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#2269569 The Blues are in the driver's seat

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 13 March 2012 - 02:19 PM

Uhhh....usually when someone says so and so team is playing "playoff type hockey", they aren't implying that they could lose in the first round.

I'm not saying they can't lose, it f'ing happened to them the last time they won the President's trophy.
But I appreciate the attempt at making a smart-ass comment. Nice effort.

The Blues are having a great season, especially considering how they started.

But you have to realize that being a Blues fan on a Red Wings board, the subtext of most responses you get will be along the lines of: Maybe quell your erection until you win a round of the playoffs.

To be clear, you're absolutely welcome as a fan of another team. It's great to hear about other teams from their fans and get an outside perspective. But at the same time if you're expecting a lot of people here to go out of their way to compliment the Blues, you're probably going to be disappointed.

#2269566 CBC Hot Stove: Cap to go up to 69 mill or 72mill

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 13 March 2012 - 02:07 PM

Be prepared to miss another season...And I'm not joking either.

If there is a season starting sometime in October - that figure could go down quite a bit if the BOG/NHLPA agree on sharing the revenues 50/50 (what we're seeing with the NFL/NBA)...Right now that figure is just eye candy come July 1st.

If we lose another season of hockey, or even half a season of hockey, I don't care what else he's done, Bettman needs to be shown the door. That would be three lockouts that he's responsible for in his tenure as commissioner. Bettman and the NHL have the dubious honor of being the first North American league to lose an entire season due to a labor dispute.

In the last lockout he got the salary cap he's wanted since 94. He should be able to negotiate and get a CBA finished without locking players out.
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#2269526 Please, for the love of God

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 13 March 2012 - 11:30 AM

I got bored after the first paragraph, honestly.

Having not made it out of the first round of the playoffs in ten years, I get that you guys are excited there and post things like this. But as the Wings have learned from painful experiences over the years, stats and the President's Trophy don't count for jack in the postseason. Home ice advantage yes, but that's it.

#2269392 Playoff race thread

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 12 March 2012 - 01:39 PM

Let's keep it to over-analyzing hockey, not each other please.

#2269262 3/10 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Predators 3

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 11 March 2012 - 12:16 PM


If you want to discuss why people neg or don't neg someone or feelings about each other as members here, take it to PM, or at least the water cooler.

I'm having to clean up this thread for a second time now because of personal attacks and getting way off topic. Next time people will just be getting time outs from the site.

Even if your post is partially on topic but contains musings on other people's posting habits or the +/- system or anything else wildly off topic, the whole post will be deleted. If you want your thoughts to remain in the thread, just keep it to something remotely related to the game.


#2269213 3/10 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Predators 3

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 11 March 2012 - 12:48 AM

Please stay on topic about the actual game.

This thread will be cleaned up and a couple of you should check your PM's.

#2268953 Smith/Kindl/Ericsson

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 10 March 2012 - 06:23 PM

Our defense does look better without him. Now if we could only dump his salary....

So the defense looks better overall without Lidstrom and Ericsson in the lineup? Because both have been out the same games.

you'd think the defense would be better with Lidstrom in the lineup. Weird.

#2268949 Smith/Kindl/Ericsson

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 10 March 2012 - 06:18 PM

I agree. Wings game have been much more relaxing for me since he's been out. He's decent on the PK, but otherwise he seems to make mistakes about 50% of the time, especially when he's under pressure and needs to act quickly.

Do you really think he'd have a regular spot in the lineup if every other play he was making a mistake? He doesn't make mistakes anywhere near that percentage of the time because if he did he'd be out of the NHL.

So the pretty clear answer is it has something to do with your perception of things, not Ericsson's actual play. But then I guess we all baselessly bash players sometimes.

#2268902 Smith/Kindl/Ericsson

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 10 March 2012 - 02:11 PM

I said IF it was needed.

so IF it was needed because somehow Holland has painted himself into a corner financially, the Wings should demote their #5 defenseman to the minors and potentially lose him off waivers for nothing while also tarnishing the organization's reputation on how it treats its players. Got it.

Holland is a guy who let Commie go basically so he could play somewhere and try to get a contract next year, even though it would've been better for the team to have him riding the pine in case there were a bunch of injuries on D, which is the case right now.

You're such a big Holland fan it's odd that you'd think he'd ever make a bad move like that, other than the fact that it's Ericsson.

#2268881 Hockey parent uses laser pointer to "blind" opposing goalie

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 10 March 2012 - 12:31 PM

Update: "Laser Dad" to face criminal charges, says he was wrong... http://boston.cbsloc...l-face-charges/

Translation: "I'm sorry I got caught."

If a grown ass man can't figure out how stupid that is beforehand, it's hard for me to believe he truly regrets and understands exactly what a douchebag he is.

#2268806 Smith/Kindl/Ericsson

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 10 March 2012 - 02:14 AM

Ericsson doesn't have an NMC, so stashing in the minors is a theoretical possibility should the need arise in the future.

Why would the Wings put a solid #5 D man that they just re-signed in the minors? What kind of message would that send to current and future players? That would be an idiotic move by Holland.

Plus I think he'd have to clear waivers.

#2268669 3/9 GDT : Kings 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 09 March 2012 - 09:50 PM

10 shots total? Are the Kings trapping? :blink:

They don't typically trap (I'm at work and not watching this game, so can't say for sure). But they're 3rd in the league for GAA. They definitely don't make it easy to score.

They're also a team who can't really score, so it's depressing they got 3 on us.

#2268433 3/9 GDT : Kings 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 09 March 2012 - 01:33 PM


why ewww?

They're having a lot of problems scoring goals this season and seem to have taken a step backward overall, but they're a fun young team to watch. Kopitar plays a lot like Zetterberg. great young goalie in Quick. Doughty is super-talented, if immature still. Good young defensemen in Martinez and Voynov. Young guys like Clifford who will grind, hit, fight and score some goals.

Honestly I liked the roster more last season when they still had Simmonds. Their GM has made some panic moves at the deadline picking up Penner last season and now Carter (who will hopefully work out better than Penner). But they're still a fun team to watch.

#2268421 3/9 GDT : Kings 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 09 March 2012 - 12:18 PM

Holy injury bug.

Kings are my second favorite team. I'm pulling for the Wings to win, but if they end up losing at least there's consolation in the Kings getting much needed points to stay in the running for the playoffs.

#2268339 Carter to LA

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 08 March 2012 - 09:29 PM

Not sure if that's a total dick move by Columbus or a remarkably considerate one toward the fans who may have recently purchased Carter's jersey.

I'm going to go with dick move.

Considering they announced it the day Carter was coming back to Columbus for the first time as a King, I think you picked the right one.

First announcing that Nash requested a trade, now treating a recently traded player this way. Stay classy Columbus. :thumbup:

Even if he was a flop there, it doesn't exactly send the best message about how you treat players.