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#2552025 Chelios Is Not Too Fond of Shanahan

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 26 November 2014 - 06:03 PM

Chelios is such an ass.

He's seriously bagging on Shanahan for being calculating, as he badmouths a former teammate to help sell his book?

I wonder if Chelios also wrote about being a dirty player, starf***er, and drunk driver.

#2552007 Mantha getting closer.

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 26 November 2014 - 02:29 PM



This one is from 2013...great stats you got Harold LOL


And this is why I'm talking about how he won't back away from someone...even if they're a giant


And here is what I mean by willing to fight but teammates interfere:


So I don't know if the site that you use is wrong or if you are but either way id be my left but that there's a lot if fights not recorded. To me any time two people are throwing punches it's a "fight" even if it's more of a scrum.

Edit: ya I clicked your link. Your joke of a site is clearly wrong...look at the link I posted with a fight from 2013. I'll trust my very own eyeballs where I've seen him fight numerous times or teammates interfere over your terribly wrong source.

My joke of a site? I have no affiliation with them, and hockeyfights is a pretty great source for tracking fighting.

The problem seems to be that you think having the gloves off when you hug someone constitutes a fight. Whereas they actually track real fights.

Someone throwing a gloved punch in a scrum is also not a fight, especially when you're trying to use it as evidence that they'd fight all takers if players didn't jump in.

#2551993 Mantha getting closer.

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 26 November 2014 - 12:12 PM

Actually when I used to be able to watch ovi he would fight a handful of times a year. But then his teammates started jumping in so he didn't have to. I'd bet my left nut ovi would fight most anyone...it just wouldn't result in a win for him or his team.


Ovechkin has three career fights, the last one being in 2010 when he jumped Dubinsky.  The other two were mostly scrums with a couple punches thrown.  



#2551924 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 25 November 2014 - 06:56 PM

But the extension could be.
On a serious note, how many years dies kopecky have?
And how old was he when he signed it, I don't want to not be able to send him down.


According to capgeek this is the final year of his contract.  At $3 million a year, you don't trade for him if you plan to send him down. 


I'm afraid to even discuss it more for fear it will somehow bring this terrible trade into existence.

#2551904 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 25 November 2014 - 01:49 PM


Bring em home Kenny!


Former Red Wing on the downward side of his production.  Seems like a natural fit.  


The only hitch is it'd be a trade so Kenny wouldn't be able to give him a 4 year deal to make it a 35+ contract with a NTC. 

#2551528 Saluting the fans

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 24 November 2014 - 01:35 PM

Is it the fans really or is it the media blowing it out of proportion?  Either is possible - even likely!  Throw a dart, it's the right answer.


I don't think saluting should be done other than at the last home game of the season, win or lose.




If you do it every game or after every win, it becomes more of an obligation than something actually meaningful. 

#2551513 11/24 GDT : Ottawa Senators 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 24 November 2014 - 12:49 PM

Khan better get off his ass soon and tell us if Ouellet's playing tonight.

On defense:

Jonathan Ericsson-Niklas Kronwall

Kyle Quincey-Danny DeKeyser

Xavier Ouellet-Jakub Kindl

Brian Lashoff (scratched). Brendan Smith (hand infection, IR, not skating)


#2550961 Lucic tasting some knuckles...

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 22 November 2014 - 01:42 PM

I think people are underrating Prout a bit here, the guy is big, tough and includes boxing or even MMA lessons into his summer training. Both fought before and it was a draw or slight edge to Lucic, I didn't like his reaction either. But boy would I love seeing Lucic finally snapping today.


I really don't like the argument that Prout should have waited longer Lucic came after him both were ready to go, I think Lucic didn't expect that right bomb and so he got dropped it happens sometimes in a fight. Chiarelli needs to get his act straight, call up Robbins and let the Bruins be the team they once have been a big bad no nonsense hardnosed squad.


I also wonder if Lucic didn't think they would actually fight, given it was the end of the game.  Given some of the things he's done though, he should know better and be ready for it. 


As fun as it was to see him get dropped like that, I have to give him credit for getting back up that fast and wanting to go.  The hissy fit and glove throw was pretty funny though. 

#2550890 General discussion for tonight's games

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 21 November 2014 - 10:25 PM

Video of the incident. 




WTF is Lucic doing there?  Engaging but keeping his gloves on?  Then throwing his glove at him afterwards? 


What a clown. 

#2550796 In an odd way.....

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 21 November 2014 - 03:01 PM

 If you don't like a thread, DON'T POST IN IT.


1) By posting you're only keeping a thread you don't like more active.  If few people respond, the thread quickly gets bumped down the page by more active threads and the problem takes care of itself.  


2) By posting about whether something is threadworthy or not, you derail the conversation and reduce any chance the thread had at actually becoming a meaningful conversation. It becomes self-fulfilling.  "I think this thread is stupid so I made a post saying as much.  Now we're talking about how stupid the thread is.  After multiple posts about how stupid this thread is, the thread indeed has become stupid."



I've cleaned up the thread.  Please don't drive it into the ditch again.

#2550777 Alfie not playing this season

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 21 November 2014 - 01:21 PM

Dang.  I was hoping he'd a pull a Niedermayer and join the Wings late in the season if they needed him.

#2550207 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 November 2014 - 01:45 PM

Again, I had to idea that the point of contention had turned into either A) he's a victim of his s***ty parents, or B) a fool and his money are soon parted. 


Couldn't it be both?


I guess. I think we've sufficiently beaten this to death for a player I don't care about, but..


For me I think the distinction was that he was foolish, but naive and trusting of his parents.  I'm a lot more sympathetic to that than to someone who blew it all on houses, cars, drugs, etc.  

#2550202 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 November 2014 - 01:33 PM


And I don't understand the need to coddle adults instead of expecting them to make intelligent decisions for themselves.  I was responsible for a squad of five other guys in Baghdad, Iraq when I was 20 years old.  I guess I just don't have a ton of sympathy for a guy who's not smart enough by the age of 25 to hire an accountant.


Then again, that's all a matter of perspective.


Coddling him?   I don't know the guy.  It's not like by me expressing sympathy on an internet forum he's somehow not going to learn his lesson and lose millions more.  I just don't hate him for his mistake  (Though honestly as a player I've never really liked him. I thought he was overhyped since his days at U of M). 



I'm just saying my response is "that sucks the dude got ripped of by his parents" rather than "what an idiot! He gets what he deserves!"  


Naive or not, that's a pretty crappy thing to have your parents do that to you.  

#2550178 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 November 2014 - 12:45 PM


I'm not so sure why it's so hard for you to pick up on the fact that if you want your money to be safe you should give it to professionals. 


Also, 25 isn't that young or naive.  Stop acting like he's a child star or something. 


By age 25 Mark Zuckerberg was a billionaire.  And you know what he probably didn't do?  Give access to that money to his parents.  Because he's not an idiot. 


Mark Zuckerberg is hardly a typical example of a 25 year old, so that analogy means nothing. 


Actually, Jack Johnson isn't that different from a child star given how athletes are often treated when they excel at a young age.  I'm just saying I can understand not knowing who to trust, so you trust your mom to figure it out for you.  I don't feel the need to call someone an idiot for that. Naive maybe.  I just don't understand the angry reaction people have to a dude who got ripped off by his parents. 

#2550174 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 November 2014 - 12:37 PM


Why does she even have that kind of access to his money?  I'm not saying he wasn't taken advantage of.  I'm saying dumb people are the easiest to take advantage of.  You can be stupid, and a victim at the same time. 


Also, not a week goes by that you don't hear about some parent taking out credit cards in their kids' names, mishandling their money, etc. etc. etc.  It's not uncommon.  And while I'm sure that it has happend, I doubt seriously that some joker at a reputable accounting firm, heavily regulated by the SEC and internally regulated by their desire to not lose million dollar accounts, is using his clients' money to buy houses and then claiming it was inheritance. 


To answer your question, I guess I'd trust...Pat Brisson.  The agent he stupidly fired, but who nevertheless seems to managing Crosby, Kane, and Toews just fine.  Johnson was duped, in large part because he's dumb, and easily duped it seems. 

Easily duped.  By his parents.   


His parents bought the house because they had power of attorney.  And the SEC hasn't exactly done a great job of protecting the US economy, let alone one guy.


I do agree that firing his agent and not replacing him was a giant mistake.  His parents, teammates, friends all should've been pointing that out to him.  He sounds naive.  I guess I just don't judge a 25 year old kid in that situation harshly for trusting his parents.  It'd be a different story if he blew it all himself on houses, cars, etc.