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#1992371 Lidstrom Signs 1-Year Contract Extension

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 01 June 2010 - 12:09 PM

For all those people that are complaining about the pay cut wasn't enough, let me see you guys take a pay cut from your jobs.

I'm just happy he's coming back and don't really care too much about the cap hit, but telling someone who has close to $100 million dollars to take a pay cut vs someone who won't make $1 million in their lifetime to take a pay cut is just a little different.

#1992361 Lidstrom Signs 1-Year Contract Extension

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 01 June 2010 - 12:02 PM

How does that logic work???

We're getting the best defenseman in the game back for another year and he's playing for more than 5 cents! Geez, do I have to draw you a diagram? :D

#1989435 Steve Yzerman named TB's new GM

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 25 May 2010 - 11:00 AM

I REALLY hate to see Stevie go, but he has a lot of good young players to start off with, he gets to pick his own coach, and he gets to live it up in Florida. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal. There's no question who my second favorite team is now.

On a somewhat related note, isn't it ironic that he went to the Lightning? The Wings are red/white, the Lightning are blue/black (the exact opposite colors). His best player has the same first name (except he's called Steven, not Steve or Stevie) and has the same two numbers, except in reverse (91). Its like Yzerman went to the bizarro Wings. :D

#1983434 ECSF Game 6

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 11 May 2010 - 11:39 AM

Either way, I'm proud of the Pens. We play hard, we do contracts correctly. We might lose in seven to a team that also upset the President's Trophy winners, but at least we didn't lose in 5 to the biggest choke-artists of all time.

Wait a minute... two weeks ago you guys were laughing "Ohhhhh the Caps choked!! They lost to the 8th seed how pathetic!" Now you guys are in a Game 7 with that same 8th seed and you're "proud of the Pens". We lost to the #1 seed in the West, a team loaded with superstars. You're in a dogfight with a team that finished with the 18th best record in the league and has played the entire series without their best defenseman and now their second best is injured too.

#1983281 ECSF Game 6

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 11 May 2010 - 05:26 AM

Hilarious. Ovehckin puts 10pts up in 7 games against the Habs and people call him a choker. Crosby puts 5pts up in 6 games and he's still the anointed one. :lol:

Lets not forget that two of those points and his only goal of the series came with the Habs two best defensemen out of the lineup.

#1981915 San Jose to Finals?

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 09 May 2010 - 07:51 AM

I'd like to see Todd Mclellan win it. Though the thought of Hossa finally beating Pittsburgh in the Finals has a certain appeal to it.

#1979741 Possibility that Williams plays Game 5

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 08 May 2010 - 06:30 AM

Did everyone else die or something?

#1968858 Staal out "indefinitely" after Tendon surgery

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 01 May 2010 - 01:23 PM

...its nice to see the Pens get a set back like the Wings did all season.

Yeah, now they'll just destroy the Habs rather than cremating them.

#1968206 Le Canadien de Montréal au Penguins de Pittsburgh.

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 30 April 2010 - 02:14 PM

I like the fact that "Goal" in French is "But".

When Crosby scores it'll be a But for an ass. :D

#1965671 Ovi's postgame

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 29 April 2010 - 12:12 PM

Don't forget Cindy's got a better coach, goaltender, and defense. Those things might help too.


Yes. As much as people love to say "Crosby is better than Ovechkin" because of this loss, it IS a team sport. Like you said, Crosby has a number one overall pick goalie, two other forwards on the team were top 2 overall picks, and his defenseman actually play defense. Yet somehow, Crosby is better than Ovie because he lost his first round matchup and Cindy won his?

#1965656 Ovi's postgame

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 29 April 2010 - 12:07 PM

Ovie does have a set up man it's Backstrom that's why they grabbed that kid.

Here's why the Caps lost.

Alexandre Semin ---> Was non existent.
Capitals Defense ---> Terrible
Goaltender ----> :thumbdown:

Also I really feel like Caps actually got out coached by a better coach. Montreal was prepared game in and game out. In game 2 Montreal grabbed couple of bad bounces if not this series wouldn't even had went to 7 games.

Washington wasn't prepared and unluckily they stumbled across a hot goalie.

Coaching was a big part of this loss. Boudreau didn't change the powerplay at all and they were like 1-30 in the series? They had their 50 goal scorer at the point and all the passes on the PP set up a Semin shot. How about you let your MVP take all those shots instead. Not the playoff choke. He yanks Theodore after one bad game, the same Theodore that finished the regular season 21-1-2. Finally, why didn't he change the lines?? If you're struggling to score, juggle the lines. At the beginning of the year, Ovie, Backstrom and Semin all played on the same line and were dominant. That line combo wasn't even attempted in this series.

#1939122 The Hart Trophy

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 12 April 2010 - 08:52 PM

Get over your hate for Crosby, it's not healthy to hate the sport...

Hate the sport? I dislike Crosby because he's Mr Good Guy when everything's going his way and he's a whiny little punk when things aren't going his way. He matched Ovechkin in points, has just one more goal while playing in 9 more games. As for importance to the team, the Capitals don't win the Presidents trophy without Ovechkin. They would probably be 4th or 5th best team in the conference... maybe. As for Crosby's importance, when he got injured a couple years ago and Malkin was the top gun, he almost carried the team to the 1st seed in the East. Earlier this year Malkin missed 7 games, during that time Crosby scored zero goals, had 3 assists, and was a -5. You tell me who's more important to the team. Seems like they miss Malkin a hell of a lot more when he's gone than Crosby.
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#1935571 Crosbys first 50 goal season

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 09 April 2010 - 02:44 PM

Sid is great when he is winning, but he is a poor sport when he is losing.

THANK YOU! I'm glad I'm not the only one that sees this.

#1935339 Crosbys first 50 goal season

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 09 April 2010 - 07:49 AM

Sidney Crosby told them to change it to Guerin. Crosby with 49, Guerin with 21. Class Act yet again Crosby, nice job :thumbup:

The puck clearly hit Guerin before going in. I couldn't believe they announced it as Crosby's 50th. They must have just did that for the fans.

As for "class act" Crosby, he needs to stop taking cheap shots at opposing players.

#1934097 Lidstrom

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 07 April 2010 - 06:37 PM

I love Nick, but haven't we heard this before?

"If we lose Fedorov, we're screwed"
"If we lose Bowman, we're screwed"
"If we lose Yzerman, we're screwed"

Nick is one of the greatest defenseman of all time, but we'll survive without him. It won't be easy at first, but we'll be fine. Kronwall will step it up (I honestly think he'll be the next Scott Stevens), we still have Raffy, Ericsson is just having a sophomore slump and I'm sure we'll get someone through FA over the next couple years. Lids will be missed A LOT, but its not the end of the world. As long as the Wings continue to play this system and fill the roster with smart two way players, we'll be successful.