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#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?


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.

#2292203 Hossa Smoked

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 April 2012 - 12:25 PM

Torres has been suspended indefinitely, hearing on Friday.

Here's a link.


#2292188 Time to start looking for a new coaching staff

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 April 2012 - 11:58 AM

The assistant coaches, maybe. Not Babcock.

It is the personnel that is the problem. Not the coaching. The ball is in Holland's court, now.

Exactly. And maybe not even the assistants, honestly. Babcock brought in some very green coaches. There's a chance they've learned a ton this season and will be better next year.

But this roster needs a shakeup for sure. If there's any silver lining in guys like Lids and Stuart leaving, it's that it forces Holland to do more than tweak the lineup.

#2292168 WCQF Game Four GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 April 2012 - 11:21 AM

The team in general is awful. Not just Franzen. Everyone except for maybe two people.

I don't disagree, but when your team isn't doing well especially come playoff time, you look to your big players. Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Franzen.

Dats and Z haven't been bad and even when they're not scoring they're strong defensively. When Franzen isn't scoring he's not doing much else. You can't rely on him to hit because half the time when he does it it's because he's mad and bound to take a penalty.

And like I said in another post, he's a known floater during the regular season, taking games off. And the answer is always "wait until the playoffs."

The Wings can't wait much longer.

#2291949 WCQF Game Four GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 April 2012 - 12:57 AM

In 3 games Johan Franzen has one point, the goal that bounced off him into the net.

9 Shots on goal. 8 penalty minutes. -1.

Where's the playoff beast that's the justifies tolerating his half-assed regular season play?

#2291942 Hossa Smoked

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 April 2012 - 12:44 AM

Keep your head up.

Good play. Maybe a hair late, but good play.

Scott Stevens lived off of this and so did Vladdy


This is such a myth based on a handfull of youtube clips.

It's a disgrace to say Vladdy lived off this. He was a predatory hitter like Kronwall is and Stevens was, but Vladdy kept his skates on the ice. Stevens too. Of a career worth of hits, people base it on a few borderline hits from Steven's top ten most devastating on youtube and act like he did this all the time. You could make an argument for the Kariya hit, Lindros too. But over his career Stevens was a clean but devastating hitter. Elbows in, skates on the ice.

Torres time and time again shows up late and launches himself off his skates. He's a dirty player. That has nothing to do with what Stevens and Vladdy did.

#2291692 Time to start looking for a new coaching staff

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 17 April 2012 - 10:19 PM

Getting rid of Babcock would be a mistake.

I'm sure there's some message fatigue but he's still a great coach. What he needs more than anything are players who compete hard every night. This lineup needs a shakeup before they need a new coach.

#2291644 #5 Philadelphia Flyers vs. #4 Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 17 April 2012 - 10:10 PM

Neal got one friggin game? Didn't he have two separate disciplinary meetings? And that equals one game?

Shanny, I loved you as a player but you're a joke as disciplinarian. You're seriously worse than Campbell, which is really doing something special.

#2291631 WCQF Game Four GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 17 April 2012 - 10:08 PM

If the Wings don't make it out of the first round, mostly I'm just ticked that Holland didn't do anything at the deadline. Lids and our star players aren't getting any younger and he had cap room. This was the year.

If the Wings don't make it to the second round, Lidstrom should hang 'em up. He should go out relatively on top rather than trying to carry the team on his 41 year old back and listen to Holland explain away his lack of moves to make the lineup deeper.

#2291537 #6 Chicago Blackhawks vs. #3 Phoenix Coyotes

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 17 April 2012 - 09:52 PM

holy crap, the headhunter got another one.

Torres is a POS.

#2291525 WCQF Game Four GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 17 April 2012 - 09:50 PM

Just a friendly reminder, talking about the game, including bitching after a loss is on topic.

Lecturing other people about their posts and what constitutes a "real fan" is not. Talk about the game and the team, not each other please.

#2289841 The Official NHL Suspension Thread

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 17 April 2012 - 02:30 PM

Shaw totally hit him on purpose. This ain't his first day in hockey. He could've easily skated up against the boards and around Smith. Good call Shanny.


He certainly could've done better to avoid contact, but Smith was also shooting the puck, spinning his body and head towards Shaw.

Three games is an absolute joke. Especially after Lucic got nothing. Shanny has seriously become less consistent than Campbell.

Other than that star players are probably not going to get suspended as long as lower line players. That's been pretty consistent.