I despise reading stuff online with poor spelling and grammar. I don't care if it's Facebook, a Youtube comment, or a LetsGoWings post. If you can't take the time to use proper words and punctuation, your opinions and thoughts count very little with me. I can accept the odd spelling error. I can tolerate the person that doesn't understand the difference between a colon and a semi colon. I can even see both sides of the Oxford Comma debate. What I cannot abide is the blatant disregard for an entire set of rules on which an entire language has been based.
I hate to, but I agree with so much here. Yes, I think it's watered down. I'm surprised Bettman hasn't tried to have an outdoor game in Anaheim, that's how much I faith I have in him. There has to be some interest in the matchup, the game itself will not be enough all the time, but of course, there can't always be rivalries.
The one thing I disagree with, to the point of having smoke coming from my ears, is the opening act. Does anyone remember Drake at the All Star Game a few years ago? That sucked so bad that I thought a Black Hole had formed in that arena. I don't even watch ASGs any more because of that. I can't bear to watch any other assholery that could ruin hockey as much as that.
This thread has hit all the major points...an injured hockey player, anti-German sentiment, dinosaurs, and asteroids, back to injured hockey player, and misinterpretation of, and overraction to, a comment. The webernet can shut down now.
To be fair, this thread was started in February...of 2013. That's over a year ago. It's a thread that is basically calling Howard an average goalie, with no skills that make him exceptional. There was another thread that was praising Howard, and it started fairly recently, but it was locked because it was going to turn into a "Bash Howard" thread.
I agree that nobody has blamed Howard for yesterday's loss, but he is getting called out for his completely stupid play that lead to Boston's first goal. I fully believe that Jimmy is to blame for that one, 100%. If I were a high school football coach, I'd say 115%. Let's be realistic guys...a goal like that can change a game on such a high level. It's one that Booins should not have had. Of course, if Glendenning is our only goal scorer, there's no way to win, so it's on everybody.
It would be interesting to see him in Toronto or Edmonton. I think those are the teams that need to look at Trotz. It's rough to see this guy lose his job...I like him, but I can barely tolerate the Sexual Predators. Hope he lands on his feet.
Silly video and a lot of the commentators reactions are garbage. Hockey is as much of a mental game as it is a physical game, and the video shows he can lose it, or cause others to lose it. So many other players do this without such scrutiny.
Other players do it, but not with that kind of frequency. Compare the skills, the rate at which his crap happens, and the C that's on his jersey, to the others.