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Mckinley25

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#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.


#2605409 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by Mckinley25 on 01 May 2015 - 02:30 PM

 
Unless he had cancer, it's not much of an excuse.  He had 3 goals and 9 assists in 37 games over three post seasons. 
 
Zetterberg had 9 goals and 2 assists in 22 games over three post seasons. 
 
And BOTH of them were playing on a a team chocked full of hall of fame talent. 
 
If people are going to talk about Nyquist and Tatar's "struggles", or talk about how they have to be surrounded by stars to look good, they need only look at Dats and Z's careers as evidence of exactly what that means for long term projections. 
 
There is a tendency among some Wings fans to act like Dats and Zetterberg were superstars the minute the came into the league, and that everybody knew all along that they'd be great.  But it isn't true.  When they came into the league they looked like Tatar and Nyquist do now...except maybe not quite as good. 


In fact LGW used to tear Datsyuk a new one every post season because of his play.


#2604769 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by Mckinley25 on 29 April 2015 - 10:53 PM

Hmm I'd like to look that up but you might be right.
 
I think we have failed miserably at free agency though, too.
 
So it's not just low picks. Though I see your point. 


Free agency has been a completely different game since the cap as well, the contracts are longer so there's less options during the off season, and more competition for players. We don't have young superstars to lure in free agents, there's lots of other exciting teams to choose from.

I don't know that I can say with certainty that Holland is the best GM, but I think he's done very well considering the circumstances.


#2600213 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by Mckinley25 on 25 April 2015 - 12:22 PM

Oh, if you've watched the Wings all season, then you have *definitely* witnessed a group of men tripping over both their collective dick as well as their individual dicks. It's not as metaphorical as it sounds.

NO MORE.


If it's not metaphorical, I'm suddenly feeling very inadequate. #notatriphazard


#2598808 Knuckles vs Numbers - The death of the enforcer

Posted by Mckinley25 on 23 April 2015 - 04:59 PM

 
Sure why not, just let other guys punch our stars and smaller guys in the head and then run to the league crying for a suspension. Instead of handling that stuff like men and call the on ice police and fire the team up.


Actually, that would be handling it like children, who don't know any better.


#2598421 ECQF : (8) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (1) New York Rangers

Posted by Mckinley25 on 22 April 2015 - 11:43 PM

I figured this thread would be busier with the Pens on the brink. 


I don't want the Pens to win the series but I hope it lasts longer than 5 games.


#2598399 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by Mckinley25 on 22 April 2015 - 10:05 PM

Stamkos is going to playing hard after taking responsibility for the Lighting being down, Wings need to do everything right. Go Wings!!


#2598309 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 3 - DET Leads series 2-1

Posted by Mckinley25 on 22 April 2015 - 02:31 PM

You can call the Datsyuk goal a lucky bounce if you want, but he passed the puck and headed for the net, that's how it's supposed to work, you get bounces in your favor when you do that.


#2598214 Datsyuk Finalist for Lady Byng

Posted by Mckinley25 on 22 April 2015 - 06:57 AM

I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure these trophies are all based on the regular season alone..?


You are not wrong.
In fact I'm fairly certain the voting has already been completed.


#2596620 Oilers win the Draft Lottery

Posted by Mckinley25 on 19 April 2015 - 01:47 PM

They absolutely should trade the pick for pieces that they need. I know McDavid is supposed to be the next Crosby but they don't need another forward and this is a golden opportunity for them to do the smart thing.

But... it's the Oilers, so...


They'd be stupid to trade away the next Crosby. Trade other forwards for D and goaltending maybe.


#2596380 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

Posted by Mckinley25 on 18 April 2015 - 05:22 PM

The Wings effort is about on par with these thread titles.


#2595354 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by Mckinley25 on 17 April 2015 - 08:23 PM

Ok, can someone explain to me--in a non-biased way without using the word "attitude" or any of its synonyms--why people seem to hate PK sooooo much? Because I *really* struggle to see what is so outrageously offensive about him. I get it--he's similar to B Smitty in that he has immaturity and impulsivity issues, but SO DO A LOT OF PLAYERS. I never see the same vitriol pointed in their direction. Would people seriously not want him on the Wings? Or is he only hated because he's on the Habs? This is an honest question, help me understand.


I hate EVERYTHING about him! Well except his hockey skill, he's really good. And his personality, he's passionate and I'd like to see some Wings have that. And he doesn't really dive any more than anyone else. And I don't mind that he plays for the Habs. It's not his fault. So really it's not his clothes or attitude or abilities, but everything else I hate. That other stuff.


#2595165 Post-GDT ECQF Game 1: Red Wings 3, Lightning 2 (DET leads, 1-0)

Posted by Mckinley25 on 17 April 2015 - 12:24 AM

So did anyone else see the astronaut in the crowd tonight?

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Uh oh, somewhere out in space there's a hockey fan floating around.