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#2612855 Tampa Bay Lightning dress code for fans

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 02 June 2015 - 12:44 PM

 

I remember a few years ago I was at Joe Louis West as I like to call the Hawks' barn, wearing my Yzerman jersey and a Hawk fan yelled at me, "Why are you wearing that? He doesn't even play for them anymore! And Red Wings suck!" It was then I looked at who he was wearing and it happened to be a Byfuglien one so I said, "Why are you wearing that? HE doesn'e even play for the Hawks anymore." He then tried to tell me that Byfuglien still does, and that he just bought it because Byfuglien is a, "Beast," and will win cups with the Hawks for many years to come. So I laughed in his face and left. Then some of their fans tried pushing my little brother down the stairs getting outside. It was a real...magical...expierence.

And hell I remember when Wing sweaters took up 85% of that place, they couldn't even give tickets away, what a joke.

 

You should have put on a Chelios Wings jersey.  That would have done it.  




#2612827 Tampa Bay Lightning dress code for fans

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 02 June 2015 - 10:14 AM

Yzerman is the General Manager of the team, he doesn't have any say in those kinds of things (to the best of my knowledge), nor is he the kind of guy that would do that. 

 

D-bag move by the Lightning, though. 

 

You never know.  I didn't think Alexei Zhamnov was the kind of guy that would load his team with 5 North American goons and have them bully every team in the KHL.  But that's what happened in Vityaz many years ago when he ran the team.

 

Yzerman may not have the final call, but he is one of the higher ups in the organization. How can you say he has not word in the matter?  




#2612826 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 02 June 2015 - 10:10 AM

How awesome would it be to see Yzerman skating the Cup at the United Center in game 6?

 

:lol:




#2612704 Ovechkin Top 5 Goal Scorer all time?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 June 2015 - 01:42 PM

Leading your team in goals and points for 10 years is an accomplishment, but doesn't mean much to mean in terms of overall value as a player.  For example: If, during those 10 years, a teammate had a spectacular year, doesn't that somehow make you a worse player?  Honestly, the fact that Ovechkin has that type of stat may be part of the reason he's never been past the 2nd round of the playoffs.

 

Not sure if I read your post correctly.  Other Capitals have had great seasons during that stretch.  Semin, Backstrom and Green have put up big numbers.  Ovechkin has just scored more than them.  Their problem in the playoffs is the production from other players is never enough when it counts.  That's why they've never made it past the second round.  

 

But it's not like he's played on a talentless team, where it's natural that he will lead them in goals and points every season.  He's deserved that record because of his play and consistency.  




#2612665 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 June 2015 - 08:13 AM

Oh and to add. The Hawks shoulda lost round 1 if Weber doesn't tear up his knee. Darling in goal? Gimme a f'n break. And then Wild do dirty work by beating Blues. I felt Blues woulda been all over them just like the Ducks beating them to a pulp but still with enough offense to win.

 

The Blues would have lost.  They've already shown they can't beat Chicago. Or anybody, for that matter in the playoffs.  




#2612578 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 31 May 2015 - 08:37 PM

 

I'd love him if he were on the Wings for sure.  But I did lose respect for him after his tantrums with Zetterberg. 

 

And even though it's not his fault, even for a great player he is often overrated by people because of his "intangibles" which mostly means good Canadian kid.

 

 

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Tayes would be less annoying if he stopped trying to grow that stupid beard.  




#2612513 WCF : (3) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (1) Anaheim Ducks

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 31 May 2015 - 12:18 PM

Any chance the Ducks would want Howard?  

 

Howard is average, and that Swedish creampuff Andersen is below average.  If not for him, they'd be in the Finals right now. They don't need a top goalie, just someone decent.  




#2612181 WCF : (3) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (1) Anaheim Ducks

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 May 2015 - 08:31 PM

 

Blashill is going down the same path at Boudreau.

 

Excellence in the AHL?  Check

Calder cup?  Check

 

Wings fans may be saying the same thing about Blashill if he turns the Wings into a regular season powerhouse and then has 1st, 2nd, or 3rd round exits.

 

Anyway, the coach isn't out there playing the game.  The team is to blame more so than the coach.

 

Hey, I'll take third round exits at this point.  I forgot what those feel like.  

 

Quenneville used to be labeled a playoff choker also.  Now, he's two weeks away from his 3rd Cup.  




#2612168 WCF : (3) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (1) Anaheim Ducks

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 May 2015 - 08:19 PM

All I want is pronger scott bryz and phallson back is that too much to ask?

 

LOL.  

 

How would you like to trade your roster with our s***ty roster?  Then you can complain.  




#2612132 ECF : Tampa Bay Former Rangers vs. New York New Rangers

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 May 2015 - 07:33 PM

 

Never said he was. But he is the best in the game, and has been for years. Nobody has been more consistently good then the King. It is a crime he does not have a cup. But it does not take away from how good he really is. 

 

Goalies are a dime a dozen nowadays.  And Price is the best in the game at the present moment.  

 

I know you need scoring and teammates to win nowadays.The best goalies don't win the Cups.  My only point here is his silly, undeserved nickname.  




#2612096 2016 NHL All-Star Weekend Logo Revealed

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 May 2015 - 02:32 PM

To honest I thought it looked like the Buffalo logo in terms of colorschemes.

 

That being said happy for Nashville having this game, although the ASG has sadly turned into a joke but seeing Weber and Chara upping the hardest shot speed again, will be something I'll watch

 

What makes you think Chara will be in the ASG next season?  He looked like garbage this year even when healthy.  




#2612082 ECF : Tampa Bay Former Rangers vs. New York New Rangers

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 May 2015 - 12:40 PM

2-0, 7-6.. same difference. The "king" is dethroned.... Would have been fine with either team winning.

 

"The King" still has no Cups.  "The squire" is a more fitting nickname for someone with one Finals appearance and no Cups.

 

Elvis was "The King"

Gable was "The King"

 

Lundqvist's having that nickname is absurd.   




#2611468 ECF : Tampa Bay Former Rangers vs. New York New Rangers

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 May 2015 - 08:52 PM

Still going with 7-6 Tampa.. gunna be a crazy third period.

 

Nah.  Filppula wins it in the 5th overtime with a one-timer from the slot.  




#2611118 Sabres hire Dan Bylsma as head coach

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 May 2015 - 04:52 PM

 

Dats also missed some of that series. That combined with Rafalski's body falling apart was the difference, sadly. The east was also super weak back then, so there was no stop an experienced Pens team coming out of it. Right place right time for Bylsma. They could have disguised a coat rack and made a good run that year. The key was getting rid of Therrien and his whining/throwing players under the bus shenanigans. In the long term, it was proven Bylsma was not the guy to win with. Obviously he didn't have a whole lot of help at times *cough*Fleury*cough*

 

Great fit for Bylsma though. Just don't see him as a long term option. He'll teach them how to play the right way, he'll teach them to be competitive. But when the time is right, I strongly believe it will be another coach to teach them how to win. Not a knock on the guy at all. I just see him as a great young team coach.

 

I could also argue that the Wings could disguise a coat rack in 2008 as coach, and make a good run. We certainly had no shortage of talent on that team.  Canada could also disguise a coat rack as coach and win the last two Gold Medals with that roster.  




#2610443 ECF : Tampa Bay Former Rangers vs. New York New Rangers

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 26 May 2015 - 09:25 PM

Now Tampa knows what it feels like to blow game 6 at home.