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#2152435 10 Years Ago Today in Wings Hockey

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 April 2011 - 08:40 PM

Nothing can top 2009 finals. Nothing... :flamingmad:

Honestly getting crushed by Jersey in the Finals in 95 hurt worse to me.

After all the years of trying they finally get there, and then you realize how much further they still have to go.

#2151381 Los Angeles vs. San Jose

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 16 April 2011 - 11:49 PM

Let's go Kings!

******* A. The Sharks definitely looked mortal tonight. And Joe Thornton has been garbage these last two games. The only time he wasn't invisible was his terrible coverage in front of his own net on Clifford's goal.

I can't believe this team scored four tonight. Wow.

Thornton played almost 23 minutes tonight. 1 SOG. -1. And like I said, standing there doing nothing when Clifford scored. Setoguchi, Couture and Pavelski have by far been their biggest offensive threats.

the Kings hardly have offensive threats, which is why I still can't believe they won 4-0.

#2151255 WCQF Game 2 GDT: Coyotes 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 16 April 2011 - 06:08 PM

Just finished watching the 3rd period and I have to say, I couldn't disagree with the majority more about the 5 on 3. Franzen clearly cross-checked the phoenix player and Helm interfered with Hanzal.

Don't tell me this board wouldn't be blowing up if that happened to us and the refs didn't call the coyotes on it. The refs weren't perfect as always, but those were two easy calls to make.

Blinders, people, it's not hard to take them off.

Sure those are two easy calls to make. They could've made similar calls 5 to 10 other times in that game but didn't. I don't think there's any conspiracy here, there's just zero consistency from the refs as to what constitutes a penalty.

A good ref would actually set the tone early as to what he's going to call and let go, then try to maintain that standard through the course of the game. These refs seemed to change shift to shift. Franzen's was a crosscheck, but worse had happened and not been called, and he could've just as easily taken both of them. And the Helm interference could've been called on nearly every defensive zone faceoff for either team. Add to that Hanzal actually was holding Helm's arm under his own, which was partly responsible for the takedown.

Call it that way all game, that's all I'm saying.

#2151220 Nashville vs. Anaheim

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 16 April 2011 - 05:13 PM

Ryan gets 2 game suspension per Bob McKenzie:


#2150302 WCQF Game 2 GDT: Coyotes 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 16 April 2011 - 12:28 PM

Just an awkward fall while being hit. I hate Doan, but that's not on him.

And honestly with Mule I can never tell how serious the injury is. He's not exactly the toughest player so it could be anywhere from a cut lip to a concussion. Let's hope it's the former.

#2148449 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 13 April 2011 - 08:10 PM

E had a nice hit along the boards to start that play too. Hopefully he keeps it up.

#2148226 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 13 April 2011 - 07:27 PM

5 minutes for falling.

#2148099 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 13 April 2011 - 06:53 PM

Hopefully the Wings will get it together and play inspired after the first month or so
after the first half of the season
for the stretch run
to start the playoffs
starting in the second period??

#2147959 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 13 April 2011 - 06:26 PM

So Lidstrom stick checks him around the hands, and he somehow gets knocked off his feet?!

what a friggin dive.

#2147928 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 13 April 2011 - 06:19 PM

Is it wrong I want someone to crosscheck Doan in the teeth?

I've always hated him.

#2147812 Modano a healthy scratch

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 13 April 2011 - 04:33 PM


I know it's become popular to make posts like that, but how about backing it up with some statements as to why?

I forget this from time to time, but Modano is 6'3" 212 lbs. He's 40 years old but still a decent skater with a heavy shot. It's hard to believe a guy that big can be so invisible most nights. He doesn't need to be out there crushing guys, but little Hudler has better puck pursuit and is more physical than Modano.

It's like on paper he wanted to play in Detroit, then he found out how friggin hard it is to backcheck all the time.

#2147417 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 13 April 2011 - 10:07 AM

Ok hockey fansÖI'm back. For the first time in probably 5 or 6 years, Iím contributing to a GDT. What can I say? Itís playoff time...so please excuse the rust. (I apologize in advance for many of the inside jokes that will make some of you go WTF...but Iím doing this for the old-timers around here.) Enjoy!

Yours truly,


I cannot wait for this game I will be there!!

Feeling a 4-2 win. Modano, Franzen, Cleary, Draper.



Holy crap! The playoffs inspiring two blasts from the past! One from waaaaay back. I thought someone had bumped an old GDT when I first saw Puckmark's post.

Welcome back! please don't wait 5 more years until your next post, and go Wings!!!

#2145905 Doc Holliday's Wager

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 10 April 2011 - 07:35 PM

Props to Doc for having some fun here at the end of the season.


#2145660 Any one think Abby might face discipline?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 10 April 2011 - 03:44 PM

There is no question in my mind that Abby will get something. It's almost identical to the elbow-to-face shot that Dany Heatley recently gave to Steve Ott in our (Sharks) game against Dallas. It was a sweet shot to watch against a notorious rat/agitator, but for that Heatley received a two game suspension and $80,645.16 fine.

Watch here and see if you can see much of a difference:


Ah. I was confused when you said it was Eager.

But seriously, you can't see much difference between Abby's hit, where he's actually going to hit a guy along the boards who had played the puck, and Heatley's, where he throws an elbow as he skates past Ott?

just for reference.

For comparison:

The difference in both cases (from the Bert shot) is that they obviously (or at least arguably) deliberate head shots.

The difference is that they're arguably the same? what?

Now I'm starting to think you're a sharks fan just trolling. Abby's is worse than Bert's. But Abby's is nothing like what Heatley did.

#2145611 4/10 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Blackhawks 3

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 10 April 2011 - 02:49 PM

Be a bigger Lidstrom?


Sadly that's what it seems like sometimes. He was drafted last, converted to defense late, and is in second full season in the NHL. I'd be ecstatic if he developed into a solid middle pairing guy.