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#2282468 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Predators 3

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 11 April 2012 - 09:06 PM

High-stick to the face of Franzen, no call. Shock.

Also, besides on good drive to the net, Franzen looks like his familiar brand of s***.


#2282370 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Predators 3

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 11 April 2012 - 08:50 PM

Red Wings PP to start the 3rd

SPOILER ALERT: Pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass... pass, pass, pass, fake one-timer... pass, pass, pass, double-pump the one-timer allowing the opposition player to block your weak wrister from 5 feet away... repeat.


#2282249 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Predators 3

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 11 April 2012 - 08:29 PM

My... god... Howard....

*deep breath*.... f***!

Two fluky goals, two s***ty officials, and two terrible linesmen...


#2281088 Blue Jackets lose lottery

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 10 April 2012 - 08:33 PM

Sucks to be the Blue Jackets. Oilers definitely building the same way Pittsburgh did, and its a bit irritating to watch. Play s***ty enough for 3 years, and you'll be a contender in 5 years (unless you have equally s***ty lottery luck :P). I don't know what the alternative is, but kind of silly to think that the worst teams in the league - which ironically are there in the first place due to poor drafting and development - will always have a brighter future than bubble teams who compete and tread water.

Could the lottery be expanded, with similar scaling of odds, to include teams finishing 30-20 in points? That way, at least a bubble team that had a good showing, like Colorado or Winnipeg, can have a slim shot at obtaining a franchise-changing player that could propel them from mediocrity to contention in a single year, instead of allowing a team like Pittsburgh or Edmonton to go belly up for a half-decade, stockpile high picks, and be granted the 180 degree turnaround by default.


#2279823 4/7 GDT : Blackhawks 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 07 April 2012 - 03:05 PM

And the lack of TV exposure this series will likely get.

Which I can't really fault NBC, Nashville is boring as s*** to watch. The games might be earlier than out West, but there is much more risk of dozing watching the Preds. Please, hockey gods, let Radulov go for a leisurely puck-watching float up the right wing boards leaving his zone...


#2279747 4/7 GDT : Blackhawks 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 07 April 2012 - 02:37 PM

Hudler is s***....


#2279721 4/7 GDT : Blackhawks 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 07 April 2012 - 02:33 PM

EDZO: "SHOULD HAVE BEEN A PENALTY!! SHOULD HAVE BEEN A PENALTY SHOT!" hahaha huge homer outburst!


#2279402 4/7 GDT : Blackhawks 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 07 April 2012 - 01:11 PM

Why does Crawford s*** goalies always do so well against us?

There you go. Because most shots are harmless from the outside and when scoring chances do emerge they result in an extra pass or Samuelsson-esque shot selection (shinpads or logos).


#2279360 4/7 GDT : Blackhawks 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 07 April 2012 - 12:58 PM

I think he is nervous. However, this is not an excuse for not even trying. Natural hockey talent is easily seen even in first NHL games. Shaahan showed nothing.

Tell the Hawks' team dentist that Sheahan was "not even trying" on that Chiclets wrecking backcheck :P


#2279313 4/7 GDT : Blackhawks 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 07 April 2012 - 12:38 PM

"Franzen fooled and then quits on the play". Great.

Hate watching Detroit-Chicago games with Edzo and Pierre. There might as well not be another team, since 90% of the conversation is whether Chicago is doing something great or something not so great.


#2279283 4/7 GDT : Blackhawks 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 07 April 2012 - 12:30 PM

Pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass.... pass, pass.... PASS.

And Filppula hurt. s***.


#2279106 4/7 GDT : Blackhawks 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 07 April 2012 - 10:51 AM

4th seed > 6th seed >> 5th seed

WIN and DOMINATE!... then we'll have to root for an inferior Avalanche team to beat the Preds in regulation <_<
If we plan to lose, hope we lose in regulation, then we'll have to root for the "superior" Coyotes to beat the Wild.

....god, I hate relying on stars to align... but first and foremost the Wings need to get their ducks in a row...

WIN and DOMINATE!


#2279100 Tortorella Slams Orpik, Crosby, Malkin,...

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 07 April 2012 - 10:34 AM

And yet then-Penguins coach Michel Therrien went on a huge rant during the finals about all of the obstruction that the obstructing Red Wings were obstructing upon the obstructed Penguins stars, which obstructed their offense. Conveniently, no consistently there.

Same thing a year later when Malkin jumped Z, a stick flailing assault, glove-fisted fracas in the last minute or so of the game that resulted, rightfully so, with Malkin receiving the instigator, along with a one-game automatic suspension... that is until the league decided that it wasn't "in the spirit of the rule" to suspend players venting their frustrations by jumping other players in the waning minutes, even though that was the EXACT spirit of the rule, and if that had been someone like Franzen doing the same to Malkin or Crosby, we all know how that would have gone down.

This league is a joke, and continues to validate every complaint with double-standards for the anointed and knee-jerk fines for the dissenters.


#2279013 Tortorella Slams Orpik, Crosby, Malkin,...

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 06 April 2012 - 10:49 PM

That's the beauty of it. Torts can afford the $20K and he just made the NHL look like the biggest bunch of hypocrits.


Obviously their salaries are much more than the average guy, but coaches aren't paid multi-millions like some superstar. $20K is still $20K, and for what? For telling the truth? Honestly, what is the official reason? "Poor sportsmanship"?

This league is a joke. Continue to coddle them, they'll never learn...


#2278968 Tortorella Slams Orpik, Crosby, Malkin,...

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 06 April 2012 - 07:11 PM

Unless you're part of the Penguins organization, of course. I don't remember Mario getting fined during his last tirade when he called the NHL "a garage league".


Or what about Michel Therrien and the infamous "obstruction" tirade. Not only whining incessantly, but calling out the opposition's players and the NHL referees. Double standard much?

I still laugh to myself every time I see Crosby drawing the second penalty for the epic 2008 5-on-3 kill; basically tried to jumped on Lilja's back and it worked. This first penalty was also dive-tastic:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05YS1DAnAMo

A Pens-Canucks Cup Final would be sickening to watch. Which team would whine the most?

It'll basically be synchronized swimming, with complaints instead of music.