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#2470399 1/1 Winter Classic 2014 GDT: Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 2 (F/SO)

Posted by vladdy16 on 03 January 2014 - 03:14 PM

Yup, Shanny does it again.  The guy shouldn't be crucified, but a couple of games for a repeat offender is not untoward.  SO disgusted.




#2470342 WinterFest/ Winter classic Final thoughts

Posted by vladdy16 on 03 January 2014 - 10:58 AM

Does anyone do better justice to a fedora?

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#2470225 1/1 Winter Classic 2014 GDT: Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 2 (F/SO)

Posted by vladdy16 on 02 January 2014 - 01:20 PM

This game tied for NBC's highest overnight ratings for a regular season game.  The game it tied?  2009 Winter Classic.  I'm picking up on a theme here.....




#2470105 1/1 Winter Classic 2014 GDT: Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 2 (F/SO)

Posted by vladdy16 on 01 January 2014 - 06:40 PM

Am I the only one pleased with this game?  Yes, a win would have been optimal, but the only thing that would have made it better would have been being there.  The Wings played a great game, and so did the Leafs.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.  The crowd was great, it was good hockey going back to its roots.  Even the officiating for the most part was good.  Whether the whistles were swallowed or frozen, no matter.  They played.  The game rocked.  

The shootout must die, but I have yet to watch a single shootout.




#2469438 1/1 Winter Classic 2014 GDT: Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 2 (F/SO)

Posted by vladdy16 on 01 January 2014 - 09:53 AM

NBC Sports is streaming it here.

 

iPhone ap is here.

 

Android ap is here.




#2469285 Alumni Game Lineup / Leafs @ Wings Alumni NBCS and CBC 1pm

Posted by vladdy16 on 31 December 2013 - 05:05 PM

What interview was this when Stevie said that? Watching cbc and no interview...fsd? NBC?

FSD.  I'm recording the CBC game, watching the FSD game and recording FSD when it replays tonight.  :)




#2469139 Alumni Game Lineup / Leafs @ Wings Alumni NBCS and CBC 1pm

Posted by vladdy16 on 31 December 2013 - 01:32 PM

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#2468542 Alumni Game Lineup / Leafs @ Wings Alumni NBCS and CBC 1pm

Posted by vladdy16 on 30 December 2013 - 05:15 PM

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#2465502 Nyquist out with groin injury

Posted by vladdy16 on 17 December 2013 - 12:40 PM

I just had to laugh.  It's gotten to the point of ridiculousness.  




#2464178 Rivalries

Posted by vladdy16 on 14 December 2013 - 10:50 AM

 

You must be young. Some of us oldsters still have a deep hatred for Toronto. So glad the Wings can renew that rivalry now.

 

And just think how sweet it will be when the Wings beat Chicago in the Cup Finals some year. :)

Absolutely agreed.  Growing up, Toronto was Public Enemy Number One, with Chicago a distant second.  It was passed on genetically.  Chicago was more of a regional rivalry since they sucked pretty hard, but Toronto, they were a deeply hated foe.  

There is not a happy dance big or long enough to express my joy at being back in the East.  




#2464038 Shawn Thornton attacks Orpik (leaves game on stretcher)

Posted by vladdy16 on 13 December 2013 - 12:39 PM

Maybe it's not an age or a generational thing. The more I know and learn, it just becomes harder for me to be entertained by naked violence.

If Lemieux turned out like Moore, would you still feel the same way? It doesn't matter why McCarty did it. Bert was doing it to stick up for naslund. It shouldn't be allowed because you run the unnecessary risk of severely injuring someone. Although I don't support fighting, it would have been far better to pummel Lemieux face to face, when he's consenting. Not some blindside punch he wasn't expecting. If Lemieux doesn't want to fight, put him into the boards, hard, every chance you get. Also, you could just win. How much does mccarty's fight mean if we ended up losing to the Av's in the playoffs?

McCarty to this day insists Lemiuex knew he coming and that no blindsiding was involved.  Take that how you will.

And it still would have meant the world even had things not turned out the same.  It wasn't the hit so much (that was bad enough) as Claude's attitude afterward,  He deserved a beatdown, period.

I'm not a proponent of stupid penalties and mindless violence, but I am a huge supporter of sticking up for your team and not letting guys like Cowen get away with manhandling anybody, let alone Pavel.  I believe in dual-purpose players - those that can contribute effectively and maintain order and mete out justice, which is what true old time hockey was all about.




#2463413 Great Datsyuk Interview

Posted by vladdy16 on 11 December 2013 - 12:33 PM

From today's #RedWings practice: Pavel Datsyuk claimed "I'm out of shape." Teammates still laughing.




#2462837 12/10 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Panthers 3 (SO)

Posted by vladdy16 on 10 December 2013 - 07:51 PM

Oh f*** offffffff, where art thou Holmstrom

If Homer were on the ice it would have been waived off before #98 even hit the ice.

 

Stellar acting performance on the part of Thomas.  I don't care who you are, if you sell something like that, it should be a penalty.




#2462237 Shawn Thornton attacks Orpik (leaves game on stretcher)

Posted by vladdy16 on 07 December 2013 - 09:45 PM

 

There is no "code"

 

I've seen muggings from he 70's and 80's that make this incident look like kissing.  Thornton went over the line, but that's always happened in different eras as well.  You can't take that out of hockey even if you neuter players like Thornton.  Hockey players in bad moods sometimes go over the line.  

 

Orpik didn't help himself any by being Brooks Orpik, one of the most disliked defenders in the league.    

I must disagree in that for a long time there absolutely was an established, albeit unwritten, code.  It died when the instigator rule came in.  Sure, back in the guy some guys were playing on the edge or over it, but they knew they would have to answer the bell for it later on.  That doesn't happen anymore.  That coupled with the increase in equipment protection has led to complete disrespect amongst a lot of the players.




#2462204 We are the Detroit Red Wings and we are making the playoffs

Posted by vladdy16 on 07 December 2013 - 09:33 PM

There was no reason to resurrect this thread a third of the way through the season.