Anyone a hockey fan?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by I.M. Fletcher, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. I.M. Fletcher

    I.M. Fletcher

    Feb 18, 2004
    The Washington Capitals just traded Peter Bondra to the Senators.
  2. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Yeah, I just heard, but you know the Caps have been trying to unload salary for a while.
  3. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Good sport. Good action, good athletes. Hate the fighting.
  4. Davehenning


    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles
    My Rangers have been driving me nuts.......the just throw money at the problems approach does not always work.
  5. I.M. Fletcher

    I.M. Fletcher

    Feb 18, 2004
    The Caps had the Rangers problem. They were throwing money at players and still getting worse. Now, we have to endure a several year rebuilding process. I guess that's better than being the laughingstock with the most expensive salary and a death grip on last place.
  6. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    I'll sit over here in a corner as the lone Penguins fan. Kind of embarassing to admit, especially with this glorious home losing streak. :(

  7. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
  8. I.M. Fletcher

    I.M. Fletcher

    Feb 18, 2004
    Bruins? You guys had SeaBass playing for you, right?
  9. cheezewiz


    Mar 27, 2002
  10. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Thrashers and Sharks fan here!
  11. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
  12. I kinda like the Penguins, although this season doesn't have much to cheer about. 14 losses in a row?

    I'm a huge Vancouver fan, as well as a hometown Montreal fan. Montreal seems to be lagging behind lately, but Vancouver's just 4 points behind Colorado for 1st place in the pacific (and thus, Western conference). So go Canucks!
  13. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Flyers...& they suck.
  14. TxBass


    Jul 3, 2002
    Frisco, Texas
    Nope...I'm in that corner with ya!!! PENGUINS RULE (but not this year---or the past few for that matter)....and I have this in common with you: I used to live in Lacey (I was at Lewis in a former life)--love that area.

    PENGUINS!! :hyper: :hyper: :bag:
  15. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999

    Good sport...yes.

    Good athletes...yes(these guys endure 3-4 games a week). The playoff run is amazing. Nothing else like in it sports.

    Good action...that's arguable. Too much expansion too quick has led to a diluted talent pool. Everyone plays a 'low-risk' game, basically sit back & let the other guy make a mistake. Trust me, I don't equate high scoring games = great is more like softball; totally boring. Maybe it's me, the NHL's last 5-6 REGULAR season games have been pretty boring. Maybe next season's lockout will thin the herd.

    Hate the fighting...I love it!
    Not 60 minutes of pugilistic endeavors...I like the flashpoint fight.
    I even like the anticipated heavyweight bout(the Probert vs. McSorley contests). I like it when the players administer justice on the ice; if a player wants to get stoopid with his stickwork, IMO, it's better when the players settle it vs. the refs. A bloody nose teaches a lesson better than a 2-minute minor for high sticking.

    Dropping the gloves for the team...
  16. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Same here. Black and gold in my veins. :bassist:
  17. YE yeea yeaa
  18. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    YAY!!! I am not a loner!!! I am glad to see you are still a fan. I grew up a Penguin fan, and I don't care how bad they get, they are still "my" team.

    I have lived here since 1979. When did you live out here?

  19. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    At this point, I honestly don't care if there is a lockout, and I've been a diehard Blackhawks fan since I was a wee'un. (Though I do have season tickets to my local AHL hockey team, the Chicago Wolves. They have a great billboard in Chicago that says, "We play hockey the old fasioned way- we win." :D)

    And as much as I hate hate hate the Hawks front office, I think that Bob Pulford had a very good idea in terms of bringing some of the passion back in the game.

    Basically, he wants to dramatically increase divisional play. I can remember back when I was in grade school and it meant something that the Hawks were playing the North Stars, or the Red Wings, or the Blues. There were rivalries, even with all of the expansion teams that were around at that time. Now, the hawks barely see the teams that, in the original six days, they would play two to three times a week! What happened?!

    Well, the superfluous number of teams is what happened. If we need to have 5.6 million teams, that's fine, and if it means adding another round to the playoffs, that's fine, but I think that there should be more interdivisional play, and if that means the Hawks don't see some teams at all, so be it. At least some rivalries will be back.