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#2267063 What to do?

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 06 March 2012 - 03:24 AM

I can offer a few more ideas that have helped me and friends of mine in similar situations.

In focusing more on the aspect of rediscovering joy in life, you really do need to change things up. A long time friend of mine went through depression and drugs at a point in his life and seemed to fall into a hole. Talking on xbox live one night, we decided to start up a fantasy hockey league because neither of us had tried it before. It started off casual and became competitive pretty fast. We both got really involved with it, Hockey led to Baseball, then Football and Basketball. We started watching more hockey games outside of our teams (He's a Devils fan, blah) and suddenly it became a bit of a lifestyle. He quit drinking and everything else because of this new found passion, it became a safe addiction that has turned his life around. I'm not saying go out and become a fantasy sports addict, but finding something that is very involved and social has worked wonders in my experience.

Another suggestion, if you don't have one already, is consider adopting a dog. Not a cat, cats are depressing and that's counterproductive. Pets can bring much joy and change into someone's life, i'm a pet owner and consider them part of the family. Adopting can save the life of an animal and give you a friend for life, and it's something to consider also.

Life is so full of obstacles, and it got to a point in my life where I was anticipating the next bad thing to happen and it was relentless. It still is, but you need to realize at one point that something is going to give, and good things will happen eventually. As hard and difficult as times may seem you always need to maintain a good perspective on life and continue to do what you feel is right. Keep your head up, and I hope something I posted here helps.

#2266251 The Blues are in the driver's seat

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 04 March 2012 - 03:17 AM

I think we are very fortunate to have one of the best goalie duos in the NHL right now, unfortunately so does St. Louis. Halak has been flat out dominant in the last few weeks, and it's intimidating. I wouldn't go as far to say we are pretty much out of it if we don't win the division because we continue to be among the elite teams in hockey and can stand up against anyone.

I don't really understand why at this point, sitting at the top of the standings for weeks, Howard being a potential Vezina candidate and breaking an NHL record for consecutive home wins, there would be any doubt that we can get through any opponent in the playoffs and win the cup this year. What else do they need to prove?

#2266248 3/4 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 04 March 2012 - 02:29 AM

Let's see a repeat of our effort against Minnesota, 6-0 Wings.

:clap: Go Red Wings! :clap:

#2265740 3/2 GDT : Wild 0 at Red Wings 6

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 02 March 2012 - 04:11 PM

Backstrom out for this game, looks like Harding gets the nod.

Prediction: Harding slips on octopus during pre-game skate and sprains ankle, Hackett gets the start.

Hackett does the splits against a Zetterberg breakaway and pulls a groin muscle. Out of options the Wild suit up Clutterbuck who goes on the break the single game hit record for a goalie but forgets to stay in his crease.

Red Wings win 22-0 :thumbup:

#2265573 CHL, Other Junior Leagues Look to Ban Fighting

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 02 March 2012 - 12:31 AM

This is a constant annoyance at this point, and I hate the direction that leagues are going with this.

Hockey is all for the fans, right? Tell me the last time you saw a fight break out during a hockey game and the fans didn't explode in cheers like a goal was just scored. It's exciting, fans love it, I love it, it's always been part of the game and needs to stay part of the game.

If the NHL does this, and I can see it happening at some point, Mr. Howe will shake his head in disgust as will most of the other retired players and long time fans of the sport.

#2264407 trade idea for the summer

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 28 February 2012 - 04:05 AM

What's with the lack of faith? I'd expect Flyers fans to give up on their team but I wouldn't expect to see it here. The playoffs are an entirely different monster, and already saying this year is over and you expect us to be out in the 2nd or 3rd round is pretty miserable for someone who claims to be a fan of this team. Datsyuk is a big part of this team, but he isn't the entire team, and missing three weeks isn't grounds to give up hope on the entire team's success for the rest of the season, come on now.

#2263238 What goes around...

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 27 February 2012 - 04:14 AM

That's entirely too much Canucks footage to watch to find what the OP is talking about, but I will say this, problems involving bad icing calls can be reduced if no-touch icing was in effect. I'm just sayin...

#2262943 Ericsson out One Month

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 26 February 2012 - 03:43 AM

I'll take Smith instead

This. I've been overly anxious to see Smith play more games in the NHL.

#2262193 Dustin Brown being shopped around

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 24 February 2012 - 04:55 PM

I would rather have ott or morrow still.

Ott for sure, just because he's a bit younger. I'd take the pair if the price was right.

#2261970 Mass Effect 3

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 24 February 2012 - 04:29 AM

It's less than two weeks away, get excited. I'm a fanatic of the series and i'm thrilled that Mass Effect 3 is almost here, with the inclusion of multiplayer i'm anticipating an epic conclusion in a deep narrative experience.

For those who weren't aware, the demo is available now for download on the Xbox Marketplace and on PS Network. It's free so even if you don't think this is your type of game, try it anyway. The entire series is worth playing through because it's truly a game like nothing else out there and continues to impress. Mass Effect 2 was a masterpiece and deserved all of it's recognition for Game of the Year.

Let the countdown begin, everything and anything Mass Effect post it up here.

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#2261950 Top 8 in the West Right Now

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 24 February 2012 - 02:41 AM

I think LA is going to make it to 7th. That way we have to get 1st place to avoid them and play Phoenix/Dallas (walk in the park) instead.

Chicago just lost to Dallas at home. The scariest thing about the Hawks sucking is that they might fall into 7th or 8th. We need those guys to be at 6th to knock out San Jose. The only team that we probably can't beat is San Jose.

But then again, even if say we get LA in the first round, if we have trouble against those guys, theres no chance we can get past Vancouver or San Jose.

I'm very confident at this point that LA makes the playoffs, and considering that I put Quick in my top 3 Vezina nominees, he's a game-changing goaltender that can be trouble for any team.

I do think our squad this season can get past San Jose or Vancouver in the playoffs, I just prefer not to play either if it can be avoided.

#2261944 Top 8 in the West Right Now

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 24 February 2012 - 02:28 AM

Getting rid of the Sharks or the Hawks in the first round? Lets hope the standings maintain something similar come playoff time because there's a few scenarios I like here. Phoenix upsetting the nucks would just cap it off.

#2261919 2/23 GDT : Canucks 4 at Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 24 February 2012 - 01:08 AM

Wrestling seriously??? Isn't there another forum for that garbage?

Had to give you two big :thumbup: :thumbup: and a plus 1 for this one. :clap:

It was one hell of a streak and a record that will most likely not be touched in a long time. Brought a lot of added excitement to every home game and it was an honor to witness the team I pull for being the ones getting it done. God I love this team.

#2261908 Somethings brewin'?

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 24 February 2012 - 12:38 AM

I'm pretty sure Montreal is serious when they say Moen isn't getting dealt, but the return of Sammy?

Wouldn't look forward to hearing "Shoots wide" ten more times a night.

#2261899 Just Say 'No' to Mikael Samuelsson

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 24 February 2012 - 12:26 AM

Dustin Brown and/or Selanne please, otherwise no moves. TY.

I'll maintain my black sheepism and keep pullin for Hemsky to land here. I think he's a lot better than most people give him credit for.