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#2175797 Draft Talk

Posted by Echolalia on 15 May 2011 - 09:42 AM

You all know what's going to happen though. It'll come to our pick and we'll draft some small but highly skilled guy. Just wouldn't the same if it didn't go down like that!

I cannot fault the majority of our recent picks as I think we've got some absolute gems in our pipeline: Mursak, Tatar, Pulu, Gus, Jarnkrok, Smith. :siren:

Actually I'm expecting Detroit to trade away the top pick.

#2175265 Jonathan Ericsson Appreciation Thread

Posted by Echolalia on 13 May 2011 - 05:58 PM

I was going to mention that Ericsson is a good player for his position as a bottom defensman and salary, but Matt just reinstated the negative thread voting system and I like where my rep is at.

#2172702 Homer wear #15

Posted by Echolalia on 11 May 2011 - 08:53 PM

Tomas Holmstrom signed my 1997 Stanley Cup with the Number 15!! I still have that thing today!!! I LOVE IT!! When I met him, he spoke 0 English!! HE didn't say anything to me, just signed whatever I had!! I think he was star struck by all the Wings fans at Wingsfest that day!!

He still speaks zero english.

It amazes me how fluent and without accent Lidstrom is, and then in contrast Homer sounds like a chainsaw hacking away at what can sometimes be deciphered as English language. It adds to his charm.
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#2160758 Boston Announcer Does it Again....

Posted by Echolalia on 29 April 2011 - 06:56 PM

He must be related to John Keating.

#2159733 Greetings from LetsGoSharks.com

Posted by Echolalia on 27 April 2011 - 10:31 PM

I have a mental picture of Matt that I envision with red clothes, but now I'm envisioning Mike Lee looking the same way, except with blue clothes. Apparently in my mind, hockey forum administrators are brothers in the same sense that Mario and Luigi are brothers.

Anyway, good post and good luck.

#2156440 Throwing an octopus at the Joe no longer allowed

Posted by Echolalia on 22 April 2011 - 02:52 PM

It's been proven time and time again that the octopi that get thrown are not slimy. The opposing players just hate it and have complained claiming that. And Gary, like the narrow minded man he is, never bothered to investigate whether or not it was true.

This would be a good thing for Shanahan to research in his hockey research division this summer.

#2145899 Great Job Dallas!

Posted by Echolalia on 10 April 2011 - 07:33 PM

At least Vancouver doesn't have a guaranteed sweep now <_<

#2141997 This years black aces

Posted by Echolalia on 04 April 2011 - 09:53 PM

Mursak is the only one that I can see making any real difference in the postseason, at least right now. Maybe I'll eat crow, but hopefully we don't get to the point where we could find out.

#2141933 Babcock healthy-scratch decisions

Posted by Echolalia on 04 April 2011 - 06:14 PM

Babs never cared much for personal benefit or individual milestones. I remember reading that the team had to really coax him into letting Ozzie play at home so he could possibly reach whatever milestone he hit recently in front of a home crowd. He's 100% about what's best for the team and I don't think personal stories factor even the slightest into who's dressed or not.

#2140964 Hmm something I noticed

Posted by Echolalia on 02 April 2011 - 06:07 PM

Correlation doesn't equal causation. Also using Bert's scuffles as an argument that fighting helped win the game for the Wings probably isn't a good way to go considering it was Nashville who scored consecutive times after the two fights to eventually take a 3-0 lead.

#2138358 10 most skilled players

Posted by Echolalia on 30 March 2011 - 01:49 AM

I know this is going to come off as incredibly homerish, but I think Datsyuk is one of the most underrated players in NHL history.

#2135807 I love the GDTs we have...

Posted by Echolalia on 25 March 2011 - 09:26 AM

Ha that's pretty cool. I still think Aflac's GDTs were the best the internet has seen.

#2134605 Helm

Posted by Echolalia on 22 March 2011 - 02:41 PM

if a hockey team was built solely with guys like helm, they would go far every year. is he a sniper? nope. a deker? nope. 50 goal scorer? nope. hart trophy finalist? nope. then what the f*** does he have? heart and determination. he plays every shift like its his last. you cant teach that. you can teach hockey moves.

I said this in another thread, but Stanley Cups are won on what Helm has. Everyone in the postseason has skill, that's not the difference maker (unless you're the 2002 Wings). For every Datsyuk there's a Malkin, for every Zetterberg there's a Getzlaf. Heart is the difference between first and second place, not skill, and Helm has as much heart as anyone in the league.

If Holland were to throw a long-term contract to this kid, I would love it, even though he's a third liner.

#2134601 Helm

Posted by Echolalia on 22 March 2011 - 02:31 PM

I love this guy. He is my second favorite player behind Datsyuk, and he may surpass Dats depending on their postseason play.

#2133149 Weekend Picks 2010-2011 - Week 21

Posted by Echolalia on 21 March 2011 - 12:33 PM

Sunday may have saved me slightly, ended up going 5/6, only game I picked wrong was PIT/NYR. Went .500 the rest of the way finishing with 12/20. Damn Vancouver for screwing up my x2 on Friday.

Thumbs up for the it crowd