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#2676113 Datsyuk - someone who works for JLA told me he's sold his house

Posted by F.Michael on 17 May 2016 - 04:44 PM

Now he'll be living in one of those tall apartment buildings in Russia.  

Right down the street from the nuclear power plant where Homer Simpsonov works.

#2675917 ECF : Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by plopster on 13 May 2016 - 07:45 PM

Why couldn't that happen against Detroit?

#2675819 ECSF : Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 12 May 2016 - 12:27 PM

Crazy looking back. So many people had picked this team to win the cup.


"No way anyone's going to beat the Capitals".


I think we all underestimated Penguins. They really had been the best team in the league post all-star break. All it took was for Crosby to find his groove and for Kessel to mesh with the new team I guess.


This team now has Crosby, Malkin and Kessel. Two top players in the world and one of the best goal scorers in the league. 


Dam them!


After the way they finished the last few months of the regular season, I doubt anyone was underestimating them.  Its not even Crosby really, he did very little in this last series.  It's not Malkin either, it's that second line of Kessel, Bonino, Hagelin and the goaltending of Murray.  That second line gave them the depth they needed to compliment the stars and Murray is like the anti-Fleury.  Murray has every reason in the world to meltdown and does not, while Fleury has a meltdown several times in a playoff season.


Interesting little fact.  The Stanley Cup champion in 1976 had a rookie goalie.  The Stanley Cup champion in 1986 had a rookie goalie.  The Stanley Cup champion in 2006 had a rookie goalie.  Now it's 2016 and there's a rookie goalie that's on a huge hot streak.  We need to start a rookie goalie in 2026.

#2675435 Guy Boucher new HC of the Sens

Posted by kipwinger on 08 May 2016 - 09:10 PM

I like Guy Boucher better when he played the villain in Casino Royale.



#2675428 ECSF : New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by GoWings1905 on 08 May 2016 - 08:10 PM

Steve Yzerman gets his team to yet another Conference Finals.  Just keep making Kenny look stupid.  


Without his best forward and second best d-man no less. Jim Nill has done pretty well for himself too.


Kenny hasn't upgraded the blue line in five years though, so we have that going for us. And a pointless playoff streak. 

#2675158 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by Rivalred on 05 May 2016 - 04:52 AM

See what kind l mass chaos putting a pizza dude on top the roof is causing

#2675019 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by The Datsyukian Deke on 03 May 2016 - 05:12 PM

Note: Schmeling was married to a czech actress, had a jewish manager and refused the Nazi order to split. They exploited him for their s*** like many other sports- and show stars, but he was never one of them. Just a good guy, he partially paid for Joe Louis funeral too, if I recall correctly. :thumbup:

#2674733 The Missed Chances: '03, '04, '06

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 01 May 2016 - 09:58 AM

The goal Hasek gave away to Selanne in OT in Game 5 in the 2007 Conference Final to put the Wings on the ropes going back to Anaheim was another s*** moment. Last second lazy pad stack he just roofed it over. As good as Hasek was, usually when he let in a bad goal, it was REALLY bad.


For me, that ridiculously stupid Niedermeyer shot that deflected up off of Nick's stick in the final seconds hurts a lot worse. I mean....that puck just FLEW up on Hasek. 

#2674717 The Missed Chances: '03, '04, '06

Posted by chaps80 on 01 May 2016 - 12:15 AM

What made the 2009 loss so bad was the Wings were up 2-0 in the series. 2 damn wins away from another back to back championship. It never should have gone 7, nevermind the Wings being on the losing end. Should have been skate to the throat heading into Game 3, but they gave the Pens life instead. Horrible collapse capped off with the NHL's new golden boy skating the cup around the Joe. s*** still stings.

#2674397 ECSF : New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by GoalieManPat on 28 April 2016 - 11:17 PM

Its amazing to see how a team can score on Bishop when they actually dont aim for the crest dead center of his jersey. To bad the Wings never learned that.

#2674371 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by kliq on 28 April 2016 - 09:13 PM


Even the WWE wouldn't treat its fans this way.  


Hey...its not a good arena, its not a bad arena, its THE ARENA. I think they would lol.

#2674226 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by jfranzen on 28 April 2016 - 01:48 PM


#2674188 Dan Boyle Curses Out Reporters

Posted by Jacksoni on 28 April 2016 - 11:48 AM

We could use that weasel on the Swedish mafia to make them show some effort.

#2674172 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 28 April 2016 - 11:06 AM

How do you go from the best arena name in the country to *that*?

#2674148 The Missed Chances: '03, '04, '06

Posted by lwing on 28 April 2016 - 09:04 AM

2009 was the most disappointing of all the losses and the one I remember the most.  I wouldn't say it was as embarrassing as those other losses, though.


After Crosby snubbing Lidstrom, my #2 painful memory from that game 7 are two awful plays by Brad Stuart - turnover to a goal, penalty to a goal. We were out coached the entire series with Pitt being more adaptable, but it really was ours to win or lose. Had Stuart not played like a ditz in that game, we might have our second 2 cup streak. You will not convince me - Stuart should have committed seppuku after that one.