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  1. You think? Well take a look at this:, and i've actually agree with the list that LCS hockey has put. Let's think about it. While he did had great numbers, but most of greatness took place in Edmonton. He didn't put up specatular numbers like he did in Edmonton when he was with LA, St. Louis, and New York. He was a shell of former self when he reached those hights..
  2. "is all along the watchtower" What do you mean by that?

  3. Thanks for letting me know. I'm new to this site. No there is not. But I put in the right section this time. Can somebody delete this? HotWheelsdude, the thread a lot of us have been using is the thread named "2014-15 NHL Jersey/Logo Changes". In that thread, we talk about all the new NHL jerseys that are released as well as any jersey news that makes its way around the NHL Jersey Grapevine. I hope that helps! Thanks it really helps.
  4. Like any Dodger fan would want to have them survive close games against the Cardinals, you know, the freaking "Freddy Krueger Trollbirds of St. Louis, Missouri!" I don't want a repeat of those close, chess matches of last year's NLCS, where virtually every God-damn little bounce went the Cardinals way. Just a sickening, horrible feeling. Lots of team offense with the bullpen doing its work is fine by me (hopefully Ryu is healthy enough to be the 3rd starter). I know the Cardinals have the best bullpen, but how threatening is the Cardinals lineup? Besides, one of these days the Cardinals will take a early playoff exit.
  5. You're dead to me. I don't hate the Chicago Blackhawks. I'm just saying that the Cardinals will be taking the same path as the Blackhawks. Because both teams defeated their LA counterparts.
  6. My predictions: AL Wild Card Game Oakland Athletics 6, Kansas City Royals 0: The Royals lack experience even with Shields there. NL Wild Card Game San Francisco Giants 2, Pittsburgh Pirates 3: The Giants have a questionable Lineup. American League Divisional Series Baltimore Orioles over Detroit Tigers 3-1: The Orioles Lineup is better then the Tigers. Besides, sooner or later the Tigers will get an early playoff exit. Oakland Athletics over Anaheim Angels (That's what l like to call them) 3-2: Experince will be the deciding factor as the A's will finally win their first series since 2006 National League Divisional Series Los Angeles Dodgers over St. Louis Cardinals 3-0: The Dodgers should follow the same script as this years NHL's LA Kings as the Cardinals will be playing the role of the Chicago Blackhawks. The Cardinals lineup will be it's undoing as the Dodgers will get revenge from last year's championship loss. Washington Nationals over Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1: The Nationals pitching staff will shutdown the Pirates. They also have a soild lineup. American League Championship Series Oakland Athletics over Baltimore Orioles 4-2: The Orioles will need more playoff seasoning before they can go to the World Series as they will stopped by Oakland's Defense. National League Championship Series Los Angeles Dodgers over Washington Nationals 4-2: Like the Orioles, the Washington Nationals don't have enough experince to win the series as the Dodgers will go to the World Series for the first time in 26 years. 2014 World Series Los Angeles Dodgers over Oakland Athletics 4-3: This should be a great World Series. This series has game seven written all over it. However, Oakland's bullpen will be it's undoing as the Dodgers reach their goal.
  7. Thanks for letting me know. I'm new to this site. No there is not. But I put in the right section this time. Can somebody delete this?
  8. Hey Chris Creamer, thanks for crating one of the best Sports websites in history along with the forums. There are no words to describe how extraordinary the website is..

  9. The Washington Capitals revealed the jerseys for the 2015 Winter Classic when they play against the Chicago Blackhawks The jerseys are putrid! I can't even describe how bad it is.
  10. One of the greatest players in Philadelphia 76ers history, Caldwell Jones died yesterday of a heart attack.
  11. The problem is basketball is not nearly as exciting and the season is way too long, plus everybody makes the playoffs making a regular season game hum drum. The NFL's popularity is based on a few things. First football is exciting and thrilling yadda yadda yadda. What makes it so popular is the season is short 16 games, going any more would be a mistake. This makes every game important and adds to the intensity. Less than half the league makes the playoffs, so getting one of six spots is a season long battle. NBA, NHL, MLB they have games nearly every night you miss a game here or there you lose a game here or there its just a game. Most NFL games are on Sunday its a day off you can watch it for 12 hours and be entertained all day. Especially watching the red zone. Betting on football is easy and straight forward, compared to the NBA, NHL and MLB. The NBA game has dead moments runs here and there and it is not until the last five minutes does the game really get interesting. The NHL may be able to open a door here, but they cant seem to do anything right marketing wise. The NHL is tight and exciting through out and every goal is crucial. MLB is the same but its too serene as pastoral to ever truly regain the top spot. Although it will never happen, if I had to choose, it would be the NBA. The Runner-up would be Nascar (even though I don't think it sould be on the list, and it's not part of the big four)
  12. According to who? What do you think the job of "commissioner" actually means? It's not to be well-liked by fans. It's to make the owners more money. Bettman made the NHL a crapton of money and got a salary cap, he's done a fabulous job to the only people that matter. I know what commissioner means, but forcing three lockouts in less then 20 years is just putrid!
  13. I am not too sure that Ziegler was that great, either. For example, he passed up a national US TV deal in the 80's. You could have had Lemieux and Gretzky on almost every weekend, showcasing the top two players in the game. That's true. But, I liked the way he ran the league, and did not cause any problems to the players or the owners. Don't get me wrong, I have to agree with you there. In fact, that would be my only major problem with Ziegler as a commissioner in the NHL.
  14. Agreed. What was wrong with ties? I would love to see winless, and unbeaten streaks (with ties) to comeback.
  15. It's Gary Bettman. He has caused nothing but problems to the league. He forced the players association into three lockouts. Including one the wiped out the whole 2004-05 season. Which is the main reason why the NHL sucks today. He has added a salary cap to each team, removed ties, changed Stanley Cup Presentations, added teams which have poor fan base, and changed up the rules after the 2004-05 season that should have not been changed. I understand that the owners wanted salary caps after teams went into bankruptcy, but's it's unnecessary to include one. He's so bad, that i have to agree with everything that Frank "Tank" Fleming (NJTANK) from Sports E-Cyclopedia said about him. He is the worst commissioner in sports history, and the dumbest man on the planet. The league should have kept John Ziegler until he decides to retire, then find a good commissioner. I don't care what the owners think after the 1992 players strike, they should have not forced John Ziegler to step down. The owners should have regreted on letting Ziegler go from the position. He was the greatest commissioner in NHL history. The NHL governors should have regreted on having Bettman as a commissioner. He should be gone by now after three lockouts that destroyed the league. Better yet, he should have been gone instantly after the third lockout. The NHL will never succeed until he steps down. But, history is history. Do you agree with me? Who do you think is the worst commissioner in sports history?
  16. What was so bad about ties? I say play Five minute overtime 4 on 4 than 3 on 3 if it is still tied, that game ends in a tie. You just took my words out of my mouth. Agreed.
  17. Here are the new rules that are applied according to sports illustrated Link: Rule 1.8 – Rink—Goalkeeper's Restricted Area The trapezoid will be expanded by two feet from the goal post on each side of the net. ​ Rule 23 – Game Misconduct Penalties A new Game Misconduct category will be created. Clipping, charging, elbowing, interference, kneeing, head-butting and butt-ending move from the general category into the same one ("Physical Fouls") as boarding and checking from behind. A player who incurs two such game misconducts in this category would now be automatically suspended for one game. Rule 24 – Penalty Shot The "Spin-O-Rama" move, as described in Section 24.2 of the 2013-14 NHL Rule Book, will no longer be permitted either in penalty shot situations or the shootout. Rule 38 – Video Goal Judge Video review will be expanded in the following areas: * Rule 38.4 (viii) has been modified to allow broader discretion to Hockey Operations to assist the referees in determining the legitimacy of all potential goals (e.g., to ensure they are "good hockey goals"). The revised rule will allow Hockey Operations to correct a broader array of situations where video review clearly establishes that a "goal" or "no goal" call on the ice has been made in error. The new expanded rule will also allow Hockey Operations to provide guidance to referees on goal and potential goal plays where the referee has blown his whistle (or intended to blow his whistle) after having lost sight of the puck. * In reviewing "Kicked in Goals," Hockey Operations will require more demonstrable video evidence of a "distinct kicking motion" in order to overrule a "goal" call on the ice, or to uphold a "no goal" call on the ice. Rule 57 – Tripping The rule relating to "Tripping" will be revised to specifically provide that a two minute minor penalty will be assessed when a defending player "dives" and trips an attacking player with his body/arm/shoulder, regardless of whether the defending player is able to make initial contact with the puck. But, in situations where a penalty shot might otherwise be appropriate, if the defending player "dives" and touches the puck first (before the trip), no penalty shot will be awarded. (In such cases, the resulting penalty will be limited to a two-minute minor penalty for tripping.) Rule 64 – Diving / Embellishment The supplementary discipline penalties associated with Rule 64.3 (Diving/Embellishment) will be revised to bring attention to and more seriously penalize players (and teams) who repeatedly dive and embellish in an attempt to draw penalties. Fines will be assessed to players and head coaches on a graduated scale outlined below: Incident # Player Fine(s) Head Coach Fine(s) 1 Warning N/A 2 $2,000 N/A 3 $3,000 N/A 4 $4,000 $2,000 5 $5,000 $3,000 6 $5,000 $4,000 7+ $5,000 $5,000 Rule 76 – Face-offs To curb delay tactics on face-offs after icing infractions, in situations where the defending team is guilty of a face-off violation, following an icing, the defending player who is initially lined up for the face-off will be given a warning, but will be required to remain in the circle to take the face-off. A second face-off violation by the defending team in such situation will result in a two minute minor bench penalty. Rule 84 – Overtime * Teams will switch ends prior to the start of overtime in the regular season. * The entire ice surface will undergo a "dry scrape" prior to the start of overtime in the regular season. What do you guys think? For me, it's basically no comment expect for I like the new overtime rules, and getting rid of the "Spin-O-Rama" moves in penalty shots, and shootouts.
  18. 1980 USA olympic Hockey team member Bob Suter died today of a heart attack at age 57. It's a shocker. You will be missed. Best wishes to everyone, including brother Gary Suter, and son Ryan Suter. R.I.P 1957-2014
  19. I know everybody is going to say 2013 because of the 21-0-3 start, and winning presidents' trophy. But for me, it's 2010. You may be asking why. 1. The talent (Kane, Keith, Towes, Sharp, Hossa, Versteeg, Brouwer, Campbell, Ladd, Byfuglien, Seabrook, Maddan, Kopecky, Bolland, Huet, and Niemi) they would find different heroes each game. 2. The playoffs. The Blackhawks lost only 6 games throughout the playoffs, they swept a team that the Hawks did not have home ice, they won 7 straight playoff road games before the Stanley Cup Finals. Sure, home-ice is important (They lost twice at home in 2013) but, it's too good to ignore the road record put together in 2010. One more shutout in 2010, then in 2013. Although the goal margin was the same in both runs (+16) but, 2010 gets the edge. A better example is the winning margin. In 2010, the Blackhawks wins over the Canucks were by 12 goals. That's one more goal then the Blackhawks wins over the Minnesota Wild in 2013 and that was a division winner that they faced. The Blackhawks scored 5 goals 7 times. In 2013, they scored 5 goals only 3 times. The Blackhawks won every game when they give up no more then 3 goals. They scored at least one goal in every game. Also, the Hawks won less games in overtime. In 2013, They had to beat every team that they faced at least once in overtime. In 2010, they didn't have to do that in every series. In fact, the Hawks won every game by two or more goals in the Vancouver series. 3. The results. In 2013, they were swept by the 2nd seed Ducks in the season. (Had they faced them in the playoffs, they would have been done in a sweep) In 2010, they won every oppenent in the conference at least once (Although they were almost swept by the Coyotes in the season) They also give Sharks problems as they won the season series 3-1 and outscoring them 17-11 yet they trailed them by one point in the conference standings.
  20. Hi Tank, I've been a huge fan of your site for about a year. I have to say, the resources is way better then Wikipedia. Add to the fact that you post your predictions and you got the one of the best sites in not only sports history, but as well in web history. Also you spelled Sabermetrics wrong.