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Member Since 23 Apr 2007
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In Topic: Will YOU play this season?

24 August 2009 - 02:15 AM

QUOTE (eva unit zero @ August 23, 2009 - 11:13PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I played for Washtenaw Community College in 2003 (the first year they actually had a team) and 2004 (my last year there) because I was a slacker in high school and didn't get any decent scholarships, and although I was accepted couldn't afford to actually go to a "real" college. I've been looking into trying out for a lower level pro team; I just missed out on getting a spot at the Walleye camp due to how quickly it filled up. The only problem is that a lot of them don't pay enough to actually live on and would be a pay cut from my current job, which isn't exactly a bank CEO or anything.

Ummm, just for future reference, it's a little misleading when you tell someone you played college hockey and dont immediately say it was club hockey for a community college. Especially when you're talking about Washtenaw (funny you brought them up cause I start school there is semester, meant to try out but missed try outs [now that I look, maybe I've still got time, but I thought someone told me tryouts were early August]) for the simple fact that it borders Ypsi and well, majority of students there have probably played, say, basketball their whole life as opposed to hockey. Not trying to take antyhing away from you or your skill of the game. Just making a simple point. Afterall, there's a HUGE reason that Eastern Michigan doesn't have an ice hockey team!

In Topic: The FINAL ROSTER is SET...lines?

10 August 2009 - 02:17 AM

QUOTE (The Noodle 39 @ August 9, 2009 - 05:41AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Where is Leino in nhl 09?

In the Finnish Elite League... or wherever he came from.
He's in there though for sure. Got him on my team also.

In Topic: Hilarious video of "Zetterberg" preparing for the Hawks

27 May 2009 - 06:03 PM

Personally, I think they're a little corney and I don't particularly find them funny. What I do appreciate is the fact that these guys realize how bad the NHL's marketing and advertising is and are trying to do something about it. Unfortunately for them, these commercials just seem like something that the NHL or Versus would actually make.

The NHL needs to find a new advertising team and try to bring back some of the great feel of the older commercials....
The Nike commercials with Fedorov were great.
Speaking of him, the "coolest game on earth" with him racing Allen Johnson!
The old ESPN commercials were good.

The best commercials, in my opinion, were the old Bud Light Hockey Falls ones...





and... this years Boston Bruins Fox Sports commercials...




There's a real reason why companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars for advertising. It's cause it really does help sell the product!!!
And at this rate, the only thing the NHL is trying to sell is Sidney Crosby and maybe trying to convince someone stupid enough to build a miniture replica hockey boards and splexiglass around your flatscreen.
(Don't wanna get this into a Crosby bashing or anything like that, just pointing out the obvious)

In Topic: ECF, Penguins vs. Hurricanes.

14 May 2009 - 11:53 PM

QUOTE (Drake_Marcus @ May 15, 2009 - 12:12AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well this was the dream match-up for the Pens. They did not want to play the Bruins defense.

So...

Forwards: Advantage Penguins (Penguins win this category by a mile-- Sid is scoring at will right now)
Defense: Advantage Hurricanes (and we all thought Joni Pikachu fell of the face of the Earth)
Goaltending: Advantage Hurricanes
Depth: (slight) Advantage Hurricanes
'Been there factor': Tie (Pens were there last year and are playing with a chip on their shoulder because of it... Canes won in '06, normally this would tip in the favour of the Canes, but apparently the ghost of playoffs past is haunting Crosby and he's chosen to exorcise that ghost on the score sheet)
Clutch Play: Advantage Hurricanes (Sid's been great in the clutch so far, but the Canes just keep seeming to pull goals out of their ass with one minute left on the clock... and the Canes are the ones beating the teams that are better than them on paper... the Pens were expected to win both match-ups so far)

We'll see how it goes, but as of right now I'm thinking it'll be Hurricanes in 7 games.


I could not agree with you more. I was skimming through the live blog over at Puck Daddy and after the Canes won, all I read was a bunch of comments about how the Pens are gonna handle the Canes with ease. I just don't see that happening. Carolina has taken out New Jersey and their amazing goaltending, and now Boston with their great defense. Boston is a great team up and down, and they actually worried me, having to face them in the Finals.
Carolina is no joke and I really still feel as if the Pens haven't played anyone GREAT! The Flyers just are not cut out for playoff hockey. I don't know what it is, but every game I've watched the past two seasons (or post-seasons) they've looked very beatable. This year they beat the Capitals who I have never been THAT impressed with.
Their offense is great, but their defense is sad. Even after Varlamov was playing insane hockey, he still had some huge brain farts that cost them the series.

I guess now we will REALLY see what the Penguins are made of. But in my opinion, the East, as mentioned above, is a complete joke. The only team I thought was that good (the Bruins) are now out of the playoffs.

In Topic: Abdelkader's First Playoff Goal?

11 May 2009 - 10:17 PM

I gotta say, it REALLY looks like Abds goal to me. Even after I went back to my DVR to watched it on my big screen (92 inch projection screen) I gotta agree with everyone who says Abdelkader tipped it. You can even tell cause as the puck comes off of Franzens stick, the puck is spiraling perfectly flat and as SOON as it grazes Abdelkaders stick, it starts to go on edge and roll in the air.
You can even faintly see it on the YouTube video above, but it is MUCH clearer on such a big tv.

Truthfully though, I'm glad this hasn't been noticed until now. Had the refs or the guys in the war room seen that, it might have been reviewed and declared to be a high stick (lord knows the war room doesnt get everything right). So, i'm glad they gave it to Franzen.