Posted by Jaymister
on 11 September 2013 - 10:16 PM
From Bill Roose on my Red Wings IPhone app.
"Recently, Wings general manager Ken Holland alluded to a plan he has to shape the team's roster without having to trim salary or waive players. It's possible that Helm will start the season on injured reserve as he continues to recover from a lower back injury that sidelined him last season. Helm is also battling through a sore groin, which he sustained while skating with teammates last week. The Wings also have options with Nyquist, who could begin the season in Grand Rapids."
They better trade someone and don't even think about sending him down.
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!!!
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.
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.