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.
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! <snip>
Yours truly, PuckMark
I cannot wait for this game I will be there!!
Feeling a 4-2 win. Modano, Franzen, Cleary, Draper.
HAPPY PLAYOFFS EVERYONE! LET'S GO RED WINGS!!!!! GO HOWIE!!
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!!!
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:
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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJvY2WjIbLM
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.
See now clean hits get suspensions, what did I tell everyone? They should just ban hitting now rather than making a mockery of hitting
Right. Because running around braining guys is just good clean hockey.
It's funny how most of these suspendible hits keep happening to guys with a history of dirty play. Coincidence I guess.
Cracking down on these hits shouldn't take it out of the game. What it hopefully will do is that players will make sure they can actually contact the body when they throw a check. When you come flying in on an angle perpendicular to the guy you're trying to hit, there's a really good chance you're going to miss his body and just clip a head. Especially if you throw a shoulder or elbow. Hitting is playing the body. Not the head.
I doubt he actually bet the guy. I would guess the guy wrote that on the $5 bill and Turco wrote the his name on it, and then passed it back. Everything else is probably embellished. Especially the "wad of fives." Where exactly does a goalie keep a wad of five dollar bills during a game?
But him taking the bill and crossing out Habs and writing his name is still pretty funny.