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#2623351 Non-Wings You've Grown to Like

Posted by ami on 17 August 2015 - 06:23 PM

Not sure if you're Canadian, but I'm guessing a lot of Canadians would feel this way.  They hated him during the Summit Series because he was the USSR's best player, but they respected his unique skill and grew to like him over time.  Dying at an early age also helped his myth.  
No secret why he was the first Russian skater in the HHOF.

No, I'm Russian and I litterally grown up watching him play.
His death doesn't help anything.

ami = Bobby Clarke

No, I hate him. Hi's #2 on my hate list.
(#1 is of cause claudef****** lemieux)

#2623348 Help. Seeking DRW management team contact

Posted by ami on 17 August 2015 - 06:11 PM

I'm not sure what part of my post made it sound like a joke.

I've never posted about the topic either. 


I don't think there is any linear way to get into the field. I have a (relevant) science research background, but no contacts in hockey.

Talking to people in the right places would help a lot.

Another way to get around somebody from management is to take part in related conferences - analytics (you must've heard about MIT Sloan Sport Analytics - http://www.sloansportsconference.com/), sport management, etc.

My daughter is attempting a career in sports management and she went to this year Sports Managment Conference at NHL Draft (https://www.sportsma...reer-conference). This conference along has helped to get a few very good contacts.

#2616746 2015 Draft

Posted by ami on 26 June 2015 - 06:58 PM

Edmonton Oilers GM 2007 - "This is the year we draft the next Gretzky and reawaken the dynasty!"


Edmonton Oilers GM 2015 - "This is the year we draft the next Gretzky and reawaken the dynasty!"

What about 2010, 2011, 2012 ?

#2613191 Which Sweater Do RWs Retire First - Feds or Ozzy?

Posted by ami on 04 June 2015 - 07:08 PM


#2611121 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by ami on 28 May 2015 - 05:03 PM

This is the 3rd biggest city in North America, and we haven't had anything to celebrate since ...

but you had very entertaining mayor!!


ps. we (in San Diego) used to have one of our own - equally entertaining. Now, he's gone and we have a hockey team of similar calibre as yours - San Diego Gulls

#2608588 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by ami on 19 May 2015 - 01:38 PM

if you add these 3 tweets together he literally just said nothing

:D It also means reading tweeter is a waste of time.

#2608379 WMHC 2015

Posted by ami on 18 May 2015 - 04:05 PM

oh, i wasn't talking about loss (who expected otherwise?!) and I haven't stopped rooting for them because they are loosing...

Hockey in Russia was once a sport, now it became politics.


I remember watching 1972 Canada - USSR Series. There were a lot of respect from both teams, there were a lot of not-understanding, even hatred, politics for sure, but respect nevertheless.


The way these boy behave, there have little respect to the opponent (especially US and Canada, but Czech and the rest of former-soviet block as well) and I'm not sure when they disrespect the opponent more - when they lose or when they win...

#2607496 ECSF: Tampa Bay Crying Coopers vs. Montreal Complaining Canadiens

Posted by ami on 13 May 2015 - 11:47 AM



"Didn't even have to whine about the referees not being nice to us this time." 

This tie is disastrous... and I'm afraid it matches his socks...

#2606571 ECSF: Tampa Bay Crying Coopers vs. Montreal Complaining Canadiens

Posted by ami on 07 May 2015 - 01:24 PM

Agreed. I f****ing hate Johnson. I mean, it's not Patrick Kane-type hate. Not by a long shot. But I'd love to see him get lined up and dropped by some of the Caps.

I too hate this small piece of s***.
Remember him going after Miller and giving him pretty nasty facewash with his gloves. He did it knwoing Miller face was cut open a couple weeks ago.

#2605489 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by ami on 01 May 2015 - 07:54 PM

battman retire off this season

#2601533 ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

Posted by ami on 27 April 2015 - 02:29 PM

you guys should see the tampa foums on HF. Its pretty hilarious. Fire cooper trade stamkos bring back nesterov hes is our SAVIOR

I hope they dont ask much in return for this crap. ;)

#2592129 Redwings recall Marchenko

Posted by ami on 10 April 2015 - 06:37 PM

Exactly, with an A at the end as you can clearly head in that link.

to me it sounds more like an 'o'...

anyhow, and im old and russian and can't make a difference between ***** and beach :)


Edit: btw, i'm also very glad to see him playing instead of any our current D-man, safe Zid.

#2592098 Team next season?

Posted by ami on 10 April 2015 - 04:00 PM

After last night game vs MTL, I hope Babcock is out comes July.

Yes, Wings clinched. Frankly, I've had little doubt they will.


The question how they did it.... How they have played last couple seasons, last couple games.

It frustrates me more each game - dump-and-chase tactics, enter the zone and dump it, and chase, chase, chase...


Last game I calculated how many times they dump-and-chase and how many times they've got a possession after that. Less then 30%!!!


This team used to play smart hockey, now they are dumb and dumper.


Can Babcock do better?

If he can - then show us something smarter in the next 5 games, please...


If no, then, after these five remaining games - team should say: thank you, coach and good luck to you too!

#2589988 % chance of making the playoffs

Posted by ami on 07 April 2015 - 10:58 AM

Rooting for pens?!! Are you out of your mind?!


Red Wings control their own fate, all right. But pens not making it - would make my day or week!

#2587993 4/2 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by ami on 02 April 2015 - 04:32 PM

I root for fair reffing!


Then Wings have a chance.




ps. we have Steve Kozari and Francois St. Laurent

better than previous outing in my opinion.


BOS record 4-1

DET record 2-3

St. Laurent

BOS record 1-4

DET record 2-2