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“Stupid Post”

from the Detroit News,

Red Wings forward Evgeny Svechnikov missed all of last season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during an exhibition game.

One of the items on his to-do list next season, obviously, is to make the Red Wings roster. The next appears to be evening a score with Alex Ovechkin.

The Washington Capitals star got into a scrap Monday night with Svechnikov's younger brother, Andrei, a rookie with the Carolina Hurricanes....

The fight didn't sit well with Svechnikov's older brother, who took to Instagram on Monday night to post, "One, two Freddy's coming for you," tagging Ovechkin's official account.

The line is a nod to the "Nightmare on Elm Street" movie franchise, in which Freddy Krueger haunts the dreams of teens.

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Hockeytown Wax's avatar

LOL ... brotherly love ... can’t beat it.
Right intention wrong delivery method.

Gino will no doubt use this as motivation to recover from knee surgery and make the big club this fall. He looked good last fall scoring a few goals in exhibition games. We’ll never know for sure but, he could have been the piece that was missing from last seasons team. He might have been that 2nd line right winger Blash was looking for all year.

This will no doubt add to the interest and intrigue of training camp.
My knee-jerk reaction (sorry, no pun intended) is to start Gino in GR for rehab reasons. See what his first 10 games look like and go from there, but if he blows our car doors off in exhibition games then its a whole new ballgame and that first game with the Caps takes on a whole new meaning.

How will the league respond to all of this ??
If they were smart they would contact Wings management and tell them to remind Gino how to use social media properly.

They certainly can’t ban a player that hasn’t made the team on a permanent basis and if they even suggest Detroit start him in GR next season then the NHLPA will go ballistic.

So much for a boring summer.

Posted by Hockeytown Wax from West Bloomfield, Mi. on 04/16/19 at 06:14 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Right intent, wrong delivery, for sure.

Here’s hoping the league’s “appropriate response” isn’t something equally or more stupid than the Instagram post.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 04/16/19 at 06:39 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Gotta’ make the team in DET before you can do anything, Evgeni.  Not going to get even with Ovie in the AHL.

Posted by Primis on 04/16/19 at 06:51 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Gotta’ make the team in DET before you can do anything, Evgeni.  Not going to get even with Ovie in the AHL.

Yep. Evgeni has to make the Red Wing team before he can do anything. His younger Brother wasn’t very wise to take on Ovie in the first place.  smile

Posted by bigfrog on 04/16/19 at 07:21 PM ET

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The “appropriate response” is to say that it’s a stupid post and then do absolutely nothing else.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 04/16/19 at 07:30 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

I hope the NHL won’t be Russian into an inappropriate response.

Posted by RWBill on 04/16/19 at 07:43 PM ET

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Gotta’ make the team in DET before you can do anything, Evgeni.  Not going to get even with Ovie in the AHL.

Yeah, that’s it. Trash talk the kid who’s been laid up with an injury for a year.

You’re a real class act.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 04/16/19 at 07:53 PM ET

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Maybe not the smartest but his post could have been much much much worse. Heart is in the right place .

Meh, it’s barely news. Hopefully its an extra kick in the ass motivation wise.

Posted by VFUSION on 04/16/19 at 08:03 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Agreed VF, I tweeted the Instagram post last night, had no plans to bring it to A2Y until the Daly quote.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/16/19 at 08:05 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Great, I’m sure Ovie will be glad to check “knocked out brothers in back to back seasons” off his bucket list.

Yeah, that’s it. Trash talk the kid who’s been laid up with an injury for a year.

You’re a real class act.

You have a very broad definition of trash talk.

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 04/16/19 at 08:09 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Those choice of words, Evgeni…

Posted by SYF from a deja vu of the 85-86 season on 04/16/19 at 09:55 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

I wonder what Darren McCarty would have tweeted to Lemieux after he bashed Draper’s head….

Ahhh, twitter.

Posted by TreKronor on 04/17/19 at 09:14 AM ET

Tripwire32's avatar

There will be an appropriate response

Maybe he’s implying that big bro will get the chance to put a couple haymakers into ovie


Posted by RWBill on 04/16/19 at 07:43 PM ET

I see what you did.  Gino… it sees to have gone ovie most folks heads. You’re fedorov not putin puns in the comments, they go unappreciated.

Posted by Tripwire32 from Kay He Mar Heart on 04/17/19 at 09:41 AM ET

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“One, two Freddie’s coming for you”. Did I miss something? It sounds pretty tame to me to ficitional movie quote as a “threat”. If this is what the league chooses to “react” to and it is anything more than a private memo, they really have their priorities out of order. Police the actual physical altercations first.

Posted by evileye on 04/17/19 at 02:37 PM ET

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Posted by Tripwire32 from Kay He Mar Heart on 04/17/19 at 09:41 AM ET

looking for thumbs up emoji icon thingy.

Posted by RWBill on 04/17/19 at 03:28 PM ET

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