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#2035856 "Major" NHL announcement today

Posted by MulesWillFly93 on 23 September 2010 - 11:17 AM

This will be interesting to watch...if you live in a remote village in Alaska, and you just got hooked up with cable TV for the first time in your life and are excited to finally get to see real NHL players in living color.

#2033964 Who do and did you hate more?

Posted by MulesWillFly93 on 17 September 2010 - 12:32 PM

The Ducks are jerks; the Pens are jerks/whiners. That's two strikes against the Pens, so I guess I hate them more. Plus, the Ducks are only average jerks now with Getzlaf and Perry. The turd came out of the punchbowl when Pronger left...now all that's left is a bad taste.

#2031252 Quebec City getting new arena

Posted by MulesWillFly93 on 05 September 2010 - 11:57 PM

I don't see how it benefits a place like Québec City to go into debt to build a new arena when they've already got one. Yeah, it's old, but they could update it like the Oilers have (as someone mentioned in the comments). It's not like they need to try extra hard to lure the people there into going to games with the bait of a state-of-the-art facility; I'd imagine that the rabid, hockey-starved fanbase would show up come hell or high water at this point. And hey, if they really want a new one, why not just hang out at the old one for a few years, keep costs down, and then build a new one with money in hand?

And why the heck does the League care either way as long as it meets minimal standards? Do they profit from this in some way I don't understand? And why is QC so eager to do this when Bettman has been yanking around Winnipeg, who has already built a new, NHL-spec arena, for a while now?

As for an actual opinion, I'd love to see QC and Winnipeg both get new teams, especially since Winny has already built an arena and QC is going to; I'd hate to see them go through all the trouble and then have Bettman thumb his nose at them. Winnipeg Coyotes and Québec City Thrashers FTW! :sly:

#2031247 Howard Worthy of Mcfarlane Figure?

Posted by MulesWillFly93 on 05 September 2010 - 11:17 PM

Howard deserves his own cereal box and he'd kick everybody's ass in here in a Boggle tournament!

I give this an f-yeah, but I also think Franzen at the very least needs one too.

However, I just want to know if Howard's glove is held out in such a way that the Crosby action figure's face is easily insertable into it.

#2030142 Visiting Teams Hotel

Posted by MulesWillFly93 on 30 August 2010 - 02:08 AM

I know you think he's cute, but please re-think becoming a Crosby stalker.

#2030137 IIHF vs. NHL.

Posted by MulesWillFly93 on 30 August 2010 - 01:50 AM

1. I think it's crappy not to let Russian players play in their home country when they might not get another chance.
2. There is probably less chance of them getting injured at the Olympics that there is at an NHL game.
3. I think this is basically all about NHL rinks sitting empty and not making any money, end of story.

As for the exposure issue, I agree that these Olympics will probably bring less exposure than Vancouver's, but I still think the Olympics creates a certain amount of at least a temporary awareness of any sport. I also think that if they want the people who did watch hockey for the first time and liked what they saw to transition over to the NHL, it would behoove the NHL to have their players there to give these people a preview of what they're going to see. So when somebody watches and thinks, "I wonder who that Russian guy is who fakes out the defense with those crazy cool moves," he can look up #13 and find out that it's Pavel Datsyuk, who plays for the Detroit Red Wings, and gee, maybe he should start watching the Wings after this thing is over! Much better than finding out it's some random college kid from Minnesota whom you'll probably never hear from again.

Also, from a fan perspective, I hear a lot of people say this should be the time for amateur players to shine, but...I don't know. I like seeing my favorite players change it up and play with different people (even if it doesn't exactly pan out...it was still cool seeing Datsyuk play with Ovi, for instance), and it's better than the All-Star game because it's an actual tournament, and they're playing for national pride. It's like the soccer World Cup - they've got to have SOMETHING that's special to everybody and is a place where the players can play for their countries, and since the World Championships are every year and kinda lame, it's got to be the Olympics.

The only thing I will say is that it does kind of break a team's momentum. Well, except it helped ours this year, but that's because we got so many players back from injuries right after that. In general, though, I can see how a team not practicing or playing together for a couple of weeks could mess up your rhythm. I think it's worth it, though, and I'd feel really bad if all the Russian guys didn't get a chance to play. It's only once every 4 years, after all.

#2022482 Lets talk third line now

Posted by MulesWillFly93 on 04 August 2010 - 04:10 PM

I just want Homer and Modano on a line together so I can sing, "Chip and Daaale's Rescuue Raangers!" every time they come on the ice.

#2020177 I'm Boycotting the Winter Classic...

Posted by MulesWillFly93 on 28 July 2010 - 05:35 PM

I'll watch it. I don't like that they're repeating teams already, and yes, I'd still be complaining if it was the Wings again instead of the Pens. It just makes the day seem a little less special because you know it's less about tradition, which I thought was sort of the point of an OUTDOOR hockey game, and more about having it be an all-star game type of situation. I know this is philosophical BS and that the NHL is just trying to make money, but the WC seems like the one day where they ought to throw a bone to the knowledgeable fans with a sense of history (since it is a throwback sort of game and all) and stop trying to wow us with the latest & greatest. Whatever...it's hockey, it's outdoors, it's fun...I'll watch. Plus I hate football. Habs/Leafs for 2012, dammit.

#2012639 So Franzen was the best player in the playoffs

Posted by MulesWillFly93 on 08 July 2010 - 01:41 PM

Yeah, I gotta say, I was one of the ones who was a little worried at first, but he definitely put in the effort and made a difference once he got going. And then there was that hat trick... Yeah, I'm pretty darn content with that.

and GetFlaf too!

Heh, every time I see that post title I crack up... I don't know what getting flaffed is, but I'm not really sure I want to find out. Especially since Ryan is involved...dude can't even have a conversation about his stick and keep a straight face. ;)

#2006266 Who is the Best Fighter on the Wings?

Posted by MulesWillFly93 on 28 June 2010 - 05:18 PM


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Yeah, yeah, I know it was only once, but come on, was that not the best thing ever?

Also, I like Abdelkader for his fire, and I liked Miller's penalty box trash talking during the Coyotes series. I think Ericsson needs to step it up a little, but he has potential.

#2005801 To all Canadians

Posted by MulesWillFly93 on 27 June 2010 - 08:23 PM

Because they are the bestf****** team in hockey

Exactly. I mean, I'm not Canadian, but I was born and raised in California, and so were my parents, so if you want to talk about out-of-market fans, I'm about as out-of-market as they come. My city (San Diego) doesn't have a hockey team, so I got to pick whatever team I wanted when I started watching hockey. I could've picked the Ducks, which are the closest team to me, but do they have the history, tradition, class, and passion of the people involved with the Wings organization? I don't think so.

On one hand, I appreciate the league expansion because it means I can go see an NHL game without having to drive 1,000 miles to the north or 2,000 mi to the east. On the other, I think the NHL undervalues its roots and the rich history that come with Original 6 teams like the Wings. This might just be me, but in a city where not a whole lot of things are more than 50 years old, I really like being able to be part of something that stretches back almost to the beginning of the last century for a change, instead of cheering for a team that started when I was 8.

#2002288 Annoying Fan Stories

Posted by MulesWillFly93 on 22 June 2010 - 01:42 AM

If anybody shows up with one of those at a hockey game, they deserve to have it broken in two over their head. Hopefully everybody will have forgotten about all this nonsense by October.

Ducks fans are pretty annoying...nothing too ridiculous, though. Just some guy next to me with a voice like a foghorn yelling, "HEY HOWARD, YOOOOOOU SUCK!" right into my ear. Insult Howard all you want - I mean, I don't like it, but it is a Ducks game, but Jesus, I think Howard could've heard you if he was down the road at Angel Stadium.

#1995406 Jimmy immortalized?

Posted by MulesWillFly93 on 06 June 2010 - 06:41 PM

Ain't buying it unless Sid's face is attached to his glove.

#1989826 Red Wings patiently waiting for Lidstrom's decision

Posted by MulesWillFly93 on 26 May 2010 - 12:49 AM

After Stevie Y leaving the organization, if Lidstrom retires, this will be a crappy few weeks...

Understatement of the year... Can I be put on suicide watch if Lidstrom doesn't re-sign? I can't take all of this at once: a Hawks-Flyers final, Yzerman goes to the Lightning, and (God forbid) Lidstrom retires. :head explodes at the thought:

#1988738 LOL at the Sharks

Posted by MulesWillFly93 on 23 May 2010 - 11:18 PM

You know what, I'm tired of hearing about how so and so's fan base are all a bunch of bandwagoners. Yeah, you're right, they are. It happens. It happens in every darn town with a sports team across America at some point. Whenever a team gets it together and starts doing a lot better than they had before, what do you expect? Of course people are going to get a lot more interested! Not everyone's a die-hard fan, and you know what, I think that's okay. Living and dying by a sports team is not for everyone. And if you just want to go and enjoy a game every now and then, then you have a right to do it.

I mean, I understand if you're a Wings fan in Chicago and are arse-tired of hearing the taunting - I'm a Wings fan in Ducks Land, so trust me, I know. I just don't think it's fair to blame it on bandwagoners...anyone can be an a-hole. And does anybody think Detroit shouldn't have won the Cup in, say, '98 because there were too many bandwagoners at that point, and therefore the team didn't deserve it? I wouldn't want anybody to say that, that's for sure, and I don't think it's fair to insult true Hawks fans who aren't jerks and love hockey (however many or few of them there might be) and deny them a chance at seeing their team win a Cup.

I also don't think it's fair to the players, who have worked hard all year (except when we beat them, hehe), even if I personally can't stand some of them. I may not like them, but I can't say they're crappy players. Call me a traitor - I don't really care, but I just can't have overly sour grapes toward a team who has proved they deserve to be in the Finals. I mean, I have somewhat sour grapes because we're out and they're still in, and usually I'm as big a Hawks-minus-Toews hater as anybody else, but I cannot say they don't deserve to be where they are, so my sour grapes are only at a medium level.