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#261 Greatness=PavelDatsyuk

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 10:05 AM

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 05:23 PM

Don't know if it's been mentioned, but on the NHL hour today, a caller asked Bettman about why the consequences in regards to the octopus.

Bettman says, and I quote, "with the octopus, there is a slime factor."
To paraphrase, the slime gets on players skates, clothing and could be a safety issue.


Ahhhhhh booooooo. Stupid octopus slime! :P

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 05:31 PM

Didn't see this posted so I thought I would share


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Posted 21 April 2011 - 05:48 PM

Don't know if it's been mentioned, but on the NHL hour today, a caller asked Bettman about why the consequences in regards to the octopus.

Bettman says, and I quote, "with the octopus, there is a slime factor."
To paraphrase, the slime gets on players skates, clothing and could be a safety issue.


Ahhhhhh booooooo. Stupid octopus slime! :P

When the f*** was the last time a player got hurt skating over octopus slime, Gary? I've seen players spit and shoot snot bullets on the ice many, many, many times. Are you going to ban players from spitting and snot-shooting, Betty? Such bulls*** from him.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 03:01 AM

THAT'S his beef with the octopus? SLIME?!?! I think I need an Advil. You know, I could kinda sorta maybe see their point if their problem was with players/refs getting hit by octopus, but this is just...comical. Please tell me I'm in some kind of alternate universe. On the other hand, if this is how governing bodies are generally run, international politics suddenly makes sense to me. Bettman should run for secretary-general of the UN; he'd fit right in. Back on track, though...UGGGGHHHH. Instead of a tinfoil hat, I'm going to get a clown hat. Come one, come all to see Red Wings fans star in Bettman's Flying NHL Circus - laughs aplenty.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 12:05 PM

Don't know if it's been mentioned, but on the NHL hour today, a caller asked Bettman about why the consequences in regards to the octopus.

Bettman says, and I quote, "with the octopus, there is a slime factor."
To paraphrase, the slime gets on players skates, clothing and could be a safety issue.


Ahhhhhh booooooo. Stupid octopus slime! :P



What a retarded little cock sucking piece of s***.

We have thousands of incidents of octopi throw on the ice over the years, and how many players have been injuered by "slime"? Whats that? Zero you say?

And if that is really your concern, and not just sticking it to the Wings, why not ban players from spitting on the ice during the game? You know, the thousands of snotty loogies of "slime" that the players spit onto the ice EVERY minute of EVERY game? Hows about that slime, *******?

What a prick...

At first he claimed it was about any "objects being thrown on the ice" being a safety concern, so when people call him out on his BS and say "what about hat tricks, then?" he tries to switch it up and claim its about the "slime". So what about the loogie spitting issue, Gary? That puts literally hundreds of thousands of times more "slime" on the ice over the course of a season that a couple playoff octopi do...




I know of only one slime that negatively affects the NHL and its players, and that slime is called Gary Bettman.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 12:20 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzrVCbm_0ps

Thanks, I couldn't remember how to embed it

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 12:29 PM

Thanks, I couldn't remember how to embed it


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Posted 22 April 2011 - 02:38 PM

It's been proven time and time again that the octopi that get thrown are not slimy. The opposing players just hate it and have complained claiming that. And Gary, like the narrow minded man he is, never bothered to investigate whether or not it was true.
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Posted 22 April 2011 - 02:52 PM

It's been proven time and time again that the octopi that get thrown are not slimy. The opposing players just hate it and have complained claiming that. And Gary, like the narrow minded man he is, never bothered to investigate whether or not it was true.


This would be a good thing for Shanahan to research in his hockey research division this summer.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 04:27 PM

It's been proven time and time again that the octopi that get thrown are not slimy. The opposing players just hate it and have complained claiming that. And Gary, like the narrow minded man he is, never bothered to investigate whether or not it was true.


Not true. Not everyone knows to boil them. It's the idiots that don't do it is what gives this tradition a bad name.

Plus, I'm just guessing that 29 other GMs and Owners have made mention they don't like it. When you run a business, you HAVE to listen to its shareholders...
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Posted 22 April 2011 - 05:21 PM

Got a kick out of this and did not see it here either....
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Posted 22 April 2011 - 08:34 PM

I am seriously considering mailing mr. Grinch a octopus. Does anyone know or know how I can find his office. I would want to make sure it got to him not his secretaries secretary. This is something I am seriously considering.
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Posted 22 April 2011 - 08:59 PM

If Bettman is so worried about slime on the ice, then he should stay the hell off of it.

Man, I'd hate to be a janitor for his office after he slithers out.

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 12:41 AM

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It's actually closer to 98%.
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Posted 23 April 2011 - 08:17 AM

It's actually closer to 98%.


Last year it was 94%, but the year before that it was 97% (that same year out of the 2,300 pets they received, only 8 were adopted :unsure:)
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Posted 23 April 2011 - 09:44 AM

Last year it was 94%, but the year before that it was 97% (that same year out of the 2,300 pets they received, only 8 were adopted :unsure:)


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Posted 23 April 2011 - 11:52 AM

Bettman is slimy.

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 12:39 PM

Not true. Not everyone knows to boil them. It's the idiots that don't do it is what gives this tradition a bad name.

Plus, I'm just guessing that 29 other GMs and Owners have made mention they don't like it. When you run a business, you HAVE to listen to its shareholders...


Why wouldn't they like it?

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 12:44 PM

Why wouldn't they like it?


Probably because it's fans throwing things on the ice and it delays the game slightly. Plus it fires up the arena and the fans energy has the ability to fire up the team.

I'm also guessing it has to do with Red Wings fans throwing it on the ice at other arenas.
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