Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich
Great game between Toronto and Carolina tonight, tallola - TO won 3-1. Riemer stopped 36 shots and Phaneuf got 3 points and 2 goals.
I saw an interview with some of the players in the league including Stamkos and to a man they said that change should come from the players and that stiffer penalties would not necessarily make things any better. I agree with these guys, tallola. I think that more pressure should be put on the 'bad eggs' by their teammates to shape up and play better hockey. The league is full of markee players who are well respected across the NHL. These players and I include Sidney among them, need to step up and start talking about the level of play and the number of needless injuries taking place right now. This may not rid the league of all the head hits but it sure would be a step in the right direction.
Yes, I watched most of the toronto game, very good indeed.
The players definitely need to have more input, I agree, and respect for each other needs to be upfront
and foremost. I like what the league decided, now if the referees do their job, and the players become
a little more accountable to each other, at least, as you say 'the bad eggs' will be weeded out.
Mario Lemeaux sent a letter to the NHL and suggested that with every suspension, (which always has a
fine attached to it), the team 'also' must pay up, which will make those players more responsible to
their own team gen. mgr., and if he continues with the poor decisions he will find himself out on the
The majority of concussions are 'not' caused from intent to injure, but those are part of the problem,
so if they are taken out of the game, that will help.
They must also make the 'workplace' safer, as the speed and size of the players now, makes any impact
bigger, and one piece glass and 'hard' stanchions and any other hazardous part of the
playing surface must become safer, just as in 'any' workplace.
When they took out the red line and put a stop to clutching and grabbing, they automatically made the
game faster, and with bigger and better skaters the speed has increased ten fold, so they must be more
aware of the possible hazards, and get rid of them.
It also helped when they gave a penalty for 'body checking' from behind on an 'icing play'. I like that
better than 'no touch' icing.
The Scott Steven type of hit, which was legal back then, is now illegal, (eg. mat cooke on savard), so
those will gradually dissapear, and when they do happen, they will be dealt with harshly.
If anyone expects concussions to totally disappear, forget it, the game is physical, fast played by men,
and it is rough, but that is 'the game of hockey', and that is the way the players, managers, and hockey
fans want it, and they should never take that away, or begin to take hitting out of the game.
The fighting should also be dealt with, (no fights tonight in the canucks game), and each teams coach
and manager can control that aspect of their players, or their coaching to bring that down to an
Quote: Originally Posted by PoliticalNick
Another convincing come from behind win tonight. Canucks dominated the 3rd period to pull it out and clinch the division and at least 3rd in the west. Another 5 wins, including their last game against Detroit, would almost guarantee they win the west and the presidents trophy. They are playing like the top team in the league down the stretch when it counts.
Go Canucks Go!!
yeah, poor first period, then they turned it on, and finally got the win, must be frustrating for
vineault watching his team, spot the opposition 2 goals, then gradually come
back and win.
nice to clinch this early. good on them
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