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#2167069 Sony PSN hacked a 2nd time

Posted by VM1138 on 05 May 2011 - 06:45 PM


For any PS3 owners out there, I'd suggest trading everything in and get a 360 instead. Also change your credit/debit card just in case, since the hackers have, if my sources are correct, 77 million accounts of peoples information from the first hack, and over 25 million from the second hack.

Honestly, I think I'll just wait. The PS3 is just awesome in every way possible, and I don't want to pay 50 bucks a year to play online with the 360. Or risk the constant failures.

#2166411 WCSF Game 3 GDT: Sharks 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by VM1138 on 04 May 2011 - 10:25 PM

No surprises really. Once the sharks tied it up I knew the game was over. This team doesn't have the "it" factor if you want to say so. They can't close out a game. All this means is we need a change in philosophy. I know we all love Babcock around here, but he hasn't produced anything other than one cup with with a pretty solid core. Call me crazy, but I think we need a lot of change, and that starts with the man behind the bench.

He produced that killer instinct people said the Wings lacked, led a huge comeback season in 2007, won the Cup in '08, went to Game 7 of the finals in '09 in a series that should have resulted in a win, led a battered team to the 2nd round last season in which the series was stolen by the refs, and only this year has run into any trouble getting this team to perform. I doubt Babcock is the problem. If they are complacent and not listening to him, replace the players. Babcock is one of the best coaches in the league. You bring in some fresh faces who won't be complacent. Simple as that.
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#2166376 WCSF Game 3 GDT: Sharks 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by VM1138 on 04 May 2011 - 10:18 PM

sERIES SEEMS to be over.... anyone cue the price is right losing horn?

And guess what? Holland won't make any changes in the off season either, so we will be stuck with this team next year too...

I doubt that very much. Look at the past few seasons. In '09 we went to the finals. Okay, so that off-season, no need for major changes. Reasonable to think that with the same team healthy and rested it could be done again. Can't blame him for thinking that.

Then, 09-10 happens. The clusterf*** injury season. Well, the Wings make it to the second round with all that baggage. Holland had to have been thinking it was hard to really evaluate a team after an injury plagued season like that. Again, stay pat.

This season, again disappointment with a healthy roster. Third time is the charm. Big moves.

#2163708 Abdelkader

Posted by VM1138 on 01 May 2011 - 05:44 PM

The Abdelkader hate is mind-boggling. The guy took a couple of bad penalties, move on. He's done nothing else egregious. No one really got anything going today. The thing that scares me more is that Helm has been subdued of late.

#2163692 WCSF Game 2 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2

Posted by VM1138 on 01 May 2011 - 05:35 PM

I'm glad other people realize Flip has been doing nothing, I thought it was just me. But as frustrating as this series has been, and obviously San Jose has gotten into our heads (hopefully not the Wings' heads, though), the Wings hit a few posts and just barely missed on a few really good chances. Sooner or later those go in. We just have to hope they go in during Game 3. I feel like Detroit is due to blow out San Jose, but it's hard to be that optimistic seeing how nothing went Detroit's way.

I second the calls for Draper, we need faceoff wins, speed and grit. But calling for Modano for offense? I don't know, I don't view him as a hungry or hard working player. He played good in the Phoenix game he was called into, but do we risk him once we're down 0-2?

Even Franzen, who is clearly hobbled and playing sub par, had an awesome play at the net and had the game not been surrounding in anti-Wings karma probably would have gone in and we'd be singing his praises.

But Datsyuk and Zetterberg do need to be split up. Flip isn't cutting it as 2nd line center, and we know both of them can handle lines of their own. Even Zetterberg at 80% is better than most other players in the league and I would trust him centering his own line again.

I think we'll see that, because all along Babcock said he would play them together in San Jose and apart in Detroit so that they would San Jose would have to respond to both.

#2161695 WCSF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2 (OT)

Posted by VM1138 on 30 April 2011 - 12:18 AM

Don't forget Pavelski.

Wings defense hasn't been that great but consider that the Sharks can't score s*** on them even strength, just like the Coyotes.

Ironic how their regulation goal was a power play goal on a beautiful oscar-like sell by Pavelski turning around to see Bert coming then turning back to the boards to make sure he can sell the inevitable hit hockey players are taught to make.

Then of course the ironic 4 minute call and the goal that ensues just seconds after the power play expires.

Sharks aren't on par with the Wings even strength, despite being able to hold the zone quite often, which itself is nerve-wracking but the Sharks are decent offensively. The Wings can easily defend them, they just can't do that plus continuously kill penalties for bull s*** calls.

Just wanted to quote this because it's logical and makes sense. No need to call for Wings players heads, just the referees. Ironic, too, that they seemed to be letting the teams play in the first two periods, and then, like clockwork, start calling random s*** with 10 minutes to go against the winning team. Someone should research this and see how often it happens.

#2161626 WCSF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2 (OT)

Posted by VM1138 on 30 April 2011 - 12:05 AM

I don't see how Detroit played terrible. You guys are delirious. Howard was great, and the Wings played excellently for 2 of the 3 periods. The second period was crap but it was expected that San Jose would step it up. The teams are evenly matched, we're not going to see one of these teams run away with a game this series, I don't think, so we shouldn't expect it.

The only thing I'd like to see more of is heavier hitting. I did notice the puck was taking weird bounces all night, always jumping just past someone's stick.

#2161568 WCSF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2 (OT)

Posted by VM1138 on 29 April 2011 - 11:58 PM

might as well call the goddamn series now. If****** hate the sharks more than I hate the penguins; it's official.

Honestly, we knew the outcome of the series depended on the reffing. Now that we've seen it, we know the Wings don't stand a chance.

Can someone please explain to me how that penalty was a four minute one? There wasn't any blood.

#2158944 (2) San Jose Sharks vs. (3) Detroit Red Wings

Posted by VM1138 on 27 April 2011 - 12:08 AM

Let's hope this rematch goes as well as the Phoenix one did!

#2157105 Does NBC have Pierre anymore?

Posted by VM1138 on 24 April 2011 - 06:26 PM

The difference between Ken and Mick and other announcers like Pierre is that Ken and Mick, in their small talk, stick to hockey and don't make themselves sound like fools. Pierre and his buddies will talk about some cabin they own in the woods, long hard ones and whatnot, just rambling and saying absolutely bizarre things.

#2156950 Photoshop Wait(?): Biding time for Round 2

Posted by VM1138 on 24 April 2011 - 11:05 AM

You guys are terrible to make fun of that man.

You know, when those commercials first came on, I felt bad for making fun of him. But then I remembered he's a lawyer and has done way worse. He's earned the ridicule.

#2153547 How Far Do Wings Go?

Posted by VM1138 on 19 April 2011 - 12:38 PM

I'd love to see a Vancouver-Detroit Conference final. Would be pretty damn legendary.

But how far will the Wings go? Honestly, I'm just enjoying the ride. The Wings, right now, appear to be the best team in the playoffs, even on par with Vancouver (both teams beating feisty but inferior teams 3 games to none with the best goalies playing). A lot can happen, even in this series still, but they are playing near perfect hockey right now and everyone always says you don't beat Detroit in a series when they're playing their game.

Let's put it this way, if the Wings make it to the Finals, they win the Cup. As usual, the Western Conference finals are going to determine the Cup winner.

#2152428 WCQF Game 3 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Coyotes 2

Posted by VM1138 on 18 April 2011 - 08:31 PM

Doan is going to try to ignite his team by playing borderline dirty to rile up the fans and team. Better watch out for him. The changing dynamic of playing in Phoenix and getting last change and all that could give Phoenix their best chance to get back in this series. The Wings need to stay confident, play hard every single minute, be ready for a battle, and they'll be fine. But they can't underestimate Phoenix or come out flat.

I feel good about this, though.

#2148939 To Red Wings fans in Arizona:

Posted by VM1138 on 14 April 2011 - 10:01 AM

The Red Wings fans will be doing hockey a favor by wearing as much red as possible to embarrass Phoenix and hopefully help cause relocation to a better market.


Posted by VM1138 on 14 April 2011 - 08:26 AM

Bertuzzi must have realized the team had a need that he could fill and stepped into the breach. Glad to see he's thinking about his role on the team and trying to help however he can. I liked the name chant because it's always a boost for the players and we need to support them however we can. Plus, "Let's go Red Wings" gets old after a while, singling out players for good play can only help, and it might have a psychological affect on the opponent.