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#2154447 2011 Local (RSN) Ratings

Posted by GoWings1905 on 20 April 2011 - 01:34 PM

Pittsburgh fans are the most loyal fans on the planet.

Which is why they have the biggest following and best ratings in every sport.

Says the guy whose team almost moved to the hockey hotbed of Kansas City.

#2153591 NEW Custom Wings Fan Shirts now on sale!

Posted by HankthaTank on 19 April 2011 - 01:32 PM

I wanted those shirts until the above post. I just hope I can get them so I won't have any Dion Phaneuf style sloppy seconds.

#2128929 Crosby's family trying to convice him to retire?

Posted by Gordie Howe hat trick on 11 March 2011 - 04:06 PM

How about this, I know he is chalk full of talent but I hate his attitude and everything that goes with it. Am I afraid of him? No. Do I just think he is a s***ty self centered person? Yes.

#2149232 Throwing an octopus at the Joe no longer allowed

Posted by esteef on 14 April 2011 - 09:09 PM

Everybody throw one! They can't fine us all!


#2146107 Anyone want to discuss calls/no calls/GI going into the playoffs?

Posted by Buppy on 10 April 2011 - 10:55 PM

I agree with you. The refs just didn't see the call. You know when a ref sees a high stick it is a penalty EVERY TIME. I was listening to the Hawks radio feed while driving through Chicago and the Franzen high stick happened. Even the announcers thought it was Franzen's own stick that caused it. The refs conferred and no one saw it.

Now, if you are advocating that the refs should look at instant replay to determine if there was an infraction, that is a different story. Just make sure you add on about 10-20 minutes of extra time per game for all the instant replays. Then also be ready to see the Wings get nailed for some calls that they otherwise would have gotten away with. I am ok with instant replay being used more often, especially in the cases of high sticking and waived off goals from goalie interference.

Could the games be called more consistently? I do. At the same time though, I do have to agree that the refs are being asked to do an impossible job. Call every game 100% accurately. That just isn't going to happen unless the system changes.

Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. You've done some reffing and now you're a ref apologist. I've played some hockey. But I'm not going to excuse every s***ty play because hockey is hard.

No one expects the refs to be perfect. It is a tough job and mistakes will be made. But when a mistake is made people should ***** about it. NHL refs should be the best in the business. They should be striving for perfection. Should always be trying to improve.

If no one complains about the mistakes; if everything is always 'good enough' as you always seem to suggest, there's no incentive for improvement. If you just accept any mistake you remove any responsibility from the refs; then things are only going to get worse.

I don't even blame the refs themselves really. It's mostly the Bettman regime. There doesn't seem to be any expectation of improvement. They refuse to change stupid rules like 'intent to blow'. Goal reviews are wrong half the time. There seems to be a league mandate to make sure all the chinciest s*** gets called at least a few times each game; probably what is distracting the refs from noticing major stuff like blatant high-sticks and elbows. And I don't think anyone, anywhere, really even knows what interference is...or maybe the actual definition does change shift to shift.

...The current system is not a flawed system, ...

...We can both agree on the flawed system. ...

Heh. At least the inconsistency proves that you're a real ref. :hehe:

#2145671 Doc Holliday's Wager

Posted by Doc Holliday on 10 April 2011 - 03:51 PM

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#2145624 4/10 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Blackhawks 3

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 April 2011 - 02:58 PM

Where are all the suicidal sallys from the last thread? Don't worry, there's plenty of room back on the bandwagon.

Come on Dallas, get a regulation or overtime win!!!

Don't start that s***. There has never been a bandwagon on this board. Everyone here is a Wings fan who wants to see them win. No one would take their time to post here otherwise.

I'm sure Crymson and Nightfall don't need your help with posts like these.

Me and many others have gotten carried away here before, but I don't think any of us honestly want to see the Wings fail, just to prove that we're right. I'd much rather be wrong, like I was today.

#2145510 4/10 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Blackhawks 3

Posted by Jersey Wing on 10 April 2011 - 02:04 PM

I get it now. All this talk since the great cleaving in Chicago about THE CORE. An epiphany just hit me like a lightning bolt

You cannot spell THE GOLF COURSE without THE CORE

#2145490 4/10 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Blackhawks 3

Posted by Hockeytown_Ryan on 10 April 2011 - 02:00 PM

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HEAVY, HEAVY Over your head... What are you going to do with it?!?!?!?!?

Good Luck Dallas!