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#2119167 Top 5 Movies You Turned Off/Walked Out Of

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 February 2011 - 09:10 PM

Another favorite movie of mine is "Inherit the Wind". I should have waited till after TCM did its run of Oscar-winning movies to make my list. :)


I love that movie as well.


#2118198 Lines I'd roll at 100%

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 17 February 2011 - 10:25 PM

Franzen - Zetterberg - Bertuzzi
Hudler - Datsyuk - Cleary
Holmstrom - Modano - Eaves
Abdelkalder - Helm - Boogaard


#2118195 2/17 GDT: Red Wings 6 at Lightning 2

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 17 February 2011 - 10:22 PM

This pretty much makes me take a deep sigh of relief. Not to say I monitor your posts or anything (Posted Image) But to see you positive, translates to my overall thought process. Not sure what I am saying but they are looking good. :thumbup:


I forgot to mention, I still think the Flyers will take us in 5.


#2117665 Ode to the Red Wings

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 17 February 2011 - 12:17 PM

Very well written. Good to see someone on LGW has some actual talents.

Can you please write one about the Penguins too? :D


#2117305 Will he wont he?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 February 2011 - 01:46 PM

I doubt anything happens - but they would probably be looking for actual roster players and not just picks.


Bogosian for Hudler and a pick.

We can only dream.


#2117303 Was '97 or '02 team better?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 February 2011 - 01:39 PM

I'll try to be analytical about this by comparing players.

Defense

1997 had a top 4 of Murphy, Lidstrom, Fetisov and Konstantinov. 2002 had Lidstrom, Olausson, Chelios and Fischer. The bottom pairing in 97 was Rouse and Ward, while in 2002 it was Dandenault and Duchesne. I don't think anyone will argue 97 was stronger in the defensive part of the ice, as well as more physical. We're talking three Hall of Famers and one in Vladdy that was one of the best in the league.

Goaltending

Hasek is better than Vernon. You can say Osgood was a better backup than Legace, but technically it shouldn't matter since Hasek won all 16 games. In terms of starting goalies, 2002 wins easily.

Offense

This is where things get interesting. Fedorov, Yzerman, Shanahan and Larionov were all better players in 97 than in 2002. The Grind Line is pretty much a wash, although I could argue they were more physical in 97, hence more effective. At the same time, I think Draper and Maltby were both better defensively by 2002. Also, I think Kozlov was a better player offensively in 97 than Robitaille was by 2002, as Luc was past his prime. That leaves Kocur, Brown, Lapointe and Sandstrom for 97, and leaves Datsyuk, Deveraux, Hull, and Holmstrom for 2002. Obviously, 2002 would have more skill there, while 97 would have more grit. At the end of the day, I think the offensive advantage goes to 2002, because there was a little more firepower, and even though the top 4 forwards were better players in 97, they were good enough in 2002 to still dominate in the playoffs, which they did.

Verdict

I'll have to go against my fellow grit loving posters, and actually say that 2002 would probably win a best of 7 series. Too much firepower and a better goalie that could steal a playoff series. Also, I'd be amiss to mention that they had a much better regular season, meaning they had a better overall season from beginning to end. I don't think the 97 team even won the division if I'm not mistaken.


#2116656 Forsberg Joins Avalanche

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 February 2011 - 07:32 PM

I think the Divealanche organization is also to blame for this.

What the f*** were they thinking? They know this guy is fragile physically and would be a distraction to a team he never joined in training camp. There are harder working players in the minors who try to make it to the big leagues, while this drama queen gets a free pass mid season whenever he wants.

What in his recent history made them think this would work? Now they've got a pathetic joke on their hands and an explanation they owe to their fans.


#2116442 Draper the goal scorer

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 February 2011 - 01:24 PM

No.

Draper should retire. He's played better this season than I thought, but there's younger and bigger guys we need on our 4th line. Draper is not going to be around for much longer anyway.

He's been a staple of this organization longer than anyone but Lidstrom, however, it's time to move on.


#2116304 2/13 GDT: Bruins 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 February 2011 - 10:00 PM

And people on LGR will still *****


Who cares what Rangers fans think about us?


#2115880 2/13 GDT: Bruins 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 February 2011 - 01:41 PM

Ericsson should go fight that bigf****** giraffe.

:ranting:


#2115842 2/13 GDT: Bruins 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 February 2011 - 01:32 PM

I disagree with you, I'm sorry if you want to watch two people just beat the s*** out of each other just to make a show watch UFC or WWF. I think fighting is part of the game but the token goon has no place in Hockey anymore, its time to get over it and move on. Its not fun to watch two guys fight for the sake of fighting, its adds nothing to the game and at best its a distraction. Now if its two players who in the heat of the moment or to protect a player and they fight thats great, that passion is what makes hockey great, not the goons who fight for their paycheck.


There is no more WWF.

The goons who fight for the hell of it are often in the heat of the moment and are trying to protect players. Gillies has done that numerous times. Every now and then, however, things get carried away. Only way to prevent these things is to get rid of fighting altogether. You can't have it both ways.

And Milbury beat a guy in the stands with hisf****** shoe. Who the hell is he to talk about shameful actions?


#2115820 2/13 GDT: Bruins 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 February 2011 - 01:25 PM

f*** Milbury and Pierre for these ***** suggestions.

:ranting:

These wimps need to go watch college basketball.


#2115570 Isles vs Pens

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 February 2011 - 11:21 PM

Or how about the Panthers, who are bad at both?

Oh snap you just got told son.



(I hope that it's unnecessary to explain my sarcasm)


Of course.

Sportsnet's John Shannon tweeted thusly:
Only suspension for Penguins is the automatic suspension under Rule 70.1 for Eric Godard...Byslma off the hook.




http://www.hockeyfig...teams/1/reg2011

Philly's 15th in the league in fights.

Pens didn't win too many fights Thursday, and in fact seemed to be (smartly) shying away from them and turtling. Without Cros-kin, they're also going to have a tough time winning games.


I just don't like posters who suggest that fighting somehow means a team isn't good enough to do anything else, like win.

That's bulls***. There are plenty of good teams who have fought a lot and won a lot at the same time.


#2115564 Isles vs Pens

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 February 2011 - 11:10 PM

That experience and you don't realize that fights don't win games? I don't know about you, but I'd rather win games than win fights.

Who would you rather be?

Detroit- 2nd fewest penalty minutes, 4th in overall points.
St. Louis- 4th most penalty minutes, 23rd in overall points.


Or how about the Pens and Flyers, who are good at winning games and fights?


#2115517 Jason Williams Signs with Stars

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 February 2011 - 07:40 PM

Finally they've found a right handed shot to replace what Zubov was on the powerplay.