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#2434409 State your unpopular opinion *Mod Warning Post #'s 200 & 219*

Posted by Echolalia on 29 August 2013 - 05:40 PM

I think that George RR Martin tells a much better fantasy than JRR Tolkien.

#2449561 11/1 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Flames 3

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 01 November 2013 - 08:11 PM

Yep. Feed's all jumpy/glitchy.

#2449560 11/1 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Flames 3

Posted by A Small White Box on 01 November 2013 - 08:11 PM

Anyone else's FSD feed funky?

#2348052 Things that are better than the Wings special teams.

Posted by Nev on 28 January 2013 - 01:48 AM

Ned Stark playing politics in Kings Landing

#2342529 Giant Griffins bench-clearing brawl

Posted by stevkrause on 20 January 2013 - 01:54 AM

Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean that really got out of hand fast! Brick killed a guy!

#2342301 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by Redmist on 19 January 2013 - 10:29 PM

Holy crap that girl has a rack you guys are right.

#2342247 1/19: Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 6

Posted by djv19 on 19 January 2013 - 10:15 PM

Only bright spot tonite is the giant rack sitting behind babcock

#2336000 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 13 December 2012 - 11:38 AM

I saw that too. Quite humorous indeed. Can't even agree that they had a meeting or not.

Whoever called negotiations a Gong Show up thread was spot on. I'm starting to hear the Benny Hill theme music anytime someone reports on progress (or lack thereof).

#2335957 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by chances14 on 12 December 2012 - 08:41 PM


Leadership on the PA side has already been cleaned. Fehr has only been around for two years. He also played a part in resolving exactly this type of owner-player distrust/dislike in MLB.

Not really. They fired Paul Kelly because they felt he wasn't confrontational enough and they wanted somebody that could get under the owners skin. Fehr has no doubt accomplished that goal. I think some of the owners have developed a personal hate against fehr and I don't see that every going away so long as fehr is head of the pa. Both sides need a reset at the same time

That's rather vague. What could one side do that you would consider concentrating enough on getting a deal done?

examples of both sides not caring about getting a deal done and negotiating in bad faith:

-The owners insulting lowball first offer

-The union dragging its feet on getting negations going and then dragging its feet on putting forth proposals, especially in September and October

-The union not even running the numbers on their own proposals

-The owners take it or leave it approach to negotiating and setting pre conditions on meetings

-Fehr showing up hours late to meetings

-The owners trying to break up the union through pr stunts such as claiming that fehr is misinforming the players about their proposals

And the pr spin and bs by both sides throughout this process has been ridiculous.

I can go on and on with more instances of both sides negotiating in bad faith or simply not caring about getting a deal done.

#2335995 I got to meet Mike Babcock

Posted by 55fan on 13 December 2012 - 10:05 AM

Was he chewing gum? And did he just stare at people until they gave up their seats for him?

All that, and his hair was perfect.

#2335495 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 06 December 2012 - 07:52 PM

You spin me right round baby right round like a record baby right round round round...

#2335030 New fan.. need advice

Posted by Barrie on 30 November 2012 - 01:19 PM

I'd say don't get involved with the NHL, Gary Bettman likes to shut down the game every 7 years :lol:

#2334375 Guild Wars 2

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 20 November 2012 - 05:41 PM

I've got a few friends playing this game, it looks pretty amazing. I have an old PC so I really can't run any modern game or anything that exceeds the graphical and memory demands of Angry Birds. One day i'll pick up a gaming PC again and plan on checking this game out. I think the lack of a monthly subscription fee is very appealing for an online MMO, buy the game and play it all you want, that's how it should be.

#2334632 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by Nightfall on 23 November 2012 - 10:19 PM

If anyone complaining about this thread right now attends a single NHL game in the next seven years, then they are fake raging in here. I know I am going to put my money where my mouth is.

No more NHL Center Ice
No more buying tickets to NHL games
No more buying NHL merchandise

The NHL, players and owners, can go f*** themselves.

#2334629 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by dirtydangles on 23 November 2012 - 09:05 PM

So just to clarify, Israel and Hamas can agree on a ceasefire, but the NHL and NHLPA can't figure out how to share $3 billion?