• wardrums

    great piece on the players needing to be saved from there selve. If nothing else, read the ronning description of what Trevor Linden did in the 1994 Cup Finals.

    • Joe DeTolve

      I guess I have no reason not to play rec league with this broken nail….

      • http://twitter.com/hair_helmet hairhelmet

        I spilled a little hot coffee on my leg so I’m taking a sick day.

        • Wardrums

          Damn hemmrhoids are flaring up again. Happens everytime Vancouver comes to town

          • mightymikeD

            they sense the presence of their True Lord, Burrows

          • wardrums

            LOL mmD and Hairhelmet (The Dark Lord = Burrows)

          • Waylon

            He’s the only player on that team that inspires actual visceral dislike as soon as I see him.

          • laaarmer

            Bieksa? Come on! Lappy?

          • nextgame

            My dying wish would be to slap that shit eating smirk off of chimpy’s face. Then I could die a happy man.

          • Waylon

            Sure, Chimpy and LaPenis rankle, but something about Burrows really annoys. I think he’s the worst diver of the bunch. And like Chimpy, he has some actual talent, while LaPenis is just another twit with a bad yellow streak.

          • guest

            lapierre does it for me, immediate bile

          • http://twitter.com/hair_helmet hairhelmet

            Is your sphincter a Corsican sibling of the twins?

    • Bullitt315

      They’re grown men who can make their own decisions.

      • ahnfire

        likewise, the organization are run by grownups who can make their own decisions on whether or not to continue the use of their employee’s services.

        • Bullitt315

          Agreed. I’m ok with what Vancouver did. What I’m not ok with is someone making a decision to play and after the fact everyone screaming “the owners/coach/doctors shouldn’t have let them!” If they know the risks, let them choose.

    • 10thMountainFire

      The link appears to be broken. Is anyone else having a problem seeing the last story on the list?

    • Waylon

      The writer does himself a disservice by the following claim: “Instead, the coach was blamed for not saving the player from himself.” Well, yeah – the coach’s job is of course to win the game, but also not expose his players to needless injury. Every person in the entire viewing universe could see that RG was basically playing on one leg, the other hanging by a thread. Of course the player’s going to want to stay in the game – isn’t that one of the reasons why they made it to the bigs in the first place? I think the Nucks made the right call on Malhortra, hope others follow their lead.

    • 10thMountainFire

      That story on Linden is inspiring. But I am relatively certain Linden has always been seen as among the finer NHL leaders in his day. And sort of off-topic, I always thought Cliff Ronning was under-appreciated.

      • HungryHungryPanda

        Even more off-topic. Ronning was amazing in NHL ’93. Turns out a buddy from high school founded EA Sports and made him one of the best players in the game for shits and giggles.

        • 10thMountainFire

          That’s awesome. I just remember him as among the few wearing a visor at that time. Visors used to stand out. Now those that don’t wear them stand out.

  • Accipiter

    Fuck You Alberts !!

    • laaarmer

      Here you go

  • Joe Banks

    So… what do you think of the Vancouver Canucks?

    • Guest

      I will be there tonight to pass along your sentiments to the Canucks. I don’t think there’s a team I hate more than Vancouver.

      • http://twitter.com/hair_helmet hairhelmet

        Think? You don’t think it, you know it.

        • Joe Banks

          Think it, Know it, Feel it.
          Feel the hatred grow… yes…

      • Waylon

        Remember to yell any appropriate epithets at Chimpy McSmirkton during the game. Or just tell AV to lay off the donuts for awhile.

    • Sparky_The_Barbarian

      Don’t give a flying fickle finger of fate about the record, but I REALLY want to beat the Nucks in regulation tonight.

      • Joe Banks

        As far as I’m concerned, the record ended in Minnesota. This record they speak of is as useless as a President’s Cup.
        Defeating Vancouver anytime is… Priceless.

  • 10thMountainFire

    I saw ‘RT News’ show up after clicking on the link ‘Soviet legend remembered’ and flipped my shit. Fuck that site.

    • DesertHawk

      I’ve used it for Arabic stuff a lot, never for English anything, why do you hate it?

      • 10thMountainFire

        RT is a propaganda machine. Think Fox News for Russia; virulently anti-American… gives voice to conspiracy theorists and right/left wing extremists positing make-believe stories about US government activity, interests, etc. Horrible place to find news. Full of nutjobs and wink/nod anti-Western efforts.

        • Waylon

          That’s not surprising, since Putin has basically killed off and/or jailed any journalists who actually attempted to do their jobs accurately. The whole country has become utter lawlessness.

          • 10thMountainFire

            Yeah, RT has a standing policy of no criticisms of Medvedev/Putin. Now… just Putin.

          • ahnfire

            children- hockey blog.

            focus.

        • DesertHawk

          Ah. I’ve only ever had like guided exposure to it, like this article is about a vaccine or something. All for language study. Al Jazeera when I was a young Airman used to frustrate me so badly, not cause of their coverage, which is surprisingly unbiased, but because of some of the whack jobs they’d interview. HAMAS would blow up a Hezballah out post and kill some innocents, and then the interviewees would start bitching about America… blew my mind.

          • 10thMountainFire

            I have found al-Jazeera to be very good. Especially where we were in eastern Afghanistan… sometimes they were the only ones really working good stories on what was going on way out in the Badlands where we were operating.

            But yes, they do fall into the visceral anti-Americanism from time to time. As far as reporting goes, they do get stories… it’s just a case of them growing a bit as a respectable news organization. I think BBC is still the absolute best. BBC’s influence on al-Jazeera can only be seen as a positive.

  • Woods

    SEABROOK OUT/????

    • birdhead

      Q said Hjammer-Oduya won’t be split up, either. So – Duncs/Leddy?

      • justforkicks

        3rd line of Rozsival-Brookbank? I assume first two pairings play a hell of a lot of minutes

        • birdhead

          Or maybe Duncs-Brookbank Leddy-Rozsival makes more sense and doesn’t mean splitting up a line? Then I imagine Oduya-Hjammer get GIANT minutes.

        • putmeinthemadhouse

          rozsival-brookbank is a perfectly serviceable 3rd pairing in my opinion, weve just been spoiled.

          • http://twitter.com/ChiNativeSon ChicagoNativeSon

            This.

            Although I think Q will pair Rozy with Keith.

          • laaarmer

            I would do the same

        • 10thMountainFire

          Should that scare me as much as it does reading it right now?

  • justforkicks

    =((((((((((((((((

    MarkLazerus
    Seabrook out tonight, day to day, after taking puck in midsection.

    • TKHO

      I’m gonna guess there’s some bruising and/or swelling involved. Probably best to just let him recuperate fully.

      • justforkicks

        yeah of course want him to be fully ok – hopefully its not too bad though. Crow has started skating though so hopefully he is on the mend.

        • putmeinthemadhouse

          Seabrook took a hard one in the wee-knee. Must have been a really hard one, damn I cant imagine how much it would hurt the day after.

          • Paul the Fossil

            I took one there in a rec league game many years ago and oh dear lord just kill me now…and that wasn’t no NHL slap shot! Can’t even imagine.

          • justforkicks

            took some balls to finish out the game.

          • 10thMountainFire

            That’s evil.

  • ClusterPuck

    Whats the over/under on Brookbank/Rosilav minutes for tonight?

  • Crash

    If you ask me (which you should not do)…

    Keith – Rosival
    Hammer – Oduya
    Leddy – Brookbank

    Then you only have on pairing that hasn’t been together already and you keep the second pair which has been your best intact.

    • http://twitter.com/AndrewCieslak Andrew Cieslak

      Yep

  • DesertHawk

    Not really a fan of what the Belfast Giants did… either dude has paid his debt to society, or he should still be in jail… I hate the registry, if someone needs to be registered to protect the public, they shouldn’t be out of prison.

    • guest

      Unpopular opinion that I absolutely agree with. I can see the palominos coming already though, American conceptions of justice are a little heavy for a hockey blog :|

      • DesertHawk

        True true. Palomino’d

    • Bullitt315

      Seconded.

  • The Doctor

    So Seabs and Crow out kinda sucks. Hopefully they get back soon. Taking a physics exam today from 6-8 then a commute back to the suburbs so I won’t get to catch the game till around 9:45. Hoping the Hawks get that win so I can enjoy a nice end to a long day.

  • Joe DeTolve

    This is totally unrelated to anything but I was bored at work and I was googling random shit and found a college team in Scotland named the Edinburgh Beagles…This made my day!

    • http://twitter.com/ChiNativeSon ChicagoNativeSon

      You really are a hound for ambiguous hockey information.

      • Joe DeTolve

        I have a trophy on my desk that says “Most likely to know a useless fact”

        • Joe DeTolve

          and I see what you did there!!!

          • Bullitt315

            His jokes are a little ruff around the edges

      • Joe DeTolve

        I see what you did there…

  • Paul the Fossil

    Gotta give a shoutout to the “Top Ten Canucks Marketing Slogans” in today’s Committed Indian (the original source of which is I guess HockeeNight.com). E.g.:
    “Back-To-Back Regular Season Champions!”
    “One More Presidents Trophy Before The Oilers Become Good!”
    That’s cold….

    • Waylon

      “Our players have the best charities!”

  • laaarmer

    Cam Barker is on their roster.

  • laaarmer
    • jhb

      They didn’t finish the story!

      … And so having slayed the Dragon, Prince Henrik and his band had only to claim their treasure. They evaded Predators and swam through Sharks to see their Destiny in sight. Alas a Bear stood in their way and all of their weaponry and fiercest bites could not daunt their final foe. Then they returned to the Kingdom without their Dragon treasure and the subjects burned the Kingdom for many days.

      The End.

      • laaarmer

        I dare you to post this on NM. I DARE YOU!

        (do it……….do it…………do it)

        • 10thMountainFire

          I second this.

          I’m calling ‘no balls’.

          • laaarmer

            Seabs?

          • 10thMountainFire

            Ouch.

          • laaarmer

            DR: Mr. 10thMountainFire, you have a lacerated testicle.
            Mr. 10th MountainFire: “Ouch.”

          • 10thMountainFire

            That’s going to keep me out of the game for at least a period, coach.

          • Accipiter

            Probably went to the dressing room to make sure everything still works.

          • laaarmer

            with a “magazine”

          • 10thMountainFire

            ‘Duncan, buddy… I need a second opinion. Does this look infected?’

            ‘I won a goddamn Norris Trophy, Brent. I’m not going to gaze at your junk.’

          • laaarmer

            It’s not there yet. fairy!

        • Accipiter

          Would it be a bad omen to do so ?

        • jhb

          I have to join their board first. I think it takes a day. But … it shall be done!

          • 10thMountainFire

            Anyone else on here a member of NM?

          • Accipiter

            I could help you.

          • jhb

            Scratch that. NM Post, Commented On!

          • Accipiter

            Rec’d proper.

          • 10thMountainFire

            Twice.

          • laaarmer

            three times a lady

          • 10thMountainFire

            I’m not going to lie… reading it on NM made it even funnier. That shit is fucking golden.

          • Accipiter

            Someone else go over to NM and make it green.

          • 10thMountainFire

            It’s green. Official

          • laaarmer

            6 recs so far. Including VCD and Zandberg

          • Accipiter

            I hope someone makes an honest woman out of you.

        • ahnfire

          seriously children? :|

          • laaarmer

            It’s all in good fun and they know it, which is why they are recing it too. Lighten up.

          • Accipiter

            Go to NM and see the hilarious video CNS posted. Pure gold.

          • Accipiter

            You told on us.
            Did you name names ?

          • ahnfire

            no. I went over to make sure they wouldn’t take it badly.

          • laaarmer

            What if they did? You can’t moderate everything?

            Help help i’m being moderated (repressed)

      • 10thMountainFire

        Seriously… post this or a kitten will feel the repercussions.

    • Woods

      That looks like gibberish. But based on the fact that they’re still using the picture of the playoff goal (aka Vancouver’s Cup Win), I’m guessing it’s not worth trying to decipher?

      • 10thMountainFire

        It’s not gibberish if you have rooted at some period in your life for Canucks such as Torres, Bieksa, Burrows, Lapierre, and the Things.

        • Woods

          So all Canucks fans actually speak in this way?

          • 10thMountainFire

            You really want/need me to answer that question?

      • laaarmer

        I think it’s well done. I may not like them in general, but that is funny, however, jhb’s is funnier

        • 10thMountainFire

          This.

        • Bullitt315

          I thought it was pretty funny too. Kinda slow in the middle but I definitely chuckled.

    • nextgame

      Maybe I’ve just been spoiled by the rarefied level of wit and prose produced on this blog (provided by both its proprietors and commenters), but that impressed me as a rather mundane attempt at humorous &/or satirical writing.
      Just one man’s opinion.
      (Not that I could do better. But I wouldn’t try. I know my limitations.)

      • MySpoonIsTooBig

        I got 3/4 of the way through the first paragraph and I had to stop reading because blood was shooting out of all of my facial orifices…

  • 10thMountainFire

    It took me a few home games to realize I hadn’t re-upped my Committed Indian subscription. Just sent a few dollars your way, boys.

    • Bullitt315

      The address has changed. PM me for the new address. Also, send cash…. (I’ll just throw this disclaimer up because some people actually believe a Nigerian prince wants to give them money. The above is a joke)

  • http://twitter.com/ChiNativeSon ChicagoNativeSon

    I’m just curious as to what the shelve life is for motivation due to a puck to the junk?

    Does the motivation carry over since Seabs still has his biscuits in a basket, or does it last for just one game? And if so, since it happened mid-game, does that mean there’s still a half-game remaining?

    These are things I need to know. (couldn’t find the answers on BtN)

    • laaarmer

      Puck in the junk motivation = luck x vicadin x faceoff %

    • Accipiter

      It happened in the 1st period.

    • Z-man19

      There’s a pic of Seab’s bruised junk hanging on the wall in the locker room, it’ll be motivation for the rest of the year

  • laaarmer

    Why can’t I reply to a comment more than 1 time? What the farg is this?

    • laaarmer

      It’s

    • laaarmer

      OK now

      • 10thMountainFire

        Are you alright over there?

      • Accipiter

        Breathe.

        • 10thMountainFire

          Did we just become best friends?

          • Accipiter

            You wanna go do Karate in the garage ?

          • 10thMountainFire

            Yep.

          • laaarmer

            You know man is homo sapiens sapiens. My milk this morning was homogenized and my donuts were homocentric.

            I’m not sayin, I’m just saying

          • 10thMountainFire

            I just spit up a glass of water.