whats wrong with your figure now?
its not about your appearance that should matter its all about whats on the inside.
i miss the old Hockey Night in Canada Theme (so canadian of me)
i miss when arenas were just simple names and not named after companies. (i,e maple leaf gardens, montreal forum, civic arena, philadelphia spectrum, la memorial coliseum etc...
i miss seeing gretzky lemieux, yzerman, howe, (just to name a few) on the ice.
i miss when hockey wasnt run by someone that begins with ary and ends with ettman.
Now that the Wings have gone beyond all our rational expectations, can the people who are posting things like "God, we are awful" please just cool it for the rest of the playoffs? We are going to get scored on. And we are going to lose games. That's not Kind. That's not Samuelson. That's not Howard. THAT'S F$%KING SPORTS, PEOPLE. Now is the time to cheer for the Wings. Not trash them. We've got a good squad.
Do I need to go dig up all the posts of you complaining?
Just because you've decided to be all sunshine about the Wings now that they've evened the series doesn't mean everyone here needs to fall in line with whatever way the winds have blown your opinion today. Your newfound optimism is no different than people venting saying the Wings suck after a tough loss.
The Blues match up well with the Kings. They have less offensive talent but manage to shut down the Kings offense well.
Such a tight game tonight. It reminded me how much I hate Perron for his diving, Jackman for his cheapshotting, Oshie for his whining, and Backes just for being Backes. Though I'd take him on the WIngs
Wow wish he was still playing here. Not a single player on this roster who gets angry and plays with a chip on their shoulder besides Datsyuk
Quincey was pissed in the post game interview and said that's why he doesn't hit. He called out the league for making guys second guess their hits. Even said if you hit a guy its almost always a penalty nowadays.
A better way to go about handling suspensions is NOT to consider the aftermath. Punish the act, not the effect. That will stop the melodramatics, keep the games flowing, and stop the gamesmanship. Doesn't make much sense to punish the effect anyway.
I hated this season until the last week. There are some bright points but it wasn't fun watching them put zero effort in 50% of the time. I hope they win tonight so we can say this season was at least a partial success.
Smallish tweaks, slightly if that better graphics, smallish tweaks and an updated roster - 65 $
New commentary not included.. same recycled Gary Thorne and Bill Clement voice over that we've been hearing for years. MIght add a new goal celebration or two and not fix the goal exploits that have existed since NHL 09. Looking forward to it.
EA is the master of milking a franchise with the smallest amount of effort.
from business perspective, this is a great move. these games are sold out for whatever they ask for. I'd also say, tv rating would be as high as if it was only one or two games.
from fan perspective, this is a horrible move. for one reason jealousy.
however, if the league will keep doing it year after year, all benefits will water down.
Agreed. I don't think anyone has a problem with the league making money. More revenue, the cap goes up, that benefits the Wings. But from a fan's perspective, it's about maintaining integrity while also making money.
Like putting advertisements on the players jerseys. That would make the league a ton more money. Is it going to change in any way how hockey in the NHL is played? Absolutely not. But I still hope they never do such a thing because even though the game is exactly the same, it cheapens it.
The Winter Classic had integrity and by it's exclusivity of once a year it was a special event. The amount of promotion, build up to the game, everything keyed in this one outdoor game.
Adding 5 other games certainly isn't the end of the world, but it took an incredibly unique event and basically turned it into 6 hockey games that are played outside.