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#1934223 4/7 GDT: Blue Jackets 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by BuckeyeWingsfan80 on 07 April 2010 - 07:52 PM

Jesus H Christ Mason just stole a couple.....


#1934066 4/7 GDT: Blue Jackets 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Finnish Wing on 07 April 2010 - 06:02 PM

You're either trying to get a rise out of people or you've just said the dumbest thing I've heard in weeks.

If it's the latter, then you're really not paying attention to the fact that you're probably the most hated member on these boards. In other words, your plan isn't working. Credibility as a poster would be a must, and you've just not got that.

I think mindfly is OK. You just gotta understand his humor and that he has these periodic problems.


#1934057 4/7 GDT: Blue Jackets 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by newfy on 07 April 2010 - 05:49 PM

You're either trying to get a rise out of people or you've just said the dumbest thing I've heard in weeks.

If it's the latter, then you're really not paying attention to the fact that you're probably the most hated member on these boards. In other words, your plan isn't working. Credibility as a poster would be a must, and you've just not got that.

I wouldn't say Mindfly is most hated. Sure he's a negative nancy but at least he has an opinion and says what he thinks. All you do is act like a jackass calling people dumb and questioning their credibility. I would rather read 1000 negative posts then read one posted by you


.. just sayin' :)


#1934045 4/7 GDT: Blue Jackets 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Crymson on 07 April 2010 - 05:04 PM

Just trying to even things out too much homerism and biased people on here.. i think on a forum it's good to have some fresh air and to stir things up (in a good way, make people think twice) so not every post is LETS GO WINGS.. .hmm


You're either trying to get a rise out of people or you've just said the dumbest thing I've heard in weeks.

If it's the latter, then you're really not paying attention to the fact that you're probably the most hated member on these boards. In other words, your plan isn't working. Credibility as a poster would be a must, and you've just not got that.


#1934041 4/7 GDT: Blue Jackets 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by mindfly on 07 April 2010 - 04:59 PM

I don't post here often, but seriously what is wrong with this guy? What's with all this negativity? Why don't you just go and cheer for the Hawks, since you have such a hard-on for them.

Just trying to even things out too much homerism and biased people on here.. i think on a forum it's good to have some fresh air and to stir things up (in a good way, make people think twice) so not every post is LETS GO WINGS.. .hmm


#1933898 4/7 GDT: Blue Jackets 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Hockey God on 07 April 2010 - 12:43 PM

Chicago weak defensively? They are currently 4th in GAA, only New jersey, Boston, Phoenix have tighter team defense.


hey dumbass their top 2 defensemen r injured and theres no way huet is goina carry them in playoffs


#1933216 Shanahan to be new NHL disciplinarian?

Posted by cusimano_brothers on 06 April 2010 - 10:18 AM

Campbell has shown that one man alone cannot do that job. He is on the same level of consistency as the on-ice officials.


#1933256 Howard too old to be Rookie of the Year?

Posted by egroen on 06 April 2010 - 11:27 AM

First, I agree with you that age will be used by the voters against Howard. But I disagree that it is "unfair".

MLB has seen a 28-year-old Rookie of the Year who was an established professional in Japan for many years and arguably in the "prime" of his career by the time he came over. http://www.seattlepi...16_mari12.shtml

That said, I do not think Howard will win the Calder. He should be "considered", but I don't know if he will even be thought of as Top 3. As impressive as he has been, he's 5th in save percentage and 5th in GAA, and the guy that leads both categories is a 23-year old rookie, Tukka Rask. And that's not even comparing him to non-goaltenders, such as Myers, Tavares, and Duchene. I do not believe that Howard has any realistic shot at Top 3 or even Top 5 in the Vezina, either. Rask has the numbers for it, but his workload (only 37 games started) is probably too low. Also, that would be 2 years in a row to Boston goaltenders. To put that into perspective, Carey Price has basically "lost" his starting job to Jaroslav Halak on MTL, this season, yet Price still has more starts (39) than Rask. (Howard has started 58 games). I think the Vezina will be Ryan Miller's award, and there are other guys like Bryzgalov and even Craig Anderson (whose numbers aren't all that great) who would be considered before Howard.

As for the "fairness" point, it's not unfair to factor in age and previous experience into the Calder. The whole point of a "rookie" award is that we are supposed to marvel at how advanced this player is so early in their career. Jimmy Howard has had NHL experience since the '05-'06 season. At several points, it looked like there was an opening for him to steal the backup or even starting position, but it wasn't until this season (and Osgood completely falling off the map) that he was able to secure a job. Howard's early career is impressive, but it's more akin to a post-hype prospect, like baseball's Adam Lind, or hockey's Guillaume Latendresse (Wild) than a true rookie performer.

Rask, Neimi and Halak do not have enough games to be up for the Vezina - which puts Jimmy firmly at #3 in both SV% and GAA.
I understand and accept his age will be used against him - but then they should go ahead and change the definition of a "rookie" if that is the case.
Age really should have nothing to do with the voting, when talking about which rookie is having the best season.


#1933241 Howard too old to be Rookie of the Year?

Posted by zettie85 on 06 April 2010 - 10:58 AM

AHHH good point, I change my opinion now!

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Zettie while Crosby did not when the Calder you are correct, the comparison to him for any rookie other than AO, Malkin, Kane is still ridiculous in my mind!


I totally agree. With Pierres reasoning though, although 6 years difference instead of just 2, Crosby should have won the Calder because he was younger and they had pretty much the same season. Ovechkin had a year of pro hockey in Russia under his belt before coming to the NHL, Crosby played junior.

Ovechkin was better and so he did win it. My whole point is that age shouldn't matter. Out of all positions, goalie is definitely the hardest even for a 26 year old rookie.

If he wants to compare Jimmy to Crosby he should be comparing Duchene to Crosby as well. Their rookie numbers aren't even close. Howards numbers are better then Masons from last year and are similar to Nabokovs when he won.


#1933230 Howard too old to be Rookie of the Year?

Posted by jollymania on 06 April 2010 - 10:47 AM

I simply warned that Le Brun did not say what journalist so desperately tries to claim. But first posters curse LeBrun ....for what?

the comment I made about him had nothing to do with this article, I did because he is in fact a ***** who wants hitting out of the game


#1933171 Howard too old to be Rookie of the Year?

Posted by CenterIce on 06 April 2010 - 08:17 AM

I think Ken Daniels said that Nabokov was about the same age when he won rookie of the year. Yeah, maybe with younger guys coming in now, the age limit should be looked at, but Howard currently qualifies as a rookie, goalies mature later, and he is having a heck of a season.


#1933168 Howard too old to be Rookie of the Year?

Posted by edicius on 06 April 2010 - 08:12 AM

I just think he's an idiot for even bringing up Crosby or Kane in the discussion.


#1933139 Should the Wings part ways with Osgood?

Posted by stevkrause on 06 April 2010 - 06:48 AM

I hate polls like this, because they don't take into account all the factors - he was signed after 35, so if we cut ties, we're sucking up cap space to make a player go away... he has had an OBVIOUSLY positive impact on Howard and one more year backing up Howard can't hurt... after his contract is up, let him retire a Wing, with 400 wins, on his own terms and go out right... he has been a professional and done a lot for this team and deserves it.


#1932867 Should the Wings part ways with Osgood?

Posted by Doc Holliday on 05 April 2010 - 03:17 PM

Selfish how? The guy has posted better than a 3.00 GAA or 89% save percentage over the past two seasons. Honestly, if the alternative had been somebody more prominent than Ty Conklin last year, he probably never even gets the chance to play in the '09 Playoffs.

And from a fan's perspective, this thing is only going to get worse and worse with time. Osgood turns 38 in November. If he left after this season (and Howard plays well in the playoffs), there's a good chance much of this will be forgotten and he'll be remembered primarily as the winner of the 1998 and 2008 Cups, and a potential Hall of Fame candidate, based on his overall credentials. If I had the choice, I don't want to see another season where Osgood plays once a month, sucks, and then complains about inconsistent playing time again. I don't want to see this thing turn more sour.


Why do people forget that he complained about the fact Babcock was keeping BOTH goaltenders on the bench for extended periods of time?

Osgood wasn't complaining that HE wasn't getting starts, he was complaining that Babcock was not efficiently playing the goaltenders. Should he have been quiet? Yes. Was he being selfish? Absolutely not.


#1932662 Should the Wings part ways with Osgood?

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 05 April 2010 - 09:57 AM

And this is a forum to express points and opinions. You can do that in whichever thread you want related to the topic at hand as long as you aren't personally attacking somebody and doing it within the forum rules, bro. Including this one.



My original point was the fact that there are several Osgood related threads. So I didn't want this thread to turn into yet another one. And no you can't discuss and make comments in any thread you want. I have the option to lock out comments and turn the thread into a poll only. But just in case people had any questions I decided to leave it open. I tried to make it clear that this was a poll only. Might wanna lose that attitude though buddy. I was saying bro in a lighthearted way, not a cocky dickhead way. If you wanna keep making this thread an Osgood debate thread I will lock the comment option. I just wanted to see how the numbers broke down in terms of who still wants Ozzie and who doesn't. Simple as that.