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#2327029 New Commissioner?

Posted by Ally on 27 August 2012 - 08:14 PM

What's sad is that your predisposition against Bettman makes you believe a fabricated story and then you use that as evidence that he should be fired.

Can anyone name one thing they know for certain about this guy that is a justification for their animosity?


One thing I know for certain is that he's the only thing besides a flu epidemic that's ever caused the Stanley Cup not to be awarded...
The fact that this many people HAVE a "predisposition against Bettman" is enough for me to say he shouldn't be commissioner. If the league is really as concerned about the fans as they like to claim then the head of the NHL should be a guy that the fans don't hate imo.


#2326920 Most overrated player.

Posted by Ally on 26 August 2012 - 10:10 PM

Who do you think is the most overrated player in the league?
I think Dustin Brown is overrated, still very talented obviously but the constant praise this summer might be a bit much.


#2326913 New Commissioner?

Posted by Ally on 26 August 2012 - 07:31 PM

I would love to see Stevie Y as commissioner just because he's a classy guy but I agree with everyone who's saying it should be a businessman because really that is the main part of the job.
I don't think it needs to be an ex player or coach but I'm gonna go ahead and say the next commissioner should be a guy who actually LIKES hockey at least because from what I can tell, Gary doesn't really give a...he doesn't care.


#2325917 Should Kronwall have to answer the bell for his hits?

Posted by Ally on 18 August 2012 - 10:57 PM

I played Juniors, I played semi-pro, I saw first hand the dread that enforcers had of their next fight, and knowing damn well the only way they can get that next paycheck is to go out and fight.


When my family had WHL players billet with us we had two guys that were considered "enforcer" type players and neither of them ever dreaded their fights with the exception of one time maybe. Most of the fights were either planned ahead of time, started by two guys to get their teams going when neither team was doing much, or a fight for retribution from a dirty hit and when it came to those they said they didn't mind fighting someone to show their team that they had their back.
I know fighting is a touchy subject with some people but I really do think it has a place in hockey and a lot of people would stop watching if it was taken out. It has less to to with our barbaric love of violence and a lot more to do with preserving tradition in a sport that seems hellbent on becoming soccer.


#2323340 Your Favorite Hits

Posted by Ally on 01 August 2012 - 03:41 AM

Pav's helmetless hit on Chara.

also December 21,2011 Kronwall leveling Kesler, love to see a Canuck get kronwalled and love to see Kesler take a penalty afterwards.



This countdown is amazing, as are some of the comments from opposing fans...

"Why the f*ck do forwards keep their heads down when hes on the ice?!?! If I was playing against his line, fk scoring, my priority is to come out of that shift with my legs and arms."


#2319493 Reminder: Personal attacks, trolling will not be tolerated

Posted by Ally on 16 July 2012 - 09:15 PM

I miss the neg button. Seemed like a more efficient way to tell someone their opinion sucked rather than the threads being taken over by the personal attack posts.


#2307780 Exit interview with legendary Red Wing Nicklas Lidstrom

Posted by Ally on 18 June 2012 - 01:56 AM

I'm going to miss Lids so much. So many players (and people in general) could learn a thing or two from the way he speaks. When you're being interviewed about how great you are and you can acknowledge your talent without sounding arrogant, that's pretty great.


#2305338 Would you make this trade?

Posted by Ally on 05 June 2012 - 04:17 AM

Helm. A 25 year old 6-0/180 LH shooting checking C. yes he is a good penalty killer. Might be the fastest man in the NHL. He also has his own injury issues. No not long term ones, but misses 10-15 games per year, including this years playoffs, with nagging injuries due to his lack of size.


Did I miss something? MAYBE you can blame the knee injury on size but I'm almost positive that a skate to the arm isn't size related.


#2305326 Does Size Matter in the NHL?

Posted by Ally on 05 June 2012 - 12:46 AM

whoops, forgot to agree with you for a second there. my bad


#2303388 Excellent 'Parise and Suter to Detroit' article

Posted by Ally on 26 May 2012 - 05:09 PM

Improve? Yes. But you can't pin the stability of an organizations future on two FA's who may or may not sign


I'm not talking about pinning the whole organization on two guys. I'm just saying that it makes no sense to say that our future is any less certain than any other team and that it would have an effect on those guys wanting to be in Detroit.


#2303383 Hasek wants to play in the NHL again

Posted by Ally on 26 May 2012 - 04:38 PM

This is one of those things where I know it would be a bad idea but I just like him so much.
I'd just like to see a Canuck get flipped like Gaborik.


#2303382 The truth of our decline.

Posted by Ally on 26 May 2012 - 04:30 PM

The Wings are good at turning good players into great players.
We have some promising prospects anyway so I wouldn't be so negative about them.


#2302919 The truth of our decline.

Posted by Ally on 23 May 2012 - 09:36 PM

"If it is so painstaking then why do you continue I click the links and post in the threads?"

Because the LGW forum at it's worst is better than most other hockey forums at their best.
And I wasn't saying that the wings can't improve but I don't think they've done absolutely nothing in the past 3 years. They've accumulated money by not overspending on players that weren't essential to their success for one thing. Maybe the Wings haven't changed as much as some would like but I'm not going to be so quick to write off the things they HAVE done (such as developing players from the farm)


#2302746 The truth of our decline.

Posted by Ally on 23 May 2012 - 02:04 AM

I think you're underestimating how hard it is to "reload" like what happened last time when Stevie Y was on his way out.


I think you're overestimating how much trouble the Wings are in.


#2302688 The truth of our decline.

Posted by Ally on 22 May 2012 - 08:47 PM

I think it's a bummer that Detroit was out after the first round...but it happens. We really have been spoiled with such great success and now setting records at home and making the playoffs for 21 years in a row doesn't satisfy anybody. Just think how many players would have sold their souls to even be a part of the playoffs and we have an entire team full of guys who have never experienced the crushing blow that is coming in ninth in the conference...
I'm happy with our team and even though it could be improved (what team can't be?) I'm not worried about the management ever letting this "decline" get very far.
If you wanna see a decline go ask the Oilers how life has been since 90'