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NeverForgetMac25

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#2340536 TooToo - the lovable little Tasmanian Devil

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 16 January 2013 - 09:54 AM

I love the toughness he brings to this team, I love the forecheck he brings to this team and I love his tenacity.

 

What people like myself don't like, is the d*uche-baggery cheapshots he brings.  There's a big difference between playing with the above-mentioned traits and the antics Tootoo gets himself into.....and before anyone makes the Maltby comparisons, I'll stop you before you start.  There's a big difference between the s*** Maltby used to pull versus what Tootoo has over the course of his career.

 

We'll see how it goes, but if he keeps up the antics, I don't see myself cheering for him much...or defending him for that matter. If he keeps it clean, he'll win me over.




#2338272 Canadian hockey fans - they mad!

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 07 January 2013 - 04:26 PM

What I don't get is this sense of entitlement any fan of any team has. It's what made beating Canada all that much better. If the CFL starting developing players in the NFL and they had a tournament in which they beat the USA, I wouldn't go all ape-sh*t like some here have.

 

Just because you may have created a sport doesn't mean you own it or that you're not allowed to be beaten at it. To those b*tching....Grow Up and stop making the rest of your fans look bad.




#2338124 New CBA

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 07 January 2013 - 09:36 AM

How long does the average NHL career last? Most players aren't superstars making 7 figure salaries for 15 years or more. The vast majority play only a few years. Not to mention, the players put themselves at risk every time they step on the ice. Look at Patrick Eaves, will he ever be "normal" again and live without pain? Keith Primeau probably will never live without the effects of his repeated concussions. Same for the Lindros brothers. Most players will likely have some sort of lasting physical or mental ailment as a result of playing in the NHL. What risk do the owners put themselves at? Are their careers over at 25?

 

The players know the risks full well and as a result, that's on them.  No one's holding a gun to their heads...they have every single right to choose whichever occupation they'd like.  Besides, minimum salary in the NHL is $525,000.  If you last even 5 years, there's no excuse for you to not be able to live off that the rest of your life if you're willing to live a more modest lifestyle (I.E. $50-$75K per year based on the Economic Rule of 7).  How many people have the opportunity to say that when they're roughly 27 years old?

 

They're not getting sympathy from me.  They choose their path and its up to them to make their money last.  I know I would if I had NHL Grinder level talent.




#2338040 NHL, NHLPA reach tentative agreement on new CBA

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 06 January 2013 - 08:38 PM

I'm seriously surprised it got done but uber-excited.  I don't know what I would've done once the Football season ended.




#2336445 New CBA

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 20 December 2012 - 09:06 AM

The owners were exploiting the players in 92


Exploiting?!?! Please. That's a stretch.

It's not as if every single hockey player in the NHL wasn't making far more than the average Joe. I have a very difficult time feeling much sympathy for either the players or the owners.


#2335451 Drew Miller

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 06 December 2012 - 05:58 PM

Wee update.

Drew is 13+12 in 16 games including a four goal game last night against Fife.


Fife?

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#2334122 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 15 November 2012 - 04:57 PM

Renowned mediator wants crack at talks

Bring this guy on board asap


Am I the only that read this as: "A Renowned Mediator wants to bring Crack (the drug) to the NHL Talks between the union and the owners."

???


#2332739 [Retired] Official Lockout Thread

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 26 October 2012 - 08:44 AM

I've just flat-out had it. I fear for the future of North American sports as lockouts have become the norm upon the expiration of any given CBA. As much as it pains me to admit, I don't see negotiations and deals getting done anytime before the last minute or later going forward in any of the big 4.

Great job NA sports....way to piss on the fans who actually make all of you your money!


#2328714 Wings sign Carlo Colaiacovo to 2 year deal, $2.5m cap hit

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 14 September 2012 - 10:02 AM

Colaiacovo will work. He'll chew up valuable ice-time for us.


#2326227 Datsyuk leaving after contract is up?

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 21 August 2012 - 10:08 AM

If that's what he wants then more power to him. I love Datsyuk! It does not matter where he plays. I will still be a fan of his.

It sure as hell matters to me. Obviously, he needs to make the decision that works best for him and his family, but I'm not about to go as far as saying it does not matter where he plays, because it does.

Obviously, 99.9% of us will be fans of his regardless of when he takes off for Russia....but that doesn't mean I wan't see it in 2-years' time.


#2318691 Are Russian players "really" lazy

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 12 July 2012 - 03:09 PM

Not just Russian players....many players don't care about the Cup. Most recently Suter and Parise, who will now never see it again unless they do a Discover commercial with Peggy.

A championship used to be the focus of everyone and was cherished, now these guys could care less about winning, as long as they have a bloated contract, are playing with friends and are worshiped by their fans. It's turned into the NFL and NBA.


:rolleyes:

Seriously? You honestly believe this to be true?

P.S. It's "couldn't" care less.


#2318106 Reminder: Personal attacks, trolling will not be tolerated

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 11 July 2012 - 08:45 AM

As has been mentioned before, us mods cannot see everything that goes on in every thread created here at LGW. While the majority of us tend to look at most threads in the GD, we're just like anyone else in that we frequent the ones that interest us and tend to shy away from those that don't.

Again, if we miss a personal attack or flame-bait, *report it* and we'll take care of it. We understand tensions run high, especially given the recent UFA events, but we continue to do the best we can to stay on top of things. So again, if you feel someone breaks a forum rule....report it.


#2313440 Parise Watch [update x2]: Red Wings OUT of Running

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 03 July 2012 - 08:49 AM

The Wings struggled to score when it mattered. They were not an offensive powerhouse the last portion of the year. Sure, we can score goals, but we rely on role players to score consistently and too often it just dried up. The Wings need a reliable scorer to carry us through those droughts when our role players can't score for us. And, many times we lost games because we didn't have a "shoot-first" mentality player. Sammy will help a bit in that regard, but a bona-fide finisher like Ryan, Nash or Parise would help this team get out of the 1st round.

EDIT: And adding Semin doesn't really help us. Sure, he can score goals, but not the kind we need. The desperately need a hard working scorer who will go to the dirty areas. Datsyuk and Zetterberg alone can't carry this team on their backs for 82 games plus playoffs.


Hence, why I said "the need for a bonafide scorer isn't lost on me." I'm just ensuring people have the facts here in regards to team scoring. I obviously understand the need you're talking about, I'm just making a point. The fact of the matter is that Suter is beyond the number 1 need on this team at this moment. Adding him will help band-aid the losses of Lids and Stuart, but his addition alone won't be enough to replace them both. If we miss out on Suter or one/two of the other higher-end defensive talents while adding Parise, it puts the Wings in a more dire situation than the other way around.

Again, I understand the need for a Parise-type, but I've all but given up hope that he's coming to Detroit. If Kenny is gonna add some elite scoring talent (which I believe he will in the form of a Ryan or a Nash, etc.), its gonna be via trade.


#2313432 Parise Watch [update x2]: Red Wings OUT of Running

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 03 July 2012 - 08:35 AM

So many people here keep talking about how the Wings *need* goal scoring and I just don't get why people are so hell bent on adding a Parise-type. Obviously, it would be phenomenal to add him to any roster, but its not as if the Wings struggled to put the puck in the net last year. They still ended up 4th in the NHL in scoring. And before anyone replies,the need for a bonafide goal-scorer is not lost on me.

The bottom line, is the defense needs to be the focal point this offseason given our massive losses. Add Semin to go along with Suter and we're in good shape. Add Parise but not Suter....and we're f***ed.


#2312622 Still no decision from Suter. Speculation abounds.

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 02 July 2012 - 08:05 AM

I almost hate saying this out loud, but to me, it sounds like Suter is coming to Detroit. Holland has made 3 forward signings and hasn't even hinted at a Defensemen. He wouldn't of missed out on Dmen today if he didn't have a feeling Suter was going to sign here. Just sounds like Holland has all his ducks in a row and Suter is on his way here. We still have a ton of cap space even if we throw the bank and Suter, which tells me Holland isn't done upfront either. Keeping cap space incase Parise comes here too. If not, than we have a ton of forwards and cap space we can use to make a trade for a top 6 guy. Possibly a Bobby Ryan or even a Nash trade if the price isn't to steep. Holland has put himself in a situation that allows him infinite possibilities.


Honestly, this is the only thing that makes sense at this point. Signing forwards like Holland did yesterday leads me to believe that he's out of the Parise sweepstakes and focusing on a multi-player trade for one big fish (I.E. Nash, Ryan). It's likely gotta be guys like Franzen and/or Fil that will be heading out the door to make it happen.

Coupled with Suter signing here and I'm more than happy with the offseason.

Sidenote: While Tootoo is a f***, he does bring a level of physicality that we've been missing for a while. Obviously, I would've loved for it to have been another tough guy that didn't play as dirty, but atleast Tootoo can chip in offensively.

As for Sammy, he's a poor-man's Hudler plug to fill out the roster when the aforementioned trade goes down.