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In Topic: Peitrangelo signs 7 year contract extension with Blues

14 September 2013 - 12:19 AM

Signing a player to a contract like this based on expectations he hasn't achieved yet is risky.

He had a down year last year and I was hoping he'd sign for no more than $5.5 million...but we'll see how he plays this year.

 

in a couple years this contract could be a steal...or it could be one that they are trying to get out of if he turns into the next Erik Johnson.

 

I'm optimistic he'll turn into a superb d-man...I just wanted him to prove it on a consistent basis before he got a big contract.


In Topic: No man cave is complete without one of these...

07 February 2013 - 01:22 AM

This is truly awesome. Light and horn going off in the house would be epic... though I suspect there would be a significant delay from the time you see the goal scored on your TV and when the light goes off.


 

On a similar note, been wanting one of these for awhile... hitting a button to set off your own light wouldn't be so bad:

 

http://us.thegoallig...116&id=15439010

 

My brother has a red light that looks just like a goal light, it spins and whatnot.

He has it hooked up to The Clapper, so when there is a goal and someone claps or even a loud, sharp "YEAH!!", it goes off.

Pretty cool...and not much $$.


In Topic: 2/1 GDT : Blues 3 at Red Wings 5 (Z with Hat Trick)

05 February 2013 - 12:42 AM

Did you not read what I wrote, are you intentionally misrepresenting what I said? 

 

I called it a questionable hit, not a dirty one. Though it certainly wasn't clean.  It could've been boarding, roughing, elbowing. But regardless of whether it was dirty or not, he broke Sprunger's neck on the play.  He never bothers to contact Sprunger after the incident.  Then the next time they played one another he taunts him saying it could happen again.  That's a prick move. 

 

And Backes made no attempt to play the puck when he hit Sprunger, so I'm not sure what you're talking about there.

 

 

If I were Backes, I don't think I'd want to contact the guy either because he was constantly whining about the play to the press, calling me a dirty player, etc.  I think I'd just leave it alone because he doesn't want to talk with me.  But I honestly do not care.  It's a hockey play that had an unfortunate outcome where someone got hurt.  It happens.  Hockey is a rough game.

 

Here is what Backes said concerning the aleged commment during the next game:

"I was pretty distraught that it happened the first time. You don't ever want to hurt anybody," Backes said. "It was a hard, finished check. He's a good player, and I'm glad he's back on the ice. We had a good battle today, we had a few run-ins, but I don't think I would stoop that low to dig my fingers and pour salt in the wound."

 

So it's just a question of who you believe on that.  And you have made it clear who you believe.

 

And you are correct about Backes not playing the puck.  The puck may hit off of Backes' stick, but he wasn't playing it.  For some reason I thought I saw Backes take a swing at the puck, but that wasn't the case.  With that said, the puck was in Sprunger's skates...so he was fair game to hit.


In Topic: 2/1 GDT : Blues 3 at Red Wings 5 (Z with Hat Trick)

04 February 2013 - 11:36 AM

If you're so sound in your opinion I don't know why you keep going on about mine.  

 

Because I like to debate.  Isn't that obvious?   :cheesy:

 

Yeah, I dunno...the Sprunger hit isn't a great example to try and prove Backes is a dirty player.  It was a fast, bang, bang play where the players went into the boards goofy, with the puck right there.  That was just an unfortunate play for Sprunger.  Hockey is a violent game.  Players get hurt sometimes, especially if you have your head down.  It doesn't automatically mean the guy who dished the hit out is dirty.  A penalty for a hit to the head, sure...but I don't even think Backes had time to think about it as he was playing the puck a millisecond before he collided with Sprunger.


In Topic: NHL rescinds match penalty to Blues' Backes

04 February 2013 - 11:07 AM

The Blues should be LIVID! If Detroit got screwed like that, this forum would be lit up with conspiracy and cheating and Bettman... They Blues lost two valuable points with that non-penalty.  I like to win, but don't like to be handed the win ala Pitt in 2009.



You and I have had our differences in the past, but this is dead on.  If the Wings go screwed that way, we all would be calling for somone's head! I do agree with the NO goon hockey too. I wish upon wishes that we had more players like Backes on this team....too bad for your loss, but I am sure you will make it up this season while Detroit continues to play like the local squirt team in town....

 

Well, I never said it cost the Blues the game, that would imply the Blues would have won if no penalty was called...which we'll never know.  Detroit may have still won the game, but the penalty ended up leading to the game winning goal...so yeah, Detroit was handed one there.  But as far as blame goes...yeah, Walsh was to blame 100%.  It was just a bad call.  I'm not sure how anyone can say they don't blame him when he is the one who messed up.

 

The Blues will have their chance for redemption quickly... we play each other again on Thursday.  I'm kinda liking this short season.  Lots of division games close together.