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#2578252 What's with the "giving players hamster names" obsession?

Posted by number9 on 04 March 2015 - 01:49 PM

Annoyin Forumkiller?


#2578139 What's with the "giving players hamster names" obsession?

Posted by number9 on 04 March 2015 - 12:41 AM

#wetblanket

 

#wetankit




#2578132 What's with the "giving players hamster names" obsession?

Posted by number9 on 04 March 2015 - 12:12 AM

#raptorraider

#camelslayer
What's awesome, is these hi-jinx aren't entirely off topic.
Hahaha

 

#omgstahp




#2578086 What's with the "giving players hamster names" obsession?

Posted by number9 on 03 March 2015 - 09:11 PM

Haha.
Did you wear number 9 by any chance?

I got called Mario when I was in squirts, when i wore #66.
not because the number, but because I wore red overalls, grew a mustache and saved a princess.
Ha

 

Mustache in squirts? That's some good genes




#2578079 What's with the "giving players hamster names" obsession?

Posted by number9 on 03 March 2015 - 08:02 PM

Teammates gave me a sweet nickname that somehow caught on with my coach, other teams, refs, and even fans. Which was weird cause we didn't have names on the backs of our sweaters. But still everyone called me nine.


#2578011 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by number9 on 03 March 2015 - 03:06 PM

Apparently BOS has time for Gaelic bread


#2578002 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by number9 on 03 March 2015 - 02:43 PM

Mmmmmmmm.
Gaelic bread.


Ain't nobody got time for Gaelic bread


#2577999 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by number9 on 03 March 2015 - 02:28 PM

Really hoping garlic bread plays on the top line. He was doing well on Dallas's this last month.


#2577113 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by number9 on 02 March 2015 - 12:06 AM

 

Case in point, in reference to my inability to be swayed (sarcasm)...

 

I forgot about Holland holding the Director of Amateur Scouting position at that time...which is certainly impressive.

 

Even since Holland has been making bad trades...they have done a masterful job of rebuilding through scouting/draft. My point was (although i can see where i did a bad job of getting it across) was that we can't say with must accuracy that we can credit Holland for that. There are so many moving pieces with scouting/drafting...but there isn't nearly as much in trading. 


 

Obviously that isn't the same situation. I understand your logic, but your trainee wasn't Steve Yzerman. Your boss wasn't Ilitch and you aren't making a truckload of money to run a sports team. 

 

 

Then you obviously know nothing about me you 29 year old fool. You've only been following the wings for 21 years? Pathetic.




#2577107 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by number9 on 01 March 2015 - 11:57 PM

I was responding to your posts in the same tone and context to which I was being spoken to, if you found that to be instigating, then I apologize for that and "calling you out."

I wasn't disrespecting you, I was stating my opinion on the matter.

 

I was responding to your posts in the same tone and context to which I was being spoken to, if you found that to be instigating, then I apologize for that and "calling you out."

I wasn't disrespecting you, I was stating my opinion on the matter.

 

NO YOU HURT MY FEELINGS




#2577105 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by number9 on 01 March 2015 - 11:55 PM

 

I don't take it as not being a pushover...i view it as selfish. Sure, it his job. A job that he's had 4 times as long as 95% of GM's. That said, he knew what Yzerman meant to this franchise, the city, and to the Ilitch family. I'm sure he would have been paid as much. If he was so unhappy, most teams would have hired him id imagine. But he HAD to be the GM at the expense of Yzerman leaving...most likely to not return. That, to me, isn't balls...its almost disrespectful to the wishes of the owner and the fans.

 

I know. I quit my job recently because the guy I trained to be a manager (I'm a manager as well) wanted my job. So instead on sending him to the branch that needed a manager I stepped down and assumed a corporate job I hate. Ain't I a good guy? Praise me.




#2577089 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by number9 on 01 March 2015 - 11:37 PM

 

Yeah, suuuuure it is.  Because you're so super, duper, ultra smart.  Riiiiiiiiiiight.  I never condescend, and that's the best way to get people to listen.  But I wouldn't expect a girl like you to understand that. 

 

:bye1:

 

#triggered




#2577084 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by number9 on 01 March 2015 - 11:35 PM

 

You guys are fascinating today...i didn't call you or anyone other than that kid into question. I respect a lot of the people that post here because they post rational, fact based, respectful responses...I just thought his response ("....just because the vibes Holland gives off tell you that he's a crappy gm") was not accurate and was not what i said. But please go back two needlessly making me into "that guy"

 

Would you like to join the club? Heads up, we're only respectful of intelligent/hilarious responses




#2577074 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by number9 on 01 March 2015 - 11:28 PM

 

Wow...missing the point much? Holland clearly is regarded as a good GM. Im sure he learned something...that said, I believe he's overrated because of the team he used to have around him. Same way that people still debate Roy over Brodeur even though Marty has way more stats to back his claim. Marty's stats were skewed by the system he was in. Roy's weren't, generally. That doesn't mean Brodeur wasn't a great goalie...it just means he may not be what people think. I Marty would have been traded to the Isles in '02...it may be a completely different conversation. I think if Holland took over Carolina right now...we'd see him a lot differently. I don't think he would go into there like Nill went into to Dallas.

 

So you're deciding to base your entire line of  argument on "what if Holland went to a bad/different team?" And then assuming he would do bad? Despite that there exists zero evidence to back that conclusion? Or any conclusion involving that premise?

 

Goodluck with the straw grasping brother. I'm out.




#2577070 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by number9 on 01 March 2015 - 11:24 PM

 

How old are you? May I ask? I turn 29 this month and I've followed the Wings religiously my entire life from age 8. For some reason i actually retain most of the generally useless history, info, players, trades, and dialogue I've heard along the way. I've followed the Wings for the entirety of Holland's tenure as GM and I have a particular addiction to information I've come across about NHL front offices. I like to think, as a fan, I'm about as informed as I can be enough to make the claims I do.

 

Holland has done a lot of things right in his time with the Wings, but he also had an All-Star cast of Front Office support along the way...not limited to Dellevano, Scotty Bowman (who I believe brought way more than people even thought...and they thought he brought a lot), Nill, Mark Howe, and several others. But since those people have started moving on, his ability to make good trades has nose dived. If Babcock creates good coaches, I believe Holland was created by other good front office people. HE does not seem to be a great stand alone GM. The two things that he is most credited for are also other peoples jobs (cap management and scouting). 

 

This is far more than vibes bro, but thanks for playing.

 

I turn 30 in a month and I've been following the Wings since I was 7. Get rekt.