GDT: Panthers @ Blues, 31 Oct 2009, 7PM CDT

Discuss the St. Louis Blues, the NHL, or anything hockey.

Moderator: LGB Mods

GDT: Panthers @ Blues, 31 Oct 2009, 7PM CDT

Postby goon attack » Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:10 pm

FLORIDA. F*CKING FLORIDA.

Is there any more proof needed to see how LAME the nhl scheduling is?

Let's get a quick show of hands... who would rather see FLORIDA in here tomorrow instead of Detroit or Chicago?

That's what I thought.

MORE divisional games will only increase revenue. Why the F*CKS in the league office won't acknowledge that is beyond me.
Last edited by goon attack on Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:59 am, edited 2 times in total.
Official '13-'14 sponsor of another season of bitter disappointment
Past Sponsorships: '13: communism; 11-'12: Vlad Sobotka and fake, drunken lesbianism; 10-'11: Ryan Reaves, Bo Derek's cans, Willow Palin, and the new Lightning logo; 09-'10: the epic destruction of the Politics Forum; 08-'09: Sandy Miller
User avatar
goon attack
Hockey God
Hockey God
 
Posts: 17054
Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2003 2:18 pm

Re: Big game against florida tomorrow night!

Postby Winning Unlimited » Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:20 pm

Florida is just a terrible franchise. If it was the Capitals, Penguins, or Flyers instead, you wouldn't be bitching. It'll still be a good game. hell, last game, 46 PIMs and 2 misconducts handed out.
Official LGB Sponsor of Kevin Shattenkirk
User avatar
Winning Unlimited
Hall Of Fame
Hall Of Fame
 
Posts: 3741
Joined: Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:06 pm
Location: FSU Sports Law PhD

Re: Big game against florida tomorrow night!

Postby goon attack » Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:33 pm

I'd still be bitching because I think you should play your division as much as possible. Yeah, you'll get the nice odd rough game against a non-div foe, but that's the aberration. More games against the same teams = better rivalry, more spirited play, more brawls, more drama.

If it were up to me, the NHL would be like old baseball scheduling. Conference ONLY and then heavy on the division.
Official '13-'14 sponsor of another season of bitter disappointment
Past Sponsorships: '13: communism; 11-'12: Vlad Sobotka and fake, drunken lesbianism; 10-'11: Ryan Reaves, Bo Derek's cans, Willow Palin, and the new Lightning logo; 09-'10: the epic destruction of the Politics Forum; 08-'09: Sandy Miller
User avatar
goon attack
Hockey God
Hockey God
 
Posts: 17054
Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2003 2:18 pm

Re: Big game against florida tomorrow night!

Postby philco_3 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:34 pm

Agreed, non divisional or eastern teams should be during the week.
2009-2010 LGB Official Sponsor of Roman Polak
2010-2011 LGB Official Sponsor of the Brad Boyes 2011 2nd round draft pick.
2011-2012 LGB Official Sponsor of "The Russian" Evgeny Grachev
Image
2013 LGB Official Sponsor of David Perron
2013-2014 LGB Official Sponsor of Jay Bouwmeester

9-7-11 We Will Never Forget.
User avatar
philco_3
All-Star
All-Star
 
Posts: 2296
Joined: Sun Oct 14, 2007 7:43 pm
Location: Red Bud, IL and Section 307 Row M

Re: Big game against florida tomorrow night!

Postby BF44 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:45 pm

The fact that it's Halloween may have something to do with it.... most of the parents of school-age kids won't be able to go.... I know I can't......
User avatar
BF44
Hall Of Fame
Hall Of Fame
 
Posts: 3633
Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2005 1:03 pm
Location: The estrogen-free hockey-watching man-cave

Re: Big game against florida tomorrow night!

Postby DaDitka » Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:52 pm

The way they are playing at home right now, the last thing I want is a divisional game against a good team.
Image

2012-2013 Official LGB Sponsor of Patrik 'Bulan' Berglund
User avatar
DaDitka
Hall Of Fame
Hall Of Fame
 
Posts: 2800
Joined: Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:21 pm
Location: sailing with the Captain

Re: Big game against florida tomorrow night!

Postby ViPeRx007 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:06 pm

We'll probably lose.
Image
2013-2014 Official LGB Sponsor of Kevin Shattenkirk
2012-2013 Official LGB Sponsor of Ryan Reaves
2011-2012 Official LGB Sponsor of Vladimir Tarasenko
2010-2011 Official LGB Sponsor of Vladimir Tarasenko
User avatar
ViPeRx007
LGB Booster - Yellow
LGB Booster - Yellow
 
Posts: 9365
Joined: Thu Feb 20, 2003 3:08 pm
Location: Billings, MT

Re: Big game against florida tomorrow night!

Postby Ruutu15 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:16 pm

I definitely think we should revert to two divisions and have the old divisional playoff format. 2 playoff rounds vs divisional teams are really what makes a rivalry.
Image
User avatar
Ruutu15
LGB Booster - White
LGB Booster - White
 
Posts: 6941
Joined: Sat Feb 22, 2003 10:10 pm
Location: Currently in Cincinnati, OH

Re: Big game against florida tomorrow night!

Postby Winning Unlimited » Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:18 pm

I'm switching between Pittsburgh at Columbus and Montreal at Chicago. I guess there are quite a few West/East games this weekend.
Official LGB Sponsor of Kevin Shattenkirk
User avatar
Winning Unlimited
Hall Of Fame
Hall Of Fame
 
Posts: 3741
Joined: Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:06 pm
Location: FSU Sports Law PhD

Re: Big game against florida tomorrow night!

Postby glen a richter » Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:07 pm

pansies
Official sponsor of Ian Cole 2011-2012
Official sponsor of Gary Bettman's Pink Slip 2013
Official sponsor of Dmitrij Jaskin 2013-2014
glen a richter
Hockey God
Hockey God
 
Posts: 7197
Joined: Thu Feb 20, 2003 8:02 am
Location: Long Island, NY

Re: Big game against florida tomorrow night!

Postby OS » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:40 pm

goon attack wrote:FLORIDA. F*CKING FLORIDA.

Is there any more proof needed to see how LAME the nhl scheduling is?

Let's get a quick show of hands... who would rather see FLORIDA in here tomorrow instead of Detroit or Chicago?

That's what I thought.

MORE divisional games will only increase revenue. Why the F*CKS in the league office won't acknowledge that is beyond me.


I agree with you, but the majority of hockey fans were bitching and moaning about only seeing Crosby once every 3 years.
Image
The Original Sponsor of T.J. Oshie
User avatar
OS
Hockey God
Hockey God
 
Posts: 27094
Joined: Thu Feb 20, 2003 10:25 am
Location: Section 301

Re: Big game against florida tomorrow night!

Postby cprice12 » Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:45 am

OS wrote:
goon attack wrote:FLORIDA. F*CKING FLORIDA.

Is there any more proof needed to see how LAME the nhl scheduling is?

Let's get a quick show of hands... who would rather see FLORIDA in here tomorrow instead of Detroit or Chicago?

That's what I thought.

MORE divisional games will only increase revenue. Why the F*CKS in the league office won't acknowledge that is beyond me.


I agree with you, but the majority of hockey fans were bitching and moaning about only seeing Crosby once every 3 years.


I've always been in favor of more games vs. your divisional foes. Yeah, so what if we don't have Crosby or Ovechkin in town but once every four or five years...so what? If you want to see the stars in the East, get Center Ice.
Load up the schedule with games vs. your own conference...and more specifically, your own division.
The game would be better off.
Image
Image
User avatar
cprice12
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 19464
Joined: Thu Feb 20, 2003 1:26 am
Location: Center Ice

Re: Big game against florida tomorrow night!

Postby TSUCookieMonster » Sat Oct 31, 2009 3:09 am

I agree with most of this, but I do get tired of seeing the Blues vs. Nashville or Columbus 8 times/season. Kind of seems counterproductive to try and force rivalries by having teams play each other so much so fast in the season.

If the NHL realigned to 4 divisions, including Minnesota in our division and a few others, THAT would be awesome. We'd see more conference games in our own division without getting bored.

West, Central, Southeast and Northeast.

Just my opinion though.
Image

[Dooger] 11:53 pm: Thank God you're here! Some Wings fans were in here trying to have sex with me.
User avatar
TSUCookieMonster
All-Star
All-Star
 
Posts: 1329
Joined: Mon Jan 12, 2004 2:21 am
Location: Kansas City, Missouri

Re: Big game against florida tomorrow night!

Postby Philo » Sat Oct 31, 2009 7:36 am

I thought you people were hockey fans,if you are it doesn't matter who plays who its friggin hockey.
"Philo can stalk with impunity"Goon Attack
User avatar
Philo
LGB Booster - Yellow
LGB Booster - Yellow
 
Posts: 3178
Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2003 12:00 am
Location: Inside Her Pants

Re: Big game against florida tomorrow night!

Postby goon attack » Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:11 am

OS wrote:I agree with you, but the majority of hockey fans were bitching and moaning about only seeing Crosby once every 3 years.


when the next Crosby gets drafted by a team in our division, they'll benefit.

Everybody wants everything. It's the luck of the draw. Sometimes you get to see kick ass players, sometimes you don't. I remember I was lucky enough to see Gretzky play a game here in St. Louis, one of the rare times the Oilers came through. He dropped 8 points on us, I believe. :)

I'm sure people wanted to see Brett Hull more, but in doing that, we got to see the Blues playing Tampa Bay on a Saturday night instead of the Wings or Hawks.

It's just utter bullshit.
Official '13-'14 sponsor of another season of bitter disappointment
Past Sponsorships: '13: communism; 11-'12: Vlad Sobotka and fake, drunken lesbianism; 10-'11: Ryan Reaves, Bo Derek's cans, Willow Palin, and the new Lightning logo; 09-'10: the epic destruction of the Politics Forum; 08-'09: Sandy Miller
User avatar
goon attack
Hockey God
Hockey God
 
Posts: 17054
Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2003 2:18 pm

Re: Big game against florida tomorrow night!

Postby goon attack » Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:16 am

TSUCookieMonster wrote:I agree with most of this, but I do get tired of seeing the Blues vs. Nashville or Columbus 8 times/season.


I say because 8 games is not quite enough to get a true rivalry going.

Even if it's Columbus or Nashville, rivalries will grow either way. I'd prefer to Columbus or Nashville in here as long as the game was spirited. Put us up against each of those teams 12-14 times a year and you'll see some good contests.

I don't mind Florida, but I prefer a divisional foe.
Official '13-'14 sponsor of another season of bitter disappointment
Past Sponsorships: '13: communism; 11-'12: Vlad Sobotka and fake, drunken lesbianism; 10-'11: Ryan Reaves, Bo Derek's cans, Willow Palin, and the new Lightning logo; 09-'10: the epic destruction of the Politics Forum; 08-'09: Sandy Miller
User avatar
goon attack
Hockey God
Hockey God
 
Posts: 17054
Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2003 2:18 pm

Re: Big game against florida tomorrow night!

Postby BF44 » Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:36 am

TSUCookieMonster wrote:I agree with most of this, but I do get tired of seeing the Blues vs. Nashville or Columbus 8 times/season. Kind of seems counterproductive to try and force rivalries by having teams play each other so much so fast in the season.

If the NHL realigned to 4 divisions, including Minnesota in our division and a few others, THAT would be awesome. We'd see more conference games in our own division without getting bored.

West, Central, Southeast and Northeast.

Just my opinion though.


Agree -- rivalries are born in the playoffs.... not in the regular season. Gotta play division rivals in the first round, and the problem is solved.
User avatar
BF44
Hall Of Fame
Hall Of Fame
 
Posts: 3633
Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2005 1:03 pm
Location: The estrogen-free hockey-watching man-cave

Re: Big game against florida tomorrow night!

Postby glen a richter » Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:17 am

Is this going to morph into the de facto GDT?
Official sponsor of Ian Cole 2011-2012
Official sponsor of Gary Bettman's Pink Slip 2013
Official sponsor of Dmitrij Jaskin 2013-2014
glen a richter
Hockey God
Hockey God
 
Posts: 7197
Joined: Thu Feb 20, 2003 8:02 am
Location: Long Island, NY

Re: Big game against florida tomorrow night!

Postby goon attack » Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:57 am

BF44- I don't think rivalries are born exclusively in the playoffs. They can be, of course, (like Det-Col) but I think rivalries are born when two teams in the same division are near the top of the standings. The Blues-Hawks rivalry in 90-91 was as spirited as I've ever seen it.

Your point nicely dovetails into another of my main points: home and home series are crucial. The playoffs develop bad blood between teams because you see the same team for at least 4 games in a row. Home and homes should be the norm. If it were up to me, we'd be seeing at least two home and homes per MONTH.
Official '13-'14 sponsor of another season of bitter disappointment
Past Sponsorships: '13: communism; 11-'12: Vlad Sobotka and fake, drunken lesbianism; 10-'11: Ryan Reaves, Bo Derek's cans, Willow Palin, and the new Lightning logo; 09-'10: the epic destruction of the Politics Forum; 08-'09: Sandy Miller
User avatar
goon attack
Hockey God
Hockey God
 
Posts: 17054
Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2003 2:18 pm

Re: Big game against florida tomorrow night!

Postby BF44 » Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:19 pm

goon attack wrote:BF44- I don't think rivalries are born exclusively in the playoffs. They can be, of course, (like Det-Col) but I think rivalries are born when two teams in the same division are near the top of the standings. The Blues-Hawks rivalry in 90-91 was as spirited as I've ever seen it.

Your point nicely dovetails into another of my main points: home and home series are crucial. The playoffs develop bad blood between teams because you see the same team for at least 4 games in a row. Home and homes should be the norm. If it were up to me, we'd be seeing at least two home and homes per MONTH.


But it did help that they met in the playoffs in each of the previous three seasons... I don't 100% disagree with your point... but the rivalry was boiling pretty well already when that season started.....
User avatar
BF44
Hall Of Fame
Hall Of Fame
 
Posts: 3633
Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2005 1:03 pm
Location: The estrogen-free hockey-watching man-cave

Next

Return to St. Louis Blues Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 3 guests