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#2298870 song title game

Posted by Jedi on 03 May 2012 - 07:44 AM

Could This Be the Magic?- Barry Manilow

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police


#2297185 Report: Luongo officially requests trade out of Vancouver

Posted by Jedi on 26 April 2012 - 08:01 AM

Brian Burke's probably calling Mike Gillis right...

about...

now...


#2296903 Happy Birthday puckloo39!

Posted by Jedi on 25 April 2012 - 08:37 AM

You know, birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most of them, live the longest!

Happy Birthday!


#2296900 Detroit has inside track on Parise

Posted by Jedi on 25 April 2012 - 08:26 AM

With all this cap space and after a 5-game first round exit... Is anyone else terrified we're going to get to July 2 and Holland drops the "We plan on sitting back a few weeks and seeing what's left in the market" dagger?

If Parise and Suter either re-sign with their respective clubs (higher chance of Suter re-signing than Parise, but...) or have their rights traded and sign with their new clubs before July 1st, then there's always a chance that will happen. I think everyone admits that there's a pretty steep drop in available talent after those two.

I think the likely outcome if that were to happen is for Kenny to shift his priorities to finding ways to improve this team in the trade market.


#2295850 Do the Pens Have the Cup Locked Up?

Posted by Jedi on 22 April 2012 - 02:32 PM

I'm gonna go out on a limb here, and say "no". Nothing locked up for the Penguins but their tee times tomorrow.


#2292836 Mass Effect 3

Posted by Jedi on 19 April 2012 - 03:30 PM

As it stands now, in order of favoritism, for me it's ME3, ME2, ME. I really do miss being able to drive around in the rover and explore planets opposed to scanning and probing them, and i'm not entirely sure why they scrapped that after the original Mass Effect.


If I had to guess, it's probably because of EA's involvement in 2 and 3. You've played all 3, so you know of the same subtle differences between 1 and 2 and 1 and 3. They're the same game, and they're all fantastic, but little things were different between the original and the sequels.

The change from unlimited ammo to "thermal clips" (which is almost exactly opposite what the codex entry in ME1 said about how future weapons work). Dozens of different models of each weapon in ME1, but only having 2 in ME2, back to several different models in 3. The changes to customizing your weapons (practically nonexistant in 2, then brought back in 3 but not as extensively). The loss of the Mako rover (but later a new rover, The Hammerhead, in the DLC for 2, but vastly limited). Not being able to move around the explorable areas (Citadel/Presidium/Wards, Noveria, etc) as extensively in 2 as you could in 1. It all reeks of EA branded projects.

I'm not a big fan of EA games, because it seems like they always rush out projects instead of doing proper quality testing and programming. For example, to me the graphics in 1 were much smoother and more polished, wheras 2 just seemed to have a rougher edge to them. Maybe that's just me, though...


#2284524 2012 Photoshop War: Predators vs. Red Wings

Posted by Jedi on 13 April 2012 - 12:50 PM

Not my work, but couldn't resist sharing...

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#2283523 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by Jedi on 12 April 2012 - 12:28 PM

To be fair, the fine is the maximum allowable under the CBA.

That's where a suspension should be served then. There's no doubt that this incident is FAR worse than what Tortorella did to the Penguins/Crosby/Malkin. So if a $2,500 fine doesn't serve as the proper discipline, then a suspension should pick up where the fine leaves off.


#2281787 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Predators 3

Posted by Jedi on 11 April 2012 - 07:25 PM

Why is it that guys always get career/season firsts against us? Gaustad's first goal as a Predator, and first career playoff goal.


#2281373 Morning practice notes...

Posted by Jedi on 11 April 2012 - 11:36 AM

Per TSN's Bob McKenzie...

The need to know from NSH-DET tonight: Hal Gill a gametime decision for NSH, sounds like DET's Darren Helm will play




#2281210 200 posts for a Red Wings Round 1: Game 1 Victory!

Posted by Jedi on 11 April 2012 - 07:16 AM

I changed it to 200 for you guys, since there was some questioning why the drop.

That means you guys have a new challenge. 97 more posts before the game.


#2280941 nashville predators keep the red out campaign

Posted by Jedi on 10 April 2012 - 03:44 PM

That's almost as bad as that loser blogger in Phoenix that two years in a row BEGGED Wings fans not to wear red during the Coyote's "White Out" games at home. I say almost, because at least this campaign will donate the traded in jerseys to a Detroit charity.

They will probably get some people who take advantage of the deal, but I'm not sure any of them are truly "committing to the Predators". I've got more than a few spare jerseys, and if I had any kind of interest in the Nashville franchise, I might be tempted to take advantage.

IF...


#2280863 Morning practice notes...

Posted by Jedi on 10 April 2012 - 12:49 PM

To further the "won't rule out game 1 return" line...

https://twitter.com/#!/DetroitRedWings/status/189770773710389249

Babcock on Helm: 'All he has to do is tell me he's playing and he'll be in there.'




#2280847 Morning practice notes...

Posted by Jedi on 10 April 2012 - 11:51 AM

Not only is Helm skating, he's skating without the grey "no-contact" jersey. Though, per Helene St. James, he's still likely out for game 1.

https://twitter.com/#!/freepwings/status/189748572651139072

Darren Helm: Not wearing grey today. Wearing red. So will sub in with red group, but cleared for contact drills.


https://twitter.com/#!/freepwings/status/189751491567943682

Darren Helm and Riley Sheahan are odd ducks in red group, indicating that at least as of today, neither in lineup for Game 1




#2280590 Dan Cleary openly admits to being at 50%

Posted by Jedi on 09 April 2012 - 03:21 PM

A little source material, since OP is too livid to provide it...

http://www.freep.com...9/1053/sports05

Red Wings forward Dan Cleary may only be at 50% due to his troublesome left knee, but he’s completely committed to being in the lineup for the playoffs.

Cleary practiced today after missing the final two games of the regular season. It was clear he was still in pain. “Yeah,” Cleary said. “Nothing I can really do. The rest helps a lot to bring down the swelling, but once you get back on the ice, it’s pretty sore.”

Cleary said he takes pain medication when he plays, but not when he practices.

“I’m going to play for sure,” Cleary said. “When you practice, there’s no pain reliever involved. It feels a little better in the game.”

How effective can he be?

“Mentally, I’m just going to have to find a way to get through it,” Cleary said. “Do the best I can and try to contribute. Try to be a factor.”

When asked to put a percentage on his health, he said “50 (percent) probably.”..
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