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#2471125 Kyle Quincey/Brendan Smith or Ian White/Carlo Colaiacovo

Posted by Echolalia on 06 January 2014 - 09:30 PM

did you just say quincey is offensive minded ......................


Well a lot of goals are scored when Quincey is on the ice

#2470624 Alexey Marchenko called up

Posted by Echolalia on 04 January 2014 - 08:24 PM

Kids came up after the injuries so I doubt the amount of practicing matters. Especially since our injured guys are the most likely to practice regardless of whether or not they were mandatory.

My bet is the training staff.

Best way to give veterans the habit of attending non mandatory practices is to instill that work ethic into them when they're kids!

#2469154 Alumni Game Lineup / Leafs @ Wings Alumni NBCS and CBC 1pm

Posted by Echolalia on 31 December 2013 - 02:07 PM

...and to this day, nobody knows what happened to Ted Lindsay's lucky socks

#2468691 Amazon.com is having a sports clearance

Posted by Echolalia on 30 December 2013 - 08:58 PM

That waterbottle is sleek!  Too bad i just bought one...

#2467820 Going to Montreal

Posted by Echolalia on 27 December 2013 - 10:58 AM

I've never been there, but my girlfriend has, and she said that the food there (not just one restaurant in particular, but everywhere she ate) was consistently some of the best food she's ever had.  I don't know if she happened to get lucky and just happened to pick the 10 best restaurants in Montreal, or that they legit have amazing food, but if you go to yelp or something similar online and find what's nearby, I'm under the impression you won't be disappointed.

#2467680 Inside a Hockey Ref's Game

Posted by Echolalia on 25 December 2013 - 10:51 AM

It's impressive what an even keel the guy has and how much time he spends explaining things to players.

Things I should probably aspire to as a mod. :P

Best to rule us with an iron fist. Otherwise one day we may discover our strength in numbers and revolt!

#2467679 Merry Christmas, LGW

Posted by Echolalia on 25 December 2013 - 10:47 AM

You guys are the greatest! Have a wonderful day!

#2466645 Weiss

Posted by Echolalia on 21 December 2013 - 12:17 PM

Do the surgery now.  There shouldn't even be another option.  Weiss is ineffective while playing with a sports hernia.  Give him plenty of time to rest and recuperate, and hopefully this can provide him with an opportunity to start from scratch and try to get his body and mind where he wants it to be before he returns to the lineup.  The contract is for several years, let's do this the right way.

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#2466559 Babcock's Job?

Posted by Echolalia on 20 December 2013 - 05:32 PM

We can look at wins, Stanley Cups, gold metals etc, but I think last year's cup run was really a testament to Babs' coaching skills. That roster had no business competing for the Stanley Cup and they eliminated the heavily-favorited Ducks and sent the Cup-winning team to OT of game 7.

#2465908 Why the Red Wings get injured

Posted by Echolalia on 18 December 2013 - 12:35 AM

Actually he took liberties BEFORE. Once Downey stepped in not only did it provide furhter momentum for the Red Wings, but it also sent a message to Colorado. What's so hard for you to understand that? It's high school deductive reasoning...


You should use some of that high school logic you seem to be so full of and reevaluate my post, as well as your own OP.  I don't care if Lapierre took liberties before, during, or after Downey's response, and based on your premise that an enforcer's presence prevents injuries, you shouldn't either.  You asked us all a question in the title of this thread, "Why the Red Wings get injured."  You immediately follow that up in the first sentence of your OP with "Because they have no legitimate enforcer."  Your argument can then be summed up as 'enforcers prevent injury'.  High school reasoning.  You also said in your OP that "If there were enforcers, teams would think twice before laying the hits on star players."  Again, that reinforces your assertion that the presence of an enforcer would prevent injuries to Red Wings.  Downey was dressed and actively used during the game when Lapierre hit and injured Lidstrom; ie Downey the enforcer was present.  Based on that example (one which you actually brought forth to the discussion), it is clear that your argument that an enforcer's presence prevents injury is effectively refuted.  Downey was present.  Lidstrom still got injured.

As for the fight providing momentum and sending a message to the Avs, again I invite you to reread your original post as well as mine.  We aren't discussing momentum-shifts or message sending.  I never mentioned it.  Your OP never mentioned it.  That is not the topic of this thread, and if you were interested in discussing that as the premise of your argument, you should have made that clear in your OP.  I expect better from someone who is so competent in high-school level logic to bring up irrelevant points to the subject as a response to my retort.  It's as Kip mentioned in the first page: you keep changing your tune.  Now, if you want to discuss whether the utilization of an enforcer shifts momentum or sends messages to the opposition, you're more than welcome to make a separate thread on those topics, assuming LGW can stomach yet another enforcer thread.  But whatever you do, don't bog this already shallow thread down with multiple topics of discussion.  Lets stick with injury prevention.

#2465396 Why the Red Wings get injured

Posted by Echolalia on 16 December 2013 - 10:21 PM

So in other words, Downey neutered Lapperrierre.  
Thanks for proving our point.  

I'm lost. What exactly is your guys' point? Because I thought the point of this thread was that the presence of an enforcer prevents injuries, based on the title of the thread and the OP's first sentence/response to his own question. In the case of Downey and Lappierre, Downey's presence did nothing to stop Lidstrom from getting hurt.
Now if the point has changed mid-thread to "enforcers fight other players after the damage has already been done", well I can't argue with that. Downey fought Lapierre after Lidstrom got hurt, and then the hockey game continued on.

#2463587 Petr Mrazek called up

Posted by Echolalia on 12 December 2013 - 12:53 PM

@NOTHeleneStJames: Cleary did not score on the play

#2463457 Zetterberg placed on LTIR

Posted by Echolalia on 11 December 2013 - 02:57 PM

Weiss goes down yet they move Z to LTIR to call up Mrazek.... that's not a good sign.

#2463407 Weiss, out Thursday (apparent groin/ab issue)

Posted by Echolalia on 11 December 2013 - 12:04 PM

Hopefully this is a good news kinda thing, not in the sense that Weiss is temporarily removed from the lineup, but in the sense that maybe Weiss has been trying to tough it out through an injury, and that may explain why he's been light on the puck and quick to pass to someone else when he does have possession.  Slump or no slump, Weiss' performance has not been typical of an NHL player.  If he has been playing through a groin injury, maybe a few weeks of rest will bring some spunk back to his game.

#2463333 Why does this team sleepwalk against bottom feeders?

Posted by Echolalia on 11 December 2013 - 12:03 AM

I guess the Wings just like taking it from the bottom.