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#2555040 Honest question for everyone.

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 09 December 2014 - 04:56 AM

Just when I think I have it all down, I know it all, I can make bold predictions that come true, I take Jonathan Cheechoo in the 2nd round of my fantasy hockey draft and finish in dead last place. 

 

There is a fact in that amusing (and true) statement, that even as incredible as one player can look for one or two week, up to two full seasons, there is always the chance that they flop, fall off, stop producing, lose that "spark" to the point where I am not only very reserved on my predictions and statements about players, I only find comfort in those like Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Lidstrom that have proven time and time again for most of their career that they just have it.

 

On LGW here, we see many sides of a lot of fans, those who still aren't convinced about a lot of our players, to those who debated and argued for a year about Brunner and Clarkson being on this team or not, just to see them inevitably flop hard and become terrible acquisitions for the teams they signed with. Yet a lot were tooth and nail convinced they were the answer, Clarkson after one good season was worth 5 million to bring in here and take the place of some of the youth that eventually came up like Nyquist and Tatar. If you look on it now, which I can safely say 30% of the LGW community wanted us to have Brunner and Clarkson right now, what position would we be in if both were signed to 4-5 year conctracts keeping Nyquist and Tatar in the minors?

 

But the fact is, no one knows what the future will bring. We make predictions on our observations as fans, sometimes they are right, a lot of times they are wrong. It's part of the spine that makes a forum posting sports fan thrive, it sparks our conversations and debates, disagreements and arguments. We like to act like we know everything, that management is moronic and we could run the team better than the real higher ups do, but at the end of the day we are just passionate fans with strong opinions on the team that we dedicate a portion of our life watching, loving, and talking about who are more often wrong than we care to admit. 




#2550163 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 November 2014 - 12:20 PM

 

The last person I'd trust to handle my multi-million dollar estate is my mother too.  She's a secretary.  No matter how much I love her that doesn't make her capable of handling millions of dollars in assets intelligently or responsibly.  I know this.  Jack Johnson, however, doesn't.  That's why he's an idiot. 

 

NOTE TO ALL PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES:

Hire professionals to take care of your money.  You wouldn't let your parents repair your car, fill your cavities, or install your water heater.  Why would you let them handle your millions of dollars in wealth?

 

 

It's not like he gave the money to his mom and said "go play the stock market."  According to one source she did things like bought a house in Manhattan beach with his money, then lied to him saying they paid for it with a relative's inheritance. 


So it's not just about ignorance of handling money and more about his parents completely taking advantage of him and not looking out for his best interests.

 

Obviously in hindsight he should've found a financial adviser, but I can imagine being 25 years old, who just signed this giant contract.  There's people all around you licking their chops to get at that money and take advantage of you, so who do you trust?  You just don't expect it to be your parents.  




#2550153 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 November 2014 - 12:13 PM

Sometimes you make mistakes....JJ trusted his parents, Fedorov trusted a financial advisor and gave him millions and millions to invest...that didn't work out too good for Sergei.  He thought he was hiring a professional and JJ thought he was in good hands with his parents.  Greed kills and nobody is immune to now and again.




#2550148 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by Jesusberg on 20 November 2014 - 12:06 PM

 

Well by all means, give him access to your bank account and be sure to seek his advice when investing. 


 

He's stupid for thinking that his parents could reasonably pursue his best interest financially, even if they did have his best interest at heart.  I don't know 10 people who can even balance a checkbook properly, and now suddenly your parents are competent to handle millions of dollars simply because they're supposed to love you?  It's idiotic.  Again, if you're a millionaire and you don't hire reputable, professional, accountants to handle your money, you are stupid.  Stupid, stupid, stupid. 

 

That's not even the point, but go ahead with that. There's a difference between smart financial planning and people blowing all of your money without telling you.

 

 

Agreed. 

 

When I first saw the headline I thought "what a moron."  But reading more about it and hearing what his parents did puts  it in a whole different light for me. 

 

I had the same reaction.




#2550146 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 November 2014 - 12:05 PM

He's an idiot? Really?

I can't speak for anyone else, but the last person in this world I'd expect to screw me over financially is my mother. It's one thing to be awful with money, but what they did with his money goes beyond being financially irresponsible - they milked the **** out of him. They treated him like a cash cow and ran his debt into the ground. The amount they spent/lost has more to do with their greed and taking advantage of a situation than it does with making smart decisions. Disgusting on their part.

 

 

Agreed. 

 

When I first saw the headline I thought "what a moron."  But reading more about it and hearing what his parents did puts  it in a whole different light for me. 

 

I guess you can blame him for being naive and not picking up on the problem earlier, but it's his friggin parents.  The guy is likely busy playing hockey and trusting that his mother will be handling things and looking out for his best interests. 

 

Not having an agent didn't help.  Agents are often evil, but a necessary one in the entertainment business. 




#2550142 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 20 November 2014 - 12:00 PM

Not saying I'd trust him with millions of dollars, but you can't call him stupid for thinking his parents would have his best interest at heart.

He made a mistake.


#2550134 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by Jesusberg on 20 November 2014 - 11:28 AM

He's an idiot? Really?

I can't speak for anyone else, but the last person in this world I'd expect to screw me over financially is my mother. It's one thing to be awful with money, but what they did with his money goes beyond being financially irresponsible - they milked the **** out of him. They treated him like a cash cow and ran his debt into the ground. The amount they spent/lost has more to do with their greed and taking advantage of a situation than it does with making smart decisions. Disgusting on their part.




#2550041 Myers close to become a wing?

Posted by DickieDunn on 19 November 2014 - 02:42 PM

Larkin has 8 points in 9 games as a freshman at Michigan.  I'd say that makes him a pretty good prospect.




#2550004 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by kipwinger on 19 November 2014 - 12:39 PM

Probably should have done this about three weeks ago.  The kid is clearly not ready to play NHL hockey.  He works hard, and has some positives in his game, but a year ago he was only a mediocre AHL player.  Excepting him to be a decent NHL player is too much at this point in his career.




#2549173 Mantha getting closer.

Posted by krsmith17 on 16 November 2014 - 08:20 AM

Another great performance by Mantha last night. He really is the complete package, let's just hope he can translate all that skill to an elite NHL talent. He's a massive guy and for his size, he can really move, definitely has underrated speed. He has unbelievable hands and has the knack to always win those puck battles. His best asset though is his shot and ability to find the open ice and finish on his chances. He is already being tightly checked in the minors so he is going to have to adjust a little if he's going to have the same success down there and then eventually in the NHL. He also shows a little grit at times, willing to go to the hard areas of the ice, and even stand up for his teammates. The NHL player he resembles the most in my opinion is a left handed Jeff Carter. I want to say that he'll be slightly better than Carter but that would probably be hugely biased on my part lol and I shouldn't get too ahead of myself... :lol:

 

Mantha had a great goal last night, set up by Pulkkinen. Pulkkinen's play making ability definitely goes under the radar because of his ability to score goals with that incredible slap shot, but he is a really good set up guy as well. Also, I think his speed and defensive awareness go unnoticed a lot of the time as well. He is deceptively fast, probably because he has a somewhat awkward looking stride, and he's always back checking the opposition. As high as we all are on Mantha, it would not surprise me at all to see Pulkkinen get the first call-up, and rightfully so. He's put in his time and has been playing great for a lot longer than Mantha has been around. I also want to see Callahan get the call soon. He has been playing great hockey and would look so much better on that forth line wing, in place of Andersson, along side of Glendening and Miller.




#2548779 Former Wings coach/GM Bryan Murray has stage 4 cancer

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 13 November 2014 - 11:01 PM

Awful. f*** cancer. Seriously. It destroys so many families and just f*** cancer.

My thoughts are with him and his family. And with everyone fighting the good fight againstf****** stupid ass bulls*** cancer.


#2547444 GDT 11/5/14--Wings @ Rangers

Posted by joesuffP on 05 November 2014 - 10:43 PM

LMAO that guy in the front row


Lol yeah I saw that need a gif


#2547438 GDT 11/5/14--Wings @ Rangers

Posted by Anijuice on 05 November 2014 - 10:42 PM

LMAO that guy in the front row




#2547437 GDT 11/5/14--Wings @ Rangers

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 05 November 2014 - 10:42 PM

Did you see that dude in the replay?
What bro?
I'll mess you up


#2547431 GDT 11/5/14--Wings @ Rangers

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 November 2014 - 10:42 PM

Holy crap.  This team has become good with the goalie pulled.  Never remember seeing that before.