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wings4thecup06

Member Since 16 Apr 2006
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In Topic: Ericsson/Smith Day-to-Day with groin/hip flexor issues

Yesterday, 02:59 PM

You know what, I reckon all these sore groins, sore this sore that and whatnot are just simply a product of the media life and times that we live in. 10 years ago we didn't hear these things all the time in the preseason because there was no twitter around to keep people up to date 24/7. 

 

Just me reckoning. 


In Topic: Datsyuk 2nd degree separated shoulder injury - out approx 4 weeks

24 September 2014 - 05:33 PM

 

I want hits, fighting just good oldschool hockey but I also want a team that sticks up for each other and some on ice police. Last season Pasha has been out with a concussion, this (early) pre-season with a seperated shoulder. Is it really that hard to understand that I want someone to keep the other team honest ?

 

Heck it doesn't even need to be a fight you check our star/young/small players hard we are going to do the same to you and here comes the problem...after Kronwall deleted Kronwalled from his dictionary the Wings aren't even doing that and it pisses me off. Scuderi is a big kid he can take a hard hit I admit he is very good at hitting hard and clean but that shouldn't exclude him from getting hit in the same manner too.

 

To an extent I agree with you here Frank. I love the physical aspect of Hockey and wish the wings were more physical like they were back in the late 90's. But I agree with nawein. Nothing p****** me off more than seeing a guy get pounded for a clean hit, even more so when they guy who got smoked had his head down. How many Kronwall hits last year that were clean did we see where another player on the other team tried to take retribution. To what purpose does that actually serve? It's not stopping Kronwall from laying people out. He's one of the most feared open ice hitters in the game today. And he's not going to fight anyone, as evidenced when Kesler tried to get a piece of him. So why go after the guy? Intimidation? It just simply doesn't work and only serves to slow the game down. 

 

What I would like to see, which I'm sure you'll agree with, is someone sticking up for your team mate when he gets smoked on an ILLEGAL check. Like the elbow Datsyuk took last year from Cowan. Cowan should have got smoked, or at least challenged to a fight for that. And that's one of the things I miss about this Wings team. 


In Topic: Did the Wings change the font on their jerseys?

24 September 2014 - 04:23 PM

What I can't figure out is why they haven't put ads on the jerseys yet. Those Euro league teams look awesome!!!

 

Are you being serious or sarcastic? 

 

Because seriously, I can't think of a worse idea than putting ads on NHL jerseys. Something I treasure about the NHL is the lack of advertising that allows the purity of the sweaters to really show. 


In Topic: Datsyuk 2nd degree separated shoulder injury - out approx 4 weeks

24 September 2014 - 04:04 PM

Calm down everyone. It's a mild shoulder strain, 2-4 weeks is nothing. Now is the best time for Pavel to rest, and it gives him a chance to get it healed fully with the prospect of missing maybe a week's worth of the regular season. 

 

Injuries happen. it's a contact sport. Datsyuk's injury was a freak, he was just hit hard along the boards. No one is ever going to say you're not allowed to hit someone while they're coming down the wall like that, like Pavel was. Hitting the corner like that is a freak. It happens. He'll be fine, and missing a week now is better than missing a week down the stretch. No amount of conditioning could prepare even the fittest athlete in the world for a collision like that. 

 

Yes it sucks that Pavel won't be in the lineup on opening night, but I don't see why everyone is just absolutely clamouring with depression at the fact that 3 guys are hurt already. All 3 injuries were freaks. Helm can still play, just slap on a cage and as long as he can breathe it's all good. And we're not the only team with injuries this early. Look around the league. Malkin and Crosby aren't practicing, Drouin broke his hand, Jordan Staal fractured his leg, Stepan also fractured his leg. So were aren't alone. it happens. Just be thankful that Pavel isn't out for that long and that during that time he can still keep his legs fresh


In Topic: Datsyuk 2nd degree separated shoulder injury - out approx 4 weeks

23 September 2014 - 04:01 PM

Only on LGW can you find this kind of reaction to 2 minor injuries in a simple preseason game that no one really cared about anyway. 

 

Pavel will be fine. Give him a weeks rest and he's still got another week to get ready for the start of the season. A broken nose is a broken nose. Helm will get over it. Mantha's injury was a freak, but he probably wasn't going to make the roster straight away anyway. All that has done is just quietened everyone talking about him.