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#2542835 Weiss

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 October 2014 - 01:01 PM

this whole scenario is baffling to me.  Is he injured still? Not at 100%? Is he 100% and just crappy? Does Babs just not like him? I guess none of us will really know the truth, but IMO, he must be just wanting to take it slow in order to NOT re-injure himself again. If not, then you would think he'd be asking for Holland to trade him somewhere he will get to play...I cannot imagine he is just happy collecting a check and riding the press pine...not many NHL players strike me as that type. "Of course I have been known to be wrong....from time to time."

#2542585 slava voynov suspended after domestic violence arrest

Posted by Euro_Twins on 20 October 2014 - 11:05 AM

"Slava Voynov was arrested Monday morning on domestic violence charges and has been suspended indefinitely from the Los Angeles Kings pending a formal investigation by the NHL."


Looks like they're trying to avoid the giant headache the NFL had with the immediate action.

I wonder what kind of protocol they're going to put in place, like the NFL's automatic 6game suspension for first offense, then ban for second.
I hope the NHL does something much more severe, its horrendous that its such a big problem and the NFL handled it so badly I'd like the NHL to come out with a no tolerance policy for these offenses.

I also think they should be beaten in the streets by the rest of their team for being s***ty excuses for men.

Here's a more in depth write up from CBS sports:


Innocent until proven guilty right? That's about as much as they can do before all the facts are presented unfortunately.

#2542407 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

Posted by gcom007 on 18 October 2014 - 09:14 PM

Cherish this one, ladies and gentlemen...you won't see many games more entertaining than that.


Monster played like a monster, and Z proved once again why no matter how much he may struggle, especially as his career goes on, that he is the leader and heart and soul of this squad.


Can't post about this game without giving Bernier credit as well. He and Gustafson really went toe to toe all night and put on one hell of a show at both ends of the ice. In the end, we got the lucky bounce, but both goalies were outstanding tonight.


A good old hockey game indeed...

#2542083 Lucic has a meltdown as Bruins get smacked by Habs...again

Posted by kliq on 18 October 2014 - 09:57 AM

I 100% agree that the Seguin trade was a bad trade on Boston's end, but it wasn't just a "hockey" trade. I remember at the time Seguin's character was being questioned regarding his supposed late night partying.



I think Boston's issues this year are a combination of losing Iginla, Boychuck, Krejci's injury, possibly a regression due to age, facing good competition, but most likely just a slump. If they are playing this way in a month, Bruins fans should maybe be concerned. Its just a few games into an 82 game season.


I think losing Thornton has absolutely nothing to do with it.

#2541586 Joe Louis Arena to be Demolished

Posted by F.Michael on 16 October 2014 - 06:16 PM

What concerns me most.....













What will become of the metal troughs from the men's bathrooms?

#2541519 Joe Louis Arena to be Demolished

Posted by gcom007 on 16 October 2014 - 02:30 PM

That will be a sad day. I get that it's a dump relative to the rest of the league's new shacks, but it's ourf****** dump!!!

#2541681 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 1

Posted by MacK_Attack on 17 October 2014 - 10:25 AM

JvR - Bozak - Kessel
Lupul - Kadri - Winnik
Komarov - Santorelli - Clarkson
Kozun - Holland - Panik

Phaneuf - Franson
Gardiner - Rielly
Percy - Polak


#2541607 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 1

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 16 October 2014 - 07:48 PM


#2541667 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 1

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 17 October 2014 - 08:47 AM

Projected Leafs lines - 


Van Riemsdyk-Bozak-Kessel








#2541590 Pavel Datsyuk update?

Posted by F.Michael on 16 October 2014 - 06:28 PM

With a 2nd degree shoulder separation - he needs the time to heal (as said 4 to 6 weeks).


I'm all for giving him 2 to 3 weeks from now to heal...What's the point of him returning too soon only to risk re-injury, and then sit out for the rest of the season?

#2541511 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by rrasco on 16 October 2014 - 01:47 PM

I'm not going to read the novels above written by some, but how is everyone so quick to forget Nessy scored in the S/O on preseason game AGAINST F****** RASK?  Don't you think that might have had something to do with Babs choosing him in the S/O against the same goalie?

#2541497 Jeff Petry; trade between us and oilers

Posted by kipwinger on 16 October 2014 - 12:22 PM

Right but if Marchenko is just going to be the same kind of player anyway, and be on an entry level deal (or bridge deal) for the next 2-4 years, why wouldn't you keep him instead?  You get the same thing for a more cost effective price. 


All in all though, I personally don't think we need a guy like Petry no matter who's traded for him though.  He reminds me of Stralman during UFA.  He's a righty, so he's in the discussion, but ultimately he's not what we need.  He's not a PP threat, and not overly offensively gifted.  If he was a lefty we wouldn't even be talking about him.  Our organization is starting to get messianic about a right shot defenseman, but if he's not better than Smith, and he's more expensive, and there's a chance he'd leave, then why pursue him?  Just because he's a righty?


As for Backman...I think he's going to be good, his skating and vision (as mentioned) are superb.  I'm basing my comments about his size on the interviews during training camp in which he (and the beat writers) were saying he didn't gain weight easily.  That he was getting stronger but not noticeably getting bigger.  That's all.  I'm not trying to knock the guy, I'm sure he's really skilled.  He's just skinny.


Personally, I wouldn't trade for any of those guys except Yandle.  He's the only one who's OBVIOUSLY better than something we've got already.  He's the only one with a dynamic skill set.  He's the only one who, simply by virtue of being on the ice, makes us more of a threat.  The other guys are slightly above average puck movers with lots of question marks...and we've got those already. 

I would gladly trade away Helm for a defender. We have tons of forwards coming up in the next 1-2years but we need help on defense now this season.


I totally agree, provided Stephen Weiss gets to play one day and that's he's actually good when he does.

#2541479 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by Euro_Twins on 16 October 2014 - 11:05 AM

I don't think nestrasil should have been out for the shootout that was an obvious thing to me, should have been Tatar goose and sheahan or z. But I feel bad for the guy everyone was booing him when he came out for the shootout

#2540996 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 15 October 2014 - 08:03 PM

I miss Bill McCreary :(

#2540658 LGW Moderator Problems

Posted by Matt on 14 October 2014 - 03:51 PM

I'll get these two out of the way first...


There have been a few members promoted to Mod in the last few years that surprised me. Surprised me to the point to where I PM'd Matt and asked how much money I had to send him to be a Mod because __________ obviously paid him to be one.

This never happened. I checked, because getting a PM that puts a $ figure on the management decisions made on this site is a monstrous slap in the face and something I would've absolutely remembered if it, you know -- actually happened.



My brother was perma banned 2 years ago because he told a mod he was "being a nazi", because he made a post about how refs were a holes and used it to vent his frustrations about something that happened in game that the mod didn't agree with.  He contacted matt about this and said it was personal and matt simply said "I trust my mods, sorry".

There is no single faster way to get yourself perma-banned on this site (other than being a 1st-post blatant troll) than directly insulting the moderators on here. It's surprising how many people feel a persecution complex and think it's a personal vendetta when they have a posted edited/deleted. Now, this may sound harsh: You're not that important. Really.


Now that that's out of the way... Moderating is an absolutely thankless job. It has been stated continuously that you simply cannot keep everyone happy. It's an accepted fact. What Harold, vladdy, MB, Jedi et al have stated is absolutely true. Every thread that gets removed, every post, gets moved to a special sub-forum within the moderator forum. It's all there. There's discussion on how to handle certain situations that come up if disciplining a member might be required. They volunteer their free time to help keep the ship righted. I'm immeasurably indebted to them for doing so.


I've also stated repeatedly that I have absolutely no problem with dissenting opinions on this site -- it is what makes for a diverse community. Let's face it, no one wants to have the forum turn into one giant circlejerk where everyone agrees with each other and it's all lollipops and ponies.


Now this may come as a surprise, but:

  • I do reply to PMs. Yes, I'm incredibly busy day-to-day, but I do make time and I do get notified. Now, if you have a concern about the moderating or another poster, just let me know. Be an adult about it, and I reciprocate. "THANKS FOR THE POLICE STATE!!1!" PMs will be summarily ignored (you know who you are). It is very rare I get PMs relating to something like this at all. I'm not the boogieman.
  • I have reversed moderating decisions. Now, it doesn't happen often, but it does. You know how that dialog gets started? PM me. Moderators make mistakes. I make mistakes. We're not above rectifying them.
  • I do want your feedback! There are good reasons that this site has been around for over 18 years now -- this baby is already heading off to college. It's been built upon that sense of community, of taking care to listen to the suggestions and concerns that the members here share, and by a fantastic moderating crew.

The last thing I'd want this site to become is over-moderated. I'd love it if the site didn't even need any. Anyone that knows me on here knows I'm all for no curse filter, some good animated banter that doesn't get personal, etc.. But I don't want comment spam. I don't want flame wars. I don't want cursing just for the sake of it.

I'd like to think of this place as a virtual sports bar, with each of you pulled up on your own stool, with a cold beer in your hand and a hearty rant about the values of CORSI and Jimmy Howard's SV% on Saturday afternoon games during Leap Years when Mike Emrick is calling the game and Babcock is wearing his McGill tie at the tips of your fingers. Don't take it too seriously, and enjoy it in a manner that contributes to make the site better for everyone.


Is that too much to ask?