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Mr.Black
New York Islanders
Location: You had me at hello, ON
Joined: 11.09.2007

Aug 12 @ 7:47 PM ET
This article is just disgusting.

Lou's favorite team growing up was the Habs. Get a clue.
uofcguy
Calgary Flames
Joined: 03.18.2019

Aug 12 @ 8:30 PM ET
This article is just disgusting.

Lou's favorite team growing up was the Habs. Get a clue.

- Mr.Black


The Panthers aren't dumb. They know about Lou's ties to Montreal. They likely put in a league request to host the Habs on a Saturday night and the league accommodated that. Each team can submit certain requests each year to the schedule-maker.
21peter
New York Rangers
Location: Overlooking the fjord
Joined: 11.18.2014

Aug 12 @ 8:35 PM ET
The Panthers aren't dumb. They know about Lou's ties to Montreal. They likely put in a league request to host the Habs on a Saturday night and the league accommodated that. Each team can submit certain requests each year to the schedule-maker.
- uofcguy

I remember you saying something like 'how can someone post comments in a laughable place like this'... what's your excuse ph.d man?
uofcguy
Calgary Flames
Joined: 03.18.2019

Aug 12 @ 9:24 PM ET
I remember you saying something like 'how can someone post comments in a laughable place like this'... what's your excuse ph.d man?
- 21peter


I think you got the wrong guy. The comments here are fun. More entertaining than the roomers.
Aetherial
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: This is not about crashing costs for the sake of crashing cost. This is about lip stick. -Spatso
Joined: 06.30.2006

Aug 12 @ 9:58 PM ET
I think you got the wrong guy. The comments here are fun. More entertaining than the roomers.
- uofcguy


Has anyone caught that young future GM running around the arena yet?

21peter
New York Rangers
Location: Overlooking the fjord
Joined: 11.18.2014

Aug 12 @ 10:07 PM ET
I think you got the wrong guy. The comments here are fun. More entertaining than the roomers.
- uofcguy

I remember you came out swinging... aiiight nvm then
Aetherial
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: This is not about crashing costs for the sake of crashing cost. This is about lip stick. -Spatso
Joined: 06.30.2006

Aug 12 @ 10:22 PM ET
It can all be loaded on the Latvian Locomotive.
- gergeswillems


I really wanted Zemgus Girgensons to sound like Arnold Schwarzenegger in his interviews. Ever since I saw his pictures after the 2012 draft, when he was taken 14th overall, I pictured him screaming in German in the weight room while he put up some crazy conglomeration of steel, his teammates looking on in mingled fear and admiration. I know, he’s Latvian, so the whole German thing probably wouldn’t work, but even his nickname sounds like someone who could go toe to toe with the Predator: The Latvian Locomotive. I pictured broad shoulders, killer biceps and a fleeting grasp of English that would make for some fantastic interviews. Sadly, Girgensons sounds like a average American dude with little to no accent. If you just listened to his voice, you’d think the kid was from Wisconsin. Luckily for fans of the Buffalo Sabres, everything else about his game is anything but average.
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Aug 12 @ 10:29 PM ET
Has anyone caught that young future GM running around the arena yet?
- Aetherial

gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Aug 12 @ 10:33 PM ET
I really wanted Zemgus Girgensons to sound like Arnold Schwarzenegger in his interviews. Ever since I saw his pictures after the 2012 draft, when he was taken 14th overall, I pictured him screaming in German in the weight room while he put up some crazy conglomeration of steel, his teammates looking on in mingled fear and admiration. I know, he’s Latvian, so the whole German thing probably wouldn’t work, but even his nickname sounds like someone who could go toe to toe with the Predator: The Latvian Locomotive. I pictured broad shoulders, killer biceps and a fleeting grasp of English that would make for some fantastic interviews. Sadly, Girgensons sounds like a average American dude with little to no accent. If you just listened to his voice, you’d think the kid was from Wisconsin. Luckily for fans of the Buffalo Sabres, everything else about his game is anything but average.
- Aetherial

Garf needs to get some cardio. He looks like Jabba the Gutt. ..

uofcguy
Calgary Flames
Joined: 03.18.2019

Aug 12 @ 10:39 PM ET
Has anyone caught that young future GM running around the arena yet?
- Aetherial


A 22-year old David Poile was single, wearing nerdy glasses, and captain of the college chess team. His dad let him inside the Spectrum on Tuesday afternoons and he loved running around the concourse playing hide and seek with some of the other 12-year olds. Ek remembers it.
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Aug 12 @ 10:45 PM ET
A 22-year old David Poile was single, wearing nerdy glasses, and captain of the college chess team. His dad let him inside the Spectrum on Tuesday afternoons and he loved running around the concourse playing hide and seek with some of the other 12-year olds. Ek remembers it.
- uofcguy

Poile was born in a leap year. So even when he was 22 he was really 12. I think that's what Ek meant. Or perhaps he went on an odyssey in Margate and lost track of time. Ulysses Poile thought he was still 12 but didn't realize 10 years had passed and he was now 22. But he confused Homer (Not Holmgren) stories and started to believe he was in the Iliad. That's why he was running around the Spectrum. Back then the Candiens had a young Guy Lafleer. He was really good. So was a future hall of fame goalie named Kenny Dryen. Not as good as a future Ivan Proorov though.
uofcguy
Calgary Flames
Joined: 03.18.2019

Aug 12 @ 10:55 PM ET
It's also possible that Benjamin Button was based on the Poile family?
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Aug 12 @ 10:57 PM ET
It's also possible that Benjamin Button was based on the Poile family?
- uofcguy

Yes Brad Pitt is actually David Poile's Grampa and grandson and they have run around both arenas in Philadelphia, Washington and Nashville for over 50 years. When Ek saved the Preds it was with the help of Poile and Brad Pitt riding around both arenas as 12 year olds on Pitt's motorcycle which saved the day. The Curious Case of Ivan Proorov is the next challenge for a 22 year old David Poile today. I hear he goes on runs with Mike Babcock, Zach Hyman and a young Richard Park for clarity.
21peter
New York Rangers
Location: Overlooking the fjord
Joined: 11.18.2014

Aug 12 @ 10:57 PM ET
Poile was born in a leap year. So even when he was 22 he was really 12. I think that's what Ek meant. Or perhaps he went on an odyssey in Margate and lost track of time. Ulysses Poile thought he was still 12 but didn't realize 10 years had passed and he was now 22. But he confused Homer (Not Holmgren) stories and started to believe he was in the Iliad. That's why he was running around the Spectrum. Back then the Candiens had a young Guy Lafloor. He was really good. So was a future hall of fame goalie named Kenny Dryen. Not as good as a future Ivan Proorov though.
- gergeswillems

this sounds like proper Ek math
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Aug 12 @ 11:01 PM ET
this sounds like proper Ek math
- 21peter

It's the all new Benjamin Button Buzztron Bedlam.
21peter
New York Rangers
Location: Overlooking the fjord
Joined: 11.18.2014

Aug 12 @ 11:06 PM ET
It's the all new Benjamin Button Buzztron Bedlam.
- gergeswillems

you should be an expert in this...
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Aug 12 @ 11:12 PM ET
you should be an expert in this...
- 21peter

I'll disclose what I can publically between bans.
21peter
New York Rangers
Location: Overlooking the fjord
Joined: 11.18.2014

Aug 12 @ 11:22 PM ET
I'll disclose what I can publically between bans.
- gergeswillems

K-man25
Calgary Flames
Location: Leafs Losers Even After Fifty-one Seasons
Joined: 09.02.2014

Aug 13 @ 1:17 AM ET


There are only 31 men in this world who are GM of an NHL franchise. It's pretty cool that one of them (possibly many others) take the time to inform Ek about what's going on out there. I mean they must spend a lot of time talking to their own staff, other GMs, agents, but its cool that they also make time for Ek.

I also noticed the phrase "LATE LAST NIGHT". So this isn't an afternoon media scrum but clearly a private 1-on-1 discussion. Must be cool.

- uofcguy

Your act is getting old.
LeafGuy89
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: ON
Joined: 05.13.2017

Aug 13 @ 5:51 AM ET
Your act is getting old.
- K-man25


Agreed. It was funny the first few times, now it's way to repetitive. He needs to come up with something new for sure.
K-man25
Calgary Flames
Location: Leafs Losers Even After Fifty-one Seasons
Joined: 09.02.2014

Aug 13 @ 6:10 AM ET
Agreed. It was funny the first few times, now it's way to repetitive. He needs to come up with something new for sure.
- LeafGuy89

Or not.
sensarmy_11
Location: NS
Joined: 06.01.2009

Aug 13 @ 8:54 AM ET
Most Hab fans I know don’t even watch hockey, just talk about the years they bought a million farm teams so they could own every players rights, and then brag like winning cups was tough back then. 🥳
- Garnie


leafs fans, mocking habs fans, for bragging about cup wins back in a six team league when it was easy to win a cup..........

RogerRoeper
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 03.27.2007

Aug 13 @ 8:56 AM ET
leafs fans, mocking habs fans, for bragging about cup wins back in a six team league when it was easy to win a cup..........


- sensarmy_11


Leafs fans don't "Brag" about their cups at all. Hab fans act like 93 was last year.
sensarmy_11
Location: NS
Joined: 06.01.2009

Aug 13 @ 9:04 AM ET
Leafs fans don't "Brag" about their cups at all. Hab fans act like 93 was last year.
- RogerRoeper



Aetherial
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: This is not about crashing costs for the sake of crashing cost. This is about lip stick. -Spatso
Joined: 06.30.2006

Aug 13 @ 9:10 AM ET
A 22-year old David Poile was single, wearing nerdy glasses, and captain of the college chess team. His dad let him inside the Spectrum on Tuesday afternoons and he loved running around the concourse playing hide and seek with some of the other 12-year olds. Ek remembers it.
- uofcguy


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