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TMoore4075 04-22-2016 12:30 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 16384430)
Only two that year.

And yeah, after a sub-par season fans are always ready to blow up a team. But they usually sing a different tune AFTER the blow up happens.

Here's a story of true hockey love:

When I was in college I had this lady friend (platonic) who was a big hockey fan. She used to come over and watch playoff games with me. This was in '06, during the Canes/Oilers SCF. All of a sudden, her friend started coming with her. Her HOT friend. Like, I know my limitations and didn't even try to hit on this friend or anything. This friend claimed she loved hockey, and we started hanging out, even long after the games ended.

Turns out, she knew NOTHING about hockey, but for some inexplicable reason had a thing for me and that's why she was coming over.

Long story short, I married the shit outta her, taught her everything I know about hockey, and now she's a huge hockey fan. Her only shortcoming is that she became a Pens fan (she was on bed rest, pregnant with our twins during the Pens' run and had a lot of time to watch games) and Geno Malkin remains her favorite player.

So yeah, true love, guys. If you haven't found that yet, Roose, time to find a new chick.

Maybe just seemed like he scored a lot that year cause he scored in every game basically...

And explain, how do you marry the shit out of someone...just curious? Cause it sounds messy.

unccrombie 04-22-2016 12:31 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 16384430)
Only two that year.

And yeah, after a sub-par season fans are always ready to blow up a team. But they usually sing a different tune AFTER the blow up happens.

Here's a story of true hockey love:

When I was in college I had this lady friend (platonic) who was a big hockey fan. She used to come over and watch playoff games with me. This was in '06, during the Canes/Oilers SCF. All of a sudden, her friend started coming with her. Her HOT friend. Like, I know my limitations and didn't even try to hit on this friend or anything. This friend claimed she loved hockey, and we started hanging out, even long after the games ended.

Turns out, she knew NOTHING about hockey, but for some inexplicable reason had a thing for me and that's why she was coming over.

Long story short, I married the shit outta her
, taught her everything I know about hockey, and now she's a huge hockey fan. Her only shortcoming is that she became a Pens fan (she was on bed rest, pregnant with our twins during the Pens' run and had a lot of time to watch games) and Geno Malkin remains her favorite player.

So yeah, true love, guys. If you haven't found that yet, Roose, time to find a new chick.

:lol thatta boy

fonzz41 04-22-2016 12:33 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 16384438)
:lol i married the shit outta her :lol

:lol Had to make it official before she realized what a huge mistake she was making.

Lcsulla 04-22-2016 12:33 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Crashintome89~ (Post 16383737)
let's be honest, it's probably not going to be the caps. ;)

Least you guys get Bellemare tonight though. I don't even think he deserved a suspension, league just over-reacted because the hit (Orlov's head hitting the boards) looked so bad and dangerous.

hailtopitt 04-22-2016 12:35 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lcsulla (Post 16384449)
Least you guys get Bellemare tonight though. I don't even think he deserved a suspension, league just over-reacted because the hit (Orlov's head hitting the boards) looked so bad and dangerous.

:lol:lol you can't be serious

#GarageLeague

fonzz41 04-22-2016 12:35 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 16384442)
n, how do you marry the shit out of someone...just curious? Cause it sounds messy.

Surprisingly clean, if done correctly.
Quote:

Originally Posted by unccrombie (Post 16384443)
:lol thatta boy

She is indeed quite the fan of Hank. But for reasons other than his hockey skills. Also the Predators because of Mike Underwood.

barbogast 04-22-2016 12:37 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lcsulla (Post 16384449)
Least you guys get Bellemare tonight though. I don't even think he deserved a suspension, league just over-reacted because the hit (Orlov's head hitting the boards) looked so bad and dangerous.

Yikes

888

fonzz41 04-22-2016 12:37 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lcsulla (Post 16384449)
Least you guys get Bellemare tonight though. I don't even think he deserved a suspension, league just over-reacted because the hit (Orlov's head hitting the boards) looked so bad and dangerous.

Quote:

Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 16384458)
:lol:lol you can't be serious

#GarageLeague

I just have to keep telling myself, "you've already said your piece on this enough times. You've already said your piece on this enough times. You've already said your piece on this enough times..."

hailtopitt 04-22-2016 12:39 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 16384466)
I just have to keep telling myself, "you've already said your piece on this enough times. You've already said your piece on this enough times. You've already said your piece on this enough times..."

you're right...

words are futile

barbogast 04-22-2016 12:40 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 16384430)
Here's a story of true hockey love:

When I was in college I had this lady friend (platonic) who was a big hockey fan. She used to come over and watch playoff games with me. This was in '06, during the Canes/Oilers SCF. All of a sudden, her friend started coming with her. Her HOT friend. Like, I know my limitations and didn't even try to hit on this friend or anything. This friend claimed she loved hockey, and we started hanging out, even long after the games ended.

Turns out, she knew NOTHING about hockey, but for some inexplicable reason had a thing for me and that's why she was coming over.

Long story short, I married the shit outta her, taught her everything I know about hockey, and now she's a huge hockey fan. Her only shortcoming is that she became a Pens fan (she was on bed rest, pregnant with our twins during the Pens' run and had a lot of time to watch games) and Geno Malkin remains her favorite player.

So yeah, true love, guys. If you haven't found that yet, Roose, time to find a new chick.

:thumbsup awesome story

When me and my wife met she didn't initially believe me that hockey was my sport of choice and frankly my life passion. She's a hick from the hills of Virginia though so if wasn't nascar or football she thought people didn't actually enjoy it

She's grown into a huge fan as well. If it's a meaningless regular season game she may surf the webz or whatever but during the playoffs she's all in

She also fully expects to blow this lead. I have taught her well :lol

fonzz41 04-22-2016 12:46 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 16384476)
:thumbsup awesome story

When me and my wife met she didn't initially believe me that hockey was my sport of choice and frankly my life passion. She's a hick from the hills of Virginia though so if wasn't nascar or football she thought people didn't actually enjoy it

She's grown into a huge fan as well. If it's a meaningless regular season game she may surf the webz or whatever but during the playoffs she's all in

She also fully expects to blow this lead. I have taught her well :lol

Nice! My wife is from small town Idaho, so kinda the same thing. Them country girls... :eiffeltower

I read the bolded as "blow this load" and I was like, dude, still gettin' it done. :cool :thumbsup

~Crashintome89~ 04-22-2016 12:48 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
"I married the shit out of her."

:lol :lol :lol

Lcsulla 04-22-2016 12:50 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 16384458)
:lol:lol you can't be serious

I am. He finished a check to the back behind the net, we have both seen that happen quite often with no repercussions. I genuinely do not believe Bellemare was trying to hurt Orlov.

barbogast 04-22-2016 12:51 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 16384491)
Nice! My wife is from small town Idaho, so kinda the same thing. Them country girls... :eiffeltower

I read the bolded as "blow this load" and I was like, dude, still gettin' it done. :cool :thumbsup

:lol :lol :lol :lol

:hump

BeyondKnight 04-22-2016 12:51 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 16384430)
Here's a story of true hockey love:

When I was in college I had this lady friend (platonic) who was a big hockey fan. She used to come over and watch playoff games with me. This was in '06, during the Canes/Oilers SCF. All of a sudden, her friend started coming with her. Her HOT friend. Like, I know my limitations and didn't even try to hit on this friend or anything. This friend claimed she loved hockey, and we started hanging out, even long after the games ended.

Turns out, she knew NOTHING about hockey, but for some inexplicable reason had a thing for me and that's why she was coming over.

Long story short, I married the shit outta her, taught her everything I know about hockey, and now she's a huge hockey fan. Her only shortcoming is that she became a Pens fan (she was on bed rest, pregnant with our twins during the Pens' run and had a lot of time to watch games) and Geno Malkin remains her favorite player.

So yeah, true love, guys. If you haven't found that yet, Roose, time to find a new chick.

^Sounds like the student has surpassed the master...

So I guess the only question is under which fandom do you raise your kids?

My wife put the kids to bed last night and went out for a run during the 1st period. After the lambasting they gave the Rangers I seriously considered making her stay outside, by which I mean I told her "If the Rangers score you are leaving this house!"

How I have been happily married for 10 years I'll never know...

Lcsulla 04-22-2016 12:53 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 16384476)
:thumbsup awesome story

When me and my wife met she didn't initially believe me that hockey was my sport of choice and frankly my life passion. She's a hick from the hills of Virginia though so if wasn't nascar or football she thought people didn't actually enjoy it

She's grown into a huge fan as well. If it's a meaningless regular season game she may surf the webz or whatever but during the playoffs she's all in

She also fully expects to blow this lead. I have taught her well :lol

Agreed, great story for Fonz, shame she is a Pens fan though. :lol

That is hysterical that she too is convinced the Caps will find a way to blow it.

hailtopitt 04-22-2016 12:54 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lcsulla (Post 16384500)
I am. He finished a check to the back behind the net, we have both seen that happen quite often with no repercussions. I genuinely do not believe Bellemare was trying to hurt Orlov.

yea you're just wrong but that's ok...it's probably because the garage league has programmed you to think that was a clean play...i blame the NHL, not you, for your unyielding ignorance

fonzz41 04-22-2016 01:00 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Lcsulla (Post 16384500)
I am. He finished a check to the back behind the net, we have both seen that happen quite often with no repercussions. I genuinely do not believe Bellemare was trying to hurt Orlov.

<Deep breath>

"You've already said your piece on this enough times. You've already said your piece on this enough times. You've already said your piece on this enough times..."
Quote:

Originally Posted by BeyondKnight (Post 16384503)
^Sounds like the student has surpassed the master...

So I guess the only question is under which fandom do you raise your kids?

My wife put the kids to bed last night and went out for a run during the 1st period. After the lambasting they gave the Rangers I seriously considered making her stay outside, by which I mean I told her "If the Rangers score you are leaving this house!"

How I have been happily married for 10 years I'll never know...

Dude, they are all over the board, but I'm pleased to say they started as Avs fans. Of my 6 y/o twins, my daughter latched on to Paul Stastny a couple years ago (loves the toothless smile), so now she's a Blues fan. My son, for some inexplicable reason, really started to like PA Parenteau when he played for the Avs (maybe he just liked his name? I don't know), so now he likes the Maple Leafs. But he'll probably start to like whoever PA plays for next year.

My 3 y/o son has stuck with the Avs for now. We were talking to the kids the other day about a possible trip to Disneyland, and he promptly spoke up, saying he'd rather go back to Colorado for an "Adawanch" game.

I've screwed up a lot of things, but with him I got it right.

And dude, that seems like a perfectly reasonable request to make of your wife. Here's to many more solid, hockey-focused years of marriage for you two love birds.

salrx95 04-22-2016 01:02 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by barbogast (Post 16384331)

I have no idea what that could be. :rolleyes

My wife has seen one complete hockey game with me in our years together. I took her to a game in our first few months together so she really couldn't get up and leave. We make it work. She hates sports, though she loves watching the kids play. She has embraced football a little more since the kids have become big football fans. She even got on board with us going to the pro football hall of fame on the way out to Illinois last week to break up the drive

Lcsulla 04-22-2016 01:04 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hailtopitt (Post 16384510)
yea you're just wrong but that's ok...it's probably because the garage league has programmed you to think that was a clean play...i blame the NHL, not you, for your unyielding ignorance

It wasn't exactly clean but I don't think it deserved a suspendion. Maybe a 2 minute roughing or boarding call. Do you really think Bellemare was trying to end the guys career?

TMoore4075 04-22-2016 01:05 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
That awkward moment when you realize the Tampa Bay Lightning follow you on twitter.... fuckers.

salrx95 04-22-2016 01:07 PM

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Originally Posted by TMoore4075 (Post 16384526)
That awkward moment when you realize the Tampa Bay Lightning follow you on twitter.... fuckers.

They might start trolling you.

barbogast 04-22-2016 01:07 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lcsulla (Post 16384525)
It wasn't exactly clean but I don't think it deserved a suspendion. Maybe a 2 minute roughing or boarding call. Do you really think Bellemare was trying to end the guys career?

It doesn't matter. What matters is how dangerous and unneccesary that hit is. Orlov was beyond vulnerable. Do I think Bellemare intended to injure? Very much no. But that doesn't negate how dangerous the play is.

barbogast 04-22-2016 01:08 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by salrx95 (Post 16384521)
I have no idea what that could be. :rolleyes

:lol :lol

fonzz41 04-22-2016 01:37 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
The deep breaths aren't working. Sorry everyone that's had to sit through my rants about the 3-feet-from-the-boards hits, but I'm about to give another one. I also apologize that this might get a little heavy. I rarely talk about the story I'm about to tell, but hell, many of us have been chatting in here for what, 6 years now? This is a pretty cool place.

Playing hockey in high school, I broke a kid's neck. I remember very little of the actual occurrence, I remember going for the puck, I remember focusing on the puck, and I remember an opponent next to me who I kind of shoved as we both went into the corner. Turns out my shove was in his numbers - something I had been taught all my life to never do - and you can imagine the rest. While I can't remember much else, the image of him lying awkwardly, face down on the ice, is seared into my brain forever.

I was (and remain) a very physical player, but I wasn't dirty. I never was out to intentionally hurt someone. I was captain of my team, respectful... Hell, by now you guys know the type of person I am. But regardless, there was a kid lying there with a broken neck. And it was because of me. I was reckless, even for a split second, and the consequences were unimaginable.

The ending of the story is partially happy. After months of therapy, the kid was able to walk again and even gained full control of most of his faculties. He now leads a reasonably normal life. But there's still physical limitations. He leads a fairly normal life, miraculously, but it's not as normal as it could have been had I not done that. We've talked (well, he talked, I bawled like a baby), and he often says that in the end I've put MYSELF through more suffering than he went through. But that's bullshit... I broke his neck. As kind and forgiving as he's been - and as remorseful as I feel - it doesn't change that fact.

Hockey-wise, I was suspended the rest of the season. I accepted that without appeal. It was my junior year, and there were some that moved to have me suspended for the rest of my high school career. In the end, I think only the interference of the kid and his parents on MY behalf, advocating for me despite what I had done, were what kept me there. And guys, I'll tell ya, I wasn't even sure I wanted to play anymore after that. I mean, I broke a kid's neck.

When it comes to these types of hits, intent doesn't matter. Life does. The NHL seems to have cultivated a mentality of "it's not so bad if they don't get hurt." In the heat of a game, when split second decisions are made (like mine), a soft approach like that doesn't work. Orlov got up from his hit, but who won't some day? Is that when action will be taken, after someone is paralyzed for the rest of their life? It's easily the most dangerous type of hit in hockey, and pro-active action needs to be taken now to ensure it doesn't happen. Education is a factor; but I'm a product of USA hockey and can attest that it's already taught at ALL levels of the game. NHL players know how to hit and how not to hit. In my mind, suspensions are a valuable tool. And while I'd feel bad for a good guy like Bellamare to have to sit 10 games or whatever to send a message, I think in the end it's for the good of the game.

So if it seems like I take a hard-line approach to this type of stuff and I'm over the top with wanting 10 and 20 game suspensions, that's why. I broke a kid's neck, and I think about it every single day still. The consequences are there not just for the victim, but for the hitter too (not that they - me - deserve an equal amount of pity as the victim) and I won't shut up about getting that out of my game.

~Crashintome89~ 04-22-2016 01:41 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lcsulla (Post 16384525)
It wasn't exactly clean but I don't think it deserved a suspendion. Maybe a 2 minute roughing or boarding call. Do you really think Bellemare was trying to end the guys career?

Good lord, you need to understand hockey better.

There's no question that Bellemare wasn't trying to hurt the guy. There's no question that Orlov also was in a vulernable position when the hit occur. There's also absolutely no question that Bellemare should be hitting a guy in the numbers. Nevertheless, all of these things happened. At the end of the day, Bellemare got what he deserved. The punishment of a five minute major boarding penalty and a one game suspension was warranted. If Bellemare had any kind of history or Orlov was seriously injured, the punishment would have been more severe.

Roose13 04-22-2016 01:41 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 16384430)
When I was in college I had this lady friend (platonic) who was a big hockey fan. She used to come over and watch playoff games with me. This was in '06, during the Canes/Oilers SCF. All of a sudden, her friend started coming with her. Her HOT friend. Like, I know my limitations and didn't even try to hit on this friend or anything. This friend claimed she loved hockey, and we started hanging out, even long after the games ended.

Turns out, she knew NOTHING about hockey, but for some inexplicable reason had a thing for me and that's why she was coming over.

Long story short, I married the shit outta her, taught her everything I know about hockey, and now she's a huge hockey fan. Her only shortcoming is that she became a Pens fan (she was on bed rest, pregnant with our twins during the Pens' run and had a lot of time to watch games) and Geno Malkin remains her favorite player.

So yeah, true love, guys. If you haven't found that yet, Roose, time to find a new chick.

Overreact much?

Not once did she say "I don't want you watching hockey," nor does she hate hockey. In fact, she enjoys watching Flyers games with me. But she's away from her family (in Florida and Michigan) and her friends (Michigan) and she hasn't really celebrated on her birthday since being in Jersey (last year we did something the day before because I work). I specifically asked for a night off work so I could spend it with her this time. We're gonna get a nice dinner and then go grab some drinks at a bar that may have the third period of the game on. This could be the last Flyers game I watch tonight until October and I'd rather spend it with her.

So yea, I found true love dude.

hailtopitt 04-22-2016 01:43 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lcsulla (Post 16384525)
It wasn't exactly clean but I don't think it deserved a suspendion. Maybe a 2 minute roughing or boarding call. Do you really think Bellemare was trying to end the guys career?

the bolded doesn't matter AT ALL

Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 16384561)
The deep breaths aren't working. Sorry everyone that's had to sit through my rants about the 3-feet-from-the-boards hits, but I'm about to give another one. I also apologize that this might get a little heavy. I rarely talk about the story I'm about to tell, but hell, many of us have been chatting in here for what, 6 years now? This is a pretty cool place.

Playing hockey in high school, I broke a kid's neck. I remember very little of the actual occurrence, I remember going for the puck, I remember focusing on the puck, and I remember an opponent next to me who I kind of shoved as we both went into the corner. Turns out my shove was in his numbers - something I had been taught all my life to never do - and you can imagine the rest. While I can't remember much else, the image of him lying awkwardly, face down on the ice, is seared into my brain forever.

I was (and remain) a very physical player, but I wasn't dirty. I never was out to intentionally hurt someone. I was captain of my team, respectful... Hell, by now you guys know the type of person I am. But regardless, there was a kid lying there with a broken neck. And it was because of me. I was reckless, even for a split second, and the consequences were unimaginable.

The ending of the story is partially happy. After months of therapy, the kid was able to walk again and even gained full control of most of his faculties. He now leads a reasonably normal life. But there's still physical limitations. He leads a fairly normal life, miraculously, but it's not as normal as it could have been had I not done that. We've talked (well, he talked, I bawled like a baby), and he often says that in the end I've put MYSELF through more suffering than he went through. But that's bullshit... I broke his neck. As kind and forgiving as he's been - and as remorseful as I feel - it doesn't change that fact.

Hockey-wise, I was suspended the rest of the season. I accepted that without appeal. It was my junior year, and there were some that moved to have me suspended for the rest of my high school career. In the end, I think only the interference of the kid and his parents on MY behalf, advocating for me despite what I had done, were what kept me there. And guys, I'll tell ya, I wasn't even sure I wanted to play anymore after that. I mean, I broke a kid's neck.

When it comes to these types of hits, intent doesn't matter. Life does. The NHL seems to have cultivated a mentality of "it's not so bad if they don't get hurt." In the heat of a game, when split second decisions are made (like mine), a soft approach like that doesn't work. Orlov got up from his hit, but who won't some day? Is that when action will be taken, after someone is paralyzed for the rest of their life? It's easily the most dangerous type of hit in hockey, and pro-active action needs to be taken now to ensure it doesn't happen. Education is a factor; but I'm a product of USA hockey and can attest that it's already taught at ALL levels of the game. NHL players know how to hit and how not to hit. In my mind, suspensions are a valuable tool. And while I'd feel bad for a good guy like Bellamare to have to sit 10 games or whatever to send a message, I think in the end it's for the good of the game.

So if it seems like I take a hard-line approach to this type of stuff and I'm over the top with wanting 10 and 20 game suspensions, that's why. I broke a kid's neck, and I think about it every single day still. The consequences are there not just for the victim, but for the hitter too (not that they - me - deserve an equal amount of pity as the victim) and I won't shut up about getting that out of my game.

ugh sorry to hear about your incident in high school. i can't even imagine

but you already know i'm right in line with your thinking on these plays. the league needs to do everything in their power to eliminate these hits, period. and if that means 10-20 games suspensions, or more, then so be it. hockey can survive without these plays.

~Crashintome89~ 04-22-2016 01:43 PM

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So, that went over well...

fonzz41 04-22-2016 01:44 PM

Re: The NHL Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Roose13 (Post 16384565)
Overreact much?

Not once did she say "I don't want you watching hockey," nor does she hate hockey. In fact, she enjoys watching Flyers games with me. But she's away from her family (in Florida and Michigan) and her friends (Michigan) and she hasn't really celebrated on her birthday since being in Jersey (last year we did something the day before because I work). I specifically asked for a night off work so I could spend it with her this time. We're gonna get a nice dinner and then go grab some drinks at a bar that may have the third period of the game on. This could be the last Flyers game I watch tonight until October and I'd rather spend it with her.

So yea, I found true love dude.

Roose, I was totally joshing with you, man. You've talked about your lady in here before and I know you got something special, man. Sorry if it came off as me diminishing that.


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