the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
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|4 days 40 min ago||That based in Detroit thing/insult||
would actually matter if Wing's fans actually lived in Detroit. Thankfully most of us do not, so that point is pretty much moot. Not to mention let's not act like Chicago is all sunshine and lollipops, there are some pretty rough areas in Chicago.
|4 days 44 min ago||He left as a free agent for a better||
contract, don't see how that is a being a sellout. The fact of the matter is he did the Wings a favor in the first place by signing with them for one year when he had long-term offers on the table the year before. I don't understand why fellow Wing fans have a problem with Hossa.
|4 days 49 min ago||Do Blackhawk fans actually possess the||
intelligence to come up with a a better chant than Detroit sucks? Guess not.
|4 days 56 min ago||Guess the Wings will||
have to put up with atrocious officiating in this series too. Only in the NHL is Ab's hit a two game suspension, and a cross-check to the head isn't even a penatly. NHL sure is great at picking and choosing when it wants to protect the head area.
|1 week 1 day ago||It was a terrible play for sure, but it's not like||
Filp has had good year to begin with. If you look at most of the Wing's mistakes this series though, alot of them can be chalked up to inexperience.
I am not going to criticize this team as a whole though, they overcome alot during the regular season (injuries, etc,) to get to the playoffs, and so far have overcome alot of bullshit (idiotic officiating, Abs suspension) in this series to force a game 7 with the number 2 seed in the conference.
|1 week 1 day ago||And it was known before the year||
even started that sloppy play was going to happen more often this year than in year's past, so I am not sure why anybody is surprised. Let's be honest this is a rebuilding year for the Wings, they may be better than what other teams would consider rebuilding, but everybody knew this team was going to take it's lumps this season.
|1 week 1 day ago||This is not your typical Wings||
team, though. Everybody knew this team was going to make mistakes this season more so than in the past. Filp has no excuse for the play he made, but you can't blame Quincey for the referees incompetence. Even if the Wings don't win this game, they deserve credit for battling through adversity to just make the playoffs.
None of the NHL officials deserve to have a job next year.
|1 week 1 day ago||Duck player tripped a||
Wing, wasn't called, and it led directly to a goal.
|1 week 1 day ago||Good non-call on what||
fucking planet exactly? Oh right, the one where NHL officials are now the worst in all of sports.
|1 week 3 days ago||Why exactly isn't that a||
game misconduct? Intent to injure, check, player is injured, check. Right, double standards those are a bitch. I guess as long as the injury isn't related to the head everything is fine and dandy, in this league.
|2 weeks 15 min ago||If your trying to protect guys heads||
the fact that Z wasn't injured had jack to do with Weber's intent last year. And yes suspending Eller is also more evidence, that Shanahan has no idea what the hell he is doing. It should be about the intent, not the result, unfortunately Shanahan has proved he doesn't care about what the player's intent was over the last couple of years.
|2 weeks 25 min ago||Not sure where you getting the half||
the comments angle. I see one post mentioning a conspiracy theory, the others about Bettman are simply pointing out the incompetent bafoon that he is.
|2 weeks 31 min ago||The problem with that line of thinking||
is that players leaving their feet after the hit happens all the time. Clearly the refs, have made a differentiation between leaving your feet prior to the hit and after the hit, based on how the game has been called. If the NHL wants to take the route of not leaving your feet period, before or after contact fine, but when I see 10 other instances of the same thing during the game I have a problem with it.
|2 weeks 34 min ago||Agreed, as far as that||
Senators/Canadians play as well. Did not see anything wrong with that hit, his teammate was the one who was largely responsible for the outcome with the dangerous pass he made.
|2 weeks 45 min ago||While that is great, alot of good admitting the mistake||
after the fact does. And last I checked one poster made a joking reference to a Bettman conspiracy theory, most rational people wouldn't think that. Still doesn't mean that Bettman isn't an incompetent fool who knows jack about hockey and has presided over three different work stoppages. If you honestly don't think the league has been tarnished since he took over, than you are flat out delusional.
|2 weeks 52 min ago||I think we all know that about||
this year's Red Wings team, but that really has nothing to do with this.
|2 weeks 54 min ago||I don't have a problem with most of your||
post, but you're flat out wrong saying he left his feet before the hit. FSN showed at least 5 different replays where they stopped the replay at the point of initial contact, and both his skates were clearly still on the ice. That is a fact that was shown on the replays FSN showed, regardless of what you think of the rest of hit, his skates were still on the ice at initial contact.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||No, every angle shows Abs||
with both skates on the ice at first contact. They showed that at least five different times on replays during the game. And yes it does matter whether his feet were on the ice at first contact, if you think otherwise, you are the delusional one since the rule specifically uses language about the hitter jumping into the other player. Feet leaving the ice after contact is completely different than feet leaving the ice prior to the hit. Most big hits end with a players skates not being completely on the ice.
And you seem to think this is just about this particular instance, the officating league wide has been piss poor all year long, and Shanahan's rulings have been widely inconsistent league wide.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||No, he sounds like a rational fan||
who can see how the league has been tarnished by the idiots running things.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||Once again launching himself||
would seem to imply he left his feet before the hit, he clearly didn't his feet were still on the ice on initial contact.
And don't give me that bullshit about protecting the head area, when Zetterberg had his head slammed into the boards last year and nothing happened. Shanahan can't pick and choose when to protect player's head area, anybody defending his lack of consistency is an idiot.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||You don't seem to understand the defination||
of charging, his feet were on the ice when he made initial contact. If that is a charge than every single hit Kronwall has thrown the last couple of years and 50% of the hits in the league should have been called charges.
Also regardless of what you think of the hit you want to explain how it is more dirty than slamming a guy's head into the boards when the game is over with?
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||Well, it is called Hockeytown||
for a reason. The people running things are definatly doing their best to change that though. Hockey has always been my second favorite sport to watch (behind college football), but stuff like this and the two lockouts really make it hard to care about the league. The officiating this year alone has been the worst I have ever seen.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||I have watched the replay 10+||
times and I still don't see direct contact with the head being made. It was primarly a shoulder to shoulder to hit, the injury could have very easily come on the fall after hit.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||Watch the replay again, he hit him shoulder to shoulder||
on the initial contact, and his feet were still on the ice when the initial contact was made. Don't what the hell replay you watched.
Regardless of what you think of the hit, it still doesn't explain how Weber can slam Zetterberg's head into the glass last year, and not get suspended for even one game.
The only stupid ones here are the idiots running the league, and anybody who would defend those idiots.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||I am basically done watching the NHL, until they||
get intelligent people running things. Basically what I gather is teams are allowed to whatever the hell they want to the Wings (Weber slamming Zetterberg's head into the glass), and the moment the Red Wings get physical it results in a suspension on a play that wasn't even initially being called a penatly. A hit that at worst only warrented a two minute penalty, though I still think it was largely a clean hit.
Like I said I am done, Bettman, Shanahan and the other incompetent individuals running this league can stick it where the sun don't shine. And yes I included Shanahan because what he did as player for the Wings has no bearing on the piss poor job he has done in the league's front office. Shame to, because hockey is great sport when it is not being ruined by idiots.
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||Watch the replay again, when he made initial contact||
his feet were on the ice and he slowed down before the hit.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||He hit his shoulder first, the||
head was not the initial point of conduct. And we are fucking upset because it wasn't being called penalty initially, and than all of sudden because Anaheim reacted to it it becomes a five minute major, fucking bullshit.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Sick and tired of this||
bullshit officiating all year long. Great job ruining a great playoff game, fuckwads. Tempted to just stop watching this bullshit league all together.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||NHL officials have been a||
fucking joke all season long, they have taken the mantle of worst officials in sports this season. No excuse not to call that holding the stick penatly, he was looking right at it. Of course that has been the story all season, they call bogus penalties, and miss penalties that are fucking obvious.
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||My mistake, I||
saw the bracket they showed on FSN and forgot that things are reshuffled after each round. So hopefully Minnesota can pull a shocker against Chicago, I think Minnesota has the talent to at least give Chicago some trouble, if they can pull it together.