I like your thread title better though.
Thread topic changed.
I was checking my recent posts and thought, "I didn't post in that topic..."
Anyway, on point: I see the wings coming back with a storm tonight. 5-1 to win, evening the series coming back to the Joe.
Good save, +1 for you
Excellent kick-save, Kinger!!! Hoping for a win 3-1, but if the Wings don't come out hitting early it will go to the Wild 4-2.
You haven't really been following hockey much...?
Wings win 34-0 because they lost last game and I am mad.
I think Howard will be huge in the first period while the crowd is still really into the game. The Wings will get a goal either late in the first or very early in the second and the crowd will start to die down. Wings get two more before Phx scores and then an empty netter late in the third.
I think the Wings will show their true form tonight, no more of this playing without emotion BS that we saw in game one. I hope someone...cough, cough, Kronwall...lays Doan out after all of those late hits and cheap shots in game one.
Where the hell was the high sticking call for the blast Lidstrom took late in the 3rd. Upper lip must have split completely open by itself. Good to know that all four officials were watching something other than a play on the puck.
from Lidstrom that the ref told him the high stick came from a teamate. Lidstrom said it would have been better if the ref just said he missed it.
I must say
Regardless of anyone's Wings fandom or Yotes fandom, if there are any Yotes fans
I think this series will be the best of the playoffs, not just the first round. These teams are rad dudes
or does the word Yotes bother anyone else?
Not me. I like it
I can't stand it. I have no rational explanation, it just grates on me.
2-1 Phoenix in OT.
Oh, sorry, I forgot that I'm not allowed to pick against the Red Wings on a non-Wings board. My bad...
You expect rationality during playoff time? Come on.
I fail to see what the problem is with making a prediction for the Red Wings to lose on a board that isn't a Red Wings board that is run by someone who is not a Red Wings fan.
I don't see the problem. Just don't complain when you get negged. It's bound to happen on this board and you know it. You can't pretend that 90% of the people on here aren't Wings fans.
Also...Wings win 34-0...come on.
I don't see why it matters. This isn't a Red Wings board. It's just funny to see people who profess to be so tolerant of things go ape shit when someone cheers for a different team than they do. It's just funny, that's all.
And I'm not even saying they are right. Just that you know by making said comment you will get negged (rational or otherwise) and then choose to complain about it for some reason.
I complain about it because it's completely stupid that people are doing that. The topic of this thread is predictions. I made one. I wouldn't go around and neg anyone who is predicting the Red Wings to win just because I predict otherwise. It's just funny and stupid, at the same time.
If it wasn't abundantly obvious to you by now, I really don't care.
Something about glass houses and stones...
As has yours. You say "take it like a man", yet that's exactly the same thing that the people who negged my first post need to do. I predicted the Red Wings would lose. Take it like a man.
That's quite the response. Having your own hypocrisy pointed out to you obviously stings. I know in your mind that telling me to "shut the fuck up" probably sounds very forceful and intimidating, but trust me, it comes across as very immature. Take it like a man. Or something.
Dude I so wish I had that house but I would like the windows tinted so that the whole world doesn't watch me sitting on the couch watching the hockey playoffs in my boxers.
Your first post is at -9 right now, meaning approximately nine people who you know nothing about have negged you for reasons known only to themselves. The snarky remark you made right after your initial post is motivation enough to neg you.
Why do you feel it's the people who are "professing to be tolerant" going "apeshit?" I don't recall signing a "Certification of Tolerance" to get an MGoAccount. Don't get your panties in a bunch over things you KNOW will happen and you probably won't get negged as much.
It might be "snarky", but there's nothing untrue about that comment. This isn't a Red Wings board and Brian isn't a Red Wings fan. Care to tell me what's wrong with that comment?
it's the sarcastic tone with a hint of condescension aimed at every Wings fan on this board that gives me enough reason to neg you.
This isn't a unique case. Don't act like a Wings fan posting on a thread about this series on an Arizona State board wouldn't receive similar treatment.
Normally, when I think people are making honest predictions and see that they got negged for it, I'll give them a +, no matter how much I disagree, because I think it's ridiculous. Unfortunately, it's really hard to decipher "tone" via the internet so one has to make it up. Based on some of your other posts, you seem, normally, reasonable and knowledgeable, it just seems like you have a problem with people on this board rooting for the Wings. The University of Michigan is located in Michigan. Most of the students at Michigan, come from Michigan. The Wings are the only hockey team in Michigan, they're also located in Detroit, which is near Ann Arbor, so there are a lot of people at U-M cheering for them. They're also really good, so people who don't have a team, or don't have a team they're OK rooting for, generally cheer for the Wings, especially if they go/went to Michigan and so the Wings are near their adopted hometown. I'm sorry you don't like that Michiganders frequent a board about Michigan and root for their teams, but you should probably get over it. It's that dislike and your frequent protests that a lot of people in Michigan root for the Wings that makes your posts sound "sarcastic with a hint of condescension". If that makes you happy, go for it, it doesn't really bother me. I just though I'd try to explain to you this situation, because you seem very put off by it.
I appreciate the explanation (seriously). You're missing an important piece of context, however. My prediction was an honest prediction. My response (post as the reply) was in response to the normal treatments that such honest predictions or responses (i.e. predictions/responses that Red Wings fans don't like) gets around here. This doesn't just happen to me. It just happens that I'm the one that said something. My frustration about this is because of the treatment that people who make perfectly knowledgeable and accurate assessments that aren't favorable to the Red Wings get around here. It's just not appropriate on a board that isn't a Red Wings board. Obviously, it is a board that has a lot of Red Wings fans, and I can't imagine that anyone would expect that there wouldn't be. The problem is that a lot of people around here act like it is a Red Wings board and if you ever say anything that isn't 100% pro-Red Wings you shouldn't be posting here. Like I said, I made a 100% honest prediction about this game and within a minute it had multiple negs. I added the reply after that.
I don't think honest opinoin should be negged, especially if it is reasonable or has supporting data (away game against a team they just lost to and split the regular season with). Even if it was Red Wings board or if you were making a prediction on MGoBlog that U of M would lose a game, that shouldn't be negged. What's the point of having a prediction thread if the only prediction you are allowed to make is for the win?
That being said, you have been on this board long enough to know this was going to happen.
And, oh yeah, Wings 3-2 in OT
You would have a legitimate complaint. You can't complain about the way users VOTE. You can complain about harassment, but for something like this, get over it. You're being fucking negged. You're not being stalked, harassed, threatened, curb-stomped, or imprisoned. Shoot, nobody even cared enough to respond angrily to your first post.
Like I said, this isn't a unique situation. Don't act like only Red Wings fans are the bad guys here. Tons of people neg fans of opposing teams during games between them and for no other reason than they're fans of the opposing team. If I wore my Wings gear to Pittsburgh, I would not only tolerate, but EXPECT some shit-talking from random people. And deservedly so.
In addition, you're assuming all those negs come from people who have negged you merely for saying something not 100% Red Wings. Could it be that they just think you're flat out wrong?
For the record, this thread is specifically labeled Off Topic for a reason.
To be clear, I don't act like only Red Wings fans are bad guys here. I particularly do not like the entire pos/neg thing and haven't since it's been implemented.
The Wings sign Ogie Ogilthorpe to a one game contract.
On the first shift, Ogie tracks down Shane Doan and splits his wig with a BC two-hander.
Ogie gets 5 for fighting and a game misconduct. The cops arrest Ogie for assualt with a deadly weapon.
The Redwings only give up one goal on the 5 minute penalty kill and win the game in regulation: 5-2.
I've got a really bad feeling about the whole series.
Otherwise my television may be hurled out the window.
that Holmstrom gets impaled on a hockey stick and gets penalized for interference?
talking impaled, like the stick goes in his back and comes out his front, about 1. If you mean just like speared with it, 0.75.
Because it happened in every game of the play-offs I've watched so far (most blatantly against Lidstrom), what are the odds the refs miss (or "miss", depending on how much of a conspiracy theorist you are) at least one obvious high-stick? Did I miss something and the NHL changed that rule, or was something weird just up? Not noticing a high-stick every now and then happens, especially when it's behind the play like with Lidstrom, but there were a decent amount that were missed throughout the first games and that's a problem.
The no-call on Lidstrom was really bad and so was the play last night where Kopitar slid his stick right up through Henrik Sedin's visor and left it there. The worst was the no-call in OT of the Montreal-Washington game last night that would have been a penalty shot in the regular season for sure. The NHL is the most poorly officiated league and they rarely squander a chance to demonstrate it.
calls all over the place (OT Caps-Habs was definitely the worst), I was just focusing on the high sticks, because I saw a lot more of them that weren't called than I normally see in the regular season and I'm honestly wondering a little whether the league told officials, across the board, that they should cut back on them a little. Because normally they call high sticks pretty well, it's an easy call to make and a hard one to disagree with. And the calls weren't made, several times, by several different officiating crews. Admittedly it's only seven games and we'll see more tonight whether that was a fluke (most likely), it's just a pattern I noticed and that concerned me, watching the various game 1's.