Slow, can't find anything, have to scroll to find older articles because they've got rid of the page 1,2,3 option oh and of course more clicks than ever to find the important stuff. Glad the NHL followed suit with an even worse cheap mobile first site
Seriously. I'd like to know where his teammates/coaches/trainers have complained about his **IN SEASON** conditioning...
Not some blowhard media guy, speculating blogger or interweb haterz talking outta their ass.
...and for the record, I think we should trade for Buff. If he can't be had at the deadline, go hard for him in free agency.
Giving Goose for any rental would be a bad idea, period.
The training thing is simple logic: the older you get the harder you need to train to stay in shape, if you don't do it you'll fall behind. I'll laugh hard at whichever team signs him for anything more than 3 years.
There's no denying that Buff is a big boy, but when has it actually affected his ability to play?
There is a difference between being big/huge and fat. i.e. Chara is the biggest boy in the NHL but that guy is just lean and all muscle. It doesn't even matter what I think I'm sure some crazy team will give Buff what he wants and regret it, because once the decline will set in it won't be pretty and the guy would be unmovable with such a huge contract.
Why not? Dude would be an instant fan favorite in Detroit, providing size and toughness on the backend that we've been missing since forever.
Give them Nyquist straight up. If they want a defensmen, too, throw in Smith, or convince them that Ericsson is worth a damn.
he is fat, not exactly in the best shape and will command a salary north of 7 million over 7 years ...which given his dedication to the game will look like an albatross contract in 2 years. Just look at the decline of players that don't take fitness and nutrition seriously and then think about an almost 280 guy, who will be 31 soon.
I'm a huge fan of Goose but if the Wings trade him it better not be for a rental because I don't think there is anyone other than Mantha who could replace his production playing for the marines right now
I am starting to notice that trend. I'd go as far to say that most hockey players seem to be pretty nice guys.. And definitely agree that the bigger a-holes seem to be the bigger stars.
And Toby, they try to do the IP address thing already i think.. I'm pretty sure you only get five ish votes per day or something. There are ways around it in which people exploit to stuff ballots, yes. In all likelihood, the nhl will just have a predetermined ballot for captains of 100-150ish players or so.
It was a really cool experience having John Scott there though.. Now just trade him back to Arizona please. (If he even wants to go back after that nonsense)
Honestly I think most NHLers are pretty nice guys to hang out with but the thing with enforcers is this, they are also very smart:
Scott has an engeering degree, Westgarth succesfully finished Princeton, The Grim Reaper is a lawyer, wouldn't surprise me if Gazdic and Reeves would be Harvard finishers.
as far as changing the ip it's so simple:
either use a Proxy or even better a VPN client
I'm not getting my hopes up, but if were the GM guys like Scott, Prust would NOT play in the AHL right now
The first word that came to mind was something like Wordpress with an NHL skin.
this thing is even worse than the re designed TSN one because I looks so cheap unreal at least TSN has some nice elements but boy did the NHL screw up here. Not that I visited that site often but now I can't find anything and who in his right mind thought iframe like site scrolling would be a good idea? honestly create one site designed for Desktops and one minimalistic
But at the same time: this isn’t Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I’m not some random person off the street, and I didn’t win a golden ticket to “play hockey with the stars.” I won an internet fan vote, sure. And at some point, without question, it was a joke. It might even finish as a joke. But it didn’t start as one. It started with a very small pool, out of a very small pool, out of the very, very smallest pool of hockey players in the world: NHLers. That was the vote. A fan vote, an internet vote — but a vote from among the 700 or so best hockey players in North American professional sports.
And I’m one of them.
If the league thought this was an embarrassment, pretty much all of the players I’ve encountered have thought otherwise. I’ve gotten texts from so many guys saying the same thing: “You should go.”
And that didn’t happen because of the internet. I busted my ass to be one of them. I’ve skated every day since I was three years old to be one of them. I’ve persevered through Juniors roster cuts, Alaskan bus rides, Advanced Dynamics exams, and — yes — fights, to be one of them.
But I’m one of them. And that means a lot to me.
It means a lot to my family.
So when someone from the NHL calls me and says, “Do you think this is something your kids would be proud of?”
… That’s when they lost me.
Goes to show you what a bunch of mean spirited, disgusting idiots the NHL has in their front-office and what a SOB Don Maloney was in that whole situation. I hope the players help him score some goals as a big F U to the NHL.
I'm also loving the phrase " a guy like me" - whatever people may think about John Scott and his role the fact is, he is one of 700 NHL players, period. If some suit wearing idiot would have told me on how to be a dad and what MY kids might be proud of I don't know if I would have responded as friendly as Scott did, so huge kudos to him.
Smart and great guy NHL needs more John Scotts and less idiots in their headquarter.