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#2557357 Jimmy sucks in a shootout Howard

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 December 2014 - 10:50 PM

I have no idea how a goalie can be so good in regulation, yet so bad in the shootout. 

 

It's obvious that he's not a good person.  

 

Babcock always says that good things happen to good people.  




#2540658 LGW Moderator Problems

Posted by Matt on 14 October 2014 - 03:51 PM

I'll get these two out of the way first...

 

There have been a few members promoted to Mod in the last few years that surprised me. Surprised me to the point to where I PM'd Matt and asked how much money I had to send him to be a Mod because __________ obviously paid him to be one.

This never happened. I checked, because getting a PM that puts a $ figure on the management decisions made on this site is a monstrous slap in the face and something I would've absolutely remembered if it, you know -- actually happened.

 

 

My brother was perma banned 2 years ago because he told a mod he was "being a nazi", because he made a post about how refs were a holes and used it to vent his frustrations about something that happened in game that the mod didn't agree with.  He contacted matt about this and said it was personal and matt simply said "I trust my mods, sorry".

There is no single faster way to get yourself perma-banned on this site (other than being a 1st-post blatant troll) than directly insulting the moderators on here. It's surprising how many people feel a persecution complex and think it's a personal vendetta when they have a posted edited/deleted. Now, this may sound harsh: You're not that important. Really.

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Now that that's out of the way... Moderating is an absolutely thankless job. It has been stated continuously that you simply cannot keep everyone happy. It's an accepted fact. What Harold, vladdy, MB, Jedi et al have stated is absolutely true. Every thread that gets removed, every post, gets moved to a special sub-forum within the moderator forum. It's all there. There's discussion on how to handle certain situations that come up if disciplining a member might be required. They volunteer their free time to help keep the ship righted. I'm immeasurably indebted to them for doing so.

 

I've also stated repeatedly that I have absolutely no problem with dissenting opinions on this site -- it is what makes for a diverse community. Let's face it, no one wants to have the forum turn into one giant circlejerk where everyone agrees with each other and it's all lollipops and ponies.

 

Now this may come as a surprise, but:

  • I do reply to PMs. Yes, I'm incredibly busy day-to-day, but I do make time and I do get notified. Now, if you have a concern about the moderating or another poster, just let me know. Be an adult about it, and I reciprocate. "THANKS FOR THE POLICE STATE!!1!" PMs will be summarily ignored (you know who you are). It is very rare I get PMs relating to something like this at all. I'm not the boogieman.
     
  • I have reversed moderating decisions. Now, it doesn't happen often, but it does. You know how that dialog gets started? PM me. Moderators make mistakes. I make mistakes. We're not above rectifying them.
     
  • I do want your feedback! There are good reasons that this site has been around for over 18 years now -- this baby is already heading off to college. It's been built upon that sense of community, of taking care to listen to the suggestions and concerns that the members here share, and by a fantastic moderating crew.

The last thing I'd want this site to become is over-moderated. I'd love it if the site didn't even need any. Anyone that knows me on here knows I'm all for no curse filter, some good animated banter that doesn't get personal, etc.. But I don't want comment spam. I don't want flame wars. I don't want cursing just for the sake of it.

I'd like to think of this place as a virtual sports bar, with each of you pulled up on your own stool, with a cold beer in your hand and a hearty rant about the values of CORSI and Jimmy Howard's SV% on Saturday afternoon games during Leap Years when Mike Emrick is calling the game and Babcock is wearing his McGill tie at the tips of your fingers. Don't take it too seriously, and enjoy it in a manner that contributes to make the site better for everyone.

 

Is that too much to ask?




#2556960 12/16 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 0 (SO)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 15 December 2014 - 10:44 PM

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#2556770 Name That Band

Posted by Jedi on 14 December 2014 - 02:28 PM

Tears for Fears

Attained their vengeance many times over.


#2556699 12/13 GDT : Red Wings 1 @ Maple Leafs 4 *MOD WARNING POST 198*

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 13 December 2014 - 10:08 PM

Wings are no different than last year. Same crap. Three straight losses to the Maple Leafs that everyone thought they sucked.

 

Remember Samuelsson? Bertuzzi? The terrible version of Weiss?   Jordin "pressbox" Tootoo?  

 

Injuries and inexperience will be the big question marks for the Wings this season, but this is not the same team as last year. 




#2555811 Jimmy sucks in a shootout Howard

Posted by Dave on 11 December 2014 - 12:41 PM

I've always wondered if you could track down the Guiness Book of World Records fattest man, strap some pads on him, and just literally plug up the entire net with him. Is there a rule in the NHL rule book about this? Are there weight parameters that say "If the goalie is large enough that there is no longer an opening to the net, he cannot play in the NHL?". It surely would solve our shootout issues if there was no entrance to the net at all. 

 

If we can keep this thread respectful and on point about Howard's performance in shootouts, and his percentages indeed being among the lowest, it may continue. Let's keep it friendly, it is the holiday season after all. 

 

:D

 

They did this on sports science.

 




#2555252 2014-15 GDT Sign-up sheet

Posted by FlashyG on 10 December 2014 - 02:26 PM

Flashy, any games i'm scheduled in for that you want to grab up, by all means shoot me a PM and we'll make it happen. You know how we've done it in the past, i'll gladly step out of a slot if it means we get an original FlashyG creation this season.

 

I've got a pretty good one in mind for the 27th vs Ottawa if you'd let me have that one.




#2555141 Name That Band

Posted by Jedi on 09 December 2014 - 06:59 PM

The slayer of Goliath meets the name of an old pioneer knife.


David Bowie. You should expect one of LGW' Texans to get that one...

Fruit with extremely good vision.


#2555130 What Are You Playing?

Posted by Jesusberg on 09 December 2014 - 05:20 PM

If I can get NHL 15 for cheap between now and Christmas I'll get it..otherwise next year. Getting Far Cry 4, COD AW and wwe2k15 for Christmas...love playing The new Halo and Destiny


I can't speak for anyone else, but knowing what I know, I wouldn't even buy it for cheap. I've found the whole experience mind-numbingly frustrating. Sliders won't update, can't find a good set of sliders that I can work with and my "Today's Game" default screen is always a month behind. Though, if I'm being honest, I'd most likely buy it for like $20, just to add it to the collection. I'm just mad at myself for shilling out the $70.




#2554778 Tomas Tatar Appreciation Thread

Posted by frankgrimes on 08 December 2014 - 06:58 AM

Let's get back on track here and stick with the topic, which is the Tatar appreciation thread, not the Weiss debate thread. 

 

I didn't honestly expect this kind of start out of Tatar, I think a lot of us were focused on Nyquist emerging as the young goal scorer this season, but it's been a pleasant surprise to see Tatar scoring out there as much as he has been. I hope it keeps up and he stays consistent, and it's been exciting to watch this far. 

 

Obviously I thought both (Tatar + the Goose) would take a step back this year because other teams would focus more on them and shut them down but so far, both are playing really well. Tatar really exceeded my expectations good for him after what he has gone through last year.




#2554777 Tomas Tatar Appreciation Thread

Posted by DeGraa55 on 08 December 2014 - 06:31 AM

Let's get back on track here and stick with the topic, which is the Tatar appreciation thread, not the Weiss debate thread. 
 
I didn't honestly expect this kind of start out of Tatar, I think a lot of us were focused on Nyquist emerging as the young goal scorer this season, but it's been a pleasant surprise to see Tatar scoring out there as much as he has been. I hope it keeps up and he stays consistent, and it's been exciting to watch this far. 


Ya I completely agree. I rememer reading an article I think on my nhltraderumors about fans wanting to trade Tatar for a 20 goal a year scorer or better kind of player. The guy for a on to say about how Tatar is that guy we wanted he just hasn't proven it yet.

And as te season is playing out it certainly looks like he will hit 20 no problem and should flirt with 30.


And yes I was one of those fans I got no problem admitting that. I've wanted holland to pick a direction either more youth or win now. And holland is just going down the middle Of the road doing both.

But if they wish to acquire a big name player rather it's forward or defense it's going to have to involve one of nyquist Tatar mantha Larkin mrazek smith or dekeyser. So we could continue to stand pant which I don't have an issue with either but they need to get a rookie or two up now. Maybe like pulk and oullete.


#2554507 Tomas Tatar Appreciation Thread

Posted by darkmanx on 07 December 2014 - 11:15 AM

Tomas Tatar after a slow start has been fantastic. Tatar's stats the past 18 games statline: 18GP 9G 8A 17PTS +6

 

He seems like a guy that can play with anyone, similar to Sheahan and make the line go. There was a quote from Babs a couple weeks ago about how hard he is on Tatar because he knows he can be a great player. I think playing with Datsyuk is a huge thing for him, he can play his style and not have to worry about huge defensive responsibility because Datsyuk is on his line. To me it seems like Pavs loves playing with him, and has rejuvenated Datsyuk's play.

 

I think he could be a 30-30 guy one day. So glad he plays for us and we didn't make any mistakes by letting him go.

 

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#2554485 12/7 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Hurricanes 1

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 07 December 2014 - 01:31 AM

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#2553659 Contest For Two Nosebleed Tickets for Thursday's Game

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 04 December 2014 - 01:26 AM

 

I didn't guess cause I can't go, but I still somehow feel cheated.

 

or flattered?




#2553541 Contest For Two Nosebleed Tickets for Thursday's Game

Posted by vladdy16 on 02 December 2014 - 11:14 PM

I have two tickets to give away for Thursday against Dallas.  It's Datsyuk ornament night as well.  I'll make this short and sweet, no research for trivia - I'm thinking of a number between 1 and 300.  The person to come closest without going over gets the tickets.  They are Section 203 (B?) Row 26.  Wear hiking boots!  The number has been sent to the mods, so I can't change it.  Entries will be accepted until 10pm Wednesday night.  Please don't enter if you can't attend.  Winner can meet me before the game at the Gordie Howe entrance at a time to be determined.  I'll be the one in the Wings shirt.

 

Caveat:  If someone guesses the number exactly, the contest will end at that time.