I think I should have picked something less abstract... due to interruptions or generally not paying well enough attention I don't have an accurate count of Mick's Mickeyism's.... I will probably just guesstimate an amount and donate when all is said and done. That being said, he has been surprisingly mum on his typical colorful remarks... at least when I have been paying attention.
Yeah, that was a tough one - a beer or two and counting is futile.
Vladifan is on vacation and has asked me to track her total, which is much easier - she's up to 45 bucks already.
Not trying to sound skeptical here, but how do we know our money is going to charity? I know it's not a ton of money, but it would be nice to know that my money isn't going into the pocket of a mod on LGW (who curiously hasn't posted their own donation on this thread). I truly don't think there is a scam going on here. I'm just wondering if there is any way to prove or verify where this money is going, cause I'm sure that would entice a few more ppl into donating (myself included).
I have the board administrator's verification, stated my pledge and gave you the option to make out a check to Children's Hospital. I think I've covered everything. We're all waiting on your pledge now.
To 55fan, troubadour and Peadydog, thanks so much for really going out of your way to help make this successful.
I've given before. She once posted a thank-you that she got.
She's gone to quite some trouble to find a good charity that would take our donation. Plus I think that there are people on here who know her personally and can vouch for her. Of course, then you have to find people who will vouch for them...
I didn't see the Detroit feed, but safe to say, the TSN angle was much different. They were suggesting it was a terrible call. Perry drove the net hard and with Kronwall coming in on him, he tried to jump to avoid getting hit and hitting Howard. The debate during the intermission is whether it should have been a penalty or not.....there wasn't a single person questioning whether it was dirty and should be something more (for reference, most thought it shouldn't have been a penalty).
I orirginally thought it was a bad call and shouldn't have been a penalty and probably still do. The only thing he could have done differently is not drive the net....which I'd never want someone to avoid doing. The only thing you can question is whether he stuck his leg out on purpose. I find it hard to believe he would have done that considering he's got a sharp blade on foot, which could slice someone's throat and kill them. That said, it's possible he wasn't thinking about that, thought he could stick it out and nudge him....not a stretch considering who we are talking about.
No question Howard threw a huge dive in there to get a call though...which I don't like at all. I have more tolerance for goalies, but I still don't like it. It annoys me sometimes how a lot of people on this board yell and scream about divers (Selanne last night) and have excuses for any Wing player that does it. I've noticed Nyquist diving a lot this year and last night as an example.
I don't think Howard was trying to sell it - I think that anyone getting hit in the head is going to instinctively jerk away from the contact. Howie is getting the benefit of any doubt from me in this instance.
Will people please cease posting "lock this thread" in the thread? If you don't care to discuss the topic, don't enter the thread. I personally think that we could have the reincarnation of Terry Sawchuk and people would still ***** around here. It's what they do. I don't agree with it, so I don't post in the thread. As a mod I am, unfortunately, required to enter the thread. Goalie wars are inevitable. This thread would be more on track if people who didn't want to participate in the discussion would cease commenting on other's discussing it. I suspect this thread has yet to be closed because our goaltending actually is discussion-worthy and Matt runs a pretty loose ship. If Matt tires of this war, the thread will be locked. Until then, please keep the discussion courteous and on topic. Thanks!