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#2268216 Kronwall Destroys Voracek

Posted by thegerkin on 08 March 2012 - 04:52 AM

I read through this thread but this isn't a "new trend". Just ask Paul Kariya (if he can remember) what Scott Stevens did to him about a decade ago. And that was at the blue line, head down, OPEN ICE. These guys getting Kronwalled are idiots who already have the protection of the side boards. It is their own fault. Plain and simple. Coming up the boards without even glancing is asking to be leveled. Granted some hits are dirtier than other, but a lot of them are clean and the clean ones are the forwards fault 100% of the time. But no matter what, clean hits hurt can hurt just as much as dirty hits.


#2265613 Devin Setoguchi

Posted by thegerkin on 02 March 2012 - 08:33 AM

Holy crap, you almost have to feel sorry for him. It's even worse that the Dallas game a few years ago where all he had to do was tap it in for the empty netter and fell down.




#2262287 McCrimmon, Salei on board Russian plane crash

Posted by thegerkin on 25 February 2012 - 02:58 AM

The music in the video isn't great but the moment was.



Haha, the fan looked so shocked all he could do was just slap the glass again haha

RIP Brad and all


#2247160 Vancouver, your sour grapes are showing

Posted by thegerkin on 19 January 2012 - 06:24 PM

Wow, what an interesting article * It was well written ** There was no whining whatsoever *** Apparently he's using this as his high school thesis **** Vancouver versus the Bruins "hatefest" couldn't have been a dumber statement ***** The use of asterisks to imitate references to sources couldn't be any moref****** annoying ******

* You're a ****** bag
** Yep, still a ******
*** Still douching it up
**** Oh my God, stop writing
***** Seriously, STOP
****** OK, WE GET IT, YOU'RE A TERRIBLE WRITER


#2235202 Loyalty Question

Posted by thegerkin on 13 December 2011 - 03:58 AM

I was a minor league season ticket holder for 6 seasons and I owned over 20 team jerseys, none of which were for the team I was supporting. This didn't mean I didn't like my team (Muskegon Fury), I loved them, but I really liked the look of the league's other/defunct teams jerseys (Adirondack Icehawks, Knoxville Speed, Thunder Bay Thunder Cats, Utica Blizzard, Binghampton Icemen, Madison Monsters, etc...)

HOWEVER... when it comes to NHL teams, I'm a hockey player and well rounded in who's who on the other teams around the league. But I would NEVER, EVER wear any other colors than the Detroit Red Wings and and their farm club. My favorite jersey is still my game-worn Griffins #5 Kronwall jersey. Between Griffins and Red Wings jerseys, that's where I draw the line. You can't say I'm ignorant or a homer, because I live and breathe hockey and have very good knowledge of all other teams in the league, but you can't pay me to put a Chicago jersey, or Philly, San Jose, Pittsburgh, New Jersey, etc... It's the Red Wings, it has been since I've been since about 5 years old. Same goes for the Lions, Pistons and Tigers.

I guess what I'm saying is, when it comes to pro teams in my state, I embrace them and NO other team. Those others teams can piss off. Minor league hockey is, in my opinion an exception because, well, it's minor league. But it's Red Wings (Griffins) or nothing as far as apparel at the NHL, hands down.


#2224900 11/12 GDT: Stars 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by thegerkin on 12 November 2011 - 08:06 PM

The way our defense scores, we need to replace two of the offensive lines with D-men :)


#2174307 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Sharks 3

Posted by thegerkin on 12 May 2011 - 10:52 PM

Haha, f*** this. I really hope that half of thesef****** terrible players on Detroit aren't on the roster next year. f*** the Sharks. GO EAST!


#2115618 Jakub Kindl

Posted by thegerkin on 13 February 2011 - 03:34 AM

In my opinion, I don't think he possesses the NHL-caliber talent. I've seen him more than enough in Grand Rapids and he never stood out, except for the repeated mistakes and turnovers. Sure, I'll give some benefit-of-the-doubt on the "Rookie" option, but after watching him play, he's not making "rookie" mistakes and learning, he's repeating the same mistakes continously. Maybe he may just not be "fully cooked", I don't know. But I just don't see the NHL-caliber defenseman in his play.


#2106408 Datsyuk Taken off IR, Emmerton and Mursak sent back to GR

Posted by thegerkin on 27 January 2011 - 07:49 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfPg5LjGYz8

Cuzin Larry, doon't be rediculus :)


#2103819 Nabokov claimed by NYI, refuses to report, suspended

Posted by thegerkin on 23 January 2011 - 05:59 AM

I started to read this thread at the beginning, but gave up and figured just fast forward to the end...

The waiver system is very flawed. As some have pointed out, this puts a nice big spotlight on it and hopefully some positive change will come of it. Ideally, yes, Kenny did all the legwork, but he obviously knew there was no way in hell Nabby was getting past the bottom feeders, especially at that contract. What are Holland's true intentions? Nobody but Wings management knows for sure.

As far as Nabby not reporting, and the NHL apparently threatening that he would have to play the entire next full season with the Islanders, I'm glad Nabby told the Isles to f*** off. If they REQUIRE him to play, as many have said is possible, just stand there in goal. Don't even try. Hell, standing behind the net would be even better. Nabby's not a potential hall-of-famer, so what if his stats suck for a bit, it will only last a VERY short time. It may be insubordination, but he's already said he WILL NOT REPORT. The NHL will only lookf****** TERRIBLE, as will the Isles.

Snow is a terrible GM for a terrible organization icing a terrible team. I am still of the opinion they should be required to put DiPietro in net for all 82 games even if he's injured as punishment for his ludicrous contract. Wang can go suck, well... a wang. The Isles should just fold already.


#2072041 Goals Scored During Final Minutes Of The Period

Posted by thegerkin on 02 December 2010 - 08:56 PM

I know many people have wondered how many goals the Red Wings have given up during the final 2:00 minutes of a period. I was a bit bored, so I broke down the statistics. I charted the goals scored for and against during the final 2:00 minutes of a period during regulation (last 1:00 minute of OT). The stats are pretty close, for and against.

Enjoy!

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#2064240 11/17 GDT: Blues 3 at Red Wings 7

Posted by thegerkin on 17 November 2010 - 06:19 PM

My best friend is a huge Blues fan, so there is always a lot of trash talk when we play the Blues. Hope we play a full 60 minute game tonight.

Althought ill probably have to miss it due to having to be on a ambulance most of the evening. :(

But....thank god for DVR :)


Better riding along than being along for the ride! :)


#2059250 Lidstrom & Modano Interviews on CBC's After Hours

Posted by thegerkin on 07 November 2010 - 02:49 AM

here's nick

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZSNRPcYB6g


+1 Great interview and as someone said earlier, not run-of-the-mill questions. Now please bring us the Modano interview! :thumbup:


#2056577 Class Act Organization

Posted by thegerkin on 03 November 2010 - 04:50 AM

And this is the exact reason that the Detroit Red Wings are the best organization in professional hockey (and possibly in all of professional sports). I hope your brother gets well soon! :)


#2053627 "We respected the other guys a lot more than they do now."

Posted by thegerkin on 28 October 2010 - 01:24 AM

He's absolutely correct. The obvious difference between today's game and Richard's generation is the extra safety equipment. Players these days feel they can throw the elbow because the other guy has a helmet on or get their stick up high because the other guy is wearing a shield. The extra equipment gives today's players the feeling that they can go out and just plain wreck the other guy. As far as the hits from behind, it needs harsher enforcement of the rules. Some players think they are just finishing their check but that's just a poor excuse.