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#2485056 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by miksteri on 19 February 2014 - 09:49 AM

Everytime Tuomo Ruutu has played for Finland he gotten a medal, 10 tournaments in a row WC & Olympics...

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Posted by kipwinger on 16 February 2014 - 03:01 PM

I doubt Russia and US will be dumping it in without a forecheck and lining up at the blue line. Playing a team that tries to score goals will be a nice change for our forwards


Yeah, maybe the mentality will rub off on them.

#2484409 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by kipwinger on 16 February 2014 - 10:54 AM




Olympic hockey is the boobs. I'm thoroughly enjoying myself!


I was seriously just thinking the same thing.  I'm having a lot of fun watching these games.  And while I'll be crushed if the USA doesn't bring home the gold, the good thing is that I'll still not feel as terrible as I did at the end of the 2009 playoffs...so there's really no downside.

#2484243 Zetterberg out with herniated disc

Posted by freshy on 15 February 2014 - 12:53 PM

Ummm for those that watch the games, yes Micky has been talking about Z not being 100% and that his back has been bothering him. That means yes, he has been the walking wounded.

Z has had a bad back for 2-3 years now. It is not going to get better on its own. HD's don't work that way. he has to have surgery. Period. Even then doesn't mean it fixes things. Just buys time until you have another then another then another. I know lots of people that have had this issue-spent 30 years in construction. Everyone that has one surgery on HD's has another within 5 years. Heck, look at Bert. How long and how many surgeries has he had? Several. Micky Redmond had his career cut short because of his back.

It actually can get "better" (aka less pain & absorption of disk matter) on it's own if given sufficient nutrients & time to heal. Surgery may/may not help with speeding up the process. Evidence is mixed. The problem for Z is that he has an occupation that isn't going to allow for his nervous system to calm down. Back pain is a ***** in that once you have it, your nervous system is centrally sensitized and it is very hard to keep it under control. Our bodies can be cruel in their effort to protect us. Sometimes it thinks the movement of reaching for the shampoo in the shower is a threat & put's people out of commission for a week. Now think about that with Z, a guy getting hacked, whacked, & pushing his body to the limit. For guys like him & Helm it is going to be rough.

#2484278 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by wings87 on 15 February 2014 - 03:18 PM

I've got a giant man crush on Oshie right now, just think of all the shootouts the Wings would have won if we had him.

#2484228 10 ton elephant in the room.

Posted by 55fan on 15 February 2014 - 11:35 AM

There's no room, and there is certainly no elephant in it.

Would you settle for a box?  There may or may not be a dead cat in it.


Sorry.  Nerd break.

I agree that buying out Z is something that will never be discussed by the Powers That Be.  Maybe a thought or two about Mule since they know more about his condition than we do, but I doubt it.


Of course, around here, it's kind of dead around the Olympic break.  I guess we need something to keep us off the streets and out of trouble. 

#2484219 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by Jersey Wing on 15 February 2014 - 11:04 AM

T.J. Sochie

#2484215 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 15 February 2014 - 10:44 AM

USA USA USA This was an awesome game. Seeing Pavs score 2 times in regulation and once in the shootout and then having the US win in the end....Who could of asked for anything more being a US,wings hockey fan. 

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Posted by Hairy Lime on 15 February 2014 - 10:20 AM

That was some SO. But Oshie had better careful if he sees anybody walking behind him carrying an umbrella....

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Posted by sputman on 15 February 2014 - 09:58 AM

Kane would have buried that if this were the Wings.



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Posted by kipwinger on 15 February 2014 - 09:45 AM

I have no idea what just happened, but thank fricken god!

#2483918 Zetterberg out with herniated disc

Posted by Playmaker on 14 February 2014 - 03:46 PM


I think people are assuming this because he has months off after each season and ends up with back issues 30 games into the season. Sitting out 2 weeks wasn't going to do anything for him. He might have been able to play for another couple of games without issue, but there is no telling.

Resting a herniated disc is never worse than playing with it. Would it have cured him?  Of course not, but it absolutely would not have made things worse.  Playing would and it did.  The travel could have had an impact also.  Nothing worse for a bad back than a long plane ride where you can't move around.   

#2483844 If we become sellers...

Posted by VM1138 on 14 February 2014 - 12:07 PM

I don't think Alfie came here to win a Cup. He packed up his family and moved to Detroit. He bought a house. He went all in on a long term life change to come here. He's not going to want to be traded. I think he just wanted to play for a solid team with good management where all the pressure isn't on him. I don't think he's retiring this year, either. He still wants to play but recognizes he's not the number one guy anymore.

I don't think he wants to be a floating mercenary like Jagr and Iginla.

#2483660 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by cusimano_brothers on 13 February 2014 - 02:07 PM


#2483550 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by dirtydangles on 13 February 2014 - 12:48 AM

One name that sticks out on that list is Anton Stralman for me. If he hits FA it likely means Girardi re-signed. I like Stralman a lot and think he would be a nice fit on the wings.