I thought the whole thing was pretty funny. Those trashing Chicago need to get a grip every city has fans who would do that. I liked Pardy's reaction after the game as well. Is there cheap beer at Chicago games because he was hammered.
Think about doing it? Absolutely. Actually do it? Not so much. I would be sorely tempted if presented with the opportunity to dump a beer on Pronger, but I wouldn't actually go through with it.
And there's no one on the planet not an active Chicago fan that wouldn't agree that their fanbase ranks amongst the surliest in the NHL.
Helmet-stealing guy was flat-out wasted. The woman dumping the beer probably wasn't. She had the presence of mind to move the glass before dumping the beer.
Why cant people get this thru their heads, Sammuelson cannot we waived, sinces his a veteran on a multi-year his cap relief is only 100k. He is far more valuable as the 23rd man with a cap hit of essentially 100k. They tried to buy him out but he was injured, unfortunate circumstance. The guy being sent down has to be someone who doesnt dress every night, and thats leaves Eaves or Tootoo. When Everyone is healthy that means Eaves will probably get cut too.
People are talking about preferences, not what can actually happen. If they had to pick one person to go, Sammy would be first. Now relax.
I agree that Sammy should have been the first one on the chopping block, but I'm nowhere near heartbroken over waiving 22. I never understood the signing to begin with, and he never filled the role that most here hoped he would.
Pronger didn't do anything worse than what Chelios had done in his career. As others have mentioned, he made the teams he was on better and carried a couple of them on his back to the Finals.
I'm surprised Holmgren said that. It's a pretty obvious thing but it's not like Pronger had announced retirement or anything. He'll never play hockey again but hopefully his symptoms improve so he lead a mostly normal life and enjoy spending time with his kids. Last I heard his symptoms sounded awful.
True, but Chelios evolved. Pronger stayed an SOB. Some people like that, I get it. I never appreciated him.
Yawningly anti-climatic, and I can't say I'm heartbroken. I've had a good hate on for Pronger pretty much his entire career. Glad he's not really hurt or anything, but I'm just as glad he's not playing anymore.
Can't say I'm really upset for Philly, either. Does that make me a bad person?
I envy Preds fans - they got to be there at the inception of their team. What wouldn't I give to see the Wings starting out? Man, those were the days - when men were men and refs nonexistent. Bettman too!
The original play happened off screen. Once they showed the tape, it was pretty nasty. He seemed to be out cold for a few minutes, then he tried to get up and couldn't. Really glad he didn't shatter his jaw or anything.
CBC was muttering about how they needed to get fighting out of the game because of things like this. If that's their logic, heck, they should take the ice out of the game. That's the really dangerous part.
Posted by vladdy16
on 20 September 2013 - 10:25 AM
Setting aside what I consider to be the lunacy (and irony) of getting an unsportsmanlike penalty for removing your helmet before a fight when I consider it the gentlemanly thing to do, NJ and New York have figured out a way around it.
Posted by vladdy16
on 20 September 2013 - 09:24 AM
The worst kept secret since the 2013 Winter Classic "announcement." Fans knew months before the official announcement it was going to be Detroit/Toronto. They act like it's the Red Wedding when in reality it's more like WikiLeaks.
Posted by vladdy16
on 19 September 2013 - 08:45 PM
This was posted on the Bruins hfboards board a few min ago
Im gonna put the wings in the same category with the Devils and Florida. Boring games that offer little in the way of entertainment due to the nature of the organization the Bruins are playing against. These guys play a yellow, cheap assed, pick your spot game, cant stand their style.
They are good, but a poor team to watch play the game...
This is an aberration IME; Bruins fans are usually pretty cool and discerning. In all fairness, this was a beatdown for them, preseason or no. Emotions are running high.