A player reaching out into the field of play from the bench is a big deal. I can honestly say I've never seen anything like it in all my years of watching hockey, certainly with no penalty called.
I'm right there with you, but according to Jolly, we must just be idiots or blind or not watch as much hockey as we claim, because according to him plays exactly like that happen "all the time". In fact, they happen so often, that he made sure to put ALL THE TIME in all caps for emphasis.
I never said it was only Crosby, I was addressing a whole group of young players who have this air of entitlement, like they have special rules that apply only to them. And I hate to say this but, it seems they are right.
Not to get off topic, but I don't even fully blame these young players, its beyond that, its the entire generation and the way they've been brought up. It seems anyone under the age of about 35 or so these days is part of what has been referred to as the "entitlement generation" and bases their philosophy and attitude on the "I am owed the world on a platter" type mentality.
I wouldn't worry too much about the increasing sale in firearms. The majority of people who are contributing to the increase are just people who are worried about the government cracking down on the 2nd Amendment.
Thats obviously a pretty big part of it, we are experiencing kind of a "perfect storm" if you will this year. Firearm sales spike every year around spring and through the summer. The reason for the MUCH bigger spike than usual is due to the three main parts of the "perfect storm" coming together. You have the 2012 doomsday people. On top of that its an election year, with an extremely anti-gun adminitration possibly getting a second term in office. On top of that, you have an early spring this year, so the spring/summer spike started a couple months earlier than usual this year.
I am surprised and find it interesting that so many people in this thread listed the Blues. You would never see them listed by so many people in a thread like this in previous years I am wondering the reasoning behind that?
Is it just because you ignored the advice of everyone since before the start of the season and still chose to underestimate them? You're mad they did so good this season? Did they f*** up your fantasy league or something? lol
All reasonable Hawks fans respect the Red Wings. The fact that you guys get so butthurt about a retarded Detroit Sucks chant just shows that it gets under your skin exactly as planned. You know why Chicago chants Detroit Sucks? Because the Wings kicked our asses for decades. It's a sign of respect whether you realize it or not.
Haha, thats great! You should work as a spin doctor for the politicians!
I like how you tried to spin that around and put it on us. Calling Detroit fans butthurt, when in actuality it is exactly the opposite, hence the reason that in Chicago they chant "Detroit sucks" at not only hockey games, but other events now as well. Chicago "fans" define butthurt. Not to mention, I have not seen all this "butthurt" by Detroit fans that you describe. Unless you consider pointing out how retarded it is, and how butthurt it makes THEM look, to chant "Detroit sucks" at games that have nothing to do with Detroit and events that have nothing to do with hockey.
I also think the "respect" angle is cute too. Thats like me saying you are a retarded c*** or something, and then trying to say "oh, I meant that as a sign of respect" LOL
Nothing says 'Im a Beer Drinker' like drunks swilling beer with full slices of orange floating in their pint glass!
As much as I don't like blue moon either, at least a fake white with a orange slice in it has a bit of flavor. I'd consider people drinking fruit laden blue moon a lot more of a "beer drinker" than the people who like to drink corn flavored seltzer water and call it beer. Which is, unfotunately, like 95% of the "beer drinkers" in this country.
I'm not sure what the big deal is and why people are so offended by him here, maybe he reminds them of some bully or type of person they couldn't deal with in their personal lives.
Avery a bully? LOL
I think its the exact opposite. Avery is the type of person that will talk s*** and try to instigate a fight, but then when you are like "OK, thats enough *****, lets go" he runs away. To put in in real world terms, he is the type of dude who would start a fight at a bar and then run and call the cops when you hit him. Or only fight you when he was with 10 of his buddies. Or the kid in the school yard who wants to talk trash and push other kids, then when he gets punched in the face for it, he runs crying to the teacher.
To put it bluntly, he is a cowardly little *****. People don't tend to like people like that.
I believe it. Down here in Toledo, while we have the Walleye and the nice new arena and family atmosphere now, I remember the Storm days where people attending a game pretty much expected to see a fight, and see the boys kick some ass.
Especially thinking you were going to get traded, having this come out, and having to face your fans and teammates.
His teamates obviously already knew. If the fans get all pissed just now, over this one specific announcement, then it just proves that they're idiots who don't really know anything about hockey. As pointed out earlier, he has a NMC, so the fact that he was being shopped with the NMC is exactly the same as him saying "I want out". So it should have already been obvious to everyone that he asked to be traded.