopefully Leafs don't dress 3/4 of there roster tonight like last night. Helm has been invisible every game I watched with him, I don't think he will ever play in the top 6.

Must have read your post today..he's been the best player on the ice by far tonight !

I think I dislike Ericsson more than Hudler....

...he is playing like s***e! Overpayment PLUS a no trade clause....super

So basically what you're saying is that you should quit whining about him because he's not going anywhere. :P

#2211418 MacArthur receives 2-game suspension for Abdelkader hit

Posted by vladdy16 on 01 October 2011 - 07:00 PM

I get that Shanny is setting the tone for a zero-tolerance policy, but I don't think a suspension was in order here. Abby acted like a used car salesman, he was trying so hard. I can discern no intent to target the head.

#2211292 The Official NHL Suspension Thread

Posted by Konnan511 on 01 October 2011 - 01:46 PM

The answer is likely yes, but Babcock needs to watch some replays before he starts to sound like Quennville out there, calling every hit the worst he's seen.

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#2210707 The Official NHL Suspension Thread

Posted by Shoreline on 29 September 2011 - 09:39 PM

Maybe you would sign up for that, but that isn't what NHL players are signing up for. I'd like to think NHL players have more respect for fellow humans that that.

What are they signing up for?

#2210701 The Official NHL Suspension Thread

Posted by wings1110 on 29 September 2011 - 09:33 PM

I don't voice my opinion here all that often, but I just feel the need to say something about this Smith hit. I know I'll probably get negative votes for this, but I would be more than happy for Smith to get the book thrown at him for this infraction. I'd be glad to have a Wings player be a catalyst for change in the NHL and have better player safety. The NHL isn't going to change the "football style" shoulder pads, because there's marketing involved. The NHL isn't going to change the faster skates or add the two-line pass back in, because fans love the faster game. Players need to watch out for each other. Hockey is a game, for gods sake... no matter how much we like to think of it as a religion.

The players aren't animals. Hockey players aren't cattle, or dogs made to fight for our enjoyment. This Smith kid (the one from Chicago) is a goddamned human being. I don't care if he toe-dragged. I don't care if his head went down. He's a human being. He has a right to not get his head smashed off by our Smith. Smith could have drilled him shoulder or shoulder. He could have - gasp - *hipchecked* him! That's what an old-school hockey fan should want... not this high hit chickensh*t crap. It shouldn't matter if the player that gets hit puts himself in the position to get hit in the head. You JUST. DON'T. FOLLOW. THROUGH. THE. CHECK.

I'm sorry, but I LOVE hockey... I LOVE the Red Wings... I LOVE physical hockey (Joey Kocur was my hero when I was growing up, followed closely by Stevie)... I *REALLY* like Smith... but I HATE the high hits and concussions that the NHL is facing on a far too regular basis. Smith seems like a tough young kid. Throw the book at him... he can take it, and hopefully he - and the rest of the NHL - can learn from it.

give me a couple mil and u can hit me in the head all u want. no one is forcing them to play hockey. they can play soccer.

#2210733 9/30 Exhibition GDT: Toronto Maple Leafs at Red Wings

Posted by Doc Holliday on 29 September 2011 - 11:52 PM

Who in the hell negs the OP of a GDT?

#2211001 Brendan Smith suspended for 5 games

Posted by RusDRW on 30 September 2011 - 03:54 PM

I completely disagree, telling a defensemen to con

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, Pronger has been pretty successful afterall.

don't hit Crosby anymore, please! Pleeeeease!!!! Pleeeeeeaaaaaase!

#2210737 Cleary out for rest of preseason, hopes to be ready Oct. 7

Posted by Heroes of Hockeytown on 30 September 2011 - 12:07 AM


and people praise him for his 'gritty play'.


Hell, most of his goals come from infront of the net

At least you managed a whole intervening sentence before contradicting yourself.

#2210849 Brendan Smith suspended for 5 games

Posted by Konnan511 on 30 September 2011 - 11:08 AM

I can see it now... come postseason guys who are not top 6 forwards sticking their heads out to take hits to get star players suspended. We all know its going to happen.

Or maybe, guys will learn the right way and wrong way to play defense and how positioning plays a huge part in their game! A perfect example was posted above me.

#2210667 The Official NHL Suspension Thread

Posted by wings1110 on 29 September 2011 - 06:28 PM

I'm loving the idea of Shanahan as the head of safety. I'm loving the full video reviews of hits. I think the majority of the eightish suspensions before are pretty legit. HOWEVER, I think that there's a good chance of too many players getting suspensions with this new crack down. There's nothing wrong with wanting a more safe game and if it is clearly a bad hit or dirty then sure a suspension is in order. But I don't know if I like this "It wasn't intentional... It was careless" Asking a player to watch his elbows on an open ice hit 1 on 1 is asking alot. Especially if the opposing player tries to duck or deke around the hit. I think if it's clearly unintentional it shouldn't be a suspension. This goes for hits from behind when the player with the puck turns away from the check. It's stupid of him to put himself in danger by presenting his back to the player hitting him, and the player throwing the check may not be able to stop his check in time. I know that if it's shown the player with the puck did turn away it's not a penalty, but still. I think we'll just need to wait and see, but I really don't want NHL to turn into crybaby soccer. Violence is a part of the game, enforcers are just a reality the NHL needs to not try to change. Hockey isn't for sissies. As long as the video explanations keep coming and there's no "Come on now" moments (Which there will be) it'll be okay. I just don't wanna see players end up afraid to use some muscle.

hockey is gradually turning in to soccer. ruining the game.

#2210486 Fabian Brunnstrom

Posted by LeftWinger on 29 September 2011 - 05:51 AM

Brunnstrom: AHL player trying to make any NHL roster.
Hudler: proven NHL player working hard on having a better year because he is disappointed with last season.

You can have Brunnstrom. I'm sure you'll enjoy him. Especially twice on Sunday.

Brunnstrom: Pretty much solidified a spot on the Wings (unfortunate for Mursak.)

Hudler: Now even more expendable and if he doesn't play to his "potential" will be traded or not be re-signed. He WILL be a healthy scratch more times than twice on Sunday, guarantee.

Way to go Fabian!

Good luck Hudler, you're gonna need it!

#2210322 9/28 Exhibition GDT: Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by P. Marlowe on 28 September 2011 - 08:23 PM

You mean all of one or two people?

I don't know. Never went and counted... I'm just saying that bitching about Ericsson or Hudler is older and more annoying to me than McGuire's and Milbury's loving of Kane and co.

#2210321 9/28 Exhibition GDT: Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by Konnan511 on 28 September 2011 - 08:19 PM

McGuire and Milbury are almost as annoying as people here whining about Ericsson.

You mean all of one or two people?