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#1968178 It's Official: Happy Hudler is Back

Posted by stevkrause on 30 April 2010 - 01:35 PM

Don't know if you pretend to be stupid or something but generally speaking, canadians play the game with more heart, power and grit, they live their hockeylifes wanting to win the cup while euro's dream of olympic gold and whatnot, I want more power, grit and people willing to drop the gloves, too many teams take advantage of all the euro ******* that are on this team.

it's so obvious you're just trying to get a rise out of people... I sometimes forget who I'm replying to when I read one of your posts and forget not to humor you


#1968161 It's Official: Happy Hudler is Back

Posted by stevkrause on 30 April 2010 - 01:17 PM

Just getting fed up with all the euro's on this team...and im a euro... now that's bad...

Ridiculous... I don't care where ANYONE comes from - bring home the cup and the team can be made up of all South Korean's for all I care (NOTE* - this is not a shot at people of South Korean descent, it is merely a shot at their HORRIBLE international hockey program, or lack thereof)

#1968128 It's Official: Happy Hudler is Back

Posted by stevkrause on 30 April 2010 - 12:52 PM

Would it not be better to Sign a good ol' Alberta/B.C boy instead? :thumbup:

You smell.

#1965668 Hart Trophy Nominees

Posted by stevkrause on 29 April 2010 - 12:12 PM

Nope I don't think bryzgalov was good enough statisically for it. Not to mention I believe the hype about him carrying Phoenix is not all that true. Phoenix has very good defensemen and a brilliant defensive coach.

wow... just wow... did you watch any Coyote's games?

PS. You might want to zip up, your bias is showing

#1965423 Wings breaking the rules in SJ

Posted by stevkrause on 29 April 2010 - 09:00 AM

I've found that the Hot N Ready's are generally hit or miss wherever you go - which makes sense. To me though - when it misses, it doesn't miss that bad and when it's on, it's ON.

Pizza is like sex, even when it's bad, it's still better than none.

#1964187 New VS drinking game!

Posted by stevkrause on 28 April 2010 - 10:41 AM

between this and the blueadams line-thread drinking game... sounds like a recipe for needing a new liver...

#1964025 Ray Ferraro

Posted by stevkrause on 28 April 2010 - 06:57 AM

i'll take ferraro over pierre and his skirted egg

I'd take the clucking chickends of "The View" over Pierre...

#1960993 Officiating - A Completely Different Perspective

Posted by stevkrause on 27 April 2010 - 09:50 AM

Okay, I may be in the minority here, but I decided to have a quick look at the number of a powerplays each team has had so far in the playoffs (after reading about Washington going 1 for 30 so far). Here are the results:

DET - 28
PHX - 28

VAN - 24
LAK - 26

COL - 15
SJS - 26

CHI - 23
NSH - 27

WSH - 30
MON - 27

PIT - 28
OTT - 22

NJD - 32
PHI - 29

BOS - 22
BUF - 19

Funny all the series have had relatively the same number of penalties called (24-30 range). The NJD-PHI is a bit out of wack as they only played 5 games, but that's not entirely surprising as PHI is a bit of chippy team. So, my concern is as follows: If you look at each series, the powerplay opportunities for each team are very, very similar, with the exception of SJS-COL, not sure why that is so out of wack, but I suspect it is probably from a particular game or something and not even across the entire series (could be though).

You may be asking....so what, looks relatively even for all the teams...what's the beef? Well, I look at it like this: do we really think each team is committing the same number of infractions? I guess on average is should make some sense, but I think it is too even. There is no conspiracy here or anything, I'm just not a fan of the way the officials operate and have been operating for years, and it goes like this:

- Team A has taken 3 penalties in a row....you know there is no way they are getting the next penalty and the slightest thing Team B does will result in a call (even up). My philosphy: I don't care if one team gets 15 penalties in a row, if they are deserved, they should be called. A game can result in 15 powerplays for one team and 2 for the other, doesn't mean the reffing was bad, but more often than not, the number of PP for each team will tend to even up.

I could not agree more!

This has been one of my biggest problems with the league for a long time... it's just one of the many inconsistencies that make it a fringe sport and not a powerhouse... new fans can't follow it, because they'll be like "wait, I thought that was a penalty" or "wait, I thought that was ok" and you have to respond, dejected... "yes... it's the mickey mouse way the league is run..." and instantly it loses credibility...

#1960869 Eastern Conf.

Posted by stevkrause on 27 April 2010 - 09:03 AM

Montreal anyone?? :rolleyes:

Them or Boston meeting us in the Final would be awesome!! I realize that Gods team may not ever play the Habs for a Cup as long as we're alive but one can dream ??? :blush:

hell, even a Montreal v. Boston ECF would be amazing...

Montreal v. Boston

Detroit v. Chicago

that would be amazing... very unlikely, but it'd be amazing...

#1959280 Kovalchuk will not be a Red Wing

Posted by stevkrause on 26 April 2010 - 12:38 PM

1. Reread my post. Tell me where I knocked Homer for his regular season play.

2. Please elaborate on how our loyalty is a reason Detroit is a perennial contender...

Postseason -
6GP, 2G, 2A, 4PTS, +3

You've knocked him ALL year... your bias is affecting your objective reasoning...

Loyalty allows you to sign a Zetterberg and Datsyuk for about 6 a year, when they would get 8 elsewhere, loyalty allows you to sign a Stuart for 3.75, when he would get 4.5 elsewhere after a cup run, loyalty allows you to sign a Holmstrom in his PRIME for 2.5, when he would get 4 elsewhere... the fact you even have to ask how it allows for us to continue to be a perennial contender is a joke

#1958953 Rafalski or Schneider

Posted by stevkrause on 26 April 2010 - 09:01 AM

Is this thread a joke?

#1958881 Horrible stat facing wings

Posted by stevkrause on 26 April 2010 - 06:57 AM

ok... out of this stat, how many have we actually played in? they barely ever made the playoffs in the 80's and pretty much always had home ice for the last 20 years... so how many ROAD game 7's have we even played in the last 30 years?

EDIT - sorry, just had to point this out... "have NEVER won since"... shouldn't it have just been "have not won since"? Never implies, well, just that, never... grammar is a pet peeve of mine, sorry for being over-analytical

#1954826 Rafalski's health?

Posted by stevkrause on 23 April 2010 - 11:02 AM

He hasn't been practicing since before game 3 and since that issue with his back in game 3 he only play games... am I the only one who is worried about this? I wouldn't be surprised if he had a "under-average-performance" during these playoffs and afterwards Kenny reveals he has been playing with a herniated disc in the back or something :scared: :ph34r:


As long as he's playing... Rafalski at 20% > Lebda

#1954766 #7 Philadelphia knocks out #2 New Jersey

Posted by stevkrause on 23 April 2010 - 09:43 AM

The KHL is gonna throw a huge offer at him.I wouldn't be surprised if he left the NHL.Paul Martin is a UFA,isn't he?I haven't really heard much about him as far as if he's gonna hit free agency or re-sign with the Devils.

The KHL just had it's largest team fold and is about to fold as a whole league... no way they can afford him now, some NHL team will give him 9 a year and 9 a year living in the US > 12 a year in Russia anyway...

Kovalchuk will make the league max in LA. He's like Hossa. A playoff choke. Although he has only been in the playoffs twice so maybe he should be cut a bit of slack.

6 pts in 5 games... I'd hardly call that a choke...

...So if Lids retires could we fit Kovs in next year? would we want to? Dats~Kovalchuk...wait is he an RFA or UFA? :unsure:

UFA, but we can't afford him UNLESS Nick retires... no way possible...

with that said, I never want to see the day come where Nick retires, but if it HAS to come, Kovy would be a nice consolation prize...

#1953888 Jimmy Howard among Calder Finalists

Posted by stevkrause on 22 April 2010 - 11:45 AM

He was defenitly our MVP of the season. I dont care what the NHL votes he won in my book.

I know the playoffs aren't suppose to affect the voting, but I think the voting is always affected by it... I think it will all depend on this first round, if Buffalo can come back and win their series (not likely), I think Myers wins it, if not, regardless of other outcomes, Jimmy wins it...

in my opinion, he deserves it regardless, that's just what I think WILL happen...