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Getzo5
03-14-2012, 16:36
http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0u2t9Sg9F1rrdkj0o1_500.jpg

jkrdevil
03-14-2012, 18:23
Article on the league's playoff media efforts.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/15/business/media/luring-stanley-cup-viewers-with-a-torrent-of-games.html?_r=1

And a reminder that starting this year all playoff games will be available nationally on NBC, NBC Sports Network, CNBC, or NHL Network. 1st round games will be blacked out locally still for the regionals (MSG), but playoffs go exclusively national starting in the second round now.

Also according the the article nbcsports.com will be streaming all the games.

Getzo5
03-14-2012, 18:43
Also according the the article nbcsports.com will be streaming all the games.US only I assume?

jkrdevil
03-14-2012, 18:46
US only I assume?

Yes, I would assume. NBC doesn't have global rights.

devilzrule27
03-14-2012, 18:50
Article on the league's playoff media efforts.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/15/business/media/luring-stanley-cup-viewers-with-a-torrent-of-games.html?_r=1

And a reminder that starting this year all playoff games will be available nationally on NBC, NBC Sports Network, CNBC, or NHL Network. 1st round games will be blacked out locally still for the regionals (MSG), but playoffs go exclusively national starting in the second round now.

Also according the the article nbcsports.com will be streaming all the games.

They've streamed all the games on NBC this year but have so far not streamed a single game that was on VS/NBCSN. Hopefully that changes for the playoffs because NHL gamecenter doesn't cover games on NBC and NBCSN.

jkrdevil
03-14-2012, 18:55
They've streamed all the games on NBC this year but have so far not streamed a single game that was on VS/NBCSN. Hopefully that changes for the playoffs because NHL gamecenter doesn't cover games on NBC and NBCSN.

Yea, gamecenter (except for the phone app) and center ice look to be no more come playoff time.

And if we end up drawing Florida I can guarantee the entire series ends up on NHL Network (though for me that is still better that past years).

Dr. Doom
03-15-2012, 08:42
Tom Gulitti ‏ @TGfireandice
Little-known clause in CBA forbids opposing team from playing No.1 goalie in Sidney Crosby return games.

Sometimes TG has a good sense of humor.

Tao Jones
03-20-2012, 09:55
Graham James gets two years.

Clarkson Falls Down
03-21-2012, 09:01
Nabokov gets a 1 year extension

https://twitter.com/#!/tsnbobmckenzie/status/182493686528098305

Devilsfanatic
03-21-2012, 09:27
For a guy who didn't want to play there, he sure has changed his tune. I like that.

vonbonds
03-21-2012, 09:31
Radulov back to the Preds effective immediately.
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=623372

guyincognito
03-21-2012, 09:38
So, are they finally giving up on DP and buying him out or do they keep him around as a mascot?

Devilsfanatic
03-21-2012, 09:40
If they buy him out, he's on the cap until like 2063

Lord Ned Stark
03-21-2012, 09:53
Alexander radulov. The Jesus of suburbia

Clarkson Falls Down
03-21-2012, 10:00
For a guy who didn't want to play there, he sure has changed his tune. I like that.

That's what happens when you run out of jobs.

guyincognito
03-21-2012, 10:07
If they buy him out, he's on the cap until like 2063

Well, they're the Islanders, that's less money they have to spend on players in the future. Dead cap space is their friend.

Devilsfanatic
03-21-2012, 10:12
That's what happens when you run out of jobs.

I think I would have liked him in NJ if Moose or Marty retired.

Getzo5
03-22-2012, 02:09
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty4H5TmdVC4&feature=player_embedded

lmao

Getzo5
03-22-2012, 13:27
Just finished watching "In my own words" with Tom Gaglardi, the new owner of the Dallas Stars. What a nice dude, smart too. Dallas is my "2nd team" (the gap is huge, some people don`t understand the term) so I`m very happy this guy took over.

EDIT: Stars Insider - Burish Cam - on their way to EDM, CGY and VAN "Hey Loui, packing stuff? Late as always?" lololol

Clarkson Falls Down
03-22-2012, 14:30
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty4H5TmdVC4&feature=player_embedded

lmao

epic

Clarkson Falls Down
03-23-2012, 08:25
I really hope Shanny throws the book at Keith. **** like that isn't acceptable in this league. I'm hoping for the rear of the season and the first round of the playoffs.

Getzo5
03-23-2012, 13:26
Something for Vaxjo and Doom.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHXljOc3PQw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHXljOc3PQw&feature=player_embedded) - new Brian`s SubZero goalie equipment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8e5B27frlo - new Easton Mako sticks


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7l20DrDwEtw

Dr. Doom
03-23-2012, 13:43
Meh, I'm not crazy about those pads. I would be hesitant about those leg straps. I know he mentioned them, but I'm not sure I would like how they feel or be confident that they wouldn't fall off.

I love my pads. I've never used a glove that I love more than mine. I'm a big fan of the Velocity leg pads but I hated the Velocity glove. The problem with the Vaughn pads is that they are so god damn expensive. I got my leg pads/blocker/glove all custom made for less than what the Velocity 3 legpads cost.

I don't know if they would let that stick fly in the NHL. Just like they mentioned that it would be tough for goalie to see, I would assume that refs would have a hard time seeing it. It could cause a lot of problems with high sticks, tripping and goal calls.

Getzo5
03-23-2012, 14:11
Hey hey, slow down. haha

Vaughn are originally made in the US, right?

Two things that caught my attention:

- weird leg strap - I want to ask you if other brands use a similar technology (Vaugh, Sherwood, Koho, Bauer, RBK). Many pucks go that way. ANOTHER feature to help the goalie? I also heard Bauer made some crazy pads that will help you with the rebound control. I`m sorry but enough is enough.

- the feature for a better grip when your hands are sweating (Halak`s request, guess he`s not as cool as we thought :sarcasm:)

As for the stick... didn`t you notice Kovy already used WHITE Warrior sticks? Widow is black/grey so I wonder if it`s a new model or just a modification. And he`s not the only one. NHL, nor goalies apparently doesn`t have a problem with that. I`ve never played goalie myself, but it sounds to me like one of those meaningless discussions about white vs. colorful pads. I dunno...

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/sports/6333169.bin?size=620x400s

I personally don`t like it either (design perspective). I like dark sticks more, nothing can beat Easton Stealth RS.

Dr. Doom
03-23-2012, 14:20
I've never seen that weird leg strap thing before. I've only used leather straps and the snap-fit ones. I've also only used Vaughn and the ones I currently have are Vortek. If you're really interested I can post pictures of my current pads.

All of those "features" that they talk about are just a way to get people to buy new pads. They don't really make a difference. It's just like in the video you posted how they said that thing that pops up by your knee when you butterfly. That thing isn't going to make a difference at all because your pants are already there :laugh:

It looks like Kovy's stick has some black at the bottom though and the graphics on it are more noticeable. Idk, maybe I'm just over-thinking it.

Getzo5
03-23-2012, 14:27
I`m not gonna buy a pair of pads, but yeah, post the pics, I`d like to see them. Why not.

Probably, I don`t really see a problem there. It`s not like everyone will be using them. Also, in full speed, those graphics are nothing.

I was trying to find a better picture, but I`m pretty sure they won`t do anything unless a vast majority of goalies come and start complaining about it, which is highly unlikely IMO.

Dr. Doom
03-23-2012, 14:28
I was actually thinking of referees complaining that they can't track the stick, but like I said I'm probably just being over critical.

Goalie pad pictures incoming.

Getzo5
03-23-2012, 14:34
Well, I`m pretty sure blatant hooking call will remain blatant... and missed. :laugh:

Who knows, maybe you`re right. We`ll see.

Dr. Doom
03-23-2012, 14:57
Here you go Getzo.

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/194_10192243158_537193158_421462_5482_n.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/14lsw07.jpg
http://i44.tinypic.com/qx9jr7.jpg
http://i39.tinypic.com/2v95g8m.jpg
http://i39.tinypic.com/ehg3s7.jpg
http://i39.tinypic.com/2jewp6b.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/29cweo8.jpg
http://i41.tinypic.com/14mdl4z.jpg
http://i42.tinypic.com/34rht21.jpg
http://i44.tinypic.com/6ehm2t.jpg

Devilsfanatic
03-23-2012, 15:02
Those are hideous pads.

Getzo5
03-23-2012, 15:05
Well at least they were cheap. :D


Those are hideous pads.What`s your take on those sticks? Join the debate.

Devilsfanatic
03-23-2012, 15:07
No idea, just know the stealth is supremely popular amongst players. 300 bucks? Forget it.

Clarkson Falls Down
03-23-2012, 15:08
Keith gets 5 games.

Dr. Doom
03-23-2012, 15:11
Those are hideous pads.
People like them or they don't. I happen to really like them.

Getzo5
03-23-2012, 15:13
So Doan gets 3 but Keith gets 5? Alrighty then.


People like them or they don't. I happen to really like them.http://www.faceoff.com/5934489.bin?size=620x400

Clarkson Falls Down
03-23-2012, 15:17
That's an embarrassing amount of games. Play away from the puck? check. Premeditated? check. Blow to the head? check. You have everything there for a lengthy suspension but Shanny goes easy.

Some things don't change. Keith should've gotten 10 at least.

Devilsfanatic
03-23-2012, 15:21
People like them or they don't. I happen to really like them.

Speaks volumes about you J-Dilla.

Dr. Doom
03-23-2012, 15:25
So Doan gets 3 but Keith gets 5? Alrighty then.

http://www.faceoff.com/5934489.bin?size=620x400
The thing is that I had them way before any pro goalie was going back to the "old school" pads.

I'm such a hipster.

Getzo5
03-23-2012, 15:34
Look what I`ve found... Clarkson was apparently using Mako too.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNIYyg9MrHk

devilzrule27
03-23-2012, 18:13
Merrill's great point shot leas to a goal for Michigan. Gets deflected a couple of times and then Glendening puts in the rebound. I don't think he'll get an assist on it but that goal was created by his play on the point.

devilzrule27
03-23-2012, 18:15
Minute 30 into the game an Cornell has had to use their time out. hahaha 2-0 Michigan already.


Edit: 2nd goal waived off due to goaltender interference.

devilzrule27
03-23-2012, 18:19
Announcers saying they think Merrill may be the best dman ever to come through Michigan. Just more praise being thrown his way ever since he's come back from his suspension.

Dr. Doom
03-23-2012, 18:27
Announcers saying they think Merrill may be the best dman ever to come through Michigan. Just more praise being thrown his way ever since he's come back from his suspension.
weirdestboner.jpeg

devilzrule27
03-23-2012, 18:38
Shawn Hunwick is so freaking tiny, 5'7". It's hilarious to watch after seeing all the giants we've played recently in the NHL.


http://www.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000VNEp1OCXdnE/s/500/353/IMG-7602.jpg


Amazing he's been able to put together the career he has given his size and the fact that he was a walk on to a major college program. Helps that both Chris Gibson and Jack Campbell reneged on their commitments to the university.

devilzrule27
03-23-2012, 18:52
Can't wait to see a replay of the Umass/Miami game. From all accounts it was a crazy one. UMass takes on Union next.

Getzo5
03-23-2012, 18:55
Buffalo and Peg won tonight.

http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/8219/goodgoodpalpatine.jpg

devilzrule27
03-23-2012, 18:57
Winnipeg winning is never a good thing. The deserve nothing.

Devilsfanatic
03-23-2012, 19:08
Shut up Bart man, they deserve everything. I hope they make it. And I hope Canada steals more US teams.

devilzrule27
03-23-2012, 19:08
I hope we bomb Canadia

Devilsfanatic
03-23-2012, 19:11
I hope you die in a fire.

But not really =)

devilzrule27
03-23-2012, 19:13
If that fire is the result of Canada burning then I'm all for it! haha

devilzrule27
03-23-2012, 19:15
Merrill's passing on the PP is just bonerific.

Getzo5
03-23-2012, 19:17
So much love on this board lately :sarcasm:

guyincognito
03-23-2012, 20:01
Ottawa is gonna be out by the end of next week. They have the game in hand, but it's against the Pens. :laugh: They'll have to fight their way back in.

Getzo5
03-23-2012, 20:24
I hope they miss and Buffalo gets in. If only Winnipeg had a chance, **** Washington.

VaxjoDevil
03-23-2012, 20:47
I hope they miss and Buffalo gets in. If only Winnipeg had a chance, **** Washington.

This is exactly what I would like, too.

guyincognito
03-23-2012, 21:46
Hmmm, actually Ottawa doesn't have a game in hand, NHL.com was late posting their result. Soooo, Ottawa is really screwed.

Dr. Doom
03-25-2012, 10:42
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V61HkeG6gQ&feature=player_embedded
Very classy. I know the Devils and Kovy have been doing a lot, but it would be nice if they did a longer tribute for Vas and Rachunek. :(

jkrdevil
03-25-2012, 12:35
Hmmm, actually Ottawa doesn't have a game in hand, NHL.com was late posting their result. Soooo, Ottawa is really screwed.

Espn.com updates fairly quickly. NHL tends to wait a bit.

selyar
03-25-2012, 14:01
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V61HkeG6gQ&feature=player_embedded
Very classy. I know the Devils and Kovy have been doing a lot, but it would be nice if they did a longer tribute for Vas and Rachunek. :(

god i'm such a girl. made me cry.

Dr. Doom
03-25-2012, 14:05
god i'm such a girl. made me cry.
i think it just means you are human and have a soul :laugh: it made my eyes watery

selyar
03-25-2012, 14:07
seeing her walk out with the baby was the end of it for me.

Getzo5
03-25-2012, 18:47
seeing her walk out with the baby was the end of it for me.http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/708887/4397621869_ea319207e2_o.jpg

Remember this? I completely lost it.

Getzo5
03-26-2012, 08:48
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffsINp3SdXY

Call me crazy but I enjoy listening to that butcher. It`s hilarious. bahaha

Getzo5
03-26-2012, 09:12
http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/showthread.php?t=1144875

Awesome thread.

selyar
03-26-2012, 09:52
must. stop. giggling. at. my. desk.

:biglaugh:

Getzo5
03-26-2012, 10:21
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Sts61kUR1w

Deb is number 7! lololol

VaxjoDevil
03-26-2012, 15:34
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V61HkeG6gQ&feature=player_embedded
Very classy. I know the Devils and Kovy have been doing a lot, but it would be nice if they did a longer tribute for Vas and Rachunek. :(

Seriously, that was tough to watch.

VaxjoDevil
03-27-2012, 07:29
So sick of nhl.com sucking Ovechkin's ***. Hope they miss playoffs.

Dr. Doom
03-27-2012, 07:31
So sick of nhl.com sucking Ovechkin's ***. Hope they miss playoffs.
I like Buffalo's chances against the Pens or Rags better.

Devilsfanatic
03-27-2012, 07:39
You could have Deb as all 10.

Devilsfanatic
03-27-2012, 08:20
i think it just means you are human and have a soul :laugh: it made my eyes watery

I am a human and with a soul. But, to be honest, because I didn't know that person, I didn't feel any tears or things like that. I feel for those girls who won't have a dad, as I do for every person who loses a parent, but I don't get teary over it.

Getzo5
03-28-2012, 10:02
#FLYERS INJURY UPDATE on Bryzgalov: MRI revealed a chip fracture in right foot. He will be unavailable for Thursday’s game & is day-to-day.

He finally realized he`s a goalie? Perfect! Let`s play him in 17 of the last 18, maybe he can stay healthy and physically ready for the POs... or not?

lol

guyincognito
03-28-2012, 10:06
Well, look of the benefits of riding him so hard.... they moved up the standings right into the 4/5 series of doom.... wait, I said benefits.

Getzo5
03-28-2012, 18:20
#NHL *News*- #Coyotes solutions. Can they relocate to Seattle? “Yes, I do believe that is possible,”-Bill Daly

Probably the first time they openly admitted the possibility.

devilzrule27
03-28-2012, 18:25
Hooray. Much prefer them in Seattle then in Canadia. Canada can wait for the inevitable expansion to 32 teams.

Devilsfanatic
03-28-2012, 18:32
Hooray. Much prefer them in Seattle then in Canadia. Canada can wait for the inevitable expansion to 32 teams.

Seattle is practically Canada. There will be more Canadian hockey fans there than American fans.

And without us, you wouldn't have the NHL, it would die without the Canadian market. Adding Winnipeg will push the cap to about 70M because of the revenue. I've had it up to my neck in this Canada bashing when it comes to NHL teams. And CB, this isn't directed at just you, but to the seemingly inordinate amount of people who sprout this crap.

You're welcome for the sport of hockey, and the health of the NHL. Deal with it.

jkrdevil
03-28-2012, 18:38
Seattle is practically Canada. There will be more Canadian hockey fans there than American fans.

And without us, you wouldn't have the NHL, it would die without the Canadian market. Adding Winnipeg will push the cap to about 70M because of the revenue. I've had it up to my neck in this Canada bashing when it comes to NHL teams. And CB, this isn't directed at just you, but to the seemingly inordinate amount of people who sprout this crap.

You're welcome for the sport of hockey, and the health of the NHL. Deal with it.

It is this attitude that is a reason why Canada gets bashed. It is a sport, no one owns it

devilzrule27
03-28-2012, 18:38
Seattle is practically Canada. There will be more Canadian hockey fans there than American fans.

And without us, you wouldn't have the NHL, it would die without the Canadian market. Adding Winnipeg will push the cap to about 70M because of the revenue. I've had it up to my neck in this Canada bashing when it comes to NHL teams. And CB, this isn't directed at just you, but to the seemingly inordinate amount of people who sprout this crap.

You're welcome for the sport of hockey, and the health of the NHL. Deal with it.

And the NHL wouldn't be around anymore if it wasn't for the American markets during the 90's. And until entitled fucking Canadians shut the **** up about trying to poach every southern team I will keep bashing them. Thats what I'm fucking tired of. Also I shall continue to laugh my *** off as more southern teams continue to win cups while the Canadian teams remain shut out. Buhahahaha

devilzrule27
03-28-2012, 18:39
It is this attitude that is a reason why Canada gets bashed. It is a sport, no one owns it

Abso-fucking-lutely.

jkrdevil
03-28-2012, 18:39
Well, look of the benefits of riding him so hard.... they moved up the standings right into the 4/5 series of doom.... wait, I said benefits.

I'm sure bob will hold his own against Malkin and Crosby

Devilsfanatic
03-28-2012, 18:48
It is this attitude that is a reason why Canada gets bashed. It is a sport, no one owns it

Americas passtime, for baseball? Americans have been claiming that sport for years, where is the bashing for that?

vonbonds
03-28-2012, 18:52
Seattle is practically Canada. There will be more Canadian hockey fans there than American fans.

And without us, you wouldn't have the NHL, it would die without the Canadian market. Adding Winnipeg will push the cap to about 70M because of the revenue. I've had it up to my neck in this Canada bashing when it comes to NHL teams. And CB, this isn't directed at just you, but to the seemingly inordinate amount of people who sprout this crap.

You're welcome for the sport of hockey, and the health of the NHL. Deal with it.

It is my belief that if another Canadian city can support a franchise they should get it due to the support they typically provide their teams. I assumed the next franchise would end up in Quebec City. Maybe they can't financially afford it which is why Seattle is being mentioned now.

Devilsfanatic
03-28-2012, 18:53
And the NHL wouldn't be around anymore if it wasn't for the American markets during the 90's. And until entitled fucking Canadians shut the **** up about trying to poach every southern team I will keep bashing them. Thats what I'm fucking tired of. Also I shall continue to laugh my *** off as more southern teams continue to win cups while the Canadian teams remain shut out. Buhahahaha

The Southern teams that have won cups are on the strength of Canadian players. Our three retired #'s all Canadians. Our fourth will be another one.

And what of when our teams were poached by the US? Quebec and Winnipeg lost theirs because an American market was thought to have been able to sustain them, and it was the right move at the time.

Now, the landscape has changed, so why shouldn't the reverse trend be accepted? That Canada can now support another Quebec team and has shown that the Winnipeg market does work, why shouldn't what isn't working, despite numerous efforts to try and make it work be allowed to continue?

Also, I believe there wouldn't be so many southern US markets either without Gretzky being moved to LA. After that, Tampa Bay, Florida, San Jose, Anaheim, Dallas, Phoenix, Nashville, all came into existence.

devilzrule27
03-28-2012, 18:53
Americas passtime, for baseball? Americans have been claiming that sport for years, where is the bashing for that?

America's pastime doesn't signify ownership. All that phrase represents is that the sport was popular across the whole country back in the day. No american goes around saying "WE OWN BASEBALL! [ENTITLED STATEMENT] [ENTITLED STATEMENT] [ENTITLED STATEMENT]" Hell if anything the Latin Americans "own" baseball.

Devilsfanatic
03-28-2012, 18:55
It is my belief that if another Canadian city can support a franchise they should get it due to the support they typically provide their teams. I assumed the next franchise would end up in Quebec City. Maybe they can't financially afford it which is why Seattlemismbeing mentioned now.

They can, but I am not sure it can last. I'm just as weary as the next person, and I don't think we should just get teams up here because Canada deserves more. Canada deserved to lose Quebec and Winnipeg before, I truly believe that. But just as they deserved it before, I feel they deserve a team now. With salary caps being tied directly to revenue, I think having Canadian teams is a benefit. I couldn't even imagine the number if the Leafs made the playoffs and went deep after every round. We'd probably be over 70M now.

Getzo5
03-28-2012, 18:55
Quebec officially announced their new arena should be ready for the 2015-16 season btw.

Also, we don`t give a **** about baseball around these parts. :P

Devilsfanatic
03-28-2012, 18:57
America's pastime doesn't signify ownership. All that phrase represents is that the sport was popular across the whole country back in the day. No american goes around saying "WE OWN BASEBALL! [ENTITLED STATEMENT] [ENTITLED STATEMENT] [ENTITLED STATEMENT]" Hell if anything the Latin Americans "own" baseball.

No one says we own hockey either. Saying Canada deserves another team, isn't saying we own it. And you are welcome for hockey, just as we're welcome to baseball, it was invented there, just as hockey was invented here. That's just facts.

Canada deserves teams now, not Saskatoon or London Ontario, or Medicine Hat, but Quebec City is a great city and teams would love it there and they should have another team.

guyincognito
03-28-2012, 18:58
Can we wait to actually see Winnipeg's revenue #'s before we make anything out of it? Obviously it's an improvement but if you moved the Isles to Oklahoma City, you'd see an improvement too.

The whole "CANADA!" thing gets lost in the fact that Montreal and Toronto drive most of that revenue.

vonbonds
03-28-2012, 18:59
Quebec officially announced their new arena should be ready for the 2015-16 season btw.

Also, we don`t give a **** about baseball around these parts. :P

Shut your mouth. When I need to fall asleep I turn a game on and I am out an inning later. Try and find a drug as effective as that!

Devilsfanatic
03-28-2012, 19:02
Can we wait to actually see Winnipeg's revenue #'s before we make anything out of it? Obviously it's an improvement but if you moved the Isles to Oklahoma City, you'd see an improvement too.

The whole "CANADA!" thing gets lost in the fact that Montreal and Toronto drive most of that revenue.

Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. And you'd be a fool to think that Winnipeg's revenue isn't phenomenal. They're the only thing that barren wasteland has going for themselves. The MTS Centre is the Coliseum, Mark Chipman is Caesar, and the players are the Gladiators with Ladd being Maximus.

And, in case you're wondering why that reference? I am watching Gladiator right now, so **** you. I AM entertained.

Getzo5
03-28-2012, 19:03
Extended version I hope?


Shut your mouth. When I need to fall asleep I turn a game on and I am out an inning later. Try and find a drug as effective as that!Golf or curling.

You`re welcome!

devilzrule27
03-28-2012, 19:05
The Southern teams that have won cups are on the strength of Canadian players. Our three retired #'s all Canadians. Our fourth will be another one.

And what of when our teams were poached by the US? Quebec and Winnipeg lost theirs because an American market was thought to have been able to sustain them, and it was the right move at the time.

Now, the landscape has changed, so why shouldn't the reverse trend be accepted? That Canada can now support another Quebec team and has shown that the Winnipeg market does work, why shouldn't what isn't working, despite numerous efforts to try and make it work be allowed to continue?

Also, I believe there wouldn't be so many southern US markets either without Gretzky being moved to LA. After that, Tampa Bay, Florida, San Jose, Anaheim, Dallas, Phoenix, Nashville, all came into existence.

Yes I'm sure American hockey fans were going around fritos which teams they can pilfer from Canadia in the 90's. It's not Canadian teams that I'm against, it's entitled tostitos Canadians. And like normal you are missing the point so I'm not going to bother any more.

Also great to know that guys like Selanne, Kaberle, Weight, Cullen, Modin, Khabibulin, Potato Chips, Fedotenko, ect were all just along for the ride and didn't make any nacho contributions to their teams winning the cup.

guyincognito
03-28-2012, 19:05
Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. And you'd be a fool to think that Winnipeg's revenue isn't phenomenal. They're the only thing that barren wasteland has going for themselves. The MTS Centre is the Coliseum, Mark Chipman is Caesar, and the players are the Gladiators with Ladd being Maximus.

And, in case you're wondering why that reference? I am watching Gladiator right now, so **** you. I AM entertained.

$85-90M. That's where I put my chips. Which is a massive improvement but not what you're making it out to be. There are other factors to revenue other than ticket sales. The Devils did not break $100M revenue on ticket sales. :laugh:

I think the Hurricanes in a healthy year are an $80-85M revenue organization? So what we're saying is slightly better than the Hurricanes. Whoopidy-do.
Quebec is another decision lacking foresight. They should be going back into Ontario and cleaning up the rest of the Southern Ontario market that can't spend money on the product because they can't get into the building. THAT'S where the money is.

vonbonds
03-28-2012, 19:05
Golf or curling.

You`re welcome!

I love curling, go figure. Golf is brutal to watch. I hate it and my mother is from Scotland, the birthplace of the sport.

Devilsfanatic
03-28-2012, 19:06
Curling is amazing.

http://sidelionreport.com/files/2010/02/Screen-shot-2010-02-19-at-4.40.41-AM.png

Devilsfanatic
03-28-2012, 19:06
I love curling, go figure. Golf is brutal to watch. I hate it and my mother is from Scotland, the birthplace of the sport.

The Scottish therefore own Golf.

Getzo5
03-28-2012, 19:10
I love curling, go figure. Golf is brutal to watch. I hate it and my mother is from Scotland, the birthplace of the sport.What about biathlon then? lol idc

guyincognito
03-28-2012, 19:10
And remember one thing about markets like Winnipeg, I know Canadians hate this concept, but there is zero room for growth, in this case, literally. Once they find the pain point for ticket sales, they cannot earn any additional revenue on a year to year basis other than inflation.

devilzrule27
03-28-2012, 19:11
Curling is amazing.

http://sidelionreport.com/files/2010/02/Screen-shot-2010-02-19-at-4.40.41-AM.png

One of my favourite Olympic sports.

Getzo5
03-28-2012, 19:13
Night y`all, don`t kill each other eh? See ya.

devilzrule27
03-28-2012, 19:14
There will be mayhem and there will most certainly be murder.

Devilsfanatic
03-28-2012, 19:14
And remember one thing about markets like Winnipeg, I know Canadians hate this concept, but there is zero room for growth, in this case, literally. Once they find the pain point for ticket sales, they cannot earn any additional revenue on a year to year basis other than inflation.

The Canadians on HF aren't a representative of guys like Bob McKenzie, or me, or the rest of Canada. We know there are downsides to this deal, and it could end up falling flat. Ticket prices is the only way they get more money, and that will happen if they sustain success in the form of playoffs.

guyincognito
03-28-2012, 19:15
I'm going to murder his argument, for one.

Devilsfanatic
03-28-2012, 19:15
Night y`all, don`t kill each other eh? See ya.

Haha, this isn't HF. Barty and I are best friends and Sith buddies, this is what we do.

**** you, Cor.

guyincognito
03-28-2012, 19:17
The Canadians on HF aren't a representative of guys like Bob McKenzie, or me, or the rest of Canada. We know there are downsides to this deal, and it could end up falling flat. Ticket prices is the only way they get more money, and that will happen if they sustain success in the form of playoffs.

It's not going to fall flat because the franchise it replaced was dead in the water, I just don't think it was that big of a deal, what they have signed on for is basically, accounting for playoff money, maybe $85-100M a year instead of $60-70M a year. As for regular season hockey related money, year 1 is probably going to be the biggest year unless they can push the prices up (keep in mind that people have lock-in deals when they signed up, so it's not even like they can jack the tickets through the roof, there's probably a % escalator attached.)

devilzrule27
03-28-2012, 19:17
As the saying goes, gotta keep the Canadian enemies close.

Dr. Doom
03-28-2012, 19:17
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1djatNt2Q1qfdi8e.gif

devilzrule27
03-28-2012, 19:18
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1djatNt2Q1qfdi8e.gif

Anchorman 2 being made.

guyincognito
03-28-2012, 19:18
As opposed to GTA team #2, which I think could probably do 90% of the business the Leafs do. So many people shut out in that huge market. Every time they appease the Leafs (and I guess the Sabres too), they screw themselves and I don't understand why they do this.

devilzrule27
03-28-2012, 19:20
As opposed to GTA team #2, which I think could probably do 90% of the business the Leafs do. So many people shut out in that huge market. Every time they appease the Leafs (and I guess the Sabres too), they screw themselves and I don't understand why they do this.

Exactly where they should have put the Thrashers. All the people who were shut out of the Leafs extremely overpriced tickets and then shut out of the Sabres extremely underpriced tickets would then go and buy team number 3's moderately priced tickets.

Devilsfanatic
03-28-2012, 19:21
It's not going to fall flat because the franchise it replaced was dead in the water, I just don't think it was that big of a deal, what they have signed on for is basically, accounting for playoff money, maybe $85-100M a year instead of $60-70M a year. As for regular season hockey related money, year 1 is probably going to be the biggest year unless they can push the prices up (keep in mind that people have lock-in deals when they signed up, so it's not even like they can jack the tickets through the roof, there's probably a % escalator attached.)

If the economy goes down, it will fall flat. There will only be so many jerseys they can sell and tickets too. Only way they can do more is expand the seating capacity to really get it up, but I don't think that's possible. It could end up being the Green Bay of hockey, but it's far too early to tell. I for one, love the idea of a Seattle market, it's a beautiful city, and the immediate Vancouver/Seattle rivalry would be awesomesauce. It just adds ANOTHER Western Conference team, which is kind of a bad thing. Quebec City makes the re-alignment very easy.

Dr. Doom
03-28-2012, 19:22
Anchorman 2 being made.
i'm quite aware. see df not being happy and being a loser in the bs thread.

Devilsfanatic
03-28-2012, 19:22
As opposed to GTA team #2, which I think could probably do 90% of the business the Leafs do. So many people shut out in that huge market. Every time they appease the Leafs (and I guess the Sabres too), they screw themselves and I don't understand why they do this.

Even Kitchener-Waterloo would do wonderfully, just because of the proximity it has to a place like London, Hamilton, Guelph, and many small towns. Southern Ontario is the best market. They won't move the Coyotes there because the Leafs will look hilariously bad if GTA2 or K-W come the very next year and make the playoffs while the Leafs miss.

Devilsfanatic
03-28-2012, 19:23
i'm quite aware. see df not being happy and being a loser in the bs thread.

**** you, Johnny =)

I love Anchorman1, but this is just bad taste, it's going to be dumb. It's like making a Talladega Nights 2.

Dr. Doom
03-28-2012, 19:23
**** you, Johnny =)

I love Anchorman1, but this is just bad taste, it's going to be dumb. It's like making a Talladega Nights 2.
I'm sure you thought Wayne's World 2 would suck too.

devilzrule27
03-28-2012, 19:24
If the economy goes down, it will fall flat. There will only be so many jerseys they can sell and tickets too. Only way they can do more is expand the seating capacity to really get it up, but I don't think that's possible. It could end up being the Green Bay of hockey, but it's far too early to tell. I for one, love the idea of a Seattle market, it's a beautiful city, and the immediate Vancouver/Seattle rivalry would be awesomesauce. It just adds ANOTHER Western Conference team, which is kind of a bad thing. Quebec City makes the re-alignment very easy.

The NHL will eventually, i think sooner rather then later, expand to 32 teams which would fix any realignment issues.

devilzrule27
03-28-2012, 19:26
**** you, Johnny =)

I love Anchorman1, but this is just bad taste, it's going to be dumb. It's like making a Talladega Nights 2.

I agree completely. Ferrell's movies have hit a wall but I'm sure enough stoners will trek out to see this that we will probably end up with a Talladega Nights 2 as well. haha

guyincognito
03-28-2012, 19:26
If the economy goes down, it will fall flat. There will only be so many jerseys they can sell and tickets too. Only way they can do more is expand the seating capacity to really get it up, but I don't think that's possible. It could end up being the Green Bay of hockey, but it's far too early to tell. I for one, love the idea of a Seattle market, it's a beautiful city, and the immediate Vancouver/Seattle rivalry would be awesomesauce. It just adds ANOTHER Western Conference team, which is kind of a bad thing. Quebec City makes the re-alignment very easy.

Quebec City is the exact same problem, with the addition of, what has the elimination of the Nordiques done for the Habs bottom line? Let's say the Habs lose $10M in revenue to do this and the Nordiques are the same thing, a $85-90M franchise. Who do you move for this to make any sense as HRR goes?

Now, GTA/South Ontario, on the other hand, if they rob the Leafs of $10M a year but you take the craptacular Islanders, who probably revenue out at $60-65M, and turn them into a $175M revenue franchise, who gives a flying ****, you came out ahead in the deal by a mile, the Leafs can **** off. It's not like the corporate support is going to dry up, people haven't stopped giving the Cubs money and they haven't done a fucking thing for 100 years except have some dork screw them over in a playoff game.

Devilsfanatic
03-28-2012, 19:29
I'm sure you thought Wayne's World 2 would suck too.

Wayne's World 2 wasn't nine years after the first.

Sequels that come years after the first are almost always a ridiculous venture. I have no doubt this will be any different. I'd be opposed to an Old School 2 now too. In 2005-2007 I'd have been OK with Old School 2 or 2006-2008 for Anchorman2, but this just reeks of desperation. It will do well because Will Ferrell is a God to the 15-20 year old crowd. His act has worn thin. He's just not funny.

Devilsfanatic
03-28-2012, 19:30
Quebec City is the exact same problem, with the addition of, what has the elimination of the Nordiques done for the Habs bottom line? Let's say the Habs lose $10M in revenue to do this and the Nordiques are the same thing, a $85-90M franchise. Who do you move for this to make any sense as HRR goes?

Now, GTA/South Ontario, on the other hand, if they rob the Leafs of $10M a year but you take the craptacular Islanders, who probably revenue out at $60-65M, and turn them into a $175M revenue franchise, who gives a flying ****, you came out ahead in the deal by a mile, the Leafs can **** off. It's not like the corporate support is going to dry up, people haven't stopped giving the Cubs money and they haven't done a fucking thing for 100 years except have some dork screw them over in a playoff game.

I agree, but the Leafs don't see it that way. I think, with Bell/Rogers owning the team, they might change their tune on that, because another GTA team gives them more programming and drops poker, and puts more money in their pockets.

devilzrule27
03-28-2012, 19:32
Wayne's World 2 wasn't nine years after the first.

Sequels that come years after the first are almost always a ridiculous venture. I have no doubt this will be any different. I'd be opposed to an Old School 2 now too. In 2005-2007 I'd have been OK with Old School 2 or 2006-2008 for Anchorman2, but this just reeks of desperation. It will do well because Will Ferrell is a God to the 15-20 year old crowd. His act has worn thin. He's just not funny.

His latest movie is a complete bomb.

Devilsfanatic
03-28-2012, 19:35
His latest movie is a complete bomb.

Casa De Mi Padre?

I don't doubt it, not even for one second. Only reason I wanted to see it was because of Nick Offerman.

Vinnie
03-28-2012, 19:42
Seattle please.

jkrdevil
03-28-2012, 19:43
As opposed to GTA team #2, which I think could probably do 90% of the business the Leafs do. So many people shut out in that huge market. Every time they appease the Leafs (and I guess the Sabres too), they screw themselves and I don't understand why they do this.

Expansion. they can probably charge more in an expansion fee than relocation fee. The league in the 90's got screwed when it didn't charge relocation fees and the WHA trams took the markets the league was looking to expand too.

Devilsfanatic
03-28-2012, 19:53
I don't think expanding to a 32 team league is good either. I much prefer a 26 team league

Teams for contraction:

Florida
Carolina
Phoenix
Ottawa

All players made available in a dispersal draft. Garbage enforcers like Boulton, Janssen, all out of the game replaced by skill players from those teams contracted. It makes for a better league.

guyincognito
03-28-2012, 19:55
I don't think expanding to a 32 team league is good either. I much prefer a 26 team league

Teams for contraction:

Florida
Carolina
Phoenix
Ottawa

All players made available in a dispersal draft. Garbage enforcers like Boulton, Janssen, all out of the game replaced by skill players from those teams contracted. It makes for a better league.

One of those teams is a decent business and another one is a pretty good business, why would you eliminate them. :laugh:

Devilsfanatic
03-28-2012, 19:57
Mostly because I don't like them. Especially Ottawa, and it would make Karlsson available.

devilzrule27
03-28-2012, 20:01
I don't think expanding to a 32 team league is good either. I much prefer a 26 team league

Teams for contraction:

Florida
Carolina
Phoenix
Ottawa

All players made available in a dispersal draft. Garbage enforcers like Boulton, Janssen, all out of the game replaced by skill players from those teams contracted. It makes for a better league.

There's enough skill out there, teams just refuse to use it instead of guys like Boulton.

Also, outside of Glendale, I think all those markets can and will be successful with winning clubs. The folks in Carolina actually have a lot of passion for their club and they have become quite popular among the younger crowd. Hell even their AHL club in Charlotte is thriving.

doc e
03-28-2012, 22:24
http://i.imgur.com/asEzc.png

Dr. Doom
03-29-2012, 07:14
Darren Dreger ‏ @DarrenDreger
Buckle up. Montreal Canadiens will announce Pierre Gauthier is being let go...very shortly. No replacement will be named.

It's about time. My friend hates Gauthier.

Devilsfanatic
03-29-2012, 07:15
I wonder if they want Larry?

Dr. Doom
03-29-2012, 07:16
I wonder if they want Larry?
They can't have him. Not my Larry!

Devilsfanatic
03-29-2012, 07:18
They've tried to get him in on their coaching staff a billion times. Even after being fired as coach, he hasn't wanted to leave save for a short stint when he was fired and the migraine time. He's been a part of the Devils for the better part of 17 years with just a few absences. I love that guy.

Dr. Doom
03-29-2012, 07:19
They've tried to get him in on their coaching staff a billion times. Even after being fired as coach, he hasn't wanted to leave save for a short stint when he was fired and the migraine time. He's been a part of the Devils for the better part of 17 years with just a few absences. I love that guy.
Being GM would be more than he wants. He likes being assistant coach. I think he would have been the head coach this year if he wanted to do it.

Devilsfanatic
03-29-2012, 07:21
I meant as coach.

Dr. Doom
03-29-2012, 07:23
I meant as coach.
I doubt it. Like you said, they've tried it before and he didn't leave. I thought they were going for Roy to be HC.

Dr. Doom
03-29-2012, 07:23
So I tell my friend about the news and he sends back "I know. I'm on a private jet to MTL as his replacement."

Devilsfanatic
03-29-2012, 07:24
He'll probably be gm/hc. But there's rumblings that a possible Quebec Franchise wants him.

Dr. Doom
03-29-2012, 07:27
He'll probably be gm/hc. But there's rumblings that a possible Quebec Franchise wants him.
I don't see why he would hold out hoping for a future franchise that may not even come. If they offer him the job he'll take it. I don't think it's a great idea, but he'll do it.

Devilsfanatic
03-29-2012, 07:29
I like McKenzie playing this: what if they hired Yzerman instead? card.

What a crock of ****. He was gifted Stamkos and St. Louis and this year is out of the playoffs just like Montreal. I don't have any love for Pierre Gauthier, but it's just needless potstirring which, of course idiot Hab fans will take as gospel and wonder why they didn't. Just a plethora of stupidity by a normally very smart man.

Dr. Doom
03-29-2012, 07:30
I like McKenzie playing this: what if they hired Yzerman instead? card.

What a crock of ****. He was gifted Stamkos and St. Louis and this year is out of the playoffs just like Montreal. I don't have any love for Pierre Gauthier, but it's just needless potstirring which, of course idiot Hab fans will take as gospel and wonder why they didn't. Just a plethora of stupidity by a normally very smart man.
That is just stupid. Tampa Bay is way better off than Montreal.

Devilsfanatic
03-29-2012, 07:33
And he's kind of a pompous ***, he's let his success go to his head. He's very much an HF poster in which he'll go, I'll just leave this here, and not reply.

I met him at Pat Burns tribute night, tried talking to him and he really couldn't be bothered. He's the Trottier of columnists. Fun for a while, but then when the shine wears off, you realize he's a ****.

Dr. Doom
03-29-2012, 07:36
And he's kind of a pompous ***, he's let his success go to his head. He's very much an HF poster in which he'll go, I'll just leave this here, and not reply.

I met him at Pat Burns tribute night, tried talking to him and he really couldn't be bothered. He's the Trottier of columnists. Fun for a while, but then when the shine wears off, you realize he's a ****.
He's better than most, but sometimes the things he throws out there is just as much garbage as the rest of them. It will be interesting to see who gets the GM and HC job there. All I know is that those are jobs I wouldn't even want. There is too much scrutiny in Montreal.

Devilsfanatic
03-29-2012, 07:44
The Montreal GM is the hockey equivalent of the Yankee GM. It's not something I envy. Now Chesnokov, PD's Russian writer is in on the stupidity.

with the success SY had on and off (Olympics) the ice, why would any team NOT want him?

LOL! Come on already, that team was so easy to pick, I could have been GM. The smartest thing SY did was take Keith over Phaneuf, but it was something I was parading around all of Canada at the time myself.

Dr. Doom
03-29-2012, 07:53
The Montreal GM is the hockey equivalent of the Yankee GM. It's not something I envy. Now Chesnokov, PD's Russian writer is in on the stupidity.

with the success SY had on and off (Olympics) the ice, why would any team NOT want him?

LOL! Come on already, that team was so easy to pick, I could have been GM. The smartest thing SY did was take Keith over Phaneuf, but it was something I was parading around all of Canada at the time myself.
picking the canadian national team is like picking hot girls at the miss universe pageant

Devilsfanatic
03-29-2012, 07:58
Except when you really **** it up, like 98 and 06. Just some God awful selections both times. 06, they just tried to go with basically the same team as 02 but added Redden and McCabe. Those two chazzwazzers were Olympians and now one is a career minor-leaguer and the other one is retired. Six years later.

Dr. Doom
03-29-2012, 08:00
Except when you really **** it up, like 98 and 06. Just some God awful selections both times. 06, they just tried to go with basically the same team as 02 but added Redden and McCabe. Those two chazzwazzers were Olympians and now one is a career minor-leaguer and the other one is retired. Six years later.
well that canadian "chick" almost got into the miss universe pageant :sarcasm:

Devilsfanatic
03-29-2012, 08:01
She almost got into the Miss Canada pageant which will select Miss Universe it's the AHL to the Miss Universes NHL.

I like our 2010 version, Denise Garrido. She's hot as hell, but then, she was miss Canada, so, obviously, eh?

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HDCHcbMtbz8/TWx6H5bAawI/AAAAAAAAEC4/XiHVNY1riWM/s400/Canada%2B-%2BDenise%2BGarrido1.JPG

Must.....have.....her.........blow me......yarrrrrrrrrrr!

Getzo5
03-29-2012, 10:37
http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/3199/marinage.jpg

Yeah, 2010 was good. :sarcasm:

selyar
03-29-2012, 10:47
She almost got into the Miss Canada pageant which will select Miss Universe it's the AHL to the Miss Universes NHL.

I like our 2010 version, Denise Garrido. She's hot as hell, but then, she was miss Canada, so, obviously, eh?

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HDCHcbMtbz8/TWx6H5bAawI/AAAAAAAAEC4/XiHVNY1riWM/s400/Canada%2B-%2BDenise%2BGarrido1.JPG


Must.....have.....her.........blow me......yarrrrrrrrrrr!


she actually looks like a real person. i like that.


getzo, i can't see your pic from the firewall. what's her name? or am i missing something with the :sarcasm: face there

Getzo5
03-29-2012, 10:53
Marina Georgievova

Clarkson Falls Down
03-29-2012, 11:30
The Montreal GM is the hockey equivalent of the Yankee GM. It's not something I envy. Now Chesnokov, PD's Russian writer is in on the stupidity.

with the success SY had on and off (Olympics) the ice, why would any team NOT want him?

LOL! Come on already, that team was so easy to pick, I could have been GM. The smartest thing SY did was take Keith over Phaneuf, but it was something I was parading around all of Canada at the time myself.

Except being Yankee GM is predicated on your ability and acumen, not what language you speak.

devilzrule27
03-29-2012, 12:18
Hunwick's ATO was extended to a full season contract which means he'll be in Columbus for the rest of the season. Hopefully that means there a very good chance he'll get a game or two in the NHL. Hope they keep him around for next year too but he'd probably be in the AHL and he was already considering overseas offers.

Devilsfanatic
03-29-2012, 14:34
she actually looks like a real person. i like that.


getzo, i can't see your pic from the firewall. what's her name? or am i missing something with the :sarcasm: face there

That's why she didn't win. I love her. She's beautiful, smart and funny. She was in India for three months tutoring under privileged kids. I want to marry her.

Getzo5
03-30-2012, 08:47
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHHzZD8SEto

Jack Edwards in NHL13 please. Hate him all you want, the butcher is hilarious.

devilzrule27
03-30-2012, 10:41
Edwards is freaking awful. I would permanently have to put the game on mute if he were the commentator in it.

Clarkson Falls Down
03-30-2012, 11:27
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHHzZD8SEto

Jack Edwards in NHL13 please. Hate him all you want, the butcher is hilarious.

They won't be getting my (or my parents $ since I always get it for Christmas) 60 bucks then

Getzo5
03-30-2012, 11:30
You`re not crazy enough to enjoy his psycho calls apparently. haha

Just kidding, his voice is second to Rick Jeanneret.

devilzrule27
03-30-2012, 11:38
His voice is generic. There are countless announcers who talk just like him but they just don't say the retarded things that he says. He's a flipping idiot who makes games unbearable.

Haha I just have a lot of hatred for him.

Devilsfanatic
03-30-2012, 12:49
I hate Edwards too.

If Justin Schultz hits UFA, the Devils should give him a lot of money. With Schultz, Urbom, Gelinas, Merrill and Larsson, our future D could be sinister.

Getzo5
03-30-2012, 13:04
EA NHL 13 cover voting: 1st round: Devils - Kovalchuk vs. Larsson

WUT?

Devilsfanatic
03-30-2012, 13:09
They're trying to do youngster/vet.

At least, from what I could tell and Pietrangelo wasn't even a choice hahaha.

Dr. Doom
03-30-2012, 14:43
I hate Edwards too.

If Justin Schultz hits UFA, the Devils should give him a lot of money. With Schultz, Urbom, Gelinas, Merrill and Larsson, our future D could be sinister.
I hate Edwards with a burning passion.

I don't know how we would get Schultz. Other teams will throw more money at him. I don't see Lou breaking his bonus rule for him if he didn't for Larsson.

Devilsfanatic
03-30-2012, 15:06
He's more can't miss than Gilroy. I'd say he's actually better than the guys the Ducks gave up in the Beauchemin deal, and his former partner, Gardiner. I'd be all for giving him money and keeping him away from the Rangers/Leafs/Flyers/Pens who will be interested in his services. Edmonton needs to throw money at him, but they'll be idiots.

Dr. Doom
03-30-2012, 15:12
He's more can't miss than Gilroy. I'd say he's actually better than the guys the Ducks gave up in the Beauchemin deal, and his former partner, Gardiner. I'd be all for giving him money and keeping him away from the Rangers/Leafs/Flyers/Pens who will be interested in his services. Edmonton needs to throw money at him, but they'll be idiots.
If he doesn't sign with the Ducks, the Oilers or Leafs will throw money at him.

devilzrule27
03-30-2012, 15:17
He is Gardiner but with a physical aspect to his game.

Devilsfanatic
03-30-2012, 15:18
He is Gardiner but with a physical aspect to his game.

Which immediately makes him better, Gardiner is pretty good offensively. I believe he's UFA like Blake Wheeler was.

devilzrule27
03-30-2012, 19:05
EA NHL 13 cover voting: 1st round: Devils - Kovalchuk vs. Larsson

WUT?

I find it hilarious that Stamkos is an option to be on teh cover again.

Devilsfanatic
03-30-2012, 19:08
The Show did it, I don't see why they can't have a back to back cover athlete?

devilzrule27
03-30-2012, 19:10
Cause it's dumb and it will confuse old grandmas who are xmas shopping for little Joey. And the Show has the worst cover athletes. Stupid Red Sox.

Devilsfanatic
03-30-2012, 19:17
My Show cover is amazing:

http://cdn.gamerant.com/wp-content/uploads/MLB-12-The-Show-Jose-Bautista-Cover.jpg

And a grandma can tell the difference between 12 and 13.

Getzo5
03-30-2012, 19:58
Cause it's dumb and it will confuse old grandmas who are xmas shopping for little Joey. And the Show has the worst cover athletes. Stupid Red Sox.Agreed. Guess they didn`t want to risk the chance that Lecavalier gets picked again. :sarcasm:

The whole idea is stupid. Just pick a damn player, you have plenty of options. I`d go with Eberle.

Devilsfanatic
03-30-2012, 20:00
I'd have gone with Pietrangelo, or Ken Holland, because Be-A-GM needs a MASSIVE overhaul, but it won't get it. It'll be the same ol' same franchise mode which will make it suck.

Getzo5
03-30-2012, 20:02
Pietro is a great pick, so is Tavares, but you have to pick someone who`s going to sell the product. Not sure JT would atm, despite his great season.

devilzrule27
03-30-2012, 20:06
I'd have gone with Pietrangelo, or Ken Holland, because Be-A-GM needs a MASSIVE overhaul, but it won't get it. It'll be the same ol' same franchise mode which will make it suck.

Keep up this kind of talk and they'll take away one of your blackberry phones so you can't trade as much!

Devilsfanatic
03-30-2012, 20:09
:laugh: it's like losing your avatar on HF. Who the **** cares. They're doing this idiot contest instead of working on the **** they need to. They're the Scott Howsons of video game developers.

Getzo5
03-30-2012, 20:12
:laugh: oh you. Seriously though. Stupidest.idea.ever.

devilzrule27
03-30-2012, 20:13
I dont mind the idea of fans choosing the cover athlete. I mean it sucks that if they do this every year it will probably keep being some jerk from some canadian team. but whatever, the cover athlete is ultimately meaningless.

Devilsfanatic
03-30-2012, 20:17
They fucked it up for Madden, they'll **** it up here as well.

It should be Mike Komisarek. All-star and cover game athlete.

devilzrule27
03-30-2012, 20:18
you can't really **** up a cover guy cause its just a picture.

also yes please put komi on the cover then laugh hysterically when he is bought out.

Devilsfanatic
03-30-2012, 20:20
A picture is worth a thousand dollars, as the saying goes.

devilzrule27
03-30-2012, 20:22
im worth $1000 but you only get 2 hours.

Devilsfanatic
03-30-2012, 20:22
Pass. I looked up escorts the other day, I can't afford it.

devilzrule27
03-30-2012, 20:24
Thats ok I don't except your silly canadian currency anyway.

Devilsfanatic
03-30-2012, 20:25
It's worth more. I want 21 Jump Street on DVD now. I don't want to wait.

devilzrule27
03-30-2012, 20:52
I'm not an economist dammit!

Getzo5
03-31-2012, 13:18
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDZYZ8iOmD0

This is how Patrick Kane walks into the locker room everyday. :laugh: its funny cuz its true

Getzo5
04-01-2012, 07:00
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcCMiCMoGBI

Great segment.

Getzo5
04-03-2012, 05:54
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDlYOL7Rgmg

Cabbie is awesome. lol

Devilsfanatic
04-03-2012, 08:40
The thing about Cabbie is, that's him. There's fake about him. He's just being himself and that's what makes him endearing.

Vinnie
04-03-2012, 09:51
Richards comes off as such a dork in that video.

Devilsfanatic
04-03-2012, 10:02
Which one, Cabral or Mike?

Vinnie
04-03-2012, 10:24
Mike.

Devilsfanatic
04-03-2012, 11:14
https://p.twimg.com/Apknv3FCMAE4_sp.jpg

Zajac's Bowl Cut
04-03-2012, 11:21
that is...amazing

Devilsfanatic
04-03-2012, 11:46
I want to call it fake, but I'm just not sure.

Dr. Doom
04-03-2012, 13:05
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1j70gAEdy1r147u1o1_500.gif

Getzo5
04-03-2012, 16:17
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/6615/yesido.jpg

I`m dying :laugh:

Getzo5
04-04-2012, 06:56
The mayor of Glendale BLASTED the NHL basically saying the league misled them and robbed them of 50m over the last two years. She went on to say she won't make the 25m budget expense available to the league this summer.

The Yotes are all but dead.

Devilsfanatic
04-04-2012, 07:09
Makeit8.ca!!!

guyincognito
04-04-2012, 11:19
The mayor of Glendale BLASTED the NHL basically saying the league misled them and robbed them of 50m over the last two years. She went on to say she won't make the 25m budget expense available to the league this summer.

The Yotes are all but dead.

We'll see, if the Yotes move they pretty much have to bulldoze the arena. When push comes to shove they'll get their money.

devilzrule27
04-04-2012, 11:58
I want to call it fake, but I'm just not sure.

Thats clearly fake.

devilzrule27
04-04-2012, 12:01
The mayor of Glendale BLASTED the NHL basically saying the league misled them and robbed them of 50m over the last two years. She went on to say she won't make the 25m budget expense available to the league this summer.

The Yotes are all but dead.

Oh heavens, all the idiot politicians are coming out of the woodwork. Well Ms. Mayor perhaps you should do your job better and understand what you are giving money to before you sign over a $25,000,000 check.

guyincognito
04-04-2012, 12:06
Oh heavens, all the idiot politicians are coming out of the woodwork. Well Ms. Mayor perhaps you should do your job better and understand what you are giving money to before you sign over a $25,000,000 check.

They know what they're giving money to. An arena that probably shouldn't have been built. It does like 100 dates a year, maybe even less, COUNTING the Yotes. Take them out of the equation and what do you have? Bulldoze it and build a water park, it'll be a better investment.

Clarkson Falls Down
04-06-2012, 14:27
Torts was fined $20,000 for his comments last night.

jkrdevil
04-06-2012, 14:30
How much has Torts been fined this year?

Getzo5
04-06-2012, 14:35
I think he got 10k earlier this season, so that makes it 30k.

VaxjoDevil
04-06-2012, 14:37
Torts was fined $20,000 for his comments last night.

Not surprising. I can kind of understand it though. If the coach tries to inflate every hit to fish for a higher suspension...they gotta try to clamp down on that.

Clarkson Falls Down
04-06-2012, 14:38
I think he got 10k earlier this season, so that makes it 30k.

Rangers beat writer says he been fined 50k total. So 30k for the WC comments.

Lord Ned Stark
04-06-2012, 14:39
at least someones acknowledging that the NHL just babies the penguins

Clarkson Falls Down
04-06-2012, 14:40
at least someones acknowledging that the NHL just babies the penguins

Yeah and Larry Brooks isn't happy.

devilzrule27
04-06-2012, 14:43
Yeah and Larry Brooks isn't happy.

Larry Brooks is never happy. He's always complaining about something.

VaxjoDevil
04-06-2012, 14:45
Haha Brooks tweets are great on this. Again, best writer in hockey.

I've got no problem with Tortorella telling it like it is on Pens, but I don't think that hit was "sickening". And Biron can shut up and focus on playing better than a Swiss cheese instead.

Clarkson Falls Down
04-06-2012, 14:45
Larry Brooks is never happy. He's always complaining about something.

Well to be fair there is no shortage on things to complain about when it comes to this league. They consistently find ways to prove that they are out to protect certain teams and players and are full of double standards.

The league is a total joke.

Getzo5
04-06-2012, 14:47
Lemieux writes public letter threatening to sell team, excoriating league and gets off scot-free for his tantrum.

Good point Brooksie. But we all know that.

Devilsfanatic
04-06-2012, 14:47
oh the league is out to protect Crosby?

You must not have heard of David Steckel

-Condescending Wonka.

devilzrule27
04-06-2012, 14:50
Well to be fair there is no shortage on things to complain about when it comes to this league. They consistently find ways to prove that they are out to protect certain teams and players and are full of double standards.

The league is a total joke.

Everyone could be 100% happy with the NHL and he would still find something to complain about.

Not to mention the special treatment of players is not limited to the NHL. The NBA is the most egregious when it comes to favouring its best teams and players but the NFL and MLB do it too. Its nothing new and it's never going to stop.

Clarkson Falls Down
04-06-2012, 14:53
Everyone could be 100% happy with the NHL and he would still find something to complain about.

Not to mention the special treatment of players is not limited to the NHL. The NBA is the most egregious when it comes to favouring its best teams and players but the NFL and MLB do it too. Its nothing new and it's never going to stop.

Not for one team. You don't see the NHL catering to the Lightning because they have Stamkos. In fact, if you were a casual sports fan you wouldn't know who the hell Steven Stamkos was. That's because the NHL has done a terrible job marketing its stars.

The NHL had an opportunity to start showcasing more of their stars when the goldenboy was hurt for the past year but declined. Too bad, because I'd rather watch 91 down in Tampa over that whiny baby in Pittsburgh.

Devilsfanatic
04-06-2012, 14:53
Exactly. In the NBA rookies get no calls even when it's a serious foul. It's not just the NHL.

VaxjoDevil
04-06-2012, 14:55
So that means he should not write about it?

devilzrule27
04-06-2012, 14:57
Not for one team. You don't see the NHL catering to the Lightning because they have Stamkos. In fact, if you were a casual sports fan you wouldn't know who the hell Steven Stamkos was. That's because the NHL has done a terrible job marketing its stars.

The NHL had an opportunity to start showcasing more of their stars when the goldenboy was hurt for the past year but declined. Too bad, because I'd rather watch 91 down in Tampa over that whiny baby in Pittsburgh.

But people know who Kane and Toews is...The NHL pushes players that are both successful individually and as a team. Certainly they could do better in terms of marketing but thats beside the point. The NHL can and will go out of it's way to protect more then just the two stars in Pittsburgh.

Devilsfanatic
04-06-2012, 14:58
I'd rather watch Crosby. He's a better player. Haters gonna hate.

devilzrule27
04-06-2012, 15:00
So that means he should not write about it?

I didn't say that. I just said he's always complaining about something. It's tiring after a while. I don't hate Brooks but I do get tired of the pieces he chooses to write about. But he's a grown man and can write about whatever the hell he wants.


Exactly. In the NBA rookies get no calls even when it's a serious foul. It's not just the NHL.

Or good luck getting calls against the lakers during their run.

Clarkson Falls Down
04-06-2012, 15:00
But people know who Kane and Toews is...The NHL pushes players that are both successful individually and as a team. Certainly they could do better in terms of marketing but thats beside the point. The NHL can and will go out of it's way to protect more then just the two stars in Pittsburgh.

The NHL hitched itself to the Crosby wagon way before the Penguins were successful on the ice.

Tampa made the Eastern finals last year, how come he doesn't qualify?

Lord Ned Stark
04-06-2012, 15:01
I'm going to be rooting for the flyers in that series. i have a strange feeling that if the flyers don't beat them no one will.

Getzo5
04-06-2012, 15:02
I'd rather watch Crosby. He's a better player. Haters gonna hate. http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z156/66dvlbrd68/NHL/Crosby_haters_gon_hate.gif

Seriously though, he deserves the hate.

Clarkson Falls Down
04-06-2012, 15:03
I'd rather watch Crosby. He's a better player. Haters gonna hate.

Of course he's a better player. But if I want to watch a player who I feel is more exciting and who carries himself well on the ice, I'm going elsewhere.

I've never once said, "I have to watch this game because Crosby is playing." I've been scared for the Devils on more than one occasion going up against him, but talent and entertainment value don't necessarily go hand in hand.

I'd rather watch his teammate because I think he's more exciting.

devilzrule27
04-06-2012, 15:06
The NHL hitched itself to the Crosby wagon way before the Penguins were successful on the ice.

Tampa made the Eastern finals last year, how come he doesn't qualify?

They hitched to Crosby during a time when they were coming out of a lockout and desperately needed a young star. Makes complete sense to me.

Stamkos' time will come. Tampa isn't exactly an easy team to market and until they get sustained success it will continue to be like that. Thats reality.

There are 100's of reasons to hate Crosby but because the league markets him and his team is not one of them. That just seems insane to me.

Clarkson Falls Down
04-06-2012, 15:06
I mean, those sports news organizations who showed the Pens-Flyers incident last week didn't even bother to show what led up to Schenn cross-checking Crosby. If you weren't watching that game or weren't a big hockey fan, you were led to believe that Schenn was a thug with an unprovoked attack on the guy.

jkrdevil
04-06-2012, 15:07
Not for one team. You don't see the NHL catering to the Lightning because they have Stamkos. In fact, if you were a casual sports fan you wouldn't know who the hell Steven Stamkos was. That's because the NHL has done a terrible job marketing its stars.

The NHL had an opportunity to start showcasing more of their stars when the goldenboy was hurt for the past year but declined. Too bad, because I'd rather watch 91 down in Tampa over that whiny baby in Pittsburgh.

I hear this constantly, but know one ever says what exactly the league should be doing differently. It is hard to market players broadly when you just battling for general attention among the sports media. Tampa has been highlighted this year, they just have been on NBCSN about 4 times in the last two weeks. they just happened to suck this year after a surprising season last year. If the Lightning are good guess who is getting hype?

Crosby and Ovechkin have extra hype behind them because the came in after the missed season so they had the how will they save the league as a business story behind them. If there is an 05 season neither one would have that hype that the got, because the attention before would be one the games and season prior.

Anyways the whole the league should market players thing is overblown. Players in the grand scheme of things are temporary. Thier careers aren't that long to begin with and there is always the injury factor that could cut it shorter. When the players are gone you are back to square one. For long term success you have to sell the game itself.

Lord Ned Stark
04-06-2012, 15:07
crosbys a fuckin *****. i hope chris pronger comes out of retirement and turns hiim into jello puddin

jkrdevil
04-06-2012, 15:08
I mean, those sports news organizations who showed the Pens-Flyers incident last week didn't even bother to show what led up to Schenn cross-checking Crosby. If you weren't watching that game or weren't a big hockey fan, you were led to believe that Schenn was a thug with an unprovoked attack on the guy.

Welcome to the media. Happens constantly, not just in sports as well.

And for the record I agree with Brooks here.

Dr. Doom
04-06-2012, 15:10
crosbys a fuckin *****. i hope chris pronger comes out of retirement and turns hiim into jello puddin
pronger is jello pudding himself.

Clarkson Falls Down
04-06-2012, 15:11
I hear this constantly, but know one ever says what exactly the league should be doing differently. It is hard to market players broadly when you just battling for general attention among the sports media. Tampa has been highlighted this year, they just have been on NBCSN about 4 times in the last two weeks. they just happened to suck this year after a surprising season last year. If the Lightning are good guess who is getting hype?

Crosby and Ovechkin have extra hype behind them because the came in after the missed season so they had the how will they save the league as a business story behind them. If there is an 05 season neither one would have that hype that the got, because the attention before would be one the games and season prior.

Anyways the whole the league should market players thing is overblown. Players in the grand scheme of things are temporary. Thier careers aren't that long to begin with and there is always the injury factor that could cut it shorter. When the players are gone you are back to square one. For long term success you have to sell the game itself.

What the league should be doing differently is not having a double standard when it comes to enforcement of rules. A guy gets fined 20K for comments but the offender that provoked those comments doesn't get anything? And the most he'd get fined would be 2.5k.

One rule for all teams is what I want.

jkrdevil
04-06-2012, 15:13
What the league should be doing differently is not having a double standard when it comes to enforcement of rules. A guy gets fined 20K for comments but the offender that provoked those comments doesn't get anything? And the most he'd get fined would be 2.5k.

One rule for all teams is what I want.

I agree. Part of that is a CBA issue with a max fine for players

EDIT: Damn you auto correct

VaxjoDevil
04-06-2012, 15:19
One thing is a bit strange, and that is how Malkin is whining when he can hardly speak English.

Getzo5
04-06-2012, 15:26
One thing is a bit strange, and that is how Malkin is whining when he can hardly speak English.He`s not. When Torts gets going it`s one avalanche. He mixed it up altogether.

Getzo5
04-06-2012, 15:30
DarrenDreger: No supplemental discipline for Brooks Orpik's hit last night on Stepan.

:laugh: just make it 100k already. haha

VaxjoDevil
04-06-2012, 15:34
But that hit WAS not intentional and vicious. That's where Torts is screwing up, saying it was sickening.

Darius Dangleaitis
04-06-2012, 15:37
I'm legitimately shocked that people are trying to rationalize Clowe's actions.

"If you ain't cheating you ain't trying"? Are you shitting me? While we're at it, let's pat Avery on the back for those shenanigans with Marty in the playoffs. He's doing whatever it takes to win, guys! It doesn't matter if it's cheating!

Look, taking a penalty to stop Ovechkin from getting a breakaway deserves that kind of praise, not some moron that stuck his fucking stick over the bench to knock the puck away from an on-rushing opponent. That's garbage that doesn't even belong in Junior C.

When I saw that play on NHL Tonight I sort of snickered in disbelief and shrugged it off. It was when I logged onto twitter and HF today thand saw people chalking it up to "Clowe just wanting to win" that my blood started boiling.

Clarkson Falls Down
04-06-2012, 15:39
I'm legitimately shocked that people are trying to rationalize Clowe's actions.

"If you ain't cheating you ain't trying"? Are you shitting me? While we're at it, let's pat Avery on the back for those shenanigans with Marty in the playoffs. He's doing whatever it takes to win, guys! It doesn't matter if it's cheating!

Look, taking a penalty to stop Ovechkin from getting a breakaway deserves that kind of praise, not some moron that stuck his fucking stick over the bench to knock the puck away from an on-rushing opponent. That's garbage that doesn't even belong in Junior C.

When I saw that play on NHL Tonight I sort of snickered in disbelief and shrugged it off. It was when I logged onto twitter and HF today thand saw people chalking it up to "Clowe just wanting to win" that my blood started boiling.

Yep. And as I mentioned over at HF, that instead of Dreger having orgasms to the good ol' Canadian boy Clowe, he'd probably be calling for the head of the offender if he was, Russian.

Clarkson Falls Down
04-06-2012, 15:41
Katie Strang ‏ @KatieStrangESPN
#NYR Gotta be honest, I find it absurd NHL fines Tortorella while also promoting his comments via official Twitter acct. One or the other

Devilsfanatic
04-06-2012, 15:42
I'm legitimately shocked that people are trying to rationalize Clowe's actions.

"If you ain't cheating you ain't trying"? Are you shitting me? While we're at it, let's pat Avery on the back for those shenanigans with Marty in the playoffs. He's doing whatever it takes to win, guys! It doesn't matter if it's cheating!

Look, taking a penalty to stop Ovechkin from getting a breakaway deserves that kind of praise, not some moron that stuck his fucking stick over the bench to knock the puck away from an on-rushing opponent. That's garbage that doesn't even belong in Junior C.

When I saw that play on NHL Tonight I sort of snickered in disbelief and shrugged it off. It was when I logged onto twitter and HF today thand saw people chalking it up to "Clowe just wanting to win" that my blood started boiling.

Stoll, Doughty and Sutter all laughed it off and joked about it. I personally thought it was hilarious. It should have been a penalty, nothing more. It's like getting away with a trip, you don't love it, but you still laugh that eight sets of eyes missed it.

jkrdevil
04-06-2012, 15:43
Clowe deserved a minor penalty (too many men on the ice?), and 10 minute misconduct. not a fine or suspension though. The refs blew it leave it at that.

VaxjoDevil
04-06-2012, 15:43
People would tell you to **** off if you did that at open hockey, lol. Bush league.

Getzo5
04-06-2012, 15:44
Stoll, Doughty and Sutter all laughed it off and joked about it. I personally thought it was hilarious. It should have been a penalty, nothing more. It's like getting away with a trip, you don't love it, but you still laugh that eight sets of eyes missed it.Yeah it wasn`t like he slashed the guy from the bench (remember Jets` OC incident?).

That said, I agree with DD`s rationale.

Darius Dangleaitis
04-06-2012, 15:49
Stoll, Doughty and Sutter all laughed it off and joked about it. I personally thought it was hilarious. It should have been a penalty, nothing more. It's like getting away with a trip, you don't love it, but you still laugh that eight sets of eyes missed it.

Well this is nothing like what happens with a normal penalty on the ice that you get away with, that's the point.

And I'm not nearly as pissed about the action itself as I am about people trying to rationalize it. That's just ridiculous.

Getzo5
04-06-2012, 16:17
Viktor Fasth to the Ducks.

devilzrule27
04-06-2012, 16:26
Viktor Fasth to the Ducks.

Isn't he under contract in the SEL? Guess he had an out clause. I thought only young players had those in their deals.