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#2113246 NYI ... G Poulin injured during warmups

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 08 February 2011 - 10:52 PM

Amazing how they pick up Nabby because they supposedly were so desperate for a goalie. Yet they don't have any interest in Mike Smith or Ray Emery?? Garth Snow is a complete moron.

And on top of that, it's even more ridiculous considering Poulin and DiPietro were both healthy at the time they stole Nabby away from us. Now they're hurting for goalies MUCH more now, yet they put no claim on either Smith or Emery??? :rolleyes:

Nabby at that price is a much better move than either Emery or Smith. He's a proven goaltender at a bargain price. There's a reason Smith went unclaimed, and anyone claiming Emery would have to put him into the lineup immediately, which is less than ideal with a goalie trying to mount a comeback, let alone someone with the history of Emery.

Nabby doesn't want to join them and suddenly all of their goalies are injured? Nice try Snow, I certainly hope Nabby holds out now. Just as a big f*** you for claiming him.


Their goalies were injured beforehand, which is why they claimed Nabokov. Dipietro was coming back from injury at the time they grabbed Nabby, but everyone knew it was inevitable he'd get hurt again.

I'm surprised how bent out of shape people are over the Nabokov thing. Snow claimed him for a lot of the same reasons Holland wanted him. It was a great deal on a very good goaltender, when the Isles had virtually no healthy goalies.

And if the Islanders had passed, I guess you'd all just be mad at the next team who picked him up, because he still had like 25 more teams to clear. There was little to no chance Nabokov was ever going to be a Red Wing.

#2112978 2/7 GDT: Rangers 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 08 February 2011 - 11:10 AM

That's a pretty knee-jerk reaction, don't you think? Ericsson's having an excellent sophmore season. He's been great on the boards and around the net and hasn't been making nearly as many bad pinches (aside from that one last night). All you can ask is for young players to get better each year and E's definitely having a much better season this year then last.

Exactly. He's mostly looked poised and made the simple plays out there. He's getting bolder pinching in, which overall is a good thing, but there's gonna be some bad decisions as he develops. All in all I've been extremely happy with his play this season, considering after last it looked like he may not be good enough to play in the NHL.

I mainly just wish he'd be more physical out there. I watch a fair amount of Kings games and I wish we had a bottom pairing guy like Matt Greene. He punishes guys along the boards constantly, shoving them into it over and over, but rarely takes a penalty. Ericsson definitely has the size to add that his game. He's gotten better and pins guys, but doesn't crunch them very much.

EDIT: and Hudler's goal was a result of E jumping into the play and making a nice pass. The reality is, nobody is gonna measure up to Lidstrom, but Ericsson can hopefully develop into a solid middle pairing guy.

#2112954 Savard out for season

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 08 February 2011 - 10:24 AM

Can we please not turn this into a Bertuzzi thread? No matter what you think happened, that was one incident.

Cooke has a long history of cheapshots and has got to be the dirtiest player in the NHL.

#2112887 2/7 GDT: Rangers 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 08 February 2011 - 01:11 AM

you forgot to add

rafalski :thumbdown:

ericsson :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown:

also, kindl should be :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown:

Why exactly did Ericsson deserve three thumbs down? Not his best game maybe, but it's not like he was playing last season.

Yes he had the high sticking penalty on that d-bag Avery, but the last goal was on Rafalski not picking up his man and being weak around the net, not E. I'd flip Raf's and E's ratings there.

#2111342 2/5 GDT: Red Wings 0 at Predators 3

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 06 February 2011 - 01:13 PM

wow. This thread went south faster than an old man's yambags in a sauna.

#2110938 2/5 GDT: Red Wings 0 at Predators 3

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 February 2011 - 09:46 PM

Someone remind me which team we traded Hudler to? I wonder if he's playing well, wherever he is.

#2110909 2/5 GDT: Red Wings 0 at Predators 3

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 February 2011 - 09:38 PM

all right, in spite of their craptacular play, the Wings are only down by two. There's plenty of time to get a couple goals here.

#2110844 2/5 GDT: Red Wings 0 at Predators 3

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 February 2011 - 09:23 PM

normally I feel bad when any player takes a puck to the face. O'Brien, apparently not so much. who knew?

#2110738 2/5 GDT: Red Wings 0 at Predators 3

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 February 2011 - 08:47 PM

6 SOG. Helm, Abby, Draper, Eaves, Miller and finally Zetterberg.

Umm, how about some of our top goal scorers put the puck on net?

#2110700 2/5 GDT: Red Wings 0 at Predators 3

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 February 2011 - 08:36 PM

Tonight's Red Wings power play is brought to you by Lunesta.


#2110325 2/4 GDT: Blue Jackets 3 at Red Wings 0

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 04 February 2011 - 09:41 PM

im calling 0 goals by wings

so you think the centers and defensemen will be the ones scoring for Detroit?

#2109279 2/2 GDT: Franzen 5 + Red Wings 2 (7) at Senators (5)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 02 February 2011 - 09:54 PM

Waiting for NHLN to show DiPi get 1-punched by Brent Johnson...

The one time the guy actually stops something...

#2108391 Jo. Staal punch, Prust gets shot

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 02 February 2011 - 12:13 PM

Let's be real here, the question should be whether it was a sucker punch or not, not whether Prust dove and acted, that much is obvious.

If what someone else on here said that they heard Prust suggested he went down because he was surprised by the punch, well, I can half buy falling down because of that, but not lying on the ice for as long as he did.

To me it's the other way around. There's no question it was a suckerpunch. He punched Prust in the face when he wasn't even looking. What's to decide?

As for collapsing like he's been shot, it could've been a dive, it could've been that he got his bell rung. Either way Prust should be a bit embarrassed.

#2108368 Biggest looking hit of the new year

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 02 February 2011 - 10:21 AM

Subban hit the "oh s***" button and made it a lot worse on himself.

And to add to what others have said about Subban having to watch out for this kind of thing: His reaction to the hit only makes him a more enticing target. You get to lay out somebody you don't like and get a powerplay for it? Hell yeah!

Exactly. I think he jumped reflexively, which made it a lot worse.

And 2 minutes for not being man enough to take a clean hit. Love it. It's a penalty they need to hand out more often.

This thread needs more Konstantinov.



I'm confused. Everybody on the ice didn't immediately jump Vladdy and start throwing cheapshots. And Lemieux didn't either. But I thought people always have done that after clean hits in hockey? <_<

#2107865 Jordin Tootoo in rehab

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 31 January 2011 - 11:58 PM

I guess we'll have to wait and see who's career he ends first, his own from drinking (or whatever drug he's doing), or another players with one of his cheapshots.