Posted on: May 2, 2009 3:57 pm
Edited on: May 2, 2009 3:58 pm
In last night's game Anaheim Duck Mike Brown crushed Red Wing Jiri Hudler.
For his actions Brown was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct.
It's a fairly polarizing hit. The Ducks are claiming it was a clean hit. The Red Wings are saying it was dirty and vicious.
Frankly watching it at game speed I thought it looked clean too. To me it was no worse than a Scott Stevens hit. If those were clean, then Brown's was clean.
I was wrong though. Look at the video from CBC .
Here's more proof.
Brown's forearm is level with Hudler's head.
Brown & Hudler 1
Brown & Hudler 2
The end of Brown's stick and his hand are in Hudler's face.
Brown & Hudler 3
And Brown's follow through, that shows intent to injure.
Brown & Hudler 4
Brown & Hudler 5
Many are comparing this hit to Donald Brashear's hit on Blair Betts in the first round. They're similar, Brashear's was a tad later, but not quite the same. Brasher received a six-game suspension his actions, and yet Brown won't receive any more punishment for his.
Also, many people say a player should keep his head up. I understand that. Yet the player doing the hitting should be responsible too. Brown could've delivered a hip check .
Posted on: April 22, 2009 8:18 pm
Edited on: April 22, 2009 8:20 pm
Hello playoffs and goodbye playoffs. Looks like that's what the Columbus Blue Jackets are saying as the Detroit Red Wings are one win away from advancing.
Posted on: February 18, 2009 9:08 pm
Edited on: February 18, 2009 9:09 pm
Catching up with my RSS feeds I found some older articles from mlive.com's George James Malik about WXYT and the Detroit Red Wings.
Want proof that Detroit isn't Hockeytown anymore. Right now 19:26 Thursday Dec. 13, 2007, I'm streaming the Wings' flagship radio station, WXYT, using iTunes. The talking heads there are talking about American football. There should be a pre-game show for the Wings too. Now the game has started, about a minute in, and they're still chatting about the Lions. Wings just scored. Still the iTunes stream is American football. Thankfully I can listen to the game on nhl.com. There's this beeping noise that's very annoying. I can't win tonight. Thankfully the Wings are out to an early start. Just messaged the studio. This is what I wrote. "I like streaming your feed using iTunes. How come I'm hearing American football chatter instead of the Red Wings game? This is very disappointing to me. Please e-mail me back at (e-mail address) with the answer. Thank you for your time." I'll let you know if I receive a response. This is depressing. I mean I had my hopes that if I moved to a hockey loving area everything would be perfect. I guess I'll need to move to Canada now. Finally at nearly 8PM they join the game in progress. Damn that just sucks. That's very poor judgment in my opinion. I'd feel the same way if they were talking hockey and joined an American football game in progress. The live event takes top priority and preferably with a pre-game show. Sheesh. Well it's on iTunes now so I'm happy now, but still poor judgment on WXYT's part. Damn the Oilers just scored. Well the game just ended and still no word from WXYT. I seriously doubt I'll receive a response. Typical.
Posted on: February 16, 2009 10:33 pm
Edited on: February 17, 2009 12:11 am
Nearly two weeks ago on Feb. 5, the Detroit Free Press reported that WXYT 97.1 will broadcast Detroit Pistons games next year.
Posted on: February 7, 2009 11:15 pm
Edited on: February 7, 2009 11:16 pm
The Red Wings flew high Saturday and weren't mired in Oil with a resounding 8-3 win .
Posted on: February 1, 2009 9:50 pm
Edited on: February 1, 2009 9:53 pm
Tidbits from what I've been reading and watching. It's a bit random, some old and some new.
If hockey really wants to clean up the game, it should crack down on stick fouls.So pay no attention to the recent poll that said a majority of Canadians interviewed said fighting should be abolished. Listen, instead, to the people whose lives are spent in hockey. A poll is only as good as the people who participate in it.
The Detroit Red Wings signed Henrik Zetterberg to the longest contract in team history, a 12-year, $73 million deal that will keep the star forward in Hockeytown until 2021.Zetterberg, 28, will be paid $7.4 million next season, $7.75 million from 2010-11 through 2012-13, $7.5 million from 2013-14 through 2016-17, $3.35 million in 2017-18, and a $1 million in the each of the contract's final two years.
It's not a gigantic controversy but it's the principle, really. I understand the NHL's reasoning, and so do the players. The truth is, because they're injured -- Lidstrom has taken several cortisone shots this season -- more rest shouldn't hurt. But what if the Wings lose tonight and eventually finish two points shy of home-ice advantage?
All aboard the Ovechkin bandwagon ... he's an amazing player! He plays with physicality and grace. It bears repeating: Saturday's game with the Wings, defending Cup champions, and Ovechkin, a dynamic player, should've been broadcast nationally.
Also worth noting, Ville Leino's goal on Saturday. It seems many are ga-ga for it. Yet I bet it didn't even make ESPN's highlight reel for the day.
Posted on: January 31, 2009 11:16 pm
This is a message to the Red Wings and their fans.
Posted on: January 25, 2009 9:04 pm
Well the suspension of Nicklas Lidstrom and Pavel Datysuk for one game, to be served against the Columbus Blue Jackets Tuesday, because they failed to appear at the All-Star festivities is a non-issue.