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ATLL765

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In Topic: Confirmed : DeBoer is back

16 April 2014 - 02:03 PM

I definitely thought Brunner looked better than Ryder in the last stretch of games. I liked the Ryder signing because I thought he could be a younger, better Sykora, but god damn is he an AWFUL skater and the man can't stick handle around a fvcking cone, much less an NHL defenseman. He is the epitome of one dimensional.

In Topic: 2013-14 Albany Devils and ECHL Thread

15 April 2014 - 07:38 PM

He's had 40+ and 50+ point seasons in the past. Is 63 points that much of an aberration?


I think it's more that his shooting % is up 50% from his career average of 10%. I doubt he puts up 30+ goals again. His assist total isn't totally out of line with his career numbers though.

In Topic: Lou 20 Minute Q&A

15 April 2014 - 04:04 PM

No i wouldn't fault anyone thinking that cause it's a very fine line.

To be specific and i explained myself plenty of times, Lou is a genius and a mastermind when it comes to hockey and i would not have trade him for anyone in the last 20+ years. He made the Devils what they are today.

BUT, i honestly think his stubbornness his costing him at times and is absolutely unnecessary. I never expected him to be perfect and never make mistakes but when something is made out of stubbornness i absolutely cant stand it and i truly believe that he could have been even a greater GM if he would have been a little more open and not as anal about some stuff.

I was never behind the strict rules he had like no beards/no twitter or sh!t like that or closed to public practices or training camp and sh!t like that. It obviously didnt help to market the team at some extend and some secrecy surrounding the organization is also over the top and only make sense in his own mind.

Again, it's like if your gf never locks the doors on the car, you hate it and keep on telling her to lock the doors. Never got busted or stolen anything in 15 years or wtv so you don't really have a point to make or anything to say unless that "technically you really should do this cause it could be bad" and you get in arguments for years and she keeps on saying that nothing ever happened to to calm down.

So that one day that your car is stolen because the door was unlocked, well you're gonna snap and all those repressed frustrations are gonna explose and the "i told you so's" will be flying. Thats pretty much what happened with me when Lou (imo) sh!t the bed with Zach. lol


LL said he does negotiate during the season so that analogy only works if your gf was actually locking the door, but just didn't tell you about it.

In Topic: Report: Ryan Malone arrested for drunk driving, possession of cocaine

15 April 2014 - 02:09 PM

I don't doubt that obviously. I understand there are no physical withdrawal symptoms - at least from what they technically consider physical. All I'm saying is that if you don't think an athlete can destroy his mind and body by using cocaine then you are just making a point to say "look at me, look what I know." It's an unnecessary point. Cocaine deteriorates the mind and that will leave incredible physical scars on the body - psychosomatic or not.


http://drugabuse.com.../cocaine-abuse/


http://www.webmd.com...and-its-effects


There is probably some truth to what your saying, but let's no pretend long-term it won't physically destroy an athlete.

Not gonna argue addiction can ruin a person. My only point was that you can't become dependant on cocaine and unlike say meth, a little cocaine isn't gonna have you up all night peeking through the blinds looking for the cops. Hard to compete at a high level if you never sleep.

With that in mind, my thought was that athletes would see these things as a plus if they were inclined to use drugs.

I also wouldn't be surprised if athletes, like those in the military, use some of the "synthetic thc" things sometimes called "spice" more than the general population.

Just gotta think the goal for them is how easy it will be to avoid detection in a urine test.

In Topic: Report: Ryan Malone arrested for drunk driving, possession of cocaine

15 April 2014 - 01:48 PM

This is so ignorant. Silly and irrelevant point. The addiction occurs in the brain, that's obvious. But despite what the technical scientific categorization of cocaine is, it causes severe physical harm, because of the damage it does to your brain - your brain is part of your physical body by the way. You definitely can become physically damaged due to cocaine. Have you ever seen an addict dealing with cocaine withdrawal? You must not have ever been around the drug and thank your lucky stars for that. The distinction and point you made are unnecessary - are you trying to say that taking cocaine is a walk in the park? What does being physically addicted have to with being able to play sports at a high level? As if psychological and emotional dependency can't destroy the skills, thinking processes, and motivations of an athlete.


You completely misunderstood my statement. Really not trying to say cocaine isn't dangerous or addictive, just saying that the fact that you cannot experience physical withdrawal symptoms when you stop using may be seen as a plus for an athlete. I'd imagine it's hard to get by as a heroin addict in the NHL, as you'd have to go clean at times and one would not be able to function as an athlete at that point as you'd be glued to the toilet, alternating between vomiting and diarrhea. If you're using cocaine, it's doable because of the lack of physical symptoms.
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