The policing schtick is getting old, that was my admittedly long-winded point. I've generally enjoyed talking with you over the years, for sure.
I mean besides the fact that what you said isn't generally true on /r/hockey, I have no problems not getting along with the facebook-tier posters in /r/devils. I have nooo problem going against the groupthink there - downvotes be damned.
And I said I like HFboards, not hate it. Not the main board (read: second Leafs board), but the Devils sub-forum.
See that's what I used to think too. The main board is still at that point at times. Especially with 'Leafs Nation' bombarding every thread over the past week since JT signed.
But the Devils sub-forum has a ton of long-time season ticket holders and hockey nerds. You have to sift through the crap but there's generally speaking a pretty good discussion to be had if you look in the right places. I don't at all agree that it's on the same tier as facebook/nj.com/reddit.
The mod team in the main board is obnoxious though, no doubt there.
Boredom is a hell of a drug.