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#2302283 A general, how I would build a team

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 20 May 2012 - 12:52 AM

I'll give Rich a +1 if he agrees to stop starting new threads.

#2302146 The truth of our decline.

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 18 May 2012 - 10:16 PM

Game over i'm already drunk.

#2302142 The truth of our decline.

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 18 May 2012 - 09:56 PM

I suggest a drinking game based on the "new guy".

Any suggestions?

A shot for every typo?

#2302134 The truth of our decline.

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 18 May 2012 - 09:20 PM

Holy Jesus am I ever sick of clicking on a new thread, all excited to read something new and then seeing the SAME things posted by the SAME people. I still love LGW but some of the new posters (yes my post count is low but I'm not brand new) are driving me insane.

Honestly this is probably the primary cause of all the negs to the posters above. It's taking something that's been posted about and discussed and debated multiple times in other threads and it's just grinding it further then it needs to go. I've been a member for a long time but i'm relatively new to posting here, and i've found that the majority of the people here are knowledgeable and fair as long as you aren't constantly falling outside of the guidelines of the forum rules.

Fact is, we made the playoffs, broke the home ice record for most consecutive regular season wins, and overall had a successful season even through major injury problems. Filppula is emerging as a valuable young player for this team, and Smith really looks like he can develop into a franchise player. Sure we got knocked out of the first round, but look at all the other excellent teams that fell out in the first round also. It's gonna happen, and i'm not very concerned about the future of this team because we really haven't fallen all that far. Once we go a season or two missing the playoffs i'll begin to look for answers.

#2301978 2012 Lockout Watch

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 18 May 2012 - 05:02 AM

This league can't suffer another lockout. I don't even want to think about it as a possibility right now, the idea scares me.

#2301602 Anyone else notice the Rangers are drafting a LOT better than us?

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 16 May 2012 - 01:11 AM

I don't get it, what does this have to do with lines? :blink:

#2301601 Kronwalled at the Worlds!

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 16 May 2012 - 12:54 AM

What's the point of that hit? Sweden's winning easily. Latvia has no chances to advance further. No necessity to swing momentum here. I just don't get it.

Kronwalling needs no reason or purpose, it is above all of that. That Latvian should accept his gift with honor. Kronner just gave it to him wrapped in a freight train and now everyone in his village will be talking about how he got to exchange pleasantries with a real hockey player.

#2301587 Alex Semin officially going to free agency

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 15 May 2012 - 10:32 PM

40 goal scoring right handed winger with a shoot first mentality? Yes please. Whoever thinks this guy isn't an upgrade over Hudler is on crack.

Still rather have Parise, but if that doesn't happen, Semin is a nice consolation prize IMO. Wouldn't give him anymore than 3 years max, however.

Scoring 40 goals in one season does not make him a 40 goal scoring forward. Cheechoo had a 50 goal season once, should we lock him up with a contract? Past couple seasons he averaged 24 goals per season and he's had a severe decline in production and overall attitude. He isn't not scoring because he's shooting a ton and getting unlucky, he's not scoring because he doesn't give a damn. His one 84 point season was a fluke and i'm confident in predicting that he doesn't come close to a season like that from here on out.

I'm seriously not trying to be a jerk or anything like that, but this guy has bad news written all over him. Overall package, i'll take Hudler underwhelming us over Semin floating around and bringing a s*** attitude to the locker room. We don't need it.

Again, no disrespect intended at all to Tr!PoD, I value everyone's opinion. I just disagree with this one.

#2301494 Alex Semin officially going to free agency

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 15 May 2012 - 12:58 PM

Semin is a perfect fit... anywhere but here. :thumbup:
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#2301177 Would you?

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 14 May 2012 - 01:59 AM

I think you've exhausted your point with illogical references, its just digging and beating the dead horse at this point. Let's keep on track here.

Getting Karlsson on this team would be close to impossible, considering the sudden success of the Sens due to his offensive explosion this season I don't see Ottawa letting him go anytime soon.

With that said, props to the OP for posting up something original here, it's still May and i'm already beginning to get bored with all the Parise and Suter talk. July can't come soon enough.

#2301162 Would you?

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 14 May 2012 - 12:51 AM

I'm still kicking myself for taking Ian White over Karlsson off waivers at the beginning of my fantasy hockey season this year.

I pretty much agree with the first two replies to this thread, Crymson was dead on and Dabura is absolutely right, we'd benefit so much from a defensemen like Girardi on this team. He's the complete package in what you'd want out of a Defensemen even if he doesn't put up elite scoring numbers.

#2300800 Minecraft

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 12 May 2012 - 04:33 AM

Minecraft has turned from a simple 8 bit concept to an instant gaming hit on the PC and now on consoles. Upon it's release on the Xbox live arcade this past Wednesday, it broke the sales record for most downloads sold in the first 24 hours of any Xbox Arcade title to date.

The premise is fairly simple, you are thrown into a world where you mine for minerals and gems in order to craft a shelter, equipment, and weaponry. During daylight you are free to explore, chop wood, harvest plants, whatever you feel your project of the day should be. Come sundown is when the creatures lurk, and you must seek out shelter or fend them off in the dark in attempt to survive. Once you have a well fortified shelter you may choose to sleep through the night as long as no creatures can enter during that period of time.

Everything in the world is destructable, from the terrain to the animals. If you want to build a city in the sky that towers above the clouds, or dig hundreds of feet into the earth until you tap into lava, the world of Minecraft allows all of it. It's a true sandbox experience that has little limitations on what you can build or create.

I just played this for the first time upon it's release and i've been enthralled by it since, has anyone else played this game and what are your thoughts on it? Graphically the game may turn many away which is unfortunate because there's a very solid and original premise underneath the retro NES visuals. If you haven't tried it, check out the demo. It's not for everyone but if you get into it like I have you'll be happy to have tried it.

#2300609 Bettman wants to tout the "Original 12" now, haha

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 11 May 2012 - 12:43 AM

I'm not particularly "offended" by this, and i'm not sure really what the rage is all about. He's not standing on a podium saying historically the original six is now the original twelve and throw the tradition of the original six out the window. He could call them part of "The First Expansion six" but that's just kind of dumb. If you want to get technical the Wings joined the league 15 years after Toronto and Boston, but neither of them are trying to claim they should be "The Original Two" or anything like that.

St. Louis is one of the first 12 NHL teams, just like Vancouver and Buffalo are part of the original 14, and so on and so forth. He isn't claiming to change the historical original six to the original twelve, I think the quotation was taken very out of context if you read it again, all that's being stated here is St. Louis was one of the first 12 teams to join the NHL, which in fact they were.

Guys I know it's the offseason and we are really bored, but come on. If I can be honest, they can market whatever they want, I remember growing up and there being a lot of speculation if there would even be an NHL in the future because of the lack of fan base and it was a struggling sport for a long time. Anything he does to improve the status of the sport, bring in more fans, and keep it afloat doesn't bother me in the slightest, but I don't even think it will go as far as a marketing scheme or anything like that. I think it was just a completely misinterpreted quotation from an article.

Just because, here's a timeline of the NHL teams and when they entered the NHL.

1917- Montreal, Toronto
1924- Boston
1926- Chicago, NYR
1932- Detroit
1967 (Expansion)- Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Dallas (Minnesota and California)
1970- Vancouver, Buffalo
1972- NYI, Caroliona (Hartford),Calgary (Atlanta)
1974- Washington, New Jersey (Kansas City and Colorado)
1979- Colorado (Quebec), Edmonton, Phoenix (Winnipeg)
1991- San Jose
1992- Ottawa, Tampa Bay
1993- Anaheim, Florida
1998- Nashville
1999- Atlanta
2000- Minnesota, Columbus

#2300243 Just to change it up a bit...

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 09 May 2012 - 12:33 AM

Let's get this guy to come coach.

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What's your major malfunction Franzen?!

#2300236 2012 Baseball thread

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 09 May 2012 - 12:15 AM

How about Josh Hamilton going 5/5 with 4 HR and 8 RBI tonight?

Rare feat, and a very impressive showing from Hamilton.