Scott Niedermayer (the one that looks like a sitcom dad), said things about Homer's elbow to Wizhisface.
"I've got a couple answers but I'll stick with the boring one: Everybody is definitely responsible for what they're doing out there. You make decisions about how you're going to act and carry yourself ... you guys can judge how that individual carried himself." (Pasadena Star, via Malik)
Pretend for a moment that you take this quote, only you apply it to Mike Brown's hit on Jiri Hudler. You remember it, from Game 1, that premeditated hit to the head that garnered a five minute major and a game misconduct. Yeah.
Well shit, don't let Needledick have all the fun, let's see Brown chime in himself. You know, the guy who shouldn't be saying anything on anything whatsoever.
"That's unbelievable," Brown said. "(Wisniewski) took a shot in the ribs like that and to already be pretty badly injured, then take an extra elbow by someone (Holmstrom) who's talking all the time, trying to get in everyone's face, it's pretty bad."
Right, God forbid somebody on the ice starts to talk. What a black eye to the sport that is.
Griffins playoff departure leads to some new Wings additions. (MLive)
Abdelkader, Howard, Kindl, Ville Leino and Aaron Downey next will join the parent club Detroit Red Wings as "Black Aces."
Interesting that McCarty is not among those.
And this isn't too surprising by now, at least to me anyway: Raf won't suit up tonight. I don't even want to talk about this. It's whatever is beyond the point of frustration.
Datsyuk has been nominated a Pearson finalist (players' MVP) along with Ovechkin and Malkin. (DetNews)
Pavel Datsyuk has been named a Lester Pearson finalist by the NHL Players Association (the players' MVP award) along with Evgeni Malkin and Alex Ovechkin. Those three are also the finalists for the Hart Trophy (league MVP as voted by the writers).
Khan reports that there won't be any shakeup to the lineup.
Coach Mike Babcock said Kris Draper (upper-body injury) will not play in Game 4 and that he is planning no lineup changes and will stick with the same line combinations.
I think there will be early line juggling if the Wings get off to yet another poor start. If the beginning of Game 4 resembles the beginnings of the other games in this series, I would really like to see Datsyuk and Zetterberg together again.
I don't know about you, but I love hating the Ducks. This is what separates hockey from the rest -- the passionate hate we have for entire franchises. It exists in other sports, but the way it plays out on ice fuels how it plays out among the fan bases to a larger degree. The rivalry isn't at all fabricated or over-hyped by the media like it is in other sports. It's a "good" hate to have.
We're going to beat these assholes tonight. Something like 5-2, I can feel it. Datsyuk and Hossa are right on the taint of a breakthrough.