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harleymae

He never sleeps

Wow, that was a really great game, regardless of whether the Canucks or Stars won. I feel so... uplifted to watch a game where teams are playing good, defensive, hardworking hockey with incredible goaltending and nobody is trying to kill anybody else. *cries* Seriously, how is that fun? How is it valid to have a team that has a main objective of trying to kill other people??? And this isn't just restricted to the Sharks series. Ask Wings fans. Ask Canucks, Flames or Oilers fans. Ask Penguins fans even. Urgh.

I blame it completely on Trotz. It's obvious from his media comments in this series, as well as his defense of Tootoo's actions, that he's implicitly encouraging his players to go out and kill people. The GM makes good trades and free agent signings. The scouting staff does a good job. The "native" Nashville fans are delusional morons concerning the Predators, but that's the fault of their horrifically biased and ill-informed announcers, so I kind of only partially blame them. If I was brainwashed into thinking that when other team's players bumping shoulders with my guys was a "cheap shot" while my guys charging into other players from behind and smashing their heads into the glass was a "good hit", I... okay, I really don't want to believe that I would be that stupid. But still, partially understandable.

Trotz is the one true evil.

Anyway, I haven't been able to talk about my series because I've been too traumatized. So I'm really grateful for this game tonight. It's a shame that such good teams have to meet in the first round and only one can go on, but that's the west this year for ya. Oh oh, and called by Hughson. *loves* Best game I've watched from start to finish so far this playoffs.

tamiflu! bkm5191! Anyone who cares about Hull and Avery and slashiness! Did y'all watch the Wings game on NBC today? Avery was a guest during the first intermission and there was much slashiness from beginning to end. :D



"He never sleeps" reminds me of The Ring and the whole "she never sleeps" thing. *shrieks* *sleeps with lights on*

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Personally, I hate needless head trauma, period. Dirty-dirty or "clean"-dirty. I think it's something the league seriously needs to revisit, although I know a lot of people would disagree.

It's silly to me that people are defending headshots. Boarding and high sticking penalties are already in the game. How is adding a penalty for headshots going to remove hitting from the game? I mean in some cases it's avoided at the last moment, but a lot of the time, you can see that the person knew that their shoulder was going to smush the head of someone who couldn't see them, and don't even try to argue that it was "too fast" and there was "no time". If I can see something like that watching on my couch at normal speed, a guy in the game is certainly going to be able to perceive that.

How is adding a penalty for headshots going to remove hitting from the game?

Exactly, I never understand that. People talk like it's opening up a whole can of worms, and I know there are borderline cases, but ehh. The line between regular hits and those hits isn't that blurred. IMO, it's only a "problem without a solution" if you prefer things the way they are.

Heh, I can't remember who it was, but didn't one of them admit that the "too fast" argument is pretty much bullshit? I want to say Iginla, hmm.

There's a lot of borderline boarding calls too. Does that mean, ooh, that penalty should be gone? Yeesh.

Oh, I hadn't heard that. It just seemed like one of those common sense things to me. There's a reason that Scott Stevens had so many of those hits compared to other people.

Yeah, it's nonsensical. I do understand being resistant to change and preserving the sanctity of the game or whatever the hell, but come on/ It's not going to ruin the game, unless lucid, functional players piss you off.

I really didn't mean to get into this tonight! Oops. :)

Yeah, shootouts ruin the game! :P

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