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  1. You stole my avatar, man. Yours is just zoomed out a bit. For a second, I thought I was reading my own post.
  2. I agree, Toews is a great player. Obviously not on Yzerman-level, but good nonetheless. However, Keith is definitely not overrated. Underrated if anything. He is simply one hell of a dynamic defenseman at both ends of the rink. He has one of the quickest first few strides in the entire league to go along with terrific hockey sense. And Kane I hate. Enough said.
  3. 1. Mike Comrie won't sign that cheap. 2. Even if he did, he's not the kind of player I would want on "my team". 3. You forgot Draper. 4. Or conveniently made him disappear. 5. Despite all this talk about signing Asham, I think he's going to stay in Philly. I mean, unless it's for a bigger payday (which won't come from us), why leave a team you've gone this deep with--a team with which you have a solid role already established. 6. Even if he hit the FA market--after these playoffs--he'll get more than $1M from some team. 7. We need a veteran defenseman to compete with Kindl. If not Lilja, some other cheap veteran at least. 8. Lastly, how many FA-related threads have you created in the last 24 hours?
  4. Sorry If you showed me in person, it'd be completely different though. Then, I could laugh along with it right away. At least it really is irony though. So many people misuse the term.
  5. No, it's maybe just English not being his first language. We'd have to watch him say it in a video though so we can see the pauses of the sentence. It's possible that he might have still been thinking of a word to say after "more" and ended up picking one that made his sentence grammatically incorrect. If that's the case, he should have been more quicker in his word choice, I guess. It's easy and common to make these mistakes while speaking off the cuff though--no matter how well you know English.
  6. Leino
  7. Leino's also leading the Flyers' forwards in ice time right now.
  8. Gretzky must have been in Russia and saw Pavel play as a kid.
  9. Kopecky...
  10. Maybe the NHL will make the Wings play Tampa Bay in the season opener?
  11. I don't like it. Although I mostly hate rap, so that might have something to do with it. Just putting this out there though (as an observation, hopefully not a prejudiced statement)...of all the rappers, the NHL chose maybe the only prominent Caucasian one out there. Now, obviously this isn't on purpose or anything. But, inadvertently, the connotation doesn't exactly break any stereotypes about the league in general. In order to grow in the coming decades, the NHL has to do a much, much better job of getting minorities interested in hockey. Surely this commercial will have virtually no impact either way, but I would think even if only a few people notice what I just did, that's not helping the league at all.
  12. Ahhh...good choice of words, you're absolutely right. Now I feel really silly for creating the topic. I should have thought it through. I wish I could go back in time and prevent this thread from ever happening. The Internet isn't very forgiving though. Oh, and sorry I'm not really another Chicagoan. I lived my entire life in the metro-Detroit area and now I just go to college near Chicago.
  13. Now, Stevie's by far my favorite player of all time, ever since I was 3 years old. And I have no qualms with still wearing his jersey around. But, if you were to go to a Wings game next year, would you still wear #19 to the game even if you had the jersey of another current player? I was just thinking this would be kind of awkward. It would somewhat be like supporting another franchise while attending a Wings game. If it was anyone else who left the organization, I wouldn't even think about it--his jersey wouldn't be worn. This case is different obviously. In my mind, the Red Wings and Yzerman are still one and the same. Since Yzerman's done so much for Detroit and Red Wings fans, I feel really bad for the fact that I'm even thinking about not wearing his jersey to a game. Has this crossed anyone's mind at all though? EDIT: I guess it's too late to backtrack now. I already screwed myself with this post. So I should probably just better explain what I was thinking at the time I posted this. Of course, it's ridiculous to not wear Stevie's jersey. He's done everything for this organization. Like for a lot of people, he's maybe the main reason I love hockey so much. For the longest time, I only had an Yzerman jersey. And I still wore it often to games the past few years. But I wore it less after he retired; not because I didn't have the same emotional attachment, but more so because I thought at games it would be better to support the players on the ice now. So, what I'm saying is, if on gameday, you had an option, would you now be slightly more inclined to wear a Datsyuk or Zetterberg instead, while obviously still having the same utmost respect for Stevie.
  14. Sorry man, my bad. I misunderstood. I just assumed that the ' I said' meant you were grudgingly rehashing because you thought I was bringing up old news.
  15. I didn't post the article to show how Tampa's a good fit. The main point from the article was that it refutes previous reports that Yzerman declined Tampa. If this source is reliable, apparently Yzerman's still the front-runner. As an aside though, does anyone think Yzerman would even consider TB if it weren't were Stamkos? He singlehandedly makes that entire organization so much more appealing. Hedman helps as well (but to a much lesser extent).