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#2563458 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

Posted by Mckinley25 on 15 January 2015 - 08:45 PM

I love how Joack(off)man and Reaves can get 12 free crosschecks in on Glendening and how its open season for Slashing Datsyuk, yet Tatar got a  penalty for that weak-ass s***. 

Cross checks are not a penalty. Hooks, holds, causing opposing players slight hesitations, gentle stick contact and gingivitis are penalties.

#2563119 1/13 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Sabres 1

Posted by Mckinley25 on 14 January 2015 - 11:18 AM

Honestly, I was surprised to read this, too. Babcock's not usually one for sentiment, at least where hockey is concerned.

I don't know, didn't he insist he get a photograph with all his former assistants that are now head coaches at the draft this year? I think he's more sentimental then his stern demeanor portrays. Plus I think I heard him say Glendening was like the son he never had.

#2562689 McGratton on waivers

Posted by Mckinley25 on 12 January 2015 - 03:01 PM

Except Holland will never go after a Prust, Dorsett or Stewart because they fight.  He doesn't care if they score goals and contribute as leaders somehow.  If you fight, Holland and Babcock don't want you.  Look how they ran Tootoo out of town because he actually fought.  They want their 4th liners to be faceless jobbers who the fans don't care about.    
If he ever reads your post and runs into you in public (or private), this is the look you'd get.  Please choose your words carefully.  

Kip, be careful, he's going to look at you like he's constipated.

#2562548 McGratton on waivers

Posted by Mckinley25 on 11 January 2015 - 09:13 PM

Yep.  Most Wings fans here don't like that part of the game because they've never seen their team actually play it.  

That's not even remotely true.

#2562487 Jimmy Howard.......All-Star!

Posted by Mckinley25 on 11 January 2015 - 01:18 PM

It was tongue and cheek. I wish the best for Howie...

I think his was too. Very, very tongue in cheek, very.

#2562282 McGratton on waivers

Posted by Mckinley25 on 10 January 2015 - 04:13 PM

Don't forget ***.  Frankgrimes made it clear above that if there's no fighting, hockey will become "as homosexual as other sports".  
The great Champion of fighting wants enforcers in the game, why?  So it doesn't turn ***.  Lol. 
Even if I didn't care about fighting in hockey I'd be against it just so I didn't have to agree with anyone who thinks something like that. 

I'm still trying to wrap my head around that logic...when no one is throwing punches everyone starts to think about the D (and I don't mean Detroit.)

#2562279 McGratton on waivers

Posted by Mckinley25 on 10 January 2015 - 04:09 PM

Good and fair question to be honest I will be unhappy and all that stuff but I am not a bandwagoner and jump ship when times getting hard - great coone track by the way - I became a wings fan back when this team was great and tough and they have brought lots of joy.. So yeah that's basically itBut I am not going to say sorry for wanting payback when people try to take advantage of the wings.I have a question for you too.. Can you honestly tell me you didn't like seeing Downey beating the hell out of Laperierre? The whole team read fired up they came together and stood up for each other so you really don't like that stuff. Is it to hard to understand that our stars and small players shouldn't have to worry about all the rats in the league and focus on their game?

Frank I agree with you on one point, they shouldn't have to worry about the rats. Unfortunately even with Probert and Kocur in the line-up the team still had to worry, in fact there was so much fighting back then I'm inclined to believe there are less rats now. I'm old enough to have watched the wings in the eighties and while not many of the games were televised (I feel like one year there were only 17 games I was able to get) I can say with some certainty there is at least the same amount of cheap shots now as then if not less.

#2562216 McGratton on waivers

Posted by Mckinley25 on 10 January 2015 - 09:23 AM

Well said :-)
Some people  won't be happy before every team is as soft as the current Wings edition and hockey turns into a non contact sport. Somehow I'm starting to hope that Lucic snaps and maybe then the ever so funny OT spammers will change their mind but I'll doubt it.
Sadly Reaves, Bourdelaux, Scott and Thornton are the last remaining enforcers.

So you want Lucic to hurt someone so that your enforcers are relevant? Am I the only one reading this?

#2562132 McGratton on waivers

Posted by Mckinley25 on 09 January 2015 - 06:34 PM

Don't worry, if there is an expansion the league might just be watered down enough for the goons to get their jobs back. Though teams may prefer Cory Emmerton instead.

#2562099 McGratton on waivers

Posted by Mckinley25 on 09 January 2015 - 05:00 PM

Was in. 

Right, we're doomed. This was foretold to us in revelations.

#2562090 McGratton on waivers

Posted by Mckinley25 on 09 January 2015 - 04:50 PM

Yes I do who is protecting Johnny hockey, Monahan and Bartschi now? Is big Ern a goal scoring machine? No nor a defensive stud but he is a damn good team mate loved by the fans and an absolute gym freak with great work ethic.Hope some team claims him and then others have to respond, fighting is part of hockey and needs to come back

Who's been protecting them?? If anyone has they've been doing a s***ty job, by your own admission there's a lot of rats in league. You know, the same league McGratton is in.

#2561619 1/7 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Flames 2

Posted by Mckinley25 on 07 January 2015 - 11:32 PM

We'll probably won't be watching the rest of this one, fire alarm at the apartment is going off. Damn it.

It's a false alarm, just stay. And even if it's not at least wait until the floorboards are hot.

#2559113 WJC 2015 Starting today

Posted by Mckinley25 on 26 December 2014 - 03:46 PM

Yay it's the time of year when wings fans turn against each other!

Have you ever read a Game Day Thread?

#2559064 Happy Holidays To All My Fellow LGW'rs!

Posted by Mckinley25 on 25 December 2014 - 11:04 AM

Merry Christmas and I hope everyone got a visit Brian McGratton last night!!

#2556994 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by Mckinley25 on 15 December 2014 - 11:52 PM

What's your solution?  Shanahan's suspensions didn't seem to work as much as desired.  And cheap hits in the playoffs have resulted in fighting.  The Ottawa vs. Montreal series a few years ago turned into a fight fest due to a cheapshot.  The 2012 playoffs had a ton of brawls and skirmishes in the first round.    
Historically, though, there's never been as much fighting in the playoffs as the regular season.  Even in the 80's or early 90's.    

Honestly, I don't know that I have a solution, but I also haven't been tasked with it in any official capacity. I believe before fighting can be eliminated the NHL has to assume a stronger position against it, but there are at this time too many fans and consequently too much money, in support of fighting.