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About Electrophile

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  • Birthday 06/07/1982

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  3. I'm actually coming out of retirement to post what appears to be confirmation — http://www.clickondetroit.com/sports/hockey-legend-gordie-howe-dies-at-age-88 2016 can go straight to hell. Edit: Confirmation from the Red Wings — http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2016/06/10/gordie-howe-dies-according-to-numerous-reports/?cid=twitter_971theticketxyt (thanks to Edicius for the link)
  4. The plural of anecdote is not data. What happened to your friend is an absolute miscarriage of justice, but don't kid yourself into believing that what happened to him is the norm across the country, because it's not.
  5. The most annoying thing about going to a hockey game? Drunks. I get that people will have a beer or two during the game, and those aren't the people I'm talking about anyway. I'm talking about the people who get absolutely wasted, then spend the entirety of the game screaming in the side of your head, flailing around like lunatics, and generally acting like assholes. I've gone to several Hurricanes games with my sister and her boyfriend, and I'd say 2/3 of the time, all three of us had to deal with drunken fans causing us to not enjoy the game to the level that we otherwise would have. Look, if you can't go to a sporting event without getting completely sh*tfaced, stay home, watch the game on TV or your computer. Save the money and the rest of us the indignity of having to listen to you (and smell you).
  6. GDT

    PAVS, YOU SEXY BEAST! :siren:
  7. GDT

    Well, if anyone thinks it's a coincidence, I've got a lovely oceanfront home in Kansas to sell them. It's a steal!
  8. GDT

    MULE!! :siren:
  9. GDT

    That hit on Kronwall was very 90s-era Avs. Someone should inform Patrick Roy the Douchebag King that the 90s are over, and that Claude Lemieux isn't their cheapshotting "enforcer" anymore. Man, I've hated that turd for a long, long time.
  10. How about because Detroit financially is in dire straits, and fans don't have the money to spend on tickets, parking, and food. Did that ever cross your mind? The fact Joe Louis isn't packed to the rafters has little to do with the "anti-fighting" crowd, or because we don't have a bunch of players on the ice whose sole purpose is braining other players. This isn't an us vs. them argument.
  11. Oh, knock it off with the useless hyperbole, would you? If fighting ever disappeared from the game entirely, hockey would not look like figure skating, not even close. The only thing the two activities have in common is they take place on skates. That's it.
  12. GDT

    We can't win if we don't score goals. So, how about we do that instead of whatever it is we've been doing all night?
  13. GDT

    Come on guys, let's pull our heads out of our ascots and get some isht together. We can beat Carolina, as crazy as that is to believe.
  14. GDT

    I'm listening to Pink Floyd this evening, so hopefully that provides the Wings that little extra bit of oomph they need to win the game. Hopefully.
  15. I totally and wholeheartedly agree with you. Like you said, I understand that other people like it and enjoy it, but if it were removed from the game entirely.....wouldn't bother me none. Being able to land punches while standing on skates isn't a skill one needs to be successful at hockey, and is better suited to a new hybrid sport called "ice boxing." I'd rather watch some Datsyukian dekes than see two grown men pummel the sh*t out of each other at center ice. I don't really care if that opinion sets me apart from other fans here; I'm not a Red Wings/general hockey fan in order to run with the herd. Sometimes I agree with the consensus, but this time I don't. Whether fighting stays or is legislated out completely, I'm still going to watch and root for the Wings, so it won't matter much to that end.