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Member Since 04 Jun 2002
Offline Last Active May 25 2016 07:14 AM
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In Topic: Barclays CEO - Watch on your phone if you don't like obstructed vi

10 February 2016 - 12:59 PM

Did we actually expect more of an owner?

 

I mean sure there are owners who build stadiums on there own dimes, but for the most part they spend hundreds of millions of tax payer dollars on new venues.

 

Charge astronomical prices for seats, parking, food, drink.

 

They have very very little compassion or concern for their fan base.

 

And if the fan base were to actually stand up to this guy he would threaten to move the team,s ticking the fan base with the bill for the stadium and no home team to rout for. St. Louis Rams is all you need to use for a reference.

 

These billionaires care very little about you and I, that has been obvious for a long time!


In Topic: D-Boz tearin 'em up in the D!

10 February 2016 - 12:40 PM

This kid seems to have an amazing head on his shoulders.

 

He is playing for his hometown team, cool as a cucumber.

Playing with guys that just 4-6 years ago he was idolizing, cool as cucumber

Playing as a rookie in the ASG, cool as a cucumber.

Breaks the fastest skater record, cool as a cucumber and as humble as can be.

 

Compare that to what happened with Sequin in Boston (I don't believe all of the stories, Boston sports teams are vicious when a player is on his way out), this kid has the makings of a GREAT Red Wing Captain.

 

I find myself drawn to anything about him right now, he is just an all around good kid, with great physical gifts.

 

I hope to see him in the winged wheel for a long time!


In Topic: Dennis Wideman Suspended 20 Games

10 February 2016 - 12:35 PM

If he didn't extend his arms in a cross check manner, or avoid an opposing player right after hitting the ref, I can see the "He was concussed" debate.

 

But his actions tell me he was pissed there was no call on the play and took it out on the first Zebra he saw.


In Topic: 9 (NINE!) player trade involving Phanuef

10 February 2016 - 12:29 PM

I thought the Leafs were stuck with Phaneuf. I think it's a good trade for both teams.

 

Edit: I see talk about Stamkos to the Leafs. I have a hard time thinking he'll go there willingly. He was in the Stanley Cup Finals last year, why would he want to play in Toronto now?

 

You know I wonder this every time they land a big free agent or someone willing waives a no trade clause to go there.

 

Other than the very distant past what separates Toronto from Phoenix or Florida?


In Topic: 2/8 GDT : Florida Panthers at Detroit Red Wings, 7:30 EST

09 February 2016 - 01:04 PM

Disclaimer: I only saw the highlights.

 

Thought the hit was clean, unfortunate, but clean.

 

Barkov was in a bad position, still surprised that he didn't get a game,simply because who really knows what will get a suspension and what won't these days!