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#2276367 Playoff seeding & Divison winners

Posted by T-Ruff on 01 April 2012 - 11:27 AM

Yeah get rid of division winners 1-2-3. This year it's going to be really bad. Pittsburgh and Philly will have the #2 and #3 records in the East but play each other 4 vs 5. It's also possible that New Jersey finishes higher than Boston landing in #6 despite having the 4th best record in the conference. Madness!

#2276348 Detroit has inside track on Parise

Posted by T-Ruff on 01 April 2012 - 10:38 AM

Uhh Minnesota would be an unreal team to play for... One of the best crowds/fans/arenas in the league.

#2271387 Crosby

Posted by T-Ruff on 18 March 2012 - 11:52 AM

The difference between Crosby and Datsyuk's offensive game is greater than the difference in their defensive game. Crosby is easily the best player in the league, and Datsyuk is a perhaps close but definitive 2nd. NHL players agree in a recent poll they did and of course they're a better sample than a bunch of us Red Wings fans. :hehe:

#2271021 3/17 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sharks 3 (OT)

Posted by T-Ruff on 17 March 2012 - 09:56 PM

Holmstrom you idiot wtf, don't give them such easy calls like that when you're already down 1-0

#2269993 If you Could Change Five Outcomes in Hockey History

Posted by T-Ruff on 14 March 2012 - 12:34 AM

Oilers to beat the Canes back when they played for the Cup. Canes got pretty lucky throughout that Cup run, the Sabres who played them in the ECF or the Oilers would have been a better winner in my book.

Senators to beat the Ducks in 07. Back when I really hated the Ducks and the Sens were becoming my 2nd favourite team. Besides the fact they got pretty fortunate to beat the Wings in the ECF, would have much preferred to see Alfy raise the cup than that Niedermayer punk.

Leafs to beat the Canes in 2002 ECF. I don't have anything against the Canes (with their 2nd appearance on this list), but a Leafs/Wings Final would have been great. And we all know the Cup was won in the WCF that year anyway so it wouldn't have changed the outcome :P

Flyers to beat the Hawks in the SCF as OP said. Flyers are one of my favourite teams and of course the Hawks suck.

Bruins to beat the Canes in the 2009 ECSF (lol Canes again). Carolina squeeked by Boston in 7 but by then Carolina was completely depleted and worn out, making for an easy sweep by the Penguins. Boston would have given the Penguins a much better run, which would have resulted in a more worn out team facing the Wings in the SCF, or perhaps an original 6 SCF (though I still would have preferred a rematch)

Babcock and the Ducks to beat the Devils in 03, was cheering for Kariya and company hard, would have been nice to see the team that beat the Wings go all the way.

#2256144 Canadian Wings fans!

Posted by T-Ruff on 13 February 2012 - 10:06 AM

I figured why not send an email :D


I noticed that on Tuesday night TSN is showing Anaheim @ Minnesota on TSN2. Meanwhile, the Red Wings will host the Dallas Stars at the same time (7:30pm ET) looking to break an NHL record for straight wins at home. Even under normal circumstances I'd be confident in assuming a Dallas @ Detroit game would get more attention and ratings than Anaheim @ Minnesota, but with this record on the line and many media outlets writing about it it's basically a sure thing. Perhaps there is already talk internally about showing this game instead, and I realize the game was chosen because it is being shown on NBC Sports Network in the US and as a result might be more difficult to acquire the feed for the Wings' game instead, but if possible I believe it should be considered, and I'll certainly be watching if so.

Thanks for your time!

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#2253502 Jeff Carter

Posted by T-Ruff on 08 February 2012 - 12:49 AM

I'd definitely love to acquire him. It is a long contract but in a few years it will be great value and it already is if he even just stays a 30 goal scorer (and he could easily surpass that). The new CBA also has the potential to roll back salaries and cut long contracts down which minimizes the risk in that way as well. I see him as a prime target for the Leafs, haven't thought about him coming here but I like the idea.

#2250508 The SuperSkills competition is an embarrassment

Posted by T-Ruff on 28 January 2012 - 10:44 PM

Except for the constant reminders that Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin aren't there. And Pierre McGuire and Jeremy Roenick. They need to get some different commentators on the NBC family of networks.

I don't think CBC explicitly mentioned Crosby or Ovechkin once (Maybe Ovechkin once in passing reference to the fancy breakaway event). Props to them.

They had Price miked up and I gained a lot of admiration for him, and the way he handled his role in that contest.

Jim Hughson and Craig Simpson also commented that Datsyuk was probably the best overall player in the league.

Crowd going nuts on Chara's 108.8mph shot was cool (since we heard their reaction before seeing the time)

Overall very solid event IMO.

#2250379 How Would You Fix the All Star Game?

Posted by T-Ruff on 27 January 2012 - 11:19 PM

Yeah, the All-Star game has always been for kids and sponsors.. I care about it less now and I believe it's simply because I'm not a kid anymore.

I think they need to loosen up a bit to make it more exciting... I hate when the linesman calls a close offside in an All-Star game. What's the point? Just let them play pond hockey.

I read an idea on another forum that they could breathe life into the All Star fantasy draft by running a sweepstakes for two lucky fans to be the ones who make the draft selections, it would get rid of the staleness of Alfredsson taking all his teammates and Swedes etc. The two winners also get to set the lines that the coach works with, and perhaps stand behind the bench for the game because why not.

#2215064 Redwings concession for moving east

Posted by T-Ruff on 14 October 2011 - 10:40 AM

I don't like this at all, the problem with playing out West is during the playoffs, not the regular season. I love the late games even, but it will be a huge team benefit to not have to travel outside of the Eastern time zone.

#2209588 What can be done to go East?

Posted by T-Ruff on 25 September 2011 - 04:56 PM

I personally love the late games that I get to watch, but I know that it's a major advantage especially in the playoffs for the team to not have to travel outside of their timezone. I think a major contribution to the 2008 Cup win and their near flawless play was the fact they never went further than the Central time zone in all 3 rounds (NSH, COL, DAL)

#2199286 Chris Osgood announces retirement

Posted by T-Ruff on 19 July 2011 - 09:08 AM

They made the right call. Thank you Osgood and welcome back Ty ;)

#2190494 Pierre McGuire leaves TSN

Posted by T-Ruff on 27 June 2011 - 05:16 PM

Canadian hockey fans rejoice.

Speak for your self :( (Just kidding I know most Canadians share your view of him, but I'm legitimately saddened by this). Hopefully TSN lazes out a bit this year and just decides to pick up Versus' feed more often than not.

Best of luck to you Pierre! You're among the best at what you do and don't let anyone ever convince you otherwise :clap:

#2185561 Raymond out 3-4 months

Posted by T-Ruff on 15 June 2011 - 06:51 PM

Nothing but an unfortunate play.. Some Canucks fans are saying this is no different than Rome on Horton, which is absolutely laughable. Couldn't believe Gillis this morning on TSN when I saw he was complaining about a no disciplinary action.

Also in reference to the above, Rome wasn't suspended just because Horton was injured, he was suspended because he delivered a malicious, illegal check

#2182635 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by T-Ruff on 04 June 2011 - 10:18 PM

Completef****** joke, there is no other way to describe it.. The guy who shouldn't have even played in the game is literally the difference on all three goals....

Vancouver is going to win the Cup i.e. Next season can't come fast enough