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#2436647 NHL will not review high-sticking calls this season

Posted by cusimano_brothers on 14 September 2013 - 07:08 PM

From NHL:


The NHL has reversed course and will not review high-sticking penalties this season, league executive vice-president and director of hockey operations Colin Campbell said Saturday.


The competition committee had agreed to review all high-sticking calls for validity, but Campbell said concerns about goals scored on delayed penalties led the NHL to cancel that plan for now.

"We're punting right now," Campbell said in an interview with The Canadian Press. "We're going to watch it, we're going to talk about it and see how many times it happens. We just don't want to do something that we weren't totally comfortable with on video review. We want everything to be clear and precise and we didn't think that was."




Concerns? Punting? Watch it? Talk about it? What's he trying to say? Is he trying not to offend the on-ice officials? Are the on-ice officials collective agreement due for renewal? We want video!!!


#2436561 Wings sign Alfredsson to 1-year, $3.5m deal (+$2m bonuses)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 13 September 2013 - 10:12 PM


#2436509 Cleary re-signs with Detroit, 1 year, $1.75m deal

Posted by ogreslayer on 13 September 2013 - 01:12 PM


Honestly, I thought Abdelkader did a realgud job on the top line in the last month of the season.  He caused so many turnovers with his forechecking, and went straight to the front of the net once we had the puck.  He wasn't always rewarded with a goal or assist, but he was a key component in Z + Dats heating up down the stretch..


What was frustrating was his poor shooting and passing, but then again if he had a set of hands like Bertuzzi he'd be a premier power forward, rather like a young Bertuzzi.


He really did seem to "get it" near the end of the season & into the playoffs imo.  What I remember is seeing him get knocked on his face less & less from all the hacking in front of the net and being able to maintain a presence like he hadn't been able to do when he was first put in the top 6.  Based on that, his showing at the World's, & early reports on how he's looking in camp, I can honestly say I'm really comfortable with him in that role.

#2436401 So....did Cleary just take Tatar's spot?

Posted by MileHighWingsGuy on 12 September 2013 - 10:39 PM

This is really embarrassing, knew it would happen. The real joke is thinking all those years near the deadline Holland may make a move...youth movement blah, blah, blah. Holland

hid behind protecting the young guys and the prospects as his out for never pulling the trigger and now that its their time we pass on Bruner, give Sammy a NTC and sign guys who

need to be replaced putting the kids we need on the roster in jeopardy. Whatever Holland your spring golf league can start early again. Idiot...I'm done wondering what Kenny will do screw him.

#2436463 Torts on Twitter: "most narcissistic thing I have ever seen"

Posted by sleepwalker on 13 September 2013 - 09:49 AM

So, I assume most peoples beef is with the use of the word "most".


I mean, lets be real here, twitter and facebook (and similar things) are very narcissistic.  99.9% of posts on those site don't say anything relevant or meaningful, its just people talking about themselves.

#2436456 So....did Cleary just take Tatar's spot?

Posted by StormJH1 on 13 September 2013 - 08:59 AM

You could make an argument that Tatar has the most intriguing offensive game in the Wings organization right now.  At least from the standpoint that he's much closer to NHL-ready than some of the newer draft picks, and I believe he has more scoring upside than Nyquist and Andersson.  Maybe considerably more.  


I'm just not really that receptive to these "bad attitude" complaints about guys in their very early 20's.  If Sean Avery can play two half-seasons for the Wings, surely Tomas Tatar deserves a chance to become a professional while actually playing at the highest professional level.  These are just kids that come over from Europe chasing a dream to play in the NHL.  He's 22 now, and I'm sure he watches highlights around the league of 18 and 19 year olds already that he may be better than.  And no offense to the City of Grand Rapids, but living and playing there and in other small U.S. cities probably isn't what he had in mind. Especially now that he's achieved (in his mind) the highest prize the AHL has to offer.


Maybe he is a bad dude, cancer, "coach killer", whatever.  Or maybe he's just an immature, talented kid who is frustrated because he wants to prove he's better.  Either way, he's an asset, and I'd prefer to know more about him before we move him.  And I'd certainly prefer to see him getting ice time over Dan Cleary.

#2436455 Cleary re-signs with Detroit, 1 year, $1.75m deal

Posted by 55fan on 13 September 2013 - 08:47 AM

Am I a bad person for hoping for a continuous series of non-painful temporary ouchies for the forwards on the team?  Just enough for them to take turns on LTIR so we don't have to get rid of anyone.  Then they can all be healthy in the playoffs. 

#2436144 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by Opie on 12 September 2013 - 11:41 AM


his agent sucks. I'm sure that's why he's yet to sign.


Yeah, his agent was whispering sweet nothings into Brunner's ears. But his agent failed to calculate the Played with Z and Played a half season parts to the equation.

I would be surprised if he gets what Cleary just got.

#2436289 Samuelsson - is there any WAY in hell we can get rid of this guy? whos

Posted by Son of a Wing on 12 September 2013 - 04:30 PM

I still don't see the situation as being that complicated.  


Helm - Will start on IR and probably be on there till the new year.


Emmerton - Waived if not traded. (Dats, Zetts, Weiss, Andy, Franz, Abby can all play center so don't give me that we need to keep him because Helm is injured)


Sammy, Eaves, Tootoo - battle out the last couple spots. Trade/Demote who doesn't cut it.


Leaves us with a 23 man roster and over 1 million in cap space.

#2436174 Cleary re-signs with Detroit, 1 year, $1.75m deal

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 12 September 2013 - 12:18 PM

For starters, our ideal roster has neither Bertuzzi nor Samuelsson, so we are immediately far out of the realm of ideal. If Helm can't go right away we again lose another preferred player and kick the can down the road as far as one roster spot and some cap-space. Sending Nyquist down is yet another move that isn't in the spirit of icing the best hockey team, but rather dealing with the mistakes of signing Bertuzzi and Samuelsson. Tootoo is as good as gone, which doesn't bother me too much if we can find a trade partner. I'll miss Eaves more and he will give us less cap-relief, but he may be our easiest to move. Then comes the question of what to do with Tatar. He'll probably end of in a rotation with Bert and Sammy with any given night having either $2M of slow, $3M of slow, or $800K of talent riding pine.


Unfortunately all of this has nothing to do with Cleary in particular and for the price and term, this is a spectacular move and shows just how much he loves the organization, which I can't fault him for. It just makes the already messed up situation with Samuelsson and Bertuzzi even more troublesome. Now whenever I picture Sammy, I don't even see him in his gear, just sitting there with his smirk, arms crossed, taking up bench and cap-space.

#2436116 Cleary re-signs with Detroit, 1 year, $1.75m deal

Posted by 55fan on 12 September 2013 - 11:01 AM

He'd just fall down and the octopus would slither away with the puck.


Well... maybe throw him at the octopus?


Seriously- if we were sitting here with only 12 forwards signed, nothing coming up yet, and Cleary was still available, I'd be pleased as punch.  There's no doubt that he has the mental fortitude that gives a boost to his teammates.


Unfortunately, someone is going to get moved, and aside from Emmerton, I can't think of anyone who I'd want to give up (based on actual performance or potential) that doesn't have an NTC.

#2435974 Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff makes it official: He's retiring.

Posted by amato on 12 September 2013 - 08:02 AM

It's about time kipper got out of Joey MacDonald's way.

#2435959 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by frankgrimes on 12 September 2013 - 06:45 AM

The guy would be a perfect fit for Nashville or New Jersey, both are desperate for offense and youth he provides both. Hard for me to understand why they haven't signed him yet.

#2435907 Report: Cleary to sign with PHI, 3 yrs, $2.75m/yr, NTC

Posted by cusimano_brothers on 11 September 2013 - 07:03 PM

I wonder if he'll be wearing a Wings jersey?

#2435855 X Factor Part Deux

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 11 September 2013 - 01:29 PM

DeKeyser is LEADING? What did we do the whole season without him? He played, what, 10 regular season games and a handful of playoff games. He's the most important by far. (sarcasm)


I think because the poll asks two different questions.  I would say him being the biggest x factor makes sense.  But most crucial to success? that's the top pairing.