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In Topic: New York Mets 2015 Season Thread

11 October 2015 - 03:00 AM

Reed gave no indication of this kind of meltdown before today and it wouldn't have been easy for anyone to come in with that torrid storm brewing.


What exactly was the point of taking Colon out anyway once the game got tied?  I thought he was supposed to be a length guy?  It's almost like they intentionally put Reed into the worst spot possible just so Terry could prove the second-guessers right that Clippard should be the eighth inning guy.


That is interesting. I was wondering why he went with Colon in the first place over Reed. His reason was fine and Colon got the ground ball. Utley ruined everything with that dirty "slide." Feel real bad for Tejada. Just awful. Then you have the bizarre reversal by the umps on a dumb rule interpretation by MLB awarding Utley second base. And then after such a long delay, Collins brings in his "7th inning guy" with the game tied. Reed just didn't have it. Two fat pitches. One on a 0-2 count to A-Gone who had done zilch. And Turner just hits. He's probably the Dodgers toughest hitter.


For the longest time, it looked like the Mets would win and have the chance to finish it. Then the Dodgers got life after that Utley play. A very bizarre inning. Now, it's up to the Mets to turn the page. And for Harvey Dent to pitch a big game which he should. I expect the Mets to be fired up and for Citi Field to be rocking. That should be interesting if Mattingly plays Utley.

In Topic: Around the League 15-16 Edition

11 October 2015 - 02:47 AM

I'm getting to the point now where I'm starting to think Kreider could literally take his skate off and slash an opponent's throat with it and still get no punishment. This is ridiculous now with this guy.


For whatever reason, they don't view him as "dirty." Eventually, it'll change. Johnson had a late hit on Hayes tonight but that was from the side and behind. Similar in terms of the lateness. But Hayes was able to come back. As for the game, the Rangers showed the Jackets who's boss. Lindberg with 2 more and Lundqvist with some great saves. One ridiculous stop on Johansen with the goal stick.


Other notables. Coyotes are 2-0! They edge the Pens 2-1. Kessel with the lone goal. Crosby with no points and no SOG in 2 games. Arizona plays hard. They fired over 40 on Fleury. And Smith played well. Domi and Duclair looking good so far. 


Bruins are bad. They lose to the Habs. No Chara again. Pastrnak 2 more points. He's gonna be a good one. But the B's lose 4-2. Have a goal wiped out due to "incidental contact." Julien challenged and lost. 


Flyers get humiliated by Panthers. Trocheck 4 points and the ageless Jagr 2 goals. :)


Johnny Hockey beats the Canucks in the 3-on-3 roller derby with a sick finish.


MD is right about the Islanders. It has to do with the idiots that run Barclays. They basically are whoring themselves out to Brooklyn turning their back on LI. 


Also love what I saw from the Sharks. A dominant 2-0 shutout of the Ducks at home. DeBoer getting it done with his new goalie Martin Jones so far. Marleau with 2.

In Topic: Around the League 15-16 Edition

11 October 2015 - 02:35 AM

I'm sure Richards lied to him and it sucks to be lied to, but anyone paying attention to the situation knew that - Lombardi went to Ontario and got a Hitler-to-Neville Chamberlain promise from Richards about how he was going to commit himself more to hockey - he spoke to the media about this - and then whether by apathy or addiction or both, Richards clearly didn't do that.  But Lombardi's more upset that he was made to look like an ass by believing Richards than the fact that Richards is clearly going through something more serious than 'not a great hockey player anymore'.  Now maybe Richards was having substance abuse issues, Lombardi confronted him about it without direct evidence, and he refused to admit that - then I can see Lombardi being upset, but still not upset enough to write this thing.


There's a lot of cases of athletes who have gone through substance abuse issues - just in hockey, I can think of Daneyko, Tootoo, Probert, Klima - and then guys who succumbed, like Brantt Myhres who was suspended for life and Derek Boogaard who wasn't as lucky.  I think in most cases, GMs assume that a man's commitment to hockey will supercede their addiction, that risking losing hockey is too much for these guys who've worked their whole lives to be in the position they're in.  It's just not always going to work that way though.



The last part. How can they assume that because these guys play a sport, it's going to supersede their addiction? It's a sickness that must be dealt with. Not ignored. I read Theo Fleury's book and that was unbelievable. The stuff in it. The magnitude. Of course, the background of his situation contributed to it. How many times have we seen it in sports? It destroyed Gooden and Strawberry. Even though they came back in Pinstripes. And for Doc, he didn't conquer it for so long while Straw got better quicker. it doesn't just go away. I can't believe how gullible Lombardi was with Richards. How irresponsible. They should've shut him down and put him in the league substance abuse program. Brutal.

In Topic: GDT: Winnipeg @ Devils 7:00 PM

10 October 2015 - 03:59 PM

Here is Hasan's game review of last night. It's very good.

In Topic: Around the League 15-16 Edition

10 October 2015 - 03:58 PM

Mike Commodore HATES Mike Babcock. I mean he HATES the guy. His Twitter feed is worth a read, lmao: https://mobile.twitter.com/commie22


If what he said is true, then Babcock is a liar. I don't blame him.


Update on Kreider. No discipline. Not sure I agree.