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Pronger Suspended One Game

We've got a handful of places reporting that Anaheim defenseman Chris Pronger has been suspended for Thursday's Game Four.

TSN has their stock blurb on it and Ansar Khan says he found out from Anaheim's media people.

NHL.com has nothing, so take that however you want.

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Tomas Kopecky makes his return to the Detroit lineup on Tuesday, replacing Kyle Calder. That looks to be Detroit's only change after their loss on Sunday.

I swear I read somewhere that Shawn Thornton will be out for the Ducks but I can't find it anywhere. Chris Kunitz won't be coming back after missing Game Two, he had surgery and is out for the playoffs.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2007 at 11:08 PM

 

WOW Sweet, I was really liking his play before he got injured. As for the broken hand rumor for Calder, I'm guessing its true.

Posted by RideTheRedWave on 5/15/2007 at 12:18 AM

 

Yeah, I'm actually surprised that Babcock didn't mention anything about Calder's hand. I guess he wants the option of switching Calder back in later without anyone knowing about the injury, so we'll have to wait until after the playoffs to find out exactly what's up.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/15/2007 at 6:39 AM

 

Tomas Kopecky makes his return to the Detroit lineup on Tuesday, replacing Kyle Calder. That looks to be Detroit's only change after their loss on Sunday.I swear I read somewhere that Shawn Thornton will be out for the Ducks but I can't find it anywhere. Chris Kunitz won't be coming back after missing Game Two, he had surgery and is out for the playoffs.


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Posted by RRhoads on 5/15/2007 at 6:37 PM

 

Ahh, if he's going to play, that would explain why I couldn't find something that said he wasn't going to. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cool.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.png" />

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/15/2007 at 6:40 PM

 

Good thing the Versus guys reminded me that Rob and Scott Niedermayer are brothers, I'd never have remembered that. And apparently they're not only phenominal hockey players but incredible human beings.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/15/2007 at 9:18 PM

 

Woohoo! You know what makes me celebrate a Duck being draped all over Zetterberg? When Hank was just the decoy. Nice pass by Mikey, great shot by Franzen.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/15/2007 at 9:34 PM

 

Once again, I'm not impressed by the WINGS D to gain control of, and clear pucks from their zone. The DUCKS have been able to outplay WINGS in this category, and I'm concerned that ANAHEIM is going to make DETROIT pay ...... we'll see I guess ........

Posted by skyguy52 on 5/15/2007 at 9:43 PM

 

HOMER!!!

Wings are doing a great job of getting the puck to the wide open guy.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/15/2007 at 9:52 PM

 

The DTGL isn't a prob for the Wings I hope?

Posted by mhurley on 5/15/2007 at 10:12 PM

 

HOMER!!!Wings are doing a great job of getting the puck to the wide open guy.


I can't dispute that .... The WINGS are doing a great effort that way in front of Giguere. Its just that its a nail biter every time the DUCKS win the one-on-ones with the WING D, or the WING D fail to clear. I guess I can live with it if the WINGS are able to keep shots from getting to DOM ...

Posted by skyguy52 on 5/15/2007 at 10:13 PM

 

Bye-bye, Giggy!

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

Bert's having a great night.

And the new guy's no better! Great chance by Fil, Homer with the rebound goal.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/15/2007 at 10:16 PM

 

The DTGL isn't a prob for the Wings I hope?


Hola, Ms. Hurley.I'm not seeing any problems for the Wings so far. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cool.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.png" />

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/15/2007 at 10:20 PM

 

Okay, commercial so I'll calm down a little bit, not be so cocky, and finish my thought on Bert.

He drew both penalties at the end of the first, has been playing a big tough game, and even adds a goal. That's what the Wings were looking for out of him, I hope this is a breakout game.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/15/2007 at 10:23 PM

 

What a surprise, the Quackers get bitchsmacked and they pull a page out of the Calgary playbook.

Time to put Ozzie in and make Pronger chew on that big goalstick.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/15/2007 at 10:32 PM

 

Re: Prong man

Versus has consistently trumped PRONGER up to put him at the same level as LIDSTROM .... I don't see it .... PRONGER is Good but he's not as good as LIDSTROM ....

As fir the NEIDERMYER & PRONGER hit on HOMER .... mean-ness coming out ...... reminds me a little of the CLAUDE LeMieux hit on DRAPER several years ago ... Best thing the WINGS can do tonight is not RETALIATE, but hold the big hits on NEIDERMYER until game #4 ..... Lets wait and see if NEIDERMYER still wants to play power forward ........ <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cool.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.png" />

Posted by skyguy52 on 5/15/2007 at 10:48 PM

 

Hey Niedemeyer, you're a dead man

Posted by mhurley on 5/15/2007 at 10:58 PM

 

Woohoo! Homer's back on the ice!

I have no idea how that wasn't a concussion.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/15/2007 at 11:06 PM

 

Not only is Homer back, he's back on the scoresheet. Great pass, great goal by Fil.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/15/2007 at 11:25 PM

 

Would have been nice to wrap the game up without that high stick on Getzlaf. Looked accidental and like he'll be fine but don't want to give the Ducks anything to inspire them for Thursday.

This was a huge win this early in the series. Now, the worst-case scenario is that the series is tied coming back to Detroit. The Wings go into Game Four with the opportunity to take a 3-1 series lead.

As much as the Wings spread the offense around, it's just as big that Anaheim's offense was nowhere to be found. They had a couple big chances early and then again after Detroit had the commanding lead but did they really threaten Detroit's lead at any point? Two shots in the second period!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/15/2007 at 11:55 PM

 

Holmstrom is AWESOME!

What a hockey lesson served by Hockeytown!

Posted by Cyberwing on 5/16/2007 at 1:55 AM

 

Very good game all around. We were hitting ducks, not the other way around. We looked focused and on a mission, very nice! Pronger should've got a penalty on that hit on homer. I also think a suspension should be issued for one game at least, Please that was a cheap shot.

Posted by RideTheRedWave on 5/16/2007 at 2:22 AM

 

The next day... I'll be very surprised if a suspension is issued. When it looked like Homer was out and would miss serious time, absolutely, but when he returns for the third period, makes the hits not look as bad in context. Too bad, 'cause they were high and Pronger did come at him from behind, but the NHL doesn't want to stretch to suspend one of its stars during the Conference Finals.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/16/2007 at 7:16 AM

 

The next day... I'll be very surprised if a suspension is issued. When it looked like Homer was out and would miss serious time, absolutely, but when he returns for the third period, makes the hits not look as bad in context. Too bad, 'cause they were high and Pronger did come at him from behind, but the NHL doesn't want to stretch to suspend one of its stars during the Conference Finals.


The HIT:PRONGER's hit was vicious in the sense that it was, from behind, and high to the HOMER's head into the glass. SERIOUS injury COULD have resulted. In retrospect, comparing ROB NIEDERMAYER's hit to PRONGER's, their is no question which of the two should get the suspension. Their's also no question about what the NHL should do. The fact HOMER returned to the game SHOULD NOT mitigate NHL action. If the NHL is serious about these kind of hits, they must do the right thing and suspend PRONGER.

Posted by skyguy52 on 5/16/2007 at 9:03 AM

 

Disciplinary hearing scheduled for Pronger...

http://www.tsn.ca/nh...911&hubname=nhl

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/16/2007 at 1:15 PM

 

As much as the Wings spread the offense around, it's just as big that Anaheim's offense was nowhere to be found. They had a couple big chances early and then again after Detroit had the commanding lead but did they really threaten Detroit's lead at any point? Two shots in the second period!


Agreed and under the impression that the biggest difference had to do with finesse vs. physical play: finesse can score goals but it can't get you out of a hole. Thankfully our boys have a little of both, no?


Hey Niedemeyer, you're a dead man


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Posted by Chi-Town Wing on 5/16/2007 at 2:14 PM

 

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Yeah, always good to be able to see the Wings show some grit. They've surprised people with that in every round so far and I think that, if they advance, that'll be a big difference against Ottawa or Buffalo. But that's still quite aways off.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/16/2007 at 3:11 PM

 

Ansar Khan reports that Pronger will sit for Game Four. One game suspension. More than I expected, hopefully the Wings can take advantage.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/16/2007 at 4:23 PM

 

Ansar Khan reports that Pronger will sit for Game Four. One game suspension. More than I expected, hopefully the Wings can take advantage.


I think the one-game PRONGER suspension is too little for the kind of hit carried out on HOLMSTROM. The NHL did not do enough. PRONGER hit HOMER high and hard, with an elbow to HOMER's head into the glass. NIEDERMAYER also hit him at the same time. This is a double team vicious hit. RED WING fans should be outraged! The fact that HOMER only required a few stitches and he was back on the ice is no excuse. A minimum 3 game suspension is appropriate. The NHL needs a reality check.

Posted by skyguy52 on 5/16/2007 at 5:56 PM

 

Great. A suspension for Pronger? The Ducks are gonna have their hands full against the Wings if they can't win Game 4. If the Ducks win, it turns to a technical best of three, with two in Detroit. I wanna know where Parros is. I mean, he's a great enforcer and has been on our reserves since early in the Canucks series, and with him, we'd at least have some sandpaper in a line...I don't even wanna think what our D is gonna look like without Kunitz and Pronger. That's just gonna be really bad.

Keys for the Ducks to Come Back:

1. No more injuries- I think this deep in the playoffs, it's a lot more painful to lose somebody and a lot less helpful to get somebody back that was previously injured (like Marchant for Kunitz). Marchant has rust, kunitz, if he can come back, will be late in the Finals if we advance that far.

2. No more suspensions- Carlyle will not be happy with the suspension of Pronger. He's gonna find a way to make Ducks pay in practice.

3. Stop taking stupid penalties and giving the other team practically a full period of power play in total time.

4. Revive their power play- we've gone 0-fer whatever since the end of the Canucks series. I'm looking at Selanne to revive that, as he led the league with PP goals.

5. Make Jiggy and Bryz play a consistent game that can actually stand up to somebody's play. Sure they were consistent last night. Badly, I might add as well. Jiggy needs to reestablish his confidence, as he seems to be a goalie that when you score one goal on, you're bound to score another one a little bit later. Bryz just needs to shake the rust off of his feathers- hasn't played in a long time...

Posted by Shade on 5/16/2007 at 10:18 PM

 

Great. A suspension for Pronger? The Ducks are gonna have their hands full against the Wings if they can't win Game 4. If the Ducks win, it turns to a technical best of three, with two in Detroit. I wanna know where Parros is. I mean, he's a great enforcer and has been on our reserves since early in the Canucks series, and with him, we'd at least have some sandpaper in a line...I don't even wanna think what our D is gonna look like without Kunitz and Pronger. That's just gonna be really bad. Keys for the Ducks to Come Back:1. No more injuries- I think this deep in the playoffs, it's a lot more painful to lose somebody and a lot less helpful to get somebody back that was previously injured (like Marchant for Kunitz). Marchant has rust, kunitz, if he can come back, will be late in the Finals if we advance that far.2. No more suspensions- Carlyle will not be happy with the suspension of Pronger. He's gonna find a way to make Ducks pay in practice.3. Stop taking stupid penalties and giving the other team practically a full period of power play in total time.4. Revive their power play- we've gone 0-fer whatever since the end of the Canucks series. I'm looking at Selanne to revive that, as he led the league with PP goals.5. Make Jiggy and Bryz play a consistent game that can actually stand up to somebody's play. Sure they were consistent last night. Badly, I might add as well. Jiggy needs to reestablish his confidence, as he seems to be a goalie that when you score one goal on, you're bound to score another one a little bit later. Bryz just needs to shake the rust off of his feathers- hasn't played in a long time...


You sound surprised by the suspension given to Pronger, I'm not because I watched the game and I know the difference between a clean and dirty hit.

Posted by RideTheRedWave on 5/17/2007 at 5:07 AM

 

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