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About TheBadOne

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  • Birthday 07/13/1981

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    Phoenix, AZ by way of Roseville, MI
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    music, drums, hockey, goaltending, fighting in hockey, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes, sports, politics, current events, religion, academia, firearms, social libertarianism, movies, journalism, information technology, responsible drug policy, cannabis legalization.<br /><br />Music: <br />isis, machine head, kyuss, tool, old man gloom, mastodon, mono, at the drive-in, mars volta, meshuggah, godflesh, soilwork, neurosis, larry graham, bob james, opeth, slayer, metallica (83-87), megadeth (90-98), dozer, the sword<br /><br />Dream Team consisting of Modern era Wings players::<br />Offense<br />Probert - Yzerman - Gallant<br />Larionov - Fedorov - Kozlov<br />Datsyuk - Zetterberg - Shananan<br />Maltby - Draper - McCarty<br />(S) Kocur - Brown<br />Defense<br />Lidstrom - Coffey<br />Fetisov - Konstantinov<br />Murphy - Chelios<br />(S) Chiasson<br />Goalies<br />Hasek - Osgood

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  1. He's the guy who inspired this screen name. A part of my childhood died with him. RIP Probie
  2. Adam Burish is pretty good but is coming off an injury-riddled season, so IDK if his stock's necessarily that high. I agree that the Wings need a hard-nosed player, but I don't think Burish is the right guy. Also, being a former Coyotes STH, Lombo's a great player but I doubt the Red Wings will be able to get him without blowing their cap situation out of the water and he doesn't do much to add toughness to the team. Zenon Konopka, however, not only lead the league in fights for the 09-10 season, but also has a 63% face-off win percentage. A fourth-liner who can win faceoffs and fights would be a great fit on the team, considering Drapes could be the faceoff guy on the fourth line should Konopka be serving a penalty. How I'd dress the team in that light... Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Franzen Hudler-Filppula-Bertuzzi Cleary-Helm-Holmstrom Abdelkader-Konopka-Draper Reserves: Ritola for the scoring lines, Miller for the checking lines.
  3. Meh, he's been behind the scenes for a minute now. I'm not overly concerned about it.
  4. Believe me when I tell you Gretzky is recognizable out here... but that's definitely not a good thing considering the Coyotes' record.
  5. It's regrettable but it's for the best. I hope the Coyotes stay in Phoenix; I've adopted them since I came down here (still pissed that Downey got cut, though ) and respect what Doaner's had to go through to try and keep the team in good spirits. He's my favorite captain since Steve (no disrespect to Lidstrom) and I hope they can start doing better for themselves.
  6. ... IDK if you're connin' me or not. Turnout for the league's been decent though so I'm anything but disappointed. There are a handful of spots left for anyone who may be interested. League ID is 177542 Password is system32 Thanks!
  7. Are PIM a statistical factor in your league? If so, you may want to see if you find a power forward or top defender with a bad attitude. I'd hate to say it on this board, but someone like Getzlaf or Perry could provide that while giving a good scoring totals. Dan Carcillo was definitely a step in the right direction though, so I say that was a good pickup.
  8. Hey everyone. Looking for people to join the league I made up. I wanted to have a 20 man roster because the Drapers of the team are just as valuable as the Datsyuks. It's a 20-team league and there's seven teams currently signed up. Draft is next Sunday (27th) at 7:30 EST League ID#: 177542 League Name: NHL Deep League Password: system32 Custom League URL: Draft Type: Live Draft Draft Time: Sun Sep 27 5:30pm MDT [ Add to My Calendar ] Max Teams: 20 Scoring Type: Head-to-Head Max Moves: No maximum Max Trades: No maximum Trade Reject Time: 0 Trade End Date: March 4, 2010 Waiver Time: 1 day Can't Cut List Provider: None Trade Review: Commissioner Post Draft Players: Free Agents Max Acquisitions per Week: No maximum Min Games Played: No minimum Weekly Deadline: Daily - Tomorrow Start Scoring on: Week 1 Divisions: Yes (4 divisions) Playoff Seeding Options: Division winners awarded top playoff seeds Roster Positions: C, C, C, LW, LW, LW, RW, RW, RW, F, F, D, D, D, D, D, Util, Util, G, G, BN, BN, BN, IR, IR Forwards/Defensemen Stat Categories: Goals (G), Assists (A), Points (P), Plus/Minus (+/-), Penalty Minutes (PIM), Powerplay Points (PPP), Shorthanded Points (SHP), Game-Winning Goals (GWG), Shots on Goal (SOG), Shooting Percentage (SH%), Faceoffs Won (FW), Faceoffs Lost (FL) Goaltenders Stat Categories: Games Started (GS), Wins (W), Losses (L), Goals Against Average (GAA), Save Percentage (SV%), Shutouts (SHO) Feel free to come out and tell your friends.
  9. Josh Tordjman has been doing well in San Antonio for the Coyotes. He's still probably a season or so off before he'd start making NHL noise, so I expect the Bryzgalov/Tellqvist tandem to stick around at least for another season. Otherwise, there's also David LeNeveu, who's great as a minor leaguer but can't seem to hold onto an NHL job for whatever reason...
  10. WFIE: I like your picture of Carcillo.
  11. I think Hasek and Osgood have the finest masks in the league. Then again, I've always liked the helmet/cage combos (and prefer to use them as well.) Good article. Thanks for posting!
  12. My opinion is not to change a damn thing with this team. Here's why: - The ZDH line is ridiculously good. - Filppula will materialize as a second-line center, and Happy, Sammy, and Cleary are all capable of fortifying the second line. - This team can roll 4 lines, and the guys they have for reserves aren't too shabby. - The team fortified their grit with toughness through the acquisitions of Downey and Drake. The recent willingness to fight by the Pain Train only helps the cause. - The defense corps is the best in the league (I think Phoenix's is better on paper... on paper.) - When your goaltending tandem consists of Chris Osgood and Dominik Hasek on their "A" games, you're in wonderful shape (I don't think the team should have either as the definite starter and should just have them share playing time even going into the playoffs.) - Biggest reason for the Red Wings success? Two words: Mike Babcock - Name me a better front office in the league and I'll get ya some Cobo Joes. You can't? Well, there you go. The hockey fans in Phoenix would kill to have a team that was 22-6-2 and as great as the Wings are. We can't ***** about goaltending anymore, we can't ***** about a lack of toughness any longer, we can't ***** about a lack of offense or a lack of defense, and we certainly can't ***** about the coaching or the management of the team. This team goes to work harder than the Pistons and is a team that's truly definitive of HockeyTown. Detroiters should be proud that the Wings are their team and have a commitment to excellence and winning. GO WINGS!
  13. It was great when I moved here and saw Strader doing the play-by-plays. I started thinking of a more simple era where people watched a network called PASS. As for Panger, I couldn't say enough good things about him. Sucks his playing career ended as soon as it began, but he works a microphone well. That's a fact. I think they're the opposite of the Ken-Mickey tandem. Like Cicada pointed out, Pang's the enthusiastic color commentator while Strater's the play-by-play guy and general "straight man". In Detroit, Mickey's the no-nonsense color commentator while Ken Daniels pretty much clips the microphone whenever he does the play by play (seriously, how many times have you guys heard "GREAT STOP OSGOOD!" or "SCOOOOOOOOORE! HENDRIK ZETTERBERG!!!!!" from Ken Daniels? I still say the best was "PUT THAT IN YOUR HIGHLIGHT REEL!" when Datsyuk scored that goal on Turco.)
  14. I'm jealous of you guys. Out here, Cox is the cable provider and when I called to ask about the NHL Network, they told me it would cost extra. When I explained I was talking about the NHL Network and not NHL Center Ice, I received the verbal equivalent for a blank stare.
  15. Wowie... quite the thread. My opinion, if D-Mac gets clearance to play in January, he should sign a two-way deal and play in Grand Rapids for the rest of the season. If he's still got it or manages to find what he's lost over time, then absolutely I'd love to see him playing for the team next season. With all that downtime and with his injury problems, he isn't NHL material right now. That doesn't mean he couldn't regain his game at the minor league level, though. BTW, does anyone know who Detroit's "AA-Level" affiliate is? I know it was Toledo last year, but they've suspended operations. It was supposed to be Flint after that, but I don't think anything came of that...