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#2614612 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by roboturner on 15 June 2015 - 09:58 PM

Chicago winning the Cup again is the greatest argument against a benevolent, omnipotent, intelligent god.  

Well, its official now...I can do a quick William Lane Craig impression.


Premise 1: An omnipotent, benevolent god would not let the Blackhawks win 3 Cups in 6 years.

Premise 2: The Blackhawks won 3 Cups in 6 years:

Premise 3: An omnipotent, benevolent god does not exist.



#2613356 Report: Cleary wants to return for 1 more season

Posted by roboturner on 06 June 2015 - 07:37 PM

#2613338 Tampa Bay Lightning dress code for fans

Posted by roboturner on 06 June 2015 - 04:46 PM

And everything indicates that this is due to the Lightning's sales/marketing/business people. Not the GM of the team.

#2611111 should mrazek get #1 tag next season

Posted by roboturner on 28 May 2015 - 03:41 PM

There is absolutely zero chance Howard gets moved. You can bank on the two splitting duties for at least a year. Pretty good situation, we'll have a deadly tandem where both goalies are more than capable of running with it. Lots of competition every night can't wait

He has to get moved at some point. Maybe not next season, but you can't have a $5 million cap hit for your backup goalie.

#2609885 Z and Emma expecting

Posted by roboturner on 23 May 2015 - 03:52 PM

I honestly thought he had a kid or two also, maybe his beard sprouted off and had a few when he wasnt looking.

I knew he didnt have any kids, which is why it was weird.

#2609551 Nicklas Lidstrom co-authors scientific paper in Sweden

Posted by roboturner on 21 May 2015 - 06:47 PM


New theories on game intelligence could change the world of team sports forever. Game intelligence is not necessarily something you are born with but something you can learn, according to the authors of the article "Game Intelligence in Team Sports". Co-author and former NHL player Nicklas Lidström embodies the evidence.

Through the use of mathematical statistics, individual players and teams can learn to prioritize during games to change the outcome. They can calculate how to act in given situations and, hence, improve their results - regardless of their physical capabilities.


Lidström - perhaps the greatest defence player the world of ice hockey has ever seen - has long been known to have that "extra something" that makes him stand out in comparison to others. Excellent players like him are often praised for how well they read the game. However, in their article "Game Intelligence in Team Sports", Lindberg and Lennartsson try to show that it's not just genes that made Lidström great - but statistics. And the living ice hockey legend agrees.


Lidström confirms that as an active player he always tried to position himself so the odds would be in his favour. He consistently analysed the situations as they occurred during a game, learning when to dribble, when to engage, and when to sit put.


So Lidstrom wasn't actually an author of the paper, but his part in the research was so valuable that they gave him like an honorary authorship.


Here's two articles:




And here's the actual paper:


#2609238 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by roboturner on 20 May 2015 - 09:05 PM

Won't happen.


People, not just you, can be such homers. Yes, we're supposed to hate the rival Leafs, but don't lose objectivity. The Leafs will make the playoffs next year and probably every year Babcock is the team's coach. I don't predict a Cup win anytime soon, but Toronto has some good players, a weekend friendly schedule (home almost every Saturday night), and a coach that can get mediocre teams to over perform.

I agree, I enjoy watching the Leafs train wreck every year as much as the next person, but lets not forget about all those years that the Wings really struggled before things got turned around in the early 90's.

I hope they can get it turned around, I'd love a truly competitive rivalry with them.

#2609210 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by roboturner on 20 May 2015 - 07:15 PM

I don't really see anybody saying he's going to do it 'better' than Babs, just different than Babs. If different turns out to be better, so be it.


I think people are just looking forward to not seeing the ridiculous line combos and stubbornness that we got from Babs, as well as someone who has worked with and has a repertoire all of our up and coming kids.

#2609203 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by roboturner on 20 May 2015 - 07:01 PM


People forget these things quickly. Backup goalie. Backup quarterback. Add GR head coach. Blashill better watch his back if gets hired for the Wings job, because there'll be a fan push for the new GR coach to take his job within a year or so no doubt...

I'm sorry but it really doesn't work like that. People wanted Mrazek because he looks to actually be better than Howard. People want Blashill because he actually looks to be one of the better options.


I'm not denying that fans will say stuff like that in some situations, but this clearly isn't a case of that and it seems kinda lazy and ignorant to reduce everybody's analysis of those situations (including Babs in regard to Mrazek and Holland in regard to Blashill) to "We WaNtZ tHE BAcKUP!!!" It's just not the case.

#2606424 Call Out the NHL on BS

Posted by roboturner on 06 May 2015 - 08:47 PM

Goons were phased out because in the cap era you can't afford to have a guy on the ice who looks like he's always half an inch from falling over that can't do anything but fight and plays 6 minutes a game. Not because there aren't people who won't take huge money to be punched in the face and not because teams don't want a pit bull on their team, it's all because of the cap, if you can't score or grind or defend, you lose your job

 Yeah, guys that were pretty much only fighters just didn't have a spot left roster and cap wise.


Guys like McCarty who would fight, but also contributed offensively just seem so few and far between now days. I know I don't watch alot of other teams but I can't really think of anybody.

#2605826 Call Out the NHL on BS

Posted by roboturner on 03 May 2015 - 10:30 PM

I don't understand the reason..

I think the reason was that they wanted the home team fans to see the home team colors.


But I think the other way was better. You already know you're own teams colors so every home game you would get to see a different color come in.

Like how most or all MLB teams home jersey's have the team logos on them, but when they are on the road the jersey's have their home city written on it.


But then again I like how NFL's home team wears the colors, but that might just be cuz I'm a packers fan and the green jersey feels a little more 'home' because it matches the super green grass at NFL stadiums. It always seems weird when they wear the whites or the blue throwback at Lambeau

#2605814 should mrazek get #1 tag next season

Posted by roboturner on 03 May 2015 - 10:06 PM

I think he was just talking about value.
Like what we could actually get for them in the trade market, not that we should trade player a or player b.

Yeah I got that, But in order to cash in on that value, you have to actually be willing to let go of the player.


Like I guess what I'm saying is, Crosby has enormous trade value. But if you are unwilling to actually trade him, his trade value is effectively zero. It only becomes actual value when you are willing to sell it. Does that make sense? haha

#2605243 should mrazek get #1 tag next season

Posted by roboturner on 01 May 2015 - 02:29 AM

 Hell, Mrazek is young, cheap, and has shown a lot this year. He'd bring a better return than Howard, and probably wouldn't hurt us long-term nearly as much as some might think.

:shock: :eh: :confused: :glare: :shocking:

#2601570 ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

Posted by roboturner on 27 April 2015 - 03:43 PM

For the love of god, stop trying to start s*** and enjoy the playoff experiance.

Not trying to start s*** and I am indeed enjoying the playoff experience.


Just think it's funny in hindsight that people were actually saying that. 




Exactly. I love me some Mrazek, but no one's done jack squat yet. Last time I checked, the series wasn't over.

Well i guess if two shutouts is equal to jack squat that statement would be accurate. The series isn't over, but I wasn't expecting anything these playoffs so I'm looking at a 3-2 series lead and two shutouts of the best offensive team in the league pretty optimistically. Sorry...

#2593879 S'matter Yzerman, afraid of the jersey you wore for so long?

Posted by roboturner on 16 April 2015 - 12:45 PM


For the third time, I never said Yzerman created this policy. What I said was if this policy was NOT created by the owner or team president, I'm sure with his standing in the organization, Yzerman would have veto power.


Also, if my argument was that Yzerman created it (which is wasn't), telling me that Tony from the Lightning told you otherwise is NOT proof LOL!

What makes you think a general manager would have veto power over a teams ticket sales?