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#1985675 Sidney Crosby - The most hated player in the NHL

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 15 May 2010 - 05:05 PM

Crosby did not "skip out" on the handshake line. He was mobbed by reporters and likely didn't even notice the handshake line had started.

That is on the media, not Crosby.

It's the media's fault that Crosby didn't notice or think of the handshake ritual that happens after every series ending game?? Every captain or star player is mobbed after the Cup winning game.

Its not exactly a new phenomenon. And how exactly do you not notice 40 guys lining up at center ice?

#1985494 Sidney Crosby - The most hated player in the NHL

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 15 May 2010 - 08:59 AM

Crosby is among the one or two best, if not the best player in the NHL, and a Canadian boy. It's not surprising that the league would be marketing the hell out of him.

It's just unfortunate that he has tendencies to be such a little *****. And no I don't think he's a cheapshot artist or any of the other ridiculous claims made in this thread. Many of them are somewhat minor, but he just does these things that make him hard to like and strike me as a lack of maturity, even for his young age.

Skipping the handshake after winning the Cup. Rarely if ever giving his opponent credit in post game interviews.

At least he moved out of Mario's basement. He needs to go by Sid instead of Sidney, pay attention to the great leaders of the game past and present, and start acting like more of a man. And I'm not talking about growing a beard.

#1963634 WCQF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 6 at Coyotes 1

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 27 April 2010 - 10:44 PM

Nice to see the fans cheering like that, and the players saluting them. Who knows, maybe this will spur something in Phoenix.

Try as I might, I couldn't really must a lot of hate for the Coyotes. They weren't especially deep on talent, but were hard working and showed a lot of heart.

Considering I wasn't sure this team would even make the playoffs, it's great to see the Wings moving on to the second round.

#1960084 WCQF Game 6 GDT: Coyotes 5 at Red Wings 2

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 26 April 2010 - 09:47 PM

Why are you saying howard will play big and wings will win, they were supposed to win game 6, too... they didn't... there's too much "We'll be fine"-thinking on these boards DAMMIT. :thumbdown:

Wake the f*ck up, wings play like s*** and being too inconsistent to qualify...

I've been watching the Wings for over 20 years now, and honestly I hate when they lose. I get anxious during the playoffs. And pissed when a bad call goes against them.

But if watching them made me as miserable as it seems to make you, I honestly would never watch hockey again. Ever.

The main point of my post was that you gotta go with Howard at this point. Ozzy's way too cold to step in for a game seven. Howard is still the number one goalie and has a better chance of playing big.

And given I have no friggin control over how he plays or what the outcome is, why not hope he plays big and the Wings win?

#1958924 WCQF Game 6 GDT: Coyotes 5 at Red Wings 2

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 26 April 2010 - 08:29 AM

I know I shouldn't be surprised, yet I am that there a people discussing yanking Howard.

It was definitely not one of his stronger games, but he was hardly the major reason the Wings lost, which is what the case would have to be for Osgood to start.

As I said before, more than anything he was the only one defending his net. He makes the first save, then there's two Coyotes players there to whack at any rebound. Now watch the highlights at the other end. Typically there's at least two if not three Phoenix players by Bryzgalov to clear the crease and any rebounds.

He let in an Ozzy-like five hole goal on the shorty, but otherwise played pretty well. The Yotes had a couple seeing-eye goals and were screening him well.

In short, ya gotta dance with the one who brung you. Jimmy will start, play big in net, and the Wings win.

#1958916 Has Ericsson suffered any concussions this season?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 26 April 2010 - 08:22 AM

Ericsson is:

1) Lazy
2) Careless
3) Unwilling to play physically
4) Unwilling to skate at top speed
5) Unable to produce any offense
6) Constantly making errors
7) Unable to participate in any puck-cycling
8) Unable to select shots
9) Slow


Many of these things could be improved immediately, but he doesn't seem to care.

So Ozzy and Ericsson are apparently the two not safe under your umbrella of blind optimism.

I can understand a lot of the points you make, even if I don't agree with a couple like 5 (I don't think that's his primary role, much like Lilja), and 7 (again, not his role). But what I don't get is the personal attacks like #1 and saying he doesn't seem to care.

Really? You think he's just half assing it out there and could give a crap that he's playing in the playoffs? Like all he's half to do to play better is actually try?

He's still relatively young, has dedicated his life to hockey, and is getting his big break this year. Pretty much make it or break it. And so far he's mostly broke it. It may just be that he doesn't have the ability to become an NHL defenseman but it's pretty ridiculous to assume he just doesn't care.

#1957942 WCQF Game 6 GDT: Coyotes 5 at Red Wings 2

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 25 April 2010 - 03:15 PM

one-handed tap on the shinpads takes him down. Nice.

#1957928 WCQF Game 6 GDT: Coyotes 5 at Red Wings 2

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 25 April 2010 - 03:12 PM

why can't Bertuzzi seem to catch a pass?

#1957902 WCQF Game 6 GDT: Coyotes 5 at Red Wings 2

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 25 April 2010 - 03:05 PM

I honestly cannot name one player wearing the Red and White that I feel has played well today.

I'd say Eaves and Abby have.

#1954659 Matt Carkner Triple ot goal

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 23 April 2010 - 07:49 AM

And once again the Crosby obsession rears it's ugly head.

So you didn't notice him in OT? The guy has 13 points in 5 games, including 2 last night. And you're trying to imply he was invisible out there when he shouldn't have been?

Honestly I think he's a douchebag and he annoys the s*** out of me, but c'mon people. We're talking about what a stud Z is because he has 5 goals and 7 points in 4 games (which is very good). If a Wings player had 13 points in 5, we'd be falling all over ourselves.

Back on topic, I'm sooooo happy the Pens lost. And man are some good, but overrated goaltenders getting exposed this playoffs.

#1952617 Rob Blake Saved OT Playoff Hockey

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 April 2010 - 09:44 PM

Shanahan almost certainly voted in favor of 4v4 overtime. He even suggested, a couple of years ago, that he'd like to see the NHL move away from continuous overtime in the playoffs.

link? source?

I think the competition committee is made up of 4 NHL players, four GM's, and one owner. I would hope that all the players voted to keep OT the way it is. so I have to wonder who the idiot GM's are.

EDIT: Looks like it was Bob Gainey, Kevin Lowe, David Poile, and Don Waddell for the GM's, and Ed Snider, owner of the Flyers.

#1952575 WCQF Game 4 GDT: Coyotes 0 at Red Wings 3

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 April 2010 - 09:17 PM


Hey look everybody! It's Crymson here to judge us again! :thumbup:

Wish I could've caught the game tonight. It sounded like a good one. This should be a great confidence builder for Jimmy. And it never ceases to amaze me how Z can turn it on come playoff time. He loves to shoot the puck and carry it into high traffic areas, both of which you really need this time of year.

Howard made a save without a mask??

#1949763 WCQF Game 3 GDT: Coyotes 4 at Red Wings 2

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 April 2010 - 05:12 PM

That isn't your honest opinion. It's your way of giving up hope so that you won't be as disappointed if the Red Wings lose.

You know what his honest opinion is better than he does??

Good lord, do you ever actually talk about the game, or just psychoanalyze people in GDT's when you disapprove of the content of their message?

#1939388 Snakes

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 13 April 2010 - 07:44 AM

I might be more receptive if they were playing someone else and still planning something. But you know if they were playing the Kings or Preds, the idea never would have been born.

It's blatant immitation predicated entirely on the fact that we already do it. It borders on mockery.

Honestly it doesn't sound like mockery to me at all.

Yes, it's derivative. But as others have said, imitation, flattery, etc.

They're in the playoffs for the first time in eight years, back when people there probably didn't even know there was a hockey team in Phoenix. It's hard for me to get offended for fans trying to be excited about it, even if it's ripping off a Wings tradition. Like it or not, hockey is there. If it gets more popular in phoenix, it's better for the NHL.

They get made fun of for not having fans, now people are offended for the fans trying to be excited for the playoffs? What exactly can they do that's acceptable to us Wings fans?

#1938401 Bertuzzi SUCKS

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 12 April 2010 - 07:41 AM

It's weird, no matter how many times you or any of us have been saying this since Training camp, it doesn't seem to be changing anytime soon.

True, but we can still hold out hope. :P

Bert had a good season for the price tag, but seriously, before the playoffs someone needs to remind him he's 6'3" and 245 lbs. He should be going through guys, not trying to go around them.