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#2275685 3/30 GDT : Predators 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by T.Low on 30 March 2012 - 06:06 PM

Side note:

How is it only 4 o'clock?!?!?!

I'm in Europe this week, way ahead of you guys in time, so I've already seen this game. PM me if you want to know the score.

#2275316 Atlanta Thrashers move to Winnipeg

Posted by T.Low on 29 March 2012 - 01:30 AM

The Thrashers belong in Atlanta, as do the Flames really.
That the franchises didn't flourish there is because of poor ownership in both cases. Look it up.
It has nothing do with lack of fan support. Bettman chose one franchise to back over another because of toxic ownership in Atlanta.
That the NHL isn't in the ninth largest U.S. TV market really is shameful. Especially when that same market is corporate headquarters to UPS, Delta, Home Depot and Coca-Cola.

Still, it's hard deny Canadian enthusiasm for hockey and that counts for a lot.
It's hard though when a team leaves a city. I hate to see it for any fan base.

Show me the demographics of Atlanta and then explain to me how that equals hockey fans. As a UofM econ major, I'm not seeing it.

#2273068 Are Chicago fans not as bad as we thought?

Posted by T.Low on 23 March 2012 - 01:20 AM

Otherwise, what kind of fan are you?

Being a fan is a very weird thing in itself: I will sit here and watch while you perform. I have a fantastic image of you the player even though we most likely have not met, but you have a really vague and even faceless image of me, the fan. But I will be there for you.

That is just weird. I generally don't watch a whole lot of stuff, I'm still pretty active myself and never really got into sitting around watching other guys perform. (Way back in the day my girlfriend got mad at me because i never wanted to sit around every Thursday nite to watch "Friends" on tv, I wanted to get 6 of our own friends and go out and have our own good times.)

So for me to become a fan of a team that i have never played on, well, it's going to take something pretty powerful for me to invest my emotion, my concern, and my very limited time. I played baseball with Pat LaFontaine and was disappointed that he got drafted and the Wings were left with this Yzerman kid. So, again, I didn't really have any reason to tune in and watch. Then they started getting tough, getting better, and making some noise. And then they became characters and personalities that I could relate to. You could see thier efforts and thier progress. They started getting close and I was hooked. And then they won.

Football was my favorite sport growing up in Michigan, but I can't tell you who the Lions running back is now. Luved the Bad Boys, but I can't tell you the starting five of the Pistons or the coache's name. They don't seem to be that good and all the guys that i could relate to are gone. Why watch? Why spend the time and effort to get to know all these new guys? They are not coming over for a BBQ (like Greg Kelser did when he was a Piston).

Sure, lots of bandwagon fans are dumbasses, but a lot just have other priorities in life than committ to watching other people do things. For a person who is trying to match their circle of concern with their circle of influence, being a sports fan is certainly counter productive. But the Wings got me.

#2272923 Are Chicago fans not as bad as we thought?

Posted by T.Low on 22 March 2012 - 11:00 AM

No comments about the first paragraph or the second? Just that they're douchebags?

Edit: I guess I'm all alone here, but I thought the guy's post was spot on.

#2272913 Are Chicago fans not as bad as we thought?

Posted by T.Low on 22 March 2012 - 10:31 AM

With Duncan Keith's blatant elbow to the head of Danrik(? I didn't pay attention to which twin) after he said something like that would happen, I had to listen to Vancouver's Team 1040 this morning.

Then I did some surfing and found this little chocolate donut on HF Boards: A poll on who is Chicago's best rivalry with now.

75% went with Vancouver. This is a copy of the very first reply in the thread.

Vancouver by miles. While Detroit is our more natural rival I have a great amount of respect for that organization. From the front office, coaches, and many of their players while they usually beat the hell out of the Hawks they always did it the right way. Yzerman, Listrom, Datsyuk, Zetterberg, are class players who I have tons of respect for. Even most of their fans have always been good when I have gone there.

The Canucks, are the most classess, D bag filled, piece of garbage team on the planet. Everything about them screams A holes. From their whining and moaning GM, we aren't getting any penalties. To their jackoff coach, to their twin sister team leaders, maybe you two faires should dive some more. To Burrows and his biting routine to Lapierre who is one of the biggest morons not only in sports but in human existence. To that oil slick manning the pipes acting like he is gods gift to man, maybe if you showed up in the clutch you would have won something ok greasy, even LeBron thinks you choke in the clutch. Even their self righteous idiot fans, go start another riot. This is the worst team in any sport on the planet in every aspect.


#2269559 Please, for the love of God

Posted by T.Low on 13 March 2012 - 01:48 PM

So, the Blues are the best team in the NHL. So anything short of a Presidents Trophy and Stanley Cup is a major disappointment and a lost season. No pressure: Good luck with that.

Personally, I like the fact that the raggedy ass franchise is finally having a season worth beating them in.

#2268817 What do you guys have to say about Filpulla now?

Posted by T.Low on 10 March 2012 - 03:49 AM

The dude may be a bit of a bad spelling, short fused, grumpy assed beeyatch, but he brings up all good points. Frikin Teemu Selanne has been gushing over what an extraordinary talent Filp is and how hard he plays, but LGW complains about the guy all the time. And people forget that Franzen was drafted as a checker and blossomed into the Mule that carries the load when it matters most, at a bagain of a price. Cleary's playing his heart out on one peg, but there are posts saying he's lazy and he sucks and we should trade the guy. Yeah, the f***in guy that dropped the gloves with Pronger and held his own. The game 7 guy. Get rid of the guy

It does seem like a lot of LGW fans can't understand why the Wings can't score at will, like they don't realize there is an actual opposing team (with all higher draft picks) out there trying to win the game also.

And instead of debating the meat of the issue, replies tend to nick pick the little things like one too many L's and too few P's in Filppula, when frikin Bab's can't even pronounce it correctly (Filapula)

But still, for us out-of-towners, it seems the best place to go for all things Wings. Long Live LGW. Go Wings.

#2267395 Dearborn councilman assaulted outside JLA

Posted by T.Low on 06 March 2012 - 07:55 PM

they probably said something to warrant getting "knocked down". Funny how the guy just says "and then i was on the ground like it he got koed or something, what a wuss.

Yeah, that's f***in hilarious. You're an idiot.

#2267024 Dearborn councilman assaulted outside JLA

Posted by T.Low on 05 March 2012 - 11:26 PM

Lol really? Lighten up. This kind of stuff happens in sports. It sucks when it happens in your city but there is nothing you can do about it. Hope he gets caught and move on.

Not sure what you mean by lighten up. An innocent man got beaten, and his wife and young daughter had to see, no less. WTF is wrong with people.

#2266208 Brad Stuart's family issues

Posted by T.Low on 03 March 2012 - 11:03 PM

I appreciate your well wishes in my own affairs, but you are viewing our heros in a god-like light.

While I am a longtime fan of our beloved team, I know that they are hardly models of wholesome family values. All of these players have chosen career over family...right or wrong. I am in no way judging as my own career is very dear to me.

Lidstrom, as well as any pro in any sport will play as long as their bodies allow them and they are earning the big bucks. I doubt any capable pro in any league would ever stop playing and earn a commoner's wage for the sake of "family." Its all about that green. And all of the trophy wives sitting in the stands know that.

I am sure if Detroit was the only team to offer Stuart a contract, he would be here, rather than retire and play Daddy. I would also bet that if Kenny threw Stu a few extra mil, he'd take the money.

If someone was willing to double or triple your income at a job you love, im sure you would make that oh so gut wrenching decision to move your family.
Edit: grammar

Now who is making huge assumptions about someone they know nothing about?

#2266200 Brad Stuart's family issues

Posted by T.Low on 03 March 2012 - 10:14 PM

Spoken like a guy who couldnt possibly know any less about this "guy."

Take your personal attacks and pure ignorance elsewhere.

It's not a personal attack, nor is it an inference about your personal life, it's merely an observation of who you speak like. It was one sentence and I was pretty concise. If my own mother had posted your posts, I would have called her on it by giving her the same reply I gave you.

Your posts in this thread are not consistant with an adult who has experienced the heart wrenching dilema of having to choose between family and career. Wether you acutualy have or not, your posts certainly do not indicate that you have, or have learned anything by it. Simple as that, as it's pretty insensitive to both Stuart's and Lidstrom's respective situations. They each have a family first, and a team second. Many of the players who place their teams over family someday end up with neither.

Here's to thanking Lids and Stuart for their respective time as Detroit Red Wings, and wishing them well in the future.

And I wish you well, now, and in the future also.

#2266161 Standings sans Loser Point

Posted by T.Low on 03 March 2012 - 05:31 PM

In my opinion, people who spend their time whining and complaining about rules that probably will not be changed in our lifetime, are morons. Just my 2 cents.

Glad John Hancock didn't share your philosophy. :ph34r:

I'd actually like to take it a step further. The game is 60 minutes for 2pts. Now, if it can't be won in the regulation 60 monutes, the value of the game goes down to 1pt. If it takes you OT or a shootout to win the game, you only get 1 pt and the loser gets 0.

#2266150 Brad Stuart's family issues

Posted by T.Low on 03 March 2012 - 04:00 PM

I certainly remember the stories claiming he was "reconsidering" the possibility of moving to Sweden. He has done that for as long as he has been earning the larger contracts. Every contract year I have heard stories about this.

Spoken like a guy with no children and no good job offers.

#2265033 Jiri Hudler Watch Thread

Posted by T.Low on 28 February 2012 - 11:09 PM

His speed isnt a big problem anymore, he has great vision, and actually a laser beam of a slapper. He might be lazy and sucks, but I'm not Hudler hater anymore :thumbup:

:lol: :lol:

He is way too small to be that slow. How, in the name of God, could that ever happen to anyone. Please, although it would be so easy that it would be tempting, please, nobody make a highlight video of all the times guys have blown right by Hudler and scored a goal.

#2261966 Top 8 in the West Right Now

Posted by T.Low on 24 February 2012 - 03:58 AM

I do think our squad this season can get past San Jose or Vancouver in the playoffs, I just prefer not to play either if it can be avoided.

I do too, but...I still have the same bipolar issue I had at the beginning of the season: Sometimes I look at our roster and think, "Holy Crap, we have no scorers on this team!"; Other times I look at the same roster and think, "Holy Jumpin, any one of these guys can go off at any time!".

I'd like to see them at their best in playoffs and let the chips fall where they may. Well, I guess I really don't want to see them lose to San Jose,...or Vancouver,...ok, or Chicago. Awh f***, I've never been so stressed about this team before.