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Great advice often goes ignored

Postby the HockeyGod on Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:45 am

Okay. I'm going to indulge in one of my favorite activities ...gloating. Though the old adage, concerning whether or not a falling tree in the forest makes a sound with no one around, comes to mind ...I still told you so.

I don't post on here often. In fact, this is only my 3rd post I believe. The 1st was a response to the worst game I ever attended. The 2nd was mistakenly moved into the non-hockey related boards because of the clever title I gave it. But that post referred to Jordan Staal, and the irrational panic that surrounded the mere mention of his name on these boards. But that's not enough to warrant gloating ...but this is:

http://www.sportingnews.com/blog/the%20HockeyGod

my lone TSN blog entry.

As said by Howlin' Pelle Almqvist, " hate to say I told you so. I do believe I told you so !"
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Re: Great advice often goes ignored

Postby Mongoose87 on Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:52 am

You're obviously far too reasonable to belong on here. I must ask you to leave.
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Re: Great advice often goes ignored

Postby Jim on Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:24 am

Negative lemmings...

Which is worse... negative lemmings or bandwagon lemmings that base entire career opinions on one game?
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Re: Great advice often goes ignored

Postby steelcity8687 on Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:26 am

Nice post man. Now just learn how to utilize spell check.
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Re: Great advice often goes ignored

Postby canaan on Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:11 am

so a guy by the name of "the hockey god" has a self-righteous blog entry about how he is a better fan than other people. picture me surprised.
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Re: Great advice often goes ignored

Postby André on Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:26 am

Jim wrote:Negative lemmings...

Which is worse... negative lemmings or bandwagon lemmings that base entire career opinions on one game?


True.

I'm not one of those having bashed Staal but is complaining about his play being bad for 10 games (if that's true) suddenly stupid because he has one awesome game? Bashing his long term potential is something else though, and I'm guessing he proved those people wrong last game. Unless, of course, we'll see inspired play like this once every 4 months or something.

I mean I can argue Dupuis should be on the first line despite not scoring there for like 70 games and once he finally pots two in a game be all over the board saying I told you so :P
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Re: Great advice often goes ignored

Postby Nizzy on Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:13 am

Nice Blog post hockey god. I hope Jordan is a Penguin for his whole career. I love big-good defensive style hockey players. Great Read.
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Re: Great advice often goes ignored

Postby beerman on Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:16 am

I'm sure you'd find fans that are just as negative if not more so in other cities.

And how does one game mean Staal is back? I'm not saying he is or isn't but seems like you're jumping the gun a bit here. And for the record I'm not one of the trade Staal people just don't think you can say he's back yet.

Regardless I hope you don't hurt yourself trying to pat yourself on the back.
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Re: Great advice often goes ignored

Postby Troy Loney on Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:21 am

Does Jordan Stall (2008) = Ryan Whitney (2007)?
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Re: Great advice often goes ignored

Postby Nizzy on Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:25 am

Troy Loney wrote:Does Jordan Stall (2008) = Ryan Whitney (2007)?


No, thank god because there is nobody on this team named Jordan Stall.
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Re: Great advice often goes ignored

Postby Eismann on Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:37 am

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Re: Great advice often goes ignored

Postby Doogs on Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:47 am

I LOVED seeing Staal have a career game last night, and it couldn't happen to a better team than the Wings, however, before we mark this game as the one that put him into the HoF, can we see what he does on Thursday night against the Flyers?

I'd love to see Staal retire a Pen, however I'd love to see him sign a REASONABLE contract BEFORE the trade deadline or TRADE HIM before he walks.
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Re: Great advice often goes ignored

Postby CKA24 on Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:14 am

Wow... I think the OP's original point is being proven by the thread.

A lot of the responses are either negative, cynical, or outright defensive. I understand that saying that Staal being 'back' after one exceptional game could be jumping the gun. On the other hand, Staal's been playing solid hockey for a handful of games and simply didn't appear on the score sheet.
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Re: Great advice often goes ignored

Postby maudineormsby on Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:37 pm

Good blog post. I agree with everything except...well... I like 59 minutes of Steeler coverage.... :twisted:
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Re: Great advice often goes ignored

Postby wallflower on Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:10 pm

Troy Loney wrote:Does Jordan Stall (2008) = Ryan Whitney (2007)?

Yes, only I think Staal has been more solid than Whitney was last year.

I don't have a problem with criticism, however I do take issue with people who are just ridiculous. And there's been much more ridiculous than legitimate criticism.
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Re: Great advice often goes ignored

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:43 pm

beerman wrote:I'm sure you'd find fans that are just as negative if not more so in other cities.

And how does one game mean Staal is back? I'm not saying he is or isn't but seems like you're jumping the gun a bit here. And for the record I'm not one of the trade Staal people just don't think you can say he's back yet.

Regardless I hope you don't hurt yourself trying to pat yourself on the back.


So basically what you're saying is you didn't overreact when he had a few bad games and you aren't going to overreact now. Thats absurd, sir. I'd like to ask you to leave.
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Re: Great advice often goes ignored

Postby Kicksave on Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:08 pm

canaan wrote:so a guy by the name of "the hockey god" has a self-righteous blog entry about how he is a better fan than other people. picture me surprised.


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Re: Great advice often goes ignored

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:15 pm

Kicksave wrote:
canaan wrote:so a guy by the name of "the hockey god" has a self-righteous blog entry about how he is a better fan than other people. picture me surprised.


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Re: Great advice often goes ignored

Postby westside on Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:28 pm

canaan wrote:so a guy by the name of "the hockey god" has a self-righteous blog entry about how he is a better fan than other people. picture me surprised.


:lol:
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Re: Great advice often goes ignored

Postby maudineormsby on Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:29 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:
Kicksave wrote:
canaan wrote:so a guy by the name of "the hockey god" has a self-righteous blog entry about how he is a better fan than other people. picture me surprised.


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Re: Great advice often goes ignored

Postby penny lane on Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:29 pm

If you haven't posted in "hossa to DET" you're not legit.

:) 8-)

HG come around more often for open discussion.
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Re: Great advice often goes ignored

Postby Kicksave on Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:30 pm

penny lane wrote:
HG come around more often for open discussion.



Or don't...that works too. :lol:
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Re: Great advice often goes ignored

Postby The Snapshot on Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:37 pm

the HockeyGod wrote:Okay. I'm going to indulge in one of my favorite activities ...gloating. Though the old adage, concerning whether or not a falling tree in the forest makes a sound with no one around, comes to mind ...I still told you so.

I don't post on here often. In fact, this is only my 3rd post I believe. The 1st was a response to the worst game I ever attended. The 2nd was mistakenly moved into the non-hockey related boards because of the clever title I gave it. But that post referred to Jordan Staal, and the irrational panic that surrounded the mere mention of his name on these boards. But that's not enough to warrant gloating ...but this is:

http://www.sportingnews.com/blog/the%20HockeyGod

my lone TSN blog entry.

As said by Howlin' Pelle Almqvist, " hate to say I told you so. I do believe I told you so !"


Yeah, you are a genius. If Staal played like last night even 25% of the time, there would be no discussion. The discussions come from his pending RFA status, his precipitous drop in production last year, his career of never having scored more before or after that rookie NHL year and the cap situation in Pittsburgh. He also has a LOT of games where he looks like Baby Huey out there instead of Gronk.

These are little details that you neglect to point out, which are easy to ignore after he had his annual monster game. Put a few more of these games together this month and nobody will be asking what's wrong with him again.

In the meantime, welcome to the board, but don't only post here when you're feeling smart.
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Re: Great advice often goes ignored

Postby wallflower on Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:37 pm

He got a bunch of people to click on his blog link and be annoyed by him. I suspect he got exactly what he was looking for all along.
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Re: Great advice often goes ignored

Postby Kicksave on Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:40 pm

wallflower wrote:He got a bunch of people to click on his blog link and be annoyed by him. I suspect he got exactly what he was looking for all along.


This.
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