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BlakKy

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#2307467 Is the Stanley Cup really the hardest trophy in all of pro sport?

Posted by BlakKy on 14 June 2012 - 10:19 PM

All the North American pro sports trophies are made of sterling silver. This means they are all relatively the same hardness.


#2261133 So I Met Some NHLers Yesterday

Posted by BlakKy on 23 February 2012 - 06:35 PM

My only brushes with NHLers come from work.
I work downtown at Bestbuy (don't make fun) and Leafs come in pretty regularly. First guy I met since working there was Ron Wilson. He bought the nicest Mac laptop we have from myself and we just conducted business regularly. When he was skimming through his wallet I asked "What do you think of the team this year?" (this was my first indication I gave as to knowing who he was) He responded, "Best team Toronto has had since Sundin has been gone-what kind of discount can I get?" He seriously didn't take a breath between sentences. I offered him the 'student' discount which is to say $100 off in lieu of buying a service plan for $450. He said "Do I have to do anything?" and I let him know that I'd take care of it. He then asked for my card and he gave me his along with some nice gold seat tickets for the second home game of the season. The best NHL souvenir I now own is Ron Wilson's business card.

MLSE

Ron Wilson
Head Coach, Toronto Maple Leafs

Blackberry #
Fax #
Email

Since then he referred JM Liles and Lupul to the store and they got in touch with me. They were furnishing there new condos with home theatre stuff. Both were nice enough guys and Lupul brought tickets to the store. He also left tickets on his counter for the installers.

After I helped them out I texted Ron about the Wings game in TO and let him know they were my favourite team and he made some comment about them "being a good, but easy choice to cheer for". He had someone drop off the same Gold seat tickets to the store in an envelope with my name on it.

Funniest thing about all this is how badly I wanted Wilson to be fired before I started getting hook-ups lol.


#2245110 The ONE thing I can't stand about Wings games on FSD.....

Posted by BlakKy on 12 January 2012 - 11:15 PM

I really wish the Fillet o Fish commercial was back.

Also the new Rahmani commercial isn't as good since there is no wings soundbite.

And also... I already know a pick-up truck is a better hockey player than Franzen, and I'm cool with it. Just stop telling me.


#2241640 Henrik Sedin's Comments on Vancouver's Toughness

Posted by BlakKy on 04 January 2012 - 06:11 PM

I've been annoyed by the Wings lack of response when teams plays tough or dirty against them, but it still hasn't reached Canucks level. Until Kronwall bites someone's finger, Lidstrom gets poked with a stick and falls over like he's shot, and Datsyuk takes several punches to the face without swinging back, the Wings are not as gutless as the Nucks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEh53OWz0jU

Sedin takes repeated jabs to the face, and all he does is get angry at the ref about it, as Marchand laughs at him.


From comments on youtube.

POSTGAME INTERVIEW
Interviewer: Was anything said between you two before you gave him those shots?
Marchand: Nope
Interviewer: Then why did you hit him?
Marchand: Felt like it

*37 Thumbs up (including mine)


#2240548 Krys Barch.

Posted by BlakKy on 01 January 2012 - 02:24 PM

I'm one of the opinion that absolutely nothing should be off-limits so long as it isn't reflected in players' off ice antics. People will always cross the line and there's no way to effectively prevent it. I don't mind it so long as it's an unwritten rule, as it then provides the perfect opportunity for agitators to add another element to the game, and enforcers to police it, but when the league gets involved it's gone too far.

Soon enough you won't be able to use *** as an insult. People still don't understand that athletes, hockey players especially, have different faces, including one that only shows itself on the ice.


Probably good because calling someone *** who isn't makes you sound like a grade-schooler.


#2235967 Can Conner reasonably be sent down?

Posted by BlakKy on 14 December 2011 - 09:06 PM

When will people stop calling Miller dead weight?
http://www.hockeyana..._NHL_Review.pdf

That formula would prove that Miller is great for his money.

An easier calculation is this: How many points does Miller have? How many does Eaves have?


#2235100 Official "24/7" 2011 Thread

Posted by BlakKy on 12 December 2011 - 05:31 PM

Icefilms had every episode next day.

www.icefilms.info

For anyone not in the know, this is typically the best source for streaming anything as far as reliability is concerned.


#2234396 wait til you see this goal celebration...

Posted by BlakKy on 09 December 2011 - 12:23 AM

I think the celebration was fine.

Nice goal.


#2218881 Alyonka Larionov's allstar team

Posted by BlakKy on 27 October 2011 - 12:35 AM

Looks alright with a couple of surprises i'd say.

I'd prolly have Yzerman and Datsyuk play centre but w/e.


OHH and also... she is hot.

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#2217221 Tampa's Tesla Coils ready for tonight.

Posted by BlakKy on 22 October 2011 - 02:29 PM

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Can't take credit for that but man I love it... and i don't even hate Crosby.


#2216095 Hudler?

Posted by BlakKy on 17 October 2011 - 10:35 PM

The Hudler for picks argument was always dumb.
The chance of Hudler producing well at the drop of a hat was always greater than the chance of getting an equally good player in the 4th round... not to mention the fact we'd have to wait 4 years to test that player on NHL ice.


#2216015 Eaves needs to be in every game

Posted by BlakKy on 17 October 2011 - 03:01 PM

I'll even go as far as to do something I hate... essentially post a line combo reply:
Hudler-Filppula-Franzen
White-Lidstrom

Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Holmstrom
Eaves-Kronwall


I'd say Lids has to be shooting w/ Homer in front of the net.
His shot is by far the most consistent and accurate. Homer will be most effective with that.


#2215939 "Detroit the hottest option for Zuccarello Aasen"

Posted by BlakKy on 17 October 2011 - 11:05 AM

Good thread.
I miss Mindlfy.

The heart and soul of these boards.
Eva is no replacement.


#2201502 That's what he said

Posted by BlakKy on 28 July 2011 - 06:41 PM

Seems to me that if he really was dogging it or lazy some days he'd just admit it. His interviews seem to be about as honest as possible so I think he'd have no problem saying something like "I wasn't motivated in Philadelphia so I stopped trying". Since he hasn't said that I do feel like he may have been given a shorter leash and probably became a skating scapegoat for any internal problems in the locker room because it was easiest to blame him (speaks russian, keeps to himself and costs very little money).


#2140152 Core Pt.2

Posted by BlakKy on 02 April 2011 - 09:54 AM

Haha. The funny thing is, its a Canadian team too, soon they're blind, rabid support may end up sounding even more rediculous than Chicago's. It probably won't just be about being better than the Wings, but how they're better than America and all its teams.

I hate Canada's arrogance, especially in regards to hockey. I was watching CBC the other day and they claimed the Gretzky's C stood for cooperation, that cooperation was an inherintly Canadian value and was essentially invented by them. I hate how CBC's intro just shows clips from he Canadian teams. If you suppossed own the game, why don't you support all the teams?


I make half the musical intros for HNIC. I definitely don't think there is a bias towards Canadian teams. It's just that a majority of teams playing on any given Hockey Night In Canada are Canadian and we generally try to include clips featuring the competing teams. My producer (MacLean) does all the narrative.