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#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.

#2539836 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by Jersey Wing on 11 October 2014 - 12:50 PM

4-3 Wings and Cleary gets a late goal to win it.

#2539773 more NHL wisdom: Chris Pronger may work for Dept of Player Safety

Posted by UpstateNYRedWingsFan on 10 October 2014 - 11:48 PM

I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure you just have to be on the active roster.
He's still being paid by the flyers, while being employed by the league.
You'd think that wouldn't fly.


It's 42 regular season games or one Stanley Cup game.

#2539785 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by FlashyG on 11 October 2014 - 02:07 AM


#2539733 Devils Sign Tootoo

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 10 October 2014 - 01:28 PM


It's all the more humorous considering he sounds like Scooby Do.

#2539712 Devils Sign Tootoo

Posted by e_prime on 10 October 2014 - 10:58 AM

#2539349 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by krsmith17 on 09 October 2014 - 05:42 PM

55fan, that was the lockout year I'm pretty sure. Last year we played Buffalo and I'm pretty sure we won. Samuelsson scored the first goal of last season...

#2539337 Off the Pipes with Piper

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 09 October 2014 - 04:26 PM


Another orgy?  Not sure after last weekend.  


But I will watch the Wings game if possible.  

don't be trying to put me in your wild fantasies. I'm married with 10 kids remember.

#2539310 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 09 October 2014 - 01:45 PM


Are you suggesting that you wife's bio-rhythms are attuned to the important dates in Henrik Zetterberg's life?


Why else do you think I married her?

#2539268 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by vladdy16 on 09 October 2014 - 11:43 AM

I will be representin' tonight.  May the hockey gods favor the Wings tonight in the name of YFMB.