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#2310094 Shanahan snubbed from HoF induction

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 26 June 2012 - 02:33 PM

I always liked Sundin, but there's no way he should've gotten in ahead of Shanny.

#2309509 Ken Holland

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 24 June 2012 - 02:26 PM

I don't know about make it or break it, but I think this is the biggest test of his career as GM.

#2309482 Top Swiss-leaguer Brunner to sign with Wings, Babcock has big plans

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 24 June 2012 - 12:12 PM

I don`t like awarding a top 6 spot to a guy who has never played in the NHL before. However I recall when Franzen came over from Sweden he had a guaranteed spot as well and stepped right in. Babs knows alot more than me so if he likes him then he must be a decent player at least. Right? I still want Parise and Prust.

The thing is, he's not really awarding him a spot. It's just something he said to a reporter. Probably in part to boost the guy's confidence, show his faith in him, and maybe guard against Holland wanting to bury him in the minors.

Once the season starts he may get a shot at the top six but he's gonna have to earn it to stay there.

#2308572 We Need to Get Tougher to Play Against

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 21 June 2012 - 08:35 PM

Finally good to see that management is seeing this too. Many of us have been advocating this for a couple offseason now.

I am not implying that I know more than management, they have probably noticed this over the last few years as well. Hence the drafting of more NA players in the draft recently. I'm just glad they are finally coming out and saying that they need to get bigger.

Agreed. I'm sure management knew it, but maybe didn't compensate for it as quickly as they could have.

The Wings used to get around their lack of size through skill and puck possession. But the last couple seasons they haven't had the level of talent necessary to play the skill game at as high of a level, but they lacked the size and system to play other ways. So they sometimes were in no mans land.

#2308566 Forums Upgraded

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 21 June 2012 - 08:05 PM

First time I've been on LGW in a while. Looks nice. Great job guys :thumbup:

When viewing your profile, your number of posts per day isn't displayed anymore?

Language filters now? Ew. I don't remember a ton of obscene language on here..

well then it shouldn't be much of a change.

So what's the big f****** deal? :P

And thanks as always for all your hard work on the site Matt!

Ah yes, I always forget ABP actually works. I knew you wouldn't have just left gaping whitespace for no reason. ABP is now disabled on this domain to support LGW.

I just realized that when I switched computers I forgot to re-disable adblock on my browser for this site. :blushing: But it's disabled now!

#2308325 NHL Awards

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 June 2012 - 08:58 PM

I guess nobody got the joke in my first post. :sarcasm:

I did.

It was as bad as some of the ones on the awards show tonight . :P

#2308322 NHL Awards

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 June 2012 - 08:50 PM

Wow... You know, when I saw he had the nomination I wasn't surprised. I am a little surprised he actually won it though.

He won over Weber by 12 votes.

I was definitely surprised by the win. I figured voters would wait another season to see if he panned out and developed defensively a bit. But I guess it's easier for hockey writers to go by points.

As much as it would've sickened me for Weber to win it, he was more deserving.

The funniest part is over on hfboards Sens fans are comparing Karlsson to Coffey, Leetch, and now a few are saying to compare him to Orr isn't much of a stretch.

Doan winning the leadership award was a bit of a joke too after his behavior after the Coyotes got eliminated. Crying in the lockerroom about the refs being against them.

#2307880 Brad Stuart's rights traded to San Jose

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 June 2012 - 05:20 PM

Oh, there will be. Sad, but true. It'll be the same idiots that boo Hossa when he did nothing but fulfill his obligation, which was a huge risk in the first place given the 1-year term in the prime of his career.

Honestly I'd be a little surprised if there was booing other than from a few idiots.

This has been a known thing for a while now, and it's not like he's leaving the Wings because he thinks San Jose gives him a better shot at winning the Cup or would get him more money.

Who knows though. Maybe I'm giving Wings fans too much credit, but it's pretty crappy if they boo him. Stuart was a great late season pickup by the Wings and a big part of their Cup in '08.

#2307537 Why isn't the Wild in hot water for their owner's comments?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 15 June 2012 - 02:09 PM

Because, per the source, it wasn't anyone from the Wild that actually made the comment public. The guy who made the comment is the former GM of the Minnesota North Stars and the comments were based on a conversation he supposedly had with the current owner & GM of the Wild. Minnesota North Stars...Minnesota Wild... See the difference? In fact, Lou Nanne has never been affiliated with the Wild at all. It wasn't Leipold, Fletcher, or anyone else in the Wild organ-i-zation that made public comments.

To give you an example, that would be the equivalent of former Maple Leaf's GM John Ferguson coming out & saying in an interview that he just played golf with Kenny Holland & they had a long chat on the back 9 about the Wings going after Ryan Suter. Does he now represent the Wings organ-i-zation by making that comment? No, it is considered hearsay unless it can be confirmed with Holland & that wouldn't happen. IF Kenny confirmed it, THEN that would be tampering.

Good point.

Seeing as how he was having dinner with the Wild owner when the comments were allegedly made though, they obviously have a relationship. shady, but I guess not technically against the rules.

Maybe someone should have dinner with Mr. I and let slip the terms the Wings are preparing to offer Parise. ;)

#2307419 Lord Stanley's Mug

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 14 June 2012 - 03:47 PM

Indeed. Those were some of the biggest Oompa Loompas I've ever seen as well. She needed a more supportive bra or she will sag like crazy when she gets old.

I get the assist on that joke. :lol:

#2307416 Lord Stanley's Mug

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 14 June 2012 - 03:39 PM

Only in LA would the cup in one night see midgets, Chuck Lidell, Beckham and some girl with biggest boobs I've ever seen. And this is just the stuff we are allowed to see lol. So awesome !

Stanley cup party !!

To be clear, the politically correct phrase for them is Oompa Loompas. :P
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#2306997 Only in LA LA Land

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 12 June 2012 - 06:23 PM

She's definitely what you'd call a role player.


a grinder??


She is to fake boobs what Giguere is to goalie pads.


#2306973 Is the Stanley Cup really the hardest trophy in all of pro sport?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 12 June 2012 - 03:43 PM

I dont know if it's the toughest, but it's absolutely the best trophy.

4 grueling best of 7 rounds the players don't get paid for, all for one day with the Cup and having your name engraved on it for eternity.

To me that beats a tiny little silver football trophy any day. :D

#2306919 The L.A. Kings: One and Done or Dynasty?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 12 June 2012 - 10:59 AM

I don't think they'll be one and done, but I'm guessing they won't be a dynasty either. It's just so hard to do these days. But they could be a contender for a good long while.

Like you mentioned, Quick is the key signing. Hopefully they get him for a reasonable price but that's going to be hard to do after winning the Conn Smythe and having the season he did. Hopefully he'll get the cap hit down through a decent term. And as awesome as quick was this playoffs, you can't expect that his level of play will be this high every single postseason. This team clearly had something special going on.

Aside from Quick the only significant UFA's besides him next season are Scuderi, Penner, and Stoll. Stoll I'm guessing they'll try hard to sign. He's good in the faceoff circle, plays the PK and PP and competes every shift. The other two will be interesting decisions because Scuderi and Penner stepped up in a big way and were different players once Sutter came on board. Most of the season Scuder was fine but unremarkable, and Penner was a huge waste of cap space most of his time in LA. So they could re-sign at a decent price hopefully, but are also replaceable if need be.

But they've got Kopitar, Richards, Williams, Brown, and Doughty signed for several seasons. And kids like Voynov and Martinez who won't even be RFA's for another season on their rookie contracts. So they don't have to do much to keep most of this team intact for a couple more seasons.

They're also just so freaking young. Kopitar is 24. Doughty is only 22. Martinez 24. Voynov 22. Brown, Richards and Carter are 27. Quick is 26.

Basically I think the team is in great shape, they only have to make a few significant moves in the next few seasons and could be good for a long time. But much like their long history of losing, the Kings also have a history of bad trades and signings so you never know. Hopefully those days are behind them as well.

#2306270 2012 SCF : Los Angeles Kings vs. New Jersey Devils

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 09 June 2012 - 09:35 PM

oh, and I don't like Parise after his taunt on the first goal. It makes me want the Kings to win even more so he can choke on it.