Jump to content

haroldsnepsts's Photo


Member Since 11 Feb 2004
Online Last Active Today, 07:22 PM

#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?

#2540584 LGW Moderator Problems

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 October 2014 - 09:08 PM

This is my favorite thread in the last year.  





Gotta run but I'll check back in to later to ramble on some more...   :P


Maybe you can go back home to your Kings forum, mod.   ;)

#2540295 Coach's video challenge

Posted by Duck Guy on 12 October 2014 - 10:05 AM

Sorry can't edit my post for some reason but I would also say that they could only use the challenge on goals the whole reviewin the play for a penalty just seems unnessary to me

#2540216 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by vladdy16 on 11 October 2014 - 08:46 PM

Please express your opinions about the game, not about other posters, their ability to see, whether they ever actually watched a hockey game before, their parentage or whether they're the briefs or boxers type.

#2539720 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by krsmith17 on 10 October 2014 - 12:15 PM

Dominator, why would you split up our top 4 from last night? Both pairings were great. Kronwall and Ericsson have proven chemistry together and DeKeyser and Smith looked awesome together.


The pairings within a few weeks "should" look like this in my opinion...


Kronwall - Ericsson

DeKeyser - Smith

Ouellet - Quincey


#2539717 Kindl on the block

Posted by GoWings1905 on 10 October 2014 - 11:42 AM

Quincey does nothing at all offensively, but I can tolerate him if he doesn't turn the puck over and is somewhat dependable defensively. I still don't like the contract, but Quincey was fine last night. You shouldn't want a four million dollar player to be "unnoticeable", though that might be best-case scenario with Quincey.

First half Quincey from last season won't cut it. Anything since that point is pretty acceptable.

#2539686 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by Doc Holliday on 10 October 2014 - 08:56 AM


I think that post was tongue in cheek. 

Cut me a little slack. I've been away for awhile and I forget your guys crazy humor. :lol:

#2539294 Kindl on the block

Posted by hooon on 09 October 2014 - 12:56 PM














...even Stralman went way after Kindl.  Not saying we were the only ones who picked a dud, there are always duds.  Have a great career Kindl, just not here anymore...


Yes but every draft is like that in hindsight, and the Wings certainly weren't the only teams to miss out on those players you listed. Not every pick pans out and at least Kindl made it to the big leagues. There's a lot of guys in that draft, many who were even drafted before Kindl who never even made it to the NHL.


I hear you, but its all just hindsight.... like how we picked Ferraro and the pick after that the Avs got O'Reilly. 

#2539148 more NHL wisdom: Chris Pronger may work for Dept of Player Safety

Posted by Jedi on 08 October 2014 - 09:16 PM


#2539085 23 man roster set... say hi to your 2014/15 Wings

Posted by Jesusberg on 08 October 2014 - 01:33 PM


But all those teams are a lot better than us with a much deeper offensive pool  So whatever they're doing, they're doing it right.    


Abby in the top 6 is a perfect indication of why this team has fallen from contender status.  Guy works hard on every shift, but it's like putting lipstick on a pig.  It shouldn't be there and he shouldn't be getting big minutes with skilled players.  


To be fair, I wouldn't want to put a lipstick wearing pig on their line, either. Like I said in my previous post, I hate Abdelkader there. What I'm pointing out is that people going on about him being in the top 6 - the idea of the top 6 is being weeded out all over. Given the current roster, I'd much rather see something along the lines of:




I think that works the same way - using Jurco as a puck-retrieval/net presence guy. You're still rolling three scoring lines, and keeping pairings that have been proven to work in the past. Problem is, Babcock won't trust Jurco in that situation, and Holland doesn't want to foot the bill next season after his numbers (in theory) blow up.

For the record, I think the team falling out of contender status has more to do with hanging onto assets that aren't of value anymore, and not filling in voids on the blueline. I believe that misusing Abdelkader is an issue, but hardly the most pressing one.

#2538953 Kindl on the block

Posted by gcom007 on 07 October 2014 - 06:35 PM

I remember a rather extensive period of time here when half the people on this forum were as high or higher for Kindl as they seem to now be for Ouellet. But heading to the NHL and having to face that level of competition and pressure while continuing to grow is no easy task. I hope Ouellet works out a lot better, and he very well could and probably should, but I won't be shocked if he doesn't. We've seen days like this before, and we'll see them again. Prospects, no matter how promising, are just prospects until they prove they can really do it at the NHL level. You just can't put all your faith in them unless you're fine getting burnt at least half the time if not more. 

#2538905 Kindl on the block

Posted by Jedi on 07 October 2014 - 04:55 PM

Probably looking for a draft pick for Kindl. Since the trade would be to free a roster spot for XO, no sense in trying to bring another roster player back.

#2538666 Blast from the Past

Posted by Son of a Wing on 06 October 2014 - 11:04 PM

So I was going through a bunch of my Dad's old things and stumbled upon one of his NHL contracts from the Red Wings lying in between the pages of an old program.


I've never seen an NHL contract before (let alone from the 70s) and thought it was interesting and that I would share for others interested as well.


The salary and bonuses give an interesting perspective in comparison to today.  The average salary (according to the HHOF) in 1970 was $18,000.










#2538786 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by dat's sick on 07 October 2014 - 01:43 PM

Remember that things can still happen before thursday. And even if it doesn't, it won't be long before Ouellet is on the team one way or another. Babcock has clearly stated his wish by practicing XO with Quincey and having Kindl/Lashoff as extras.