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About Habberwacky

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  1. Didn't really get any breaks this series. The team played very well and the kids look great. I hope we see the Flyers again in next years playoffs.
  2. GO HABS GO!!! It got a little quiet in here. I thought the first 2 periods were pretty exciting and now for the attempted lock down
  3. Linesman made a great defensive play for the Flyers breaking up that pass for a 2 on 1
  4. So is this 92 guy new or what? I don't recall seeing much of that before
  5. Though down 2-1 we had a good period and if we keep playing like that 5 might work.
  6. Ouch
  7. O'Neill on the radio in Edmonton said he cannot figure out how Kadri got 5 games and Niskanen only 1 game. He noted that when you hear a player has been crosschecked in the the face and suffered a broken jaw you should be starting with 4 games and going up from there. Parros may need to develop a better system for ranking and rating these hits. The NHLPA should also be worried about player safety of these actions are seen as negligible, The true ruler of player safety may need to step in again. I think the players insurance companies played a significant role in having slashing penalties penalized after some fingers were badly damaged and they had to cover costs and salaries and the same may become a reality for some of these headshots as the league does not seem too interested in player wellness. You don't have to look too far for good examples of the problem having Shaw and Evan receiving multiple concussions that are making these players evaluate their careers. The league has not addressed these concerns since they put more punitive measures in to reduce fighting. Coincidentally the playoff injuries the are often involving top players (see Pacioretty, Price and now Gallagher). Player safety needs to stop making excuses for these infractions and deal with what is really going on.
  8. I think the Debrusk hit is very comparable and am wondering if the NHL is still showing other videos of incidents like they did a couple of years ago to justify their decisions because if they do not have a scale for infractions than the arbitrary nature of their calls opens the league up for significant criticism as seen here. I was also laughing about the evidence with the Price incident and how you can possibly get your stick stuck in an opposition players collar without a high stick, spearing, or hooking penalty getting called. Price's reaction was priceless and he clearly looked like someone who had no doubt that the ref would miss this obvious penalty and unfortunately he was right. The league is beginning to find new problems as the calls on penalties become more precise. Calls that focus on very minor breaches are fine, but they leave refs open to criticism about the major infractions that are missed or given the same repercussions as the minor ones. When you get down to the last few minutes of a close elimination game teams are more at risk of having their season ended by very borderline decisions at the same time very dangerous infractions are being ignored creating a quandary within the quarantine. Any infraction that causes injury may result in a player missing almost a week of action due to the quarantine. Noy sure how perfect the league cane get but after the call in Isles game last night I am not sure there is much hope for this getting better. The league may want to look at remedial math classes for officials after the Isles got a penalty for having the right number of players on the ice last night. Classic stuff that luckily didn't cost them the game.
  9. His problem is in bursting their bubble. Once you have burst the NHL bubble you are very unpopular and they will not let you back in until they are over it. (a week or so I think). I'm an optimist with a very pessimistic perspective on this I guess, not trying to burst any more bubbles.
  10. NHL is sending a message to all the small players in the league. You're fair game now. The big boys can take you out and complain your too small. I guess the big boys aren't responsible for their stick if your under 6 when they hit you. Insane reasoning. Stick hits face should be the same no matter what you stature. May take a while for the NHL to figure this rule thing out.
  11. I agree the game is more important so it would be in the Flyers interest to keep it close although Burke and some others on Sportsnet believe Niskanen will at least be done for the series if Gallagher is done and Gallagher is definitely done for the series.
  12. Price, Pacioretty, Eller and now Gallagher joins the list of injuries resulting from some seriously dangerous plays. Given the results from the past Gallagher will receive a card for an apology and Niskanen will be in the line-up tomorrow. Why do I think about NIlan, Bouchard, Robinson and a few others at this time. Philadelphia needs to get a message from somebody and if Niskanen is playing the rest of this series Weber as captain or somebody else needs to let this Flyer team that there will be consequences. Kreider, Gudas and Chara never got the notice and I hope the team can make it right preferably by winning the series.
  13. Live ot fight another day. Or perhaps now
  14. Agreed you don't want to be on the hook for this one.
  15. If Drouin keeps doing that back pass eventually...........