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#2277077 Milbury slams Blysma and Crosby

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 02 April 2012 - 11:46 PM

I agree with Milbury (shudders) in saying Crosby is fair game if he's going to keep getting into scrums and putting himself out there. Not because I hate the guy, but because it's not fair to have two sets of rules for the league superstar and everyone else. That's why die hard fans of sports end up hating superstars.

That being said, Milbury is a ****** and a creep.

Agreed. Cherry was saying the same thing about Crosby. And Sid has talked like he's not going to play that kind of game, but it's exactly what he's doing again.

#2276927 Quincey suspended 1 game

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 02 April 2012 - 12:07 PM

Kopecky return and finished the game so I dont think itll be too severe - I think that hit was more of a reflex/counter hit than anything. Cleary Kopecky wasnt pressuring Quincey thinking hit, but it looks like Quincey saw him out of his periphery and thought a hit was coming right after he dished the puck off. Poor judgement call - but not malicious IMO.

That's more how I see it.

A charge for sure, and that should get him at least a game. But he got a 5 minute major (which I don't think was warranted) and an ejection. Kopecky maybe missed a shift or two.

Stupid play by Q, but I wouldn't say malicious. The reason it was an elbow was because Quincey left his feet and Kopecky did what he usually does, skates with his head down unaware of an impending hit.

#2276776 Pens vs Flyers

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 01 April 2012 - 06:12 PM

Because a cross check to the lower back doesn't hurt at all right? Crosby and his "feeling of pain", what a ****** right?

Anyways, that was a fun game to watch, I really hope they meet up in the playoffs.

It was barely a crosscheck. more of a shove. I don't fault Crosby for falling down as he probably wasn't expecting it. Though it's telling that his first reaction is to look at the ref with a shocked look on his face instead of turning to look at the guy who shoved him.

#2276772 4/1 GDT : Panthers 1 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 01 April 2012 - 06:07 PM

Let's keep this a discussion about the game instead of another discussion about who negged who and why.

I don't even know why the crap people care so much. Make mostly thoughtful posts and you'll end up on the positive side, even if a few people neg you for no reason.

#2276593 4/1 GDT : Panthers 1 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 01 April 2012 - 04:47 PM

Did he score? :confused1:

No, but he's playing like he cares. That's better than much of the team.

#2276581 4/1 GDT : Panthers 1 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 01 April 2012 - 04:39 PM

So why was White scratched?

Just resting him for the postseason. Lids, Ericsson, Quincey and Kindl all missed games recently and could use the minutes more.

#2276437 Pens vs Flyers

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 01 April 2012 - 02:43 PM

Great Sunday treat seeing a team of rookies run up the score on the Pens in their own barn. And the booing of Jagr? Seriously? I guess for a fanbase established in 2005 it's understandable.

Didn't Wings fans boo Fedorov when he went to Anaheim? Jagr played for the Pens for a decade in his prime. Then when he decides to return to the NHL he goes to their arch rival.

I think fans boo former players too much, but this one I understand.

#2276432 Pens vs Flyers

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 01 April 2012 - 02:41 PM

That's awesome. It almost makes me like Hartnell a little.

What a fun game to watch. The impressive thing is how much both teams go hard to the net. It makes for great hockey.

Malkin is such a dirty player though. cheapshots all game that he gets away with.

These are gonna be fun games to watch.

#2276171 3/30 GDT : Predators 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 31 March 2012 - 11:14 AM

The Wings are 21st in PP goals and 22nd in the league on the PK. Yet they still manage to be 5th overall in Goals per Game and 7th overall in Goals Against.

Add to that to their home and away record, and everything about this team is a split personality.

For a team this good to have such a crappy PP and PK seems like a lack of discipline, commitment to the system, and willingness to compete and sacrifice. I guess we'll see if they find that switch come playoff time.

#2275632 this team is soft

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 30 March 2012 - 12:00 PM

I too am sick of this thread (among the others you mentioned) popping up constantly. BUT worse than "wading" through topics one can easily just ignore to begin with, letting it slide down the discussion board out of sight, is a thread on the board being bogged down (and bumped) with complaints about complaining, in this case over a dozen replies arguing the thread not the topic. :P Talk about wading through the noise...

I don't think the Wings lose because they are soft, unless you count players like Franzen being soft in the heart or players like White being soft in the head (when not with Lidstrom). However, the Wings do lack that "steadying hand" when the rough stuff does start, something you don't really notice 90% of the games because it doesn't come to it. Because its rare, I understand the argument of Holland and Babcock, not wanting to give up a roster spot to someone useless on the ice. Unfortunately, "useless on the ice" pretty much sums up Emmerton and the 4th line. If we aren't going to play them more than 5 minutes a night, how much worse could a guy that keeps the flies off be?

Grinding, contributing 4th liner > Fighter who can't contribute >> Emmerton who can't contribute or grind

Exactly. It is a much rehashed topic, but if people don't like it, then they shouldn't post in it and they can watch it disappear down the list of threads on the page.

And honestly if the Wings were a team that played a chippy game like Boston or fought as much as the Rangers, I highly doubt there would be threads about the Wings shouldn't goon it up as much. People love the Wings, so they love the current incarnation, which is one that isn't very physical and doesn't fight much. But if they were a team that beat the snot out of other players, I don't think people here would be clucking their tongues in disapproval.

Overall I wouldn't say they're a soft team, but there's definitely guys who play soft for their size, and the Wings could definitely use their physical play. (I'm looking at you Franzen, Kindl, and Bertuzzi)

#2275366 Big Game Tonight

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 March 2012 - 09:09 AM

I predict a loser point will be involved, allowing them both to hold/gain ground.

#2275282 3/28 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 28 March 2012 - 11:24 PM


Even if you can't see it, Quincey is a much better than Kindl. He's no Lidstrom, but Quincey can handle big minutes, play on the PP and PK. Kindl is having trouble distinguishing himself enough to hang on to the 6th Dman spot.

And I think your caps lock is stuck.

#2275272 Wings or Blues

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 28 March 2012 - 10:58 PM

It depends on which Red Wings team shows up.

#2273948 Brendan Smith sent back to Grand Rapids

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 25 March 2012 - 07:53 PM

Smith brings more to the table right now... but by no means does he make our defense better than with Kindl and E. He does have better speed which can make up for mistakes, but he needs to get better. While I rather see him do it now by playing in Detroit, it does make more sense to leave him in the minors next year and get Suter.

I'd be extremely disappointed if Smith spent next season in the minors. Even if they picked up someone like Suter, they should get rid of Kindl and bring Smith up. Kindl's not awful, but he certainly hasn't distinguished himself. And Q and Smith provide better versions of what Kindl is supposed to bring.

#2271410 Crosby

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 March 2012 - 04:24 PM

As much as I dislike the kid's attitude and the level of media attention he receives, there is no way that I can deny Crosby's status as the elite talent of his generation. Not taking anything away from Datsyuk, Malkin, Ovechkin, Stamkos, Giroux, or any of the other names that have been brought up, but Sid, like other generational talents, just seems to have an extra gear that others don't have. Aside from the personality issues that have been well discussed, he doesn't really have any weaknesses in his game anymore. Let's not forget, before his concussion last season, he was on pace to break 60 goals and 130 points, plus he has improved significantly on face-offs and defense (not to Datsyuk's level, but still better than he was a couple years ago), so IMO he is the best player in the game right now when healthy.


He has a douchiness that seems to come from his every pore while playing on the ice, but that doesn't mean he's not incredibly talented. And dedicated. Unlike Ovechkin, Crosby keeps working on areas of his game and improving every year. And he's only 24.

The only real question is his noggin. As much as I want someone to punch his fat whiny face when I watch him play, as a hockey fan it'd be a shame if we didn't get to see what he was capable of in a full career.