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In Topic: 10/23 GDT : Penguins 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

23 October 2014 - 08:10 PM

Two line pass?  That's a phrase I haven't heard in years.

In Topic: Toronto Radio: Illitch is selling everything and Babs will be Leafs GM

23 October 2014 - 10:49 AM

I heard a bit of Bob McCowan's show last night and tuned in right in the middle of him talking about the Wings being for sale.  He was basically saying that he stands by what he said.  It doesn't mean there will be a sale, just means that it is out there as a possibility.  I see it as a trade rumour type deal.  There are talks all the time about potential trades involving certain players....most of those talks do not result in an actual trade, but that doesn't mean there were no talks happening.


Anyway, Bob suggested that the story he reported was based on information from 2 independent (and very reliable) sources.  He also suggested that he heard from a 3rd since he broke that story.  So everyone can deny it all they want (he made specific reference to Holland). 


My take....Bob doesn't make stuff up, he's one of the most connected and respected guys in the business.  I've listened to him quite a bit and there are often times when he talks about hearing things, but doesn't mention them on air because they are just rumours.  For him to put something out there, there's has to be more to it and more substantial sources claiming it.  We're not talking about some dumbass reporter out there trying to make a name for himself.


That said...like most other things, I think there is truth behind this, but I don't think it will come to fruition.

In Topic: Toronto Radio: Illitch is selling everything and Babs will be Leafs GM

21 October 2014 - 11:01 AM

I'm not ready to give Yzerman too much credit yet for any of Tampa's success.  He's been there for 4 years, the first year they went to the conference finals, but not much of that was due to anything Yzerman did, it was mostly due to the play of St. Louis and Stamkos.  The second year he was there they missed the playoffs.  The third year he was there they missed the playoffs.  The fourth year he was there they were eliminated in the first round.


I think they are starting to come around now, but again, that's more to do with Stamkos' maturation as well as Hedman starting to come into his own as well (both of whom were drafted before Yzerman came around).

In Topic: slava voynov suspended after domestic violence arrest

21 October 2014 - 10:47 AM

Most, if not all, professional athletes (public figures) will have morality clauses in their contracts.  This is why they can be terminated for legal issues where most "normal" people, working "normal" jobs would not necessarily suffer the same consequences.

In Topic: Lucic has a meltdown as Bruins get smacked by Habs...again

19 October 2014 - 10:22 PM

You know there are a ton of players that you just hate on the ice but are really good guys off the ice?  Lucic isn't one of them.  He's just an all-around ******, all the time.  There are not many players I would say that about...to be honest, the only other two that immediately come to mind are Marchand and Maxim Lapierre.


Lucic can be a really effective player, big and strong, decent skill for a big guy, but he really is one of those guys that are inexplicably...aholes all the time.