OT: Red Wings - Ducks Open Thread

Submitted by gwkrlghl on May 4th, 2013 at 8:01 PM

Game 3. Detroit's on the 5x3 right now.

Comments

samdrussBLUE

May 4th, 2013 at 9:43 PM ^

Those were years ago. Yes, the wings get jobbed a lot. The boot was over the top and if anything else results that will be unwarranted as well. I'm not familiar enough to state an opinion regarding 2 vs 5 minute, but I think that's a penalty, especially now. If you want to bitch about inconsistencies, fine, I am with everyone there. The camera angle that was head on with the guy who got hit too me was the best one showing the points of impact.

Lionsfan

May 4th, 2013 at 9:32 PM ^

There's no real great angle that I have, but to me it looks like right as he makes contact, his feet are in the air. I dunno if it deserved the game misconduct, but I don't think it's as clean a hit as some people are saying.

And if (when?) the NHL suspends him, that will be bush league considering what other teams have gotten away with, especially against the Red Wings

Clarence Beeks

May 4th, 2013 at 9:24 PM ^

Because:

1) He didn't leave his feet until after contact was made.

2) Initial contact was to the shoulder.

3) It was only to the head because the player he hit lowered his head.

4) They didn't call it initially, but rather used the TV timeout to talk about it together (after quite a bit of whining by Boohoodreau, I'm certain).

DetroitBlue

May 4th, 2013 at 9:21 PM ^

This kind of bullshit is exactly why the NHL will always be a distant fourth in popularity. Incompetent refs don't do anything to stop the bullshit thug tactics of teams like the ducks, and an aggressive, hard but clean check gets a game misconduct. I wouldn't put it past the fucktards in charge to suspend abdelkater for another game.

Brayden09

May 4th, 2013 at 9:30 PM ^

2 years ago would have been clean. Now its a 5 minute major and game misconduct? Hockey has changed so much in the last 10 years i can barely recognize it anymore.

gwkrlghl

May 4th, 2013 at 9:38 PM ^

Hearing Valteri's name reminded me that I heard his name pronounced 'Fil-pu-lu' on sportcenter the other day. That was a first which is impressive considering that his name is butchered constantly