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#2626381 Model Tries to Blackmail Jagr

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 September 2015 - 05:38 PM

That's all true. Maybe he wouldn't have lasted as long had he stayed. It's hard not think that it cheated his legacy at least a little, though. Highest numbers matter more when we get farther removed from the time that the player actually played. 


If anything has marred his legacy, it's playing for like 10 teams in the last 3 years.  I wonder where he'll go to next?  Then again, he needs to be traded from Florida as they're not a Cup contender.  

#2626345 Model Tries to Blackmail Jagr

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 September 2015 - 01:36 PM

Listen up.  Here is a lesson for all of us to follow from now on.


Whenever you're in doubt in life, just ask yourself "What would Jaromir Jagr do in my position?"  The answer is the philosophy to follow for the future.  

#2626254 Model Tries to Blackmail Jagr

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 September 2015 - 05:53 PM

One more reason to love Jammy. He's the best, wish he wasn't on a team in our division.


I wish he played for us.  We could add a few more years to his career.  Would fit in well with our roster type.  I've never been the biggest fan of signing old players, but he's played for every team besides the Wings so I'm feeling bad he's never played for us.


BTW, I've never heard that nickname.  Sounds like something the model would call him.  Is there something you're not telling us?

#2626251 Model Tries to Blackmail Jagr

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 September 2015 - 05:15 PM

Wonder how much he'd have paid out if it was an ugly chick.


(Mental note to self:  Meet Jagr, seduce him, wait for him to fall asleep, take selfie... whoa, wait.  I have standards.  I do not take selfies.  Never mind.)


What if it was Kronwall?  

#2626247 Hockeytown Authentics 40% off sale

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 September 2015 - 04:20 PM

Someone should buy me something


How about a David Legwand Wings jersey?  

#2626228 Team USA coach for hockey World Cup...

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 September 2015 - 02:44 PM

Side note - are we allowed to make WWE threads seems like there's a good following on here 


No.  Not deliberately on the GDT.  


You have to skillfully tie it in with something someone posted.  And it has to be geared toward old school wrestling, as the current show is simply awful.    

#2626198 Model Tries to Blackmail Jagr

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 September 2015 - 01:15 PM

Who else wishes Jagr still had that mullet in the selfie?  


#2626189 Todd Ewen Dies

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 September 2015 - 01:00 PM



Did they?  I thought much of the research on CTE is fairly recent? 


The research is, but it's basic common sense that getting punched in the head for a living isn't good for you.  These guys had concussions. They had to have known they didn't feel OK. They must have thrown up many times after games. They couldn't have been oblivious to the dangers of their specialty.  


Unfortunately, in those days enforcers didn't want to tell coaches about concussions, because it would make them look weak and not invincible.  I remember reading an interview with Ryan Vandenbussche where he stated something similar about being afraid to admit he played with concussions.    


The research and the recent player deaths/depression have shed more light on this issue and the long-term effects.  However, I refuse to believe guys like Probert and Ewen didn't know that what they were doing was hazardous for their health.  

It is. There is no way these jobbers could have ever known what was specifically at stake, because *scientists* didn't even know.


First off, Probert wasn't a jobber.  He was a pretty good player.  Secondly, read my post above.  Are you trying to say these guys thought getting punched in the head every night would have no long-term effects?  I doubt it.  Maybe they didn't give a crap and were riding the lifestyle, but they had to have known.  

#2626181 Todd Ewen Dies

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 September 2015 - 12:47 PM

This is really sad, but that's how it is in sports where hits to the head are common.  Every enforcer from his generation knew what risks they were taking.  It's too early to tell why he committed suicide. Maybe his life was in a bad state.  But if they study his brain, of course it will look different than an average person's brain.  The average person didn't get punched in the head as often as he did.  


BTW, for those who may not know, Todd Ewen is the only guy who ever KO'd Bob Probert.  He played for many teams and had tons of other fights and big wins, but that's what I'll always remember him for most.  


Here's the video.


#2626139 Model Tries to Blackmail Jagr

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 September 2015 - 09:06 AM

I tend to like Jagr more and more over the years.  



#2625789 Islanders Unveil New Alternate Jersey

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 17 September 2015 - 04:04 PM

These jerseys are horrible - who the hell thinks up these designs? Seriously? The logo is good yes, but the rest of the jersey is just awful. 


The logo is not good.  It could have been created by a 3 year old.  

#2625601 Wings Release Training Camp Roster

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 September 2015 - 08:20 AM

Honestly, I think it's just a move to "keep the flies off" during training camp. Lot of young players and guys who play a heavy game trying to make a team - you see people take runs sometimes. Rechlicz hasn't played in the NHL since 2011-12, so I highly doubt it's anything more than keeping the other teams honest.


Didn't Downey injure Filppula once during a preseason scrimmage?  I seem to remember something like that.  


If they actually like him for some reason, I'm all for it. I just doubt that's the case. Maybe the angle is he brings a different game then anyone else to training camp? A different type of player to spice things up?


I hope you realize that if we win the Cup this year, I'm totally giving Rechlicz credit for toughening us up during this time of the season.  

#2625582 Wings Release Training Camp Roster

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 September 2015 - 08:45 PM

Isn't he a career AHLer?


Yes.  He's in the wrong era.  Still think it's odd we invite guys like him to camp.  Who exactly is he going to fight?  


Then again, I thought that about Downey and May, and they both ended up on the roster.  But even that was a different era, despite seemingly being only yesterday.    

#2625227 2015-2016 expectations

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 11 September 2015 - 12:31 PM

Hopefully, we can have at least a .500 record in shootouts.  That may avoid going on the road to play a game 7.  


Babcock and Howard had a childish attitude last year towards shootouts.  

#2624612 So this is why teams hate the wings

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 September 2015 - 08:42 AM

The players got tired of Babcock's message years ago.  A fresh start was needed by both sides.