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#2550170 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 November 2014 - 12:26 PM


They shouldn't have been handling his money in the first place.  I'm not sure why that's so hard for people to pick up on.  Do any of you have a joint bank account with your parents?  Do any of you let your parents buy things in your name, or with your money?  When was the last time you looked at your bank account and thought "hmmm, mom didn't spend as much as I thought she would?".  Never?  That's because only stupid people let others (including their parents) spend their money. 


You are assuming he expected them to make the financial transactions themselves, versus them being the ones to go out and find financial advisors to handle his money.  


He was a 25 year old who just signed a contract for 30 million dollars, which isn't quite the same situation as having your parents on your checking account.  It's a tremendous amount of money and people start coming out of the woodwork to get a piece of it.  So he put it in the hands of people he trusted while he went out and earned it.  I'd venture to guess he's not the only pro athlete who's done this and most of the time it works out.


I'm not sure why that's so hard for you to pick up on.

#2550163 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

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


The last person I'd trust to handle my multi-million dollar estate is my mother too.  She's a secretary.  No matter how much I love her that doesn't make her capable of handling millions of dollars in assets intelligently or responsibly.  I know this.  Jack Johnson, however, doesn't.  That's why he's an idiot. 



Hire professionals to take care of your money.  You wouldn't let your parents repair your car, fill your cavities, or install your water heater.  Why would you let them handle your millions of dollars in wealth?



It's not like he gave the money to his mom and said "go play the stock market."  According to one source she did things like bought a house in Manhattan beach with his money, then lied to him saying they paid for it with a relative's inheritance. 

So it's not just about ignorance of handling money and more about his parents completely taking advantage of him and not looking out for his best interests.


Obviously in hindsight he should've found a financial adviser, but I can imagine being 25 years old, who just signed this giant contract.  There's people all around you licking their chops to get at that money and take advantage of you, so who do you trust?  You just don't expect it to be your parents.  

#2550146 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 November 2014 - 12:05 PM

He's an idiot? Really?

I can't speak for anyone else, but the last person in this world I'd expect to screw me over financially is my mother. It's one thing to be awful with money, but what they did with his money goes beyond being financially irresponsible - they milked the **** out of him. They treated him like a cash cow and ran his debt into the ground. The amount they spent/lost has more to do with their greed and taking advantage of a situation than it does with making smart decisions. Disgusting on their part.





When I first saw the headline I thought "what a moron."  But reading more about it and hearing what his parents did puts  it in a whole different light for me. 


I guess you can blame him for being naive and not picking up on the problem earlier, but it's his friggin parents.  The guy is likely busy playing hockey and trusting that his mother will be handling things and looking out for his best interests. 


Not having an agent didn't help.  Agents are often evil, but a necessary one in the entertainment business. 

#2550083 Smith and Ericcsson?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 19 November 2014 - 09:46 PM

For those of us who didn't catch the game.  Not much of a fight but you can see Smith holding his hand immediately afterwards. 


#2550069 Smith and Ericcsson?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 19 November 2014 - 08:10 PM

Hockey equipment is filthy and I can't imagine putting his hand back in a sweaty glove helped the situation. 


Agreed, but you'd think they would've cleaned it and covered it after the fight.  


It seems a little odd an infection shows up that fast.  


I'm really starting to wonder about the Wings training staff. 

#2550029 Smith and Ericcsson?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 19 November 2014 - 02:18 PM

 Ansar Khan retweeted

Brendan Smith has had infection from fight last night. Won't make trip to Winnipeg. Could meet team in Toronto. #RedWings

#2549739 Forsberg in HOF, Fedorov equal?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 November 2014 - 06:07 PM

IMO, the 2015 class locks are Lidstrom, Pronger (deemed eligible today) and Fedorov. Feds had the numbers, a Hart Trophy and 3 cups. That's a heck of a resume.


A Pearson and a couple Selke's too. 

#2549185 Malkin hit on Girardi

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 16 November 2014 - 11:47 AM

You know if it happened after only big hits I wouldn't have that much of a problem with it but as it stands now it happens after every kind of hit.


Agreed.  There was a time when players accepted that hockey is a tough sport and they might have a teammate get caught with a clean hard hit.  They'd just take a number and get that guy back.  Or the hitting in the game overall would increase. 


There were always the few star players who were protected, like Gretzky and Yzerman, but there wasn't all this fighting after clean hard hits.  The point is to separate the guy from the puck and take advantage of that.  By dropping the gloves immediately the team often negates that advantage.  The player starting a fight after a hit like that should always get an extra 2 and maybe even a 10 minute misconduct.  Especially considering it's often more of a mugging than a fight.


For as much as people complain about the league taking hitting out of the game, players fighting after clean hits tries to do the same thing. Hitting is part of the game.  Take a number and play on. 


To be clear, I'm not talking about the Wing's habit of standing around when one of their players has obviously been cheapshotted.

#2549183 11/14 GDT : Blackhawks 1 at Red Wings 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 16 November 2014 - 11:32 AM

Sounds like it might be the doghouse after all?


Ansar Khan ‏@AnsarKhanMLive  5m

Only change tonight is Lashoff in for Kindl. Kindl didn't play last 30 minutes on Friday. Babcock declined to say why but he is healthy.


#2548847 General discussion for tonight's games

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 14 November 2014 - 03:01 PM


Cocky attitude (this isn't the NBA, NFL or soccer!), diver - which seems to plague a lot of habs - for whatever reason.


I don't like Lucic and his attitude either but the guy is one of the last true power forwards in the game and when he is on and seeing red extremely fun to watch. Like Degraa mentioned he would look extremely good on Pashas wing. That being said he needs to get his emotions in check that's for sure.


Cocky attitude how?  What has he done that's like the NBA or NFL? 


As others have pointed out he's generally very well spoken, humble, and has handled some touchy situations with surprising maturity and grace. 



Meanwhile the other guy has threatened to kill a player in the handshake line and speared multiple players in the nuts.  So....

#2548814 General discussion for tonight's games

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 14 November 2014 - 12:23 PM

And yet he'd still look good and dats wing....


No doubt he's a talented player.  One of the few true power forwards left in the game. 


Just saying that if we're gonna call one of those two a rat, I'm going with the guy who's run goalies, suckerpunched guys, has repeatedly speared players in the nuts (usually because they gave him a clean hard hit and he couldn't take it), been suspended multiple times, and throws tantrums in the handshake line instead of manning up.

#2548811 General discussion for tonight's games

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 14 November 2014 - 11:53 AM

Would have loved seeing Loooooch unload on him.. Cocky rats sometimes need a head cleaning. But man Rask needs to be better against the habs


You've got that flipped.  Between those two Looooch is the raaaaaat by a country mile.  

#2548573 Ranking Wings Players by Draft Order

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 11 November 2014 - 02:39 PM

Small + Euro + late bloomer



His wiki page makes it sound like Nill was a big factor in the Wings picking him (while also mentioning his small stature). 

Zetterberg caught the attention of the Red Wings' Assistant General Manager Jim Nill and Director of European Scouting Håkan Andersson during a tournament in Finland. While Andersson was trying to point out Mattias Weinhandl, Nill could not help noticing "this little Zetterberg guy who always seemed to have the puck."[3]


#2548507 11/9 GDT - Tampa Bay 4 at Detroit 3 (SO) - 6:00 PM EST

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 10 November 2014 - 04:49 PM



Or maybe Dennis Wideman is available? 



#2548475 11/9 GDT - Tampa Bay 4 at Detroit 3 (SO) - 6:00 PM EST

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 10 November 2014 - 12:32 PM

Babcock regarding the shootouts... "Obviously, that's something I don't spend a whole lot of time on." No s***!... "That's why I got this great video guy named Andrew Brewer. He does all that work and comes out and tells me who to shoot"... So much for blaming it all on Babcock...


We are 0-3 in the shootout after last nights loss. We have scored 1 goal (Nyquist) on 8 opportunities, and the opposition has scored 5 goals on 7 opportunities. Both, the shooters and the goalie (Howard) definitely need to be better in that area and our coaching staff really needs to address it this week while they have 4 days off. We would be tied for 1st in the East with 22 points if we had won three of those shootouts... We cannot be throwing away these points.


Let's hope they can turn their shootout woes around, like they did their power-play. They have gotten two power-play goals in each of their past three games, going 6 for 13 (46.2%). In the first 12 games of the season they had gone 5 for 46 (10.9%). They now sit at a respectable 18.6% and I expect that number to rise even more as the season goes on.


Sounds like you're getting your wish. 


Ansar Khan ‏@AnsarKhanMLive  8m

Wings working on shootouts in practice. They're 5-12 in shootouts since start of 2013-14 season.