Hey all, I know you're sad about the game. I am too. The Wings should have won that one. Let's take some time to vent our frustrations, and pos-bang eachother into some sort of happiness-like substance.
OT: Late night Sadness/bitching thread (aka pos-bang away)
Wheeeeee we still have recruiting
And we'll always have Paris...
And Fuck The Police.
I'm here for the pos-bang.
True love is hard to find. Sometimes you think you have true love and then you catch the early flight home from San Diego and a couple of nude people jump out of your bathroom blindfolded like a goddamn magic show ready to pos-bang your girlfriend
in Matt Godin that cried over Michigan Football.
Is it OK to cry over a recruit who cries over Michigan football? But tears of joy, of course.
to see the banhammer swung in Ohio State's direction. Can't wait to see the fireworks!!!!
This is exactly what I needed to be thinking about to pick up my spirits.
Man shitty game to be honest... but o well, hopefully another HELLO post to bring me back up this weekend.... Anyone know of any possibilities?
... is only a few months away! Oh, wait...
Nah, it's tough to be sad about the Wings of Red. They showed some heart, and in the end, it was tough to overcome Franzen, Bertuzzi, and Cleary injuries. If Lindstrom does not come back, it was one Hell of a ride and an amazing career.
That backhander goal by Datsyuk is one of the top 5 goals I've ever seen.
It was almost like a jump shot. Arced it over Niemi's shoulder and somehow into the top corner on its way down. That dude is a magician.
The Sharks third goal should have been goaltender interference.
Sorry, wrong bang...
When Holmstrom was at the front corner of the net with his back to the post and a shark came flying up and launched Holmstrom's back into the post . How was that not charging or cross-checking? This guy had about a 15 foot head start and thrust his arms through the check. How can that not be a penalty?
Because the name on the victim's jersey is Holmstrom.
This is NHL policy.
During a series I find myself hating the team opposite us more than any other but the morning after it's over I can recalibrate perspective. Last night I would have told you I despise the Sharks more than Soviets, but today I'm back to the pre-playoff state. Because it's on my mind and throwing it out in a throwaway thread is cathartic, teams I hate:
- Ducks - Consensus worst fans in the NHL and it's not even close, dirty play is their M.O., two Neidermeyers is the kind of karma that sticks, and their front office is literally getting sued for anti-semitism.
- Penguins - Gary F-ing Bettman. The favor they get is so egregious the players around the league (most recently: Abdelkader last night (obliquely), Lindros earlier this week (more directly)) comment on it quite often. Internet Penguin fans are the Ohio State fans of hockey.
- Flyers - ie whichever team currently employing Chris Pronger
- Avalanche - The old ones. The new ones are wearing the same jerseys but are totally likeable. And Colorado people are actually good folks except on the subject of the Red Wings. But the maroon will always be stained by Claude Lemieux, the kind of shame that never leaves a franchise no matter how much time and suck passes.
On to interested observer state of hockey watching.
I realized this morning if I call Tampa Bay's team the "Yzermans" instead of the Bolts or Lightning or Storm or Cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms or whatever I can actually see myself rooting for a florida team the rest of the way. Fucking weird right?
- Tampa Bay - 1% because Lecavalier is compared to Yzerman so much, 99% Steve Yzerman.
- Canucks - Let 'em have their year. Sedins and Luongo are overdue, and I'd rather it happen now rather than having them go through Detroit in the 3rd round or something.
- Boston - Original Six love. Downrated because Boston's that ruggedly handsome dude with the same qualities you have except you know deep down he's an asshole but the girl you like is with him and treats you like shit -- the sports gods are the girl. Are you following me?
Sharks - Floppydiverfish. There's a special place for teams who work the refs more than the boards (looking right at you Calgary). Thornton's a whiner, Heatley's the Terrelle Pryor of hockey, Clowe models his game off
Ryan[edit: COREY] Perry. McLellan has done a good job teaching them Red Wings puck possession/speed through the neutral zone hockey (their defense is exactly what ours used to be, and just as impressive) but the personalities on that team are anything but admirable.
Sharks are definitely on the hate list for me, and have been since knocking out the Wings in round one back in '95. But they are definitely behind the Pens and Ducks, probably slightly ahead of the Avs based on recent history.
You just put in your post exactly how I feel about the current versions of the listed NHL teams, except I had never bothered organize it and put it in "writing." That sums it up beautifully; part if me is very sad that it's not as easy to hate the Avs as it used to be, because it was and is so much fun to hate them. What a great rivalry that was. As for the Ducks, they are easily the most dispicable team currently, and Corey Perry (whom I assume you meant by "Ryan" Perry) is by far the player I hate the most in the league right now. The Sharks, as a team, aren't quite as easy to hate outside of matching up with them in the playoffs, but they are basically a very skilled team whose players have Anaheim-like tendencies, i.e. cheap shots after the whistle and diving, especially from guys like Clowe and Thornton. "Jumbo" especially proved himself to be impossible to respect with his conduct in this series; he is like the Anti-Yzerman, wearing #19 and a "C" on his jersey, but with absolutely zero ability to be a classy, lead by example all-world person and hockey player. It's a travesty he wears The Captain's number. The thing that chaps me the most about losing to San Jose is that their so-called leader is such a whining, cheap-shotting a-hole that happens to be a skilled hockey player but has no idea what class or sportmanship are all about. They should name a new captain if they want to have any kind of sustained success in that organization.
As for the Wings, it was an incredible run just to get back from 0-3 and as disappointing as last night was, they really showed me something that they didn't in the 2nd round last year. I feel much more encouraged going forward this time around, but time will tell.
I am probably just being a Homer, but throughout this series i really felt like the Wings got very few breaks from an officiating standpoint. Almost like the Sharks were the sexier pick and they were going to do anything they could to push the old dynasty out of the way. Oh well, i will enjoy watching San Jose get shellacked by the Canucks.
Great series. I must confess that I was born a Wings fan but have been watching the Sharks since they moved to the tank and have slowly become a fan. I'm never sure what to do when the two teams play. I can be happy that one of my teams wins or be miserable that one of my teams must lose. I decided just to sit back and enjoy the games and I must say that this was series was a classic. Whatever team got down, they always made strong run to get back whether it was a game or the series and every game could have gone either way with a different bounce here or there.
I'm sad to see the Wings out but will now be rooting for the Sharks to finally win their 1st cup.