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#2183109 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 06 June 2011 - 09:34 PM

Nice of the refs to protect Vancouver when they pull their cheap crap.

God forbid players have to answer for the little chippy stuff after the whistle.

#2183076 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 06 June 2011 - 08:29 PM

I doubt Rome will get suspended. The league will say they could find no conclusive evidence that a hit took place.

#2182796 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 June 2011 - 05:20 PM

Grapes is spot on.

How it used to be -


That's awesome by Cherry. "No you stop it!" :lol:

But I thought all the douchey s*** like Burrows does is as old as the game of hockey? The diving, hiding behind refs, biting?

Ahh Harold, what a crazy bastard that guy was. Laughing at Clark. Just awesome.

The thing is, it's not like Burrows is a marginal player doing whatever it takes to stay on the team. That's the disturbing trend. The diving and antics like Burrows is happening more and more with star players. H. Sedin is a friggin Art Ross and Hart winner, and he's diving out there worse than Forsberg ever did. And Floppa at least had the excuse that it was the clutch and grab era so he had guys waterskiing off of him the whole game.

The Sedins, Kesler, Thorton, Dustin Brown, and on and on. It's annoying. If I wanted to watch guys flop and then cry to the refs all the time, I'd watch the NBA. Or worse, soccer.

Instead of Roenick calling out Marleau for being gutless, I wish former players who are analysts would call out these guys for diving and crying so much. Biting a guys finger, falling down like you've been shot, that's not old time hockey.

#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.

#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: