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#2321632 Who is your favorite player from a team besides the Wings?

Posted by thegerkin on 24 July 2012 - 06:58 PM

Hands down Chris Neil of the Ottawa Senators. Good size, great hitter, great fighter, gives it all every night.

#2320827 Avs hockey journalist/blogger killed in cinema massacre

Posted by thegerkin on 20 July 2012 - 11:16 PM

... And there goes one of the last shreds of my faith in humanity.

#2317905 Chris Neil Signs Extension With Ottawa

Posted by thegerkin on 10 July 2012 - 07:15 PM

Bummer. Good for Chris though. He's been my absolute favorite non-Wing since he played in the playoffs with the Muskegon Fury in 1998-99 and his years with the Griffins when they were Ottawa's farm team. :thumbup:

#2300595 Bettman wants to tout the "Original 12" now, haha

Posted by thegerkin on 10 May 2012 - 09:26 PM

Oh, f*** NO. Doing this disrespects Detroit, Toronto, Chicago, Boston, New York and Montreal.

#2280440 For once I agree with Don Cherry

Posted by thegerkin on 08 April 2012 - 09:46 PM

Yeah, it's not like most Canadian (and Pittsburgh fans in general) fans are bias:

TSN Poll: Who would you take first overall in your playoff fantasy draft:

Sydney Crosby: 42.6%
Evgeni Malkin: 32.4%
Pavel Datsyuk: 12.1%
Henrik Sedin: 9.3%
Marian Gaborik: 3.4%

23345 Votes

* Pittsburg players bringing in a total 75% if the votes.

#2272077 reunite the HZD line?

Posted by thegerkin on 20 March 2012 - 03:02 AM

Just can't agree. Homer gives to this team what he is asked. Terrible skater? Not in his role. Clutch and grab? Not in his role (anymore). Penalties (In everyone's role, but way down this year as to previous seasons - 60, 62, 32 so far this year). Provides the distraction in front of the net that Detroit needs. Like it or not, he's not a sniper, grinder, hitter, fighter, etc... he's a wall meant to be in front of the goalie and tip shots. That is Tomas Holmstom's role.

#2268216 Kronwall Destroys Voracek

Posted by thegerkin on 08 March 2012 - 04:52 AM

I read through this thread but this isn't a "new trend". Just ask Paul Kariya (if he can remember) what Scott Stevens did to him about a decade ago. And that was at the blue line, head down, OPEN ICE. These guys getting Kronwalled are idiots who already have the protection of the side boards. It is their own fault. Plain and simple. Coming up the boards without even glancing is asking to be leveled. Granted some hits are dirtier than other, but a lot of them are clean and the clean ones are the forwards fault 100% of the time. But no matter what, clean hits hurt can hurt just as much as dirty hits.

#2265613 Devin Setoguchi

Posted by thegerkin on 02 March 2012 - 08:33 AM

Holy crap, you almost have to feel sorry for him. It's even worse that the Dallas game a few years ago where all he had to do was tap it in for the empty netter and fell down.

#2262287 McCrimmon, Salei on board Russian plane crash

Posted by thegerkin on 25 February 2012 - 02:58 AM

The music in the video isn't great but the moment was.

Haha, the fan looked so shocked all he could do was just slap the glass again haha

RIP Brad and all

#2247160 Vancouver, your sour grapes are showing

Posted by thegerkin on 19 January 2012 - 06:24 PM

Wow, what an interesting article * It was well written ** There was no whining whatsoever *** Apparently he's using this as his high school thesis **** Vancouver versus the Bruins "hatefest" couldn't have been a dumber statement ***** The use of asterisks to imitate references to sources couldn't be any moref****** annoying ******

* You're a ****** bag
** Yep, still a ******
*** Still douching it up
**** Oh my God, stop writing
***** Seriously, STOP

#2235202 Loyalty Question

Posted by thegerkin on 13 December 2011 - 03:58 AM

I was a minor league season ticket holder for 6 seasons and I owned over 20 team jerseys, none of which were for the team I was supporting. This didn't mean I didn't like my team (Muskegon Fury), I loved them, but I really liked the look of the league's other/defunct teams jerseys (Adirondack Icehawks, Knoxville Speed, Thunder Bay Thunder Cats, Utica Blizzard, Binghampton Icemen, Madison Monsters, etc...)

HOWEVER... when it comes to NHL teams, I'm a hockey player and well rounded in who's who on the other teams around the league. But I would NEVER, EVER wear any other colors than the Detroit Red Wings and and their farm club. My favorite jersey is still my game-worn Griffins #5 Kronwall jersey. Between Griffins and Red Wings jerseys, that's where I draw the line. You can't say I'm ignorant or a homer, because I live and breathe hockey and have very good knowledge of all other teams in the league, but you can't pay me to put a Chicago jersey, or Philly, San Jose, Pittsburgh, New Jersey, etc... It's the Red Wings, it has been since I've been since about 5 years old. Same goes for the Lions, Pistons and Tigers.

I guess what I'm saying is, when it comes to pro teams in my state, I embrace them and NO other team. Those others teams can piss off. Minor league hockey is, in my opinion an exception because, well, it's minor league. But it's Red Wings (Griffins) or nothing as far as apparel at the NHL, hands down.

#2224900 11/12 GDT: Stars 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by thegerkin on 12 November 2011 - 08:06 PM

The way our defense scores, we need to replace two of the offensive lines with D-men :)

#2174307 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Sharks 3

Posted by thegerkin on 12 May 2011 - 10:52 PM

Haha, f*** this. I really hope that half of thesef****** terrible players on Detroit aren't on the roster next year. f*** the Sharks. GO EAST!

#2115618 Jakub Kindl

Posted by thegerkin on 13 February 2011 - 03:34 AM

In my opinion, I don't think he possesses the NHL-caliber talent. I've seen him more than enough in Grand Rapids and he never stood out, except for the repeated mistakes and turnovers. Sure, I'll give some benefit-of-the-doubt on the "Rookie" option, but after watching him play, he's not making "rookie" mistakes and learning, he's repeating the same mistakes continously. Maybe he may just not be "fully cooked", I don't know. But I just don't see the NHL-caliber defenseman in his play.

#2106408 Datsyuk Taken off IR, Emmerton and Mursak sent back to GR

Posted by thegerkin on 27 January 2011 - 07:49 PM


Cuzin Larry, doon't be rediculus :)