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#2216596 Thoughts on Ericsson?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 October 2011 - 09:37 PM

Well besides Lidstrom, is there a single D-Man that doesnt make at least one error every game??

That's part of the problem in evaluating defensemen in Detroit. We get spoiled watching Lidstrom, so it seems like they shouldn't ever make mistakes.

Chris Pronger got absolutely undressed a couple games ago. That doesn't mean he's not a great defenseman. It just happens to the best of them from time to time, unless you're a robot like Lidstrom.

#2216531 Goalie Helmets in Detail

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 October 2011 - 03:28 PM

I didn't realize Jimmy had put a tribute to McCrimmon, Salei and Liv on the back of his mask. Pretty cool.

#2216296 10/18 NHL GDT

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 19 October 2011 - 12:09 AM

Just saw the highlights of the Bruins/Canes game, and wow. I love tough hockey, and fighting, but f*** Boston. Officially the "tough guys" of hockey, hitting Jeff Skinner from behind and then Marchand hitting him in the face with a linesman in the way, Chara trying to intimidate Cam Ward, yikes. If we do move to the East, i'll already have a most hated team.

Don't forget Philly and Pittsburgh. If the Wings move to the East there's going to be plenty of options for teams to hate. ;)

#2215644 Thoughts on Ericsson?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 15 October 2011 - 10:36 PM

Wow. we made it a whole 4 games before this thread popped up.

So you're asking if he's worth it 4 games into a three year contract?

#2215614 10/15 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Wild 2 (OT)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 15 October 2011 - 09:36 PM

Suck on that Wild.

I'm so sick of their snoozefest style hockey.

#2215602 10/15 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Wild 2 (OT)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 15 October 2011 - 09:34 PM


The PP scores on a weak call, but I'll take it.

White had a great game tonight.

That actually looked like it went in off Powe's skate.

#2215553 10/15 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Wild 2 (OT)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 15 October 2011 - 09:02 PM

The LGW whipping boy gets another goal and no respect. Great tip Hudler.


It's dangerous enough standing in front of the net, but even moreso when your head isn't higher than the crossbar.

Edited for grammar.

#2215438 10/15 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Wild 2 (OT)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 15 October 2011 - 07:34 PM

The PP will start clicking once we get Rafalski out there.

oh. crap.


#2215410 Roenick's Rant

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 15 October 2011 - 07:14 PM


I love that video.

Roenick is/was a loudmouth, but he was great for the game. He's a perfect example of how a guy can have personality without being Sean Avery.

#2215305 DiPietro out AGAIN

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 15 October 2011 - 12:05 PM

It's the curse of the Wang.

Seriously, I feel bad for the guy. He could be a good goaltender if he could ever stay healthy. Gee, I wonder why the Islanders wanted Nabby?

#2215179 Asham KOs Beagle

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 14 October 2011 - 05:57 PM

Another story within the story developing..


For the life of me I can't understand why the NHL has to babysit players so much about the concussions issue. While they're certainly arguing against the PC wind blowing in the direction of babysitting possible concussions, it's good that they stand up for themselves as responsible adults understanding that with physical play can come consequences.

I don't think it has anything to do with being politically correct. It's not like some group is protesting outside NHL headquarters with signs "what about the players' brains??!"

We know a lot more about concussions than we ever have before, and beyond that there's been a rash of them in the league, especially since the lockout. While the policy may not be dialed in, I think the league is genuinely trying to protect its players and figure out what's going on and how they can reduce brain damage while leaving the game intact.

And from a purely business perspective, they're paying these guys to play, so they also have a financial interest in protecting them. Sidney Crosby is making a lot of money for skating no-contact drills right now. Add to that instances like in the NFL where dozens of former players are suing the league for not protecting them better from concussions during their career.

A younger player may think "I want to get back out on the ice" instead of sitting in the quiet room. But a retired player with chronic headaches, depression, and memory loss may think "why didn't the league who made so much money off of me do a better job protecting me?"

#2214988 Abdelkader pounds Lapierre

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 14 October 2011 - 12:20 AM

If Lapierre had any dignity, he would've lost some of it in that fight.

#2214653 10/13 GDT: Canucks 0 at Red Wings 2

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 13 October 2011 - 08:01 PM

I imagine Abdelkader became offended when Lappy welcomed him to the diving club after watching that dive a week or two ago.

I'm pretty sure the Canucks couldn't fit Abby in under the cap.

#2214490 Hudler?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 13 October 2011 - 10:38 AM

You got this:

So if Hudler scores 80 points this year and then signs a 5 year, 16m deal with the Wings, you'd be unhappy? That's insane.

From this??

but I still hope come October 2012, Hudler is not on this team, or at least making what he is worth, and that is no more than $1.2M-ish.

#2214107 Bouchard suspended 2 games

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 11 October 2011 - 12:52 PM

I wasn't trying to kill him officer. I was just shooting my gun through the fence. I didn't see him there.

What if the slashed player lost an eye. Would 2 games be too much still? If it had been an accident, sure, 4 min would be enough. But he was INTENTIONALLY slashing him. Regardless of where the stick ended up, he was WRECKLESS and it needed to be addressed. A fine would have also sufficed instead of games IMO.

I agree with this part.

A fine and the 4 minute major would've been plenty. Calvert initiated the altercation and Bouchard responded in a way that's a fairly common play in hockey. As slashes go it wasn't particularly vicious, just with an unfortunate outcome.