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#2250470 Who Could be Dealt at the Deadline?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 28 January 2012 - 02:35 PM

I posted this in another thread but it's relevant here too.

Players with a NMC or NTC:

Lids (not that it matters)

#2250442 Dreger's mailbag

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 28 January 2012 - 12:11 PM

Trade Big E for Peckhman and that's it!

Players with a NMC or NTC.

Datysuk, Bert, Homer, Lids (not that it matters), Ericsson.

#2250441 Stars' Brenden Morrow available?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 28 January 2012 - 12:07 PM

By reading this forum one would get the impression that Dallas Drake is the best thing that has happened to this organization in the last 15 years.

It is kind of funny, especially considering how awful Drake was in the regular season. But he had a good playoffs and also supposedly gave Datsyuk advice on hitting, which has clearly paid off.

All in all a net gain, but I think his role on the team is getting a little overblown as the years go by.

Still, I'd take Morrow on the Wings in a heartbeat. Even if it costs some prospects, this is the year to go for it. Potentially Lidstrom's last year, but also Dats, Franzen, and Z aren't getting any younger either.

#2250438 How Would You Fix the All Star Game?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 28 January 2012 - 11:55 AM

Believe it or not, that's what they started doing here with baseball several years ago.

There was a lot of bitching at first, but it seems to have died down. I still think it's crazy.

And it's just another reason I don't follow baseball.

It would be insane to have the All Star game decide anything like that. And the biggest fear is Bettman is crazy enough to do something like that.

#2249740 1/25 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Canadiens 7

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 25 January 2012 - 09:18 PM

Failure again. This really isn't working for you. Why try the same thing over and over again when it's clearly ineffective?

Actually, that part I bolded which you wrote is a perfect way to sum up your posts.

Don't know why you're intent to criticize everyone here just because people are pissed and want to vent. You'll never change anyone's mind and you're just wasting your time with people here.

So why are you trying the same thing over and over again, when people will just continue to vent on nights like these?

Knock it off or take it to PM's.

I've been looking for a reason to use my new mod powers and have an itchy trigger finger.

#2249626 1/25 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Canadiens 7

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 25 January 2012 - 08:40 PM

Man with this team takes the night off, they REALLY take the night off.

#2248851 1/23 GDT : Blues 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 24 January 2012 - 12:47 AM

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You're on the wrong forum.

Some of our better members here are from fans of other teams. It's always good to get perspective from fans of other teams, as long as they're not trolling.

And realize that they need to play nice because they're in hostile territory. :D

Completely disagree. From the rule book...

Stewart came off the bench and went all the way across the ice directly to Stuart. Perfectly fits under "distance traveled." And the retribution was even more obvious.

Seems pretty obvious to me that he met the criteria of an instigator.

Agreed. Stuart may have technically dropped the gloves first, but Stewart clearly came over to challenge him to a fight. The Wing's Stuart isn't going to turtle, so he obliged. But Stewart (man this name thing is annoying) clearly instigated the fight.

Him challenging Stuart was pretty much the textbook case for the instigator.

To be fair, Helm SHOULD have gotten an interference penalty.
Stuart's hit on Petro was a good hit, nothing illegal about it...but Stewart was right in defending his teammate. Helm's hit on Petro would have been good except for the fact Petro didn't have the puck on the last one. Carlo reacted poorly...either stand up for your teammate or don't...don't just put the guy in a headlock, what does that do?
Howard didn't instigate the fight, but he got off easy with only 2 minutes. He was throwing punches at everyone. He should have gotten a lot more, but it didn't matter...game was over.

Goalies typically get off lighter in situations like that. Howard had two Blues players jabbing at his head.

To me the frustrating part is that Howie is among the most tenacious and physical Wing's players in those situations.

#2248356 Ovechkin hits Michalek

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 23 January 2012 - 06:04 PM

I get your point. I didn't say it was clean, I'm just saying that it wasn't dirty. I don't think Ovie primary point of contact in this case was the head...more of the upper shoulder/chest which lead to his head slamming back. Nor do I believe he was aiming for Michalek's head.

Btw...(this coming from one of his biggest fans/supporters) if you're judging whether or not a player leaves his feet as an indication of clean vs. dirty hit, you'd better start going back and re-classifying a good number of Kronners hits because he often leaves his feet (most cases...just a little :D ). This however does not sway my support and overall like for Kronners game, because I personally look at just more than leaving the feet to gauge whether or not a hit was dirty (e.g. what angle was the hitter coming from, what position was the hittee in, was it open ice or on the boards, did the hittee see the hit coming, were elbows up, was the hitter aiming for hittee's head, etc...).

All in all though, it's professional hockey and non perfect hits are a part of the game. Having the league office dissect every big hit I just see as being a slippery slope to changing the game I (we!) love. I see your point though

I know I've beat this drum before but I think the league needs to bring hitting back to how guys used to do it, without the "exploding up" because that's inevitably going to direct the energy towards a player's head. And I'm including many of Kronwall's hits in this category. Players didn't used to hit this way, but leaping up slowly became acceptable, when it probably should be a charge.

It's not going to take hitting from the game. It's how it used to be done. Stevens and many other big hitters like Vladdy to name another, crushed guys without leaping at all. And Kronner could still Kronwall guys without leaping like that. He catches them with their head down when he sneaks in from the blueline, that's not going to change. It'll just help make sure he hits them in the chest and not the head.

As for Ovie, when a player has as many reckless plays as he has, to me it crosses into being a dirty player.

#2248156 SI: Sidney Crosby to visit spine specialist in Calif.

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 22 January 2012 - 03:23 PM

Walk a mile in his shoes.

It's tough hearing about what all these guys deal with day to day with concussions. Depression, migraines, light sensitivity, fatigue. Never knowing if tomorrow is going to be a good or bad day.

I doubt it'll get much sympathy here but Pronger's wife was talking about what it's like for him. Having the kids ask him when they can go back to the games and watch him play.

#2248148 SI: Sidney Crosby to visit spine specialist in Calif.

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 22 January 2012 - 02:13 PM

Maybe they'll take x-rays to find out what people see in him.

They don't need x-rays, all they really need to do is google it.

Rocket Richard
Art Ross
Gold Medal
Stanley Cup

He annoys the s*** out of me, but that's a HOF-worthy resume he's racked up at the age of 24.

If he never returns to the NHL, I have to wonder what he would've accomplished in the next 10 to 15 years of his career. .

#2248109 No suspension for Zetterberg

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 22 January 2012 - 11:47 AM

Zetterberg is guilty. I don't think there was any malicious intent, but you can't be reckless. Even a little push or bump when a guy is in that position isn't acceptable.

I think Zetterberg deserves a one game suspension. Two at the very most.

I'm glad everyone's OK.

Guilty of what exactly?

Guys put their hands on a player like that all the time as they ride him into the boards. There was no real shove to speak of. Just an unfortunate outcome.

5 and a game was too much punishment already. It'd be a joke if Z got any suspension, while Subban gets a little fine for a dangerous slewfoot on a player headed to the boards.

#2245267 Next Captain?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 13 January 2012 - 01:32 PM

Who in the Detroit media or on this forum would object to Datsyuk being captain because his English isn't that good?

For that matter, who on the team would be upset? They seem OK with Datsyuk wearing the "A" and he leads well by example. Where are these complaints stemming from?

I don't think anyone is really complaining. But Datsyuk generally seems softspoken and doesn't speak English very well. Not that Zetterberg relishes the spotlight, but I think he's more comfortable with it. I could understand wanting Z to talk to refs over Dats, and lead press conferences.

Saying Z should be captain over him isn't a slight to Datsyuk. The star player on the team doesn't always have to be the one wearing the C. I'd rather someone else have that job and let Pavel keep doing his thing.

#2244909 1/12 GDT : Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 12 January 2012 - 09:22 PM

So true, would love to bring in a big fourth line guy to handle guys like him who take runs when there is no push back

I think it's safe to say Babcock would too.

Babcock was asked if he takes pride in winning with a team that annually ranks at the bottom of the NHL in fighting majors (a league-low six this season).

"I wish we were the biggest, toughest, ugliest team in organized hockey," Babcock said, half-jokingly. "That’s not how we’re built, so you coach what you got."

Babcock would prefer to have an enforcer to "keep the flies off."

The team has had Brad May and Aaron Downey in recent years. But general manager Ken Holland doesn’t like to exhaust a roster spot with a tough guy who can’t play.

"I take pride in the fact we’re real disciplined, but I don’t mind (fighting) majors," Babcock said. "I think fans like majors, too. I never seen anyone leave the building when there’s a scrap.


#2244639 Marchand Suspended 5 games

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 12 January 2012 - 04:53 PM

He is getting minuses because he is flat out wrong, and the video evidence shows it in spades.

Salo wearing a Canucks jersey doesn't make him a scab.

Salo is definitely the biggest exception to the Canucks team's antics, and why I didn't bold his part about all Nucks being assholes.

#2244301 Marchand Suspended 5 games

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 11 January 2012 - 11:54 AM

Then, keep up the "good' work.

Honestly I can understand him saying something like that when it's in response to the veiled threats by a whiny ass coach like Vigneault. Especially considering the whiny divers the Nucks have on their team.

Marchand should care about his reputation with his coach and teammates, and to a certain extent the refs. A more appropriate response would've been that he could care less what the Canucks coach thinks of them.

And if Tortorella gets a 30k fine for ripping on the refs, in the post-Bertuzzi incident NHL, Vigneault should be fined for his comments about Marchand.