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#2519902 Abby named Captain of the Men's US World Championship team

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 09 May 2014 - 07:16 PM

As per the thread topic, congrats to Abs. I know it's offseason but let's not stray too far off course here ladies and gents. 




#2519894 3 Words To Describe This Organization...

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 09 May 2014 - 05:36 PM

Howard's Heart = Above Average




#2519637 So what do we have to trade?

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 07 May 2014 - 03:47 PM

Ship off Howard, bring in Miller, give it 40 games next season before the "Miller = Average" thread goes up. He's aging, he isn't what he used to be. He wasn't that good in the playoffs this year, his numbers leave something to be desired. He'd come here, play about on par, maybe slightly better than Howard, but people will realize how much more of an impact the defense makes (if it is not much improved) over the quality of the goaltender. I think a lot of people cling onto how he was 5 years ago, the kind of goalie he was in the Olympics, the NHL superstar goalie, that isn't the Miller we'd be overpaying for and i'd rather see the money go into a better defenseman over a very mild upgrade over Howard for a much bigger contract.

 

It's honestly just my opinion, i've been wrong before, we all have at one point, but I think the focus is solely defense first and maybe one quality winger.




#2519396 NHL 15 Getting New Commentators: Doc and Edzo *sigh

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 06 May 2014 - 11:31 AM

How difficult would it be to get each team's actual announcers on the game? Genuinely curious? Is that even possible?

would love to have Ken and Mick on a game.

I remember reading somewhere that EA stated doing the commentary is the most difficult and expensive aspect of developing a sports title, that's why it's been Gary and Bill for the last 7 years or so unchanged.

 

I for one support this entirely and i'm pretty excited about the change. I am a GM for a League Gaming team and play at least 1,500 online games per year, I compete in organized OTP leagues so I definitely overplay the series. Hearing the same commentary for the last 7 years has pretty much forced me to turn it off in the options menu entirely. While i'm not thrilled about Eddie being here, the rest don't much bother me and it's a much needed change. 




#2518580 WCQF - Series H - San Jose versus Los Angeles

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 01 May 2014 - 02:23 AM

Well if this proved anything, it's that things could always be worse. We could all be Sharks fans.

 

You think WE are frustrated and annoyed with our team? Imagine dealing with this over the last how many years with no championships.

 

Incredible feat for the Kings, I think a few of us had it in the back of our heads that if a team was going to come back from a 3-0 hole this year it likely would be against the Sharks. I don't know how I would handle the choke as a fan on their side of the ice after their playoff history in recent memory.




#2516060 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 26 April 2014 - 11:29 AM

Updated.. crunch time boys. Win or go home, that's all there is to it. Bring it home for game 6, our season DOES NOT end today.

 

Wings take it 4-2

 

GO RED WINGS!!!




#2516037 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 26 April 2014 - 10:59 AM

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#2515830 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 25 April 2014 - 02:58 PM

 

I'm a little confused by his "ridiculous surge in the latter part of the season".

Franzen had 1 goal and 7 points in the last 18 games of the regular season  :eh:

Are you confusing Franzen with Nyquist?

 

Granted, Franzen had 12 points in the 6 games prior to that slump. Which of course makes his stat-line look better when looking at the last 24 regular season games - 19 points in 24 games. However, that deceiving state-line doesn't change the fact that he wasn't producing for the last 18 games of the regular season.

 

So I would agree that the wings wouldn't have made the playoffs if it weren't for Franzen's "ridiculous surge for six games with about a quarter of the season left to play". But, I would also agree that if Franzen actually would've showed up for the last 18 games of the season we would have easily made the playoffs and probably would be playing the Pens rather than the Bruins.

 

He absolutely does not deserve praise for helping us make the playoffs. There's a reason the credit is going to all of the "kids" on the team.

I think what he is referring to is the 7-8 game hot streak he went on immediately after the Olympics. In that respect I do agree, had he not played that well for those games we likely lose 2-3 of them instead of winning and possibly miss the playoffs altogether. 

 

What the key here is, and it's how most around here feel about him, putting in that effort for only 20% of the season isn't going to cut it and the money can be spent better elsewhere. On a fan forum for a sports team, there will always be those players that people are going to target and they will be on again and off again about depending on performance. If everyone held the same opinion of everything always, this forum would be pretty boring. Attempting to gain justification of someone's opinion on a discussion board to me is a lost cause.




#2515695 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 25 April 2014 - 01:05 AM

4 goals in 4 games might get the job done if we are all rooting for a soccer team. That's about where i'll leave it. 




#2515573 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 24 April 2014 - 10:21 PM

Thisf****** sucks. Good effort tonight and still nothing to show for it. I wish someone would paralyze Lucic and Marchand.

Classy comment, i'm sure Vladdy would appreciate that one if he read it.




#2515535 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 24 April 2014 - 10:14 PM

This is pretty much playing out like a team that made the playoffs by 2 games against the presidents trophy winners. 

 

Monster in relief was impressive, there was zero control over the OT goal, you can't stop a double deflection like that. We had our chances, and didn't capitalize. 3 straight or done.




#2515351 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 24 April 2014 - 09:24 PM

Dare I say, Quincey is having a good 3rd.




#2515348 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 24 April 2014 - 09:23 PM

For as big as Monster is, he comes way too far out of his crease to cut down the angle. He needs to rely more on his size and ability over being 2-3 feet out of the crease leaving that side so wide open. It's scary.




#2515337 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 24 April 2014 - 09:20 PM

Nice hit Q




#2515235 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 24 April 2014 - 08:38 PM

Excellent D play by Smith, may have saved a goal there. Remember that play.