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#2542718 Buffalo to retire Hasek's number

Posted by Blood On The Ice on Yesterday, 07:45 PM

In Buffalo that is. And while the Wings are in town.Congrats to Dom. And pretty cool that it will be with the wings, a few of his fellow players can enjoy the experience. I still remember the night the wings announced that they traded for Dom. I yelled, "the Wings just won the cup". 



#2542662 slava voynov suspended after domestic violence arrest

Posted by derblaueClaus on Yesterday, 03:32 PM

Innocent until guilty, yeah, but accusations like this are very rarely baseless.

You'd be surprised to hear how often they actually are. It's an accusation hard to defend against, and also almost impossible to get rid of the reputation even if you've proven to be innocent. It's a very effective weapon if you want to destroy your husbands/boyfriends life so I would be very cautious with any conclusion drawn from a sports writers article or any other article in any newspaper.


Disclaimer : This is not meant to trivialize domestic violence or imply that most woman who press domestic violence charges did not face domestic violence. Domestic violence is indeed a great problem and should not be taken lightly. But I'm very, very cautions if there is someone with the slightest fame involved because it targets this famous person in his/her most weak spot.

#2542586 slava voynov suspended after domestic violence arrest

Posted by Bannedforlife on Yesterday, 11:06 AM

Innocent until posted on TMZ

#2542585 slava voynov suspended after domestic violence arrest

Posted by Euro_Twins on Yesterday, 11:05 AM

"Slava Voynov was arrested Monday morning on domestic violence charges and has been suspended indefinitely from the Los Angeles Kings pending a formal investigation by the NHL."


Looks like they're trying to avoid the giant headache the NFL had with the immediate action.

I wonder what kind of protocol they're going to put in place, like the NFL's automatic 6game suspension for first offense, then ban for second.
I hope the NHL does something much more severe, its horrendous that its such a big problem and the NFL handled it so badly I'd like the NHL to come out with a no tolerance policy for these offenses.

I also think they should be beaten in the streets by the rest of their team for being s***ty excuses for men.

Here's a more in depth write up from CBS sports:


Innocent until proven guilty right? That's about as much as they can do before all the facts are presented unfortunately.

#2542067 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

Posted by Euro_Twins on 18 October 2014 - 08:23 AM

Happy birthday. LGW!

Thank you. I'm hoping for birthday butt pats from bos

#2542052 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

Posted by Euro_Twins on 18 October 2014 - 05:21 AM

Well I stayed up to watch the game and have a beer after, but I'm exhausted as I had to get up for work this morning. Chances are I'll miss some of the game as I'm going out for my birthday tonight... So I hope the wings can win this game and make it a winning weekend!

#2542042 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 18 October 2014 - 02:49 AM



First GDT post of the season, glad to finally have the new format finished and ready to post up for you great posters at LGW. 
Franzen appears to be fine, just a leg spasm, and likely will play. Monster makes his first appearance of the season. Let's follow up on last night's great performance and trim the leafs in back to back games. 
As always, lines are projected as it stands right now at the time I am posting this in the middle of the night. Lines and goalies are subject to change.

#2541852 Toronto Radio: Illitch is selling everything and Babs will be Leafs GM

Posted by Jedi on 17 October 2014 - 07:38 PM

Per Ansar KHAAAAAAN!!!

Report by Toronto radio's Bob McCown that Ilitches looking to sell Wings, Tigers and Little Caesars completely false, Ken Holland said.

Helene St. James...

#RedWings GM Ken Holland on Ilitches selling #RedWings, #Tigers: "It's Bob McCown making stuff up."

And Ted Kulfan...

Ken Holland, not surprisingly, said the McCown radio report was total "b.s" regarding Ilitches selling TIgers, Red Wings and Little Caesars

#2541498 LGW Moderator Problems

Posted by Matt on 16 October 2014 - 12:27 PM

 I remember new threads on signings/trades being discouraged during free agent frenzy and the trade deadline, and I found it hard to participate in the discussions when the thread are too long to follow and make an informed post.


This is exactly what I want to change. I have no problems at all with trades/signings having their own threads. Doesn't matter if it fills up the front page because the ones that are deemed comment-worthy float to the top, anyway.

#2541607 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 1

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 16 October 2014 - 07:48 PM


#2540864 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by Euro_Twins on 15 October 2014 - 05:26 PM

Some tickets fell into my lap, so I'll be there tonight. Hoping for a goose hat trick.

#2540824 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by rick zombo on 15 October 2014 - 01:06 PM

Yup. Pulkkinen and his 25 goals a year are sitting in GR while Drew Miller continues to unimpress at all areas of hockey. "But he's good on the pk.". Yah? Show me an article that says he's superior to Dats/Zetterberg/Sheahan/Franzen/Helm/Abdelkader/Anderson/Glendening. I would not rank Miller higher than anyone on our pk other than Tatar, Nyquist, and Jurco. But just like you said, Babcock's low scoring grind it out style keeps Miller employed and well.


Considering that the PK right now is by far team's biggest strength, I'd be careful not to underestimate the value of Drew Miller.

#2540766 LGW Moderator Problems

Posted by Matt on 15 October 2014 - 08:22 AM

There was a thread about 4 or 5 years ago that somehow, spontaneously, amazingly, evolved into a 3 page running joke using players names as puns. It was completely harmless and was in no way offensive or insulting to anyone. It was the funniest thing that has ever happened around here. It got deleted.

Can we have that one back? I still think about it sometimes...


Honestly, this sounds hilarious but I don't recall seeing it (which isn't entirely surprising since I'm not poking around every day).




Too many posters I liked have come and gone since then because of these petty internet arguments.  I miss a lot of their posts.  


What's disappointing is that on a good number of those users we broke our own '3 Strikes' guideline in trying to keep things in line because some of them I considered valuable members. But continually violating the rules of the forum can't be ignored in the end. There were plenty of warnings and a monstrous amount of discussion among the moderators before decisions were made.



Matt, do you honestly not think this is creepy?


I understand deleting -- but never, ever editing -- a post if it contains something illegal or an image that isn't "family friendly," but you do not need to try to purify threads so that they contain only "respectful" hockey talk.  I wouldn't read this forum almost daily if I didn't want to read about hockey, but I want to read a forum, not a blog.  Lock -- or why not just move -- threads if you must, but do not, if you're an adult man or woman, delete or edit posts.


'Creepy' is the last word I'd use to describe that. And it's not about keeping the discourse on here "respectful" -- you can get heated, get animated... That's fine. But at least do so with some tact. Being an "adult man or woman" is a plainly ignorant way of putting it -- the moderators and myself have years upon years doing this job. Removing a 'page' from a thread isn't some huge deal -- 99% of the time it's because the topic at hand was derailed, quoted comments of something that had to be removed followed, etc., etc.. These aren't "yeah, I think that post sucked"-type removals. That doesn't happen.


I have a feeling that some of you don't see the forest for the trees in the respect that your off-topic banter or derailment of threads makes it more difficult for casual (or new) visitors to follow along or try to jump into a topic mid-thread. I don't want the site to be clique-ish where potential new members are turned off from joining because they don't feel a part of the club. In small doses I have absolutely no problem with it, but when it starts to dominate a thread it either 1) needs to get dialed back, or 2) the thread needs to get split or a new one started.



That sounds great. But typically in a situation like this you wouldn't be having a conversation with a few people only to have some random person jump in in the middle of it and start saying


"You guys started off talking about this, and now you're talking about that. That isn't allowed!" 

"This topic has been discussed at length already (possibly by people that aren't you), I'm putting a stop to this discussion and you guys can't talk about it anymore!"

"No you can't discuss that, move your conversation to something else"

"Oh, this topic again! I'm sick of reading about this (and I'll just assume that since I'm tired of it no other fan of this team would want to discuss it anymore either), I'll just gonna pretend you didn't want to talk about and shove it back to the bottom of the barrel!"

"I know you just spent 15 minutes developing this well thought out and nicely worded opinion about something, but I'm now going to say it's invalid and nobody will ever hear it."


You're not being oppressed. Using the bar scenario, I would look at the off-topic derailment of someone jumping into a group conversation (where the discussion topic was already established) and trying to talk over everyone or change the subject.


Now, some of your other concerns (the "this topic has been discussed at length...", "... this topic again!...") I do share on occasion. Sometimes the idea of 'mega-threads' or bumping old topics from a couple pages down to merge with a new post (on the same topic) isn't the best -- particularly if there has been a significant change from the time the original thread was started, etc... Every time Jimmy Howard has a bad stretch in net doesn't mean we need to bump a 3-year old "Howard is Average" thread to continue the discourse. The main intention with the duplicate thread remove/merge was to fix situations where there would be five "HOWARD SUCKS", "Howard is the Second Coming of Our Lord and Savior" or "Howard ________" on the main page. 




I do want to add: I love discussing things like this. There's no reason for people to get hot and bothered and keep things pent up when we can just talk about it. You guys can air your thoughts and concerns, and the moderators and I can explain the other side of the coin and see what we can do together to continually improve things.

#2540664 LGW Moderator Problems

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 October 2014 - 04:05 PM


  • I have reversed moderating decisions. Now, it doesn't happen often, but it does. You know how that dialog gets started? PM me. Moderators make mistakes. I make mistakes. We're not above rectifying them.


Matt, just one question?  Can you bring back any of the following posters?




Jake Ryan




Crymson (no, seriously)


Miller Brew


fat guy in a maltby jersey

I've gotten stung with that on many occasions.  I type up a post and go to post it and -bang- the thread is gone.  I don't blame the mods.  I blame the wee knees who messed it up.  (Ok, maybe at the moment I grrr at the mods for not leaving it up that one split-second more, because, you know, they can read minds and all that.)


I have to admit that there are times when it gets irritating and I have to quit reading in the middle of a thread, but there are other times I'm the one with the popcorn. 


At the end of the day, we all have something to say and if it doesn't fly here we can go post it on facebook or another forum or something.  Or yell at the cat.  Or the plants.  Or our shoes...


That's it.  I'm starting a "Kronwall is Overrated and He Sucks" thread.  

#2540330 more NHL wisdom: Chris Pronger may work for Dept of Player Safety

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 12 October 2014 - 04:46 PM

#1 Pronger wouldn't be able to suspend anyone...that is not his role...Quintal makes those decisions...all Pronger and other members of the department would be doing is reviewing incidents and offering opinions.


#2 Pronger would clearly have no input on anything to do with the Flyers.


The problem with #2 is that there could be many games that indirectly impact the Flyers, especially as the season wears on. 


Say there's a game late in the season and the Pens are playing Edmonton.  Malkin throws a cheapshot and it actually gets reviewed and he could be suspended.  The Flyers are in no way involved, but if it's a tight playoff race and the Penguins losing Malkin for a number of games could impact the Flyers playoff positioning.  


I don't know that Pronger would actually let that influence his decision, but he is being paid millions of dollars by the Flyers. They've taken good care of him since his injury.  Even if it's not conscious, there's probably deep loyalty there.