Points To Ponder, Part II

As the resident “non-hockey, thinks-he’s-so-clever” denizen of this site, it is my sworn duty to ask these questions:

1.) No one has ever seen Mikster and Larry Brooks in the same room together. Are they in fact the same person? Or could they be father and son?

2.) Is Kenny Wu, the figure-skating “Bash Brother” from D3, actually Paul Kariya’s illegitimate love child?

3.) Are “Leaf Expert” and “Scotty” actually the same person, since they have never been seen on the same thread?

4.) On a serious note, what can we do to prevent the gratuitous obscenities and childish name-calling that the “Feeling For Giguere” post descended into? It was admittedly one-sided, but painful to watch and completely unneccessary.

5.) Jeff’s excellent article notwithstanding, I say we get this out of the way, have a town meeting, and put it to a vote:

Will the NHL survive unscathed, or will changes be made, whether you want them or not?

Do you like this sport better as a “niche” sport, with just a (relatively) small following of fanatics, or are you willing to drop some of your “purist” feelings, even if it means “dumbing down” the game, to attract a larger audience?

6.) Please start making suggestions for topics (hockey-related or not) you would like to explore in the coming months. For those of you too shy, too busy, too apathetic, or too lazy to publish an article, SCTP pledges to provide this service fo you – free of charge.

SCTP – “By The People, For The People”

D-Strate


59 Responses to Points To Ponder, Part II

  1. big_booty says:

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    SCTP – “Purveyors of the Verbal Smackdown since 2003”

  2. defenestrate says:

    If you show the right potential – we’ll know it when we see it.

  3. Goldenscud says:

    Here is my submission – “Objects on this site appear closer than they really are”.

  4. Gattopardo says:

    Performing a pubic service – is that really what you meant to say? If so we might have to reform our opinions of what SCTP really is…suggestions on a (lewd) postcard, please…

    Gatt

  5. Gattopardo says:

    Performing a pubic service – is that really what you meant to say? If so we might have to reform our opinions of what SCTP really is…suggestions on a (lewd) postcard, please…

    Gatt

  6. DG says:

    That’s all we need. Thank you.

    RealityCheck (DG, Vice-Admin)

  7. matteo says:

    Was it the flapjack comment…..I knew I should have gone with nutty little pancake.

    I shall reel myself in………

    SCTP – It was the Jack Daniels talkin

  8. JStatic87 says:

    Question 1- Mikster backs his talk up…..Larry Brooks usually just talks.

    2- I would say no…..but it does look like Averman is Dany Heatley’s little brother.

    3- He has a good idea….whenever I want someone to post responses to my arguments I should come up with another monicker…..say “Guy Incognito”.

    4- I don’t know about that one……in the words of Holden McNeil “The Internet is all about slandering others anonomously, like Movie poop shoot.com.” I guess that’s what the internet is for.

    5- If we want it to survive then we need the revenue. So a dumbing down of the game is probably necessary. I would not like it to come to that but it may be inevitable.

  9. Oilspill says:

    1. Larry Brooks is a little wack-a-doo(new york style)…a writer who certainly flexes his ink laden muscles in attempt to make people think he’s on to something. Mikster replies mainly with stats and sense.

    2. Could be, I heard they cloned Kariya, only eight tenths his size, half the talent, and named him Richard Park.

    3 & 4. I could care less about the internal politics of the site. I’m only interested in picking up a small amount of previously unknown info on teams that don’t get alot of press here in edmonton (like ThrashTalk posts). It would be interesting to know how many members actually read past the initial post and its first few comments.

    5. There will be big changes unless the players give in before the end of the year. The owners will restructure the nhl to fit the needs of all the teams so small market teams like the oilers and flames can compete and turn a profit. It’s wrong that the oilers sell out 98% of it’s building for the year, makes the playoffs, gets 3 home playoff games, and still loses close to 2 million dollars. If things don’t change, Calgary and Edmonton become the next Quebec and Winnepeg. Last years main media focus was clutch and grab. The NHL did something, unfortunatly all bets were off in the playoffs. This year the most media focus was on the equipment worn by goal tenders (especially on HNIC) Look for restrictions to come in that department, but no other major changes other than playing with no red line in the preseason. Personally i’d like to see a slackening of the stick curve rule. Todays players need to put the puck where grandma hides the cookies in a hurry, and many players already play with illegal sticks. We’d certainly see some incredible wrist shots with those composite sticks.

    6. Topics of exploration i’d like to see:

    A. Mike Grier and MC Hammer…same guy…you bet! STOP. HAMMER TIME

    B. Hazing and hockey….oh yes, its as bad as you’d think!

    C. The new Easton 99 hockey stick!! It shoots for you! Talent optional…

    Keep posting smart articles D-strate. The world of speculation and rumors are non existant without the drama that comes along with it. It’s also funny to see how people with little or no sense of humor react to having their buttons pressed with intellegence.

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