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#2236553 Mike Milbury charged with assault

Posted by rrasco on 16 December 2011 - 04:24 PM

Definitely need more facts but...

Am I the only one who thinks "shaking" someone isn't exactly the worst crime out there?

My dad "shook" me several times as a kid (I deserved worse, probably :hehe: ) and I'm not terribly scarred by it. Again, I don't want to pass any judgement too soon but I can't help but think the parents of the kid saw it was Milbury, a guy on TV and former sports star, and thought they'd go for it.

If he did this on the ice at a game, I have to think the chances of someone filming it are pretty high, I wonder if any footage will come out?

We live in a country where throwing cake at someone is an arrestable offense under the term 'battery'. What do you expect? I'm not condoning anything, just saying...

#2236165 Shana-ban Bans himself

Posted by rrasco on 15 December 2011 - 04:51 PM

Good thought, bad execution.

#2235872 Can Conner reasonably be sent down?

Posted by rrasco on 14 December 2011 - 09:52 AM

I love this kid. Just as Mick said last night...it's hard to take him out of the lineup. I don't think he is going anywhere for a while.

#2234181 12/8 GDT : Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by rrasco on 08 December 2011 - 05:26 PM

Wings continue to lose another 2-3 games, bet on it.

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#2231160 Wings are soft as hell.

Posted by rrasco on 30 November 2011 - 04:36 PM

I'm soft as hell too and I also hate it <_<

#2228477 Crosby coming back

Posted by rrasco on 21 November 2011 - 07:20 PM

f*** me

#2225302 Ryan Miller's opinion on Milan Lucic

Posted by rrasco on 14 November 2011 - 11:00 AM

My thought is this... are goalies over-protected? Sure. BUT that is the standard & that is the way it is. EVERYONE knows this! So knowing full well that you can not take out a goalie like that, I have to side with Miller & Ruff and say that the Lucic hit was a bad hit. I think the ref's got it right, a 2 minute minor, that's all it should have been, end of story. Was Miller wrong to go off to the reporters about it? No way. It's good to hear someone speak their mind. It was good to see Lucic keep his elbow down, and he did not target the head. If it was a position player, it would have been an excellent open ice hit that made highlights all over the place, praising Lucic.

Yeah, but it wasn't. If this was a skater we wouldn't be having this discussion at all.

#2222779 F*** YOU Player X

Posted by rrasco on 04 November 2011 - 03:16 PM

Ok, then stop watching and supporting. I'll continue to watch and support the team I love, even if they do suck, or play like s***.

There is a difference between analysing and whining like little children. I tend to see more of the latter around here.

#2222734 F*** YOU Player X

Posted by rrasco on 04 November 2011 - 12:43 PM

F*** you fans. If the fans gave up on the team already, what do you expect the team to do?

#2221564 Hiller's Movember Mask

Posted by rrasco on 02 November 2011 - 10:44 AM

Creative. I thought Perry WAS Hitler?

#2218652 Anyone else have a feeling that we'd lose tonight?

Posted by rrasco on 26 October 2011 - 08:45 AM

Thanks for the minuses guys, but you can never convince me that he is worth a damn. Loss tonight was a team effort, but I place much blame on him as well.

You're welcome. -Non anonymous minuser

#2218645 This team screams for a trade

Posted by rrasco on 26 October 2011 - 08:39 AM

Plenty of such guys have shown themselves, this guy included. You should try drinking during the games, it makes it easier to take in on a bad night, and on a good night your neighbors will get over it.

#2212661 NHL.com starting rosters

Posted by rrasco on 06 October 2011 - 03:22 PM

Drew and Andrew are the same name guys... One is just shorthand...

That is pretty obvious, but that doesn't mean everyone named Drew is short for Andrew.

#2211948 Diving

Posted by rrasco on 03 October 2011 - 03:58 PM

Definitely a weak call. The only thing Leblanc did was get the elbow up, but I'm not sure it even made contact, and if it did, sure doesn't look like it did anything. If it did hit his head, you would see his neck move more, he threw his whole body the opposite direction. Complete flop. Not to mention Semin changed his positioning immediately before and simultaneously as the hit was delivered, placing the onus on him and not the hitter.

Having said that, diving isn't a bigger issue than head shots. That's just asinine.

#2209846 NHL 12

Posted by rrasco on 26 September 2011 - 06:57 PM

I played the demo and I don't have NHL 10, so I don't know how similar or different it is.

The camera view is awesome for "Be a Pro", but not as lively for the regular game modes. Like I've said before, I don't like the stagnant 2-Dimensional camera modes. They're boring. I'll be doing the "Be a Pro" a lot and may just learn to love it.

I like how the opposing defense isn't afraid to challenge and plays relatively smarter than other hockey games I've played.

The faceoffs are impossible to win. Looks like that'll take some time to perfect.

I had trouble with the shooting motions, but that'll probably take time to learn. You have to aim with the left stick and do some rotational motion with the right stick. Just pressing R3 and aiming with the left stick would have been easier.

The camera for be a pro has been like that for several years now, at least the last time I played it...09 maybe? I like it, for that mode. In a game I need to be all the players, I prefer an above view. To each their own. I don't think I ever saw that view offered as an alternate in other modes, only when they make you be one player.

The AI was significantly improved this year. They added anticipation AI that gives them the ability to anticipate what will happen next. Giving them that important first step for breakouts, etc. The defense seems to be more aggressive at times. Still testing all the AI, but in previous years they had a horrible scenario where you could have 2-1 or 2-0 and the other man across the ice would cut across to your side completely ruining any chance for a good one timer. So far, I haven't seen anything dumb like that.

Faceoffs are about timing. Take the faceoff tutorial the game has, it will teach you the caveats to body position and how to grip the stick. Then you gotta get the timing down.

The only gripe I have about the aiming/shooting, and I have had for years, is that you aim with the same joystick you skate with. In the end, doesn't end up being a huge deal, but you are kind of inclined to shoot a wrister in some what the same direction as your player is skating. Just never really made sense to me.

On that note, rosters have always been notoriously wrong. Especially before regular season. I had Modano early on this year already and then he was replaced with Conner. I don't remember if they updated again or not, I really could care less at times since a lot of players on the game at that level are interchangeable.

The biggest thing I noticed this year, probably came with the new physics engine, is that lower rated players have a higher chance of losing the puck when trying to stick handle. My 3rd and 4th liners are losing the puck like crazy on breakouts and stick handling. Guess it's my turn to adjust.

When a new version comes out, I play the CPU a few times on All Star, then I head to online. The CPU is WAY too easy to line up. You won't be able to do the same online, not to everyone anyways. I think you get the most dynamic opponent in an online match versus playing a stupid computer that will never learn or think the way a human does. The only thing, well two things, that drives me crazy about the hitting is that 1) hip checks are the be-all-end-all and players act like a freight train hit them even if its a love tap, and 2) they always make the Wings weak. I rarely get the kind of charity hits other teams get the benefit. I'm not complaining, I can win games with 2 hits, just saying... :ranting:

EDIT: Oh yes, I forgot goalie interactions. Some people online just want to fight constantly with goalies, that seems to be toning down now that the game has been out longer. However, I have had some stupid goals where the play is interference, the goalie obviously gets run over, and they let it go. It slides right under him as someone suggested earlier in this thread. I have seen a few goals called back and even some penalties resulting, so they do call it both ways. I'd almost rather try my odds at running over a goalie, who cares about a 5-4, shorties are easy in this game anyways. Which sucks, because I hate 'glitches' like that.

Sorry for the essay, but what I was really trying to say was....anybody wanna play on 360?