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#2436532 Cleary re-signs with Detroit, 1 year, $1.75m deal

Posted by rrasco on 13 September 2013 - 04:22 PM

I'm sure they would all love Yzerman back on the team too.  Does it make sense though?

#2436344 Torts on Twitter: "most narcissistic thing I have ever seen"

Posted by rrasco on 12 September 2013 - 06:46 PM

I just use it to get news on days like this.  People 'report' tweets on forums, etc, but there is a lot that goes unseen.  WIIM is always good for a laugh.


And you wouldn't see cool stuff like this:





#2436246 Torts on Twitter: "most narcissistic thing I have ever seen"

Posted by rrasco on 12 September 2013 - 02:06 PM

I thought these comments were pretty funny from Torts:


Brad Ziemer @BradZiemer 39m

Tortorella says he doesn't want his players on Twitter. Hates it #Canucks


Brad Ziemer @BradZiemer 25m

Tortorella: "I think it's the most narcissistic thing I have ever seen, Twitter" #Canucks


Brad Ziemer @BradZiemer 21m

More Torts on Twitter: "I am not going to handcuff them and treat them like little kids. . . #Canucks


Brad Ziemer @BradZiemer 19m

More Torts: "There better be no info come out of the locker-room with that damn Twitter." #Canucks

#2436016 Report: Cleary to sign with PHI, 3 yrs, $2.75m/yr, NTC

Posted by rrasco on 12 September 2013 - 09:42 AM

I'm happy if anything just to see the ungrateful Wings fans here implode.  :lol: Welcome back Danny Boy!  :clap:


You're oddly insane.

#2435800 NHL 14

Posted by rrasco on 11 September 2013 - 09:22 AM

I didn't realize it was coming out yesterday, but I picked it up on the way home from work for 360.  I think this version has a lot of physics improvements and the skating has really improved since last year.  NHL 13 everyone skated like Dan Cleary, it was annoying and almost too realistic in that regard.


When I started the game up it went through the normal settings: whats your favorite team, etc.  However, it also had different 'modes' I guess you could call them.  The options were High Impact, Simulation, and Hardcore Simulation.  If I understand these correctly, they alter the way the game is played.  High Impact focuses more on hits and arcade style games while sim and hardcore sim make it more like a simulator and realistic.  I chose hardcore sim.


I actually really like the way this version of the game so far.  I've only been buying them consistently for the last 6 years or so, and they usually add a thing or two: board battles, improved faceoffs, etc.  This year the game seems more refined than any of the previous I have played.


One thing to keep in mind, it actually makes more sense to develop a core engine and add to that every year fixing 'glitches' (which half of the time are high probability shots) so that way you are constantly improving on that engine.  If they start from the ground up, it will take 5-6 years for the game to be as refined as it is today.  No matter how you slice it, starting over is starting over.  It's like buying a first year car, it's bounds to have some quirks.

#2433363 NHL to takeover of NJ around the corner?

Posted by rrasco on 15 August 2013 - 10:42 AM

Isles are good. Dont know why people dont like them.


I've got an Isles jersey, but only b/c NHL.com had them for $12/ea last year.

#2432734 Wings Attempting to Re-sign Cleary

Posted by rrasco on 07 August 2013 - 10:17 AM

Dare I ask how much for the Maltby?

#2431539 Now Dat's funny

Posted by rrasco on 26 July 2013 - 01:38 PM

I wouldn't have guessed that was Pavel.  Pavel is the man who has no bounds.

#2431492 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by rrasco on 25 July 2013 - 07:00 PM

It would most likely be Tatar. For whatever reason he seemed to fall out of favor with babs and Holland last season


I honestly think they decided last year was a transition year and to try them out which is exactly what they did.  Unexpectedly made the playoffs and put up a decent run but left Tatar down because he was there when the Griffins went on their run.  Not to mention he was the MVP and potted 16 goals.

#2431304 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by rrasco on 23 July 2013 - 05:59 PM

I have to say, I believe that more often than not, good things happened when Tootoo was on the ice.  He had one hell of a finish to the season IMO.

#2428949 22 Seasons of Domination

Posted by rrasco on 09 July 2013 - 09:28 AM

Heh....Columbus is garbage.

#2425532 Kindl-Kronwall on the PP

Posted by rrasco on 03 July 2013 - 04:29 PM

I'd like to see less point shots overall.  Other PPs seem to move the puck and create chances, we seem to throw it to the point and let one rip hoping for it to make it through or a lucky bounce to bury.  If our PP showed up against Chicago they don't win the cup.

#2422188 2013 Stanley Cup Finals - Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by rrasco on 25 June 2013 - 01:03 PM

So Boston pulled a Toronto to lose the cup on home ice.  *choke*  God I hate Chicago.

#2421021 NHL considering ban on spin-o-rama in shootout..

Posted by rrasco on 20 June 2013 - 11:56 AM

I don't have a problem with this.  Was it Raymond that had that ridiculous one this year?  Although, there should be a time limit or something to stop Kane's joke of a 'shot'.  The concept of a SO is to simulate a breakaway, Kane wouldn't get away with that on a breakaway, he'd get destroyed.  Maybe they should let the shooter get a slight head start and put a dman out there to chase him down.  That would make the SO a little more interesting.

#2420754 Grand Rapids Griffins Win Calder Cup! 5-2 win in game 6

Posted by rrasco on 18 June 2013 - 11:19 PM

Get your Griffins Championship gear here