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#2238277 Jimmy Howard - "Iím just sick and tired of getting run over.

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 22 December 2011 - 11:39 AM

From Mlive
Howard has scrapped several times this season with players who have made contact with him.

"Z never pushed him. I watched the replay," Howard said. "Hansen leans into him, he loses his footing, just steamrolls me.

"I’m just sick and tired of getting run over. It’s every single game."

I've always thought that its cool to have Howard who wont back down from anyone and has a couple scrappy moments to his name with the wings, but this is starting to get ridiculous.

The goalie on a hockey team should not be the one always defending himself and his teammates. The fact that Howard is the one that has went after the most guys for hitting him on the team is pathetic really. A guy nails him last night, gets up and has the guts to hit Lidstrom and Howard is the only one that will do something about it.

Its clearly bugging Howard if he went to the press about it. Its time this team started sticking up for its goalie. In hockey that is your number 1 priority, you are taught that from day 1. Even if the players thought Z pushed hansen in last night, as soon as Howard went after the guy, the whole team should've been in there to show their goalie theyve got his back and that we'll defend you just worry about stopping pucks.

Last year it happened with the San Jose guys snowing him, he was the only one who did anything to Crosby, this year he already went after Perron and Hansen. Its embarrassing really


The Wings should be making guys pay a price for being around the net in general, but at the very least if someone runs their goalie they should absolutely have to answer for it.

It's cool to see Jimmy so fired up about it, but sad that he has to go Hextall on guys because no one else will help him out. He's been a rock for this team all season. They should have his back.

#2238274 12/21 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Canucks 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 22 December 2011 - 11:30 AM

Either way, Vancouver is once again proving themselves the whiniest friggin team in the league.

I sort of hope Kesler will end up on another team. Hopefully in a different environment with better leadership he'd cut out the antics and focus on his game.

#2238256 12/21 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Canucks 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 22 December 2011 - 10:23 AM

point of contact

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aaaaand what canucks fans see

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To me it's another Kronwall borderline hit. He does the exploding upward thing, when he really doesn't need to. He would've crushed Kesler even without the jump.

And my guess is the league is going to be cracking down on these exploding up hits, as it targets a lot of energy towards a player's head. They've already suspended someone this season for a very similar hit where his skates were technically on the ice at the point of contact (can't think of who right now because I haven't had coffee). In Shanny's video for that suspension he points out that even though the skates were on the ice at contact, the height they reached during the hit showed too much of a leap.

Honestly I think this should've been a two minute penalty in the game. I have no idea what Shanny will do, and have little sympathy for Kesler when he decided to turn little ***** for the rest of the game. Overall I'd prefer Kronner get better at keeping his skates on the ice so these hits are squeaky clean, because he'll still crush the guy that way.

#2238205 12/21 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Canucks 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 22 December 2011 - 12:54 AM

I guess people are really thick headed.
You know he's from Detroit right?

And Lucic is from Vancouver. Big fan?

#2237860 12/21 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Canucks 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 21 December 2011 - 10:00 PM

The world is good as long as the Canucks don't have a cup.

I'm confused. Based on how their fans were acting at the time I thought they won the Cup last December.

#2237768 12/21 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Canucks 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 21 December 2011 - 12:23 PM

I hate the Nucks. They are worse divers than the Sharks. Do they have anyone likeable on that team?

Actually I would argue they're better at diving than the Sharks. :D


I can't imagine why anyone would dislike the Canucks. They're such a classy team. :lol:

#2237249 12/19 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Oilers 2

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 19 December 2011 - 07:21 PM

Aren't we playing the Oilers??

#2237133 The Official NHL Suspension Thread

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 December 2011 - 09:53 PM

I love when spot pickers (Horton) gets their ass handed to them after trying to spot pick.

As for Lucic, he probably will get a game or two after most of the GMs voiced their displeasure at how SHanny handled the previous Lucic incident.


Honestly 5 and a game is probable enough for that hit. But Lucic should be a repeat offender and it's a chance for Shanny to right his wrong on the Miller hit. I wonder if the explanation for letting Lucic off there is Shanny doesn't really believe in the rule about goalies not being hit out of the crease. Because whether people agree with the rule or not, miller was not eligible to be hit, there was clear intent, a blow to the head, and it resulted in injury. That pretty much covers all the criteria for suspension.

I liked Lucic when he first came into the league, hoping he would be a power forward in the mold of someone like Shanahan. But the dirty hits, taunting, spot picking is all starting to pile up for me.

#2237078 12/17 GDT : Kings 2 at Red Wings 8

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 December 2011 - 01:43 PM

I don't care enough about the Kings to go research them and who's who. My bad. Won't do it again!

It wasn't a criticism of you. You'd hope the people at the Free Press posting the photo would get it right. they didn't.

#2237065 12/17 GDT : Kings 2 at Red Wings 8

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 December 2011 - 01:17 PM

It definitely looks like Stoll. Penner's too lazy to drive the net like that.

#2236867 12/17 GDT : Kings 2 at Red Wings 8

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 17 December 2011 - 08:27 PM

Hunter with a baseball swing on Howard.

At least Ericsson is out there. Clifford and Westgarth would tune up most anyone on the Wings.

#2236830 Mike Babcock praises Red Wings' physical game

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 17 December 2011 - 08:01 PM

Why do people still care about those points?

People are going to like your posts and dislike your posts for many reasons. When it comes to physicality, it's going to be a divided issue regarding viewpoints. Thought we knew that already.

Honestly, I'm just happy that the team is winning and playing a style that works. Physical or not, they are doing what needs to be done to win hockey games, and when/if they move around some pieces to get better, it will be even better.

I don't care about points, but I think it's just indicative of a larger problem here. Stupid, trolling posts should get negged. I don't get negging someone just because you disagree with their point.

It'd be nice if reasonable, intelligent hockey discussion was welcomed here even if it suggests changes to the team.

#2236693 Mike Babcock praises Red Wings' physical game

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 17 December 2011 - 02:03 PM

Babcock gets it.

It seems when this team is losing (which isnt often now but in the past) they continually try to keep skilling their way around the rink even when it isnt working. WHich is very frustrating to watch.

I still think if this team had a bit tougher bottom 6 and replaced guys like Emmerton or Miller who try to do the skill thing and cant play physical very well at all (especially Emmerton)the wings would be better off. Its not impossible to find guys who can play hockey and be tough to play against. Its not about finding a Milan Lucic, but there are guys out there that could play as much as Miller and Emmerton and be just as effective while providing the ability to set a physical tone. Kenny should be looking at Gaustad, Moen and Prust this offseason.

There are other options and as much as people hate Tootoo, he has been playing great hockey and could be that physical spark Detroit needs.

Daniel Winnik or Cody Mcleod could be good as well.

I will say that the D is probably one of the more physical in the league actually and is pretty good in that regard now but the forwards need something. Any those guys above on the fourth line could help, or putting Shane Doan in the top 6 could as well.

I know I'm gonna take heat for suggesting Tootoo because I know how everyone feels about him but hes already got 13 points and plays a very physical game. He also hasnt done anything cheap this year. He hit Miller but he was driving to the net hard.

You got negged for a reasonable and well thought out post, which is ridiculous. I'm guessing because you think the Wings need to be more physical? or mentioned Tootoo?

I wouldn't ever want Tootoo on the Wings, but agree in general.

#2236490 Yzerman Lightning Jersey

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 16 December 2011 - 11:40 AM

So the problem is that someone in Tampa is a big Yzerman fan?

We had him for over 22 years as a player, and a few more in management. Can't we at least let Tampa enjoy him for a while until he comes back to replace Holland? :D

#2236489 Like A BOSS

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 16 December 2011 - 11:35 AM

If that were Cindy, he would've flopped all over the place both times. I cannot believe there is any thought that Cindy is half the complete player Datsyuk is...and that is NOT said through rose glasses.

Can't we just enjoy Datsyuk knocking Weber on his ass without having to talk or think about you know who?