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#2027785 Paul McCartney adds penguins sticker to guitar

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 20 August 2010 - 04:06 PM

This is all Yoko's fault!


#2017023 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 19 July 2010 - 07:32 PM

Well, I don't know. Football isn't really a sport where you need passion to play. If you've got talent like Favre does, you put in a decent effort for a 16 game season (or 20 including a championship run). Quarterback is the least physical position, so it's not like you have to have drive to play 82+ games in which every game you have to constantly be moving and making that extra effort to get the puck that's just out of your reach, or fight for the puck in the corners or to get to the front of the net night in and night out.

Passion counts in hockey. To be brutally honest, I don't think it comes in play much in football, at least from a quarterback's position.


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#2015111 Lilja, Modano, and Maltby news

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 14 July 2010 - 10:33 PM

http://www.mlive.com/redwings/index.ssf/2010/07/red_wings_touch_base_with_kirk.html

I really hope they sign all of these guys even Maltby because the guy is still a warrior, he's got heart and he's still a force along the boards. what do you guys think about the article. oh and 1.25 for modano is about right for one year and for the talent the guy still has.


More like he's a force at running his mouth.


#2014961 Picture in need of a caption.

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 14 July 2010 - 04:13 PM

f***in Pat... Now none of us can take cabs...


#2013358 Dan Gilbert's message to fans regarding LeBron James

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 09 July 2010 - 08:27 PM

The way Cleveland fans are reacting is beyond disgraceful. If it wasn't for Lebron, no one would even know Cleveland has a basketball team. They were perennial losers for a long long time before they drafted Lebron. And their biggest stars before Lebron was Mark f-ing Price and Shawn Kemp. And Kemp didn't even play for them in his prime. Then along comes Lebron and takes that joke of a franchise out of the basement and into a perennial contender. Those fans should be grateful for the 7 long years Lebron spent there and what he did for their city. But no, they're ungrateful sore losers that just show they have zero class. If Gilbert really thinks Lebron is a disgrace and that he "quit" in 2 different playoff runs, then why the HELL was Gilbert trying to re-sign him to a max deal??? A max deal that would have payed Lebron over 15 million more than any other team that wanted him. This is an obvious case of being all pissed off and mad because Lebron chose greener pastures. Gilbert reminds me of a guy that just got dumped by his gf. It's pathetic behavior from cavs fans and even more pathetic behavior from Gilbert. Can't wait to see Lebron, D-Wade and Bosh light the cavs up this season! Take that classless cavs fans!


What does that have to do with what LeBron did to them and that organization? He was what a team could call truly their own, and they were lucky enough to draft one of their own. Maybe he shouldn't have called Lebron out like that but for every action there's a reaction. No athlete has ever held a handful of teams hostage for a couple of weeks, not telling anybody anything about what he's thinking of doing, only to air his own "special" on a joke network, and then stab a franchise and it's fans in the heart. Do you know who controlled that team? LeBron did. They asked him what he wanted and he told them who to get. They bent over backwards for him to build around him and finally bring home a championship, and the loser couldn't even deliver it when they needed a leader. He keeps them strapped this whole free agency, forcing them to not be able to sign any free agents because they have their money ready for one of their own to stay, only for him to bail on them like a coward and now all of the rest of the good free agent players are gone. He didn't even call them up personally to say thank you and goodbye, or didn't even help them to compensate with a sign and trade. LeBron became a joke, and always will be known for what he just pulled off.

And I like how you call another city's fans classless. How would you feel if our most beloved athlete, say Yzerman (if hockey was even bigger than basketball or football), came straight out of metro Detroit and we drafted him as one of our very own, became an icon and all that, management kisses his ass as he demands who he wants to come play here with him, still can't deliver a championship, then when free agency hits, he holds the team hostage on his own national TV show because he's a huge egomaniac, then decides to bolt like a coward to a stacked team to make it easier for him to win a championship, basically spitting in our faces? You'd feel embarrassed and sick to your stomach, wouldn't you? Act like you wouldn't be pissed off and react out of emotion. I'm sure a few out there would burn his jersey.

Come to think of it, I seem to recall how people here react to Hossa-- Pretty tasteless sometimes. Or even Fedorov. I just don't understand how people disregard what LeBron just did to them but yet call out their fans for being classless, yet most people here talk s*** about Fedorov and Hossa leaving and don't even know the whole story about why.


#2009088 Is Vancouver the team to beat?

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 02 July 2010 - 09:43 AM

Chicago and San Jose were the teams to beat last year with their acquisitions (San Jose's always the favorite. Every. Year.), as were Philly and Pittsburgh (Then along came New Jersey at the trade deadline). I'd say Vancouver's definitely much better, but Luongo has to start performing better in the playoffs if they want to consider them the team to beat.


#2008871 Free Agency Thread

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 01 July 2010 - 09:15 PM

I don't follow the NBA much but I remember that dude. TSN is reporting 34 over 5 years, not 6. that makes it worse haha. You want to talk about a league not being in touch with reality? Darko got 20 mil over 4 years today. That'd be like giving Boogard 1.6 mil a year. Oh wait..


The way NBA teams are ran by GM's in these times is an absolute joke. Just look at the Knicks and their terrible contracts and past fiascos. Or even last year when we (Pistons) overpaid for 2 bench players, making starter money. And now I'm hearing players like Joe Johnson offered max contracts. I just want to pull my hair out.


#2007366 Versteeg a Leaf

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 30 June 2010 - 09:27 PM

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa . . . i thought stan bowman said the hawks were fine and were done trading

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#2007274 How busy will tomorrow (July 1st) be?

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 30 June 2010 - 05:21 PM

Not as busy as the NBA will be, that's for sure.


#2006686 Jarnkrok (2nd pick, 51st overall)

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 29 June 2010 - 02:05 PM

Wonder why players grow so quick every time they travel overseas.

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#2004313 Evgeni Ryasenski

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 24 June 2010 - 10:38 PM

Can he lay the big one?


#2002849 No contract for Nabokov

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 22 June 2010 - 06:13 PM

Get 'er done, Kenny!


#1997326 Toews: Most undeserving Conn Smyth winner in history?

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 10 June 2010 - 12:21 AM

I thought Toews deserved it. I'm glad he got it.


#1994136 Yzerman also wanting Pat Verbeek

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 04 June 2010 - 01:29 AM

You mean the exact thing I already said? My issue is with people who have the Stevie Yzerman of today confused with the Steve Yzerman of 5 years ago... I really don't see how your sarcasm applies to me. I'm the one saying that Stevie is thinking of Tampa first.

The Wings don't owe Tampa GM Yzerman anything.

If he's going to play hardball and try to poach from the Wings they shouldn't treat him any different than any other hostile executive.

My whole point was that these tactics are hostile business tactics-- there's no possible way to deny it. I hope Holland gives no quarter.

And for the record I'm assuming scouts and capologists have contracts since Holland, Nill and the rest of the upper management is signed to fixed term contracts.


You sound a little scared that he might take more of our members. I am a little too, but hey, that's business. People come and people go, and they get replaced. Happens all the time in sports. I know in the NFL, if a coach is fired and gets hired by another team, that coach fire the teams current staff and take his old staff with him from the other team too, because those are the people he knows best and trusts. It's just the way things work.

But I wouldn't get too worked up right now about Stevie taking two people that nobody on this board even knew we had.


#1953509 NHL playoffs TV ratings up 21 percent

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 21 April 2010 - 09:52 PM

They bash the NHL every chance they get. They always try to diminish it. It's not a matter of not covering it because they don't broadcast games, they literally tear it apart when they do discuss it.


They do? This is news to me.