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#2331811 Jordin Tootoo & Polar Bears

Posted by sleepwalker on 16 October 2012 - 06:00 PM

So to sum up...

This never had anything to do with the polar bears. The OP was just using that as a jumping off point to rant about his dislike of Tootoo and the contract the Wings signed him to. Sound about right?

#2331263 Our friend @HockeyyInsiderr lists anti-lockout teams...

Posted by sleepwalker on 11 October 2012 - 12:47 AM

Surprised to see Philly on that list. I would have thought Mr. Snider is right up there as one of the hard nosers.


"hockeyyinsiderr" is a teenage kid and all of his posts are completely fabricated by him. He has no inside info.

#2330381 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by sleepwalker on 30 September 2012 - 06:07 PM

I could say the same thing for people who are in 100% support of either side. There is plenty of blame to go around here.

I doubt there is many people that think one side is 100% to blame.

As an aside, I think one of the main things you can blame on the players in this lockout was having some sort of idealistic delusions of how negotiating goes, especially with the NHL. When the owners came to the table with the ridiculous and insulting lowball opening offer, what the players should have done, and what pretty much anyone else would have done, is come back with an equally insulting high ball openeing offer, like an 80/20 split, no cap, no contract lengths. Only then can you come to a meaningful compromise and meet in the middle.

#2330370 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by sleepwalker on 30 September 2012 - 04:45 PM

Let's keep the discussion here about the negotiations without making it personal. Otherwise there will be edits/deletions/suspensions.


It certainly says something that the people here that are supporting the owners in this for the most part can't seem to put together a valid argument, so they just toss around insults and personal attacks instead to try to obfuscate the fact that the side they are arguing for really doesn't have a leg to stand on.

#2328596 2012 Lockout Watch

Posted by sleepwalker on 13 September 2012 - 03:32 PM

Willingness to compromise changes when most of the parties involved are missing out on paychecks. It's not just a matter of talking about it until you reach an agreement.

True, but thats not the case here.

The players are the only ones that will be missing paychecks. The owners are billionaires whose main income sources come from elsewhere. Some owners will actually be saving money from the lockout. The owners will keep the players locked out until the players cave. And unfortunately without their main, or in most cases, only source of income, the players will do just that, cave.

#2328473 2012 Lockout Watch

Posted by sleepwalker on 12 September 2012 - 05:00 PM

Then speak your mind on both sides instead of just chirping the typical "ownership's fault" that you are so adept at mentioning. You seem to be speaking option #2 quite adeptly.

EDIT: For the record, I believe its 60-40 at fault with the NHL being moreso than the league.

Perhaps you should also do the same as you suggest. From all your comments here I would never in a million years have guessed you think the league is 60% to blame. From all of your comments, I would have guess you thought it was about 80-90% the players fault.

#2327728 2012 Lockout Watch

Posted by sleepwalker on 04 September 2012 - 05:05 PM

Screw the league, and screw the players. Go ahead and strike.

We know you are pro NHL/GMs and anti-NHLPA, but it has been pointed out to you multiple times already that this is a LOCKOUT, and yet you keep saying strike regardless. The players aren't striking, the owners are locking them out. Last CBA, was also a lockout. The one before that? Yep, also a lockout.

#2325960 Should Kronwall have to answer the bell for his hits?

Posted by sleepwalker on 19 August 2012 - 11:04 AM

I'd just like to point out that there is a big difference between leaving your feet to jump into a player, and leaving your feet slightly AFTER impact due to the momentum.

#2318685 Are Russian players "really" lazy

Posted by sleepwalker on 12 July 2012 - 02:44 PM

Which is funny you say that because back when Russians played as "Soviets", they were known for having superior chemistry and obsessive preparation stereotypical of a communist environment. There are stories about the KLM Line where they were placed together at a young age, always roomed together, and were inseparable.

This is an interesting point. The fall of the Soviet Union could have played a major part in the shift, if there indeed was a shift, in attitude.

Under Soviet rule the mentality was strict and of do whats best for the team/country/organization, teamwork achieves the utimate goal. The fall of the Soviet Union was a very interesting event as the country shifted from a strict regimented communist country, to a wild-west true-capitalist gangland utopia in a very quick fashion. And the mentality thus shifted from "teamwork" to "self/money, etc."
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#2318568 Holland Content with Current Roster

Posted by sleepwalker on 12 July 2012 - 10:35 AM

Seriously.... I even posted the quote. How is it that you are the ONLY one reading it that way then?

He is not. I read it the same way, because, well, thats exactly what it said. That Quincy and Smith will "replace" (the exact word he used) Stuart and Lidstrom.

Oh, and I am not some doom and gloom negative person about this off season, I've been staying positive and hoping for the best, so you cannot attempt to refute MY comment by passive attacks and accusing me of only being negative like you did with him. ;)

Lets give it a rest with the Holland bashing ...

You know what I'd like to see people give a rest? (in general, not just here at this forum) Calling anyone with a different opinion or alternate suggestion a "hater" or "basher"

Those are such lame, overused internet terms. Don't agree with me? Oh, you're a hater then. Post any other comments or alternate suggestion? Quit bashing.


#2318270 Reminder: Personal attacks, trolling will not be tolerated

Posted by sleepwalker on 11 July 2012 - 01:31 PM

The one person we're all tiptoeing around naming here is pretty clearly only around to troll. The only type of posts he makes are derogitory towards the Wings, Holland and posters here at LGW. That's what really gets my goat.

I'm proud of how many great fans from other teams we have on LGW. Just off the top of my head I can think of posters from the Sharks and Preds community who've come here and made very intelligent, constructive posts while dodging the odd attack here or there based on their obvious love of another team. MacAttack used to post regularly from the position of a win-deprived Leafs fan who respects the Wings. For each of our playoff opponents in recent years I'd say we've had good cross-forum posters who I hope will come back for future games day threads.

My point is that those of us who are tired of CentCougar aren't taking that position simply because he's a Wild fan.

Yeah, since you already named him, the fact that their has been so much static here and this thread is even necessary has tons to do with that centcougar kid. Myself and others have made posts letting people know that he is just a hockey forum troll, and does this same trolling on various other teams forums for fun too and to just ignore him, but I know that is easier said than done, and obviously some people couldn't ignore his incessant trolling, which let us here to this thread...

#2313910 Twitter Sources Not To Cite

Posted by sleepwalker on 03 July 2012 - 06:11 PM

Its one thing to repeat a rumor you may have heard somewhere from time to time, but Eklund just straight up makes s*** up off the top of his head daily and creates his own rumors and then tries to spread them.

I think its safe to say he is one of the least credible "sources" in all of pro sports and without a doubt the least credible in the NHL.

#2312246 Red Wings Sign Jordin Tootoo to 3-yr deal, $1.9M/yr

Posted by sleepwalker on 01 July 2012 - 06:34 PM

Wings fans are too hard to please.. For months now, it's been "Sign a Predator! Sign a Predator!"

Now the Wings sign one and everyone's pissed off...


Uhhhhmm...we were talking about Suter, not Douchebag McWhistle.

#2312220 Red Wings Sign Mikael Samuelsson to 2-yr, $6m deal (w/full NTC)

Posted by sleepwalker on 01 July 2012 - 06:20 PM

Samuelsson and Tootoo?

And I was looking forward to today, but this sh*t is getting ridiculous now. I feel like Ashton Kutcher is going to jump out and let us all know that we are being punked at any minute now.

#2308079 Red Wings Prepared to Offer Hudler Contract

Posted by sleepwalker on 19 June 2012 - 02:07 PM

i just think a lot of people keep dogging him when he had a pretty darn good year this year.

I don't think anyones main beef with Hudler is that he can't score points. Its that his size is a MAJOR liability. Even with his MMA training and getting all diesel a slight breeze in the rink is still enough to knock him off the puck...