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#1997102 GDT Stanley Cup Finals - Game 6

Posted by Barrie on 09 June 2010 - 10:12 PM

Wow what a weird ending... Congrats to the Black Hawks!

I laugh when I hear Brian Burke says he doesn't want to bottom out and rebuild through the draft. Second year in a row a team that bottomed out won the cup in less than 5 years.


#1996943 GDT Stanley Cup Finals - Game 6

Posted by Barrie on 09 June 2010 - 09:27 PM

I'm just glad it's not Bettman's little baby boy.

Of course, watch him somehow win the Conn Smythe. :P

Oh, it would be worth it to hear the Flyers fans react to that one!

Actually I was thinking they should chant "Crosby Sucks" when Bettman's out there.


#1996473 Worse Commissioner: Bettman or Selig?

Posted by Barrie on 08 June 2010 - 08:34 PM

Stern because since he's been commish, 1984, only seven different teams have won championships.

To each their own, but I don't have a problem with this at all! I like Dynasties, and I'm not a fan of one time Championships.

Funny, how the Lakers making a 3rd championship in a row and the Celtics a 2nd in 3 seasons, is favored by the NBA, and in the NHL they don't like it. The NHL likes one time Champions like Carolina and Anaheim, and don't like to see the Red Wings win again. It's no wonder why Bettman can't get a big American TV contract, there's no constancy in the league to keep fringe fans interested.

Take me and the NBA for example, I'm really only a fan if the Pistons are playing well, however a LA-Boston final, I'll watch because it's the Lakers and Kobe vs. the Celtics and Garnett. If it was say the Utah Jazz and Atlanta Hawks in the Final, I'm not interested.

Funny thing, with this year's Stanley Cup Final TV ratings, Bettman is going to say that American's are really starting to enjoy hockey now and that the Olympics created interest, when the reality is it's all Chicago and Philly, the 3rd and 4th largest TV markets in the country.

Maybe it's just me, but I'd rather a League cater to their better money making markets than the money losing ones. Stanley Cup Finals and brutal TV ratings from NJ-Anaheim, Calgary-TB, Carolina-Edmonton, and Anaheim-Ottawa really hurt hockey in my opinion.


#1995579 Worse Commissioner: Bettman or Selig?

Posted by Barrie on 06 June 2010 - 10:10 PM

Bettman by a mile!

Electrophile said it best, at least Selig can admit mistakes to the fans, Bettman talks to us like we're a bunch of morons!


#1994638 SCF Game 4 GDT

Posted by Barrie on 04 June 2010 - 10:08 PM

I picked Flyers in 6 before the series in my hockey pool.

I-I oh-oh I'm still alive!! (Any Pearl Jam fans out there?)

:band:


#1988573 LOL at the Sharks

Posted by Barrie on 23 May 2010 - 05:37 PM

the hawks will be in deep s***. according to capgeek, they will be $800,000 over the cap, with only 14 players signed. lol. Edmonton might be getting some free players this offseason.

But will it be worth it if they win the cup?

Sharks got what they deserved. They didn't beat the Wings based on skill, they cheated and played gutless, and it all blew up in their faces.

Despite being from Chicago, I don't have a huge problem with the Hawks, but go Philly the rest of the way.


#1986978 WC in Pitt. pretty much a done deal for 2011

Posted by Barrie on 18 May 2010 - 11:38 PM

Another outdoor game involving Pittsburgh? :thumbdown:

No thanks Bettman, I'll do something else that day...


#1986941 LOL at the Sharks

Posted by Barrie on 18 May 2010 - 10:31 PM

Even if it's Chicago?

Not that I have massive Shark envy but playoff-wise right now, I'd trade positions with the Sharks in a heartbeat. I'm sure so would 12 other teams in the conference. They're kinda soft, so they just might go down this round.

Well I'd rather Chicago beat SJ, and then the East win the Cup. If Chicago winning the Cup means SJ loses, I'm ok with that.


#1979843 Possibility that Williams plays Game 5

Posted by Barrie on 08 May 2010 - 11:09 AM

Yea it's always an adventure when that has the puck.

:lol: Ouch a -2 (so far) for my comment!


#1979790 Possibility that Williams plays Game 5

Posted by Barrie on 08 May 2010 - 09:23 AM

As long as Ericsson doesn't dress.

Yea it's always an adventure when that has the puck.


#1978705 Stanley Cup Winner?

Posted by Barrie on 06 May 2010 - 09:12 PM

Detroit Red Wings! :cool:


#1978686 WCSF Game 4 GDT: Sharks 1 at Red Wings 7

Posted by Barrie on 06 May 2010 - 09:05 PM

Wings fans living it up!

:wub: you Wings fans!

Edit: Detroit fans, the best in sports! :cool:


#1976937 Why is Howard still in the net?

Posted by Barrie on 05 May 2010 - 06:55 PM

Win or lose stick with Howard! Adversity only makes people stronger, let Jimmy take his lumps and get playoff experience. Sometimes a team needs to think long term, and this one of those times. Keep Ozzie on the bench.


#1975324 WCSF Game 3 GDT: Sharks 4 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Barrie on 04 May 2010 - 09:19 PM

Crap, I woke him up.

Edit: If I could I'd give myself a -1 :(

:lol: Thanks to whoever gave me that -1, I deserved that!


#1975034 WCSF Game 3 GDT: Sharks 4 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Barrie on 04 May 2010 - 08:48 PM

If the Sharks want to win this series Thornton has to do something! You have to think Pavelski is going to cool off.

Crap, I woke him up.

Edit: If I could I'd give myself a -1 :(