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#2182405 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 03 June 2011 - 02:37 PM

I'm laughing. And the only thing I find funnier is the holier-than-thou reaction.

A guy sticks his finger up my nose and tries to widen my left nostril and sticks a second one in my mouth -- damn right I'll bite it off.

Furthermore, I watched all the Sportsnet and TSN programs yesterday. Pretty much every analyst they had on said they had either been bitten by or had bitten someone in their careers during a face wash. And these aren't all young guys either. Hell, even Cliff Ronning said he bit Tie Domi. CLIFF RONNING!.. And Ronning bit Domi's bare finger. :lol:

Take a chill pill folks. This dog is older than all of us.

Ohh the irony of that statement.

Good thing we have a Vancouver fan here to tell us how we should feel about this. If it were a Bruin chomping down on a Canuck, I'm sure your stance would be the same. (no need to answer that. I know the response that's coming).

Facewashes are as old as the game of hockey. Funny how so few end in biting fingers like a little girl. Burrows continues to embarrass himself.

Beyond that, the league has suspended for the offense before, so regardless of how people feel about the incident, Ruutu got 2 games for a very similar move. It's not like there's not a precedent.

#2182366 Hockey Hall of Fame - Class of 2011 - Your Call

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 03 June 2011 - 12:06 PM

Is there anyone higher than Oates on the all-time points list who isn't already in the hall?

(of those eligible of course)

I know, I know, no Stanley Cup or personal awards, but 1420 points. a very respectable 156 points in 163 playoff games. one of the best passers the game has seen and a major factor in Hull's success.

Oates should get in this time.

#2182043 Jonathan Ericsson's Value?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 02 June 2011 - 12:10 PM

Yet he was 2nd best on the team among defensemen in the +/- category....

I know. It's staggering that Babcock would keep putting him out there almost 19 minutes a night, when Ericsson is singlehandedly responsible for giving up a goal in every single game. ;)

#2181703 Jonathan Ericsson's Value?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 01 June 2011 - 11:52 AM

Are you aware that Salei made less than that this season and did arguably a better job? I think $1.5m is too much.

It's a tough argument to make, considering Salei had to fight for his roster spot with Kindl this season. And it's not because Kindl was playing awesome.


He didn't do a better job than Ericsson this season. In the playoffs Salei's value increased a little because of his experience (and even then Ericsson played over 2 more minutes per game), but the regular season he was a disappointment for a lot of the same reasons as people say about Ericsson. Bad turnovers, not physical as he should be, bad penalties. And doesn't have nearly the first pass that E does. Most of the time Salei just goes up the glass or ices the puck.

Salei's value was also less at the start of this season because he's a 36 year old D-man with a long history of injuries. Health is always a question mark with him, so he's not really the best measure of market value of Ericsson.

Also, to correct something mentioned earlier in the thread, Ericsson has said he hadn't started negotiating with Holland, so he doesn't know where mlive got the info that he had turned down a deal for $2 mill a year.

EDIT: And isn't there already a long thread about Ericsson?

#2180613 Question about Carcillo

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 28 May 2011 - 11:13 AM

The answer is yes, he's a douchebag.

Oh, was that not the question?

#2180564 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 28 May 2011 - 12:21 AM

Honestly I don't care much who wins. Boston maybe?

I'll probably watch the first couple games and hope that the tone is set from the Eastern conference finals. If Vancouver brings the dive-fest they had with San Jose into the finals, I don't think I can stomach it. Especially if the refs follow suit and call the games as horribly as they did in the WCF.

#2180557 Tampa Bay vs. Boston

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 27 May 2011 - 11:58 PM

I was rooting for Tampa, but wow, what a series. That's the way hockey should be. This series had wide open games with lots of scoring, and tight defensive wars like tonight.

It's almost too bad this wasn't the Cup finals.

#2180303 Kris Draper

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 27 May 2011 - 10:24 AM

Look man, I've got nothing against Draper, but to suggest he's valuable in the playoffs is a bit misleading. Did anyone actually notice him when he was out there? He wasn't a liability, I'll give him that, but his role could be replicated by anyone else.

Not anyone else, but definitely by someone else.

It's not that Draper doesn't have anything to offer. He still can play in this league, but as I said earlier I think it's in the best interest of the Wings to fill that spot with someone younger.

Drapes had a good season, but part of that was probably because he only played half a season due to his groin injury. And that's an injury that's kept him out of games for the last 3 seasons. Yes he can rehab it this offseason, but i'm guessing that's what he did last offseason too. He certainly wasn't bad in the playoffs, but if his contributions were that valuable, he likely would've been in the lineup every game.

One of the arguments here against an enforcer is that they only play half the games in a season, and not in the playoffs. It's a good point, and one that applies to Draper as well.

#2180017 Why no team is likely to offer sheet Doughty, Weber, or Parise

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 26 May 2011 - 01:40 PM

Thank god you're around to protect all of us from our own imaginations. Now that this great service has been rendered, why don't you start touring around elementary schools dispelling the evil myths of Santa Claus and the Easter bunny. While you're at it, maybe you can share with them the odds of becoming astronauts, or baseball players, or the president of the United States. Much better that they stop dreaming now than to learn the crushing truth on their own.

He actually provided insight on something a lot of people probably didn't know regarding the CBA, RFA's and arbitration. I sure didn't. So he shared some actual hockey knowledge.

And that somehow offended you?

#2179527 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 25 May 2011 - 12:14 PM

Definitely a class act. And a great story of a guy who took the long road to the NHL and had a tremendous career.

His retirement speech is also a good reminder that, though it's hard to believe, there actually are things in life more important than hockey.

#2179511 (1) Vancouver Canucks vs. (2) San Jose Sharks

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 25 May 2011 - 11:34 AM

Lol @ judging a fanbase based on kids on internet forums.

Go to a Wings/Sharks game next season Cali wearing your Wings jersey and see how "friendly" the sharks fans really are. Oh, and bring some of your crew, as those "friendly" folks will try to physically attack you as well as throw beers and s*** at you for wearing your Wings jersey there and cheering for your team.

While I haven't been to every arena, in the ones I have, I have never experienced such assholes as those sharks "fans". I'm just glad I went there somewhat recently, now that I'm older, calmer, and more pacifistic, as if that s*** had happened to me 10 years ago, I wouldn't have had the strength to try to brush it off, and there probably would have been one guy in prison (me) and several severely injured sharks "fans".

Maybe it was a fluke or something, but that experience is burned in my mind and my opinion of those fans is cemented.

Thats just one guys experience though, yours may vary...

It has. And it's not just from "kids on internet forums."

I've not been to a game in San Jose, but I have been around several sharks fans at Kings games. Maybe it's because they were the ones in enemy territory, but they were very friendly and took part in a good natured friendly rivalry. Because hockey isn't popular in southern california and there's thousands of people that grew up elsewhere, Kings games in LA can often seem like a home game for whoever they're playing that night. Canucks fans were by far the most disrespectful and obnoxious, even moreso than Flyers fans. And that's really saying something. Though honestly I think Flyers fans save their best stuff for home games.

#2179477 (1) Vancouver Canucks vs. (2) San Jose Sharks

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 25 May 2011 - 10:13 AM

Even though both teams are generally useless imo, I feel for the San Jose fans. I actually like some of those people.

Agreed. Over on hfboards the Sharks fans as a group are among the friendliest and most civil.

#2179365 (1) Vancouver Canucks vs. (2) San Jose Sharks

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 25 May 2011 - 12:00 AM

hahahaha, thats what the Sharks get. Now lets go Tampa Bay/Boston :ph34r: :ph34r:

Agreed. One team of floppers gone. One to go.

It'd be nice to see Tampa win, but honestly I'd be okay with Boston too. Vancouver will be tough to beat in the finals, but I'd love for their condescending, obnoxious, self-entitled fans to choke on it for another year. :D

And this is from someone who was a big fan of Linden, Courtnall and Bure...

Someone over on hfboards pointed out its this same day in 1994 the Canucks won the in double OT to go onto the Stanley Cup Finals. And lost in seven games to the Rangers.

So maybe there's hope?

I kind of can't believe I'm rooting for the Eastern Conference...

#2179358 (1) Vancouver Canucks vs. (2) San Jose Sharks

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 24 May 2011 - 11:54 PM

After dominating much of the game, the Sharks lose because of a blown icing call and that flukey goal. That's gotta hurt. :lol:

#2179339 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 24 May 2011 - 11:34 PM

matt greene

That trade I would be interested in. But the quoted part said Mike Green.

looks like I hurt someone's feelings too. They game me a -1 for saying I didn't want Mike douchebag Green. :P