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#2557126 Need help selecting Yzerman jersey to buy

Posted by Seraph on 16 December 2014 - 07:14 PM

SportsK all the way. Amazing site. I recently bought a really cool jersey from them and then was bummed because it was too large. I sent it back and they returned a smaller size so fast that I was very impressed. A lot of people on this site including myself have had a great experience with them.

I would go with the second link above.


#2557420 Jimmy sucks in a shootout Howard

Posted by WingsAlways on Yesterday, 07:55 AM

Ladies and gentleman, I present to you the Jimmy Howard shooting target.

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Attaches easily to the goal net with a simple piece of string or duct tape, perfect holiday gift.

 

Don't let blocked shots discourage you, get yours today.




#2557405 Jimmy sucks in a shootout Howard

Posted by hooon on Yesterday, 01:55 AM

Honestly, next shootout they should just throw Mrazek in cold and have Quincey, Ericsson and Al Sobotka as the shooters, because, what the hell, right?




#2557377 12/16 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 0 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 December 2014 - 11:19 PM

@DetroitRedWings: "I felt awesome; pucks were sticking to me, it was nice... They don't have shootouts in the playoffs, that's when it matters" - Howard

You gotta get there big guy. ;)

 

What an idiot.  Like he's some kind of stalwart in the playoffs.




#2557076 Oilers schedule presser tomorrow

Posted by amato on 16 December 2014 - 12:26 PM

Babcock to edm as a coach/gm?



Lol


Bettman persuades Babock & he goes to coach/gm Edmonton. Toronto is outraged by the news (they already had dibs on babs) and begins to riot.. Vancouver, not wanting to be outdone, would try to outriot Toronto. Both of them trying to top the other eventually causes Canada to implode. All of the hockey players get out in time and are deemed free agents by the league. The best players sign with the worst teams that are left. All goes according to plan and bettman finally has the parity he's always dreamed of. Babcock emerges from the ashes better than ever and coaches the wings to three straight Stanley Cups.




....and then I wake up :P


#2557061 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by number9 on 16 December 2014 - 11:18 AM

I'm more of a chai tea or just good ol peach tea man myself=)


I only drink tea that comes from Long Island myself


#2557059 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 16 December 2014 - 11:11 AM

If that's Earl Grey, or Chamomile - please set up another place setting for me!

I'm more of a chai tea or just good ol peach tea man myself=)




#2556990 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 15 December 2014 - 11:45 PM

 

Yes, I do.  Your razor sharp arguments cut me to the core. 

Kip let it go buddy. I'm not going to sit here and come up with a dissertation on why I believe fights should be a part of hockey. It's hockey for pete sake. Entertainment. I like the fighting...I like the big hits...I like the skill...I like the scoring....I hate Crosby. 

 

And that's the thing that is clear with you. You love the arguments. I have seen someone agree with you and you still pick them apart. Sorry that I don't fulfill your need.




#2557028 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 16 December 2014 - 03:56 AM

So much truculence in this thread.


#2556968 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 December 2014 - 11:12 PM

 

You need to stop fetishizing penalties.

 

Fighting is the only penalty that's treated as a "fetish" by a certain group of hockey fans.  You can compare it to other penalties all you want, but the popularity isn't quite the same.  Guys like Probert, Odjick, Schultz, Brown, and many others have always been popular with the fanbases that root for those teams.  Not many people have historically been in love with guys who trip or hook someone on the ice.

 

Your high horse is really a rocking horse, but you still need to get off it.  Not all pro-enforcer posters are as dumb as you think they are.   


 

If there's a fight at a Wings game, heck yeah I'm gonna be pumped. I love a good scrap. But I don't want a McGrattan on the team JUST because he scraps. He's got to be useful when he's not scrapin too.

 

Take the Smith-Panik fight we're supposed to be talking about. Things got heated and Smith stood up for himself and threw down, atta boy Smitty. I love it. But before and after that fight Smith still brings solid hockey to the team. McGrattan doesn't do that at all.

 

I get the feeling that you guys wanna see more of the heavy-weight bouts like in the 80s, but those bouts frankly have nothing to do with hockey, just two guys fighting over an imaginary belt. Even so, they don't exist anymore! If they did Perry and Lucic would have a formal square off at every Bruins Ducks match-up.

 

The so-called "fighters" these days barely offer quality hockey at the AHL level. Those guys exist purely to put butts in seats.

 

Now if it's guys who will stand up for their teammates you want, I'm all for a Simmonds type on this team. That would be AWESOME. But Mcgrattan is no substitute for that. All he brings is an on ice liability, which means we can no longer roll all 4 lines against whomever. He's not out there protecting Joakim Andersson, he's putting on a spectacle for the fans.

 

Oh I know those guys are dinosaurs who don't exist anymore.  Doesn't mean I can't have nostalgia for that part of the game.  Holland won't sign any fighter, whether that player can score goals or not.  He signed Tootoo, but never played him because he didn't fit our style of play (which makes me wonder why we signed him).  There are plenty of young guys who can hit, fight and score occasionally.  We just don't look for that kind of player.  




#2556961 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 December 2014 - 10:44 PM

 

You're right.  I'll order another Miller Light and yuck it up with all the other low brow dips***s.  Because it's obvious how interested I am in agreeing with the crowd. 

 

Afterward I'll head home and jack off to all the pass interference calls I missed on Monday night football, because penalties are totally awesome bro!

 

So we're all low brow dips***s because we happen to like that part of the game and the players who have historically been linked with hockey pugilistics?  I like that part of hockey history as much as I like the skilled players who made up the game's history.  

 

You need to get off your high horse.  




#2556882 Oilers schedule presser tomorrow

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 15 December 2014 - 01:21 PM

Paul MacLean would be a great hire, but he's never get the job. He might actually hold the players accountable.


#2556871 Oilers schedule presser tomorrow

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 15 December 2014 - 12:56 PM

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#2556846 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 15 December 2014 - 11:12 AM

How can you turn down a guy with a flowing mullet like Ricci's?
 
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That dude looks like a bizarro hockey world Crispin Glover.


#2556836 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by e_prime on 15 December 2014 - 08:14 AM

Any trade that invloved  moving Franzen would make me smile.

A smile like this?

 

Ugly Mike Ricci