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#2283133 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Predators 3

Posted by cupforwings on 11 April 2012 - 10:55 PM

I actually think we played pretty well for the last two periods. We carried the play and got a lot of scoring opportunities. They got some lucky bounces. Thats just the way it goes sometimes. I guarantee if we play like that again, we will win more times than not.

#2282155 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Predators 3

Posted by TheXym on 11 April 2012 - 08:20 PM

How was that hit on Pavs not a penalty?

#2281935 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Predators 3

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 11 April 2012 - 07:46 PM

Is this playoff hockey or playoff basketball? Soft ass calls.

#2281945 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Predators 3

Posted by HockeyCrazy3033 on 11 April 2012 - 07:47 PM

GREAT kill. Atta boy, Johnny.

#2130043 Owners back Gary Bettman with 5-year contract extension

Posted by Coolio Mendez on 13 March 2011 - 09:32 PM

Misconception: People he believe that he put teams in the deep south
Fact: John Ziegler announced Florida, Tampa, San Jose, and Anaheim and was President when Green announced the North Stars were moving

Misconception: People believe that he orchestrated the change from historical division names to geographic division names
Fact: After numerous complaints from sportscasters (almost all of them Canadian), John Ziegler ordered an examination of the Conference and Division names in 1990. Using polls from season ticket holders at all 21 teams and the Hockey News, players and fans alike voted for the geographic names. The change was announced at the 1993 All-Star game by Gil Stein, who also showed off the new 'East' and 'West' jerseys for the 1994 All-Star Game

Misconception: People are upset because he locked out the players....twice
Fact: The owners control Bettman. The reason Bettman was hired was because he was one of only two candidates who would agree to lock out the players if it came to that. For example, if you were in the running for the job, and you answered all the questions right, and then the last question ("Will you lock out the players?" and you said 'no'. You would no longer be considered.

Misconception: Bettman's the reason the NHL is not on ESPN
Fact: The NHL was on ESPN from 1998 through 2004 under Bettman's watch, and he gave the owners the ESPN proposal first. Since ESPN only wanted to pay $18MM a year to the league, the owners voted 30-0 against it.

Bettman's unfortunate in the sense that he's been the Commissioner in the 'Internet' era where you can read what anybody says anytime. JOhn Ziegler was bashed regularly while he was President....a listen to any Canadian radio station call-in show would tell you that. Red Fisher in Montreal Gazette and Frank Orr of the Toronto Star were extremely hard on Ziegler. The difference was they had smaller audiences (seriously, how many of you ran to your local library to read the Toronto and Montreal papers in 1985?) than any writer/blogger has now.

He's not a likeable person...he's a lawyer, and he has absolutely no hockey background...unlike Ziegler who had season's tickets to Red Wings games (mind you, he was also the Red Wings lawyer from 1961 through 1977 as well). BUt he's made the lwague a stronger business and a stronger brand.