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#2484225 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by Dabura on 15 February 2014 - 11:25 AM

I only wish that could've been the gold medal game.




#2484214 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by Dabura on 15 February 2014 - 10:42 AM

They were my prediction to win the west this year.  Their team is so strong top to bottom.  Them and Boston is the finals I predict and would actually love to see.  Shattenkirk is a very good player as well.  Didn't look to get too much ice time today (I could be wrong though), but he's a good guy to fall back on if needed to step up.

 

They are a scary, scary team. No holes.




#2484205 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by Dabura on 15 February 2014 - 10:30 AM

Agreed, how the frack can we get Oshie on the team??

 

Online petition!




#2484196 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by Dabura on 15 February 2014 - 10:24 AM

I have never watched a shootout and don't intend to start now.  Make the comments good, folks!  I've changed the channel.

 

You missed out, man. There was drama. There was hilarity*. There was epic. There was awesome.

 

*A goalie's worst nightmare: Staring down Datsyuk/Kovalchuk in a shootout over and over and over and over again. At the Olympics. In Russia.

 

Oshie should get a gold medal right now for that individual performance. And I loved that he looked to his 'tender immediately after he scored the winner. So much win in this kid.




#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.