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#2652049 2/10 GDT : Ottawa Senators at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by Echolalia on 11 February 2016 - 09:46 AM

Actually, I listen to the broadcast as a fan of the Wings, but also notice that Mickey (in particular) is quick to point out other teams' stellar play, as well as to criticize the Wings where it's legitimate.  I think Kenny and Mick for the most part are very fair, and far more knowledgeable than a lot of other team announcers.  Try listening to a SJ feed if you want to hear homerism at its finest.  Oh, my...

I agree with this to an extent. Obviously there's some wings bias with Ken and Mickey and that's gonna show, but unless Mick is having one of those days, he calls em how he sees em. I think he gets a bad rap about being very homeristic because if a fan of another team happens to watch our broadcast and Mickey does his blatant praise or scolding, people can easily take that as being homerish, especially if they aren't around to see when Mickey calls out a Wings' player for something dumb or compliments an opposing player. He's come to the defense of opposing players plenty of times when a stupid penalty is called against them, also.

#2652028 Random Discussion Thread

Posted by Echolalia on 10 February 2016 - 10:10 PM

That's a loaded question.


When I was young and able, I could do simple things like replacing a door and building a deck.  Now I'm hard pressed to change a lightbulb.

Its a genuine question!  I've recently found myself in the world of wood working and I have very little actual experience but a lot of plans that I need to fulfill.  I have this weird combination of obsessive behavior combined with adhd which results in me picking up hobbies very easily and feverishly pursuing how to accomplish whatever task I set myself, but then somewhere along the path of pursuing my goal I discover something new and interesting, which inevitably results in more discovered passions based on the tangential research or prep, which I also have to pursue at an obsessive pace.


I was playing a board game with some friends a few months back when one of the dice rolled off the table and we never found it.  To this day its still missing.  So I thought it would be a good idea to get a board game table with raised walls (among other things), expect they're super expensive and I have a very particular set of features in mind for what I want.  So I figured, well maybe I can just build it myself.  So I made a lot of concepts on paper, drafted up some designs, came to a decision on one in particular design I liked and made a 3d model of it on my computer to really see how it will all come together.  

Then I wondered if the table set at the scale I designed it as would fit nicely in my house.  So I then modeled half of the entire house I'm moving into soon (to scale) on my computer.  Not just the room the table was supposed to go into.  Half the house.  I don't know why.  This involved learning a bunch of stuff that I didn't know how to do on this particular program.  It also involved measuring and recreating all of our livingroom and dining room furniture, only to find out the scale of my table is too big, and for conceptual reasons I can't scale it down.  I still need to build it, though.  But its on the bottom of my priority list because its not practical for me at the moment.

But I figured a smaller table would fit in a particular part of the house nicely, so then I set out to design a small dining room table, because that's more practical.  Did some research, watched a lot of youtube videos and read a bunch of articles, made my designs, and created a 3d model of it on my computer.  Cool!  That will look awesome!

But the problem is I don't have anywhere to actually start building this thing yet, and no work surface either.  So before I can make the table I need to make a work bench!  That will make building my table much easier!  So I research what makes a good work bench and watch a bunch of youtube videos and one of the youtube videos leads me to another youtube video which leads me to another and eventually I get to some video on how to make dovetail joints which is entirely unrelated to workbenches or tables, but a fascinating thing that I think would look awesome on a box.  Now I want to make a nice box for something, but again, I "can't" just yet because I don't have a workbench or a vice or any of these things that would make the job convenient.  

So I have to start small.  I'm going to make a board game table eventually so I might as well make a board game to go along with it.  I choose Settlers of Catan.   I do a bunch of research and planning and all that stuff and I did in fact build my own game without managing to get sidetracked too much and it turned out very nice but now I need a nice box for it, so I'm back to dovetail joints on that box I want to design, and a nice workbench to build it on.

Anyway, I have like 4 projects that I need to do now, and after seeing a bunch of different people use different tools online I have questions that I want answered because these things need to be taken care of.


And this is how losing a single die has resulted in me building a Settlers of Catan board game, making 2d and 3d designs for a kitchen table, a board game table, a work bench, and recreating my new house on 3d software.

#2652014 D-Boz tearin 'em up in the D!

Posted by Echolalia on 10 February 2016 - 09:44 PM

Dances With Wolves has been a mainstay of Red Wings defense.  I'm glad he was never traded.

#2652008 2/10 GDT : Ottawa Senators at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by Echolalia on 10 February 2016 - 09:41 PM

Oddly enough the best part about this victory is that Larkin wasn't involved in any of the scoring.  This team has needed to remember how to score without his help.

#2651853 9 (NINE!) player trade involving Phanuef

Posted by Echolalia on 10 February 2016 - 03:50 PM

I would.  Having a chance to potentially lead the "Maple Leaf Revolution" which incidentally is also his hometown team and the most popular franchise in hockey's biggest country, and make a s*** ton of money doing it?  (and maybe also have Matthews to play alongside next year)

#2651696 9 (NINE!) player trade involving Phanuef

Posted by Echolalia on 09 February 2016 - 11:54 AM

Saw it coming a mile away. All nine players.

#2651500 D-Boz tearin 'em up in the D!

Posted by Echolalia on 08 February 2016 - 05:06 PM

#2651444 ROY according to LGW

Posted by Echolalia on 08 February 2016 - 12:19 PM

Panarin doesnt have fastest skater record, boom larkin wins.

As panarin walks up to the stage to claim his award, Larkin speeds out of nowhere and swipes it away. Excellent demonstration of the Finders Keepers Act.

#2651374 ROY according to LGW

Posted by Echolalia on 07 February 2016 - 12:23 PM

Panarin is lighting it up at the same rate as Larkin...tied in lighting it up...Panarin has so many more points because he is playing with MVP Kane.  Larkin is playing with Abby and a broken down Zetterberg.  Could you imagine Larkin's points totals if he were also passing the puck off to someone more talented, may someone like Stamkos? I do agree, the "voters" will probably just look at point totals, and not the intagables, but if they looked at his linemates and situations as well, hands down D-Boz :lol: is the ROY. Not withstanding that Larkin leads the NHL at +25, Panarin is only a +10, which basically means Larkin plays more important minutes and in more important situations...

The issue with saying Panarin's point totals are only as high as they are because he's playing with Kane is Kane has never in his career scored at the rate he's scoring now. He's played with Toews, Hossa, Sharp and many other guys over the years and nobody has set Kane up at the rate he's scoring now. Maybe some of that is Kane rising to the next level and I would agree with that to an extent. But you can't discount Panarin and say the kid is essentially freeloading off Kane's numbers. Panarin is an active participant in all those points and that assist column has been well earned thus far.
Also it's not a good argument to bring forth because if it applies to Panarin playing with Kane, than it also applies to Larkin playing with (not as good but still pretty good) Zetterberg and Abdelkader. Fans of Domi want nothing more than for the committee to embrace the argument you're suggesting because Domi is on a line with Duclair (another rookie) and Hanzal, which is quite benign compared to Zetterberg, Abdelkader, Kane, etc. So if we're going to give Larkin a 15 point handicap on Panarin cuz he plays with Kane, then Domi getting a 3 point handicap on Larkin is just as justified.

#2651320 ROY according to LGW

Posted by Echolalia on 06 February 2016 - 10:29 PM

I wouldn't call it getting robbed. Panarin is absolutely lighting it up in Chicago.

#2651297 Flyers/Penguins Winter Classic 2011....I mean 2017

Posted by Echolalia on 06 February 2016 - 06:01 PM

I'm officially at the point where these things don't excite me anymore. Even if the Wings were playing next year I just don't see myself getting pumped over them. Which is a shame cuz ir was the best thing to happen to hockey for a while. At least someone's making a ton of money off them still.

#2651201 2/6 GDT : New York Islanders at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by Echolalia on 06 February 2016 - 02:54 PM

I was wondering about the exact thing that Mickey mentioned when it happened last game.  Maybe someone can explain.
Why is it that when two players take coincidental minors during full strength play they both go to the box and it goes 4 on 4, but when it happens when a team is already on the power play, nothing happens (other than both players going to the box) and they keep going 5 on 4 instead of 4 on 3?

I think it was Edmonton that exploited this back in the 80s because their chances of scoring 4 on 3 were much better than 5 on 4, so when they got a power play someone would goon it up and get the coincidental minors to make it 4 on 3, and raise their odds at a goal.

#2651161 2/6 GDT : New York Islanders at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by Echolalia on 06 February 2016 - 12:15 PM

AA has played his last game in GR

#2650844 All Star Skills Competition

Posted by Echolalia on 31 January 2016 - 10:40 PM





regarding Scott's hit on Kane:

“I mean, don’t tell Kaner this, but Central Division rivals set him up for a (suicide) pass,” saidDallas Stars forward Jamie Benn. “John Scott did his part.”

#2650734 Amusing stories you have heard or lived.

Posted by Echolalia on 31 January 2016 - 02:58 PM

As promised:

It was back in high school and there was a blood drive going on. I signed up to give blood during my 4th hour so I would have a valid excuse to get out of my English class and roll straight into lunch. I went down to the room where they were all set up and gave blood rather uneventfully. I ended up with a nice bruise on my arm and because I had two hours of art in the afternoon, I figured that holding my blood-giving arm up to paint for two hours wasn't a good idea (but really I just didn't feel like going in). So I decided to skip my afternoon classes and went home and took a nice nap on the couch.
I woke up really groggy a couple hours later, feeling like I had to pee like crazy. I got up and made my way to the bathroom, but when I got there I briefly forgot why I was there. I stood around for a couple seconds wondering why I wasn't still napping on the couch when I suddenly surmised that if I came to the bathroom I probably had to poop. So I went to the toilet and stood in front of it like I was about to sit down on it and lost my train of thought again. When I recovered I remembered I had to pee and so i started peeing.
It wasn't until I felt the warmth in my crotch and down my leg did I realize something wasn't right. I looked down and I still wasn't facing the toilet. And my pants were still up. And in the time it took me to put two and two together I had emptied my bladder.