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#2637248 Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 15 November 2015 - 07:37 PM

I'm not prepared to blame coaching until at minimum the halfway point of the season. It's too early to tell, we just lost a few straight after winning a few straight. 


The players are not shooting, and that's the biggest problem contributing to the lack of offense. Alex Ovechkin is a top league leader in shots consistently every single season, and he is a league leader in goals every single season as well. If you are only tossing 15 shots at the opposing goalie per game, you aren't scoring many goals opposed to putting up 30+.


They need to stop playing so technical in the zone and looking for that perfect play and throw more turds at the direction of the net and jump on rebounds or even get lucky tips in front. The puck will bounce around and get past the goalie more often than if they are trying to force pass and turning it over constantly. 


It's frustrating to watch, I find myself yelling "Just SHOOT" at the TV more often than I had previous seasons. If I put blame anywhere right now, its the reservations the players have to put rubber on the goaltender. 

#2635095 11/3 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 04 November 2015 - 01:38 AM

Quality win, positive attitudes, intense hockey that felt like a playoff game. Red Wings win. What more could you want?

#2634279 Byfuglien - What would he cost?

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 30 October 2015 - 10:41 PM

As a Buff fan, i'd love him here. I think he is at his best, even offensively, when he is back on defense. Having the flexibility to have a player capable of jumping up on wing and playing defense is a huge plus also. 


After the moves we made, landing Green and Richards, considering recent history, I don't really have much confidence in another big move to bring him here, but i'd embrace it and be thrilled. 


I don't think many would like the price though.

#2634278 Breaking News! Wings defeated by local high school JV team!

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 30 October 2015 - 10:33 PM

The thread was inevitable, but the approach was in poor taste. There are other threads, including the GDT, where tonight's game and recent play can be discussed. I don't see this continuing on as constructive, nor do I think that the initial post was intended for it to result that way. 


We've all been here before, these skids happen every season. Let's keep our heads screwed on and try to remain civil and respectful. 

#2605829 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 03 May 2015 - 10:47 PM

Couldn't this go in the "Things you'd like to see thread..."? Trying to follow two threads on the same topic is so confusing.

My thoughts exactly, merged them together. 


Let's keep like topics consolidated in the same thread, regardless if the offseason is generally a slower time of year for the forums here. 

#2604436 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 29 April 2015 - 09:12 PM

Been watching since the beginning of the streak, still doesn't sting any less after elimination. 


Another season come and gone, let's hope for some changes and a fresh start next year.


Let's keep the GDT civil in the coming days here regardless. 

#2602544 why marek zidlicky?

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 27 April 2015 - 10:40 PM

He was at the time one of the better right handed defenders available for cheap. He has a heavy shot from the point, he spent some time in a defensively responsible New Jersey organization and it seemed like a good fit.


At the time I agreed with the move, and even though he has been weak in the playoffs, I don't really regret it even to this point. Tonight he made noticeable mistakes, and this round hasn't been a good performance from him, but we are 3-3, not out and there's time to bounce back. 


Sometimes the vet players work out, sometimes they don't. For what he contributed in the season up to this point in the playoffs, calling for his head is a bit hasty. Let's see how the series finishes out.

#2596534 Trade proposals -looking ahead to next season

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 19 April 2015 - 08:27 AM

I'm gonna go ahead and lock this, I don't see the relevance for trade speculation talk with no substance or sources while playoffs are underway. There's plenty of time in the offseason to bring this up in the many trade rumor/speculation threads that may emerge.

#2596461 LGW Moderator Problems

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 18 April 2015 - 09:17 PM

We are looking into the problems where your signature is magically turning into rainbows and colorful horses.

#2593093 Money On The Board!

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 14 April 2015 - 02:22 AM

$1 for every game won including BottleOfSmoke butt pats in the GDT

$5 for every series win

$1 for every Photoshop War submission I post


A flat donation of $10 regardless of what happens in addition to any conditions met above because it's for a good cause. 

#2592714 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 12 April 2015 - 05:13 PM


Spraying the goalie

#2592687 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 12 April 2015 - 03:40 PM



Bottled Lightning

#2592156 Definition of a real fan

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 10 April 2015 - 10:44 PM

Can we just agree that none of the mods here are "real fans"?


I mean, Harold is a Kings fan/slappy and the rest of the mods never post anymore.  Obviously, they couldn't handle the mediocrity of this team.  

We are still here, but we lurk behind closed doors and meddle in new ways to unfairly single out the ones we don't like and torture them as much as possible. It's followed by at least a 3 hour session in front of the mirror flexing our muscles and telling each other how tough we are.


Then we laugh. Hard. 


On topic, i'm pleasantly stunned by how well you little whipper snappers are handling yourselves in this thread, Carry on.


Also Jimmy, thanks for the reminder, your new sig is incoming.

#2585934 LGW Moderator Problems

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 27 March 2015 - 10:32 PM

I see you had exactly one post deleted from the Coyotes GDT that was part of a number of off-topic posts that were deleted regarding trolling/not trolling.  And the problem is?

The problem is that we moderated something. In Roboturner's perfect world, nothing on this site would get touched ever, anything that is said goes, and there are no repercussions for breaking the forums rules. 

We are going to moderate, because there are rules on this forum and it's our job to enforce them. If a GDT is going way off track after a loss and you lose a post because of the need for us to edit it, even though we at times have to remove dozens of other posts in the process that no one else seems to come here regularly and complain about, it's something you need to come to terms with. 


If this thread is to remain open solely for Roboturner to continue to revert back to in the event that we have to moderate something just to complain about, I don't see a constructive reason to leave it open at all. If you crave and explanation that badly, just let us know and we can submit formal warnings instead of simply removing the content, and in your warning you can have a detailed description of why it was moderated. 


So in response to "I see you guys are back to deleting my posts, meanwhile the "in" clique can post whatever the hell they want", my response is stop replying and contributing to off topic discussions that progress the derailing of threads and you won't have to worry about your posts being removed. We have full documentation of everything removed and it passes through Matt also, so instead of acting like the victim like we are pinpointing your individual post and removing it while leaving the rest up in the thread, state more factual information that isn't directed at bashing the moderation staff at every opportunity and state the truth that all the content is gone, including yours, that set that particular GDT off track. 

#2583183 Matthew Wuest, Capgeek founder, passes away from cancer

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 19 March 2015 - 11:23 PM

What an impact to the NHL social community, this is upsetting news. 




Thoughts and prayers to his family and those close to him during this difficult time.