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In Topic: 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

29 October 2014 - 10:43 PM

I see people are still up in arms about keeping track of someone's giveaways....




I suppose that doesn't count as a takeaway that led to a goal either, hey?



Or this?




Or this?


Yeah I get it. One of them makes a Red Wings look great (which is fine) and one of them make a Red Wing look like a pee wee (which, even though it's widely known that he sucks at stick-handling, mentioning it is frowned upon...)

In Topic: Wings great Gordie Howe resting after 'serious stroke'

29 October 2014 - 10:34 PM

I swear I'm not always as negative as I might come off around this place.

But I'm a realist, and I'm with Playmaker on this one.


I mean he is 86! I think anybody would be lucky live that long even without the wear and tear of a (extremely long) hockey career.


It's not like he's 50 and it's a huge shock to his family and they weren't ready for the end. They've know this was coming for a while and and they've all gotten to spend time with him.


I personally think it's extremely selfish to force someone to live in anguish for months on end just because the people around you are can't accept it and are desperately trying to delay the inevitable. Not to mention it puts the everybody in the position of 'waiting around for you to die' and that's some tough s*** to go to bed and wake up with every morning for possibly months on end. 


I'm sure most of his family is there now. I know it sucks, but nobody can live forever. Just make sure he's comfortable and if it's time, it's time.

In Topic: 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

18 October 2014 - 11:14 PM

How many does Howard have now?

I don't know. He might have 1 or he might have 100. Its all just sooooo subjective. I'll leave it to Jeremy Ronick, Mike Milbury and the rest of the experts to tell me.

In Topic: 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

18 October 2014 - 09:32 PM


Only if your counting bad pass goals as well


You have to average it with the bad pass goal coefficient. ;)

Fear the beard. Looking foward to seeing the dvr of it.

1: "Datsyuk has 'X' amount of takeaways this season, and 'Y' amount led to goals"


2: "Datsyuk Howard has 'X' amount of takeaways giveaways this season, and 'Y' amount led to goals"


3. "Datsyuk Smith had 'X' amount of takeaways giveaways last season, and 'Y' amount led to goals"


If you are fine with two of those stats, but claim the second one is just 'made-up'.....you might have a bias!

In Topic: LGW Moderator Problems

15 October 2014 - 06:56 PM

I understand it wouldn't work in all cases and I guess I'm fine to remove them when it's descended into nothing but insults (like you can't even make a point to include with your insults!).


For example:

If you had a lines thread, and then it turned into what line abdelkader should play on, and then it turned into a discussion about only abdelkader and what he would bring to each line, and then it goes to just abdelkader stats and intangibles.....


Well at some point you could just split it into two threads. People who want to keep talking about abdelkader can do so in the new thread and people that want to talk about the rest of the lines can continue in the old thread.


EDIT: Maybe abdelkader example is something you might just let go. If it's some polarizing topic at the moment that keeps getting brought into discussions (like Cleary or Howard or Holland) that people are getting sick of, then split it up and remind people that they don't have to go into the new thread if they don't want to discuss the topic  :)