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#2587990 Byfuglien suspended 4 games for crosscheck to J.T. Miller's neck

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 02 April 2015 - 04:28 PM

He got 4 games.   More than I thought he'd get, but not as many as he deserved. 

 

 

 

Winnipeg's Dustin Byfuglien has been suspended four games for cross-checking NY Rangers' J.T. Miller. Video: http://ow.ly/3xGeTf 

 

Though honestly given Miller was ok, the Jets are trying to make the playoffs and Byfuglien is a huge part of that, 4 games is actually pretty good given what the league typically does.  It shows just how dangerous they must've thought this crosscheck was. 




#2586763 3/29 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Islanders 5

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 March 2015 - 05:44 PM

Actually Mick, the NHL doesn't have more concussions than any sport going on, because football.




#2586757 3/29 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Islanders 5

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 March 2015 - 05:42 PM

Nothing like a bad game to reveal who everyone's personal whipping boy is.  :lol:

 

It's Mrazek's fault! Howard's fault! Ericsson's! No Andersson! No Babcock!

 

Where's that Cleary guy?!




#2586740 3/29 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Islanders 5

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 March 2015 - 05:34 PM

Brock Nelson sounds like one of the made up names from Anchorman. 




#2586720 3/29 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Islanders 5

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 March 2015 - 05:28 PM

You start a rookie back to back games against two of the highest scoring teams in the league and if you don't expect to lose at least one your dreaming with this defense, and what's the reason why he started both? Jimmy can't get his head out of his ass that's why.

 

So it's Jimmy's fault that Mrazek played poorly? of course.

 

Seriously, just let it go and watch this dumpster fire of a game. 




#2586701 3/29 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Islanders 5

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 March 2015 - 05:23 PM

Ericsson needs to grab someone smaller than him and just start throwing haymakers.  Have something interesting come out of this game. 




#2586692 3/29 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Islanders 5

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 March 2015 - 05:21 PM

 

Which isn't to say a Vezina/Hart trophy soon-to-be-winner should be the standard, obviously. I just mean that this team is skilled enough to win it all, but they're inconsistent. And so if we just had That Guy to bail us out when we absolutely needed it, there'd be no stopping us.

 

Agreed. 

 

I think young teams are more prone to inconsistent play, but the difference between yesterday and today is mind boggling. 




#2586679 3/29 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Islanders 5

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 March 2015 - 05:19 PM

You knew it was over when they put this clown in, how can he be so bad at 1on1s.

 

You're really picking the wrong game to try and trash Howard. 

 

He's in because Mrazek blew it.




#2586653 3/29 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Islanders 5

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 March 2015 - 05:15 PM

Ken D is right. This was Mrazek's shot at the job and he blew it. I expect that we're stuck with Howard going forward into the playoffs.

 

With elite goaltender play, this team is an instant contender. Can we just combine Howard's experience/mobility with Mrazek's guts/mental game and have one DECENT goalie, rather than two slices of swiss cheese? If this team had a Carey Price-like guy between the pipes we'd have locked up the President's Trophy by now. Forget about a lockdown D-man; goalie is our missing piece.

 

I agree that a Carey Price like goalie would be a massive improvement, but they're extremely hard to come by.  And Holland's philosophy has generally been using a value goaltender who's "good enough" so he can spend money elsewhere.  The difference these days is there's no Lidstrom on the blueline and that money isn't really getting spent elsewhere. 




#2586633 3/29 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Islanders 5

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 March 2015 - 05:11 PM

Put in Hanlon!

 

No put in Stefan!

 

 

(everyone else is probably too young for this reference)




#2586546 3/29 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Islanders 5

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 March 2015 - 04:30 PM

There is aggressive and then there is overly aggressive, which is what Mrazek is. Plus he doesn't have Quick's reflexes. Ones he comes down he'll be a better goalie.

 

Agreed. 

 

I think he's going to have to learn to notch it back a bit to succeed at the NHL level. 




#2586544 3/29 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Islanders 5

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 March 2015 - 04:29 PM

Holy cow.  This is all-star worthy defense we're seeing here. 

 

Sorry, all-star game worthy defense.




#2586174 3/28 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 28 March 2015 - 02:22 PM

It's fun when we win eh?

 

Let's not get ahead of ourselves.  Still the 2nd period against a very good team.




#2586160 3/28 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 28 March 2015 - 02:19 PM

Suck on that Bishop!

 

 

(I hate how far behind my Gamecenter Live is)




#2586136 3/28 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 28 March 2015 - 02:16 PM

When exactly did Abby become money on a breakaway?