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#2003116 Scott Niedermayer retiring

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 23 June 2010 - 08:31 AM

Why all the hatred for one of the best & classiest defenseman of this past generation?

What does this question have to do with Scott Niedermayer?

#2001594 Bettman says solving hits to the head will take time

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 June 2010 - 11:30 AM

I'm all for getting rid of the instigator, but I don't think it'll have a lot of impact on headshots.

It probably requires an immediate call on the ice, but more importantly a league review to try and determine if it was just a mis-timed hit, or headhunting. Then a suspension based on that determination.

The problem is that as long as Campbell is the one reviewing these hits, the suspensions will continue to be a total joke.

Any new rule without getting rid of Campbell won't be very effective.

#2001590 Bertuzzi Signs 2 Year Deal

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 June 2010 - 11:23 AM

In short, I think this contract is in the ballpark for Bert. It's up to him to see if it works out to be a great deal or a mistake.

He certainly has the potential to score goals, make plays, and knock guys around. I'd be okay with the penalties he takes if it was for being physical and not taking his hand off the stick and grabbing a guy.

#2000488 Bertuzzi Signs 2 Year Deal

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 16 June 2010 - 11:05 PM

If he put up the same points as this year but started laying the body down low a bit more he would for sure be worth this contract. I dunno if he has it in him but it seemed in the playoffs he got a bit meaner.

Wouldn't mind seeing him fight a couple times either.

Agreed. I wish he'd remember how f-ing big he is and start playing like it. 6'3" and 230 lbs, and Darren Helm hits harder than him.

If he uses his size more and stops taking stupid offensive zone penalties while maintaining his current level of play otherwise, I'll be ecstatic with this deal.

#1998956 CHI Police are Top Notch

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 13 June 2010 - 12:23 PM

People do tend to talk about current events. Wouldn't it be more ridiculous if there were 8 Crosby related threads on the first page?

It's not so much that, as I realize the Hawks winning the Stanley Cup was the latest hockey related event. It's the tone that makes them sour grapes.

Toews most undeserving Conn Smythe winner?
did the Hawks get lucky?
making fun of Chicago police, etc.

And ssshhhh! don't jinx the lack of Crosby threads here. :unsure:

#1998946 CHI Police are Top Notch

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 13 June 2010 - 11:43 AM

Ok, now the Hawks obsession is getting to be a bit much. (8 Hawks related threads on the first page).

The Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup. The Wings did not. Everything's still going to be okay.

Chicago police are right 99.9% of the time.

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Though that is freakin hilarious. :lol:

#1998690 The Curse of Marian Hossa

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 12 June 2010 - 03:56 PM

Still though.

It's a bit much of a cap hit for an injury prone mediocre playoff performer.

Exactly. For $7.9 Mill, I bet the Hawks were hoping for more than 3 goals out of him.
Luckily they had enough talent to make up for it.

I'm sure they were hoping he'd be top 5 on the team in points and goals in the playoffs. He was neither.

#1998122 "Detroit sucks" chant at Cup celebration?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 11 June 2010 - 10:12 AM

This and the obsession with Pronger is pretty funny.
When the Wings won their Cups, I know I hardly gave a second thought to their opponents once the handshakes had ended. And I can't even imagine chanting that some other team we didn't even play sucks while celebrating the win.

Awesome. Just awesome. Even in victory Detroit and Pronger are still in their heads.

#1997861 Adam Burish: Chris Pronger Is The Biggest Idiot In The League

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 10 June 2010 - 08:54 PM

I'm guessing this only made Pronger flash that annoying gap-toothed grin.

I get that it's just a lighthearted quote from a guy who just won the Cup. Pronger doesn't fight much, but could still likely tune up Burish, who won't even be remembered in this league in 10 years.

And as for the other discussion going on in this thread, to me there is a big difference between a hockey fan ripping on some player on an internet board, or even yelling it at a game, and a hockey player ripping on a fellow player while being interviewed on television.

Without Pronger, the Flyers don't even make the playoffs, let alone the Cup finals. Without Burish, the Hawks... have a few less goals against?

#1997331 chicago-based wings fans

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 10 June 2010 - 12:24 AM

Where were the Red Wings fans in the mid 80s?

We don't seem like we've got many bandwagon fans because the team has been competitive for so long. But when the Wings were awful, the fans weren't there in Detroit either. It's not very much fun to support a terrible team for very long.

It's why I would say Detroit is actually Footballtown™. Because the Lions suck year after year, and us fans just keep coming back for more punishment.

#1997320 Toews: Most undeserving Conn Smyth winner in history?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 10 June 2010 - 12:15 AM

This thread is ridiculous.

Toews all the way.


#1996941 GDT Stanley Cup Finals - Game 6

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 09 June 2010 - 09:25 PM

Watching that douchebag 20 Cent hoist the cup would be only slightly less nauseating than when Crosby did it.

#1996618 In honor of Vladdy

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 09 June 2010 - 10:00 AM

Pound for Pound there is, was and will never be another Vladdy. Period. Kronwall hits like a girl compared to Vladdy. And that's a compliment to Kronwall, I am sure he'd accept it. I would hate to see the "NEW" NHL officiating pick him apart, because you know they would!

In general Vladdy's hits were cleaner and more devastating than Kronwall's. He was seriously old school. Skates on the ice, no jumping up into hits. And perfect hip checks.

But I'm sure they'd find a reason to penalize somehow.

#1996075 please chicago win the stanley cup

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 07 June 2010 - 10:01 PM

Oh what ever. It's easy to bash a questionable character when they're on another team.

No team, or semi-intellegent hockey veiwer on the planet would hate to have Pronger on their team. Well, unless you prefer "losing with character" over....just winning. Pronger is pound for pound, one of the cockiest, irritating hockey players on the planet....but he's also one of the best.

If detroit signed Pronger, I bet we'd be in the finals.

It's hockey. If you guys want a "nice" team, go watch tennis or something.

I personally think we could use a few more cocky dirtbag questionable players

Irritating for sure. I've never really found Pronger to be cocky. In interviews I've seen he's usually fairly well spoken and humble, actually. The guy's a dick on the ice, but he's pretty friggin smart.

And I would've taken him on the Wings in a heartbeat. Yes he plays to the edge, and sometimes over it. But so did Chelios, and several other former Wings players.

But I don't lump him in with players who run guys and hide behind teammates or refs. He's not a big fighter, but to my knowledge Pronger's not hid from anyone. But he's definitely got a mean streak that gets away from him sometimes.

Still, could you imagine the Wings with Pronger and Lidstrom as the top 2 D-men? Holy hell.

#1995199 6th Defenseman

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 06 June 2010 - 10:54 AM

He did okay in the Olympics. He might be able to provide some physical play here and there but I imagine that the kind of guy you're looking for is someone who has never EVER been questioned about passion and using their size to their advantage.

Yeah, whoever they get, they need someone similar to Lilja, but ideally nastier and more physical around his own net. Lillypads is big, but we need a guy who will punish players around the Detroit crease. right now no one in the Wings lineup does that.