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wings4thecup06

Member Since 16 Apr 2006
Offline Last Active Aug 30 2015 07:09 PM
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In Topic: Adidas Gets NHL Jersey Deal

22 August 2015 - 09:56 AM

What part of Adidas owns CCM did you not understand?

 

I think what frank might be getting at is that even tho CCM is owned by Adidas, you can damn sure bet that CCM won't be left to work on these jerseys alone. It'll be hugely influenced by the parent company and we all know they're just not a hockey brand. 

 

It really would be nice for once if the NHL could be left to be run by people and companies that truly care about hockey first, but we all know theres no money in that....


In Topic: Getting bigger.

20 August 2015 - 03:31 PM

tbh being physical isn't the only thing that makes you difficult to play against. And the best guys who have size can learn to use it even without being that physical. Take a guy like Z. Not the biggest, but incredibly strong on the puck and really hard to knock off it. Same with Datsyuk, and we're seeing the same thing with Nyquist. Thus if you're big and strong, you don't have to be running people over to have an impact with that size. 


In Topic: Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

15 August 2015 - 02:39 PM

I just think that, like it or not, these guys are professional athletes, and therefore they are role models to millions of people and children growing up. Thus, they're off ice behaviour is probably, almost more important than the behaviour they exhibit on it. If we place a team in Vegas, are we likely to see more stories about off ice behaviour? Can you imagine if the NFL had a team in Vegas?

 

All of these things are obviously subject to our own opinions, and are all projectables. These things may or may not happen at all, and a team there could be a success. Or it coiuld not, and could end up giving the league a bad name. Personally, I don;t think it's worth the risk, especially considering that the 3 biggest sports in the US do not have a franchise in Vegas. I would have thought that would be enough to prohibit the NHL from attempting something like this. Especially considering the vast failures they've had in small, non-hockey markets...


In Topic: Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

09 August 2015 - 04:57 PM

The other problem is, people complain about a lack of entertainment in hockey but really, how is EXPANDING actually going to help with this in making the league more main stream? If anything, it'll dilute the talent base, making the expansion teams and lower level teams having to adopt a New Jersey strategy of trap trap trap and more trap. Scoring will go down, which is what all the media seems to care about, and neither of these teams will end up being that successful. 

While the other owners will love it, are every GM in the league going to be happy about 2 new teams having the pick of some of there lower end,/potentially useful players/prospects?


In Topic: Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

08 August 2015 - 02:15 PM

Ive been against this idea from the beginning, and now it's one step closer I still find it totally abhorrent. There'll be no real fan base there, and there could be constant links to gambling. And what about the team that lives there? Can you imagine some of the more shadier characters in the league being able to stay out of trouble? It's another desperate attempt by Gary to try and force hockey onto markets it doesn't belong for the sake of expansion fees to fill the pockets of those paying his salary.