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#2074766 Another obviously blown call?

Posted by toby91_ca on 09 December 2010 - 10:46 AM

Dude, ice is slippery.

Also, trying to hold onto your stick with hockey gloves on is almost impossible. If any of you had ever played hockey, you'd know that FFS.

1) Doesn't really matter if it was intentional or not, it's like highsticking, you still have to make the call.

2) I have been playing hockey for 28 years now and I can honestly say that my stick has almost never left my hand, other than when someone slashes it out of my hand (which hasn't happend much either), I can't even remember a single instance where I lost my stick. I'm sure it's happened several times, but obviously not that often. So, holding on to your stick with hockey glove is actually pretty easy. If you find it almost impossible, maybe you should consider changing your gloves, or maybe the way you tape your stick needs to change.

#2074157 Datsyuk in the Hart conversation

Posted by toby91_ca on 08 December 2010 - 04:37 PM

With Crosby, it's not only the point totals, his defensive game is actually pretty good. He's improved year after year, which is largely not noticeable, but this year, a lot of people are actually noticing his defensive game.

He's not going to win the selke this year and is not on the same level as Dats yet in terms of defensive game, but I woudln't be surprised if he gets there at some point in the next few years, he just seems to have an uncanny ability to go away during the summer and work on a part of the game people think is lacking and comes back for the next season vastly improved in that area.

#2067616 Ovechkin, Kovalchuk heard laughing after Caps' blowout loss

Posted by toby91_ca on 23 November 2010 - 09:03 PM

When you're laughing it up with the opposition while within eyesight and earshot of your coach when he's addressing the media after you've been blown out and you yourself are in the midst of a 'slump', it kinda becomes a big deal.

Not that I give a crap either way but I can see the reasons why Boudreau would be peeved.

Like I said, I can understand the coach being pissed and ripping into him privately, but it's a bit much for the media to blow it up like they have.

#2057948 Get ready folks, hitting is about to exit our game

Posted by toby91_ca on 05 November 2010 - 11:54 AM

However, both Murph and Holik agreed that the 5 minute penalty should have been assessed but not a game misconduct.

If that is the case, I think both Murph and Holik need to educate themselves on the rule:

Rule 48 Illegal Check to the Head
48.1 Illegal Check to the Head A lateral or blind side hit to an opponent
where the head is targeted and/or the principle point of contact is not
48.2 Minor Penalty There is no provision for a minor penalty for this rule.
48.3 Major Penalty For a violation of this rule, a major penalty shall be
assessed (see 48.4).
48.4 Game Misconduct Penalty An automatic game misconduct penalty
shall be assessed whenever a major penalty is assessed under this

#2057916 Get ready folks, hitting is about to exit our game

Posted by toby91_ca on 05 November 2010 - 10:33 AM

There is no penalty for "targeting the head" on a north south hit, and it is debatable whether it wasn't just Thornton being tall and Pereon being hunched over.

That's true, but it wasn't a north south hit, not even close.

FYI, a disciplenary hearing has been scheduled with Mr. Thornton.

#2057857 An Unlikely Scrap

Posted by toby91_ca on 05 November 2010 - 08:06 AM

Has it gotten to the point that people on this form dislike the guy so much logic thought can not be processed when it comes to him?

For the record, Niskanen is BIGGER than Crosby. Crosby picks his spots and doesn't fight guys with more fighting experience? Come on, Crosby isn't a fighter, why would he pick fights with fighters. People are acting as it Crosby singles out the weakest player in every game and goes out and picks a fight with them. He's been in 4 or 5 fights in his career and has fought guys in and around his size.....is there really anything wrong with that? There is because it's Crosby of course, I must be an idiot, that's the one variable I did not consider.

#2057851 Get ready folks, hitting is about to exit our game

Posted by toby91_ca on 05 November 2010 - 07:54 AM

I don't think it's an elbow, but I also don't think that matters. I was clearly a headshot and it was clearly an east to west hit. Not sure how people are seeing it as North/South.

I think the rule is going to cause wrong calls being made by officials, but let's be honest, we've have super slow mo video here and we're still arguing about it. All the officials have is real time, full speed and not necessarily the best angle.

But when it comes down to it, maybe it just causes bad calls, some growing pains, but I doubt it will take hitting out of the game....unless you start seeing guys get suspended when they really shouldn't.

In this case, I think he should be suspended. This isn't a matter of being tough, we're talking about guys heads here. And it's not a matter of potentially ending someone's career, it's much worse than that, the players quality of life is on the line.

If the player has his head down (yes, Perron did), that's his own fault, but in this case, Thornton also came from the side, which is the no no now, which I agree with.

#2052786 Easiest Division

Posted by toby91_ca on 26 October 2010 - 08:36 AM

I think a couple guys might not have noticed that they are replying to posts that were made 5 years ago.

#2049710 Rypien suspended 6 games

Posted by toby91_ca on 20 October 2010 - 04:38 PM

He grabbed the kid. He didn't assault him. I'm thinking a 5 game suspension.

Since he has an in-person hearing schedule, his suspension will = MIN 5 games.

With respect to pending lawsuit against him....bulls***.

#2047700 Letang "blindside" hit on Comeau

Posted by toby91_ca on 15 October 2010 - 10:46 PM

It looks clean to me, but I have to admit that I'm starting to get sick of seeing another player laid out every night in the highlights. Don't know if Comeau is alright or what happened to him after the hit, but 2 weeks into the season and there are already over a dozen concussions in the league.

I think Ryan Miller was right when he said we need to change the culture.

Comeau is perfectly fine, I suspect he laid on the ice for a bit to try and sell it.

#2047693 Letang "blindside" hit on Comeau

Posted by toby91_ca on 15 October 2010 - 10:29 PM

It wasn't blindside, but it was an elbow to the head..

I'm sorry, but are you completely insane??? Elbow to the head? The closest the elbow came to the head was when Letang's elbow was next to Comeau's elbow when he hit him shoulder to shoulder, other than that, I don't see the elbow as coming even within 3 feet of the head.

This is the bad part of the new rule....you are going to see guys get 5 and a game like this for perfectly clean hits that would never have been called penalties in the past.

#2041183 New Captains

Posted by toby91_ca on 06 October 2010 - 01:27 PM

top 15 sounds good. horcoff as a captain in the NHL is embarrasing though. he's a 2nd/3rd line player on a good team. guess that's why the oil finished dead last in the league last year.

You don't have to be the best player on the team to be a good leader and therefore good captain.

#2032377 Dustin Byfuglien will move to defense

Posted by toby91_ca on 10 September 2010 - 01:35 PM

He's not that good of a player, the value he did have was his size and the ability to stand in front of the net, this decision basically removes that value.

#2027484 Hawks sign Fernando Pisani, $500k

Posted by toby91_ca on 19 August 2010 - 02:58 PM

I still don't see how this contract is any better than either of the Miller/Eaves contracts.

I don't see a signficant difference between these players and Pisani's contract is cheaper.

#2025772 Pavel Datsyuk

Posted by toby91_ca on 13 August 2010 - 10:08 AM

Fast forward to today and all the CONTINUED highlight moves and I can confidently say, WITHOUT hesitation, that Pavel Datsyuk has the single greatest puck control/hands in the history of the game... go ahead and try and argue who is/has been better? It's like the guy LITERALLY has the puck attached to his stick by a string and is a once in a lifetime (possibly history) that you will ever see a player with that ability... and DAMN are we lucky it is happening in the Winged Wheel...

That is a pretty bold statement, which appears to be based soley on watching one player and what he has done.....have you watched other players as closely, behind the scenes, etc.?

Kent Nilsson was pretty slick and I've always considered him to be the best stickhandler I've ever seen. Kovalev is pretty damn good too.

I think something like this is pretty subjective and you could very well get some arguments for other players, I think it's really difficult to say that one player, without a doubt at all, is the best.