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In Topic: freeredwings.tv stops streaming NHL games

20 February 2012 - 04:17 PM

While I confess to having watched a streamed game or two after losing the battle for control of the family TV, I don't "blame" the NHL for anything in the C&D letter. Let's not kid ourselves, unauthorized streaming of copyrighted programming is blatantly illegal. It doesn't matter if it's "for profit" or done as a service for fellow fans. I'm sorry that you no doubt had the daylights scared out of you when you opened the letter, but could you really not see this coming? You registered a domain that screams "Hey, free illegal streaming of Red Wings games over here!!!!" I mean, dude......!

It's also not a Crosby-lovin'-Bettman thing. Show me one major sporting body that doesn't defend their broadcasts in such a manner.

Actually, it does. Copyright infringement for profit is a criminal issue; copyright infringement not-for-profit is traditionally a civil issue. This is an important distinction because the OP wouldn't get arrested, he would get sued.

In Topic: Joey Mac

13 February 2012 - 11:00 AM

the blunder behind the net was 2 mistakes in one.

first, he whiffs on the pass. it happens. nearly every goaltender has done that at some point.

but then, he stands there doing nothing. slowly gliding back into the net, not even skating. it's not like he could make it to his pass or anything. why would you not go for your net? you could almost see the gears in his head turning. "duh...uh...what do i do now? derp."

he might have had a chance to stop that puck if he had just jumped back into the net.

He didn't freeze, he was expecting the bank shot and positioned himself so the Flyers player would be unable to bank it off him and into the net. Unfortunately he didn't seem to realize where that second Flyers player was and did not expect that pass.

In Topic: Assistant Captain - Tomas Kopecky

04 November 2011 - 03:23 PM

The Panthers currently have a better record than the Wings. I think it's obvious that we are missing Kopecky's leadership qualities. :ph34r:

In Topic: Assistant Captain - Tomas Kopecky

28 October 2011 - 11:21 AM

Only in Florida.

Anyone else notice that as soon as players leave Florida they almost all tear it up, or become the player they were before going to FLA or the player they were supposed to be before being drafted by FLA.

Examples (I am sure there are counter examples too)
N. Horton
J. Bouwmeester
O Jokinen
T. Vokoun (from washed up to very early Vezina candidate)
etc....

Florida, where a hockey player's skill and old people go to die!!

As a Floridian who regularly watches the team, I have to say that Vokoun was one of the most underrated goalies in the NHL while on the Panthers. He was largely the reason that the Panthers won any games at all...and I was really sad to see him go, especially at the price that Washington got him.

2010-11: .922 sv%, 10th in the league
2009-10: .925 sv%, 3rd in the league
2008-09: .926 sv %, 2nd in the league
2007-08: .919 sv%, 12th in the league

Those are great numbers for any goalie, especially for one stuck on one of the most consistently bad teams in the league for a while now. He's been good for a long time, but nobody really paid any attention to him down here.

That aside, I can't believe Kopecky got an A...but I guess I can't really say I'm surprised :rolleyes: