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#2068562 Chelios might sign for Vitiaz Tjechov

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 25 November 2010 - 06:23 PM

Or rather that coach of that team

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#2066764 11/21 GDT: Flames 4 at Red Wings 5 (OT)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 21 November 2010 - 08:19 PM

Every....and I'm serious....EVERY post is blaming the officials for the loss and the reason why Detroit is so good.

I'm still not seeing how that's any different from how it would be here if the Wings lost a game that way. :P


#2066738 11/21 GDT: Flames 4 at Red Wings 5 (OT)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 21 November 2010 - 08:06 PM

Get on CalgaryPuck and read. Seriously.

Why?

I'm sure they sound like whiny ass ******* after a loss like that, just like we do here when it happens to the Wings.


#2066545 11/21 GDT: Flames 4 at Red Wings 5 (OT)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 21 November 2010 - 07:29 PM

that should be an extra 2 on Iginla.


#2065879 11/19 GDT: Wild 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 November 2010 - 01:43 PM

Why is lidstrom's +/- only at +2 he is usually the leader or 2nd/3rd on the team :scared:

I miss the ability to negatively rate posts, because you pretended to be optimistic back then...

When called out on expecting Jimmy to start every game because he's 26 (even though he had back spasms), you now move on to Lidstrom's +/- rating, in spite of him having a great start to the season.

Seriously, seek therapy. I'm not sure why you watch hockey when it brings you so much misery and pain. If it caused me that much unhappiness, I'd avoid hockey like the plague.


#2065873 Why I'm Thankful Babcock is the Wing's coach

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 November 2010 - 01:27 PM

Yes the game was probably out of reach for Washington, 4 goals down with under three minutes left (though if anyone could come back from that deficit, it would be the Caps).

But what do you think Babcock would do if the Wings were in this situation and his players made this kind of defensive effort?

Particularly Green, who had a great seat for the goal, but Chimera could've hustled back too and helped out Schultz who looked like he was half assing it and got undressed.

I'm sure these bad habits won't hurt the Caps come playoff time. :P




#2065747 11/19 GDT: Wild 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 19 November 2010 - 10:20 PM

Osgood? I would feel safer with Ericsson in the net, this team hasn't got a decent backup and howard have serious rebound issues

Don't you mean Janik? You wanted to start him over Ericsson, remember?


#2065255 Robidas demolishes Heatley

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 19 November 2010 - 11:27 AM

It doesn't really affect the outcome of the hit, but Robidas should have been called for elbowing. He led into the hit with an outstretched arm.

If that hit was considered elbowing, Kronwall would lead the league in PIMs and probably have served a couple suspensions by now.

Great hit.

As for the thread title, hey, nothing's funnier than killing your friend in a high speed crash!


#2063877 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 16 November 2010 - 09:26 PM

Reading through a thread at HF Boards, I got to thinking - do Leaf fans, as fans of a proud Original 6 Franchise, deserve better than what they've been getting? Horrible management, mediocre at best teams, horrible trades/signings and MLSE's only motivation being for profit hasn't stopped the fans from coming to games or buying merchandise. Of course, fans are enjoying watching their failures, many Wings fans among them.

I don't like the Leafs as much as the next guy, but I can't help but feel the smallest portion of pity for what their fans endure compared to Detroit fans. I sure don't feel bad for the team, but to the Leaf fans who are starving for a winner (not the cocky, entitled fans), I do to a certain extent.

I kind of do. Honestly though the massive obsession with every little move that franchise makes somewhat dampens my obsession.

If Detroit were in the Eastern conference (where they belong), I'd probably care a lot more, because few things would be greater than a renewed Leafs-Wings rivalry.


#2063876 Bob MacKenzie

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 16 November 2010 - 09:22 PM

I like Mckenzie and he makes a lot of good points, but his underlying one seems to be the exact point I was making as to why this league won't get widespread appeal because of guys like Campbell.

To me, he's basically saying "It's how these hockey guys run things, you wouldn't understand." Which puts the fans on the outside, and as I said before holds back the NHL from becoming a legit major sport.

Everyone supporting Campbell seems to make a similar point. "If you knew him, you wouldn't question his integrity." Which is basically, "you don't understand." Yes us fans are passionate, often unreasonable hotheads when it comes to the sport we love, but I'm pretty sure the other major pro sports, football, basketball, baseball, even NASCAR, don't repeatedly give off the exclusionary attitude the NHL does. Every other major sport seems to realize they need to include and address the feelings of their fan base, especially when it comes to scandals.

Whether it's Bettman telling us about how we feel about the game instead of actually listening, or Campbell's spinning wheel of justice, I'm getting tired of being told as a fan that I just don't understand.


#2063532 Campbell calls (likely Savard) "Fake Artist" in email

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 15 November 2010 - 10:13 PM

Honestly this whole Campbell situation just illuminates why the league struggles to become a major sport, when one of its top executives conducts himself in this manner.

It makes the NHL look like it's still basically a Canadian family business, where biases and personal relationships rule the league, not a legit major sport.


#2062400 Miller likely out and Eaves in againstColorado

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 13 November 2010 - 12:34 AM


He's 12 points behind Lidstrom (14 gp), 4 points behind Stuart (14 gp), 1 point behind Kronwall (14 gp), tied with Salei (14 gp), one point ahead of Rafalski (4 gp) and 3 points ahead of Ericsson (6 gp). Hudler himself has played 12 games.

You are grabbing stats and trying to force them into your position. A "scoring forward" is a forward whose job is to create offense and whose abilities and play style lead towards that end. A "defensive forward" is a forward whose abilities and play style lead towards effective defensive play. And a "two-way forward" is a combination of the two, a forward with aspects of both a scoring forward and a defensive forward.

Great. so he's outscored one D man just back from injury who's played one-third the number of games and one bottom pairing dman who's played half the games he has. Not very impressive.

He's played 12 games, has 4 assists, and is a -6. His role on the team is pretty much to put up points, as he doesn't have a lot else to offer.


No one needs to grab stats to force them into anything regarding Hudler. Any way you slice it, he has been craptacular so far this season.


#2062331 Zetterberg Slowing Down?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 12 November 2010 - 09:59 PM

Less assists and more goals please

Less posting and more thinking please


#2058616 11/5 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Oilers 1

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 06 November 2010 - 09:02 AM

Pavs has been amazing pretty much every game. I really didn't notice Mule or Bert much tonight. 3rd line looked good. It seemed like Mike was trying to get the 3rd and 4th rolling at the expense of the 2nd. Given the game tomorrow that makes sense. Kindl is the only d man looking consistently shabby right now. Once Rafalski is back look out!



Well, he has played with his head up his ass until very recently. What don't you understand? Oh Right...Hudler.

Clearly hasn't been playing poorly, he just had two crappy linemates. Now Modano seems to be getting it going, and they got the dead weight off that line. Even when the Hudler-Modano-Cleary line was still together, Babcock was using Danny with Pav and Z at the end of games. That's a pretty big vote of confidence.

It's early in the season, but Hudler needs to get it going because right now this team is better with Abby, Eaves, or Miller in the lineup than him.

And Datsyuk is playing like a Hart trophy candidate again. He looked a step off for the first half of last season, but has come out blazing this year. Z too. I think with them on the same line and their puck dominance, they give the opposing line fits.

And another solid game from Jimmy!


#2058527 Get ready folks, hitting is about to exit our game

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 November 2010 - 11:11 PM

Based on what?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeYe8UH4Jyo

Looks like the only thing that's changed is media coverage and better cameras.

you're right. that 5 minute youtube clip accurately represents decades of hockey.

well played sir.