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Lidstrom/Murphy Jerseys For Sale

05 December 2014 - 05:04 PM

I have two jerseys for sale.


1) Lidstrom jersey from 2009 Winter Classic (White) - Size Adult XL. Brand: Reebok. No fighting strap. Has Captain C on front. Near perfect condition. I searched this thing hard and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. It's just not new in plastic from factory, so that's the only reason I say "near perfect".


2) Murphy away jersey (white). Autographed. Size Adult XL. Brand: Starter. No fighting strap. Unfortunately, there are some stains on the front. I have never tried to wash it because at least the back looks nice (where the autograph is) and I don't want to make it worse. I'm sure there is some sort of professional cleaning someone can do to it. I was in the military for 8 years and the jersey was left at home in storage. I have no idea what the stains are from. The autograph was from a public signing in White Lake, MI with Larry Murphy and Jamie Macoun. I won the jersey in a raffle and got to choose between Murphy or Macoun.


I uploaded some pics. I hope this works.


I'm selling because I need the money at the moment. We can meet up locally for cash swap, or you can pay me with PayPal and I'll mail it to you. We can work something out.


Please PM me with offers. Please keep in mind I'm not trying to just "get rid of them". I do need the money. But it never hurts to make an offer.


Thank you and I hope someone is interested.



Name That Band

28 November 2014 - 10:13 AM

My family got me into this texting game yesterday during our Thanksgiving party.


One person picks a band and comes up with some other way of saying the band name. Then everyone else tries to think of the band that person chose. The alternative band name must be related or somehow linkable to the original band name.


For some examples:


21 + 20 could represent SUM 41

Squishing Squash could represent Smashing Pumpkins

8 Point Fruit could represent Buck Cherry (8 point buck)

Fast Clothing Maker could represent Taylor Swift

Punch to the Kisser could represent Smashmouth


They all have to be band names. Nothing else. If nobody can guess it, you can ask for clues. My whole family had a blast playing this game throughout the day.


I'll start it out....


360 degree PhD

Barry Trotz Wants Ovechkin to be more like Yzerman

20 September 2014 - 07:53 AM

Full article: http://www.thehockey...oaches-say-yes/


This is an article about Ovechkin. At the end, there is a bit about Trotz "fixing" Ovechkin. He notes Scotty Bowman turning Yzerman from a pure-offensive guy into a two-way player. Trotz wants to do the same to Ovechkin.




Washington fired Oates and GM George McPhee, but owner Ted Leonsis’ intent was not to blow up the franchise. He’s reloading with Trotz and wants to keep building around Ovechkin.

“If I said to you, ‘Hey, I know how to fix him, 100 percent,’ I would probably be lying,” Trotz says. “I have an idea of how I would go about trying, and I believe in that method, and there has to be a little bit of a give and take on both sides.”

How will Trotz, known for hardworking, stingy teams during his 15-year run with the Nashville Predators, get through to Ovechkin, for whom the ice is permanently tilted toward the opposing goal?

Two words: Steve Yzerman.

Trotz cites the Hall of Fame pivot as proof that a pure offensive weapon can be transitioned into a two-way monster. Remember Yzerman’s early relationship with Scotty Bowman in Detroit? When Bowman called him out for not paying attention to defense, and Yzerman surfaced in trade rumors? Us neither. Yzerman responded so well that it’s easy to forget he wasn’t always known for two-way play. In Trotz’s eyes, that means Ovechkin isn’t a lost cause.

“Yzerman gave some of himself up on the offensive side of the puck to become a top talent on both sides of the puck, and they started winning championships,” Trotz says.

At the same time, Ovechkin will never be Yzerman. That’s not an insult. The two players have different strengths, and while Ovie can become more diligent in defensive zone coverage, he’s best used as an offensive weapon.

“He got 51 goals last year, and I’d love for him to get 52,” Trotz says. “But not at the expense of the other side of the puck.”

Trotz is as optimistic as any new coach should be and, if the testimony of people from Ovechkin’s past is to be believed, there may just be a special bond in the making here. Boudreau and Hanlon have incentive to pull punches, but Ovechkin’s retired teammates don’t, so it’s telling that they’re so supportive. Now, it’s Ovie’s turn to reward their faith and transition from boy to man in the NHL.

“I can reassure Barry that Alex is a great person that enjoys hockey and is driven to win the Cup,” Hanlon says. “Anything less will not satisfy him. He is one of the most enjoyable players I have coached. Form your own opinions on what you see on the ice. Any other opinions mean nothing.”