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#2484191 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by Dabura on 15 February 2014 - 10:19 AM

That. Was awesome.




#2484147 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by Dabura on 15 February 2014 - 10:01 AM

I'm pulling for Patrick Kane.

 

I'm going to Hell.




#2484119 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by Dabura on 15 February 2014 - 09:48 AM

This is scary-close.




#2484092 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by Dabura on 15 February 2014 - 09:40 AM

Kinda conflicted, not gonna lie.

 

To be clear, I mean re: being happy for Datsyuk.




#2484075 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by Dabura on 15 February 2014 - 09:32 AM

What a pass by Kane. Gorgeous.




#2484060 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by Dabura on 15 February 2014 - 09:22 AM

So...JVR wasn't interfered with...but Brown, that's interference? Really?




#2483919 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by Dabura on 14 February 2014 - 03:51 PM

I'm not gonna freak out and start making a list of possible returns for Daniel Alfredsson. But I do think this might have to be the year that we actually do something of real worth at the deadline. Our blue line sucks, Franzen is out indefinitely, Zetterberg is out indefinitely, and Datsyuk is going at 50-75% (and the only reason he's playing at all is that it's Sochi and he's Russia's captain). On top of that, our goaltending hasn't been where it needs to be. All things considered, we might be looking at another major push just to make the playoffs, and possibly without Howard being a wall and Zetterberg throwing the team on his...back. *cringe*




#2483916 Zetterberg out with herniated disc

Posted by Dabura on 14 February 2014 - 03:35 PM

If he hadn't tweaked it in the Olympic game, he would have tweaked it in the next Wings game.


Again I ask: Why are we acting like there's no two-week vacation option? Is it inconceivabe that taking a two-week vacation might've done Z's back some real good, or at the very least been infinitely kinder and easier on it than...playing in the Olympics? Why is it "Destroy back in Olympics or destroy back in the same way when the NHL resumes?" There are steps players can take to combat and minimize injury woes and risks. We're acting like the very concept of "maintenance days" is stupid because "Well, he's gonna get hurt anyway. Why bother resting up?"

 

I think had he not been named captain of the Swedish team, there's a reasonable chance he might not have gone. Same with Datsyuk. So, what I'm saying is, being captain sucks.


Its appropriate to mention that a lot of his pain is probably due to the fact that per IIHF rules he cant use cortison shots, which i'm assuming he was using to stem the pain and function these past couple weeks. 

 

Yep, this is definitely worth considering. (Not sarcasm.)




#2483731 Injury Updates

Posted by Dabura on 13 February 2014 - 09:29 PM

playoffs

 

Plus: inevitable future injuries. Hell, we've got ten players in Sochi, at least two of which are clearly trying to play through injury. So I'd say the odds are pretty good that at least one of Jurco/Sheahan will be called up again before we even reach the playoffs. And another thing: it's only going to get rougher, chippier, etc. from here until the playoffs, given how tight the races are in both conferences. So, really, we WILL be dealing with more injuries. Bank on it.

 

The only thing I really don't like about it is that Cleary and Bertuzzi (and Samuelsson?) are, ultimately, safe. So all the talk about the best guys playing and a guy's pay being irrelevant was mostly just talk. Not that I don't get that we're in cap hell. I guess I, like everyone, am frustrated that we have to be in cap hell at all. Re-signing Cleary and Bertuzzi, overpaying Tootoo, bringing back Samuelsson...and I'm not convinced Kenny has learned his lesson.




#2483658 Zetterberg out with herniated disc

Posted by Dabura on 13 February 2014 - 02:04 PM

Z really tried hard to be in the lineup for detroit with datsyuk out. You could tell he wasn't fully healthy when playing the last few weeks. I think if Datsyuk was heathy Z would have sat a lot more.

 

Absolutely. He probably also feels that the C on his chest makes him beholden to Be Like Stevie, re: playing through stuff that would render mortal men fully incapacitated.




#2483643 Zetterberg out with herniated disc

Posted by Dabura on 13 February 2014 - 01:38 PM

Keep in mind - most people probably don't know about Z's back issues. Sure, Wings fans and Swedes do, and certainly Swedish Wings fans do. But Average Joe Hockey Fans? Mostly no, I have to think.

 

So, if this is a Sochi-centric story (and it is), you're sort of obligated to mention that he had a herniated disc and the inflammation is stemming from that.

 

Does that make any sense? It sounded clearer in my head.




#2483531 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by Dabura on 12 February 2014 - 09:16 PM

He's probably laughing at the horrific goal the USA women's goalie let in and that her Dwoman scored on her.  The whistle blew right before it went in the net, but regardless that was a bad goal to let in.  This I assume is why Babs is enjoying such a good chuckle.

 

Babs is happy to not be coaching the Wings for the next two weeks.

 

OH YES I DID




#2483467 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by Dabura on 12 February 2014 - 01:11 PM

I like what Kenny had to say:
 

“I don’t care what sport you are, when you look at an athlete, you look at what they’ve accomplished over a period of time,” Holland said. “Every athlete probably has one year that’s way better than the norm and one year worse than the norm. But there’s a lot of statistics that are somewhat similar.

 

“When you look at the book on Weiss, it says 48 points five of the last seven years. He’s 30, not 36. Do I think he can be that guy? Yeah. I don’t have any reason to think why he can’t be that guy. Got to get healthy and confidence is a factor.”

 

Link




#2483378 Wings go to Mexico

Posted by Dabura on 11 February 2014 - 03:48 PM

RANDOM GUY: Damn, got not bottle opener.

 

ABDELKADER: STOP.

 

RANDOM GUY: ...

 

ABDELKADER: IT'S HAMMER TIME.

 

MILLER: I'm pretty sure it's Miller time.

 

SMITH: I'm pretty sure we didn't even invite you to Mexico with us, Andrew.

 

MILLER: I'm pretty sure I'm our best PKer, Brandon. Plus, my adult-colored hair means you won't get carded. You being a kid and all.

 

ANDERSSON: I WANNA BE.

 

EVERYONE: ...

 

ANDERSSON: YOUR SLUDGE HAMMER. Did I say it right? Sludge hammer?

 

RANDOM GUY, to BARTENDER: Please help me.

 

BARTENDER, aka Nick Lidstrom: Sorry, you're on your own from now on.

 

RANDOM GUY: What?

 

BARTENDER: I like it here in Sweden.

 

RANDOM GUY: This is Mexico!

 

BARTENDER: Exactly.




#2483360 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by Dabura on 11 February 2014 - 12:51 PM

Sure there is.  Get a player who's not an old, overpaid, injury risk.

 

You will take your classic Ken Holland signing and you will like it!