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#2605851 Call Out the NHL on BS

Posted by wings87 on Today, 12:32 AM

Teehee...
Id wanna make them feel as ridiculous aa they are.


I'm just done with the whole, Bettman and his minions are ruining the NHL bit. The times have changed and its impossible for the game to stay the same. Take a look at every sport on the planet, they've all gone through some form of transformation in the last 20 years. I get that its tough for some fans to get used to, but it's better then grumbling about things that won't change. Hell I'm a purist, which makes me disappointed with a number of changes in recent years. I hate the shootout, the trapezoid, and lets not even start on the officiating. But you know what? I've learned to live with it. The game is still awesome, and it's much more enjoyable to watch if you accept the NHL the way it is. You know I'll still complain about this and that, because it's part of being a fan. However realizing that the new NHL is what it is, my frustration will quickly subside. Frankly I'm not even pissed at the Kronwall suspension anymore. It happened, it sucked,but time to move on.


#2605843 Call Out the NHL on BS

Posted by wings87 on Yesterday, 11:37 PM

I'd also ask them,
"Why do choosy moms choose jif?"


I guess you found the right thread.


#2605796 Call Out the NHL on BS

Posted by Paul MacLean's Mustache on Yesterday, 09:31 PM

The product is still very enjoyable to me. Transparency in suspensions would really be my only gripe. The NHL's inferiority complex really shines through here. With having to compete with the NBA playoffs and early MLB schedule, suspending Subban, a marketable star, was out of the question. Meanwhile, Kronwall, is given a game for a hit where the shoulder was the primary point of contact, but his opponent had his head down. I get that Kronwall has a "history" for these kinds of hits, but taking those out of the game are a mistake. The playoffs are known for the increased intensity and harder style of play. With this suspension, I doubt we see a hit like this from Kronwall anytime soon. Hell, it's been sometime since we saw one before game 7.

The NHL has been a niche sport nationally for quite some time and they should embrace it. Canadian and true US hockey cities keep the game going and that's what I love about it. I cringe every four years when the Olympics thrusts the game into a national talking point (outside of the 4 seconds allocated on ESPN) and people immediately flag me down at work to talk about players they just discovered because they know I'm a "hockey guy."

Keep suspensions and rule enforcement consistent despite the type of player. At least you'll have the respect of the players and the diehard fans that continue supporting the league.


#2605788 Call Out the NHL on BS

Posted by Mckinley25 on Yesterday, 08:50 PM

f*** off.


Sounds like something Crosby would say.


#2605773 Call Out the NHL on BS

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on Yesterday, 07:57 PM

If I wasn't on mobile, I would be posting the "old man yells at cloud" picture from the Simpsons.

So just imagine that's what you're looking at right now.

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Perfect :lol:

And since there's some sensitive people *points* up there who can't handle some levity in the thread, let me be painfully on topic in sharing my opinion on The State of the NHL:

The game is changing. The league is changing. The way the game was played 30 years ago would be a bad fit for the current situation on multiple levels. As someone mentioned before, players today are faster, bigger, and stronger than ever before. Gear is more high tech. And we have knowledge now regarding health and safety issues that was not widely available before. The league would be foolish and unprogressive if they dug their heels in and refused to develop the game in a way that addresses these challenges. Do I like every change that is made? No. But I also have no misconceptions that me raging against the machine is gonna make a rabbit's fart of a difference. "Pretend we have an audience.". We *do*. Social media has developed to a point where officials ABSOLUTELY know how fans of the game feel about each and every little thing. They just don't *care*. Because here's the kicker, and if I have to pick the one thing that bothers me the most it would be this: WE are not who the league is reaching out to. The die hard, post on a hockey team's message board, donate money to charity based on playoff performance, contemplate homicide of other players not on our team who are probably pretty nice guys otherwise type people are going to follow our team /the league *anyway*. Our $ is not the growth, because it has always *been there*. These changes, the outreach, the people pleasing (if any) will not be directed at us. It will be directed at Joe Non-hockey Schmo whose ass they're trying to pull into a seat. Trying to pull into the NHL shop. Trying to pull into buying that cable package or GCL. So the game is gonna change. Because hockey is not very accessible to people who aren't familiar with it. Do I like it? Not necessarily, but in a way that mirrors why my grandpa doesn't like it that he can't find a doctor with a name he can pronounce. There are some changes the league is looking into that I think will be beneficial like 4-4 overtime and video reviews, but to opine that the league is "changing" because it's not like it was 30 years ago is short-sighted, unnecessarily nostalgic, and unprogressive. Time marches on. Things change. And now I've forgotten my larger point.

Which is why "old man yells at cloud" sums up my feelings perfectly, and isn't as sarcastic as you thought.

f*** off.


You...should probably step away from your keyboard for a minute.


#2605696 Call Out the NHL on BS

Posted by kliq on Yesterday, 12:34 PM

I totally agree that there's a lot of inconsistency in how the game is officiated, but we can't ignore that the players are getting stronger, faster and more skilled. That above all else is the cause of change we see in the NHL.

They did put restrictions on goalie equipment size, while still keeping them protected. Remember, not a single goalie would've been ok being maskless with Weber shots flying by eye level at 100 mph.

 

Totally agree. Anyone who thinks that hockey can go back to the way it was 50 years ago is either completely clueless to how much faster/stronger/skilled the players are now a days, or just refuse to accept it.

 

Anyone who thinks the players of 50 years ago are "tougher" then today, have no clue. If Jacques Plante gets hit in the temple with a Shea Weber Slap Shot, he's not shaking it off, he's unconscious. I would even argue if it hits him in the wrong place, could result in death.

 

The reason why the guys from years ago played through injuries is because the guys from 50 years ago were not being hit even close to as hard as the guys from today. Sure guys back then played through broken fingers and toes etc. but so do the guys now a days (ie. Abby).

 

Plus, if all these guys from years back thought that the way it was is better then today, they wouldn't be suing the NHL in 2015.




#2605692 Call Out the NHL on BS

Posted by Mckinley25 on Yesterday, 11:32 AM

I totally agree that there's a lot of inconsistency in how the game is officiated, but we can't ignore that the players are getting stronger, faster and more skilled. That above all else is the cause of change we see in the NHL.

They did put restrictions on goalie equipment size, while still keeping them protected. Remember, not a single goalie would've been ok being maskless with Weber shots flying by eye level at 100 mph.


#2601426 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by puckloo39 on 27 April 2015 - 09:30 AM

All over Twitter from Wikipedia:

 

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I lol'ed... please continue with ownership, Petr!




#2601215 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by vladdy16 on 26 April 2015 - 02:03 PM

All over Twitter from Wikipedia:

 

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#2598466 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by bruisebrother15 on 23 April 2015 - 09:28 AM

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#2595310 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 17 April 2015 - 06:36 PM

Not mine, saw it on twitter...

 

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:lol:




#2595256 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by Wing Across The Pond on 17 April 2015 - 02:22 PM

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Nope, Yzerman should NOT be off limits.  He's part of the enemy now until he takes over as GM for the Wings.

 

Quick one from me, considering the above ^^




#2593983 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by kook_10 on 16 April 2015 - 04:06 PM

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#2593858 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by amato on 16 April 2015 - 12:18 PM

Not a Photoshop but, obligatory rafter comparison :P

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That's cute....

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Let's add to it! LGW!!


#2593793 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by CrimsonFlame on 16 April 2015 - 10:39 AM

Since we need him to steal us a game...

 

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