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#2283378 The Bettman SS

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 12 April 2012 - 10:26 AM

Two of the three games were like this. I think it would be fair if this were analyzed through at least the first two games of each series, or 16 games. Not the first night when only 3 games were played.

I believe you will find games like this to be more of the exception, and not the rule. As I said though, lets get more games in before we pass judgement.

It only took you one post to pass judgment in this thread. Why should you expect others to wait?


#2283224 #8 Los Angeles Kings vs. #1 Vancouver Canucks

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 12 April 2012 - 12:27 AM

Kings win!

And Richards Kronwalls Burrows. Love it!

Brown with the empty netter after Burrows screwed up and had the puck skip over his stick.


Clifford apparently out after the hit to the head. That's too bad. The kid's already had concussion issues.


#2283219 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 12 April 2012 - 12:18 AM

I don't disagree with McKenzie's assessment of the likelihood of suspension. But letting the lack of injury so heavily influence suspension is the major flaw in the NHL discipline.

So Weber won't get suspended because he mostly whiffed on his suckerpunch to the back of the head of a player, and didn't ram his face into the turnbuckle that hard?

It means the league is content to wait until there's a sever injury to suspend things like this, which doesn't make a lot of sense to me if you're trying to protect players' brains.


#2283197 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 11 April 2012 - 11:44 PM

Zetterberg hit Weber high against the boards, could have been a boarding call...which is why Weber was upset.
But yeah, Weber overreacted and should probably get a 1 game suspension.
If this were the regular season he would probably get 2 games.

I'm not sure what he was thinking. If he was upset, he should have just dropped the gloves and said, "let's go". Zetterberg of course would skate away, but at least Weber would have made his point. But instead, he did something stupid.

It would have been an unbelievably weak boarding call, even for this game.

Z comes up behind Weber and rolls off the hit. That kind of thing happens every game. Weber's reaction was ridiculously disproportionate to Zetterberg's hit, especially considering he just won the game.


#2283195 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Predators 3

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 11 April 2012 - 11:40 PM

And if a hockey message board wanted to have any credibility it would discipline any poster(s) calling for players to purposely injure other players.

Because a player might be reading the message board and decide to go out and do it?


Personally I think it's a little ridiculous for people to be calling for other players to injure one another. In the heat of the moment as upset fans I think we forget they're just guys playing a game, not the devil. But it's not technically against forum rules so there's no reason to suspend posters for it.

Can missing bumbling up an empty net on a 2 on 1 be blamed on his knee?

It was a tough pass. Catching it and converting on a pass like that is what separates a true goal scorer with a 2nd and 3rd liner like Cleary.


#2283174 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 11 April 2012 - 11:17 PM

the punch was bad but that stuff happens all the time in the corners, there was a TON of crosschecking going on in this game. and there are varying degrees of "attempt to injure". Some people here think that if there was ANY kind of intent it should automatically be 6 games or something like that.

Wings suffered a tough loss and then had one of their star players get his head slammed into the glass. I'm not sure why you're expecting people to be calm and rational about it.


#2283108 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Predators 3

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 11 April 2012 - 10:41 PM

Disagree, he took a bad penalty, didn't use his big body enough as usual and couldn't properly clear the puck when he got out of the box. He wasn't the worst but for how much he got paid this season im going to say, Smith > Ericsson, all day every day.

That's just plain wrong. I'm a fan of Smith and wished he got more playing time, but he's done little to show he's better than Ericsson out there on a nightly basis. I think he'll leapfrog ahead of him in the pairings eventually as an offensive defenseman. But he's not there yet

E was solid tonight. Quincey was ok. Stuart and Kronwall were the shakiest pairing by far. Stuart losing a puck battle behind his net. Kronwall not picking up his man in the slot.


#2283104 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 11 April 2012 - 10:38 PM

he was just roughing it up at the end of the game, it happens. It was obviously an attempt at intimidation and possible injury. If he wasn't walking the thin line he would have nearly killed z.

That I can agree with.

It was an unbelievably stupid play by Weber at the end of a big win for his team.


#2283098 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 11 April 2012 - 10:36 PM

if weber would have connected with anything of extreme malice he would have koed z and sent him off on a stretcher. It is a plain and simple concept that some people here don't understand.

So he wanted to slam his face into the glass, but not do it too hard?

That's kind of a nonsensical position.


#2283084 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 11 April 2012 - 10:30 PM

no, when did I imply that? or are you blind?


it was the same thing but about 100x harder, weber knows that there is a different culture nowadays which is why he didn't use a ton of force.

so your position is that while pushing Zetterberg's face into the glass, Weber thought about how the league is cracking down on headshots these days and so he decided to let up?


#2282293 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Predators 3

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 11 April 2012 - 08:35 PM

i've seen bubblehockey games with more movement on the PP.


#2282163 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Predators 3

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 11 April 2012 - 08:21 PM

Cleary's knee may only be 50% but his balls are 110%.


#2282091 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Predators 3

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 11 April 2012 - 08:12 PM

Stuart's skate 1
The Beard 1


#2280988 nashville predators keep the red out campaign

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 10 April 2012 - 04:39 PM

Considering that the Preds are recipients of charity from Detroit through revenue sharing, it's nice that they're returning the favor in some way.

That's why it makes so much sense to sign Weber or Suter. If some of Illitch's money is going to those guys, they might as well be playing for the Wings. :D


#2280979 WhatIfSports NHL Playoff Prediction

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 10 April 2012 - 04:28 PM

Wow 4 7 game series for the Wings. That's 4 heart attacks. :lol:

No kidding. Lidstrom would be old enough to collect social security by the time the playoffs finished.