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#2487283 Systems Analyst: Gap Control

Posted by F.Michael on 27 February 2014 - 11:59 AM

I thought there was gonna be the obligatory pic of Nick Lidstrom.


As soon as I read "gap control" and "hurricanes" I knew Semin was the goal scorer.  That guy's wrister is unreal.

Rumor has it he's a mean bongo player as well.




#2485273 USA-Canada Thread

Posted by F.Michael on 19 February 2014 - 05:25 PM

Interesting game between the 3rd and 4th best teams in the tournament. I think Canada will be the ones losing in the final and the US will have to settle for 4th place.

Ditt lag är fullt av svenska köttbullar.

 

USA - USA - USA!




#2485151 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by F.Michael on 19 February 2014 - 01:23 PM

From the link above...

 

The failure of the KHL and NHL players on the roster to blend into a cohesive team was clear and apparent. There were rumors in the past few days of tension in the Russian camp, and at the heart of it was the KHL-NHL issue. Why in the world was Alexander Popov playing on the top line with Ovechkin and Malkin the past two games? Why was KHL defenseman Evgeni Medvedev among the leaders in ice time on the team, playing more than NHLers such as Fedor Tyutin and Alexei Emelin?

Why? Because the KHL and Russian hockey hoped to use the world's biggest hockey games as a propaganda tool for the Russian professional league that vies to rival the NHL. Well, that was a complete and utter disaster.

 

Does anyone believe that the KHL is on a similar level of play than the NHL?

 

Seems as though those in charge of the Russian Olympic squad have their heads in the sand.




#2485138 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by F.Michael on 19 February 2014 - 01:09 PM

Now I feel bad.  This is from NBC Sports' Twitter.

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Dats looks tired, and worn out...Maybe he can hop the next flight to Mexico to hang out with the guys, and sip a few cervesazs.




#2484212 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by F.Michael on 15 February 2014 - 10:40 AM

They were my prediction to win the west this year.  Their team is so strong top to bottom.  Them and Boston is the finals I predict and would actually love to see.  Shattenkirk is a very good player as well.  Didn't look to get too much ice time today (I could be wrong though), but he's a good guy to fall back on if needed to step up.

Blues vs Bruins is something I can get behind, and cheer on the Blues...I've been to St.Louis a handful of times; really nice folks, and great hockey fans (and unlike Chicago you can wear your Red Wings gear, and not be threatened)...If there's a franchise out there along with a fan base that deserves to have a shot at winning the Cup - I'm thinking the Blues would be at, or near the top of that list.




#2484204 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by F.Michael on 15 February 2014 - 10:29 AM

 

You missed out, man. There was drama. There was hilarity*. There was epic. There was awesome.

 

*A goalie's worst nightmare: Staring down Datsyuk/Kovalchuk in a shootout over and over and over and over again. At the Olympics. In Russia.

 

Oshie should get a gold medal right now for that individual performance. And I loved that he looked to his 'tender immediately after he scored the winner. So much win in this kid.

In all honesty...I hope the St.Louis Blues represent the Western Conference for the 2014 Cup Final...They seem like a decent bunch of guys to cheer for.




#2484197 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by F.Michael on 15 February 2014 - 10:25 AM

Holland was at todays game...A trade must be made that involves Franzen, for  Oshie :lol:




#2484187 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by F.Michael on 15 February 2014 - 10:18 AM

TJ Oshie 3

 

Russia 2




#2484140 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by F.Michael on 15 February 2014 - 09:58 AM

Good on Russia for not getting down about the no-goal. Good body language and such.


 

10 and a shootout, I believe.


Man, the Russia jersey even has the red feathers.

I gotta admit...The Russian zip 'track jackets' with the 'R U' are pretty neat.




#2478602 1/28 GDT: Red Wings 0 @ Flyers 5

Posted by F.Michael on 28 January 2014 - 10:14 PM

 

Kenny Holland and Babcock don't like fighting.  They don't seem to care if their players don't stand up for fallen teammates either.  

This.

 

I understand the need to draft 'quality' players in todays NHL; it's always a smart move to pick a player whom you feel has the best ability/attitude to making it all the way.

 

Now with all that said...This team lacks an identity, and has it's fair share of those who lack 'snarl' when the team is down, or when the opponents take liberties.

 

I honestly cannot blame the players since many aren't accustomed to this style of hockey; I place the blame with Holland who would rather draft a 5 foot sumthin 150 lbs kid outta 'Eurostan' instead of some 6'3" 210 lbs kid from Windsor, and also shift some blame onto Babcock for not using someone such as Tootoo in these games, but again - they're looking to win games, and not grudge matches...It's too bad they can't win either.




#2478547 1/28 GDT: Red Wings 0 @ Flyers 5

Posted by F.Michael on 28 January 2014 - 09:33 PM

Then Abby takes a huge hit in a blowout game and no one raises an eyebrow.

I for one am not surprised.




#2478255 1/28 GDT: Red Wings 0 @ Flyers 5

Posted by F.Michael on 28 January 2014 - 06:28 PM

I would like one of the Schenn brothers, Luke has great size and is a steady stay at home defenseman while Brayden would fix the search for a young center.

I like them both as well; seems to be a lot of raw talent there that's in need of good coaching/mentoring.




#2478160 Franzen Placed on IR

Posted by F.Michael on 28 January 2014 - 01:56 PM

 

I mean, by the sounds of it Franzen will be able to tag along since he's never going to play hockey again...unless...unless, he's a vegetable that is. 

 

Anyway, everyone needs a wing man.  Just don't cramp my style.

No worries bro...I'm the life of a party!

 

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EDIT - and as you can see - I got my thong!




#2478154 NHL may rethink Sochi

Posted by F.Michael on 28 January 2014 - 01:51 PM

Holding the Olympics in a country like Russia is like having a box of chocolates...Ya never know what ya gonna get.




#2477199 Stadium Series, Vol. I - Ducks @ Kings (GDT)

Posted by F.Michael on 25 January 2014 - 10:36 PM

Kings should've gone with their retro 70's/80's gold, and purple jerseys.