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Barrie

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In Topic: Osgood circa 2008 *Mod Advisory @ #18*

12 January 2015 - 06:43 PM

 

I'm still steaming as well. I absolutely still feel that the NHL did what they could to help Pittsburgh over the top in 2009. It's just a shame we were so beat up because it wouldn't have even been a contest if we were just a bit healthier.

 

I agree, I think the League did everything they could to help Pittsburgh win in 2009. There was also Game 6 when the refs forgot how to count to 6.

 

I know a lot of NFL fans are crying "fix" with some of the weird calls the last 2 weeks, but I think the NHL is a lot worse when it comes to weird things going on with their officials. Bettman is a dictator if you ask me.

 

Anyway, I think Ozzie should be in the Hall of Fame no question. He had 400+ career wins, and was one of the best big game goalies of his era behind Brodeur and Roy. Ozzie was more clutch then Belfour and Hasek.


In Topic: Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

06 January 2015 - 10:20 PM

If I was Babcock, would I want to work under Nonis as GM and Shanahan as President ... no.  

Right, there's no way Babcock goes to the Leafs. It's just typical Toronto media clueless garbage. Babs will either re-sign with the Wings or be given huge $ to go to a team ready to win a Championship. Babs won't waste 10 years of his life trying to gut and re-build the Leafs.


In Topic: Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

06 January 2015 - 10:11 PM

There's no way Babcock is interested in the Leafs job. If Maurice, Wilson, and Carlyle couldn't win in Toronto, no one can, until they get serious about winning.

 

The Leafs need a complete overhaul from top to bottom. It's a 10 year project assuming everything goes right. First they'd need to get rid of the core they've put together, which will take 3-4 years. Then they'd need to bottom out for 3 years and draft well. 3 more years will be needed to have their draft picks play together and learn how to win.

 

That Kessel trade put the organization back 10 years, I said it when it happened. I still don't understand how Burke, with Seguin and Hall available in the upcoming draft, decided to trade two #1 draft picks and a 2nd for Kessel, instead of bottoming out and trying for one of those top prospects. One bad year, and you'd have your franchise player. Each year that trade looks worse and worse. Seguin, 22, is leading the league in goals and second in points, and Hamilton, 21, could become one of the top 10 Defenseman in the League.

 

And yet, Leafs fans still pay the most expensive prices in the League to watch that garbage.


In Topic: Once again The D is awesome

06 December 2014 - 09:05 AM

There's no doubt Detroit is #1. I was at Price's first start in Detroit in mid August, there was 43,000 people at the Tigers game on a Saturday night, largest crowd since opening day, it doesn't get any better than that.

 

I compare that to a Blue Jays game (I live outside Toronto) I was watching in mid-June. A Friday night they were lucky if they had 20,000. I was thinking, "Get to the ball park you idiots!"


In Topic: Doggone it Danny Cleary

30 November 2014 - 07:09 PM

 

If I go back to the thread of when he was signed, I guarantee you that is not the case. I would post examples, but I don't want to turn this into what I hate.

 

Right, there was a lot of people upset when Cleary was signed. I didn't see how a 1 year $1.5 Million deal for a guy who's done a lot for the organization was a bad move. It's better for Cleary to be a healthy scratch then a young player who can get playing time in Grand Rapids. It allows Cleary to leave the game with his head held high, instead of being kicked to the curb. Also it shows the Red Wings are a classy organization.