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The NHL announces "Homer" rule for WIngs - WTF?

07 October 2010 - 09:38 PM

So, I just read this about 20 min. ago. Seems like a bunch of B.S. to me!

NHL rule for Wings

Here's a snippet...

"NHL Says Detroit's Tomas Holmstrom Must Be Five Feet from Goal to Score (Satire)...NHL Director of Officiating, Terry Gregson, forwarded rule 96A to the Red Wings via fax which states: "The Detroit Red Wings will not be allowed to score a goal unless Tomas Holmstrom is at least five (5) feet away from the goal crease. If the on-ice official determines that Holmstrom is less than five (5) feet away from the goal at the time the puck enters the net, the goal will be immediately disallowed."

Are we still talking about age...really?!

05 October 2010 - 03:07 PM

So, I spend a good amount of time most days reading about the Wings, and different blogs, articles that people write about them. Year after year, it seems people constantly gripe about the age of our roster. Although, maybe its just me...anyway, I find it interesting that this constantly comes up. "We need to get younger...," "Why do we still have X on the roster, etc." Sure, we have 7 players at or above 35 years of age (Lidstrom I don't even consider to be "old," and I'm sure most people will agree with me). But the other 16 players on our roster are 32 and lower, with a lot of them being 25-30.

Then, I look at other teams' rosters. Sure, they might have an average age of 25 or so, but there's no other organization that is as complete as ours. Maybe people just love to hate on the Wings, or something? I know last year we were severely depleted as far as manpower goes, but look at what we did when we had all our guys healthy - hottest team in the NHL! We have a lot of depth, more so than what a lot of other teams have, that's for sure. And I still am not sold of players the age of 30-32 or so, being "old." I mean, if you can still play at a high level, who cares what your age is, as long as you're productive and producing and not holding the team/younger guys' development back.

Anyway, sorry for the rant, just needed to get that out. I for one am really excited about this season, and really believe that we'll be atop the Central Division again, and battling for the Cup next May/June! Thoughts?