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#2509826 ECQF - Series A - Bruins versus Red Wings

Posted by haroldsnepsts on Yesterday, 02:40 PM



This is awesome.  "When all else fails, why NOT support a historic franchise with excellent coaching, solid young player development, and consistently sane management"?  Yes:  Detroit.  No: Philadelphia. 


Truer words were never spoken. 


I like "how much assholery does rescuing puppies make up for?"  


If you choose "A lot" then you can root for the Blues (Backes being the a-hole in question). 

#2509809 WCQF - Series H - San Jose versus Los Angeles

Posted by haroldsnepsts on Yesterday, 12:03 PM

I haven't seen as much of the Kings as usual this season, but come playoff time it's a matter of if Quick will elevate his game (which he likely will) and if they'll be able to score goals (which who knows).  It's crazy how a team with as much offensive talent as the Kings can go through such scoring droughts. 


Even it weren't against LA though I'd be rooting against the sharks.  Something about putting a marine animal on the front of a jersey seems to lead to more diving. 


Go Kings!

#2509422 Poll: Who was the Wings regular season MVP

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 13 April 2014 - 06:16 PM

If you think back to the whole season it's Zetterberg, for all the reasons Nev stated.  


Nyquist is a very close second, also for all the reasons Nev stated.  He got crazy hot for two and a half months, but that isn't the same as being the team's MVP to me. 


A honorary mention to Dekeyser.  Where would our defense be had this kid not fallen into Detroit's lap? 

#2508302 Puck Daddy: Trotz is probably out in Nashville

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 09 April 2014 - 09:54 PM

Honestly, this is the second time a Tennessee topic was created on this forum. The first one was closed. I understand that this is hockey related - however, even though the Nashville Predators forum was closed, this shouldn't be your second home for Nashville Predators discussion.


You don't decide what is threadworthy or not.


We welcome fans from other teams here as long as they abide by forum rules like everyone else.  If you don't like a thread, don't participate in it.  If it is against forum rules, report it. 

#2507673 bashing skid the kid

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 09 April 2014 - 02:04 PM

Just because you don't like someone and you make a comment in a thread that its welcomed in doesn't mean I compare him to my jilted ex-girlfriend. But it is funny how he does get compared to a "girl"friend and not some sook of a boyfriend.


I wasn't directing that comment at any specific one post.  Like I said, I think he's the best player in the league but I still pretty much cant' stand him. 


But I also don't go seeking out videos about him that will only irritate me.  Especially when one of the biggest complaints is about how much attention he gets.   It's like drinking spoiled milk repeatedly and then asking someone else to drink it.  "Doesn't this taste awful!  Here, have some!"


I prefer to go the route of "He Who Shall Not Be Named" when it comes to Crosby. 

#2507628 bashing skid the kid

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 09 April 2014 - 11:18 AM

Well said.  Although Yzerman was pure class most of the time, Stevie was quite the whiner too back in his younger days and had a bit of a temper. (Of course no Wings fan would ever admit to that!)  But like Crosby and the rest of us, he matured and figured it out.  He's just lucky the internet wasn't around then with fans with too much time on their hands.  


Because it's not true.  He had a temper, but In his younger days Yzerman was as softspoken as Datsyuk.  It wasn't until he felt comfortable in the league and in his role as captain that he wouldn't hesitate to let the refs and other players know how he felt.  


I don't remember him doing anything approaching Crosby's antics his first few seasons, but the league was also different back then in terms of exposure. And there were no internet forums to pick apart his every word.


That being said, the Crosby obsession has reached jilted ex-girlfriend status here.  A lot of those clips were from 4 years ago or more.  I can't stand the guy when the Wings play him, but I don't think about him otherwise.  Regardless he's still the best player in the league.  


People also forget Crosby said this: 


(skip to 1:55 so you don't have to look at his stupid face any longer than necessary)


#2507146 Apparently it can get worse in Vancouver.

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 08 April 2014 - 08:51 AM


@Real_ESPNLeBrun: Hearing whispers change coming sooner rather than later in VAN, perhaps as soon as today or tomorrow...” Hearing same.



I try not to be this way because what comes around goes around, but I must admit that after my bad experiences with Nucks fans in person and on the internets a couple years back (when they won the presidents trophy and acted as if they were a dynasty), it's hard not to enjoy the absolute implosion taking place over there.  

#2506982 Flyers' Rinaldo to have hearing for hit on Ruhwedel.

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 07 April 2014 - 01:07 PM

Not to mention he jumped into his head for an unnecessary hit.  Remember, Rinaldo got suspended for jumping into Ericsson's head.


And only a week before that hit he was fined twice for two cheapshots in the same game, which was an NHL first.   He's also been tossed from a game for jumping a player who didn't want to fight and punching him when he was lying on the ice.




He's a dirty player who just doesn't get it and is on his way to being the new Matt Cooke.  

#2506506 Backes on playing against Malkin and Crosby

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 April 2014 - 07:57 PM

For people wondering what I have against Backes, it's crap like this. 


St. Louis losing 3-0 with a little over 5 minutes left in the third period, Backes gets outmuscled by Mackinnon so he gets up and drops the gloves on the 18 year old rookie, pushes him down, then punches him when he's on the ice.  


Then there's Jackhole playing the toughguy with some gloved punches when a ref is right there. 




I would want to root for St. Louis, but just can't with those two d-bags on the roster. 

#2505524 Iginla-Rinaldo Fight

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 03 April 2014 - 01:03 PM

I think Iggy's own teammate screwed him up by trying to get involved right as Rinaldo is throwing haymakers, but as much as I don't like Rinaldo it's hard to feel sorry for Iginla when he's going after a him for a clean hit.  Had the refs not stepped in when they did I'm guessing Iginla would've squared things up a bit.  


I don't get why NBC would keep talking about it though.  Iggy got caught with a couple good punches and knocked down, the refs stepped in. 

#2503966 Is this the worst "fight" of all time?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 30 March 2014 - 07:12 PM

Better than most staged fights...

#2503965 3/30 GDT - Lightning 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 30 March 2014 - 07:10 PM




What's hilarious is the ref let the first two penalties go and finally called the third one. 

#2502664 Avery vs. Brodeur

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 28 March 2014 - 05:19 PM

Brodeur should know better when it comes to Avery and have just said no comment.  Why feed the troll?  This kind of thing is exactly what he lives for.


It says a lot about Avery's maturity level when as a 33 year old he's making reference to "waking up next to a supermodel" as his comeback.  Whether it's true or not if you're in your 30s and your comeback is essentially "oh yeah well I'm banging hot chicks!" It's time for some serious self reflection.


Brodeur is one of the greatest goalies of all time and a HOF lock.  When people talk about Sean Avery it will only be about his antics and what his NHL career could've been. 

#2502565 kid gets blasted by the glass CBJ v. MTL game

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 28 March 2014 - 09:29 AM


Is it still OK to yell at those d-bags on my tv that INSIST on standing up and waving at the camera during Wings games at the Joe?


Half the time, the idiots in question block part of the faceoffs.




That's the only thing that would've made it better is if it happened to one of those idiots in great seats who are standing up waving at the camera with their back to the game. 

#2502450 3/27 GDT - Canadiens 5 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 27 March 2014 - 09:10 PM


Isn't he the one who likes that right handed powerplay crap.  


Are you telling me Holland makes terrible acquisitions and Babcock does nothing about it?  Is he telling Kenny to do one thing and the exact opposite happens?  I have a hard time seeing that going on.  I think it's a mutual decision making process.  Babcock is not a blameless party here when it comes to personnel decisions.


Did Babcock have nothing to do with the Quincey trade?  Or Cleary starting over Nyquist when the year began?


Where did I say anything about Cleary over Nyquist?  And where is your proof that Babcock had anything to do with the Quincey trade? 


I'm sure as the head coach he is at least partly involved in all roster discussions, but it's also been established that Babcock doesn't always agree with Holland and doesn't hesitate to let him know. 





Mike Babcock: Oh, for sure, you know, I was laughing the other day, I hadn't looked at a Hockey News in forever, and I was at my dad's place in Saskatoon, and I flip it open, and it goes to the Red Wings, and it says, "Lots of disagreement over players last year between Ken Holland and Mike Babcock," and my dad looks at me, "Isn't that every year?" and I said, "Every year, every day."

That's the process. Everybody's got your own opinion. And that's what makes you better; if you're the same, why would you hire someone the same as you?

The other thing about it is...Uncomfortable meetings, when you go to a meeting--and this is in any business--and nobody really tells anybody anything, nobody steps on anybody's toes...You leave the meeting, and everyone talks behind somebody's back.

When you go to a meeting, and you deal with the facts, in an uncomfortable situation, when you leave, everything's looked after.

I'd much rather it be that way. Ken and I have a great relationship. If we pretend for one second that we agree all the time, that's just not the case, but I can tell you this: we make each other a lot better.


Confident people have opinions, and they're willing to share them.

That doesn't mean when Kenny Holland has a better idea than I do...

We go with Kenny Holland, it makes no difference. And that could be travel, scheduling, on players, and lots of times he's got thoughts on players I never thought of, and vice versa.


I never said Babcock was blameless, but you were just blaming Babcock for bringing in Samuelsson.  There's a huge gap between blameless and saying he wanted Sammy on the team. I've never read or heard anything to even remotely insinuate that Babcock was pushing for Sammy. 


People can talk about firing Babcock but but he'd have job offers from other NHL teams before he even made it out of Joe Louis. 


This is a team with a ton of injuries, a lot of inexperienced players, and a lot of dead weight on their roster.  The problem is not Babcock.