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#2605852 WCSF : (8) Calgary Flames vs. (1) Anaheim Ducks

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 04 May 2015 - 12:34 AM

I was going to scream melen and hope you showed up, but you sniffed it out yourself


Some would say I have a nose for Hampus


#2605845 WCSF : (8) Calgary Flames vs. (1) Anaheim Ducks

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 03 May 2015 - 11:58 PM

Hampus Lindholm is a going to be a great player. Kids got skill.


He's the lesser Hampus. Just you wait.


#2605773 Call Out the NHL on BS

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 03 May 2015 - 07:57 PM

If I wasn't on mobile, I would be posting the "old man yells at cloud" picture from the Simpsons.

So just imagine that's what you're looking at right now.

5b4v39.jpg

Perfect :lol:

And since there's some sensitive people *points* up there who can't handle some levity in the thread, let me be painfully on topic in sharing my opinion on The State of the NHL:

The game is changing. The league is changing. The way the game was played 30 years ago would be a bad fit for the current situation on multiple levels. As someone mentioned before, players today are faster, bigger, and stronger than ever before. Gear is more high tech. And we have knowledge now regarding health and safety issues that was not widely available before. The league would be foolish and unprogressive if they dug their heels in and refused to develop the game in a way that addresses these challenges. Do I like every change that is made? No. But I also have no misconceptions that me raging against the machine is gonna make a rabbit's fart of a difference. "Pretend we have an audience.". We *do*. Social media has developed to a point where officials ABSOLUTELY know how fans of the game feel about each and every little thing. They just don't *care*. Because here's the kicker, and if I have to pick the one thing that bothers me the most it would be this: WE are not who the league is reaching out to. The die hard, post on a hockey team's message board, donate money to charity based on playoff performance, contemplate homicide of other players not on our team who are probably pretty nice guys otherwise type people are going to follow our team /the league *anyway*. Our $ is not the growth, because it has always *been there*. These changes, the outreach, the people pleasing (if any) will not be directed at us. It will be directed at Joe Non-hockey Schmo whose ass they're trying to pull into a seat. Trying to pull into the NHL shop. Trying to pull into buying that cable package or GCL. So the game is gonna change. Because hockey is not very accessible to people who aren't familiar with it. Do I like it? Not necessarily, but in a way that mirrors why my grandpa doesn't like it that he can't find a doctor with a name he can pronounce. There are some changes the league is looking into that I think will be beneficial like 4-4 overtime and video reviews, but to opine that the league is "changing" because it's not like it was 30 years ago is short-sighted, unnecessarily nostalgic, and unprogressive. Time marches on. Things change. And now I've forgotten my larger point.

Which is why "old man yells at cloud" sums up my feelings perfectly, and isn't as sarcastic as you thought.

f*** off.


You...should probably step away from your keyboard for a minute.


#2605748 Call Out the NHL on BS

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 03 May 2015 - 06:54 PM

If I wasn't on mobile, I would be posting the "old man yells at cloud" picture from the Simpsons.

So just imagine that's what you're looking at right now.


#2605506 WMHC 2015

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 01 May 2015 - 09:45 PM

What does WMHC stand for?


Wide-mouthed Handsome Catfish


#2605378 Locker room Clean-Out Updates

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 01 May 2015 - 01:42 PM

@greggkrupa: holland indicated no other teams will be allowed by him to talk to jeff blashill, until babcock situation is resolved.


#2605373 Locker room Clean-Out Updates

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 01 May 2015 - 01:34 PM

@markhmasters: Mike Babcock says key factors in his decision:
1. What his wife thinks
2. Winning

@markhmasters: Babcock had one preliminary discussion with wife yesterday & "that conversation didn't go very well. Didn't last that long."

@markhmasters: Why didn't conversation with wife go well? "Got heated up pretty quick," Babcock says with a laugh

@markhmasters: Babcock on coaching in Detroit: "When I went some place (new) before, there was always a better job. Theres no better job."


#2605354 Locker room Clean-Out Updates

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 01 May 2015 - 12:38 PM

@Bill_Roose: Asked if he'd let Babcock explore options with other teams, Holland: "Right now no. We have exclusive negotiating rights until end of June."

@BradGalli: Luke Glendening had a bad cut in his hand inGame 4. Almost came back for OT.

@DennyKapp: Holland: "Ericsson played with a broken toe" suffered during pregame soccer with teammates

*eyeroll*

@wingsfrontman: Abby broken finger. E had broken toe. Glendening torn tendon on back hand. Pav had bruised ankle.

Yikes:

@HammerFox2: Holland confirms that Zetterberg was healthy during playoff series. #Wings

@DennyKapp: "The playoffs start for the #RedWings on October 8th"-Ken Holland


#2605342 ECSF: Tampa Bay Crying Coopers vs. Montreal Complaining Canadiens

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 01 May 2015 - 12:19 PM

Plus Julien has that sweet ham-neck that makes everything he does funnier


#2605341 Locker room Clean-Out Updates

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 01 May 2015 - 12:18 PM

@DennyKapp: Holland: "I think (Bab) is a fabulous coach... he's made our organization better. I respect he's pushed our players" http://t.co/2UKcpFk0YB

@Bill_Roose: #RedWings Holland: "Did the players always like Scotty? Do they always like Babcock? Nah. I like that. I like when the boss makes you work."

@HammerFox2: "We're trying to go younger...the one thing we don't get are the players that are stars right off the draft table." #Wings draft later

@greggkrupa: Babcock more upset by loss than I have ever seen him. Voice quivered. Eyes teared, a bit. "Can't believe lost."


#2605335 Locker room Clean-Out Updates

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 01 May 2015 - 12:13 PM

@HammerFox2: "Solution is about both sides getting what they want" ken holland

@FSDwakiji: #RedWings Holland said when it is time to step up, Ilitch steps up better than any owner.

@CraigCustance: Holland said money won't be an issue in keeping Babcock.


#2605333 Locker room Clean-Out Updates

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 01 May 2015 - 12:03 PM

@tkulfan: Zidlicky has concussion symptoms...has not decided whether he wants to play anymore
@KenKalDRW: Babcock said that there's a 24 hour rule for sulking in his house (after game 7 loss) and he used all 24 hours.
@Bill_Roose: #RedWings coach Mike Babcock said he doesn't know what the future holds. "I'm not trying to snow you. I don't know." http://t.co/MrSCsNf6rX
@HeleneStJames: "I don't want to be a general manager. I'm a coach" Mike Babcock
@Bill_Roose: #RedWings defenseman Kyle Quincey said he'll undergo surgery next week to remove bone chips from an ankle.
@CraigCustance: Jimmy Howard says he won't request trade. Looks forward to competing for starting job in Red Wings training camp.


#2605323 Sigh, having a relapse of irritation

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 01 May 2015 - 11:27 AM

@RedWingsFeed: Yzerman mum on Filppulas status after sitting most of Game 7: Finnish forward didn't http://t.co/iwKgHGsJ3evia @ProHockeyTalk #RedWings

I hope he had explosive diarrhea and s*** his entire uniform


#2605298 ECSF: Tampa Bay Crying Coopers vs. Montreal Complaining Canadiens

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 01 May 2015 - 10:16 AM

 
Lol, didn't know that there was a cutoff point in the title. Can mods fix it or condense some of the spaces? 


Don't you dare!


#2605024 Detroit Red Wings 2014/2015 Eulogy

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 30 April 2015 - 12:54 PM

http://sports.yahoo...._medium=twitter

I hate these, but there you have it.

*pouts*