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#2241756 Tortorella fined 30k for WC comments

Posted by vladdy16 on 05 January 2012 - 11:57 AM

I have no problem with the fine. I understand people's views that if a ref did a terrible job, then you should be able to call him out on it, but I disagree a bit on that. If the ref made terrible calls, he'll be dealt with accordingly (won't get playoff assignments, etc.). Torts could have complained privately to the league, etc. Making public comments like that embarrases the league and questions the integrity of the game. I have to imagine that if any Joe Blow did something like that publicly about his employer, he'd be in a lot of hot water. (I know the league isn't his employer, but the anology works I think).


Oooooo, no playoff assignments! There aren't enough playoff games to go around, so that probably doesn't sting a whole lot anyway. If I screw up at my job, I don't not get invited to the Christmas party, I get called out on the carpet. Or if it's really egregious, I get fired. When was the last time anyone's heard of a ref getting fired?
And calling out the refs embarrasses the league more than doing a piss-poor job? Sounds to me like they've got their priorities screwed up. I get that they don't want anarchy, but clean house and then worry about fining people for making comments.


#2241663 Tortorella fined 30k for WC comments

Posted by vladdy16 on 04 January 2012 - 08:43 PM

I suspect the coach would be fined more because he's supposed to be setting the example. We all know ref is just another word for god, and gods are infallible and cannot be questioned. I think it's BS they fine anyone for voicing an opinion. Everyone on the planet can see how well or how pitiful they are doing their job. So what, we're not supposed to talk about it?


#2241419 1/3 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Stars 4

Posted by vladdy16 on 03 January 2012 - 10:44 PM

The Wings are way too nonchalant with that empty-net. There were too many Stars back each time they got it for them to be passing it around. That could have really come back to bite them.

In any event, for the number of times that Jimmy has bailed the Wings out over the course of this season, they owed him one. Five goals will do.

I don't have a problem with that. Dallas was too busy keeping the Wings from scoring to try to score themselves. Burned up time. Works for me. :)


#2241071 Winter Classic 2013

Posted by vladdy16 on 03 January 2012 - 04:57 PM

Already a thread on this.

http://www.letsgowin..._1#entry2231557


#2240833 2012 NHL Winter Classic GDT : New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers

Posted by vladdy16 on 02 January 2012 - 05:30 PM

Why is Bryz out there, again? <_<

Never mind, it's still Bob. The stellar announcers said Bryz.

That's not fair, he was bowled over by his own player and had no chance at that puck.
Not that I'm upset about that, mind you, but he really didn't have a chance.


#2240452 12/31 GDT : Blues 0 at Detroit Red Wings 3

Posted by vladdy16 on 31 December 2011 - 09:29 PM

#3 - Hudler
#2 - Abby
#1 - HOWIE


#2240392 12/31 GDT : Blues 0 at Detroit Red Wings 3

Posted by vladdy16 on 31 December 2011 - 08:12 PM

Dear Cole,
f*** you.
Sincerely,
Abby


#2240365 12/31 GDT : Blues 0 at Detroit Red Wings 3

Posted by vladdy16 on 31 December 2011 - 08:03 PM

Nice penalty call on Lidstrom (seriously?) on an offsides that wasn't called.


#2240032 12/30 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Blackhawks 3

Posted by vladdy16 on 30 December 2011 - 10:43 PM

I think I'm going to break out my Wings DVD set this weekend. I'm feeling the need for a little March 26th juju.


#2240021 12/30 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Blackhawks 3

Posted by vladdy16 on 30 December 2011 - 10:36 PM

This game is starting to illustrate why the Wings won't get past the Hawks, Sharks or Canucks in a 7 game series. I guess they are where they are in the standings e.g. 4th place and behind the Hawks, Canucks & Sharks. I am sick of coming up short every year since 2008.

I wouldn't bet on that. No one can go from crap to spectacular like the Wings.


#2239971 12/30 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Blackhawks 3

Posted by vladdy16 on 30 December 2011 - 09:48 PM

f*** Hossa. What a chump.

I flipped him off with both hands. :)

My son is banned from speaking to me the rest of the game. He talks, they score. As far as I'm concerned, he's a mute.


#2239446 12/27 GDT : Blues 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by vladdy16 on 27 December 2011 - 11:33 PM

Yzerman did not purposely hurt Pronger. Pronger was going after Yzerman once again because of the latter's bum knee; he was charging toward Yzerman along the boards--Yzerman counter-hit him and Pronger landed awkwardly.

Sssssshhhhhhhh. It was sarcasm. :)


#2239384 12/27 GDT : Blues 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by vladdy16 on 27 December 2011 - 09:56 PM

When the Wings are motivated to play, they can beat any team in the league. That is for sure!

No doubt, but it sure would be nice if they would motivate themselves before the 3rd.


#2239340 12/27 GDT : Blues 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by vladdy16 on 27 December 2011 - 09:42 PM

Dear Pavel,
I'd like to see more of that, please.
Thank you.

PS - Don't get hurt!


#2237762 12/21 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Canucks 4

Posted by vladdy16 on 21 December 2011 - 11:47 AM

Not sure what you're talking about in the Sharks series Vladdy, but that settles it then. I renounce my allegiance to the Canucks and throw it towards a more respectful team like the Wings.

Yeah that was easy. Go Wings.

Basically Vladdy, some of us are tired of hearing about what a bunch of assholes, divers and soft players the Canucks are. People hate our team and hate us fans and no one even remotely associated with the Canucks escapes the wrath of two-bit hockey analysts in Toronto or drooling couch potatoes in Edmonton, Boston, Chicago or Ottawa. I was amazed at how Sens fans jumped on the hate bandwagon last week when there wasn't a single significant incident in the game that would have been out of the ordinary in any game between any two teams. But because the Canucks had the rep when they went into Ottawa, Sens fans saw the game through goggles that were so distorted it's a wonder they saw any of the game at all. It just gets old and the popular commentary is way out of proportion when teams like the Kings are even worse offenders in my opinion when it comes to stuff like diving. The fact is there are agitators on a lot of teams and divers on all teams - even yours. The stink of diving is in every home arena in the NHL but most people only complain when the other team farts and steadfastly hold their noses when someone on their own rips one.

However, there is a positive aspect to all this. When collective groups face adversity it often forces them to bond together even closer and I see that happening with both the team and its fans. Canucks often joke now about how they're the "most hated team in the NHL" and it's something that seems to have pushed them even closer together.

And yeah, I know where I am and I know i will get no sympathy here and will get eaten alive for this post. Wouldn't be the first time.

I don't hate the Nucks, nor have I jumped on any hate bandwagon. I watched the WCF with my own two eyes. IMO it was a pitiful display. The Nucks have their rep for a reason. I hope it changes soon.

And yes, people dive on all teams, even ours. The difference is that I actually call out the Wings when they do it, I don't giggle because they got away with it or got a call because of it. I consider it disgraceful and wish the refs would call it.

And try not to get so defensive. Yes, you're in enemy territory, but I never even hinted that you should switch allegiances, nor was I holding Detroit up as some paragon. I didn't have to - we all know it already! :P