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#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

#2130262 No offensive creativity

Posted by Echolalia on 14 March 2011 - 02:51 PM

There hasn't been a killer instinct with this team for a while, now.

#2130251 Bettman 5 step plan

Posted by Echolalia on 14 March 2011 - 02:32 PM

I'm glad to see they're addressing the issue. Its a shame it took up until Crosby's concussion for the league to make a move, though.

#2130078 Brule crushes Letang

Posted by Echolalia on 14 March 2011 - 12:44 AM

Nice hit.

#2127426 Chara's hit on Pacioretty

Posted by Echolalia on 09 March 2011 - 12:11 AM

The league can fine tune the rulebook and tweak the rink designs over and over and you're still going to see players getting severely injured on borderline plays. In the end it comes down to respecting each other and hitting to make an effective play, not to injure somebody. Its a shame that so few players practice this philosophy.

#2127003 mccrimmon

Posted by Echolalia on 07 March 2011 - 02:13 PM

Who knows who the cause of the defensive struggles are without lockerroom access? It could be Babs, McCrimmon, the players, all the above, etc. We may likely never know.
However, as defensive coordinator, McCrimmon has proven that he isn't part of the solution. I want a coach in Detroit who can take prerogative and come up with innovative and effective solutions. I haven't seen any of that in a couple years.