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TheWolf

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#2513266 Matt Cooke offered in-person hearing for knee hit

Posted by TheWolf on 22 April 2014 - 05:59 PM

I don't understand why any team would want this guy.  Sure he has some ability still, but you just know that at some point he's going to do something absolutely moronic like this and cost the team as a result.  What he did to Marc Savard is unforgivable and he's still doing stuff like that now.  Perma-ban this guy and let him try to ruin the careers of guys in the KHL instead.

 

 

I think it is so you don't have him on the OTHER team injuring YOUR guys.

 

Other than that, I don't have an explanation. 




#2396745 ECQF - (8) NY Islanders vs. (1) Penguins

Posted by TheWolf on 05 May 2013 - 11:58 AM

Wow, so that is how you score.  You mean you aren't supposed to take it into the corner and shoot it at an impossible angle OR pass it in front of the net with no one there?

 

What's that other thing we do?  Oh yeah shoot it from the blue line right at the goalie and don't make him have to shift at all.  Last night I guarantee I could have stopped 3/4 of those shots we had with a defense in front of me.  I'm not saying I have the reflexes to save them, I'm saying if I just stood there,  no way they were going in.  Puck goes left to the corner cover that side. Puck goes right cheat to that side.  Take a knee hug the post, get hit by the puck, rinse, repeat.




#2396710 Abdelkader suspended 2 games for hit on Lydman

Posted by TheWolf on 05 May 2013 - 10:53 AM

Multiple issues with this.

 

1) No call initially on ice. 

2) Are they going to review hits where a guy stays down and then go back and give a penalty?

3) The head wasn't the main point of contact.

4) He didn't leave his skates until the hit.  He didn't jump into him.  Not a fan of the technique, but he certainly wasn't headhunting.

5) I thought the hit last game ON him was worse, where he got checked in the back into the boards.  It reminded me quite a bit of the type of hit that happened to Draper.  Luckily he wasn't any closer to the boards or near the bench, but that was a VERY bad hit as far as what could have happened.  That wasn't a hockey play just a cheap shot.

6) This is going to turn into a reaction league.  A guy just should stay down like soccer players and see if they can draw a penalty.

7) Initially I didn't think it was a penalty.  Since I've seen replays it has looked fine.  I don't know how on earth that is a game misconduct.

8) If you watch the Kings and Blues series, worse is happening every other minute.




#2299430 25 Games for Torres

Posted by TheWolf on 05 May 2012 - 07:53 AM

At first I was with you on this, but in your video you see Neal really let up last minute and try to avoid contact thus showing respect for his fellow NHL'er...Not the case at all with Torres, he wanted to f*** Hossa up, the same way he did with his other sixty-three infractions this season.



Then we simply disagree. I don't see letting up on the contact nor trying to avoid him. The puck is much further away, for a longer period than with Torres. Torres is a harder hit, and has a bigger rap sheet, but I don't see this as any better.

Frankly, I want my D-men to f*** people up, in a cleaner way, but I certainly want that.

All of this IMO has been spiraling downhill for a while, but it was really poignant after the Rome-Horton hit, where because Horton was hurt, Rome got suspended (or a longer one) due to that. Eventually it is going to get to the point where players will stay down, sit out a couple games and give the offender a 10 game suspension.

I respect your opinion, I just don't see the avoidance you claim.


#2299191 25 Games for Torres

Posted by TheWolf on 04 May 2012 - 08:58 AM

Are you seriously comparing these two hits?



You aren't? Guy hits him late, around the head, leaps into him. Oh, right, Couture didn't end up in the hospital. :rolleyes:


#2299171 25 Games for Torres

Posted by TheWolf on 04 May 2012 - 08:08 AM

How many games is this hit worth?




#2289238 Trotz lobbying for more goalie interference calls?

Posted by TheWolf on 16 April 2012 - 08:18 PM

Blown away by this.

I'm sorry, I'm talking too much lately, I've used up my post quota for the next couple of years.


#2288845 Retribution for clean hits...

Posted by TheWolf on 16 April 2012 - 10:40 AM

That's exactly the point. When someone on your team gets hit hard....clean or not, you want to send a message that they will need to pay whenever they do that.....try to deter hitting the future, that's exactly what they are trying to accomplish. To be honest, I'd be unhappy if my team didn't respond to hard hits, you have to show that you won't get pushed around.

Another thing to think about....I bet that hit isn't made of it wasn't Sedin...they target star players and try to punish them, you need to respond. If the hit is dirty, the response would be a lot more violent.




I passionately disagree with this. What, so a guy makes a body check or hip check, and then he should be ready to get punched in the face for making a HOCKEY play?
I was always told if someone made a clean hit, line him up for a clean one of your own.

Is this the kind of stuff you want to see?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNFuD0fBt50