that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides
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|2 hours 56 min ago||Detroit's defense is plain||
Detroit's defense is plain awful. Not one of them would be top 4 on about 24 other teams in the league. Smith isn't progressing, cannot count on Quincey, Ericsson is soft.
|2 hours 58 min ago||I looked and for the last||
I looked and for the last equal number of games down the stretch (6 per, last 12 Wings games total), both Howard and Mrazek are nearly identical in most stats. Just a few notes: both goalies gave up 16 goals, both of Mrazek's wins were shutouts, Howard has 1 more win.
Again... I'm not favoring one goalie over the other. I think they are both good. Just shaking my head at the notion Mrazek is so much better than Howard.
I think Howard is hurt. I tore my rectus from the hip once and it was 6 months of hardcore PT just to jog without pain again. I know these are pro athletes with training staffs but you don't come back from a groin injury 100% after a month.
|3 hours 5 min ago||It's also really bad to say||
It's also really bad to say that "Mrazek clearly has a much better goals agains [sic] average" then.
|3 hours 32 min ago||So much for the conventional||
So much for the conventional wisdom that Mrazek is more consistent than Howard. Hint: they're not. They have the same stats and the same shitty defense in front of them
Personally, I don't have a problem with either goalie. Just calling out the silliness of this board convinced one is the vastly superior to the other.
It's been that way forever in Detroit. Steffan sucks so let's get Cheveldae. Chevy sucks so let's get Osgood. Osgood and Vernon both suck. Howard sucks so let's get Mrazek.
Neg away folks!
Hmmm... Detroit won 3-2.
814 East U:
Howard's GAA is 2.44 Mrazek's is 2.38. A difference of 0.06. Clearly.
|3 hours 40 min ago||He's not. It's just||
It's just fashionable to blame Howard in Detroit.
|10 hours 25 min ago||That's why my Irish setter is||
That's why my Irish setter is named Shanny.
|19 hours 12 min ago||It was 1996 Wings v Avs in||
It was 1996 Wings v Avs in the WCF... at McNichols Arena. Since there are a fair number of Michigan ex-pats on the Front Range, there was a good Wings fans presence in attendance during this series... Much to the chagrin of the Aveholes who suddenly jumped on the bandwagon of inheriting one of the NHL's top teams and weary of the Broncos and Saint Elway getting blown out in Super Bowls.
Anyway, we're in the nosebleeds and I run into someone I casually knew from high school -- and his mom was my first soccer coach in grade school. Small world. This is 10 years later too. We're all in the same row. My entire row is Detroit fans and the entire row behind us is Aveholes.
In 1996, Coloradans couldn't even spell "N-H-L". The Denver Post didn't cover hockey -- this was before Woody Paige sexually harassed any female which crossed his path and Terri Frei wanted to have a love child with Joe Sakic. If the DP published NHL standings and box scores, it was on the last page. AFTER the greyhound results. During those first couple of seasons, an announcer in hushed tones would come over the PA at stoppages in play to explain it to the crowd... you'd hear "offside" or "icing" after the whistle in the background over the PA. I shit you not. No wonder the first franchise moved to NJ to become the Devils. I say all this to illustrate what kind of fan base we're dealing with here. Even Sparty would go, "damn"!
So Detroit scores, my acquaintance's wife stands up to celebrate the goal, and some idiot behind her punches her in the back of the head. Now, McNichols is more narrow than The Joe. Your knees rest on the shoulders of the person in front of you... so when she gets punched, she goes flying forward a couple of rows. Her husband proceeds to beat the shit out of the clown who sucker punched his wife. As that's going down a couple of seats over, the kid behind me wants to dump his beer on my head. I grab him by the shirt and tell him not to even think about it.
5 rows further up, there's a seedy looking row of all Detroit fans. They must have blew up their trailer making meth in rural Livingston County or something and made their way west to avoid prosecution -- they'd be safe as the Californication of Colorado was still in it's infancy then and people here minded their own business.
I make eye contact with one of them while holding on to the little bastard who wanted to give me a shower. The guy I make eye contact with says to me just holler if we need any help. As I begin to say no, I got this, they start heading down. When they start heading down, other Aveholes from other rows get up to join the fray.
Next thing I know, the entire fucking section is brawling. It was like the last scene in Slapshot when the Hansons go into the stands to confront the fan who threw something at them. Security comes over and throws the entire fucking section out.
I cut my losses and left. Detroit lost the game too so it didn't matter. I had a security clearance at the time and was younger and more impressionable so I was afraid of getting into trouble. I despise Colorado sports fans to this day. At worked I took great pleasure in reminding the Aveholes that Detroit just made the playoffs for the 24th straight season while the Avs were eliminated. AGAIN. Ha!
|1 day 6 hours ago||They're still celebrating||
They're still celebrating getting his wins back.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Yea! Sexy bits are||
Yea! Sexy bits are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|1 day 11 hours ago||Free tix, no tix, tix for a||
Free tix, no tix, tix for a coke, it doesn't matter. If sections are empty, but the ticket is still counted, that's bullshit... and that's what happened this past season.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Funny coincidence... I just||
Funny coincidence... I just got done reading that article. I thought. So what! We commented in here all season long there was no fucking way the 100,000 streak should still continue.
We're homers... but we're honest homes.
|1 day 21 hours ago||...and the Red Wings||
...and the Red Wings completely stole a playoff game. When was the last time that happened?!
|1 day 22 hours ago||Hear hear... I have lived and||
Hear hear... I have lived and studied in France, Italy, and England, and lived in Japan. Women there, not saying I dated everyone I ever came across -- I'm talking about personal and professional relationships as well... but women I have come across outside of the US have mastered how to be strong, independent, self-confident, beautiful without conforming to the media's image of what a woman should be, and intelligent, without being a bitch. American women could learn a thing or two.
France, I was in Tours, was amazing. Generally some of the best people on the planet.
|1 day 22 hours ago||No shit!!! I found a laundry||
No shit!!! I found a laundry near my hotel and it was 20 pounds to wash and dry two fucking loads.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Or be asked to go along with||
Or be asked to go along with them... I think the OP said he was married but meeting women in London was really nice. If I get a chance to transfer over there, I'm gone.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Aren't you just dying to find||
Aren't you just dying to find out... not that there is anything wrong with that.
|1 day 23 hours ago||I would push those buttons||
I would push those buttons non-stop -- fodder for this year's holiday dinners??? "So, Saint Joe got his wins back... any of you care to explain how you un-rape those little boys?"
|1 day 23 hours ago||The Texas and Mizzou rumors||
The Texas and Mizzou rumors were so much better; and I was so hopeful. Meh to RU and Maryland -- what do they actually give the conference? I don't want to hear television revenue either.
|1 day 23 hours ago||We're not arrogant, we're||
We're not arrogant, we're just better.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Ha!!! We had the same||
Ha!!! We had the same comment at the same time about PSU yet probably separated by 1000s of miles and having never met one another.
|1 day 23 hours ago||PSU: Cult-of-personality,||
PSU: Cult-of-personality, pedophile-enabling, delusional, assholes.
|1 day 23 hours ago||I was there for a month last||
I was there for a month last July/August (right after Wimbledon). My company couldn't find a hotel for anything remotely reasonable. I stayed in Guildford (I can drive on the wrong side of the road and know the proper rules of traffic circles so I was the driver and we just parked the car most of the time there). Guildford is on the South West line and took the train in every morning. Between 30 and 45 minutes to Waterloo station depending on how many stops.
London is the smallest big city you will ever stay in. Everything was super accessible from anywhere. The commute on the train was nice to catch up on the minutiae of stuff like email. The coolest thing about Guildford is after leaving town, you're immediately in the rolling foothills of the countryside. Think of driving west out of A2, and the concrete immediately fades into green like going down Huron River Drive past Barton Hills.
My British colleagues were all HUGE NFL fans and I was talking the other football to them. They exclaimed the world has gone made that the Brits are into the NFL and Americans know soccer better than most Brits do now these days. As far as partying goes, there's something on every street.
One of the more interesting things was seeing bands of women walking around in sashes. I chatted with some of them and apparently that means they're celebrating a bachelorette party. Some of these groups were really wild and they love Americans.
My nightlife consisted of lots of back alley side streets north of the Thames from Charing Cross to Monument. Oxford Street and Trafalgar Square are just a maddening crush of people.
Perhaps my post isn't as specific as you want but I was there for a month and every single day was a new experience. Just have fun and don't be afraid to go off the beaten path.
|2 days 5 hours ago||You are what your record is||
You are what your record is IF you're comparing apples versus apples. You're comparing apples and oranges.
Give it up... Bruce Arena was a blowhard politician from a non-soccer background who got by on raw talent and zero expectations. Bruce Arena didn't develop shit either.
|2 days 21 hours ago||I bought my first PC in 1995.||
I bought my first PC in 1995. It was a 486 DX/4 with a turbo button. I got an AOL, Compuserve, and Prodigy disks with it. Free 10 hours on each. Before I knew it, I surfed for over 24 hours straight.
|2 days 21 hours ago||He didn't do anything here.||
He didn't do anything here. He got thrown around like a rag doll and didn't go into the corners.
We'll see another one in Filppula tomorrow night in TB. Never shot the freaking puck or wnet to the net while in Detroit.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Maybe it's a fuck lion. Do||
Maybe it's a fuck lion. Do they live in the jungle?
|2 days 21 hours ago||Raiders didn't do anything||
Raiders didn't do anything wrong... you should be mocking 49ers management.
|2 days 21 hours ago||JK has a shit ton of work to||
JK has a shit ton of work to do. This is what his casual critics don't understand. He's not only the MNT coach but he's redoing US Soccer from top to bottom. He's even changing the ODP and training for youth coaches. It's gonna take a generation but the kids that grow up under him are gonna be something this country has never seen before. Perhaps that way, he won't have to poach players out of Europe with dual citizenship.
Just a little something to make you go hmmm...
|2 days 22 hours ago||Go blow HailAndUnite||
Go blow HailAndUnite
|3 days 2 hours ago||Bullshit. Conduct one's self||
Conduct one's self with some integrity.