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#2182641 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by Barrie on 04 June 2011 - 10:43 PM

Reminds me of 2009 when Malkin should have been suspended for Game 3.

Gonna be interesting sports talk radio on Monday.

#2182445 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by Barrie on 03 June 2011 - 07:22 PM

After looking at the bite for the first time, there was no face wash by Bergeron, all Bergeron in my opinion was doing was pushing Burrows away. Burrows clearly bit Bergeron, and there was no reason to. Burrows should be suspended no question if you ask me.

#2181842 What can be done to go East?

Posted by Barrie on 01 June 2011 - 07:36 PM

This says it all.

Don't go back on your word.

No doubt it'll be interesting to see what happens.

I haven't read this whole discussion so maybe some agree with me on this, but I doubt it. I'm one of the few people who doesn't like a move to the East. People justifiably worry about the wear and tear and travel time for the Wings during the regular season, but I think it actually serves them well in the playoffs when there's no way to avoid a gruelling schedule. For the Wings to be successful in the Western conference means they absolutely must be successful on the road, and that is exactly the same in the playoffs no matter what conference you're in. Over the last decade the Wings have been hockey's most successful organization, regular and post season, and I really feel like the fact that we MUST win on the road and DO win on the road is a huge part of that success. I think teams in the East are often unprepared for the gruel of the playoffs because they don't have much of a taste of it throughout the season. If I had a vote, I'd say Columbus to the East, Minnesota into the central division west.

I don't get the travel argument, these guys get first class treatment where ever they go.

#2181526 What can be done to go East?

Posted by Barrie on 31 May 2011 - 11:01 PM

No kidding, I think it is because we are bringing reality to their dreams, and the two are like oil and vinegar. They just don't mix at this juncture.

Yea I think this from the link I provided says it all:

But if the Wings do get to go, this is how Stubits sees it shaking out:

You likely aren't going to send (the Wings) to the Southeast, so some shuffling will be needed. Most likely scenario would be putting the Wings in the Northeast with Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Buffalo, dropping Boston into the Atlantic and moving either Pittsburgh or Philadelphia to the Southeast. Surely you see the downsides in that. Bruins-Habs in separate divisions? Breaking up the Keystone State rivals? Really, there's no way that makes much sense to put the Wings in the East while keeping important battles going without just dropping them in the Southeast -- which, again, makes little sense. So it might still happen, but I'm thinking sorry Detroit, you're stuck where you are.

Edit: Moving the Wings East means way to much change in the Divisions, and makes one conference rich, the other one poor. However, I won't try and stop anyone trying to voice their opinion to Bettman.

#2181362 What can be done to go East?

Posted by Barrie on 31 May 2011 - 04:17 PM

National writer doesn't see Red Wings moving to Eastern Conference

#2181360 What can be done to go East?

Posted by Barrie on 31 May 2011 - 04:15 PM

I think what the NHL is going to do is move Nashville east, then slide Minnesota into the Norris. It is just the easiest way for them to do it. Detroit is too much of a cash cow, and the NHL needs that in the Campbell when you have teams there like Phoenix, Anaheim, Edmonton and Dallas that really don't make as much as say New York, Boston, and Montreal.

Just my opinion on it.

Careful what you say, someone will give you a -1 like they did to me for the same reply. :hehe:

#2181351 What can be done to go East?

Posted by Barrie on 31 May 2011 - 03:55 PM

I think the only way the Wings move East is if fans stop going to games in general, the team stops being profitable, and they need the big Eastern cities to help make them money.

I'm all for taking a stand and voicing your opinion, but I think we need to face facts, the Wings make to much money for the West. The NHL would be stupid to move the Wings East. It makes so much sense (distance, financial, and to keep things simple), for the NHL to move Nashville East, put them in the Southeastern Division, and have Winnipeg in the Northwest, moving Minnesota to the Central.

East: Moving Nashville East is almost like just moving Atlanta up the road a bit, with very little change to the Western divisions.

#2178801 Tampa Bay vs. Boston

Posted by Barrie on 23 May 2011 - 10:16 PM

Nice job Bruins! A Vancouver-Boston Stanley Cup final would work for me, I'd watch it.

#2178035 Atlanta Thrashers move to Winnipeg

Posted by Barrie on 21 May 2011 - 08:45 PM

I agree with earlier comments that the Phoenix situation mostly deals with the new hockey only arena in Glendale. The Thrashers share an arena with the Hawks, they won't be missed, the Coyotes will.

What a horrible decision by the Coyotes to not continue to share an arena with the Suns.

#2177441 Atlanta Thrashers move to Winnipeg

Posted by Barrie on 19 May 2011 - 09:36 PM

I hope this is true. We need more teams in Canada.

2 more, Quebec should get the Nordiques back, and Toronto should get another team.

Bettman has promised Ilitch a move to the east for years. If Atlanta moves, it should be us.

I still think it's Columbus.

#2176737 Members photos

Posted by Barrie on 18 May 2011 - 09:40 AM

Posted ImagefMy close buddy SGT Richardson(Rich) on the right and me on the left in OND(Operation New Dawn) 2010-2011

God Bless you man! Thanks for everything you're doing for all of us over here having fun!

#2176528 Subliminal Sidney Crosby Messages in NHL commercials?

Posted by Barrie on 17 May 2011 - 03:26 PM

There's some people in the Toronto media that think Crosby's done. Apparently he's stopped skating because of headaches.

#2175348 Congratulations to the Sharks

Posted by Barrie on 13 May 2011 - 09:51 PM

This is why Red Wings fans have the rep they have. You sound like the French: "We have a great culture, you culture-less americans! We were great when you didn't exist! Bah! You beat us, but we were more stylish! We are the real winners!"

Red wings fans are the "France" of the NHL it seems :/ Why can't you just admit you got beaten by a better team two years in a row?

Thank you, original poster. At least you show that some red wings fans are classy.

Dude, Red Wings message board, what do you expect?

See this is why I wasn't to happy our board and the Sharks board tired to be friends before the start of the series and encouraged each other to post on each other's boards. Sure there's classy people who came over for the series, but it opens it up for stuff like this.

Not my decisions, so whatever.

I hope the Canucks roll the Sharks like the Hawks did last year.

Nothing would delight me more than to see Thornton miss out on another shot at the cup.

I hate to say it, but I think this is San Jose's year. We had problems at times generating offense against them because of their size. With the way the Sedin's are playing, I don't think Vancouver has a chance.

#2175191 Congratulations to the Sharks

Posted by Barrie on 13 May 2011 - 03:29 PM

I heard a good joke today:

The Sharks decided to celebrate their series victory at Joe Thornton's house because his pool has the best diving board and he serves the cheapest shots.

Edit: Despite sharing that joke, just for the record, I'm ok with the loss, unlike last year and in 2009. I'm not bitter, and I don't think we were screwed. I think we were beat fair and square.

Full credit to San Jose for bouncing back, and full credit to the refs for not being confused between a dive and a real penalty.

#2175084 Our last playoff berth?

Posted by Barrie on 13 May 2011 - 12:48 PM

I highly doubt we're going to the East. We're the biggest draw on the road in the League. Bettman needs us in the West to fill the building in his bad markets. I'd bet money Columbus is going East before us.