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#2368392 Why shootouts may be a bad thing

Posted by cusimano_brothers on 13 March 2013 - 12:50 PM

#2332500 Sacrifice the full season to guarantee Bettman's removal?

Posted by drwscc on 23 October 2012 - 01:47 PM

I believe this is true but regardless of whether its is, if the owners werent happy with Bettman they can have him replaced. The fact that they havent speaks as to whether they are behind him.

I dont think removing Bettman would solve much of anything but he doesnt do himself any favors. That being said he comes across as such a weasely jerk that absolutely no one likes him. Just haveing a somewhat likeable commisioner probably wouldnt hurt.

Name the last likeable commissioner in any sport. They all suck, and always have. It's the nature of the beast.

#2331109 Z basically says Bettman should be fired

Posted by esteef on 09 October 2012 - 02:59 PM

Agree, but as a huge Magnum P.I. fan, I would totally get the Ferrari dood.

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#2233245 Fistric destroys Niederreiter

Posted by Echolalia on 06 December 2011 - 01:21 PM

I heard Mark Fistric died, and this is the thread to check in on updates.

My condolences to his family and friends.

#2233197 Fistric destroys Niederreiter

Posted by stevkrause on 06 December 2011 - 09:56 AM

a check is a play in hockey that involves one player hitting another, but I understand how you read it, but still...

Really... you're gonna go that route, really? Don't be snide and condescending with me, you make yourself look like a jackass...

#2233029 Fistric destroys Niederreiter

Posted by Lonewuhf on 05 December 2011 - 09:12 PM

HAHAHA call the PC Police.

Grow up and have some respect, if not for the players at least for the rest of the fans that support the same team you do.

#2233015 Fistric destroys Niederreiter

Posted by jollymania on 05 December 2011 - 08:07 PM

Well, somebody got the attention they were looking for. Title is misleading by design. So what.

I'm not searching for attention. you really don't get it to you, deathcheck is a term used to describe a big hit, did it just fly over your head?

That isn't what I meant, I interpreted it to mean something horrible had happened to Fistric (off the ice) and the hockey world lost ANOTHER member and this thread was one to "check in" about it, to see if anyone had info...

It's just misleading is all...

Back to the topic at hand, if he gets suspended for this, it's setting a poor precedent, because up until now, I think Shanny has done a fantastic job of getting it right...

a check is a play in hockey that involves one player hitting another, but I understand how you read it, but still...

#2233009 Fistric destroys Niederreiter

Posted by jollymania on 05 December 2011 - 06:44 PM

There was no death.

ever heard of a thing called hyperbole/exaggeration? Or are you that uninformed.

Also with the way this year has been going with all of the player deaths, this is in incredibly bad taste.

HAHAHA call the PC Police.

I don't like the title either... I actually thought something had happened to Fistric from first glance...

Beauty of a hit and clean, keep those heads up!

This is a perfect example of hitting hard, while still staying clean, he clearly targeted the shoulder and kept the elbows in...

if someone would have died form a hit you would have heard about it instantly

#2215716 Flyers fans boo anti-cancer commercial

Posted by RainingBlood on 16 October 2011 - 10:35 AM

They didn't just boo Santa they pelted him with snowballs. The original fat Santa couldn't get to the game so they recruited a skinny Santa from the crowd - when the fans saw how pathetic he looked they started booing and throwing snowballs.

You are right, not to mention the Eagles pelted the skinny drunk santa clause in 1968 when the Eagles were loosing to the Minnesota Vikings and finished off last place 2-12. They hired a drunk skinny santa who was at the game as a fan to attend the game to run on the field. Its like they were shooting him with guns. The fan was Ocean City native Frank Olivio. They tracke dhim down last year and said he got a laught when they started to throw snowballs. Got snowballs are the most non lethal thing they could have thrown.

Now on the flyers fans behalf I live in Philadelphia area and hate the Flyers. I have to defend them on the basis of they were not booing cancer. They couldnt hear what was being said on the screen. They saw Crosby who they hate, Towes who just held the cup up in their building a few seasons ago, and Ryan Miller who gave them fits in the playoffs last season so they booed. After the video was over it says NHL fights cancer.

These are the same fans that in 1993 on his 1st game back from radiation gave Mario Lemieux a 7 minute standing ovation for a player that they despised. Every time he touched the puck they cheered. He got a goal in a Philadelphia 5-4 win and Lemieux got a cheer from the crowd when he scored. This situation is so blown out of proportion.

#2210885 Fabian Brunnstrom

Posted by Guest on 30 September 2011 - 12:02 PM

So was Shanahan. You don't produce, you don't play. There would be a healthly market for Bert with other teams (not great...but healthy enough to get rid of him fairly easily if needed). These young kids for us are going to keep these vets looking over their shoulders...which I think is a great thing for our team. Competition breeds success. Bert, Eaves, Miller, Commodore, Hudler, even Homer...these guys better bring night-in and night-out or they could be sent packing (minus Homer, who'd they'd figure out a classy way for him to finish the year and then make it clear that they have no intention of keeping him. Followed by highly encouraging him to retire and they'll make a big hoopla out of it with off-season Presser and job offer in our European system).

When did Shanahan not produce? When has Bert not produced? And when have the Wings played musical chairs with their players via trades and waivers? Do you think this would be a good idea? Why do you think the organization doesn't do it? Do you notice that the team never signs players who are lazy or have bad attitudes? Why do you think this is?

EDIT: btw...just to clarify...Shanny's offer from the Wings was way below market value at the time and was viewed by most as an indication that the Wings would have liked Shanny back...but only if they could get him at a big time discount. I've read interviews that Shanny and his camp took this as a signal that Wings management was moving on.

Umm no. $4m was fair market value at the time, given that the salary cap was roughly $42m. Shanahan took the exact same salary contract from the Rangers. He left because he felt that he identified more with the older generation of Red Wings than with the new.

#2210874 Fabian Brunnstrom

Posted by Konnan511 on 30 September 2011 - 11:47 AM

It might just be the eternal optimist in me but I have a hunch that Hudler has a good year (Think 60 points)and that its either Bertuzzi or Miller who end up being dealt or waived when Mursak gets back.


#2210585 Numbers to be placed on FRONT and back of helmet

Posted by dragonballgtz on 29 September 2011 - 01:52 PM

It's the freaking helmet. Who gives a crap?