NHL replay conclusion has Lemaire crying foul

  • Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 4, 2009 - 11:54 PM
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jndohmJan. 4, 0910:26 PM

I see a defensmen thats hit hard and plays the body well in Reitz, something that Johnsson doesn't do at all. MN could use a d-man that makes the opposing team keep heads up like Reitz. Would be nice to see him get more ice time.

privateeyeJan. 5, 09 7:28 AM

He can't move the puck. There is alot more to playing defense than being physical. The replay reversal during the Red Wings game was a joke. Who are these people reviewing the replays?

bjaalandJan. 5, 09 8:10 AM

You'd never know there were new rules in the NHL while watching a Detroit game. You know, the rules that were supposed to clamp down on all the holding, clutching and grabbing? Detroit gets away with more of that crap than any team in the league. And what player on the Detroit team is the King of being pampered? Nik Lidstrom. Why? 'Cuz I guess he's Nik Lidstrom. I don't know. The darling D-man in the NHL had James Sheppard so hog-tied on a break to the goal in the third period that young Shep had rope marks on his arm. But nope. No whistle will dare be blown. The Franzen goal is just another example of Detroit enjoying little perks from the officials that other teams don't get. What a joke.

petegsmithJan. 5, 09 8:18 AM

... kinda reminds me of Basil McCrae ... worthless unless you need someone to go to the penalty box. At least he is entertaining at home, but more of a distraction on the road. Time for the Wild to get serious about their roster of dead weight ...

frankopinionJan. 5, 09 8:21 AM

Some Detroit fan who works in Toronto's War Room initiated the review because the bench nor Franzen argued Meier's immediate on-ice call. The league NEEDS to improve the camera angles and methods they currently use because they are nowhere close to being 100% correct in their reviews and reversals.

Osh017Jan. 5, 09 9:02 AM

Don't be so hard on the guy. He is leading the team in +/- this year. He is always a force on the ice and I think is skating ability is 200% better than previous years. I wish he had more puck handling skills - he could be a huge force in front of the net. The Wild, vs. certain teams, need him on the ice because we are not a very physical team (aside from Clutterbuck).

djzeepJan. 5, 09 9:16 AM

worst call ever. BOOOOOO!

blake42Jan. 5, 09 9:29 AM

Boogaard leads the team in +/-, is a physical force, and every time he's on the whether he touches the puck or not he contributes. Ref's do call him a lot, some deserved, some not, but he is a needed component on this team. There's more ways to contribute then getting feeds out in front of the net, playing 40% of the time, and then going in for elective surgery to increase trade value....

RooddogJan. 5, 0910:28 AM

Boogard leads the team in +/- because he's out there against fourth lines with other goons and unfortunately our fourth line isn't much worse than our first line and scores a few goals. Doesn't have hardly anything to do with him. +/- is the most overrated stat in hockey...just ask Lou Nanne. Boogard doesn't even fight any more. He doesn't have any business on the ice in most cases.

bjaalandJan. 5, 0911:57 AM

Come on.


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