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#2508507 Maple Leafs Name Shanahan New Club President

Posted by marcaractac on 10 April 2014 - 06:25 PM

Nothing more than a move to get a big hockey name to fill the position to ease fan backlash. 


My only concern is him poaching staff from the Wings.

#2508487 Jack Adams award discussion and speculation

Posted by rrasco on 10 April 2014 - 02:53 PM

I don't know why Babcock deserves it, if it wasn't for the injuries I doubt we'd be in the playoffs.  We'd have underachieving Cleary, Weiss, Sammy and Bert running the second and 3rd lines.  Nyqvist, Tatar, Sheahan, Jurco would be buried deep in the abyss somewhere, and these guys have been the spark to get us to the playoffs.


I think Holland and Babs were idiots for dumping Nyqvist and Tatar after everything they put up last year.


So no, the award shouldn't be based on luck.


I think Roy is 100% deserving of this, he did an incredible bang up job this year.


What has Roy done Babcock has not?  They both coached teams.  One loaded with talent, the other less-talented and experienced.  This isn't about choosing who is on the roster, but coaching those players to success.  Not to take away from Roy, but he didn't quite have the challenge Babs did.


It would also be a disservice to Babs to not win the Jack Adams in a year he surpassed the man the award was named for in wins.

#2507768 bashing skid the kid

Posted by BuckeyeWingsfan80 on 09 April 2014 - 06:51 PM

I'm not usually a big Scott Hartnell fan, but the playoff series two years ago where he basically baited Cindy into losing his mind (and with it, Cindy's team) was one of the greatest stretches of epic awesomeness I've seen since the Wings won their last Cup.

#2508473 Pens or Bruins

Posted by LeftWinger on 10 April 2014 - 12:40 PM

Both series will be tough, both will probably be 1st round losses, IF we are going to lose I would much rather lose to Boston than to NBC, the NHL, the Officials, and the Penguins.

#2508347 Pens or Bruins

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 09 April 2014 - 10:16 PM

Probably the Pens, and only because Malkin and Crosby are so fragile with injuries.  Fleury can stink it up too.


At the same time, their powerplay would rape our PK.  And they get a lot of powerplays.

#2507741 bashing skid the kid

Posted by Bully76 on 09 April 2014 - 05:10 PM

I'm a teacher and I just used this link to rick-roll one of my student's parents. Sent an e-mail telling them in honor of us possibly facing each other in the first round we should do a friendly wager and why don't they enjoy (as a sign of good faith) this great video compilation of crysby's greatest moments. I can't wait to read their response.

#2507673 bashing skid the kid

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 09 April 2014 - 02:04 PM

Just because you don't like someone and you make a comment in a thread that its welcomed in doesn't mean I compare him to my jilted ex-girlfriend. But it is funny how he does get compared to a "girl"friend and not some sook of a boyfriend.


I wasn't directing that comment at any specific one post.  Like I said, I think he's the best player in the league but I still pretty much cant' stand him. 


But I also don't go seeking out videos about him that will only irritate me.  Especially when one of the biggest complaints is about how much attention he gets.   It's like drinking spoiled milk repeatedly and then asking someone else to drink it.  "Doesn't this taste awful!  Here, have some!"


I prefer to go the route of "He Who Shall Not Be Named" when it comes to Crosby. 

#2507719 bashing skid the kid

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 09 April 2014 - 04:20 PM

Stevie was quite the whiner too back in his younger days and had a bit of a temper. (Of course no Wings fan would ever admit to that!) 


Are you claiming you aren't a Wings fan? :P

#2507709 bashing skid the kid

Posted by Euro_Twins on 09 April 2014 - 04:01 PM

Each player will have a couple of these in their respective careers. I have seen some of these clips already. However I didn't even realize he had enough of these clips to make a 6 minute video on YouTube. He disgusts me even more now. I hope his teeth get knocked out again.

#2507632 bashing skid the kid

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 09 April 2014 - 11:26 AM

While I do think he's matured a bit I still don't get the people defending him. He's going to be remembered as one of the greats, but at the exact same time be remembered as a classless, diving whiner on ice. He didn't get that reputation because he's good, he got it because his antics are (were) Sean Avery level ridiculous. That being said I do hate him a lot less than I did when he was younger.

#2507628 bashing skid the kid

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 09 April 2014 - 11:18 AM

Well said.  Although Yzerman was pure class most of the time, Stevie was quite the whiner too back in his younger days and had a bit of a temper. (Of course no Wings fan would ever admit to that!)  But like Crosby and the rest of us, he matured and figured it out.  He's just lucky the internet wasn't around then with fans with too much time on their hands.  


Because it's not true.  He had a temper, but In his younger days Yzerman was as softspoken as Datsyuk.  It wasn't until he felt comfortable in the league and in his role as captain that he wouldn't hesitate to let the refs and other players know how he felt.  


I don't remember him doing anything approaching Crosby's antics his first few seasons, but the league was also different back then in terms of exposure. And there were no internet forums to pick apart his every word.


That being said, the Crosby obsession has reached jilted ex-girlfriend status here.  A lot of those clips were from 4 years ago or more.  I can't stand the guy when the Wings play him, but I don't think about him otherwise.  Regardless he's still the best player in the league.  


People also forget Crosby said this: 


(skip to 1:55 so you don't have to look at his stupid face any longer than necessary)


#2507631 bashing skid the kid

Posted by martinezsvsu on 09 April 2014 - 11:25 AM

i bet he whines all game tonight with glendening all over him.

#2507627 bashing skid the kid

Posted by ash11 on 09 April 2014 - 11:15 AM

Why do you keep saying he matured... He may have a little but do you guys remember 24/7...him and kadri haaaa

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#2507625 bashing skid the kid

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 09 April 2014 - 11:07 AM

That video didn't show me anything I didn't already know about the guy. 100% classless, and a disgrace to the integrity of the game.

#2507603 bashing skid the kid

Posted by NYC Wings Fanatic on 09 April 2014 - 09:11 AM

There is absolutely no denying that his hockey skill are genuinely off the charts, but on the other hand, in terms of class and sportsmanship, he sets equally low levels in the other direction. In other words, the phrase - "He is a total d*ck" fits him to a tee!