BAHAHAHAHA!!! I think they are D-
Well, Ponder, Nash skated by Bob and gave him a little poke. After a whistle, with Nash facing Bob, he knocked Nash's stick out of his hands, then Nash gave Bob a two-handed push in the upper chest/facial area.
Don't F with our Vezina winning goaltender....
I disagree only because if we lose Johansen and he goes on to be successful elsewhere
Where is he going to go? He can't go anywhere unless he signs an offer sheet from another club and the Jackets elect NOT to match. The Jackets aren't going to trade him unless they're blown so far out of the water it wouldn't make sense to NOT trade him.
The Jackets have ALL of the leverage. Is Johansen going to risk missing an entire season? The Jackets have enough good prospects that are NHL ready just waiting to crack the line-up. They are in GREAT shape.
If the Jackets miss the playoffs this year without Johansen, but are within a couple of points like in 2013, it only provides further evidence that Johansen helped, but wasn't the catalyst or reason for the successful 2013-2014 campaign.
"Oh, but that proves they would have made it WITH Johansen" you say? Maybe or maybe not, I do know that if he sits a full season it will only help the franchise in the future... Wennberg and Rychel will get some playing time, with no pressure to "be the man."
That is a very good spot to be in as a franchise, even if you miss out on "the best #1 center the team has ever had" for 1 season.
The good news is the Jackets haven't attacked Johansen publicly, they've attacked his agent. That's a fairly important distinction I think is worth noting. Going after the agent gives the impression they feel Johansen would be willing to sign any of these deals, but his agent is looking out for number 1, not his client. So far, public and media discord has been directed at the agent and not the player. That is a very slick move by the front office.
I'll probably get slaughtered for this, but I have to say there should be a distinction.
the bottom line ... is that no man should ever hit a woman
I agree with that statement in a general sense; however, there are women out there who specifically push buttons when their significant other or brother or whomever is irritated about something. Whether verbally or physically, the deliberate "poking the bear" onto another person who, most of us could agree has a breaking point, even as he is attempting to remove himself from the situation, should be treated wholly differently.
We are all human and have a point where the rage finally boils over and folks who deliberately push a person over that point deserve whatever happens to them.
No man should ever hit a woman is a very generalized and blanket statement. I have personal experience with this as a guy who was WALKING AWAY from a chick who was FOLLOWING and punching me in the head, I had ZERO leeway to defend myself based off of that generalized statement that existed in my school, and again, because I was the guy, I was suspended from school, not her. I was the one in trouble.
I personally KNOW women, in their 30s, who do this intentionally and then cry foul when she is finally pushed down or the guy fights back to continue his getaway.
Each situation is different and needs to be treated as such.
Macho Man's Flying Elbow off the top rope onto the back of an unpinned player? YES PLEASE!!
It doesn't bode well that my first child is due April 2nd
He didn't hit her once, he hit her twice as well as instigate the attack.
I am by no means defending Ray Rice. Hell, I'm a Browns fan, so anything those SOBs do I wish nothing but Biblical-scale plagues affect them. With that said, I watched the video (no audio) and I saw her hit him twice outside of the elevator, he pushed her while in the elevator, she swung at him again in the elevator, and then he left-crossed her. THERE IS A REASON BOTH WERE ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
She started it, he finished it. He's no longer in the NFL.
It's obvious that is how that couple fights, with real fists, not screaming and yelling as evidenced by the fact that neither backed down from the physical altercation.... to each his own, they deserve each other.
Amen AngryWoody, I am one hundred percent behind you.
There's no way I'll ever be behind AngryWoody again, I've smelled what no man should smell... I'll stay 200 yards to the side, thank you very much.
You guys caught the Bucks at an opportune time this year. Hopefully we can return the favor next year! Cheers!
Please beat the Criminoles.
the browns D will beat ray rice like he beats his wife
I don't think the line is crossed nearly as often as the PC crowd wants the world to believe and while I do find that to be quite funny, I have a feeling there will be quite a bit of the outrage crowd storming your domicile if you actually do put that on a poster for the national television audience to see...
I don't care if I offend anybody, but I do have some semblance of a "do not cross this line" line. I personally wouldn't do that particular sign.
3rd down conversion rate is pathetic offensively.
3rd down conversion rate is more pathetic defensively... 3rd and 22? 23 yard catch. 3rd and 12? 14 yard catch. 3rd and 8? 5 yard catch, 7 yard run after. These are not "The Silver Bullets" we were all hoping for and expecting.
SOMEBODY TELL ME WHO IS COACHING THIS DEFENSE TO TACKLE AT THE SHOULDERS?!!??!
Wow, so now I need to clean my monitor off. It's been sprayed with root beer that was otherwise going into my stomach...
Oyster definitely set that one up on a tee for you BvsW...
Plus we gave up 400 yds of rushing to Navy.
EVERYBODY gives up nearly 400 yards rushing to Navy.
The obvious answer is 42
42 is the answer to the question "What is the meaning of life?" not "How many threads do we need on ______ topic?"
Unless the the question is "How many threads do we need on the 'What is the meaning of life' answer?"...
I hate older links that give the red x.... had to delete the image :(
I have NEVER heard of Dick LeBeau being close to being placed on a list of underrated influential people impacting the game. If anything, folks put him on a very high and solid gold pedestal, which he has earned.
I was born in Cleveland. That said, the only team from Pittsburgh I followed was the Penguins, and being from Cleveland, I took a lot of shit for it. Being a Buckeye, in no Universe could I EVER root for a team who's home arena/field is in Michigan.
When I moved to C-bus, there was no way to watch the Pens (other than the ESPN feeds), so I latched onto the Jackets when they came into existence. I felt it was my civic duty to root for and support the home town team.
He's from Pittsburgh, but went to OSU; spent the first 4 yrs of his career in Philly, then was traded here. Now he's back in Philly. To me, the only home-grown aspect is he went to OSU. Good luck to him in Philly, but I think we got the better end of the deal.
I agree BO, the youngsters are pretty damn exciting to watch already, and they're only going to get better.
Sorry dude, I disagree, Quebec had a team. They just don't have an arena big enough (mind you Winnepeg BARELY has an arena big enough) and there doesn't seem to be a plan to build one.
I really hope you get one. It's not like Seattle didn't support the Sonics, greed got in the way. I think Seattle is an EXCELLENT market for hockey.
What would you want the nickname to be?
Las Vegas _____
Seattle Storm & Las Vegas Gamblers (really, there is nothing else I could think of...)
Would anybody consider the following taunt, which is just as common on school yards as it is on a professional field, to be about sexual orientation if it were directed at Sam?
"You hit like a girl!"
I'm sure some folks would say it is, despite the fact that this phrase is used to attempt to demasculate an opposing male player at ALL levels of play.