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#2208144 Tampa Bay to have no fighting policy in training camp

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 19 September 2011 - 02:57 PM

A player at the Blackhawks` training camp was injured last season in a fight.

It seems a tad stupid to allow players on the same team to fight each other.

Agreed. And from a management perspective you just paid one of your players to injure the other.

Not surprising that teams would have a policy against it.

#2208065 Yet another lawsuit filed against Bert

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 September 2011 - 08:53 PM

Not sure i understand. I don't think anyone thinks what bert done wasn't absolutely the stupidest thing he or pretty much anyone has done on the ice in the nhl. But the question is. When is enough enough if in fact this is a new case against him and if he has already paid money out to moore.

I don't think it's that hard to understand. People are cutting Bert a lot more slack now that he's a Red Wing.

And I don't think this is a new lawsuit, or that Bertuzzi has paid any damages to Moore at this point.

Everything I've read just refers to Moore's lawsuit finally getting a court date. Nothing about it being new.

It's an extremely misleading thread title by the OP. The first part of the article he linked to says:

A civil case pitting former NHL player Steve Moore against Todd Bertuzzi(notes) and the Vancouver Canucks could finally see the inside of a courtroom late next year.

The target date for the Ontario Superior Court trial to begin if necessary is Sept. 24, 2012 if Bertuzzi is still an active player, and Oct. 22 if he’s not, according to court documents viewed by CBC.

Court-ordered mediation between the sides has failed to lead to a settlement.

#2207134 McCrimmon, Salei on board Russian plane crash

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 10 September 2011 - 07:54 PM

They came by the tens of thousands to mourn, from world leaders to ice hockey stars to ordinary Russians, with flowers and tears and aching hearts.

An estimated 100,000 people flocked to a memorial ceremony Saturday in the western city of Yaroslavl for the victims of the Russian plane crash that devastated a top ice hockey team.

"For the first time in my life, I had trouble entering an ice arena," Vyacheslav Fetisov, a former NHL star who is chairman of the Kontinental Hockey League, said at the ceremony. "It's an inexplicable tragedy."


#2207012 McCrimmon, Salei on board Russian plane crash

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 09 September 2011 - 12:58 PM

Idk if this has been posted yet. its pretty moving.

Everyone remember to keep these families in your prayers...


Here's the video embedded.

Surreal and heartbreaking.


#2206684 Crosby's 2012 Season now in Question

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 07 September 2011 - 01:48 PM

The whole point of the conference was Crosby and doctors talking about Crosby. If that's not the Crosby Show, I don't know what is.

All for: "I don't know when I'm coming back."

No one outside of Pittsburgh gives a s*** about him today. Dozens of hockey players died, leaving behind families and friends forever. Sidney is having headaches and might not play for a few months, or maybe he will. The conference was a whole lot of nothing being announced, while they're still pulling the bodies of hockey players out of the Volga.

Just wait one day; how tough would that have been?

He's not just "having headaches." He has a brain injury.

One could also argue that in light of today's tragedy, maybe we should all take a break from hating on players for petty reasons.

#2206614 McCrimmon, Salei on board Russian plane crash

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 07 September 2011 - 11:51 AM

Ruslan Salei confirmed dead by ESPN. there are no words.

Given the crappy job ESPN does with hockey, I'm hoping they got this wrong too.

#2206425 Eklund is an idiot

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 06 September 2011 - 04:18 PM

I REALLY need to stop clicking on threads with Eklund in the title.

It's hard not to though, out of morbid curiousity.

Getting hockey info from Eklund is like reading The Onion to get your daily news.

#2206368 Eklund is an idiot

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 06 September 2011 - 10:22 AM

Eklund is a total idiot, but he's made a pretty sweet gig for himself.

He gets 1,000 predictions wrong, but then people will point to the one story he broke minutes before it was on TSN and say "see! he does have the inside scoop!"

#2206253 Brian Burke should be arrested of grand larceny

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 September 2011 - 01:46 PM

I wish I wasn't on my phone, so I could plus it to even it out... I've stopped trying to understand the plus/minus scores people give on here...

I don't get it either most of the time. I gave it a plus to help even it back out. Don't know why it would've gotten negged unless Lebda is a member here.

#2205717 I could have made it to the NHL!

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 31 August 2011 - 08:37 PM

I blame my parents.

I didn't start really following hockey until I was 11, and didn't start skating until shortly after that.

Thanks Mom, you go get me baptized as a baby but don't put me on skates? What the hell?!

#2205715 Cup dropped and dented... again...

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 31 August 2011 - 08:33 PM

Must be Canucks fans who set the table up.

I heard one of them tried to drink out of it but they choked.

#2205255 Your Favorite Wings Lines Ever

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 26 August 2011 - 04:16 PM

All great choices.

Maybe not my all-time favorite, but as a blast from the past, I'd say Gallant, Yzerman and Probert. Man they were a fun line to watch.

#2204915 Patrick Kane's Mouthguardian

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 23 August 2011 - 10:40 AM

I thought Patrick Kane's mouthguard was Eddie Olczyk's di--

ahh, nevermind. ;)

The funny part is that if Kane had gone after Franzen, Mule likely would've turtled. Good thing Patty only goes after old cab drivers.

#2204444 Crosby's 2012 Season now in Question

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 19 August 2011 - 10:18 AM

No idea on player polls, but he did make #4 on a referrees list of biggest whiners of ALL-TIME.

When he was retiring Stevie even joked about the refs being glad to see him go.

#2204380 Crosby's 2012 Season now in Question

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 August 2011 - 04:54 PM

Your posts make me laugh. So funny.

As for Crosby's "GREAT" character what do you say about other players in the league saying the same thing that has been said here about how he acts or conducts himself?

I can't believe I'm coming down on the side of stinky fish taco, but he never said anything about Crosby having "GREAT" character. His point was that with the way people talk about him here you'd think he acted like Sean Avery. And he's nowhere near that kind of idiotic behavior.

What players in the league? Do you have links to all this Crosby bashing? The only criticisms I remember is from geniuses like Adam Burish. And some Russian players supporting Ovechkin. And maybe some stuff early on in his career, mostly the first season.

Like I said, he has some sort of douchey quality that makes him easy to hate, but in terms of what I've actually seen him do on the ice or in interviews, he's not nearly as bad as people make him out to be. He's whined in the past. He's dove a handful of times that I've seen. His repeated crosschecks on Zetterberg deserved a beatdown. But all that is hardly unprecedented in hockey and he's not the worst offender of any of it. Most of it seems like hate because of how good he is and how sick we all are of him being the NHL posterboy.

After this last season, it'd be hard for anyone to beat the Sedins for whining, crying, and diving (at least among star players).