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Mckinley25

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In Topic: Voracek gets rich! over 8mil per

Yesterday, 02:42 PM

contracts are getting out of control...Stamkos is worth this, Voracek? Nyet. Crosby, yes, ROR, nien. Market is going out of this universe again. But, these guys are still nowhere near the other sports, especially when a under .500 pitcher with an ERA of 4+ makes $10M+ a year, something is wrong. Don't even get me going on the NBA...


So what does an all star pitcher make?

In Topic: Holtby Asking for $8M

26 July 2015 - 02:10 PM


I think the nhlpa will have something to say about those chips. Why should players be comfortable with everything bring tracked and out there for everyone?

I know some people believe in these stats but I prefer the basics and the opinion of scouts, coaches etc. Poster of why it's so hard to understand baseball as a newbie are all the different stats instead of having a basic and an "advanced" tab at the page. I couldn't care less about trends of pitchers and batters.

Anyhow this is really of topic but it goes to show you that revolution isn't always a good thing. Hockey was so much better back in the 90s and early 2000s and yet we've had less information but a way better product.


Are you implying there is a correlation between the tracking of advanced stats and the quality of the game? (Which of course is entirely subjective.)

In Topic: Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

20 July 2015 - 10:01 PM

And I danced with a guy who danced with a gal who danced with the prince of Wales!

In Topic: 33,487 Miles

17 July 2015 - 10:50 AM

I travelled every week between Toronto and Chicago from January to April this year and I can tell you....the travel was very draining and that's only 2 flights per week and the flight is very short. 
 
That said, their travel would be slightly different than mine, so it wouldn't be as draining, but they do more of it.
 
It has an impact, not sure how much though (so DET travelling 50% less than some of the Western teams is helpful, but my guess....without looking at the document, is that the teams DET is really competing against have similar travel schedules).


It may only benefit the team if they make it to the cup finals against the Sharks.

In Topic: Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

17 July 2015 - 10:44 AM

 
I particularily dislike the yellow color.
 
The point in this is why would you continue to give something money that upsets you?  Regardless of what my reasons are, they are my reasons, just like you may have your reasons to continue giving someone money even though they may disrespect you every single day.  Of course my measely financial withdrawl won't impact the $5 billion Illitch empire, but I like most Americans have a finite amount of resources, and picking several hockey games to go to a year can translate into a small vacation for the family out of the country.   So like the saying goes, I vote with my pocketbook.  And in this case the other guy votes to take his family to Big Bear this year instead of several hockey games. 
 
When the NHL continually calls hockey, "a product" (and I hate that), then when they stick a product in your face that you don't like, do you buy it out of blind loyalty or do you refuse it if it stinks like runny poopies?


You absolutely CAN boycott, I'm just saying I think that if Dan Cleary playing 20 games upsets you so much that you no longer enjoy going to the games, you're probably being unreasonable. I mean how much did that change the on ice performance? You would have gotten your money's worth had Dan Cleary not played? I don't even think he was the worst player on the ice. It's like boycotting Planters because they put one less peanut in their $10 bags. Does it make that big of a difference?

I mean, because no one is complaining about real problems like how the other side of the restrooms have mirrors in front of the communial urinals, so everyone can see your junk.