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Forum Rules Refresher. PLEASE READ

03 July 2014 - 02:17 PM

Since it's the offseason and also because of what's been going on since the free agent signings, it's a good time to remind everyone of some of the forum rules. 


I've posted a few warnings in threads but wanted to put a reminder where everyone will see it.



From the forum rules:


· DO post a link reference (or cite the TV/radio source) when reporting breaking news, reports, etc. Threads started without this information may be deleted or moved.


When posting a trade or signing, please provide a link to a reputable source as confirmation. This time of year people often make fake twitter accounts so make sure the tweet you're linking to is a verified account from a reputable source.



· DO post constructively. If you can't add anything meaningful to a discussion, don't bother.


Before hitting reply, just take a second to think about what impact your post will have on the discussion.  Is it making it better or worse?



· DON'T post duplicate topics. Before posting your new thread be sure to check the first two pages of the forum to make sure the topic isn't already being discussed. Multiple violations of this rule by a single member is punishable by temporary suspension from the forums.



· DON'T post false and/or misleading topics. Members caught doing so will be banned IMMEDIATELY with NO chance of reinstatement.


The punishment may seem severe but if people start posting fake trade threads, the forum becomes total chaos.  LGW should be a resource for solid hockey talk and information.  



· DO refrain from using vulgar language. There is a curse/bad word filter currently on the forum and members that purposely attempt to circumvent this filter will be subject to a suspension of account privileges.


No alternate spellings.  No blanking some of the letters.  Let the profanity filter do its job.



· DON'T personally attack other members. This includes name-calling, flame-baiting, etc.. If you can't discuss your point with maturity then don't discuss it. People that violate this rule will be dealt with swiftly.


In short, debate the content of someone's argument, not the person themselves.  


This includes broad insults against people on this forum and their level of fandom.  Like it or not, complaining about the Red Wings can be on topic.  If you don't like it, don't read it.  If they've clearly violated forum rules, report it to bring it to a moderators attention.  If you really don't like anything a person here has to say, you can put that member on your ignore list.




As I've said before, this forum relies entirely on content generated from its members.  You are all the authors of this forum, so it will only be as good or bad as you make it.  The ultimate goal of all of these rules is not to punish people, but to make LGW a source of lively, respectful, informed discussion. 






(link to the full forum rules for reference)



Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

01 July 2014 - 06:14 PM

I have no words.

Kyle Quincey signs a 2-year deal with AAV of $4.25M with DET.

Brad Richards bought out by Rangers

20 June 2014 - 11:31 AM

Pierre LeBrun ‏@Real_ESPNLeBrun  44s
Brad Richards has been bought out by the New York Rangers, source says




Systems Analyst: Red Wings score 3 goals on the Leafs

24 March 2014 - 12:37 PM

My favorite hockey blog breaks down the breakdowns that led to the Wings scoring three on the Leafs.  


Justin Bourne is a former minor leaguer who does a great job explaining the finer points of the game, often in hilarious fashion.  I've been watching hockey a looong time but still find a lot of what he points out very educational.


(emphasis mine on some of the funnier parts)




This is as far back as the video goes, but what we’ve got off the top is…


…Kessel and JvR forechecking, Kyle Quincey trying to break the puck out, the Red Wings looking sound positionally, and the Leafs F3, Tyler Bozak….oh god where’s Bozie going. Bozie, you’re high, what’re you creeping in for? We don’t even have the puck!

Bozak should be staying high, and be on the strong side. He’s cheating – and cheating curiously bad. It’s not like he’s going to an open spot of ice where his team gaining possession equals a goal.

Quincey bats the puck out of the air, and gets it up to the Red Wings winger, Gustav Nyquist.

Bozak has continued on to make dinner plans with Jimmy Howard, meaning all three forwards are trapped.



I find it odd that Franson pivoted to backwards to back out the zone as the play unfolded – again, no panic button – but he again has to pivot, and now you’ve got Gleason and Franson in a foot-race with one of the NHL’s best skaters, Gustav Nyquist.


Snap your fingers and…


Granted, Franson was pivoting, but still. BYEeeeeeee.


NHL reverses part of penalty to Devils for Kovalchuk cap circumvention

06 March 2014 - 12:42 PM

Darren Dreger ‏@DarrenDreger[/size]  19m
Hearing the NHL has reversed part of its penalty against the Devils for cap circumvention (Kovalchuk contract)....
NHL will award Devils with the 30th pick in the Draft instead of the 1st round pick as usually determined. Also forgiving $1.5 mil of fine.
Needless to say, NHL teams are not happy with the leagues decision to let the Devils off the hook.
Devils were orginally fined $3 mil, had to forfeit a 3rd round pick in 2011 as well as a 1st in one of next 4 drafts...
All kinds of reax from NHL teams to the Devils story. Some accusing NHL of doing new ownership a favour....




I can understand other teams being pissed.  This sure does look like cutting new ownership a break on a struggling franchise. 



More reax includes the assessment..teams that didn't break rules punished retroactively on cap recapture. Team that did, is not punished...



It took me a second to figure out what Dreger's saying on the last one but I think he means teams are upset that teams who made good contracts under the old CBA are now punished under the new one, while a team that circumvented the cap under the old CBA is now getting let off the hook.