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#2607981 Prospect Tourney in Traverse City renamed after Matt Wuest

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 15 May 2015 - 01:13 PM

Helene St. James @HeleneStJames 6m6 minutes ago

#RedWings announce trophy awarded to to NHL Prospect Tournament champion renamed Matthew Wuest Memorial Cup, after late CapGeek developer.


We are so lucky to be fans of likely the classiest organization in sports!

#2606928 WCSF : (8) Calgary Flames vs. (1) Anaheim Ducks

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 09 May 2015 - 06:43 PM

"too many men on the men"

My kind of penalty

#2606406 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 06 May 2015 - 07:27 PM

Its almost 7 inches long ;)


So not in McGrattan or Lilja's league?  

#2605773 Call Out the NHL on BS

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 03 May 2015 - 07:57 PM

If I wasn't on mobile, I would be posting the "old man yells at cloud" picture from the Simpsons.

So just imagine that's what you're looking at right now.


Perfect :lol:

And since there's some sensitive people *points* up there who can't handle some levity in the thread, let me be painfully on topic in sharing my opinion on The State of the NHL:

The game is changing. The league is changing. The way the game was played 30 years ago would be a bad fit for the current situation on multiple levels. As someone mentioned before, players today are faster, bigger, and stronger than ever before. Gear is more high tech. And we have knowledge now regarding health and safety issues that was not widely available before. The league would be foolish and unprogressive if they dug their heels in and refused to develop the game in a way that addresses these challenges. Do I like every change that is made? No. But I also have no misconceptions that me raging against the machine is gonna make a rabbit's fart of a difference. "Pretend we have an audience.". We *do*. Social media has developed to a point where officials ABSOLUTELY know how fans of the game feel about each and every little thing. They just don't *care*. Because here's the kicker, and if I have to pick the one thing that bothers me the most it would be this: WE are not who the league is reaching out to. The die hard, post on a hockey team's message board, donate money to charity based on playoff performance, contemplate homicide of other players not on our team who are probably pretty nice guys otherwise type people are going to follow our team /the league *anyway*. Our $ is not the growth, because it has always *been there*. These changes, the outreach, the people pleasing (if any) will not be directed at us. It will be directed at Joe Non-hockey Schmo whose ass they're trying to pull into a seat. Trying to pull into the NHL shop. Trying to pull into buying that cable package or GCL. So the game is gonna change. Because hockey is not very accessible to people who aren't familiar with it. Do I like it? Not necessarily, but in a way that mirrors why my grandpa doesn't like it that he can't find a doctor with a name he can pronounce. There are some changes the league is looking into that I think will be beneficial like 4-4 overtime and video reviews, but to opine that the league is "changing" because it's not like it was 30 years ago is short-sighted, unnecessarily nostalgic, and unprogressive. Time marches on. Things change. And now I've forgotten my larger point.

Which is why "old man yells at cloud" sums up my feelings perfectly, and isn't as sarcastic as you thought.

f*** off.

You...should probably step away from your keyboard for a minute.

#2604764 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 29 April 2015 - 10:47 PM

Barf. Why on earth would you root for that scum bag PK?

Because he's a great player and seems like a decent guy? Because he does his job and gets under people's skin? Sure, he's immature and impulsive (Smith's disease), and sometimes he crosses the line. He's certainly not the only one who does.

So I agree. Go Habs Go!

#2603848 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by barabbas16 on 29 April 2015 - 07:18 PM

Ok, not a bad period overall. I think Detroit clearly had the upper hand.

#2601307 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 26 April 2015 - 08:29 PM

That  Kate Perry sign from a Jets fan was just pure gold

Right, because again, women are weak and inferior and feminizing a man must be the ultimate insult! Boy howdy, they showed him!

#2601255 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by themcityblues on 26 April 2015 - 05:12 PM

I want to pipe in and say that I think it's sad when people chant the negative stuff. I wouldn't even chant "Tampa Bay sucks!" I don't think they suck. I don't think any team or player in the NHL sucks. They are all competitors in a difficult league. I saw a post here that said "somebody should injure Tyler Johnson". I mean, really? When he scored the two goals and carried his team, I felt happy for him. Of course if the Wings lose, it would be major heart-ache, but that's not going to make me "hate" other players or teams. I just cheer, cheer, cheer for the Wings, and try to feel good for other teams and players when they have success. I would like to see Joe Louis Arena focus on positively impacting their team and let go of the silly "Bulls***", etc. chants. It's not going to happen, though, "the mass" just doesn't operate that way.

#2600696 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 25 April 2015 - 06:44 PM

What happened wife got something in her eye and I had to take her to urgent care

must. not. make. joke.

*holds breath*

Hope your wife is ok

*holds breath*

#2600631 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 25 April 2015 - 06:25 PM

You'll fail to score on 100% of the shots you don't take.

I'll fall on 100% of the steps I try to take.
-dan cleary.

#2600393 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 25 April 2015 - 04:33 PM

good luck boys, keep it tight and hit em on the break 

#2600240 ECQF : (8) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (1) New York Rangers

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 25 April 2015 - 01:43 PM

I really want to participate in the schadenfreude of the Pens getting knocked out, but I feel like it's bad karma at this point...

#2598398 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 22 April 2015 - 10:02 PM


#2597559 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 3 - DET Leads series 2-1

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 21 April 2015 - 07:04 PM

Looking strong boys... Keep it up... Don't let down... Strong passes... Pressure them...

I gotta poop

#2597550 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 3 - DET Leads series 2-1

Posted by derblaueClaus on 21 April 2015 - 06:56 PM

How's Petr look? Been tested at all?


Great, too and yes he was. He had to save one half-breakaway from Stamkos, one weird deflected shot from the left boards and some shots that were made near enough the crease to be uncomfortable.