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#2211228 Illitch: Definitely a new arena coming

Posted by vladdy16 on 01 October 2011 - 10:47 AM

No arena in the NHL has better sight lines than the Joe. Just ask the Sharks fans - there is an actual rule that you can't lean forward because you'll block others sight. A new arena will not be as good because of the suites. Cheap seats will suffer. Bank on it.
So the Joe is not as sparkly as other arenas - I go there to watch a game, not shop or "dine" or be seen, and the Joe is the best place for that.
Americans have no respect for history. Tiger Stadium, the oldest open-air park in the world, was left to molder and eventually be torn down. I think that's just pitiful. What if Italians just tore down the Coliseum or the Sistine Chapel because they were too old? No one back then thought they'd be standing thousands of years later. Not that I think the Joe is on par with these treasures, but it really is a monument to great planning. I'll take the run-down Joe with it's gray columns and outhouses in the smoking area over a brand-new, sparkly testament to bigger, better, faster any day.


#2209363 Ask NFM#25 a Question

Posted by vladdy16 on 24 September 2011 - 12:27 AM

How do blind people know when they are done wiping? Do they just use an excessive amount of toilet paper? Do they hop into the shower after? What?!?!

You were asked to stop asking loaded questions. I suggest you heed the request.


#2206783 Best Playoff Series of the Last 15 Years

Posted by vladdy16 on 07 September 2011 - 07:57 PM

So since we're all bored with the offseason and I need something to take my mind off today's tragedy, I wanted to discuss our greatest playoff victories over the last 15 years. I personally would rank them in the order the poll options are in, with the '97 cup win being the best. What do you think was our greatest series win? (define "greatest" in whatever terms you want)

I agree with Doc - Detroit/Colorado was epic. What was great about the Detroit/Philly series was winning the Cup; the series itself was comparatively boring.


#2206473 Crosby's 2012 Season now in Question

Posted by vladdy16 on 07 September 2011 - 07:37 AM

Members are discouraged from posting in a thread in which you have nothing to constructively add. Such posts tend to simply clutter up and bloat the size of the thread while also lowering the quality of the discussion.

The topic at hand is a press conference; can we please discuss that?


#2206402 Crosby's 2012 Season now in Question

Posted by vladdy16 on 06 September 2011 - 01:08 PM

Actually, with all the speculation that's been going on recently, he really needs to have this press conference. The problem is, if nothing concrete is reported, it may be a waste of time.

I've heard a lot of critism thrown Crosby's way over the summer for "not speaking", now I'm also hearing critism thrown his way because he is planning to "speak." It's actually pretty funny.

As far as I'm concerned, he need never speak again. :lol:


#2206391 Crosby's 2012 Season now in Question

Posted by vladdy16 on 06 September 2011 - 12:49 PM

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/What-do-you-expect-Sidney-Crosby-to-say-at-press;_ylt=ApXq1w7hCOnTT5eTVgFrwe97vLYF?urn=nhl-wp11933

"We asked the Penguins if they would squash retirement speculation on the record; they declined, saying they wouldn't confirm nor deny anything about the nature of the press conference."

The Penguins are holding a press conference with Crosby. As far as I can tell it will be at 12:30 tomorrow. I really hope it's not a major announcement like him missing the season, but if it's not why the press conference with advanced notice? I can't remember a team ever calling a press conference with a player just to discuss an injury rehab no matter who it is. I have a feeling this could be bad...

Unless it's to announce his retirement, I see no need for a freakin' press conference.


#2205602 Crosby's 2012 Season now in Question

Posted by vladdy16 on 31 August 2011 - 11:37 AM

How did the instigator rule get brought up in a thread about a player who was injured on pretty random plays?

Steckel didn't see Crosby, and Hedman bumped him on the boards.

It's actually a natural progression when you think about it. Injuries have been rampant lately that weren't prevalent pre-instigator rule.


#2205516 Crosby's 2012 Season now in Question

Posted by vladdy16 on 30 August 2011 - 11:14 AM

It wasn't more than several months ago Gretzky suggested the removal of the instigator pen.

I'm sure he did; no one in the history of the league benefited more from enforcers than Wayne.


#2204222 Crosby's 2012 Season now in Question

Posted by vladdy16 on 17 August 2011 - 01:06 PM

I am however quite confident that beyond skill, there is nothing impressive about Crosby as a human being and I dislike his attitude. That should count for something when there are people looking up to him.

Unfortunately it's the Hockey Hall of Fame, not the Role Model Hall of Fame. What he does with his hockey skill set will determine whether or not he gets in, not whether he whines or dives.


#2203772 Crosby's 2012 Season now in Question

Posted by vladdy16 on 15 August 2011 - 09:20 AM

I have to admit I'm shocked. I watched both hits he received that could have given him the concussion and neither looks anywhere near bad enough to keep him out this long. If he's going to go out, it had better be on a more vicious hit than either one of those. That would just be a pitiful way to derail a career.


#2203446 This writer has no clue

Posted by vladdy16 on 12 August 2011 - 11:52 AM

It's not fair to use ESPN - it's a toss-up between them and the blogger. There's probably no wrong answer to your question. :)


#2199756 Taking back a +/- rating

Posted by vladdy16 on 20 July 2011 - 09:26 AM

Well, if you actually want to give them a "+" and accidentally give them a "-", you'd have to "+" 2 posts to come out ahead instead of getting their rating back to where it was.


#2199735 Chris Osgood announces retirement

Posted by vladdy16 on 20 July 2011 - 08:44 AM

Wrestled all summer with decision - knew he could play & would miss the team and the Joe; body tipped the scales as well as being at home more with family. Kenny offered him the "coaching" job & thought he'd be more useful in that capacity. He felt it was right time; was very nervous yesterday until the words left his lips. He's confident he made right decision.
Just got back from trip with Drapes, Hank, Howie & unnamed others to UK; made it harder to make decision because he was with a lot of team mates. Drapes helped make decision.
Stony asked how he manages to shake off bad goals so successfully - earlier coaches stressed this daily; learned from Cheli and Vernon; HoF - wants to be in (!) looks forward to it happening, feels he should make it, especially after playing with NY & St. Louis; more proud of playoff performances than regular season overall. Stony admits he said no, because he thinks Oz wasn't a dominant player, albeit a good goalie.

Those are the highlights.


#2199441 Chris Osgood announces retirement

Posted by vladdy16 on 19 July 2011 - 12:43 PM

EDIT: And I think one of the greatest legacies he leaves is not his success on the ice, but that with all the drama constantly swirling around the goaltending situation he never caused problems, and always wanted to come back to the Wings and stay with them no matter what. A true team player. I've never seen a player take so much crap and still so earnestly want to stay in the city that treated him in such a bipolar manner.

QFT. Also, I have never seen anyone able to shake off a bad goal or a bad game better than him.


#2198324 Apparently, we were finalists for Vokoun?

Posted by vladdy16 on 13 July 2011 - 01:17 PM

I definitely do not understand the "I do not want Vokoun" sentiment. All of a sudden we don't want one of the top 5 goaltenders since the lock out?

I guess I'm the only one around here who remembers Howard playing lights-out in the playoffs. We have no need for a #1; we need a good backup.