It starts with one... I want to win a tight one... Not a blow out, not a game they don't show up in. I want them to play their best hockey but we play our best and beat them. Thats the only way we can take any bit of confidence into game 5-7 if we get there...
I'm all for helping... I don't have the time to be calling into the NHL offices but I think I could definitely call into NHL Live and stuff and get the word out there more... I think fans of all teams would find this to be a disgrace. This is a 59 year old tradition and some guy that has been in the league all of what 5 years is deciding that he can try to ruin that tradition for what cause.
I was also thinking some one mentioned about everybody in the entire arena throwing octopus on the ice at once, yes thats a little over board but the same concept could be used. I think if you got a handful of people try to get the upwards of 30-40 people all to throw Octopus at the same time at the same game. That would be quite a site and as dumb as it sounds might make a little bit of a statement saying that we are going to go against whatever he tries to pull. I think even attaching a note to one of the legs basically telling Bettman to F Off would be a nice touch. I obviously think this needs to be done at the end of the game or a late goal or some time where 30-40 octopi wont be too long of a delay to the game. I love the tradition as long as it's done in the confines of the rules. Really no matter when it happened I don't think it could cause any more of a delay the the Rats during the Panthers games in what 94,95 or 96?
This is getting a little absurd, the reasoning behind his complaints are starting to get old and quite frankly are garbage.
Yea rough go.... I would love to bring in a Defenseman to replace Salei.... I like him but I think another shutdown D would really help to tighten things up come playoffs.... Nothing huge... just a little move to really have tighten it up...
I want this move to happen just to give Howard a kick in the butt... Adding the goalie that took you out in last years playoffs in a 4-1 series should light a fire under him. Just like a lot of players do, when you are not being challenged you tend to slow down and get complacent. Well hopefully this goes through he doesn't get claimed and either Howard gets his A game back or Nabby shows what he can do with a good rotation and not 70+ games a season.
I believe the suspension is fine... His intent was to get hit him hard and high, and i believe a lot of opinions would be different if there was an injury. If Briere caught him in the face and he busted up his nose or took out some teeth then there would be a problem. The NHL finally did something right and suspended on the act not the result. I have read a lot of people on these boards commenting about how many suspensions are only related to the injury and that is a flawed system and I completely agree. If a player goes to lay his stick across the chin of his opponent but misses it should be less then the guy that goes to do the same thing and connects.
I for once applaud the league for this suspension, but before I give them too much credit that was a bad call i believe on Hunter.
The Hunter call was exactly like the Kronwall on Havlat hit (I'm not saying the kind of hit im saying the result). Kronwall got a 5 and a game for the hit because of the INJURY and that is exactly what Hunter got. Thats just my two cents.
Im getting one... 1. Cause its a Wing's Jersey.... 2. Because it's Mike Modano, the guy has represented our country with pride and he is probably the best American ever to play the game... I was looking for any excuse to buy his jersey and I just found it...
I was thinking about that last night. He may also go the route of 88, given that was his draft year. I also thought he might pull 89 as adding a number to the front is always an option and numbers in the 80's are more typical of forwards than some of the other options.
I know this wont happen but I think it would be so cool if Howe let Modano wear the number 9 for the season, knowing it would be worn by the Best American Born player to ever play the game to date. Now I know that won't happen, but maybe if Howe was American it might hahaha... but then that would make Modano only the 2nd greatest American ever to play the game haha
Please go back to a simple 2 point system. If you win the game 2 points if you lose the game 0 points. No reward for getting to overtime or a shootout.
I know the NHL added the extra point so that teams would compete in OT, but all they did was make the dying minutes of the 3rd slower due to the fact that teams now will try to get to the OT for the point.... If you do a 3 point system once again you mak teams play a defense OT so that they don't risk ending thr game with 0 points because the shootout loss reward you with one. A two point system is the best and easiest way to due the standings and it needs to
be changed to back this season... NO MORE 3 POINT GAMES!!