Jump to content

GMRwings1983's Photo


Member Since 18 Jul 2007
Offline Last Active Today, 12:34 AM

#1986165 5/16 Playoff Gameday

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 May 2010 - 07:35 PM

Is it possible not to hate Lame-O?

****** doesn't work hard when he's here, and as soon as he leaves, he starts working hard for someone else.

He's like those people on the road that drive slow, and when you try to pass them, they speed up. *******. :ranting:

#1986148 5/16 Playoff Gameday

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 May 2010 - 07:18 PM

Montreal has played two 7 game series' and are way undersized against a much more physical and gritty Flyers team.

Neither Washington nor Pittsburgh were nearly as physical as Philly is.

#1986114 Percentage of starts next year for Howard and Osgood

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 May 2010 - 06:29 PM

Leave it to SWF to start a trolling goalie thread. :P

I personally don't expect Ozzie to return next year. I think he took a lot of s*** from Babcock this year and would probably want to move on. Someone else will give him a chance as lesser goalies have gotten numerous chances before, even after their primes were done.

If he does return, I'd say split the games about 60/20, with Howard playing around 60 games.

#1986110 5/16 Playoff Gameday

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 May 2010 - 06:22 PM

Ville Leino continues to dominate out there.

Wouldn't it be funny if he's lifting the Cup by season's end.

#1986104 Worst Hockey Team Name Ever?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 May 2010 - 06:04 PM

The Minnesota ManBearPigs!!! Or the Minnesota Jonathan Toews, apparently.

Tyler Kennedy would have to be their captain.

#1986103 5/16 Playoff Gameday

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 May 2010 - 06:00 PM

As much as I hate to admit it, Chicago did something we couldn't do.

They played a great 3rd period against San Jose and scored a key goal late. Also, they overcame some s***ty officiating, which is something the Wings couldn't do either. You have to be able to overcome that adversity instead of blaming it exclusively for the loss.

Also, I'm impressed with Niemi. He may look like a doll-faced idiot, but he has been awesome for them since the first round, where I thought he struggled.

#1986033 5/16 Playoff Gameday

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 May 2010 - 04:32 PM

I love the way you think. My bet is that NBC would cut the game, go to the pageant and maybe show score updates during commercial breaks.

Maybe during the questionnaire session, they could ask the girls which team they think will win.



Fat Albert scored.


#1985517 Sidney Crosby - The most hated player in the NHL

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 May 2010 - 11:09 AM

I love seeing that Jonathan Toews/Tyler Kennedy billboard, with the Cup in the background.

Priceless. :D

#1985364 Boston/Philly Game 7

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 May 2010 - 08:36 PM

The big giraffe once again proved that he's not a good captain.

That team appeared to have no leadership whatsoever to overcome adversity in the series. Same thing happened last year when they lost to a Carolina team they should have beat.

#1985057 Last Year's Off Season

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 May 2010 - 11:41 AM

Only one that was a true bust was Williams.

I wish Holland went after Moen instead of Williams. I think it would have made us tougher to play against. Williams made us easier to play against when he was in the lineup, as he's not a 3rd or 4th liner.

#1985053 Holland Targets Gritty 4th Liner

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 May 2010 - 11:34 AM

Yay, another May, Norton, Big Snake... ;)

Not what we need.

Better than those soft euros, right? :P

#1984678 Lidstrom throwing out first pitch

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 May 2010 - 03:12 PM

Any chances that Holmstrom steps in front of the pitch and deflects it with his shin?


#1984586 Montreal rioting after win

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 May 2010 - 12:17 PM

Imagine if these idiots win the Cup.

Rioting after a 2nd round win? Shows you what their franchise has sunk to.

Maybe it's a good thing that they've sucked for the last 15 years, or else we'd see more riots in Montreal.

#1984553 No Name Goalies Taking Over the NHL

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 May 2010 - 11:32 AM

Out of the 5 starting goalies still remaining in the playoffs, Nabokov is the only one who was expected to be a starter at the beginning of the season. The other guys were all projected backups.

Remember how 10 years ago you needed a Hasek, Roy, Brodeur or Belfour to win the Stanley Cup? Hell, it seemed like those guys were playing for the Cup every year against each other.

Well, the biggest names now in hockey amongst goalies are guys like Luongo, Brodeur, Miller, Lundqvist and Kiprusoff. Of course, those guys are nowhere to be found every year in the playoffs. Their teams don't usually make deep playoff runs.

Also, I remember how as recently as the 2002 Olympics, countries like Sweden, Finland and Slovakia were thought of as lacking in the goaltending department as compared to the other nations. Obviously, that's not true anymore as there are some great goalies from each of those countries.

I guess this thread isn't really a complaint as much as an outlook on how strange the NHL is nowadays in terms of goaltending. Seemingly, teams can just plug in backups that no one has ever heard of, and those guys can take their teams on a long run. This has happened before in league history in isolated cases, but not to the extent we've seen in recent memory.

#1984550 End of an Era....

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 May 2010 - 11:25 AM

Best American born player in NHL history.

He's also played 266 playoff games, and remember that Babcock dressed him sparingly in our last two Cup runs, so Cheli could be pushing 300 playoff games if not for that.

Amazing how much hockey he's played.