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#2548785 What Are You Playing?

Posted by Jedi on 14 November 2014 - 12:13 AM

I have an awesome wife.


She knew I was pretty pissed and probably a little mopey since my PS4 is off for repairs (shipped back home today, will know Saturday if it works or not when it arrives).  So she did a LOT of searching and scrolling online, and found what she was getting me for Christmas.  And then, when she picked it up, she went ahead and gave it to me.


To match my Glacier White BrickstationPlaystation 4, she got me the Cirrus White Xbox One bundle with Sunset Overdrive!


So, I've been playing S.O. for the past couple of days.  It's an... interesting game.  Not necessarily my style, but it is fun to play.  Fully expect it to take a back seat to Destiny when/if my PS4 ever gets up and running again, but I'll get around to it again, for sure.

#2547540 GDT 11/5/14--Wings @ Rangers

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 06 November 2014 - 12:26 AM

Exciting game. Officiating was terrible both ways. Thought Cleary was surprisingly strong on his skates. Highlight of the game for me was that time someone was bleeding profusely on the ice but there was no penalty, almost like he magically started spurting blood, was crazy.

#2547391 GDT 11/5/14--Wings @ Rangers

Posted by Holmstrom96 on 05 November 2014 - 10:33 PM

I think Abby's so afraid of getting high-sticked now that he's wearing his helmet on his face instead of his head.

#2547390 GDT 11/5/14--Wings @ Rangers

Posted by GoWings1905 on 05 November 2014 - 10:33 PM

The Wings have controlled play in the third, made one stupid mistake and now have to beat Lundqvist late somehow. That poor start and costly decision making is a bad combination when you struggle to score goals.

#2547319 GDT 11/5/14--Wings @ Rangers

Posted by darkmanx on 05 November 2014 - 10:08 PM


#2547304 GDT 11/5/14--Wings @ Rangers

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 November 2014 - 09:56 PM

I'm starting to think Kindl and Cleary read this forum.  :lol:

#2547301 GDT 11/5/14--Wings @ Rangers

Posted by Euro_Twins on 05 November 2014 - 09:55 PM

Isn't this like the 13th game of the season?

So he's on pace for a 69pt season, get your s*** together!

70. 82-12=70

#2547080 GDT 11/5/14--Wings @ Rangers

Posted by Holmstrom96 on 05 November 2014 - 08:36 PM

I can't stand NBC announcers.  Why must they be so painfully dumb.

#2539109 HELP!

Posted by Rivalred on 08 October 2014 - 04:05 PM

Started to read and thought it said " help have a man in my basement"

#2534980 NHL 15

Posted by Hey man nice shot! on 26 August 2014 - 09:52 PM

Played the demo tonight and must say i am ready for it. Missing some major online modes but, i just need me some hockey and the game looks and feels great.

#2534802 NHL 15

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 22 August 2014 - 04:10 PM

Oh but of course their cash cow HUT will still be there, so they can have their $20 player card pack deals and bank on those every week. 


EA has proven time and time again that money is top priority. 


I've been playing versus since Sega Genesis hockey games. For me it's run it's course, that's why I loved EASHL so much because it was an entirely different way to play the game. With full human control, there is no "glitching" or exploiting the AI goaltender all game with short side high corner goals that go in 100% of the time if you shoot from the right area of the ice. With the human element there, 6 human players versus 6 human players, it's true competition and team work to succeed and win games. 


NHL 13 and 14 combined, I had about 2,700 EASHL games played, got my Legend 3 card within the first 6 weeks of the games release and played it around 5 times a week. Now I gotta find something new to binge out on when i'm bored at night and looking to game.

#2534398 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by number9 on 16 August 2014 - 07:10 PM

I will say Weiss can be bust. I also agree z can play center and I would prefer him there BUT we have a lack of top 6 wingers right now. Moving z to center would hurt that. As of right now there isn't anyone good enough to play with z and dat moving z to center means we would need two top line wingers maybe nyquist can be one maybe not we don't know yet.

I think we should wait to see if we win a cup with a core of smith dekeyser nyquist and Tatar before people can make tht statement. Were still in the process in my opinion. I said it before we will see if the wings the cup or have a top ten pick first and see if their method has truly worked or not.

The point in saying is the wings had some high picks to get their core (yzerman) then they continued to draft and trade/sign free agents to maintain competitive.

The kings are at the point now where to continue their success they'll need to continue drafting well with worse picks. Continue making trades/signing free agents which they are. The kings have a recipe that is what the wings USED to do. That's why I believe the kings can very well continue their success for the next ten years just like us.

Now the wings aren't signing free agents or making key trades like they used to. And to me that's the difference in one just making the playoffs and is competing for a cup.

There's a veryyyy different strategy when you have a young core, opposed to an old one.

#2533618 Predictions for the DRW 2014-15 Season!

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 03 August 2014 - 03:13 PM

Except last years predictions I was right and nearly everyone else was wrong. Sorry that my "doom and gloom" is right. Even though I'm a realist not doom and gloom but whatever. I'll keep being right you keep being wrong.

What significant changes did they make? I thought they signed one good free agent but I may be wrong. If I am then they'd be with Washington as a more improved team.

Just take a second and think. 7 games win verse ducks 7 games loss verse Chicago.

5 games loss verse boston.


People say the west is a better conference why? We can compete with the west but can't in the east thats kind of is ass backwards ain't it?

Then again years previous we didn't do much in the west either. But I think that living in the past argument you're making kind of shows we've been built to play in the west not the east.


Did you read my post where I listed the changes for all the teams in the east? To repeat. Tampa added Stralman and Garrison on the back end, and Morrow and Brian Boyle up front, and Nabokov in net. Despite losing Purcell, they'll probably promote Drouin, so they'll definitely be better. Even with a healthy Stamkos for a full season and no other changes they'd be better. 


And what's your point about this years loss to the Bruins vs the 14 games we played in the previous years playoff? If you ask me, this year wasn't a true measure of our team, due to the decimated lineup and the fact that we never had our kids play with our top guys all year. Add into the mix subpar goaltending and a bunch of rookies who had never seen the playoffs before, and its no wonder. 


You will stick to your opinion of how this team will do this year and I will stick to mine, and that's fine. They're still a playoff team, and Im personally looking forward to seeing the Wings shut a lot of people up this season.

#2533508 Predictions for the DRW 2014-15 Season!

Posted by number9 on 02 August 2014 - 01:12 AM

Laugh all you want but luckily facts are facts can't get around it.


What facts have you presented?


I'll quote a rational individual I know: "Troll Harder"

Ya the fact we barely made the playoffs is funny.


I guess you didn't catch it, but that's not what he's laughing at bud

#2533513 Predictions for the DRW 2014-15 Season!

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 02 August 2014 - 06:34 AM

I completely agree. If things went right and people stay healthy we could be a top team.

BUT when we've been injury prone why do people think it'll change this season? I like it to...but I'm a see it to believe it kind of guy. Enough of the crap "o joe blow feels good" we have ears that enough. Show me such and such player can stay healthy then I'll believe it.

I'm a big Howard fan and I believe he can be better that alone helps us out. But it'll take more then just him.


So you've essentially gone and just contradicted yourself. You say that we are 'a basement team', now we're a top team? All in the span of one page of a forum thread? 


Words in CAPS aside, you're opinion that we are a mediocre team and the fact that you think that everyone in the east has got better while we have 'stayed the same', is precisely that. Opinion. I believe that lots of teams in the East didn't get better. Some stayed the same, and some got worse. That is my opinion. 


Let's have a brief look at the playoff teams from last season in the East and those on the bubble who missed out:


Bruins - Lost Iginla, lost Thornton. Are still over the cap and haven't yet signed Reilly Smith or Torey Krug yet, so they're going to have to move someone. While still an elite team, losing a 30 goal scorer and a key 4th line component doesn't make them better, it means they got worse


Tampa - IMO the team in the East that improved the most. Added Brenden Morrow and Brian Boyle up front to replace Purcell and Thompson most likely. They re-signedCallahan. Solidified their backup position by signing Nabokov. Big addition on the backend is Stralman, and they acquired a reclamation project in Garrison. With a healthy Bishop and possible Drouin addition, they definitely improved.


Montreal - Subtractions - Gorges, Briere, Vanek, Gionta. Acquisitions, PA Parenteau, Gilbert and Malhotra. And they haven't got the Subban mess sorted out yet, which if they don't agree to a long term deal before the arbiter awards the 1 year deal each side proposed, then they'll have the entire thing hanging over their heads. No way this team improved.  


Pittsburgh - Losses - Niskanen, Orpik, Neal, Engellend, Jokinen. Acquisitions, Spaling, Hornqvist, Downie, Comeau, Ehrhoff. Are they better? I really don't see how. Spaling and Hornqvist don't make up for the loss of Neal, and neither does Ehrhoff over both Orpik and Niskanen. Even if they didn't get worse, they certainly didn't improve. 


NYR - Losses - Boyle, Richards, Stralman, Pouliot, Dorsett.  Acquisitions - Stempniak, Hunwick, Dan Boyle, Glass. So they lost arguably their best line in the postseason, their top D man and only really got reclamation projects and Dan Boyle, who as we all know is on the way out. Am I missing something here? Because I don't see how the Rangers improved either. In fact I think they got worse


Philadelphia - Losses - Downie, Gervais, Hartnell. Acquisitions - Stortini, Nick Schultz, Umberger. While they didn't improve, they didn't get worse either. 


Columbus - Losses - Nick Schultz, Skille, Comeau, MacKenzie, Nikitin, Umberger. Acquisitions - Hartnell, D'Amigo. Can you honestly sit here and say that they improved as well? 


Detroit - Losses - Legwand. Acquisitions - None. Re-signed Cleary and Quincey. So we didn't get in worse IMO, but I would argue that we got slightly better IF Pavel and Hank stay healthy and the kids contribute. The reason I'm optimistic is that at no point last year did we see this team with Pavel and Hank healthy play with the likes of Nyquist, Sheahan, Tatar, Jurco and co. And this is the key. Our top players stay healthy so that those young guys have less pressure and contribute more. A return to form from Howie will also help, as would 60 decent games out of Weiss. While I'm not oblivious to the fact that all that might not happen, I'm still optimistic that even if some of those things happen, we'll be a good team. So right now we definitely didn't get worse, but we could get better pending health.


Washington - Key losses - Grabovski, Halak. Additions - Niskanen, Orpik, Justin Peters. So they got better on the backend, and the loss of Grabovski will probably be replaced by a full season out of Kuznetsov. So they got slightly better, although their goaltending is slightly shaky 


NJ - Losses - Fayne, Volchenkov. Acquisitions - Clemmensen, Havlat, Cammalleri. So they lost on the backend but improved their secondary scoring upfront, while also re-signing Jagr. So they got slightly better. 


Ottawa - Losses - Spezza, Hemsky. Acquisitions - Legwand, Chiasson, Guptill. No way these guys got better. Legwand and Chiasson do not replace Spezza and Hemsky. These guys might be challenging for McDavid. 


Toronto - Losses - McClement, Kulemin, Raymond, Bolland, D'amigo, Gunnarsson. Acquisitions - Winnik, Booth, Santorelli, Robidas, Polak, Frattin. They kind of replaced what they lost. They might have got slightly better on the backend, but other than that, I don't really see much improvement here from the Leafs. Probably stayed the same. 


Now, this is just my opinion, but by my count, that makes 5 teams on that list that I think got worse (Boston, Montreal, Pittsburgh, Ottawa, Rangers), 3 that got better (Tampa, Washington, New Jersey) and 4 that stayed put (Detroit, Columbus, Philadelphia, Toronto). 


With that in mind, I'd have to say that if healthy, the Wings have a decent shot here.