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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:23 am 
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Would Mike Babcock, who famously refused to play Mike Modano for what would've been his 1,500th game


I needed to look that one up for context because I thought it had been refuted. He was a healthy scratch for the 4th-last game of the season and if he had played all 4 remaining games it would have gotten him to 1500. He also missed like 2 months with injuries that season which certainly didn't help.

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C Mike Modano was a healthy scratch. Modano has played 1,496 games and Detroit has three left. "We didn't bring him here to get 1,500 games," Babcock said. "We brought him to win the Cup. I think he'll be a first-ballot Hall of Famer no matter what."

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:56 pm 
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https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/bab ... good-idea/

I was happy for the change as the team was not responding but was ignoring the trash Babcock talk. But this was a real piece of shit move and certainly makes me understand Marners hardball tactics a little better.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:54 pm 
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Bosc wrote:
I needed to look that one up for context because I thought it had been refuted. He was a healthy scratch for the 4th-last game of the season and if he had played all 4 remaining games it would have gotten him to 1500. He also missed like 2 months with injuries that season which certainly didn't help.


Don't know who the 4th line scrub was who played in place of Magic Mike, but were those 5-10 minutes really that integral to Babs and the Wings making the playoffs? Was Modano REALLY that bad off? I know he had pretty horrific-looking surgery at some point but if he was cleared to play was he really that bad of an option!?

And this is coming from a guy who is, as well everyone knows, not a huge Modano fan.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:59 pm 
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https://www.nhl.com/news/toronto-maple- ... -311760768

Kerfoot gets two games. That's fair, though I still would've preferred he get a major at the time for that hit. If you're trying to get that kind of hit out of hockey...why not just make the call, especially now that you can "review" major penalties!?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:53 am 
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https://www.nhl.com/news/toronto-maple-leafs-forward-alexander-kerfoot-suspended-two-games/c-311760768

Kerfoot gets two games. That's fair, though I still would've preferred he get a major at the time for that hit. If you're trying to get that kind of hit out of hockey...why not just make the call, especially now that you can "review" major penalties!?
Was there no penalty on the play and if not why not? :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:21 am 
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Was there no penalty on the play and if not why not? :roll:


Oh no, there was. Refs called a regular 2:00 minor on it, my point is, that's precisely the type of play that should be considered for a major. You as a ref now have an additional amount of time and video review in order to make the call right. How the hell do you not use it then?

Refs are still too scared to make a big call that helps decide a game, they'd rather DoPS clean things up afterward.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:30 am 
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Agreed - officiating from a position of fear. Bravo NHL bravo. Question: do the refs need more autonomy in the video review process?


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https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/babcock-marner-rookie-incident-ended-not-good-idea/

I was happy for the change as the team was not responding but was ignoring the trash Babcock talk. But this was a real piece of shit move and certainly makes me understand Marners hardball tactics a little better.


"Not a good idea" is a bit of an understatement. Way to get the kid in good with the team!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:20 am 
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Hounsy wrote:
https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/babcock-marner-rookie-incident-ended-not-good-idea/

I was happy for the change as the team was not responding but was ignoring the trash Babcock talk. But this was a real piece of shit move and certainly makes me understand Marners hardball tactics a little better.


Seriously piece of shit move. How does someone think that's a good idea?

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Whaddaya know, some stats guys suggested putting Spezza on Tavares's line. Babcock would have NEVER done that, but guess what's happening tonight?


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Well, my last post did not age well.

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