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#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.

#2650669 In which we SPOOK OURSELVES

Posted by Echolalia on 30 January 2016 - 08:50 PM

I haven't wallowed around the horror fiction genre too much but the stories that had the most lasting effect had some element of relatability to my life, even if in very vague ways. The psychosis story I linked earlier, for example. No paranormal or totally off the wall things happen in that story, unless you want to interpret it that way. And the whole theme of the story is whether this guy is overanalyzing seemingly random coincidences that he discovers in his life, or is there really some bigger sinister motive that he's unraveling? The context of that story can be applied to anyone's life; there's that element that we can appreciate because from one perspective at least, it's all bits of reality that doesn't take any effort to believe. It's everyday stuff. And after reading it, if you can relate to any of the paranoia, all that every day stuff will make you hate being alone.

#2650531 In which we SPOOK OURSELVES

Posted by Echolalia on 30 January 2016 - 12:56 AM

As for the skinwalkers:

When going through the scary stuff thread at the aforementioned somethingawful, it was like everyone who was a member had a story to tell. Some were related to ghosts or poltergeist activity, some were alien related, some were supposedly real experiences, some were stories.
But one creepy pattern began to emerge from a handful of the stories. These particular stories shares many little details in common, and while it wasn't obvious at first, after someone had pointed it out it became very clear. Many of these stories had to do with being chased by humanoid creatures with coyote or wolf heads, or even humans that turn into predatory animals. Most of them took place in the Southwest, although a few were scattered elsewhere. A handful of stories even referenced one or a few people who seemed to be somewhat knowledgable about the beasts but refused to talk about them. A couple of them had to do with local Indian tribes. All unique stories from different posters.
Then a poster commented that it seems like several of the stories were skinwalker incidents. He went on to explain that skinwalkers were a Navajo legend that went beyond just typical ghost stories. It was taboo to even speak of them, because one of their abilities is to know whenever they're being talked about. To speak of them puts a target on your head. Anyway, the legend goes that a skinwalker was or may still be a member of a Navajo tribe who went through a series of rituals to gain the power of transforming into an animal, or to take an animal's ability (like run 40mph or fly like an owl). He didn't mention the details of the ritual other than the last step supposedly involves killing a loved one or family member, after which they can wear the skin of an animal they kill and take their identity. After going back through the stories again and connecting them all to this skinwalker lore that many of these posters allegedly had no knowledge of was haunting. I wish I could find some of those stories cuz going through them collectively and seeing all the similarities really gave me the creeps. I think I spent like 3 hours late one night just terrifying myself reading through that thread.

#2650463 Amusing stories you have heard or lived.

Posted by Echolalia on 29 January 2016 - 10:41 AM

this qualifies as creepy as there is a spider and a man who may not be in full control of his faculties but doesn't know it yet.  


#2650295 Bravo, Smitty

Posted by Echolalia on 27 January 2016 - 02:55 PM

I honestly think that when Smith is playing his game he's our best puck-mover while under pressure. I don't think LGW is ready for that opinion yet though

#2650279 Jimmy Howard's Stadium Series mask

Posted by Echolalia on 27 January 2016 - 09:45 AM

Once Mike Illitch sees this mask Howard is number 1 goalie again