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#2607951 Kronwall in the Playoffs

Posted by Mckinley25 on 15 May 2015 - 10:56 AM

Kronwall is not a number 1 until he wins a Norris.

And Franzen isn't a soft Euro until he wins a Lady Bing.

#2607585 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by Mckinley25 on 13 May 2015 - 07:56 PM

It's st louis or here, imo. Unless it IS about money.. then he'll go to Toronto.

Even if it is about the money, isn't Detroit prepared to match?

#2607121 WCSF : (8) Calgary Flames vs. (1) Anaheim Ducks

Posted by Mckinley25 on 11 May 2015 - 07:18 AM

Whichever team wins will win the Cup. This series is the finals. The East sucks. 
Yes, Chicago or Anaheim is going to win the Cup. How does that make people feel? 

I'm getting impatient waiting for league parity to make Chicago garbage again.

#2606906 Dominic Turgeon signs 3 year Entry Level Contract

Posted by Mckinley25 on 09 May 2015 - 02:11 PM

Does McGratton have any kids? :)

You can't make babies by taking other men into the closet.

Though I suppose you could fill out adoption papers in there. Which is cool.

#2606866 WMHC 2015

Posted by Mckinley25 on 09 May 2015 - 08:00 AM

You mean that kind of atmosphere ?
I take the friendly atmosphere in US stadiums over our so called "fan culture" here in in Europe any day.

When did Michael Bay start directing sporting events?

#2606580 ECSF: Tampa Bay Crying Coopers vs. Montreal Complaining Canadiens

Posted by Mckinley25 on 07 May 2015 - 02:24 PM

I'd love to see Brian McGrattan do unpleasant things to that punk in a closet.  

What is it with McGrattan and taking men into closets? Does his girlfriend know?

#2606540 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by Mckinley25 on 07 May 2015 - 11:22 AM

Remember in the 90's when they'd throw their gloves in the air then shoot at them with their sticks? I used to love that.

#2606372 DRW Free Agents / Salary Thread

Posted by Mckinley25 on 06 May 2015 - 01:33 PM

Oh, football. He's not doing well? I thought he was the second coming of Scott Mitchell or something.

#2605816 Call Out the NHL on BS

Posted by Mckinley25 on 03 May 2015 - 10:07 PM

I know it doesn't matter, but I really wish my road jerseys were still home jerseys.
What a senseless change.

I like it, white is generic, let the away team be the generic team and home team show their colors.

#2605788 Call Out the NHL on BS

Posted by Mckinley25 on 03 May 2015 - 08:50 PM

f*** off.

Sounds like something Crosby would say.

#2605785 ECSF: Tampa Bay Crying Coopers vs. Montreal Complaining Canadiens

Posted by Mckinley25 on 03 May 2015 - 08:40 PM

Well, I guess we can cancel the APB on Stamkos.

I think it was less Stamkos sucking and more the Wings being awesome.

#2605718 Call Out the NHL on BS

Posted by Mckinley25 on 03 May 2015 - 03:24 PM

I'm not saying that a goalie from way back when would be okay with taking a Weber shot to the head. It was an example of the difference between then and now. Hell, I'm a pansy when it comes to getting hit with a puck, but I'm not in the NHL. Guys now are faster and have sticks engineered to produce faster and harder shots, so the mask thing was just pointing out that they used to go without them. You didn't have the diving and embellishing that you do now. I hate to bring Crosby into this, but there's a video on Youtube showing his dives and his childish attitude. This is the new "face of the NHL". As for Kurri, he's touting the KHL more than calling out the NHL.

I don't know, did they really not have it? I wasn't around then but I've talked to people who were and even read some things that suggested that there were a lot of players back in the day who were less than ethical, as it were.

It's easy to think of those times as the glory years because we are so far removed that we only know them from the exceptional moments that still get talked about. The majority of games weren't televised, there's limited footage and almost no way to interpret what does exist.

I mean, even our golden boy Stevie Y had a Crosby like reputation for a while. I could even buy that there was less whining, but we know the cheap shots were worse! They were brutal, Redmond always talks about Gordie's famous elbows!

Again, I wasn't there, so this is just a mildly educated guess, but I would bet embellishment happened frequently, (I mean, it's not like these people are known for being the bastions of morality) and if it didn't, it seems logical that it had more to do with how the officiating handled diving. It's likely that if fewer penalties were called, there would be no benefit to embellish.

That's my issue with the games that I see, (which unfortunately aren't many) players are being rewarded for diving by the resulting penalties to the opposing teams. It's in their best interest!

The league needs to put their collective thinking caps on and find the best way to solve these problems.

( for the record, I think the league does a great job overall, with the increase in speed and skill comes an equal increase in the challenge to maintain a fair balance of officiating on the ice.)

#2605692 Call Out the NHL on BS

Posted by Mckinley25 on 03 May 2015 - 11:32 AM

I totally agree that there's a lot of inconsistency in how the game is officiated, but we can't ignore that the players are getting stronger, faster and more skilled. That above all else is the cause of change we see in the NHL.

They did put restrictions on goalie equipment size, while still keeping them protected. Remember, not a single goalie would've been ok being maskless with Weber shots flying by eye level at 100 mph.

#2605559 WCSF : (6) Minnesota Wild vs. (5) Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by Mckinley25 on 02 May 2015 - 08:54 AM

I don't hate Chicago, they just have two recent cups and I don't want them to become a dynasty.

#2605509 WMHC 2015

Posted by Mckinley25 on 01 May 2015 - 09:52 PM

Wide-mouthed Handsome Catfish

Some things are just too poetic to abbreviate.