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#2082278 Best goalie mask designs

Posted by Travis on 21 December 2010 - 01:58 PM

My gripe with the snippet on Jimmy was that they failed to mention the significance of the numbers which, in my opinion, push him a little higher on the list.

#2082009 Brett Lebda to start as Winger Tonight for the Leafs

Posted by Travis on 20 December 2010 - 02:59 PM

I wouldn't be surprised in the least to see him perform much better. The dude is fast, can't play defense, and couldn't possibly be any worse on the wing.

#2077971 All-Star Voting

Posted by Travis on 14 December 2010 - 01:55 PM

@NHL: If #NHLAllStar was held today: Crosby, Stamkos, Toews, Letang, Keith & Price would be your voted in players.


Seriously? Kris Letang? Article says Marc-Andre Fleury is second at the goaltender position, too. I know it's just a popularity contest, but damn. I didn't realize Eddie Olczyk had enough time on his hands to vote this much.

#2068865 Pronger falls victim to "Avery Rule"

Posted by Travis on 26 November 2010 - 04:49 PM

how is using your torso to block a goalie's view any different than a hand?

I feel like the difference between the two is a thin line, but relates to being a product of play. Homer, for example, is camped in front with the intent of deflecting a puck. Don't get me wrong, obstructing the goalie's view is definitely helpful - it's not his sole intent but more so a product of what he's trying to do. In the instance of the Avery rule, in this case Pronger, his only purpose is to block the goalie's view.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that it boils down to intentional vs. incidental.

#2068857 Pronger falls victim to "Avery Rule"

Posted by Travis on 26 November 2010 - 04:41 PM

I feel like, if anything, this just illustrates the fact that the rule needs to change that wording. The 'Avery-intent' is there, he's just not facing him.

#2067904 Ooops... Corey Perry

Posted by Travis on 24 November 2010 - 03:36 PM

Best goal of his career.

#2067105 Controversy in Pittsburgh

Posted by Travis on 22 November 2010 - 04:34 PM

Somewhere, Brad May is throwing his remote.

#2065114 Brett Clark shoots a puck through the net

Posted by Travis on 19 November 2010 - 12:10 AM

What the cameras couldn't pick up is that the puck was actually Stephane Robidas.

#2063300 NHL opens All-Star Fan Balloting

Posted by Travis on 15 November 2010 - 09:59 AM

Repeat fifteen times.
Switch up Kronwall and Rafalski.
Repeat fifteen times.

Same line-up over here.

#2062739 Bruins fan is an idiot, Bruins make the most of it.

Posted by Travis on 13 November 2010 - 08:27 PM

I love these "Bruins Rules" commercials, and I just heard about this girl who vandalized a pillar in a bathroom at the Garden. I guess she's offered to pay for the damages and the Bruins call it a 'closed matter'.

BOSTON -- The woman who was seen in an Internet video vandalizing a bathroom at the TD Garden has apologized and offered to pay for the damage.

Building general manager Hugh Lombardi said Saturday night that the woman has been located. Garden officials declined to identify her, and Lombardi said they "consider the matter closed."

In a video posted to the Internet, the woman in a Milan Lucic T-shirt kicked a hole in a column in the bathroom, then falls down. Building workers found the damage after the Nov. 6 game against the St. Louis Blues.

The Bruins responded by asking anyone with information to call their tip line. They also posted a video in which a person in a bear suit is repairing the damage, followed by the taglines, "Never disrespect the Garden. And definitely don't post it online.

This video shows both the video she posted and the commercial the Bruins rolled out in response:


#2061380 Welcome to Detroit

Posted by Travis on 11 November 2010 - 01:53 PM


Take a look at this list. Number 2 in the world! It don't think it is quite that high, but it is up there in crime and murder rate for sure. It is not selective journalism. It's not some tale. Detroit is a very dangerous city and to say otherwise is denying facts. I love Michigan as much as the next Michigander, but Detroit is an awful place. Maybe not as much in the downtown area by Greektown, Comerica, The Joe, etc., but Detroit is an enormous city with a lot of problems.

It wasn't my intent to imply that there aren't any problems in Detroit. I apologize for over generalizing. Of course it has problems, everyone has heard horror stories and I've had the s*** kicked out of me on Cass Ave before - but to hear the story of Detroit from some news outlets you'd think that it was like Mad Max on the streets.

i make 1 comment about a video series being lame... and you are trying to put words into my mouth. what you just said couldnt be further from the truth about how i view the people in that video

I must've have really misread this part, then: 'its about a few kids who want to be proclaimed as artists and just try to make detroit out to be some magical city made of rainbows and orange sorbet'. I don't really think I took that quote out of context, did I?

#2061371 Welcome to Detroit

Posted by Travis on 11 November 2010 - 01:39 PM

that video series is lame as f***. Seriously. its about a few kids who want to be proclaimed as artists and just try to make detroit out to be some magical city made of rainbows and orange sorbet. its not. Its a big city that was riding high w/ about 2 million people, now it has less than half of that population lost in like 40 years. That said, I love the city of detroit :cool:

Yeah, f*** people who are doing what they know to try and make an improvement where they live. I hardly get the vibe that they're trying to make Detroit some 'magical city' - they're just trying to do something. Maybe you don't deem what they're doing to be important, and maybe in the grand scheme of things it isn't, but at least they're doing something positive with their time.

#2061360 Welcome to Detroit

Posted by Travis on 11 November 2010 - 01:12 PM

I've never had a problem down there. I just mind my own business and everything is cool. So what's the big deal?

Media sensationalism, selective journalism, and lots of 'expert' criticisms from people who've never even been there. People are more likely to believe the 'tale' of the city than the truths behind it. Everyone wants to classify Detroit as a post-apocalyptic town of some sort because it's scary and somehow sexy all at the same time.

Obviously, Detroit has problems, and we all like to joke - but Michigan is like family to me. I live here, I grew up here, I love it here so much that I have a tattoo of the state. Those of us living here can say whatever we want about it but, like family, no one else can. Maybe I'm weird for getting so defensive about it, but I have pride in where I'm from.

The video I posted up there shows some of the young people in Detroit who are doing their part to rejuvenate the city and I think it's great.

#2059600 Why is St. Louis doing so good?

Posted by Travis on 08 November 2010 - 11:37 AM

Totally mad bro. I wish our Wings could be as successful. :ranting:



If I wish to enjoy my stay? I've been a member here A LOT longer than you have.
And the latter part of my earlier post was a joke.

I try not to live in the past. I'm kinda focussed on the present right now. But thanks for the history lesson.

The reality of the present is that your team won't be relevant until they do something after April 9.

#2059580 good day but bad night....

Posted by Travis on 08 November 2010 - 10:59 AM

Jeez guys. You ever consider the possibility that maybe its a kid posting?

I fail to see how that's an excuse.