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#2573725 Larionov on NHL/AHL stifling creative play.

Posted by Ekmanc on 23 February 2015 - 11:48 AM

Interesting article by the professor!


#2573607 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 22 February 2015 - 07:06 PM

@TheHockeyNews: THN's @Proteautype writes on Morgan Riellys mistake, casual misogyny and the empty idea of The Outrage Police: http://t.co/pvjiyGQNU7

#2573557 Zetterberg leaves after 2nd Period; "upper body injury"

Posted by The Greek on 22 February 2015 - 02:31 PM

Nope Benn should have had to answer for that in Maguire style. Nothing will come out off this if people are expecting pay-back it has to be done on ice if only guys who can do that were available ... oh wait they are it just takes a phone call to Toronto or Calgary.Running to the league like ******* won't teach other teams a lesson, saying enough is enough will do so. I.e Isles Pens 2 years ago

You're right, and that's the problem. If this was any other sports league, it would be a much bigger deal. Even if you like fighting, it should not be an institutionalized form of punishment. Even if someone did fight Benn, there's no guarantee Benn would get what he deserves. Benn is pretty damn tough. You're basically arguing that we must risk injury to another player in order to enforce the rules. Furthermore, in your ideal system, the best fighters are above the rules, because no one can "punish" them.

#2573533 Zetterberg leaves after 2nd Period; "upper body injury"

Posted by puckloo39 on 22 February 2015 - 11:15 AM

Benn should be suspended for at least 5 games.  He's the 'example' and leader as Stars' Captain.  Zetterberg is a CAPTAIN and acts like it. 


In my opinion, Benn should lose the "C" on his sweater for this.  But it's the NHL, and only my opinion.  So that won't happen.


Hope Z is OK, and we can move on, for sure.


I was talking in general. Him having a concussion is'nt something I think is good. I just like not having him in the lineup, for reasons that have been beat to death on these boards.


It's OK.  I knew what you meant. I expect most here did.  Z is more 'valuable' in terms of heart and leadership, not that Mule isn't great to have on the ice, if and when he's able. 

#2573494 Nashville Predators to Host Alumni Game vs. Detroit Red Wings

Posted by Salviaman on 22 February 2015 - 01:14 AM

This is awesome! Got tickets last month arms length from the glass. It's gonna be fun to watch the Professor with the puck again!!

#2572887 Pavel Datsyuk demos Shooter Tutor

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 21 February 2015 - 04:08 PM

I'd rather have him demo a shooter tutor than a tooter shooter...

#2572682 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by number9 on 20 February 2015 - 06:38 PM

My dog just maple leafed all over my kitchen floor

#2572674 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 20 February 2015 - 05:33 PM

From now on when people aren't working hard enough or aren't tough enough I'll refer to them as Maple Leafs.

My niece is throwing a temper tantrum, I told her to stop throwing a maple leaf.
Let's get this around, anything bad just call it a maple leaf.

Car breaks down, it pulled a maple leaf.
Person you don't like, they're a real maple leaf.

It'll be awesome if it gains traction and gets around to Toronto fans, I just wanna see them throwing fits about it.

#2572665 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 20 February 2015 - 05:08 PM

Wow, take that, girls.

I will fight Morgan Rielly. He can call me a girl the entire time I'm beating his ass.

#2572625 TSN: Winnipeg, Toronto and Edmonton top NTC lists

Posted by kipwinger on 20 February 2015 - 01:30 PM

Which is frustrating when you spend all this time learning a language, are all excited to speak it, go to France, speak French to someone and they speak English back to you because they know you're American and they speak English better than you speak French.


Haha, that is exactly right.  I do it with Arabic all the time.  People in the Middle East are fluent in English and I try to struggle through my Arabic with them to hilarious results.

#2572501 Getzlaf calls Ovechkin a diver, O says "I have hair"

Posted by kipwinger on 19 February 2015 - 04:14 PM

This conversation makes me think of David Lee Roth's "Yankee Rose" for some reason.  I like to think of my America as both a hot chick and a thinly veiled reference to snorting cocaine through a rolled up million dollar bill. 

#2572496 Getzlaf calls Ovechkin a diver, O says "I have hair"

Posted by number9 on 19 February 2015 - 03:45 PM

Right, she's hot, but she's super high maintenance and kind of thinks she's better than everyone, but deep down there's good in her, she's just complex.

America doesn't have a girlfriend. We only know Freedom.

#2572397 Next Number to be retired

Posted by Desert Rat on 19 February 2015 - 01:10 AM

Yeah he signed it and is charging $149.00 for it so.....real.
Thanks McKinley25.

#2571787 Next Number to be retired

Posted by kipwinger on 18 February 2015 - 06:22 PM


^ This.


Zetterberg and Pav have been associated with each other too much. If one goes up and the other doesn't that could cause a lot of controversy. Sad as it is, their pairing is their own demise in terms of jersey retirement XD. Who knows, lets hope for the best, these guys may not be heavily recognized around the US but Detroit's got nothing but love for em!


I'm posting this diatribe in response to your post, but I'm not aiming it at you.  You're didn't do the thing I'm about to rage about, you just referenced it at the bottom of your post. 


Can we please stop with the "nobody recognizes Dats and Z's greatness" crap already?  It's absurd.  The Red Wings, and their two stars, get their just due ALL the time.  A couple years ago TSN listed Datsyuk as the best player in the world.  Wayne Gretzky said he thought our two stars were the best in the business around that same time.  They're both consistently ranked near the top of the league in fantasy player rankings, and I've personally seen everyone from Puck Daddy, to Doc Emrick, to Mike Milbury, to P.J. Stock, to Ron McLean singing their praises.  Even Don "I hate Foreigners" Cherry has been nothing but complimentary of our guys. 


This is just more of this wannabe victim crap that I can't stand about some of our fans.  The league/refs/Bettman/media don't have it out for us.  We're universally considered the finest organization, with some of the finest athletes, in all of professional sports...not just hockey.  It's like some fans think we're not credible if we're not constantly facing some sort of faux adversity.  There's nothing wrong with being dominant AND being recognized for it...this isn't an inspirational sports film. 


Add "the media doens't give Dats and Z credit" to the list of dumb ass cliches that Red Wings fans say.  Right below "Our fans are spoiled by success" and right above "the league wanted Pittsburgh to win". 


Rant over.

#2571403 2/16 GDT : Montreal Canadiens 2 at Red Wings 0

Posted by Euro_Twins on 17 February 2015 - 12:40 AM

I'll post some more pictures tomorrow. But here's me and my cousin at hockeytown cafe. Despite losing he had a great time at his first wings game and we had some great entertainment with a lunatic behind us screaming The whole time (wouldn't be surprised if he was a member here considering what he was saying)