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#2226052 Kronwall boarded, leaves STL game

Posted by vladdy16 on 15 November 2011 - 10:47 PM

I about lost my freakin' mind when I saw that hit. Thank God all the doors and windows were shut because there were some serious epithets flying. I can't believe he came back the next period; what a beast. My head would still be ringing.
If Shanny stays true to form, my guess would be 8 games.


#2222933 This team screams for a trade

Posted by vladdy16 on 05 November 2011 - 11:00 AM

I'm not racist. Some of my best friends are asian. But not many asians play hockey. It was a non-racist joke my friend. Lets loosen up a little bit. The world doesn't revolve around you and hudler.

If it was a joke, it was a piss-poor joke. Maybe it was the timing. Maybe the delivery. Maybe it just wasn't funny. Maybe you could try a little harder next time? And maybe you should loosen up a bit as well.


#2218042 Pronger injured after high-stick

Posted by vladdy16 on 24 October 2011 - 09:15 PM

So you're lecturing the lecturer?

No one openly said they were happy, but it's a surprisingly callous response from hockey fans when a player takes a stick to the eye. Like saying he should use ice and motrin.

At the risk of moralizing, don't expect better from any other team's fans when one of our players gets hurt.

I never saw a stick hit him in the eye. The video does not support that that I can tell. His left hand grabs the right side of his head. There is NOTHING thus far to indicate a serious injury and the need to start a prayer vigil. I have also stated I would retract my former comment if the need arose. Please get off my back or I'll cancel your membership to my website! :P


#2218029 Pronger injured after high-stick

Posted by vladdy16 on 24 October 2011 - 09:02 PM

I loathe Chris Pronger. I hope he's not seriously injured, but I still loathe him. I can hate you and hope you don't die all at the same time.

I'm all for hoping he doesn't die. When that puck hit him in the chest, I didn't realize it caught him in the heart and made it stop. I was at the game and saying something like "Oh, suck it up, you pansy. You can dish it out but you can't take it." Then I heard his heart stopped and knew I had just made my reservation for the second circle of hell.

THAT circumstance deserved care and concern. This is NOT the Stevy Y hit against Calgary. Those of us who aren't rustling up a whole lot of sympathy remember his Homer sandwich in the playoffs. He has a lot of karma coming back at him. If you're going to get all worked up over everything that happens to him, you'd best get comfy.


#2218019 Pronger injured after high-stick

Posted by vladdy16 on 24 October 2011 - 08:41 PM

If it's not a heart-stopping puck to the chest, I find it difficult to work up a whole lot of sympathy.
The video is pretty choppy for me, but it looks like the puck caught him in the ear. His left hand goes to the right side of his head. That's gotta hurt, Bob.

I've watched it 5 or 6 times, but it skips quite a bit. From I can tell, it looks like the puck hits him going past. There is no blood on his jersey or the ice, no one is holding a towel to his face. He falls quickly, but you have to admit that's not surprising. From what I could see and hear, my perception remains the same; he's not seriously injured, and damn that had to hurt. If there's a better angle or the current video isn't so choppy at a later date and it proves otherwise, I'll retract my statement and issue one appropriate for the circumstances. Until then, lots of ice and Motrin.


#2218015 Pronger injured after high-stick

Posted by vladdy16 on 24 October 2011 - 08:22 PM

Stay classy Wings fans. :thumbdown:

He dropped like a ton of bricks and you can hear him screaming as he goes into the dressing room holding his face. Clearly this was more than a little cut.

I don't wish him ill and I'm not thrilled he got hit with a puck, but it didn't hit him in the face, so there's no danger of a broken jaw or orbital bone, so he'll be okay. It also didn't sound like he was "screaming" getting off the ice, even though the announcer says so. All I heard was a few "ah, ah, ah"s. He's fine. I'll bet money on it. Maybe a few stitches, but I don't think there's even any chance of concussion on that one, hence pretty much a lack of sympathy other than an "Ouch, that had to hurt" kind of thing.


#2218010 Pronger injured after high-stick

Posted by vladdy16 on 24 October 2011 - 07:59 PM

If it's not a heart-stopping puck to the chest, I find it difficult to work up a whole lot of sympathy.
The video is pretty choppy for me, but it looks like the puck caught him in the ear. His left hand goes to the right side of his head. That's gotta hurt, Bob.


#2214528 10/13 GDT: Canucks 0 at Red Wings 2

Posted by vladdy16 on 13 October 2011 - 12:47 PM

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That pic and the implied facepalm are instant classics in my book. :)

I'm going to this game against my better judgement because it's Pavel Bobblehead night, otherwise I wouldn't waste my time watching the Nucks after their disgraceful performances last year. I have no insight one way or the other, I'll just be screaming my fool head off in section 207.

GO WINGS!!


#2213558 10/8 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Avalanche 0

Posted by vladdy16 on 08 October 2011 - 09:14 PM

Please do not turn this into a Bertuzzi/Moore thread. Let's keep the discussion in the present.


#2213494 Tell the Illitch Family to Drop "Presented by Amway"

Posted by vladdy16 on 08 October 2011 - 07:25 PM

I think we all understand the cold, harsh realities of corporate sponsorship; very, very few would have an issue if Ford or almost any other company were sponsors. Well, maybe except for Wal-Mart. :) Amway is seen as a very shady company and not an appropriate sponsor for an organization that has a sterling reputation.

And the reason no one can name anyone else's sponsor is because they are not loaded onto the logo at every available opportunity.


#2212919 Tell the Illitch Family to Drop "Presented by Amway"

Posted by vladdy16 on 07 October 2011 - 12:28 PM

Maybe Matt can design an LGW shirt with the Amway logo with a red line through it. :)


#2211952 Gustav Nyquist

Posted by vladdy16 on 03 October 2011 - 04:05 PM

Oh. My. God. This thread is a train wreck. PLEASE read Jedi's post; read the forum guidelines. There's so much wrong it here it's not even close to being funny.


#2211427 10/1 Exhibition GDT: Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted by vladdy16 on 01 October 2011 - 07:13 PM

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much did you hate it when Anaheim won the Cup in 07? Oh, and how bad did you hate this:

Personally, on a scale of 1 to 10, I hated it about 22.

The second part, I didn't hate at all. To be fair, there's a difference between goons and enforcers. Also, comparing the Ducks and the Wings/Avs rivalry is lunacy in my book. There were only a few incidents of gooning it up, mostly on the part of the Avs. March 26 was a vetting of bad blood and revenge, not goonery.


#2211418 MacArthur receives 2-game suspension for Abdelkader hit

Posted by vladdy16 on 01 October 2011 - 07:00 PM

I get that Shanny is setting the tone for a zero-tolerance policy, but I don't think a suspension was in order here. Abby acted like a used car salesman, he was trying so hard. I can discern no intent to target the head.


#2211412 10/1 Exhibition GDT: Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs

Posted by vladdy16 on 01 October 2011 - 06:50 PM

Phaneuf can kiss my lily white ass. He's way too chippy after the whistle. Couldn't stand the db when he was with Calgary, now he's the freakin' captain of the Leafs. Ugh.
Nice, nice first by the Wings. I am pleased. They're not getting angry, just playing their game.