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  • Birthday 12/17/1974

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    Des Moines, IA
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    Hockey, camping, hiking, geocaching, teasing Red Wing fans... I'm originally from Detroit.

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  1. ** Double Post ** Deleted (sorry)
  2. Whether it's age, injury, or lack of interest; some of our forwards just seem a step slow. Elias and Langs in particular just keep getting beat in our zone, the neutral zone - hell, they aren't even getting to rebounds like the used to. It's hard to watch - almost like "Old Yeller". It's fun at times, but really sad because you know the end is coming for something that you loved for a long time.
  3. Gosh, I hope not... I don't think that Marty would make a good GM. He seems like a good student of the game, but I am not sure he has the right personality. I see Stevens as a more likely candidate, but who knows. I'd rather see Marty be involved with the NHLPA and/or league offices. Marty has a deep respect of the game, and other players in the league. He'd be my choice for that type of work.
  4. Associated Press "GENEVA -- NHL veteran Richard Park has signed a three-year contract with Swiss club Geneva-Servette." Richard Park is a good player, I was surprised to read this at first. Upon later reflection, I think this is just another example of an above-average player not getting paid what he is worth and going elsewhere to play / earn a living. The NHL should be trying to keep guys like this in the league... Too bad for the Islanders. Full Article
  5. A small token from my wife and I (girlgeek is my wife). Thanks for being here - she thanks you as well since she'd bear the brunt of my rants when the lose if it weren't for this place.
  6. Great topic! From a rules stand point, I would do what ever I could to reduce the number of whistles. Here are a few ideas: 1) Eliminate the red line (center ice line) - This would eliminate half of the icings, and allow teams to try more stretch passes. 2) Make both blue lines wider. Since you can't make the ice surface wider because the rinks can't grow (and teams won't give up premium seats), you can make the zones "feel" bigger by making the blue line wider (maybe 2 - 3 feet wide). This has the effect of making every zone larger, and gives teams a bit more room to maneuver. 3) Implement an icing rule on penalty kills - since you are giving teams a break on the center ice line, it might be neat to have icing for just blasting the puck out of your own end. This would hopefully eliminate stupid penalties, and create more excitement on PP's. I actually like some of what the league is doing so far to make the game faster. I'm not sure the NHL will ever have a national following like NBA or NFL - do you really think random people in a "good NHL city" would sit and watch any two teams play from another division? Would a Dev's fan watch Phoenix play Dallas just because it was on TV? Unlikely, but that's exactly what the NFL and NBA have going for them. The NHL needs to capitalize on people going to games or watching a regional rivalry. I don't know how they do that, but they should give up all of this national following crap. Waste of money.
  7. It's been the same for nearly 2 months now... I have been tuning in only once per week to avoid ruining EVERY day of my week... It doesn't sound like today is going to be any better !
  8. I disagree with the TV analysis above. The NHL is not like the NFL, NBA, or MLB teams. TV doesn't mean much to their overall budget. The way NHL franchises make money are thus: 1) Gate / Ticket Revenue 2) Merchandise and such 3) Parking TV revenue for teams based in New York is an anomoly compared to the rest of the league. The National TV contract for the NHL only generated a few million dollars in revenue for each team. Local TV can be much less than that in most cities. The NHL is not like the Yankees (where the local TV rights is bigger money than the annual attendance) The NHL franchises do best when they have a strong local following. It's a fallacy to think that larger American cities would automatically generate more money for the franchise than a smaller town with more fans. Winnepeg Some cities in Western Canada have a lot of money right now (Winnepeg is doing much better financially than many american cities). I think a town's ability to support a franchise is much more than just it's total population or TV market. I just don't think Gary Buttman wants to see any more expansion in Canada because he is worried that it will further reinforce the stereo-type that hockey is a "canadian" anomoly in sports.
  9. Okay Manta, did you watch the last two episodes of Breaking Bad? What did you think? That was some intense sh!t!
  10. Stevie deserves this, he's a great hockey mind and a class act. Ken Holland and Jim Mill weren't going anywhere in Detroit, and Stevie has bone fide GM potential. This is a great move for all parties I think.
  11. I wish more of my co-workers would watch this show. It's torture not having many people to talk to in person about this. I'm normally not a huge sci-fi person, but I fell in love with Battlestar Galactica's series. Did you ever watch it? If you are a big fan of character analysis - that is a great one to watch. It shows the darkest of dark sides of "good" people when they are stressed. It's about redemption, love, and in the end hope. If youlike attractive females, this show has several to choose from as well. (Not the only reason to watch though, promise.)
  12. Please, Please watch Damages in order. It's very important to do so, and will increase your satisfaction in the show series. Since you seem to enjoy character-centric TV, have you checked out Dexter? I know it's on pay-tv, but you can see all of the back episodes on Hulu and/or Netflix. It's definitely worth watching all the way though. As for the last episode of 'Bad, I loved it. I suppose I should be respectful of everyone else in here and not talk about my thoughts on what happens next, but it was really (REALLY) cool that the writers played us like they did. No one could have forseen the reaction Walt had to Skyler's confession - it's 10 lbs of BS in a 5lb bag, but it seems like Walt has made full transition to a life of crime. He seemed relieved that she didn't squeal on him, and gratified that he can dismiss his part in Hank's injury. I also liked the direction that the writers took Jesse's character. He's so screwed when he gets caught! What were your thoughts? Does anyone know if this is the series finale, or will it go another season? Part of me hopes it wraps up, this is a good spot coming up (Hank is going to get better and start asking questions).
  13. I totally forgot about Ecko - he was great... Share a lot of the same feelings for Lost that you just expressed. So much of some of the episodes was just a distraction. It could have been (should have been?) 4 seasons max. I am not saying that Dharma and the numbers and such consumed my, but considering it was all of season 1 and much of season 2, it left a lot of people feeling cheated. You're so right about Rose's character. It would be neat to have lunch with Rose's actress and see what she feels about her and Bernard's role. I definitely agree - the "corking" situation was lame near the end. Put a cork in it, and poof - everything is back to "normal". No way else to put it - that was pretty dumb. So was the whole symbolism of being "reborn" going down the waterfall and out the other side of the rocks. Is anyone else at all curious about Walt's story line? What was his powers, and what the hell happened to him? edit: I too hate the Flyers, and hope Chicago sweeps them.
  14. It's an odd collection, that's for sure. Picked out a few nice cover songs. 1) Drop It Like It's Hot - Snoop Dogg 2) Devil Inside - INXS 3) Ballad of a Thin Man - Bob Dylan 4) Pictures of You - The Cure 5) Diamonds On The Inside - Ben Harper 6) Whammer Jammer - J Geils Band 7) The Long and Winding Road - The Beatles 8) Should I Stay or Should I Go - Sex Pistols 9) Use Your Fist and Not Your Mouth - Marilyn Manson 10) God Shuffled His Feet - Crash Test Dummies 11) Jungle Gym - Jack Johnson Feat. G. Love 12) Back In Black - AC/DC Back in Black 13) Puttin On the Ritz - They Might Be Giants 14) Hurt (Johnny Cash version) - Johnny Cash 15) Tonight, Tonight, Tonight - Genesis 16) The Lonely End of the Rink - The Tragically Hip 17) Girl Inform Me - The Shins 18) Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Daft Punk 19) Lunchbox - Marilyn Manson The Last Tour on Earth 20) Whiskey Bottle - Uncle Tupelo 21) I Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me) - Marilyn Manson 22) Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones 23) I've Been Everywhere - Johnny Cash 24) Living on the Edge - Aerosmith 25) Tusk - Fleetwood Mac
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