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#2408823 Hey Hawks fans....

Posted by SouthernWingsFan on 21 May 2013 - 10:00 AM

It happend to them 1 game last night. That's my point

Just because it might have happened to them 1 game (and it's probably happened to them more - just like any other team) doesn't make it any more right to yank on their fans when our fan base would be throwing the same hissy fit.  Whining about the refs is stupid no matter how much/little they have too much of an influence.


Those are my points.

#2408812 Hey Hawks fans....

Posted by SouthernWingsFan on 21 May 2013 - 09:51 AM

Well they can't admit we are outworking them, so they have to put the blame somewhere.  When in doubt, question the officiating.



Hawk fans need to stop whinning



Yall make it sound like people in here haven't done the same.  There have been plenty crybabies about the officiating in here in the past, myself included.  You can write a novel on it if you dug deep long enough for posts in here.  Same in pretty much any fan forum.
Flip the teams in reverse with the interference/no-goal call, I guarantee the majority in here throws a hissy fit, understandably so.
The officiating was terrible for both teams last game.  Did the better team ultimately win last night?  I think so, but officials played a bigger hand than necessary in determining the outcome.  Like anybody else, I don't like when that occurs.
With that said, I've learned that despite that stuff there it is stupid in using the officials as a scapegoat in the result.  Fans of ANY TEAM shoud drop the officiaiting stinks card.
There's no point to it. Is it right that there is the potential/risk for bad officiating like this?  No.  But given that we've seen this so much over the years (i.e. Holmstrom no goals alone due to interference), why should we expect anything different anytime soon?

#2399046 Leaving a job.

Posted by SouthernWingsFan on 07 May 2013 - 08:39 PM

The people who you got along with or who you think can help you out professionally, and vice versa, keep in touch with.


It's normal feelings.


I got let go in early January without warning from a job I had for nearly 8 years and grew to really enjoy.  I didn't make a whole lot of money, but just about every day I enjoyed what I was doing, enjoyed the people, and so forth.  Needless to say, I was shocked, devastated, angry, and so on.  The split was not passed on well from upper management to me and it is something I will never forget.  I understand the risk of being let go in any job, but I'll just re-state how I was let go was completely unprofessional, I'll leave it at that.  However, during my long time there I met good people, still keep tabs with what they are doing, both at that company and some that have left elsewhere also.


Thankfully I was able to find new employment fairly quickly about 1 1/2 months later and am enjoying my new position most days.  Good people.


So, try not to get over-emotional on things, but it's natural obviously to feel upset or sad for leaving a place after so long. Maintain contact with the people that you established good working relationships with as well as friendships.  They'll help you down the road.

#2313302 G Joey MacDonald asks for trade

Posted by SouthernWingsFan on 02 July 2012 - 09:01 PM

Feel bad for the guy. He finally broke out to have a good shot to be in the NHL full-time for good, then the back injury. Contrary to some thoughts in here, I thought he was ready for the backup gig for good this season and for the near future, injury issues aside. Hope it all works out for him.

#2313298 Red Wings Sign Jordin Tootoo to 3-yr deal, $1.9M/yr

Posted by SouthernWingsFan on 02 July 2012 - 08:59 PM

Could be a good signing. Tootoo is one of the few people I really don't like much in the league largely because of past out of control incidents on the ice. That being said he's still one of the biggest pains in the rear to play against that you'd like to have on your side when he's playing under control. Can usually never go wrong with people willing to run through brick walls to hit somebody or make a play.

Hopefully he gets consistent playing time with the salary he got and won't have any bad incidents.

#2307688 Exit interview with legendary Red Wing Nicklas Lidstrom

Posted by SouthernWingsFan on 17 June 2012 - 08:01 AM

Enjoy, I rarely read a whole lot of articles about anything in-depth these days but this is one is worth taking 10 minutes to look at.


#2307482 What are you listening to? 2?

Posted by SouthernWingsFan on 15 June 2012 - 05:50 AM

David Gray - Babylon

#2304801 Tim Thomas.

Posted by SouthernWingsFan on 02 June 2012 - 11:57 AM

Zero sense this makes.

As for the political dealie/skipping the White House celebration, I think it's a bit of a reach to see how these two specific things are connected. Happened months and months ago so I don't see why it is reason to be brought up when him possibly skipping out has probably little or nothing to do with politics/government.

And as for him skipping out, was his choice and his business. Don't really agree with it but I understand and respect his decision. All I'm going to say on that since I pretty much have given up talking politics in depth a long time ago.

#2299887 Members photos

Posted by SouthernWingsFan on 07 May 2012 - 08:47 PM

From yesterday, at the annual Jazz Fest down here, enjoying the Foo Fighters gig a few stories above the crowd in a tent/shade.

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#2298341 song title game

Posted by SouthernWingsFan on 30 April 2012 - 08:20 PM

The Happy Happy Joy Joy Song - Ren and Stimpy

#2298336 Operation Eaves

Posted by SouthernWingsFan on 30 April 2012 - 08:15 PM

trust me he is a grown up, he doesn't need that.

While he may not need "that", whatever it is, just thoughts alone count for plenty and the thoughts (and actions) of plenty likely made him feel good or appreciated.

I'm rarely one to try to ask for anything from people nor do I expect anything from people but I'd be full of s**t if I didn't appreciate people thinking about me or getting mention of somebody considering me/thinking of me for whatever.

#2297390 Thanks, Matt!

Posted by SouthernWingsFan on 26 April 2012 - 08:30 PM

This calls for an awkward group hug moment.

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#2297389 Where does Bertuzzi fit?

Posted by SouthernWingsFan on 26 April 2012 - 08:28 PM

Lines go hot/cold all the time, Franzen-Datsyuk-Bertuzzi could work well again, but assuming everybody is healthy, I'd stick him on a 3rd line to start. Him with Helm and Abdelkader for example started off the season real well.

#2296398 The Franzen, Datysuk, Bertuzzi line

Posted by SouthernWingsFan on 23 April 2012 - 07:40 PM

that aint my style. the only reason i mentioned that blues game is it was about the only one down the stretch he impacted the scoreboard but in my eyes even that game was pretty poor. and considering there was much debate after that single game about franzen getting into playoff mode, i figured lots of people might want to point to that game as an example.

my problem with franzen is two fold. first he is one of those guys that looks super lazy on the ice. sure looks can be deceiving, but i think based off how many other people feel that way, there might be something to the sentiment. it pains me that the dude has so much size and skill and plays like a disinterested girl... the other is that he signed that giant contract and now has to live up to it. he led the team in goals but was only 4th in even strength goals. jiri hudler had 5 more even strength goals yet he makes like a third of the salary and is hated by most of the site. franzens role is to score goals. and he couldnt even hit 30? thats despressing as a fan.

edit: and to your point about potential, sure he still has some. but he appears to have regressed. to poor playoffs in a row. (though he was injured last year right?) and 2 straight years under 30 goals. his peak was 34 goals. do you genuinely expect he has enough potential to best that in the coming years?

Fair enough. The disdain for him, while I get it, is a bit much right now and somewhat irritating to me so it's hard to depict who is on the extreme or not. So my apologies if I rubbed you the wrong way there.

I'm pretty much in full agreement with you. I can't think of a dominating game by him or just astounding goals, but you don't score goals by mistake, whether they are from 4 feet in on rebounds, snap shots from the faceoff dot, or getting perfect feeds from a one-timer.

I don't like on here, in general sometimes, that people get on players' cases for how they score goals, or how they should be scoring goals or whatever. You take them how you can get them.

And I'm definitely no Franzen apologist. He is frustrating at times but he's still one of the most important players on the team in terms of possibly putting goals on the board and changing a game outcome. Was he Franzen-like in recent playoff past (not including last season with the annoying sprained ankle)? No. Was he awful? No either.

#2296386 The Franzen, Datysuk, Bertuzzi line

Posted by SouthernWingsFan on 23 April 2012 - 07:16 PM

can you name any big game breaking goals this season???

(please dont use the blues game early in the month. they should have just given those to pavel as he served them up on a platter)

Not off the top of my head, but no matter what of the 20+ goals I might attempt to show, you're going to probably say that doesn't count or whatever or come up with different criteria.

He still has that potential no matter how much people want to deny it in here.