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#2624228 Curtis Glencross regrets taking hometown discount

Posted by Mckinley25 on 31 August 2015 - 11:04 AM

I am not bitter at all that these guys are making this kind of money. I am just not going to feel empathy for a player because his last contract was 10 million over 4 years and not 12.5 million over 4 years.

I don't think they're asking for your empathy, they're just being interviewed.

#2624208 Curtis Glencross regrets taking hometown discount

Posted by Mckinley25 on 30 August 2015 - 09:58 PM

He said he expected a contract to be done by now, but teams are'nt offering as much, and he needs a good opportunity to get an extension. The guy should take what he can get and be happy. He'll still make more in a season than alot of people will in a lifetime. I just hate hearing pro athletes complain about money. He's saying he did'nt take the opportunity to "cash in" when he could have. He made plenty of money either way. How many millions does one guy need?

He didn't say he "needed" anything. He's just comparing the situations and how a third liner with most teams up against the cap are no longer a commodity.

You must be upset at every NHLer because they all negotiate for more money than they need.

As far as complaining about it, it's an interview! It's not like he's spouting off on his blog. This is how journalism works, the reporter asks a series of questions and writes up a summary sans questions. He is literally just describing a situation about his employment based on questions asked to him, I don't understand why people are criticizing him.

#2623827 Dan Cleary re-signing still possible?

Posted by Mckinley25 on 24 August 2015 - 11:05 PM

I don't follow this type of Internet sports journalism so I'm not familiar with the standards, but shouldn't the author be citing or referencing a source?

I mean, what's the point of this article otherwise? The Red Wings MIGHT still sign Dan Cleary? Ok, an article stating they might not sign him would be just as valid and just as pointless.

#2622063 Who is the better player Zetterberg or Toews. Prime vs. Present

Posted by Mckinley25 on 01 August 2015 - 08:18 PM

But Datsyuk and Zetterberg go fishing together every summer... Is that not boy love? 

That's MAN love, and it is good.

#2621022 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by Mckinley25 on 20 July 2015 - 10:01 PM

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

#2620769 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by Mckinley25 on 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.

#2620764 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by Mckinley25 on 17 July 2015 - 10:03 AM

Why?  In today's world the best way to get someones attention is through the pocket book.  Don't like what someone is promoting?  Stop giving them money, it's my hard earned money, "you Joe Schmo business owner have made a decision that upsets me, I will refuse to continue supporting your shenanigans until you change them".  

I boycotted the league after the lockout for several months, no games, no reading or discussing...nothing, but ultimately brokedown because I'm a hockey junkie. :cheesy:

I'm certain Illitch has someone right now, working tirelessly to find out why they sold one less ticket last year. And I'm equally certain that said person will any day now make the connection between the unsold ticket and the Dan Cleary signing. Fingers crossed it happens before a new contract is agreed upon!!

Seriously though, given the complexity of building a successful sports franchise and the almost unrivaled success achieved by the Red Wings particularly when faced with league constructed obstacles to hinder continued success, boycotting because of one marginally questionable descision that likely had no effect on the entertainment value of the on ice product, is bordering on ridiculous.

Now boycotting because the water in the drinking troughs in the men's restrooms taste discusting is reasonable.

#2620758 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by Mckinley25 on 17 July 2015 - 08:24 AM

Wow. This guy just won't go away. I didn't even go to a game last season because of the Wings signing Cleary. Don't have a choice this season since it's the last season at the Joe.

Wait,..so you're saying you had the means and resources to go to games, but chose not to, because of Dan Cleary? Please tell me he's a jaded ex lover you don't want to run into because that's the only way that makes sense.

#2619672 Hoggan, Paetsch, and Grant resigned...

Posted by Mckinley25 on 08 July 2015 - 04:43 PM

Sports betting

Well warm up the firing squad then.

#2619539 Tarasenko re-signs with the Blues (60 mill/8 years)

Posted by Mckinley25 on 07 July 2015 - 10:13 PM

Should be 2020 if I'm right

Good, I'll probably be dead by then.

#2618671 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by Mckinley25 on 02 July 2015 - 10:26 AM

Sure but I'm just assuming that blash would want to see these guys in training camp before he decides to start spouting off line combos. I guess I'm just used to Babcock saying stuff like I'll decide before the game what my lines are

I think though, that when a GM is building a team he has to have some idea where the players he's signing are slotted to play, otherwise it'd just be completely random assortment of players. If Blashill wants to juggle after the team hits the ice, that's his job then.

#2616784 2015 Draft

Posted by Mckinley25 on 26 June 2015 - 08:19 PM

There  is a PLACE the word you want is THEIR This drives me NUTS!

I'm fairly certain he knows the difference, forum posting (especially via phone) lends to simple errors.

#2615446 Sean Avery - Transition Season

Posted by Mckinley25 on 20 June 2015 - 07:47 AM

The guy really is classless and the article is a total joke. "Whah, idk what I'm going to do when I can't play a game for money anymore!" Whatever, make smart choices and get your education. Anyone with a brain should know they aren't playing hockey into chelios and selanne years. So probably, maybe, go to school and figure out what you will do when you are replaced by someone younger and cheaper and enjoy the ride while it lasts. An athletes window is narrow depending on the sport and your skill at said sport. When you're done and shrugging your shoulders on what to do next, you have already failed. It's not like he wasn't already doing something else anyway. Walking around with his purses like the punk he is like when someone actually tried to fight him and he ducked and covered.

You said the article was a joke, then your advice was just a summary of the article, so you basically agree with him. Minus the incoherent ramblings at the end of your post.

#2614809 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by Mckinley25 on 16 June 2015 - 02:57 PM

No, it is not. It would be very weird and flawed if you feel otherwise - like "give them all the Cup in rotation for participation, let them feel it! :w00t:

Well I don't want a rotation, I just want other teams to win naturally, I can certainly say that Chicago deserved to win the cup, and that's how it should be, I just wish teams like St. Louis and Washington had been able to put together championship teams for their fans.

#2614363 NBC Sports chairman wants NHL ban playoff beards

Posted by Mckinley25 on 14 June 2015 - 02:41 PM

This would be hilarious.
Why is everyone so averse to "hipsters"
And doesn't hating something because its a trend right now make you a hipster?

Because he put hipsters in quotations I read it as people with wax mustaches are not real hipsters. I guess they're wannabes.