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#2266188 Brad Stuart's family issues

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 03 March 2012 - 08:28 PM

Now you are just reaching far beyond logic here.

Get off your high moral ground before it caves in around you.

reaching beyond logic?

In what universe do you know anything about what is going on in Lidstrom's family life?

You made a huge assumption on what Lidstrom's true intentions were, based on very little information. My logic is solid.

#2266182 Brad Stuart's family issues

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 03 March 2012 - 07:37 PM

Spoken like a guy who couldnt possibly know any less about this "guy."

Take your personal attacks and pure ignorance elsewhere.

He probably knows as much about your personal situation and job choices as you do Lidstrom's.

#2266122 Brendan Smith watch thread

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 03 March 2012 - 01:55 PM

Lidstrom's steady, intelligent play is missed. Ericsson's boneheadedness is not.


He said the defense was better without Ericsson. Lidstrom has been out both of those games as well.

But I guess this isn't just more baseless Ericsson bashing and you can somehow determine that the defense actually looks better overall specifically because of Ericsson's absence and not Lidstrom's?

It used to be that Kindl>Ericsson, which was wrong. Ericsson clearly outplayed Kindl, who couldn't hold his spot in the lineup over Commie. When that became obvious, you guys shifted to complaining about Ericsson's contract. Now that he's out of the lineup, somehow you can tell the defense is better specifically because of his absence.

You guys hate him. That's fine. Certain players are just going to get bashed. But it's not about what's actually happening on the ice, it's silly to pretend otherwise.

As for Smith, I'm glad he's finally getting some playing time. I know it's probably for the best, but Holland's "overly ripe"philosophy can be frustrating. I can't wait until this kids a regular in the lineup.

#2266112 Devin Setoguchi

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 03 March 2012 - 12:48 PM

This is the best one I've ever seen!

Wideman's is pretty amazing. He didn't just fall down, he managed to knock himself off his feet somehow. It's as if he got checked by a ghost or something.

#2266111 3/2 GDT : Wild 0 at Red Wings 6

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 03 March 2012 - 12:42 PM

I like how the headlines say the Wings ended the home losing skid. I guess after 23 games in a row, two home losses is a "skid." :lol:

#2266109 Brendan Smith watch thread

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 03 March 2012 - 12:35 PM

The defense looks way better without Ericsson.

And Lidstrom apparently? They've been out of the lineup the exact same games.

We should get rid of both of them.

#2265673 Quincey Return to Lineup,

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 02 March 2012 - 12:53 PM

Any of them are better than Error-son.

I was skeptical about Quincey at first, but I've liked his play thus far.

That's about as clever as the people who used to say Osbad.

Ericsson is better than both Janik and Kindl. I agree with what this guy said about E:

I must say, I've seen a dramatic improvement in Ericsson the last few months. He's getting more physical without being stupid and is making less mistakes. If he keeps this up I might start finding him acceptable.

Keep it up Big E.

Quincey is a nice addition though he makes Kindl even more expendable.

#2265516 Current standings

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 01 March 2012 - 07:44 PM

I've removed all posts related to personal attacks and ones that did nothing but criticize another member instead of responding to the content of their message.

Please keep the discussion relevant to the topic at hand (standings, schedule, etc). Thanks.

#2265406 Brad Stuart's family issues

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 01 March 2012 - 12:41 PM

I certainly remember the stories claiming he was "reconsidering" the possibility of moving to Sweden. He has done that for as long as he has been earning the larger contracts. Every contract year I have heard stories about this.

It wasn't every contract year.

I'm not saying there weren't stories of this. I remember it too. But you're assuming it's purely a ploy for more money and not a legitimate consideration of taking his family and raising his kids back in his native Sweden.

#2265386 NHL and steroids according to Laraque

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 01 March 2012 - 11:52 AM

It is well known that former Leafs/Canadiens enforcer John Kordic died of heart failure caused by a drug (some say steroid) overdose...I have no doubt in my mind that there is performance enhancing drugs in the NHL.

Anytime you're talking about the elite level of a sport with millions of dollars involved, there's a pretty good chance performance enhancing drugs are involved.

Even if its not to bulk up, I could see players using steroids and other drugs to try and speed up recovery time from injury.

#2265384 Presidents Trophy

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 01 March 2012 - 11:44 AM

As many have said, home ice advantage matters. President's trophy itself doesn't mean much.

#2265383 Brad Stuart's family issues

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 01 March 2012 - 11:43 AM

Lidstrom has played games in the past about "oh, I might move back to Sweden" Even the perfect human is all about the dollars. To think otherwise is naive.

The reality is you have no idea what the actual claim or situation was. I could totally understand him seriously returning to his native country to raise his kids there and be with his family. I can also see an agent using that possibility as leverage.

To think you could possible know it was all about the dollars is extremely presumptuous.

#2265118 Lidstrom to win Norris trophy?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 February 2012 - 11:40 AM

I can't see Lids winning it. Karlsson should be in the running for sure, but unless he ends up top three in points in the league, he shouldn't win. It would take that kind of offensive output to make up for the lack of defense. Before anyone brings him up, Coffey was insanely productive offensively, but was also pretty good at playing defense too.

In general I just hope the Norris remains the best all around defenseman and people actually vote that way. I don't want it to go the way of the Selke, which has become best forward who scores a lot of points and is also good defensively.

#2264990 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Blue Jackets 2

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 28 February 2012 - 09:40 PM

all these things that are "no big deal" now will come back to bite them in the playoffs.

you know, like...hudler and bertuzzi being two of the worst top-6 forwards in the league? everyone cool with that?

that's no problem when you beat the worst team in the league that just gave away half of the decent players they had.

but when the wings are going out in round 2 yet again? well, at least we know what to expect.

These things do matter in the playoffs, I agree.

But had hudler and bertuzzi played awesome tonight, you likely would've said it didn't matter because the blue jackets are so crappy.

The Wings definitely have issues to work out if they want to get past the second round of the playoffs this season. But if they can win games while they work out those issues, awesome.

#2264972 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Blue Jackets 2

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 28 February 2012 - 09:22 PM

they played a terrible 50 minutes and then got a couple goals, the first being incredibly lucky.

does that change the piss-poor effort? the abysmal special teams? hudler being generally awful?

i hope teams aren't planning on taking shots at datysuk, because this team won't win a playoff game without him.

piss poor effort. special teams suck. one of the best defenseman of all time out of the lineup. one of the best forwards in the world out of the lineup.

Wings are winning 5-2.

Somehow I'll manage to suffer through that kind of game.