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#2086883 12/29 GDT: Red Wings 7 at Stars 3

Posted by TheOwl on 29 December 2010 - 09:57 PM

Why wouldn't they quadruple shift him? He is the best player in the world by far right now. The hatred for Crosby makes me laugh. He might whine but he is passionate as hell about being the best. He works at the things he needs to get better at and i'm pretty sure his resume speaks for itself. He's 23 yrs old and won everything. I'm not a huge fan of him because he is a Penguin but saying the refs help them out? cmon stop being such a baby.


Quadruple shift? It's a team game. It's ridiculous to quadruple shift him just so he can keep his precious little scoring streak alive. Now seriously, I will admit, he is the best scorer in the game. But he is not the best player, nor is he as great as everyone thinks. I'm a Canadian, and it SICKENS me everytime they show him scoring that goal in the Olympics this year.

Crosby's stats are inflated because he only plays 5-5 or on the powerplay, and the majority of the Eastern conference teams suck.

What bugs me the most is the Pittsburgh Penguins in general. The team tanked for half a dozen seasons, almost went into bankruptcy, and what does the NHL do? Here, here you go, here's Malkin, Staal, Crosby and Fleury. You deserve them for all those years of poor management and shotty GMing. The NHL should not award horrible teams with the best picks. With the salary cap now in place, any team who misses the play-offs should have an EQUAL shot at the #1 draft pick.


#2081647 12/19 GDT: Stars 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by TheOwl on 19 December 2010 - 07:39 PM

hahaha I knew this would happen.


#2030694 Habs re-sign Carey Price

Posted by TheOwl on 02 September 2010 - 10:38 PM

This must be a terrible joke. The Habs save 1 million in cap space keeping Price over Halak. Halak is the ONLY reason the Habs made the play-offs. He is the only reason they beat the Capitals and Penguins. And they would rather have 1 million in cap space and Price in net, then perhaps one of the top 5 goalies in the league? The Habs are going nowhere. What do they expect to do with that 1 million dollars saved? How could they possibly be a better team then they were last year. Montreal IMO is the worst Canadian team on paper. Every other Canadian team got better this off season, except Montreal. And Montreal barely made the play-offs last season. I hope they finish in the bottom of the East.


#2023683 Willie Mitchell

Posted by TheOwl on 07 August 2010 - 02:02 PM

The best case scenerio would be Rafalski waiving his NTC.

Lidstrom- Mitchell
Stuart-Kronwall
Kindl-Lilja
-Ericsson

Kindl needs to play, or he will picked up on waivers. Use Rafalksi's cap space for next season or waive Osgood and sign Niemi. Niemi-Howard! woot woot woot


#1995359 Bertuzzi states he will either stay with wings or retire

Posted by TheOwl on 06 June 2010 - 04:53 PM

Dan Cleary should be traded. He's not a top 6 forward, and he's getting paid way to much.


#1994080 Report: Hasek headed to the KHL

Posted by TheOwl on 03 June 2010 - 10:15 PM

Hasek is no doubt the best goalie of the modern era.


#1988741 The Curse of Marian Hossa

Posted by TheOwl on 23 May 2010 - 11:20 PM

I could see Philly beating Chicago. On paper the teams are very similar, lots of high priced scorers, strong D's, and solid goaltending. Philly blocks a lot of shots, they could steal a few games.


#1988632 Datsyuk Named Top Forward of World Championships

Posted by TheOwl on 23 May 2010 - 07:34 PM

He's the most complete Russian forward. Whether that means "best" is up for debate. Datsyuk, Ovechkin, Malkin and Kovelchuk have all had terrible seasons though. At least Datsyuk can finish with a bit of a high note.


#1979709 WTFCanucks?

Posted by TheOwl on 08 May 2010 - 01:31 AM

Luongo is held to an impossible standard. He is not the greatest goalie on the planet. He never was, he never will be. The Canucks are a strange team for sure. Every Canuck fan, since 1994 says "We're just a year away." And legitimately, they are. Much like the Sharks. But in this case, I think it is the Sharks year. If any team could come back from 3-0, it's the Wings. And actually, I wouldn't be surprised if they did, because the Wings can be that good. But if the Sharks win, I don't see them losing, especially if they make it to the SCF.


#1964936 4/28 OOT GDT: Montreal @ Washington G7

Posted by TheOwl on 28 April 2010 - 08:41 PM

Ovechkin never recovered from the Olympics. He basically handed away the Art Ross and Richard, now this. What a bad season.


#1963264 Ray Ferraro

Posted by TheOwl on 27 April 2010 - 10:01 PM

Ray Ferraro is one of the few hockey commentators I respect.


#1960267 Halak putting on a clinic

Posted by TheOwl on 26 April 2010 - 11:21 PM

Bryzgalov will do the same thing to us tomorrow.


#1958354 WCQF Game 6 GDT: Coyotes 5 at Red Wings 2

Posted by TheOwl on 25 April 2010 - 05:29 PM

Aside from being a red wings fan, if the Wings lose Game 7, the play-offs will be a lot more uninteresting. San Jose will crush Phoenix. Washington will easily crush Philly, Pittsburgh will likely win against Buffalo/Boston. The only interesting series will be Chicago-Vancouver. Detroit needs to win.


#1957786 Has Ericsson suffered any concussions this season?

Posted by TheOwl on 25 April 2010 - 02:45 PM

Lebda is better then Janik, Kindl, Ericsson or Meech at this point. Can anyone say Lebda has been worse then Ericsson?


#1956937 Suspend Hossa?

Posted by TheOwl on 25 April 2010 - 03:21 AM

I don't hate Hossa like most Wings fans, but in my eyes, it was a nasty hit worthy of punishment.


How can you not hate him? If he even played to 50% of his ability the Wings would of won the Cup last season, GUARANTEED. Hossa has the most blame for under performing last play-offs. Now you want him to win a Cup with a new team? If you hate Chicago, you need to hate Hossa. Hossa doesn't deserve a cup. He's a cup chaser, who doesn't want to put in the work, the time, the effort. He didn't last season, why would it be so great if he won it now? f*** Marian Hossa.