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#2333499 11/2 AHL GDT: Grand Rapids Griffins @ San Antonio Rampage

Posted by dirtydangles on 04 November 2012 - 10:37 PM

mrazek has been great. almquist heating up over the last few games... watch this kid.

#2330311 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by dirtydangles on 29 September 2012 - 11:27 AM

i dont see why its 100% up to the NHLPA to come up with the next proposal. the nhl made it clear that all past offers were off the table so the ball isn't in anyones court really.

#2330006 Jimmy D Speaks out on Lockout, fined $250k

Posted by dirtydangles on 25 September 2012 - 11:41 AM

its funny how in the nfl you can freely rip on replacement refs in the media all you want if you are a player or coach or whatever, but if you question the integrity of the nhl or reffing in any way you get a massive fine in the nhl...

#2328577 Report: Wings close to signing Carlo Colaiacovo

Posted by dirtydangles on 13 September 2012 - 02:08 PM

f*** this, i want kindl to play regularly. the guy needs time. now he will just ride pine.

#2326991 New Commissioner?

Posted by dirtydangles on 27 August 2012 - 01:09 PM

I thought that was serious at first. That's a bad thing that i'm not surprised that Gary Bettman wouldn't know what offsides are... The kind of guy that the entire world makes fun of...is that really the guy that the owners want to keep hanging on to as the head of the NHL?

Exactly my thought. In fact I bet he doesn't know a large number of the nuances in hockey, like he wouldn't know how to suit up properly to play. When he gets booed that much at every event (draft, cup presentations, etc.) its pretty clear he isn't a likeable face for the nhl. So what if the nhl grew with him in charge? its preposterous to think that it couldn't grow under someone likeable as well.

#2326758 Divers Beware!

Posted by dirtydangles on 24 August 2012 - 01:44 PM

#2326577 Divers Beware!

Posted by dirtydangles on 23 August 2012 - 01:04 PM

Funny that Bieksa was so impassioned about it...the Nucks get away with more than anyone including the Pens. Both Sedin sistes, Kesler, Burrows, LAPIERRE, even Burrows. It would be pretty funny to see you own face on the diving board every time you enter your own arena.

HAHAHAHA i like the word play there. They should just throw a mini one next to the board for jokes.

#2326558 Divers Beware!

Posted by dirtydangles on 23 August 2012 - 12:08 PM

makes sense to have each team list divers from the other 29 teams and then the ones that stick out (over 50% of teams list) above the rest go on the list regardless of how talented they are.

#2326556 Zetterberg`s Royal Swedish Balls -coming soon-

Posted by dirtydangles on 23 August 2012 - 12:06 PM

I actually work at Just Baked. These things are delicious. And, I get to meet Hank next week! I'm super excited.

When you see him, tell Hank "Boogidieboogidieboo" for me, he'll know what it means. :P

#2326416 New Commissioner?

Posted by dirtydangles on 22 August 2012 - 11:40 AM

I strongly disagree with the bolded part. I believe that if you're going to run a sport then it should be something that you actually know. You shouldn't be in charge of rule changes and such things unless you've actually played the game and know WHY changes need to be made. Coaches would be fine candidates as well. Someone like Scotty Bowman as mentioned would be good. My personal favorite from my list prior would be Messier. Either way, the league should be someone that the NHL, NHLPA and fans can all RESPECT.

I agree wholeheartedly with the rest of your post though.

Ya I don't think a lot of people would boo scotty or mark out of respect during a cup presentation. you always get a few uneducated assholes though.

#2326404 New Commissioner?

Posted by dirtydangles on 22 August 2012 - 09:58 AM

All I care about is that it was a former player or GM or somebody involved in the game. Somebody needs to care about the sport itself when all the money talks are being thrown around. I'm not saying that this person should side with the players at all, its just somebody to remind the owners what is realistically an option when negotiating with the players.

#2325643 IF there is a lockout, where will our players likely end up?

Posted by dirtydangles on 17 August 2012 - 10:10 AM

Hard to say. If there is a lockout, do you jump the gun and go play somewhere or do you wait, thinking the lockout will end sooner rather than later.

The other thing to think about is that guys like Datsyuk and Zetterberg are older now. They were in their mid-late 20's the last time, but being older now, would they prefer the rest? Or is it more important to play in order to stay in shape....if they don't play, might be harder to get in shape than younger guys.

I posted in another thread that it would be cool to get some of our guys playing with our prospect talent in europe. Jarnkrok is in Brynas and Z could possibly head there with Franzen. Fil could go to Jokerit to play with Pulks and develop some chemistry. I just think it would be good to make lemonade with these lemons and get our prospects accustomed to the boys early. Not to mention Jarnkrok and Pulks could be making the team the year after the lockout...

#2325641 Hockey News sees us finishing 7th

Posted by dirtydangles on 17 August 2012 - 10:07 AM

I think we will see Z and Dats really step it up (85+points each) with the absence of Lids and guys like Fil, Kronner, Cleary will also have bigger effects than in the past. Maybe Franzen steps up? who knows...

#2325619 2012 Lockout Watch

Posted by dirtydangles on 17 August 2012 - 08:22 AM

Anyone trying to blame Bettman fully is overreaching. Anyone saying Bettman is just a mouthpiece with no blame is understating. Gary Bettman makes 8M dollars a year to be a mouthpiece? I don't think so. From wiki:

"6.1 Office of Commissioner, Election and Term of Office The League shall employ a Commissioner selected by the Board of Governors. The Commissioner shall serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the League and is charged with protecting the integrity of the game of professional hockey and preserving public confidence in the League. The Board of Governors shall determine the term of office and compensation of the Commissioner. The Commissioner shall be elected a majority of the Governors present and voting at a League meeting at which a quorum was present when it was convened.“[1]
In Section 6.3, his duties are spelled out as having "responsibility for the general supervision and direction of all business and affairs of the League", co-ordinates matters between member clubs and serves as the principal public spokesman for the League. The Commissioner also has authority over dispute resolution, League committees, interpretation of League rules, appointment of League staff, NHL financial matters, contracting authority, scheduling, officials and disciplinary powers.[2] The Commissioner also determines the date and places of Board of Governor meetings."

Bettman has a HUGE influence on the league and isn't just some puppet to be controlled. He is providing a vision for the owner's and furthermore has FAILED at protecting the integrity of the game and preserving confidence in the league.
The worst part of Bettman is the smug look he has on his face when he tells bad news to the fans. He LOVES playing the villain it seems. He isn't bothered by fans booing and doesn't seem to care too much for the sport of hockey at all, which is part of his job description. This is one of the main reasons I hate Bettman so much but all the rest stands alone too.

P.S. if there is a lockout it would be cool if Z went to Brynas to play with Jarnkrok and groom him/develop a friendship. Fil could go play with Pulks in Jokerit to develop chemistry for the future.

#2325535 Prospects Tournament Cancelled

Posted by dirtydangles on 16 August 2012 - 03:28 PM

i'm surprised. i still thought it would be a great learning experience etc regardless of whether or not there is a new season. guess not.