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#2555954 12/12 GDT : Panthers 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by rick zombo on 12 December 2014 - 11:36 AM

I'm assuming Howard get's the nod tonight so that Mrazek can rob Toronto tomorrow.




#2555841 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by rick zombo on 11 December 2014 - 03:23 PM

I love Babcock. Always have.

 

But if he goes to Pittsburgh or Toronto I wish him nothing but complete and total disasterous failure, and I hope he never touches the Stanley Cup. Maybe I'm being petty. But  f***  Pittsburgh and  f***  Toronto.




#2555795 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by rick zombo on 11 December 2014 - 11:42 AM

Until any of this is confirmed......

 

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#2555736 12/10 GDT - Maple Leafs 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by rick zombo on 11 December 2014 - 12:34 AM

Howard falls to 0-4 in shootouts this season, making just three saves on 10 shots in skills competition

 

http://redwingsfront...ls-competition/

 

Good job NHL shootouts are the absolute worst thing in all of pro sports except for maybe the excessive use of tobacco in the MLB. 

 

Because if they weren’t, I’d be pretty concerned about our goaltending. 




#2555731 Jimmy sucks in a shootout Howard

Posted by rick zombo on 11 December 2014 - 12:18 AM

How about we score MORE THAN ONE FREAKING GOAL. Then we don't have to worry about it.

 

Exactly. And we haven’t had to worry about it in a while. Unless this team is playing an Anaheim-Pittsburgh combo all-star team right now, a shootout almost always means they blew it in regulation somehow. 

 

Which is cool because there were times early in this season and all of last season when I was happy with a point. 




#2555563 12/10 GDT - Maple Leafs 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by rick zombo on 10 December 2014 - 10:26 PM

I’d sit Mule for a game or two when Abby gets back. He’s just not feeling it right now at all. 




#2555109 Theoretical "Expansion Draft" implications - Who to protect?

Posted by rick zombo on 09 December 2014 - 03:28 PM

If we lose Mrazek, Helm, Ericsson, or Abdlekader  because that "Count Von Count meets Gollum" lookalike f****** troll want to put a rink beside a blackjack table, I'm going postal.

 

That being said, I'd go with

 

2-3-7

 

and do exactly what you did except I'd protect either Helm or Abdlekader over Weiss.




#2555085 Senators fire head coach MacLean

Posted by rick zombo on 09 December 2014 - 12:29 PM

 

There's a chance, but obviously your chances are greater the worse you are.  Any team that misses the playoffs can theoretically get the first overall pick.  But you chances are much higher the worse you are because it's a lottery.  It's akin to having your name written on a piece of paper and drawn out of a hat, and the worse you are the more pieces of paper with your name get put into the hat.  It happened a couple years ago with Colorado when they drafted MacKinnon.  They weren't the worst team in the league, but they "won the lottery" nevertheless.

 

Same as the year Pittsburgh, who were on the cusp of moving to Kansas City (dubiously) won the Crosby sweeps. Anaheim were actually the worst team.

 

Not sure what would be more douchey. Crosby in Pittsburgh, or Crosby in Anaheim.




#2555062 Favorite arena

Posted by rick zombo on 09 December 2014 - 10:58 AM

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.

 

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.

 

Mom and I were in Toronto visiting relatives. I was 12. We had no tickets to the Leafs game but someone knew someone that worked at Maple Leaf Gardens. They brought us in the back door used to access the zamboni bay and took us through a bunch of tunnels and stairwells to find and usher, who then proceeded to find us season ticket seats that they knew were going unclaimed for the evening.

 

It was a crappy game (vs Rangers) with no star power and I've always hated the Leafs. But man, that place was awesome.




#2555053 Honest question for everyone.

Posted by rick zombo on 09 December 2014 - 09:56 AM

Being negative is easier than being positive. It's also easier, as a sports fan, to ***** and moan about current maladies then it is to be pragmatically optimistic about the future.

 

No one knew that Weiss was going to turn it around this quickly. The same way no one knew that Sheahan, Tatar, Nyquist, Jurco etc would be so valuable to this team so quickly.

 

The thing is, there were those of us who "hoped" this would happen, who "hoped" this team would be good and maybe even contend again while Datsyuk and Zetterberg were still players. But there were certainly those of us who seemed to be hoping for failure. Either as a way to promote some sort of "I told you so" agenda, or maybe because of just plain old sports-style masochism.




#2554906 Senators fire head coach MacLean

Posted by rick zombo on 08 December 2014 - 03:00 PM

 

Sigh.  Here's McGrattan's fight card.  Scroll down to the Orr portion.  Please don't bring this argument up again.  

 

http://dropyourglove...SortBy=Opponent

 

Holy s***. Those stats are hardcore. Amazing. Someone obviously takes fighting in the NHL very very seriously.




#2554900 Jonathan Bernier - Nelson Mandela Comments

Posted by rick zombo on 08 December 2014 - 02:53 PM

This just proves they teach kids nothing in Canada besides hockey and pro wrestling.   :lol:

 

Which would mean that our kids learn two more things than the average American :lol:




#2554889 Honest NHL Slogans

Posted by rick zombo on 08 December 2014 - 02:12 PM

Page only shows a handful of logos for me.  Has it been edited?  

 

 

View the entire album, 30 images total (20 remaining).




#2554862 Senators fire head coach MacLean

Posted by rick zombo on 08 December 2014 - 01:12 PM

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




#2554860 Datsyuk NHL 1st star last week

Posted by rick zombo on 08 December 2014 - 01:11 PM

Seriously, trade him now while he's still hot. There's no way this team gets a shot McDavid while Datsyuk's still in the line-up. :ninja: