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#2192352 RFA/UFA Signings

Posted by VM1138 on 30 June 2011 - 11:31 AM

That sucks. I hadn't heard anything about him yet until now. I thought he liked his role on the team, but I guess he could get bigger money somewhere else playing on a second line or something. That loss is going to hurt, definitely dents our PK units and hard working role player stash.

#2189469 Babcock "pissed off" about Burns-to-SJ

Posted by VM1138 on 25 June 2011 - 09:00 AM

imf****** pissed too. i was pushing as hard as anyone to land this guy. shows that a trade was possible, and people (babs) felt like we should have picked him up. f*** holland. carter, richards, and now burns? god i don't see this offseason going well anymore.

You need to take some pills and calm down.

Burns wasn't even the best one available on the market. Add in that the big signings will probably be trades, and not free agent signings, and I fail to see this horrible slight against you Holland initiated.

#2188207 Nick Lidstrom wins Norris trophy #7

Posted by VM1138 on 23 June 2011 - 08:31 AM

Here's to one more next season to go with his 5th Stanley Cup!

Congrats, Nick!

#2186695 No, No, NO! Jagr interested in Detroit.

Posted by VM1138 on 18 June 2011 - 07:55 AM

The thing I don't get is why Jagr wants to come back to the NHL. He's never been all that attached to it, or else why leave for the KHL to begin with? Hudler did it just to get his big payday, but Jagr was already highly paid. I guess I don't understand why he would want to end his career on the other side of the world in a league he already left once. I would have concerns about his hunger to win.

EDIT: And part of me wonders why he keeps talking about playing Datsyuk and Zetterberg. On the one hand, it's obvious why anyone would want to play with them, but on the other he's automatically assuming he'll be on the top two lines and I wonder if he's just thinking it'd be an easy coast to a Cup having them do all the hard work. I only say that considering his past.

#2186352 Epic Boooing of Bettman

Posted by VM1138 on 16 June 2011 - 11:15 PM

I felt bad for him. I don't care if someone dislikes the way he does his job, but booing him like that... Gets too personal.

Like someone said on the other thread: the Cup presentation isn't about Bettman, it's about the Cup and the winning team.

You're half right. I see what you're getting at, but that is the only way for fans to express their dislike of him. A letter writing campaign won't have any effect. But public embarrassment is about the only influence the fans can have. It's not like they're going to stop going to games just because they don't like him.

#2185927 Congrats to Timmy Thomas

Posted by VM1138 on 15 June 2011 - 11:26 PM

Where did this guy come from? Totally off the radar until a few years ago. As dominate as Roy and Hasek were in their day. Let's hope he can put a few more years in and collect some more hardware.

No kidding, talk about a late bloomer. But he's awesome and dominant and I don't know anyone who dislikes the guy.

#2185020 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by VM1138 on 13 June 2011 - 11:07 PM

Well, if we're going by patterns Vancouver will win Game 7.

But man, is Luongo the weakest goalie mentally since Manny Legace or what?

#2184603 Mike Modano

Posted by VM1138 on 11 June 2011 - 04:54 PM

With all that went wrong with Modano this year I think his lackluster play and his reactions to the year are quite understandable if you try to imagine yourself in his place.

I understand his frustration, but not his lackadaisical attitude toward his own career. Go back to last summer (when even I was a fan of Modano coming here) and remember all the things Dallas fans said about him? Lack of heart was one of the biggest complaints they had. His behavior is a trend (maybe just a recent one), not simply a reaction to his injury plagued year.

#2184013 Mike Modano

Posted by VM1138 on 09 June 2011 - 10:34 AM

Has anyone else become really annoyed by Mike Modano? Aside from the off-season drama last year, and his lackluster play this year, combined with his "I don't think I have the fire to play in the playoffs" statement BEFORE they started, this latest development just makes me chuckle at his complete lack of heart.

He is apparently considering playing another season, but the Wings won't resign him. But his attitude is "Well, if someone offers I guess I'll play, otherwise I'll quit." Gee, who wouldn't be lining up to sign a guy who really doesn't appear to care if he plays again or not? Why doesn't he just retire if he's so ambivalent about the whole thing?


EDIT: I'm not saying he's always lacked heart, just that last season and this new development really makes him look lazy.

#2182952 Kid Rock and Wings

Posted by VM1138 on 06 June 2011 - 12:35 PM

Well that Chicago picture makes me second-guess my first appraisal of Kid Rock, haha.

#2182907 Gordie Howe/Ted Lindsay Rift

Posted by VM1138 on 06 June 2011 - 09:10 AM

Nice to have the "inside info!" I, too, had read about Lindsay insulting Howe's wife, but I thought I had read somewhere else it was either overstated or made up.

At any rate, I had heard they had patched things up, even if they're not friends anymore, a few years back, good to hear some confirmation.

And I second an earlier comment here: Tell Mr. Lindsay to get cracking on an autobiography! Not only is he significant to hockey, but he's significant to overall labor movements and such a book would be interesting and important from a historical point of view. As someone with a B.S. in History and is in the MA program, I'd be more than happy to lend my assistance. ;)

#2182512 Kid Rock and Wings

Posted by VM1138 on 04 June 2011 - 08:12 AM

Not a big fan of his music but he seems like an all right guy, as far as anyone can tell from a public figure.

#2182354 Changes in the offseason

Posted by VM1138 on 03 June 2011 - 11:41 AM

Why the hell would anyone want Tanguay on their team? Is it 2003?

#2182350 Hockey Hall of Fame - Class of 2011 - Your Call

Posted by VM1138 on 03 June 2011 - 11:36 AM

Pavel Bure
Doug Gilmour
Joe Nieuwendyk
Dave Andreychuk

Belfour probably deserves to get in. Honestly, I don't know, other than Bure, take your pick. I don't see why Lindros should ever be included in the Hall of Fame, if ever there was a definition of flash in the pan it was him.

Each year it becomes more clear to me how useless Hall of Fames are. I don't know if having annual inductions is a good thing, and I especially don't know if including so many players each year is a good thing. Sometimes it seems less like a Hall of Fame and more like some quota they have to fill. What would be truly impressive is being inducted into a Hall of Fame with less than 50 people in it.

#2182246 Re-alignment

Posted by VM1138 on 02 June 2011 - 09:27 PM

I would love to see the Conference system abandoned altogether. I find it disappointing that western teams can never compete directly for the Cup.