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#2572824 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by Mckinley25 on 21 February 2015 - 12:05 PM

The thing is Frank, when you work for a company you are generally considered a representative of that company and product. In this case he is the product. It's not like he's just spouting off sexist remarks to his buddies at the bar, he was using social media to discuss the Maple Leafs and I'm certain (despite our opinions of that organization) his comments did not reflect the ethical standards he is tasked with upholding as an employee.

I don't know all the details of what precipitated this tweet or what spurred the apology, but from the perspective of the Leafs organization it was certainly warranted.

#2572670 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by Mckinley25 on 20 February 2015 - 05:24 PM

I'm not sure any Toronto Maple Leaf should be speaking in the diminutive about any other group of people.  Being a Maple Leaf is about as low as it gets.  You're about one rung up the ladder from the guy who mops the floors at a sperm bank.  

From now on when people aren't working hard enough or aren't tough enough I'll refer to them as Maple Leafs.

#2572495 Getzlaf calls Ovechkin a diver, O says "I have hair"

Posted by Mckinley25 on 19 February 2015 - 03:24 PM

Isn't she the US of A?

Right, she's hot, but she's super high maintenance and kind of thinks she's better than everyone, but deep down there's good in her, she's just complex.

#2572491 Getzlaf calls Ovechkin a diver, O says "I have hair"

Posted by Mckinley25 on 19 February 2015 - 02:52 PM

It's pretty obvious to me that frank's favorite NHL team is Canada.

We'll have you seen Canada's girlfriend? She's hot.

#2572391 Next Number to be retired

Posted by Mckinley25 on 19 February 2015 - 12:52 AM

After looking at the photo more closely, the sun doesn't reflect off his head the way it does his body so I'm leaning towards fake now.

I wouldn't mind lowering the super high exclusivity of our retired numbers policy.
In addition to you guys other arguments supporting #13 and #40, just being dominant two way players who spent their entire careers in Detroit and representing the Wings with 100 percent class should be enough. Bob Gainey is retired in Montreal I believe, so the Eurotwins should be up there.

There's a color version of the photo on Gordiehowe.com, I think it's real.

#2569659 Babcock: "HE WINS, FULL STOP" - THN

Posted by Mckinley25 on 10 February 2015 - 06:22 PM

f***in A big dog...

Is that what he's doing?

#2567511 1/31 GDT : Islanders 1 vs. Red Wings 4

Posted by Mckinley25 on 31 January 2015 - 04:11 PM

If a newb was reading this thread I'm pretty sure they'd be convinced we are all 12 year old boys

I've been here ten years and I still think that.

#2567212 Marchenko recalled from GR... Ouellet sent down

Posted by Mckinley25 on 30 January 2015 - 07:19 PM

Why are they so keen on keeping Doan. I mean he's 38 and clearly past his prime

Doan likely isn't interested in leaving.

#2566896 1/29 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Lightning 5

Posted by Mckinley25 on 29 January 2015 - 08:34 PM

He's struggling a little but we're not losing games are we?   It's great that he's getting the experience he is getting.  How is he going to get "NHL experience" if he doesn't play in the NHL?

I agree, even with success at the AHL level, it's difficult and unlikely to have immediate NHL success. He needs to play and this is the perfect situation for him.

#2565681 Franzen on IR

Posted by Mckinley25 on 23 January 2015 - 11:52 AM


See now I just can't help but think that he likes it.

#2564692 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by Mckinley25 on 18 January 2015 - 11:06 PM

Well Kip, you should be happy with NHL.com as they wasted no effort or cleverness in coming up with a headline for tonight's victory: ZETTY LARCENY

#2564191 Lucic tasting some knuckles...

Posted by Mckinley25 on 18 January 2015 - 10:14 AM

I don't understand the need of the anti fighting group to belittle the pro fighting group.  I see it all the time in posts.  If you can't see it, then you don't, but I do.  So you're anti fighting, I get it.  I'm pro fighting.

Goodness, it goes both ways and you know it. Anti-fighters are constantly being blamed for the pussification of the game and being called "soccer moms" and all sorts of nonsense. It's actually garnered some of the most constructive debate on this forum as well.

#2563458 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

Posted by Mckinley25 on 15 January 2015 - 08:45 PM

I love how Joack(off)man and Reaves can get 12 free crosschecks in on Glendening and how its open season for Slashing Datsyuk, yet Tatar got a  penalty for that weak-ass s***. 

Cross checks are not a penalty. Hooks, holds, causing opposing players slight hesitations, gentle stick contact and gingivitis are penalties.

#2563119 1/13 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Sabres 1

Posted by Mckinley25 on 14 January 2015 - 11:18 AM

Honestly, I was surprised to read this, too. Babcock's not usually one for sentiment, at least where hockey is concerned.

I don't know, didn't he insist he get a photograph with all his former assistants that are now head coaches at the draft this year? I think he's more sentimental then his stern demeanor portrays. Plus I think I heard him say Glendening was like the son he never had.

#2562689 McGratton on waivers

Posted by Mckinley25 on 12 January 2015 - 03:01 PM

Except Holland will never go after a Prust, Dorsett or Stewart because they fight.  He doesn't care if they score goals and contribute as leaders somehow.  If you fight, Holland and Babcock don't want you.  Look how they ran Tootoo out of town because he actually fought.  They want their 4th liners to be faceless jobbers who the fans don't care about.    
If he ever reads your post and runs into you in public (or private), this is the look you'd get.  Please choose your words carefully.  

Kip, be careful, he's going to look at you like he's constipated.