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#2096040 Red Wings asked NHL not to pick Zetterberg for all star game

Posted by Travis on 11 January 2011 - 05:08 PM

I think Eklund is just stringing together pieces. LeBrun said via Twitter that it was a possibility that the Wings asked the NHL not to add Zetterberg to the team. Shanahan said, on his own Twitter, that some teams did ask the NHL to leave certain players off the roster.

edit: And so what if they did? Most Wings fans seem to want the rest, and I doubt Zetterberg has tons of 'casual' fans because he isn't marketed in that way. He's not competing in the Skills contest even if he is there - so really you're missing about 10 - 14 minutes of ice time from Henrik Zetterberg for the entire weekend.


#2091991 Homeless man with "Golden Voice" offered job

Posted by Travis on 06 January 2011 - 02:04 PM

Saw a short clip of him speaking, he does have a great voice. It was refreshing to hear him talk about how he made mistakes that landed him where he did. Nice to see someone face the consequences of their actions. Nice move by the Cavs, too, as they have long seemed sympathetic to the economic plight of their region / fan base.


#2091461 Hockey Jerseys

Posted by Travis on 05 January 2011 - 04:26 PM

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right? As long as someone is happy with their jersey and showing their pride for the Wings - then that's all that matters, isn't it? At the very least, we can all agree that a fake Red Wings jersey looks better than any other authentic jersey in the league. ;)

Before this thing turns into an ugly debate - let's all just take a breath and look at this cat.

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#2084159 Frederick Meyer levels Milan Lucic

Posted by Travis on 24 December 2010 - 02:01 AM

Unreal. The hands came up, but it was hardly head hunting. Take your hit like a man, you f***.

I'm surprised Jack Edwards didn't try to spin Ferrence's bloody eyebrow into a victory. I almost thought he was going to make sense for a second when he said 'this is a suicide pact for..' I certainly didn't expect that sentence to end with any word other than 'Savard'. What a couple of idiots.


#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.


http://www.nhl.com/i...pid=nhl-rxl-twt

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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiI0mqCZMY8


#2061380 Welcome to Detroit

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

http://urbantitan.com/10-most-dangerous-cities-on-the-world-in-2010/

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?