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In Topic: Game 3 Officiating

03 May 2010 - 11:33 AM

So what if the refs make it one sided in the Red Wings favor for Games 3 and 4 and the Wings end up winning? How would you guys feel about that?

I'm not really sure what is fair and what isn't these days but I wouldn't feel right about it. I mean, really, what the hell is going on here with the game of hockey? What has happened to my skoooo? (+1 if you get the reference).

I'd hate it! Just like I dispised the Heatley penalty late in the game. That was a terrible call.
But I hated it for 2 reasons:

1. It wasn't a penalty.
2. The ref used it as a make-up call. Essentially that tells every fan and player that "We've been f**king you over all game long so here's a freebie". It acknowledges what a poor job they've done.

I really hope they call the standard evenly for game 3 and none of that ticky-tack crap like Howard's slashing or Abby's interference.

And most of the shenanigans that are taking place out there will end the minute one of the zebra's grows a pair and calls the Sharks for diving. It embarrasses the officials and the NHL.

In Topic: WCSF Game 2 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Sharks 4

03 May 2010 - 11:29 AM

Does anyone have the replay of Howard's slashing call? A friend of mine refuses to believe how badly this game was officiated and I wanted to use this as an example.

P.S. I though the Sharks played very well and out-muscled us for most loose pucks. But the soft calls at the beginning didn't help in the least.

In Topic: Is it time for a promotion for Stevie?

03 March 2010 - 04:31 PM

QUOTE (F.Michael @ March 3, 2010 - 04:19PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What's interesting was shortly after I started this topic - a panel on TSN brought up this very same discussion...They all pretty much felt Stevie was ready - however it would have to be a "right" situation, and not for a franchise in dire straits...That said the panel felt that he'll take over somewhere sooner than later.

Very true. It could be disastrous if he went to a team like Tampa Bay. He needs to go to a team with top upper management and a strong base of players and prospects.

I'm sure he's chomping at the bit to go, but the best thing for him is to stay with Detroit and learn more from Nill and Kenny. There's arguably no better combo in the business right now.

But I can't say I'd blame him for moving on.

P.S. I wonder how long before Messier takes over for Slats?

In Topic: Is it time for a promotion for Stevie?

03 March 2010 - 04:10 PM

From things I've read I'd be more surprised if they let Jim Nill go.
Eventually Holland will be bumped to a full-time presidents role with Nill taking the reigns as GM.
Yzerman will then take over as assistant-GM.

But I wouldn't doubt if Yzerman leaves the Wings in 2-3 years to get a full-time gig somewhere else.
There's a number of teams that will be looking for a new GM soon (Ottawa, Florida, Atlanta) and I bet his taste of running the ship with Team Canada has Stevie eager to lead his own team sooner than later.

In Topic: Did Crosby earn your respect?

03 March 2010 - 03:56 PM

QUOTE (edicius @ March 3, 2010 - 03:50PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Considering that he has a direct line to Gary Bettman himself (and even admitted as much in an interview around the time of the All-Star Game last year), I don't think it would be that difficult for him to get in touch with Lidstrom.

Again, who's to say he hasn't?

Some of these athletes do insane amounts of charity work we never hear about (Crosby included).
If Crosby came out and said "I called Lidstrom to apologize" people would say "Listen to Sid brag about how awesome he is".
EDIT: Beat me too it Micah. wink.gif

The only person that deserved an apology for that is Lidstrom and for all we know Sid already made it.
How come it's alright to assume in favor against Sid, but not the other way?

Call out Crosby for whining and diving early in his career. He deserves it.
But the reasons provided by the OP are beyond ridiculous.
It's hilarious to me that someone calls him out for being immature by giving immature reasons.