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About BigShooter

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    Go Wings, Go Blue
  • Birthday 03/10/1978

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    Milwaukee, WI
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  1. Conn Smythe Trophy Discussion

    I gotta go with Ozzie, without him we would have been stuck with Hasek, which means we would have been pushed out early. Winning games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs begins with goaltending, and I have seen some the best of it from Oz this year that I have seen in a long long time.He's been as clutch as Brodeur in his heyday, if not moreso. Given that Defense is a team affair, and everyone really did their part in games one and two, Ozzie accomplised something that's only happened 3 times in the history of the cup starting with two shutouts. That set the tone for the series, and without it, who knows where we'd be right now. There has been phenomenal play from all the usual suspects, but I gotta say I think Oz has stolen this series, if not the whole cup run with his play. He definately deserves it.
  2. ESPN hockey

    Right on...
  3. Who will lids hand the cup to?

    Here Here
  4. Pittsburgh fans

    I can't stand bandwagon fans. I feel bad for you csf2007 with USC right in your backyard. I can't stand the fact that sports outlets pick a sweetheart and turn them into a sensation overnight, whether it's deserved or not.
  5. Don't count out the pens

    I totally agree with this sentiment. The reality is that by general consensus the two best teams in the NHL are in the series this year, which doesn't happen that often. I just can't see us not giving up a game or two. But on the bright side, nothing worth having is easy, and the tension of a close series makes it better in the long run.
  6. ESPN hockey

    and the sad thing is I'm not even so sure of that either. Unfortunately we have a poor history of letting up on the pressure just when we have out opponant in our grasp.
  7. ESPN hockey

    I agree when you're talking about a color comentator during a game, I know first hand how difficult it is to fill up the odd spots with relevant facts and figures, but this isn't commentary, it's a column on the website. They don't cover hockey games, and they don't have any broadcasters calling the games. I get your point of view, but I disagree. Burnside has picked the wings in the past and that's great. I'm a huge wings fan, but I can take criticism of the team from an expert or analyst when they make sense. His comments aren't rational, and are not based in fact. If you're a professional I think it behooves one to behave like one. For the record I agree with you to a certain extent. I get frustrated at blind homerism sometimes as well, but I don't want to see it in a so called sports news outlet.
  8. Poll:Will Frazen Be Back Tomorrow?

    I'm going to vote yes, just because I think he's determined to play. I can't imagine what it must be like to watch your teammates have a go at the Stanley Cup without you.
  9. ESPN hockey

    I'm in Milwaukee, so I can get CBC or TSN if I pay for it, unfortunately it's just too expensive. I do, however, highly doubt that they will ever pay a cantract to the league to cover games again. ESPN is much like MTV, they used to do only sports coverage, now it's just talking heads spouting opinions on every useless half hour show they can come up with, that or the same sportscenter episode 15 times per day.
  10. ESPN hockey

    They're no worse than they were when ABC was hosting them, and any american sports outlet wouldn't really be any better. Unfortunately, the reality is that we'd rather see flashy opinionated assholes like Jim Rome than hear from people who aren't as photogenic, but actually know what they're talking about. Case in point, ESPN's football coverage. Tons of opinion, but very little in the way of actually knowing what the hell they're talking about. Most of these guys are talking heads following the company line, which in the case of the NHL would be nothing more than a bunch of Crosby worshipping bandwagon jumpers of the sort that talked the Patriots up all year, and jumped ship when they lost the Super Bowl to talk about how they're cheaters. I'll just say my little piece again, ESPN is garbage, has always been garbage, and will always be garbage. I want them nowhere near my beloved Hockey, since they've already ruined College Football.
  11. I don't even know where to start

    I suppose you can say anything you like without fear of looking like a completely ignorant tard when you set moderator approval for any comments on your posts, nothing like good old fashioned censorship to keep idiocy alive!
  12. ESPN hockey

    That's not my point, it's irrelevant to me whether he picks the wings or not. If he had said he hoped we would tear them a new one and destroy their mascot it would mean the same thing- He's biased and I have no confidence in him or the network he works for. It's one thing to believe a team is going to win, but when you show yourself as an advocate of one team over the other it speaks of nothing but a lack of impartiality and unprofessionalism. On the other hand, I have no problem with Melrose saying he just wants to see a 7 game series where the stars of the teams are showcased. That's professional and I can respect it. I can't respect a sports anchor who shows favoritism for any one team over another, whether it's the wings or anyone else. That's what communities like this are for, not mainstream sports news programs.
  13. ESPN hockey

    This is complete trash. I don't disagree with the article because of the conclusions themselves, but because of the blatant anti-wings sentiment of Burnside. Regardless of how credible any of the three are, it just kills it for me. I'm a sports broadcaster for a local college football team, and the first thing you have to realize is that you MUST remain impartial, or risk losing your credibility. That in short is my problem with ESPN's coverage of hockey. It's one of the major 4 sports and they still won't touch it with a 10 foot pole. Used to be covered by ABC, but no more, and that's because they don't see the money in it. That's fine, and it's their choice, but to wheel out your pet analysts to pat the Pens on the back with statements that are not only undefendable with fact, but to go so far as to give these morons a national stage with which to do so is just plain retarded.
  14. Bettman: All teams will face eachother next year

    I just don't see that happening. There's not enough interest in hockey in my neck of the woods. We have the Admirals, and nobody even goes to those games. Considering people aren't willing to fork out 10 bucks for tickets, and the fact that this is truly a Packers state, and the Bucks and Brewers are really an afterthought for the most part, I just don't see the market being large enough to suport a team. Another thing to keep in mind is that we have Detroit, St. Louis, and Chicago surrounding us, and just about everyone in Wisconsin is a fan of one of those three, or the Avs by way of the bandwagon.