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#2342343 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 19 January 2013 - 10:37 PM

It's the 80's all over again.

 

The mid to late 80s were fun because they had heavyweights like Probert and Kocur, plus plenty of other guys who would drop the gloves and throw big hits.  Plus there was the young superstar Stevie Y. 

 

This team doesn't really have any of those components.  I'm not sure what its identity is really. 




#2342297 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 19 January 2013 - 10:28 PM

Am I the only one that thought the TooToo attempted hit was pretty bad?  He launched himself through the air like a missle.  If he connected with someone, it might have been ugly.

 

I wouldn't complain too much about him getting a 10 minute misconduct as we really don't know if he got it for that or what might have happened after that (more likely).

 

No, you're not the only one.  He definitely was taking a flying run at a guy.

 

But you still shouldn't get a 10 minute misconduct for a whiff like that then jawing with a guy.




#2342267 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 19 January 2013 - 10:18 PM

Only other small silver lining is Smith has looked pretty good tonight.  

 

At the very least he hasn't stood out as awful and he's played somewhat physical.




#2342226 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 19 January 2013 - 10:10 PM

How do you let 2 guys get behind you on a PK?

 

 

Good game by Jimmy.  Glad they pulled him though.  He doesn't need to get shelled any more than he already has.




#2342144 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 19 January 2013 - 09:50 PM

ok question - how do I see the swear words?  Just a minor request....all I am seeing is f****** or s***

 

The site now has a curse filter.   

 

It's always been fairly relaxed here regarding profanity but it got so excessive last season the decision was made to enable it.




#2342026 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 19 January 2013 - 09:27 PM

It's got to be a comforting feeling playing the Wings knowing that when there's a scrum, you really don't have to be afraid of anyone. 




#2342016 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 19 January 2013 - 09:25 PM

Still remember when everyone here was complaining that Quincey was allowed to leave the first time. 

He's been awful tonight but I'd still take him over Meech or Lebda. 




#2341748 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 19 January 2013 - 08:30 PM

wow quincey.  That was Lebdariffic.




#2339436 NHL, NHLPA reach tentative agreement on new CBA

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 11 January 2013 - 10:19 PM

OMG, yes, everyone hates the Wings....wahhhh... you mean Pavel slithers and Crosby glides...oh, the humanity...that's clear evidence of the anti Wings agenda!  Breaking news...Ken and Mickey say only nice things about the Wings...Alert the media...Olczyk played for the Blackhawks and is paid by them and he is biased towards them???...You're joking...and he said favorable things about the Penguins?...I'm sure the fact he coached them had nothing to do with it...No one ever says one nice things about the Wings, EVER!!!  They all hate them...*sob*...Next you're going to tell me Don Cherry favors Canadians...Seriously??? 

All snotty sarcasm aside, I think people are often too sensitive about some imagined anti-Wings bias. 

 

However, Enzo is an exception.   With Olczyk it sounds like they picked a fan from the stands as he goes on about the Wings "subtle interference" and pointing out what should've been penalties called against them.  It's one thing to do that when you're the color guy for the Hawks or Pens, but his lack of professionalism on NBC is embarrassing. 

 

And the difference between him and Ken and Mickey is they're doing a local fox sports broadcast.  Several of the guys who do the national games have some ties to other teams but manage to set that aside and be relatively objective on NBC.  Olczyk is awful.




#2338856 Toronto fires Brian Burke

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 09 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

I know it's not the case but I would love for it to be that he's replacing Bettman as commissioner. 




#2338789 NHL, NHLPA reach tentative agreement on new CBA

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 09 January 2013 - 10:31 AM

OK, a little review of the critical path: NHL B of G will have CBA ratification vote this afternoon. Simple majority (16) req'd for approval                    

 

 

NHLPA ratification vote tentatively set for Thurs/Fri, with entire process hopefully complete by Saturday.                    

 

 

The Memorandum of Understanding between NHL and NHLPA is not expected to completed and signed off on by both sides until Saturday.                    

 

 

If all goes well and according to plan, training camps will open Sunday Jan. 13 and 48-game season would open on Sat Jan. 19.                    




#2337995 Which Team Is Best Prepared To Start Season

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 06 January 2013 - 04:47 PM

The Kings have most of their Cup winning lineup intact, though Kopitar apparently injured his knee in Sweden and will be out for a few weeks.  

 

And who knows what kind of game shape Dustin "pancakes" Penner is in.  :P




#2337993 New fan.. need advice

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 06 January 2013 - 04:42 PM

Ok guys, so can you recommend to me some twitter accounts to follow to be up to date with the news and just overall good accounts?

 

These guys are top three for me for reliable news and updates

 

Bob McKenzie@TSNBobMcKenzie

 

Darren Dreger ‏@DarrenDreger

 

Pierre LeBrun@Real_ESPNLeBrun




#2337992 Which players will get bought out?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 06 January 2013 - 04:38 PM

Franzen is getting bought out. That one is a given, unless he lights it up in this mini-season and playoffs. The contract length is just too long, and its a relic the Wings don't want or need under a new CBA. They have 2 available buyouts that they have to use this coming summer, and they will use one on Franzen, unless he turns it on in an amazing way.

I'd still be a little surprised if they bought out Mule though I think this season will be an important one for him.  The Wings will need him in a big way to get into the playoffs and to go very far.  It'll clarify if his past playoff success was an aberration or him living up to his potential. 

 

The shortened season should suit his short attention span though. 




#2337946 NHL, NHLPA reach tentative agreement on new CBA

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 06 January 2013 - 02:43 PM

Oh, and I've been saving this for months. Carlo Colaiacovo, plan the parade route!!

With this whole CBA mess I forgot he was even on the team.