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#2619857 Pittsburgh: America's hockey capital? Lol

Posted by HadThomasVokounOnFortSt on 09 July 2015 - 02:31 PM

Anyone who doesn't think Minnesota is the U.S capital of hockey is wrong. Whole state just breathes it. That being said, Detroit will always be HockeyTown.

That's why we are called the state of hockey. Our high school state tournaments sell out at the X.

#2619821 Pittsburgh: America's hockey capital? Lol

Posted by rick zombo on 09 July 2015 - 12:13 PM

Clearly not an Ottawa Senator.

#2619567 Random Discussion Thread

Posted by Shoreline on 08 July 2015 - 09:11 AM

Who knew there'd be volatility in the oil and gas industry? Was making bank until this recent oil price collapse.


Meh. Back to school to get another business degree and come out making even more.


I love the climate out here far more than Ontario's Great Lakes climate. Not nearly as humid as the US Southeast, but humid enough to bug someone who's a native of much drier climates. :lol:


Filed for Canadian citizenship already, waiting for the ceremony to dump US citizenship (the cost went from around $400 to around $2300) and attain German citizenship through mom.

#2619624 Wings‬ sign left wing Eric Tangradi

Posted by WingsAlways on 08 July 2015 - 01:25 PM

We don't need toughness or someone who can fight. Fighting is so barbaric.


But who's going to step up and protect Datsyuk from mean ol' Corey Perry?...oh right Datsyuk.

#2619306 Random Discussion Thread

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 06 July 2015 - 08:17 PM

My dislike of pretty much anything related to the Hawks may contribute to my absolute non-recognition of his name.  He deserves his name on the Cup even if he never stepped skate/foot on the ice, since he is a goalie on the winning team.

Ha saved the hawks behind in the first round when Crawford played like cabbage.

#2619111 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 July 2015 - 04:55 PM

It's amazing how fast people will turn on a player.


If memory serves, this is more of a basic procedural thing than a real indication that things are going poorly.  By filing for arbitration Nyquist forfeits the right to accept an offer sheet from other teams.  In other words, he's committing to the Wings by filing.  


Today is the deadline to file so the timing is likely a result of that, not something that happened with the Wings.  I'm pretty sure this is something players do that's just a backup plan for a worst case scenario. And again, by doing so he cannot accept an offer sheet from another team. 

#2617704 Alexander semin being bought out

Posted by Bannedforlife on 30 June 2015 - 07:27 PM

Yea, but it's a nice break from the usual grinding that goes on around here. Sometimes this forum makes me feel like a compulsive mass debater.

#2618842 State your unpopular opinion *Mod Warning Post #'s 200 & 219*

Posted by F.Michael on 03 July 2015 - 09:35 AM

I'm so tired of how 'PC' this country has become...The whole Confederate battle flag is the most recent topic of 'PC'...The networks have stopped showing 'The Dukes Of Hazard'...Pathetic.

#2616884 OT Changes

Posted by Hack & Whack Rule! on 27 June 2015 - 08:09 AM

Goalie vs goalie.

But the goalies have to play from the top of the circles, and elastic bumpers will be added in various spots five off the boards at the hash marks, blue lines, and red lines.
Get it done.


And they have to be moved by long metal rods attached to their backs and that extend out through the boards.

#2616497 OT Changes

Posted by mvanpop on 26 June 2015 - 03:08 AM

Instead of the shootout we should have 1v1

#2616228 Yzerman wins GM of Year (& other awards discussion)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 June 2015 - 11:53 AM

So Hudler is now the classiest player in the league



#2616187 Yzerman wins GM of Year (& other awards discussion)

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 25 June 2015 - 09:11 AM


Karlsson winning the Norris again is kind of the death knell for that award for me.  Don't get me wrong, he's a great player but even Sens fans acknowledge that he had a bad start to the year.  


The award is allegedly  "given to the defenseman who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position."  By giving it to Karlsson this season in spite of his bad Sep-Dec they've removed both the "all-round" part and now the "throughout the season" portion as well. 


If they were giving the award for best two-thirds of a season then it should be Giordano's.  Apparently hockey writers have about as long of memory as the younger members at hfboards.  If you've played well in the last month then you're the greatest of all time. 



I'm so done with that award it's a joke. The job of a defender is to well...defend and not play like another forward. Yes Karlsson is elite in terms of offensive ability but as a defender he is average . Keith, Weber, Suter, Seabrook, Doughty, McDonagh, Pietrangelo

Are all better at the defensive side of the game and yet only Doughty was nominated what a joke.

Price with 4 awards is deserved this goalie had an unreal season, also the Jack Adams for Hartley is great and of course the best for the last award the captain winning GM of the year is just awesome .

As far as the community awards just like the masterton everyone is a winner there but extremely happy for Z

Still think there should be 2 awards for best D-man. Offensive (The Orr Award) and Defensive (The Lidstrom Award).

#2615998 Yzerman wins GM of Year (& other awards discussion)

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 24 June 2015 - 08:13 PM

But Sather isn't handsome and perfect like Stevie

#2615860 OT Changes

Posted by P. Marlowe on 24 June 2015 - 01:17 AM

bring back ties


I agree.



#2615830 OT Changes

Posted by wings87 on 23 June 2015 - 09:39 PM

Screw the figurative pissing contest. Instead have a real pissing contest at center ice. Closest to the goal wins. Also would be a great time for a beer commercial between turns...

" This contest brought to you by Miller Lite Lime, drink lime and piss the night away."