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#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.


#2211228 Illitch: Definitely a new arena coming

Posted by vladdy16 on 01 October 2011 - 10:47 AM

No arena in the NHL has better sight lines than the Joe. Just ask the Sharks fans - there is an actual rule that you can't lean forward because you'll block others sight. A new arena will not be as good because of the suites. Cheap seats will suffer. Bank on it.
So the Joe is not as sparkly as other arenas - I go there to watch a game, not shop or "dine" or be seen, and the Joe is the best place for that.
Americans have no respect for history. Tiger Stadium, the oldest open-air park in the world, was left to molder and eventually be torn down. I think that's just pitiful. What if Italians just tore down the Coliseum or the Sistine Chapel because they were too old? No one back then thought they'd be standing thousands of years later. Not that I think the Joe is on par with these treasures, but it really is a monument to great planning. I'll take the run-down Joe with it's gray columns and outhouses in the smoking area over a brand-new, sparkly testament to bigger, better, faster any day.


#2209363 Ask NFM#25 a Question

Posted by vladdy16 on 24 September 2011 - 12:27 AM

How do blind people know when they are done wiping? Do they just use an excessive amount of toilet paper? Do they hop into the shower after? What?!?!

You were asked to stop asking loaded questions. I suggest you heed the request.


#2206783 Best Playoff Series of the Last 15 Years

Posted by vladdy16 on 07 September 2011 - 07:57 PM

So since we're all bored with the offseason and I need something to take my mind off today's tragedy, I wanted to discuss our greatest playoff victories over the last 15 years. I personally would rank them in the order the poll options are in, with the '97 cup win being the best. What do you think was our greatest series win? (define "greatest" in whatever terms you want)

I agree with Doc - Detroit/Colorado was epic. What was great about the Detroit/Philly series was winning the Cup; the series itself was comparatively boring.