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Injuries may never be the same

When Jason Williams collapsed to the ice after a hit by Edmonton's Raffi Torres on Wednesday, two thoughts ran through my mind:

1) Jiri Fischer.

2) This is nothing like Jiri Fischer.

I think that since Fischer's collapse on the bench last November, every time a player goes down there is a feeling of immediate dread. The first thought is the worst, that something horrible has happened. That's thought number one.

Thought number two is that it's not likely that we will ever see something like what happened to Jiri Fischer again. There aren't many stories like it in the NHL's almost 90-year history. Bill Masterton (obvoiusly, the worst), Clint Malarchuk, Trent McCleary.

Every time something like what happened to those players happens, the fear that it will happen again is renewed, and so Fischer jumped immediately to mind with Williams lying on the ice.

Williams suffered "only" a concussion. He's expected to return quickly. This time, we can be thankful that this is nothing like Jiri Fischer.

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I'm pretty sure that most of us Wingnuts still have a sore spot from the Oilers last year. Bottom line we owe them and they are in our house <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

On a side note, I noticed that the site has been pretty quiet in the particular forum. You guys are killing me! Wake up and post your comments!!!!! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/tongue.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="tongue.png" />

And one other thing. I am even guilty of this, but I noticed that Hasek is something like forth or fifth in GAA. Hard to believe based on the way he was playing last month <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Looking forward to tomorrow night to see my favorite team kick the hell out of the Oilers! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/7/2006 at 9:33 PM

 

Hasek's GAA kicks ass, it's his save % that sucks. Of course, that's partially because the Wings' defense kicks ass this year. If they don't allow any shots, he can't be expected to stop any.

Osgood's stats kick some ass, too.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/7/2006 at 10:34 PM

 

Hey Clark, Hows it going?

A little note for anyone who has doubted Ozzie:

Note Worthy -Currently on a two-game winning streak (10/28-11/2). -Earned a victory in his first start of the season on Oct. 16 at LA, stopping 22 of 23 shots, including 16 saves in the final two periods. -Ranks fifth in wins (328) among active goaltenders, behind Dominik Hasek (330). -Lives on the same lake in British Columbia as Ken Holland does in the off-season. -244 wins with Detroit are second all-time in franchise history. -Enters this season with 10 consecutive 20-win seasons.

I'll bet he passes the groininator this year

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/8/2006 at 11:30 AM

 

Wow, I don't remember the last time I saw a team held to no shots in a period. Wings defense is strong, lets hope they hold up and Dom doesn't get bored.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/8/2006 at 8:52 PM

 

<img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" /> NO SHOTS ON GOAL> HMM Does Hasek still intimidate people that bad? SHOOT THE PUCK EVEN ONCE


Wow, I don't remember the last time I saw a team held to no shots in a period. Wings defense is strong, lets hope they hold up and Dom doesn't get bored.


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Posted by Northern Punch on 11/8/2006 at 9:00 PM

 

Wow <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/tongue.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="tongue.png" /> no shots on goal and a fight! A little old time hockey there! Love it <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Northern Punch Welcome!

MALTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/8/2006 at 9:09 PM

 

<img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" /> Hey thanks for the welcome

I got banned from the Oilers chat room for saying SO LONG to the Great Jackie Parker. I guess they had a problem talking about football. I realize this is a hockey room, but the dressing room smells the same whether it's football, hockey, or soccer. I don't mind being banned from Edmonton. DO YOU KNOW THAT IT IS -10 CELSIUS RIGHT NOW THat is like 10 F

Posted by Northern Punch on 11/8/2006 at 9:20 PM

 

I have no problem with a rebel, it's good for conversation!

<img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" /> Whoah, what the hell happend to Willy. BS BS BS BS That's bush league you sore loser!

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/8/2006 at 9:26 PM

 

I am a Rebel in my spare time only <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Posted by Northern Punch on 11/8/2006 at 9:30 PM

 

<img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" /> to Northern Punch.

I wouldn't call the hit on Willy BS, it was just one of those tough things you hate to see in sports, a guy looking one way and a hit coming from another.

Glad to see him moving on the way off and glad to see the Wings come out strong afterwards.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/8/2006 at 9:37 PM

 

<img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" /> Yeah, it was a fair looking hit. And the Oilers were protecting the front of the net. Hope he's okay.

Posted by Northern Punch on 11/8/2006 at 9:41 PM

 

Woah! Way to go Z! That was surprising, like Roloson, I had lost track of the puck until it was in the net.

Huge to get some breathing room, hope they don't need it though.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/8/2006 at 10:14 PM

 

And the Wings hold on to finish things off. Dom gets the shutout, having to make only 16 saves. Cleary and Z continue their streaks while Hudler gets the power play on the board. Not a bad night, especially since Willy is going to be fine.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/8/2006 at 10:49 PM

 

<img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Edm 0 Det 3

Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you

Posted by Northern Punch on 11/8/2006 at 10:49 PM

 

Nashville is next! And check out Cheli with 2A's

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/9/2006 at 9:47 AM

 

Well, we have finally brought things together and we are clicking nicely as a team. The real test will be tomorrow night with Nashville and will also decide who will control the Central division. I want a W mainly because I really can't stand Kariya. Hopefully Cheli will hook him up <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" /> And for Northern Punch it was 78 F here last night want to trade?

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/9/2006 at 8:33 PM

 

Hopefully we win

Posted by Redwings91 on 11/21/2006 at 7:07 PM

 

And we did!! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Hasek is again number one in GAA

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/21/2006 at 9:10 PM

 

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