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#2185686 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by darkmanx on 15 June 2011 - 09:01 PM

Funny the Sedins guaranteed a win, yet they been on the ice for all 3 goals scored against.

#2185471 Babcock Interview + Jagr to Detroit Rumor

Posted by darkmanx on 15 June 2011 - 01:42 PM

I'd take Jagr over Hudler. :thumbs-up:

#2181570 Paul MacLean interviews for Senators Job

Posted by darkmanx on 01 June 2011 - 01:28 AM

I'm getting visions of a defensive pairing being potentially reunitied...

Jiri Fischer and Chris Chelios anyone?

what about Hudler ?

#2178759 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by darkmanx on 23 May 2011 - 09:04 PM

No way I would take a chance at Weber and lose 4 first round draft picks.

#2175188 Congratulations to the Sharks

Posted by darkmanx on 13 May 2011 - 03:25 PM

I have no idea where you get the idea that Vancouver has bandwagon fans. Currently Vancouver has the longest sellout streak in the NHL. Given Vancouver's history of playoff failure its a wonder they as man fans as they do.

No only that, Vancouver vs. Nashville drew the highest ratings ever for a second round series on CBC.

Vancouver has plenty of diehard fans.

Its so easy to be a Wings fan. An attitude like yours makes me sick. Cheering for the Wings is like cheering for the Yankees (its fine if you're from Detroit, but if you're not from Detroit you're the definition of a bandwagon fan). 20 years straight in the playoffs and 4 cups during that time. Miss the playoffs 2 out of 3 season and comeback and talk to me about being a diehard. My guess is that Wings haven't missed the playoffs since you were a small boy and most Wings fans cannot remember what it was like to support a struggling franchise.

You got blinders on, seriously. Once a team becomes successful, they get bandwagon fans, if you really think that Canuck fans are only die hard fans your pretty slow. Sellout streaks have nothing to do with Canucks having die hard fans either, your Arena sits around 18,000+ seats, Canucks make the playoffs and have a very deep team, and Canucks are in CANADA, they will sellout regardless! Even Edmonton with their rebuilding team has a large sellout streak going. Cheering for the Wings has nothing to do with the Yankees, totally different sports with different rules including a cap that took place over 8 years ago. Wings develope and draft their talent while the Yankees purchase their talent, big difference.

To pardon your ignorance, just because the Wings made the playoffs 20 straight times and won the cup 4 times in that 20 years doesn't mean their isn't any diehard Wings fans, thats a ridiculous argument. Your team doesn't need to struggle in order to have diehard fans, in the 1970's did Montreal not have diehard fans because they won the cup 8 times ? Stupid anaolgy. Whether Wings fans remember before Yzerman was drafted or not that doesn't disclude them from being diehard Wing fans. One argument that really irks me is "You have to be from Detroit to be a Wings fan". I used to live in Detroit but because of other Job opportunities I had to leave and move to Canada, that doesn't discredit me as a Wings fan nor does it make me a 'Bandwagon' fan just because I don't live there. I have friends out here that weren't born in Detroit, but their parents were born their and moved and they grew up cheering for them because their parents did, but somehow you seem to think thats the definition of a bandwagon fan, pretty sad, stop letting ignorance get in your way.

#2167865 WCSF Game 4 GDT: Sharks 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by darkmanx on 06 May 2011 - 08:05 PM

Also, in the first we shot the puck 17 times.. 2nd period we shot the puck 9 times. We scored 3 goals in the first, we scored 0 in the second. I believe I found a trend.. maybe just maybe shooting more pucks = more goals...

#2166011 WCSF Game 3 GDT: Sharks 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by darkmanx on 04 May 2011 - 09:12 PM


#2163337 WCSF Game 2 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2

Posted by darkmanx on 01 May 2011 - 04:21 PM

Flip needs to go, hes absolutely a joke out there.

#2160979 WCSF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2 (OT)

Posted by darkmanx on 29 April 2011 - 09:44 PM

way too much passing. More pucks on net please.

#2155932 Ilya Bryzgalov

Posted by darkmanx on 21 April 2011 - 02:48 PM

... both of whom have had some horrendous games thus far.

You obviously don't watch other games, Miller has 2 shutouts against one of the deepest teams in the NHL.. not sure if serious. Maybe if the defense wasn't giving odd man rushes here and there he would have been alot better. The only reason Buffalo is in that series is because of Miller.

#2154496 2011 Local (RSN) Ratings

Posted by darkmanx on 20 April 2011 - 02:27 PM

I've had season tickets since 1989. I've always been a die hard Pittsburgh Fan.

ALso --- I read a lot of the responses from your Red Wings fan. And it's more than apparent the majority of this board doesn't know hockey. They just wine and complain....about everything.
Just because you've had a successful team for the most part, doesn't mean your not a bandwagoner. --See the Red Wings board for reference. (That's you guys)

The ratings don't lie by the way. There are some cases, like Boston, who have a huge population, skewe the numbers -- But for the most part they are accurate.

Considering how the city of Detroit is on a serious decline,(economically) I doubt Detroit will be on the rise in years to come. Unless you think Helm, Abdelkader, Filppula, Hudler and Franzen are the future of this team. Which they aren't btw. But, it will be hard to get good players to come Detroit because there isn't anythign there.

On a side note, I will certainly enjoy having a Cup team for as long as Crosby and Malkin are around.
You guys better run your mouth now, because your times running out.

Ironically those two things came out of your argument. You do realize if it wasn't for Lemieux their would be no Penguins anymore right ? I mean he basically spent everything he had along with the cities money to keep them there because they knew after sucking for 6 years in return they would gain good draft picks. Penguins only exist because they bottomed out on purpose, I mean if your such a fan since '1989' you would know this. Oh and people have been saying our time is coming to an end for about two decades now, guess who's still dominating the league year in and year out. As polls take it (see CBC players poll), more players want to play with Datsyuk, Lidstrom, Zetterberg than play with Crosby or Malkin, and would rather have a responsible GM that doesn't have to bottom the team out just to create a somewhat contender. Illitch > any owner.

#2148393 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by darkmanx on 13 April 2011 - 07:57 PM

Turning Point: Howard

#2143936 4/8 GDT: Blackhawks 4 at Red Wings 2

Posted by darkmanx on 08 April 2011 - 07:04 PM

Howard is PISSED!!!!!

#2141369 4/3 GDT: Wild 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by darkmanx on 03 April 2011 - 05:26 PM

I lol`d at all those replays right there.

#2141277 4/3 GDT: Wild 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by darkmanx on 03 April 2011 - 04:18 PM

try: http://sports.yahoo....ight/2011040305