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#2555061 Favorite arena

Posted by F.Michael on 09 December 2014 - 10:53 AM

I've only been to a handful but JLA and the Bell Centre are both great.


Maple Leaf Gardens was such a cool arena too with it's one long-sloped side and generally weird layout.


I wish I could have made it to Boston Gardens as well.

Back in 1990 - a buddy of mine, and I took a road trip to Toronto in late June.


We stayed at the Neill-Wycik dorms which was a short walk from the Maple Leaf Gardens...The front doors were wide open, and the security guys let us walk around for nearly 30 min...Had a good laugh with 1 of the maintenance guys; talking about the Leafs, etc.


Toronto is a fun city to visit.


The Joe hands down. And I have been to Scottrade, TD Garden, United Center (Joe Louis West as I call it.)

Yeah - back in the late 90's I was at the UC for a Hawks/Wings game...Half the crowd - maybe more - were Red Wing fans (keep in mind this was when the Hawks really sucked).


Everyone around me, and my buddies were Wings fans, and when the Hawk fans started their usual 'DETROIT SUCKS' chant - we started our own  'STANLEY CUPS' chant.....Within a few minutes many other Wing fans in surrounding sections joined in, and before you knew it we were drowning out the Hawk fans.

#2555052 Honest question for everyone.

Posted by kipwinger on 09 December 2014 - 09:44 AM

How long do you have to see a player or team doing something before you put a label on them?

Like for example I've seen people call Franzen a 30 goal a year scorer even though he has done it once.

I'm just curious what peoples timelines are for putting a label on someone.

For me it's 2-3 years.

That's why I've personally given Weiss the injury prone tag cause that's how his last few years have been. But if he stays healthy for the rest of this year and next then I'll remove that injury prone label and pencil him in as a reliable second line player(hopefully center).

I only ask because people call me negative by using this method. But I feel that usin a 2-3 year rule is the best way to form an educated guess.

The last two years the wings finished 8th. So my educated guess was they'll finish in the 6th-10th range just because that's been the trend.

If Tatar scores 30 goals this year some people will consider that enough to label him a 30 goal a year guy? I want to see it for two years back to back or two out of three.

Some people jumped on the helm bandwagon last year when he scored at a higher rate than he ever did. I was called negative for saying that won't continue because of several years of stats showing that.

Would people consider nyquist and Tatar proven NHLers yet?


Weiss was injured for about as long as Brendan Smith was making boneheaded mistakes in the defensive zone (the lockout season and last season) and I didn't see you "labeling" Smith a turnover machine or f*** up.  Why?  Because you don't want to think that about Smith.  Just like you do want to think that about Weiss.  Because you'd rather be right than be accurate.  You can say "I've always said I want to be wrong about Weiss" but your entire body of work here on LGW suggests otherwise. 


Which, I suspect, is why people respond to you the way that they do.  I said the same thing you did about Helm's shooting percentage and wasn't called negative.  Again, why?  I'll tell you why.  Packaging.  If you don't want to be perceived as negative, then stop presenting your thoughts in a negative way.  If you don't care, then why make this thread?

#2554940 Mantha getting closer.

Posted by Echolalia on 08 December 2014 - 05:09 PM

The Sharks gave up a 3 on none from the blue line last night to the oilers and they never made a pass and missed the net


Everything about this sentence is blowing my mind

#2554864 Senators fire head coach MacLean

Posted by kipwinger on 08 December 2014 - 01:14 PM

He must have told Karlsson to block a shot or something.


There's some lines you just don't cross.  Karlsson has WAY too nice a flow to play defense.  I know it.  Ottawa knows it.  And now Paul MacLean knows it. 

#2554825 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 08 December 2014 - 12:23 PM


People love Helm. Fans love Helm. I love Helm.


But I still agree with your logic. I'll even go further and make the radical statement that Sheahan is, in fact, a 2nd line center already. Mickey Redmond and I agree that he's that good. :lol:


But besides all that, and besides all Helm vs Boedker rhetoric, one important detail is getting over looked. Phoenix would probably want waaaaaaay more than Helm in that trade.


Which is why I originally asked "Helm plus what?".  Also, I don't know that it would be WAY more.  Boedker's a free agent at the end of the season and he's not a superstar.  They'd definitely want more, but how much more is debatable.  Helm plus a second would be a good starting proposal, and I'd possibly be willing to add one of the defense prospects (Jensen or Backman probably), if they really required it. 


Edit:  For context's sake, Tomas Vanek was traded a year ago at the deadline for a high prospect and a conditional second round pick.  We'd be giving Arizona a roster player (and they want centers) and a second.  It's in the ballpark. 

#2554819 Jonathan Bernier - Nelson Mandela Comments

Posted by kipwinger on 08 December 2014 - 12:07 PM

I'm not sure why anybody thinks it is dumb for a reporter to ask a hockey player about Nelson Mandela when said hockey player is attending a ceremony specifically to honor Nelson Mandela. 


If Justin Verlander attended Margret Thatcher commemoration night, and when asked said "Ms. Thatcher is the best player the WNBA has ever seen, and I loved watching her play when I was a kid", he would be a fool.  As is Bernier, clearly.

#2554818 Jonathan Bernier - Nelson Mandela Comments

Posted by ogreslayer on 08 December 2014 - 11:57 AM

exact! I knew his story a bit, knew some things he did, knew why he was arrested.  I researched him with my son a few years ago, so I knew more than I would've if I hadn't, but even today I had to go to wiki to "remember" some things. But I for sure knew he wasn't a professional athlete...still a dumb ass reporter to ask that question.  I am willing to bet that 75% of the basketball players in attendance that night don't know the whole story of Mandela. Especially that he was a communist.


You are invited as a celebrity, athlete or not, to attend an event with a red carpet & reporters to honor someone.  You clearly do not know anything about said someone.  You can't take a couple of minutes before hand to at least google the guy for god's sake?  You don't even need to spend 10 minutes reading his wiki, just pull out your phone & google the dude.  None of that is on the reporter who is there to cover the damn event, it's Bernier being an utter & complete moron.  


And with that, here's a picture of the ugliest Christmas Elf standing next a guy collared after an appearance on Dateline NBC.



#2554806 Jonathan Bernier - Nelson Mandela Comments

Posted by Son of a Wing on 08 December 2014 - 11:27 AM

If you don't know who Nelson Mandela is then your education system failed you...

#2554693 12/7 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Hurricanes 1

Posted by Echolalia on 07 December 2014 - 07:36 PM

Jolly good show chaps.  Capital work.  That Mr. Datsyuk makes me think my monocle is in want of cleaning.

#2554690 12/7 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Hurricanes 1

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 07 December 2014 - 07:35 PM

*sips tea*


*pats butts*

#2554684 12/7 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Hurricanes 1

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 07 December 2014 - 07:33 PM


#2554468 Mantha getting closer.

Posted by dirtydangles on 06 December 2014 - 10:43 PM

Big game for Mantha and big game for the griffins. Seems like every game I miss Mantha has a good game.

#2554478 12/6 GDT : Rangers 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 06 December 2014 - 11:12 PM

Weiss weiss baby with another assist tonight. The guy just makes things happen and is in the right place.Its funny that he can do that after playing like 11 career games at Right Wing. At first I thought maybe his production was just because he was playing with Dats to start but he has produced with everyone.  Loving it. Sheahan seems to have good chemistry with him.

Sheahan seems to have good chemistry with everyone.

#2554450 12/6 GDT : Rangers 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by matthewdanna on 06 December 2014 - 09:53 PM

I really like how our lines are looking... Helm-Pavs-Tats is such a good line

Totally agree with the Glen/Miller post. Every time someone comments that Miller is expendable and doesn't add anything I shake my head. These guys are the reason our record is what it is.


We're top 10 in Goals for, Goals against, Goal Differential, Penalty Kill, and Power Play.


Tank it

#2554447 12/6 GDT : Rangers 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 06 December 2014 - 09:47 PM

I love how we're winning these games because of guys like Sheahan, Miller, Helm, Glenny, etc. We're no longer a one line team carried on the back of Z and Dats (even though Dats has been spectacular as of late).
I don't know about you all but I'm excited to see what these guys can do in the playoffs, what kind of hunger they possess and how badly they want it.

If the Wings somehow find that elusive top-four righty d-man, they can hang with anyone in this league. Never thought I would say that two months ago, but these guys just continue to impress. A really fun team to watch play.