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#2300850 Bettman wants to tout the "Original 12" now, haha

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 12 May 2012 - 12:42 PM

I think we're all just bored because the Wings have been eliminated and Bettman is a little weasel so he's an easy target.

He's basically just trying to say something about the Blues and their franchise in regards to their sale. Especially since they sold for well less than their estimated value, and $20 million less than what they were purchased for in 2006.

After two years the sale of the team is finally over with, and the Blues have a good team that's finally in a position to make money. In the words of The Replacements, Gary's got a boner.


#2300337 What Lidstrom NEEDS to Do...

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 09 May 2012 - 11:48 AM

It seems like we go through this every new contract with Lidstrom.

For starters, it's not like Lidstrom sits down in front of Holland and demands what he should paid, pointing out that the fans would riot if he left. All these negotiations happen with Nick's agent.

He's not the absolute best in the league anymore, but he's still a top pairing Dman and probably expects to be compensated as such. Last season Lidstrom still led all D-men on the Wings by playing 23:46 a game. He still plays the most minutes of all d-men on the PP, and still kills penalties. We're not talking about a Chelios type situation where he was a bottom pairing guy. Nick was the #1 d-man and if he returns will almost certainly still function as one of the top two defensemen on the team.

He doesn't owe Holland anything more than what Holand owes him. It's not on Nick's shoulders to give Holland more cap room. That's Holland's job. Lidstrom does his job on the ice. And he's given a hometown discount time and time again compared to what his market value was.

As I've said in threads like this before, it's really easy to give money away "for the good of the team" when it's not yours.


#2299667 #8 Los Angeles Kings vs. #2 St. Louis Blues

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 06 May 2012 - 06:01 PM

SWEEP!


Quick >>>>>> Elliott


#2299454 #8 Los Angeles Kings vs. #2 St. Louis Blues

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 May 2012 - 10:41 AM

he has the most drawn penalties in the league. He has perfected the calculated "boarding" call draw. The guy is a scumbag, as much as I love hitters this guy isn't tough at all and he compromises the sport.

I'm guessing you wanted Maltby out of the league for the way he compromised the sport too.

And how many Kings games have you watched this season?

That's the Sharks you're thinking of about perfecting the boarding call. Couture and a few other guys would get touched from behind and crumple into the boards as they throw their head back.

Like I said, he does flop and it's embarrassing and frustrating. But that's only a small part of his game. He's hardly like Kesler out there. More often he's like Maltby. Agitating guys and perfectly willing to take a punch in the face if he thinks it'll draw a penalty.

You're wrong if you think Brown's not tough at all. He's not really a fighter but unlike Kronwall he will drop the gloves if someone goes after him for a hit they don't like.

This playoffs he's been an absolute beast. He had two shorthanded goals in the same game against the Canucks. Was hitting everything on the ice. Crushed Henrik Sedin. Same way against the Blues. He's been a force out there. Killing penalties, plays the PP.

Love him or hate him, if the Kings go deep he's absolutely a Conn Smythe candidate.


#2298994 Predators bench Radulov and A. Kostitsyn for Game 3 of WCSF

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 03 May 2012 - 04:33 PM

To be honest, I hope he does stay in Nashville. He's talented as all hell, but he hasn't demonstrated anything to suggest he's team player in his entire career.

I hope he does too. He ran to the KHL for more money while under contract with the Preds, then upon his return for the playoffs, he's living it up past curfew the night before a 2nd round playoff game.

Keep up the good work. I bet your teammates really respect you and love playing with you. :thumbup:


#2298990 Will the Wings keep Kyle Quincey?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 03 May 2012 - 04:26 PM

Wow! I never considered this to be a possibility, but I guess it could happen. If that's our defense, we may not make the playoffs, plain and simple. Keeping on topic, I think Quincey stays. We'll offer him a one or two year deal at the same price. With the cap going up and defensemen being overpaid in the market, keeping his salary the same is the equivalent of giving him less. You can't give up a 1st round pick for a guy that's basically a rental. Give him at least a whole season on your team, in your system, then make the determination if he's worth a roster spot next year.

Agreed. Like him or not, I think Quincey is probably here next season.

He certainly wasn't great, but I'm holding out hope he could be a decent middle pairing guy next season. A sort of Stuart replacement.

All I can say is Smith better be in the lineup next year, even if it means putting Kindl on waivers.


#2298267 #4 Nashville Predators vs. #3 Phoenix Coyotes

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 30 April 2012 - 12:51 PM

Phoenix has already gotten as many pucks past Rinne as the Wings did and its all because they work there butts off every shift.

It's so frustrating to watch. But Phoenix does what Detroit wouldn't. They go to the net hard and score the ugly goals you need come playoff time.

Look at where all their goals were scored last night. Minus the empty netter they're all right in the crease/slot area. Same with the first game. they're all scored within like 10 or 15 feet of the net, not wrist shots from along the boards.

The Wings offense depends on a great skill play to score a goal as they maintain puck control along the boards. When that gets shut down, they don't have the ability or willingness to go the middle of the rink, other than on an individual effort by Datsyuk or Zetterberg.

It's not that Rinne is playing that much worse than he did in the first round. It's that the Coyotes have actually put him under fire. He was giving up juicy rebounds against the Wings but there were three Nashville players there to clear the puck before any Wings player was even close.


#2297939 Report: Luongo officially requests trade out of Vancouver

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 28 April 2012 - 11:20 PM

Just about as douchey as this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K71iWDxcrFQ

That one I remember.

And Nucks fans wonder why other fans love seeing Vancouver fail.

Way to focus on the right things Canucks. Stay classy.


#2297900 #4 Nashville Predators vs. #3 Phoenix Coyotes

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 28 April 2012 - 06:41 PM

Nope it just means they play in the middle of the ice more than us. They cycle and then get the puck to the middle...we passed it around the outside too much.

Unfortunately, this.

The way the Wings play sometimes, I don't think they even have to zamboni the middle part of the offensive zone.


#2297542 Johan Franzen wants to 'have more fun'

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 27 April 2012 - 10:36 AM

Franzen managing to say the absolute wrong thing for how he's viewed here.

Winning is fun. Scoring goals is fun. Try working harder every day, every game, every shift, and you'll probably win more games and score more goals and have more fun.


#2297382 Nick, Homer retirement, New Captain

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 26 April 2012 - 07:56 PM

THIS! it only makes sense why else would they give him a huge contract

You guys are really late to the party with the Ericsson bashing.

He was good all season and one of our best D-men in the playoffs.


#2297380 #7 Washington Capitals vs. #2 Boston Bruins

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 26 April 2012 - 07:54 PM

Ooh, aren't you cute. Lemme get you a cookie. I've been to Boston. More times than I can count. To see several different sporting events from several different sports. I have family living there. I know people from there that live here, and have lived elsewhere that I have lived. It's a racist city. I've heard it described as a Southern city in the Northeast. I was at a Dunkin Donuts near Fenway Park once, not long before a Yankees/Red Sox game, and heard not one but three people refer to black players on the Yankees as "n-words." As in, "I hope we beat those n-words" and "f*** those n-words." This is Boston circa 2009, not Atlanta circa 1949. To take sports out of the equation entirely, I was visiting a friend who attended Boston College and overheard someone refer to a black woman who got off the T as a "******* darkie." Again, this is in the last few years, not 60 years ago. To say that I'm not surprised about the comments directed toward that black hockey player is to say I'm notf****** surprised, considering the source. The same would be true if I was talking about Klansmen referring to the President. There's a reason many black athletes have said they hate playing in Boston, especially as visiting players, because of the racial hostility coming from the fans. I'm not pulling this s*** out of my ass, here. This is stuff I've seen with my own four eyes (I wear glasses) and my own two ears.

Go mess with someone else. Surely there's a clone of mindfly s***ting on the Red Wings around here somewhere.

So based on your experience with what, twenty, thirty people? Let's say one hundred people, you call all Boston fans trash. And now you're calling the whole city racist.

makes sense. And I'm not messing with anybody. If you don't like the responses your posts get then you don't have to post in the thread.

Thanks for calling me cute though. :blush:


#2297342 Nick, Homer retirement, New Captain

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 26 April 2012 - 06:22 PM

But that doesn't make any sense. Being in one's 40s--especially when you're in world-class shape like Nick is--does not increase susceptibility to a bone bruise, nor will being of that age--again, especially when you're in such great shape is Nick is--affect the degree to which it heals.

Yes, it probably does.

With aging comes a decrease in your max heart rate and heart output, your lung capacity, muscle mass, flexibility, testosterone. Those are known issues. Your body just doesn't recover as well as it used to, whether it's recover time from a workout or from injury.

Genetics and staying fit can certainly lessen the impact of aging, but can't erase them. The reality is that Lidstrom at 25 is going to recover much faster than an injury than he does at 41.

And in general he is more prone to injury now that he's older.
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#2297258 Report: Luongo officially requests trade out of Vancouver

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 26 April 2012 - 11:19 AM

Who has another bad contract on their team that would need a good (not great) goalie?

Islanders?

Bad contracts are kind of their wheelhouse. :D


#2297231 #7 Washington Capitals vs. #2 Boston Bruins

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 26 April 2012 - 09:46 AM

If I didn't think Ovechkin were such a d-bag these days, I'd be a lot more excited about this.