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#2419450 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by Rhah on 12 June 2013 - 05:53 PM

I was curious if everyone is still in the old cap level mindset? When we talk about 2 or 2.5 or 4 mil players of the past few years, I think with the whole cap being reduced by 6 mil, everyone needs to adjust those numbers (including the players and their agents).

#2419214 2013 Stanley Cup Finals - Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by Rhah on 11 June 2013 - 09:17 AM

Boston fan from North Boston called up Chicago station today after they had a Boston radio guy on. Was hilarious. He basically was calling out Chicago radio guys for trying to trump up the story that the Hawks were the Cinderella team. Boston definitely plays better as underdog so its in their interest not to let Chicago try to take that, but from every other logical metric, no way Chicago could try to play the victim/under appreciated/underdog when they have been arrogant d-bags all year with their silly streak (asterisk) and best record.

#2418988 2013 Stanley Cup Finals - Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by Rhah on 10 June 2013 - 08:57 AM

So, what I learned in last series was their whole disrespect the national anthem s*** isn't as long in tradition as I was led to believe.


I think TV announcers said it didn't start until early 90s for Desert Storm, although wiki says:




National anthem[edit]

It is a tradition for Blackhawks fans to applaud and cheer loudly during the singing of the national anthem. This tradition originated during a 1985 Campbell Conference playoff game at Chicago Stadium versus the Edmonton Oilers.[46] Jim Cornelison currently sings the national anthem for all home games.





Either way, its not like 50 or 100 year tradition. In my opinion, its disrespectful as hell.

#2418125 Griffins GM 7 - tonight

Posted by Rhah on 06 June 2013 - 09:44 AM

Do you think anyone is jealous that during a transition year, we still made it to the second round in playoffs, beat 2nd seed, took 1st seed to game 7 OT... and yet we still have a stacked AHL club who is going to the finals?


Or does nobody other than real hockey fans actually care what their minor systems look like?


It makes me smile really big though, I love it.

#2417618 WCF : (5) Los Angeles Kings vs. (1) Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by Rhah on 04 June 2013 - 02:01 PM


Darryl Sutter confirming what is fairly obvious: Mike Richards not playing tonight (concussion)



Thought it was league policy to suspend the offending player for same amount of time as injury? Why Bolland still suiting up?


They also wait until blood drawn/seriousness of injury to determine penalty/suspension. This is partially tongue in cheek because I detest that method of punishment, however, since it exists, why do Hawks get off scott-free?

#2417225 WCF : (5) Los Angeles Kings vs. (1) Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by Rhah on 02 June 2013 - 09:29 PM

I am sick of some of the Hawk's puck luck. Sure they got hosed by the refs twice, so did a lot of teams, problem is they get away with hits after the whistle with zero calls from refs or Shanahan. Then say we are playing too tough, yeah during the game we do, we don't do cheap s*** after the whistle.


But, we stink cause we couldn't score even when Crawford lost his stick. We lose a stick on almost every PP they that scored on us. Well, maybe half of them. They lost a stick against Kings, they just nonchalantly hand one to D-man, and then go get another from bench. Like walking on water.


Then Crawford gets bad bounce off glass and stacks the pads 10 feet out from crease like a goalie from the 80's and Kings can't get a shot into empty net... sigh

#2417222 Wings interested in Stalberg and Bickell

Posted by Rhah on 02 June 2013 - 09:25 PM

It was more of a conflict of personalities with the coach.


He questioned the coach on his playing time and Q was such an arrogant jerk that he thought he could give the kid a coaching moment and sit him while they played us because they gave us zero respect. If they thought we were a good team and they weren't gonna sweep us, he would have had all his top talent out there from game 1 onward.


They didn't even know how to matchup lines, they thought they were gonna steamroll us rolling 4 lines with little care about matchups like they are doing to the Kings and did to the Wild. It took Babcock giving Q a coaching lesson for him to re-learn how to coach with some actual strategy.


And this thread makes me a bit sick to my stomach, next thing you know, you guys will want to trade for Shaw. Puke.

#2417197 ECF - (4) Boston Bruins vs. (1) Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by Rhah on 02 June 2013 - 08:16 PM


I would be too, but I'd be very very upset if my team's captain was pulling the crap Crysby did during that game.  Frustration or not, you'd absolutely NEVER see 95% of the captains throughout the NHL start acting like a petulant child.


So, the 5% is 2.5% Crosby, and 2.5% Toews?

#2416809 2013 Thank You Hockeytown - Player Message

Posted by Rhah on 01 June 2013 - 12:59 PM


I think where the mics are located do a terrible job of letting people on tv know how loud it is at the Joe.  The fans love the Wings and do show it at the Joe, especially during the playoffs.


Yeah, it seems like I first noticed and more often notice Jimmy's post love tapping at other stadiums but rarely hear it on the TV for home games. Seems like the mics need an upgrade or re positioning.

#2416566 Vote for Datsyuk!

Posted by Rhah on 31 May 2013 - 01:25 PM

I just don't see how Brodeur is still relevant enough to be on a game cover. Seems like young people would just think of him as some old ass goalie still playing... not some kind of super-stud like Quick or some up and comer.

#2416493 Who can be sent down to help the Griffins?

Posted by Rhah on 31 May 2013 - 09:22 AM

This is the exact reason for the "paper transactions" that occurred when the Red Wings sent Lashoff, Nyquist, Andersson, and DeKeyser down and immediately called them back up.




And by "cheating" I meant more like being a bit unfair for the opponent of the team in the AHL playoffs. But, I am only commenting, like I said, if the rules allow then do it because its all about these guys progression and experience for the mother team.

#2416058 Z's hilarious reaction to Pierre

Posted by Rhah on 30 May 2013 - 09:19 AM

He was probably trying to get some strategy out of Z so he could then interview Quenneville and ask him how he will respond to Detroit's planned strategy.

#2415770 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 OT (CHI wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Rhah on 29 May 2013 - 10:33 PM

sigh, Hawks' fans on Facebook were quick to pull out the rulebook on the penalty shot call, but now want to stuff the rulebook in the drawer on the no goal allowed call... saying the ref doesn't know what he was calling on that play and apparently oblivious to Saad throwing a punch at a guy with no helmet.

#2415490 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 OT (CHI wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Rhah on 29 May 2013 - 09:47 PM

Did nobody see the trip/interference on Zetterberg before all that started?

#2414640 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 OT (CHI wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Rhah on 29 May 2013 - 04:31 PM

Well, there are 5 teams left in the playoffs as of right now.  They consist of the last 5 Stanley Cup Champions.


Red Wings need to win tonight to ensure its 4 of the last 5 still alive and not the last 4.  Let's Go Red Wings!!!!


Funny they keep mentioning on the radio about this except one minor detail. They do the last 4 years, that if Hawk's win, its the last 4 stanley cup champions... convenient to trim the number to 4 from 5.


I have also heard Chicago radio guys twice today talk about and ask analysts how Hawks match up to Kings and isn't it daunting for a team to know they have to face Quick who has only let up 10 goals in last 7 games.


Last I checked, take away an empty netter and a chintzy penalty shot, and our own Jimmy Williams hasn't let in too many more than that and yet they apparently aren't scared of us.