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#2286270 Predators fans boo Zetterberg

Posted by vladdy16 on 14 April 2012 - 12:16 PM

i want a video of z grabbing webers head and the crowd going nuts about it

I can't tell you how hard I laughed at that. That is avatar-worthy material if anyone has the video.

I'd like a Preds fan to explain the crowd rather than just say well, so what. Maybe they're just misunderstood.

That irritates me to no end. He worked his ass off while with the Wings. He played through the playoffs with a tear in his right rotator cuff.

He'd still be a Wing if not for the salary cap.

Agreed. He came, he played his best, and went where he could get a long-term deal. I bear no ill will, and thought he was great in the playoffs, other than a lack of scoring. He created lots of plays.

#2284266 Shea Weber fined for Zetterberg "headslam"

Posted by vladdy16 on 13 April 2012 - 09:55 AM

I don't understand how people are angrier at Webber then they are at the Red Wings lack of response. I sure am glad I got to watch hockey when it was good! Get some of the classics kids, or take up Lacrosse.

Don't even try it. This is NOT classic hockey. I've been watching since 1968; I never saw anything like this happen. It was always man-to-man. Elbows, stickwork, that kind of thing, but grabbing your opponent's head and banging it into the boards, never. Good physical hockey is great. This isn't hockey.
Go watch WWE.

#2281443 2012 LGW Playoff Picks Game: Round 1

Posted by vladdy16 on 11 April 2012 - 01:14 PM

VAN/LAK: 4-1
STL/SJS: 4-3
PHX/CHI: 4-2
NSH/DET: 4-2
NYR/OTT: 4-1
BOS/WSH: 4-1
FLA/NJD: 4-2
PIT/PHI: 4-2

WC Champion: Vancouver
EC Champion: Pittsburgh
SCF Champion: Pittsburgh

I've never wanted to be so wrong.

You need a Silkwood scrub after that post.

#2281413 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Predators 3

Posted by vladdy16 on 11 April 2012 - 12:24 PM

I'm as geeked about Helm as the next guy - I just really, really hope he's not rushing this comeback. Better to wait another game or two and be in it for the long haul than tweak it again and be out longer.

#2280336 Money On The Board - Playoff Style

Posted by vladdy16 on 08 April 2012 - 04:22 PM

You guys have certainly set the bar pretty high. I haven't quite figured out what my pledge is going to be yet, but it certainly won't be quite so grand as the rest of you. I don't feel bad about that, and no one else should either. Ilitch Charities will appreciate whatever we send.

Scott brings up a good point - some people don't have Paypal. I will be happy to accept other methods of payment.

#2280101 Wings meet Preds in First Round

Posted by vladdy16 on 08 April 2012 - 12:34 AM

Forgive me if I think we have earned some respect that were not receiving.

Can we define respect?

I can't speak for all, but from my perspective, the Preds will get respect when there's blood on the ice and the day comes where we know that the road to the Cup goes through Nashville.
I'm not denegrating the Preds, but they're not a rival yet. Those kinds of things take years to develop, or Claude Lemieux.

#2280005 Wings meet Preds in First Round

Posted by vladdy16 on 07 April 2012 - 10:09 PM

Exsqueeze me?! We don't have playoff experience? Have you been living under a rock? We've been in the playoffs 7 of the last 8 years. Yeah, that's not experience

Btw...no one in smashville is takin this series lightly. We know what's at stake. We know it's gonna be a death match. We are sensing some major disrespect from a lot of wings fan.

To be fair, he said not a lot of experience. Compared to 21 consecutive years and the entire length of Lidstrom's career, Preds don't have a lot.
I don't know what you're sensing or where you're sensing it from, but I don't see any disrespect here thus far.
Bear in mind you're in enemy territory for future reference.

#2279859 Money On The Board - Playoff Style

Posted by vladdy16 on 07 April 2012 - 03:33 PM

Our favorite time of year is back! We get playoff hockey, Photoshop threads and we also get to do our Second Annual Money On The Board for playoffs. Last year we raised over $800 for Children's Hospital. :clap: This year I thought we'd donate to Ilitch Charities.
For those who weren't here for last year's festivities, the way this works is you pledge whatever you want however you want. For example, you could pledge X amount for every series or every game. Some have pledged per goal per certain player or X amount for every blocked shot or every goal scored by the blue line as well to add extra incentive.
Money is paid at the end of the series. If you pledge only for a series win and (God forbid) the Wings don't take the series, no money exchanges hands. The money is donated at the end of the Wings' playoff run. Funds are sent to me through a PayPal account I have set up strictly for LGW events. Donations are made in Matt's name. He was very vocal and emphatic about his enthusiasm for this event and made sure Children's Hospital was aware of how the money reached them.
The straightforward pledges that are posted here, I can keep track of. If you pledge per blocked shot by a specific player, it will work on the honor system.
Let's see if we can break last year's total. Thanks so much to all who participate with funds or in spirit and


#2278993 Tortorella Slams Orpik, Crosby, Malkin,...

Posted by vladdy16 on 06 April 2012 - 08:49 PM

it is impossible when you talk about most arrogant organization in NHL.

Well played. :lol:

#2278856 Tortorella Slams Orpik, Crosby, Malkin,...

Posted by vladdy16 on 06 April 2012 - 12:37 PM

I kind of want to know what was said, even though I'm pretty sure I read the post and didn't think anything of it. I drop quite a few bombs around here, well, frankly because I'm an adult and I should be able to. Just kind of curious what's crossing the line and what is not. As a matter of fact, pretty sure I dropped 4 four letter words after last night's game.

Heat of the moment usually is fine. Casual conversation should be kept respectful. It's only polite. Whether you're an adult or not, as most of us are, is immaterial. Matt has asked us all to be judicious in the use of curse words is all. Dropping an F bomb in every other post is going to get edited or deleted, and it's silly to lose posting privileges over it.

I will leave this conversation here as it is helpful, but any further questions or concerns please handle via the PM system so we don't completely derail this thread.

#2278839 Tortorella Slams Orpik, Crosby, Malkin,...

Posted by vladdy16 on 06 April 2012 - 12:16 PM

I'm sorry, but that really is how much I love Torts. Got a man crush. I shall now refrain when unneeded!

I get it. I've been known to use colorful language - I'm not against it. It should just be used sparingly is all. The word "freakin'" works pretty well for me. Feel free to use it. :)

#2278816 Tortorella Slams Orpik, Crosby, Malkin,...

Posted by vladdy16 on 06 April 2012 - 11:43 AM

DO refrain from using vulgar language. There isn't an active curse word filter here because our members have shown in the past that it isn't required to make your point. Curse words can, at times, be an effective way of translating some emotion into a post, but only if done so in moderation. Abuse of this privilege will result in the activation of the curse filter and the suspension of the offending member's account.

#2267635 3/6 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Flyers 3

Posted by vladdy16 on 06 March 2012 - 08:55 PM

So if a guy has his head down you can't hit him? The only reason his head got hit was because he was staring down at the ice.

I totally agree. Dumbass had his head down, more than likely knowing Kronwall was there.
I don't like it or agree with it, but those are the new rules.

I wish part of the new rules was the ability to decline a PP. 9 shorthanded goals given up this season? Second in the league. Pitiful.

#2267528 3/6 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Flyers 3

Posted by vladdy16 on 06 March 2012 - 08:37 PM

Headshot. He wasn't aiming for the head, but it was principle point of contact - 2 games.

#2262058 2/23 GDT : Canucks 4 at Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by vladdy16 on 24 February 2012 - 10:58 AM

The idea that the Canucks are divers is anecdotal non-sense perpetuated by eastern media and fans who don't actually follow the Canucks. The reality is no one stays up past 10 or 11 to watch the games.

If Holland and Babcock respect Gillis, Vigneault and the Canucks, which they do, that is enough for me to know what real hockey people think about the team.

Excellent game last night. Maybe the Wings will get the win next time.

I love how your every comment seeks to denigrate those who's opinions don't concur with yours. Classic case of an inferiority complex.
Wings are in the west - Wings fans quite often stay up past 10 or 11 to watch games. Of course it just has to be the media that conjures and reinforces these specious stereotypes out of thin air. Lord knows we don't have good vision or any real hockey sense to be able to make these determinations on our own.
I find it odd that a Nucks fan who doesn't care about the opinion of Wings fans would make it a point to come over to a Wings board after a Vancouver win and state that specifically. Methinks thou doth protest too much.....
Some of these attitudes strike me as eerily similar to those of Preds fans who insist there's some big rivalry between these teams when thus far there clearly isn't, at least in the minds of thousands of "delusional" Detroit fans. Maybe someday we'll have the epiphany you obviously so desperately want us to have.
That being said, in spite of some issues, Vancouver deserved the win IMO.