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  1. Homan13PSU

    Homan13PSU Well-Known Member

    I'm not denying any of that. In any matter though, come talk to me when you've made 20 straight playoff appearances and have 10 Cups.

    Until then, you just keep being jealous.

  2. Stuntman

    Stuntman Well-Known Member

    Several years ago, Mattias Ohlund who was with the Canucks at the time, also had a severe eye injury. I think it was a stick on a follow through of a shot that caught him up high. He has since recovered and although he has only 70% vision in his eye, he was able to continue his career. I do hope Malholtra does have a successful recovery regardless of whether or not he continues his career. Early indications are that his surguries went well.
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  3. Stuntman

    Stuntman Well-Known Member

    Torres did not receive any supplemental discipline from the league. After reading and watching more about the play last night, I was not as sure if he would get a suspension. Looking at the replays, Torres hit Seabrook from the front instead of the side, but Seabrook was looking behind him. Torres stopped skating at the faceoff circle, kept his hands and elbows down (unlike his hit on Eberle) and lead with his shoulder. He hit Seabrook just before he was about to play the puck (very close) so he got the interference penalty. It was unfortunate that the primary contact was Torres's shoulder to Seabrook's head. I think that Torres probably could have played the puck and most likely would have taken possession of it. Still Seabrook is still responsible for being aware of the play on the ice, especially the direction he is skating.

    There are a lot of fine details about rule 48 (that covers blind-side hits) that probably most fans are not aware of. There is language that puts the onus on the player being hit to be aware of his surroundings. There is also language that covers areas on the ice like the back of the net where hits are legal. There is also language that covers the direction of travel of the hitter with respect to the person being hit. It is not as simple as any contact to the head warrants a suspension or penalty. All of these fine details may lead to different interpretations of the rules or more likely leads to confusion for the fans. The intent of rule 48 is to protect players from unsuspecting hits to the head while still allowing hits that may unfortunately contact the head. There are still legal hits that may contact the head as long as it is in a way that reasonably allow the person being hit to see it coming.

    All of these details governing rule 48 is making my head spin. I don't think we've seen the last of any controversy regarding a hit that may or may not be clean and legal.
  4. race2c

    race2c Active Member

    I am blackhawks fan, but not surprised by the outcome of this year. thats what happens when you pretty much trade your whole entire team away.

  5. Stuntman

    Stuntman Well-Known Member

    It was the late qualifying offers a couple of years ago that resulted in a number of players having to be traded away. The letters didn't arrive on time which costed Dale Talon his job. A number of players had to be paid a lot more as a result and caused salary cap problems in the off season. Last year you had a great team. I was cheering for the Hawks to win it all because I felt they deserved to win it all. Last year, you had a team I wish my team (the Canucks) had.

    There was an interesting graphic that was displayed in the last game. It compared the forwards this year with the forwards from last year. Pretty much half of the forwards were gone and although you kept your top guys, you lost some really good second, third and fourth line forwards. With those guys gone, you have one good line and then Hossa has to practically do it all by himself on the second line.

    It's not over yet. The Canucks still need one more win this round. There's still work to do.
  6. Homan13PSU

    Homan13PSU Well-Known Member

    I'm actually surprised that with Scotty Bowman in your front office you guys went the route of buying a Stanley Cup. I mean, he was in Detroits front office for several years and would have learned just how to properly build a team for long term success. One thing you can't deny about Detroit is they have a great Scout crew and do a great job of developing their talent in the minors and Junior hockey.

    That being said; Detroit on the verge of moving on.

  7. Homan13PSU

    Homan13PSU Well-Known Member

    So uh, I watched two hockey games last night and two baseball games broke out. What the heck was up with that?
  8. Stuntman

    Stuntman Well-Known Member

    The Canucks were playing a prevent defence and gave up a touchdown. :mad:
  9. McLabia

    McLabia Well-Known Member

  10. Homan13PSU

    Homan13PSU Well-Known Member

    The Red Wings helped Winnipeg pack up and leave for Phoenix, now they have helped Phoenix help pack and head back to Winnipeg. If we can just send Carolina back to Hartford all will be well in the NHL again.

    If makes me VERY happy to see that the Wings totally dominated and controlled this series from start to finish with Hank on the bench; he's only going to make us stronger. Be worried NHL, be worried.
  11. gobluejd

    gobluejd GOBLUE! VIP Member

    Subscribed :)
  12. McLabia

    McLabia Well-Known Member

    Anybody for some wings?

  13. phantom phenom

    phantom phenom Well-Known Member

    I think the cup need tan

    Go bolts
  14. McLabia

    McLabia Well-Known Member

    I agree. A nice Northern California tan..:p
  15. Homan13PSU

    Homan13PSU Well-Known Member

    McLabia is a very vocal Sharks fan. I'm trying to decide if I should KEEP picking on him after we take the series or be nice.


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  16. Homan13PSU

    Homan13PSU Well-Known Member

    Oh, I don't think we really did this for the first round; predictions everyone!


    (1) Washington Captials vs. (5) Tampa Bay Lightning: Caps in 7
    (2) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (3) Boston Bruins: Flyers in 5


    (1) Vancouver Canucks vs. [(5) Nashville Predators: Nucks in 7
    (2) San Jose Sharks vs. (3) Detroit Red Wings: Wings in 6
  17. gobluejd

    gobluejd GOBLUE! VIP Member

    I am superstitious, so I say wait till we take it. ;)
  18. Bramsy

    Bramsy Well-Known Member

  19. McLabia

    McLabia Well-Known Member

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  21. Bramsy

    Bramsy Well-Known Member

    what's this you speak of California Golden Seal?

    Stanley Cups 11
    (1935–36, 1936–37, 1942–43, 1949–50, 1951–52, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2007–08)
    Conference championships 6
    (1994–95, 1996–97, 1997–98,
    2001–02, 2007–08, 2008–09)
    Presidents' Trophies 6
    (1994–95, 1995–96, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2007–08)
    Division championships 19
    (1933–34, 1935–36, 1936–37, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1991–92, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11)


    Stanley Cups 0
    Conference championships 0
    Presidents' Trophies 1 (2008–09)
    Division championships 6 (2001–02, 2003–04, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11)

    so what have we learned here?

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  22. McLabia

    McLabia Well-Known Member

  23. gobluejd

    gobluejd GOBLUE! VIP Member

    So you post a video from the past? :confused:
  24. gobluejd

    gobluejd GOBLUE! VIP Member

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